Book It to the Library This February

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. Library storytime is a great way to instill a love of books in your child, and the local library does so much more than just story hour! We like to list their events here every month, but you can see all of their other events on the HMCPL website.

Special Library Events This Month



Art in Flamingo Park
Triana Branch
Mondays and Wednesdays in Feb. at 10:30 am
INFO: Join this free art appreciation class for PreK-6th grade to learn about artists, past and present; and create a project based on their work. Weather permitting, group will play at Flamingo Park after class. Check out our Facebook group, Art in Flamingo Park for more information.

Groundhog’s Day Puppet Show
Downtown Huntsville Library
January 31 at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
February 1 at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
INFO: Come see if we will have six more weeks of winter or an early spring at our Groundhog’s Day puppet show!

Family Storytime in Madison
Madison Public Library
Saturday, February 3rd at 10:00
INFO: Can’t make it to storytime during the week? The Madison Library hosts one storytime a month on Saturday mornings! It’s a great chance for families to enjoy stories, songs, and crafts before they check out some great books at the library. 1st Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM.

Kids LEGO Club in Madison
Madison Public Library
Tuesday, February 6th at 6:00 PM
INFO: Join us for our first LEGO club. No reservation is necessary, but we’ll only have supplies while they last! See Ms Maggie for more details. First Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM.

Bilingual Story Hour for All Ages
Huntsville Public Library Downtown
Tuesday, February 6th at 6:00 PM
INFO: While language learning is an enriching experience for all ages, children have the most to gain from this wonderful adventure. Research shows that the best time to acquire a new language is before the age of 10. Exposing your child to language in a natural way, using games, music, and immersion techniques makes learning fun!! The bilingual storytime is open to all ages and includes a cultural craft or activity.

Homeschool Connections
Monrovia Public Library
Tuesday, February 6 @ 1 PM
INFO: Homeschoolers in K-4th grades learn library skills and more with hands-on activities at our monthly program. Today’s topic: Award Winning African American Authors and Illustrators

Family Movie Night – The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Monrovia Public Library
Friday, February 9 @ 6 PM
INFO: Enjoy a free family-friendly movie. Popcorn and water available for 25 cents each. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or email chewitt@hmcpl.org.

Jean-Michel Basquait Inspired Art Class
Russell Library
Saturday, February 10, 2018 11am
INFO: Create your own Basquait inspired work and learn about this world renowned painter. Ages 9 and up. Free. Registration required (256)859-9050.

I Love Books Puppet Show
Eleanor E. Murphy Public Library
Monday, February 12 @ 4:00pm
INFO: Children of all ages can join our puppet pals and celebrate our love of reading; we’ll finish with a simple craft.


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Nonfiction Connection Club for K-5th grades
Madison Public Library
Monday, February 12th at 4:00 PM
INFO: Each month at our Nonfiction Connection meetings, school age children (K-5th grades) are invited to explore a different subject each month with books, activities & crafts. RSVP required. For more information contact Miss Teresa (tallison@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046. 2nd Monday of every month at 4PM.

Valentine’s Day Crafts
Wednesday, February 14, all day
Downtown Huntsville Library
INFO: Crafts and activities to celebrate our friends and family.

I Love Books Puppet Show
Wednesday, February 14 @ 9:15 am & 10:30 am
Thursday, February 15 @ 9:15 am & 10:30 am
Bailey Cove Public Library
INFO: If you missed the puppet show at Murphy on Monday, come join us at Bailey Cove on Wednesday or Thursday! A fun puppet show filled with books you will love, music and a craft.

Monrovia Masterminds Science Club
Monrovia Public Library
Thursday, February 15 @ 4 PM
INFO: All second through fifth graders who are interested in exploring the world of science come join our science club. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or mfarley@hmcpl.org. Today’s topic: George Washington Carver and the Peanut

Library Olympics
Triana Branch Library
Friday, February 16 at 1:30 pm
INFO: We’re celebrating the Olympics and the Library’s Bicentennial with a fun afternoon of fun and games!

Art Appreciation featuring Horace Pippin
Triana Branch Library
February 20 at 4:00 pm
INFO: Jane Robinson will lead class featuring Pippin’s work and participants will create a project based on his work

Once Upon a Winter’s Night
Madison Public Library
Friday February 23, 6-8 p.m.
INFO: Celebrate fairytales through puppet shows, games, crafts, music, and more! Meet real princesses and learn new dances. Pajamas and fairytale garb encouraged at this special after-hours event.

Movie Saturday at BKR
Bessie K. Russell Library
Saturday, February 24, 2018 11:00 AM
INFO: “Queen of Katwe” Rated PG

Just for Teens & Tweens



Anime Film Screening: Your Name
Monday, February 12, 2018 – 6:30pm
INFO: Join us for this special two night event! First watch the blockbuster Japanese film Your Name from director Makoto Shinkai. The film is about a teenage boy and girl who embark on a quest to meet each other for the first time after they magically swap bodies. The film features heavily the traditional Japanese craft of Kumihimo. Join us for the second night where Crystal from the Huntsville Fiber Guild will teach the art of Kumihimo. Class fee is only $3 and you will leave with everything you need to create a bracelet! Watch one of the highest grossing anime films of all time and learn a new skill!


