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Book It to the Library: September 2014

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Book It to the Library: September 2014

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

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.

Recurring & Special September Events

Make & Take Monthly Craft
BRANCH: Main Branch
DATE: September
INFO: Come in anytime in September 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.

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
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

Mad Pi Lab (Teens)
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: Mondays @ 4pm August 11-October 6
INFO: Madison’s Raspberry Pi Club for teens. We’ll learn some code to write our own games, create music, and explore technology. For more information contact Miss Amanda (acampbell@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046

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.

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!

Tween Hour (*NEW THIS FALL!)
BRANCH: Eleanor Murphy Library
TIME: Wednesdays @ 4:00pm
AGES: 10-14
INFO: Join Ms. Haley each Wednesday for a fun craft, game or themed event. This month we’ll make pom pom bookmarks, weave bracelets, play life-size clue, and make a paper fan mobile. Email Ms. Haley at hwhaley@hmpcl.org for more info.

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.


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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.

Great Beginnings Book Club for Middle Schoolers
BRANCH: Monrovia Library
TIME: Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 4:00 p.m.
GRADES: Middle School
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 or mfarley@hmcpl.org.

Rockin’ & Learnin’ Kids’ Club
BRANCH: Main Branch
DATE: Wednesday, September 3rd from 3:30pm-4:30pm
AGES: 6-9
INFO: Become an all-around awesome kid! Score some major experience points by digging into arts, crafts, origami, games, experiments, and more! Something new and cool each month. In September we will make our own grasshopper and ant crafts. Best for elementary ages 6-9. You must register for this event by stopping by the Youth Services Desk or calling 256-532-5949. For more information contact Annie Matthys at 256-532-5982 or amatthys@hmcpl.org

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

Teen Writing Group
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: 1st Thursdays @ 5:00 (Sept 5th)
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

Music Café
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: September 6th (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!

Gaming Days
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: September 6th (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.

Teen Night at Monrovia
BRANCH: Monrovia Library
TIME: Monday, Sept. 8 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.

Nonfiction Connection (Ages K-5th)
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: 2nd Mondays @ 4pm (Sept 8th)
INFO: School age children (K-5th grades) are invited to explore a different subject each month with books, activities & crafts. At our September session, we’ll study hurricanes. RSVP required.
For more information contact Miss Teresa (tallison@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046

Mad Scientists
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: 2nd Thursdays @ 4pm September 11th (Thursday) @ 4pm
INFO: Hands on science experiments for 3rd-5th graders. We’ll explore chemical reactions at our September meeting. RSVP Required.
For more information contact Miss Maggie (mallen@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046

Fandom Fest
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: Every 2nd Thursday @ 6:00 pm. (Sept. 11)
AGES: Teens
INFO:Want to explore a new fandom? Want to geek out with other ultimate fans of the greatest TV, Anime and movies? Head to MPL’s YA room every 2nd Thursday. No RSVP required. Call Doom @ 256-461-0046 with questions.

Homeschool Story Time
BRANCH: Monrovia Library
DATE: Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 1:00 p.m.
AGES: K-4th grade
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.

Jr. Mad Scientists (Ages K-2nd)
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
Date: 3rd Mondays @ 4:00 p.m. (Sept 15)
AGES: K-2nd
INFO: Hands on Science experiments for K-2nd graders. We’ll create a magic milk experiment at our September 15 meeting. RSVP required.
For more information contact Ms. Teresa (tallison@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046


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Teen Fueled Art
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: 3rd Tuesdays @ 5:30pm (Sept. 16)
AGES: Teens
INFO: Delve into new projects each month as Maggie guides a new painting theme. In September, we’ll celebrate the return of Fall with a beautiful swirly tree. RSVP required.
For more information contact Miss Maggie (mallen@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046

Monrovia Masterminds Science Club
BRANCH: Monrovia Library
DATE: Thursday, Sept. 18 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.

YA Book Club
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: 3rd Thursdays @ 5:00 (Sept. 18)
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

Family Movie Night
BRANCH: Monrovia Library
DATE: Friday, Sept. 19 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.

Teen Pinterest Passion
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: 4th Tuesdays @ 6pm (Sept. 23)
AGES: Teens
INFO: Inspired by Pinterest, we’ll get together in September to create Book Bangles. RSVP is required.
For more information contact Miss Maggie (mallen@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046

Fall Puppet Show
BRANCH: Eleanor Murphy Library
TIME: Tuesday, September 23 @ 4:00pm
AGES: Children of all ages welcome
INFO: Come see our puppet friends in a special Fall puppet show at Murphy. Call 256-881-5620 for more info or email Ms. Haley at hwhaley@hmcpl.org

Fall Puppet Show
BRANCH: Bailey Cove Library
DATE:Wednesday, September 24 @ 9:15 & 10:30
Thursday, September 25 @ 9:15 & 10:30
AGES: Babies-Preschool- Early Elementary
INFO: A fun, fall puppet show with rhymes, music and, of course, puppets featuring the books Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming and The Very Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri.

A Night Dark and Grimm
BRANCH: Bailey Cove Library
DATE: Friday, September 26 6:00—8:00 pm
AGES: Family Event
INFO: A fun night of family friendly games, costumes, and crafts based on Grimm’s fairy tales. For more information, contact the Bailey Cove Library at 256-881-0257.

Teenkers
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: Every 4th Thursday @ 5:00 pm. (Sept 30)
AGES: Teens
INFO: Teenkers and fiddlers, head to the Madison Library every 4th Thursday for a new steampunk themed craft. August’s project is a walking stick. In September, we’re making Top Hats. RSVP is required. To RSVP, call Doom @ 256-461-0046.


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