Awesome Afternoons

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Alabama Youth Ballet visits Murphy Library. Kids ages 5-11 can join Ms. Haley for a special Summer Reading Program.  Events vary, please check Awesome Afternoons page for a full schedule and more information.

Awesome Afternoons

Children ages 5-11 can join Ms. Haley every Tuesday afternoon  @ 4:00pm for a special Summer Reading event.  Events include crafts and special programmers and performers. See schedule below for specific events:

June 3 - Color Wheel Collage: Children can make a fun, colorful collage, while learning about color mixing and art.

June 10 - Alabama Youth Ballet will join us to talk about ballet and offer a couple short example performances. Read more »

End of Summer Reading Party

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Children, tweens and teens can join in as we celebrate the end of Summer Reading. We'll have crafts and refreshments, and we'll announce the winners of Murphy branch Summer Reading prizes and the Science Fair.

Summer Reading Kick-off Party

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Monday, June 2, 2014 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Children and Tweens can join us for our Summer Reading Kick-off party. We'll have age appropriate crafts, games and refreshments. You can sign up for Summer Reading while you're at it (it's super easy)!

Bias Rectangle Loom Weaving

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Join instructor, Crystal Kitchens, to weave a 9" x 36" scarf on a rectangle loom. No weaving experience is required. There is a $6 supply fee for this workshop. Please make checks payable to Crystal Kitchens and mail them to the Madison Library at: 130 Plaza Blvd. Madison, AL 35758 ATTN: Tammy. The supply fee must be received by April 18 to reserve your spot in the class. Registration is required. To register, call the library at 256-461-0046 or e-mail Teresa at tallison [at] hmcpl [dot] org. This workshop is for adults and youth ages 14 and up.

Teen Craft Night: Shakespeare Quote Bags

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Know a good Shakespeare quote? Here is your chance to add it to a bag or shirt. And if you don’t have one we have plenty of optional Shakespeare insults.


Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pmThursday, May 22, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pmThursday, August 28, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pmThursday, September 25, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pmThursday, October 23, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Need a new project to tinker with? Like the feel and look of the steampunk world? Journey to the Madison library on the 4th Thursday of the month at 5:00 and join us in a monthly teenkering craft, all steampunk themed! RSVP is required. To reserve your spot, email Doom at rdoom [at] hmcpl [dot] org or call 256-461-0046. Upcoming projects include Ray Guns (nonfunctioning), Goggles, and more!

Studio Arts @ the Bailey Cove Library: Book Wreaths

Location: Bailey Cove Meeting Room
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us to learn to make a Shakespeare-themed recycled book wreath.  Ignite your creative spark with like minds! ALL experience levels welcome, ages 14 to adult. This class and the use of supplies are FREE, but class size is limited to 30, call 256-881-0257 to reserve your space today!


Anime Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Join us for a fun Shakespeare evening of painting on canvas.

Lady Crafters

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Lady Crafters gather together to work on their own crafts and projects. Anyone is welcome to bring their hobby and work with us.

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