Ramer Branch Library
Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.
September 1 – Arthur and the Race to Read by Marc Brown. Arthur and the gang get in a reading competition!
September 8 – The Berenstain Bears and the Excuse Note by Stan & Jan Berenstain. Sister Bear tries to get out of gym class.
September 15 – Count on Clifford by Norman Bridwell. Clifford learns about math.
September 22 – Clifford Goes to School by Norman Bridwell. The big red dog learns some lessons.
September 29 – Arthur’s Teacher Trouble by Marc Brown. Arthur’s teacher moves in.
Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club
Wednesday, September 23 @11:00 a.m.
The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny. A spine tingling murder mystery!!
Wednesday, September 16, 11:00- Adult Program – “Public Service Topics” by Aquilla Spivey, Alabama Public Service Commission
Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Mondays & Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.
September 2: Angry Birds by Shae Muller, Family Sunshine Center
September 7: All Locations will be Closed for Labor Day
September 9: Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems
Mine-O-Saur by Sudipta Bardharn-Quallen
September 14: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear by Bill Martin Jr.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See by Bill Martin Jr.
Make Letter “B” Bear Paper Craft
September 16: Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian I, Pintlala Library
Old Mikamba Had a Farm by Rachel Isadora
September 17: First meeting for Teen Book Club, Thursday @ 3:45 p.m.
Healthy Relationships, Wendy Ciambor, Family Sunshine Center
September 21: Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?
You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang
September 23: Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
September 28: Where Do Balloons Go by Jamie Lee Curtis
In the Tall Grass by Denise Fleming
Wide –Mouth Frog by Keith Faulkner
September 30: “The Talking Tree” Cynthia Jancaterino, Montgomery Clean City Commission
Make an Apple Tree
Rufus A. Lewis Library
After 5 Book Club
Monday, September 14 @ 6:00 p.m.
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Summary: Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She survived and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club, a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes, locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history. During the process, the unimaginable truth emerges and Libby finds herself right back where she started – on the fun from a killer. ~Editor
Rufus A. Lewis Library
Preparing for Disaster
September 15 @ 10:00 a.m.
Summary: Information will be given regarding potential disasters/emergencies and how citizens should prepare for them
Presenter: Calvin Brown, Director of Montgomery Emergency Management Agency
Coliseum Boulevard Branch library
Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.
September 3: No Story Time Today
September 10: I like to learn new things!
Christopher Counting by Valeri Gorbachev
When Christopher Rabbit learns to count in school, he enjoys it so much he counts everything in sight.
Can We Play, Too, Piglittle? by Sally Grindley and Andy Ellis
Piglittle finds a ball and learns you can have more fun if you share.
Craft – Pig masks
September 17: It’s fun to pretend to be something else!
Turtle Penguin Day by Valeri Gorbachev
Penguin wants to become a different animal each time Dad reads a new animal story.
Duckat by Gaelyn Gordon
Mabel encounters a duck who thinks he is a cat and a cat who thinks he is a duck.
Craft – Duck masks
September 24: I love my mommy!
Mommy, Where Are You? by Leonid Gore
Ozzy has a hard time finding his mother.
Elephant Small and the Splashy Bath by Sally Grindley and Andy Ellis
Elephant Small did not want a bath until his mother found a way to make it fun.
Craft – Mouse masks
Coliseum Branch Library
Wednesday, September 16 @ 10:00 a.m.
Judy Paterson, author of Sweet Mystery: A Book of Remembering, will be here to present her book pertaining to her life in the 1930’s and 1940’s dealing with her family’s alcohol abuse and mental illness.
Coliseum Branch Library
Southern Charm Book Club
Thursday, September 10 @ 3:00 p.m.
Today we will be discussing Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, a story of two women who come together under unusual circumstances. Then, we will receive our book for October titled Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule by Jennifer Chiaverini.
Tuesday, September 1 & 15
(The first and third Tuesday of each month)
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Let’s get creative and build with Legos.
