Book It to the Library This March

March is a great time to visit a branch of your local public library. There are tons of storytimes, craft sessions, movie nights, and more – most 100% FREE for Huntsville Madison County families.

Plus – is your family participating in the community-wide Madison County Reads Program this year? Click the link to learn more.

Special Library Events

Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt
Main – Youth Services
March 2016
Can you find the leprechaun in Youth Services? Family-friendly!

Story Time: A House is a Home
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Wednesday, March 2, 10:30 AM
INFO: Join Mrs. Tina for stories, songs, and a craft. For more information contact Tina Wright at 256-776-2102 or twright@hmcpl.org.

Home School Connections- Inventors
Monrovia Library
Wednesday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Home School students from Kindergarten to fourth grade enjoy hands-on activities that include library skills. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or email mfarley@hmcpl.org. More info.

Wii Gaming
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Friday, March 4, 3:00-4:30 PM
INFO: Game on the big screen. For more information contact Tina Wright at 256-776-2102 or twright@hmcpl.org.

Teen Night– Life Sized Clue (Madison County Reads Program)
Monrovia Library
Friday, March 4 at 6:00 p.m.
Teens 12-18 become the pieces in the life-sized game of Clue. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or email mfarley@hmcpl.org. More info. 

Board Game Night– King of Tokyo/King of New York.
Monrovia Library
Tuesday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Teens and adults age 13 and up take on the board game challenge at the library. For more information contact Kat Carroll at 256-489-3392 or email kcarroll@hmcpl.org. More info. 

Spring Puppet Show
BRANCH: Eleanor E. Murphy
DATE: March 8th at 4:00pm
INFO: Great for kids of all ages! This show is part of Madison County Reads 2016 and features 3 stories, rhymes, music and will be followed by a simple craft. Contact Ms. Haley at hwhaley@hmcpl.org for more info.


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Story Time: Horses
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Wednesday, March 9, 10:30 AM
INFO: Join Mrs. Tina for stories, songs, and a craft. For more information contact Tina Wright at 256-776-2102 or twright@hmcpl.org.

The Guess Who Puppet Show
Bailey Cove Library
March 9 @ 9:15 am and 10:30 am
March 10 @ 9:15 am and 10:30 am
A fun puppet show filled with storytelling, music, puppets, and a craft.

Movie Afternoon
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Thursday, March 10, 4:00 PM
INFO: Join Mrs. Tina for stories, songs, and a craft. For more information contact Tina Wright at 256-776-2102 or twright@hmcpl.org.

GTC-Gurley Teen/Tween Club-Painting on Canvas
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Tuesday, March 15@4:15 to 5:30
INFO: Round table discussion on current books, movies, and games followed by painting. Our focus will be on the book, “Etiquette & Espionage” by Gail Carriger. For more information contact Tina Wright at 256-776-2102 or twright@hmcpl.org.

Pi Day Celebration
Main -Youth Services
Mon., March 14th @ 3:30pm
Get mathematical and celebrate Pi Day at the library with activities, games, and crafts! Best for ages 6-10.

Anime Club-“When Marnie Was There”
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Tuesday, March 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM
INFO: Movie- “When Marnie Was There”. For more information contact Tina Wright at 256-776-2102 or twright@hmcpl.org.

Story Time: St. Patrick’s Day & Green
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Wednesday, March 16, 10:30 AM
INFO: Join Mrs. Tina for stories, songs, and a craft. For more information contact Tina Wright at 256-776-2102 or twright@hmcpl.org.

St. Patrick’s Day Craft
Main – Youth Services
Thursday, March 17th @ 3:00pm
Stop by our craft station in Youth Services between 4pm-7pm on St.Patrick’s Day to make an awesome leprechaun craft using paint and other supplies. Best for ages 4-10.

Monrovia Masterminds Science Club – Slime!! (Madison County Reads Program)
Monrovia Library
Thursday, March 17 at 4:00 p.m.
Yes, we’re making slime! Students 2nd through 5th grade are invited to this hands-on science club. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or email mfarley@hmcpl.org. More info. 


