MCCPL Announces November Events!!

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

245 High Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

334-240-4991

November 2016

 

 

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

November 3

Thanksgiving

We will use TumbleBooks to watch Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens.                                            Synopsis: After Rabbit lose the race to Turtle, he goes to Bear and makes a deal to plant crops for them both while bear sleeps. The Rabbit family will plant and harvest the crops on Bear’s land. Rabbit will split the crops with Bear 50/50.  Bear has to decide do he want the top half or bottom half of the crops. Unfortunately, whether the crop is potatoes, lettuce, corn, or radishes, Bear keeps picking the “wrong half”. We will have a craft.

November 10

Pigeon Presents!

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

 

 

November 17

School Jitters

We will watch First Day Jitters by Julie Dannerberg and illustrated by Judy Love.            Synopsis: Sarah June Hartwell is scared and doesn’t want to start over at a new school. She doesn’t know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With much prodding from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah June reluctantly pulls herself together and goes to school. We will also read Boomer Goes to School by Constance McGeorge and illustrated by Mary Whyte.                                                                                                                                                    Synopsis: Boomer is going to school like many new students, boomer finds that going to school can be a bit confusing at first. But in the end, he discovers that school is a great place for friends, learning, and fun.

 

November 24th

Happy Thanksgiving

No Storytime

 

Hampstead Branch Library Kathryn Powell

Movie Series and Events:

 

November 3 – Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince 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 sixth film and offer coloring sheets.

November 10 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 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 seventh film and offer coloring sheets.

 

November 17 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 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 eighth film and offer coloring sheets.

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

November 1 – Day of the Dead Books: Clatter Bash: A Day of the Dead Celebration by Richard Keep Dia de Los Muertos by Rosanne Thong Activity: Coloring Sheets

 

November 8 – Election Day Books: Duck for President by  Doreen Cronin Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio Activity: Future Voter button

 

November 15 – Apples Books: Curious George: Apple Harvest by Lynne Polvino Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie by Herman Parish Activity: Apple Wreath

 

November 22 – Thanksgiving Books: Thanksgiving Rules by Laurie Friedman The Squirrels’ Thanksgiving by Steven Kroll Activity: Hand Turkeys

 

November 29 – Hibernation Books: Old Bear by Kevin Henkes Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip Stead Activity: Coloring Sheets

 

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

November 2016

Story Time

 Wednesday@ 10:00 a.m.  

 

 

November 2: This week preschoolers will become familiar with author Mo Willems’ books. They will learn how to have patience in Waiting is not easy! (Gerald the elephant learns to wait for Piggie’s surprise) and in Well, I am going! (Gerald the elephant is exhibiting anxiety). Gerald has an issue when Piggie says, “I am going!” Children will engage in songs and a coloring sheet.

 

November 9: Children will learn the importance of going to bed on time when reading Back to Bed, Ed! by Sebastien Braun and how to make friends with Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka. Children will engage in songs and a craft.

 

November 16: Children will learn the significance of Thanksgiving from the story Thanksgiving is….. by Louise Borden & 1, 2, 3, Thanksgiving by W. Nikola Lisa. Children will engage in songs and a craft.

 

November 30: Movie Day & 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.

 

Comic Book Club

Every 3rd Thursday in Month

@ 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Come join Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library and others as we discuss & trade the latest adventures of our favorite comic book heroes.

 

 

Young Adult Program addition to MRLThursdays

November 3 and 17 @ 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.

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

ADULT PROGRAMMING

NOVEMBER 2016

 

 

November 1:   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.

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Instructor

 

November 2:   Mesh Wreath Making 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

 

 

November 3:   Computer Class: Excel

Time:   11:00 A.M.

Description:     Attendees will learn to make spreadsheets, and input data.

 

 

November 7:    Mesh Wreath Making 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

 

 

November 7:   After 5 Book Club Discussion

Time:               6:00 P.M.

