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Madison Library meeting room

After opening the external doors of the library, the meeting room is located on your right.

Teen Toss Up - 3DS Meetup (MADISON)

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
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For our first session of Teen Toss Up, don't forget your Nintendo 3DS!! This is your chance to catch some street passes and battle some new friends at Pokemon, Mario Kart and more! No RSVP necessary...Though if you do, I'll probably get more snacks!

Contact Ms Maggie at mallen@hmcpl.org for more info! Read more about Teen Toss Up - 3DS Meetup (MADISON)

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Jr Mad Scientists (Madison)

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Children in K-2nd grades are invited for a special science class designed just for their age group. RSVP please at tallison@hmcpl.org or call 256-461-0046 to reserve your spot! Read more about Jr Mad Scientists (Madison)

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Origami Yoda ORIGAMI DAY

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 4:00pm
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Love Origami Yoda? Or just love origami? Come and create your own origami creations to carry with you or share the “wisdom” with friends.
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Mad Scientists - Paper Airplanes (MADISON)

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Friday, December 11, 2015 - 4:00pm
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What kid hasn’t spent some part of some class at some point during his life making a paper airplane when he should have been doing something else? Why not turn this common time killer into a lesson on the physics of aerodynamics and flight? This is a great activity for students of all ages, but older students should have a greater understanding of fluid dynamics and be able to push the outer limits of paper airplane design!

Mad Scientists is intended for 3rd-5th grades, and RSVP is recommended. Contact mallen@hmcpl.org for more info! Read more about Mad Scientists - Paper Airplanes (MADISON)

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Garden Rangers - Huntsville Botanical Gardens (MADISON)

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 4:00pm
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Through games and other interactive activities students will be able to name at least three foods that birds eat and name three adaptations birds have for survival.

 

RSVP at mallen@hmcpl.org or 256-461-0046

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Time Out Book Club - Throne of Glass (MADISON)

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:00pm
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9781619630345
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Sarah Maas
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Throne of Glass

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.  Read more about Time Out Book Club - Throne of Glass (MADISON)

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Time Out Book Club - Little Brother (MADISON)

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Cory Doctorow
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Big Brother

Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems.

But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they’re mercilessly interrogated for days.

When the DHS finally releases them, Marcus discovers that his city has become a police state where every citizen is treated like a potential terrorist. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: to take down the DHS himself. Read more about Time Out Book Club - Little Brother (MADISON)

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Time Out Book Club: Howl's Moving Castle (MADISON)

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 12:00pm
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9780061478789
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Diana Wynne Jones
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Howl's Moving Castle

Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle.

To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there's far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye. Read more about Time Out Book Club: Howl's Moving Castle (MADISON)

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X Factor Book Club - Flora and Ulysses (MADISON)

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 4:00pm
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9780449015131
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Kate DiCamillo
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Flora and Ulysses

It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him.

What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry—and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart.  Read more about X Factor Book Club - Flora and Ulysses (MADISON)

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X Factor Book Club - Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (MADISON)

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 4:00pm
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978-0307931474
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Chris Grabenstein
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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games—board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the construction of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot as one of twelve kids invited for an overnight sleepover in the library, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello and riddled with lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must solve every clue and figure out every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route!

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