Crochet and Craft
First and Third Friday
June 2 and 16
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
Title: Glory Over Everything
Author: Kathleen Grissom
Description: Jamie, who fled from the Virginian plantation he once called home, is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. After many years of striving, Jamie has achieved acclaim and security, only to discover that his aristocratic lover Caroline is pregnant. Before he can reveal his real identity to her, he learns that his beloved servant Pan has been captured and sold into slavery in the South. Pan’s father, to whom Jamie owes a great debt, pleads for Jamie’s help, and Jamie agrees, knowing the journey will take him perilously close to Tall Oakes and the ruthless slave hunter who is still searching for him. Meanwhile, Caroline’s father learns and exposes Jamie’s secret, and Jamie loses his home, his business, and finally Caroline.
Heartbroken and with nothing to lose, Jamie embarks on a trip to a North Carolina plantation where Pan is being held with a former Tall Oakes slave named Sukey, who is intent on getting Pan to the Underground Railroad. Soon the three of them are running through the Great Dismal Swamp, the notoriously deadly hiding place for escaped slaves. Though they have help from those in the Underground Railroad, not all of them will make it out alive. ~Dust jacket
Fourth Friday Cook Up
Time: 4:00 PM
Description: Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. This month we’ll honor two of our favorite vegetables, the tomato and the potato. But we’re not talking about french fries and ketchup. Find a recipe that uses one or both ingredients. 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.
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
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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.
**Note: our movie will start one hour earlier during summer!
Movie: Lego Movie (2014), PG
Run time: 1h 41m
Time: 10:00 AM
All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
How we look at the world can be how we change it, for ourselves and other people. The Pout Pout Fish (Deborah Diesen) thinks he’s a glum fellow, until he meets someone who shows him otherwise. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses (James Dean) help us see the world in a whole new way.
Help! (Holly Keller) hide Mouse from snake who wants to eat her! Maybe Chickens to the Rescue (John Himmelman) will save the day?!
Sometimes neighbors fight, like in Too Tall Houses (Gianna Marino), luckily Rabbit and Owl can work things out. Sometimes we just want to yell Leave Me Alone! (Vera Brosgol) like this knitting grandma who just needs a moment to herself.
When Max’s brothers won’t share their hobbies, Max decides to start his own collection of Max’s Words (Kate Banks), soon everyone wants to share their words. Should I Share My Ice Cream? (Mo Willems) is a question that is almost impossible to answer when your best friend would love some ice cream, but isn’t around to share it with.
Summer Reading Programs
Wednesday at 10am
JUNE 7 – Amanda McBride, Alabama Historical Society
Archaeology helps understand our past better so we can build a better future.
JUNE 14 – Engine 2, Montgomery Fire Department
Firefighters help people and keep us safe. Learn what they do and how they do it, see a real fire truck!
JUNE 21 – Donna and John Woodfin, The Fish and Aquarium Maintenance Service, etc.
Animals help us by working with us, as well as improving our lives as pets. Learn about different animals, their care, and how they help.
JUNE 28 – Stacey Vandortrecht, S & B Apiaries
Not only are bees natural builders, but they also provide us with food by pollinating most of our food crops. Bees are also in danger. Find out how you can build like a bee by protecting them.