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. 

Basic Genealogy Class

There will be a series of Genealogy Classes teaching the basics of research at Huntsville Public Library on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. beginning September 28, 2016.  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 November 2, 2016 in the Library’s Community Room. Please register here or call Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.

Brown Bag Lecture Series in September

Learn about “The Status of Invasive Species in Texas” at September’s Brown Bag Lecture Series on Thursday, September 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the Huntsville Public Library, presented by Dr. Jerry L. Cook.  Currently the Executive Director of the Texas Invasive Species Institute, Professor of Biology at Sam Houston State University and Associate Vice President for Research at SHSU, Cook will talk about several invasive species (including information on honeybees and their decline) in our area and an update on what the SHSU center is doing.  Questions welcome.  Attendees may bring a brown bag lunch.  Lunch time begins at 11:30 a.m. and the lecture will begin at noon.  Beverages will be provided.  Admission is free. 

Creative Writing Workshop
Have you ever wanted to write a best-seller? Do you think you could craft a television script as popular as The Game of Thrones?  Bring your imagination to The Huntsville Public Library in September to Arianne Goddard’s Creative Writing Workshop. The classes will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 6 to October 6. The ten classes spread out over four weeks will begin with the basics of how to create strong characters in film, television, and fiction and what makes certain characters strong and stand out.  As the class progresses you will learn how to get these characters to navigate through the plot and create a plot that works with your characters. By the end of the class, you will have completed a short story, short film script, or television pilot with your own original strong characters. No knowledge in fiction, screen writing, or television writing is needed as all the basics will be covered. Ms. Goddard is a MFA student and will be teaching the class as part of her requirements for a graduate degree. All levels are welcome. Please register here or call Mary Kokot at (936)291-5471. Register early as capacity is limited.

Free Spanish classes

The ever popular free Spanish classes are returning to the Huntsville Public Library! Instructor Beth Williamson will be teaching Intermediate and Advanced classes on Tuesdays in the Community Room. The 14 week program begins Tuesday, September 6, 2016 and materials are provided. Register now to reserve your spot – only 35 students maximum for each class. Intermediate classes will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. and advanced classes from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Register for intermediate here or advanced here. Call Mary at 936-291-5471 for additional information.

Give your vision some DIMENSION!

Learn to DESIGN, SCAN & PRINT in 3D. Join the Huntsville Library for an introduction to 3D printing from 11:30 to 12:30 on Wednesdays starting October 12th- 26th in the Board Room.  The first class will be October 12th, the second class will begin October 19th and the third class will be October 26th.   Over the course of this program, participants will learn the basic of 3D printing and software, design a 3D model of your choosing with the software and print a 3D model to take home. Participates are required to bring their own USB flash drive to save their 3D print model. These classes are limited to eight patrons per session over the age of 18. Please only register here for one class and prior computer skills and and usb flash drive is also required for this program. 

Computer Programs

Programs in basic computer and internet use are offered on an ongoing basis. Classes are held in the Computer Lab and are limited to 16 students per class. Classes meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. For information about what classes are available with a short description of each, please visit the Computer Lab page.

If you are interested in any of these classes please fill out one registration form to the class you wish to start with using the links below. There is a large number of students registered already so, please be patient as we work to get you into a class as fast as we can. You must have been registered and contacted in order to come to class. For further information, please contact Ashley Newsome at 936-291-5485, or by email.

Excel Course

First Class: Making a New File, Data Entry, Layout
Second Class: Cell Formatting
Third Class: Formulas
Fourth Class: Manipulating a Finished Table, Printing