New Titles @ Your Library, April 27, 2015


Age Of Acquiescence by Steve Fraser
Bold by Peter Diamandis
Family Romanov by Candace Fleming
Rich Bitch by Nicole Lapin
Separate Is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh
Smokin’ Motorcycles by Bob Woods
Creator’s Code by Amy Wilkinson
Eye On The Struggle by James Morris
Get What’s Yours by Laurence Kotlikoff
Home For Wayward Boys by Jerry Armor
Lose The Clutter, Lose The Weight by Peter Walsh
On Your Case by Lisa Green
Effortless Healing by Joseph Mercola
Fear Cure by Lissa Rankin
Finding Jesus by David Gibson
Interstellar Age by Jim Bell
Liberty’s First Crisis by Charles Slack
Performing Under Pressure by Hendrie Weisinger
Shame by Shelby Steele


Family Business 3 by Carl Weber
Naughty by Rochelle Alers
Viper Game by Christine Feehan
Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson
Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell
Trust No One by Jayne Ann Krentz
Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon
Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Anonymous Soldiers by Bruce Hoffman
Dreaming Spies by Laurie King
In Plain Sight by Fern Michaels
One Wish by Robyn Carr
Whites by Harry Brandt
Who Buries The Dead by C.S. Harris
Bertie’s Guide To Life And Mothers by Alexander McCall Smith
Cardinal Rules by Barbara Delinsky
Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke
Empire by John Connolly
Prodigal Son by Danielle Steel
Shame And The Captives by Thomas Keneally
Star Fall by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

May Programs @ Montgomery City-County Public Library!!

May 2015 Storytimes
Bertha P. Williams Library
Children’s Story Time
Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.
May 5: Celebrate Mothers!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate that with some great stories and songs about mom!

May 12: National Police Week/Intro to Summer Reading Program
We’ll talk about some of our community heroes today as we introduce the topic of Superheroes for the Summer Reading Program.

My 19: … Bring May Flowers!
As the follow up to last month’s April Showers story time, today is all about beautiful flowers!

May 26: A Day of Sillies!
Get ready because today’s story time is full of laughs and giggles!

Children, Tweens, & Teens – LEGO Club
Thursday, May 14 & 28 @ 4:00 p.m.
Come and join us as we have our next LEGO Club meeting! Due to popularity, we will now have the club twice a month! Children must be preregistered at the front desk!
Children must be 5 years or older to participate. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
School’s Out! – Teens & Tweens
Friday, May 22, 2015
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
To celebrate school being officially out for summer, we’ll celebrate with a movie and games!

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
May 13
The Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club will meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. to discuss Gideon’s Sword by Preston & Child.

Synopsis: “Fast-paced and action-packed, Gideon’s Sword is a clever, high velocity read.” – Kathy Reichs

Coliseum Blvd Branch Library
Story Time
840 Coliseum Blvd.
Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.

May 7: We are growing every day!
Bye-bye, Crib by Alison McGhee
A big boy and his best stuffed friend seek the courage to move to a gigantic new bed.
What Baby Wants by Phyllis Root
Various family members try to stop Baby from crying, but only his brother figures out what he wants.
Craft – Smiley face masks

May 14: We must learn to share!
The Biggest Frog in Australia by Susan L. Roth
When a thirsty frog drinks up all the water in Australia, the other animals must think of a way to make him give it up.
Duck & Goose by Tad Hills
Duck and Goose learn to work together to take care of a ball, which they think is an egg.
Craft – Frog masks

May 21: Look on the positive side of life!
Wizzer’s Bad Day by Sue Kassirer
Wizzer’s bad day turned out to be the best day of all.
Charming Opal by Holly Bobbie
When his cousin Opal loses a tooth during a visit, Puddle dresses as the Tooth Fairy so that Opal’s hope of receiving a shiny quarter will not be disappointed.
Craft – Toothless smile masks

May 28: We should help our friends!
Watch Where You Go by Sally Noll
A gray mouse’s journey through what appears to be the grass, rocks, and tree branches of a forest proves his mother’s adage that “Things are not always what they seem.”
Help! A Story of Friendship by Holly Keller
Mouse hears a rumor that snakes do not like mice and while trying to avoid his former friend, Snake, he falls into a hole from which neither Hedgehog, Squirrel, nor Rabbit can help him out.
Craft – Alligator masks

Coliseum Art Gallery
Sherie Williams

Coliseum Book Club
May 14 @ 3:00 p.m.

