Adult Programming

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

State-Wide 2019 Genealogy Lock-In

The Huntsville Public Library, in cooperation with the Walker County Genealogical Society, will host the State-Wide 2019 Genealogy Lock-In in celebration of Family History Month. This event takes place Friday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. at the Huntsville Public Library. Join us in the Staggs Community Room for this unique genealogical event. There will be presentations live-streamed from other libraries around the state that will also be participating. This is the first year that the Huntsville Public Library will be participating in this event… please come and help make it a success! The event is FREE, but registration is required, register here.  If you plan to attend the noon-1:30 event, sandwiches will be available if you have registered. For more information click here or call Mary at 936-291-5471.

Planting Your Fall Vegetable Garden

Huntsville Public Library is pleased to host the Walker County Master Gardeners
“Planting Your Fall Vegetable Garden” workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on
Monday, August 26 in the Staggs Community Room. The Master Gardeners will
discuss tips about fertilization, weed and insect control, plant selection and harvesting
guidelines, composting, and mulching. Texas Master Gardeners are members of the
local community who have been accepted into the Master Gardener training program in
Walker County. They have attended 50 hours of instruction, and have committed 50
hours of volunteer service to Walker County’s Texas Cooperative Extension program to
attain certification. The group is committed to educating others in the community about
a variety of horticulture-related topics. Their workshops and presentations are presented
in an engaging manner that is conducive for learning. Door prizes will be awarded. Sign
up here for this free workshop. 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 Tuesday, September 10,17 and 24. 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). This series will repeat in November. Register here or call Mary Kokot, Adult Program Coordinator, at (936)291-5471.

​Intensive Mandarin Chinese Classes

Join a FREE intensive Mandarin Chinese class from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursdays from September 12 to November 21 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 or call Mary Kokot, Adult Program Coordinator, at (936)291-5471.

Spanish Classes

Sign up now for free Spanish classes! Instructor Beth Williamson will be teaching two levels of Spanish on Wednesdays in the Huntsville Public Library’s Community Room. Intermediate Class will meet from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Beginner Class from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. The 13-week program begins September 4, 2019 and all materials are provided. Register now to reserve your spot – only 35 students maximum for each class. For Intermediate Class register here  and for Beginner class register here or call Mary at 936-291-5471 for additional information.

​Beginner Microsoft Excel Classes

Need a way to keep track of your schedule or budget? Learn how to organize your data with Microsoft Excel. The Huntsville Public Library is offering free Microsoft Excel Classes for beginners! A series of four classes from 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays begins August 6th in the Monday Computer Room. The course will cover subjects such as making a new file, data entry, cell formatting, formulas, and manipulating a finished table. Adults 18 years and older can register for classes, register here or for more information call IT Coordinator Jalpa Shah at 936-291-5485.

​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 11 a.m. to 12 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”, 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, August 9 (instead of August 2 due to the Frances Sprott Goforth Genealogy Weekend being held on August 2 and 3). from Develop the skill sets needed for online genealogical research. Learn how to navigate the different learning centers and databases. Discover family tree members using 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.


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. Register here or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 with questions or for additional information.  

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.