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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 »

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 »

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