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December 1, 2018
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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 23, 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 23, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Library Community Room
February is traditionally known as Black History Month and to celebrate that fact, the Brown Bag Lecture Series features Dr. Bernadette Pruitt, associate professor of history at Sam Houston State University, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, February 23 at the Huntsville Public Library. Dr. Pruitt will speak about some of the primary documents she used for her book and their importance in genealogy in her presentation "Documenting the Other Great Migration to Houston, 1900-1950."
The first Black woman to earn a PhD in History from the University of Houston, she obtained her undergraduate and master’s degrees from HBCU Texas Southern University. Attendees may bring a brown bag lunch. Lunch time begins at 11:30 a.m. and the lecture will begin at noon at the Huntsville Public Library. Beverages will be provided, and admission is free. For more information contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471.