Coliseum Boulevard Announces October Programs!!

Story Time

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

Thursday at 10:00 am

https://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

 

 

 

October 6     I love keeping the environment clean!

The Talking Tree, presented by Cynthia Jancaterino with the Montgomery Clean

City Commission, will be here to share her favorite books about taking care of our

world.

Craft – Bird’s nest headband

 

October 13   Don’t be a copy cat!

Don’t Copy Me, by Jonathan Allen

Little Puffin wants to enjoy a quiet walk, but 3 gulls copy everything he does.

A Beautiful Feast for a Big King Cat, by John Archambault

A little mouse who habitually teases a cat must use his wits to avoid being eaten.

Craft – King cat masks

 

October 20   Wishes can come true!

Bye Bye Baby, by Janet and Allen Ahlberg

A little baby goes in search for a mommy and finds a whole family along the way.

Roar of a Snore, by Marsha Diane Arnold

Disturbed by a deafening snore, Jack wakes up the family and animals one by one

in search of the noisy culprit.

Craft – Happy face masks

 

October 27   Halloween is near!

Halloween Monster, by Catherine Stock

Tommy is reluctant to dress up and go out on Halloween until his mother

convinces him that there are no real monsters, ghosts, or witches.

On Halloween Night, by Ferida Wolff and Dolores Kozielshi

Thirteen suitably creepy things from witches to snakes and ghosts are counted

in honor of Halloween.

Craft – Flying bats and witches

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Youth 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 October. (October 4 and October 18)

4:00 – 5:00 pm

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

 

Literacy in Music

Literacy in Music is offered the first and third Wednesday in October.

(October 5 and October 19)

4:00 – 4:45 pm

 

Students must be accompanied by their parents and are encouraged to bring stringed instruments (ukulele, guitar, etc.).  Students who do not play a stringed instrument may borrow a rhythm instrument to join in with the music making. Activities which enhance literacy in music, language, and art, will include games, movement, singing, and some crafts.

This course is appropriate for ages 6-9.

 

Coliseum Coloring Club

All ages are invited!

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

October 6 and October 20

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 Programs

 

Weaving for Beginners

October 5, 2016

10:00 am

Weaving is ongoing, and we are learning as we go. Ms. Hightower will not be here in October, but we have the YouTube videos if we run into problems. You still have time to make a scarf for winter.   We have looms and plenty of yarn. Also, bring any fiber craft projects you are working on that you would like to share.

 

Coliseum Coloring Club

All ages welcome.

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

October 6 and October 20

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!

 

Coliseum Adult Program

October 19, 2016

10:00 am

Join Sandra Whatley, Central Alabama Aging Consortium, as she discusses the new Medicare guidelines. She will be available for private consultations, also.

 

Computer Class for Seniors

10:00 am

October 12, 2016 – Usage of the mouse and setting up an email account.

October 26, 2016 – Setting up a Facebook account.

 

Puzzles

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

 

Coliseum Art Gallery

Stop by and see the new collection of work by local artist Ginny Townsend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Book Clubs

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

 

  1. Today we will be discussing, “A Parchment of Leaves”, by Silas House. This is a story of a Cherokee woman and her white husband who, despite many hardships, try to make a life for themselves in the early 1900 Kentucky mountains. Then, we will receive our book for November, “The Secret Chord”, by Geraldine Brooks. This is an historical fiction account of David as he rises from an obscure shepherd to a renowned king.
  2. October 13, 2016
  3. Eastbrook Mystery Book Club 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  4. Today we will be discussing, “Started Early, Took My Dog”, by Kate Atkinson. This is a story of Tracy, Tilly, and Jackson who are variously accompanied, pursued, or haunted by neglected dogs, unwanted children, and keepers of dark secrets who learn that their past is never history, and that no good deed goes unpunished. Then, we will receive our book, “How the Light Gets In”, by Louise Penny. This is a story of Myrna Landers and Chief Inspector Gamache and the mystery surrounding the disappearance of one of the world’s most famous women.
  5. October 27, 2016

 

 

 

