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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>

Preschool Storytime: Teddy Bear Picnic

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
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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. This storytime is appropriate for children ages 3-5.

This week our storytime theme is: Teddy Bears! Bring your own Teddy Bear, listen to some cuddly stories, make a cute teddy bear craft, and then enjoy a Teddy picnic snack with your bear. Read more about Preschool Storytime: Teddy Bear Picnic

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Book Explorers Present: Amazing Race, Library Style!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Bring your friends and form your teams for The Amazing Race.  We will be racing around the world via the Dewey Decimal system.  You will be solving puzzles, building crafts, creating international snacks, all in a race to get to first place!  Of course, everyone who participates is a winner!

This event is perfect for children in grades K-2nd. Read more about Book Explorers Present: Amazing Race, Library Style!

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Book Explorers Present: Dancing Around the World with NEEMA International Performing Arts Center

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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NEEMA International Performing Arts Center is dedicated to providing the North Alabama Area with cultural diversity in dance and musical instruction. During this presentation they will show examples of dance from around the world. 

You can learn more about NEEMA International Performing Arts Center at: http://www.neemaperformingarts.com/

This event is perfect for children in grades K-2nd. Read more about Book Explorers Present: Dancing Around the World with NEEMA International Performing Arts Center

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Book Explorers Present: Let's Explore Germany with the Friends of German Culture

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Friends of German Culture is the local German American Association in Huntsville.  A representative will be on hand to show some of the native clothing, activities, and games German children enjoy.  You'll find out German kids are just like American kids: they love to have fun!  At the end you'll be able to sample some authentic German cuisine.

Learn more about Friends of German Culture at: http://www.friendsofgermanculture.org/

This event is perfect for children in grades K-2nd. Read more about Book Explorers Present: Let's Explore Germany with the Friends of German Culture

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Book Explorers Present: A World of Magic, with local magician Mr. Krugh

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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If you've been to Summer Reading in the past three years, then you know how good Mr. Krugh's magic show is.  If you haven't been, then know that you are in for a treat!  Local magician Mr. Waymon Krugh will demonstrate some astounding, awe-inspiring magic tricks.  You won't want to miss this!

This event is perfect for children in grades K-2nd. Read more about Book Explorers Present: A World of Magic, with local magician Mr. Krugh

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Book Explorers Present: We Like to Move It, Move It! With The Little Gym of Huntsville

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Get your wiggles out with The Little Gym of Huntsville!  They will demonstrate a typical Little Gym program.  Their professionally developed, non-competitive programs have been designed to build motor skills in a fun and nurturing environment, while fostering enhanced emotional, intellectual and social skills.

For more information about The Little Gym, please visit: http://www.thelittlegym.com/

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A Visit with the Huntsville Irish Dancers

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm
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You've sat still all summer through the Super Duper Science Club programs.  Now it's time to get up and MOVE!  Join the Huntsville Irish Dancers as they demonstrate some of the moves of Irish Dance, teach a little bit about the Irish Culture, and then teach the audience some steps!

This program is appropriate for all ages. Read more about A Visit with the Huntsville Irish Dancers

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Super Duper Science Club Presents: Going Buggy with Cook's Pest Control

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm
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Ew, bugs! Learn all kinds of fascinating facts about our local creepy crawlies.  Cook's Pest Control will talk about local bugs, some basic entomology, and the science behind pest control.

This event is appropriate for children in grades 3rd- 5th. 

The Super Duper Science Club events are designed to increase children's natural interest in science and the world around them.  Some of the program may contain concepts that are difficult for younger children to understand or sit still for.  We ask for the help of parents and caregivers to follow the suggested age guidelines and to remove younger children who become a distraction during the event. Read more about Super Duper Science Club Presents: Going Buggy with Cook's Pest Control

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Super Duper Science Club Presents: Fossils from Around the World with Sci-Quest

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm
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Fossils tell us what kind of organisms once lived! Using the fossil record is a great way to track down Earth’s history. During this Sci-Quest program students will get to see and study real fossils, and make a model of a fossil.

This event is appropriate for children in grades 3rd- 5th. 

The Super Duper Science Club events are designed to increase children's natural interest in science and the world around them.  Some of the program may contain concepts that are difficult for younger children to understand or sit still for.  We ask for the help of parents and caregivers to follow the suggested age guidelines and to remove younger children who become a distraction during the event. Read more about Super Duper Science Club Presents: Fossils from Around the World with Sci-Quest

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Super Duper Science Club Presents: EMERGENCY!!! The Science behind ER Doctors and Ambulances

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm
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What's it like to be an ER Doctor?  What's it like to drive an ambulance?  What kind of equipment do you use? Join us as we hear from a local ER Doctor what her experiences in the ER are like.  Then hear from local HEMSI EMTs and even take a peek inside of an ambulance.

This event is appropriate for children in grades 3rd- 5th. 

The Super Duper Science Club events are designed to increase children's natural interest in science and the world around them.  Some of the program may contain concepts that are difficult for younger children to understand or sit still for.  We ask for the help of parents and caregivers to follow the suggested age guidelines and to remove younger children who become a distraction during the event. Read more about Super Duper Science Club Presents: EMERGENCY!!! The Science behind ER Doctors and Ambulances

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