Crochet and Craft
First and Third Friday
May 5 and 19
Want to learn how to crochet? Have a project you’re working on that you want to show off, need help with? Come to the library and learn or teach a handcraft (knitting, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch, macrame, origami, chainmail, whatever). Crafters of all ages and genders are welcome. Bring supplies and we’ll build the expertise together.
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
Author: Karen Robards
Description: Feisty criminal attorney Jessica Ford has done her best to comply with the orders of the Secret Service’s unofficial witness protection program ever since she became the lone witness to the First Lady’s murder. She changed her name, dyed her dark hair blonde, and traded her sturdy black-rimmed glasses for contact lenses. Unfortunately, winning her first high-profile case for prestigious Washington, D.C., law firm Ellis Hayes, and subsequently landing her face all over the news, is not exactly keeping a low profile. Or so says hunky Secret Service agent Mark Ryan, whose newest assignment—despite Jess’s stubborn protests—is keeping her safe at all costs. It just so happens he’s also her ex-boyfriend.
The trial earns Jess a permanent spot on the firm’s elite legal defense team, replacing an associate who eloped suddenly and never came back. It’s the chance of a lifetime. But Jess’s mind has raced with questions from the moment the prosecution’s star witness shocked the courtroom with an electrifying revelation involving the handsome son of a powerful U.S. senator. Was the pretty, young mother intimidated into changing her story on the stand? Why will she not return Jess’s calls? Did Jess’s ambitious predecessor on the case really just abandon her successful career? Or did both women mysteriously disappear? – Dust Jacket
Fourth Friday Cook Up
Time: 4:00 PM
Description: Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. Summer favorites! It’s that time of year, things are warming up and we’ve got our swimsuits ready. Bring a favorite picnic, beach, or poolside dish to share. 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.
Time: 10:00 AM
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.
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
May 4, 11, 28, and 25
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.
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: Iron Man
Run time: 2hr 6min
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!
May 1st and 2nd
A peddler has to outsmart a bunch of monkeys in the classic Caps for Sale (Esphyr Slobodkina). Monkey (Gerald McDermott) has to outsmart a crocodile to avoid being eaten.
May 8th and 9th
Have no fear, Chickens to the Rescue (John Himmelman) are here to help! Just watch for the falling sky as Chicken Little (Rebecca and Ed Emberley) warns us about coming danger.
May 15th and 16th
The Ugly Duckling (Jerry Pinkney) wonders why he’s so ugly compared to his brothers and sisters, but don’t worry, we’ll be sure to pick him next in Duck, Duck, Goose (Tad Hills).
May 22nd and 23rd
Grumpy Goat (Brett Helquist) is new to the farm and doesn’t really want anything to do with the other animals. Three Billy Goats Gruff (Glen Rounds) try to gross a bridge, but a troll wants to eat them!
May 29th and 30th
Oh no! Wolf’s Coming! (Joe Kulka) Find out what happens when he gets here! The Dog Who Cried Wolf (Keiko Kasza) finds himself in trouble after crying wolf one too many times.