New Titles @ Your Library, November 29, 2015



Voices In The Ocean by Susan Casey

Gaming Addiction by Ace McCloud

$2.00 A Day by Kathryn Edin

Echoes Of Robert E. Lee High School ed. Clinton Carter, et al.

Relentless Strike by Sean Naylor

Vigilance by Raymond Kelly




Pattern Of Lies by Charles Todd

Silver Linings by Debbie Macomber

Taming Of The Queen by Philippa Gregory

Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner

X Is For… by Sue Grafton

ZerOes by Chuck Wendig

Confess by Colleen Hoover

Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu

Embrace My Heart by AlTonya Washington

Grand Opening by Carl Weber

Heart’s Obsession by Colleen Coble

Huckleberry Harvest by Jennifer Beckstrand

Maggie Bright by Tracy Groot

Plagued By Guilt by Molly MacRae

Rumor Has It by Cheris Hodges

Silent Melody by Mary Balogh

Too Dangerous For A Lady by Jo Beverley

Archmage by R.S. Salvatore

Darling Dahlias And The Eleven O’clock Lady by Susan Wittig Albert

Drafter by Kim Harrison

Gilded Hour by Sara Donati

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

Keepers Reach by Carla Neggers

Make Me by Lee Child

Purity by Jonathan Franzen

Robert B. Parker’s The Devil Wins by Reed Coleman

Solomon Curse by Clive Cussler

Undercover by Danielle Steel


December Events @MCCPL!!

December Storytimes

Pike Road Branch Library’s December Programs 2015


Special Event:  Holiday Open House

Wednesday, December 9

4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.


The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library host our annual Holiday Open House featuring crafts, refreshments and Santa Claus! Grown-ups should bring their cameras for a photo opportunity with Santa. This is a drop-in event so families may arrive any time between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.


Afternoon Story Time – for ages three through six – Mondays at 4:30 p.m.

December 7 – So, the three bears are accustomed to little blonde girls trespassing into their home, but now it’s Christmas and a right jolly old elf decides to visit while they are out. We’ll see just how big of a mess Kris Kringle makes when we read Santa Claus and the Three Bears by Maria Modugno with illustrations by Jane and Brooke Dyer.

December 14 – Boris wants to buy the perfect Christmas gift for Stella. Stella wants to buy the perfect Hanukkah gift for Boris. Neither can afford the gifts they want to purchase without selling something important to them. We’ll find out what happens when we read Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift by Dara Goldman.

December 21 – Christmas is FOUR DAYS AWAY and we’re excited! The characters in today’s stories are excited, too…maybe a little too excited. Teddy keeps asking, “Is It Christmas Yet?” in a book by Jane Chapman and Llama Llama just needs to calm down in Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney.

December 28 – There will be no story time today.


Lego League – for ages five and up

Thursday, December 3 at 4 p.m.

Thursday, December 17 at 4 p.m.


Good Morning Story Time – for ages one through three

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

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

December 2

December 9

December 16

December 23 – PLEASE NOTE that there will be no Good Morning Story Time on this date.

December 30 – PLEASE NOTE that there will be no Good Morning Story Time on this date. Good Morning Story Time will resume in January.


Book Clubs

Angry Dragons – for children in third grade through sixth grade –On Wednesday, December 2 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss House of Robots by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.

Publisher’s Summary – In this new highly-illustrated series from James Patterson, an extraordinary robot signs up for an ordinary fifth grade class… and elementary school will never be the same! It was never easy for Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez to fit in, so he’s dreading the day when his genius mom insists he bring her newest invention to school: a walking, talking robot he calls E–for “Error”. Sammy’s no stranger to robots–his house is full of a colorful cast of them. But this one not only thinks it’s Sammy’s brother… it’s actually even nerdier than Sammy. Will E be Sammy’s one-way ticket to Loserville? Or will he prove to the world that it’s cool to be square? It’s a roller-coaster ride for Sammy to discover the amazing secret E holds that could change family forever… if all goes well on the trial run!


Teen Book Club – The Teen Book Club will discuss The Sleeper and The Spindle by Neil Gaiman on Wednesday, December 16 at 4:15 p.m.

