MCCPL Announces May Programs!!

May Activities

 2016

 

ADULT PROGRAMMING @ Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

MAY 2016

 

After 5 Book Discussion

Monday, May 2 @ 6:00 p.m.

Title: The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

 

Summary: Rachel Watson, the principal narrator of Hawkins’s psychologically astute debut, is obsessed with her ex-husband, Tom. She’s having a hard time putting the past behind her, especially since she confronts it daily, during the hour long commute to London from her rented room in Ashbury, Oxfordshire, when her train passes the Victorian house she once shared with Tom. She also frequently spies an attractive couple, four doors down from her former home, who she imagines to be enjoying the happily-ever-after that eluded her. Then, suddenly, the woman, pixie-ish blonde Megan Hipwell, vanishes—only to turn up on the front page of the tabloids as missing. The police want to question Rachel, after Anna, Tom’s new wife, tells them that Rachel was in the area drunkenly out of control around the time of Megan’s disappearance. Hawkins, formerly deputy personal finance editor of the Times of London, deftly shifts between the accounts of the addled Rachel, as she desperately tries to remember what happened. The surprise-packed narratives hurtle toward a stunning climax, horrifying as a train wreck and just as riveting. ~Publishers Weekly

 

Yoga Class

Tuesday, May 10 & 24 @ 6:00 p.m.

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.

 

Transitioning From Home To A Senior Living Community

Tuesday, May 17 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Presenter: Elizabeth Love Haupt-Johnson, Community Relations Director, Cara Vita Village

Summary:  Seniors will have an opportunity have an opportunity to learn the advantages of living in a retirement community when deciding to transition from individual homes to a retirement community for seniors.  Attendees will engage in a question and answer session following a discussion on a retirement community for active seniors seeking a rewarding and simpler lifestyle.

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

May Storytime

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

May 4th – Get up and show us how you Wiggle with this great book by Doreen Cronin. Followed by a silly dog who just can’t seem to get his bark right in Bark, George by Jules Feiffer. We will have a craft and get up and moving with song and dance.

 

May 11th – Come move and shake with us at story time before we settle down for story time. Today we’ll be reading A Good Day by Kevin Henkes. Several animals are having a bad day, until their luck turns around. But in Lousy Rotten Stinkin’ Grapes by Margie Palatini, Fox just can’t get a break when he tries to get his hands on some delicious grapes.

 

May 18th – I’ll Save You Bobo! by Eileen and Marc Rosenthal is about a boy named Willy who writes a story for his toy monkey. Next we’ll read Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett. How many can you see? There’ll be plenty of song and dance and a craft to keep everyone entertained between stories.

 

May 25th – The Insomniacs by Karina Wolf is about a family who can’t sleep at night, so they give up trying and sleep during the day instead! When we read Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems, we’ll try to convince Pigeon that he should really go to bed on time. We’ll try not to wake him up during craft time or when we dance!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

STORYTIME

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Bertha P. Williams Rosa Parks Avenue Branch

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

May 3 – Get up and show us how you Wiggle with this great book by Doreen Cronin. Followed by a silly dog who just can’t seem to get his bark right in Bark, George by Jules Feiffer. We will have a craft and get up and moving with song and dance.

 

May 10 – Come move and shake with us at story time before we settle down for story time. Today we’ll be reading A Good Day by Kevin Henkes. Several animals are having a bad day, until their luck turns around. But in Lousy Rotten Stinkin’ Grapes by Margie Palatini, Fox just can’t get a break when he tries to get his hands on some delicious grapes.

 

May 17 – I’ll Save You Bobo! by Eileen and Marc Rosenthal is about a boy named Willy who writes a story for his toy monkey. Next we’ll read Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett. How many can you see? There’ll be plenty of song and dance and a craft to keep everyone entertained between stories.

 

May 24 – The Insomniacs by Karina Wolf is about a family who can’t sleep at night, so they give up trying and sleep during the day instead! When we read Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems, we’ll try to convince Pigeon that he should really go to bed on time. We’ll try not to wake him up during craft time or when we dance!

 

 

May 31 – 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?  Preschoolers will find these stories quite entertaining as they hear about the mischief that the animals in the story become involved in as they tackle tasks that are revealed in each story.  The children will also engage in interactive songs and dance.