New Titles available @ Your Library

ADULT NON-FICTION
 
Dimestore” by Lee Smith
 
ADULT FICTION
 
Family Jewels” by Stuart Woods
Far From True” by Linwood Barclay
Few Of The Girls” by Maeve Binchy
Here Comes The Bribe” by Mary Daheim
Mrs. Houdini” by Victoria Kelly
Obsession” by Nora Roberts
We Love You, Charlie Freeman” by Kaitlyn Greenidge
What We Find” by Robyn Carr
Off The Grid” by C.J. Box
Once A Rancher” by Linda Lael Miller
Other Side Of Silence” by Philip Kerr
Summer Before The War” by Helen Simonson
Titans” by Leila Meacham
Treachery At Lancaster Gate” by Anne Perry
Waters Of Eternal Youth” by Donna Leon
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours” by Helen Oyeyemi
Eligible” by Curtis Sittenfeld
Hide Away” by Iris Johansen
Last Mile” by David Baldacci
’Til Death Do Us Part” by Amanda Quick
Property Of A Noblewoman” by Danielle Steel

MCCPL Announces October Events!!

October 2016 Storytimes & Programs

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

245 High Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

334-240-4991

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

 

October 6

Nursery Rhymes

We will read Who Stole the Cookies? by Judith Moffatt. A little girl tries to solve the mystery of the cookies taken from the jar but the animals all deny taking anything.  We also will read Shoo Fly! by Iza Trapani.  See what happens when a young mouse tries to get rid of a pesky fly.

 

October 13

Movie Day! All about fall!

From school to soccer to Halloween, it’s time to celebrate all things fall with Nickelodeon friends! We will watch Yo Gabba Gabba!: Halloween. Sing, dance, and celebrate Halloween as DJ Laance Rock and the gang dress up in costumes, trick –or-treat, and move and groove to Halloween tunes!

 

October 20

Animals Sounds

We will read This Little Chick by John Lawrence. A little chick shows that he can make the sounds o the animals in his neighborhood. We read Who Says? by Kirsten Hall and Jessica Flaxman illustrated by Wayne Becker. Singing before a musical conductor, animals from chicken to owl reveal their own special sounds. We will also read Moo! by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka. When cow gets her hooves on the farmers car, she takes it for a wild ride through the country. Guess what happens?

 

October 27

Five Little Monkeys

We will read Five Little Monkeys With Nothing To Do by Eileen Christelow. Five little monkeys are bored with nothing to do when until mom needs their help cleaning because of a special guest visit. We will also read Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow and illustrated by James Warhola. A counting book in which one by one the little monkeys jump on the bed only to fall off and bump their heads. We will also watch the Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.

 

 

Morgan Young Adult (YA) October 2016 Schedule

Celebrate Hispanic American Heritage Month

Celebrate LGBT History Month

October 7 – Movie Day: Coraline (2009)                                                                                       Summary:  An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. – IMDB YA Department 3-5

 

October 9-15 Celebrate Teen Read Week

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

 

October 13 – Decoration Day – Join us as we make the YA department a little bit more haunting by putting up our crafts and Halloween decorations we have made the previous weeks.

 

October 14 – Movie Day: Corpse Bride (2005)                                                                      Summary: When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.  – IMDB Depending

 

October 16-22 National Friends of Libraries Week

 

October 18 – After School Book Club 3:30-4:30 p.m.

 

October 20 – YA Writing Group 3:00-4:00                                                                                      The YA Writing Club hopes to engage young adults who are interested in honing their writing skills and connecting with peers who share an interest in writing. We plan to meet weekly on Tuesday afternoons at the Morgan Library from 3 to 4 pm. During the month of November, students will be invited to participate in the Young Writer’s Program, a division of National Novel Writing Month aimed at allowing young adults to participate more easily by setting their own word count goals and having a group to check in with. Throughout the year, we plan to explore various aspects necessary to writing, such as character and plot development, story structure, and proofreading. Students will be encouraged to write daily, and while the club will be a place for them to comfortably share their work, sharing with the group will not be required for participation.

 

October 21 – Movie Day: Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)                                                              Summary: Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept. -IMDB

October 27 – YA Writing Group 3:00-4:00                                                                                   The YA Writing Club hopes to engage young adults who are interested in honing their writing skills and connecting with peers who share an interest in writing. We plan to meet weekly on Tuesday afternoons at the Morgan Library from 3 to 4 pm. During the month of November, students will be invited to participate in the Young Writer’s Program, a division of National Novel Writing Month aimed at allowing young adults to participate more easily by setting their own word count goals and having a group to check in with. Throughout the year, we plan to explore various aspects necessary to writing, such as character and plot development, story structure, and proofreading. Students will be encouraged to write daily, and while the club will be a place for them to comfortably share their work, sharing with the group will not be required for participation.

