Just a few of the library’s adult programs include Genealogy, gardening tips, health, and fitness.
Be part of the adult book club at the Huntsville Public Library! All interested persons are welcome to join in the fun from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Book clubs are an excellent way to enjoy books, challenge one’s mind, and socialize with other book lovers! Have fun reading a wide variety of books, making friends, meeting like-minded people and stimulating the brain cells! For membership, register here.
Get fit while you sit with Sittercise! Everybody’s favorite exercise program is being offered from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Huntsville Public Library in conjunction with Huntsville Memorial Hospital. Classes begin Tuesday, May 11. 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 Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 for additional information.
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.
Lineage Society Workshop
The Huntsville Public Library will host its 30 th annual Lineage Society Workshop on Thursday, June 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the public is encouraged to attend. The workshop will be held in the Staggs Community Room and participants will receive assistance in preparation of lineage applications to any patriotic or lineage society (women and men). Attendees will have an hour for independent lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
“Anyone interested in joining a lineage society is invited to participate,” said Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator. “Bring any genealogical & family materials you have, i.e. birth, death, and marriage certificates, Bible records, land records, etc. If in doubt, bring it along. Help will be available to assist in preparing your lineage papers, and worksheets and handouts will be furnished.”
The workshop is taught by Johnnie Jo Sowell Dickenson, Professional Genealogist, and is sponsored by the Mary Martin Elmore Scott Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Huntsville Public Library. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. To attend the workshop and receive the handouts and worksheets, interested parties can register here. For any additional information, call Kokot at 936- 291-5471. Due to Covid-19 concerns, please be advised that the event is subject to cancellation.