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Visit the past through court records

Explore the history of our community and your personal past during our next "Sitting Up with the Dead" program offered by the Special Collections department at the Main Library downtown on Friday, April 11, at 6 p.m. Read more »

Good gifts from Koha

Koha is a Māori, or native New Zealand, word that refers to a gift-giving custom. At the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, it’s also the name of our new library services platform. Koha will be online on March 18; our old catalog is now unavailable, as of the evening of Sunday, March 16. Read more »

E-readers for you

You want to check out that new e-book at the library, but you don’t have an e-reader. No problem. Now you can check out the e-reader, too. Read more »

Book sale at Bessie K. Russell Library

The Bessie K. Russell Public Library will hold a book sale on March 7 and 8 during regular library hours. Read more »

Celebrate the Bard

Our annual Community Read program focuses on William Shakespeare and his works throughout the month of April. All branches will host events centered on this theme. We’ll also offer a series of special presentations and speakers. Read more »

Great bargains on great books

Find great bargains on book at the Friends of the Library's 25-Cent Book Sale on Saturday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library downtown. Read more »

Stories of our history

William Hampton, local history buff and founder of the Huntsville Revisited Facebook page, will share stories of our area's rich history on Sunday, February 23, at 2 p.m. at the Monrovia Library in a program celebrating Black History Month. Read more »

Expect a Lovely Day

The Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club presents bestselling author Lutishia Lovely and her alter-ego Zuri Day in a two-for-one author event on Saturday, March 15, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library downtown. Read more »

Meet author Julie Garwood on Skype

Best-selling romance novelist Julie Garwood will meet with the Monrovia Library's Lunch and Love Romance Book Club on Tuesday, February 4, at 11 a.m. through the technological wonders of Skype. Read more »

Hertha Heller Forum: Poets' Choice Readings

The Hertha Heller Forum, presented by Friends of the Library, will hold the annual Poets’ Choice Readings by members of the Huntsville Literary Association's Poetry Writing Workshop on Sunday, January 26, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library downtown. Read more »

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