 

 

Bertha P. Williams Library Rosa Parks Avenue Branch

Adult Programs, May 2016

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

May 11 @ 11:00 a.m.

Book Discussion: Family of Lies by 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

 

Senior Bingo

Monday, May 16 @ 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 prizes will be available.

 

Identity Theft

May 19 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

Audience: Adults

Presenter:   Office of Attorney General State of Alabama

Description: Audience will be informed of the consequences of identity theft and how to avoid becoming a victim. Attendees will engage in a question and answer session following the discussion.

 

Pike Road Branch Library’s May 2016 Programs

Afternoon Story Time – for ages three through six

Mondays at 4:30 p.m.

 

May 2 – Yesterday was Lei Day in Hawaii. We’ll belatedly celebrate by reading some stories set in Hawaii, including Pig-Boy, a trickster tale retold by Gerald McDermott.  As you may have guessed, we already have a big bag full of leis to give away during story time.

 

May 9 – So, last month brought us National No Housework Day, which was awesome. Now, this week brings us Eat What You Want Day, which is even better. However, you might not want to follow the example of Henry, the star of our featured book, because he is also known as The Incredible Book Eating Boy. Oliver Jeffers tells this cautionary tale of enjoying books a bit too much.

 

May 16 – Visit Your Relatives Day is coming up this Thursday. In honor of the day, we’ll read one of Mister Matt’s favorite books, What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story by Kate Lum and Adrian Johnson. In this book, Patrick visits his grandmother for the first time and Granny discovers that she lacks the basic necessities for bedtime, such as a bed, a mattress, pillows…the list goes on and on. Will Patrick ever get to bed? Probably not.

 

May 23 – There will be no story time today because Mister Matt will be away.

 

May 30 – The library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

 

Good Morning Story Time – for ages one through three –

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Children and grown-ups enjoy songs and stories each week. The dates will be:

May 4

May 11 – NOTE: There will be no story time today because Mister Matt will be away.

May 18

May 25 – NOTE: There will be no story time today because Mister Matt will be away.

 

Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library

 

The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library hold their regular meeting on Thursday, May 19 at 10 a.m. Join them to learn how you can support library programs and services.

 

Book Clubs

 

Angry Dragons – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, May 4 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions by Sheila Grau.

Publisher’s Summary – Welcome to Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions, the premier trainer of minions for Evil Overlords everywhere. No student is prouder to be at Dr. Critchlore’s than Runt Higgins, a twelve-year-old werewolf. (At least he thinks he’s twelve. He was abandoned at the school as a baby, so he can’t say for sure.) Runt loves everything about Dr. Critchlore’s. He loves his classes–such as History of Henchmen and Introduction to Explosives. He loves his friends–such as Darthin the gargoyle and Syke the tree nymph. And he loves his foster family, who took him in when his wolf pack couldn’t.   But not everyone loves Dr. Critchlore’s as much as Runt. After a series of disasters, each worse than the next, it’s clear that someone is trying to shut the school down. It’s up to Runt, who knows the place better than anybody, to figure out who’s behind the attacks . . . and to save his home, and Dr. Critchlore himself, from total destruction.

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. On Thursday, May 19 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss West of Sunset by Stewart O’Nan.

Publisher’s Summary – In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruins, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood. By December 1940, he would be dead of a heart attack.

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

245 High Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

334-240-4991

May 2016

 

 

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

 

May 5th

The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane DeRolf. Synopsis: Although they are different colors, the crayons in a box discover that when they get together they can appreciate each other and make a complete picture. We will also read Do You Know Which One Will Grow? by Susan A. Shea. Synopsis: Rhyming questions on folded pages about what grows and what doesn’t. Do you know which one will grow? We will have a craft.

 

May 12th

Movie Day!

We will watch Spring into Adventure with Dora the Explorer!  Synopsis:  Dora is having a Mother’s Day Party! Dora needs your help to find the ingredients for her Mother’s Day Cake and to help watch out for swiper. We will have a craft.

 

May 19th

Counting

We will read Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Deans.  Synopsis: Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt with four totally groovy buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry? Goodness, no! He just keeps on singing his song. We will also read Fun with Numbers by Ray Gibson and illustrated by Amanda Barlow.  Synopsis: Let’s learn the concept of numbers with counting, adding, taking away or sharing. We will have an activity.

