August Storytimes @ Montgomery City-County Public Library!!

Pike Road Branch Library’s August Programs 2015


(Afternoon Story Time and Lego League will take a break in August and return in September.)


Good Morning Story Time for Ages One through Three – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.


Children and grown-ups enjoy songs and stories each week.

August 5

August 12

August 19

August 26

Book Clubs

Angry Dragons – for children in third grade through sixth grade –On Wednesday, August 5 at 4 p.m., the Dragons will discuss Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater.

Publisher’s Summary – Pip is a girl who can talk to magical creatures. Her aunt is a vet for magical creatures. And her new friend Tomas is allergic to most magical creatures. When things go amok — and they often go amok — Pip consults Jeffrey Higgleston’s Guide to Magical Creatures, a reference work that Pip finds herself constantly amending. Because dealing with magical creatures like unicorns, griffins, and fuzzles doesn’t just require book knowledge — it requires hands-on experience and thinking on your feet. For example, when fuzzles (which have an awful habit of bursting into flame when they’re agitated) invade your town, it’s not enough to know what the fuzzles are — Pip and Tomas also must trace the fuzzles’ agitation to its source, and in doing so, save the whole town.

Teen Book Club – The Teen Book Club will discuss Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz on Wednesday, August 19 at 4:15 p.m.

Publisher’s Summary – Internationally bestselling author Anthony Horowitz’s nail-biting new novel plunges us back into the dark and complex world of Detective Sherlock Holmes and Professor James Moriarty in the aftermath of their fateful struggle at the Reichenbach Falls. Days after Holmes and Moriarty disappear into the waterfall’s churning depths, Frederick Chase, a senior investigator at New York’s infamous Pinkerton Detective Agency, arrives in Switzerland. Chase brings with him a dire warning: Moriarty’s death has left a convenient vacancy in London’s criminal underworld. There is no shortage of candidates to take his place including one particularly fiendish criminal mastermind. Chase is assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones, a Scotland Yard detective and devoted student of Holmes’s methods of deduction, whom Conan Doyle introduced in The Sign of Four. The two men join forces and fight their way through the sinuous streets of Victorian London in pursuit of this sinister figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, who is determined to stake his claim as Moriarty’s successor. Riveting and deeply atmospheric, Moriarty is the first Sherlock Holmes novel sanctioned by the author’s estate since Horowitz’s House of Silk.

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December.  On Thursday, August 20 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss The Boy at the Gate by David Ellis.

Publisher’s Summary – Danny Ellis is a survivor, strong and resilient. An acclaimed singer/songwriter, he is proud of the way he handled his difficult past: poverty in the 1950s Dublin slums and the brutality of the Artane Industrial School. He felt as though he had safely disposed of it all, until one night, while writing the powerful song that would launch his highly-praised album, 800 Voices (“A searing testament.” —Irish Times), Danny’s past crept back to haunt him. Confronted by forgotten memories of betrayal and abandonment, he was stunned to discover that his eight-year-old self was still trapped in a world he thought he had left behind. Although unnerved by his experience, Danny begins an arduous journey that leads him back to the streets of Dublin, the tenement slums, and, ultimately, the malice and mischief of the Artane playground. What he discovers with each twist and turn of his odyssey will forever change his life. Elegantly written, this is a brutally honest, often harrowing, depiction of a young boy’s struggle to survive orphanage life, and stands as an inspiring testament to the healing power of music and love.

Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library

The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library hold their annual business meeting on Thursday, August 20 at 10 a.m., during which they will elect officers for 2015-2016.

9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 – Phone: 244-8679

Hampstead Branch Library

Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.

August 4

Theme: Cowboys Books: Cowboy Bunnies – Christine Loomis Brianna Marie wants to be a … cowgirl – Paul Joseph Travitzky Activity: Popsicle stick hobby horses

August 11

Theme: School Days: Letters Books: Alphabet Mystery – Audrey Wood Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet book – Dr. Seuss Activity: Disappearing Letters

August 18

Theme: School Days: Numbers Books: 12 ways to get to 11 – Eve Merriam My Very First book of Numbers – Eric Carle Activity: Number caterpillars

August 25

Theme: School Days: Colors Books: How do dinosaurs learn their colors? – Jane Yolen Red Sings from Treetops: A year in colors – Joyce Sidman Activity: Coloring Sheets


Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club:

Wednesday, August 26, 11:00- “Moon Underfoot” by Bobby Cole. The riveting sequel to “The Dummy Line”

Wednesday, September 23, 11:00- “The Cruelest Month” by Louise Penny. A spine tingling murder mystery!!


Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library


Coliseum Book Club

August 13 @3:00 pm


We will be discussing “The Marriage Game”, by Alison Weir.  This is a novel of the life of Queen Elizabeth I.  Then, we will receive our next book, “Orphan Train”, by Christina Baker Kline for our September discussion.

Art and Ukulele Classes

Vanessa Bordlee

Every Wednesday from 4:00 – 5:15 pm

This program is geared toward families interested in learning yarn art or playing the Ukulele.

Lego League

Each Tuesday in August from 4:00 – 4:45 pm

Registration required.  Parents must accompany children 8 and under.

Join the fun!  Be creative and build with Legos.

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library


After 5 Book Discussion:

August 3 @ 6:00 P.M.

The Ultimate Betrayal

Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby

Adult Program:

August 11 @ 10:00 A.M.

Medicare Scams

Description: Representatives from the Attorney General Office will discuss the latest scams regarding Medicare and advise recipients how to avoid them.

Lowder Chess Club

Saturdays: 10:00 AM -12:45 PM

E L Lowder Regional Library

2590 Bell Road


New Titles @ Your Library, July 27, 2015



Adios, America by Ann Coulter

Domesticated by Richard Francis

Gumption by Nick Offerman

Soldier Girls by Helen Thorpe

Wright Brothers by David McCullough



Tail Gait by Rita Mae Brown

Truth According To Us by Annie Barrows

Ultimate Betrayal by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Wildfire In His Arms by Johanna Lindsey

14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson

Cash Landing by James Grippando

Cat’s Lair by Christine Feehan

Dead Ice by Laurell Hamilton

Echo In The Darkness by Francine Rivers

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave

Firewall by DiAnn Mills

Fixer by Joseph Finder

Harvest Of Hope by Lauraine Snelling

Isle Of The Lost by Melissa De La Cruz

Longing by Mary Balogh

Love Letters by Beverly Lewis

Matter Of Heart by Tracie Peterson

One Night by Eric Jerome Dickey

Solitude Creek by Jeffery Deaver

Unleashed by Gordon Korman

When Grace Sings by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Winter Chill by Joanne Fluke

New Titles @ Your Library, July 20, 2015


“Digital Gold” by Nathaniel Popper

“Quartet” by Joseph Ellis

“Reagan” by H.W. Brands

“Team Of Teams” by Stanley McChrystal

“Triggers” by Marshall Goldsmith

“Better Man Project” by Bill Phillips

“Buckley And Mailer” by Kevin Schultz

“Destruction Was My Beatrice” by Jed Rasula

“End Of Discussion” by Mary Ham

“Exhaustion Breakthrough” by Holly Phillips

“Fellowship” by Philip Zaleski

“Great Detective” by Zach Dundas

“How To Raise An Adult” by Julie Lythcott-Haims

“Hunter Killers” by Dan Hampton

“Men Of War” by Alexander Rose

“Midnight’s Furies” by Nisid Hajari

“Once Upon A Time In Russia” by Ben Mezrich

“Quiet Man” by John Sununu


“Bad Blood” by Mary Monroe

“Cherry Lane” by Rochelle Alers

“Double Down” by Fern Michaels

“Forgotten Room” by Lincoln Child

“Make Something Up” by Chuck Palahniuk

“Summer’s End” by Mary Monroe

“Tail Gait” by Rita Mae Brown

“Texas Tough” by Janet Dailey

“Constant Fear” by Daniel Palmer

“Robert B. Parker’s Kickback” by Ace Atkins

“Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Equation” by Douglas Corleone

“Blueprints” by Barbara Delinsky

“Day Shift” by Charlaine Harris

“Fateful Lightning” by Jeff Shaara

“Holding Strong” by Lori Foster

“In The Unlikely Event” by Judy Blume

“Jazz Palace” by Mary Morris

“Off The Page” by Jodi Picoult

“Palace Of Treason” by Jason Matthews

“President’s Shadow” by Brad Meltzer

“Santangelos” by Jackie Collins

“Second Life” by S.J. Watson

“Sign Wave” by Andrew Vachss

“Sunken Cathedral” by Kate Walbert

“Superfluous Women” by Carole Dunn