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Read Around the Block

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

2019-06-01 09:00:00 2019-06-01 12:00:00 America/Chicago Read Around the Block Madison Public Library

Saturday, June 01
9:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-06-01 09:00:00 2019-06-01 12:00:00 America/Chicago Read Around the Block Feature relay races, big trucks, birthday cake, games, face painting, and information on Summer Reading! Yarbrough's Educational Reptiles will host a live, hands-on animal show at 11:00 a.m. Madison Public Library

Madison Public Library

Auditorium 1 & 2

Feature relay races, big trucks, birthday cake, games, face painting, and information on Summer Reading! Yarbrough's Educational Reptiles will host a live, hands-on animal show at 11:00 a.m.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Children | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Games, Movies and Music | Activities and Crafts |

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Madison Public Library

madison@hmcpl.org
Phone: 256-461-0046

Hours
We're closed Thursday November 28
Mon, Nov 18 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Nov 19 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Nov 20 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Nov 21 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Nov 22 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Nov 23 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Nov 24 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

Welcome to the Madison Public Library, where we offer something for everyone. From connecting moms and kids at storytimes to discussing your next favorite novel at one of our book groups, the library serves as a center for engagement, information, and entertainment

Upcoming events

Wed, Nov 20, 9:00am - 10:00am
NCBC is a weekly book club for adults and... more
NCBC is a weekly book club for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level. For more information please contact Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org.

Wed, Nov 20, 9:30am - 9:50am
Program Room
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers... more
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers join us for stories, songs and more!

Wed, Nov 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Program Room
Join Ms. Lisa and Ms. Eileen for stories,... more
Join Ms. Lisa and Ms. Eileen for stories, songs and more! This story time is best suited for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Wed, Nov 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Auditorium 2
Spend 30 minutes with guided mediation to... more
Spend 30 minutes with guided mediation to calm your mind. Chairs are provided, but attendees may bring mats, blankets and pillows.

Wed, Nov 20, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Auditorium 2
Do you like to read? Do you quilt, knit,... more
Do you like to read? Do you quilt, knit, or cross-stitch? Come join us! All readers and crafters are welcome. January Selection: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, by Arundhati Roy

Wed, Nov 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Studio
Welcome to Youth Sewing Club a monthly... more
Welcome to Youth Sewing Club a monthly group where young makers learn the basics of hand and machine sewing. Ages 6-12 only please.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Nov 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Off-Site Events
Come join us every Wednesday night for... more
Come join us every Wednesday night for Trivia at Rocket Republic!

Wed, Nov 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Studio
Wow your friends and family this holiday... more
Wow your friends and family this holiday season with the magical world of Molecular Gastronomy. Ages 15 and up only please.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Nov 21, 9:30am - 9:50am
Program Room
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers... more
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers join us for stories, songs and more!

Thu, Nov 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Lisa for stories, songs and fun!... more
Join Ms. Lisa for stories, songs and fun! This storytime is best suited for children ages 3- 5 and their caregivers.

Thu, Nov 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program Room
Science Loving kids in Grades K-3 can... more
Science Loving kids in Grades K-3 can join for fun, hands on science experiments! This month features popcorn experiements!
Registration is now closed

Thu, Nov 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Studio
It's time to start thinking about your... more
It's time to start thinking about your Holiday Projects and the Madison Studio is here to help! Ask us about making amazing and unique gifts for everyone on your list this year.

Canceled
Thu, Nov 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
If you love to talk about books, come... more
If you love to talk about books, come join Ms Eileen and other 3rd - 5th graders in the children's programming room on the third Thursday of each month!

Thu, Nov 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Program Room
Science Loving kids in Grades K-3 can... more
Science Loving kids in Grades K-3 can join for fun, hands on science experiments! This month features popcorn experiements!
Registration is now closed

Thu, Nov 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Studio
Welcome to Youth Sewing Club a monthly... more
Welcome to Youth Sewing Club a monthly group where young makers learn the basics of hand and machine sewing. Ages 6-12 only please.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Nov 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Studio
Attention all craft loving adults! Hand... more
Attention all craft loving adults! Hand sew an angel ornament. There is a $3 supply fee, due at the beginning of the workshop. Registration is required.

Fri, Nov 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Program Room
Join us for fun preschool crafts that... more
Join us for fun preschool crafts that correspond with storytime themes from the previous month! Be prepared to get a little messy!

Fri, Nov 22, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Come to the Madison Library to play... more
Come to the Madison Library to play American Mah Jongg. New and experienced players welcome! For more information contact Teresa Allison at tallison@hmcpl.org or call 256-461-0046.

Sat, Nov 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Auditorium 1
Join us for the Huntsville Symphony... more
Join us for the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Music Explorers program. Learn about different instruments in the orchestra, and hear incredible musicians!

Mon, Nov 25, 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Studio
It's time to start thinking about your... more
It's time to start thinking about your Holiday Projects and the Madison Studio is here to help! Ask us about making amazing and unique gifts for everyone on your list this year.