 

October 28 – Movie Day: Hocus Pocus (1993)                                                                         Summary: After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches’ reign of terror once and for all. – IMDB

 

October 29 – Young Adult Council 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.

 

 

Bertha Pleasant Williams Library

Rosa Parks Ave Branch

October 2016

 

Children’s Programs

 

Storytime

Mondays AND Tuesdays @ 10:00 AM

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

 

October 3 and 4

Continuing with our colors, we have Lizette’s Green Sock by Catharina Valckx about a goose who finds one green sock. Then we’ll read Mem Fox’s Where is the Green Sheep? Can you find the green sheep?

 

October 11

Little Blue Truck Leads the Way in this wonderful book by Alice Schertle we follow a clever blue truck who solves the problem of how to navigate in troublesome traffic. Next a Blue Chicken from Deborah Freedman’s story tries help her illustrator as she paints herself an unusual color.

 

October 17 and 18

Our purple stories include one of Ms. Amy’s favorites. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson is about a young boy who uses a crayon to draw himself into adventure and out of danger. Next in The Purple Coat by Amy Hest, we read about a girl who wants a purple coat though her mother wants her to have a navy coat.

 

October 24

As we’re getting more into fall, we’ll be talking about the color brown, and what better way to start than with a big wintery animal like Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn’t Fit by Catherine Rayner. We’ll end on One Brown Bunny by Marion Dane Bauer as he looks for friends to play with

 

October 25 and 31

Get into the Halloween spirit with this spooky stomp as we read If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca Emberley. The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz is about a Halloween pumpkin who learns something unexpected, come to story time and see if you learn something too!

 

Lego Club

Third Friday

October 21 @ 3:30 PM

Audience: Children

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

 

Adult Programs

 

Scrabble Time

Second Tuesday

October 11 @ 2:00 pm

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

October 12 @ 11:00 AM

72 Hour Hold by Bebe Moore Campbell

Summary: Trina is eighteen and suffers from bi-polar disorder, making her paranoid, wild, and violent. Frightened by her own child, Keri searches for help, quickly learning that the mental health community can only offer her a seventy-two hour hold. After these three days Trina is off on her own again. Fed up with the bureaucracy and determined to save her daughter by any means necessary, Keri signs on for an illegal intervention known as The Program, launching them both on a terrifying journey. ~publisher’s website

 

Fourth Friday Cook Up

October 28 @ 4:00 PM

Audience: Adult

Description: Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. This month is Holiday Taste Test. Trying out a new recipe or making adjustments to an old favorite? Come try it out on us! This will be the last 4th Friday of the year, so turn up and show us what you got. Go decadent before we come back in January with a Healthy New Start. 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

October 31 @ 10:30 AM

Audience: Seniors/Adults

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.

 

 

 

Governors Square Library

Preschool Storytime Schedule

October 2016

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

October 4:  World Space Week (October  4-10)

Ms. Anita will read Regards to the Man on the Moon and Mission to Mars. Then the children will enjoy role playing astronauts preparing for a trip to outer space and riding a shuttle.

 

October 11: Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15)

Fire Safety Day

Special guests, firemen from Engine 9, Montgomery City Fire Department, will teach the children about fire safety. Then the children will delight in climbing aboard a real fire truck!

 

October 18: National Character Counts Week

Volunteer Mrs. Rosalind will read the character books How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms and How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends? This will be followed by a coloring page activity.

 

October 25:  Pumpkins to Jack-O-Lanterns

Children will enjoy singing Halloween songs and hearing the stories Five Little Pumpkins and Marley and the Runaway Pumpkin. Then they will make a craft.

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

2590 Bell Road, Montgomery, AL 36117 www.mccpl.lib.al.us

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

 

October 7        

I Love It When You Smile by Sam McBratney

Synopsis: A grumpy kangaroo is having a bad day until his mother makes him smile.

Activity: Kangaroo Craft

 

October 14

Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman

Synopsis: When Dot’s parents find a baby wolf on their doorstep and decide to raise him as their own, Dot is certain he will eat them all up until a surprising encounter with a bear brings them closer together.

Activity: Coloring Sheet

 

October 21

Curious George Apple Harvest by Lynne Polvino

George helps with the Apple Harvest and discovers that making apple cider can be even more exciting that picking apples.

Activity: Apple Smile Treats

 

October 28

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

Synopsis: A little old lady who is not afraid of anything but deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.

