Adult Programming

Just a few of the library's adult programs include Genealogy, gardening tips, health, and fitness.  

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop

The Huntsville Public Library will be hosting a FREE Chronic Disease Self-Management
Workshop from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays starting September 24, 2018 in the Community Room. The six-week program will be taught by Ce Cowart Schlicher and Katharine Tuck with the Texas A & M Center for Population Health & Aging. Participants will learn: techniques to deal with problems such as depression, 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.

Healthy Aging

Health issues confronting Seniors become more important as the aging population of baby
boomers learns to cope with a variety of physical and mental challenges. A series of workshops during October and November at the Huntsville Public Library will address nutrition, brain health, heart health, and how to guard against the cold and flu season. “Eat Right for Healthy Aging” will be the first presentation by Lynette Azar of Angels Care Home Health from 11-12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2 in the Staggs Community Room. For the complete schedule of these free programs, please click here or call Mary at 936-291-5471.

Forum on Opioid Epidemic

The Huntsville Public Library will present a public forum to discuss the opioid epidemic and its effects on Huntsville and Walker County from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 27. A panel of professionals in the fields of public health care, drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation, counseling services, and law enforcement will address their concerns regarding the epidemic. Light refreshments will be served from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 5:30 p.m. Register here or call 936-291-5471 for more information.

Dave Dersham

Dave Dersham, folk singer, songwriter, and guitarist will perform his own music Friday,
September 28 at noon in the Huntsville Public Library’s Staggs Community Room. Dersham, a longtime resident of Northampton, Massachusetts, describes himself as an Americana artist and a performing songwriter. He regularly tours the “subterranean folk pockets” of the Northeast, southern California, and Texas. Please register here for this free program or call Mary at 936-581-5471 for more information.

Working Your Genealogy Puzzle

Where do you fit into the puzzle? Bring your puzzle pieces to the Huntsville Public
Library and let us help you put it together from 3 pm to 5 pm Thursdays beginning
September 20, 2018. Johnnie Jo Dickenson will guide participants in the research of
their family history using investigative tools such as online databases and resources
and the library’s extensive genealogy collection. The two-hour sessions will be held
every week through October 25, 2018 in the Johnnie Jo Sowell Dickenson Genealogy
Room. Please register here or call Mary Kokot 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 to 3 p.m. and Beginners Class from 5:15 to 7 p.m.
The 13-week program begins September 5, 2018, and all materials are provided.
Register now to reserve your spot – only 35 students maximum for each class. Register
here for Intermediate class and register here for Beginners class. or call Mary at 936-291-5471 for additional information.

GED classes

The Huntsville Public Library will host free GED classes taught by Lone Star College
staff (dates to be announced). Students are required to attend Orientation from noon to 
4 p.m. on Saturday, September 29 to enroll. Students 19 years and older should bring
valid government-issued photo ID. Students 18 years of age and younger, in addition to
the ID, need a self-consent form, a parental consent form, and a withdrawal form from
their previous institution. Preregistration is necessary, Register here. For Questions, 
Contact the AEL Team at Lone Star College at 281-260-3576 or
or visit

ESL Classes

The Huntsville Public Library will host English as a Second Language (ESL) Orientation
from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Students are required to attend
the orientation to enroll. The classes (dates to be announced) will be taught by Lone
Star College staff. Pre-registration is required, Register here. For Questions Contact the AEL Team at Lone Star College at 281-260-3576 or or visit

Clases de ESL

La Biblioteca Pública de Huntsville está organizando clases de inglés Como Segundo Lenguaje (ESL). Orientacion comienza el sábado 22 de septiembre, 2018 de 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Por favor de ser puntual. Interesados en atender necesitan atender la orientación primero antes de comenzar las clases. Las clases comenzarán el (dates to be announced) y serán enseñadas por los profesores del colegio Lone Star College. La pre-registración es requerida para esta clase. Registración aquí.Tiene preguntas? Favor de contactarse al equipo de AEL al colegio de Lone Star al 281-260-3576 o por correo electrónico o visite nuestra página

FamilySearch 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 beginning in August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 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. You can register here. This program is for adults 17 and older.

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! August’s book selection is Mischling by Affinity Konar. This will be followed by a group discussion. For membership, register here.

Midday Matinee

Join your friends and neighbors for a Midday Movie Matinee on Friday, September 7 at the Huntsville Public Library. Screenings of American classic movies will be shown on the first Friday of each month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Midday Movie Matinee will be followed by Family Movie Night at 5:30 p.m. Complimentary cookies will be served at both events and attendees may bring non-alcoholic drinks in non-spill containers. If attending Family Movie Night, don’t forget your pillows and blankets. Contact either Adult Program Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471 or Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-294-5910 for more details or visit for a list of upcoming movie titles. These programs are for all ages. The movie for September is
 "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre".


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. 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 here or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 with questions or for additional information.  

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. on Mondays. 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 4 or more players register. This program is for adults 18 years and older.

Computer Classes

Please click here 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.