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Speed Crafting @ Bailey Cove

The Bailey Cove Friends of the Library will present Speed Crafting @ Your Library on Saturday, November 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bailey Cove Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza.

We're asking for a $15 donation to participate in this special fundraising event. Participants will receive four craft kits, class instruction, refreshments, door prizes, and more.

Tickets are available at the Bailey Cove Library. Sign up early because space is limited.

For more information, call 256-881-0257 or send email to bcove@hmcpl.org. Read more about Speed Crafting @ Bailey Cove

How to Do Things: Beaded Snowflake Earrings

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Main Library, Second Floor Events Room

Maximum number of (adult and youth ages 14 and up) students:  10.

Leader:  Leslie Malakowsky, member Huntsville Bead Society

Supply fee:  $3.50, required at registration by January 2, 2015

For details, call Chris Daniels 532-5993

Make a pair of beaded snowflake earrings! Read more about How to Do Things: Beaded Snowflake Earrings

Tween Hour

Tweens & Teens ages 11-17 can join Ms. Haley every Wednesday @ 2:00pm for a special program or event. All events are free and supplies are provided. See schedule below for details. Check back often for updates.

June 4 - Upcycled Magazine Art: We'll use magazine strips to make colorful silhouettes.

June 11 - Life Size "Life": Join us and play a life size version of the Game of Life.

June 18 - Friendship bracelets: You will learn how to make simple, stylish friendship bracelets. Read more about Tween Hour

Adult Painting Lab

Express your creative side at the Madison Library!  Join us on Monday,October 27, 2014,  from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. We'll paint with acrylic paints on canvas. There is a supply fee of $3.00.  To ensure that we have enough materials, registration is required. To register, please call the Madison Library at 256-461-0046 or contact Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org. Read more about Adult Painting Lab

Knit a Lacy Ruffled Scarf on a Spool Knitter - No Needles!

Date:  Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Time:  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Madison Public Library Reading Room

Instructor: Crystal Kitchens

Maximum number of participants:  12 (adults and youth ages 14 and up)


Learn to make a lacy, ruffled scarf on an 8-peg spool knitter. It's easy to use novelty yarns on these looms. Bring a skein of "ruffle" yarn (Red Heart Sashay is one brand), your own 8-peg knitting spool (one end of the "Jumbo Spool Knitter") and "pick". You will start the scarf in class, and learn how to finish your scarf at home. Read more about Knit a Lacy Ruffled Scarf on a Spool Knitter - No Needles!

Festive class set for Studio Night series

Learn how to deck your halls with a personal touch when Studio Night @ Bailey Cove focuses on "Holiday Ornaments" on Thursday, November 21, at 6 p.m. Read more about Festive class set for Studio Night series

Creativity on display

Artists and artisans from Madison County’s craft guilds will present demonstrations and works from their members during a Craft Expo on Saturday, January 11, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Main Library downtown.

There will be live music as well as food and craft items for purchase. Admission is free.

Saturday * January 11 * 12-3pm
Main Library Atrium
915 Monroe Street.

For details, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Creativity on display

"Love in the Library"

Get in the mood for romance!

Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is sponsoring a “Love in the Library” Valentine Fair on Saturday, January 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Valentine Fair will be in the Main Library Auditorium, 915 Monroe Street. The event is free of charge and no registration is required.

Romance writers will be on hand to meet readers and sign books. Craft vendors will demonstrate Valentine goodies you can make for your special someone. A selection of writers will present readings and music.

  Read more about "Love in the Library"

Youth Craft Programs

Check out our crafting events for children and teens at our branches. Read more about Youth Craft Programs

Adult Craft Programs

From wearable art to romantic expressions, you'll find lots to love in our crafting classes for adults.

Read more about Adult Craft Programs