Coliseum Boulevard Library Announces September Events!!

Story Time

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

Thursday at 10:00 am

 

Sept. 1     No Story Time Today

 

Sept. 8     It is fun to have a pet!

“The Old Man and the Flea”, by Mary Elizabeth Hanson

An old man and his pet flea have wonderful times together until the townspeople

think he is talking to himself.

“Mary Had a Little Lamb”, by Sarah Josepha Hale

This is a contemporary interpretation of the original nursery rhyme about a lamb

going to school.

Craft – Lamb masks

 

Sept. 15   After a full day, it is good to take a nap!

“Monkey and Me”, by Emily Gravett

A little girl and her toy monkey love imitating different animals and then they fall

fast asleep.

“Roger Loses His Marbles”, by Susanna Gretz

When Aunt Lulu pays a visit, she stays in Roger’s room and tidies it up, which makes

Roger mad, until she finds something that Roger lost.  Then, after playing with the

items, they fall fast asleep.

Craft – Monkey masks

 

Sept. 22   We depend on others when we are sick!

“Clark the Shark:  Tooth Trouble”, by Bruce Hale

When a soccer ball hits Clark the Shark’s tooth, it becomes loose and he has to go to

the dentist.

“Teddy Bears Cure a Cold”, by Susanna Gretz

The teddy bears help William cure his cold.

Craft – Shark masks

 

Sept. 29   Let’s learn to love each other!

“Good Night, Little Sea Otter”, by Janet Halfmann

Little Sea Otter tries everything to avoid going to sleep, including saying good night to

all of the creatures above and below the ocean’s surface.

“Sister Yessa’s Story”, by Karen Greenfield

Dark clouds gather as Yessa walks to her brother’s place, telling a story as she goes

about the early days of the earth.

Craft – Otter masks

 

Parent/Preschool Activity Table

Every three weeks we will have a new activity to enhance the five senses and further develop your child’s thought processes. This is an activity where the parent and child explore together.

 

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.

 

Lego League

Lego League is offered the first and third Tuesday in September. (September 6, September 20)

4:00 – 5:00 pm

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

We will have a special Legos on September 13, 4:00-5:00.

 

Outside the Lines

4:00 – 5:00 pm

September 12 – Join Mr. Wes as we color our animal masks.

September 13 – Join Ms. Kesha as we build with Legos.

September 14 – Join Ms. Sharon as we learn using the Parent/Preschool Activity Table.

September 15 – Join Ms. Cherlyn as we color using coloring sheets.

September 16 – Join Mr. Wes and Ms. Sharon as we celebrate our favorite book with a Chalk Art design.

 

Parent/Preschool Activity Table

Every three weeks we will have a new activity to enhance the five senses and further develop your child’s thought processes. This is an activity where the parent and child explore together.

 

Coliseum Coloring Club

All ages

This will be offered the first and third Thursday of each month from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.

September 1 and September 15.

Come join our coloring club. Adult level coloring sheets, children’s coloring sheets, crayons, and colored pencils will be provided.

Studies have shown this can be a great stress reducer. Come relax with us!

 

Adult Book Clubs

  • Southern Charms Book Club3:00 – 4:00 pm 

 

  1. Today we will be discussing “A Land More Kind than Home”, by Wiley Cash. This is a story of two young brothers growing up in a small town whose adventures bring them danger and evil, while also giving them the possibility of freedom and deliverance as well. Then, we will receive our book for October titled, “A Parchment of Leaves”, by Silas House, a story of a Cherokee woman and a young white man who strive to make a home for themselves in early 1900 America.
  2. September 8, 2016
  3. Eastbrook Mystery Book Club3:00 – 4:00 pm
  4. Today we will discuss “The Fifth Gospel”, by Ian Caldwell. This is a story of sacrifice, forgiveness, and redemption with references to real-life people, places, and events. If you like intellectual thrillers, you will want to read this story of biblical history.
  5. September 22, 2016

Coliseum Adult Program

September 21, 2016

10:00 am

Safe and Sound on Solid Ground

Debbie Link will be presenting a new program that assists the disabled and seniors who are of need during a crisis.

Lilly Henderson-Harold will also be here to share her experience as a handicapped individual who suffered loss during a storm crisis. She will have her book, “Memories to Cling”, which describes her ordeal during a time such as this.