 

April 28th

BookFlix

We will read and watch Duck on a Bike by David Shannon.  Synopsis: A duck decides to ride a bike and soon influences all the other animals on the farm to ride bikes too. We will do an online activity

 

Morgan Library’s Extraordinary Lunch Bunch Book Club

 

May 23 @ 12:00 p.m.Whisper of the River by Ferrol Sams

Summary: Young for his class and small for his age, Porter Osborne, Jr., leaves his rural Georgia home in 1938 to meet the world at Willingham University, armed with the knowledge that he has been “Raised Right” in the best Baptist tradition. What happens over the next four years will challenge the things he holds infallible: his faith, his heritage, and his parents’ omniscience. As we follow Porter’s college career, full of outrageous pranks and ribald humor, we sense a quiet, constant flow toward maturity. Peppered with memorable characters and resonant with details of place and time, “The Whisper of the River” is filled with the richness of spirit that makes great fiction.

 

Pintlala Branch Library

MAY 2016   STORY – TIME

255 Federal Road

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

May 3 @ 11:30 Pre-K

Book: “Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes” by: Eric Litwin

Synopsis –Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes! But no matter what color his shoes are, Pete keeps movin’ and groovin’ and singing his song…because it’s all good.

Craft: Color Pete the Cat shoes for a game of pin the shoe on Pete.

 

 

May 4 @ 11:30 Kindergarten

Book: “There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly” by: Simms Taback

From the Publisher –Everyone knows the song about the old lady who swallowed a fly, a spider, a bird, and even worse, but who’s ever seen what’s going on inside the old lady’s stomach? With this inventive die-cut artwork, Simms Tabak gives us a rollicking, eye-popping version of the well-loved poem.

Activity: Word Search from the story

 

May 4 @ 1:30 Kindergarten

Book: “There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly” by: Simms Taback

From the Publisher –Everyone knows the song about the old lady who swallowed

a fly, a spider, a bird, and even worse, but who’s ever seen what’s going on inside the old lady’s stomach? With this inventive die-cut artwork, Simms Tabak gives us a rollicking, eye-popping version of the well-loved poem.

Activity: Word Search from the story

 

May 5 @ 1:45 2nd Grade

Book: “Bubble Trouble” by: Margaret Mahy

Synopsis – When little Mabel’s bubble gets away from her, it’s her baby brother who gets into trouble. Soon he’s floating out of the house, above the fence, and all over town! It’s up to Mabel, Mother, and the rest of the townspeople to get him safely back down. Who knew that so much trouble could come from one little bubble?

Craft: Play with bubbles and see how far they can go.

 

May 6 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

Synopsis – When little Mabel’s bubble gets away from her, it’s her baby brother who gets into trouble. Soon he’s floating out of the house, above the fence, and all over town! It’s up to Mabel, Mother, and the rest of the townspeople to get him safely back down. Who knew that so much trouble could come from one little bubble?

Craft: Play with bubbles and see how far they can go.

 

May 10 @ 11:30 Pre-K

Book: “Ready, Set, Skip” by: Jane O’Connor

Synopsis –This little girl can leap, creep, twirl, skate, burp, slurp, and do all the other things kids love to do—except skip! But with the help of a clever suggestion from her mom, she soon finds herself skipping all the way to school.

Activity: We will hop, jump, and skip together

 

May 10 @ 12:15 1st Grade

Book: “Jake stays Awake”   by: Michael Wright

Synopsis –Jake can’t sleep. He climbs into bed with his mom and dad. Now Jake’s parents can’t sleep. Even the dog is awake. This family needs a good night’s rest. Where can they sleep?  The answer will delight and reassure children and their (sleep-deprived) parents!

Craft: The students will make sleeping mask

 

May 10 @ 1:30 1st Grade

Book: “Jake stays Awake”   by: Michael Wright

Synopsis –Jake can’t sleep. He climbs into bed with his mom and dad. Now Jake’s parents can’t sleep. Even the dog is awake. This family needs a good night’s rest. Where can they sleep?  The answer will delight and reassure children and their (sleep-deprived) parents!

