Adult Programming

Just a few of the library's adult programs include Genealogy, gardening tips, health, and fitness.  

Texas Summer Reading Program


Why let kids have all the fun? Huntsville Public Library is here to help grown-ups celebrate this summer with Book Squares! It’s a fun summer reading program for adults starting Saturday, June 9, 2018 and ending Saturday, July 28, 2018. Take your reading game to the next level with categories such as “Read a book you chose because of the cover” and “A book out of your comfort zone.” Complete your Book Square to receive a chocolate bar and put yourself in the running for a chance to win the grand prize. The earliest day to turn in completed Book Squares reading log is Monday, July 23.

Book Club

Be part of the adult book club at the Huntsville Public Library! All interested persons are welcome to join in the fun from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. of the 2nd Thursdays of each month. Book clubs are an excellent way to enjoy books, challenge one’s mind, and socialize with other book lovers! Have fun reading a wide variety of books, making friends, meeting like-minded people and stimulating the brain cells! July’s book selection is Reader's Choice. This will be followed by a group discussion. For membership, register here.

Midday Matinee

Join your friends and neighbors for a Midday Movie Matinee beginning Friday, July 6 at the Huntsville Public Library. Screenings of American classic movies will be shown on the first Fridays of each month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Midday Movie Matinee will be followed by Family Movie Night at 5:30 p.m. Complimentary popcorn will be served at both events and attendees may bring non-alcoholic drinks in non-spill containers. If attending Family Movie Night, don’t forget your pillows and blankets. Contact either Adult Program Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471 or Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-294-5910 for more details or visit myhuntsvillelibrary.com for a list of upcoming movie titles. These programs are for all ages. The movie for July is "It Happened One Night".

Sittercise


Get fit while you sit with Sittercise! Start 2018 off with a new exercise program being offered from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning January 9th at the Huntsville Public Library in conjunction with Huntsville Memorial Hospital. Sittercise is designed to help those who are aging and/or dealing with chronic and other illnesses. It focuses on strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, endurance, and overall improved function. Please consult your doctor before starting any new exercise program. Liability waivers are required to participate and are available from the instructor. The class is free and open to adults ages 18 and older. Register here or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 with questions or for additional information.  

Texas 42 at HPL


Get in on the fun! Play Texas 42 - a dominoes game similar in style to bridge and spades - at the Huntsville Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays. Studies show playing dominoes can be beneficial for the mind as attention to detail and strategy are essential to play.  Come to the Community Room each week and strategize your winning moves. We’ll supply the dominoes and refreshments. Please register in advance here or call Mary at 936-291-5471 for more information. Games will be played weekly if 8 or more players register. This program is for adults 18 years and older.

Pilates for Everyone

Pilates is a great way to strengthen your abs, reduce back pain and hone your focus. Pilates student teachers from the SHSU Department of Dance will teach a weekly class from 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM starting Monday, July 2 in the Community Room at the Huntsville Public Library. The Huntsville Public Library is partnering with the SHSU Center for Community Engagement for this program. Pilates classes build strength, flexibility and lean muscle tone with an emphasis on lengthening the body and aligning the spine. Benefits include the production of muscle tone that doesn’t create bulk, overall slimming, greatly improved flexibility and increased mobility, even in just a short time. Please bring your own towel or mat. Consult your doctor before starting any new exercise program. Liability waivers are required to participate and are available from the instructor. Register here or call Mary Kokot at (936)291-5471 for more information. Class size is limited.

Getting to Know Your iPhone

Do you want to know more about your iPhone and all its amazing features? The “friendly experts” from AT&T want to help you understand the basic functions and explore the endless possibilities your iPhone presents. Bring your phone and your questions from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, July 27 to the Huntsville Public Library. There will be a similar program in August for Android phone users. Please register here or call Mary at 936-291-5471 for more information. 

Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend

The Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend will be held August 3rd and 4th, 2018 at the Huntsville Public Library. This year's event, "Orphan Trains, Adoption, and DNA” is hosted by the Walker County Genealogical Society and the Huntsville Public Library. On-site registration begins at 9:30 a.m. both days with programs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 3 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 4. A light supper will be provided on Friday. A silent auction, open to the public, will be held during the weekend and will end at 4 p.m. Saturday. The event is free but requires registration. Call 936-291-5471 or sign up here.

Computer Classes

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Genealogy Programs

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Book Clubs

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