Title:                A Sinful Calling

Author:            Roby, Kimberla Lawson

Summary:        Two years ago, to everyone’s surprise, Dillon Black, the secret son of Reverend Curtis Black, boldly moved back home, married a woman named Raven, decided he was going to become a minister and then founded a church right in the center of his living room.  Alicia, the daughter of Curtis Black, married to a former drug dealer joins his church.   When Raven decides she wants a higher position in the church and Alicia hides a devastating secret, the entire family is affected in ways they don’t see coming.

~Editor.

 

November 9:   Mesh Wreath Making 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

 

November 10: Computer Class: Excel

Time:   11:00 A.M.

Description:     Attendees will learn to make spreadsheets, organize and calculate data.

 

November 14: Mesh Wreath Making 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

 

 

November 15: 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.

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Instructor

 

November 16:            Mesh Wreath Making 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

 

November 17:            Computer Class: Excel

Time:   11:00 A.M.

Description:     Attendees will learn to make spreadsheets, organize and calculate data.

 

November 21: Mesh Wreath Making 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

 

November 22: 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, form fitting, 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

 

November 28: Mesh Wreath Making 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

 

November 29: 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.

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Instructor

 

November 30: Mesh Wreath Making 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

 

 

Coliseum Branch Library

Story Time

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

Thursday at 10:00 am

https://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

 

 

November 3:   Life is full of surprises!

Watch Out! Big Bro’s Coming! by Jez Alborough

Synopsis: Terror spreads through the jungle as animals hear the news that rough, tough Big Bro is coming.

The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School by Laurie Halse Anderson and Ard Hoyt

Synopsis: Mom, Dad, and Zoe’s kindergarten teacher love Zoe’s wild hair, but her first grade teacher does not.

Craft – Wild hair head bands

 

November 10: Is it time to go to sleep?

Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming

Synopsis: When Bear notices that winter is nearly here, she hurries to tell Snail, after which each animal tells another until finally the already sleeping bear is awakened in her den with the news.

What Shall We Do With the Boo-Hoo Baby? by Cressida Cowell

Synopsis: Duck, Cow, Cat and Dog try everything to find a way to get Baby to sleep.

Craft – Baby masks

 

November 17:   Thanksgiving is near!

Thanksgiving is Here! by Diane Goode

Synopsis: A family gathers to celebrate Thanksgiving at Grandma’s house.

Thanksgiving Treat by Catherine Stock

Synopsis: There seems to be no place for the smallest child in a family’s busy preparations for Thanksgiving, until Grandpa steps in and they perform a vital task everyone else has forgotten.

Craft – Turkey masks

 

November 24:   Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

Parent/Preschool Activity Center

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 (No program on November 22)

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 November.

November 1 and November 15

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 November.

(November 2 and November 16)

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 November.

November 3 and November 17

4:00 – 5:30 pm

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

November 2, 2016

10:00 am

Barbara Hightower will be teaching weaving as we learn how to make a wall hanging. Also, bring any 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 November.

November 3 and November 17

4:00 – 5:30 pm

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!

 

Christmas Pop-up Card Workshop

We are excited to have Muffin Hand, local artist, come teach us the art of making pop-up cards, and this session will concentrate on making Christmas pop-up cards. We will have all materials on hand, so all you have to do is show up with your creative ability.

First session – November 4, 2016 from 10:00 – 11:30 am

Second session – November 18, 2016 from 10:00 – 11:00 am

 

 

Computer Class for Seniors

10:00 am

November 9, 2016 – usage of the mouse and setting up an email account.

November 23, 2016 – using SKYPE

 

 

 

Coliseum Adult Program

November 16, 2016

10:00 am

Montgomery’s own Mary Ann Neeley will be presenting “Montgomery County and its 200th Anniversary”. This will be a program to remember by a local historian, author, and treasure of Montgomery. Come early!