 

Weaving for Beginners

September 7, 2016

10:00 am

Barbara Hightower will be teaching weaving as we learn how to make a wall hanging. Please bring your own yarn as only limited yarn will be on hand. Also, bring any projects you are working on that you would like to share.

 

Computer Class for Seniors

10:00 am

September 14, 2016 – Usage of the mouse and setting up an email account.

September 28, 2016 – Composing and sending email messages, and a look at Microsoft Word

Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

 

Banned Book Week

September 26 – 30, 2016

Have an exciting “blind date” with a banned book.  They will be wrapped in newspaper with only the genre and publication date listed.  See which book you have selected, and after you have read the book,  give us your opinion as to whether you agree that your book should have been placed on the banned book list.

 

Puzzles

We have an adult level puzzle on a table at all times. Come and help put our community puzzles together.

 

 

 

 

MCCPL Announces September Events!!

September 2016

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

Story Time

 Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.  

 

 

September 7 – Preschooler will become familiar with author Mo Willems’ books. They will learn how to play with others after reading Are You Ready to Play Outside! In this title, Gerald the elephant learns to play with Piggie. In Pigs Make Me Sneeze!, Gerald the elephant is allergic to Piggie. Children will also enjoy songs, coloring sheets or craft.

 

September 14 – Sara Kanau, Alabama Department of Archives, will be presenting “Alabamians and the Olympics.” Come learn about people of Alabama that have competed in the Olympics. An activity and one of Sara’s favorite exercises will follow!

 

September 21 – It’s all about the noise the animals make. Children will make noise with the following titles:  Oink! Moo! How Do You Do? by Grace Maccarone and Wait for Me, Little Tiger! by Julie Sykes. Children will also enjoy songs and coloring sheets.

 

September 28 – “Oh my, I feel so sleepy!” “No mommy I am not tired.” Join us as we discuss with preschoolers the joy of nap time with The Napping House by Aubrey Woods. There will be songs and a craft as well.

 

Afternoon Fun Time

Every Wednesday

@ 4:15pm – 4:45pm

September 7, 14, 21, 28

 

Come join Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library and the Montgomery Therapeutic Center for an afternoon of fun and activities. Enjoy story time, games, and movies to help relax from a day at school.

 

Rufus A. Lewis Adult Programming

 

Computer Class:

Thursday, September 1 @ 10:00 A.M.

Audience: Adult & Young Adult

 

Review Basic Computer Skills and teach patrons how to search for jobs in Montgomery and surrounding area using local web sites.

 

Computer Class:

Thursday, September 8 @ 10:00 A.M.

Audience: Adult & Young Adult

 

Review Basic Computer Skills and teach patrons how to search for jobs in Montgomery and surrounding area using local web sites.

 

After 5 Book Club

Monday, September 12 @ 6:00 P.M.

Audience: Adult

Title: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

 

Summary: Orphaned onboard a ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with slaves of the kitchen House. Under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though set apart from them by her white skin.  Eventually accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction, Lavinia straddles two very different worlds.  Then she is forced to make a choice. ~Editor

 

Preparing for Disaster

Tuesday, September 13 @ 10:00 A.M.

 

Description: Members of the Montgomery Emergency Management Agency will be available to inform citizens of its role, how to prepare for potential disasters and how to deal with the unexpected. Audience: Adult

 

 

 

Yoga Class with Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher

Tuesday, September 13 @ 6:00 P.M.

Audience: Adult

 

Summary: This course is an introduction to the ancient practice of Yoga. Through a series of gentle Yoga Poses, participants will experience a sense of well-being and relaxation. Comfortable, form fitting, but stretchy clothing is recommended.  Participants of all levels of health mobility, and flexibility are encouraged to attend as Yoga Poses can be adapted for comfort.

 

Computer Class

Thursday, September 15 @ 10:00 A.M.

Audience: Adult & Young Adult

 

Review Basic Computer Skills and teach patrons how to search for jobs in Montgomery and surrounding area using local web sites.

Scrapbooking

Tuesday, September 20 @ 10:00 A.M.

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

 

Description: Learn techniques of telling stories of your memories through the art of scrapbooking using words, paper, glue, photos, etc. Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program.  Please contact staff (334)240-4848) for registration and a list of recommended materials.

 

Computer Class

Thursday, September 22 @ 10:00 A.M.

