Adult Programming

Just a few of the library's adult programs include Genealogy, gardening tips, health, estate planning, privacy in the digital world, and fitness. 

Books or Beethoven?

Take advantage of both in December at HPL. At the tender age of six years, Diana Tarin picked up the violin and it’s scarcely been out of her hands since! She displayed her musical talent at the Huntsville Public Library’s 50th anniversary celebration and the Library is delighted to welcome her back for a repeat performance at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 7th.  A native of Spain, Ms. Tarin studied for six years at the Professional Conservatory of Valencia. In 2010, she began her undergraduate program in violin performance at The Royal Conservatory of Madrid with Manuel Guillen. She is currently pursuing her masters in violin performance at Sam Houston State University as well as working with the Huntsville Youth Orchestra, teaching, coaching and conducting. Ms. Tarin has performed with numerous international orchestras and various chamber orchestra groups. No registration required for this free performance. 

Texas 42 at HPL

Get in on the fun! Play Texas 42 - a dominoes game similar in style to bridge and spades - at the Huntsville Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Studies show playing dominoes can be beneficial for the mind as attention to detail and strategy are essential to play.  Come to the Community Room each week and strategize your winning moves. We’ll supply the dominoes and refreshments. Please register in advance here or call Mary at 936-291-5471 for more information. Games will be played weekly if 8 or more players register. This program is for adults 18 years and older.

Free Spanish classes back

The ever-popular, free Spanish classes are returning to the Huntsville Public Library! Instructor Beth Williamson will be teaching Intermediate and Advanced classes Tuesdays in the Community Room. The 13-week program begins Tuesday, September 5, 2017, and materials are provided. Register now to reserve your spot – only 35 student maximum for each class. Intermediate class will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. and advanced class from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Click here for Intermediate classes or here for Advanced classes. Call Mary at 936-291-5471 for additional information. 

Brown Bag Lecture Series 

Drumroll, please! There’ll be that and more at the noon hour on Thursday, November 30 during Brown Bag Lecture Series, when Dr. John Lane, Director of Percussion Studies and Associate Professor of Percussion at Sam Houston State University, will demonstrate several instruments and speak on “A Brief History of Percussion.” His presentation will provide an overview of the development of percussion used in Western music. John Lane is an artist whose creative work and collaborations extend through percussion to poetry/spoken word and theater. Attendees may bring a brown bag lunch. Lunch time begins at 11:30 a.m. and the lecture will begin at noon. Beverages will be provided. Admission is free. For more information contact Mary at 936-291-5471. 

Diabetes Self-Management Program Workshop

These new workshops from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays from October 30 through December 4 at the Huntsville Public Library are focused around self-managed care for Diabetes. Sponsored by Texas A&M Center for Population Health & Aging and hosted by Huntsville Public Library, they are designed to help participants deal with the symptoms of Diabetes, such as fatigue, pain, stress and frustration. Other topics covered include: healthy eating, medication use, and working with health care providers. Limited to 16 participants, classes are hands-on and highly interactive. Cecilia “Ce” Schlicher, Master Trainer, recently completed her certification in the Chronic Pain Self-Management program, and works under the Texas A&M Center for Population Health & Aging license. Click here to register.

FREE Festive Holiday Music

“O Come All Ye Faithful!” to hear the Huntsville Community Choir sing festive holiday music from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Huntsville Public Library. Be sure to request your favorite Christmas carol! Under the direction of Cynthia Cross, this mixed adult choir formed in 1994. The choir performs several times each year at assisted living residences in Huntsville, the Senior Center and out-of-town choir festivals.  This is a free event and is open to all ages. No registration required. 

Computer Classes

Please click here to find adult computer classes available at HPL.