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.  

English as a Second Language Orientations

The Huntsville Public Library will host English as a Second Language (ESL) Orientations from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 and from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Students are required to attend either of the orientations to enroll. The classes will be taught by Lone Star College staff and will begin in April at Mance Park Middle School. Pre-registration is required. Call Lone Star College – Greenspoint Center at 281-260-3576 to register.

​GED Classes

The Huntsville Public Library will host free GED classes each Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. in April (dates to be announced). The classes will be taught by Lone Star College staff. Students are required to attend Orientation from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7 and noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 to enroll. Students 19 years and older should bring a 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. Call Lone Star College – Greenspoint Center at 281-260-3576 to register.

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. 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 8 or more players register. This program is for adults 18 years and older.

Sittercise


Get fit while you sit with Sittercise! Start 2018 off with a new exercise program being offered from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning January 9th 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. 

Spanish Classes

Sign up now for free Spanish classes! Instructor Beth Williamson will be teaching two beginners classes Tuesdays in the Huntsville Public Library’s Community Room. Classes will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 5:15 to 7 p.m. The 16 week program begins January 23, 2018, and all materials are provided. Register now to reserve your spot – only 35 students maximum for each class. Register here or call Mary at 936-291-5471 for additional information.

Brown Bag Series


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.

​Pilates for Everyone

Pilates is a great way to strengthen your abs, reduce back pain and hone your focus.  Pilates student teachers from the SHSU Department of Dance will teach a weekly class from 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM starting Monday, February 19 through April 30th in the Community Room at the Huntsville Public Library. The Library is partnering with the SHSU Center for Community Engagement for this program. Pilates classes build strength, flexibility, and lean muscle tone with an emphasis on lengthening the body and aligning the spine. Benefits include production of long, lean, strong overall muscle tone that doesn't create bulk, overall slimming, greatly improved flexibility and increased mobility, even in just a short space of time. Please bring your own towel or mat. Consult your doctor before starting any new exercise program. Liability waivers are required to participate and are available from the instructor. Register here call Mary at 936-291-5471 for more information. Class size is limited. Class will not meet March 12th.



​Midday Matinee

Join your friends and neighbors for a Midday Movie Matinee beginning Friday, March 2nd at the Huntsville Public Library. Screenings of American classic movies will be shown on the first Fridays 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 popcorn 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. The movie for March will be The African Queen.

​Citizenship Informational Session

Avoid immigration scams and get all the facts about the naturalization process at the Huntsville Public Library.  Come to the Citizenship Information Session at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 5 in the Community Room. Rosa Ramirez, Community Relations Officer for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Department, will answer your questions about the citizenship/naturalization application process and interview. Ms. Ramirez has over nine years of experience conducting interviews with applicants. For more information, contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471. Register here.

Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop


Do you suffer from chronic pain? Learn how to ease your symptoms through stress management, exercise, and nutrition. The 2 ½ hour classes starting at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 29 will also feature how to get a good night’s sleep and how to deal with depression. Hosted by the Huntsville Public Library, the series of six classes will occur weekly through March 12. The classes are sponsored by the Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging and the Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging. The workshops are free and limited to 16 participants. For more information and registration, contact Ce Schlicher at 936-436- 0442. Dates are: January 29, February 5, February 12, February 19, February 26, March 5 and March 12. This program is for adults 17 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.