Bertha Williams Announces January Programs!!

Bertha Williams

January 2017


Adult Programs


Scrabble Time

Second Tuesday

Jan 10

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

Jan 11

Time: 11:00 AM

Title: Babylon Sisters

Author: Pearl Cleage

Description: Catherine Sanderson seems to have it all: a fulfilling career helping immigrant women find jobs, a lovely home, and a beautiful, intelligent daughter on her way to Smith College. What Catherine doesn’t have is a father for her child – and she’s spent years dodging her daughter’s questions about it. Now Phoebe is old enough to start poking around on her own. It doesn’t help matters that the mystery man, who has been living in Africa, is back in town. ~Dust jacket.


Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

Jan 20

Time: 3:30pm

Joins us for a mid afternoon movie after work or school. Bring snacks, suggest titles for future viewings, talk with friends or make new ones. Movies will be PG-13 rating or lower, but parents are responsible for researching movie before allowing children to view.


Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)

Run time: 2h 1min


Fourth Friday Cook Up

Jan 27

Time: 4:00 PM

Audience: Adult

Description: Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. This month is healthy eats. Get started on your New Year’s resolution of eating right by sharing good, healthy recipes and dishes. Bring your favorite cookbook and a dish using a recipe from it. Prior registration is not required, but is encouraged so that we don’t have too much salad/bread/dessert (no such thing).


Participation is required for partaking, but if you can’t cook feel free to bring plates, cups, tin foil, and/or plastic forks. Not sure what we need? Give us a call 240-4979.


Senior Bingo

Last Monday

Jan 30

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.

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.




Children’s Programs

Lego Club

Third Friday

Jan 20

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!



The Pigeon Wants a Puppy (Mo Willems), he really, really does, and he knows exactly how to take care of it. Let’s see if he gets one or not! Skunkdog (Emily Jenkins) just wants to make friends after he and his family moved. Unfortunately for the family, his new friend is a skunk!


9th and 10th

If you’re looking for a pet cat, bringing home Millions of Cats (Wanga Gag) may have disastrous results. See what one old couple does about it. If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (Laura Numeroff) you may have some trouble on your hands, what will he want next?



In Duck! Rabbit! (Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld) two friends argue over whether or not something is a duck or a rabbit. Help us decide what it is. Chloe (Peter McCarty) and her family get a new tv. Chole isn’t sure she likes this new development as she likes spending time reading and playing with her family.


23rd and 24th

Earl the Squirrel (Don Freeman) is a bit spoiled, but when he sets out to find his own way he gets in trouble. Mouse’s First Day of School (Lauren Thompson) takes him by surprise with all the wonderful new things there are to learn and play with.


30th and 31st

When Paul Meets Bernadette (Rosy Lamb) he learns to look at the world outside his fishbowl in a whole new way. This is not My Hat (Jon Klassen) is about a fish who has a hat that isn’t his and now he has to find a place to hide.


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