Just a few of the library’s adult programs include Genealogy, gardening tips, health, and fitness.
Human trafficking is a crime that forcefully exploits women, men, and children. This can include forced labor, marriage, prostitution, and organ removal. United Against Human Trafficking (UAHT) will resent an informative session that will address this issue on May 18, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Huntsville Public Library’s Staggs Community Room.
At any given time, there are 234,000 victims of labor trafficking in Texas. There are 79,000 victims of youth and minor sex trafficking in Texas at any given time. Learn more about the growing problem of human trafficking and how to help and identify victims. Register here or call 936-291-5471 for further information.
Introduction to Mandarin Chinese
Sightseeing at the Great Wall, visiting the Terracotta Warriors or traveling to Beijing, Shanghai or Taiwan on business? Study Chinese language and culture before your trip. Join a FREE Mandarin Chinese class online from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 9, and 16. Beginning level students will learn about the history of the language, how to draw Chinese characters, and how to read using the Pinyin spelling system (transcription of Chinese characters into the Roman alphabet). Pre-register here or call Mary Kokot, Adult Program Coordinator, at (936)291-5471.
Free Adult Literacy Tutoring
Free walk-in tutoring sessions are available at the Huntsville Public Library for adults (18+ years old). This tutoring program helps with English reading, writing, and speaking skills and preparation for the GED® (high school equivalency test). Walk-in tutoring sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment required for sessions Monday through Friday. Saturday by appointment only. Please call Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 for more information.
Tutoría en Literatura Gratis para Adultos
Sesiones tutoriales gratis son disponibles en la biblioteca de Huntsville para adultos (18+ años). Este programa tutorial ayuda con la habilidad de hablar, escribir, y leer Inglés y con la preparación del GED (prueba de equivalencia de secundaria). Las sesiones tutoriales son por orden de llegada. No se necesita cita para las sesiones de Lunes a Viernes. Sábados son solo por cita. Por favor llame a Mary Kokot, coordinadora de servicios adultos, 936-291-5471 para mas información.
Family Search Workshop
The Huntsville Public Library is pleased to announce an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts and newcomers alike to meet with experienced and qualified genealogical researchers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. One-hour sessions will be offered weekly on Thursdays. Sessions will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Attendance will be limited to no more than four researchers. The small group will allow each participant to receive individual attention. Sign-up is not required. This program is for adults 17 and older. For more information call Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator at (936)291-5471.
If your family tree is missing some branches, then sign up for “Exploring Ancestry.com”, a workshop devoted to teaching the basics of this online family history resource. The workshop will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. Develop the skill sets needed for online genealogical research. Learn how to navigate the different learning centers and databases. Discover family tree members using Ancestry.com tools such as vital, census, military, and immigration records. The site is free to library patrons when used on the library’s computers. Limit 4 per session. This program is for adults 17 and older. Register here or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471.
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! It’s an exercise program offered from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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. For additional information contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471.
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.