Ages 2 – 15
Registration required and parents must be in attendance with child.
Ukulele and Yarn Art
September 2 & 16
(The first and third Wednesday of each month)
4:00 to 5:15 p.m.
Learn how to play the ukulele and get creative with yarn art
Mystery Book Club
Every fourth Thursday @ 3:00 p.m.
Come be a part of our new mystery book club. On September 24, we will determine our name and pick up books for our meeting October 22.
Our tutoring program begins Tuesday, September 15 from 5:00 to 5:45 pm each Tuesday
Our tutors offer assistance in Math, English, and Reading and are open to students in grades 1-12. Bring your material you wish assistance with.
Registration is required.
Bertha Williams Library Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Story Time Programs
Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.
This week we will be reading about the alphabet and the importance of ABCs
- Scooby-Doo’s AMC Mystery by Benjamin Bird
- ABC USA by Martin Jarrie
- ABC Oceans NA
- An Annoying ABC by Barbara Bottner
In week two we will be looking at books that deal with numbers counting
- Mother Goose: Numbers on the Loose
- Adding with Sebastian Pig and Friends at the Circus
- Ones and Twos
- Baby Touch and Feel Numbers
Week three’s theme will focus on dogs and their interaction with people and nature
- The Poky Little Puppy
- Rocket’s 100th Day of School
- Number One Puppy
- Get the Ball Slim
In week four we will read about adventurous cats and kittens
- Puppies and Kittens
- Dolores and the Big Fire
- Castaway Cats
This week we will be exploring the ocean and reading about fish and whales
- Rainbow Fish
- Papa’s Mechanical Fish
- The Snail and the Whale
- The Pout-Pout Fish
Pike Road Branch Library’s
September Programs 2015
Afternoon Story Time – for ages three through six – Mondays at 4:30 p.m.
- September 7 – There will be no story time today because the library will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
- September 14 – Little Wolf does whatever Big Wolf does and Big Wolf isn’t sure how he feels about that. Will they ever become friends? We’ll find out when we read big wolf & little wolf by Nadine Brun-Cosme and Olivier Tallec.
- September 21 – There will be no story time today because Mister Matt will be away. (Hey, that rhymes!)
- September 28 – We all know that Gerald and Piggie are best friends, but what will happen to their friendship when Piggie starts hanging out with Brian Bat? Can their friendship survive when Piggie declares My New Friend Is So Fun! in a book by Mo Willems.
Lego League – for ages five and up – Thursday, September 17 at 4 p.m.
- The popular summer event returns for one session in September and more to come in October.
Good Morning Story Time – for ages one through three – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
- Children and grown-ups enjoy songs and stories each week.
- September 2
- September 9
- September 16
- September 23
o September 30
Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library
- The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, September 17 at 10 a.m.
- Angry Dragons – for children in third grade through sixth grade –On Wednesday, September 9 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff.
- Publisher’s Summary – All his life, Jack has longed for an adventure, so when giants turn up in the neighbor’s cabbage patch, he is thrilled. Soon, Jack is chasing them to a land beyond the clouds, with his little sister, Annabella, in tow. The kingdom of giants is full of super-sized fun: puddings to swim in, spoons to use as catapults, monster toads to carry off pesky little sisters. But Jack and Annabella are on a mission. The king of the giants has taken something that belongs to them, and they’ll do anything – even dive into a smelly tureen of green bean soup – to get it back.
Teen Book Club – The Teen Book Club will discuss The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton on Wednesday, September 30 at 4:15 p.m.
Publisher’s Summary – Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava, in all other ways a normal girl, is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naive to the twisted motives of others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the summer solstice celebration. That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo.
Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. On Thursday, September 17 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss The Blackhouse by Peter May.
