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Library Giving Tree at HMCPL

Be a Library Angel!  During the month of December, several of our libraries will feature a Library Giving Tree.

This tree will contain paper ornaments with donation requests from the library*. These are books that the library will catalog and put in their collection, so only new items are requested.  Specific titles that the library needs, as well as requests for favorite books will be listed. This is a great way to give back to the library!

Current locations with Library Giving Trees: Read more about Library Giving Tree at HMCPL

Recommended gift ideas for kids who love books

Looking for fresh gift ideas for little ones this holiday season?  Then look no further than this list reviewing the best kids books of 2011. Read more about Recommended gift ideas for kids who love books

Join the RocketCityMom.com Book Club!

One of the Internet's "best kept secrets in Huntsville, AL" has joined the HMCPL book clubs family!  The RockeyCityMom.com book club will meet monthly at the Madison Public Library starting January 2, 2012.

The RocketCityMom.com book club meets monthly and will feature new and notable titles across the spectrum. Targeting busy parents who want to come together and discuss something other than "Goodnight Moon", this group will allow you to flex your mental muscles with other book-loving breeders. Read more about Join the RocketCityMom.com Book Club!

13th Annual Ring & Sing

Kick off your holiday season in Madison this Sunday, December 11 at 6:30 pm for the 13thAnnual Ring and Sing, hosted by Messiah Lutheran Church and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

All donations collected at the door benefit Madison Public Library. Don't miss out on the scrumptious cookie reception following the concert. The event is at Messiah Lutheran Church, 7740 Highway 72 West, 256-721-0041. More information is available at Madison Public Library @ 256-461-0046. Read more about 13th Annual Ring & Sing

Farewell, Ranee Pruitt

We are truly saddened by our loss of Ranee’ Pruitt. In her 44 years with HMCPL, she touched many lives through her work and spirit, and was a beloved representative of the library in the community. She will be missed.

Click here to read a fitting tribute published by the Huntsville Times. Read more about Farewell, Ranee Pruitt

Tickets on sale NOW for S2S/B2B Sinners and Saints book event!

Tickets are now available to purchase for the Sister 2 Sister/Brother 2 Brother book discussion and autograph event with authors Reshonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray on Thursday, January 19 at Main.

Beginning Monday, December 12, you may purchase tickets for $7.00 per person at the Showers Center Library (256-851-7492) or the Main Library business office (256-532-5950).  Event details are below.


Thursday, January 19, 2012; 6:00 PM

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How to do Things: Eat Chocolate

Thought you already knew how to eat chocolate? Well, it's possible to enjoy it even more! Learn how on December 13, just in time for the holidays!

Local chocolate expert Jenny Johnson  will cover the 10 steps to tasting chocolate.  Much like wine or cheese tasting, there is an art to truly tasting and appreciating fine chocolate. Ms. Johnson will walk through all 10 of these steps, and we will of course taste some chocolate along the way! Read more about How to do Things: Eat Chocolate

Parenting Workshops hosted by the Military Child Education Coalition

Join us each month for special 15-30 minute long informational sessions on parenting at the Madison Public Library, December 13-14. All sessions are hosted by MCEC (Military Child Education Coalition). Read more about Parenting Workshops hosted by the Military Child Education Coalition

Happy (and healthy!) Holidays

This program is canceled, but will be rescheduled. Please check back soon for new date and time.

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Celebrating Native American History: A Special Author Event

We are pleased to welcome three authors who have written books that highlight Native American history and culture, for this special event on December 6.

1. Charles Moore , author of Come Tell Me How You Lived
This book contains local stories and rare information about Native Americans from along the Tennessee River. It has beautiful pictures of archeological artifacts. Here is a review of the book.

2. Butch Walker , author of Warrior Mountain
This book contains historical research on Native Americans from across North Alabama. Read more about Celebrating Native American History: A Special Author Event