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X Factor Book Club - The Witches

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:00pm
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The Witches

Are you a 3rd - 5th grader who's always looking for the next great read? Join us at our first book club aimed at advanced Juvi readers.

The Witches by Roald Dahl - Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There's nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma's stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself! Read more about X Factor Book Club - The Witches

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Halloween Puppet Show

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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 6:00pm
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MPL's Youth Services Librarians present a brand new, original story: The Bravish Rabbit and the Sorta Lazy Raccoon. Our family-friendly Halloween party will also feature spooky stories and of course, CANDY! And children will trick-or-treat during a costume parade throughout the library.

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Music Cafe

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Repeats every week every Saturday 2 times .
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 3:00pm
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 3:00pm
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Music Cafe has moved to Saturdays. Bring your instrument to the Young Adult room at MPL, or use one of the library's new ukuleles, part of the soon to be introduced Madison Maker Studio. Help bring music to your library.

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Michael's Other Test Event

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YA Book Club at Madison: The Fault in Our Stars

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Come discuss the bestseller The Fault in Our Stars by John Green with other teens. We'll meet in the YA room. Read more about YA Book Club at Madison: The Fault in Our Stars

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The Anglo Files

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Repeats every week until Mon Jul 07 2014 .
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Monday, June 9, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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The Anglo Files have enjoyed the popular PBS series, "Downton Abbey", as well as "Mr. Selfridge". Next, we will view and discuss "Call the Midwife". So, mark your calendars for Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00. You won't want to miss this! Read more about The Anglo Files

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Weave a Tote/Purse Basket

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Friday, July 18, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Join instructor, Crystal Kitchens, to learn how to weave a tote/purse basket. No basket making experience is required. This class is open for adults and youth ages 14 and up. The supply fee is $14. Registration is required. To register, please call the Madison Library at 256-461-0046 or e-mail Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org. Please make your check payable to Crystal Kitchens and mail to the Madison Library at 130 Plaza Blvd. Madison, AL  35758  ATTN: Tammy.  Read more about Weave a Tote/Purse Basket

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Knitting Without Needles or Loom Knitting

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Instructor, Crystal Kitchens, will be teaching how to use the round knitting loom, rectangular knitting loom, knitting rake, knitting spool, knitting comb, etc. No knitting experience is required. This class is open for adult and youth ages 14 and up. The supply fee is $3.00. Registration is required. To register, please call 256-461-0046 or e-mail Teresa @tallison@hmcpl.org. Make checks payable to Crystal Kitchens and mail to the Madison Library at 130 Plaza Blvd. Madison, AL  35758 ATTN: Tammy. Payment must be received by June 20 to reserve your spot in the class. Read more about Knitting Without Needles or Loom Knitting

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Garden Feng Shui

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Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Part 2 of our 3-part program series about feng shui.  For more information, visit go.hmcpl.org/fengshui2014.

According to feng shui, your garden is your first and best opportunity to create positive energy for your home. Feng shui master and author Clear Englebert explains the three main uses of feng shui in the garden: Inviting good energy to the property, nurturing that energy, and protecting the home from harsh energy.

The very first thing a garden can do for a home and those who dwell there is to invite good energy onto the property and then to the front door. Englebert explains the concept of chi energy and how to be sure that the energy that finds you is actually good energy. The color red is extremely important in feng shui and he explains where to put that color and why.

The most ancient feng shui principle is to locate the dwelling in a very balanced environment. This nurtures good energy by harmonizing the home with the surrounding landform. Where the natural landscape does not provide this balance, plants can substitute for the correct landform, and give the home a “tucked in” feeling.

Protecting the home from harsh influences is a basic feng shui goal. Englebert tells why some energy from neighboring structures is considered negative and how to deflect it. When a problem occurs outside a home there are three kinds of solutions to choose from: blocking the problem so it’s hidden, reflecting the problem away, or dispersing it. There can be a wide variety of problems coming from such things as the road and neighboring buildings.

Clear will be happy to sign books after his talk.  Books are available through pre-order at Barnes & Noble Bridge Street.  For more information, call 327-8700.

 

About Clear Englebert

Clear Englebert is an Alabama native.  In 1971, at age 19, he opened his first Huntsville bookstore, A Good Book Store, in Five Points.  In 1978, he founded Books as Seeds, and in 1989, Opening Books (a 501c3 library and gift shop).  He managed at Green Apple Books, San Francisco’s largest independent bookstore, and at Pearly Gates Natural Foods in Huntsville. With decades of experience in retail visual merchandizing, Clear began a career as a residential interior consultant in Hawaii in 1994.  His feng shui practice began there in 1995, and blossomed when he moved to San Francisco in 1996.  He emphasizes common sense in his approach to feng shui, avoiding consumerism and superstition.  A recognized feng shui expert, he has appeared on television, radio, and in the print media.  He has written five highly-acclaimed books on feng shui, the first published in 2000.  His books are: Feng Shui Demystified, Bedroom Feng Shui, Feng Shui for Hawaii, Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens, and most recently Feng Shui for Retail Stores.  Clear’s books are available in four languages.  For more information, visit fungshway.com. Read more about Garden Feng Shui

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Nonfiction Connection

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Each month at our Nonfiction Connection meetings, school age children (K-5th grades) are invited to explore a different subject each month with books, activities & crafts. RSVP required. For more information contact Miss Teresa (tallison@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046 Read more about Nonfiction Connection

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