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Book It To The Library: October Edition

Book It To The Library: October 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.

Home School Story Time

BRANCH: Monrovia Public Library
TIME: Tuesday, October 8, 1:00 p.m.
AGES: 5-10
INFO: Home School students from Kindergarten to fourth grade are invited to learn about the “Science of Fall” at this month’s story time when we read, do experiments and more about why leaves change their color. Sign up required. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or

Tween Thursdays @ Bailey Cove

BRANCH: Bailey Cove Library
TIME: October 10th at 4PM
AGES: 10-14
INFO: Join us for a three piece collage painting. Sign-ups required to ensure materials at (256) 881-0257.

Supernova Science Club

BRANCH: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
TIME: Thursday, October 10, 2013 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm
AGES: Grades K-5
INFO: Join Ms. Haley for a fun, hands-on science experiment and investigation every Thursday. This week, we’ll be doing an experiment exploring density. For more information contact Ms. Haley at

Family Movie Night

BRANCH: Monrovia Public Library
TIME: Friday, October 11, 6:00 p.m.
AGES: All ages
INFO: Enjoy a free family movie night with a family-friendly movie shown on our big screen. Tickets available at the circulation desk at Monrovia Library. For more information  contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or

Spanish Storytime

BRANCH: Madison Library
TIME: Monday, October 14 at 10:30 AM
AGES: 2-5
INFO: Special guest Ms Susana will host an all-Spanish storytime with fun songs and stories on the second Monday of each month. Books and songs will be appropriate for ages 2-5. It’s a great event for little immersion language learners and ESL families! Contact Maggie Allen at or 256-461-0046 for more information.

Teen Art Night

BRANCH: Monrovia Public Library
TIME: Monday, October 14, 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 12-18
INFO: Try a new painting technique as we learn how to do swirled art on canvas for our monthly teen night. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or

Anime Club

BRANCH: Gurley Library
TIME: Tuesday, October 15 from 5:00 – 6:30PM
AGES: Targeted to 12-17
INFO: Teens meet each month to watch an anime movie, draw manga, and eat Japanese snacks.

Teen Fueled Art Painting Class

BRANCH: Madison Library
TIME: Tuesday, October 15 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM
AGES: 13-18
INFO: Get your fix: coffee and hot beverages await as sound cocoons you. Delve into new creative projects each month as we guide a new painting theme. From starry nights to funky giraffes, owls and swirly trees, this class has it all! RSVP required at (256) 461-0046.

Studio Night: Pumpkinology & Mask Making

BRANCH: Bailey Cove Library
TIME: Thursday, October 17, 2013 – 6:00pm – 7:30pm
AGES: teens & adults
INFO: Join us this evening for a free art/craft “getaway” for grown-ups each 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00. We will begin with a brief slide show of the art of pumpkin carving and decorating, as well as the art and history of maskmaking. Then we will then receive a demo of processes and techniques. Lastly, we will break out into groups or as individuals to create our own mask to wear for the spookiest of seasons! Maskmaking supplies and beverages will be provided. Stay tuned for a new theme each month! Reserve your spot by calling (256) 881-0257.

Books & Bricks: Monster Lab Edition!

BRANCH: Main Library, 2nd Floor Events Room
TIME: Friday, Oct. 18th @ 3:30pm
AGES: 6-12
INFO: We’re calling all monster makers to try their hands at building their very own LEGO Halloween creatures! Kids can use bricks provided by the Tennessee Valley LEGO Club and HMCPL to build their scary, funny monster creations during our Monster Lab! Prizes awarded for the best creations. And guess what? You can take your monster home to keep! Space is limited to 24, so register with Youth Services Main today by calling 256-532-5949. For more information contact Annie Pendergrass at 256-532-5949 or

Pinterest Passion

BRANCH: Madison Library
TIME: Tuesday, October 22, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
AGES: 13-18
INFO: Love Pinterest? Have you pinned a million crafts but haven’t made any? We have the group for you! We’ll tackle a popular pinned item each month. Sometimes you’ll use a needle, sometimes you’ll use a drill. No matter what we use, you walk away with an amazing DIY craft! We’ve made book purses, invisible book shelves, book planters, paper bead jewelry, book wreaths and much more. What can YOU make?

Wild Things Puppet Show

BRANCH: Bailey Cove Library
TIMES: Wednesday, October 23rd at 9:15 AM and again at 10:30 AM
Thursday, October 24th at 9:15 AM, 10:30 AM, and 4:00 PM
AGES: Preschool – 4th grade
INFO: We’ll celebrate all things spooky with this awesome puppet show! There will be fun puppets, books, songs, and a crafts at each storytime Wednesday & Thursday.

High School Heroes

BRANCH: Madison Public Library
TIME: Thursday, October 24, 2013 – 6:00pm – 7:30pm
AGES: Middle & High School
INFO: The Masquerade Ball is two days away. Still need a costume? Come to the Madison library to make a ComicCon worthy superhero mask. Whether you want to be Nightwing or Black Cat, you’ll find all the supplies you’ll need to hide your true identity. Please sign up in advance to make sure we provide enough supplies. For questions, call Doom at 256-461-0046 or email at

Masquerade Ball

BRANCH: Main Library
TIME: Saturday, October 26, from 8 p.m. to midnight
AGES: Middle & High School only
INFO: Calling all heroes and villains! Come to the Main Library 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. You may also purchase tickets online at the Library Store. For details, contact Mandy Pinyan at 256-532-5962 or

Masquerade Ball

Halloween Party @Monrovia

BRANCH: Monrovia Public Library
TIME: Tuesday, October 29, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
AGES: All ages
INFO: Children are invited to dress up and come to the library for stories, crafts, songs and more as we celebrate Halloween. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or

Trick-or-Treat the Main Library

BRANCH: Main Library
TIME:Thursday, Oct. 31st from 10am-12pm & 4pm-6pm
AGES: All ages
INFO: Goblins, witches, pirates, princesses and ghouls of all sorts are welcome to trick-or-treat the Main Library! For more information contact Annie Pendergrass at 256-532-5949 or

Spooktacular Puppet Show

BRANCH: Main Library, Youth Services Department
TIME: Thursday, Oct. 31st @ 10:30am & 4:30pm
AGES: All ages
INFO: It’s a Halloween Spooktacular Puppet Show, featuring fun tales pulled from some of our favorite books, rhymes, and songs! Bring along the whole family to enjoy your Halloween treats, a show and a creepy craft, too! For more information contact Annie Pendergrass at 256-532-5949 or


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