MCCPL Announces April Events!!

Pike Road Branch Library’s April 2016 Programs

National Library Week Events

 

National Library Week takes place April 10 through April 16. It is the American Library Association’s annual celebration of what libraries and librarians do for their communities. The Pike Road Branch Library will offer special National Library Week themed sessions of Afternoon Story Time, Good Morning Story Time and Lego League to participate in the event.

 

Monday, April 11 at 4:30 p.m. – It takes years of training to become a librarian, but, for our special National Library Week edition of Afternoon Story Time for ages 3 to 6, we’re going to induct our attendees into the Library Secret Service if they can remember the “Very Official Guidelines” including Never Let a Ghost Borrow a Library Book, which also happens to be the title of the book by Karen Casale and Cecilia Rebora.

 

Wednesday, April 13 at 10 a.m. – We’ll learn the baby sign language signs for “book” and “library” at a special National Library Week edition of Good Morning Story Time for ages

1 to 3.

 

Thursday, April 14 at 4 p.m. – We’ll close out our observance of National Library Week with a special library-themed session of Lego League. Ages 5 and up will be challenged to build something that represents what they love most about their library.

 

Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library Speaker Series

 

On Thursday, April 21 at 10 a.m. the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library present author and songwriter Frye Gaillard. Mr. Gaillard is the co-author of The Quilt: And the Poetry of Alabama Music published by NewSouth Books. According to NewSouth, the book contains “reflections on the works of Hank Williams, Emmylou Harris, and W. C. Handy, among many others.” Mr. Gaillard will be joined by Anne E. DeChant, a singer and songwriter from Nashville, who will perform songs noted in the book.

 

Special Guest Author – Dr. April L. Jones, Ph.D.

 

On Thursday, April 28 at 4:30 p.m., Dr. April L. Jones, Ph.D., will discuss her book, Nurse Commitment: How to Retain Professional Staff Nurses in a Multigenerational Workforce. According to Dr. Jones, “Retaining nurses is a major issue for healthcare organizations, resulting in unnecessary costs, poor work performance, and a loss of patient safety.” However, her book offers a comprehensive and holistic approach to creating successful multigenerational and multicultural teams that can be applied to healthcare and other industries.

 

Afternoon Story Time –

 For Ages Three Through Six

Mondays at 4:30 p.m.

 

April 4 – Rejoice, for this Thursday, April 7, is National No Housework Day! (No, we’re not making this up.) To prepare for this day of doing no housework, we will read some cautionary tales about what would happen if we never did housework, including Lazy Daisy by David Olson and Jenny Campbell and Pigsty by Mark Teague.

 

April 11 – It takes years of training to become a librarian, but, for our special National Library Week edition of Afternoon Story Time for ages 3 to 6, we’re going to induct our attendees into the Library Secret Service if they can remember the “Very Official Guidelines” including Never Let a Ghost Borrow a Library Book, which also happens to be the title of the book by Karen Casale and Cecilia Rebora.

 

April 18 – Wednesday, April 20 is National Look-Alike Day. In honor of the occasion, we will read Knuffle Bunny Too by Mo Willems, in which Trixie learns that her beloved, one-of-a-kind Knuffle Bunny isn’t really unique. The awkwardness that ensues is akin to two girls wearing the same style dress to prom, but with preschoolers and plush bunnies.

 

April 25 – We started the month with cautionary tales about laziness in the house, so we’ll close out the month with a tale of the consequences of laziness on a farm where a lazy old farmer makes a duck do all of his work. When the duck collapses from exhaustion, the other animals decide that enough is enough and rally to help Farmer Duck in the book by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury.

 

Good Morning Story Time – for ages one through three –

 Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Children and grown-ups enjoy songs and stories each week.

The dates will be:

April 6

April 13

April 20

April 27

 

Book Clubs

Angry Dragons – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, April 6 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff.

Publisher’s Summary – In a magic kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone’s joke. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. Rump discovers he has a gift for spinning straw into gold. His best friend, Red Riding Hood, warns him that magic is dangerous, and she is right. With each thread he spins, he weaves himself deeper into a curse. To break the spell, Rump must go on a perilous quest, fighting off pixies, trolls, poison apples, and a wickedly foolish queen. The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship and a cheeky sense of humor he just might triumph in the end.

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. On Thursday, April 21 at 9:15 a.m., they will discuss The Quilt: And the Poetry of Alabama Music by Frye Gaillard and Kathryn Scheldt.

