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Scheduled server maintenance

Our catalog server, located at hmcpl.org/catalog, will be taken offline for scheduled maintenance starting Tuesday, April 24, at 11:00 a.m. CDT. This maintenance window should last 30 minutes, and is required to repair software issues that have been causing unplanned outages with that particular service.

Meet the Author: Hester Bass

How did a game show, a hurricane, and a fairy tale help a childhood dream come true? Find out when award-winning author Hester Bass talks about her work on Sunday, September 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Main Library auditorium.

Meet Mr. Lincoln

Dennis Boggs returns to the Main Library on Tuesday, May 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., to kick off our American Library Association exhibit, "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War."

Materiel Command Band returns to library

The Four Star Jazz Orchestra of the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band and the Rocket City Jazz Orchestra will present an evening of big band music and dancing on Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. in the atrium of the Main Library.

Hear novelist Robert McCammon talk about his work

Robert R. McCammon, author of Boy’s Life, the Matthew Corbett series of historical thrillers and The Five, will talk about his work and sign books on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library, 915 Monroe St. His visit is sponsored by the Huntsville Literary Association. Admission is free.

Teen Summer Expo

Looking for something to do this summer?  Find it at the Teen Summer Expo! 

Author Event: Tayari Jones

Nationally acclaimed author Tayari Jones comes to the Main library May 13 to talk about her latest novel, Silver Sparrow.

HMCPL Tagline Contest Winners

We're happy to announce the first-place and honorable mention winners of the HMCPL Tagline Contest. Congratulations to Sarah Sledge and Mary Elizabeth Nix!

How to Do Things: Belly Dancing!

Try out this exotic international dance form, as instructors from the Beledi Club show us the moves behind the mystique.  You can try out wearing scarves and coins, and get a terrific workout at the same time!

How to Do Things: Birdwatching in North Alabama

Where are some of the best birding spots in our area?  How do you find the birds, and how do you know which ones you see?

Bill McAllister has watched and photographed wild birds for over 50 years.  He’ll share tips on finding and identifying birds in North Alabama, and give us clues on the best times and places to find our feathered friends.

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