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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's view of Fort Book

Local artist Cynthia Massey Parsons loves the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library so much that she's expressed her feelings through her art. 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 »

It's Sweet 2 Read

The Showers Center Friends of the Library will hold a dessert fundraiser, It's Sweet 2 Read, on Saturday, November 2, starting at 11 a.m. in the Atrium area of the Main Library downtown, 915 Monroe St. Read more »

Teen Read Week

Celebrate Teen Read Week 2013 at the Bailey Cove Library on Tuesday, October 15, and Thursday, October 17. Read more »

Let's scare up some fun!

Celebrate the frightful fun of Halloween throughout October with story times, craft programs, and, of course, trick-or-treating at our library branches. Read more »

Feed your need to read

The Bailey Cove Friends of the Library will hold a used book sale on Saturday, September 21, and Sunday, September 22, at the Bailey Cove Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza S.E. Read more »

Shelf space just for you

Care to help us keep our books in order – plus our CDs, DVDs, etc? We’re launching a new volunteer program, Adopt-a-Shelf, aimed at keeping our materials in top display shape for our patrons. Read more »

State of our Schools

LearningQUEST, a Huntsville-Madison County Public Library partner, examines the state of our schools on Mondays, September 16, 23, and 30, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the Main Library auditorium. The program is open to the public free of charge. Read more »

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