 

 

Puzzles

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

 

 

 

Adult Book Clubs

Southern Charms Book Club

November 10, 2016

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing “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.  Then, we will receive our book for December, “Titans”, by Leila Meacham.  It is a story about Texas in the early 1900’s and its inhabitants who were on the cusp of an oil boom that would spark a period of dramatic changes and economic growth.  Here, two unforgettable characters emerge and find their fates irrevocably intertwined; Samantha Gordon, the privileged heiress to the sprawling Las Tres Lomas cattle ranch near Fort Worth, and Nathan Holloway, a sweet-natured and charming farm boy from far north Texas.

 

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

November 17, 2016

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing “The Unexpected Guest”, a play by Agatha Christie and adapted as a novel by Charles Osborne. This is a classic Christie mystery where what seems obvious isn’t.  You will find in this story a tangled web of lies and cover ups, where nothing can be taken at face value, and the murderer, and motive, is the greatest mystery of all.  We will receive our next book “The Fallen Man” by Tony Hillerman.

 

 

Bertha Pleasant Williams

November 2016

 

Children’s Programs

 

Lego Club

Third Friday

November 18 @ 3:30 a.m.

Audience: Children

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

 

 

Storytime

Mondays and Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

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

 

1st

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.

 

 

Young Adult Programs

Thursday

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.

 

 

Adult Programs

 

Scrabble Time

Second Tuesday

November 8 @ 2:00 p.m.

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 @ 11:00 a.m.

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 a.m. AND 2:30-3:15 p.m.

 

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. 334-240-4979: acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us

 

Senior Bingo

Last Monday

November 28 @ 10:30 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.

 

 

E L Lowder Regional Library

 

November 2016

Preschool Storytime

(in Meeting Room)

 

Fridays @ 10:15 AM

 

November 4:

 

Thanksgiving for Emily Ann by Teresa Johnston

Synopsis: Emily Ann isn’t feeling very thankful at the beginning of the day. Her day begins off badly, but towards the end of the day something changes her mind.  What is she thankful for?

Activity: What I am Thankful for…

 

 

November 11: (No Storytime)

The library will be closed on this day in observance of Veterans’ Day

 

The Librarians would like to thank everyone who served and is currently serving.

 

 

Friday, November 18

What Is Thanksgiving? by Michelle Medlock Adams

Synopsis: This book talks about the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Is it about football games?  Is it about friends and family?

Thelonius Turkey lives! (on Felicia Ferguson’s Farm) by Lynn Rowe Reed

Synopsis: Thelonius had heard turkeys of disappearing before him.  He noticed that Felicia was getting him fat and plucking his feathers. Felicia takes him to town and he discovers that he is something very special to Felicia.

Activity: Turkey Art

November 25: No Story Time today in observance of the Thanksgiving Holidays. Please enjoy this time with your family.

 

 

Other Happenings @E L Lowder Regional Library November 2016

 

Due to the holidays Stitch and Share will meet one week earlier — the THIRD Thursday in November (and December).  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 in November is November 17, 2016 (at 3PM)!

 

Chess Club wants you 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.

 

Remember that the Ladies of High Tea meet the first Tuesday of each month at 3PM. 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.

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~~

December’s book choice is Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber.  Our yearly “Pot Luck Munch and Watch” will be this date; however, bringing munchies is not a requirement for attendance.  Our Christmas movie will be decided at a later date so mark your December calendars for Tuesday, December 6th, 2016.

 

Katherine O’Connor often spends her days at a cozy café on Blossom Street in Seattle—where she writes Christmas letters for other people. She’s good at making their everyday lives sound more interesting. More humorous. More dramatic. But for Dr. Wynn Jeffries, who also frequents the café, Christmas means lies and deception. In fact, the renowned child psychologist recommends that parents “bury Santa under the sleigh.” Katherine, however, feels that his parenting philosophy is one big mistake—at least, based on her five-year-old twin nieces, who are being raised according to his “Free Child” methods. She argues with Wynn about his theories, while he argues that her letters are nothing but lies. They disagree about practically everything—and yet, somehow, they don’t really want to stop arguing. As the days—and nights—move closer to Christmas, Katherine and Wynn both discover that love means accepting your differences. And Christmas is about the things you share….

~~Amazon.com~~

 

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.   November 11, 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.  November 18th is the date!

