Second Floor Meeting Room

The second floor meeting room is open only for library-sponsored events. It is not available for reservation by the public, unlike our other meeting rooms.

Craft Expo

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Artists and artisans from Madison County’s craft guilds feature demonstrations and works from their members.  Live music, and food and items for purchase. 

How to Do Things: Got Photos? Get Organized!

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Do you have boxes of old photos tucked away in closets?
Do you have 100s of digital photos in various locations on your computer, phone and camera?

Certified photo organizer Amy Vaughan shows how you can bring order to the photo chaos and start ENJOYING your family memories again.

Feel free to bring a set of pictures from a life event...we can start organizing them together!

Health Forum: Digestion

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Dr. Jason Kinzel of the Digestive Disease Center talks about issues and treatments.


How to Do Things: Sensational Seasonal Cards

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Registration deadline: October 31.  Supplies Fee: $3.00, required at registration.
Maximum number of students (age 12+):  32.

Marsha Hosner, StampinUp! Demonstrator, leads this make-and-take class.  You can choose two seasonal cards to make, complete with specialty embossed paper, doodads, stamps and ink.  Additional cards are optional, with supplies paid during the class.

Marsha will bring all the tools and other supplies for use in class.
To register, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362.


How to Do Things: Kiragami Gift Boxes

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Class size (age 14+): 12.
Registration deadline: December 1.  Supplies Fee: $3.00, required at registration.

We will be learning how to make three different paper boxes (approximately 2" - 4" finished size).

Instructor:  Carol Tillman.  Carol has been creating with paper since 1976 when she was first introduced to quilling and calligraphy.

Write Right Lunch and Learn: The Periodic Table of Writing

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 12:00pm

Most of the advice from workshops, books and writers on writing can be placed into four general categories: Inspiration, Discipline, Mechanics and Publication. A perfect blending of these elements would increase the chance of success for any aspiring writer.

Brian Bess, Reference Assistant with Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, will present "The Periodic Table of Writing" on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 12:00PM in the second floor events room of the Main Library.

For information, contact the Reference Desk at 256-532-5975.

Health Forum: Flu

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Dr. Susie Lynn talks about influenza and how to take care of it when you have it.

Books & Bricks: Monster Lab Edition!

Location: Main Library
Date: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

We're calling all monster makers to try their hands at building their very own LEGO Halloween creatures! Kids ages 6-12 can use bricks provided by the Tennessee Valley LEGO Club and HMCPL to build their scary, funny monster creations during our Monster Lab! Prizes awarded for the best creations. And guess what? You can take your monster home to keep! Space is limited to 24, so register with Youth Services Main today by calling 256-532-5949.

Discover the Writer in You Book Release

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Celebrate the release of the Murphy Writers' Group's first anthology, Discover the Writer in You, on Saturday, September 21, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library - 2nd Floor Meeting Room.

This publication includes the works of members of the Murphy Writers' Group and Teen Authors' Workshop. There is no charge to attend.

Non-profit Lunch and Learn: First Stop in Helping the Homeless

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

First Stop is a non-profit agency located in Huntsville whose mission is to provide a basic set of services to homeless people in Huntsville and Madison County. First Stop does not duplicate county services available from other agencies, but works with those agencies to fill gaps that exist in services.

Join us as Tashaunda Weeks, Director of First Stop, discusses the mission and history of First Stop, the four tiers of their program (services provided) and ways that the community can help.

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