Kids @ HMCPL

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.

December Delights at Monrovia

December is chock full of holiday activities at Monrovia Library!

Our Lunch and Love Romance Book Club is reading An Outlaw's Christmas by Linda Lael Miller.  They will meet for lunch on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 11:00 a.m. at Las Trojas restaurant at Hwy. 53 and Research Park Blvd. for this Christmas-themed book discussion.

 Preschool story time meets every Monday and Thursday and will go through Dec. 17 with a short break for the holidays until Jan. 7th.  Themes for story time include travel, snowmen and will finish with a special Christmas puppet show on Dec. 17.  

Celebrate the season at our children's Christmas party for all ages on Tuesday, Dec. 4 starting at 6:00 p.m. featuring crafts, stories and songs.

Adults can bring out their "crafty" side making Christmas ornaments from new and recycled materials on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m.  Cost is $5.  Call 256-489-3392 to sign up.

Teenagers grab your paintbrushes for a Christmas painting on canvas on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 6:30.  All materials provided.  Call 256-489-3392 to sign up.

Home School Story Time for Kindergarten through Third grade will feature "Christmas Around the World" on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 1:00 p.m.  Call 256-489-3392 to sign up or email chewitt [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

The Tuesday Night Book Club will meet at 6:30 on Dec. 11 (instead of Dec. 18)  to discuss A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg.  To celebrate Christmas they are meeting at a book club member's home and having a gift exchange as well.  Please contact 256-489-3392 for more information.

It's fiesta time at our Spanish/English Conversation Circle on Thursday, Dec. 20 with food, music and conversation across many cultures. Call 256-489-3392 to sign up or email chewitt [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

Come for one or all and enjoy the holiday season at Monrovia Library!


Virtual Field Trip: A Virtual Tour of Antarctica

Join us on a virtual field trip as we plunge into the icy depths of Antarctica!  We’ll be watching a few short virtual tours, conducting some Antarctic science experiments, and learning about the geography of the Antarctic area.  This version of the Virtual Field trip is a special edition of our Super Duper Science Club!

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