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Plan now to pay for college

College Readiness tackles the big issue - how to pay for a degree - with college planning consultant Lynn O’ Shaughnessy on Tuesday, March 6 at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the main library.

Lynn is a blogger for US News & World Report, CBS Money Watch, and The College Solution and is also the author of Shrinking the Cost of College: 152 Ways to Shrink the Price of a Bachelor’s Degree.  Lynn will join us via Skype to share her indispensable knowledge on making college affordable.  Read more about Plan now to pay for college

St. Patrick's Day Painting @ Madison

We'll be painting a Celtic Cross in honor of St. Patrick's Day on Friday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. at the Madison branch. Read more about St. Patrick's Day Painting @ Madison

Pottery Painting @ Madison

Sign up by Friday, March 9, for a pottery painting class at the Madison Public Library.  Read more about Pottery Painting @ Madison

Move over Scarlett; meet 'The Rebel Wife'

The main library will host a book signing for Huntsville native Taylor M. Polites in support of his first book, "The Rebel Wife," on Tuesday, February 21. Read more about Move over Scarlett; meet 'The Rebel Wife'

Explore the dreams of a blind girl

Keith Jacobs, native Huntsvillian and author of "Alicia Without Sight and the Dreams She Dreams At Night," will visit the Main Library's Youth Services department to read his book on Saturday, February 18, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Read more about Explore the dreams of a blind girl

Nonprofit Events for Spring

Nonprofit professionals can sharpen their skills at these upcoming events and workshops at the Main Library. Tickets are now available. Read more about Nonprofit Events for Spring

Madison Mega-Marathon

Do you enjoy reading? Do you like challenges? Try the Madison Mega-Marathon to whet your reading appetite! Let 2013 be the year you read a book a week.

Throughout the year, we will award various prizes which get bigger and better as we go along!  Create an account at www.goodreads.com, and then find the "Madison Mega-Marathon" group to join usRead more about Madison Mega-Marathon

Living Out Our Dreams Pt. 2

Living Out Our Dreams:  Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, what's yours?  Come join us in continuing the celebration of Black History Month!  Kids will have a chance to create their own 'dream clouds' and create their own "I Have a Dream Speech."


Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2:00PM

For ages: 5 and up (adults can be included!) Read more about Living Out Our Dreams Pt. 2

Fundamentals of Fiction Writing

Discuss the fundamentals of fiction writing at our next Write Right Lunch & Learn workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Write Right Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, February 14

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.


Huntsville-Madison County Public Library

915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room


“Fundamentals of Good Fiction"

Do you understand POV? What about “Show, Don't Tell”? Do you know what a dialog tag is and how to use it?  Discuss these and other essential building blocks of your novel. Read more about Fundamentals of Fiction Writing

Weaving Round Robin at Madison

Join us on Friday, February 24, when Crystal Kitchens has a Weaving Round Robin class at Madison. Read more about Weaving Round Robin at Madison