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Huntsville Public Library Hosts Fiber Arts, Other Entertainment | New

The Huntsville Public Library hosts several events in September that promote social engagement, education, and physical fitness. A new fiber arts group will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7, led by Vicki Pledger. Piney Woods Page Turners will hold their book club at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 8. A Medicare briefing will be hosted by Keri Harvie on Thursday, September 20, and Sittercise will continue at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

The textile arts class is meant to be a social circle as well as an educational experience. The facilitator is proficient in knitting and crocheting, but those who prefer embroidery or quilting are also encouraged to bring their projects and engage with the group. All levels of experience are welcome and participants bring their own equipment. Meetings are scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday and begin September 7.

On Tuesday, September 8, the Piney Woods Page Turners will host their book club at 11 a.m. The book in question is “Empire of Pain” by Patrick Radden Keefe. It’s an opportunity for book lovers to socialize and encourage each other to read more, as well as broaden the scope of topics that readers might normally choose.

The Texas AgriLife Extension Office is offering a presentation through the Texas Master Gardeners of Walker County at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 19 titled “Free Rainwater and Other Water Saving Tips.” Presenters will discuss rainwater harvesting and self-watering garden container systems. At 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, an industry expert will present information on traditional Medicare and Medicare replacement plans and how to weigh the options.

Sittercise is a fitness class focusing on balance, flexibility and endurance, all in the safety and comfort of a chair. The course is for people with mobility issues and chronic illnesses, but anyone over the age of 18 is welcome. Classes are held at 11 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in conjunction with Huntsville Memorial Hospital.

In October, the Walker County Genealogical Society will celebrate Family History Month with libraries across the state. Programs provided by the Genealogy Network of Texas will be featured and lunch can be ordered at the door for $8 from Forrest Masonic Lodge #19 to support their fundraiser. The event is led by the Waco-McLennan County Library Genealogy Center and co-sponsored by the Texas State and Central Texas Genealogy Societies.

The Huntsville Public Library is launching a new community-wide project in conjunction with the Walker County Genealogical Society to record and preserve personal stories about the pandemic for future generations as part of Walker County’s history. Because Covid-19 has touched everyone’s life, the company encourages the public to participate in this project as a historic collective.

Stories can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to WCGS, PO Box 1295, Huntsville, Texas 77342-1295. Anyone needing help recording their stories can contact Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471 or email [email protected]

The Huntsville Public Library is located at 1219 13th St. in Huntsville. For more information on events and services, visit their website at https://www.huntsvilletx.gov/171/Public-Library.

To register for online events, go to https://www.huntsvilletx.gov/227/Adult-Programming and look for the register here link in the class descriptions.