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Youth Services

After walking through the external doors, you will pass through a second set of internal doors. Youth Services is located on the right, with a desk area labeled "Youth Services."

Learn more at <a href="/youthservices">hmcpl.org/youthservices</a>

Book Babies

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Repeats every week until Sat Dec 17 2011 except Thu Nov 24 2011.
Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
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Spend some quality time with your baby!  Join Miss Emily for a special storytime designed specifically for pre-walkers and their caregivers.  This storytime features lots of repetition, songs, nursery rhymes, and cuddling to begin building the foundation of literacy.  Read more about Book Babies

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Storytime FUN!

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Repeats every week until Sat Dec 17 2011 except Thu Nov 24 2011.
Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
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Join Miss Lexie each Thursday for a super fun Preschool Storytime.  Using a different theme each week, Miss Lexie will read 3-4 books and lead songs, fingerplays, and rhymes to prepare children for reading.  The storytime will finish up with a craft designed to strengthen fine motor skills. Read more about Storytime FUN!

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Music & Rhyme Time

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Repeats every week until Sat Dec 17 2011 .
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Research has shown early music experiences can have a significant impact on literacy, language, social, and math skills later in life.  Miss Marianne and her musical helpers will lead children as they experience sing alongs,  musical instrument activities,  rhythm & movement, and of course a musical story! Read more about Music & Rhyme Time

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Super Duper Science

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Repeats every week until Sat Dec 17 2011 .
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Drop in each Tuesday between 4:30—5:30 p.m. to learn more about the world around you.  Miss Lorena will be conducting some easy and quick science experiments based on basic science principles.  Some days will feature a special guest speaker from local science based organizations!  (Check the HMCPL website for exact time and details for these special programs). Read more about Super Duper Science

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Wiggles and Walking

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Repeats every week until Sat Dec 17 2011 .
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
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Your baby is growing and so is their storytime experience!  This time is for babies who have started walking and their caregivers.  The program includes songs, stories, nursery rhymes, and movement games to continue building your little one’s pre-literacy skills.  Read more about Wiggles and Walking

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Tremendous Toddlers

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Repeats every week until Sat Dec 17 2011 .
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
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Join us for Toddler Storytime with Miss Lexie.  Each week we will explore 2-3 age appropriate books, fingerplays, and songs. These activities will help increase your two to three year old’s language skills and prepare them for Preschool Storytime. The storytime will finish up with an easy to do craft, designed to strengthen motor skills. Read more about Tremendous Toddlers

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LEGO Mania

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Repeats every week until Sat Dec 17 2011 except Mon Sep 05 2011.
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, August 29, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, September 12, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, September 19, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, September 26, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, October 3, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, October 24, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, October 31, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, November 7, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, November 14, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, November 21, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, November 28, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, December 5, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, December 12, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
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Each Monday, join other LEGO fans and construct projects out of your wildest dreams!  The Library will provide some LEGOs and DUPLOs, and participants are welcome to bring their own.  Each week participants will be invited to create projects on a theme and finished projects can be put on display at the Library for one week.   All ages are invited to participate!

* Help us out!  We’re currently looking for  donations of gently used LEGOs and DUPLOs to support this program * Read more about LEGO Mania

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Listen to the Wind, A Play

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Join us for a play, Listen to the Wind, based on the book Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson.  This story details the impact one man made in the lives of a small community in Pakistan.  Those in attendance will learn the importance of reading while participating in a story.  This play is perfect for children in grades K-5. Read more about Listen to the Wind, A Play

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Afternoon at the Movies: Happy Feet

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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This is the story of a little penguin named Mumble who has a terrible singing voice and later discovers he has no Heartsong. However, Mumble has an astute talent for something that none of the penguins had ever seen before: tap dancing. Though Mumble's mom, Norma Jean, thinks this little habit is cute, his dad, Memphis, says it "just ain't penguin." Besides, they both know that, without a Heartsong, Mumble may never find true love. As fate would have it, his one friend, Gloria, happens to be the best singer around. Mumble and Gloria have a connection from the moment they hatch, but she struggles with his strange "hippity- hoppity" ways. Mumble is just too different--especially for Noah the Elder, the stern leader of Emperor Land, who ultimately casts him out of the community. Away from home for the first time, Mumble meets a posse of decidedly un-Emperor-like penguins.

 

This movie has been rated: PG for some mild peril and rude humor Read more about Afternoon at the Movies: Happy Feet

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Afternoon at the Movies: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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To Greg Heffley, middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. It's a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment to the cafeteria floor - and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties. To survive the never-ending ordeal and attain the recognition and status he feels he so richly deserves, Greg devises an endless series of can't-miss schemes, all of which, of course, go awry. And he's getting it all down on paper, via a diary - "it's NOT a diary, it's a journal!" Greg insists, preferring the less-sissyfied designation - filled with his opinions, thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would-be) schoolyard triumphs. "One day when I'm famous," writes Greg, "I'll have better things to do than answer peoples' stupid questions all day." So was born the Wimpy Kid's diary.

 

This movie has been rated: PG for some rude humor and language  Read more about Afternoon at the Movies: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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