Audience: Adult & Young Adult

 

Review Basic Computer Skills and teach patrons how to search for jobs in Montgomery and surrounding areas using local web sites.

 

Scrapbooking

Tuesday, September 27 @ 10:00 A.M.

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

Description: Learn techniques of telling stories of your memories through the art of scrapbooking using words, paper, glue, photos, etc. Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program.  Please contact staff (334)240-4848) for registration and a list of recommended materials.

 

Yoga Class with Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher

Tuesday, September 27 @ 6:00 P.M.

Audience: Adult

 

Summary: This course is an introduction to the ancient practice of Yoga. Through a series of gentle Yoga Poses, participants will experience a sense of well-being and relaxation. Comfortable, form fitting, but stretchy clothing is recommended.  Participants of all levels of health mobility, and flexibility are encouraged to attend as Yoga Poses can be adapted for comfort.

 

Computer Class

Thursday, September 29 @ 10:00 A.M.

Audience: Adult & Young Adult

 

Review Basic Computer Skills and teach patrons how to search for jobs in Montgomery and surrounding area using local web sites.

 

 

Governors’ Square Library

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

September 6: Grandparents Are Great!

Children will enjoy hearing the stories Grandfather Buffalo and Grandma, Grandpa, and Me. Then they will do a photo frame craft.

 

September 13:   Let’s Tour the Library

Ms. Anita will read the stories Read All About It  and A Library Book For Bear, then escort the children on a tour of the children’s area of the library. The children will make bookmarks, and their teachers will receive applications for library cards for them.

 

September 20: Awesome Autumn

Children will enjoy the stories The Cinnamon Hen’s Autumn Day and Clifford’s First Autumn, followed by a coloring page.

 

September 27: Rockin’ Reptiles Day

Special guest Donna Woodfin, Bama Aquatics, will read Library Dragon and Box Turtle at Long Pond, then show the children Bearded Dragons and Land Turtles.

 

Governor’s Square Branch

Book Bunch Book Club

 

Book Bunch Book Club will meet September 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. The members will discuss the Ravi Howard 2015 novel Driving the King.

 

Book Jacket Summary: It is 1945, and the fighting in Europe is over. War hero Nat Weary has returned to his hometown, Montgomery, Alabama, eager to build his taxi business and marry his sweetheart. His childhood friend, Nat King Cole, is also home for a rare performance. Weary plans to propose during the concert, and the singer will honor the special moment with an unforgettable song.

 

But Weary’s dreams for the future are destroyed when a white man, armed with a pipe rushes the stage. Leaping from the audience, the soldier who valiantly fought for his country stops the assailant—an act of bravery that leads to ten years of hard labor in prison.

 

Free at last a decade later, Weary heads to Los Angeles to work for his old friend, Nat King Cole. It is the promise of a new life removed from the terror, violence, and degradation of Jim Crow Alabama. But Weary discovers here, too that wealth, popularity, and talent, cannot protect a black man from discrimination and hate. From his position as Cole’s chauffeur and protector, Weary sees the capacity for human cruelty hiding behind Hollywood’s glittering veneer. Drawn back to Montgomery to lay some unfinished business to rest, Nat King Cole and Weary discover a city in the midst of change.

 

Ravi Howard, winner of Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, creates an indelible portrait of pre-civil rights America and an exceptional friendship. Exploring the impact of prejudice and segregation, he pays tribute to the courage of ordinary lives and illuminates our capacity for hate and for love.

 

Bertha Pleasant Williams Library

Rosa L. Parks Ave. Branch

September 2016

 

Adult Programs

 

Scrabble Time

Second Tuesday

September 13 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

Description: Come over to Bertha Williams Library and play Scrabble with us. We have plenty of dictionaries for you to brush up on your vocabulary and the Jumble in the Montgomery Advertiser is helpful too! See how sharp your Scrabble skills are against the librarians or just play for fun!

 

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

September 14 @ 11:00 a.m.

