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Celebrate the holidays with big bands

Enjoy the festive sounds of two great big bands during the Main Library's annual Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The U.S. Army’s Four Star Jazz Orchestra and the Rocket City Jazz Orchestra will unite again for the evening in the atrium of the Main Library, 915 Monroe St. There will be music, singing, and dancing. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Read more about Celebrate the holidays with big bands

Youth Craft Programs

Check out our crafting events for children and teens at our branches. Read more about Youth Craft Programs

Adult Craft Programs

From wearable art to romantic expressions, you'll find lots to love in our crafting classes for adults.

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Meet the Authors: Frye Gaillard and Sena Jeter Naslund

This double-header author event features Frye Gaillard, who discusses his latest book, The Books That Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir.  In this collection of essays, Frye pays tribute to the writings that enriched and altered his life.

Frye also talks about Sena Jeter Naslund, whose novels Ahab’s Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer and Adam & Eve are included in the memoir, and he introduces this Southern author favorite.  Sena then carries the discussion over to her own formidable work.

Sunday • December 2 • 2-4pm

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Trick or treat at the library

The main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library will host a Spooktacular Halloween Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to noon.

All the public services desks will be decorated for Halloween, and children will be invited to go from desk to desk to “trick or treat.” In the morning the Youth Services department will also host some not-too-spooky Halloween stories, fun and games. In the afternoon the Youth Services department will host crafts and a movie, “Halloweentown.” Read more about Trick or treat at the library

Creepy Critters live animal show

See spiders, cockroaches, snakes and more at the Creepy Critters live animal show at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 27. The program will be held at the main library, 915 Monroe St., at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. at the Bailey Cove Branch Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza S.E. Read more about Creepy Critters live animal show

Masquerade Ball: An epic evening for teens

The Main Library will transform into Mount Olympus on Saturday, October 20, from 8 p.m. to midnight for the fourth annual Masquerade Ball, a celebration of classical mythology.  Read more about Masquerade Ball: An epic evening for teens

Meet the Author: Jamie Dodson

The intrigue of international espionage and the excitement of aviation’s early golden age combine in the Nick Grant Adventure series by local author Jamie Dodson. Hear him talk about his work and the time period that inspired him during a Meet the Author program on Sunday, October 14th, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library.

Admission is free. For more information, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Meet the Author: Jamie Dodson

Nonprofit 201: "The Nonprofit Landscape"

Nonprofit groups can learn more about resources available to help them in our community during Nonprofit 201: "The Nonprofit Landscape" on Thursday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to noon in the second-floor events room of the Main Library, 915 Monroe St. Read more about Nonprofit 201: "The Nonprofit Landscape"

Energy-efficient Cooking with Chef Donovan Fandre

Chef Donovan Fandre shares the secrets to delectable dishes that also save energy.

Chef Donovan starred in “The Microwave Master” series on PBS television and The Learning Channel, and has appeared on “Good Morning America,” “Regis and Kathie Lee,” Joan Lunden’s “Mother’s Day,” and other nationally televised shows.  He is the author of numerous cookbooks, including Jump-Start Cooking, released in 2006.

Thursday * Sept 27 * 6:30-8pm

Main Library Auditorium

For more information, please call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Energy-efficient Cooking with Chef Donovan Fandre

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