Williams Library Announces December Programs!!

Bertha Williams’ Programs for December!


Adult Programs

Medicaid and Medicare!

Thursday Dec 1
Time: 10:00am
Virginia Walker, licensed benefits advisor, will be talking about the ins and outs of Medicaid and Medicare. Come with your questions and see if you might qualify and what you need to do to apply.

Genealogy Talks with Frazine K. Taylor

Thursday Dec 8
Time: 2:30pm
Join us as Frazine K. Taylor, author of Research African American Genealogy in Alabama,  former Head of Reference for the Alabama Department of Archives and History and part-time archivist at ASU speaks about genealogical research. Taylor has a long and impressive resume that includes degrees in Business Commerce (B.S.) from Knoxville, TN and Library Science (MLS) from Atlanta University, GA.
She is currently the President of the Elmore County Association of Black Heritage and Chair of the Black Heritage Council of the Alabama Historical Commission.

Scrabble Time

Dec 13 (Second Tuesday) 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!

Alabama Needs Your History presented by Haley Aaron, ADAH

Wednesday Dec 14
Time: 10:00am
The Alabama Department of Archives and History will be working with Bertha Pleasant Williams Library to record this area’s very special oral histories. This informational session will cover what oral histories are, their importance to research, what they’re looking for in a subject, and what the overall goal of the oral history project will be. There will also be the opportunity to sign up to participate in the project at the library. You do not have to attend the meeting to schedule an interview session!

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Dec 14 (Second Wednesday)
Time: 11:00 AM
Title: No Rest for the Dead
Author: many
Description: When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco’s McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is found inside an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect, and she is tried, convicted, and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is convinced that the wrong person was put to death. In the years since the case was closed, he’s discovered a web of deceit and betrayal surrounding the Thomases that could implicate any number of people in the crime. ~Dust jacket.

Open House, Ugly Sweater, Christmas Movie Extravaganza (with Legos)

Friday, December 16
Description: We’ll be in a festive mood ALL DAY at Bertha Williams Library. Come check out our Christmas decorations and our ugly sweaters. Bring a snack and grab a seat in our meeting room turned Christmas movie showroom. We’ll be showing movies all day. Call and ask what’s on our schedule (if we don’t have what you’re looking for, bring it with you, we’re flexible)!

Senior Bingo

December 19 ( Usually held on the Last Monday of the Month, Moved to due being closed Dec 26th for the holidays)
Time: 10:00 AM
Audience: Seniors/Adults
Description: Seniors are invited to have fun playing an hour of Bingo @ Bertha P. Williams Rosa Parks Avenue Branch. An assortment of prizes will be available.

Genealogy Sessions

Fridays (except holidays)
10:30-11:15 AND 2:30-3:15

Pre-registration IS required.
Contact Amy Campbell

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.

Young Adult Programs


Teen Writing Group

Thursdays (except holidays) Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
Time: 4:00pm
Get your pens and notebooks and we’ll work together with JP da Poet to create some of the best poets and writers Montgomery has ever seen!

Children’s Programs

Lego Club

Dec 16 (Third Friday)
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 story times will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

5th and 6th

It’s finally December and (hopefully!) getting cold. Come to story time and listen to When Winter Comes by Nancy Van Laan to learn what happens in the winter. One Winter’s Day by M. Christina Butler is a cozy follow up as Hedgehog shares his warm winter clothes and finds a nice surprise.

12th and 13th

Christmas is coming soon! Let’s talk about all the kinds of things we might want and how to take care of them. We’ll start with I Love My New Toy! By Mo Willems. Then we’ll read another book by the same author called Watch Me Throw the Ball that shows how you can have fun with old toys in new ways.

19th and 20th

Join us for a very special Christmas themed story time! We’ll find out How Santa Got His Job in a story written by Stephen Krensky and Where Teddy Bears Come From by Mark Burgess. There may even be a special visitor for our Tuesday story time!


New Year’s Eve is coming, and with it the possibility of staying up late and parties. We’ll read about both in Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! By Mo Willems and elephant Small Goes to a Party by Sally Grindley.


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