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Book It to the Library This April

[themify_box style=”lavender rounded” ]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.[/themify_box]

Monthly Make & Take Craft
Main Branch – Youth Services
April 2015
Drop into Youth Services anytime during the month of April to make an Earth Day-themed craft. For more information contact Annie Matthys at 256-532-5982 or amatthys@hmcpl.org.

Home School Story Time – Practically Perfect Poetry
Monrovia Public Library
Tuesday, April 7, 1:00 p.m.
Home School students from Kindergarten to Fourth grade enjoy stories, games, crafts and more, while we learn how to use the library. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or chewitt@hmcpl.org.

Great Beginnings Book Club – Mysterious Benedict Society
BRANCH: Monrovia Library
Tuesday, April 7, 4:00 p.m.
Middle Schoolers from 6th-8th grade are invited to this book club that explores the firsts of great series. This month we are reading and discussing The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or mfarley@hmcpl.org.

Story Time: Weather
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Wednesday, April 8, 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.

Family Movie Night
BRANCH: Eleanor Murphy
DATE: Wednesday, April 8 @ 4:00-5:45pm
Showing of Big Hero 6. We’ll have popcorn and punch as we watch this awesome animated superhero movie! All ages welcome! Call 256-881-5620 for more information or email Ms. Haley at hwhaley@hmcpl.org

Movie Afternoon: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Thursday, April 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.

Pre-school Storytime
Branch: Triana
TIME: Thursday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m.
INFO: Ages: 3-5 Contact:  256-772-9943

Family Movie Night in Monrovia
BRANCH: Monrovia Public Library
DATE: Friday, April 10, 6:00 p.m.
INFO:Families enjoy a free movie in a kid-friendly environment. Pick up tickets at the Monrovia check out desk. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or chewitt@hmcpl.org.

Family Story Time
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: April 11 and April 25 @ 10:00 a.m.
INFO: Can’t come to story time during the week? No problem! Join Ms. Teresa for a special Saturday story time every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 10:00 a.m.


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Must Read Book Club
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Monday, April 13, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
INFO: Book, “Tokyo Heist” by Diana Renn. For more information contact Tina Wright at 256-776-2102 or twright@hmcpl.org

Nonfiction Connection
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: Monday, April 13, 2015 @ 4:00 p.m.
INFO: Each month at our Nonfiction Connection meetings, school age children (K-5th grades) are invited to explore a different subject with books, activities and crafts. During our April session, we’ll learn about recycling. RSVP Required. Please contact Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org or call 256-461-0046 to register.

Story Time: Baby Animals
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Wednesday, April 15, 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.

Monrovia Masterminds Science Club – Astronomy
BRANCH: Monrovia Public Library
DATE: Thursday, April 16, 4:00 p.m.
INFO: Students from 2nd to 5th grades enjoy hands on science experiments and more. January’s topic is forensic science. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or mfarley@hmcpl.org.

Sunburst Paintings Art Class
Bessie K. Russell Library
Sat. April 18th @  11AM
Join us for this family-friendly painting the sun! Free.

Earth Day at the Library
Triana Public Library
Saturday, April 18 at Noon
Arts and Crafts:  Recycled Totes. Contact:  256-772-9943

Homeschool Jam – Food Science
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Monday, April 20 from 10:00 until 11:30
INFO: Food Science: Play with your food and learn science! For more information contact Alisa Watson at 256-776-2102 or awatson@hmcpl.org.

Jr. Mad Scientists
BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: Monday, April 20, 2015 @ 4:00 p.m.
INFO: Attention all JR Mad Scientists! We have a science group for young children in K-2nd grades at the Madison library. We will meet each month, on the 3rd Monday, for a science lesson and experiment. In April, we’ll learn about the water cycle. RSVP required. Please contact Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org or call 256-461-0046 to register.

Booked For Lunch on Tuesdays Book Club at Monrovia Public Library
BRANCH: Tuesday, April 21, 11:00 a.m.
DATE: Bring a brown bag lunch and join us for a book discussion in the Monrovia Community INFO: Center Meeting Room next door to the library. April’s book is To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or chewitt@hmcpl.org.

Home School Story Time – Pets on Parade
BRANCH: Monrovia Public Library
DATE: Tuesday, April 21, 1:00 p.m.
INFO: Home School students from Kindergarten to Fourth grade enjoy stories, games, crafts and more, while we learn how to use the library. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or chewitt@hmcpl.org.

TAG/Teen Meeting: Planning Meeting & Dip Dyed Marshmallow Contest
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Tuesday, April 21 @4:15 to 5:15
INFO: For more information contact Tina Wright at 256-776-2102 or twright@hmcpl.org.

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Anime Club-Vampire Knight Movie
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Tuesday, April 21 from 5:15 to 6:30 pm
INFO: For more information contact Tina Wright at 256-776-2102 or twright@hmcpl.org.

Story Time: Color
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Wednesday, April 22, 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.

Elementary Series Book Club
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Monday, April 27 from 3:30-4:30 pm
INFO: We are discussing the book, “The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone,” by Tony Abbott. Craft and refreshments included. For more information contact Tina Wright at 256-776-2102 or twright@hmcpl.org.


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Story Time: Food
BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Wednesday, April 29, 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.

Tween Hour: Book Party
BRANCH: Eleanor Murphy
DATE: Wednesday, April 29 @ 4:00
INFO: Tweens ages 10-14 can come celebrate their favorite reads. We’ll have refreshments, crafts, and games. Bring your favorite book (or find it in the library) to share with the group. For more information, email Ms. Haley at hwhaley@hmcpl.org

Garden Storytime with Operation Green Team
Main Branch – Youth Services
Thursday, April 30th @ 10:30am
Storytime and an outdoor planting activity with Operation Green Team! For more information contact Annie Matthys at 256-532-5982 or amatthys@hmcpl.org.

Preschool Story Time
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.

Tuesday Tales
BRANCH: Eleanor E. Murphy
DATE: Tuesdays at 10:30am
INFO: Join Ms. Haley for stories, songs, and a craft. For more information contact Haley Whaley at 256-881-5620 or hwhaley@hmcpl.org

Tween Hour
BRANCH: Eleanor E. Murphy
DATE: Wednesdays at 4:00pm
INFO: Tweens ages 10-14 can join Ms. Haley each week for a new craft, movie night, game, or event. For more information contact Haley Whaley at 256-881-5620 or hwhaley@hmcpl.org

Supernova Science Club
BRANCH: Eleanor E. Murphy
DATE: Thursdays at 4:00pm
INFO: Children ages 5-11 can join Ms. Haley each week to explore a new scientific topic with hands-on projects and experiments. For more information contact Haley Whaley at 256-881-5620 or hwhaley@hmcpl.org.
RSVP REQUIRED. Signups open the Monday before.


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