Monday, October 17, 2011 - 9:00am to Friday, November 18, 2011 - 5:00pm
Design the 2012 Teen Library Card: An Art Contest for Teens
Teens are invited to create, photograph, or design the library card of their dreams! The artwork will be turned in, judged, and a winner declared. The winning artwork will appear on a limited edition library card, available during the year 2012. This contest is open to all Teens (ages 12-19).
Huntsville Madison County Public Library Teen Library Design Contest 2012
All participants must be between the ages of 12-18.
All entries must be 100% original art with no copyright or trademark symbols.
Participants have the option of submitting artwork to be used as a background on the logo or designing the logo to include the words: “Huntsville Madison County Public Library” and the year “2012”.
Art may be signed by the artist.
Entries may be print or digital. Maximum acceptable print size is 8.5” x 11”. Designs may be submitted up to 8.5 x 11, but keep in mind the logo will also be used for the teen library card which will have a finished size of 2 x 3 ¼ inches so it needs to look good at that size.
For digital artwork, we can accept vector artwork (.eps, .ps, .ai, etc.) or we can accept raster images (.jpg, .psd, etc.). However, the finished artwork must be printable at 300dpi (dots per inch) at 2 x 3 ¼ inches.
No slides, video, or websites will be accepted.
Deadline for entries is Friday, November 18, 2011 at 5:00 PM. Art may be submitted to any branch.
If you would like to pick up your artwork, please notify the Library in advance.
The only limits to your creative expression are no excessive violence, nudity, profanity, or racist overtones.
Winning artwork will be displayed on the Teen Library Card for a period of one year and will be used as the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Teen Logo for the same period.
For more contest information, contact Katie Kalil, YA Librarian, at (256) 723-2995 or e-mail at email@example.com
ENTRY INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE (please use a blank sheet of paper)
Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read a title from the Hannah Swenson mystery series by Joanne Fluke.
Early summer brings plenty of work for baker Hannah Swensen, even before Mayor Bascomb's wife drops by The Cookie Jar to place an order for her charity event...For eleven-hundred cookies! And Hannah almost flips when her business partner, Lisa, suggests setting up an apple turnover stand. But she places her faith in Lisa and agrees to be a magician's assistant in the fundraiser's talent show. The only snag is the show's host, college professor Bradford Ramsey. Hannah and her sister, Michelle, each had unfortunate romances with Ramsey, and when the cad comes sniffing around between acts, Hannah tells him off. But when the curtain doesn't go up, she discovers Ramsey backstage - dead, with a turnover in his hand. Now Hannah must find a killer who's flakier than puff pastry - and far more dangerous. - Amazon.com.Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke
Eleanor E. Murphy Library is offering a FREE lesson on the basics of knitting. Learn how to cast on and how to create the knit stitch. All supplies will be provided to students. To sign-up, call the branch at 256-881-5620. Space is limited. Read more about How to KNIT
How does a cloud transform into a strong thunderstorm?
Learn the answer to this question and many others in an hour-long program on weather at 3pm, Wednesday, Sept 21, 2011 at the Eleanor Murphy Library.
The instructor, Russell Page, will present a child safe multi-sensory class on weather in a “Mr. Wizard’ format where children have a hands-on learning experience. Educators and parents homeschooling their children are welcome. The program is appropriate for children in kindergarten to the 4th grade.
The object of the lesson is to interest children in science and mathematics.
About Russell Page:
Mr. Page is a retired meteorologist who was both a certified Weather Officer in the Air Force and a certified weather forecaster in the National Weather Service. He briefly served as a research meteorologist in NOAA’s Environmental Research Laboratory at Idaho’s National Nuclear Engineering Laboratory at Arco, ID, and as a limnologist for the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Sports Fisheries at Clemson, South Carolina. In December 2005, he received an individual Gold Medal for Customer Service from Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez. He has taught many classes on weather and the scientific method in the Anchorage School District. For many years, he was the set-up coordinator for the Alaska State Science Fair. Read more about The Science of Thunderstorms
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 5:00pm
Do you love to give book's as gifts? Come shop at the Gift Giver's Book sale. Bestsellers and new releases will be available for purchase with even a few autographed copies mixed in. Read more about Gift Giver's Book Sale