January Programs @ Williams Library!!

Dec 2018


Adult Program


Crochet and Craft

First and Third Thursday **New Day**

Jan 4 and 18

Time: 3pm


Want to learn how to crochet? Have a project you’re working on that you want to show off, need help with? Come to the library and learn or teach a handcraft (knitting, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch, macrame, origami, chainmail, whatever). Crafters of all ages and genders are welcome. Bring supplies and we’ll build the expertise together.


Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

Jan 10

Time: 11:00am

Title: Last Words

Author: Michael Koryta

Description: Mark Novak just wants to come home. Still mourning the death of his wife, private investigator Mark Novak accepts a case that may be his undoing. On the same day his wife died, the body of a teenage girl was pulled from the extensive and perilous cave system beneath Southern Indiana. Now the man who rescued the girl, who was believed to be her killer, begs Novak to uncover what really happened. ~Amazon summary


Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

Jan 31

Time: 6:30pm

LOCATION: Books-a-Million in Eastchase

Really want to join a book club but don’t really like to read? Come join us at Books-a-million as we talk and color. Read the book, or don’t! Browse with a new friend. Just want to color and enjoy our company? You’re welcome! Bring your own supplies or use some of ours. Coloring sheets provided.

Title: Vision, vol. 1 and 2

Authors/Illustrators: Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Michael Walsh

Available on Hoopla


*note* We will be focusing on Vol 2, but it is highly recommended you read Vol 1 for backstory, etc.


Once upon a time, a robot and a witch fell in love. But the story of Scarlet Witch and Vision was just the start. Vision has built a new life for himself – a new family. Yet while every family has its share of skeletons in the closet, for the Visions those skeletons are real. And now the family’s facade is crumbling. The Avengers know the truth. That Vision’s wife has killed. That the synthezoid lied to protect her. And that lie will follow lie, death will pile upon death. The Avengers know they need to act. Tragedy is coming, and it will send the Android Avenger into a devastating confrontation with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Nobody is safe. ~Hoopla description


Genealogy Sessions

Fridays (except holidays)

10:30-11:15 AND 2:30-3:15


Pre-registration IS required.

Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.





All Ages

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

Jan 19

Time: 3:00pm

Joins us for a mid afternoon movie after work or school. Bring snacks, suggest titles for future viewings, talk with friends or make new ones. Movies will be PG-13 rating or lower, but parents are responsible for researching movie before allowing children to view. Call to ask what movie we’re showing or to suggest a title.











Children’s Programs

Story time!

Mondays and Tuesdays – 10am (Except holidays)

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


Jan 2

We’ll be exploring a classic as we read Little Red Riding Hood (Pinkney), everyone knows this classic about a little girl on her way to grandma’s and a sneaky wolf. Llama Llama Red Pajama (Dewdney) Dewdney is about a little llama who gets upset during bedtime.


Jan 8 and 9

Can You Make a Scary Face (Thomas)? If you can, we need your help! If you made a scary enough face, we may tell you to Leave Me Alone! (Brosgol).


Jan 14 and 15

Granny has her grandson over for the first time, What? Cried Granny (Lum). In other amazing news There’s a Giraffe in my Soup (Burach).


Jan 22

I Am a Cat (Berstein) and there are so many different cats to be! Listen to My Trumpet (Willems) as Piggie tries to speak to Gerald.


Jan 28 and 29

Movie day!


Hampstead Library’s January Programs!!

Medicare 101

January 9th @ 10:30

The Health Care Resource Center is hosting a Medicare 101 class at the Hampstead library.


Toddler Time

Ages 2 and Under

Mondays @ 10:00


January 7th: How do animals handle the changing seasons? We’ll discover this in Snow Rabbit Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na.

January 14th: The sky is falling! It’s time to get a little hysterical with the classic story of Henny Penny by Jane Wattenberg.

January 21st: Library Closed. No Toddler Time.

January 28th: We’ll stomp, slither, and roar our way through If You’re Monster and you Know It by David Emberly.


Story Time

Ages 3 and Up

Tuesdays @ 10:30


January 8th:  Some very silly animals decide to skip hibernating and stay up to see snow for the first time in Waiting for Winter by Sebastian Meschenmoser.

Activity: Free Play and coloring

January 15th: A fox has kidnapped chicken! It’s up to rooster, bear and rabbit to save the day in The Chicken Thief by Beatrice Rodriguez.

Activity: Free Play and coloring

January 22nd: Go on an exciting, snowy adventure with a girl who finds a wolf cub in Wolf in the Snow by Cordell Matthew.

Activity: Free Play and coloring

January 29th: Would you be a good monster? We’ll found out what makes a good monster when we read Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems.

Activity: Making your own Mummy Monster



Get Steam’ed

Grades 1st and Up

January 24th @ 3:30

Registration Required

Make your own slime this month! Due to low registration we moved our Slime themed program to January, so you have a second chance to join us for slime science fun. Be sure to register so we can have enough materials for everyone.

January Adult Programs @ Lewis Library




After 5 Book Club

Monday, January 7 @ 6 P.M.

Title: Forged In Desire

Author: Jackson, Brenda

Summary: Jackson (A Man’s Promise) continues her contemporary Grangers series with the sizzling, fast-paced tale of a driven bodyguard and the wealthy heiress he’s hired to protect. ~Editor


Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

Thursday, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Library Staff, Instructors

All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.


Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

Thursday, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Presenter

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

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator


Saturday Morning Chess @ The Library

Saturday, January 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club

Description: Learn to play Chess. All ages and levels of players are welcome.


Making Money Count

Tuesday, January 8 @10:00 A. M.

Ms. Ciji Griffin, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Presenter

Description: Learn how to develop spending plans, save for the future, emergencies, and how to get the most out of your income.


Yoga @ the Library 6:00 P.M.                                    

Tuesday, January 8 ,22, 29

Description: 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.

Presenter: Mrs. Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher, Instructor