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Health Rocks

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Repeats every 2 days until Fri Jun 13 2014 .
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:00pm to 5:45pm
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 5:00pm to 5:45pm
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Health Rocks! is a National 4-H curriculum that many schools, camps, and youth programs are using to encourage children to adopt healthy behaviors and to avoid drugs, tobacco, and alcohol. Results from surveys from the past two years suggest that after participating in this program, children feel that they have learned new skills and that they plan to avoid risky behaviors. Read more about Health Rocks

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Dr. Hugh Long presents "An Introduction to Shakespeare's Theatrical Swordplay"

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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"Draw if you be Men"       An Introduction to Shakespeare's Theatrical Swordplay, presented by Dr. Hugh Long of Athens State University. Dr. Long will present a lecture on Swordplay in Shakespearean production, complete with stage props. Read more about Dr. Hugh Long presents "An Introduction to Shakespeare's Theatrical Swordplay"

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Literary Giants: I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Malala Yousafzai
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I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world. Read more about Literary Giants: I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

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Bias Rectangle Loom Weaving

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Friday, April 25, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
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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@hmcpl.org. This workshop is for adults and youth ages 14 and up. Read more about Bias Rectangle Loom Weaving

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Literary Giants: Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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0142000086
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Herman Melville
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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

 "Call me Ishmael."

With this famous first line begins a novel that Melville himself called "a romance of adventure." Set sail with Captain Ahab as he deftly maneuvers the Pequod across the ocean, hunting his prey. He is a man bent on revenge against the ever-elusive white whale that took his leg. Blineded by his ego-maniacal illusions of invincibility, he recklessly pursues Moby Dick, dragging an ill-fated crew in his wake—men bound to him by awe and terror alike. Relentless in his quest, Ahab believes Moby Dick to be the incarnation of evil and will not rest until that evil is extinguished. Will he triumph? Can Moby Dick, the monster of the sea and the embodiment of man's never ending struggle against nature, be destroyed?

Narrated by Ishmael, a member of the Pequod crew, readers are given intimate details of the excitement of whale hunting, the quirks of the ship crew, the mystery of Ahab and the grandeur of Moby Dick. Brought to life with beautiful prose and a wealth of interesting historical facts, and blended with nonstop action adventure, Moby Dick is sure to deliver a thrill ride that won't soon be forgotten. Read more about Literary Giants: Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville

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Literary Giants: The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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9780140449150
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Niccolo Machiavelli
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The Prince

As a young Florentine envoy to the courts of France and the Italian principalities, Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was able to observe firsthand the lives of people strongly united under one powerful ruler. His fascination with that political rarity and his intense desire to see the Medici family assume a similar role in Italy provided the foundation for his "primer for princes." In this classic guide to acquiring and maintaining political power, Machiavelli used a rational approach to advise prospective rulers, developing logical arguments and alternatives for a number of potential problems, among them governing hereditary monarchies, dealing with colonies and the treatment of conquered peoples. Refreshing in its directness, yet often disturbing in its cold practicality, The Prince sets down a frighteningly pragmatic formula for political fortune. Starkly relevant to the political upheavals of the 20th century, this calculating prescription for power remains today, nearly 500 years after it was written, a timely and startling lesson in the practice of autocratic rule that continues to be much read and studied by students, scholars and general readers as well. Read more about Literary Giants: The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

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The X Factor Book Club - Peter Pan

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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978-0141329819
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JM Barrie
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Peter Pan
Peter Pan and Tinkerbell lead the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland - the island where the lost boys play. Magic and mischief is in the air but if villainous Captain Hook has his way, before long someone will be swimming with the crocodiles...
 

Are you a 3rd - 5th grader who's always looking for the next great read? Join us for our monthly book club. No RSVP is required, but see Ms Maggie for more info! 

 

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Garden Rangers - Earth Day Extravaganza

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Monday, April 21, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Join Madison Public Library for a very special Garden Rangers on Monday, April 21st from 3-5pm when we'll celebrate our beautiful planet! 

Toddlers & Preschoolers can join us from 3-4pm for planting and a take home craft. 
Garden Rangers (K-5th grades) will meet from 4-5pm to compost, plant, and work on a special take home project.

RSVP recommended. Contact Ms Maggie at mallen@hmcpl.org to reserve your spot! Read more about Garden Rangers - Earth Day Extravaganza

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Storytime & Egg Hunt

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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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We'll have stories full of bunnies followed by an Easter Egg Hunt (weather permitting) in the Children's Garden. Contact Ms Maggie at mallen@hmcpl.org for more info! Read more about Storytime & Egg Hunt

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Literary Giants: King Lear by William Shakespeare

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Monday, April 28, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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0321107225
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Author: 
William Shakespeare
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King Lear

One of Shakespeare's finest tragedies, the work displays a pessimism and nihilism that make it a 20th-century favorite. The aging King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, allotting each a portion in proportion to the eloquence of her declaration of love. The hypocritical Goneril and Regan make grand pronouncements and are rewarded; Cordelia, the youngest daughter, who truly loves Lear, refuses to make an insincere speech to prove her love and is disinherited. The two older sisters mock Lear and renege on their promise to support him. Cast out, the king slips into madness and wanders about accompanied by his faithful Fool. He is aided by the Earl of Kent, who, though banished from the kingdom for having supported Cordelia, has remained in Britain disguised as a peasant. Kent brings Lear to Cordelia, who cares for him and helps him regain his reason. The Earl of Gloucester likewise spurns his honest son, Edgar, and believes his conniving illegitimate son, Edmund. Edmund allies himself with Regan and Goneril to defend Britain against the French army mobilized by Cordelia. He turns his father over to Cornwall--who gouges out Gloucester's eyes--then imprisons Cordelia and Lear, but he is defeated in battle by Edgar. Jealous of Edmund's romantic attentions to Regan, Goneril poisons her and commits suicide. Cordelia is hanged. Lear, broken, dies with her body in his arms. Read more about Literary Giants: King Lear by William Shakespeare

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