Today we will be discussing The Silence of John by D. S. Lliteras, a story of the days between the crucifixion of Jesus and His resurrection. Then, we will receive Sweet Mystery: A Book of Remembering, a biography by Judith Hillman Paterson, a former Montgomerian.

Governors’ Square Library
Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

May 5: Children’s Book Week— May 4-10, 2014
Ms. Anita will read Clifford’s Happy Mother’s Day and Llama Llama Home With Mama, followed by a craft.

May 12: International Nurse Day
Special guest nurse Melodie Kitchens will read a story and talk to the children about nurses and their jobs. Afterward, the children will receive coloring books.

May 19: Transportation Day
Children will sing transportation songs, then be delighted to hear the stories Wheels on the Bus and Seals on the Bus. This will be followed by a coloring page.

May 26: Picnic Day
Children will enjoy hearing Ms. Anita read the stories The Rattlebang Picnic and Two Bad Ants, followed by a craft.

Governor’s Square
Book Bunch Book Club
On May 13, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., Book Bunch Book Club is delighted to have local author Jeannie Parnell as our guest. She will discuss her novel, Fairhope, and answer questions afterward. Adults welcome.

Hampstead Branch Library
Story Times/Events
Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.
May 5
Theme: Alligators & Crocodiles
Song: “Zoom, Zoom, Zoom”
Lyle Finds His Mother by Bernard Waber
Duck and Cover by Jackie Urbanovic
Activity: Coloring Sheets

May 12
Theme: Insects
Song: “Zoom, Zoom, Zoom”
Horsefly and Honeybee by Randy Cecil
Miss Spider’s Tea Party by David Kirk
Activity: Cardboard Tube Bees

May 19
Theme: Picnics
Songs: “Zoom, Zoom, Zoom”
“Going on a Bear Hunt”
We’re Going on a Picnic! by Pat Hutchins
Spot’s First Picnic and Other Stories by Eric Hill
Activity: Picnic Basket Placemats

May 26
Theme: Oceans and Beaches
Song: “Zoom, Zoom, Zoom”
Duck & Goose Go to the Beach by Tad Hill
Bats at the Beach by Brian Lies
Activity: Paper Plate Beach Umbrellas

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
245 High Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Story Times are each Thursday at 10:30 in the Auditorium

May 7: Happy Mother’s Day (May 10)
Movie: Dora’s Mother Day Party
We will have an activity

May 14: Fun to Read
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
Don’t Copy Me by Jonathan Allen

May 21: Fun to Read
Sing-Alongs/Hand Play
Tanka Tanka Skunk! by Steve Webb
Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin

May 28: TumbleBooks
The Biggest Job of All by Harriet Ziefert
Jack and the Bean Stalk (Tumblebook version)
We will have a activity

Pike Road Branch Library

Good Morning Story Time for ages 1 to 3
Good Morning Story Time will only meet once during May on Wednesday, May 13 @ 10 a.m. The regular schedule will resume in June.

Afterschool Story Time for ages 3 through 6
Afterschool Story Time will not take place in May.

Angry Dragons Book Club for third graders through sixth graders
Wednesday, May 13 @ 4:15 p.m. – The Angry Dragons will discuss Magicalamity by Jacqueline West.
Publisher’s Summary: Tom is in shock. He’s just discovered that his dad is an escaped fairy on the run. And that he must trust his life to three dangerous fairy godmothers he’s never met. Two of them are hardened criminals, and one falls out of the window when she tries to fly. Will their mad magic be enough to help Tom rescue his dad from the clutches of some killer fairies?

