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. 

Brown Bag Lecture Series

The Huntsville Public Library continues its Brown Bag Lecture Series on Thursday, February 23. Dr. Marcus Gillespie, Associate Dean in the College of Science and Engineering Technology at Sam Houston State University, will present “Climate Change: Evidence, Causes, and Consequences”. He will discuss the scientific consensus regarding our changing climate. Factors that have contributed to the impression that the science is “not yet settled” regarding the causes and implications of climate change will also be addressed. Attendees may bring a brown bag lunch. Lunch time begins at 11:30 a.m. and the lecture will begin at noon.  The lecture series is planned for the fourth Thursday of each month. Some of the topics that will be explored include interesting and novel topics of general appeal to Huntsville. Beverages will be provided. Admission is free. Please register here. For more information, call 936-291-5471.

Genealogy Dead Ends Saturdays

The Huntsville Public Library is pleased to announce an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet with an experienced and qualified genealogical researcher. Two-hour sessions will be offered the first and second Saturdays for a six-month period beginning in November. Sessions are scheduled from 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Attendance will be limited to no more than three researchers. The small group will allow each participant to receive individual attention. Register here

Basic Genealogy classes

There will be a series of Genealogy Classes teaching the basics of research at Huntsville Public Library on Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. beginning January 26, 2017.  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 February 23, 2017 in the Library’s Community Room. Please register here or call Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.

Spanish classes

The ever-popular, free Spanish classes are returning to the Huntsville Public Library! Instructor Beth Williamson will be teaching Beginning and Advanced classes on Wednesdays in the Community Room. The 15-week program begins Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 and materials are provided. Register now to reserve your spot – only 35 students maximum for each class. Beginning classes will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. and advanced classes from 3 to 4:15 p.m. Register below or by calling Mary at 936-291-5471 for additional information.

  Beginning Classes(Registration closed)               Advanced Classes

Genealogy Winter Lock-In

The Huntsville Public Library & Walker County Genealogy Society will host the annual Genealogy Winter Lock-In from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. Beginners and longtime researchers are all invited. Society Members will be available to assist in all areas of research. Bring all your paperwork! A light lunch will be provided by the Society. Register online at here or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 for more information. 

Master Gardeners Class

Huntsville Public Library is pleased to host the Walker County Master Gardeners “Spring Vegetable Gardening” from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 7, in the Library’s Community Room.  The Master Gardeners will discuss weed control and insect management with an emphasis on tomato varieties well-suited to our area that are proven winners. Texas Master Gardeners are members of the local community who have been accepted into the Master Gardener training program in Walker County. They have attended 50 hours of instruction, and have committed 50 hours of volunteer service to Walker County’s Texas Cooperative Extension program in order to attain certification.  The group is committed to educating others in the community about a variety of horticulture-related topics. Their workshops and presentations are presented in an engaging manner that is conducive for learning. Door prizes will be awarded. Registration requested by clicking hereContact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 with questions or for additional information. 


Computer Programs


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