Activity: Halloween Craft

(Please Wear Your Costumes For Our Annual Costume Parade!!!)

 

 

Other Happenings @E L Lowder Regional Library, October 2016

 

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.

 

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

Summary: 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~~

 

Remember that the Ladies of High Tea meet the first Tuesday of each month at 3PM. October’s date is Tuesday, October 4 and November’s date is Tuesday, November 1—at 3PM.

 

For November the Ladies will read another of Diane Mott Davidson’s Goldy Bear Books—Fatally Flaky.

Summary: It’s been a long summer for Goldy Schulz, who is engaged in planning a wedding reception for Aspen Meadow’s nuttiest bridezilla. But then Doc Finn, beloved local physician and the best friend of Goldy’s godfather, Jack, is killed when his car tumbles into a ravine. Jack thinks Doc was murdered because of the research he was doing at the local spa—allegations that are confirmed when Jack himself is attacked.So Goldy adds more work to her plate and dons chef’s whites to go undercover at the spa, where coffee is outlawed in favor of smoothies. But if she doesn’t find the clever killer on the spa grounds who’s watching her every move, catering weddings and cooking low-fat food might just be the death of Goldy Schulz . . .       ~~Amazon.com~~

 

 

Stitch and Share will meet the fourth Thursday of October 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 October 27.

 

Gamers Club meets the second Friday afternoon of the month and Lowder Lego League meets 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.   October 14, 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. October 21 is the date.

 

NOTE: Everyone is invited to see our new bulletin board. It has an original story by our very own Miss Cynthia that features all of the Lowder staff. There are just one, two, okay THREE little mistakes in the story. If you can find just one of the three we invite you to fill out an entry form listing only ONE mistake per entry and you could win a dozen tea cakes from The Happy Librarian!

 

 

Coliseum Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

Thursdays @ 10:00 am

https://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

 

Story Time

 

October 6     I love keeping the environment clean!

The Talking Tree, presented by Cynthia Jancaterino with the Montgomery Clean City Commission, will be here to share her favorite books about taking care of our world.

Craft – Bird’s nest headband

 

October 13   Don’t be a copy cat!

Don’t Copy Me by Jonathan Allen

Synopsis: Little Puffin wants to enjoy a quiet walk, but 3 gulls copy everything he does.

A Beautiful Feast for a Big King Cat by John Archambault

Synopsis: A little mouse who habitually teases a cat must use his wits to avoid being eaten.

Craft – King cat masks

 

October 20   Wishes can come true!

Bye Bye Baby by Janet and Allen Ahlberg

Synopsis: A little baby goes in search for a mommy and finds a whole family along the way.

Roar of a Snore by Marsha Diane Arnold

Synopsis: Disturbed by a deafening snore, Jack wakes up the family and animals one by one in search of the noisy culprit.

Craft – Happy face masks

 

October 27   Halloween is near!

Halloween Monster by Catherine Stock

Synopsis: Tommy is reluctant to dress up and go out on Halloween until his mother convinces him that there are no real monsters, ghosts, or witches.

On Halloween Night by Ferida Wolff and Dolores Kozielshi

Synopsis: Thirteen suitably creepy things from witches to snakes and ghosts are counted in honor of Halloween.

Craft – Flying bats and witches

 

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.

 

 

Youth 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 October. October 4 and October 18 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

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

 

Literacy in Music

Literacy in Music is offered the first and third Wednesday in October.

October 5 and October 19 @ 4:00 – 4:45 pm

 

Students must be accompanied by their parents and are encouraged to bring stringed instruments (ukulele, guitar, etc.).  Students who do not play a stringed instrument may borrow a rhythm instrument to join in with the music making. Activities which enhance literacy in music, language, and art, will include games, movement, singing, and some crafts. This course is appropriate for ages 6-9.

 

Coliseum Coloring Club

All ages are invited!

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

October 6 and October 20

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 Programs

 

 

Weaving for Beginners

October 5 @ 10:00 am

Weaving is ongoing, and we are learning as we go. Ms. Hightower will not be here in October, but we have the YouTube videos if we run into problems. You still have time to make a scarf for winter.   We have looms and plenty of yarn. Also, bring any fiber craft projects you are working on that you would like to share.

 

Coliseum Coloring Club

All ages welcome

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

October 6 and October 20

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!

