Bertha Williams Library Announces November Programs!!

Bertha Williams

November 2016


Adult Programs

Scrabble Time

Second Tuesday

November 8

Time: 2:00pm

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

November 9

Time: 11:00 AM

Title: The Man in My Basement

Author: Walter Mosley

Description: Charles Blakey is a young man whose life is slowly crumbling. His parents are dead, he can’t find a job, he drinks too much, and his friends have begun to desert him. Worst of all, he’s fallen behind on the mortgage payments for the beautiful home that’s been in his family for generations. When a stranger offers him nearly $50,000 in cash to rent out the basement for the summer, Charles needs the money too much to say no. The man has a very particular — and very odd — set of requirements, and Charles tries to satisfy him without getting drawn into the strangeness. But he sees an opportunity to understand a world of secrets that have always been just out of his reach. ~Dust jacket.


Fourth Friday Cook Up

We’re on break for the holidays! See you in January!


Genealogy Sessions

Fridays (except holidays)

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


Pre-registration IS required.

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




Senior Bingo

Last Monday

November 28

Time: 10:30 AM

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.


Young Adult Programs


November 10

Time: 4:00-5:00

Description: Join JP da Poet in this one off workshop about slam poetry and how to write and perform it. If you can’t make the program at Bertha Williams, it is also on offer at Rufus Lewis on November 3rd and 17th from 4:00-5:00pm. There will be announcement about an upcoming competition.




November 3 and 17

Time: 4:00-5:00

Description: Join JP da Poet in this one off workshop about slam poetry and how to write and perform it. If you can’t make the program at Rufus Lewis, it is also on offer at Bertha Williams on November 10th from 4:00-5:00pm. There will be announcement about an upcoming competition.


Amy L. Campbell

Children’s Programs

Lego Club

Third Friday

November 18

Time: 3:30 PM

Audience: Children

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




Mondays and Tuesdays

Time: 10:00 AM


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



We’re getting close to the end of our colors, but we can’t forget about brown. Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? By Eric Carle is a fun classic where we get to see many different animals, starting with Brown Bear. Ernest the Moose who Doesn’t Fit by Cather Rayner is about a big brown moose who can’t fit into the story book, can we find a way to help him?





7th and 8th

Black and white are just as important as all the other colors! We’ll talk about black and white animals, starting with Tanka Tanka Skunk by Steve Webb and then Turtle’s Penguin Day by Valeri Gorbachev.



14th and 15th

We’ll wrap up our color story times with rainbows and talking about how color works together. We can’t do rainbow story time without The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. Rainbow Fish has beautiful scales and doesn’t want to share with his friends, but later realizes that it’s better to have friends than pretty scales. In Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert we’ll learn how to plant rainbows in a garden for everyone to see.



21st and 22nd

We have so much to be thankful for! In I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Allison Jackson, we’ll be thankful for eating just enough. Thanksgiving is Here! by Diane Goode, and so are all our family members. This book talks about what to do when so many people come into your home and how to get to eating sooner!



28th and 29th

It’s getting cold and that means we have to start bundling up, so let’s talk about different clothes that help keep us warm. Hats are one of my favorites, and I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen is a perfect place to start. We’ll also read Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina and find out what happens when a peddler’s hats are stolen by monkeys.






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