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Garden Rangers - Huntsville Botanical Gardens (MADISON)

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 4:00pm
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Join us for a special session of our Garden Rangers program. We'll have some special guests from the Huntsville Botanical Gardens here to help us create the perfect seasonal garden craft.

RSVP at mallen@hmcpl.org or 256-461-0046 Read more about Garden Rangers - Huntsville Botanical Gardens (MADISON)

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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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ISBN: 
9781619630345
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Author: 
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 - Far Far Away (MADISON)

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:00pm
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ISBN: 
9780857551269
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Author: 
Tom McNeal
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Far Far Away

It says quite a lot about Jeremy Johnson Johnson that the strangest thing about him isn't even the fact his mother and father both had the same last name. Jeremy once admitted he's able to hear voices, and the townspeople of Never Better have treated him like an outsider since. After his mother left, his father became a recluse, and it's been up to Jeremy to support the family.

But it hasn't been up to Jeremy alone. The truth is, Jeremy can hear voices. Or, specifically, one voice: the voice of the ghost of Jacob Grimm, one half of the infamous writing duo, The Brothers Grimm. Read more about Time Out Book Club - Far Far Away (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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For book clubs only
ISBN: 
9780061478789
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Author: 
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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ISBN: 
9780449015131
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Author: 
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 - The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp (MADISON)

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 4:00pm
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For book clubs only
ISBN: 
9781442421059
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The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
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The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

Raccoon brothers Bingo and J’miah are the newest recruits of the Official Sugar Man Swamp Scouts. The opportunity to serve the Sugar Man—the massive creature who delights in delicious sugar cane and magnanimously rules over the swamp—is an honor, and also a big responsibility, since the rest of the swamp critters rely heavily on the intel of these hardworking Scouts. 
Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn is not a member of any such organization. But he loves the swamp something fierce, and he’ll do anything to help protect it.

And help is surely needed, because world-class alligator wrestler Jaeger Stitch wants to turn Sugar Man swamp into an Alligator World Wrestling Arena and Theme Park, and the troubles don’t end there. There is also a gang of wild feral hogs on the march, headed straight toward them all. The Scouts are ready. All they have to do is wake up the Sugar Man. Problem is, no one’s been able to wake that fellow up in a decade or four… Read more about X Factor Book Club - The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp (MADISON)

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X Factor Book Club - Wonder (MADISON)

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 4:00pm
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ISBN: 
9780375869020
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Author: 
Palacio
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Wonder

August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don't get stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? Read more about X Factor Book Club - Wonder (MADISON)

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X Factor Book Club - The Forbidden Stone (MADISON)

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 4:00pm
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ISBN: 
9780062194459
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Author: 
Tony Abbott
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The Forbidden Stone (Copernicus Legacy)

It all began when four friends-Wade, Lily, Darrel, and Becca-received a strange, coded email from Wade's uncle Henry shortly before the old man's sudden death. They set off for Germany to attend the funeral with Wade's father, Roald, and discover that Uncle Henry left them yet another baffling message that they suspect is the key to figuring out how and why he died.

The message leads to a clue, and the more clues they discover, the farther they travel down a treacherous path toward an ancient, guarded secret. Soon they are in a breathless race across the globe, running for their lives as a dangerous shadow organization chases them around every corner. Their only hope of saving themselves-and the world that they know-is to find twelve magical relics from a hidden past that will unlock the Copernicus Legacy.  Read more about X Factor Book Club - The Forbidden Stone (MADISON)

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Teen Toss Up (MADISON)

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Repeats every month on the fourth Tuesday 40 times .
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 6:00pm
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Join Ms Maggie each month for a different discussion, activity or craft. No RSVP necessary (unless we say it is for the month - watch for in house signs!)

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Family Game Nights (MADISON)

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Repeats every month on the third Tuesday 40 times .
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
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We'll have the games, and you bring your family! This is a great chance to get out of the house this winter. Plus, enjoy a variety of games and maybe make some new friends while you're at it!

No reservation is necessary. Contact Ms Maggie at mallen@hmcpl.org for more info! Read more about Family Game Nights (MADISON)

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