Mandy Pinyan's blog

Ponypalooza at Bailey Cove!

Attention, Everypony! All pony fans, bronies and pegasisters won't want to miss Ponypalooza at the Bailey Cove Public Library on Saturday, May 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. Read more »

Avengers Comic Teaches Mad Money Skills!

Join the Avengers and a special guest in this exciting educational comic about saving money and saving the day. The heroes team up to defeat Mole Man and his evil army, all while learning important financial skills. The action-packed comic features a budgeting worksheet, finance terms and more. Read more »

Investing for Your Kids

As a parent, you want to teach your children about investing because you understand that nothing can touch the sweetness of long-term growth.

The Motley Fool has a great page to help you get started, with a guide to help you answer many questions you may have about investing for your children.  Read more »

$ave $teve

$ave $teve is an innovative, fun way for gamers of all ages to increase their financial literacy. With the help of the Krackle Botz, benevolent robots from another dimension, $teve gains financial knowledge, fiscal responsibility and investment insights on his adventure through secret laboratories and parallel universes. Read more » It Makes "Cents" for Kids!


A few words about

Launched in 1997, the site provides tools to help parents as well as educators teach children to manage money wisely and develop good financial habits: the building blocks for a secure future. Given the current rate of savings and debt in America, this is a lesson that desperately needs to be learned. Read more »

Money as You Grow resource

Money as You Grow  was recommended as an initiative from the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability, chaired by John W. Rogers and vice-chaired by Amy Rosen. Read more »

Pinterest Passion: Paint a Dandelion Shirt

No need to wear plain old t-shirts this Spring: these dandelion shirts are simple and pretty! Paint your own dandelion design on a t-shirt you bring from home. All other materials are provided. Call Mandy to RSVP or for more info at 256-461-0046 or mpinyan [at] hmcpl [dot] org

Holiday Bake off for Teens

Back by popular demand! Sign up and bring your favorite holiday dish to compete for the title of Taster's Choice! Create your own dish or use a favorite recipe. Creativity, presentation and taste all count. This month's theme is holiday food. Main dishes, appetizers or desserts are welcome!

The Bake Off is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4th at 6PM

For more information, call Mandy at 256-461-0046 or e-mail at mpinyan [at] hmcpl [dot] org

Halloween treats

Calling all ghouls and ghosts! Mandy and Maggie have scared up a fun night for all ages at the Madison Library. Come dressed to trick-or-treat and gather candy in the costume parade. Don't miss the all-new puppet show, featuring the Hallo-weiner and friends in his puppetorial debut! We'll also have games, snacks and frightfully fun storytimes, of course! 

This fun for all ages event is free and open to the public. 

For more information, call Mandy or Maggie, Youth Services Librarians at 256-461-0046

Teen Urban Legend Fest and Zombie Party

Zombies will invade the Madison Public Library on Tuesday, October 23, at 6 p.m. Be prepared to be scared -- and to have lots of fun. Read more »

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