 

Coliseum Adult Program

October 19 @ 10:00 am

Join Sandra Whatley, Central Alabama Aging Consortium, as she discusses the new Medicare guidelines. She will be available for private consultations, also.

 

Computer Class for Seniors

10:00 am

October 12 – Usage of the mouse and setting up an email account

October 26 – Setting up a Facebook account

 

Puzzles

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

 

Coliseum Art Gallery

Stop by and see the new collection of work by local artist Ginny Townsend.

 

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

  • Southern Charms Book ClubToday we will be discussing, A Parchment of Leaves by Silas House. This is a story of a Cherokee woman and her white husband who, despite many hardships, try to make a life for themselves in the early 1900 Kentucky mountains. Then, we will receive our book for November, The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks. This is an historical fiction account of David as he rises from an obscure shepherd to a renowned king.

 

  1. October 13 @ 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  2. Eastbrook Mystery Book ClubToday we will be discussing, Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson. This is a story of Tracy, Tilly, and Jackson who are variously accompanied, pursued, or haunted by neglected dogs, unwanted children, and keepers of dark secrets who learn that their past is never history, and that no good deed goes unpunished. Then, we will receive our book, How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny. This is a story of Myrna Landers and Chief Inspector Gamache and the mystery surrounding the disappearance of one of the world’s most famous women.
  3. October 27 @ 3:00 – 4:00 pm

 

*November 16, 2016

10:00 am

Montgomery County’s Bi-Centennial: Celebrating 200 years

Mary Ann Neely, historian and local treasure, will be here at Coliseum Branch Library to present a program on Montgomery County’s 200th anniversary.  This should be an informative and well-attended program, so come early.

 

 

Hampstead Branch Library

 October Events Kathryn Powell

Movie Series and Events:

 

October 13 – Goblet of Fire Movie 3:30 – 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.

October 27 – Order of the Phoenix Movie 3:30 – 5:45 p.m. Open to all Ages We will show Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with coloring sheets for kids.

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

 

October 4 —Things that go Bump in the Night: Bats Books: Bats at the Ballgame – Brian Lies Nightsong – Ari Berk Activity: Toilet Paper Roll Bats

 

October 11 – Things that go Bump in the Night: Ghosts Books: Ghosts in the House! – Kazuno Kohara The Teeny Tiny Ghost – Kay Winters Activity: Ghost Wind Socks

 

October 18 – Things that go Bump in the Night: Witches Books: The Sweetest Witch Around – Alison McGhee Only a Witch Can Fly – Alison McGhee Activity:  Witch Hats

 

October 25 – Halloween Books: AlphaOops! – Alethea Kontis The Night Before Halloween – Natasha Wing Activity: Foam Bookmarks

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

October 2016

Story Time

 Wednesday @ 10:00 a.m.  

 

 

October 5 – Ms. Takela Underwood and Smokey the Bear, an American advertising mascot created to educate the public about the dangers of forest fires, will visit the library.

 

October 12 – Children encounter all types of people and what better way to teach them the difference between good and bad people than by reading The Book of Mean People by Toni &Slade Morrison and Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl by Jane O’Connor. Children will also enjoy songs and coloring sheet.

 

October 19 – “No! Mommy I’m afraid of that.” “That’s going to make me have a nightmare.” are some of the things children may say before reading Creepy Things Are Scaring Me by Jerome and Jarrett Pumphrey and There’s A Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer. Children will also enjoy songs and coloring sheet.

 

October 26 – There are always lessons to learn in everyday life. Author Mercer Mayer continues to teach children those lessons with Just Not Invited & Just Helping Dad, where the character Litter Critter goes on all types of adventures. Children will also enjoy songs and coloring sheet or craft.

 

 

 

Afternoon Fun Time

Every Wednesday

@ 4:15pm – 4:45pm

Join Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library’s Staff 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.

 

 

Comic Book Club

Every 3rd Thursday in Month

@ 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Join Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library’s Staff and others as we discuss & trade the latest adventures of our favorite comic book heroes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADULT PROGRAMMING @ Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

 October 2016

 

 

October 3        Mesh Wreath Class @ 11:00 A.M.

Description:     Learn to make Christmas and all occasion Mesh Wreaths.  Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program. Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for registration and a list of recommended materials.

Presenter:        Mrs. Minnie Stringer, Retired Librarian

 

 

October 3        After 5 Book Club Discussion @ 6:00 P.M.

