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30 Days of Kindness Books for Kids

  • Posted on: 1 November 2020
  • By: Jon Schafle

Thanksgiving is the time of year when our thoughts should turn to togetherness, unity, and appreciation for each other and our love towards our family and friends. It's a great time to share these ideas with your kids and explore what it means to be a kid and thoughtful person and to help out and celebrate the season I've put together a list of 30 books from our Youth Services collection that show off these ideas of thankfulness, empathy and kindness:

 

♦ Picture Books ♦

Two Librarians Walk Into A Shelf - Episode 13

  • Posted on: 30 October 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

Trick or Treat?!

Maybe both.

If you don’t know who Paul Lynde was, he was an actor and entertainer, most famous for his role in Bewitched as Uncle Arthur and for his time on Hollywood Squares. He is unfortunately no longer with us, but his brand of slightly off-color humor and his mischievous grin are hard to forget. You can find his beloved 1976 Hallowen Special on Amazon prime, complete with special guests Kiss (in their first TV appearance ever), Florence Henderson, Margaret Hamilton reprising her role as the Wicked Witch of the West, Betty White, and Donnie and Marie Osmond.

Gloria Vanderbilt: An Artful Life: Reading List

  • Posted on: 29 October 2020
  • By: Adrienne Bone

Beginning October 30, the Huntsville Museum of Art is hosting an exhibit on Gloria Vanderbilt called "Gloria Vanderbilt: An Artful Life."  The exhibit includes memorable photographs of Vanderbilt and artworks from the legendary fashion designer and artist. The presentation will continue through January 24, 2021. For more information about the Gloria Vanderbilt: An Artful Life exhibit, please click here.

We have curated a list of books that complement the Museum's exhibition. Click on the book cover images below to checkout the library's catalog.

The Library introduces its new #Libraryonwheels

  • Posted on: 27 October 2020
  • By: Melanie Thornton

The Library introduces its new #Libraryonwheels

Library’s outreach services play role in connecting services to communities

 

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) unveiled its new Outreach vehicle, thanks to a funding gift from Madison County Commission Chairman Dale W. Strong. The new van joins the Bookmobile in the Library’s fleet of vehicles that brings Library services to the community.

Learn a Foreign Language Now with HMCPL

  • Posted on: 27 October 2020
  • By: Lauren Lucas

Most of us have studied a second language at some point in our lives. You may have taken two years in high school Spanish, been lucky enough to take a Gap Year and backpack across parts of the world, are just a huge Star Trek fan and learned Klingon in your free time, or you may never have studied but always wanted to.

Show notes episode 12 - Why people like to be scared by their media

  • Posted on: 23 October 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

In this episode, Rob talks about his writing for genre film magazines over the last decade, his personal history with the horror genre, and the history of the genre itself. Michelle discusses how the brain works while watching a horror movie and why people enjoy the genre as a whole.

You can find some of Rob’s writing this month in the Halloween special edition of Rue Morgue magazine (The cover story, actually), and other places around the web.

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