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September 22, 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Huntsville Public Library will host English as a Second Language (ESL) Orientation from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Students are required to attend the orientation to enroll. The classes (dates to be announced) will be taught by Lone Star College staff. Pre-registration is required.
September 24, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library
Do you have children ages 2 or under? Then Mother Goose Lapsit is a story time designed for you! Held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., enjoy a half-hour of developmentally appropriate play featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. This program introduces little ones to the story time experience and is perfect for their language development and developing vocabulary. Sign-up is not required.
September 24, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Library
Get in on the fun! Play Texas 42 at the Huntsville Public Library. Texas 42 is a dominoes game similar in style to bridge and spades. It is held from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays at the Library. Studies show playing dominoes can be beneficial for the mind as attention to detail and strategy are essential to play. So, come to the Library each week and strategize your winning moves. We’ll supply the dominoes and refreshments. Games will be played weekly if 4 or more players register. This program is for adults 18 years and older. Please register in advance at myhuntsvillelibrary.com or call Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 for more information.
September 24, 2018, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The Huntsville Public Library will be hosting a FREE Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays starting September 24, 2018 in the Community Room. The six-week program will be taught by Ce Cowart Schlicher and Katharine Tuck with the Texas A & M Center for Population Health & Aging. Participants will learn: techniques to deal with problems such as depression, 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. Class size is limited and you must be over 18 to attend.
September 25, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Library
Want to create and edit great-looking resumes, newsletters, and documents? The Huntsville Public Library is offering free Microsoft Word classes. A series of 3 classes from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays begins September 11th in the Computer Lab. These classes will feature activities on typing and how to make corrections, formatting text, working with pictures and graphics, and using tables and outline with bullets. Class size is limited and registration is required. Adults 18 and older can register for classes.
September 25, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Library
4 th Tuesday – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Emmy Bushman, R.N. discusses inherited diseases, how death certificates and other documents can help us, and where to find them. Dates are September 25 (Death Certificates), October 23 (Census Mortality Schedules), and November 27 (Church Death Records).
September 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Library
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 to 3 p.m. and Beginners Class from 5:15 to 7 p.m. The 13-week program begins September 5, 2018, and all materials are provided. Register now to reserve your spot – only 35 students maximum for each class.
September 26, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
4th Wednesday – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Connie Heiland, attorney at law, discusses how to locate and obtain these documents and using them to locate family members. Learn to read and abstract information. Dates are September 26, October 24, and November 28.
September 27, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Library
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 in September. 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. This program is for adults 17 and older.
September 27, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where do you fit into the puzzle? Bring your puzzle pieces to the Huntsville Public Library and let us help you put it together from 3 pm to 5 pm Thursdays beginning September 20, 2018. Johnnie Jo Dickenson will guide participants in the research of their family history using investigative tools such as online databases and resources and the library’s extensive genealogy collection. The two-hour sessions will be held every week through October 25, 2018 in the Johnnie Jo Sowell Dickenson Genealogy Room.
September 27, 2018, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Following the success of the summer theater bootcamp program, the Huntsville Public Library is pleased to offer another semester of “Shakespeare Theater for Teens” in conjunction with the Huntsville Independent School District. Interested participants between the ages of 12 and 17 are invited to audition for the upcoming theatrical production at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 20. Following the auditions, theater rehearsals will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 27, October 4, October 18, October 25, November 1, November 15, and November 29. The program will be led by HISD teacher Ian McPhail. Performance dates are to be announced at a later time. Registration is required.
September 27, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Library
The Huntsville Public Library will present a public forum to discuss the opioid epidemic and its effects on Huntsville and Walker County from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 27. A panel of professionals in the fields of public health care, drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation, counseling services, and law enforcement will address their concerns regarding the epidemic. Light refreshments will be served from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 5:30 p.m.
September 28, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Library
Dave Dersham, folk singer, songwriter, and guitarist will perform his own music Friday, September 28 at noon in the Huntsville Public Library’s Staggs Community Room. Dersham, a longtime resident of Northampton, Massachusetts, describes himself as an Americana artist and a performing songwriter. He regularly tours the “subterranean folk pockets” of the Northeast, southern California, and Texas.
September 29, 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Huntsville Public Library will host free GED classes taught by Lone Star College staff (dates to be announced). Students are required to attend Orientation from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 29 to enroll. Students 19 years and older should bring 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. Preregistration is necessary. For Questions, Contact the AEL Team at Lone Star College at 281-260-3576 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit myhuntsvillelibrary.com.
September 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Library
Don’t be intimidated by the SAT! The SAT (one of the two standardized achievement tests colleges use for admission purposes) is quickly approaching. The Huntsville Public Library, in partnership with Sam Houston State University, is here to help you prepare for the math portion of the SAT. Professor Rebecca Garcia from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics will be teaching four sessions of SAT Math Prep from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, September 29, October 13, October 20, and October 27 at the Huntsville Public Library. Interested participants must register at myhuntsvillelibrary.com and need to bring pencils and a calculator. This free program is best suited for 7th-12th grade students.