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Author Julie Williams discusses her book, Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, AL.

We are pleased to welcome author Julie Williams on Sunday, November 7, to discuss her exciting new book, Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, Alabama, 1910.

Please join us to hear about Williams' intriguing account of uncovering the history of the nation's first flight school, founded by the Wrights in Montgomery 100 years ago.  

When: Sunday, November 7, 2 pm

Where: Main branch, auditorium Read more about Author Julie Williams discusses her book, Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, AL.

Festival of Trees Call for Trees

A free way to spread holiday cheer and share information about your group! 

This is the official call for entries for the Main branch’s Festival of Trees. We invite you to celebrate the season and stretch your creative legs by decorating a tree to promote your group. A well done tree can make people smile and increase interest in your organization’s mission. Read more about Festival of Trees Call for Trees

Use our 'Ask a Librarian' chat service

Get live help from librarians via instant messaging with our Ask Us chat service!

Click here to chat with a librarian!  We’ll answer your questions via IM at the following times:

  • Monday - Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday - Saturday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If you have a question at another time, please contact us at 256.532.975 or 256.532.5967.  You can also send an email: askus@hmcpl.org. Read more about Use our 'Ask a Librarian' chat service

NextReads Service at your Library!

 We can help find your next favorite read!

The Huntsville Madison County Public Library is proud to announce the arrival of the search engine NoveList Plus and NextReads e-newsletters.  This new service has replaced BookLetters. Read more about NextReads Service at your Library!

Get Your Fiction or Non-Fiction Fix for Cheap

Used Books for Sale @ Eleanor  E. Murphy Public Library

The Friends of Eleanor E. Murphy Public Library are holding a budget friendly book sale!  You'll want to come early for best selection.  Prices start at just 10 cents.   The Friends of Eleanor E. Murphy Public Library Book Sale is October 22 - 26 during regular business hours.   

 

Eleanor E. Murphy Public Library

7910 Charlotte Drive

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday - Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

closed on Sunday Read more about Get Your Fiction or Non-Fiction Fix for Cheap

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Design the New Teen Library Graphic: An Art Contest for Teens

Teens are invited to create  a new library design of their dreams!  The artwork will be turned in, judged, and a winner declared.  The winning artwork will appear on a limited edition library card and other library promotions during the year 2011.  This contest is open to all Teens (ages 12-18).

 

Huntsville Madison County Public Library Teen Library Design Contest 2010

CONTEST RULES: Read more about CALL FOR ENTRIES

Halloween Events for All Ages

We've got something for everyone!

Whether your a timid soul or like to enjoy a good scare the branches of the Huntsville Madison County Public Library have something you and your family will enjoy.

Danse Immortelle: A Haunted Masquerade Ball (Teens & College students)

Main-Huntsville Public Library, Friday October 29 @ 8 p.m. – 12 Midnight Read more about Halloween Events for All Ages

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Here’s another terrific database that often gets lost among the many resources offered online by the Library.  Opposing Viewpoints in Context, available on the Alabama Virtual Library, is one of those practical databases that provide excellent information for school assignments ranging from middle school to the first two years of college.  Essentially, it’s an online resource covering today’s hottest social issues from offshore drilling to climate change, from healthcare to immigration.  Read more about Opposing Viewpoints in Context

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