Adult Programming

Just a few of the library’s adult programs include Genealogy, gardening tips, health, and fitness.  

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Tech Neck

Has the use of technology had an impact on your posture? Spending hours on a computer or scrolling on a mobile device can lead to pain throughout the upper back and neck.  Airrosti Health Care Group, in collaboration with Huntsville Public Library, will present a free interactive workshop from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, October 20 in the Nash Board Room. Learn simple techniques for reducing strain, improving range of motion, and increasing strength. Light refreshments will be available. Register here or contact Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471 for more information.

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Beginning Genealogy

The Walker County Genealogical Society, in collaboration with Huntsville Public Library, will present “Beginning Genealogy” on Tuesday, October 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Dickenson Genealogy Room. Although this is a beginner-level offering, researchers of all levels are invited and will learn different and new techniques of researching, including how to access many different genealogy websites. WCGS member Emmy Bushman will demonstrate how to set up individual Family Group Sheets and Five-Generation Ancestor Charts. Be sure to bring with you all information on your grandparents and great-grandparents, including birth and death dates. Register here or for more information, please contact Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.

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State-Wide 2022 Genealogy Lock-In

The Huntsville Public Library, in cooperation with the Walker County Genealogical Society, will host the State-Wide 2022 Genealogy Lock-In in celebration of Family History Month. This event takes place from 10:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21 at Huntsville Public Library. Join us in the Staggs Community Room for this unique genealogical event. There will be presentations from other libraries around the state that will also be participating. This is the third year Huntsville Public Library will be participating in this event so please come and help make it a huge success! The event is FREE, and registration is encouraged but not required. Register here or call Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471. The programs are provided by the Genealogy Network of Texas (GNT), a state-wide initiative to connect libraries/genealogical societies and provide educational and research opportunities that is spearheaded by the Genealogy Center of the Waco-McLennan County Library. Co-sponsors include the Central Texas Genealogical Society and the Texas State Genealogical Society.  Reservations can be made at the door for Gumbo/Chili plates for $10 from the Forrest Masonic Lodge #19 fundraiser. 

Fiber Arts Sep 2022Fiber Arts

Looking for company while your hands are busy with yarn or textiles? Join the Fiber Arts group at Huntsville Public Library to share your knitting and crocheting projects and hang out for some chat. All are welcome-beginners and the more experienced! Sessions are held each Wednesday of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Meetings in October will be October 5, 12, 19, and 26. Supplies not provided. Registration is required and you can register here. For more information, please contact Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.

Microsoft Excel Oct 2022

Beginner Microsoft Excel Classes

Need a way to keep track of your schedule or budget? Have you been meaning to learn Microsoft Excel but don’t know where to start? Learn how to organize your data by attending Huntsville Public Library’s free Microsoft Excel classes for beginners. Classes will be offered from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesdays and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays in October. Topics to be covered will include making a new file, data entry, cell formatting, formulas, and manipulating a finished table. Adults 18 years and older can complete the required registration. Register here or for more information call the IT Desk at 936-291-5485.

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3D Printing Classes

Ever wondered how 3D printing works? Want to take a crack at making your own 3D model?Huntsville Public Library is offering two 3D printing classes during the month of October. Participants will learn to make a 3D model in Tinkercad and their model will be printed by library staff. Staff will notify participants via phone and/or email when their print is ready to pick up. A teen 3D printing class for ages 12-17 will take place in the Rex Children’s room on Monday, October 17 from 5-6 pm. A 3D printing class for patrons 18 and over will be offered in the Adult Computer Lab on Friday, October 21  from 5-6 pm. Registration is required and you can register here. For more information, contact IT Services Coordinator Josh Sabo at 936-291-5485.

Medicare plans- 3rd Tuesday of each month

Traditional Medicare? Medicare Replacement Plans?  What Are My Options?

Information regarding available insurance plans for those eligible for Medicare can quickly become overwhelming.  Huntsville Public Library will host an informational session at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18 in the Nash Board- room. Join industry specialist Keri Harvie to learn more about your options and the details of the various programs. For more information, please contact Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.

Sittercise T and T Fall 2022Sittercise

Get fit while you sit with Sittercise! Everybody’s favorite exercise program is being offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Huntsville Public Library in conjunction with Huntsville Memorial Hospital. Class dates are October 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, and 27. Sittercise is designed to help those who are aging and/or dealing with chronic illnesses. Sittercise 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. Class is limited to 25 so social distancing can be maintained. Please contact Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471 for additional information.

Piney Woods Writers GroupThe Piney Woods Writers Group

If you are a writer looking for other writers for encouragement and support, Piney Woods Writers Group meets the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month in the Boardroom of the Huntsville Public Library from 2 to 4 PM. Come and check us out!  For more information, please contact Resource Coordinator Linda Huff at 936-291-5912 or visit the group’s Facebook page “Piney Woods Writers Group.”

BOOK-A-TECHBook-a-Tech

Do you need help with technology? The Huntsville Public Library is now offering the "Book-a-Tech" program. Please register here and one of our IT staff members will contact you to schedule your free 30 minute appointment in which you can bring your personal devices to the library for a one on one session. Remember, your appointment is not confirmed until a staff person contacts you. If you need assistance or have any questions, please call the library at 936-291-5472.

Preserving Your Story 2022Preserving Your Story

The Walker County Genealogical Society (WCGS) and Huntsville Public Library are engaged in a joint, community-wide project to preserve the local history of the Covid-19 Pandemic. A major health and historical event, the pandemic has touched the lives of everyone in Walker County, and its aftermath will continue to affect our citizens well into the future. What have we learned that the next generation needs to know? We want to record your personal stories so today’s experiences can become part of tomorrow's collective memory.

WCGS Past President Johnnie Jo Dickenson reminds us, “Many of us have lost cousins or other family members and were unable to attend their funerals. We have had to cancel annual family reunions. Let's involve the children. They have missed sleepovers, birthday parties, and their school life has been so different than years before. Let them tell their stories. Each of us has a different story to tell. It is important to the history of our community that these stories be recorded for future generations. Please help us with this project. Your story is important.”

The Walker County Genealogical Society will preserve these stories in their archives for future generations as a part of Walker County history. Email your story to wcgensoc@yahoo.com  or mail it to WCGS, P.O. Box 1295, Huntsville, TX 77342-1295. If you need help writing down your memories, contact library Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471 and she will arrange for someone to help record your thoughts and have them transcribed. Alternatively, you may drop your story off at Huntsville Public Library or email to mkokot@huntsvilletx.gov.

Literacy Tutors

Are you looking for a way to help others in your community? The Huntsville Public Library is seeking volunteers to tutor adults who need help with GED preparation, English as a Second Language, or basic literacy skills. Volunteers will receive training and materials will be provided. Please contact Resource Coordinator Linda Huff at 936-291-5912 if you are interested in volunteering.

The Sam Houston Jazz Combo

Patrons enjoyed live music at the Huntsville Public Library's program "Fine Arts Friday" during National Library Week, April 9.

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