Adult Programming

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

Planting Your Spring Vegetable Garden

Huntsville Public Library is pleased to host the Walker County Master Gardeners
“Planting Your Spring Vegetable Garden” workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on
Monday, March 4 in the Library’s Staggs Community Room. The Master Gardeners will
discuss tips about fertilization, weed and insect control, plant selection and harvesting
guidelines, composting, and mulching. Texas Master Gardeners are members of the local
community who have been accepted into the Master Gardener training program in
Walker County. They have attended 50 hours of instruction and have committed 50 hours
of volunteer service to Walker County’s Texas Cooperative Extension program to attain
certification. The group is committed to educating others in the community about a
variety of horticulture-related topics. Their workshops and presentations are presented in
an engaging manner that is conducive for learning. Door prizes will be awarded. For additional information Contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471.


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. Class size is limited and registration is required. Register here or call Mary Kokot at (936)291-5471 for more information. 

Peggy Stern Musical Performance

Accomplished pianist, composer, and songstress Peggy Stern will perform selections from The Great American Songbook of the 30’s and 40’s at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 18 at the
Huntsville Public Library. Ms. Stern and her musical partner (sax and clarinet) will play a
concert, mixing familiar tunes from the American Standards with Latin Jazz and Western Swing. The audience is encouraged to participate by singing along, asking questions, and even dancing to the music! Registration is required. Register here or call Mary Kokot at (936)291-5471 for more information. 

Genealogy Winter Lock-In

The Huntsville Public Library & Walker County Genealogical Society will host the annual Genealogy Winter Lock-In from 12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 17 at the Huntsville Public Library. Beginners and longtime researchers are all invited. Society Members will be available to assist in all areas of research. Bring all your paperwork! A light lunch will be provided by the Society. Register online here or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 for more information.  

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

Six workshops with a focus on helping you to self-manage your Diabetes begin at 1
p.m. on Mondays on May 13 and continue through June 24 in the Staggs Community
Room in the Huntsville Public Library. Sponsored by Texas A&M Center for Population
Health & Aging and the Houston Galveston Area Council’s Area Agency on Aging and
hosted by Huntsville Public Library, they are designed to help participants deal with the
symptoms of Diabetes, such as fatigue, pain, stress and frustration. Other topics
covered include: healthy eating, medication use, and working with health care providers.
Limited to 12 participants, classes are hands-on and highly interactive. Cecilia “Ce”
Schlicher, Master Trainer, works under the Texas A&M Center for Population Health &
Aging license. For more information and registration contact Ce Cowart  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.

If your family tree is missing some branches, then sign up for “Exploring”, 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 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 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.


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 clickhere 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.