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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
Mon, Jan 20 Closed
(CLOSED)
Tue, Jan 21 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jan 22 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jan 23 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jan 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jan 25 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 26 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

Sun, Jan 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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.

Mon, Jan 27, 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Studio
Happy New Year! Join us for Open Hours... more
Happy New Year! Join us for Open Hours in the Madison Studio. We're here to help you keep your resolution to make new and exciting things in 2020.

Mon, Jan 27, 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, Jan 27, 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, Jan 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Program Room
Welcome to our adult painting lab!... more
Welcome to our adult painting lab! Pre-registration is required. You may register on our website, or by calling 256-461-0046. There is a $3 supply fee, due at the beginning of the workshop.
This event is full

Mon, Jan 27, 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, Jan 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Study Room 1

Mon, Jan 27, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium 1
Madison County Chess Club. All are welcome.

Mon, Jan 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Auditorium 2
Literary Giants book club focuses on... more
Literary Giants book club focuses on classic and contemporary literature. We meet the last Monday of the month.

Tue, Jan 28, 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, Jan 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Program Room
Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers... more
Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more!

Tue, Jan 28, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Studio
Happy New Year! Join us for Open Hours... more
Happy New Year! Join us for Open Hours in the Madison Studio. We're here to help you keep your resolution to make new and exciting things in 2020.

Tue, Jan 28, 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 if possible. A limited supply of instruments will be available at the program.

Tue, Jan 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Drop in for one-on-one help and learn how... more
Drop in for one-on-one help and learn how to use the library's online resources with your personal smart device, tablet, phone or e-reader.

Tue, Jan 28, 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, Jan 29, 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.

Wed, Jan 29, 9:30am - 9:50am
Program Room
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers... more
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more!

Wed, Jan 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Program Room
Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun are... more
Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun are waiting for children 3-5 and their caregivers at preschool storytime.

Wed, Jan 29, 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.
This event is full

Wed, Jan 29, 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, Jan 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Conference Room
Come join us for a night of writing and... more
Come join us for a night of writing and reading! We show up at 6:00, write until 7:30, and everyone has the option to read for 3 minutes.

Thu, Jan 30, 9:30am - 9:50am
Program Room
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers... more
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers join Ms. Lisa for stories, songs and more! Coloring and music follows.

Thu, Jan 30, 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, Jan 30, 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.
This event is full

Fri, Jan 31, 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Studio
Happy New Year! Join us for Open Hours... more
Happy New Year! Join us for Open Hours in the Madison Studio. We're here to help you keep your resolution to make new and exciting things in 2020.

Fri, Jan 31, 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, Feb 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Program Room
This all-ages, special monthly storytime... more
This all-ages, special monthly storytime for children and their caregiver(s) includes stories, music, a craft and more! Join Ms. Lisa every first Saturday.

Mon, Feb 03, 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Studio
It's February and love is in the air!... more
It's February and love is in the air! Join us in the Madison Studio and make something amazing for your loved ones.

Mon, Feb 03, 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, Feb 03, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Auditorium 1 & 2
Presented by Reckon|Women, The Women's... more
Presented by Reckon|Women, The Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham, and The Women's Coalition

Mon, Feb 03, 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, Feb 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Studio
Learn how to piece a square within a... more
Learn how to piece a square within a square block as well as the basics of color theory for designing stylish quilts. Join the class or simply drop by the Studio any time in February.

Mon, Feb 03, 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, Feb 03, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium 1
Madison County Chess Club. All are welcome.

Tue, Feb 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!

Tue, Feb 04, 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.
This event is full

Tue, Feb 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Program Room
Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers... more
Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more!

Tue, Feb 04, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Studio
It's February and love is in the air!... more
It's February and love is in the air! Join us in the Madison Studio and make something amazing for your loved ones.

Tue, Feb 04, 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.

Tue, Feb 04, 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, Feb 05, 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.

Wed, Feb 05, 9:30am - 9:50am
Program Room
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers... more
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more!

