Teens @ HMCPL

Nutcracker-pa-looza presents: Alabama Youth Ballet

Nutcracker cast members from Alabama Youth Ballet will visit the library. The traditional Nutcracker story will be read; performers will show off their costumes and some graceful ballet moves; and everyone will have a good time. (Miss Lexie, who is a cast member in this production, might even dance and show you her costume!) 

Nutcracker-pa-looza presents: The Huntsville Ballet

If your little ones are a too wiggly to sit through an entire ballet, but still love dance, this is the perfect program for you!  Children will be introduced to the story and characters from Huntsville Ballet's The Nutcracker in this fun and fast paced program.

Playstation Party

Celebrate National Gaming Day @ Your Library with a rockin' Playstation Party!  Our Library Playstation will be hooked up and ready to play.  Drop in and play different games all day long.  

2012 Teen Library Card Design Contest

Design the 2012 Teen Library Card: An Art Contest for Teens

Teens are invited to create, photograph, or design the library card of their dreams!  The artwork will be turned in, judged, and a winner declared.  The winning artwork will appear on a limited edition library card, available during the year 2012.  This contest is open to all Teens (ages 12-19).


Huntsville Madison County Public Library Teen Library Design Contest 2012

Contest Rules:

  • All participants must be between the ages of 12-18.
  • All entries must be 100% original art with no copyright or trademark symbols.
  • Participants have the option of submitting artwork to be used as a background on the logo or designing the logo to include the words: “Huntsville Madison County Public Library” and the year “2012”.
  • Art may be signed by the artist.
  • Entries may be print or digital.  Maximum acceptable print size is 8.5” x 11”.  Designs may be submitted up to 8.5 x 11, but keep in mind the logo will also be used for the teen library card which will have a finished size of 2 x 3 ¼ inches so it needs to look good at that size.
  • For digital artwork, we can accept vector artwork (.eps, .ps, .ai, etc.) or we can accept raster images (.jpg, .psd, etc.).  However, the finished artwork must be printable at 300dpi (dots per inch) at 2 x 3 ¼ inches.
  • No slides, video, or websites will be accepted.
  • Deadline for entries is Friday, November 18, 2011 at 5:00 PM.  Art may be submitted to any branch.
  • If you would like to pick up your artwork, please notify the Library in advance.
  • The only limits to your creative expression are no excessive violence, nudity, profanity, or racist overtones.
  • Winning artwork will be displayed on the Teen Library Card for a period of one year and will be used as the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Teen Logo for the same period.
  • For more contest information, contact Katie Kalil, YA Librarian, at (256) 723-2995 or e-mail at kkalil [at] hmcpl [dot] org


ENTRY INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE (please use a blank sheet of paper)



Address, City, State, Zip

Primary Phone, Alternative Phone


Name/Title of Artwork

2012 Poster

Teen Holiday Bake-offs!

Teens!  Put your baking skills to the test with Holiday Bake-offs at Madison and Bailey Cove!

Cookies and Cakes and Holiday Goodness!

Find out who is the best cook with this Teen Holiday Bake-Off event!    Bring your favorite dish and compete with other teens for the best cook honors!


  • November 15, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Madison Branch Library
  • November 22, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Bailey Cove Branch Library

Fey Masquerade Ball 2011


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.



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  • http://hmcpl.org/sites/default/themes/acquia_prosper/design_packs/gray/i...); ">Outside food or drink will not be permitted into the building during the event.
  • http://hmcpl.org/sites/default/themes/acquia_prosper/design_packs/gray/i...); ">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.
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