Kids @ HMCPL

Family Holiday Party

The Madison Public Library will hold its Family Holiday Party on Thursday, December 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. Featured in the festivities will be a reading of the holiday classic Olive the Other Reindeer by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh.

We'll also sing carols and dine on cocoa and cookies. Contact Maggie Allen at mallen [at] hmcpl [dot] org or Mandy Pinyan at mpinyan [at] hmcpl [dot] org for details.


'Doctor Who' Bingo Night

Tweens and teens, revel in your passion for all things "Doctor Who" on Thursday, January 3, at the Madison Public Library.

The library will hold its first "Doctor Who" Bingo Night, complete with snacks and prizes, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call the library at 256-461-0046 for more details.


A Virtual Field Trip to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Join us for a very special event for African American History month. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is sending instructors to Huntsville to conduct a "Virtual Field Trip" to the Institute! They'll talk about the events that happened in Birmingham in 1963 (in a child friendly way, of course), tell you about the BCRI, and help the kids play a Tug of War object lesson about equality.  This Virtual Field Trip is perfect for homeschooling families with kids in grades K-5.

Fancy Nancy Party

Calling all prima ballerinas! At our Fancy Nancy Party on February 21st, Thursday, from 4-5pm, we'll read from O'Connor's 'Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet' and then practice some basic ballet moves and make a simple tutu. Reservations required - See Ms Maggie at the Madison Public Library for more info!

Race Day at the Library (CANCELLED)

Keep an eye out for the rescheduled date! (Email Ms Maggie for more info at mallen [at] hmcpl [dot] org)

All matchbox cars and their owners, get ready! On January 17th, 2012, from 6-7pm, Madison Public Library will host a Race Day at the Library. Using everyday materials, design your own racetrack for your cars, and then put it to the test. Supplies may be limited - so sign up with Ms Maggie today.

Virtual Field Trip: Favorite Series Authors' on Heroes, Scamps, and Sidekicks

Join Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver (authors of the Hank Zipzer books) as they host a panel of our favorite series authors!  You'll meet R.L. Stine (Goosebumps), Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'hoole), Jim Benton (Dear Dumb Diary) and Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants).  They'll discuss what it's like to be an author and what makes their stories and characters come to life.  Recommended for Grades 2-5.

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