Craft: The students will make sleeping mask

 

May 11 @ 11:00 5th Grade

Activity: Library Bingo

The power of learning through play it’s easy to play and even easier to win.

 

May 11 @ 11:30 Kindergarten

Book: “Dogs don’t Wear Sneakers” by: Laura Numeroff

From the Publisher –Animals would look pretty silly doing a lot of the things people do all the time. The unlikely combinations in Laura Numeroff’s cheerful rhymes and Joe Mathieu’s bright, zany pictures will make you laugh out loud. What sort of crazy creatures can you dream up?

Craft: Decorate crazy paper sneakers

 

May 11 @ 1:30 Kindergarten

Book: “Dogs don’t Wear Sneakers” by: Laura Numeroff

From the Publisher –Animals would look pretty silly doing a lot of the things people do all the time. The unlikely combinations in Laura Numeroff’s cheerful rhymes and Joe Mathieu’s bright, zany pictures will make you laugh out loud. What sort of crazy creatures can you dream up?

Craft: Decorate crazy paper sneakers

 

May 12 @ 10:30 3rd Grade

Play: “Frog and Friends: Frog Saves the Day” by: Eve Bunting

Synopsis – Welcome to Frog and his world. He enjoys nothing better than spending time floating on his pond or visiting with his friends. He appreciates the simpler things in life and would prefer that things stay just the way they are—nice and peaceful. In Frog Saves the Day Frog and his friends mistakenly think a nearby train is a ferocious dragon and later Frog rescues a friend’s child from danger.

Activity: Questions and answers from the Play

 

May 12 @ 1:45 2nd Grade

Book: “Mr. Wolf’s Pancakes” by: Jan Fearnley

Synopsis — Mr. Wolf wants to make some pancakes for breakfast, but isn’t quite sure how to go about it. So off he goes to ask his neighbors Chicken Little, Wee Willy Winkle, the Gingerbread man, Little Red Riding Hood, and the Three Little Pigs for their help. When he is turned down by each of them, he decides to try it on his own. Soon he succeeds in making a huge pile of delicious pancakes. Having smelled the pancakes cooking, his neighbors decide to call on Mr. Wolf and share his meal. But Mr. Wolf gets his just “desserts”!

Activity: Song and Dance

 

May 13 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

Book: “Mr. Wolf’s Pancakes” by: Jan Fearnley

Synopsis — Mr. Wolf wants to make some pancakes for breakfast, but isn’t quite sure how to go about it. So off he goes to ask his neighbors Chicken Little, Wee Willy Winkle, the Gingerbread man, Little Red Riding Hood, and the Three Little Pigs for their help. When he is turned down by each of them, he decides to try it on his own. Soon he succeeds in making a huge pile of delicious pancakes. Having smelled the pancakes cooking, his neighbors decide to call on Mr. Wolf and share his meal. But Mr. Wolf gets his just “desserts”!

Activity: Song and Dance

 

May 17 @ 11:30 Pre-K

Book: “The Pout – Pout Fish” by: Deborah Diesen

Synopsis –Deep in the water, Mr. Fish swims about with his fish face stuck in a permanent pout. Can his pals cheer him up? Will his pout ever end? Is there something he can learn From an unexpected friend? Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading “dreary wearies” isn’t really his destiny. Bright ocean colors and playful rhyme come together in this fun fish story that’s sure to turn even the poutiest of frowns upside down.

Craft: Color a paper fish bowl with crayons and add paper fish

 

 

Story Time

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

Thursdays @ 10:00 am

 

May   5      Mother’s Day is near!

“A Present for Mom” by Vivian French

Synopsis — Stanley has trouble deciding what to give his mother for Mother’s Day.

“Hey, Irma! It’s Mother’s Day” by Harriet Ziefert

Synopsis — Hank has a hard time deciding what to give as a Mother’s Day present until his

dog, Irma, gives him a great idea.

Craft – Flowers for Mom

 

May 12     I love fairy tales!

“Goldilocks and the Three Bears” by Jan Brett

Synopsis –Lost in the woods, a tired and hungry girl finds the house of the three bears where

she helps herself to food and goes to sleep.

“The Three Billy Goats Gruff” by Paul Galdone

Synopsis — Three billy goats have to cross a bridge to get to a field of green grass, but encounter a troll on the way.

