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All branches closed Sunday

All branches with normal Sunday hours will be closed on Sunday, April 4 in observance of Easter.

Big Read Kick-Off: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Saturday, March 27: HMCPL and Burritt on the Mountain team up for the Big Read Kick-Off event. Learn more

Madison Public Library closed March 8-9

Madison Public Library will be closed Monday, March 8 and Tuesday, March 9.

Our Madison branch will be closed to the public on these two days to prepare for RFID. The bookdrop will be available for patron use during this time. Check our locations page to find another branch nearby. Need to renew your items and can't get to a branch? Call the circulation desk at (256) 532-5984 or log in to iBistro. Be sure to have your library card number and PIN handy.

Investment 101 for the Military

The Library is partnering with organizations on Redstone Arsenal to offer free Investment 101 classes at two locations, open to all people with access to the Arsenal.

In September, Army Community Services will host the 4-part series on Mondays.  For more information, please contact Kathleen Riester at Kathleen [dot] k [dot] riester [dot] civ [at] mail [dot] mil -- registration is required! Read more »

Irish dancing for fun and fitness

Fitness Arts Center presents a free Irish dance class for ages 6 and older on Saturday, September 20, at 10 a.m. at the Madison Public Library. Read more »

NaNoWriMo Write-ins

Join fellow National Novel Writing Month participants at these weekly novel-writing sessions.

All writers are welcome.  Bring your preferred writing tools, including surge protectors for laptops and other electronic writing gear.

For details, contact Sophie Young, 256-532-2362.

Monday * November 3 * 6-8:45pm
Monday * November 17 * 6-8:45pm
Monday * November 24 * 6-8:45pm

Second Floor Events Room
Main Branch Library

Meet the Author: Robert McCammon. NaNoWriMo 101

Internationally acclaimed author Robert McCammon discusses the inspiration and process behind his award-winning works, such as "Boy's Life," "Swan Song," and "The Wolf's Hour," on Thursday, October 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. during our National Novel Writing Month kick-off event at the Downtown Huntsville Library. Read more »

How to Do Things: Self-defense with Alexander's Martial Arts

Geared towards adults, but teens are welcome!

Instructor Ashley Koenig shows:
•  How to avoid dangerous situations
•  Physical self-defense techniques
•  Practice strikes with pads

Tuesday  •  October 28 • 6:30-8:00pm
Main Branch Library
Second Floor Events Room
Admission is free.

For more information, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362.

Over One-Third of Americans Have Not Saved for Retirement

A lot of folks have empty nest eggs.

A third of people (36 percent) in the U.S. have nothing saved for retirement, a new survey shows.

In fact, 14 percent of people ages 65 and older have no retirement savings; 26 percent of those 50 to 64; 33 percent, 30 to 49; and 69 percent,18 to 29, according to the survey of 1,003 adults, conducted for Bankrate.com, a personal finance website. Read more »

Fandom Fest meets My Little Pony

Attention Madison Teens:

Fandom Fest returns tonight at 6:00. Head to the YA Room at the Madison Public Library to check out our fandom for the month.

Questions? Call 256-461-0046.

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