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The Madison Public Library July events

By Staff
Madison's Public Library announces the following events for July.
Special events * Local author to host story time July 18 Meet local children's author Kim Dozier, author of "The Forgetful Princess," Friday, July 18 at 2 p.m. when she hosts a special story time. The author's daughter Ashlyn illustrates this funny and delightful fairy tale. Join us for a story hour that's sure to be exciting and pick up your autographed copy of the book. * Book discussion scheduled for July 28 The Literary Giants book discussion features the number one "Ladies Detective Agency" by Alexander McCall Smith. The agency, set in Gaborone, Botswana, consists of one woman, the engaging Precious Ramotswe. Deftly interweaving tragedy and humor to create a memorable tale of human desires and foibles, the book is also an evocative portrait of a distant world. The book discussion is scheduled for Monday, July 28 at 6:15 p.m. * Music for teens set for Aug. 20 Young adults ages 13-18 are invited for an evening of live music by Just Trouble, Degenerate, and Yabba Rock, all young local bands from the area. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guests of honor will be the library's summer student volunteers. Summer reading prizes will be awarded, so join us for an evening of pizza, live music and close out the summer with a bang. No one under age 12 please. Kid's Special Events * Space and Rocket Center guest July 17 Guests from the Space and Rocket Center will be at the library Thursday, July 17 from 6:45-7:45 p.m. Blast off to a great story time with Space and Rocket Center quests Mr. Philip and Ms. Jennifer who will talk about the history of flight and how to be a pilot. Weekly story times: * Toddler Time, for 18 months to 3 years, is Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. * Preschool Story Time, for 3-5 years, is Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. * Junior Readers Circle for first through fourth graders is Tuesdays at 4 p.m. * Family Story Hour, for all ages, is Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. Story time theme July 13-19 * Up, Up, and Away What happens when two chickens take off in a hot air balloon? Find out at story time as we read "Wings: A Tale of Two Chickens" by James Marshall. Story time July 20-26 * Future Flyers This week is all about the future of flying machines. What do you think they will look like in 100 years? Show us by participating in the Future Flyers Coloring Contest.
Through July 31 Sign Up for Summer Reading Registration for Madison Library's Summer Reading Program is in progress and will run through July 31. Pick up your summer reading log and some great books today, and earn prizes for the hours you read. Children of all ages can participate in the reading logging, even babies. You are also invited to attend our great Summer of Flight events.
All ages can register at the Madison Circulation Desk starting through July 31. Record all time spent reading, or being read to, in the Books Ahoy! reading log. For every two hours recorded in your reading log, you can choose a prize from the Treasure Chest. A special honor will be given to those with 50 or more hours of reading. Visit the library for cool programs and special events all summer long. Time spent in story hour counts on your reading log.
Announcements The Madison Library is looking for student-led bands for an after-hours summer youth concert. Does your band qualify? Call Stephenie at 426-8300 to find out or email swalker@hpl.lib.al.us.
Artist of the Month Throughout the months of June, July, and August, the dynamic artwork of Adrain Roger will be on display. For details about displaying work, email Stephenie Walker at swalker@hpl.lib.al.us.
The Madison Public Library is located at 130 Plaza Blvd. and the phone number is 461-0046.

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