Book It to the Library This November

November 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.

Special Library Events in November

Homeschool Hour

BRANCH: Monrovia Public Library
DATE: Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2:00 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 Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or mfarley@hmcpl.org.

Wii Gaming on the Big Screen

BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Wednesday, November 6, 3:00-4:30 PM
INFO: Game on the big screen with friends. For more information contact Tina Wright at 256-776-2102 or twright@hmcpl.org.

Fall Family Crafting Event

BRANCH: Bessie K. Russell
DATE: November 7th @ 11am
INFO: Join us as we celebrate Fall by making pumpkins with oil pastels! Free. All ages.

Teen Painting Studio

BRANCH: Madison Public Library
DATE: Sunday, November 8
INFO: Join Miss LeAnna in the Meeting Room to paint a new scene or topic each month. No need to bring anything; canvases and paint will be provided! For more information, contact lwhitaker@hmcpl.org

Nutcracker Preview presented by Alabama Youth Ballet

BRANCH: Eleanor E. Murphy
DATE: November 10th at 4:00pm
INFO: Learn about the traditional holiday ballet The Nutcracker and the art of dance. This programs is interactive and for children of all ages

Nutcracker Sneak Peek

BRANCH: Bailey Cove
DATE: November 12 @ 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
INFO: Call 256-881-0257 for more info


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Movie Afternoon: “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”

BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Thursday, November 12, 4:00
INFO: Join us for an afternoon movie on the big screen. For more information contact Tina Wright at 256-776-2102 or twright@hmcpl.org.

Movies at Monrovia

BRANCH: Monrovia Public Library
DATE: Friday, Nov. 13, 6:00 p.m.
INFO: Join us for a free family-friendly movie in a comfortable setting. Popcorn and water available for 25 cents each. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or chewitt@hmcpl.org.

Homeschool Jam- BRANCH: Gurley Public Library

TIME: Monday, November 16th from 10:00 until 11:30
INFO: U.S. Presidents program. For more information contact Alisa Watson at 256-776-2102 or awatson@hmcpl.org.

Turkey Puppet Shows

BRANCH: Eleanor Murphy
DATE: November 17th @ 4pm
INFO: Great for kids of all ages! This Thanksgiving Puppet Show features Turkey and friends in Turkey Trouble by Wendy Silvano & A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting, rhymes, music and will be followed by a simple craft.

BRANCH: Bailey Cove Library
DATES: Wednesday, November 18 at 9:15 am & 10:30 am
Thursday, November 19 at 9:15 am & 10:30 am
INFO: A fun puppet show based on fun books about Thanksgiving. There will be puppets, songs, rhymes, and a craft.

TGC (Teen/Tween Club)

BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Tuesday, November 17 @4:15
INFO: Officer Ben from the Gurley Police Department Program and shaving cream paintings with acrylics For more information contact Tina Wright at 256-776-2102 or twright@hmcpl.org.


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Anime Club-“Tales from Earthsea”

BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Tuesday, November 17 from 5:15 to 6:30 pm
INFO: For more information contact Tina Wright at 256-776-2102 or twright@hmcpl.org.

Masterminds Science Club

BRANCH: Monrovia Public Library
DATE: Thursday, Nov. 19, 4:00 p.m.
INFO: Students from 2nd to 5th grades enjoy hands on science experiments and more. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or mfarley@hmcpl.org.

Drop By Board Game Nights

BRANCH: Gurley Public Library
TIME: Thursday, November 19, 5:00-6:30PM
INFO: Drop in and spend family time with your favorite board games. Board games provided or bring your favorite. For more information contact Tina Wright at 256-776-2102 or twright@hmcpl.org.

Turkey Craft

BRANCH: Eleanor E. Murphy
DATE: November 21st at 3:00 – 4:30pm
INFO: Drop-in with the whole family for our monthly craft. This month we’re making Turkey Thanksgiving Thank You cards. All ages are welcome! Please arrive no later than 4:10 to allow enough time. Contact Ms. Haley at hwhaley@hmcpl.org for more info.

Family Craft – Thanksgiving Thank You Cards

BRANCH: Eleanor E. Murphy
DATE: November 21st at 3:00 – 4:30pm
INFO: Drop-in with the whole family for our monthly craft. This month we’re making Turkey Thanksgiving Thank You cards. All ages are welcome! Please arrive no later than 4:10 to allow enough time. Contact Ms. Haley at hwhaley@hmcpl.org for more info.


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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. Themes for October include: firefighters, picnics, pumpkins and not-so-scary monsters. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or mfarley@hmcpl.org.

Hazel Green Storytime

BRANCH: Tillman Hill Library
DATEs and INFO: October 26-Spooky games for all ages-4pm October 27-Spooky stories and costume contest for all ages-6pm October 28-Decorate a pumpkin like your favorite story character contest-bring your own pumpkin. You will have one hour to decorate or bring it decorated. 4pm with Judging at 5pm October 29-Spooky Science for all ages-4pm October 30-Halloween Story Time for preschoolers-11am-wear your costume 256-828-9529 for more information.

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.