Bertha Williams Library Announces March Programs!!

Bertha Williams

March 2017


Adult Programs


Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

March 8

Time: 11:00am

Title: The Kitchen House

Author: Kathleen Grissom

Description: Orphaned onboard a ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle. The master’s illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family. Though set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent, and the mistress battles opium addiction, Lavinia straddles two very different worlds. Then she is forced to make a choice. ~dust jacket


Scrabble Time

Second Tuesday

March 9

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!


Mid-Afternoon Movie All Ages!

Third Friday

March 17

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: Space Jam (1996)

Run time: 1 hr 28 min


Fourth Friday Cook Up

March 24

Time: 4:00 PM

Audience: Adult

Description: Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. This month is National Peanut Month! Bring a peanut related dish (or not so our friends with allergies can still eat). 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

March 27

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.


Young Adult Programs


March 2, 9,16, 23, 30

Time: 4:00-5:00

Description: Join JP da Poet in this workshop class about slam poetry and how to write and perform it. We recommend bringing a dedicated notebook and pens, but can provide pen and paper if necessary.



Children’s Programs

Reading Rockets (Literacy Tutors)

Mondays (except holidays)

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Description: In partnership with the Prattville Community Development Incorporation, we’re pleased to offer reading tutors for children and adults. If you or your children need assistance in learning to read or read more fluently, please take advantage of this free program. Questions about the program should be directed to Annail Fort (334) 233-0818.



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!


6th and 7th

In Up and Down (Oliver Jeffers), Penguin decides one day he wants to fly. His friend helps him achieve his goals. Two Tall Houses (Gianna Marino) is about neighbors who fight about their houses being too big.


13th and 14th

Extraordinary Jane (Hannah E. Harrison) is an extraordinary dog. She works in a circus and is trying to find her special talent. Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great (Bob Shea), but Goat isn’t so sure.


20th and 21st

The Busy Tree (Jennifer Ward & Lisa Falkenstern) is a busy place. See how birds,  bees, and all sorts of animals make their home from a tree. My Garden (Kevin Henkes) is about a girl and her mother who plan a colorful garden together.


27th and 28th

A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea (Michael Ian Black & Kevin Hawkes), but we think we should have one anyway! I Know a Wee Piggy (Kim Norman & Henry Cole) follows a pig who wallows through all sorts of colors to find the perfect one.



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