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Sometimes library patrons are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of online information provided by the Library.  As a result, they often overlook terrific sites that are lost in the mass of data that can be accessed.  One very helpful but underused database within the Library's collection is Homework Alabama. Read more about Homework Alabama

No board meeting in July

There will be no library board meeting in July. The next meeting will be August 18 at 4pm at Main. Read more about No board meeting in July

We're seeking volunteers!

If you are willing to devote at least two hours a week to your community on a continuing basis, the library needs you! The Main library is seeking multiple volunteers to help assist patrons with our new RFID check-out system, act as a friendly Concierge at the main entrance, work on the Heritage Room Obituary Index project or help with other special tasks or events. Read more about We're seeking volunteers!

Check out our Summer Reading Websites for Kids and Teens!

At Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, we LOVE summer.  And we LOVE reading!  So Summer Reading is one of our favorite times of year.  It's a time where we invite kids across the community to read for fun!   Check out our Summer Reading webpages!  For kids: http://hmcpl.org/summer  and For teens: http://hmcpl.org/yasummer. Read more about Check out our Summer Reading Websites for Kids and Teens!

Photos from HMCPL Pirate Day

ARG!  Check out our piratey photos from June 10, 2010, HMCPL Pirate Day!  A jolly good time was had by all.  The slideshow can be seen at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hmcpl/sets/72157624245009172/ Read more about Photos from HMCPL Pirate Day

Teen Schedule Update for Tillman Library: DJ event on June 8 instead of July 13!

A small update to our Teen Schedule: My LIfe as a DJ (ft DJ Kandy) will be held at the Tillman Hill Library on June 8 @ 6pm.  The previously scheduled Capture the Flag will be held on July 13 @ 6pm.  We apologize for the inconvenience! Read more about Teen Schedule Update for Tillman Library: DJ event on June 8 instead of July 13!

Teens: submit your book reviews

Teens: have you read a cool book lately?  Tell us about it! Post a review at http://hmcpl.org/yasummer/reviews and recommend it to your friends! Read more about Teens: submit your book reviews

Join us for an evening with “Riverboat John” Ferguson!

Tuesday, July 6: Listen to songs, stories, anecdotes, quips and snippets from the life and travels of “Riverboat John” Ferguson, Americana folkorist, singer, storyteller, musican, author, and letcurer. Ferguson will be performing original songs and stories centered around his book "The Adventures of “Riverboat John” Ferguson-“Glimpses of Huntsville in the 1950’s." His book will be available for sale and signing at the event. Read more about Join us for an evening with “Riverboat John” Ferguson!

Book Sale at Bessie K. Russell Library

Friday, June 11 - Saturday, June 19: The Friends of the Bessie K. Russell Branch Library will sponsor a book sale and most items will be $.25. Read more about Book Sale at Bessie K. Russell Library

Glen Browder discusses his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction"

Former U.S. Representative and Professor Emeritus of American Democracy at Jacksonville State University, Glen Browder, will discuss his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction: An Untold Story of Racial Politics in Recent Southern History."  July 27th, Tuesday, 7:00PM, Main Library Auditorium.

Dr. Browder follows the fascinating story of how white politicans and black leaders often worked together behind the scenes to further advance the cause of civil rights after its heroic beginnings in the 1950-60s.  Read more about Glen Browder discusses his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction"

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