Craft – Goat masks

 

May 19     Fairy tales are make-believe!

“The Three Little Pigs” by James Marshall

Synopsis — Three little pigs try to make it on their own only to have a fox come and attack them.

“The Princess and the Pea” by Hans Christian Anderson

Synopsis — A young girl feels a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty featherbeds and   proves she is a real princess.

Craft – Pig masks

 

May 26     Smiles make you feel better!

“Yes, We Can!” by Sam McBratney

Synopsis — Little Roo and his friends find that it is not always nice to laugh at someone.

“I Love it When You Smile” by Sam McBratney

Synopsis — A grumpy little kangaroo is having a bad day until his mother finds a way to make him smile.

Craft – Kangaroo masks

 

YOUTH PROGRAMS

 

 

Lego League

 

The first and third Tuesday in May. (May 3 and May 17)

4:00 – 5:00 pm

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

 

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.

 

Calling all Artists      

 

Community Art & Soul

Presented by: Three Colors and the Truth

The first and third Wednesday of each month.

May 4 & 18 @ 3:30 – 5:15 pm

 

Limited Slots available must reserve your place.

RSVP: 334-271-7005 or 334-478-4396 or sphillips@mccpl.lib.al.us

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

 

Star Wars Fans

 

May the Fourth be with you on May 6 at 3:15-5:30.

Make reservations early and bring your pillow.

We will show a Star Wars movie. Vote for the movie you wish to see and the one that gets the most votes wins. This is for Star Wars fans from ages 8-80.  We will provide the popcorn and a drink.

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

Calling all Artist’s       (From teens to seniors)

 

Community Art & Soul

Presented by: Three Colors and the Truth

The second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

May 11 & 25 @ 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

 

Southern Ladies Coloring Club

The first Wednesday and the third Thursday of each month.

May 4, Wednesday, at 10:00 am

May 19, Thursday, 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

May 12 @ 3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing the book, “The Things We Keep”, by Sally Hepworth. This is a story of a young woman’s  journey in dealing with her mind slipping away.  Her family puts her into an assisted living facility where she meets Luke and they fall in love.  This is a story about the power of love to grow and endure even when faced with the most devastating obstacles.

 

Coliseum Adult Program

May 18 @ 10:00 am

Ms. Jin Qiu, Chinese Program Coordinator with Confucius Institute, will be teaching the art of Chinese tea.

 

 

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

May 26 @ 3:00 pm

We will discuss “The Cuckoo’s Calling”, by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling).This is the first in a series of three new crime novels with Detective Cormoran Strike as the main character (we own all three).In this book Cormoran Strike is investigating a supermodel’s suicide. We will receive our next book “The Accident” by Chris Pavone.

 

Coliseum Art Gallery

Come see the works of Gregory Daniels and his wonderful collection of paintings.

 

 

Hampstead Branch Library’s May 2016 Programs

Morning Story Time for ages 1 through 4

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

May Theme: Summer Time Fun

 

May 3 – Summer is swiftly approaching and we’re getting ready for some summer time fun. Join us for a fun story time focusing around summer. We’ll be reading Summer Legs by Anita Hakkinen and Summer Fun by Larry Dane Brimmer. A summer themed activity will follow.

 

May 10 – The weather’s finally warm enough for sweet treats like Ice Cream. This week we’ll be focusing on ice cream and all the trouble that can come from it. Our books for this week will be Should I share my Ice Cream? By Mo Willems and  Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise by Monica Perez. We’ll be making Ice Cream Cone Mosaics.

 

May 17 – Swimming is a great way to keep cool during the summer. We’ll be splashing into Swimming in the Sand by Marcia Leonard and Splish, Splash, Splat! by Rob Scotton. We’ll have coloring sheets today.

 

May 24 – The beach is so much fun! Today we’re celebrating the beach and sand and all the fun that comes with it. Our books will be Pete at the Beach by James Dean and Duck & Goose Go to the Beach by Ted Hills. The craft for today is paper plate jelly fish.

 

May 31 – Memorial Day is May 30th, and we’ll celebrate our Armed Forces with books like Wind Flyers by Angela Johnson and Red, White, and Blue Goodbye by Sarah Wones Tomp. We’ll have a patriotic themed craft today.

