Blogs

Sitting Up with the Dead

Explore the year 1940 through information taken in the 1940 Census. The second program in the library’s “Sitting Up with the Dead” series is set for Friday, July 20, from 6 to 11 p.m. Read more »

Books in full bloom

The Friends of the Library will hold a Blooming Book Sale on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main library, 915 Monroe St. Read more »

Another aspect of the Civil War

Award-winning journalist and historian D. Laurence Rogers will discuss his book “Apostles of Equality: The Birneys, the Republicans, and the Civil War,” featuring Huntsville’s Birney family and their activities in politics and war, on Friday, June 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St. Read more »

Gregory Benford looks to the future

World-renowned scientist and science fiction author Gregory Benford will talk about his work on Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. Read more »

Rheta returns with "Hank"

Columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson returns to the main library on Friday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. to talk about her new book, Hank Hung the Moon ... And Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts. Read more »

Run for the Gurley Library!

The 14th annual Gurley Library Challenge 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, May 19, starting at Madison County Elementary School at 8 a.m. for the 5K and 9 a.m. for the Fun Run. Walkers are encouraged to participate. Read more »

Civil rights history in "Our Southern Home"

Alabama's civil rights history comes to life in a new book by Birmingham native Waights Taylor Jr., “Our Southern Home: Scottsboro to Montgomery to Birmingham – The Transformation of the South in the Twentieth Century.” Read more »

MURPHY BRANCH TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Eleanor Murphy Public Library is temporarily closed for repairs due to damages caused by flooding. Please use either the Bailey Cove or Main libraries for services. We apologize for your inconvenience. A firm re-opening date has not been established. Thank you.

Alabama Gives Day

Show your support for the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library during Alabama Gives Day on Thursday, February 2. Read more »

Presidents' Day Concert

The Four Star Jazz Orchestra of the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band and the Rocket City Jazz Orchestra return to the Library for an evening of big band music and dancing in celebration of President’s Day. Read more »

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