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Spring Break 2018 is upon us, and the Huntsville Public Library has activities planned to keep the family entertained from Monday, March 12, through Friday, March 16.
Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail said the library will provide additional programming throughout the week as well as its regularly scheduled programs.“We will have our Lapsit at 10:30 a.m. on Monday and Story Time at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday,” McPhail said. “But we are super excited to host special Spring Break activities for our patrons.”The following is a list of fun educational services being featured:•As fortified castles became widespread during the Middle Ages, war technology was developed to tear down the fortifications. One such design was a siege engine called a catapult. Come to S.T.E.A.M. Day at noon on Monday, March 12, and make your own miniature catapult that flings marshmallows. Who knew science could be so delicious? This program is best suited for elementary and junior high ages. Registration is not required. •A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying, tie-sporting baby partners with his 7-year-old brother to stop a dastardly plot. Find out more during Movie Afternoon at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13. Popcorn will be provided.•Can’t make it to the zoo? Let the Library bring the WILD to you! The Fragile Planet Wildlife Center will bring a selection of live exotic animals at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, for an exciting presentation. This program is best suited for ages 5 and up. Sign-up is not required but space is limited. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Huntsville Public Library. •Finally, soar into the world of birds and discover how amazing our feathered friends truly are. Birds, Books and Beyond is a lively presentation, sponsored by the Huntsville Audubon Society. Join in the fun at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 16. This program features live birds, bird song and dance, and much more! Come see a hawk, an owl, and a “mystery bird”! This program is geared for elementary grades and younger audiences. Registration is not required but space is limited.The Huntsville Public Library is located at 1219 13th Street. For more information about any of these programs and more, contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at rmcphail@HuntsvilleTX.gov or 936-291-5910.