 

Governor’s Square Library

Preschool Storytimes

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

May 3:   Children’s Book Week— May 2-8, 2016

Children will delight in the stories Where the Wild Things Are

and Sam and the Tigers, then enjoy creating animal masks.

 

May 10 :   What is Red?

Ms. Anita will read the stories Red: The Story of a Crayon,

Red Sings From Treetops: A Year of Colors, and Big Red Lollipop.

This will be followed by a coloring page.

 

 

May 19: Transportation Day

Children will sing transportation songs, then be delighted to hear

the stories Wheels on the Bus and Seals on the Bus. This will be

followed by a matching activity page.

 

May 26: Favorite Flower Day (postponed from April 19, 2016)

Children will enjoy hearing Ms. Anita read the fun stories The Rose

in My Garden and Splat the Cat: Oopsie Daisy, then make a craft.

 

 

Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, May 11 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

Members will discuss the transcendent novel The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

 

May 6

Please Feed The Bears by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Synopsis: Percy almost ruins the family picnic at the beach when he insists on bringing all his large teddy bears along, but his ingenuity saves the day.

Activity: Bear Treat Cup

 

May 13 (Mother’s Day!)

What Not To Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day by Martha Simpson

Synopsis: A little boy offers advice on what NOT to give your mom on Mother’s Day, unless she’s an animal.

Activity: Mother’s Day Craft

 

May 20 (Pizza Party Day!)

Curious George and the Pizza by Martin Rey

Synopsis: Curious George creates havoc in a pizza shop but redeems himself by making an unusual delivery.

Activity: Pizza Craft

 

May 27

Duck In The Fridge by Jeff Mack

Synopsis: When a little boy asks his dad why he always reads Mother Goose to him. His dad replies that it all started when he found a duck in the fridge!

Activity: Duck Craft

 

Other Happenings in May @ Lowder

 

The Ladies of High Tea will be meeting Tuesday, April 5 at 3:00 p.m. and reading the book Agony of the Leaves by Laura Childs.

The opening of the aquarium is a major Charleston event, and Theodosia has been hired to cater the private party to honor dignitaries and big-buck donors. Things are going swimmingly—until Theodosia discovers a body entangled in a net, drowned in one of the aquarium’s state-of-the-art tanks. To make matters worse, the victim is Theodosia’s former boyfriend, Parker Scully. The EMTs think Parker’s drowning was an accident, but when Theodosia notices what look like defense wounds on his hands, she realizes that someone wanted Parker dead. The police aren’t keen on her theory, so if she wants Parker’s killer brought to justice, Theodosia will have to jump into the deep end and start her own investigation…

~~from amazon.com~~

The Lowder Regional Branch Library Chess Club meets every Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:45p.m.—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 4:00-5:00 p.m. 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, 4:00-5:00 p.m., 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.

 

Stitch and Share continues to meet the fourth Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Bring your UFOs (Un-Finished Objects) and let us help you get started again. We are open to all types of fiber arts—knitting, crocheting, quilting, and embroidery are just a few. Come out and join us.

 

Have you ever wanted to learn to meditate? We have a Falun Gong meditation group that meets every Monday at 4:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

 

Confucius Institute of Troy University is offering a series of Cultural Lectures at the Lowder Regional Library. Lectures are monthly and topics vary. On Friday, May 27, at 3:30 p.m there will be a general introduction to Traditional Chinese Festivals. Among the Festivals to be discussed is the Dragon Boat Festival so if you have ever attended Montgomery’s annual Dragon Boat Festival join us and hear about the Dragon Festivals are celebrated in China.

 

Homework Assistance for the 2015-2016 School Year will end May 11, 2016.

 

Summer Reading Registration begins Monday, May 2, 2016 and ends June 3, 2016. Programs begin June 6th in all the libraries. This year’s themes are:

Children’s On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

Teens Get in the Game, Read!

Adults             Exercise Your Mind, Read

 

We have a Pajama Story Time the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.. Wear your PJs and join us. Please note that this Story Time does not have crafts or musical activities. It is presented calmly and quietly. The reading (of one or two books) is held in the Children’s Area.

 

               

 

 

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