Teen Book Club
Wednesday, May 20 @ 4:15 p.m.
The Teen Book Club will discuss Secondhand Shadow by Elizabeth Belyeu (MCCPL’s author)
Publisher’s Summary: It’s supposed to be a symbiotic relationship: the Shadow serves and protects the human Lumi, the Lumi feeds and cares for the Shadow. But when Damon’s Lumi died young and severed the bond between them, he declined to go with her like a good little Shadow. Yes, it hurts. Yes, he’s cold and hungry all the time. And yes, his own people call him an abomination. But for the first time, Damon’s life is his own, and he’s never going back. Or so he thinks, until he meets Naomi, a pregnant college student… and bonds to her as his new Lumi. Which has never happened to a Shadow before. Naomi has enough problems on her plate, juggling college and a crappy survival job, preparing for a baby, and getting over her cheating ex-husband. The last thing she needs is a dark, brooding fellow like Damon depending on her physically and emotionally, and hating her for it. But a vigilante among Damon’s people has his sights set on Naomi – and they both know Damon is her only chance for survival.

Adult Programs

Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library
Thursday, May 21 at 10 a.m. – The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library hold their regular meeting. Join them to learn how you can support the library.

Bookies Book Club
Thursday, May 21 at 11:15 a.m. – The Pike Road Bookies will discuss The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.
Publisher’s Summary: After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock. To this isolated island, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up carrying a dead man and a living baby. Isabel persuades Tom to keep this “gift from God,” and we are swept into their story.

Pintlala Branch Library
Story Time
255 Federal Road
Hope Hull, AL 36043
334 281-8069
Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

May 4 @ 11:30 Kindergarten
Book: Momma Loves Her Little Son by John Cash
Craft: Make Mother Day Cards

May 5 @ 11:30 Pre-K
Book: Mommy, Where are you? by Leonid Gore
Craft: Make Mother Day Cards

May 5 @ 1:50 3rd Grade
Book: Grandmother and I by Helen Buckley
Craft: Make Mother Day Cards

May 7 @ 11:45 2nd Grade
Check out Books

May 13 @ 12:15 1st Grade
Book: Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow
Craft: Make paper Dragons

May 13 @ 1:30 Kindergarten
Book: This is the House that Jack Built by Simms Taback
Craft: Ball in the bucket

May 14 @ 11:45 2nd Grade
Book: The Three Little Pigs by Steven Kellogg
Game: Ms. Sandra’s Treasure Chest

May 14 @ 1:45 3rd Grade
Book: The Giant Carrot by Jan Peck
Craft: Activity Sheet

E L Lowder Regional Library
Mondays @ 5: 30 p.m. &
Fridays 10:15 a.m.

April 27 & May 1
In honor of Mother Goose Day we will be reading Nursery Rhymes, books, playing games, singing songs, and creating an art activity.
The House That Jack Built by Mother Goose
Teddy Bears’ Mother Goose by Michael Hague

May 4 & 8
In honor of Children’s Book Week we will read books of the Librarian’s choice, sing songs, play a game and create an art activity.
Matzo Frogs by Sally Rosenthal
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. (BookFlix)

May 11& 15
In honor of Mother’s Day we are hosting a tea for mothers and their preschool children. Please sign up at the Lowder Circulation Desk, because spaces are limited.
Miss Spider’s Tea Party by David Kirk
Hey Irma, It’s Mother’s Day! by Harriet Ziefert

May 18 & 22
In honor of National Egg Month we will read two books that talk about eggs, play a game, learn a song, and create an art activity.
Daisy and the Egg by Jane Simmons
Coriander The Contrary Hen by Doris Chaconas (Tumblebooks)

May 25: No Story Time — All Montgomery City-County Public Libraries will be closed for Memorial Day

May 29: In honor of World Turtle Day we will read stories about Turtles, and create an art activity relating to turtles.
Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond by Cathryn Falwell
Turtle’s Penguin Day by Valeri Gorbachev

March 2015 @ Lowder

The Ladies of High Tea will be reading The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. This novel is based on the painting by the same name—painted by an artist that we know very little about.