Publisher’s Summary – With a combination of song lyrics and reflective essays, Alabama author Frye Gaillard and recording artist Kathryn Scheldt pay tribute to the literary legacy of Alabama songwriters. Included here are reflections on the works of Hank Williams, Emmylou Harris, and W. C. Handy, among many others. Scheldt and Gaillard share Emmylou’s view that the Americana music coming out of Alabama has been “the literature of the people.” In addition to writing about this tradition, these two authors are part of it. In these pages and on an accompanying CD are songs co-written by Scheldt and Gaillard.

 

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

 

 

Governors’ Square Library

 Preschool Storytime Schedule

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

April 5:   Frogs and Toads are Fun!

                 Children will delight in playing Leapfrog. Then Ms. Anita will read the stories

The Wide-Mouthed Frog: A Pop-Up Book and Grandpa Toad’s Last Secret.

This will be followed by a craft.

  

April 12: National Library Week—“Libraries Transform”

This day will celebrate the famous Transformers and allow children to make

their own creations by “transforming” Legos into structures.

 

 

April 19: Favorite Flowers

               Ms. Anita will read The Rose in My Garden and Splat the Cat: Oopsie-daisy.

Then the children will do a coloring page.

 

April 26: Colors

               Children will sing songs about colors, then they will enjoy hearing the stories

The Berenstain Bears Learn About Colors and Green is a Chile Pepper: Book

Of Colors. Lastly, they will do a coloring page.

 

National Library Week at Governor’s Square

Preschool Storytime: 10:00 a.m. April 12, 2016

Transform with Legos Day

The theme of National Library Week is “Libraries Transform”. This day will celebrate the most famous Transformers and allow children to make their own creations by “”transforming”

Legos into structures. They will also enjoy the Transformers book Autobots versus Deceptions.

 

Book Bunch Book Club: April 13, 2016  2:00 p.m.

National Library Week—“Libraries Transform”

National Bookmobile Day

Special guest Dillon Nettles from The Bookmobile will speak at the Book Bunch Book Club meeting and take members on a tour of one of the Bookmobile. Following the program, there will be a discussion of John Grisham’s story collection, Ford County.

 

Bertha Pleasant Williams Library Rosa Parks Avenue Branch

Story Time

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.
April 5th Cookies, cookies everywhere, that’s what make these characters so much alike in the books, The Duckling gets a Cookie by Mo Willems & If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff. Children will squeal with delight when learning the outcome of what happens when a duckling and a mouse receive cookies, and they will also enjoy songs and a craft.

 

April 12th Celebrating Earth Month 2016 and National Library Week: “Libraries Transform” Children will gain an opportunity to learn how different animals transform in different ways. Mr. Roosevelt Robinson, Extension Services will enlighten youth on the transformation of everyday animals. In addition, songs and crafts will be enjoyed.

 

April 19th Children will learn the importance of going to bed on time from the story Back to Bed, Ed! by Sebastien Braun. In addition, they will learn how to make friends with Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka. They will also enjoy songs and a craft.

 

April 26th What will happen If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff or teach a cow to type with Click Clack Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin? These stories will enlighten preschool readers of animals who like to have fun. They will also enjoy songs and a craft.

 

 

 

 

Bertha P. Williams Programming

 

April 13, 2016           

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Program: Book Discussion

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Title: Cane River

Author: Tademy, Lalita

Audience: Adults

Summary: Mingling historical fact with fiction, Lalita Tademy’s epic novel is based on the lives of four generations of African American women who battle vast injustices to create a legacy of hope and achievement, and is the result of years of exhaustive research and an obsessive odyssey to uncover her family’s past. ~Publisher

 

April 15

Program: Lego Club

Time: 3:00 P.M.

Audience: Ages 7-14

Description: Children will be challenged to create unique items using Legos. Items will be displayed.

April 18

Program: Senior Bingo

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Audience: Seniors

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

April 25

Program: Movie Day @ the Library

Time: 9:15 A.M.

Movie: Transformers

Audience: Young Adults Attending Fews Secondary Acceleration Academy

Description:   On their home planet of Cybertron, the Autobots and Deceptions are involved in an explosive battle over the coveted AllSpark.  With the fate of the universe at stake, the Autobots send it far from the reaches of the ruthless Megatron, leader of Decepticons. Popcorn and juice will be provided.

April 29

Program: Book Signing

Time: 2:30 P.M.

