Just a few of the library's adult programs include Genealogy, gardening tips, health, estate planning, privacy in the digital world, and fitness.
New Book Club In Town
Get in on the ground floor and be part of the new book club starting up at the Huntsville Public Library. All interested persons are welcome to meet and organize a pre-Book Club meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 in the Huntsville Public Library Board Room. Attendees will create a reading agenda, set a schedule and select the first book to be read. Book Clubs are an excellent way to enjoy new genres and authors and revisit long cherished masterpieces. Join other readers, make new friends and stimulate the brain cells! This program is for ages 18 and older. For more information, contact Mary Kokot, Adult Coordinator at 936-291-5481.
Texas 42 at HPL
Texas 42 – a dominoes game similar in style to bridge and spades is now at the Huntsville Public Library from 1-3 p.m. on Fridays in June, July, and August. 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. Games will be played weekly if 8 or more players register. This FREE program is for adults 18 years and older. Please register in advance by contacting Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.
Brown Bag Lecture Series
A special treat is in store for those attending the Brown Bag Lecture Series on Thursday, July 27. Local artist and builder Dan Phillips will discuss his innovative and creative use of recycled and salvaged materials in home construction. He has built more than a dozen unique homes in Huntsville, the latest being the Cowboy Hat House which is featured in April’s Travel + Leisure magazine. Attendees may bring a brown bag lunch. Lunch time begins at 11:30 a.m. with the lecture beginning at noon. The lecture series is planned for the fourth Thursday of each month. Beverages will be provided. Admission is free. This program is for adults age 18 and older. For more information, contact Mary Kokot, Adult Coordinator at 936-291-5471.
Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend
The Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend will be held August 4th and 5th, 2017 at the Huntsville Public Library. This year's event, "One-half of our Ancestors are Women: Finding our Female Ancestors” is hosted by the Walker County Genealogical Society and the Huntsville Public Library. On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m. both days with programs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 4 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 5. 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 and open to adults over 18 years old but requires registration. Call 936-291-5471 or sign up here.
The Huntsville Public Library will host an ESL New Student Orientation from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 22 in the Community Room. The classes will be held at Mance Park Middle School from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and will be taught by Lone Star College staff. Attendance is mandatory at the Orientation and Testing on Saturday, July 22 in order to enroll. Visit the library’s website www.myhuntsvillelibrary.com to register for orientation/testing or call Mary at 936-291-5471 for more information.
The Huntsville Public Library will host free GED classes 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday from July 29 to September 30. The classes will be taught by Lone Star College staff. Students are required to attend Orientation (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Testing (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) on Tuesday, July 25 in order to enroll. Students 19 years and older should bring with them a valid government-issued photo ID. Students 18 years of age, in addition to the ID, need a self-consent form, a parental consent form, and a withdrawal form from their previous institution. Visit the library’s website www.myhuntsvillelibrary.com to register for orientation/testing or call Mary at 936-291-5471 for more information.
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