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Book It to the Library This September

It’s no secret we LOVE the Huntsville Madison County Public Library and all of it’s many branches! There’s no shortage to quality community programs they host for kids and families. We like to list them here every month, but you can see all of their other events on the HMCPL website.

Take a look at these great kid’s events happening at select branches of HMCPL! Special events are listed first, with weekly storytimes listed at the bottom.

Special Library Events in September

Wii Gaming
Branch: Gurley Library
Date: Fridays, September 2 and October 7 at 3:00 PM
Info: Wii gaming on our big screen. Bring a friend and compete.

Home School Connections – Get To Know Your Library
Branch: Monrovia Library
Date: Tuesday, September 6 @ 1:00 PM
Info: Home School students from kindergarten to fourth grade learn library skills through interactive games and more covering a wide variety of topics. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or email her at mfarley@hmcpl.org.

Movie Afternoon
Branch: Gurley Library
Date: Thursday, September 8 and October 13 at 4:00 PM
Info: Watch a movie on our big screen. The September movie is “The Angry Birds” and the October movie is “The Jungle Book”.

Family Movie Night – The Jungle Book
Branch: Monrovia Library
Date: Friday, September 9 @ 6:00 PM
Info: Free family entertainment at the library! Water and popcorn available for 25 cents each. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or email chewitt@hmcpl.org.

Board Game Night – Pandemic
Branch: Monrovia Library
Date: Tuesday, September 13 @ 5:30 PM
Info: Teens 12 and up through adults enjoy board games at the library. For more information contact Kat Carroll at 256-489-3392 or email kcarroll@hmcpl.org.

Monrovia Masterminds Science Club – Nature Journals
Branch: Monrovia Library
Date: Thursday, September 15 @ 4:00 PM
Info: Students in 2nd through 5th grades learn about science through hands-on science projects and more. For more information contact Kat Carroll at 256-489-3392 or email kcarroll@hmcpl.org.


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Monrovia FOL Big Truck Transportation Event
Branch: Monrovia Library
Date: Saturday, September 17 @ 9-11 AM
Info: The Monrovia Friends of the Library is hosting a Big Truck Event! All kinds of big trucks will be open for touring in the Monrovia Parking lot. We will also have special truck-side story times and snacks for purchase. Donations of any size to Monrovia Friends of the Library will be accepted. In case of rain the event will be September 24 @ 9-11 AM. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or email chewitt@hmcpl.org

Homeschool Jam
Branch: Gurley Library
Date: Monday September 19 and Monday, October 24 at 10:00 AM
Info: Multi-age lessons on qualifications of a President of the United States and the election process. Call Alisa Watson for more information at 256-776-2102.

GTC-Gurley Teen Club
Branch: Gurley Library
Date: Tuesday September, 20 and October 18 at 4:15 PM
Info: Round table teen books, movies, and music. Bring a friend for crafting, food, and conversation. Call Tina Wright for more info at 256-776-2102.

Homeschool Jam
Branch: Gurley Library
Date: Monday September 19 and Monday, October 24 at 10:00 AM
Info: Multi-age lessons on qualifications of a President of the United States and the election process. Call Alisa Watson for more information at 256-776-2102.

Anime Club
Branch: Gurley Library
Date: Tuesdays September 20 and October 18 from 5:30-6:30 PM
Info: Round table talk sharing favorite anime and manga. Watch anime, draw, or create your own character. Japanese inspired snacks will be served.

Fall Puppet Show
Branch: Eleanor E. Murphy Public Library
Date: Tuesday, September 20th @ 4:00pm
Info: Join us for a fall-themed puppet show featuring 3 stories, rhymes, songs, and followed by a simple craft.

GTC-Gurley Teen Club
Branch: Gurley Library
Date: Tuesday September, 20 and October 18 at 4:15 PM
Info: Round table teen books, movies, and music. Bring a friend for crafting, food, and conversation. Call Tina Wright for more info at 256-776-2102.

Anime Club
Branch: Gurley Library
Date: Tuesdays September 20 and October 18 from 5:30-6:30 PM
Info: Round table talk sharing favorite anime and manga. Watch anime, draw, or create your own character. Japanese inspired snacks will be served.

Family Movie Night at the New Hope Public Library
Branch: Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hop
Date: Saturday, September 24th
Info: Please join us at the New Hope Public Library for Family Movie Night. Our feature film will be Angry Birds. Popcorn will be provided.

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!


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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 Downtown
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!

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.

Storytime in Gurley
Branch: Gurley Public Library
Date: Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Info: Join Ms. Tina every Wednesday morning for a fun filled time of stories, music, & crafts.

New Hope Storytime
Branch: Elizabeth Carpenter Public LIbrary
Date: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Info: Stories, songs, and crafts each Tuesday morning for preschoolers.

Preschool Story Hour in Triana
Branch: Triana Public Library
Date: Thursdays at 11:00 AM
Info: Storytime for children ages 3-5

More HMCPL weekly Storytimes for kids can be found HERE.

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  • I would like to receive your e mail of events. My iPad crashed so I lost my emails. If you still do emails. Thanks

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