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Tween Hour
Eleanor E. Murphy Public Library
Every Wednesday @ 4:00
INFO: Tweens and teens ages 10-14 may join us for a fun craft, game or event each week. Our topics for January/February: Origami flying discs, Catapult challenge, Sugar scrubs, Valentine Cards, Heart Ornaments, Panda Painting, Minute-to-win-it games.

Tween Hour at BCL
Bailey Cove Library
Thursdays at 4:00 PM
INFO: Weekly library activities for kids ages 9-13 years. Call the library to discover what’s coming up for each week – (256) 881-0257.

Teen Writer’s Group
Huntsville Public Library Downtown
Tuesday, February 6 at 6:00 PM
INFO: Are you looking for a way to improve your creative writing skills? Then the Downtown Huntsville Teen Writers Group might be for you! Teens will meet once a month on the first Tuesday night at 6:00pm. No sign-up required, look for us in the Teen area of Youth Services on the first floor. 1st Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM

Teen Advisory Group in Madison
Madison Public LIbrary
Wednesday, February 7 at 4:00 PM
Join Madison Public Library’s new Teen Advisory Group. Let your thoughts be heard and help us make your teen experiences at the library rock. First Wednesday of every month at 4:00 PM

Teen Nights at Main
Huntsville Public Library Downtown
Thursday, Feb. 8 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6:00 PM
Come participant in a variety of activities including a Riverdale episode re-watch, a karaoke party, Riverdance, and other fun events. We meet every other Thursday night. Ages 13-18.

Tween Time in Madison
Madison Public Library
Sunday, February 18th at 2:00 PM
INFO: Tweens (ages 10-14) unite! We’ll meet in the YA room each month to enjoy a movie, crafts, and snacks. Contact mallen@hmcpl.org for more info! Meets the 3rd Sundays of each month at 2:00 PM through mid-May.

#ThisTeenReads Bookclub
Huntsville Public Library Downtown
Thursday, February 22 at 4:00 PM
INFO: Are you a proud teen reader? Anime, sci-fi, romance, fantasy, or any type of story you crave, your new book club will be reading it all! Come join the club on the last Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. No sign-up required, so grab your to-read lists off your Goodreads shelf and get ready to read and connect with new friends! For more information, contact Laura Noble at 256-532-5949 or lnoble@hmcpl.org. Call Youth Services to find out what this month’s title will be and come meet up in the Teen area of Youth Services on the first floor. For ages 13-18.

Teen Hangout Weekends
Huntsville Public Library Downtown
Saturdays on February 3 and February 17 at 1:00 PM
Teens ages 13-18 can come hang out at the library, work on DIY projects, and meet new friends – all in a safe & independent environment.

Storytime Scoop & Weekly Kid’s Programs

Monrovia Storytimes
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday @ 10:30 a.m.
Branch: Monrovia Library
Info: Preschoolers from birth to five years old enjoy games, songs, stories, crafts and more for our interactive story time. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or email her at mfarley@hmcpl.org


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Madison Storytimes
Branch: Madison Public Library
Baby Sign Storytime Mondays at 9:30 AM
Toddler Storytime, Tues. Wed. Thurs. at 9:30 AM
Preschool Storytime Tues. Wed. Thurs. at 10:30 AM
Family Storytime, 2nd & 4th Saturdays at 10:00 AM
Info: The Madison Library hosts nine storytimes a week!

Junior Reader Club
Madison Public Library
Tuesdays at 4:00 PM
Every Tuesday, join Ms Maggie for jokes, madlibs, stories, and crafts. This storytime is intended for K-2nd grades. Contact Ms Maggie at mallen@hmcpl.org or 256-461-0046 for more info.

Bailey Cove Storytimes
Branch: Bailey Cove Public Library
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
Little Bits Lapsit Storytime, Mondays at 9:30 AM
Wiggles & Walking, Tuesdays at 10:30
Rockin’ Storytime, Mondays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Wild Wednesdays at the Library, Wednesdays at 3:30 PM, for 3rd-5th graders
Tremendouse Toddlers Storytime, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 AM
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.

Supernova Science Club
Eleanor E. Murphy Public Library
Thursdays @ 4:00
INFO: Kids ages 5-11 can explore a new hands-on topic each week. Sign up is required weekly, email Ms. Haley at hwhaley@hmcpl.org for more info. Our upcoming topics for January/February: Lego Challenge, Catapults, Boomerangs, Crystal Structure, Germ Farms, Animal Habitats

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.

Story Hour in Triana
Branch: Triana Public Library
Dates: Preschool hour Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Info: Storytime for children ages 3-5