I Know Who Holds Tomorrow by Francis Ray

 

Description: Madison Reed, popular talk show host and America’s darling and her husband, well-known TV correspondent Wes Reed is everyone’s idea of the perfect couple. But now after the loss of their child, they became no more than polite strangers, maintaining the facade, revealing only picture perfect happiness. But Madison’s world is turned upside down when Wes is critically injured in a car accident and a woman is killed. Before he dies, Wes confesses that the woman who was killed was his mistress—and that he is the father of her nine-month-old daughter, Manda. He begs Madison to raise the child. Unsure if she can, Madison struggles to take charge of her fate and put her life back together. Overwhelmed, she accepts the help of Zachary Holman, her husband’s best friend, only to discover that his life is also shrouded by lies. Can she forgive and forget—not just once, but twice?  -Dust jacket

 

 

Fourth Friday Cook Up

September 23 @ 4:00 p.m.

Audience: Adult

 

Description: Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. This month is September Seasonal. Find dishes using fruits and vegetables in season (apples, corn, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage to name a few)! Prior registration is not required, but is encouraged so that we do not have too much salad/bread/dessert (no such thing).

 

Participation is required for partaking, but if you can’t cook feel free to bring plates, cups, and/or plastic forks. Not sure what we need? Give us a call 240-4979.

 

 

Senior Bingo

Last Monday

September 27 @ 10:30 a.m.

Audience: Seniors

Description: Seniors are invited to have fun playing an hour of Bingo @ Bertha P. Williams Rosa Parks Avenue Branch. An assortment of prizes will be available.

 

Children’s Programs

 

Lego Club

Third Friday

September 16 @ 3:30 p.m.

Audience: Children

Description: Come get creative and play with our set of legos!

 

Storytimes

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

 

September 6

We’ll be doing a course in colors for storytime this month and into October! Today we’ll talk about all the colors starting with I Know a Wee Piggy by Kim Norman as a pig runs through all the colors at the fair! In Yesterday I Had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame we see how colors and emotions are connected.

 

September 13

The first color in the Rainbow is red! So we can’t forget to read Little Red Riding Hood by Jerry Pinkney, everyone knows this classic about a little girl on her way to grandma’s and a sneaky wolf. Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney is about a little llama who gets upset during bedtime.

 

September 20

Brontorina by James Howe is about a big orange dinosaur who just wants to dance. While in Oh, No! By Candace Fleming we find out what happens to a tiger who catches a frog in a hole.

 

September 27

With Yellow, we’ll read Greetings, Sun by Phyllis Gershator and learn how to say good morning. Then we’ll follow the adventures of The Little School Bus by Carol Roth as it picks up students.

 

September 2016 Programming MRL

Teen Sci-Fi Book Club

Second Mondays

Meeting Day: September 12 @ 6:00-7:30pm

Book: Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien

 

Ann Burden, 16 and living alone in a world devastated by nuclear war discovers she’s not as alone as she thought when she discovers a camp fire. This book asks the question, is it better to be the last person on Earth?

 

If you haven’t read the book, join us anyway as we’re always looking for new suggestions!

Contact Amy L. Campbell for questions (334-240-4979)

 

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

245 High Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

334-240-4991

September 2016

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

 

September 1

Back to School

We will read Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean is a favorite here at Morgan.  Pete the cat is rocking in his school shoes exploring the library, lunchroom, and other places in the school.   We also will read The Little School Bus by Carol Roth and illustrated by Pamela Paparone.  An assortment of animals, including a goat in a coat, a quick chick, and a hairy bear, ride the bus to and from school. We will have a craft.

 

September 8

Movie Day!

We will watch Bubble Guppies Get Ready For School! Dive into school with the Bubble Guppies!  From the first day of school to getting along with a grumpy substitute teacher, to a library filed trip.

 

September 15

The Napping House

We will read The Napping House by Audrey Wood.  A cozy bed, a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing WAIT!  There’s a surprise in store!  Get Ready!

Pull on your sleeping cap and snuggle in for a timeless tale that’s truly like no other. We will have an activity.

 

September 22

Wheels Go Round and Round

We will read Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus by James Dean.  As Pete rides the school bus with his friends he discovers the different sounds the bus makes.  We will also read Wheels on the race Car by Alexander Zanes and illustrated by James Warhola.  Animal race drivers roar around the track.  Text based on the popular song, The Wheels on the Bus.  We will watch a video.

 

September 30

We will read and watch It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw.  On a blue background this bool uses illustration and text to tell about the shapes of clouds.  We will also read There was a Crooked Man by Russell Punter and illustrated by David Semple.  Activity:  Three puzzles to solve about the story.

