October Events @ MCCPL!!

MCCPL October 2017


Bertha P. Williams

Children’s Programs


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!


2 and 3

Have you ever wanted Feathers Like a Rainbow (Flora)? Well so does Jacamin, see how he gets them from Hummingbird. Then we’ll see Pete splash through his own colors in Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes (Dean and Litwin).


10* (We’re closed on the 9th for Columbus/ Indigenous Peoples’ Day)

Have you ever wanted to yell Leave Me Alone (Brosgol)?! Well this grandma tries hard to find a place to be left alone, find out what happens when she does. Bear gets a visitor he doesn’t really want in A Visitor for Bear (Denton), what will he do?


16 and 17

Turtle’s Penguin Day (Gorbachev) is a day where Turtle decides to dress like a penguin and share with his classmates. The Dog Who Cried Wolf (Kasza) learns a lesson when he cries wolf one too many times.


23 and 24

Timothy and the Strong Pajamas (Schwarz) is about being a hero, with the help of some very special pajamas. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses (Dean) have a whole new way of seeing the world.


Adult Program


Scrabble Time

First Tuesday

Oct 3

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!


Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday

Oct 6 and 20

Time: 10:00am


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.


Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

Oct 11

Time: 11:00am

Title: What the Dead Know

Author: Laura Lippman

Description: Thirty years ago, the Bethany girls, ages eleven and fifteen, disappeared from a Baltimore shopping mall. They never returned, their bodies were never recovered, and only painful questions remain. Now, in the aftermath of a rush-hour hit-and-run accident, a clearly disoriented woman is claiming to be Heather, the younger Bethany sister. Not a shred of evidence supports her story, and every lead she reluctantly offers takes the police to another dead end—a dying, incoherent man; a razed house; a missing grave. But she definitely knows something about that terrible day—and about the shocking fissures that the tragedy exposed in the foundation of a seemingly solid family. ~Dust Jacket


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

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

Oct 20

Time: 3:00pm

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: Moana

Run time: 1h47


Unleash Your Story

All Month


In honor of Teen Read Week (Oct 8-14), we are inviting everyone to share a 140 character story about their teen years (or years to come). We will share some of our favorites on our Facebook site. Just come in and fill out an entry form with your story



30 and 31

If You’re a Monster and You Know It (Emberly) join us for a Halloween story time! Get chills from The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything (Williams).


Pike Road Branch Library’s October 2017 Programs

Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library Meeting

On Thursday, October 19 at 10 a.m., the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library hold their monthly meeting to discuss how they support the library. Please join them!

Storybook Time – for age three through six – Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:

  • October 2 – Nanette’s mom sends her to the bakery to buy a baguette. It smells wonderful! Can Nanette resist eating it on the way home? (Not a chance.) We’ll witness poor Nanette’s plight in Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems.
  • October 9 – The library will be closed in observance of Columbus Day.
  • October 16 – It’s Farm/City Festival day at the Bartlett Ranch in Pike Road, which means we will NOT have a 4:30 p.m. session of Storybook Time today because we want you to go to the Farm/City Festival instead. However, the 10:30 a.m. session will carry on with some farm-themed stories including Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Farm by Joy Cowley and Elizabeth Fuller.
  • October 23 – It’s almost Halloween, which is Mister Matt’s favorite holiday. That’s why we’ll start observing Halloween a bit early this week by pretending to be monsters when we read If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca and Ed Emberley.
  • October 30 – It’s Halloween Eve! We’ll enjoy some not-so-spooky stories including Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman and S.D. Schindler.


Toddler Time – for age one through three – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:

  • October 4
  • October 11
  • October 18
  • October 25

Book Clubs

Book Maniaks – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, October 11 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniaks will discuss The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis.

Publisher’s Summary – During the last days of Narnia, the land faces its fiercest challenge—not an invader from without but an enemy from within. Lies and treachery have taken root, and only the king and a small band of loyal followers can prevent the destruction of all they hold dear in this, the magnificent ending to The Chronicles of Narnia.

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, October 19 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss First Women by Kate Anderson Brower.

Publisher’s Summary – One of the most underestimated—and challenging—positions in the world, the First Lady of the United States must be many things: an inspiring leader with a forward-thinking agenda of her own; a savvy politician, skilled at navigating the treacherous rapids of Washington; a wife and mother operating under constant scrutiny; and an able CEO responsible for the smooth operation of countless services and special events at the White House. Now, as she did in her smash #1 bestseller The Residence, former White House correspondent Kate Andersen Brower draws on a wide array of untapped, candid sources—from residence staff and social secretaries to friends and political advisers—to tell the stories of the ten remarkable women who have defined that role since 1960.

