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Dickens kept Christmas well

At the end of Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol," old miser Ebenezer Scrooge has been transformed to such an extent that "it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge." Read more »

Science Fiction Films of the '70s

We'll continue our exploration of classic science fiction movies with Hollywood Science Fiction Films of the '70s on Monday nights, January 13 and 27 and February 3 and 10, at 6 p.m. at the Main Library downtown. Read more »

Write with us!

Sure, we promote reading. We're a library after all. But did you know we promote good writing, too? Two new writing groups target our teenage patrons. Read more »

All decked out for the holidays

A festive display of Christmas trees decks the halls of all three floors of the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library downtown.  Read more »

Space program memorabilia

You are invited to attend and document a special presentation being made to the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, Monday, December 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. Three framed space flight commemorative pieces will be presented featuring the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs, missions, and flight patches. Read more »

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 »

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