Adult Programming





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

​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 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM starting Monday, February 11 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 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.

Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop


Do you suffer from chronic pain? Learn how to ease your symptoms through stress
management, exercise and nutrition. The 2 ½ hour classes will also feature how to get a
good night’s sleep and how to deal with depression. Huntsville Public Library will host a
series of six classes starting at 1 p.m. on Mondays from January 14 to February 25. The
classes are sponsored by Texas A&M Center for Population, Health, and Aging and the
Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging. The workshops are free and limited to 16
participants. For more information and registration contact Ce Schlicher at 936-436-
0442.
 

Spanish classes


Sign up now for free Spanish classes! Instructor Beth Williamson will be teaching two
levels of Spanish on Wednesdays in the Huntsville Public Library’s Community Room.
Beginners Class will meet from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Intermediate Class from 5:00 to
7:00 p.m. The 16-week program begins January 16, 2019 and all materials are
provided. Register now to reserve your spot – only 35 students maximum for each
class. Register here or call Mary at 936-291-5471 for additional information.

FamilySearch Workshop
The Huntsville Public Library is pleased to announce an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts and newcomers alike to meet with experienced and qualified genealogical researchers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. One-hour sessions will be offered weekly on Thursdays. Sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Attendance will be limited to no more than four researchers. The small group will allow each participant to receive individual attention. Interested persons should contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471. Sign-up is not required. This program is for adults 17 and older.


Ancestry.com


If your family tree is missing some branches, then sign up for “Exploring Ancestry.com”, a
workshop devoted to teaching the basics of this online family history resource. The workshop will be held from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The next class will be on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Develop the skill sets needed for online genealogical research. Learn how to navigate the different learning centers and databases. Discover family tree members using Ancestry.com tools such as vital, census, military, and immigration records. The site is free to library patrons when used on the library’s computers. Register online at myhuntsvillelibrary.com or contact Mary, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471.

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. on the 2nd Thursday 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! For membership, register here.

Sittercise


Get fit while you sit with Sittercise! It’s an exercise program offered from 10 to 11 a.m. on
Tuesdays and Thursdays 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.  


Computer Classes

Please click here to find adult computer classes available at HPL.

Genealogy Programs

Please click here to find genealogy programs available at HPL.

Book Clubs

Please click here to find the different book clubs available at HPL.