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Book It to the Library: October 2014

Book It to the Library: October 2014

[sws_green_box box_size=”475″]EDITOR’S NOTE: We love the quality free programs offered at all the branches of the Huntsville-Madison County Public library. Each month we’ll bring you highlights of upcoming family events from the libraries within HMCPL. .[/sws_green_box]

Fall is an amazing time to head to the closest branch of the local public library! There is something here for toddlers, preschoolers, students of all ages, and teens. Be sure to visit the HMCPL Event Calendar for even more kid-friendly programs offered at the library!

Special October Events

Family Movie Night
BRANCH: Monrovia Library
DATE: Friday, Oct. 10 at 6:00 p.m.
AGES: ALL
INFO: Enjoy a family-friendly movie for free. Popcorn and water available for 25 cents each. Tickets available at the check-out counter at the library. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or chewitt@hmcpl.org.

Wild Things Puppet Show
BRANCH: Bailey Cove Library
DATES: Wednesday, October 15 @ 9:15 & 10:30
Thursday, October 16 @ 9:15 & 10:30
AGES: Babies-Preschool- Early Elementary
INFO: Join us for our annual Wild Things Puppet Show based on Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. This is a lively puppet show with songs, rhymes, and silly monsters.

Music Café in Madison
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: October 15th (Saturday) @ 12:00pm
AGES: Teens
INFO: Music Café moves to Saturdays now that school is back in session. Grab your instruments (whether stringed, brass, woodwind, or your own set of pipes), and bring them to the Madison Library to create sweet, sweet tunes with fellow musicians. Teens of all skill levels are invited. In nice weather, we’ll meet in the garden. In inclement weather, we’ll meet in the YA room. No RSVP required. Call Doom @ 256-461-0046 with questions.
Keep an eye out for news of a new music and ukulele collection at the Madison Library! Coming soon!

Halloween Party
BRANCH: Monrovia Library
DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6:00 p.m.
AGES: ALL
INFO: Children and parents of all ages enjoy can dress up and enjoy games, stories, crafts, treats and more at our annual Halloween Party. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or mfarley@hmcpl.org.

Day of the Dead Party: Tween Hour
BRANCH: Eleanor Murphy Library
TIME: Wednesday, October 29 @ 4:00pm
AGES: 10-14
INFO: Our weekly Tween Hour will be hosting a special Day of the Dead party featuring refreshments, games, and a craft. Join us for some spooky pre-Halloween fun.

After Hours at the Library
BRANCH: New Hope Library
DATE: October 30th, 5pm
AGES: 10 and up
INFO: Who doesn’t like a spooky story……especially when it is written by you! Join us on October 30th at 5:00 p.m. for a spooky movie and spooky story time telling. You write the story and we will read it together. Prizes for best stories! Of course, refreshments and costumes will be involved. Call the New Hope Library for reservations and story writing guidelines. We hope you will join us for a frightfully good time! This program is appropriate for ages 10 and older.

Halloween Party in Madison
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: October 30th (Thursday) @ 6pm
INFO: MPL’s Youth Services Librarians present a brand new, original story: The Bravish Rabbit and the Not So Smart Raccoon. Everyone is invited to wear Halloween costumes, and children will be able to ‘trick or trick’ throughout the library after the puppet show. All ages.
For more information contact Miss Rebecca at rdoom@hmcpl.org or Ms Maggie at mallen@hmcpl.org

Trick-or-Treat the Library
BRANCH: Main Branch
DATE: Friday, October 31st from 9am-4:30pm
AGES: ALL
INFO: Halloween is here again, which means it’s time to trick-or-treat your library! Visit all 3 floors for some tasty treats, and enjoy a scavenger hunt in Youth Services. For more information contact Annie Matthys at 256-532-5982 or amatthys@hmcpl.org.

