The Huntsville Public Library has a number of programs for adults including: craft and exercise programs, movie showings, workshops, author events and more.

You can visit the Calendar to view upcoming adult programs.

Book Clubs

The Huntsville Public Library has several book clubs you can join throughout the year. You must register to join any of our book clubs. 

Wednesday Afternoon Book Club
The Wednesday Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.
  • December 11- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • January 8- Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
  • February 12- Albatross by Terry Fallis
Book Launch

Springfield Farm: 1869-2019

A Historical Perspective of the Land, The Holinshead Family and Huntsville by Shelley Yearley

This book chronicles what is understood about the history of the First Nations peoples on this land as well as the 150-year history of the Holinshead family and Springfield Farm. This unique compilation explores the lives lived on the shores of Fairy Lake alongside the growth of Huntsville, as captured in stories, newspaper articles, documents, photographs and post cards.

In addition to a comprehensive summary of the lives of William and Lucy Jane Holinshead and the operation of a farm and resort, information about their descendants as well as cottagers on the farm are included. Furthermore, artifacts from Brunel SS No 5 and the Huntsville area provide glimpses into life in different periods.

  • December 7 from 1:00-2:00pm
  • Free
  • Books will be for sale, cash only

Looking to express your creativity? Join us for an afternoon of crafts, a chat and coffee. Each month we will give you the instructions and materials needed for some DIY fun.

Friday's 1:00-3:00pm

Advanced registration is required and closes 1 week prior to each program date. Cost $5. 

  • January 24- Bath Bombs
  • February 28- Watercolour Mugs
Escape Room

Have you always wanted to be locked up in the Library? Well now is your chance! Part of the Library After Hours series, we will be hosting an escape room for you and your friends. Register today for this fun night out of finding clues, solving puzzles and ultimately unlocking your team from our escape room. Advanced registration is required. 

Registration opens December 6. $2 per person or $5 per team

  • Friday, February 7 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Fabulous Foodies

Christine Kropp of Whimsical Bakery and the Library are teaming up again for a club that will delight your inner foodie. There will be a themed cooking demo each month while we chat about cookbooks, our own kitchen trials an tribulations and of course sample the creation once complete.

Registration for each month is available online through Whimsical Bakery

  • December 18- Set for the Holidays Cookbook with Ana Olsen
    • Location: Bullocks Independent Kitchen
Films That Make You Think! 

Join in to watch a great documentary each month. Space is limited, so make sure to drop by the Library to get your free ticket in advance. Only 40 tickets available. 

  • December 12- Water Warriors
  • January 9- TBD
  • February 13- TBD
Healthy Living Series

Looking for the perfect way to kick off all your new year goals? The Healthy Living Series is back with all new speakers and workshops to help you live your best life. Register for one, or all of the sessions.

Registration opens December 6. 

  • January 16, 23, 30
  • February 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Nerf Gun Capture the Flag

Grab a friend and join us for an action-packed game of capture the flag, taking control on the library after hours. We'll provide the nerf guns, pellets and snacks. Advanced registration required

Registration opens December 6. $5 per person

  • Friday, January 10 from 6:00-8:00 pm.
Ukulele Carol Sing-Along

Join the Huntsville Ukulele group as they play a classic assortment of carols. Join in the fun by singing along to your favourite songs, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate to kick off the holiday season. 

  • December 18 from 12:00-1:00pm
VON SMART Exercise
The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) offer the SMART exercise program at the library. The SMART program is a gentle fitness program designed for adults ages 55 and up.

These classes do not include any floor or mat work. Some exercises may use a chair for balance.

Please call 705-787-1996 for more information about joining the SMART program.

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