Library Events for Kids in February 2017

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.

Special Library Events in February

Teen Night – Cupcake Wars
Friday, February 3 @ 6:00 p.m.
Branch: Monrovia Library
Info: Teens ages 12-18 compete to decorate the most elaborate themed cupcake. For more information contact Mandee Farley @ 256-489-3392 or email her at mfarley@hmcpl.org.

Spring Fling Fund Raiser
Saturday, February 4 @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Branch: Monrovia Library
Info: Up to 20 vendors will be selling items and giving a percentage of profits to the Monrovia Library. All donations will be used to purchase books for the library. . For more information contact Cindy Hewitt @ 256-489-3392 or email her at chewitt@hmcpl.org.

Spring Fling Fund Raiser
Saturday, February 4 @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Branch: Monrovia Library
Info: Up to 25 vendors will be selling items and giving a percentage of profits to the Monrovia Library. All donations will be used to purchase books for the library. . For more information contact Cindy Hewitt @ 256-489-3392 or email her at chewitt@hmcpl.org.

Home School Connections – Space
Tuesday, February 7 @ 1:00 p.m.
Branch: Monrovia Library
Info: Home school students from Kindergarten to fourth grade enjoy hands on activities with an emphasis on library skills. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or email her at mfarley@hmcpl.org

February Puppet Show
Date & Time: February 8 and 9 at 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Branch: Bailey Cove Public Library
Info: Join us for a delightful puppet show that includes music, stories, and a craft.


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Once Upon a Winter’s Night
Date & Time: Friday, February 10th from 6-8pm
Branch: Madison
Info: Please join us for our second annual Once Upon a Winter’s Night program, where we will celebrate fairytales through puppet shows, games, dancing, crafts, music, and more! This special, family friendly event is free, and costumes are encouraged. We guarantee you’ll have a ball!

Family Movie Night – Kubo and the Two Strings
Friday, February 10 @ 6:00 p.m.
Branch: Monrovia Library
Info: All ages enjoy a free movie at the library. Popcorn and water served for 25 cents each. Pick up your free tickets at the Monrovia Library check out desk. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or email her at chewitt@hmcpl.org.

Board Game Night – Boss Monster
Tuesday, February 14 @ 5:30 p.m.
Branch: Monrovia Library
Info: For adults and children age 12 and up. Enjoy the challenge of board game strategies. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt @ 256-489-3392 or email her at chewitt@hmcpl.org.

Monrovia Masterminds Science Club – Fractals
Thursday, February 16 @ 4:00 p.m.
Branch: Monrovia Library
Info: Children in 2nd-5th grades learn hands-on science at our after school science club. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or email her at mfarley@hmcpl.org.

Mardi Gras at the Library
February 28 10:30 & 4:00 p.m.
Downtown Huntsville Library
We are celebrating Mardi Gras at the library with crafts, a scavenger hunt, and a reverse parade (our paraders get candy and beads from library desk instead of throwing to watchers).


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How to do Research, for Homeschoolers
Each Wednesday in February 11:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Downtown Huntsville Library
Join Ms. Julia and Mr. Jake as we explain how to conduct research for school papers. This is a four week class covering: print research, databases, online research, and how to put your research into a paper. We will address MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian formatting. This class is intended for 5th grade and up. Sign-ups are required at hmcpl.org.. The class will be limited to 20 students.

Storytime Scoop

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

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 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!


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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. January’s story themes in January are: 1/9 – Milk & Cookies, 1/11 – Blankets, 1/18 – Snowmen, 1/25 – Wolves

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.