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.

​Memories to Memoirs


A writing workshop, “Memories to Memoirs”, will be presented by author, poet, and motivational speaker Dion McInnes 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.

​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, September 18 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.

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, October 8 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.

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese


Sightseeing at the Great Wall, visiting the Terracotta Warriors or traveling to Beijing, Shanghai or Taiwan on business? Study Chinese language and culture before your trip. Join a FREE Mandarin Chinese class at the Huntsville Public Library from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17 and 24. Beginning level students will learn about the history of the language, how to draw Chinese characters, and how to read using the Pinyin spelling system (transcription of Chinese characters into the Roman alphabet). This series will repeat in November. Register here or call Mary Kokot, Adult Program 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.

Free Basic Computer Classes

Want to get more comfortable with computers or update your skills? If so, then register for our Free Basic Computer Classes held at the Huntsville Public Library. Classes will be held from 11 to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays in September. These classes will discuss using the mouse, typing, emailing, and Internet browsing. 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 years and older can register for classes, register here or for more information call IT Coordinator Jalpa Shah at 936-291-5485.

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, October 4, 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.