Adult Programming





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

State-Wide 2019 Genealogy Lock-In


The Huntsville Public Library, in cooperation with the Walker County Genealogical Society, will host the State-Wide 2019 Genealogy Lock-In in celebration of Family History Month. This event takes place Friday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. at the Huntsville Public Library. Join us in the Staggs Community Room for this unique genealogical event. There will be presentations live-streamed from other libraries around the state that will also be participating. This is the first year that the Huntsville Public Library will be participating in this event… please come and help make it a success! The event is FREE, but registration is required, register here.  If you plan to attend the noon-1:30 event, sandwiches will be available if you have registered. For more information click here or call Mary at 936-291-5471.

Ghosts & Legends of Huntsville


Come hear the spooky legends and ghost stories of our city at the Huntsville Public Library! Join us for “Ghosts & Legends of Huntsville” at 5 p.m. on Friday October 18 and 25 to hear about the history and folklore of multiple locations in Huntsville. Participants are welcome to share their own experiences and stories. Please pre-register as space is limited. This program may not be suitable for younger children. Please register here. For more information contact IT coordinator Jennifer Adams at jadams@huntsvilletx.gov or call Jennifer at 936-291-5485.

How to Play D&D!


Want to learn how to play the popular tabletop roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons? Join us from 5 - 6 p.m. on Thursdays in October at the Huntsville Public Library to create your own character, learn game mechanics, and gain the knowledge to run your own campaign as a dungeon master. This free program is for ages 16 and up, but registration is required as space is limited. Please register here. For more information contact IT coordinator Jennifer Adams at jadams@huntsvilletx.gov or call Jennifer at 936-291-5485.

​Memories to Memoirs


A writing workshop, “Memories to Memoirs”, will be presented by author, poet, and motivational speaker Dion McInnis in a three-part series of classes in October at the Huntsville Public Library. Program participants will be provided the guidance, support and processes to tell their own stories. The workshop will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on October 22, 24, and 29 in the Nash Board Room. Please register here as attendance is limited. Contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 for more information.

Genealogy Tips and Tricks


When researching your family tree, there are several tips and tricks that can save you time and trouble. Come to the Huntsville Public Library from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday,
November 12 to find out more. Walker County Genealogical Society member Emmy Bushman will share some secrets that will help with your research. Registration is required, register here More information about future dates and times can be found at myhuntsvillelibrary.com or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471.

​DNA


Whether you’re an adoptee or just looking to break down that brick wall, learn more about the fascinating world of DNA from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16 at the Huntsville Public Library. Janet Miller discusses how to read DNA results, how to contact others to share your DNA, and how to use it as a research tool. Registration is required, register here. More information about future dates and times can be found at myhuntsvillelibrary.com or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471.

​Intensive Mandarin Chinese Classes


Join a FREE intensive Mandarin Chinese class from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursdays from September 12 to November 21 at the Huntsville Public Library. Students will learn how to speak, write, and read this language. Instructor is a native speaker from Nanging, China. Register here or call Mary Kokot, Adult Program Coordinator, at (936)291-5471.

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 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Beginner Class from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. The 13-week program begins September 4, 2019 and all materials are provided. Register now to reserve your spot – only 35 students maximum for each class. For Intermediate Class register here  and for Beginner class register here or call Mary at 936-291-5471 for additional information.

Microsoft PowerPoint Classes

Learn how to create a presentation with animation, narration, images, videos, and much more! Huntsville Public Library offers free Microsoft PowerPoint classes from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays to begin October 8 in the Monday Computer Room.Other items to be taught are the Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar, and Backstage View. Class size is limited. Adults 18 years and older can register for classes, register here or for more information, call IT Coordinator Jalpa Shah at 936-291-5485.

​Family Search 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. Sign-up is not required. This program is for adults 17 and older. For more information call Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator at (936)291-5471.

Ancestry.com


If your family tree is missing some branches, then sign up for “Exploring Ancestry.com”, a
workshop devoted to teaching the basics of this online family history resource. The workshop will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. The next class will be on Friday, November 1, from Develop the skill sets needed for online genealogical research. Learn how to navigate the different learning centers and databases. Discover family tree members using Ancestry.com tools such as vital, census, military, and immigration records. The site is free to library patrons when used on the library’s computers. Limit 4 per session. This program is for adults 17 and older. Register here or contact Mary Kokot, 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.

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. See dates hereSittercise 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. For additional information contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471.  

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.