Author: Goff, Nancy Bone

Title: Murder at Mountain Creek

Audience: Adults

Description: Author, Nancy Bone Goff will be available to discuss and sign her latest book, Murder at Mountain Creek.

 

Summary: When a monstrous murder strikes the modest town of Mountain Creek, there are plenty of suspects in Sudie Hubert’s death but not enough evidence to convict any one of them. After an in-depth investigation of friends, family, and even her husband, Dawson, the police settle on Stella Hubert as the murderer, Sudie’s mentally unstable aunt. Once Stella is institutionalized, the town falls quiet once more, hoping never to think of the tragedy again. ~ Publisher

 

 

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

April 2016

Storytime

Wednesdays @10:00 a.m.

 

April 6th All these stories share animals with unusual colors! Join Ms. Amy as we read Where is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox and Blue Rabbit and Friends by Christopher Wormell. We’ll also color our own animals in new and unexpected colors!

 

April 13th Celebrating National Library Week “Libraries Transform” we will be turning the Rufus A. Lewis Library meeting room into a Movie Theater with the movie: Hotel Transylvania 2. Attendees will enjoy the adventures of Mavis and Johnny’s son Dennis as he spends time with grandpa Drac. Drac, concerned that Dennis’s monster side isn’t showing decides to put him through “monster-in-training” camp. Things get really hilarious when Drac’s dad shows up to join the fun!

 

April 20th What happens when monsters have bad dreams? Billy Monster’s Daymare by Alan Durant is a delightful story about a young monster having a scary dream about children under his bed! Then of course we have the classic monster under the bed story There’s an Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer. We will have a craft, and get up and move with songs and dance.

 

April 27th What will happen If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff or teach a cow to type with Click Clack Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin? These stories will enlighten preschool readers of animals who like to have fun. They will also enjoy songs and a craft.

 

Afternoon Fun Time

Every Wednesday

@ 4:15pm – 4:45pm

 

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

 

Teen Sci-Fi Book Club

Second Mondays

@ 6:00-7:30pm

 

Meeting Day: April 11th

Book: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

If you’ve never read biopunk/steampunk, this is a great start into the genre. If you have no idea what those words mean, this is a high octane, action packed adventure featuring strange altered beasts and unfathomable steam-powered machines. Join Deryn as she masquerades as a boy, Dylan Sharp, in order to join the British Air Service on the cusp of an alternate history version of World War I. The plot is fast paced, the setting is vibrant, and Westerfeld still manages to give us well-rounded and vivid characters.

 

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

 

Contact Amy L. Campbell for questions (334-240-4848)

 

Teen Writing Group

Every Monday (except holidays)

@ 4:00 – 5:30pm

April Meeting Dates: 4th, 11th*, 18th, 25th

 

Enjoy writing? Want a group to write with? Join us at Rufus Lewis Library and write for fun or to improve your craft. Sharing is encouraged but optional. Each week we will explore a different aspect of writing that you can focus on, or you can continue work on your own writing. It is recommended that you bring a dedicated notebook or folder.

 

National Library Week

Poetry Transforms @ Your Library!

April 11th @ 4pm

 

In collaboration with our Teen Writing Group, we will be hosting a poetry slam featuring poet Jonathan “JP da Poet” Peterson. Peterson has been featured at other well-known events across the state including our very own Rosa Parks Bus Boycott Festival at the Juliette Hampton-Morgan Memorial Library last December, he is a regular performer at Brin’s Wings, and has placed in Birmingham Public Library’s Bards & Brews poetry competitions.

 

Peterson will not only slam for us, but will discuss how he got into slamming and his process for writing and performing. Writers, poets, poetry aficionados, and all other interested parties are welcome to join us for this spectacular event!

 

Contact Amy L. Campbell for questions (334-240-4848)

 

 

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

Story Time

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

Thursday at 10:00 am

 

April 7     It pays to be nice to others!

“My Friend Bear” by Jez Alborough

Eddie and his teddy bear meet a very big bear in the woods, and Eddie and the big bear become good friends.

“Too Many Frogs” by Sandy Asher

Rabbit’s comfortable nightly routine is disturbed by exuberant Froggie, who settles in for a snack and a story without being invited.

Craft – Frog masks

 

National Library Week

April 14     Don’t be afraid of the unknown!

“It Came From the Swamp”, by Nicole Rubel

When a blow on the head gives Alfie the alligator amnesia, he does not know who or where he is and embarks on a series of startling adventures.

