Just a few of the library's adult programs include Genealogy, gardening tips, health, and fitness.
English as a Second Language Orientations
The Huntsville Public Library will host English as a Second Language (ESL) Orientations from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 and from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Students are required to attend either of the orientations to enroll. The classes will be taught by Lone Star College staff and will begin in April at Mance Park Middle School. Pre-registration is required. Call Lone Star College – Greenspoint Center at 281-260-3576 to register.
The Huntsville Public Library will host free GED classes each Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. in April (dates to be announced). The classes will be taught by Lone Star College staff. Students are required to attend Orientation from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7 and noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 to enroll. Students 19 years and older should bring a valid government-issued photo ID. Students 18 years of age and younger, in addition to the ID, need a self-consent form, a parental consent form, and a withdrawal form from their previous institution. Call Lone Star College – Greenspoint Center at 281-260-3576 to register.
Brown Bag Series
The March Brown Bag Lecture Series features Dr. Jeffrey L. Littlejohn, professor of history at Sam Houston State University, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 23 at the Huntsville Public Library. Dr. Littlejohn will speak on “Lynching in Texas”. The lecture will focus on the research findings being used in the development of a new online database. Attendees may bring a brown bag lunch. Lunchtime begins at 11:30 a.m. and the lecture will begin at noon at the Huntsville Public Library. Beverages will be provided, and admission is free. For more information contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471.
Citizenship Preparation Course
The Huntsville Public Library in conjunction with Law, Engagement, and Politics (LEAP) Center will host a free, five-week Citizenship Preparation Course from Thursday, April 5th to Thursday, May 3rd. The classes will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Huntsville Public Library's Community Room. The course is designed to prepare immigrants for the U.S. Naturalization Test and will cover the application process, oral interview, and exam. All necessary materials will be provided. The classes are taught by Mike Yawn, Political Science Professor at SHSU. Space is limited and registration is required, so sign up at the library early. Register here or contact Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471 for more information.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop
The Huntsville Public Library will be hosting a FREE Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays starting on April 23, 2018, in the Community Room. The six-week program will be taught by Ce Cowart Schlicher and Dianne Dean with the Texas A & M Center for Population Health & Aging. Participants will learn: techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep; exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance; appropriate use of medications; proper nutrition and communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals. For more information or to register, please call Ce Cowart Schlicher at 936-436-0442. Class size is limited and you must be over 18 to attend.
Pilates for Everyone
Pilates is a great way to strengthen your abs, reduce back pain and hone your focus. Pilates student teachers from the SHSU Department of Dance will teach a weekly class from 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM starting Monday, February 19 through April 30th in the Community Room at the Huntsville Public Library. The Library is partnering with the SHSU Center for Community Engagement for this program. Pilates classes build strength, flexibility, and lean muscle tone with an emphasis on lengthening the body and aligning the spine. Benefits include the production of long, lean, strong overall muscle tone that doesn't create bulk, overall slimming, greatly improved flexibility and increased mobility, even in just a short space of time. Please bring your own towel or mat. Consult your doctor before starting any new exercise program. Liability waivers are required to participate and are available from the instructor. For more information contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471. Class size is limited. The class will not meet March 12th.
Sign up now for free Spanish classes! Instructor Beth Williamson will be teaching two beginners classes Tuesdays in the Huntsville Public Library’s Community Room. Classes will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 5:15 to 7 p.m.The 16-week program begins January 23, 2018, and all materials are provided.Register now to reserve your spot – only 35 students maximum for each class.Register here or call Mary at 936-291-5471 for additional information.
Get fit while you sit with Sittercise! Start 2018 off with a new exercise program being offered from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning January 9th 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. Register here or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 with questions or for additional information.
Texas 42 at HPL
Get in on the fun! Play Texas 42 - a dominoes game similar in style to bridge and spades - at the Huntsville Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays. Studies show playing dominoes can be beneficial for the mind as attention to detail and strategy are essential to play. Come to the Community Room each week and strategize your winning moves. We’ll supply the dominoes and refreshments. Please register in advance here or call Mary at 936-291-5471 for more information. Games will be played weekly if 8 or more players register. This program is for adults 18 years and older.
Join your friends and neighbors for a Midday Movie Matinee beginning Friday, March 2nd at the Huntsville Public Library. Screenings of American classic movies will be shown on the first Fridays of each month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Midday Movie Matinee will be followed by Family Movie Night at 5:30 p.m. Complimentary popcorn will be served at both events and attendees may bring non-alcoholic drinks in non-spill containers. If attending Family Movie Night, don’t forget your pillows and blankets. Contact either Adult Program Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471 or Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-294-5910 for more details or visit myhuntsvillelibrary.com for a list of upcoming movie titles. These programs are for all ages. The movie for April is "An American in Paris".
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