 

Troy University’s Confucius Institute will present A Tour to Sichuan Friday, November 4, 2016 from 330PM-5PM at Lowder in the Meeting Room.  This is an introduction of the Sichuan Province and Sichuan Food.  It is also the hometown of the Giant Panda.  Everyone is invited to attend.

 

Homework Assistance continues at Lowder Regional Library on Wednesdays from 6PM-730PM. We are in still need of Homework Helpers on some Wednesday nights.  Parents are required to fill out a registration form for each branch that their children attend.  Students MUST bring homework and text books to Homework Assistance.

 

Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 10AM to 12Noon we are proud to have Dr. Sharon Reynolds Cook, the author of The Wounded Spirit. Dr. Cook will hold a book signing in our Main Area. She is a former TBN Parise the Lord host and holds a Doctorate of Divinity.  Her book is about overcoming church hurts there will copies of her book available to purchase.  She will be available to autograph copies of this book or her previous book Came Out of the Wilderness.  Join us for this event!

 

The Staff of Lowder Regional Library wishes everyone happy and safe holidays as we will be closed Friday, November 11, 2016 for Veteran’s Day and then Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, 2016 for Thanksgiving.

 

November 25: No Story Time today due to our observance of the Thanksgiving Holidays. Please enjoy this time with your family.

 

Governors Square Library Preschool Storytime Schedule

November 2016

10:00 a.m.

 

November 1:  Candy Corn and Raccoons

Ms. Anita will read Candy Corn: Poems and Racoons and Ripe Corn, followed by a coloring page activity.

 

November 8:   Nutritious Food

Children will hear the stories Johnny Appleseed and Vegetable Soup. Then they will make a craft.

 

November 15: Native Americans Day

Children will enjoy the stories Paiute Princess and Dancing with the Indians, then make a craft.

 

November 22: Thanksgiving’s Almost Here!

Ms. Anita will read The Berenstain Bears’ Thanksgiving and Over the River: A Turkey’s Tale. Activity: coloring page

 

November 29: Favorite Cakes

Read: Clever Jack Takes the Cake and Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake. Cake puzzle activity.

 

 

Governor’s Square Book Bunch Book Club

November 9, 2016

 

The November meeting for Book Bunch Book Club will be on November 9 at 2:00 p.m. They will discuss Bill O’Reilly’s best-selling nonfiction book, Killing Reagan, a page-turning epic account of the career of President Ronald Reagan that tells the vivid story of his rise to power—and the forces of evil that conspired to bring him down.

 

 

 

 

Pintlala Branch Library

STORY TIME

November 2016

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

Happy Thanksgiving

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

 

November 1 @ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: Duck for President by Doreen Cronin

Synopsis —- It is our pleasure, our honor, our duty as citizens to present to you Duck for President. Here is a duck who began in a humble pond. Who worked his way to farmer. To governor. And now, perhaps, to the highest office in the land. Some say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he is a duck. We say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he will be the next president of the United States of America. Thank you for your vote.

ACTIVITY: Make ducks out of paper plates and construction paper

 

November 1 @ 1:30 1st Grade

BOOK: Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile by Won-Ldy Paye

Synopsis —- One morning Mrs. Chicken took her bath in a puddle.  “Cluck, cluck,” she said proudly. “What a pretty chicken I am!” Mrs. Chicken can’t see her wings in the puddle, so she walks down to the river where she can admire all of herself. She doesn’t know that Crocodile is there, waiting for dinner―and a tasty chicken would do nicely! To save herself, Mrs. Chicken tells Crocodile that they are sisters. But how can a speckled chicken and a green-skinned crocodile be related? Mrs. Chicken had better prove that they are, and fast, because Crocodile is getting hungrier . . .

ACTIVITY: Questions and Answers

 

November 2 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

BOOK: Whoo Goes There? by Jennifer Ericsson

Synopsis —- Whoo goes there? Whoo? In this mystical story of hunter and hunted, an owl listens for little creatures scurrying far below. Mouse? Squirrel? Rabbit? Or something else entirely? Stunning illustrations plus hypnotic text take readers on a suspenseful journey through night and nature.      