One of the best-loved paintings in the world is a mystery.
Who is the model and why has she been painted? What is she thinking as she stares out at us? Are her wide eyes and enigmatic half-smile innocent or seductive? And why is she wearing a pearl earring?
Girl With a Pearl Earring tells the story of Griet, a 16-year-old Dutch girl who becomes a maid in the house of the painter Johannes Vermeer. Her calm and perceptive manner not only helps her in her household duties, but also attracts the painter’s attention. Though different in upbringing, education and social standing, they have a similar way of looking at things. Vermeer slowly draws her into the world of his paintings – the still, luminous images of solitary women in domestic settings.
In contrast to her work in her master’s studio, Griet must carve a place for herself in a chaotic Catholic household run by Vermeer’s volatile wife Catharina, his shrewd mother-in-law Maria Thins, and their fiercely loyal maid Tanneke. Six children (and counting) fill out the household, dominated by six-year-old Cornelia, a mischievous girl who sees more than she should.
On the verge of womanhood, Griet also contends with the growing attentions both from a local butcher and from Vermeer’s patron, the wealthy van Ruijven. And she has to find her way through this new and strange life outside the loving Protestant family she grew up in, now fragmented by accident and death.
As Griet becomes part of her master’s work, their growing intimacy spreads disruption and jealousy within the ordered household and even – as the scandal seeps out – ripples in the world beyond.


As always the Ladies of High Tea meet the first Tuesday of the month. Bring your tea cup and join us Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 3PM.

The Chess Club has been going to tournaments and winning! If you would like to be a part of a winning team join us each Saturday from 10AM to 1245PM on the dot (library closes at 1PM on Saturday). All levels and ages are invited to participate. Make this a weekly father-son, mother-daughter, father-daughter, mother-son thing! Or grandparents, or aunts, or uncles, or cousins . . .

Stitch and Share will meet on May 28th at 3PM. The Lowder members of the MCCPL Fiber Arts Club focus on helping one another. If you have ever wanted to learn how to quilt, crochet, or quilt, or if you just need help we invite you to meet with us. We’re really good at helping out with UFO’s! (Un-Finished Objects)

Rufus Lewis Library Story Time
3095 Mobile Hwy
Mondays & Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

May 4 & 6
The Girl Who Wore Snakes by Angela Johnson
Once There Was a Bull… (frog) by Rick Walton
Turtle Splash: Countdown at the Pond by Cathryn Falwell

May 11 & 13
Biscuit Love the Library by Alyssa Capucilli
Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin

May 18 & May 20
If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff
This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers

May 27
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
The Rainbow Fish Counting by Marcus Pfister

May @ Lewis: Adult Program:
Topic: It’s Raining Scams
Date: May 5, 2015
Time: 11:00 A.M.
Presenter: Chala Ezell, Consumer Specialist, Attorney General Office
Summary: Ms. Ezell will inform the audience of recent scams that consumers should be aware of, and how to avoid them. The audience will have an opportunity to share their experiences with scams and have questions answered.
After 5 Book Club will discuss the following:
Title: Cross My Heart
Author: James Patterson
Date: May 4, 2015
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Summary: Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart; nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife, Bree. His love of family is his anchor, giving him strength to confront evil in his work. One man understands this deeply, and uses Alex’s strength as a weapon against him in the most devastating and unexpected novel of James Patterson. ~Editor

Ramer Branch Library
Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

May 5: Berenstain Bears Report Card Trouble by Stan & Jan Berenstain. Brother Bear brings home a bad report card!

May 12: The Berenstain Bears Think of Others by Stan & Jan Berenstain. The family helps out.

May 19: The Berenstain Bears and the New Neighbors by Stan & Jan Berenstain. Will the Bears get along with their new neighbors?

May 26: The Berenstain Bears and the Mad Toy Craze by Stan & Jan Berenstain. The Bears get caught up in a toy fad!

Wednesday, May 27 @ 11:00- Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club