Title: Cross Justice by James Patterson

Summary: In Cross Justice, Alex Cross confronts the deadliest-and most-personal-case of his career.  It’s a propulsive edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that proves you can go home- but it just may kill you.  ~Editor.

 

October 4        Scrapbooking @ 10:00 A.M.

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 or this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for registration and a list of recommended materials.

 

October 5        Mesh Wreath Class

Time:               11:00 A.M.

Description:     Learn to make Christmas and all occasion Mesh Wreaths.  Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program. Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for registration and a list of recommended materials.

Presenter:        Mrs. Minnie Stringer, Retired Librarian

 

October 6        Computer Class

Time:               11:00 A.M.

Description:     Attendees will learn to make flyers and business cards using Microsoft Publisher.

 

October 11      Facts About Medicare

Time:               10:00 A.M.

Description:     Benefits, updates and changes to Medicare will be discussed.  A question and answer session will follow the discussion.

Presenter:        Ms. Sandra Whatley, Montgomery Area Council On Aging

 

 

 

 

 

October 11     Yoga Class

Time:               6:00 P.M.

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, formfitting, 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:        Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher

 

October 13     Computer Class

Time:               11:00 A.M.

Description:     Attendees will learn to make flyers and business cards using Microsoft Publisher.

 

October 17     Mesh Wreath Class

Time:               11:00 A.M.

Description:     Learn to make Christmas and all occasion Mesh Wreaths.  Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program. Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for registration and a list of recommended materials.

Presenter:        Mrs. Minnie Stringer, Retired Librarian

 

October 18     Scrapbooking

Time:               10:00 A.M.

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 or this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for registration and a list of recommended materials.

 

October 19     Mesh Wreath Class

Time:               11:00 A.M.

Description:     Learn to make all occasion Mesh Wreaths.  Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program. Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for registration and a list of recommended materials.

Presenter:        Mrs. Minnie Stringer, Retired Librarian

 

October 20     Computer Class

Time:               11:00 A.M.

Description:     Attendees will learn to make flyers and business cards using Microsoft Publisher.

 

October 25     Scrapbooking

Time:               10:00 A.M.

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 or this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for registration and a list of recommended materials.

 

 

 

October 25     Yoga Class

Time:               6:00 P.M.

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, formfitting, 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:        Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher

 

 

October 27     Computer Class

Time:               11:00 A.M.

Description:     Attendees will learn to make flyers and business cards using Microsoft Publisher

 

Pike Road Branch Library’s

October 2016 Programs

9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 – Phone: 244-8679 facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary

 

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:

 

October 3 – October (or “Halloween Month” as Mister Matt likes to call it) is here! We’ll kick off the month by becoming monsters who snort and growl when we sing along with If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca and Ed Emberley.

 

October 10 – The library will be closed in observance of Columbus Day, so, of course, there will be no Storybook Time today.

 

October 17 – NOTE: We will NOT have the 4:30 p.m. session of Storybook Time this week because we want you to go to the Farm/City Festival which takes place from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Bartlett Ranch, here in Pike Road. We WILL carry on with the 10:30 a.m. session of Storybook Time, during which we will read some not-so-spooky stories.

 

October 24 – Halloween is next Monday! Mister Matt is so excited! Can you tell? We’ll read The Monster’s Monster by Patrick McDonnell. In this story, things don’t go according to plan when three little monsters create what they hope will be one big bad monster. It’s alive! It’s alive! And it’s really happy about that.

 

October 31 – This is Halloween! This is Halloween! Come in costume as we read Dragon’s Halloween by Dav Pilkey, in which hilarity ensues as Dragon carves jack-o-lanterns, makes his own costume and takes a walk through the woods. Is that a monster growling nearby? [Spoiler alert: Nope, it’s Dragon’s hungry tummy.]

 

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:

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

 

Book Clubs

 

Angry Dragons – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, October 12 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon.

Publisher’s Summary – When Molly shows up on Castle Hangnail’s doorstep to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch, the castle’s minions are understandably dubious. After all, she is twelve years old, barely five feet tall, and quite polite. (The minions are used to tall, demanding evil sorceresses with razor-sharp cheekbones.) But the castle desperately needs a master or else the Board of Magic will decommission it, leaving all the minions without the home they love. So when Molly assures them she is quite wicked indeed (So wicked! REALLY wicked!) and begins completing the tasks required by the Board of Magic for approval, everyone feels hopeful. Unfortunately, it turns out that Molly has quite a few secrets, including the biggest one of all: that she isn’t who she says she is.

