From time to time, library events take place at places outside of our branches.

Saved by the Bell Jar: Somebody Told Me

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

With his bestselling All Over but the Shoutin', Rick Bragg gave us memorable stories of his own childhood. In Somebody Told Me, he offers the best of his work as a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist writing the remarkable stories of others.

Saved by the Bell Jar: Someday, Someday, Maybe

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The hilarious story of a struggling young actress trying to get ahead--and keep it together--in New York City.

Author Chat Book Club: Carter Martin and "Zombie's Mandate: Find Billy Faulkner"

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Never thought you'd read a zombie book?  This one may change your mind.  Novelist and poet Carter Martin weaves William Faulkner with zombies, a combination that may just surprise you.  A former UAH professor, Carter also happens to be a regional authority on Faulkner.  He'll join our discussion of his book.

Goodreads Meetup at Straight to Ale Brewery

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Can’t stop talking about books?  You are not alone.

Meet like-minded book-lovers and learn about the Library’s Goodreads Group

· Blind date with a book (RSVP to participate)

· Speed-swap book talks

· Door prizes from Earth Fare •Surin •Barnes & Noble •and more

· Beer samples and pints will be available for purchase

Spring Writers Event

Location: The Coffee Tree Books & Brew
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Murphy Writers Group is hosting a Spring Writers Event at The Coffee Tree Books and Brew on Thurs, March 21 at 6:00pm.

The event will include guest speaker, Aprill Smith; a progressive story; and readings by writing group members.

The event is free and open to the public. Recommended for ages 14+. Light refreshments will be served.

The Coffee Tree Books and Brew is located at 7900 Bailey Cove Rd SE, Huntsville, AL. The Murphy Writers Group meets twice a month at the Eleanor Murphy Library and is coordinated by Kemi Elufiede.




Quidditch Matches

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Join us at Willow Park (1928 Aftonbrae Huntsville, AL) as we play Quidditch! We will only accept players between the ages of 13 to 18. Players must wear tennis shoes and bring their own broom. Quidditch will be played by International Quidditch rules (, with the exception of there will be no physical contact. For more information please contact Julia Hendon at jhendon [at] hmcpl [dot] org or 256-881-0257.

Hike with The Land Trust

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 9:00am - 10:30am

We are proud to partner with the Land Trust of North Alabama, to offer this family-friendly, fun and easy hike on the lovely Wildflower Trail at the foot of Monte Sano Mountain.  The trail is 1.1 miles and will take about one to one and half hours to complete.

Hike with the Land Trust

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 9:00am - 10:30am

Hike the Wildflower Trail in Blossomwood with the Library and the Land Trust.  This is a moderate hike, appropriate for all age levels.  Closed toe shoes are required, and long pants are recommended.  Parents or guardians must accompany youth under the age of 16.  Directions:  California to Hermitage Avenue, left onto Cleermont; Wildflower trailhead at end of street.  Registration is limited to 20 participants.  To register, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362.

Highlands Elementary School - Bookmobile Stop

Location: Highlands Elementary
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 9:30amTuesday, July 12, 2011 - 9:30amTuesday, July 26, 2011 - 9:30am

Presbyterian Apartments - Bookmobile Stop

Location: Presbyterian Apartments
Date: Monday, June 27, 2011 - 2:15pm

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