 

September YA events at Juliette Hampton Morgan Library

September 9: Eid al Adha. The East Montgomery Islamic Society will have a presentation on the Islamic Holiday of Eid al Adha from 4:30-5:30 PM. All ages are welcome. Contact Stephen Deloney at 334.240.4983 or sdeloney@mccpl.lib.al.us for details.

 

September 14: Homeschool Book Club – Area Homeschool students 12 -18 are invited for our monthly bookclub meeting. 10 AM-11 AM. Contact Stephen Deloney at 334.240.4983 or sdeloney@mccpl.lib.al.us for details.

 

September 16: Movie Day- The YA Movie Club will be showing Princess Bride (1987) 4:00 PM Auditorium

 

September 17: Batman Day – Showing Batman (1989) in the YA department. 10:00 A.M.

 

September 19: Talk like a pirate day- Showing Pirates of the Caribbean (2003) in the YA department at 3:30

 

September 24: Young Adult Kouncil meeting 10:00 A.M. in the YA department. Registration Required. Contact Stephen Deloney at 334.240.4983 or sdeloney@mccpl.lib.al.us for details.

 

September 30: The YA Movie Club will be showing Phantom of the Opera (2004) 4:00 PM Auditorium.

 

EL Lowder Regional Library Branch

September 2016

Preschool

Fridays @ 10:15 AM

 

September is National Library Card Sign Up Card Month

 

 

Friday, September 2

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

A lion visits the library and at first everyone is afraid of him, but there are no rules about lions being in the library. One of the librarians gets hurt and the lion breaks a rule.  What happens when you break a library rule?

Activity: Tour of the Library

 

Friday, September 9

Teddy Bear Day

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt retold by Michael Rosen

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on a bear hunt? Come act out this story at Story Time with Ms. Mary. Please bring your favorite Teddy bear to share and wear pajamas.

Activity: Bear Art

 

Friday, September 16

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat is a book about Beekle who is wanting a friend so badly. He leaves the island that he was born on in search of his friend.  He travels a great distance to find his friend.  Does his friend ever meet him?

Activity: Create a friend

Friday, September 23

Playdough Day

The Snatchabook by Helen Docherty

Someone keeps stealing all the bed time stories from all the animals. Why would someone do such a mean thing and steal their books?

Activity: Playdough

 

Friday, September 30

Show and Tell Day

It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw

Have you ever looked up at the clouds and tried to

imagine what they look like? Have you ever spilt a little milk on the table and looked at it as art? You must have an imagination to read this book.

Please bring in something to share with your friends.

Activity: It Looked Like Spilt Milk Art

 

Other Happenings @ EL Lowder Regional Library

 

Chess Club continues to meet every Saturday at 10AM until 1245PM sharp as the library closes at 1PM on Saturdays. If your child or you have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or knows how and wants to join a group we invite everyone to become a member of the Lowder Chess Club.  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  If Chess Club is canceled we will post a sign on the door as soon as we know ourselves.

 

Join the Ladies of High Tea and have a “cuppa” Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 3PM. We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 3PM.  We will be reading for our yearly classic the book Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

 

Great Expectations is Charles Dickens’s thirteenth novel. It is his second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. Great Expectations is a bildungsroman, or a coming-of-age novel, and it is a classic work of Victorian literature. It depicts the growth and personal development of an orphan named Pip.… Great Expectations has a colorful cast that has entered popular culture: the capricious Miss Havisham, the cold and beautiful Estella, Joe the kind and generous blacksmith, the dry and sycophantic Uncle Pumblechook, Mr. Jaggers, Wemmick with his dual personality, and the eloquent and wise friend, Herbert Pocket.

~~Amazon.com~~

 

In October the Ladies of High Tea will be reading The Pursuit by Lori Wick.

 

The Pursuit, book four in the English Garden series, is set in the spring of 1812, in Collingbourne, England. Edward Steele has enjoyed a great adventure in Africa with his brother, Henry. Now Henry has returned to England, and Edward is ready to follow. However, on his way home, he tells two strangers he will help them, and he stands by that promise. Little does he know that meeting these two men will delay his return, lead him to encounter a woman who captivates him, and change his life forever.

~~Amazon.com~~

 

Stitch and Share will meet the fourth Thursday of September at 3PM. We invite you to bring your quilts, knitting, crochet, or any other kind of needlework and join us.  If you are stuck on a project need help maybe we can get you going again!  The date to remember is September 22.