9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 – Phone: 244-8679 facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary

Governors’ Square Library Preschool Storytime Schedule

October 2017

10:00 a.m.


Oct. 3: Farm Animals Day

Children will enjoy singing farm animals songs, then delight in hearing the

stories The Great Pig Search and Hattie and the Fox. Then they will make

a  puppet craft.


Oct 10: Fire Prevention Week (October 8-15)

Special guest, Lt. Johnson. Montgomery Fire Department will tell the

children about “Fire Safety” and read stories to them. Afterward, they

will get to tour a real fire engine and receive


Oct. 17: Create-A-Face Day

                 Children will sing autumn songs, and Ms. Anita will read The Twelve

Dancing Princesses and The Scarecrow’s Hat. Then the children will

create their own unique faces.


Oct. 24: No Program


Oct 31:   It’s Halloween!

Ms. Anita will read the stories Creepy Countdown and The Best

Halloween Masquerade Ever, followed by a coloring page activity.



Book Bunch Book Club

October 11, 2017

2:00 p.m.


October is Mystery Month, and Book bunch will discuss the latest Carolyn Haines’

novel, Ham Bones: A Southern Belle Mystery


Ramer Library

October Storytime

These story times will be held at the Dunbar-Ramer School for Grades K-3
Monday, Oct. 16- Third Grade- 1pm

Activity/Craft Hour

We will make goofy little spiders, which are also handy little candy holders for Halloween treats.


Tuesday, Oct. 17 – Kindergarten- 1pm

Ollie’s Halloween by Olivier Dunrea

Gossie, Gertie, Peedie, BooBoo, and Ollie are out and about tricking and treating. Let’s see what the night has in store for them.

Craft: We will decorate pumpkins



Wednesday, Oct. 18 -2nd Grade- 1pm

Activity/Craft Hour

We will make goofy little spiders, which are also handy little candy holders for Halloween treats.



Thursday, Oct. 19 -1st Grade 1pm

Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton

Splat the Cat and his class are wearing costumes to school for Halloween. Splat wants to have the scariest costume, but Splat is scared himself and he ends up looking silly in front of the class. What happens to make him so scared? This story will fill us in.

Craft: We will make a paper bag Splat the Cat and decorate it.



Ramer Adult Programs


Wednesday, October 11, 11:00- “A Visit With Author Glen Wills” by Glenn Wills. The Alabama author discusses his books.

Wednesday, October 25, 11:00- Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club


Book Jacket Summary: Zinnia is abuzz:  displaced from its New Orleans venue, a red-hot touring production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is opening right in the heart of town, featuring hunky star Graf Milieu! While most folks are excited, Sara Booth, who had her own brief stint on the Great White Way—on the arm of Milieu himself—is less than thrilled. Graf is now linked with his costar, Renata Trovaioli, a dyed-in-the-wool diva who plans to ride Graf’s coattails all the way to Hollywood. But Renata’s trip to the top comes to a screeching halton the play’s second night, when someone laces her lipstick with cyanide.


The plot thickens when Renata’s brother arrives on the scene and makes it clear exactly who he thinks the killer is. It seems Renata was stirring up plenty of drama behind the scenes, making enemies galore: her long-suffering makeup artist, an extremely harsh critic, an angry audience member…even boy toy Graf had a motive. But the most damning evidence points to Sarah Booth herself, and before she can say Big Daddy, she’s topping Sheriff Coleman’s list of suspects.


Will Sarah get herself out of this mess? Come join us on October 11 to find out.


Pintlala Branch Library

October 2017   STORY TIME

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian



October 10, 2017 @ 11:15 Pre-K

            BOOK: “Clifford and the Big Parade”  by: Norman Bridwell

Synopsis —-   Clifford, the big red dog, is too large to join in the games and

races of the town’s centennial celebration, but when the bridge

breaks along the parade route, Clifford carries the paraders

across the river and saves the day.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a dog out of the letter D


October 11, 2017 @ 1:45 1st Grade

            BOOK: “Chicken Little”  by: Rebecca Emberley

Synopsis —-   BONK! An award-winning father-daughter team make the sky fall

an entirely new way. You may already know the tale of a not-quite

-so-bright little chicken whose encounter with an acorn and gravity

convinces him the sky is falling, but youÕve never seen the story

told this way. A brilliant collaboration brings us a bold and colorful

retelling of the classic tale, as crazy-eyed Chicken and all his panicked

friends run away from the sky and right into an eye-catching gatefold surprise.

