Just a few of the library’s adult programs include Genealogy, gardening tips, health, and fitness.
“Tails and Tales” Texas Summer Reading Program
Don’t forget! The deadline for the Texas Summer Reading Program at the Huntsville Public Library is Friday, July 23. Participants must conclude recording their reading progress on READsquared by the end of this day. Children who have earned prizes with their Reader’s Passport must redeem their rewards with participating businesses by Saturday, July 31. The Library’s raffle prize drawings will be held during the first week of August. Raffle prizes must be picked up no later than Monday, August 16. Registration is required and you can register here or For more information, please contact Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.
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 Wednesdays. 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, sign-up here. This program is for adults 17 and older.
Be part of the book club at Huntsville Public Library. All interested persons are welcome to join virtually or in person. The in-person meeting will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Staggs Community Room at the library on July 8. The virtual meeting will take place at the same time via Zoom. The book selection for July is Remember by Lisa Genova. Current and future book choices can be found on the library website 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 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.
Get fit while you sit with Sittercise! Everybody’s favorite exercise program is being 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 illnesses. Sittercise 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. Class is limited to 25 so social distancing can be maintained. Please contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, 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 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesdays and 5 to 6 p.m. Thursdays in June. 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 and older can register for classes, register here or call the IT Reference Desk at 936-291-5485.
Microsoft Word Classes
Want to create and edit professional resumes, newsletters, and documents? The Huntsville Public Library is offering Free Microsoft Word Classes. A series of 4 classes from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesdays and 5 to 6 p.m. Thursdays in July. These classes will feature activities on typing and how to make corrections, formatting text, working with pictures and graphics, and using tables and outlines with bullets. 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, register here or call IT Reference Desk at 936-291-5485.
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 the Huntsville Public Library are beginning 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 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 wcgen.com or mail it to WCGS, P.O. Box 1295, Huntsville, TX 77342-1295. If you need help writing down your memories, contact the Adult Services Coordinator, Mary Kokot, at the library, (936) 291-5471 and she will arrange for someone to help record your thoughts and have them transcribed. Alternatively, drop it off at Huntsville Public Library or email email@example.com.