Story Time is back at Lowder starting Friday, September 2, 2016 at 1015AM.

Due to numerous requests Gamers Club will continue to be on the second Friday afternoon of the month and Lowder Lego League will still meet on the third Friday afternoon of the month.

 

Registration is required for Gamer’s Club as there is a limited number of slots available. Participants may sign up for 330PM-430PM or 430PM to 530PM.  Parents are required to stay in the main area near the gaming system while participants are playing.  If there are others waiting and participant is more than 10 minutes late participant has forfeited their time slot and an alternate, if in the library at the time, will be allowed to complete the hour.   September 8, at 330PM and 430PM will be the next meeting.  Gaming will not continue past 530PM due to closing procedures.  Complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk at Lowder Regional Library.

 

Registration is also required for the Lowder Lego League on the third Friday afternoon of the month 4PM-5PM. This event takes place in the Meeting Room which, due to fire regulations, limits the number of people that may legally be in the room at one time.  Parents of participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play.  Participants older than 8 must have an adult with them as well, but adult must wait in the main area of the library while participant is in Meeting Room.  Complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk at Lowder Regional Library.

 

Coliseum Story Time

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

mccpl.lib.al.us

facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

 

Thursday at 10:00 am

 

September 1    No Story Time Today

 

September 8     It is fun to have a pet!

“The Old Man and the Flea” by Mary Elizabeth Hanson

An old man and his pet flea have wonderful times together until the townspeople think he is talking to himself.

“Mary Had a Little Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale

This is a contemporary interpretation of the original nursery rhyme about a lamb going to school.

Craft – Lamb masks

 

September 15   After a full day, it is good to take a nap!

“Monkey and Me” by Emily Gravett

A little girl and her toy monkey love imitating different animals and then they fall fast asleep.

“Roger Loses His Marbles” by Susanna Gretz

When Aunt Lulu pays a visit, she stays in Roger’s room and tidies it up, which makes Roger mad, until she finds something that Roger lost. Then, after playing with the items, they fall fast asleep.

Craft – Monkey masks

 

September 22   We depend on others when we are sick!

“Clark the Shark:  Tooth Trouble” by Bruce Hale

When a soccer ball hits Clark the Shark’s tooth, it becomes loose and he has to go to the dentist.

“Teddy Bears Cure a Cold” by Susanna Gretz

The teddy bears help William cure his cold.

Craft – Shark masks

 

September 29   Let’s learn to love each other!

“Good Night, Little Sea Otter” by Janet Halfmann

Little Sea Otter tries everything to avoid going to sleep, including saying good night to all of the creatures above and below the ocean’s surface.

“Sister Yessa’s Story” by Karen Greenfield

Dark clouds gather as Yessa walks to her brother’s place, telling a story as she goes about the early days of the earth.

Craft – Otter masks

 

Parent/Preschool Activity Table

Every three weeks we will have a new activity to enhance the five senses and further develop your child’s thought processes. This is an activity where the parent and child explore together.

 

Coliseum Blvd. Library

Youth & Adult Programs

 

 

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.

 

Lego League

Lego League is offered the first and third Tuesday in September. (September 6, September 20)

4:00 – 5:00 pm

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

We will have a special Legos on September 13, 4:00-5:00.

 

Outside the Lines

4:00 – 5:00 pm

September 12 – Join Mr. Wes as we color our animal masks.

September 13 – Join Ms. Kesha as we build with Legos.

September 14 – Join Ms. Sharon as we learn using the Parent/Preschool Activity Table.

September 15 – Join Ms. Cherlyn as we color using coloring sheets.

September 16 – Join Mr. Wes and Ms. Sharon as we celebrate our favorite book with a Chalk Art design.

 

Parent/Preschool Activity Table

Every three weeks we will have a new activity to enhance the five senses and further develop your child’s thought processes. This is an activity where the parent and child explore together.

 

Coliseum Coloring Club

All ages

This will be offered the first and third Thursday of each month from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.

September 1 and September 15.

Come join our coloring club. Adult level coloring sheets, children’s coloring sheets, crayons, and colored pencils will be provided.

Studies have shown this can be a great stress reducer. Come relax with us!

