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  1. Stephen King Online Book - April

    April 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018

    “The world has a way of keeping things in balance.” In Stephen King’s novel Dr. Sleep, readers can learn more about what happened to the Overlook Hotel, Danny Torrance, and other children with the power of “the shine.” Find out more about the powerful sequel to The Shining by joining the Huntsville Public Library’s Stephen King Online Book Club to discuss Dr. Sleep during the month of April. To register, please visit myhuntsvillelibrary.com. This Book Club is for ages 14-adult. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

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  2. Story Time

    April 20, 2018, 10:45 AM - 11:20 AM @ Library

    Come to Story Time – a fun early literacy program for kids 5 and under. Join us for interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. The early literacy practices featured each week help build the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and learning. For parents and caregivers, story time offers an opportunity to experience early literacy practices in action, discover great books and resources for home use, and socialize with other parents after Story Time. Wednesday and Friday sessions share a theme with something new each week. Sign-up is not required. Story times are held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:45 a.m.

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  3. Searching FamilySearch.org with Sharon Vann

    April 20, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    The Huntsville Public Library is pleased to announce an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts and newcomers alike to meet with an experienced and qualified genealogical researcher. Two-hour sessions will be offered the first and third Fridays for a five-month period beginning in February. Sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendance will be limited to no more than three researchers. The small group will allow each participant to receive individual attention. Sharon Vann has volunteered to assist local researchers with the skills and knowledge she has acquired over many years of family research. Vann has worked since 2006 organizing and teaching family history interest groups in her church. She has spent the last several years giving one-on- one help to those interested in learning how to use Family Search as a research tool. Interested persons should contact Mary Kokot, Adult Program Coordinator at 936-291- 5471. Sign-up is required.

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  4. Mother Goose Lapsit

    April 23, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library

    Do you have children ages 2 or under? Then Mother Goose Lapsit is a story time designed for you! Held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., enjoy a half-hour of developmentally appropriate play featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. This program introduces little ones to the story time experience and is perfect for their language development and developing vocabulary. Sign-up is not required.

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  5. Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop

    April 23, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    The Huntsville Public Library will be hosting a FREE Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays starting on April 23, 2018 in the Community Room. The six-week program will be taught by Ce Cowart Schlicher and Dianne Dean with the Texas A & M Center for Population Health & Aging. Participants will learn: techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep; exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance; appropriate use of medications; proper nutrition and communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals. For more information or to register, please call Ce Cowart Schlicher at 936-436-0442. Class size is limited and you must be over 18 to attend.

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  6. Play Texas 42

    April 23, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Library

    Get in on the fun! Play Texas 42 at the Huntsville Public Library. Texas 42 is a dominoes game similar in style to bridge and spades. It is held from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays at the Library. Studies show playing dominoes can be beneficial for the mind as attention to detail and strategy are essential to play. So, come to the Library each week and strategize your winning moves. We’ll supply the dominoes and refreshments. Games will be played weekly if 4 or more players register. This program is for adults 18 years and older. Please register in advance at myhuntsvillelibrary.com or call Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 for more information.

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  7. Pilates for Everyone

    April 23, 2018, 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

    Pilates student teachers from the SHSU Department of Dance will teach a weekly class from 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM starting Monday, February 19 through April 30th in the Community Room at the Huntsville Public Library. The 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 long, lean, strong overall muscle tone that doesn't create bulk, overall slimming, greatly improved flexibility and increased mobility, even in just a short space of 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. For more information contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471. Class size is limited. Class will not meet March 12th. Class is currently full.

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  8. Sittercise

    April 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library Community Room

    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 at www.myhuntsvillelibrary.com/788/Sittercise or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 with questions or for additional information.

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  9. Free Intermediate Computer Classes

    April 24, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Boost your computer knowledge with Intermediate Computer Classes hosted by the Huntsville Public Library! Classes will be weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. starting April 3 in the Adult Computer Lab. These hour long classes will feature how to create and save files, move files into folders, delete file types, and download files and programs. Class size is limited and registration is required. A library card is needed to participate in the classes. If you don’t have a card, bring your ID! Adults 17 and older can register for classes online at the Computer Classes page or call the IT Reference Desk at 936-291-5485.

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  10. Beginning Spanish Classes

    April 24, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Library Community Room

    Sign up now for free Spanish classes! Instructor Beth Williamson will be teaching beginning classes Tuesdays in the Huntsville Public Library’s Community Room, from 1 to 3 p.m. The 16 week program begins January 23, 2018, and all materials are provided. Register now to reserve your spot – only 35 students maximum for each class. To register, you can call Mary at 936-291-5471.