Wed, Feb 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Program Room
Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun are... more
Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun are waiting for children 3-5 and their caregivers at preschool storytime.

Wed, Feb 05, 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, Feb 05, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
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.
This event is full

Wed, Feb 05, 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, Feb 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Conference Room
Come join us for a night of writing and... more
Come join us for a night of writing and reading! We show up at 6:00, write until 7:30, and everyone has the option to read for 3 minutes.

Thu, Feb 06, 9:30am - 9:50am
Program Room
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers... more
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers join Ms. Lisa for stories, songs and more! Coloring and music follows.

Thu, Feb 06, 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, Feb 06, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Studio
It's February and love is in the air!... more
It's February and love is in the air! Join us in the Madison Studio and make something amazing for your loved ones.

Thu, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium 2

Fri, Feb 07, 10:30am - 12:00pm
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.

Fri, Feb 07, 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.

Sun, Feb 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Auditorium 2
Spend an hour planning the week ahead and... more
Spend an hour planning the week ahead and get ideas from others who have planners or bullet journals. All planner types and journalers are invited!

Sun, Feb 09, 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, Feb 10, 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, Feb 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
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.

Mon, Feb 10, 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, Feb 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Studio
Hand embroider hearts while learning new... more
Hand embroider hearts while learning new stiches! Sign up is required for this adult event for all levels of embroidery experience and a $2 supply fee will be collected. Ages 15+ please.
Registration opens Monday, February 3 2020 at 9:00am

Mon, Feb 10, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Auditorium 1
Madison County Chess Club. All are welcome.

Tue, Feb 11, 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, Feb 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Program Room
Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers... more
Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more!

Tue, Feb 11, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Studio
It's February and love is in the air!... more
It's February and love is in the air! Join us in the Madison Studio and make something amazing for your loved ones.

Tue, Feb 11, 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, Feb 11, 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, Feb 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Auditorium 2
Join Paul Harrison for a year of reading... more
Join Paul Harrison for a year of reading CS Lewis. Each month, the group will read one of CS Lewis’s books and discuss. The group is open to the public and everyone is welcome.

Wed, Feb 12, 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.

Wed, Feb 12, 9:30am - 9:50am
Program Room
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers... more
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more!

Wed, Feb 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Program Room
Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun are... more
Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun are waiting for children 3-5 and their caregivers at preschool storytime.

Wed, Feb 12, 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, Feb 12, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Studio
A class for complete beginners.
This event is full

Wed, Feb 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Conference Room
Come join us for a night of writing and... more
Come join us for a night of writing and reading! We show up at 6:00, write until 7:30, and everyone has the option to read for 3 minutes.

Thu, Feb 13, 9:30am - 9:50am
Program Room
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers... more
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers join Ms. Lisa for stories, songs and more! Coloring and music follows.

Thu, Feb 13, 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, Feb 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Program Room
Love YA books, but your teen years are... more
Love YA books, but your teen years are behind you? Do you find yourself crushing on lead characters that are half your age? Do you like to eat food? This month's food theme is Ancient Roman food.

Thu, Feb 13, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Studio
It's February and love is in the air!... more
It's February and love is in the air! Join us in the Madison Studio and make something amazing for your loved ones.

Thu, Feb 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Program Room
Celebrate Mo Willems' birthday with a... more
Celebrate Mo Willems' birthday with a party for his favorite book characters! We'll have crafts, a storytime and more!

Fri, Feb 14, 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Studio
It's February and love is in the air!... more
It's February and love is in the air! Join us in the Madison Studio and make something amazing for your loved ones.

Fri, Feb 14, 10:15am - 11:30am
Monthly visit to the Madison Senior... more
Monthly visit to the Madison Senior Center for Craft Time.

Fri, Feb 14, 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.

Canceled
Sat, Feb 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Join us for Family Painting Class the... more
Join us for Family Painting Class the third Saturday of each month! Space is limited, so reserve your spot online early. August 18th is World Honeybee Day, so we will paint a pictures of bumblebees.