            ACTIVITY: Questions and Answers



October 12, 2017 @ 2:00 2nd Grade

            BOOK: ““The little old lady who was not afraid of anything”   by: Linda Williams

Synopsis —- Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid

of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods,

the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap.

And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare

of her life!   

            ACTIVITY: Students will act out this play


October 17, 2017 @ 11:15 Pre-K

            BOOK: “Curious George Makes Pancakes”  by: Margret Rey

Synopsis —- Every year George and the Man with the Yellow Hat attend the

pancake breakfast to benefit the children’s hospital. Always curious,

George finds his way to the pancake table. After making some of the

most interesting pancakes the crowd has ever seen, George gets into

even more monkey mischief. Activities include coloring, fun facts, and

funny faces pancake recipe.

            ACTIVITY:  Students will color Curious George color sheets



October 24, 2017 @ 11:15 Pre-K

            BOOK: “One Witch”  by: Laura Leuck

                       Synopsis —- One witch, on a hill, had an empty pot to fill. So what does that one

witch do?  She goes around to visit all her fiendish friends, naturally;

two cats, three scarecrows,  four goblins, five vampires, six mummies,

seven owls, eight ghosts, nine skeletons,  and ten werewolves. At every

stop they contribute ghoulishly tasty ingredients until the witch has

enough to make a properly gruesome stew for her party. Then, of course,

she must send out her invitations; to the ten werewolves, nine skeletons,

eight ghosts, seven owls, six mummies…Count up and count down again

as one witch gets ready for a fun-filled monster bash. Come along, they’ve

got a special surprise waiting just…FOR…YOU!      

            ACTIVITY: Make Pumpkins out of paper plates


October 25, 2017 @ 1:45 1st Grade

            BOOK: “On Halloween Night”  by: Ferida Wolff

Synopsis —- In this spellbinding counting rhyme, one witch, two cats, three owls,

and other assorted creatures of the night add up to one mysterious

Halloween. It’s just enough to give gentle jitters to young readers

counting their way from one to   thirteen on their way through the

haunted woods      

             ACTIVITY: Students will make a Halloween craft                       


October 26, 2017 @ 12:00 3rd Grade

            BOOK: “The Horrible Spookhouse”  by: Kicki Stridh

Synopsis —- A little girl lost in the woods wanders into a haunted house, where she

disappoints the witches, monsters, and other inhabitants because she

refuses to be frightened of them.                                                                                   

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Halloween craft                       


October 31, 2017 @ 11:15 Pre-K

            BOOK: “Scaredy-Cat, Splat!”  by: Rob Scotton

Synopsis —- It’s Halloween, and Splat is determined to be the scariest cat in the

class. Unfortunately, he’s just too much of a scaredy-cat. He’s afraid

of a little   spider, and everyone says his costume looks more silly

than scary. And when  Mrs. Wimpydimple tells a ghost story in the

dark, Splat gets so frightened that  he tips over his jack-o’-lantern.

But when the lights go back on, the entire class   is scared silly by a

small, black, furry creature with a big pumpkin head.

Whooooo can it be?       

            ACTIVITY: Students will make Halloween scary hands



Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

3095 Mobile Highway, Montgomery, AL 36108 www.mccpl.lib.al.us

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.


October 4

The Fox And The Hen by Eric Battut

Crafty Red Fox has taken Henrietta Hen’s beautiful egg. Now Henrietta and her friends must come up with a cunning plan to trick Red Fox into giving it back

Activity: Coloring Activity


October 11

Black Rabbit by Philippa Leathers

There’s a large black rabbit chasing him, and no matter where he runs, the shadowy rabbit follows, but finally in the deep, dark wood, Rabbit loses his nemesis only to encounter a real foe.

Activity: Rabbit Craft


October 18

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.

Activity: Coloring Activity


October 25

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

A little old lady who is not afraid of anything must deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.

Activity: Halloween Craft


Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

October 2017 Young Adult Programming


Teen Read Week 2017! October 8-14th Join the Rufus Lewis Young Adults for a week of after school activities and contests.

Mondays in October (2, 9, 16, 23,30) Young Adult Bookclub. @5pm Meet afterschool to discuss the your latest read, the movie you saw over the weekend, or that awesome track you discovered last week.