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Family Movie Night– Madison County Reads Movie Selection
Monrovia Library
Friday, March 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Water and popcorn available for 25 cents each.. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or email chewitt@hmcpl.org. More info.

Free Family Movie Night – The Peanuts Movie
Elizabeth Carpenter Library, New Hope
Saturday, March 19, 2016 4pm
Join us for free family movie night as we watch the antics of the lovable Peanuts crew. Free popcorn, lemonade and fun!

Homeschool Jam-U. S. Geography
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Monday, March 21 from 10:00 until 11:30 AM
INFO: Join us for an interactive, hands-on lesson focused on US geography. For more information contact Alisa Watson at 256-776-2102 or awatson@hmcpl.org.

Slimey Science
Bessie K. Russell Library
22, March @11AM
As part of Madison County Reads, elementary age children can learn about polymers and chemical reactions with a hands on project for each child.

Egg Hunt
BRANCH: Eleanor E. Murphy
DATE: March 22nd at 4:00pm
INFO: Bring a basket and join us for a library wide egg hunt and egg themed crafts. The hunt will begin promptly at 4:10. Contact Ms. Haley at hwhaley@hmcpl.org for more info.

Story Time: Easter Bunnies
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Wednesday, March 23, 10:30 AM
INFO: Join Mrs. Tina for stories, songs, and a craft. For more information contact Tina Wright at 256-776-2102 or twright@hmcpl.org.

Bunny Storytime and Egg Shaker Craft
Main – Youth Services
Friday, March 25th @ 3:30pm
Have a hopping good time with your friends at the library! We’ll hear stories all about bunnies and spring, then we’ll make our own shaker eggs instruments. Family-friendly.

Story Time: Spring!
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Wednesday, March 30, 10:30 AM
INFO: Join Mrs. Tina for stories, songs, and a craft. For more information contact Tina Wright at 256-776-2102 or twright@hmcpl.org.


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Recurring Library Events

Preschool Story Time
BRANCH: Monrovia Library
DATE: Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
INFO: Children from birth to age five enjoy stories, songs, crafts and more at this interactive story time. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or email mfarley@hmcpl.org.

Tuesday Tales
BRANCH: Eleanor E. Murphy
DATE: Tuesdays at 10:30 am
INFO: Story Time for ages 2-5, featuring stories, rhymes and music followed by a simple craft. A typically smaller story time held in the children’s section so younger toddlers may wander as needed. Siblings welcome! Contact Ms. Haley at hwhaley@hmcpl.org for more info.

Tween Hour
BRANCH: Eleanor E. Murphy
DATE: Wednesdays at 4:00pm
INFO: Tweens ages 10-14 can participate in arts, crafts, life-size games, science projects, & parties. Contact Ms. Haley at hwhaley@hmcpl.org for more info.

Storytime Scoop

Monrovia Storytimes

BRANCH: Monrovia Public Library
DATE: Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
INFO: Stories, songs, crafts and more for children birth to age five. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or mfarley@hmcpl.org.

Madison Storytimes

BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: Toddler Storytime, Tues. Wed. Thurs. at 9:30 AM; Preschool Storytime Tues. Wed. Thurs. at 10:30 AM; Baby Sign Storytime Mondays at 9:30 AM; Family Storytime, 2nd & 4th Saturdays at 10:00 AM.
INFO: The Madison Library hosts nine storytimes a week!

Bailey Cove Storytimes

BRANCH: Bailey Cove Public Library
DATE: Wednesdays – Book Buddies at 9:!5 AM, Mother Goose Storytime at 10:30 AM; Thursdays – Mother Goose Storytime at 9:15 AM, Book Buddies at 10:30 AM; Fridays – Little Bits Lapsit at 9:30 AM.
INFO: There’s always a fun story to be had at Bailey Cove!

Main Storytimes

BRANCH: Huntsville Public Library
DATES: Wiggles & Walking, Tuesdays at 10:30; Rockin’ Storytime, Wednesdays at 10:30; Tremendouse Toddlers, Thursdays at 10:30
INFO: There’s a storytime for every child’s age at the Main Library Downtown!

More HMCPL weekly Storytimes for kids can be found HERE.