Catherine Keener, James Gandolfini, Forest Whitaker
Warner Bros.; Directed by Spike Jonze
Rated PG; 101 minutes; 2009
This adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story follows Max, a disobedient little boy who is sent to bed without his supper. Max then creates an imaginary forest world populated by the wild things, exotic monsters and ferocious creatures who embrace Max as their ruler.
Saturday, May 1 through Saturday, May 15: All HMCPL branches will offer Food for Fines.
For each non-perishable food item a patron brings in, the library will forgive $1 in overdue fines from their library card. The donated canned and boxed goods will benefit those in need of service through the CANS (Caring and Nurturing Support) Food Drive, sponsored by Leadership Huntsville/Madison County Alumni.The library will only accept new, unopened cans and boxes of food within the expiration date, and charges for lost or damaged items cannot be waived. Read more about Food For Fines
The Madison Public Library will host a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, April 30 at 10 a.m. on the site of its new children’s garden, known as the ‘Living Library,’ located adjacent to the library building at 130 Plaza Blvd. in Madison, AL.
The Children's Living Library will be the first of its kind for any library in Alabama and possibly the country. Local professional landscape architect Lori Severin with 4Site, Inc. has donated the design of the garden which will include features such as a life-sized Scrabble board, a mini-amphitheater for story time, a Madison County soil history display, a vegetable garden, and a boat dock with ship. The scenes throughout the garden will be tied to themes from beloved childhood storybooks such as Charlotte's Web and Where the Wild Things Are. When complete, the garden will be free to enter and open to everyone. Read more about Madison Public Library "Living Library" Groundbreaking Ceremony