Homework Assistance (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) @ 6:00 You’ve got homework to do, might as well get out of the house and go to the library to do it! We’ve got awesome resources to help you get done with your homework done!

Tuesdays in October (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) Girls Who Code @5 pm . Middle and High School girls exploring the world of code in a fun and friendly environment!  For Sign up information, email Stephen Deloney at sdeloney@montgomeryal.gov

Thursdays in October (5, 12, 19, 26,)             Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

Description: Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching some great anime episodes this week. Refreshments will be provided.

Fridays in October (6,13, 20,27)                   Friday Film @ 4 pm

Description: Join us for popcorn, soda, and a great movie! Every Friday we will be watch a feature film decided by participants at the previous week’s showing!




After 5 Book Club ~ Book Discussion

Monday, October 2 @ 6:00 P.M.

Title: Cross Fire by James Patterson

Summary: After shots pierce the nighttime tranquility of Rock Creek Park, a man is dead. It looks like road rage but might be something much more sinister. Alex Cross began asking questions when he’s called across town to investigate a new murder, one that hits close to home; Washington’s own chief of detectives, Alex’s former boss, and beloved mentor of Alex’s wife Bree.  In all of Alex Cross’s years with homicide, Washington, DC, has never been more dangerous.

~ Editor


Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

Thursday, October 5, 12, 19, 26

Library Staff, Instructors       

All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.


Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

Thursday, October 5, 12, 19, 26

Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Presenter

Description: Learn the techniques of telling stories of your memories through the art of scrapbooking using words, paper, glue, photos, etc. Attendees are encouraged to provide material for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for a list of recommended materials.


Yoga @ The Library 6:00 P.M.                                  

Tuesday, October 10, 24

Mrs. Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher, Instructor

Description: This course is an introduction to the ancient practice of Yoga. Through a series of gentle Yoga Poses, participants will experience a sense of well-being and relaxation.  Comfortable, form-fitting, but stretchy clothing is recommended.  Participants of all levels of health, mobility, and flexibility are encouraged to attend as Yoga Poses can be adapted for comfort.



ABC’S of Medicare

Tuesday,October 17 @10:00 A.M.

Ms. Sandra Whatley, Montgomery Area Council On Aging, Presenter

Description: Have all your questions answered regarding benefits, updates and changes to



Coliseum Branch Library

Story Time

840 Coliseum Blvd.


Thursday at 10:00 am




Oct. 5     It’s nice when you support your friends!

Up and Down, by Oliver Jeffers

Even though the penguin and the boy are close friends and do many things together,

the penguin decides that he wants to fly and he wants to do it on his own.

Cowboy Kid, by Max Eilenberg

A young boy has difficulty in getting to sleep because his toys seem to need so many

hugs and kisses at bedtime.

Craft – Penguin craft


Oct. 12   We need to learn to accept others!

That New Animal, by Emily Jenkins

The lives of two dogs change after a new animal, a baby, come to their house.

Zinnia and Dot, by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Zinnia and Dot, self-satisfied hens who bicker constantly about who lays better eggs

Put aside their differences to protect a prime specimen from a marauding weasel.

Craft – Dog craft


Oct. 19   Do you want to go to school?

Bad Boris Goes to School, by Susie Jenkin-Pearce

Boris does not want to go to school until he gets there and sees that he enjoys it.

Dabble Duck, by Anne Leo Ellis

A lonesome pet, Duck finally solves her own problem by befriending a bedraggled boy.

Craft – Elephant craft


Oct. 26   Halloween is near!

You may wear you Halloween costumes today for group pictures.

Halloween Monster, by Catherine Stock

Tommy is reluctant to dress up and go out on Halloween until his mother convinces

him that there are no real ghosts, monsters, or witches.

Have No Fear! Halloween is Here!, by Tish Rabe

The Cat in the hat shows the boys and girls where to find the best Halloween


Craft – Flying bats and ghouls craft


Adult Programs


Tai Chi Classes

October 2

10:00 – 11:00 am

This will be our last class for this series of Tai Chi classes taught by Jim Caldwell. You will need to come by to pre-register before attending this last class.


Arts and Crafts for Adults

October 4, 2017

10:00 am

Today we will be transforming ordinary flameless candles into lacy Halloween candles. Please bring your own flameless 4” to 6” inch candle, and we will provide all other materials.


Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

Each Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00, you can register for an appointment with our volunteer. She will guide you in how to get started with Ancestry or your next steps.  You must pre-register to assure our volunteer will be available to assist.  271-7005


Computer Class for Seniors

October 3, 10, 17, and 24

10:00 am

We will be concentrating on Microsoft Power Point during the month of October.

Pre-registration is required. 271-7005


Coliseum Adult Program

October 18, 2017

10:00 am

Sandra Whatley, Central Alabama Aging Consortium, will be here to discuss the Medicare revisions and will be meeting individually with patrons who need additional assistance.


Fiber Arts

October 19, 2017

3:00 pm

Do you have something you can teach, or would you like to learn how to do something? We still have looms and yarn, so bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks. Also, bring any projects you are working on that you would like to share.


Coliseum Adult Book Clubs


Southern Charms Book Club

October 12, 2017

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing “All the Light We Cannot See”, by Anthony Doerr. This is a story of two people whose paths cross during the Nazi’s occupation, and against all odds, try to be good to one another.  Then, we will receive our book for November titled, “Hollow Ground”, by Stephen Marion.


Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

October 26, 2017

3:00 pm

“The Buzzard Table” by Margaret Maron. Judge Deborah Knott and her husband, Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Bryant, are back home in Colleton County amid family and old friends. But the winter winds have blown in several new faces as well. Lt. Sigrid Harald and her mother, Anne, a well-known photographer, are down from New York to visit Mrs. Lattimore, Anne’s dying mother. When the group gathers for dinner at Mrs. Lattimore’s Victorian home, they meet the enigmatic Martin Crawford, an ornithologist researching a book on Southern vultures. He’s also Mrs. Lattimore’s long-lost nephew. With her health in decline, Mrs. Lattimore wants to make amends with her family-a desire Deborah can understand, as she, too, works to strengthen her relationship with her young stepson, Cal. http://www.margaretmaron.com/deborah/buzzard-table/


“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids


Fun with Ukuleles

October 4, 2017

5:00 pm

Come join a ukulele jam and share in the fun of making music together.

See the Facebook page “Dewberry Jam” for ongoing educational links and announcements.


Being Creative with Legos

October 10 and October 24

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.


The Tinkering Table

October 20, 2017

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join us as we help develop your creative abilities. Once a month, on the third Friday of the month, we will have an activity that will enhance the arts or encourage your engineering skills by providing math and science projects.  This program is geared specifically for boys and girls ages 8 – 10.


Homework Assistance

October 3, 10, 17, and 24. We will not schedule a session for October 31 due to Halloween.

5;00 – 5:45 pm

Our tutors offer assistance in Math, English, and Reading. Students in grades 1 – 12 are invited.  Please bring your own materials and homework, or the lesson you will need assistance with.

Registration is required of students, and adults who are interested in tutoring are invited to assist, with pre-registration required.


Coding Club for Boys and Girls

October 2, 16, 23, and 30

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Come join the fun and the great educational experience in learning to “Code” on computers. This is a wonderful opportunity for boys and girls in grades 4 and up.  The class will have limited seating for this series of classes.


Juliette Hampton Morgan Library

October Story Time Details


5Five Little Monkeys Trick or Treat by Eileen Christelow: Five little monkeys dress up for Halloween. They are going trick-or-treating with their favorite babysitter, Lulu.  “Don’t lose the rascals!” Mama tells her. But soon those mischievous monkeys meet their friends and decide to try “the best Halloween trick ever!” Will Lulu be fooled? Or will those rascals get tricked by their own monkey business? Craft: Children will create a monkey mask.

12Monsters Eat Whiny Children by Bruce Eric Kaplan: This cautionary tale about whiny children being eaten by monsters is upended when the monsters cannot decide how best to prepare their meal. A whiny child salad doesn’t work because there’s paprika in the dressing. A whiny child cake won’t do because the flour spills all over the floor. Whiny child burgers are out of the question because the grill is too hard to light. When the persnickety monsters finally decide that whiny child cucumber sandwiches are the perfect solution, their whiny children have escaped. At least the children have learned their lesson…for now. Craft: Children will color/decorate monsters they can decide between coloring pages or mask option.

19The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree by Stan and Jan Berenstain: Three brave little bears explore the inside of a mysterious old tree and go into, up, over, down, and out. Craft: Children will create a spooky tree using paper brown bag; the children will have the option to paint the tree as scary as they wish.

26The Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman: A witch on Halloween struggles to free a pumpkin from the vine. As she tries she is helped by various characters throughout the book. Craft: Children will design/decorate a pumpkin mask.