 

Adult Book Clubs

Southern Charms Book Club

September 8, 2016

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Today we will be discussing “A Land More Kind than Home”, by Wiley Cash. This is a story of two young brothers growing up in a small town whose adventures bring them danger and evil, while also giving them the possibility of freedom and deliverance as well.  Then, we will receive our book for October titled, “A Parchment of Leaves”, by Silas House, a story of a Cherokee woman and a young white man who strive to make a home for themselves in early 1900 America.

 

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

September 22, 2016

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Today we will discuss “The Fifth Gospel”, by Ian Caldwell. This is a story of sacrifice, forgiveness, and redemption with references to real-life people, places, and events.  If you like intellectual thrillers, you will want to read this story of biblical history.

 

Coliseum Adult Program

September 21, 2016

10:00 am

Safe and Sound on Solid Ground

Debbie Link will be presenting a new program that assists the disabled and seniors who are of need during a crisis.

Lilly Henderson-Harold will also be here to share her experience as a handicapped individual who suffered loss during a storm crisis. She will have her book, “Memories to Cling”, which describes her ordeal during a time such as this.

 

Weaving for Beginners

September 7, 2016

10:00 am

Barbara Hightower will be teaching weaving as we learn how to make a wall hanging. Please bring your own yarn as only limited yarn will be on hand. Also, bring any projects you are working on that you would like to share.

 

Computer Class for Seniors

10:00 am

September 14, 2016 – Usage of the mouse and setting up an email account.

September 28, 2016 – Composing and sending email messages, and a look at Microsoft Word

Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

 

Banned Book Week

September 26 – 30, 2016

Have an exciting “blind date” with a banned book.  They will be wrapped in newspaper with only the genre and publication date listed.  See which book you have selected, and after you have read the book, give us your opinion as to whether you agree that your book should have been placed on the banned book list.

 

Puzzles

We have an adult level puzzle on a table at all times. Come and help put our community puzzles together.

 

Hampstead Branch

 September Events Kathryn Powell

 

Movie Series and Events:

Sept 1 – Back to Hogwarts Night 4:00 – 5:45 p.m. Open to all Ages Join the Hampstead Library for an afternoon of Harry Potter fun while we show the first film and offer coloring sheets and a craft for kids. This will start a movie series of the Harry Potter films leading up to the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in November.
Sept 15 – Chamber of Secrets Movie 4:00 – 5:45 p.m. Open to all Ages We will show Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with coloring sheets for kids.

Sept 15 –Prisoner of Azkaban Movie 4:00 – 5:45 p.m. Open to all Ages We will show Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban with coloring sheets for kids.

Children’s Programs 10:30 am until 11 a.m. Ages: 1—4

 

September 6 — Pets Books: I See Kitty – Yasmine Surovec Children Make Terrible Pets – Peter Brown Activity: Scaredy Cat craft

 

September 13 – Colors Books: Colors of Me – Brynne Barnes How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors? – Jane Yolen Activity: Coloring Pages

 

September 20 – Pirates Books: Pirates Love Underpants – Claire Freedman Pirates Don’t Change Diapers – Melinda Long Activity:  Pirate Hat craft

 

September 27 – Pancakes Books: Mr. Wolf’s Pancakes – Jan Fearnley If You Give a Pig a Pancake – Laura Numeroff Activity: Pancake Finger Puppets

 

Pike Road Branch Library’s

 September 2016 Programs

 

Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library Speaker Series

On Thursday, September 15 at 10 a.m., the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library present author and storyteller Sara DuBose. She is a first place winner in Putting Your Passion into Print and a first place fiction winner with the Southeastern Writers Association.

 

Storybook Time – for ages three through six – Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read two or more picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:

 

September 12 – Last Friday was Teddy Bear Day, but we’re still going to celebrate today. Bring your favorite teddy bear or other plush toy and enjoy stories about teddy bears including One True Bear by Ted Dewan.

 

September 19 – Avast! Today be Captain Matt Canary’s favorite day – Talk Like a Pirate Day! We’ll read pirate-themed stories, including On a Pirate Ship by Sarah Courtauld and Benji Davies, and make a pirate craft. Feel free to come dressed in your pirate best (or worst)!

 

September 26 – All aboard! Get ready to ride the rails when we read stories about trains, including How to Train a Train by Jason Carter Eaton and John Rocco.

 

Toddler Time – for ages one through three – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:

September 7

September 14

September 21

September 28

 

Book Clubs

 

Angry Dragons – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, September 14 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss Ratscalibur by Josh Lieb.

