Crochet Class

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Learn the basics of crochet on Thursday, January 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Madison Public Library.  This class is free and open to ages 18 and older.  Space is limited so registration is required.

Please bring a crochet needle (size G or larger) and a ball of yarn.  This class will meet in the Reading Room.

Questions?  Call Rachel at 256-461-0046 or e-mail rhooper [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

Weave a Round Basket

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Crystal Kitchens will teach a weaving class at the Madison Public Library on Friday, February 22, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

In this workshop, you’ll make a round basket.  You’ll learn how to handle basket reed, how to start a round basket, and how to shape a basket.  The finished baskets will be about 6 inches tall with a 5-inch diameter base.  You can use colored reed and beads to decorate your baskets.  No experience is required.

Sprouting Scientists

Learn all about what makes up the books we love -- paper -- on Tuesday, January 15, at 11 a.m. at the Madison Public Library. Read more »

Sprouting Scientists

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm


Special Guest Ms. Kim from Sci-Quest will teach us all about what makes up the books we love: PAPER!

Ms. Mandy will read stories and then as a group, we’ll make our own paper.

Join us Tuesday, January 15th at 11:00 am for the fun!

This class is for children ages 2-5, and requires a materials fee of $8, payable at Sci-Quest or via the website at

Teen Night At Monrovia

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Monday, February 11, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Making a scarf from a t-shirt is fun and easy.  All teens age 12-18 are invited to learn how to make t-shirt scarves at our monthly teen night.  Contact 256-489-3392 for more information.  You can sign up for this event via phone or at the circulation desk at Monrovia Library.  You will need to bring your own t-shirt (or more than one if you want to do more than one scarf) to this event.

Pinterest Passion

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pmTuesday, February 26, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pmTuesday, March 26, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pmTuesday, April 23, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pmTuesday, June 25, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pmTuesday, July 23, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pmTuesday, September 24, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pmTuesday, October 22, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Love Pinterest? Have you pinned a million crafts but haven't made any? We have the group for you! We'll tackle a popular pinned item each month. Sometimes you’ll use a needle, sometimes you’ll use a drill. No matter what we use, you walk away with an amazing DIY craft! We've made book purses, invisible book shelves, book planters, paper bead jewelry, book wreaths and much more! What can YOU make?

TEEN Fueled Art Painting Class

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pmTuesday, February 19, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pmTuesday, March 19, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pmTuesday, April 16, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pmTuesday, June 18, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pmTuesday, July 16, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pmTuesday, September 17, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pmTuesday, October 15, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Get your fix: coffee and hot beverages await as sound cocoons you. Delve into new creative projects each month as we guide a new painting theme. From starry nights to funky giraffes, owls and swirly trees, this class has it all!

RSVP required.

Fancy Nancy Party

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Calling all prima ballerinas! At our Fancy Nancy Party on February 21st, Thursday, from 4-5pm, we'll read from O'Connor's 'Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet' and then practice some basic ballet moves and make a simple tutu. Reservations required - See Ms Maggie at the Madison Public Library for more info!

Race Day at the Library (CANCELLED)

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Keep an eye out for the rescheduled date! (Email Ms Maggie for more info at mallen [at] hmcpl [dot] org)

All matchbox cars and their owners, get ready! On January 17th, 2012, from 6-7pm, Madison Public Library will host a Race Day at the Library. Using everyday materials, design your own racetrack for your cars, and then put it to the test. Supplies may be limited - so sign up with Ms Maggie today.

Family Painting Day

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The family that paints together has fun together at the Madison Public Library. Join us at 10am for our family painting class. Reservation & $5 required. Contact Ms Mandy at mpinyan [at] hmcpl [dot] org for more info!

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