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  11. Free Social Media Classes

    April 24, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Want to connect with long-distance family members or business coworkers outside of work? How about finding craft and baking ideas online? If you answered yes, then come to the Social Media Class from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays in April at the Huntsville Public Library! Learning how to use social media sites could help improve both your technology and networking skills. The four networks that will be taught are Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest. Facebook is a social networking website where people can connect with friends and family around the world; LinkedIn is like Facebook, but for the business community; YouTube is a video-sharing website; and Pinterest is an application designed to find and discover ideas for anything. Adults 17 and older can learn about these applications. Class size is limited and registration is required. Register online at myhuntsvillelibrary.com or contact Bella Abril at 936-291-5485 for more information.

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  12. Beginner Spanish Classes - Evening

    April 24, 2018, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM @ Library Community Room

    Sign up now for free Spanish classes! Instructor Beth Williamson will be teaching two beginners classes Tuesdays in the Huntsville Public Library’s Community Room. Classes will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 5:15 to 7 p.m. The 16 week program begins January 23, 2018, and all materials are provided. Register now to reserve your spot – only 35 students maximum for each class. Register online at www.myhuntsvillelibrary.com or call Mary at 936-291-5471 for additional information.

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  13. Story Time

    April 25, 2018, 10:45 AM - 11:20 AM @ Library

    Come to Story Time – a fun early literacy program for kids 5 and under. Join us for interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. The early literacy practices featured each week help build the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and learning. For parents and caregivers, story time offers an opportunity to experience early literacy practices in action, discover great books and resources for home use, and socialize with other parents after Story Time. Wednesday and Friday sessions share a theme with something new each week. Sign-up is not required. Story times are held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:45 a.m.

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  14. Sittercise

    April 26, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library Community Room

    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 at www.myhuntsvillelibrary.com/788/Sittercise or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 with questions or for additional information.

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  15. Coding for Girls Club

    April 26, 2018, 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM @ Library Board Room

    Do you want to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Come join the Huntsville Public Library’s Coding for Girls Club! The club is a free after-school activity for 6-12th grade girls. Members can learn coding and programming computer science skills. Meetings are held every Thursday from 5:15 - 6:45 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register contact Bella Abril at 936-291-5485 or visit myhunstvillelibrary.com.

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  16. Citizenship Preparation Course

    April 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ HPL Community Room

    The Huntsville Public Library in conjunction with Law, Engagement, and Politics (LEAP) Center will host a free, five-week Citizenship Preparation Course from Thursday, April 5th to Thursday, May 3rd. The classes will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Huntsville Public Library's Community Room. The course is designed to prepare immigrants for the U.S. Naturalization Test and will cover the application process, oral interview, and exam. All necessary materials will be provided. The classes are taught by Mike Yawn, Political Science Professor at SHSU. For more information contact Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.

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  17. Story Time

    April 27, 2018, 10:45 AM - 11:20 AM @ Library

    Come to Story Time – a fun early literacy program for kids 5 and under. Join us for interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. The early literacy practices featured each week help build the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and learning. For parents and caregivers, story time offers an opportunity to experience early literacy practices in action, discover great books and resources for home use, and socialize with other parents after Story Time. Wednesday and Friday sessions share a theme with something new each week. Sign-up is not required. Story times are held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:45 a.m.

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  18. Mother Goose Lapsit

    April 30, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library

    Do you have children ages 2 or under? Then Mother Goose Lapsit is a story time designed for you! Held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., enjoy a half-hour of developmentally appropriate play featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. This program introduces little ones to the story time experience and is perfect for their language development and developing vocabulary. Sign-up is not required.

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  19. Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop

    April 30, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    The Huntsville Public Library will be hosting a FREE Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays starting on April 23, 2018 in the Community Room. The six-week program will be taught by Ce Cowart Schlicher and Dianne Dean with the Texas A & M Center for Population Health & Aging. Participants will learn: techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep; exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance; appropriate use of medications; proper nutrition and communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals. For more information or to register, please call Ce Cowart Schlicher at 936-436-0442. Class size is limited and you must be over 18 to attend.

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  20. Play Texas 42

    April 30, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Library

    Get in on the fun! Play Texas 42 at the Huntsville Public Library. Texas 42 is a dominoes game similar in style to bridge and spades. It is held from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays at the Library. Studies show playing dominoes can be beneficial for the mind as attention to detail and strategy are essential to play. So, come to the Library each week and strategize your winning moves. We’ll supply the dominoes and refreshments. Games will be played weekly if 4 or more players register. This program is for adults 18 years and older. Please register in advance at myhuntsvillelibrary.com or call Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 for more information.

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  21. Pilates for Everyone

    April 30, 2018, 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

    Pilates student teachers from the SHSU Department of Dance will teach a weekly class from 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM starting Monday, February 19 through April 30th in the Community Room at the Huntsville Public Library. The 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 long, lean, strong overall muscle tone that doesn't create bulk, overall slimming, greatly improved flexibility and increased mobility, even in just a short space of 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. For more information contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471. Class size is limited. Class will not meet March 12th. Class is currently full.

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