Adult Programming





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

Spring Gardening


Huntsville Public Library is pleased to host the Walker County Master Gardeners “Spring
Gardening” workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2 in the
Library’s Staggs Community Room. The Master Gardeners will discuss tips about soil
preparation, mulching, irrigation, propagation, spring vegetables (including tomatoes),
Integrated Pest Management and more! Texas Master Gardeners are members of the
local community who have been accepted into the Master Gardener training program in
Walker County. The group is committed to educating others in the community about a
variety of horticulture-related topics. Door prizes will be awarded. Sign up for this free
workshop, Register here. Contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 with questions or for additional 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 at the Huntsville Public Library from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 13, and 20. 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). Register here or call Mary Kokot, Adult Program Coordinator, at (936)291-5471.

Intensive Mandarin


Join a FREE intensive Mandarin Chinese class from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays from February 4 to April 28 at the Huntsville Public Library. Students will learn how to speak, write, and read this language. Instructor is a native speaker from Nanging, China. Register here at or call Mary Kokot, Adult Program Coordinator, at (936)291-5471.

​Genealogy Winter Lock-In


The Walker County Genealogical Society will host its annual Genealogy Winter Lock-In from 12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 16 at the Huntsville Public Library. Society Members will be available to assist in all areas of research. Light lunch provided. Register here or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 for more information.

Heart Healthy Habits


February is traditionally the month for lovers and all things heart related. February reminds us to take care of our heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Huntsville Public Library is proudly participating in the American Heart Month to increase awareness of heart disease and its effects. Clinical Dietitian April Pickrel will speak about heart- healthy habits on Tuesday, February 11 at 11 a.m. in the Staggs Community Room. You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.

To lower your risk:
  •  Watch your weight.
  •  Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
  •  Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
  •  If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  •  Get active and eat healthy.
The annual celebration began in 1963 to encourage Americans to join the battle against heart disease. Statewide, 1.177 million Texans are affected by heart disease. Register here or for more information, visit www.myhuntsvillelibrary.com.

Basic Computer Classes


Make your New Year’s resolution mastering computer skills with help from the Huntsville Public Library. Register for our free Basic Computer Classes held from 11 to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays in January at the Huntsville Public Library. These classes will discuss using the mouse, typing, emailing, and Internet browsing. Class size is limited, and registration is required. A library card is needed to participate in the classes. If you don’t have a card, bring your ID. Adults 17 and older can register for classes. Register here or call IT Coordinator Jalpa Shah at 936-291-5485. 

​New Year, New Library

The Huntsville Public Library has many exciting services and programs to offer the community, many of which are new. Join us for Library Night at 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 30 in Huntsville Public Library’s Staggs Community Room for interactive presentations on new and current technology, programs for all ages, and services. Library Night is a great way to maximize your library experience.


​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.

Ancestry.com


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. The next class will be on Friday, January 3. 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.

Book Club

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.

Sittercise


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. See dates hereSittercise 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.  

Computer Classes


Please clickhere to find adult computer classes available at HPL.

Genealogy Programs

Please click here to find genealogy programs available at HPL.

Book Clubs

Please click here to find the different book clubs available at HPL.