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April 27, 2018, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Main Street Office
April 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
“The world has a way of keeping things in balance.” In Stephen King’s novel Dr. Sleep, readers can learn more about what happened to the Overlook Hotel, Danny Torrance, and other children with the power of “the shine.” Find out more about the powerful sequel to The Shining by joining the Huntsville Public Library’s Stephen King Online Book Club to discuss Dr. Sleep during the month of April. To register, please visit myhuntsvillelibrary.com. This Book Club is for ages 14-adult. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.
April 26, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library Community Room
Get fit while you sit with Sittercise! Start 2018 off with a new exercise program being offered from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning January 9th 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 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. Register at www.myhuntsvillelibrary.com/788/Sittercise or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 with questions or for additional information.
April 26, 2018, 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM @ Library Board Room
Do you want to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Come join the Huntsville Public Library’s Coding for Girls Club! The club is a free after-school activity for 6-12th grade girls. Members can learn coding and programming computer science skills. Meetings are held every Thursday from 5:15 - 6:45 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register contact Bella Abril at 936-291-5485 or visit myhunstvillelibrary.com.
April 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ HPL Community Room
The Huntsville Public Library in conjunction with Law, Engagement, and Politics (LEAP) Center will host a free, five-week Citizenship Preparation Course from Thursday, April 5th to Thursday, May 3rd. The classes will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Huntsville Public Library's Community Room. The course is designed to prepare immigrants for the U.S. Naturalization Test and will cover the application process, oral interview, and exam. All necessary materials will be provided. The classes are taught by Mike Yawn, Political Science Professor at SHSU. For more information contact Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.
April 27, 2018, 10:45 AM - 11:20 AM @ Library
Come to Story Time – a fun early literacy program for kids 5 and under. Join us for interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. The early literacy practices featured each week help build the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and learning. For parents and caregivers, story time offers an opportunity to experience early literacy practices in action, discover great books and resources for home use, and socialize with other parents after Story Time. Wednesday and Friday sessions share a theme with something new each week. Sign-up is not required. Story times are held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:45 a.m.
April 30, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library
Do you have children ages 2 or under? Then Mother Goose Lapsit is a story time designed for you! Held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., enjoy a half-hour of developmentally appropriate play featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. This program introduces little ones to the story time experience and is perfect for their language development and developing vocabulary. Sign-up is not required.
April 30, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Huntsville Public Library will be hosting a FREE Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays starting on April 23, 2018 in the Community Room. The six-week program will be taught by Ce Cowart Schlicher and Dianne Dean with the Texas A & M Center for Population Health & Aging. Participants will learn: techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep; exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance; appropriate use of medications; proper nutrition and communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals. For more information or to register, please call Ce Cowart Schlicher at 936-436-0442. Class size is limited and you must be over 18 to attend.
April 30, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Library
Get in on the fun! Play Texas 42 at the Huntsville Public Library. Texas 42 is a dominoes game similar in style to bridge and spades. It is held from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays at the Library. Studies show playing dominoes can be beneficial for the mind as attention to detail and strategy are essential to play. So, come to the Library each week and strategize your winning moves. We’ll supply the dominoes and refreshments. Games will be played weekly if 4 or more players register. This program is for adults 18 years and older. Please register in advance at myhuntsvillelibrary.com or call Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 for more information.
April 30, 2018, 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM
Pilates student teachers from the SHSU Department of Dance will teach a weekly class from 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM starting Monday, February 19 through April 30th in the Community Room at the Huntsville Public Library. The Library is partnering with the SHSU Center for Community Engagement for this program. Pilates classes build strength, flexibility, and lean muscle tone with an emphasis on lengthening the body and aligning the spine. Benefits include production of long, lean, strong overall muscle tone that doesn't create bulk, overall slimming, greatly improved flexibility and increased mobility, even in just a short space of time. Please bring your own towel or mat. Consult your doctor before starting any new exercise program. Liability waivers are required to participate and are available from the instructor. For more information contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471. Class size is limited. Class will not meet March 12th. Class is currently full.