Teen Services

Huntsville Public Library strives to provide educational, culturally-enriching, and entertaining materials and activities for all ages. Please view the list of our current programs as well as other related information.  

Pathway to Citizenship

The Huntsville Public Library, in conjunction with the Sam Houston State University
(SHSU) Law, Engagement, and Politics (LEAP) Center and the Boys and Girls Club of
Walker County will present a free Citizenship Preparation Course. The class will be
held from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays beginning March 21st through April 25th in the Huntsville Public Library’s Staggs Community Room. The course is designed to
prepare immigrants for the U. S. Naturalization Test and will cover the application
process, oral interview, and exam. All necessary materials will be provided. The classes
are taught by Mike Yawn, Political Science Professor at SHSU. Space is limited
and registration is required, so sign up at the library early. Register here or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471, for more information.

BookUP Bash

Are you looking for a free family event?  Do you want to interest your child in the world of reading?  Come to BookUp Bash at the Huntsville Public Library to enjoy fun, literacy based activities for all ages. This free program is designed to raise money and awareness for BookUp, the weekly after school reading club at Huntsville Intermediate School.  BookUp is organized by the National Book Foundation and improves students’ social, emotional, and literacy skills through author visits, field trips, and book giveaways. BookUp Bash is free to attend and will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 12 in the Staggs Community Room. BookUpBash is part of the National Book Awards Festival at Sam Houston State University (April 15-16) and will be led by Dr. Amanda

Teen Shakespeare Theater

Teens have been working diligently with the Teen Shakespeare Theater Program at the Huntsville Public Library. Following months of hard work involving memorizing lines, the actors and actresses invite the Huntsville community to attend two performances of an abridged but uncensored version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a tragedy about a prince whose father was murdered. The performances will be held on Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26 in the Staggs Community Room. The Teen Shakespeare Theater Program is made possible through a collaboration with Huntsville Independent School District and is directed by Huntsville teacher Ian McPhail. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

Teen Film Club

Teens, did you miss a movie in the theater?  Are you hungry for pizza?  Come to the Teen Film Club at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14th to enjoy a PG-13 movie in the library’s Staggs Community Room. Pizza will be provided but teens are encouraged to bring their own drink in a spill-proof container. Participants must be between the ages of 13 and 18. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

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