ACTIVITY: Make owls out of brown lunch bags

 

November 2 @ 11:20 Kindergarten

BOOK: Cluck O’ Clock by Kes Gray

Synopsis —- It’s 4 o’cluck in the morning. Another day is dawning….Colin the rooster puffs out his chest. Ready to do what he doodle-doos best. Telling the time has never been funnier, as the hens clock watch from food time until fox time. But there may not be a next time unless Colin and the hens save themselves from the greedy fox.    

ACTIVITY: Decorate the poem Don’t

 

November 3 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

BOOK: Pop: The Invention of Bubble Gum by Megan McCarthy

Synopsis: —- Gum. It’s been around for centuries—from the ancient Greeks to the American Indians, everyone’s chewed it. But the best kind of gum—bubble gum!—wasn’t invented until 1928, when an enterprising young accountant at Fleer Gum and Candy used his spare time to experiment with different recipes.

ACTIVITY: Word find with words from the story

 

November 7 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

BOOK: Whoo Goes There? by Jennifer Ericsson

Synopsis —- Whoo goes there? Whoo? In this mystical story of hunter and hunted, an owl listens for little creatures scurrying far below. Mouse? Squirrel? Rabbit? Or something else entirely? Stunning illustrations plus hypnotic text take readers on a suspenseful journey through night and nature.           

ACTIVITY: Make owls out of brown lunch bags

 

November 7 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

BOOK: Turkey Surprise by Peggy Archer

Synopsis —- Two pilgrim brothers set out to find a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. The big pilgrim is ready and raring to get one, but the little pilgrim is not sure so he has other ideas about what makes a good Thanksgiving, but how can he convince his older brother? Meanwhile, the turkey, with the help of his animal friends, is doing his hilarious best to escape from becoming the main course!

ACTIVITY: Make paper turkeys

 

November 8 @ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: Thanksgiving is Here! by Diane Goode

Synopsis —- As soon as Maggie’s grandma and grandpa get the turkey in the oven, bright and early on Thanksgiving morning, the guests arrive and the commotion begins: glamorous aunts, crying babies, acrobatic cousins, strange dogs, mysterious gifts, romance, friendships, “yackety-yak”ing and, of course, lots of wonderful food and fun.  

ACTIVITY: Make turkey gift cups

 

November 9 @ 3:30 GOODTIME After Schoolers

BOOK: Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with Beto and Gaby by Alma Flor Ada

Synopsis —- Beto and Gaby anxiously wait for their relatives to arrive for Thanksgiving dinner. One by one, they call to inform the family they will not be able to attend because of a great snowstorm. Suddenly, their grandmother appears with a group of elder friends who have nowhere to have dinner, and the celebration becomes really special. Contains an informative section on Thanksgiving Day      

ACTIVITY: Make turkey gift cups

 

November 14 @ 1:45 4th Grade

BOOK: The Six Fools by Zora Neal Hurston

Synopsis —- Who’s the biggest fool? Is it the girl who floods her basement with cider, the man who jumps into his pants, the farmer who feeds his cow on the roof, or the woman who tries to fill her wheelbarrow with sunshine?    

ACTIVITY: Questions and answers

 

November 15 @ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: Share and Take Turns by Cheri J. Meiners

Synopsis —- Sharing is a social skill all children need to learn—the sooner the better. Concrete examples and reinforcing illustrations help children practice sharing, understand how and why to share, and realize the benefits of sharing.

ACTIVITY: Do something special with This is My Hand poem

 

November 15 @ 1:30 1st Grade

BOOK: A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na

Synopsis —- When the sky grows dark and the moon glows bright, everyone goes to sleep . . . except for the watchful owl!     

