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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

Geek Prom celebrates Valentine's Day

Geek out with Bailey Cove on Valentine's Day for GEEK PROM 2012!

Celebrate Valentine's Day the geeky way at the Bailey Cove Branch Library. Dress in your best geek wear (or come in costume as a famous geek, Dr. Who or Harry Potter, for example). The party is set for Tuesday, February 14, at 6 p.m. There will be dancing, craft-making, games and yummy snacks.

For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Geek Prom celebrates Valentine's Day

Skills Workshop for Effective Parent Advocacy

This workshop is designed to help parents of children with disabilities better understand the differences between the Individuals with Disability Education Improvement Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Professionals and educators are also welcome to attend. The session will be held on Saturday, February 4, at 1 p.m., and it is free and open to the public. Email Maggie Allen at mallen@hmcpl.org for reservation information or make a reservation by calling 334-567-2252 or toll-free 866-532-7660. Read more about Skills Workshop for Effective Parent Advocacy

College Readiness: Writing the College Essay

Prep for college by attending our College Readiness Series, beginning with a workshop on writing essays for college applications on February 7.

Joe Freeman, guidance counselor and high school English instructor at Randolph School, will share expert advice on writing essays for college applications on Tuesday, February 7, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the main library. Admission is free. Read more about College Readiness: Writing the College Essay