Madison Public Library

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

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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.

Bias Rectangle Loom Weaving

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

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 [at] hmcpl [dot] org. This workshop is for adults and youth ages 14 and up.

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

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

 "Call me Ishmael."

Literary Giants: The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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.


Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pmThursday, May 22, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pmThursday, June 26, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pmThursday, July 24, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pmThursday, August 28, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pmThursday, September 25, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pmThursday, October 23, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Need a new project to tinker with? Like the feel and look of the steampunk world? Journey to the Madison library on the 4th Thursday of the month at 5:00 and join us in a monthly teenkering craft, all steampunk themed! RSVP is required. To reserve your spot, email Doom at rdoom [at] hmcpl [dot] org or call 256-461-0046. Upcoming projects include Ray Guns (nonfunctioning), Goggles, and more!

The X Factor Book Club - Peter Pan

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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...

Fandom Fest

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:45pmThursday, May 8, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:45pmThursday, June 12, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:45pmThursday, July 10, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:45pmThursday, August 14, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:45pmThursday, September 11, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:45pmThursday, October 9, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:45pmThursday, November 13, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:45pmThursday, December 11, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm

Whovians , Sherlockians, Potterheads, Ringers, Trekkies and all other major fans, you are invited to the library to experience the magic of various fandoms first hand as different shows, movies and anime are explored. Fandom Fest will occur each 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00pm in the YA room. No RSVP is required, but please come early.

Garden Rangers - Earth Day Extravaganza

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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. 

Storytime & Egg Hunt

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Friday, April 18, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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 [at] hmcpl [dot] org for more info!

Literary Giants: King Lear by William Shakespeare

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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.

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