“Jumpy Jack and Googily”, by Meg Rosoff and Sophie Blackall

Jumpy Jack the snail is terrified that there are monsters around every corner despite the reassurances of his best friend.

Craft – Alligator masks

 

April 21     We should learn to accept others!

“A Cat and a Dog”, by Claire Masurel and Bob Kolar

A cat and a dog do not like each other until they realize they really need each other.

“ The Pout-Pout Fish”, by Deborah Diesen

The Pout-Pout fish believes he only knows how to frown, even though many of his friends suggest ways to change his expressions, until one day a fish comes along that shows him otherwise.

Craft – Fish masks

 

April 28     Sometimes we need to listen to other people’s advice!

“Ba Ba Sheep Wouldn’t Go to Sleep”, by Dennis Panek

Ba Ba Sheep decides it would be fun to stay up all night and play but he is so tired the next day that he looks forward to going to bed.

“Gerald McBoing Boing”, by Dr. Seuss

This is the story of Gerald McCloy and the strange thing that happened to that little boy.

Craft – Sheep masks

 

 

YOUTH PROGRAMS

 

 

Lego League

The first and third Tuesday in April. (April 5 and April 19.)

4:00 – 5:00 pm

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

 

Ukulele and Yarn Art

The first and third Wednesday in April. (April 6 and April 20.)

Bring a favorite song to share with the group along with peer mentoring regularly available.

Bring any yarn or fiber art project you are currently working with to share with other yarn crafters in the room.

 

Community Art & Soul

Presented by: Three Colors and the Truth

The second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

April 13, 2016 – National Library Week

April 27, 2016

3:30 – 5:15 pm

Bring your own art supplies, or sample materials from the community box.

RSVP: 334-271-7005 or 334-478-4396

 

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.

 

 

Coliseum’s Adult Programs

 

Southern Ladies Coloring Club

The first Wednesday and the third Thursday of each month.

Wednesday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 21 at 5:00 pm

Come join our coloring club. Adult level coloring sheets and color pencils will be provided.

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

 

Southern Charm Book Club

National Library Week

April 14 @ 3:00 p.m.

Today we will be discussing the book, “The Paris Wife”, by Paula McLain. This is a story of Hadley Richardson who fell in love and married Ernest Hemingway.   Unprepared for the fast-living of Jazz Age Paris, they must learn to adapt to this new life while holding their marriage together.  Then, we will receive our book for May titled, “The things We Keep”, by Sally Hepworth, a story of a woman, who at thirty-eight, finds her mind is slowly slipping away from her.

 

Coliseum Adult National Library Week Program

Wednesday, April 20 @ 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Pam Long, with AUM’s Scholars Without Walls, will be lecturing on Don Quixote and the 400th anniversary of his death.

 

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

Thursday, April 28 @ 3:00 pm

We will discuss Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear, a book that brings to life the mood and atmosphere of its time. We will pass out our next book, The Devil in the White City by Eric Larson. This book tells us the story of the first urban serial killer. Women for the first time in history were streaming into Chicago alone, unescorted to find employment, and were never heard from again.

 

Coliseum Art Gallery

Come see the works of Ginny Townsend and her wonderful collection of folk art paintings.

 

 

 

National Library Week

Coliseum Adult Program

April 20 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Dr. Pam Long, with AUM’s Scholars Without Walls, will be presenting new information pertaining to Don Quioxte as we remember the 400th anniversary of his death.

 

Don Quioxte… “And so, to sum it all up,

I perceive everything I say as absolutely true,

and deficient in nothing whatever,

and paint it all in my mind exactly as I want it to be”.

 

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

Preschool Storytime

 

April 1: Royalty Day at the Library

Let’s read some books about royalty and if you want to dress-up like a princess or a prince feel free to. We will read two books, one about a princesses and one about a prince, Travel Like a Princess by Melissa Lagonegro and The Prince Won’t Go To Bed! by Dayle Ann Do sing songs, and create art work.

 

April 8

Let’s read some books about frogs. We will sing and create an art activity.

We will read Froggy Goes to Camp by Jonathan London and Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira

 

April 15

National Library Week

We will read three of the librarian’s favorite books, Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin, Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin and Goodnight Moon 123 by Margaret Wise Brown, sing and create an art project.

 

 

April 22: Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day we will read two books, sing songs, and create an art project by recycling something old.