ACTIVITY: Make eye mask for sleeping

 

November 17 @ 10:30 5th Grade

BOOK: Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with Beto and Gaby by Alma Flor Ada

Synopsis —- Beto and Gaby anxiously wait for their relatives to arrive for Thanksgiving dinner. One by one, they call to inform the family they will not be able to attend because of a great snowstorm. Suddenly, their grandmother appears with a group of elder friends who have nowhere to have dinner, and the celebration becomes really special. Contains an informative section on Thanksgiving Day     

ACTIVITY:  Question and Answers. Make corn out colored paper and candy

 

November 17 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

BOOK: Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I Don’t) by Barbara Bottner

Synopsis —- With the help of Miss Brooks, Missy’s classmates all find books they love in the library—books about fairies and dogs and trains and cowboys. But Missy dismisses them all—“Too flowery, too furry, too clickety, too yippity.” Still, Miss Brooks remains undaunted. Book Week is here and Missy will find a book to love if they have to empty the entire library. What story will finally win over this beastly, err, discriminating child? William Steig’s Shrek!—the tale of a repulsive green ogre in search of a revolting bride—of course!       

ACTIVITY: Explore the world of Legos build and display

 

November 28 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

BOOK: Cluck O’ Clock by Kes Gray

Synopsis —- It’s 4 o’cluck in the morning. Another day is dawning….Colin the rooster puffs out his chest. Ready to do what he doodle-doos best. Telling the time has never been funnier, as the hens clock watch from food time until fox time. But there may not be a next time unless Colin and the hens save themselves from the greedy fox.    

ACTIVITY: Decorate the poem Don’t

 

November 28 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

CHECKBOOKS: The class will check out books today.

 

November 28, 2016 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

BOOK: Henny – Penny by Jane Wattenberg

Synopsis —-“Chickabunga!” The alarmist chicken and all her funny feathered friends are back! Henny-Penny thinks the sky is falling when an acorn smacks her on her fine red comb. Come flock along as she and her barnyard pals take a side-splitting trip around the world to tell the king.

ACTIVITY: Speed Puzzles

 

November 28, 2016 @ 1:45 4th Grade

             CHECKBOOKS

 

November 29 @ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: Cowboy Bunnies by Christine Loomis

Synopsis —- Cowboy bunnies wake at sunrise and off they go, riding their ponies, roping cattle, mending fences, and tossing hay. When evening falls, they gather round the campfire to feast and play their fiddles.  But soon cowboy bunnies are rubbing their sleepy eyes, and it’s time to head home, where mamas sing sweet lullabies, and papas softly harmonize.      

ACTIVITY: Make Sheriff Badges

 

November 29 @ 1:30 1st Grade

CHECKBOOKS

 

November 30 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

BOOK: Forensic Science by Alex Frith

Synopsis:—This title explains the ingenious ways in which detectives analyze crime scene and deduce Criminal Identity using Scientific Methods and covers subjects such as ballistics fingerprints DNA. Pathology clues in nature, forgery and forensic psychology. Each chapter contains a case study of a real-life crime solved through forensic methods told in comic strip form as well as illustrations of crime scenes for readers to investigate for themselves. It contains a full glossary of technical terms and internet-links to encourage further learning.

ACTIVITY: Students will make a set of their fingerprints

 

November 30 @ 3:30 GOODTIME After Schoolers

BOOK: Beans Baker Bounces Back by Richard Torrey

Synopsis —- Beans Baker sure can pogo. He’s the Robo-Pogo champion of the school—until his classmate Sheldon beats his record. Beans knows he can become the Robo-Pogo Champion for Life, if only he didn’t have to study for that pesky spelling test.

ACTIVITY: Play a game with words

 

 

Pike Road Branch Library’s November 2016 Programs

 

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:

  • November 7 – Bear decides to show his friends how much he appreciates them by preparing a big meal for them, but his cupboards are empty. (Bear’s cupboards are bare! Get it?) What will he do? We don’t know just yet, but Bear and his friends tend to work things out and we’re sure they’ll do so again in Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.
  • November 14 – We all know that Pete the Cat is a cool dude, but starring in a play about the first Thanksgiving can make even Pete nervous. Will all be good? We’ll find out when we read Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving by Kimberly and James Dean.
  • November 21 – Oh, gobble, gobble! Thanksgiving is almost here and Turkey is what’s for dinner. Can Turkey survive by becoming a master of disguise? We’ll observe a Pike Road Branch Library Thanksgiving tradition when we read Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper.
  • November 28 – Did you help your family put away the leftovers after Thanksgiving? We hope so, because otherwise they are fair game for Mouse. We’ll see what happens when he tries to partake of the meal in One is a Feast for Mouse by Judy Cox and Jeffrey Ebbeler.