Mon, Nov 25, 9:30am - 9:50am
Program Room
Come sing, play, read and rhyme with your... more
Come sing, play, read and rhyme with your baby! Learn new signs with your baby each month. After 15-20 minute storytime, babies and their caregivers enjoy playtime.

Mon, Nov 25, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Come to the Madison Library to play... more
Come to the Madison Library to play American Mah Jongg.

Mon, Nov 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Program Room
Express your creative side at the Madison... more
Express your creative side at the Madison Library! We'll paint with acrylic paints on canvas. This adult painting lab does not have formal instruction. Adults are invited to paint the sample, or bring their own ideas to paint. We learn from each other! Join us for a fun, relaxing afternoon. There is a supply fee of $3.00 due at the beginning of the painting lab. Pre-registration is required. You may register on our website, by calling the Madison Library at 256-461-0046, or by contacting Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org.

Mon, Nov 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium 2
Smash Bros or Battleship? Just Dance or... more
Smash Bros or Battleship? Just Dance or Jenga? We've got digital, board and card games. Feel free to bring your own! Snacks provided.

Mon, Nov 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium 1
Madison County Chess Club. All are welcome.

Mon, Nov 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Auditorium 2
Literary Giants Book Club is reading The... more
Literary Giants Book Club is reading The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Tue, Nov 26, 2:00am - 5:00pm
The Studio
It's time to start thinking about your... more
It's time to start thinking about your Holiday Projects and the Madison Studio is here to help! Ask us about making amazing and unique gifts for everyone on your list this year.

Tue, Nov 26, 9:30am - 9:50am
Program Room
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers... more
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers join us for stories, songs and more!

Tue, Nov 26, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
NCBC is a weekly book club for adults and... more
NCBC is a weekly book club for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level.

Wed, Nov 27, 9:30am - 9:50am
Program Room
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers... more
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers join us for stories, songs and more!

Wed, Nov 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Program Room
Join Ms. Lisa and Ms. Eileen for stories,... more
Join Ms. Lisa and Ms. Eileen for stories, songs and more! This story time is best suited for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Wed, Nov 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Auditorium 1
Spend 30 minutes with guided mediation to... more
Spend 30 minutes with guided mediation to calm your mind. Chairs are provided, but attendees may bring mats, blankets and pillows.

Wed, Nov 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Studio
A class for complete beginners.
This event is full

Canceled
Fri, Nov 29, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Come to the Madison Library to play... more
Come to the Madison Library to play American Mah Jongg. New and experienced players welcome! For more information contact Teresa Allison at tallison@hmcpl.org or call 256-461-0046.

Mon, Dec 02, 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Studio
December is here at last! The days are... more
December is here at last! The days are shorter and colder, but the Madison Studio is warm and bright. Drop in during open hours to work on holiday gifts and end of year projects.

Mon, Dec 02, 9:30am - 9:50am
Program Room
Come sing, play, read and rhyme with your... more
Come sing, play, read and rhyme with your baby! Learn new signs with your baby each month. After 15-20 minute storytime, babies and their caregivers enjoy playtime.

Mon, Dec 02, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Come to the Madison Library to play... more
Come to the Madison Library to play American Mah Jongg.

Mon, Dec 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Program Room
Each month at our Nonfiction Connection... more
Each month at our Nonfiction Connection meetings, school age children (K-5th grades) are invited to explore a different subject with books, activities & crafts. RSVP required.

Mon, Dec 02, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium 1
Madison County Chess Club. All are welcome.

Mon, Dec 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Studio
Learn simple embroidery techniques while... more
Learn simple embroidery techniques while making a holiday themed ornament. A $2 supply fee will be collected at the beginning of the class.

Tue, Dec 03, 9:30am - 9:50am
Program Room
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers... more
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers join us for stories, songs and more!

Tue, Dec 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Program Room
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays... more
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers!

Tue, Dec 03, 10:30am - 12:00pm
The Studio
This hands-on sewing class will feature a... more
This hands-on sewing class will feature a monthly beginners project to help hone our sewing skills.

Tue, Dec 03, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Studio
December is here at last! The days are... more
December is here at last! The days are shorter and colder, but the Madison Studio is warm and bright. Drop in during open hours to work on holiday gifts and end of year projects.

Tue, Dec 03, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
NCBC is a weekly book club for adults and... more
NCBC is a weekly book club for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level.

Tue, Dec 03, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Auditorium 2
Do you love to read suspenseful books... more
Do you love to read suspenseful books that you can't put down? Pick up a copy of the book we are reading at the Madison Library Information Desk.

Wed, Dec 04, 9:00am - 10:00am
NCBC is a weekly book club for adults and... more
NCBC is a weekly book club for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level. For more information please contact Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org.

Wed, Dec 04, 9:30am - 9:50am
Program Room
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers... more
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers join us for stories, songs and more!

Wed, Dec 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Program Room
Join Ms. Lisa and Ms. Eileen for stories,... more
Join Ms. Lisa and Ms. Eileen for stories, songs and more! This story time is best suited for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Wed, Dec 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Auditorium 2
Spend 30 minutes with guided mediation to... more
Spend 30 minutes with guided mediation to calm your mind. Chairs are provided, but attendees may bring mats, blankets and pillows.

