Holiday Events at the 12

We might not have a turtle dove, but we've got fun things to do!

Spend some of your holidays with the 12 branches of the Huntsville Madison County Public Library.   Here's a list of some fun holiday events.


Festival of Tress @ Main

December 1-27 during regular business hours

Main branch, 915 Monroe Street

Come enjoy the trees at the Library.  Civic organizations are showcasing their groups with cleverly decorated trees!


Gingerbread Man Puppet Show

Bailey Cove Public Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza

Children will love the classic tale of the Gingerbread man and his holiday adventure.

Wednesday, December 1 at 10 a.m.

Thursday, December 2 at 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 4 p.m.


Children’s Make and Take Craft Day

December 4,  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Bailey Cove Public Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza

Kids to make classic holiday crafts and share with their family for the holidays


Holiday Open House & Silent Tree Auction

December 6-10, during regular business hours

Tillman D. Hill Public Library 131 Knowledge Drive, Hazel Green

Kids get to make tree ornaments for the library tree and there will be a silent auction for adorable Christmas trees.


Polar Express Pajama Party

December 7, 6:30 p.m. (limited reservations)

Madison Public Library, 130 Plaza Blvd.

Come dressed in your pajamas and hear a reading of the Polar Express. We'll have cookies and hot cocoa for our guests and will hand out Christmas bells, too! All children will receive a wrapped book as a gift, and can have their picture made beside the Christmas tree. This event is replacing “Breakfast with Santa”.  Please RSVP by calling 256-461-0046.  Reservations are required.


Thursday Night Concert in the Atrium at Huntsville Madison County Public Library -

December 9, 6 p.m.

Library Main Branch- 915 Monroe Street

Painted Melodies- from jazz to torch songs to holiday classics this is sure to get everyone ready for the holiday season.


Family Open House: Make and Take Craft Day

December 11 from 10 a.m. to noon

Madison Public Library, 130 Plaza Blvd.

Come one, come all for Madison Public Library's first ever make and take family craft day! While supplies last, families can help one another construct fun and free holiday ornaments!


Christmas Open House

Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library, 5496 Main Street, New Hope

December 11 at 11 a.m.

Children will get to make and take a special craft. Plus there will be refreshments for adults.  For more information contact kkalil [at] hmcpl [dot] org.


Gurley’s Historic Christmas Celebration 

Gurley Public Library, 225 Walker Street, Gurley

December 12,  2 p.m.

Carter Sibley will be telling holiday- themed stories!  For more information contact khowell [at] hmcpl [dot] org.


Holiday Ornament Class

December 14 at 4 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Madison Public Library, 130 Plaza Lane, Madison  

4 p.m. Origami holiday ornaments

6 p.m. Traditional ornaments

For more info mpinyan [at] hmcpl [dot] org.


Holiday Open House and Tree Trimming Party

December 16, 6 p.m.

Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library, 7910 Charlotte Drive

Join us for a Holiday Open House and Tree Trimming Party at the Eleanor Murphy Library -- fun for the whole family!  We will start with a joyous reading of holiday favorites; Are You Grumpy, Santa? and T’was the Night Before Christmas.  We will then invite everyone to participate in decorating our Library Tree with beautiful ornaments created by the children of our community.  Enjoy refreshments, hot mulled cider, smiling faces, and holiday cheer.  This event is sponsored by the Eleanor Murphy Friends of the Library.


Cookies with Santa’s Daughters: Kristy Kringle and Sandy Claus! 

Tuesday, December 21,  5:30 p.m. 

Monrovia Public Library,  254 Allen Drake Drive, Madison

Join Santa’s daughters as they tell some of their favorite holiday stories! More information at laustin [at] hmcpl [dot] org.


Christmas Storytime with Miss Lexie

Tuesday, December 21, 4 p.m.

Library Main Branch- 915 Monroe Street, 256-532-5949

Join Miss Lexie for fun holiday stories the whole family will enjoy!


Holiday Make & Take Crafts

Thursday, December 23, all day

Library Main Branch- 915 Monroe Street, 256-532-5949

Come by the Main Library Auditorium any time from 9-5 to make special crafts for the holidays!