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Book It To The Library: September Edition

Book It To The Library: September Edition

We’ve sung the praises of the Huntsville Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) system before and with it pointed out all the awesome things they do for the community and how almost everything they do is FREE. But we still feel that we can’t emphasize enough the critical importance that a great library system plays in the educational and mental health of the area it serves. Both children and adults benefit from the classes, story times, and events that occur within its walls and so Rocket City Mom is bringing you a new feature titled “Book It To The Library.” Each month we’ll bring you highlights of upcoming events from the libraries within HMCPL.

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To celebrate the inaugural publication of what we KNOW will be a popular series, we’re sharing with you a couple of bookshelfies and asking our readers to share theirs too.

Everyone who shares their own bookshelfies on our Facebook page or via Instagram or Twitter (#RCMbookshelfie) will be entered to win the most awesome prize that any bibliophile could ask for – a $25 Barnes and Noble giftcard! You only have one (1) week from the today so hurry and get yourself (or your kid) in front of their books and then get to the library to check out some more.

5th – Supernova Science Club

BRANCH: Eleanor Murphy (map)
TIME: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
AGES: focus on 2nd – 5th grade
INFO: A new weekly event that meets every Thursday! Features fun science experiments and investigations.

12th – Tween Thursdays: Iron Chef

BRANCH: Bailey Cove (map)
TIME: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
AGES: 11-14
INFO: Back by popular demand! We challenge you to another Iron Chef Showdown. All you need to do is bring your creativity and appetite.

15th – Meet the Worry Woos

BRANCH: Main Library (map)
AGES: K-8th suggested
INFO: Hear selections from Lee Lyric Theatre’s new musical based on Andi Greene’s children’s book series.

16th – “The State of Our Schools” series

BRANCH: Main Library (map)
TIME: 1:30 – 4:00 PM
AGES: Adults
INFO: LearningQUEST, a Huntsville-Madison County Public Library partner, examines the state of our schools on Mondays, September 16, 23, and 30, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the Main Library auditorium. The first session looks at what the Alabama Legislature and state school board are doing about our low national rankings. Professionals from the Huntsville, Madison, and Madison County systems will address the second program. The final session explores ways individuals and groups can help. For details on LearningQUEST, visit

16th – Garden Rangers

BRANCH: Madison (map)
TIME: 4:00 PM
AGES: K – 5th grade
INFO: Usually meets the 1st Monday of each month, but adjusted for the holiday in September. The Garden Rangers do hands-on gardening activities in the Madison Library’s Children’s Garden. From pulling weeds, to cooking with veggies & herbs, to aromatherapy – if you think you’d be in Professor Sprout’s Herbology classes this is the club for you! No fee, but RSVP to Ms. Maggie at 256-461-0046.

16th – Teen Harry Potter Party

BRANCH: Monrovia (map)
TIME: 6:30 PM
AGES: 12-18
INFO: Help celebrate the 15th anniversary of Harry Potter! Contact 256-489-3392 or [email protected] for more information.

19th – Mad Scientist Club

BRANCH: Madison (map)
TIME: 4:00 PM
AGES: K – 5th grade
INFO: Usually meets the 2nd Monday of each month, but adjusted for the Labor Day holiday. Enjoy hands-on science activities & crafts with a variety of community leaders each month!

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23rd – Non-Fiction Connection

BRANCH: Madison (map)
TIME: 4:00 PM
AGE: K – 5th graders
INFO: Usually meets the 3rd Monday of each month, this NEW grup will explore a new subject each month with books, crafts, and activities in the non-fiction realm. Space is limited, so reserve your spot at 256-461-0046.

24th – Kid’s Harry Potter Party

BRANCH: Monrovia (map)
TIME: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
AGES: K-8th grade & their parents
INFO: Kids of all ages can attend. Contact 256-489-3392 or [email protected] for more information.

28th – Fall Craft Day

BRANCH: Bailey Cove (map)
TIME: 10AM – 4PM
AGES: Preschool – 5th grade
INFO: Fun fall crafts will be in the meeting room all day. Stop by and create a couple decorations to get in an autumnal mood.

October – Annual Masquerade Ball

Save the Date!
INFO: Calling all heroes and villains – actually teens in middle and high school. Come to the Main Library on Saturday, October 26, from 8 p.m. to midnight for the fifth annual Masquerade Ball, a celebration of Cosplay. The party promises an epic evening of food (NO alcohol), music, and dancing. Express your creativity by dressing up as one of your favorite fictional characters. Costumes must be appropriate for a public gathering. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Tickets at $10 per person are available at all library locations. Admission at the door is $15 per person. For details, contact Mandy Pinyan at 256-532-5962 or [email protected].

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