 

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. NOTE: We will not have Toddler Time on Wednesday, November 23 due to Thanksgiving. The dates will be:

  • November 2
  • November 9
  • November 16
  • November 30

Book Clubs

 

Angry Dragons – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, November 9 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss Return to Augie Hobble by Lane Smith.

Publisher’s Summary – Augie Hobble lives in a fairy tale – or at least Fairy Tale Place, the down-on-its-luck amusement park managed by his father. Yet his life is turning into a nightmare: he’s failed creative arts and has to take summer school, the girl he has a crush on won’t acknowledge him, and Hogg Wills and the school bullies won’t leave him alone. Worse, a succession of mysterious, possibly paranormal, events have him convinced that he’s turning into a werewolf. At least Augie has his notebook and his best friend Britt to confide in – until the unthinkable happens and Augie’s life is turned upside down, and those mysterious, possibly paranormal, events take on a different meaning.

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. On Thursday, November 17 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders by Juliana Baggott.

Publisher’s Summary – Reclusive author Harriet Wolf is long dead, but rumors of a final, revelatory book left unpublished are still very much alive. Harriet; her fiercely protective daughter, Eleanor; and Eleanor’s grown daughters, runaway rebel Ruth, and Tilton, now as reclusive as Harriet, share a narrative that delivers a powerful sense of the meaning of motherhood and the bonds between sisters.

 

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

 

 

Ramer November Storytime

These story times will be held at the Dunbar-Ramer School

for Grades K-3

 

November 1-3

 

Monday: Kindergarten 1:00

LMNO Peas by Keith Baker

Synopsis: 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: 2nd Grade 1:30

If All the Animals Came Inside by Eric Pinder and Marc Brown

Synopsis: 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: 1rd Grade

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Synopsis: 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: 3rd Grade

Lego Challenge

Synopsis: 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.

 

November 14-17

 

Monday: Kindergarten 1:00

The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing

Synopsis: Let’s help this family prepare for a great Thanksgiving. Filled with food and family fun, this holiday is sure to be the best one yet.

There will be a craft.

 

Tuesday: 2nd Grade 1:30

Arthur’s Thanksgiving by Marc Brown

Synopsis: Arthur is the director of his school’s Thanksgiving play. Everyone wants to be a star but no one wants to play the turkey. Will Arthur find one in time? Let’s find out.

There will be a craft.

 

Wednesday: 1st Grade 9:30

Arthur’s Thanksgiving by Marc Brown

Synopsis: Arthur is the director of his school’s Thanksgiving play. Everyone wants to be a star but no one wants to play the turkey. Will Arthur find one in time? Let’s find out.

There will be a craft.

 

Thursday: 3rd Grade 1:30

We will be decorating Fall wreaths

 

November 28-30

 

Monday: Kindergarten 1:00

The Very Clumsy Beetle by Eric Carle

Synopsis: 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: 2nd Grade 1:30

Tumble Books- Fifty Below Zero by Robert Munsch

Synopsis: 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: 1st Grade 9:30

Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

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

There will be a craft.

 

Ramer Branch Library

Adult Programs

 

Wednesday, November 9 @ 11:00- “Taking Care of Pets”, Montgomery Humane Society. Learn about how to take care of the special pet in your life!!

 

Wednesday, December 14 @ 11:00- “Early History of Montgomery County”, Rev. Gary Burton, Montgomery County Historical Society. Celebrate Montgomery County’s Bicentennial by learning about the early settlers of this area.

 

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