Publisher’s Summary – When a grisly murder occurs on the Isle of Lewis that has the hallmarks of a killing he’s investigating on the mainland, Edinburgh detective and native islander Fin Macleod is dispatched to see if the two deaths are connected. His return after nearly two decades not only represents a police investigation, but a voyage into his own troubled past. As Fin reconnects with the places and people of his tortured childhood, he feels the island once again asserting its grip on his psyche. And every step forward in solving the murder takes him closer to a dangerous confrontation with the tragic events of the past that shaped–and nearly destroyed–Fin’s life.
9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 – Phone: 244-8679 facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary
Hampstead Branch Library
Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Theme: School Days: Shapes Books: All Sorts of Shapes – Hannah Reidy The Shape of Me and other things – Dr. Seuss Activity: Shape Animals
Theme: Animal Kingdom: Insects Books: The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle Insects are my life –Megan McDonald Activity: Paper Chain Caterpillars
Theme: Animal Kingdom: Dogs Books: The Dog who cried Wolf – Keiko Kasza If You Give a Dog a Donut – Laura Numeroff Activity: Coloring Sheets
Theme: Animal Kingdom: Cats Books: I see Kitty – Yasmine Surovec Mrs. McTats and her houseful of cats – Alyssa Satin Capucilli Activity: Paper Plate Cats
Theme: Animal Kingdom: Birds Books: Bird – Kevin Henkes Nest – Jorey Hurley Activity: Paper Birds
Governors’ Square Library
Sept. 1: Grandparents
Children will enjoy hearing the stories Grandfather and I and
The Story Grandmother Told. Then they will do a coloring page.
Sept. 8: Pretty Little Ponies Day
Special guest Donna Woodfin will read The Berenstain Bears and the
Shaggy Little Pony and A Friend for Einstein, then surprise the children
with live miniature horses.
Sept. 15: Awesome Autumn Movie Day
Children will enjoy the movie “Johnny Appleseed”, followed by a craft.
Sept. 22: Elephant Appreciation Day
Ms. Anita will read the stories Can You Move Like an Elephant? and
“Stand Back!´ said the elephant, “I’m going to Sneeze!”. This will be
followed by a paper bag puppet craft.
Celebrating National Dog Week
Sept. 30: Special guest author Margaret Lowder will read her new children’s
book Amos Likes to Jump and introduce her dog, the real Amos!
Governor’s Square Library
September Book Bunch
The next meeting of the Book Bunch Book Club will be September 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
The book for discussion will be novel Just Beyond the Clouds by Karen Kingsbury.
Book Jacket Summary: Still aching over his wife’s death, Cody Gunner can’t bear the thought of also letting go of his brother, Carl Joseph, who suffers from Down Syndrome. Cody wants his brother home, where he will be safe and cared for, not out on his own in a world that Cody knows all too well can be heartless and insecure. So when Carl Joseph’s teacher, Elle, begins championing his independence, she finds herself at odds with Cody. But even as these two battle it out, they can’t deny the instinctive connection they share, and Cody faces a crisis of the heart. What if Elle is the one woman who can teach Cody that love is still possible? If Cody can let go of his lingering anger, he might just see that sometimes the brightest hope of all lies JUST BEYOND THE CLOUDS.
EL Lowder Regional Library
Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.
The Black Rabbit by Philippa Leathers
There’s a large black rabbit chasing him, and no matter where he runs, the shadowy rabbit follows, but finally in the deep, dark wood, Rabbit loses his nemesis only to encounter a real foe.
Activity: Rabbit Craft
Amos Likes To Jump by Margaret Lowder
Meet Amos the Dog who loves jumping everywhere he goes!
There will be a special guest appearance!!!!
**Author will have copies of her book to sign.
Kaitlyn Loves To Swing by Janet B. Reedy
Kaitlyn Loves to Swing is the story of a little girl’s imagination flying high while she is having fun in her grandmother’s backyard.
Rainbow Fish To The Rescue by Marcus Pfister
Although his friends want to ignore the new striped fish in their midst, Rainbow Fish must decide whether to help him when a shark attacks
Activity: Fish Craft
September 2015 @ Lowder Regional Library
In September the Ladies of High Tea will be reading a book by Lucy Maud Montgomery (some of you may remember that she wrote the Anne of Green Gables series) — The Blue Castle.
