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Health insurance information

Do you have questions about health insurance and the Affordable Care Act? Enroll Alabama will offer free help to sign up for health insurance on Tuesday through Friday, December 17-20, at the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library downtown. Read more »

Mental health matters

Marie Hodges will discuss mental health issues and substance abuse as part of our wellness series Health Matters @ Madison on Friday, December 13, at noon at the Madison Public Library. Read more »

Maintain Your Brain

Learn "How to Maintain Your Brain" at the next Health Matters @ Madison program on Thursday, November 21, at noon at the Madison Public Library. Read more »

Discover the history behind the magic

You can learn about the Renaissance traditions that inspired Harry Potter's magic in the exhibit “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine,” on view at the Main Library downtown through December 28. Admission is free. Read more »

Join our spirited celebration

The Friends of the Madison Public Library invites area nonprofit groups to participate in the second annual “Festival of Wreaths,” a program designed to celebrate the holiday spirit and showcase artists and community organizations in and around Madison. Read more »

Civil War symposium examines events in area

Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table will hold its first annual Civil War symposium, “The West – The Beginning of the End,” highlighting the Civil War in the Tennessee Valley area on Saturday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Main Library downtown. Read more »

Explore the Civil Rights Movement in Huntsville

Fifty years ago, local African-American parents and their children integrated Huntsville’s all-white public schools. "On the Front Lines of History: Huntsville and the Civil Rights Movement" honors their courage and determination. Read more »

Make a new purse from an old book

Books do wear out, a sad fact for bibliophiles. But don’t toss those old volumes in the trash. You can give them new life and have fun, too. Read more »

Artist shares her painting secrets

Learn how to paint with a palette knife when artist Cynthia Massey Parsons demonstrates her technique in oils and shares her special secrets of composition on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown Huntsville Library. Read more »

Movies, TV shows added to digital services

You can check out popular movies and television shows from your Huntsville-Madison County Public Library without leaving home. HMCPL has joined the Library Ideas network of public library websites, which offers access to streaming movies and television content. Read more »

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