Snowflake Party!

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kids of all ages and their families are invited to join us at the Eleanor Murphy Library for an afternoon of snowy-tastic fun!  You will get to make your very snowflake, listen to snowy-wonderful stories, and enjoy refreshments and each other’s company.  We hope to see you here!  Event is free to the public, sponsored by the Murphy Branch Friends of the Library. Please consider joining the Friends today!

Turkey Craft Day

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Come join us for all sorts of turkey-related crafts!

Triangle Loom Weaving @ Madison

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Create a cozy triangle scarf to ward off the chill on those long winter nights! Artist Crystal Kitchens is back in Madison with another fabulous class using the traditional technique of hand weaving. This triangle loom technique is like "magic" and require no previous experience.  With just one stroke, you make the warp and weave the weft.

Basket Weaving Comes to Madison

Make a round basket with artist Crystal Kitchens! Read more »

Basket Weaving Comes to Madison

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Friday, November 19, 2010 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Tap into your hidden personal talent under the instruction of artist Crystal Kitchens to make a round basket! Learn the necessary skill to handle basket reed, start a round basket and shape it into your personal handmade creation. The finished basket is approximately 6 inches tall with a 5-inch diameter base. Colored reeds and beads provide personal flair for those wanting to express themselves. A second basket can be started if time allows.

Holiday Events at the 12

We might not have a turtle dove, but we've got fun things to do! Read more »


Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 2:30pm

Decorate your own mini pumpkin!  We'll provide the glitter, markers, jewels, etc.  Bring your creativity and join the fun!  All kids grades K-5 and their caregivers are welcome.  Contact Ms. Freda Miguel, 256.859.9050, for more information.

The Great Pumpkin Carving Challenge

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Show off your mad pumpkin carving skills in time for All Hallow's Eve!

Making Marvelous Masks

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Make a spooky, scary or fun mask just in time for Halloween!

Make & Play Chinese Hacky Sack

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Friday, October 8, 2010 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Make your own "Chinese hacky sack" with Wanda Shaw from Huntsville Chinese Village and Miss Annie. "Chinese hacky sack," also known as "Chinese shuttlecock," is a traditional Asian game, the first version of which dates back to 500 B.C.! Listen to Chinese music and enjoy snacks, too.

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