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. On Thursday, October 20 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League by Jonathan Odell.

Publisher’s Summary – Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, and inspired by his Mississippi childhood, Odell tells the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida – one wealthy and white and the other poor and black – who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another. Embittered and distrusting, Vida is harassed by Delphi’s racist sheriff and haunted by the son she lost to the world. Hazel, too, has lost a son and can’t keep a grip on her fractured life. After drunkenly crashing her car into a manger scene while gunning for the baby Jesus, Hazel is sedated and bed-ridden. Hazel’s husband hires Vida to keep tabs on his unpredictable wife and to care for his sole surviving son. Forced to spend time together with no one else to rely on, the two women find they have more in common than they thought, and together they turn the town on its head. It is the story of a town, a people, and a culture on the verge of a great change that begins with small things, like unexpected friendship.

 

 

 

Pintlala Branch Library

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334-281-8069

STORY TIME

October 2016

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

 

October 3 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

ACTIVITY: Library Bingo and decorate Football Helmets for Football season.

 

October 3 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

BOOK: Scaredy-Cat, Splat!

Synopsis —-It’s Halloween, and Splat is determined to be the scariest cat in the class.

Unfortunately, he’s just too much of a scaredy-cat. He’s afraid of a little spider, and everyone says his costume looks more silly than scary. And when Mrs. Wimpydimple tells a ghost story in the dark, Splat gets so frightened that he tips over his jack-o’-lantern. But when the lights go back on, the entire class is scared silly by a small, black, furry creature with a big pumpkin head. Whooooo can it be?      

ACTIVITY: Decorate the letter H for Halloween

 

October 4 @ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: It’s My School by Sally Grindley

Synopsis —- His sister’s first day of school is Tom’s last day of true independence. On her first day of kindergarten, Alice isn’t really that nervous at all. It’s her brother, Tom, who is upset — in fact, he’s downright mad! It’s his school, and why should he have to share it with his annoying little sister?

ACTIVITY: Work on their memory books and do a dance.

 

October 4 @ 1:30 1st Grade

BOOK: Where Do Balloons Go?  by Jamie Lee Curtis

Synopsis —- Haven’t you ever wondered …Where do balloons go when you let them go free? It can happen by accident. It happened to me. Do they tango with airplanes? Or cha-cha with birds? Can plain balloons read balloons printed with words? When one little boy accidentally lets go of his balloon, his imagination takes him on its journey.

ACTIVITY: Explore with balloons

 

October 5 @ 11:20 Kindergarten

BOOK: One Witch by Laura Leuck

Synopsis —-One witch, on a hill, had an empty pot to fill. So what does that one witch do? She goes around to visit all her fiendish friends, naturally; two cats, three scarecrows, four goblins, five vampires, six mummies, seven owls, eight ghosts, nine skeletons, and ten werewolves. At every stop they contribute ghoulishly tasty ingredients until the witch has enough to make a properly gruesome stew for her party. Then, of course, she must send out her invitations; to the ten werewolves, nine skeletons, eight ghosts, seven owls, six mummies…Count up and count down again as one witch gets ready for a fun-filled monster bash. Come along, they’ve got a special surprise waiting just…FOR…YOU!      

ACTIVITY: Make Pumpkins out of paper plates

 

October 11 @ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff

Synopsis —-If you give a cat a cupcake, he’ll ask for some sprinkles to go with it. When you give him the sprinkles, he might spill some on the floor. Cleaning up will make him hot, so you’ll give him a bathing suit . . . and that’s just the beginning!      

ACTIVITY: Flannel board finger play “Five Yummy Cupcakes”

 

October 12 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

BOOK: The Horrible Spookhouse

Synopsis —- A little girl lost in the woods wanders into a haunted house, where she disappoints the witches, monsters, and other inhabitants because she refuses to be frightened of them.  

ACTIVITY: Halloween word search

 

October 13 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

BOOK: The Little Old Lady Who was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

Synopsis —- Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!  

ACTIVITY: Decorate clown fish

 

October 18 @ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies

Synopsis —- Hurry up! Come one’ come all! We’re off to watch the bats play ball! You’ll never forget your first game: the green so green, the presence of heroes past, and togetherness with family and friends, rooting for the home team. But you think humans are the only ones who enjoy America’s national pastime? Grab your bat’ the other kind’ and your mitt, and join these captivating bats as they flutter off to watch their all-stars compete.  