Publisher’s Summary – It was the closest kingdom to the queen’s, as the crow flies, but not even the crows flew it. You may think you know this story. There’s a young queen, about to be married. There are some good, brave, hardy dwarfs; a castle, shrouded in thorns; and a princess, cursed by a witch, so rumor has it, to sleep forever. But no one is waiting for a noble prince to appear on his trusty steed here. This fairy tale is spun with a thread of dark magic, which twists and turns and glints and shines. A queen might just prove herself a hero, if a princess needs rescuing. . . .


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


Governors Square Library Preschool Storytime Schedule

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.


December 1:   Happy Hanukkah

               Ms. Anita will read Elijah’s Angel         and One Yellow Daffodil:

A Hannukah Story. This will be followed by a craft.


December 8:    Yummy Cookies Day

Children will enjoy  the stories Flat Stanley and the Very Big

Cookie and The Sweetest Friends, followed by a craft.


December 15:  Jolly Old Santa

                Ms. Anita will excite the children as they anticipate the coming

holiday, by reading  Santa Calls and The Night Before Christmas .

After the stories, the children do a coloring page activity.


December 22:   Storytime cancelled


December 29: Winter Movie Day

               Children will enjoy watching the movie “Frosty the Snowman

& Friends”, followed by a coloring page activity.


There will be no Book Bunch meeting in December. Our next meeting will be January 13, 2016.


Hampstead Branch Library

December 1st

Theme: Winter


Snowy, blowy winter – Bob Raczka

Pooh welcomes winter – Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Activity: Paper Snowflakes


December 8th

Theme: Hanukkah


Hanukkah Bear – Eric A. Kimmel

My two holidays : a Hanukkah and Christmas story – Danielle Novack

Activity: Paper menorahs


December 15th

Theme: Blankets


Flora’s Blanket – Debi Gliori

My Best Friend, My Blanket – Charles M. Schulz

Activity: Coloring sheets


December 22nd

Theme: Christmas


One special Christmas – M. Christina Butler

A Very Fuddles Christmas – Frans Vischer

Activity: Stockings


December 29th – No Story Time! Happy Holidays!

Bertha P. Williams  Library

Adult Programming

Title: Jeweler Class

Date: December 4th

Time 1:00-2:30 PM

Summary: Patrons will have a chance to learn how to make simple and tasteful jewelry

Presenter: Ruithe Baker


Bertha P. Williams Library

December Adult Programming:

Adult Program

Rosa Parks Page Turners


Date: Wednesday December 9th

Time: 11:00-12:00 Am

Title: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Author: Stieg Larsson

Summary: A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It’s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden…. And about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder.  It’s about Mikael Blomvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance…. and about Lisbeth Salander, a twenty four year old pierced and tattooed  hacker who assists Blomvist in his investigation. Together, they discover a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, and astonishing corruption at the highest levels of Swedish industrialism.

Larsson’s novel could serve as the definition of page-turner~ Time Out New York


Adult/ Young Adult/ Children Programming

Title: Christmas Open House

Time: 2:00-4:30 Pm

Date: December 11th

Summary:  The Bertha William’s Library Open House will give the community a chance to get into the Christmas spirt and celebrate the Holiday!  The following will be some of the events that the library will host:

-A telling of the Christmas Story: Read by Joseph Trimble

-Christmas Carols: Song by the community guests

– A Soloist: Cherie Bennett

-Saxophonist: Ulysses Dixon

-A Short Skit: Students from Sequel Private School

-Santa Clause: Vernon Caldwell

– Gifts for the children: Local Church

-Drawing for a Christmas Gift Basket


(Events subject to change)

Location: Rosa Parks Library


Young Adult/ Children Programming

Title: Lego Club

Time: 3:30-4:30

Date: December 18

Summary: Summary: Children will be able to build various constructions from various Lego pieces.  Afterwards, these constructions will be displayed.

Location: Bertha Williams Library


Adult Programming

Title: Senior Bingo

Location: Bertha Williams Library

Date: December 28

Time: 10:00-11:00

Summary:  Senior Citizens will have a chance to come by and play Bingo.