Spooktacular Puppet Show
BRANCH: Main Branch
AGES: ALL
DATE: Friday, October 31st @ 10:30am & 3:30pm

Weekly & Monthly Recurring October Events

Make & Take Monthly Craft
BRANCH: Main Branch
DATE: October
INFO: Come in anytime in October to make a fun craft! Take your artwork home or display it in the Youth Services Department. For more information contact Annie Matthys at 256-532-5982 or email amatthys@hmcpl.org.

Great Beginnings Book Club for Middle Schoolers
BRANCH: Monrovia Library
DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 4:00 p.m.
AGES: Middle School aged students
INFO: ** (New for this year – every first Tuesday) We are reading the first books of a series and will meet once a month to discuss the book. The September meeting is to choose which series we will read through the year. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 ormfarley@hmcpl.org.

Rockin’ Storytime
BRANCH: Main Branch
DATE: Mondays @ 10:30am (all ages)
INFO: You never knew storytime could be this awesome! Join us weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:15am as Miss Melissa rocks your storytime with cool books, kickin’ kids songs, rad rhymes, and puppets, too! We’ll wrap it all up with a themed craft. All ages are welcome. For more information contact Melissa Shuman at 256-532-5949 or mshuman@hmcpl.org.

Lego Mania at Main
BRANCH: Main Branch
DATE: Mondays @ 3:30pm (all ages)
INFO: The library will provide LEGOs, you provide the imagination! Children can build creations out of their wildest dreams. The library will put these creations on display for 1 week until the next LEGO Mania. For more information contact Annie Matthys at 256-532-5982 or amatthys@hmcpl.org

Tuesday Tales
BRANCH: Eleanor Murphy Library
TIME: Tuesdays @ 10:30am
AGES: 2-5
INFO: Join Ms. Haley for a fun preschool storytime. We’ll read stories, sing songs, and have a fun, cute craft! Storytime starts back August 26! Call 256-881-5620 for more info.

Science Club
BRANCH: Main Branch
DATE: Tuesdays @ 3:30pm (Grades 3-5)
INFO: Learn more about the world around you! We will be conducting some easy and quick science experiments based on basic scientific principles. This program is perfect for kids in grades 3rd-5th. For more information contact Lorena Goss at 256-532-5949 or lgoss@hmcpl.org.

Teen Night at Monrovia
BRANCH: Monrovia Library
DATE: Monday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: Teens
INFO: Teens enjoy a night of art, games, creativity and more. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or mfarley@hmcpl.org.

Fall Craft Day
BRANCH: Bailey Cove Library
DATE: Saturday, October 18 All Day
AGES: Preschool-Elementary/Family
INFO: There will be fall crafts in the meeting room all day today. Drop by and have some fun!

Homeschool Story Time
BRANCH: Monrovia Library
DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 1:00 p.m.
AGES: K-4th
INFO: Homeschoolers from Kindergarten to Fourth grade enjoy stories, crafts, games and more centered around a variety of themes. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or chewitt@hmcpl.org.

Teen Fueled Art
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: 3rd Tuesdays @ 5:30pm (Oct. 21)
AGES: Teens
INFO: Delve into new projects each month as Maggie guides a new painting theme. In October, you bring the pumpkin, and we’ll provide paint and other supplies to inspire! RSVP required.
For more information contact Miss Maggie (mallen@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046

Monrovia Masterminds Science Club
BRANCH: Monrovia Library
DATE: Thursday, Oct. 23 at 4:00 p.m.
AGES: 2nd-5th grade
INFO: ** (New for this year – every third Thursday)Children from 2nd to fifth grades explore the world of science at our new science club. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or mfarley@hmcpl.org.

Toss Up Tuesdays
BRANCH: Bailey Cove Library
DATE: Tuesdays @ 4:00 pm
AGES: Kindergarten through 5th grade
INFO: Science experiment? Lego Club? Art and Crafts? Whatever the event, we will have fun!

