Friendship Bracelets with Ms. Crystal

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Get ready for back to school and making new friends with an awesome new skill: Friendship Bracelets!  Crystal Kitchens, crafter extraordinaire, will be at the Library to teach the skills of weaving with Soda straws.  This program is free and perfect for kids in grades 3-5.

LEGO Mania

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, August 6, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pmMonday, August 13, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pmMonday, August 20, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pmMonday, August 27, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pmMonday, September 10, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pmMonday, September 17, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pmMonday, September 24, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pmMonday, October 1, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pmMonday, October 8, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pmMonday, October 15, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pmMonday, October 22, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pmMonday, October 29, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pmMonday, November 5, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pmMonday, November 12, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pmMonday, November 19, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pmMonday, November 26, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pmMonday, December 3, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pmMonday, December 10, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pmMonday, December 17, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

The Library will provide LEGOS, you provide the imagination!  Chidren can build creations out of their wildest dreams.  The Library will put these creations on display for 1 week, until the next LEGO Mania. 

Murphy Craft Night

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Monday, July 16, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join us for Murphy LIbrary's Craft Night

We'll be creating mustache mugs, newspaper nails, and yarn wrapped letters.

The class is free and all supplies are provided.

Contact Connie Chow, cchow [at] hmcpl [dot] org, for more details.

Recommended for ages 14 and older.

Craft Night at Monrovia - Paper Bead Jewelry

Learn how to make beautiful and creative jewelry from beads made from recyled paper at Monrovia's Craft Night.  Please call 256-489-3392 or visit the Monrovia circulation desk to sign up.  Teens and adults only please.

Craft Night at Monrovia - Paper Bead Jewelry

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Monday, August 6, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Learn how to craft creative and beautiful jewelry from paper beads made from recycled magazines at Monrovia Library Craft night.  Please call 256-489-3392 or stop by circulation desk at Monrovia to sign up please.  Teens and adults only.

Beginning Crochet and Broomstick Lace

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Learn a couple of crochet stitches and you’ll soon be making “peacock eye” lace.  Broomstick lace can be used to make all sorts of lacy items from afghans to scarfs to shawls.  Broomstick lace allows you to make larger items faster because the loops take up a lot of space.  Previous crochet experience is not required.

Decorate Cupcakes @ Madison

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join us and decorate cupcakes at Madison!  Bring your creativity and we'll provide the cupcakes and supplies.  Create and enjoy!

Space is limited so reserve your spot soon.


Date:  Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Time:  10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Cost:  FREE!

Ages: 18+

Location:  Madison Public Library


This class is full so sign-ups are currently closed.


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

Basket-making basics

Learn to weave a tote bag/purse at the Madison Public Library on Friday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crystal Kitchens will teach you how to handle reed, fill in the bottom, and shape a basket. Read more »

Weave a Tote Bag @ Madison

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Friday, July 27, 2012 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Learn to weave a tote bag/purse at Madison on July 27!  Crystal Kitchens will teach how to handle reed, fill in the bottom, and shape a basket.  Dyed reed will be available for decorating your basket.

No basket making experience is required.  Basket making is wet work, so wear old clothes and bring a towel.  The leader will bring all the tools and other supplies you’ll need to use during the workshop.  Bring a sack lunch.

Space is limited so sign up soon!


Date:  Friday, July 27, 2012

Teen Read Week “Spirit Week”

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, October 15, 2012 - 9:00am - Friday, October 19, 2012 - 6:00pm

Make your inner literary spirit shine on the outside - This week come dressed as a character from your favorite book. Show a copy of the book paired with your costume for a picture. We'll judge entries and give out fabulous prizes!

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