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. 

Fall Genealogy Classes

EXTENDED! Classes will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 26 at the Huntsville Public Library. The classes are scheduled to "meet your needs" and to "answer your questions." Bring materials needed to explain your problems. The class is taught by Genealogist Johnnie Jo Dickenson. 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. Wednesdays in October. 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.

Free Spanish classes back

The ever-popular, free Spanish classes are returning to the Huntsville Public Library! Instructor Beth Williamson will be teaching Intermediate and Advanced classes Tuesdays in the Community Room. The 13-week program begins Tuesday, September 5, 2017, and materials are provided. Register now to reserve your spot – only 35 student maximum for each class. Intermediate class will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. and advanced class from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Click here for Intermediate classes or here for Advanced classes. Call Mary at 936-291-5471 for additional information. 

FAFSA seminar available

Beta Alpha Psi, an honor business fraternity at SHSU, in conjunction with the SHSU Student Money Management Center will be presenting “The FAFSA:  Your Ticket to Financial Aid” at the Huntsville Public Library on the following dates and times: at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 11 and at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, October 19. Space is limited so please register
here or call Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.

Brown Bag Lecture Series for October

Attention all literary aficionados! Dr. Gene Young, Professor of English at Sam Houston State University, will speak on “Texas Literature: Some Favorite Stories about Texas Writers” at the October 27
th Brown Bag Lecture Series. Dr. Young will give a brief background and assessment of Texas literature. His presentation will include a handful of his favorite stories about a small selection of the better-known Texas fiction writers – J. Frank Dobie, Katherine Anne Porter, Elmer Kelton, Sandra Cisneros, Larry McMurtry, and Cormac McCarthy.  Dr. Young has been reading Texas literature since he was a boy in the Texas Panhandle.  One of his teaching specialties is, in fact, the literature, culture, and folklore of Texas.  He has been a full-time Professor in the Department of English at SHSU since 1992.  His main interest outside teaching is traditional American music. Dr. Young plays fiddle and guitar in three different traditional bands, one of which - the Young Family String Band - includes his wife and daughters.  Attendees may bring a brown bag lunch. Lunch time begins at 11:30 and the lecture will begin at noon. The lecture series is planned for the fourth Thursday of each month. Beverages will be provided. Admission is free. The Huntsville Public Library is located at 1219 13th Street.  For more information contact Mary at 936-291-5471.

Diabetes Self-Management Program Workshop

These new workshops from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays from October 30 through December 4 at the Huntsville Public Library are focused around self-managed care for Diabetes. Sponsored by Texas A&M Center for Population Health & Aging and hosted by Huntsville Public Library, they are designed to help participants deal with the symptoms of Diabetes, such as fatigue, pain, stress and frustration. Other topics covered include: healthy eating, medication use, and working with health care providers. Limited to 16 participants, classes are hands-on and highly interactive. Cecilia “Ce” Schlicher, Master Trainer, recently completed her certification in the Chronic Pain Self-Management program, and works under the Texas A&M Center for Population Health & Aging license. Click here to register.

GED testing and orientation

The Huntsville Public Library will host free GED testing and orientation from 2:30 to 7 PM Wednesday, October 25. The classes will be taught by Lone Star College staff. Students are required to attend both Testing and Orientation in order to enroll. Students 19 years and older should bring with them a valid government-issued photo ID. Students 18 years of age, in addition to the ID, need a self-consent form, a parental consent form, and a withdrawal form from their previous institution. Contact Natalie Abundiz at for more information.

ESL orientation and testing set

The Huntsville Public Library will host an ESL New Student Orientation and Testing Sessions from 3 to 7 p.m. on Monday, October 23 in the Community Room. The classes are taught by Lone Star College staff and dates and times will be announced at a later date. Attendance is mandatory at the Orientation and Visit the library’s website for more information or contact Natalie Abundiz at

Computer Classes

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