Publisher’s Summary – When Joey is bitten by an elderly rat, he goes from aspiring seventh-grader to three-inch tall rodent. At first, Joey is amazed by his new rat self. The city streets call to him at night. Smells that would have repelled him before are suddenly tantalizing. (A chicken bone? Yes! A squashed cockroach? Like perfume!) And wow, the freedom! But when a bout of hunger leads Joey to pull the spork from the scone, he finds himself at the center of a longtime rat prophecy. Joey has unwittingly unlocked the sword Ratscalibur; and now, it is up to him to protect his new rat friends from the evil crows who seek to destroy their peaceful kingdom. But what does an eleven-year-old know about actual swordplay? And what happens when Joey no longer wants to be a rat?

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. On Thursday, September 15 at 9:15 a.m., they will discuss A Promise for Tomorrow by Sara DuBose.

Publisher’s Summary – An element of mystery surrounds the adventures of a young girl in a small town. As she meets new friends, she also discovers how little she knew about some old acquaintances. Following the example of her father, Fannie Lea ministers in her own way to new friends as well as familiar folks. This novel will offer a potent dose of encouragement to anyone who may have negative thought patterns or who finds it hard to release past hurts and failures. This novel will help shut the door of discouragement and defeat, and provide the key to a new door marked A Promise for Tomorrow.

 

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

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Lewis Library Announces September Adult Programming!!

MRL ADULT PROGRAMMING

SEPTEMBER 2016

 

 

 

Thursday, September 1

Computer Class: Review Basic Computer Skills and teach patrons how to search for jobs in Montgomery and surrounding area using local web sites.

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Audience: Adult & Young Adult

 

Thursday, September 8

Computer Class: Review Basic Computer Skills and teach patrons how to search for jobs in Montgomery and surrounding area using local web sites.

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Audience: Adult & Young Adult

 

Monday, September 12

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Audience: Adult

After 5 Book Club

Title: The Kitchen House

Author: Grissom, Kathleen

Summary: Orphaned onboard a ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with slaves of the kitchen House. Under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though set apart from them by her white skin.  Eventually accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction, Lavinia straddles two very different worlds.  Then she is forced to make a choice. ~Editor

 

Tuesday, September 13

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Title: Preparing for Disaster

Description: Members of the Montgomery Emergency Management Agency will be available to inform citizens of its role, how to prepare for potential disasters and how to deal with the unexpected.

Audience: Adult

 

Tuesday, September 13

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Audience: Adult

Yoga Class with Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher

Summary: This course is an introduction to the ancient practice of Yoga. Through a series of gentle Yoga Poses, participants will experience a sense of well-being and relaxation. Comfortable, form fitting, but stretchy clothing is recommended.  Participants of all levels of health mobility, and flexibility are encouraged to attend as Yoga Poses can be adapted for comfort.

 

 

 

Thursday, September 15

Computer Class: Review Basic Computer Skills and teach patrons how to search for jobs in Montgomery and surrounding area using local web sites.

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Audience: Adult & Young Adult

 

Tuesday, September 20

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Scrapbooking

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

Description: Learn techniques of telling stories of your memories through the art of scrapbooking using words, paper, glue, photos, etc. Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program.  Please contact staff (334)240-4848) for registration and a list of recommended materials.

 

 

Thursday, September 22

Computer Class: Review Basic Computer Skills and teach patrons how to search for jobs in Montgomery and surrounding areas using local web sites.

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Audience: Adult & Young Adult

 

Tuesday, September 27

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Scrapbooking

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

Description: Learn techniques of telling stories of your memories through the art of scrapbooking using words, paper, glue, photos, etc. Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program.  Please contact staff (334)240-4848) for registration and a list of recommended materials.

 

Tuesday, September 27

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Audience: Adult

Yoga Class with Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher

Summary: This course is an introduction to the ancient practice of Yoga. Through a series of gentle Yoga Poses, participants will experience a sense of well-being and relaxation. Comfortable, form fitting, but stretchy clothing is recommended.  Participants of all levels of health mobility, and flexibility are encouraged to attend as Yoga Poses can be adapted for comfort.

 

 

Thursday, September 29

Computer Class: Review Basic Computer Skills and teach patrons how to search for jobs in Montgomery and surrounding area using local web sites.

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Audience: Adult & Young Adult