Adult Programming





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

Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend


The Huntsville Public Library and the Walker County Genealogical Society will host the 7th annual Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend on 
August 2nd and 3rd, 2019. On-site registration for “Believe It or Not? – How to Verify Research” will begin at 9:30 a.m. for both days at the Huntsville Public Library. Programs will be presented from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.on Friday, August 2 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 3. A light supper will be provided on Friday. The library will remain open until 8 p.m. for further research for attendees only. A silent auction of books and genealogical materials will be held during the weekend and will end at 1:00 p.m. Saturday. The event is free, but pre-registration is suggested. Register here to attend or Contact Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.
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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 3, 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.


Homework and Research Activities


The Huntsville Public Library will present “Homework and Research Activities” focusing on basic and intermediate online research at 10:30 a.m. on August 15 in the Nash Board Room. The seminar will address website selection and database search techniques. The twenty-first century is often referred to as the information age. The public needs and demands quality information, but often lacks the skills to access reliable and authoritative sources. Online research can be overwhelming and frustrating. The seminar will focus on the tools needed for homeschool families, high school students, students entering college, and people needing reliable information from credible sources. This program is for ages 16 and up, Register here or Contact Mary Kokot at 936-291- 5471 for more information.

​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.

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, 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 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. 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.