Summary: Valancy Stirling is unmarried at age 29. Frustrated by her loveless state and stifled by her moralistic family, for years she has been escaping into an imaginary life in her Blue Castle in Spain. Then unexpected news shocks her into asserting her independence and striking out against society’s conventions. Her old fantasies seem irrelevant now, but dreams of the Blue Castle are not forgotten as she refocuses her energies on living her life on her own terms. Lucy Maud Montgomery has created a wonderfully sympathetic heroine in Valancy, engaging the reader fully in her trials and triumphs. A great love of the Canadian wilderness comes pouring out in beautifully evocative prose accompanied with sharp observation of the personalities and attitudes of her characters and the society they inhabit. ~~From Amazon.com~~
Bring your cup and join the Ladies on September 1 at 3PM. Remember that we gather the First Tuesday of every month at 3PM.
Stitch and Share continues the 4th Thursday of each month at 3PM as well. This month we will meet September 24. Come bring your needlework (quilting, knitting, crochet, embroidery …) and join in the fun! As always UFOs (UnFinished Objects) are welcome, maybe someone at the meeting can help a problem stitch or piece.
Homework Assistance starts back September 16th and we are still in need of volunteers to be homework helpers. If you have a K-12 student who needs help with their homework assignments or if you would like to help a student with their homework assignments registration forms may be picked up at the Circulation Desk. Students MUST bring textbooks, worksheets, and supplies (pencils, paper, rulers, etc) needed to complete assignments.
Story Time returns Friday, September 4th at 1015AM. Come join Miss Stacie as we kick off another year of Story Time for pre-schoolers. We will have two authors visiting us this month. Montgomery’s own Margaret Lowder will be bringing her good friend Amos to visit on September 11 and reading her book Amos Loves to Jump. On September 18th we will have author Janet B. Reedy reading her book Kaitlyn Loves to Swing. We would like to encourage everyone to come out and hear these authors.
Gamer’s Club is back! Sign up for a time slot at the Circulation Desk. Program is held the Second Friday of the Month 330PM-430PM/430PM-530PM. Event will be held September 11th.
Time to play with Lego again! The next group of our Lowder Lego League will meet Friday, September 18 at 4PM. Pre-registration is required and participants are limited to 12. Everyone must fill out a new registration form in order to participate. Those that do not get their applications in before closing the cutoff date of September 18 will go on a waiting list. Remember Lowder Lego League meets the Third Friday of each month at 4PM.
Save the date! Monday evening at 6PM on September 21st join us for Open Mic Night. Remember we will hold Open Mic Night the Third Monday of each month at 6PM! While primarily a YA event everyone is invited to attend. Registration is required in order to know how many people will be attending. Cut off time is 5PM the day of the program. This will be an open mic 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.
September’s Open Mic will feature author Jade Blak speaking about her book Commencement: A Spiritual Journey. Jade sent her daughter to her father’s for a weekend visit and never saw her alive again and when she had no one to turn to in her pain she turned to God. This book is for anyone who has had to endure the unthinkable.
On Tuesday, September 29th we will be having Author Nancy Bone Goff. She will be having a Book Talk and Book Signing at 230PM.
Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
245 High Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Story Times are each Thursday at 10:30 in the Auditorium
Welcome Back to School with Pete the Cat & Bubble Guppies
Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin
We will also watch Get Ready For School Bubble Guppies.
Fun with Animals
If All the Animals Came Inside by Eric Pinder
We will have a craft.
Kindergarten Count to 100 by Jacqueline Rogers
Counting with Big Al by Sherri Graves Smith
We will have a coloring activity.
Enjoying Story by Chris Raschka
Five for a little one by Chris Raschka.
Yo! Yes! by Chris Raschka
We will also watch a short video of Yo! Yes!