Teens @ HMCPL

Bollywood Film Series

Our fourth annual Bollywood Film Series features traditional Indian food, henna, saris, and, of course, Bollywood films. The series continues each Monday night through July 7.

The fun starts at 5:30 p.m., and the film will be screened at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Some films may not be appropriate for young audiences, so parental discretion is advised.

What: Bollywood Film Series

When: 5:30 p.m. Every Monday Night Beginning June 9th-July 7th

Where: Second Floor Events Room at the Main Branch


June 9: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (159 mins)

We will sample traditional East Indian food before the movie begins.

June 16: Krrish 3 (152 mins)

A few Hindi phrases and sayings will be taught to introduce the primary language in the  Bollywood films.

June 23: Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (155 mins)

Demonstration of how to wear the traditional Indian dress, the sari.

June 30: Chennai Express (141 mins)

Henna will be provided to apply these temporary tattoos in traditional patterns.

July 7: Teri Meri Kahaani (125 mins)

We'll end our Bollywood film series with an Indian dance performance.

If you have any questions please contact the Reference Department at (256) 532-5975 or e-mail Victoria Blakely at: vblakely [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

Ponypalooza at Bailey Cove!

Attention, Everypony! All pony fans, bronies and pegasisters won't want to miss Ponypalooza at the Bailey Cove Public Library on Saturday, May 11, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Pony fans of all ages will have a chance to meet the illustrator of the sensationally popular bestselling comic: Madison resident Andy Price.

Costumes are encouraged. Join us for snacks, get your cutie mark painted, create your own custom pony tail and try your hand at comic writing and illustrating. 




3rd Annual Fey Masquerade Ball

Join us for a magical world of fun at the HMCPL third annual Fey Masquerade Ball October 29!

You won't want to miss the 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball on October 29 8 pm-12am at the HMCPL Main Branch Library!

Come out and enjoy music, food and dancing with teens from all around the Madison County area.   This year's theme will be all things Fey:  Light vs. Dark. Partygoers will celebrate the best in Fairy Literature, from Young Adult Book Titles like Tithe and Paranormally to Wicked Lovely and The Iron King.

A popular DJ will be spinning your favorite music, hit the dance floor with your friends!    

Come dressed in your favorite Masquerade apparel, as your favorite fey character, or in a costume of your own creation!  Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes in both Light and Dark fey.  You may even be crowned King or Queen of the ball!

Tickets for this supervised event are available at any library location or online for $10/advance, $15/at the door. 

Please note that tickets may be purchased online up to 4 p.m. on Friday, October 28Patrons who purchase their tickets online are encouraged to bring their receipt/email confirmation with them.



  • It is recommended that younger guests attend the ball between 8:00pm- 10:00pm
  • There will be a costume contest.  Come dressed in masquerade apparel, as your favorite Light or Dark Fey character, or a costume of your own creation.   Costumes must be in good taste.   Obscene or inappropriate costumers will not be allowed to enter the ball.
  • Weapons are not permitted inside the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.  This includes weapons used as part of costumes.  If a weapon is discovered during the event, you will be removed from the ball.
  • We have a zero tolerance policy for alcohol and drugs.  If you are found in possession of alcohol, drugs, or participating in any other form of misconduct, you will be removed from the ball with consideration of being permanently banned from future events.
  • Officers from the Madison County Police Department will be in attendance, both inside the event and in the parking lot.
  • Outside food or drink will not be permitted into the building during the event.
  • By purchasing this ticket, you acknowledge you are aware that representatives from the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library and electronic media will be taking photographs and video of the event for use on television, in print, and online.
  • All attendees acknowledge they will adhere to these event guidelines and all other Library policies and procedures.

Fandom Fest meets Adventure Time

What time is it?!

Adventure Time!

Mathematical! Adventure Time premieres at Madison Library's Fandom Fest, this Thursday, September 11th, at 6:00. This will immediately follow the Young Adult Book Club in the YA room. Watch Finn and Jake on their adventures, rock out with Marceline, or observe totally lame antics with Lumpy Space Princess. Oh. My. Glob. 

YA Book Club at Madison: Matched

Madison's YA Book Club meets on a special day this month. This Thursday, September 11th, teens can come to the Madison Library's YA room to discuss this month's selection: Matched by Ally Condie. We'll discuss Cassia's dillema, the Society, and much more. Stick around afterwards for Fandom Fest at 6:00!



Hands on science experiments for 3rd-5th graders on 2nd Thursdays @ 4pm at the Madison Public Library. We'll explore chemical reactions at our September meeting.

RSVP Required. Contact Ms Maggie at mallen [at] hmcpl [dot] org for more info!


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