Adult Programming

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

Summer Reading Program

The Huntsville Public Library welcomes you to “A Universe of Stories!” at this year’s Summer Reading Program held from Saturday, June 1 through Friday, July 12. Come to the Kick-off Party from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. The last official day to turn in your reading log is Friday, July 19. For every three books read or for every library program attended, participants will receive a raffle ticket. Participants can use that raffle ticket to enter for a chance to win a raffle prize. Those who read at least three books will win a guaranteed prize while supplies last. To participate in this all-ages program, Click here for  sign up or sign up in the library. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

​Full body YOGA workout

Free Yoga classes begin Wednesdays in May, from 5.30 to 6.15 p.m. in the Staggs Community Room at the Huntsville Public Library. Learn breathing exercises, meditation and poses designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress. 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. Registration is not required, for more information call Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator at (936)291-5471.

​Hour of Code 

Is anyone ever too old to learn how to code? The Hour of Code™ is a global movement that aims to introduce coding to everyone, regardless of age or background. Participate this summer in the Hour of Code™ event - a fun introduction to computer science - at the Huntsville Public Library! This series of four classes for adults  will be held from 11 to 12 p.m. on Thursdays begins May 9 in the Monday Computer Room.The hour-long sessions give attendees an opportunity to learn the basics of coding and aim to instill confidence to learn new technology. Activities require no prior experience and are designed to demystify "code" in a way that shows that anybody can learn the basics of computer science. Register here or call Jalpa Shah at 936-291-5485 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.

Free Lineage Society Workshop

The Huntsville Public Library will host its 28th annual Lineage Society Workshop on Thursday, June 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Staggs Community Room. Participants will receive assistance in preparation of lineage applications to any patriotic or lineage society. Attendees should bring any genealogical and family materials, i.e. birth, death, and marriage certificates, Bible records, land records, etc. If in doubt, bring it along.  Help will be available to assist in preparing your lineage papers, and worksheets and handouts will be furnished. The workshop is taught by Johnnie Jo Sowell Dickenson, Professional Genealogist, and is sponsored by the Mary Martin Elmore Scott Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Huntsville Public Library. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required.  To attend the workshop and receive the handouts and worksheets, interested parties can register here. For any additional information, call Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471.

Genealogy Tips and Tricks

When researching your family tree, there are several tips and tricks that can save you time and trouble. Come to the Huntsville Public Library from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 to find out more. Walker County Genealogical Society member Emmy Bushman will share some secrets that will help you with your research. Future meetings will be May 21 and June 18 in the Huntsville Public Library’s Dickenson Genealogy Room. Registration is required and register here. The sessions are sponsored by the Walker County Genealogical Society. More information about dates and times can be found at or contact Mary 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 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.