Kids @ HMCPL

Showers Center-Becky Thatcher Tea Party

The Becky Thatcher Tea Party is for ages 5-8 and will generate excitement for the characters in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Attendees will enjoy a real tea service with an etiquette coach to provide tips on the proper behavior at the table. Space is limited--please contact the Showers Center at 256-851-7492 for more information.

Madison Public Library - Becky Thatcher Tea Party

The Becky Thatcher Tea Party is for ages 5-8 and will generate excitement for the characters in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Attendees will enjoy a real tea service with an etiquette coach to provide tips on the proper behavior at the table. Space is limited--tickets will be available a week prior to the event. Contact Madison at 256-461-0046 for more information.

The Big Read Kick-Off at Burritt Museum!

Burritt and The Big Read bring Tom Sawyer’s adventures to life!

Burritt on the Mountain and the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library are teaming up to bring you the kick-off event for The Big Read 2010 featuring the The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. This beloved classic is being read at this time throughout the State of Alabama.

Mark your calendars for March 27th and be to sure visit Burritt on the Mountain’s historic park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a FREE event featuring learning stations that will make Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn’s escapades come alive!

Participate in the church scene as poor dead Tom returns home, learn more about those critters the boys were always trading, and play a game of marbles.  Plan to help us do some whitewashing, and decide for your self if it is work or play!  You can also learn about the kinds of caves Tom and Huck used as their secret hideouts, and be sure not to miss the chance to taste some delectable foods such as ham, cornbread, and sweet meats. 

Pajama Storytime

Don't forget your pajamas and your favorite stuffed animal, as we enjoy cookies and bedtime stories. This event is intended for 3-5 year olds.

St Patricks Day Party

Join Ms Mandy for a special St Patricks Day Party complete with stories, crafts, and games. St Patricks Day party will meet in place of the regularly scheduled Jr Readers Club. This event is intended for K-2nd grades.

Gurley Branch Puppet Show

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's Puppet Troupe is back for another fun and busy tour with the show "Princesses, Pirates, and Buried Treasure: Fun with Tom and Friends". The show follows the adventures of Tom Sawyer and his friends Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher. Stories featured in the show: The tall tale of Stormalong, our fractured version of Rapunzel, and a fun bear hunt. Of course there will also be music, dancing, and lots of surprises!
 

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