Preschool Story Time at Monrovia
BRANCH: Monrovia Library
DATE: Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
INFO: Books, crafts, songs and more at our story time designed for birth to five years old. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or mfarley@hmcpl.org.

Music & Rhyme Time
BRANCH: Main Branch
DATE: Wednesdays @ 10:30am (pre-school)
INFO: Research has shown early music experiences can have a significant impact on literacy, language, social, and math skills later in life. Join us as we experience sing alongs, musical instrument activities, rhythm & movement, and of course a musical story! For more information contact Melissa Shuman at 256-532-5949 or mshuman@hmcpl.org.

Mother Goose Story Time
BRANCH: Bailey Cove Library
DATE: Wednesdays at 10:30 am Thursdays at 9:15 am
AGES: 1-3 years
INFO: Shorter books, rhymes, fingerplays, lots of music, movement and a simple craft especially for toddlers and their parents.

Book Buddies Story Time
BRANCH: Bailey Cove Library
DATE: Wednesdays at 9:15 am Thursdays at 10:30 am
Ages 3-5 years
INFO: A themed story time with longer books, music, rhymes, and a craft for preschoolers and their parents.

Parachute Playtime
BRANCH: Main Branch
DATE: Thursdays @ 3:30pm (all ages)
INFO: It’s time to bring out the BIG parachute for an interactive parachute play session. Songs, rhymes, and games with the chute! For more information contact Annie Matthys at 256-532-5982 or amatthys@hmcpl.org.

Supernova Science Club
BRANCH: Eleanor Murphy Library
TIME: Thursdays @ 4:00pm
GRADES: K-5
INFO: Join Ms. Haley for awesome, hands-on science projects each week. Sign-up is required weekly. Email Ms. Haley at hwhaley@hmcpl.org for more info.

Garden Rangers
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: 1st Thursdays @ 4pm
AGES: K-5th Grades
INFO: Each month join the Garden Rangers as we enjoy special events and help maintain the children’s garden. RSVP Required. For more information contact Ms Maggie (mallen@hmcpl.org) 256-461-0046.

Nonfiction Connection
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: 2nd Mondays @ 4pm (Oct. 13th)
INFO: School age children (K-5th grades) are invited to explore a different subject each month with books, activities & crafts. At our October session, we’ll learn about bats. RSVP required.
For more information contact Miss Teresa (tallison@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046

Gaming Days in Madison
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: October 15th (Saturday) @ 3:00pm
AGES: TEENS
INFO: Teen gamers of Madison, UNITE! Card, board and electronic games abound in the YA Room of the Madison Library on select Saturdays. Defeat Bowser, test your dancing chops, slap your ERS opponents, and win the game! No RSVP required. Call Doom @ 256-461-0046 with questions.

YA Book Club
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: 3rd Thursdays @ 5:00 (Oct. 16)
AGES: Teens
INFO: Come out to our YA Book Club! We’ll enjoy books, discuss what elements make other books great or not so great reads, munch on snacks and choose a book for our next meeting. (For this month’s selection, contact Ms Rebecca!) No RSVP required, event is free.
For more information contact Miss Doom (rdoom@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046

Mad Scientists
BRANCH: Madison Library
DATE: 2nd Thursdays @ 4pm October 9th @ 4pm
INFO:Hands on science experiments for 3rd-5th graders. At our October session, we’ll create some spooky science. RSVP Required. For more information contact Miss Maggie (mallen@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046

Teen Fueled Art
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: 3rd Tuesdays @ 5:30pm
AGES: Teens
INFO: Delve into new projects each month as Maggie guides a new painting theme. RSVP required. For more information contact Miss Maggie (mallen@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046

Teen Pinterest Passion
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: 4th Tuesdays @ 6pm (Oct. 28th)
AGES: Teens
INFO: Inspired by Pinterest, we’ll create adorable felties to celebrate Día de Muertos at our October session. RSVP is required.
For more information contact Miss Maggie (mallen@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046


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