Kids @ HMCPL

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*

Movie Madness: Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil

The sequel to Hoodinked finds our heroine, Red (Hayden Panettiere), training with a mysterious covert group called the Sisters of the Hood. But Red is forced to cut her training short when she gets an urgent call from Nicky Flippers (David Ogden Stiers), who returns as head of the super-secret Happily Ever After Agency, aka the HEA. A wicked witch (Joan Cusack) has abducted two innocent children, Hansel (Bill Hader) and Gretel (Amy Poehler), and Nicky needs Red for the search-and-rescue mission. Granny (Glenn Close) and the rest of the Hoodinked gang-including the ever-clueless Wolf (Patrick Warburton) and his over-caffeinated little partner, Twitchy (Cory Edwards), join Red to solve the forest's latest caper. 

This movie is rated PG

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*

Movie Madness: Rango

Rango is a sheltered chameleon living as an ordinary family pet facing a major identity crisis. After all, how high can you aim when your whole purpose in life is to blend in? When Rango accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt -- a lawless outpost populated by the desert's most wily and whimsical creatures -- the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt... until he starts to become the hero he once only pretended to be. Starring Johnny Depp and Abigail Breslin.

This movie is rated PG

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*

Fall Make and Take Craft Day

 

Are you ready for Fall?  Spend some time with our Make and Take crafts.  We’ll be trimming autumn trees, prettying up pumpkins, and layering leaves.  You won’t want to miss this!  Crafts will be available for all skill levels, from the youngest crafters to the most advanced.  This event is free and open to the public. 

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