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Library Storytimes & Events in September

Huntsville Public Library

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 in September

Tween Time in Madison
Date: September 3
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Madison Public Library
Description: Tweens Unite! Tweens ages 9-14 join us twice monthly in the Young Adult room for an activity or craft, a snack and a movie. No registration needed; come late if you need to. Contact Ms Lisa (lblackmon@hmcpl.org) or Ms Maggie (mallen@hmcpl.org) for more information.

Homeschool Connections – Human Libraries: Molly Felder and Patterson
Tuesday, September 5 @ 1 PM
Monrovia Library
Info: Home school students in Kindergarten through 4th grades enjoy hands on activities and more during this interactive learning experience. Meet Patterson, Molly’s assistance dog and learn how Molly and Patterson work together. For more information contact Mandee Farley at mfarley@hmcpl.org or call 256-489-3392.

Chinese Language and Culture for Kids with Confucius Institute
Downtown Huntsville Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. on beginning September 5
Info: Learn the language and culture of China with teachers from the Confucius Institute of Alabama A&M. This class will meet on the 3rd Floor in the Ranee Pruitt Room, unless otherwise noted. There will be a $5 charge for the course booklet once classes begin. Parent or guardian may remain in the room during the class, but will be required to stay at the library during the duration of the program. This program is limited to 20 children (recommended age of 6 and up).

Special Storytime with Molly & Patterson
Triana Library
September 7 at 10:30 AM
Guest Speaker: Molly Felder, Disability Advocate and Children’s Author
Ages: K-6 (siblings welcome)
Info: Molly and her service dog, Patterson, will discuss life in a wheelchair, challenges she faces, and how to approach a service animal.

Grandparents & Donuts Storytime 
September 11, 2017 @10am
Oscar Mason Library-149 Mason Court
Join us for donuts, crafts, and stories!

Monrovia Board Game Night – Mice and Mystics
Tuesday, September 12 @ 5:30 PM
Monrovia Library
Info: Teens 13 and up and adults take on the challenge of a new board game each month. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at chewitt@hmcpl.org or call 256-489-3392.


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Monrovia Masterminds Science Club
Thursday, September 14 @ 4 PM
Monrovia Library
Info: Students in second-fifth grades experience science through hands-on interactive experiments and more. For more information contact Mandee Farley at mfarley@hmcpl.org or call 256-489-3392.

Homeschool Hour at Main
Downtown Huntsville Library
September 14 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Info: Staff from the Special Collections of the Downtown library will teach students about researching family trees. Students in grades kindergarten through 3rd will meet at 10 a.m. to learn about making a family tree and interviewing family members about their heritage. Students in 4th grade and up will meet at 1 p.m. in the Technology Training Center to learn about using research tools to discover their family tree. All programs are free and do not require registrations, although it should be noted a limited number of computers will be available for the afternoon class.

Family Night: Ice Cream!
Date: September 14
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Location: Madison Public Library
Info: Once monthly, families come together through activities like games, movies, or volunteering. September features a summer sendoff with an ice cream theme! Bring your own dinner if you’d like. ALL families welcome! RSVP recommended at lblackmon@gmail.com.

Family Movie Night: Captain Underpants
Friday, September 15 @ 6 PM
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.

Tween Time in Madison
Date: September 17
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Madison Public Library
Description: Tweens Unite! Tweens ages 9-14 join us twice monthly in the Young Adult room for an activity or craft, a snack, and a movie. No registration needed; come late if you need to. Contact Ms Lisa (lblackmon@hmcpl.org) or Ms Maggie (mallen@hmcpl.org) for more information.

Bilingual Storytime
September 18 at 6 p.m.
Downtown Huntsville Library
Fun stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish. Speakers of all languages welcome!

Fall Puppet Show
Downtown Huntsville Library
September 18 at 10:30 and 3:30
Info: Celebrate fall at the library with a forest animal puppet show.

Bicentennial Briefings
Tuesday, September 19 @ 6:30 PM
Monrovia Library
Info: Join us for a commemorative talk on the Alabama Bicentennial! Huntsville-Madison County Historical Society President Joh Allen will give an overview of Alabama history, and discuss the Society, state, and local Bicentennial programs. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at chewitt@hmcpl.org or call 256-489-3392.

ICYMI: Fall Puppet Show
Downtown Huntsville Library
September 21 at 10:30
Info: Celebrate fall at the library with a forest animal puppet show.

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

See Also

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!


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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. 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 10:30 AM
Info: Storytime for children ages 3-5

More HMCPL weekly Storytimes for kids can be found HERE.


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