This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. The library will look at "the war to end war," as H.G. Wells dubbed it, through historical documents, films, and television productions.

Joshilyn Jackson, bestselling author of “Gods in Alabama,” “Backseat Saints” and more, is the guest speaker for Vive le Livre 2014, the Huntsville Library Foundation’s annual fundraiser to support the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

The Maple Hill Band is the next performer in the Tuesday Evening Concerts @ the Library series. Hear this local group on August 5 at 6 p.m. in the Atrium of the Downtown Huntsville Branch.

Classically trained Chinese watercolor artist Caroline Wang shows how to incorporporate Chinese calligraphy into watercolor paintings and apply it into many art forms. 

From wearable art to romantic expressions, you'll find lots to love in our crafting classes for adults.

Gorgeous quilts created by members of the Rocket City Modern Quilt Guild are on view in the Atrium of the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library downtown. They're for sale with 50 percent of the proceeds benefitting the library.

Harvey Cotten discusses lawns, weeds, bugs, pruning, planting, composting with lots of time for questions on Sunday, August 10, at 2 p.m.

Care to help us keep our books in order – plus our CDs, DVDs, etc? We’re launching a new volunteer program, Adopt-a-Shelf, aimed at keeping our materials in top display shape for our patrons.

You want to check out that new e-book at the library, but you don’t have an e-reader. No problem. Now you can check out the e-reader, too.

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Check out our crafting events for children and teens at our branches.

Sports columnist Mark McCarter discusses Never a Bad Game – an inside look at Southern League baseball.  Mark takes the reader through the dugout, clubhouses, and buses – introducing us to the events, teams, players, managers and accomplishments that make up the League’s 50-year history.

The Bailey Cove Library holds its third annual Harry Potter Week on July 28 through August 1.

Madison teens, join us in the Meeting Room at the Madison Library on Thursday, July 31, at 5 p.m. to celebrate that lightning-bolt-scarred hero, Harry Potter.

Need help with your Kindle, iPad, or other type of tablet? Puzzled by a Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint project? Can't get your email to work? Our Computer Training Center staff can assist you with these and other computer problems during open labs offered every Friday in July from 10 a.m. to noon.

Got your driver’s license? No, then check out this free online resource to study for your driving permit or review Alabama’s traffic laws and regulations.