Adult Programming

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

Get to know your Android Phone


Do you want to know more about your Android cell phone 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 phone presents. Bring your phone and your questions from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, August 24 to the Huntsville Public Library. Preregistration is necessary, Register here or call Mary at 936-291-5471 for more information.

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.
Intermediate Class will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. and Beginners Class from 5:15 to 7 p.m.
The 13-week program begins September 5, 2018, and all materials are provided.
Register now to reserve your spot – only 35 students maximum for each class. Register
here for Intermediate class and register here for Beginners class. or call Mary at 936-291-5471 for additional information.

Master Gardeners Workshop

 
Huntsville Public Library is pleased to host the Walker County Master Gardeners
“Planting Your Fall Vegetable Garden” workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on
Monday, September 17 in the Library’s 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. Sign
up here for this free workshop.Contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 with questions or for additional information.


GED classes

The Huntsville Public Library will host free GED classes taught by Lone Star College

staff (dates to be announced). Students are required to attend Orientation from noon to
4 p.m. on Saturday, September 22 to enroll. Students 19 years and older should bring
valid government-issued photo ID. Students 18 years of age and younger, in addition to
the ID, need a self-consent form, a parental consent form, and a withdrawal form from
their previous institution. Preregistration is necessary, Register here. For Questions,
Contact the AEL Team at Lone Star College at 281-260-3576 or gcadulted@lonestar.edu or visit myhuntsvillelibrary.com.

ESL Classes


The Huntsville Public Library will host English as a Second Language (ESL) Orientation
from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Students are required to attend
the orientation to enroll. The classes (dates to be announced) will be taught by Lone
Star College staff. Pre-registration is required, Register here. For Questions Contact the AEL Team at Lone Star College at 281-260-3576 or gcadulted@lonestar.edu or visit
myhuntsvillelibrary.com.

Clases de ESL


La Biblioteca Pública de Huntsville está organizando clases de inglés Como Segundo Lenguaje (ESL). Orientacion comienza el sábado 29 de septiembre, 2018 de 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Por favor de ser puntual. Interesados en atender necesitan atender la orientación primero antes de comenzar las clases. Las clases comenzarán el (dates to be announced) y serán enseñadas por los profesores del colegio Lone Star College. La pre-registración es requerida para esta clase. Registración aquí.Tiene preguntas? Favor de contactarse al equipo de AEL al colegio de Lone Star al 281-260-3576 o por correo electrónico gcadulted@lonestar.edu o visite nuestra página myhuntsvillelibrary.com.

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 beginning in August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 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 Program Coordinator at 936-291-5471. Sign-up is required. You can register here. This program is for adults 17 and older.

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! August’s book selection is Mischling by Affinity Konar. This will be followed by a group discussion. For membership, register here.

Midday Matinee

Join your friends and neighbors for a Midday Movie Matinee on Friday, August 10 at the Huntsville Public Library. Screenings of American classic movies will be shown on the first Friday 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 cookies 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 August is “On the Town”.

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.  

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. on 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 4 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, August 6, 13, 20, 27 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.

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.