The Huntsville Public Library welcomes you to “A Universe of Stories!” at this year’s Summer Reading Program held from Saturday, June 1 through Friday, July 12. The last official day to turn in your reading log is Friday, July 19. For every three books read or for every library program attended, participants will receive a raffle ticket. Participants can use that raffle ticket to enter for a chance to win a raffle prize. Those who read at least three books will win a guaranteed prize while supplies last. To participate in this all-ages program, Click here for sign up or sign up in the library. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.
Come to the Huntsville Public Library’s Summer Reading Kick-off Party from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. Attendees can register for the Summer Reading Program and start checking out books for the reading logs.
With just a few clicks, you can learn how to animate! Whether it’s making a character dance or talk, you can make a character come to life in endless ways by learning the basics of computer science with animation. Come to “Animate a Name,” a fun, first introduction to animation for ages 5 to 10 years from 11 to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays in June in the Nash Board Room at the Huntsville Public Library. Participants will learn events, sequencing, loops, and more!. Space is limited and registration is required for this FREE event. This class requires no previous coding or animation experience and is designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics of computer science. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptop or use a library laptop. Register here or call Jalpa Shah at 936-291-5485 for more information.
Engage your brain with the fascinating side of chemistry at the Huntsville Public Library. Dr. Jim Pennington will bring the Texas A&M Chemistry Roadshow to the library at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 7. This presentation uses “chemical wonders that turn ordinary objects and events into exciting learning experiences.” This presentation is best suited for second grade students to adults. Sign up is not required but limited seating is available. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.
My Grownup and Me
Are you a parent or caregiver looking for tips to style your child’s hair? Are you looking for new ideas for children’s hair styles? Come to “My Grownup and Me” for hair styling classes for children and their caregivers at the Huntsville Public Library. Classes will be taught by Tonya Collum, local salon owner, and will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 and Tuesday, July 9. “My Grownup and Me” is best suited for ages 12 and under with an adult. Registration is required and Click here for registration. Please bring your own hair care supplies and tools.
Get wild at the Huntsville Public Library! Learn about exotic animals with Wild Things Zoofari at 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 14 in the Staggs Community Room. Live animals will be present for this educational safari. Seating is limited for this all ages program. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.
Appreciate the beauty of nature at “All About Butterflies” with the Houston Museum of Natural Science presentation at the Huntsville Public Library. Learn about metamorphosis and more in this interactive program with caterpillars and butterflies. Join us on Wednesday, June 19 in the Staggs Community Room. The Houston Museum will present six 30 minute presentations for up to 30 children and their accompanying adults per session. The sessions will be held at 1 p.m. and will end at 4 p.m. This program is best suited for ages 2 and up. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.