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Just a few of the library’s adult programs include Genealogy, gardening tips, health, and fitness.
2023 Summer Reading Program
We are “All Together Now” reading for fun at the Huntsville Public Library. The 2023 Texas Summer Reading Program will have a cool Kickoff registration event on Thursday, June 1. From 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. on June 1, Kona Ice will be at the Library! One free snowcone per person will be given to everyone who registers for the Summer Reading Program while supplies last. The Summer Reading Program is for all ages so adults can get in on the fun, too. Just register at huntsvilletx.readsquared.com or on the READsquared app. The last day to log your reading in the READsquared app is Monday, July 31. Those who complete the program will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a prize. Let’s make literacy fun! For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Linda Huff at 936-291-5910.
Lineage Society Workshop
Huntsville Public Library will host its 32nd Lineage Society workshop from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 8. Anyone interested in joining a lineage society is invited to attend. The workshop, sponsored by the Walker County Genealogical Society, will be held in the Staggs Community Room and representatives from several lineage societies will explain their mission, activities, requirements, meetings, and costs. Admission is free, but pre-registration is preferred. To attend the workshop, interested parties can register here or contact Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.
Father's Day Celebration
Let’s celebrate dads and father figures! This event will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 17 at the Huntsville Public Library. At this event, people of all ages can make cards for dad. There will also be a wall of praise for fathers. Adults and kids alike should take a moment and write the things they appreciate most about their dads. For more information, please contact Teen Services and Outreach Coordinator Anthony Lane at 936-291-5912.
Picture Book Creation Competition
An event for all ages. The Huntsville Public Library is sponsoring a Children’s Picture Book Creation Competition. This event will be divided into four specific age groups with a winner being selected from each group. Group 1 is ages 5-8; Group 2 is ages 9-12; group 3 is ages 13- 17; and group 4 is age 18+. Blank books will be available at the library beginning on June 15. Completed picture books will be due on June 29 by 6 p.m. Winners will be selected on July 13th. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Linda Huff at 936-291-5910.
Beginner Microsoft Excel Classes
Need a way to keep track of your schedule or budget? Have you been meaning to learn Microsoft Excel but don’t know where to start? Learn how to organize your data by attending Huntsville Public Library’s free Microsoft Excel classes for beginners. Classes will be offered on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. June dates are June 8, 15, 22, and 29. Topics to be covered will include creating files, data entry, cell formatting, formulas, and manipulating a finished table. Adults 18 years and older can register for classes. Space is limited so sign up at the library early. To register or for more information, contact us at 936-291-5472.
Traditional Medicare? Medicare Replacement Plans? What Are My Options?
Information regarding available insurance plans for those eligible for Medicare can quickly become overwhelming. Huntsville Public Library will host an informational session at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20 in the Nash Boardroom. Join industry specialist Bill Rousseau to learn more about your options and the details of the various programs. For more information, please contact Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.
Looking for company while your hands are busy with yarn or textiles? Join the fiber arts group at Huntsville Public Library to share your knitting and crocheting projects and hang out for some chat. All are welcome – beginners and the more experienced! Sessions are held each Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Meetings this month will be on June 7, 14, 21, and 28.Supplies not provided.For more information, please contact Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.
Piney Woods Page Turners Book Club
Be part of the Piney Woods Page Turners Book Club at Huntsville Public Library. All interested persons are welcome to join us in the Nash Board Room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8. The book selection for June will be Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt. Current and future book choices can be found at myhuntsvillelibrary.com. Book Clubs are an excellent way to enjoy books, challenge one’s mind, and socialize with other book lovers! They can also encourage one to read more often, or to read books one might not otherwise choose. We have fun reading a wide variety of books, making friends, meeting like-minded people, and stimulating the brain cells! Please contact Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471 for additional information.
The Huntsville Public Library and members of the Texas Thyme Unit of The Herb Society of America will present “Must Have Herbs for Your Garden” at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 10 in the Staggs Community Room. Herbs are great additions to a garden. You can also grow herbs in a container on your porch or patio. Learn about growing the best herbs for our area and how to use them. Enjoy a demonstration and tasting of an easy and tasty pesto recipe. Everyone will make an herbal sachet to take home. Registration is required and you can register here or for more information contact Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.
Summer 2023 Genealogy Weekend
The Huntsville Public Library and the Walker County Genealogical Society will host the annual Summer Genealogy Weekend on August 4 and August 5, 2023. Coffee and light refreshments will be available at 9:30 a.m. on both days at the Huntsville Public Library. Programs will be presented from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 4 and from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, August 5. A light supper will be provided on Friday and the library will remain open until 8 p.m. for further research for attendees only. A silent auction of books and genealogical materials will be held during the weekend and will end at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The event is free, but advance registration is required, you can register here or contact Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.
The Piney Woods Writers Group
If you are a writer looking for other writers for encouragement and support, Piney Woods Writers Group meets the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month in the Boardroom of the Huntsville Public Library from 2 to 4 PM. Come and check us out! For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Linda Huff at 936-291-5910 or visit the group’s Facebook page “Piney Woods Writers Group.”
Do you need help with technology? The Huntsville Public Library is now offering the "Book-a-Tech" program. Please register here and one of our IT staff members will contact you to schedule your free 30 minute appointment in which you can bring your personal devices to the library for a one on one session. Remember, your appointment is not confirmed until a staff person contacts you. If you need assistance or have any questions, please call the library at 936-291-5472.
Preserving Your Story
The Walker County Genealogical Society (WCGS) and Huntsville Public Library are engaged in a joint, community-wide project to preserve the local history of the Covid-19 Pandemic. A major health and historical event, the pandemic has touched the lives of everyone in Walker County, and its aftermath will continue to affect our citizens well into the future. What have we learned that the next generation needs to know? We want to record your personal stories so today’s experiences can become part of tomorrow's collective memory.
WCGS Past President Johnnie Jo Dickenson reminds us, “Many of us have lost cousins or other family members and were unable to attend their funerals. We have had to cancel annual family reunions. Let's involve the children. They have missed sleepovers, birthday parties, and their school life has been so different than years before. Let them tell their stories. Each of us has a different story to tell. It is important to the history of our community that these stories be recorded for future generations. Please help us with this project. Your story is important.”
The Walker County Genealogical Society will preserve these stories in their archives for future generations as a part of Walker County history. Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to WCGS, P.O. Box 1295, Huntsville, TX 77342-1295. If you need help writing down your memories, contact library Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471 and she will arrange for someone to help record your thoughts and have them transcribed. Alternatively, you may drop your story off at Huntsville Public Library or email to email@example.com.
Are you looking for a way to help others in your community? The Huntsville Public Library is seeking volunteers to tutor adults who need help with GED preparation, English as a Second Language, or basic literacy skills. Volunteers will receive training and materials will be provided. Please contact Resource Coordinator Linda Huff at 936-291-5912 if you are interested in volunteering.