 

Thank You, Trees! by Gail Langer Karwoski and Marilyn E. Gootman and Stuff! by Steven Kroll

 

April 29

In a continuation celebration of Arbor Day we will read some books about gardening. We will sing and create art work that has to do with gardening.

 

The Secret Garden by Jennifer Adams

Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden by Edith Pattou

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner

 

 

Other Happenings at Lowder Regional Library in April

 

The Ladies of High Tea will be meeting Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 3PM and reading the book My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult.

Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate — a life and a role that she has never challenged…until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister — and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves.

~~from amazon.com~~

 

The Lowder Regional Branch Library Chess Club meets every Saturday, from 10AM to 1245—sharp. In the event that the club is not meeting a sign will be posted as soon as possible announcing the postponement.  Join us and learn how to play chess or to brush up on your skills.  Parents, chess is a game that will help build the brain and help your child with their future education—not to mention that it teaches patience as well.

 

Don’t forget Gamer’s Club is the Second Friday of the month 4PM-5PM.  There is a limited number of slots available and pre-registration is required and a signed permission slip must be on file.  Parents must stay in the library while children are playing.

 

On the third Friday of the month, 4PM-5PM, the Lowder Lego League, has fun in the meeting room.  Due to fire regulations we have to also limit the number of participants for this event as well so pre-registration is required.

 

Lowder Staff finishes an eight-week Job Search/Job Preparedness Workshop on Monday, April 11, 2016. This will also kick off programming in celebration of National Library Week (April 10-16, 2016).

 

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK @ LOWDER

 

The Lowder Staff would like to invite everyone to come visit us. We will again be “dressing up” for the week (check out the photos of previous celebrations on our Facebook page – MCCPL Lowder – for an idea of how outrageous these Librarians can be during National Library Week).  The schedule is as follows:  Monday—Dress Professionally; Tuesday—Twin Day (dress alike); Wednesday—Wacky Hair Day; Thursday—Dress like a Nerd Day (Act like a nerd?); and Friday—College (Spirit) Day.

 

We will be offering “Tours” Monday-Friday at 10AM and 3PM. This would be especially good for students as the Librarians unlock the mystery of the shelving system—Why are there numbers on the spine labels?  What’s a spine label?  For the answers to these questions (and many more) come take a tour!

 

Tuesday, April 12th is D.E.A.R. Day.  D.E.A.R. stands for Drop Everything and Read.  Every hour during this day we will – Drop everything and one of the librarians will read a short story, and easy book, a short newspaper article, a short chapter in a book, a poem, song lyrics, a joke (?)  — something ALOUD for the whole library to hear.

 

We are hoping to start three new Book Clubs that week as well. Organizational Meetings will be:

Wednesday, April 13th – 430PM-530PM — Ages 16-20 – Young Adult

Thursday, April 14th – 4PM-5PM – Ages 10-12 – Tweens

Friday, April 15th – 430PM-530PM – Ages 13-15 – Teens

All meetings will be held in the Meeting Room just to the right as you come in the front door.

 

Thursday, April 14 we will be having a Read to Me Mommy Lap Sit for Infants and their Mommies. Please bring a blanket to sit on as we will be spreading out all over the floor with our babies in our laps.

 

 

Pintlala Branch Library

April 2016   STORY – TIME

255 Federal Road

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK April 10 – 16, 2016

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

 

 

LifeSouth will sponsor a Blood Drive at Pintlala Branch Library on April 5, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

 

April 5 @ 11:30 Pre-K Grade

Book: “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” by Eileen Christelow

Five little monkeys get ready for bed, and say good night to mama. As soon as they think she’s gone, what do these monkeys do? Come to find out.

Movie: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Craft: Children will make five little monkey puppets

 

April 6 @ 11:30 Kindergarten

Book: “Scoot” by Cathryn Falwell

Synopsis —- While their neighbors in the pond… leap, lurch, scamper, and splash, six silent turtles sit still as stones. Will the turtles ever move? Read this book to find out. What are you waiting for? Scoot!

Craft: The students will make paper turtles

 

April 6 @ 1:30 Kindergarten

Book: “Scoot” by Cathryn Falwell

Synopsis —- While their neighbors in the pond… leap, lurch, scamper, and splash, six silent turtles sit still as stones. Will the turtles ever move? Read this book and find out. What are you waiting for? Scoot!