Bertha P. Williams Library

December Story Time



December 1st 10:00 Am- 11:00 Am

  1. Scooby-Doo’s 1-2-3 Mystery (by Benjamin Bird)
  2. Two Crows Counting (by Doris Orgel)
  3. The Loud Book! (by Deborah Underwood)


December 8th 10:00 Am- 11:00 Am

  1. Scooby-Doo’s Color Mystery (by Benjamin Bird)
  2. Wiggle (by Doreen Cronin)
  3. Monkey Math (by Larry Dane Brimmer)


December 15th   10:00 Am- 11:00 Am

  1. Monkey Do! (by Allan Ahlberg & Andre Amstutz)
  2. The Alphabet Parade (by Charles Ghigna)
  3. Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! (by Wynton Marsalis)

December  22nd 10:00 Am- 11:00 Am

  1. Bear Stays up for Christmas (by Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman)
  2. Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve (by Janet Morgan Stoeke)
  3. Christmas Mouse (by Anne Mortimer)


December 29th 10:00 Am- 11:00 Am

  1. A to Z: An Alphabet Adventure (by Mick Kipper)
  2. Twist With a Burger, Jitter with a Bug (by Linda Lowery)
  3. Thank You Day (by Farrah McDoogle)




Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

December 2015

Story Time


@ 10:00 a.m.




December 2 Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile by Won Ldy Paye

Guji-Guji by Chih Yuan Chen



December 2  Open House   3:00pm – 4:45pm

            Join us for crafts and a special visitor! All Ages welcome.


December 9  The Christmas Story by Andrea Posner-Sanchez

My Two Holidays by Danielle Novack

Build a Snowman


December 16 Mucky Moose by Jonathan Allen

This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers



December 23 Don’t Spill the Beans! by Ian Schoenherr

First Snow by Peter McCarty

Activity Sheet


December 30 I Love My New Toy by Mo Willems

Too Many Toys by David Shannon



Rufus A. Lewis Teen Book Club

Third Thursdays

@ 3:30pm- 4:45pm


December 17th – Discussion of Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by James Patterson



Coliseum Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.


Story Time

10:00 am


December  3     Don’t be afraid…be brave!

“Not Afraid of Dogs”, by Susanna Pitzer

Young Daniel must confront his fear of dogs when his mom dog sits his aunt’s pet.

“Oliver Finds His Way”, by Phyllis Root

Oliver, the bear, becomes lost when he chases a leaf to the edge of the woods, but

then he comes up with an idea to find his way back home.

Craft – Bear masks


December 10     Think positive!

“Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes”, by Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat wears his school shoes while visiting the library, the lunchroom, the

playground, and more while singing his special song.

“Pete the Cat Saves the Day”, by Eric Litwin

When Santa falls ill and Christmas may have to be cancelled, Pete the Cat saves the


Craft – Cat masks


December 17     Christmas is near!

“Barney’s Christmas Surprise”, by Mark S. Bernthal

Barney and his friends learn the true message of Christmas when they share with their


“Merry Christmas, Old Armadillo”, by Dominic Catalano

Thinking his friends have forgotten him at Christmas, Old Armadillo goes to sleep,

but he awakens to find that his friends have decorated his house and a tree for the


Craft – Reindeer masks


December 24     No Story Time Today

Happy Holidays


December 31     No Story Time Today

Have a safe and happy New Year!






Coliseum Adult Program

December 16 @ 10:00 am

Come hear the Dulcimers play traditional holiday music, and listen as the Ukulele Players join them in a couple of songs.  This will also be our Holiday Open House.


Southern Charm Book Club

December 10 @ 3:00 pm

Today we will discuss “The Light Between Oceans”, by M. L. Stedman.   Then, we will receive our book “The Boy at the Gate”, by Danny Ellis, to be discussed in January.


Lego League

The first and third Tuesday in December.  (December 1 and December 15)

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity as we build with Legos!

Children must be registered and parents must remain with your children.

Ages 2 – 15


Ukulele and Yarn Art

The first and third Wednesday in December. (December 2 and December 16)

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Bring a favorite song to share with the group along with peer mentoring regularly available.

Bring any yarn or fiber art project you are currently working with to share with other yarn crafters in the room.

Registration required and parents must be in attendance.


Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

We will meet December 17 (Due to Christmas) at 3:00 and we will discuss “Royal Flush” by Rhys Bowen.

We will receive our books for January 28, 2016, “The Sign of the Book” by John Dunning.


Homework Assistance

Our program meets every Tuesday from 5:00 – 5:45 pm.  Our tutors offer assistance in Math, English, and Reading.  Students in grades 1 – 12 are invited.  Please bring your own materials and homework, or the lessons you will need assistance with.

Registration is required of students, and adults who are interested in tutoring are invited to assist, with pre-registration required.


E L Lowder Regional Library Branch

Preschool Storytime

Fridays @ 10:15 AM



December 4

We will read two or more Christmas books, sing songs, and create an art project.

Little Miss Spider: A Christmas Wish by David Kirk

Touch and Feel Christmas by:

The Spirit of Christmas by Nancy Tillman



Monday,  December 7 @ 6:00 PM—8:30 PM

Welcome to our Annual Holiday Open House, but this is a  special Story Time for all ages. We will take an imaginary ride on The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.   Please feel free to wear your pajamas, but adults please remember to be tasteful as there will be children  listening to the story as well. There may even be a visit from a special person.  I can give you a hint, he is very jolly.  Looking forward to seeing everyone on this date


December 11:

We will read two or more Christmas books, sing songs, and create an art project.

A Very Merry Christmas by Maudie Powell-Tuck

Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney

Peek-a-boo Reindeer by Charles Reasoner


December 18

We will read two or more Christmas books, sing songs, and create an art project.

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin

A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel

Peek-a-boo Santa by Charles Reasoner



Other Happenings December 2015 @ Lowder


The Ladies of High Tea will be reading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson.

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.

None of the Herdmans have ever heard the Christmas story. Their interpretation of the tale — the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating — has a lot of people up in arms. But it will make this year’s pageant the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever.



The Ladies will meet Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 3PM.  This is our annual Christmas Party.  After a brief discussion of the book we will watch the video and share potluck.  Everyone may bring a covered dish but it is not mandatory.  If you would just like to watch the video you are welcome as well.  If you would like to join but can’t make it this month the Ladies meet the first Tuesday of each month at 3PM.


Since the fourth Thursday of the month is Christmas Eve Stitch and Share will meet one week earlier, Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 3PM.  Everyone is invited to attend.  If you have always wanted to learn how to crochet, knit, or quilt we can teach you.  Are you stuck at some point on a project that you would really like to finish?  Bring it to class and maybe we can help you complete your project so that you can show it off.


Gamer’s Club meets December 11 330PM-430PM or 430PM-530PM (participants chose one of two one-hour slots) and Lego League meets 4PM on December 18.  Pre-Registration and permission slips are required.  Ask at the Circulation Desk for more information.


Be a winner!  Join the Lowder Chess Club every Saturday at 10AM.  If you have always wanted to learn how to play Chess or if you want someone to play meet us at 10AM every Saturday.  All ages and levels are invited! Parents and teachers, chess teaches patience and helps students to learn strategy.  Senior adults’ chess is a good way to keep the brain from slowing down!   Chess ends at 1245PM sharp as the library closes at 1PM on Saturdays so you still have the whole afternoon for other activities.


Homework Assistance continues every Wednesday from 6PM-730PM.  Pre-registration is required, even if students have attended in previous years.  Students must bring their homework with them in order to receive assistance.  Homework Helpers are still needed if you would like to volunteer.  Registration forms for students and volunteers are available online or at the Circulation Desk.  There will be no Homework Assistance December 23 and 30.  Homework Assistance does not meet when school is on hiatus.


Story Time continues each Friday 1015AM for pre-schoolers.  There will be music, book reading, and a craft.  We will not have Story Time Friday, December 25, due to the Library being closed for Christmas Day.


Monday, December 7, 2015 our Pajama Story Time is for everyone!  We are inviting Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Cousins, Neighbors, Friends to join us from 5PM-545PM.  Everyone is invited to wear their pajamas (Adults, please remember that we will have little eyes, so please wear tasteful attire) and celebrate our annual Holiday Open House with us!  We will be sipping hot cocoa (weather allowing) and listening to Miss Mary read The Polar Express.  She will be joined by the Lowder Library Acting Troup as they (attempt to) act out the book while she reads.  We have invited a special guest to join us.  We aren’t revealing his name but his initials are SC and he likes to wear red.  Parents, spoiler alert!   This is a major photo op!


