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 hmcpl.org/youthservices

Valentine Family Fun Party

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Won't you be our valentine? Come to our Library Valentine's party! We will make valentines, decorate cookies, read some fun valentine's stories, and more.

Valentine Family Fun Party

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Won't you be our valentine? Come to our Library Valentine's party! We will make valentines, decorate cookies, read some fun valentine's stories, and more.

A visit from Harriet Tubman (Black History Month series)

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The famous abolitionist who helped many escape slavery through the Underground Railroad will be in the youth department to meet people and talk about her fascinating life.

Please contact Lexie Robinson Austin with any questions about this event at lrobinson [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

A Visit with Harriet Tubman

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

What was it like to be a member of the Underground Railroad? You can ask Harriet Tubman!  On Thursday, February 3 @ 4:00pm, a historical re-enactor will visit the Main Library and bring Harriet Tubman to life!   Learn more about brave Harriet Tubman:  African American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the Civil War.   This is a great way to kick off African American History month!

Teen Anime Club

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 4:00pm - 7:00pmMonday, February 14, 2011 - 4:00pm - 7:00pmMonday, March 14, 2011 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Love anime?  So do we!  Connect with other anime fans each month as we screen a different anime, try interesting Japanese snacks, and explore Japanese culture.

Pizza & Pocky Club

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Graphic novels and manga are more than just cartoons — they are a deep and complex mix of art and literature. Join other graphic novel/manga fans in discussing the richness of this literary form — and all your favorite things about comic book culture!  This month's selection: Megatokyo (www.megatokyo.com).

"Why? Why learn? Why submit yourself to Great Teacher Largo?? What is in it for you? I will tell you... Because knowl3dg3 is pow3r!!" ~ Megatokyo, # 153

Teen Gaming Free-for-All

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pmSaturday, January 15, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pmSaturday, January 22, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pmSaturday, January 29, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Gaming encourages critical thinking, creativity, and social interaction.  Sharpen your skills with us each Saturday as we host a different game. You can spar with other enthusiasts in games such as Dungeons & Dragons, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, Lego Star Wars, Rock Band, etc.

Make and Take Crafts

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 3:00pm - 7:00pmWednesday, February 2, 2011 - 3:00pm - 7:00pmWednesday, February 9, 2011 - 3:00pm - 7:00pmWednesday, February 16, 2011 - 3:00pm - 7:00pmWednesday, February 23, 2011 - 3:00pm - 7:00pmWednesday, March 2, 2011 - 3:00pm - 7:00pmWednesday, March 9, 2011 - 3:00pm - 7:00pmWednesday, March 16, 2011 - 3:00pm - 7:00pmWednesday, March 23, 2011 - 3:00pm - 7:00pmWednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:00pm - 7:00pmWednesday, April 6, 2011 - 3:00pm - 7:00pmWednesday, April 13, 2011 - 3:00pm - 7:00pmWednesday, April 20, 2011 - 3:00pm - 7:00pmWednesday, April 27, 2011 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Drop in each Wednesday between 3:00-7:00 p.m. for a simple make and take craft  This is a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to interact and make some fun memories.

Rowdy Reading Round-Up

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, January 13, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, January 20, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, January 27, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, February 3, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, February 10, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, February 17, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, February 24, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, March 3, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, March 10, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, March 17, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, March 24, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, March 31, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, April 7, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, April 14, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, April 21, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, April 28, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Join Mr. Shane for a rowdy and rambunctious storytime.  This storytime is perfect for pre-readers and beginning readers alike!  Mr. Shane will share 2-3 books, add in some fun music time, and finish with an exciting craft. 

Storytime FUN!

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, January 13, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, January 20, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, January 27, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, February 3, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, February 10, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, February 17, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, February 24, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, March 3, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, March 10, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, March 17, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, March 24, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, March 31, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, April 7, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, April 14, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, April 21, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, April 28, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15am

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.

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