Craft: The students will make paper turtles

 

April 7 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

Book: “Experiments” by:

Experiment: Have you ever eaten words before? YES! Think of the icing on cakes spelling out a name. Think about the letters on candy you eat. Come to the library to explore the science of these letters?

 

April 8 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

Book: “Experiments” by:

Experiment: Have you ever eaten words before? YES! Think of the icing on cakes spelling out a name. Think about the letters on candy you eat. Let’s explore the science of these letters?

 

April 12 @ 11:30 Pre-K and 1st Grade

Nicholas S. Brown – Community Outreach Manager with Sarrell Dental Center. Mr. Brown will be here for story time to talk about caring for your

teeth along with dental hygiene. He will also give out goodies.

 

April 13 @ Grade

Cynthia Jancaterino – The Talking Tree, presented by: Montgomery Clean City Commission

Trees help keep the environment clean and so can Montgomery’s young citizens Once students get enthusiastic about keeping their

world clean and green exciting things happen.

 

April 15 @ 10:00 2nd and 3rd Grade

Sara Muller – Prevention Educator with Family Sunshine Center

Wise Owl Bullying – is a 30 to 40 minute curriculum for students to learn

how to identify bullies; change their behavior if they are engaging in

bullying, how to stop bullying, and help someone else who is bullied. Students will be provided with scenarios and activities to enhance skill building.

 

April 19 @ 11:30 Pre-K

Book: “Aaron Has a Lazy Day” by P.D. Eastman

Synopsis—Aaron the Alligator on this lazy day is hot, thirsty, and hungry!

Mmmm! He thinks a nice lemon looks good to eat. Uh-oh, Aaron!

Craft: Cutting the letter A out of construction paper and turning it into an Alligator

 

 

April 20 @ 11:30 Kindergarten

Book: “Flower Power” by David Kirk

Synopsis — The older bug kids won’t let Honey Bee and Lil Sis join in any

big-kid games, but thanks to some flower power, all of them

learn that the smallest bugs can make the biggest heroes.

Craft: Look at the letter F and what do you see? Your imagination can transform that letter into a beautiful flower.

 

April 21 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

Book: “The Tiny Seed” by: Eric Carle

This picture book conveys the miracle of a seed.

Craft: We will make pinwheels out of colored paper and a pencil.

 

April 22 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

Book: “The Tiny Seed” by Eric Carle

This picture book conveys the miracle of a seed.

Craft: We will make pinwheels out of colored paper and a pencil.

 

April 26 @ 11:30 Pre-K

Book: “Explore my World: Butterflies” by Marfe’ Ferguson Delano

In this Explore my World book about butterflies, author Marfe’ will take readers on a step- by- step journey into the life of a butterfly. It is written on an elementary school level for younger students to fully understand and follow along with cycle of a butterfly.

Craft: Students are making butterflies using Kix cereals and pom-poms.

 

April 27 @ 11:30 Kindergarten

Book: “Pinkalicious” by Victoria Kann

Synopsis —- Pinkalicious and her soccer team, the Pinksters, are ready for

their first soccer match, when their opponents, the Ravens, show up. They make fun of the Pinksters’ pink soccer ball. The ball gets kicked off the field, forcing Pinkalicious to chase after it. Goldilicious just happens to be waiting for her in the crowd and sweeps up Pinkalicious for a pinkalicious journey around the world.

Activity: Questions and answers

 

 

April 27 @ 1:30 Kindergarten

Book: “Pinkalicious” by Victoria Kann

Synopsis —- Pinkalicious and her soccer team, the Pinksters, are ready for their first soccer match, when their opponents, the Ravens, show up. They make fun of the Pinksters’ pink soccer ball. The ball gets kicked off the field, forcing Pinkalicious to chase after it. Goldilicious just happens to be waiting for her in the crowd and sweeps up Pinkalicious for a pinkalicious journey around the world.

Activity: Questions and answers

 

 

Ramer Branch Library

 

Wednesday, April, 27, 11:00, Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club- “Killing Jesus” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. O’ Reilly and Dugard study the life of Jesus and take a look at the behind-the-scenes maneuverings by the religious and political leaders in their efforts to execute Him.

 

Ramer National Library Week programs:

 

Tuesday, April 12, 1:00- “Animal Fun” by Donna Woodfin. Ms. Woodfin shows how to take care of various kinds of animals!!

 

Wednesday, April 13, 11:00- “Historic Buildings in Alabama” by the Alabama Historical Commission. Come learn about some of the most famous buildings in this state and how they relate to our history!!

