Kids @ HMCPL

Holiday Open House and Tree Trimming Party

Join us for a Holiday Open House and Tree Trimming Party at the Eleanor Murphy Library -- fun for the whole family!  We will start with a joyous reading of holiday favorites; Are You Grumpy, Santa?, and T’was the Night Before Christmas.  We will then invite everyone to participate in decorating our Library Tree with beautiful ornaments created by the children of our community.  Enjoy refreshments, hot mulled cider, smiling faces, and holiday cheer.  This event is sponsored by the Eleanor Murphy Friends of the Library. We hope to see you there!

Halloween Party!

Join us for  stories, fun, crafts, and treats, stay for the costume contest!  Kindergarteners through 4th graders are all invited.

This event is sponsored by the Eleanor Murphy Friends of the Library

Meet Gus Whaley

This summer, the children of Huntsville and Madison County read 6,045 hours!

Our sponsors donated money for every hour read. At the end of the summer, it was enough that we were able to adopt a humpback whale from the Oceanic Society. They also gave him his name: Gus Whaley.


The Oceanic Society had this to say:

"Dear Summer Readers of the Huntsville Madison County Public Library, congratulations on reading 6,045 hours this past summer! You have more than earned your adoption of a humpback whale!"

About Gus Whaley: Gus Whaley, a male, was first photographed on July 22, 1988 off central California. Since that initial encounter he has been identified 40 times. Although this whale is capable of traveling great distances, he has not been sighted north of Monterey Bay California. The parallel white lines are healed scars left from the teeth of killer whales, which often grab the flippers or flukes of a humpback whale (especially calves or yearlings) to try to hold the whale underwater. Gus Whaley had rake marks on his flukes when he was first photographed; during 1994/1995 he accumulated additional rake marks. This is clearly a lucky whale to survive at least two killer whale attacks!

To find out more about humback whales like Gus Whaley: To find out more about The Oceanic Society:

We've Adopted A Whale!

Monrovia's Moster Mash: A Halloween Party CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

The Halloween Party has been canceled due to weather.  However, you can visit the Monrovia Library on Thursday, October 26 all day long for Make and Take Halloween Craft Day!  See you then!

"Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff" Puppet Show

What happens when the three Billy Goats Gruff try to cross the troll’s bridge? All sorts of stuff does in this retelling of the story. David Stephens’ production of Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff will take you on a fun filled journey where you’ll meet familiar faces and learn Little Red Riding Hood’s first name.  From Farmer Frick and Farmer Frack to the crany troll, kids of all ages will laugh and learn during the show!

Billy Goats Gruff & Other Stuff
2 p.m. on October 16, 2010
Weatherly Heights Baptist Church
1306 Cannstatt Drive SE
Huntsville, AL

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
For more information call 256-881-2952 or 256-881-5620

Sponsored by the Bailey Cove and Eleanor E. Murphy Friends of the Library.

Wild Things Puppet Show

Annual fall puppet show featuring puppet versions of classic stories such as: Where the Wild Things Are, The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything, and The Monster Who Loved Books.

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