5 Things to do This Weekend- December 24

5 Things to do December 24

It’s Christmas Eve… Here are our picks for 5 Things to do This Christmas Weekend! And we wish you and yours, a very Merry Christmas!   Festival of Trees @ Huntsville/ Madison County Public Library- Downtown, December 26 – 28 Many local nonprofit groups help decorate the downtown Library with trees that represent the mission of their organization. […]

Library Presents Free Bollywood Film Series

Library Bollywood Film Series

International films are quickly becoming front and center in the homes and theatres of America. Beginning with Slumdog Millionaire, the US fan-base for Bollywood films (the main film industry based in India) has grown to the point where popular Bollywood films are now available on Netflix. For those that are starting to get into the […]

7 Free Activities to do for Spring Break 2014


It’s just one week away. You can tell it’s close by the blooming pear trees, bright yellow forsythia and the restless children. Ah, spring. Spring Break is March 24 – 28, 2014. To help you survive the week, or just to give you an excuse to get outside, here are 7 free activities to try […]

Vive le Livre 2013

vive le livre 2013

It’s time to celebrate the love of reading at The Huntsville Library Foundation‘s annual Vive le Livre 2013! At Vive, the Foundation brings world renowned authors to Huntsville to share their experiences with the community. This year, author Rick Bragg will speak at the Von Braun Center on Thursday September 12th from 6-10pm. To help […]

A Week of Free

a week of free events in huntsville

Who says fun has to cost a fortune? Not the folks at Our Valley Events! To prove it and put our money where our mouth is, so to speak, we’ve picked out an entire week of free events in Huntsville for you! Wednesday, July 10th: Wall-e Time: 9 – 11am Location: US Space and Rocket […]

Family Date Night

family date night in Huntsville, Alabama

Parents of  a two year old girl and a five year old boy are usually, well, tired.  But even as tired parents it is not only important to make special time for yourself and with your spouse, but it is also important to spend time together as a family.  This is why I find myself […]

Halloween in Huntsville

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Happy Halloween! And we’ve collected all the spooky and (not quite as spooky) Halloween events in Huntsville in one place to make your night easier. So if you’re looking to get out and about tonight with friends, maybe dance a couple rounds of the Monster Mash or show off your little ones trick or treating […]

Love Your Library

book day feature

My parents love to tell the story of the day that I learned how to read. Or at least I convinced myself that I could read by memorizing Dr. Seuss’ Hop on Pop, and therefore announced to my parents and anyone who would listen that I could. The reason my parents love to tell this story (other than […]

Frugal Family Fun at The Children's Corner

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After the last day of school last week I decided to take my four year old preschool graduate out on the town for an afternoon of fun.  When my husband got home from work, I passed off the baby and off we went, headed to downtown Huntsville for the Greene Street Market and the new […]

The Library: More Than Just Books


Until last year the last time I stepped into a library I was writing my last term paper.  Yes, I am aware this reveals my age because most students do research online now.  I remember checking out books when the card in the back  was stamped with the date in which it had to be […]