ACTIVITY: Make Halloween candy necklaces

 

October 18 @ 1:30 1st Grade

BOOK: On Halloween Night by Ferida Wolff

Synopsis —-In this spellbinding counting rhyme, one witch, two cats, three owls, and other assorted creatures of the night add up to one mysterious Halloween. It’s just

enough to give gentle jitters to young readers counting their way from one to thirteen on their way through the haunted woods      

ACTIVITY: Play a Halloween game

 

October 24 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

BOOK: One Witch by Laura Leuck

Synopsis —One witch, on a hill, had an empty pot to fill. So what does that one witch do? She goes around to visit all her fiendish friends, naturally; two cats, three scarecrows, four goblins, five vampires, six mummies, seven owls, eight ghosts, nine skeletons, and ten werewolves. At every stop they contribute ghoulishly tasty ingredients until the witch has enough to make a properly gruesome stew for her party. Then, of course, she must send out her invitations; to the ten werewolves, nine skeletons, eight ghosts, seven owls, six mummies…Count up and count down again as one witch gets ready for a fun-filled monster bash. Come along, they’ve got a special surprise waiting just…FOR…YOU!

ACTIVITY: Make pumpkins out of paper plates

 

October 25 @ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: The Big White Ghost by Gail Herman

Synopsis —- It’s Halloween, and the whole town dresses up in funny or spooky costumes and gathers at the beach to watch a scary ghost movie together. When Clifford investigates the big white movie screen afterwards, it falls on him, covering him like a ghost! He runs through town, unintentionally scaring everybody. Emily Elizabeth’s friend Jetta learns that it’s okay to admit to being afraid.      

ACTIVITY: Play a Halloween game

 

October 27 @ 9:30 6th Grade

ACTIVITY: Halloween activity sheet

The class will check out books

 

Ramer Branch Library

October Storytime

These story times will be held at the Dunbar-Ramer School for Grades K-3

 

Week One (October 3-6)

 

Monday, October 3: The Very Clumsy Beetle by Eric Carle

A little click beetle goes and explores but at one point falls on his back and can’t get up. A very wise beetle comes along and teaches him how to get back up. With a few friends coming by to encourage him, does the little click beetle learn how to get back up. Let’s read and find out!

There will be a craft.

 

Tuesday, October 4: Tumble Books-

Fifty Below Zero by Robert Munsch

On a very cold night, Jason wakes up to find his Dad sleep walking around the house. Why isn’t his Dad asleep in the bed? Everytime Jason falls back to sleep, his Dad goes bumping along, and Jason wakes up and finds him in different place. Let’s explore the home and see where Jason finds his Dad and what he does to help his Dad STAY PUT!

There will be an activity.

 

Wednesday, October 5: Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Let’s read about how a beautiful fish learns to share his prize possession with his friends.

There will be a craft.

 

Thursday, October 6: Tumble Books-

Bully Goat Grim: A Maynard Moose Tale by James Stimson and Willy Claflin

Maynard Moose tells his version of a tale about the misadventures of a “Bully” Goat who suffers from Random Hostility Syndrome. He bullies everyone around the forest until his runs into a troll “fambly”. Let’s see what happens when the baby girl troll outwits him in this funny tale.

There will be an activity.

 

 

Week Three (October 17-20)

 

Monday, October 17: LMNO Peas by Keith Baker

Join me as we roll through this colorful and fun book with Peas, you read it right… “PEAS”, and learn the alphabet. Each letter introduces a variety of interests, hobbies, and careers starting with one of the letters of the alphabet.

There will be a sing-a-long and a craft.

 

Tuesday, October 18: If All the Animals Came Inside by Eric Pinder and Marc Brown

What would you do if Bears, Monkeys, Pandas, and Zebras came inside your house and ran all over the place? What if they jumped on your couch, ate all your food, and ran up and down the stairs. Join this family on their wild adventure and see what happens.

There will be a craft

 

Wednesday, October 19: Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

It’s bed time again, and little red chicken is ready for her story. But will she let her Papa finish without interrupting this time? Will Papa ever finish the story and will both of them ever get to sleep? Let’s find out as Papa prepares to read little red chicken her bedtime tales.

There will be a sing-a-long.

 

Thursday, October 20: Lego Challenge

Each group of students will pull from the bag of challenges. They will then complete the challenge by using Lego and there imagination. It’s time to get those creative juices flowing.