Kids @ HMCPL

Operation StandUP!

Come and join us to StandUP against bullying! 

Kids will be able to express their thoughts and feelings about bullying by creating their own work of art.  Artwork will be displayed throughout our library!

*Light refreshments will be served.  Geared for ages 5-12yrs.  No sign up required.

Operation StandUP against Bullying!

Operation StandUP!

Come and join us to StandUP against Bullying!

Kids will be able to express their thoughts and feelings about bullying by creating their own work of art!  Artwork will be displayed throughout our library!


*Light refreshments will be served.   No sign up required.  Questions?  Call us!  256-859-9050

Preparing for a Successful Parent Teacher Conference

Just in time for school conferences! Get the most out of your parent teacher conference. Learn how to communicate effectively during parent-teacher conferences. We will share ideas on how to plan for the conference and stay in communication with your child's teacher, even after the conference.

Avoiding Homework Hassles

Research tells us that children who do their homework regularly are more likely to be academically successful. This workshop will explore ways to encourage good study habits, provide support and motivation at home as well as how to work with your child's teacher to help your child get the most out of homework.

The Science of Thunderstorms

How does a cloud transform into a strong thunderstorm?

Learn the answer to this question and many others in an hour-long program on weather at 3pm, Wednesday, Sept 21, 2011 at the Eleanor Murphy Library.

The instructor, Russell Page, will present a child safe multi-sensory class on weather in a “Mr. Wizard’ format where children have a hands-on learning experience. Educators and parents homeschooling their children are welcome. The program is appropriate for children in kindergarten to the 4th grade.

The object of the lesson is to interest children in science and mathematics.

About Russell Page:

Mr. Page is a retired meteorologist who was both a certified Weather Officer in the Air Force and a certified weather forecaster in the National Weather Service. He briefly served as a research meteorologist in NOAA’s Environmental Research Laboratory at Idaho’s National Nuclear Engineering Laboratory at Arco, ID, and as a limnologist for the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Sports Fisheries at Clemson, South Carolina. In December 2005, he received an individual Gold Medal for Customer Service from Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez.  He has taught many classes on weather and the scientific method in the Anchorage School District. For many years, he was the set-up coordinator for the Alaska State Science Fair.

Movie Madness: Halloweentown

In a place called Halloweentown, good and evil look very different than one might expect. Thanks to a visit from Grandmother Aggie (Debbie Reynolds), Marnie (Kimberly J. Brown) and her family's tradition of ignoring the Halloween holiday are about to change in the extreme. It seems that Marnie's mother Gwen (Judith Hoag) has been hiding a big secret from her three children--all of them possess supernatural powers. Now that it's Marnie's thirteenth birthday, she must begin her training as a witch or lose her powers forever. While Gwen wants nothing more than to see her children grow up as "normal" humans, Grandmother Aggie and Marnie have other ideas. A brewing crisis between good and evil in the alternate world Halloweentown soon pulls the entire family through a portal and into an intense battle against ghouls, goblins and the warlock Kalabar (Robin Thomas). This is good Disney Halloween fun with nice costuming and special effects, a wholesome message about the power of family, cooperation and perseverance, and ghouls that, though creepy looking, aren't likely to inspire nightmares in younger family members.

This movie is not rated (made for Disney Channel)

Join us in the Book Nook each week to view a different movie.  If you enjoyed our Afternoon Movies during Summer Reading, this will be perfect for you. 

Periodically we will also feature special guest speakers and organizations, such as theater and dance troupes.  All movies will be rated either G or PG and ratings will be prominently posted. 

* The Library is currently seeking local organizations to perform at the Library.  If your dance, theater, or music troupe is interested please contact Lexie at Lexie [at] hmcpl [dot] org*

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