 

 

Hampstead Branch Library’s

April 2016 Programs

National Library Week Events

April plays host to the nation’s National Library Week where we celebrate libraries and everything they do for us! This year’s theme is Transforming Libraries so stop by for some fun-filled events.

  • Week Long Program: Fill out a transformer! Patrons can stop by and pick up a ‘transformer’ to answer the question how the library has transformed their lives. All answers will be displayed within the library (with patron permission).

 

  • Story Time: April 12 (10:30 a.m.) – Transformation This week we’ll look at all the different ways things can transformer either physically or just growing in general. Books will include What do you do with an Idea? and The King of Little Things. Our activity will be transformation themed though undetermined yet.
  • Lego League: April 14 (3:45-4:45) – Transforming Imaginations Hampstead Library is happy to announce we’re beginning our own Lego League starting up during this week. Our theme this week will be Transforming Imaginations. This event requires signing up and is open to the first eight children who sign up. Please come by the Hampstead Branch Library to sign up for this event!
  • Coloring Program: April 15 (3:00-5:45 p.m.) – Transforming Perspectives Adult coloring programs and coloring pages have become quite popular lately. Stop by the library to change your perspective and relieve some stress with a few coloring pages for adults. All ages welcome!

 

Morning Story Time for ages 1 through 4 – Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

April Theme: Misc.

  • 5 – April is the time when flowers start to come alive! We’ll be celebrating the joy of gardening this week with the books The Curious Garden and In the Garden. We’ll make some butterflies for window gardens as our activity this week.
  • 12 – This week we’ll look at all the different ways things can transformer either physically or just growing in general. Books will include What do you do with an Idea? and The King of Little Things. Our activity will be transformation themed coloring sheets.
  • 19 – The Alabama Book Festival is Saturday! Since we’re celebrating libraries and books this month, our books this week will cover the library and all the fun things we can do there. Join us for the reading of Our Library and Library Lion. We’ll be making library lion masks to celebrate.
  • 26 – We’d be up a creek without some bugs to help us with our gardening. This week we’ll be reading a couple of very buggy books while trying something new! Weather permitting we will read The Very Ugly Bug and Miss Spider’s Tea Party out by the fountain in Hampstead! Afterwards we’ll do a nature ‘walk’ around the fountain area looking for bugs.*

*Please note if weather proves to be too hot or rainy, we will hold story-time in the library with an alternative craft. Thank you!

 

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

245 High Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

334-240-4991

April 2016

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

 

April 7th

Ready For Fun?

Tanka Tanka Skunk by Steve Wedd. Stamp your feet to the Skunka Tanka beat as the text and animals leap and dance across the pages. We will also read Is Everyone Ready For Fun by Jan Thomas. Chicken has some vistors who plans are to do a little jumping, dancing and wiggling on the sofa! Is everyone ready for more fun?

 

April 14th

Movie Day!

We will watch Spring into adventure with Dora the Explorer!

 

April 21st

Books by Iza Trapani

We will read Shoo Fly! by Iza Trapani. Young Mouse is worned out when he tries to get rid of a pesky fly. We will also read Row Row Row Your Boat by Iza Trapani. What do you thnk will happen when a family of Bears row down the stream?

 

April 28th

Pigeon Present!

We will read and watch Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems. No matter how hard he pleads and begs, the pigeon is not supposed to drive the bus while the driver is away butpigeon tries every trick a young child knows to get you to say, “Yes”. We will also read Pigeon finds a hot dog! by Mo Willems. Pigeon learns about sharing when a curious duckling keeps asking questions about the hot dog Pigeon has found.

 

Pintlala Branch Library

April 2016   STORY – TIME

255 Federal Road

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK April 10 – 16, 2016

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

Theme: Libraries Transform

 

Monday April 11 @ 12:30

Susan G. Serls –Alabama Power Company presents electrical safety program : Safe-T-Opolis

Their facilitators use a three-dimensional display children can relate to – a neighborhood with houses, trees, power lines and pols – and engage students in an active discussion about electrical safety. Afterwards, children will share electric safety rules with friends, family and neighbors.

Safe-T-Opolis meets educational standards including the Alabama Course of Study.