Wed, Dec 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium 2
Help make our library a better place by... more
Help make our library a better place by sharing your ideas!

Wed, Dec 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Studio
Are you a 3rd-5th Grade Girl who likes... more
Are you a 3rd-5th Grade Girl who likes video games? Do you wish you could build your own website? Are you excited about computer science? Then Girls Who Code is for you!
This event is full

Wed, Dec 04, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Off-Site Events
Come join us every Wednesday night for... more
Come join us every Wednesday night for Trivia at Rocket Republic!

Wed, Dec 04, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Studio
Learn the basics of 3D Printing, and how... more
Learn the basics of 3D Printing, and how to use the library's 3D printers. This course will cover where to find or make 3D models, the parts of the 3D Printer, and getting started 3D printing.

Thu, Dec 05, 9:30am - 9:50am
Program Room
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers... more
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers join us for stories, songs and more!

Thu, Dec 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Program Room
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays... more
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers!

Thu, Dec 05, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Studio
December is here at last! The days are... more
December is here at last! The days are shorter and colder, but the Madison Studio is warm and bright. Drop in during open hours to work on holiday gifts and end of year projects.

Thu, Dec 05, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium 2

Fri, Dec 06, 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Studio
December is here at last! The days are... more
December is here at last! The days are shorter and colder, but the Madison Studio is warm and bright. Drop in during open hours to work on holiday gifts and end of year projects.

Fri, Dec 06, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Come to the Madison Library to play... more
Come to the Madison Library to play American Mah Jongg. New and experienced players welcome! For more information contact Teresa Allison at tallison@hmcpl.org or call 256-461-0046.

Fri, Dec 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Studio
There's a lot to see and do at The... more
There's a lot to see and do at The Studio. Get started by attending orientation to the Madison Library Makerspace! Once you're introduced, you can come back and get to know The Studio even better.

Sat, Dec 07, 10:30am - 10:55am
Auditorium 1
Join us for a special cat-themed family... more
Join us for a special cat-themed family storytime to start off our second annual Caturday! We'll have stories, songs, rhymes and more with Ms Lisa at this all-ages event, followed by more feline fun.

Sat, Dec 07, 10:30am - 4:00pm
Program Room
Why have just a Saturday when you can... more
Why have just a Saturday when you can have a CATURDAY? Celebrate all things cat with a special storytime, cat cuddles, a cat castle workshop, a therapy cat, crafts & more.

Sat, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Studio
Treat your pet like royalty by building... more
Treat your pet like royalty by building them their very own cat castle. What a puuurfect way to celebrate your furry friend. Supplies provided. RSVP appreciated.

Sun, Dec 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Program Room
Youth 9-13 can join us for this special... more
Youth 9-13 can join us for this special holiday Tween Time! Reserve your spot to make your own mini gingerbread house.

Sun, Dec 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Off-Site Events
Do you like to read? Do you like local... more
Do you like to read? Do you like local beer? Do you like to do those two things simultaneously? Great! Join us at Rocket Republic for our coolest off-site book club, Books for Beer Nerds.

Mon, Dec 09, 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Studio
December is here at last! The days are... more
December is here at last! The days are shorter and colder, but the Madison Studio is warm and bright. Drop in during open hours to work on holiday gifts and end of year projects.

Mon, Dec 09, 9:30am - 9:50am
Program Room
Come sing, play, read and rhyme with your... more
Come sing, play, read and rhyme with your baby! Learn new signs with your baby each month. After 15-20 minute storytime, babies and their caregivers enjoy playtime.

Mon, Dec 09, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Come to the Madison Library to play... more
Come to the Madison Library to play American Mah Jongg.

Mon, Dec 09, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
The Studio
This hands-on sewing class will feature a... more
This hands-on sewing class will feature a monthly beginners project to help hone our sewing skills.

Mon, Dec 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Program Room
Our American girl for December is... more
Our American girl for December is Isabelle. Book club members should read Isabelle (Book 1), or have someone read the book to them, before our meeting so that they can participate in the discussion.

Mon, Dec 09, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium 1
Madison County Chess Club. All are welcome.

Tue, Dec 10, 9:30am - 9:50am
Program Room
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers... more
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers join us for stories, songs and more!

Tue, Dec 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Program Room
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays... more
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers!

Tue, Dec 10, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Studio
December is here at last! The days are... more
December is here at last! The days are shorter and colder, but the Madison Studio is warm and bright. Drop in during open hours to work on holiday gifts and end of year projects.

Tue, Dec 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Program Room
Come jam with us! No experience... more
Come jam with us! No experience necessary, all levels welcome. Snacks will be served. Bring your own ukulele. A limited supply of instruments will be available at the program.

Tue, Dec 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for LEGO club. No reservation is... more
Join us for LEGO club. No reservation is necessary, but we'll only have supplies while they last!

Tue, Dec 10, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
NCBC is a weekly book club for adults and... more
NCBC is a weekly book club for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level.