Madison County Library Wayne Lafayette Parten Memorial Library

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Wayne Lafayette Parten

(1858-1940)

Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

Join us on Monday, July 31 to celebrate Harry's 37th Birthday! 🎂🎈🎉🔮 Our little come-and-go party will have Potter themed snacks like Butter Beer and Bertie Bots Every Flavored Jelly Beans and crafts such as Charm Class Spells and House Penants (which house will the Sorting Hat put you in? GryffindorRavenclawHufflepuff, or Slytherin? I'm a proud Hufflepuff myself, hehehe) Enter a drawing for cool Potter Prizes too! Have your picture taken with Dobby or at Platform 9 3/4. Costumes encouraged. Refreshments and crafts while supplies last. 🔮🎉🎈

The Madison County Library will have an Eclipse Viewing Event on Monday, August 21. We have plenty of free eclipse viewing glasses to give away and we will have sun and moon themed snacks from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. At 1:10 pm we will watch the Partial Solar Eclipse from the library lawn. We will have a short informational session on safe viewing then view the eclipse (weather permitting). Peak viewing time will be between 1:00 and 1:15 pm.


 Madison county library summer reading program 2017

One more week left and then party and prizes August 2, 3 and 4!

    • Reading logs are due by 4:00 pm Monday, July 31
    • Parties and prizes will be August 2, 3, and 4
    • If you haven't, please sign up for food/snacks to bring to the party

 

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On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in the continental United States. This total eclipse will only be visible on a narrow track stretching across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina.

No other country will get to see the total eclipse this time.
The Space Science Institute (SSI) was awarded a grant from the Moore Foundation that will provide 1.26 million FREE eclipse glasses and other resources for 1,500 public libraries across the nation. The Madison County Library received 1,000 eclipse viewing glasses for this momentous occasion from Star Net Libraries, the Space Science Institute (SSI), and the Moore Foundation. Please check back here for more information and details.


 

Storytime for babies and toddlers is at 10:00 am every Thursday. The 30 minute program includes stories, songs, fingerplays, games, and time to search for books and check out. Please see our calendar for dates for February through April.


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