 

Tuesday April 12 @ 11:30

Nicholas S. Brown – Community Outreach Manager with Sarrell Dental Center

Will be here for story time and to talk about caring for their teeth and dental hygiene. He will also give out goodies

 

Wednesday April 13, 2016 @ 11:30

Cynthia Jancaterino – The Talking Tree, presented by: Montgomery Clean City Commission

Trees help keep the environment clean and so can Montgomery’s young citizens. Once students get enthusiastic about keeping their world clean and green exciting things can happen.

 

Thursday April 14, 2016 @ 10:30 – Adult program

Felicia Moore – Pintlala Pantry

Ms. Moore bakes cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes and more also offering

Homemade jellies. She does baskets for all occasions. Ms. Moore will be

here to talk about what she does and have a demonstration.

 

Friday April 15, 2016 @ 10:00

Sara Muller – Prevention Educator with Family Sunshine Center

Wise Owl Bullying- is a 30 to 40 minute curriculum for students to learn how to identify bullies, change their behavior if they are engaging in bullying, how to stop bullying, help someone else who is being bullied, also provide students with scenarios and activities to enhance skill building.

 

 

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

ADULT PROGRAMMING APRIL 2016

@

RUFUS A. LEWIS REGIONAL LIBRARY

 

April 4 @ 6:00 P.M.

Program: After 5 Book Discussion

TITLE: Family of Lies

Author: Mary Monroe

Summary: New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe weaves a stunning portrait of a family immersed in deceit, and the women whose happiness depends on the secrets they keep.

~Editor

 

 

April 12 @ 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

Program: Elder Law Clinic

Presenters: Students and Professor, Jones School of Law

Summary: The Elder Law Clinic from Faulkner University (Jones School of Law) will be on-site for a Free Legal Clinic. Students and the professor from the law school will help seniors (60+) complete Powers of Attorney and Healthcare Directives (Living Wills). These important documents state your wishes about your finances and medical choices.

 

April 12 @ 6:00 P.M.

Program: Yoga Class

Presenter: Susan Enzweiler, Certified Yoga Instructor

Summary: 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 to attend as Yoga Poses can be adapted for comfort.

 

April 26 @ 6:00 P.M.

Program: Yoga Class

Presenter: Susan Enzweiler, Certified Yoga Instructor

Summary: 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 to attend as Yoga Poses can be adapted for comfort.

 

Morgan’s Extraordinary Lunch Bunch Book Club

 

Monday, April 25Saturn Run by John Sanford and Ctein – The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope — something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don’t decelerate. Spaceships do….Whatever built that ship is at least one hundred years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete. … The race is on, and an remarkable adventure begins — an epic tale of courage, treachery, resourcefulness, secrets, surprises, and astonishing human and technological discovery, as the members of a hastily thrown-together crew find their strength and wits tested against adversaries both of this earth and beyond. What happens is nothing like you expect — and everything you could want from one of the world’s greatest masters of suspense (JohnsSanford.org)

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

Cover to Cover Book Selection for April 26 @ 6pm

Best Friends Forever by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Things are falling apart in the Richardson household. Angry arguments between Celine and her husband, Keith, have become routine. She resents that he’s working long hours and staying out all night, and he accuses her of not giving him the attention he deserves. Their marriage is at a cross-roads and Celine worries how her 10-year-old daughter, Kassie, will be affected. But the situation turns devastating when Celine is diagnosed with breast cancer. As her relationship with Keith deteriorates, Celine worries that she’ll be left to navigate the difficult process of cancer treatment alone. But comfort and support come in the form of Celine’s best friend, Lauren. They’ve been attached at the hip since they were children and it is Lauren who’s there for Celine in her darkest moments.

Book Description taken from Amazon.com

 

Adult Computer Classes for the Month of April

 

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

April 5 – Internet for Beginners

Hands-on class about the characteristics of the Internet, navigation and simple searching, and use of search engines.

 

April 12 – Word I (MS Office 2010)

Learn how to edit, save and print documents. Learn how to create simple documents (letters, flyers, and memos).

 

April 19 – Publisher I (MS Office 2010)

Students will learn how to create various publications, such as newsletters, business cards, menus, and invitations using Publisher.

 

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

April 16 – Publisher I (MS Office 2010)

Students will learn how to create various publications, such as newsletters, business cards, menus, and invitations using Publisher.

 

 

Children’s Computer Classes

1st – 4th Grades: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

5th – 8th Grades: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

April 2 – Word I (MS Office 2010)

Learn how to edit, save and print documents. Learn how to create simple documents (letters, flyers, and memos).

 

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