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Run for fun at Madison Library

The Helen P. Lee Memorial Fun Run will be held on Saturday, June 2, as a kickoff for the Madison Public Library’s Summer Reading activities.

"Titanic" author tells family story

Only a fourth of the families who boarded the "unsinkable" Titanic in 1912 survived. Hear the story of one of them when author Julie Hedgepeth Williams talks about her book, "A Rare Titanic Family," on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library.

Happy Birthday, Fort Book!

Show your library love during a Hug the Library party and scavenger hunt on Sunday, May 6. We're celebrating the 25th birthday of the Main Library, "Fort Book," which opened to the public on April 26, 1987.

Scheduled server maintenance

Our catalog server, located at, 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.