The third Monday of the month will be Open Mic night at 6PM.  Pre-registration is required before 5PM of the day of the event.  Primarily a Young Adult event this is a family event; however, there are some rules—no profanity, no disrespect (to people, to countries, to flags, to presidents, to anyone), no politics, no personal agendas—nothing offensive.  Join us Monday evening, December 21, 2015.

Pintlala Branch Library


255 Federal Road

Hope Hull, AL  36043

334 281-8069

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian



December  1 @ 11:30 Pre-K

Book: “Zoomer’s Out-of-This-World Christmas”  by Ned Young

Craft:  Make Christmas Trees


December  1 @ 12:30 4th Grade

Book: “Librarian’s night Before Christmas”  by David Davis

Craft: Make paper wreaths


December  2 @ 11:30 Kindergarten

Book: “A New Improved Santa”  by Patricia Wolf

Craft: Make Reindeer


December  2 @ 1:30 Kindergarten

Check Out Books


December  3 @ 10:30 3rd  Grade (L)

Book: “Holly’s Christmas Eve” by Wendy Watson

Craft: Make Reindeer


December  3 @ 1:30 2nd Grade (L)

Check Out Books


December  4 @ 1:30 2nd Grade (F)

Check Out Books


December  8 @ 11:30 Pre-K

Book: “Pete the Cat saves Christmas” by Eric Litwin

Craft: Pete the Cat game


December  8 @ 12:15 1st Grade

Book: “Pete the Cat saves Christmas” by Eric Litwin



December  8 @ 1:15 1st  Grade

Book: “Pete the Cat saves Christmas”  by Eric Litwin



December  9 @ 1:30 Kindergarten

Book: “A New Improved Santa”  by Patricia Wolf

Craft: Make reindeer


December  10 @ 1:30 2nd Grade (L)

Book: “Christmas” by Martin Hintz



December  11 @ 10:00


Story time with Mrs. Lowder and her dog





Ramer Library

Tuesday, December 1, 10:00- “Angelina’s Christmas” by Katherine Hulabird. A young girl dances for Christmas.


Tuesday, December 8, 10:00- “How Santa Lost His Job” by Stephen Kerenski. Santa has a problem!


Tuesday, December 15, 10:00- “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. Retelling the classic holiday story.


Wednesday, December 16, 11:00- Adult program


Rufas A. Lewis Regional Library

After 5 Book Club

Discussion Title: Grand Opening: A Family Business Novel

Author: Carl Weber with Eric Pete

Date: December 7, 2015

Time: 6:00 P.M.


Summary: From the minds of New York Times bestselling authors Carl Weber and Eric Pete comes the game-changing prequel to their blockbuster Family Business saga.  Travel back to a small Southern town where, before there was Duncan Motors, there were the Duncan brothers: Louis, Larry and LC.  There was also the mysterious and seductive Chippy, a woman who saw a way out of her circumstances and dared to take it.  Witness what changed the course of their lives when ambitions intersected with the opportunity that came calling one day in the form of a man named Alejandro Zuniga.  Welcome to the familiar, but as you’ve never seen it before.





Rufus A. Lewis Library

Join us at our

Holiday Open House

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

10:00 a.m.

The Sound of Music


American Dulcimer Society

Betty Reeves, Director

Montgomery Job Corps Gospel Choir

Felicia Harris, Director

Holiday Tales & Crafts

Minnie Stringer, Story Teller

Refreshments will be served


Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

245 High Street

Montgomery, AL  36104


December 2015

Story Times are each Thursday at 10:30 in the Auditorium


Christmas Present

December 3rd

Bless You, Santa! by Julie Sykes

The Last Christmas Present by Matt Novak

We will have a craft.


December 10th

Movie Day

Little Brother Big Trouble:A Christmas Adventure


December 17th

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin

Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner

We will have a craft.


December 24 & 31

No Storytime

Happy Holidays