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Flag Day: Flag Retirement Ceremony with Boy Scout Troupe #400

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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LearningQuest in partnership with Patriotic Organizations in the Community present:
A Rally 'Round the Flag Day, Tuesday June 14 to celebrate the 234th birthday of the American Flag.

Albert Farrar and Boys Scouts of Troupe #400 will be on hand in the Library parking lot to present a program on the respect and responsibility we have to our Flag.  The public is welcome to bring flags that need to be properly retired.  The Boy Scouts will handle the flags with honor and care, retiring them through the correct retirement procedure.  Those who bring flags to be retired may say a few words about why that flag was special, and even have the honor of place the flag in the pyre.  This program will take place near the Library parking lot. 

Please note: To fully honor our nation's Flag, all regularly scheduled youth programs will be canceled.  We invite parents and children to participate in our Flag Day activities instead.  Read more about Flag Day: Flag Retirement Ceremony with Boy Scout Troupe #400

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Flag Day Super Event in the Youth Services Area

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
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LearningQuest in partnership with Patriotic Organizations in the Community present:
A Rally 'Round the Flag Day, Tuesday June 14 to celebrate the 234th birthday of the American Flag.

9:00-5:00pm Activities in the Youth Services Area

Crafts, flag stories, interaction with historical re-enactors (maybe a visit with Betsy Ross!), display of flags throughout our history, and much more.

Please note: To fully honor our nation's Flag, all regularly scheduled youth programs will be canceled.  We invite parents and children to participate in our Flag Day activities instead.  Read more about Flag Day Super Event in the Youth Services Area

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Book Explorers Present: World Rhythms with Ever Rhythms

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Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Ever Rhythms offers a unique approach to team building using rhythm-based activities.  It is not just about playing games, but recognizing the “metaphors from the rhythm experiences” have valuable impact  for children.  The focus of this program will be "How Native Americans, Africans, and American African slaves used drumming and rhythm to communicate".  Come drum with us!

To learn more about Ever Rhythms, please visit: http://www.everrhythms.com/

This event is perfect for children in grades K-2nd. Read more about Book Explorers Present: World Rhythms with Ever Rhythms

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Reading Round Up: A Visit with the Firetruck

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Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
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Join Mr. Shane for a rowdy and rambunctious storytime.  This storytime is perfect for pre-readers and beginning readers alike!  Mr. Shane will share 2-3 books, add in some fun music time, and finish with an exciting craft.  This storytime is perfect for ALL AGES!

This week our storytime theme is: Firemen!  We welcome a couple of Huntsville Firefighters to Storytime.  They will tell us a little bit about what Fire Fighters do, show us some of their equipement, and then give us a tour of the Fire Truck!  Read more about Reading Round Up: A Visit with the Firetruck

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Preschool Storytime: A Visit with the Fire Truck

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Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
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Join Miss Lexie each Thursday for a super fun Preschool Storytime.  Using a different theme each week, Miss Lexie will read 3-4 books and lead songs, fingerplays, and rhymes to prepare children for reading.  The storytime will finish up with a craft, designed to strengthen fine motor skills. This storytime is appropriate for children ages 3-5.

This week our storytime theme is: Firemen!  We welcome a couple of Huntsville Firefighters to Storytime.  They will tell us a little bit about what Fire Fighters do, show us some of their equipement, and then give us a tour of the Fire Truck!  Read more about Preschool Storytime: A Visit with the Fire Truck

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Super Duper Science Club Presents: DNA Magic with Hudson Alpha

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm
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What is DNA?  How do you find it?  What kind of materials is it in?  And you can extract it from Strawberries???  Yes!  Find out how with the Educational Outreach team from Hudson Alpha Institute of Biotechnology.

This event is appropriate for children in grades 3rd- 5th. 

The Super Duper Science Club events are designed to increase children's natural interest in science and the world around them.  Some of the program may contain concepts that are difficult for younger children to understand or sit still for.  We ask for the help of parents and caregivers to follow the suggested age guidelines and to remove younger children who become a distraction during the event. Read more about Super Duper Science Club Presents: DNA Magic with Hudson Alpha

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Afternoon at the Movies: Disney's Cars

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Can't wait for Cars 2?  Watch the original on the big screen at the Library!

 

From the acclaimed creators of TOY STORY, THE INCREDIBLES, and FINDING NEMO comes a high-octane adventure comedy that shows life is about the journey, not the finish line. Hotshot rookie race car Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is living life in the fast lane until he hits a detour on his way to the most important race of his life. Stranded in Radiator Springs, a forgotten town on the old Route 66, he meets Sally, Mater, Doc Hudson (Paul Newman), and a variety of quirky characters who help him discover that there's more to life than trophies and fame

This movie has been rated: G
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Drop In Day at the Library!

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Repeats every week until Wed Jul 13 2011 .
Monday, June 6, 2011 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, June 13, 2011 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, June 20, 2011 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, July 4, 2011 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, July 11, 2011 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Want something fun to do with your kids?  Drop in the to the Library!  Every Monday during Summer Reading, the Main Library will be hosting "Drop In Day".  From 9:00 am - 5:00 pm families can drop in with their kids to see what's going on.  There will be make and take crafts (with some specifically designed to be easy, medium, and hard) and a scavenger hunt for both pre-readers and readers.  Crafts and Scavenger Hunts will feature a different theme each week.  So drop in and have some fun at the Library each Monday. Read more about Drop In Day at the Library!

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Book Explorers Present: Local Voyages for Little Pirates- A Visit with the Huntsville Visitor's Bureau

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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It's summer time, the gas prices are high, the beach seems far away....what's a Mommy or Daddy Pirate to do??  Staycation of course!  Find out how with a representative from the Huntsville Visitor's Bureau.  She will discuss all of the exciting opportunities for families within a 45 minute drive of Huntsville.  And as she's discussing all of this fun information with the Parent Pirates, the little pirates will be playing pirate-y games and talking to a REAL LIVE PIRATE!!!

This event is perfect for children in grades K-2nd, but parents of children of all ages can benefit! Read more about Book Explorers Present: Local Voyages for Little Pirates- A Visit with the Huntsville Visitor's Bureau

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Reading Round Up: YO HO HO! It's Pirate Storytime!

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
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Join Mr. Shane for a rowdy and rambunctious storytime.  This storytime is perfect for pre-readers and beginning readers alike!  Mr. Shane will share 2-3 books, add in some fun music time, and finish with an exciting craft.  This storytime is perfect for ALL AGES!

This week our storytime theme is: PIRATES!!!  We will sail across the seven seas, look for gold, and make pirate-y crafts even Captain Barbarosa would approve of.  See you there, ye landlubbers! Read more about Reading Round Up: YO HO HO! It's Pirate Storytime!

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