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Book It to the Library: March Edition

Book It to the Library: March Edition

[sws_green_box box_size=”475″]EDITOR’S NOTE: We 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. Each month we’ll bring you highlights of upcoming family events from the libraries within HMCPL. [/sws_green_box]

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
BRANCH: Bailey Cove Library
TIME: Saturday, March 1 @ 2:00 pm
AGES: All ages welcome
INFO: There will be fun Seuss crafts and refreshments in the meeting room in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday!

Tuesday Tales
BRANCH: Eleanor Murphy Public Library
TIME: Tuesdays @ 10:30 am, no meeting FEB 11
AGES: 2-5
INFO: Join Ms. Haley for Preschool Story Time; each week has a new theme.
We’ll read stories, sing songs and make a fun craft! For more information contact Ms. Haley @ 256-881-5620 or hwhaley@hmcpl.org

Supernova Science Club
BRANCH: Eleanor Murphy Public Library
TIME: Thursdays @ 4:00 pm
AGES: K-5
INFO: Join Ms. Haley for hands-on science experiments and demonstration as we explore a new scientific topic each week! For a list of upcoming topics visit the Science Club website. Space is limited, to sign up email Ms. Haley at hwhaley@hmcpl.org or call 256-881-5620

Baby Sign Storytime
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATES: Mondays @ 9:30am
AGES: Birth – 18 months
INFO: Caregivers & babies up to 18 months are invited to Madison Public Library for a special new baby signing storytime. Each child must be accompanied by an adult caregiver and RSVP is required. For more information contact Ms Rebecca (rdoom@hmcpl.org) 256-461-0046

Family Story Time
BRANCH: Eleanor Murphy Public Library
TIME: Saturday, March 1 @ 3:30pm
AGES: Children and families
INFO: Can’t make it to story time during the week? Join Ms. Haley for a fun family story time; we’ll read books, sing songs, and do a fun craft! This month’s theme is all about food.

Garden Rangers
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: March 3rd (Monday) @ 4pm
AGES: Ages K-5th
INFO: Attention school age kids! Want to help out in the garden and learn at the same time? At our March session, we’ll prep the garden for spring planning and then make rainsticks to bring on the spring rain. In April, join us for a very special Garden Rangers where we’ll celebrate our beautiful planet! Toddlers & Preschoolers can join us from 3-4pm for planting and a take home craft. Garden Rangers (K-5th grades) will meet from 4-5pm to compost, plant, and work on a special take home project.
For more information contact Miss Maggie (mallen@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046

Teen Writing Group
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATES: 1st Thursdays @ 5:00 – March 6
AGES: Teens
INFO: Young aspiring writers will have the opportunity to gather with other wordy teens to share their pieces, complete writing challenges, and expand their wordsmith abilities. Writers are encouraged to bring pieces they’ve already written. This event is free, no RSVP required.
For more information contact Miss Doom (rdoom@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046


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Nonfiction Connection
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATES: 2nd Mondays @ 4pm, March 10th
AGES: Ages K-5th
INFO: School age children (K-5th grades) are invited to explore a different subject each month with books, activities & crafts. At our March meeting, we will explore the different types of clouds. In April, we’ll study the human skeletal system. Come and construct a model of the human skeleton. RSVP required.
For more information contact Miss Teresa (tallsion@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046

Mad Scientists
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: March 13th @ 4pm (or 2nd Thursdays @ 4pm)
AGES: Ages K-5th
INFO: Join us for more exciting, hands-on science experiments at our next meetings. At our March session, we challenge you and your team to the Marshmallow Challenge. The ingredients cost less than a dollar and the time invested is less than an hour. We challenge you and your team to assemble the tallest freestanding tower containing only the supplies given during this session of Mad Scientists. In April, we’ll make fairy jars in honor of all of those Shakespearean classics. RSVP required.
For more information contact Miss Maggie (mallen@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046

Fandom Fest
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATES: March 13 & April 10th @ 5pm (or 2nd Thursdays @ 5 pm)
AGES: Ages K-5th
INFO: Here ye, here ye, all fans of anime and British TV! The Madison Library is bring back its Anime Club in a new and improved format. Join us the second Thursday of the month to enjoy and revel in various programs with dedicated fandoms, including but not limited to Doctor Who, Fullmetal Alchemist, Avatar, Sherlock, and Merlin! Snacks and beverages will be provided. No RSVP required. For more information, contact Doom (rdoom@hmcpl.org) 256-461-0046

Snow White Ballet Preview
BRANCH: Eleanor Murphy Public Library
TIME: Tuesday, March 18 @ 4:00pm
AGES: 2-5, whole family welcome
INFO: Alabama Youth Ballet presents a preview of their spring ballet, Snow White.

Teen Fueled Art
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATES: 3rd Tuesdays @ 5:30pm- March 18
AGES: Teens
INFO: Delve into new creative projects each month. In March, we’ll celebrate the return of Spring with a cherry blossom painting.
For more information contact Miss Maggie (mallen@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046

Homework Haven
BRANCH:YA area, Madison Public Library
DATES: Wednesdays and Thursdays; 4:00-6:00, *Special Session* – ACT Prep
Wednesday, March 19th @ 5pm
AGES: Teens & Tweens
INFO: Need a place to study for that test? Missing that final bit of research for that project? Is it too noisy where you normally study? Head to the YA area of the Madison library to enjoy a low-key study area. Study music will play while you have a place to work on homework, projects, and pick up new study tips. There will be special monthly sessions to highlight different library services in resources. Those will take place in the meeting room. No RSVP required, and it is free to the public.

YA Book Club
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATES: 3rd Thursdays @ 5:00- March 20
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

Spring Family Craft
BRANCH: Eleanor Murphy Public Library
TIME: Monday, March 24 @ 4:00pm
AGES: Family event, all ages welcome
INFO: Ms. Haley will show you how to make a paper flower bouquet for Spring. For more info visit: https://hmcpl.org/2013/09/holiday-family-craft

Teen Pinterest Passion
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATES: 4th Tuesdays @ 6pm- March 25
AGES: Teens
INFO: We got snowed out of our session in February, so we’ve rescheduled it for this month. Light your way with your new Glitterarium! Just bring a wide mouthed large jar (pickle jars would be stellar), and we’ll supple the rest. RSVP required. For more information contact Miss Maggie (mallen@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046


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Book Buddies Story Time
BRANCH: Bailey Cove Library
DATES: March 26 @ 9:15 | March 27 @ 10:30
AGES: 3-5 years
INFO: This story time is for children who are 3 – 5 years of age. It will feature longer books, stories, music, and a craft.

Teen Tinkers
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: Thursday, March 27th & April 24 @ 5 pm (4th Thursdays)
AGES: Teens
INFO: Tinkering teens, travel to the library to test your talents toying with tidbits and things. This steampunk styled crafting hour will bring clockwork crafts and various Victorian ventures. No fee, but please, please, please RSVP. For more information, contact Doom (rdoom@hmcpl.org) 256-461-0046

Mother Goose Story Time
BRANCH: Bailey Cove Library
DATES: Wednesday, March 26 @ 10:30 am
Thursday, March 27 @ 9:15 am
INFO: This story time is for our youngest story time children, 1- 3 years of age. Please join us for shorter books, stories, craft, music and movement

Rhyming Storytime
BRANCH: Monrovia
DATES: March 31 and April 3
INFO: Join Ms. Mandee for stories that rhyme! Your preschooler will love it! For more information, contact Mandee at mfarley@hmcpl.org or call the Monrovia Library at 256-489-3392.

Be sure to visit the HMCPL Event Calendar for even more kid-friendly programs offered at the library.


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