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January 23, 2018 - February 23, 2018
What did Michelangelo say to the ceiling? “I got you covered.” If you are an art
enthusiast, participate in the Huntsville Public Library’s 8th Annual Friends of the Huntsville Public Library Art Contest this spring. This contest is open for students aged 5-18, and the deadline to submit is Friday, February 23, 2018. Winners will be formally announced at the Artwork Unveiling Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018. Come to the library to pick up your entry form and contest rules today! This year’s theme is “Celebrations”. Completed entry form required for eligibility. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.
February 1, 2018 - February 28, 2018
“In desperation, because it was the only thing he could think of, he said: 'I know. You're my number one fan.'" Paul Sheldon, the main character of Stephen King’s Misery, is rescued from peril after a car crash by his “number one fan” Annie Wilkes. But is Annie really trying to help him? Find out by joining the Huntsville Public Library’s Stephen King Online Book Club where we will be discussing Misery during the month of February. To register, please visit myhuntsvillelibrary.com. This Book Club is for ages 14 and up. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5940.
February 2, 2018, 10:45 AM - 11:45 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.
February 2, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Huntsville Public Library is pleased to announce an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts and newcomers alike to meet with an experienced and qualified genealogical researcher. Two-hour sessions will be offered the first and third Fridays for a five-month period beginning in February. Sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendance will be limited to no more than three researchers. The small group will allow each participant to receive individual attention. Sharon Vann has volunteered to assist local researchers with the skills and knowledge she has acquired over many years of family research. Vann has worked since 2006 organizing and teaching family history interest groups in her church. She has spent the last several years giving one-on- one help to those interested in learning how to use Family Search as a research tool. Interested persons should contact Mary
Kokot, Adult Program Coordinator at 936-291- 5471. Sign-up is required.
February 2, 2018, 1:00 PM
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. This 2000 Newberry Award book and 2000 Coretta Scott King Award book tells the story of ten-year-old Bud Caldwell, an orphan living through the Great Depression in Flint, Michigan. Bud, Not Buddy is also February’s book for the First Friday Book Club at the Huntsville Public Library. The Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, February 2, 2018 to discuss this fascinating story of family, forgiveness, and perseverance. This program is best suited for 3rd through 7th grade, and the required registration can be completed at myhuntsvillelibrary.com. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.
February 2, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Library
Are you a fan of “My Little Pony?” Or did you miss this movie in theaters? The Huntsville Public Library has you covered with our monthly Family Movie Night! February’s movie selection is My Little Pony: The Movie which will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Friday, February 2, 2018 in the Community Room. Enjoy complimentary popcorn during the film but don’t forget to bring your own child-friendly beverage and pillows/blankets. Registration is not required for this all ages event.