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Glen Browder discusses his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction"

Former U.S. Representative and Professor Emeritus of American Democracy at Jacksonville State University, Glen Browder, will discuss his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction: An Untold Story of Racial Politics in Recent Southern History."  July 27th, Tuesday, 7:00PM, Main Library Auditorium.

Celebrate Pirate Day with the Library!

Thursday, June 10: Ahoy ye library lubbers! Join HMCPL for our first ever "Pirate Day!" All programs throughout the day will be pirate themed and library employees will be dressed in their finest pirate gear. Practice your very best "ARRGS!" and come join the fun. 

What is Summer Reading?

During the school year you have to read for homework.  You have to read during class.  When do you get to read for fun?  During the summer!  We want you to have a summer free to read whatever you want. We hope that you will join us this summer as we Make Waves @ your library.

Required reading?

Not ready for fun?  Have to read those books on your Required Reading list? Check out our "Required Reading" page.  It has the lists for every school in the county.  Then check our library catalog.  We have almost all the books on these lists.  Start early in the summer for the best availability.

Fun, Fun, Fun!

And don't forget about our fun programs.  Every library location will have special programs from Monday June 7 to Friday July 23.  Check with your local library to find out more, check the calendar below to see what's coming up next, or check to see all teen events at all our locations.

Make a Splash with Summer Reading for Kids!

What's fun, educational, and FREE?  Your library's Summer Reading program!   Registration begins at each library location June 1st.  This year's theme is: "Make A Splash @ Your Library" Learn more at

Make Waves at your Library with Summer Reading for TEENS

Check out our coolest Teen Summer Reading program yet! Registration begins at each library location June 1st.  Sign up and receive a cool pair of Sunglasses.  This year's theme is: "Make Waves @ Your Library" Learn more at

Summer Reading is for adults now, too!

Join us for our first year of Adult Summer Reading at HMCPL. Registration begins at each library location June 1st! This year's theme is: "Water Your Mind – READ!" Learn more at

Summer reading lists from local schools

We're collecting summer reading lists from local schools. We have several junior high and high school lists available now and hope to get more elementary school lists soon. Have a list we don't? Email and we'll post it.

LearningQUEST Rally Day at Main Library

Thursday, July 22: LearningQUEST’s Rally Day for its Summer/Fall 2010 term will be held from 9:30-11:30 AM in the Main Library auditorium.