Adult Programming

Just a few of the library's adult programs include Genealogy, gardening tips, health, estate planning, privacy in the digital world, and fitness. 

Texas 42 at HPL

Texas 42 – a dominoes game similar in style to bridge and spades is now at the Huntsville Public Library from 1-3 p.m. on Fridays in June, July, and August. 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. Games will be played weekly if 8 or more players register. This FREE program is for adults 18 years and older.  Please register in advance by contacting Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471. 

Brown Bag Lecture Series

The City of Huntsville’s Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC), John Waldo, will speak about a “Tool Box for All Hazards” at the
Brown Bag Lecture on Aug. 24th. Waldo will discuss how to prepare one’s home for a hurricane and essential items to have on hand in such an emergency. Hurricane season officially begins on June 1st and ends on Nov. 30th. Waldo has been the Huntsville EMC since 2004 and previously served in the Huntsville Fire Department since moving to Huntsville in 1981, becoming a full-time fireman in 1998. Attendees may bring a brown bag lunch. Lunch time begins at 11:30 a.m. and the lecture will begin at noon. The lecture series is planned for the fourth Thursday of each month. Beverages will be provided. Admission is free. This program is for ages 18 and older.  For more information, contact Mary Kokot, Adult Coordinator at 936-291-5471.

Phils to perform

Rice University’s premier co-ed a Capella group, the “Phils”, will perform at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24th in the Library’s Community Room. The 14-member group beautifully harmonizes a variety of musical styles. “We take great pride in arranging all of our own music (it's not something all a Capella groups can do) and bringing fresh content to our audiences,” says Burke Garza, a member of the Phils. The Rice Philharmonics were formed in 1994 and have evolved over the years, writing and arranging their own compositions, producing several albums, and becoming an official Rice organization. Since the early days, the Rice Philharmonics have greatly expanded their influence across campus, in the Houston community, and throughout the nation by competing in the International Championship of Collegiate a Cappella.  This is an all ages program.  For more information, contact Mary Kokot, Adult Coordinator at 936-291-5471.

Fall Genealogy Classes

Classes will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 5 at the Huntsville Public Library. The classes are scheduled to "meet your needs" and to "answer your questions." Bring materials needed to explain your problems. The class is taught by Genealogist Johnnie Jo Dickenson. Register 
here.


Computer Classes

Please click here to find adult computer classes available at HPL.