HPL & 150Special Events

Special Events

Celebration of Canada 150 Infrastructure Grant for the Friends' Room

Please join us for our Official Launch of Canada 150 at the Library. Celebrate the Library having received a Canada 150 Grant for the renovation of the Friends' Room, and the Tappin Family Donation.

Tuesday March 28 at 2:00 PM

Honouring the Spirits of Sacred Pictograph Sites

Tuesday, April 25 | 1:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join Bill Weaver and Kathy Kujala as they share their research and personal accounts of the pictographs in Algonquin Park and the Canadian Shield. Kathy and Bill bring a unique perspective to the Anishinaabe and Algonquin Rock art revealing the sacred meaning behind this traditional art form. Please register to save your space. 

Tom Thomson Returns to Huntsville

Sunday, June 11 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meet Angie Littlefield, the author of Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends: biography, history, art and food and watch a Powerpoint presentation that features Tom Thomson's Huntsville connections to families and places, including his links to nearby Fairy Lake and Scotia Junction. Receive a 15+% discount on the book. Have copies signed and dedicated. Cash and carry sales at $25. Drop in.

TD Summer Reading Club

In the year of Canada's 150th birthday, the TD Summer Reading Club invites kids to celebrate what makes books, libraries and Canada great, by encouraging them to open up to new ideas, new characters, new landscapes, and to one another.  So look forward to some great illustrations, book recommendations, ideas, and fun with the TD Summer Reading Club 2017. Salut!

TD Summer Reading Club Launch at River Mill Park

Everyone is invited to join in on summer reading fun at our official launch at the Rotary Bandshell at River Mill Park.  Enjoy musicians, face-painting, pop-up Art in the Library, button making, food and refreshments.  

Kids are invited to use their creativity to celebrate Canada 150!  Visit the Pop-Up Art in the Library table at the TD Summer Reading Club Launch at River Mill Park.  Use art supplies provided to create a piece of art with a Canada theme.  Art will be displayed in the Children's Library for July and August.  See you there!

Saturday, June 24 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Art in an Hour

Local artists are invited to share their talents at the Library!  Artists may sign up for a one hour creation session and will be given a canvas on which to create a Canada-inspired piece of art.  Artwork will be displayed in the Library during July and August.  Pieces will be available for sale beginning July 3, 2017.   Cost:  $75.00

Friday, June 30 at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

"Under One Skin" by Kate Brown With Work Spanning 30 Years

In Celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday, Huntsville Public Library presents this Inaugural Art exhibition at The Annex. Journey with Kate Brown through her works spanning 30 years.  

Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Gallery hours for July and August will be Saturay and Sunday from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM or by appointment


Poetry Reading

July 25 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Express yourself through poetry and enjoy an evening of fun and creativity. A group of local poets will be performing short pieces of original spoken word poetry. We are always looking for new poets to join in our events. Call Cortney if you are interested in reading or to reserve a seat.