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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"

Celebrate Pirate Day with the Library!

Thursday, June 10: Ahoy ye library lubbers! Join HMCPL for our first ever "Pirate Day!" All programs throughout the day will be pirate themed and library employees will be dressed in their finest pirate gear. Practice your very best "ARRGS!" and come join the fun.  Read more about Celebrate Pirate Day with the Library!

What is Summer Reading?

During the school year you have to read for homework.  You have to read during class.  When do you get to read for fun?  During the summer!  We want you to have a summer free to read whatever you want. We hope that you will join us this summer as we Make Waves @ your library. Read more about What is Summer Reading?

Required reading?

Not ready for fun?  Have to read those books on your Required Reading list? Check out our "Required Reading" page.  It has the lists for every school in the county.  Then check our library catalog.  We have almost all the books on these lists.  Start early in the summer for the best availability. Read more about Required reading?

Fun, Fun, Fun!

And don't forget about our fun programs.  Every library location will have special programs from Monday June 7 to Friday July 23.  Check with your local library to find out more, check the calendar below to see what's coming up next, or check http://hmcpl.org/events/teen to see all teen events at all our locations. Read more about Fun, Fun, Fun!

Make a Splash with Summer Reading for Kids!

What's fun, educational, and FREE?  Your library's Summer Reading program!   Registration begins at each library location June 1st.  This year's theme is: "Make A Splash @ Your Library" Learn more at http://hmcpl.org/summer Read more about Make a Splash with Summer Reading for Kids!

Make Waves at your Library with Summer Reading for TEENS

Check out our coolest Teen Summer Reading program yet! Registration begins at each library location June 1st.  Sign up and receive a cool pair of Sunglasses.  This year's theme is: "Make Waves @ Your Library" Learn more at http://hmcpl.org/yasummer Read more about Make Waves at your Library with Summer Reading for TEENS

Summer Reading is for adults now, too!

Join us for our first year of Adult Summer Reading at HMCPL. Registration begins at each library location June 1st! This year's theme is: "Water Your Mind – READ!" Learn more at http://hmcpl.org/adultsummer Read more about Summer Reading is for adults now, too!

Summer reading lists from local schools

We're collecting summer reading lists from local schools. We have several junior high and high school lists available now and hope to get more elementary school lists soon. Have a list we don't? Email lrobinson@hmcpl.org and we'll post it. Read more about Summer reading lists from local schools

LearningQUEST Rally Day at Main Library

Thursday, July 22: LearningQUEST’s Rally Day for its Summer/Fall 2010 term will be held from 9:30-11:30 AM in the Main Library auditorium.

This event is free, open to the public and refreshments will be provided

There will also be the opportunity to:

  • Join LearningQUEST or renew your membership
  • Hear about the upcoming LearningQUEST programs, and
  • Register for your choice of courses

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