Just a few of the library’s adult programs include Genealogy, gardening tips, health, and fitness.
Lineage Society Workshop
Summer Genealogy Weekend
The Huntsville Public Library and the Walker County Genealogical Society will host the annual Summer Genealogy Weekend on August 5 and August 6, 2022. 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 5 and from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, August 6. 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. Contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator at 936-291-5471 or sign up here.
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 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21 in the Nash Board Room. Join industry specialist Keri Harvie 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.
Piney Woods Page Turner Book Club
Be part of the Piney Woods Page Turners Book Club at Huntsville Public Library. All interested persons are welcome to join in person or virtually. The in-person meeting will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Nash Board Room on Thursday, June 9. You may join via Zoom at the same time. The book selection for June is Out Of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez. 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.
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, and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays at Huntsville Public Library in conjunction with Huntsville Memorial Hospital. Class dates are May 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27, and 31. 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 Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471 for additional information.
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 Resource Coordinator Linda Huff at 936-291-5912 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 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 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 the 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.