Grow at your Library this April

  • Posted on: 29 March 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

It is officially spring in the Tennessee Valley. While some of us are still sneezing and wheezing from the explosion of pollen, it isn't enough to keep us from enjoying the beautiful weather. In April, we are celebrating spring with some great programming. Check out what is happening at your local library this month:

Gurley Family Craft Night

April 1• 5:30 p.m.

Gurley Public Library

Beautiful Bookmarks ... come be creative in making a beautiful bookmark in April!


April Crafterwork - Make Paper Flowers

April 1 • 6:00 p.m.

Madison Public Library

Turn paper into beautiful flowers to display in your home. Recycle old library books into a paper flower bouquet to brighten up your spring!


Annual Walk-A-Thon

April 6 • 8:30 a.m.

Dr. Richard Showers Sr Center

Want to start getting your spring walking on; then we have the event just for you. The Showers Library is looking for walkers to walk in our Annual Walk-A-Thon. This is a fundraiser to benefit the Showers Library Children department.


Passalong Garden Day

April 6 • 9:00 a.m.

Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library

Garden tools, pots, books, plants, seeds, bird feeders - give them a new home with fellow gardeners or new gardeners! Please label plants with any special care instructions, and feel free to add the story of your plant. Pots and tools should be in usable condition. You can drop off items to the library the week before, or bring with you.


Countdown to Kindergarten

April 6• 10:00 a.m.

Madison Public Library

Bring your three-, four- or five-year-old to explore and practice the skills your child needs for a smooth transition into kindergarten. Families can come and go as fits their schedules.


Garden Sprouts

Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library

April 8• 4:00 p.m.

Gardening Program for children of all age in our Learning Garden every second Monday.


Online Genealogy

April 9 • 6:00 p.m.

Downtown Huntsville Library

Join us in the Special Collections Department on the third floor to learn the basics of online genealogy.


Teen Night: Painting Happy Trees

April 11• 6:00 p.m.

Downtown Huntsville Library

Spend some time with friends old and new as we delve into a new activity each Teen Night.

Grab a paint brush and follow along with one of the greatest and most wholesome painters to bless this world. Expect plenty of "happy little accidents."


Quilts Then and Now: New Hope’s Annual Quilt Show

April 13 • 9:00 a.m.

Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

We will be having quilts at 5 locations this year.  Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library, New Hope City Hall, New Hope Methodist Church, 2 local homes.  $5.00 entry fee is good for all 5 locations. There will be a raffle on the quilt that is currently being quilted at the New Hope Library.  Raffle tickets are $1 each.


Bilingual Storytime

April 13• 10:30 a.m.

Downtown Huntsville Library

This story time will be a partnership with Rocket City Language Studio. Story times will consist of books, songs, and games spoken primarily in English with the second language blended in. This month is Russian!


Adult Book Club with Robert Bailey

April 16 • 6:00 p.m.

Tillman D. Hill Public Library

of Hazel Green

Come join the book club and their special guest, Robert Bailey! Discussion will include his novel The Last Trial as well as his new releases.


Gurley Easter Egg Hunt

April 18• 4:00 p.m.

Gurley Public Library

Story time will start promptly at 4:00 p.m. followed by the Easter Egg Hunt & activities in the park next door to the library. Activities sponsored by the United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville & Tennessee Valley, Inc.


Easter Egg Hunt (Ages 4 and under)

April 19• 10:00 a.m.

Downtown Huntsville Library


Saturday, April 20 Easter Events

  9:30 a.m. Easter Gourds at New Hope

10:00 a.m. Easter egg Hunt at Triana

10:00 a.m. Easter egg Hunt at Downtown (ages 4-10)

2:00 p.m. Easter egg Hunt at Hazel Green


Free Family Movie Night: Mary Poppins

April 27• 4:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Free showing of Mary Poppins Returns on our projector screen.  We will have popcorn and water.


The Civilian Conservation Corps in Madison County

April 30 • 10:00 a.m.

Downtown Huntsville Library Auditorium

Popular history presenter and library staffer, David Lilly, shares stories about the Civilian Conservation Corps camps of the late 1930’s and early 40’s.  We’ll learn what day-to-day life was like for the young men in the corps as well as the impact they made on our community.


And this is just a sample of what we have going on in April. For all of our events at our 12 branches, please visit