31*Tuesday* Halloween Day by Anne Rockwell:  It’s Halloween and there’s a party at school. This diverse group of preschoolers wears an equally varied set of costumes ‘from pirates to clowns to firefighters. Everyone’s ready for their tricks and treats ‘they could start the party if only their missing teacher would return. Where could Mrs. Madoff have gone, and who is the mysterious fairy godmother who keeps following them around? Crafts: Participating children will receive a Halloween candy bag that he/she can decorate


Chasing Down a Dream by Beverly Jenkins

There’s never a dull day in Henry Adams, Kansas.

Tamar July has never had a great relationship with certain members of her family. In fact, she’d characterize it as a “hate/hate relationship.” But when her cousin calls her with the news that she’s dying and wants Tamar to plan the funeral, she’s shocked but is willing to drop everything for her.  After a horrendous storm, Gemma finds a young boy and his little sister walking on the side of the road. She takes them in, and quickly falls in love with the orphaned siblings. But when Gemma contacts Social Services to try to become their foster mother, she’s told a white woman cannot foster African-American children.  In the midst of these trials, Jack and Rocky are trying to plan their wedding. The entire town comes together to lend a helping hand.

Though the residents of Henry Adams face seemingly insurmountable obstacles, each of them will discover that family comes in many forms, especially during the most trying of times.

Review taken from Amazon.com

EL Lowder Regional Library

2590 Bell Road

Montgomery, AL 36117



Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.



October 6:  Library and Book Usage Rules

Never Let a Ghost Borrow Your Library Book by Karen Casale

The Library Secret Service (L.S.S.) is teaches children how to take care of books. One very important rule is to never let a Ghost borrow your library book.  “Ghosts have a habit of disappearing.”


It’s A Book! by Lane Smith

There is a donkey, mouse, and monkey that are sitting down.

The donkey is using his tablet while monkey and mouse are reading books. Donkey keeps asking, “Can your book do this?” Monkey keeps saying, “No, it’s a book.”


The Library Ghost by Carole Boston

There is a ghost that visits this library and she has some unfinished business. Come figure out what it is and what happens at the end of the book.

Activity: Paper Reading People


October 13: Fire Safety Week

(The fire department will be here to talk and demonstrate fire safety.)

The FireFighters by Sue Whiting

Mrs. Irvin’s Class is pretending to be firefighters. Have you ever pretended that you were a firefighter?  What do you do when the bell rings at the fire station?


Going to the Firehouse by Mercer Mayer

Little Critter’s Class is taking a field trip to the Fire Station. Have you ever been to the Fire Station?  Do you know how to “Stop, Drop and Roll”?

Activity: Fire hats


October 20: College Football Team Spirit Day

(Please wear your favorite college team colors)

Counting with Big Al by Sherri Graves Smith

Big Al knows how to count. Can you count with Big Al by using football terms? (Roll-Tide-Roll)


Aubie’s Game Day Rules by Sherri Graves Smith

Aubie teaches how to be polite and to use good manners in order to have fun at an Auburn Football Game. If you follow the rules in the book you are sure to have a wonderful time no matter which team you are rooting for at the game or any game.  (War-Eagle)

Activity: Create a football


October 27: Dress Up Day

(Today is the annual dress-up and walk around the Library in your costume parade.)

Scaredy-Cat Splat by Rob Scotton

Splat is so determined to try and win the scariest costume at school. He tries to be a witch but his broom breaks.  He tries to be a spider but two of his friends are much scarier than him.  What happens when his teacher tells a Ghost Story?  Who wins the scariest costume?


Dem Bones by Bob Barner

This is an old folk song that teaches children about how their bones are connected. It’s a great way to get them to remember that your “leg bone is connected to the knee the bone.”


10 Trick-or-Treaters: A Halloween Counting Book by Janet Schulman

It begins with 10 Trick or Treaters and then one gets frighten and then there are 9. This book teaches children how to count backwards or from ten to none by using rhyme.

Activity: Dress up Parade



Lap Sit Time @ Lowder

Every Thursday @ 10:00 a.m.


October 5

Humpty Dumpty by Child’s Play International Ltd.

Humpty Dumpty uses rhyming words throughout the book. This particular book teaches sign language.


Roar! Roar! by Lane Smith

This book teaches children about the sense of feel. It also teaches about the different animals using pictures of the grown-up and the Baby animal.


October 12

Who Can Jump? by Sebastien Braun

In Who Can Jump? open the flaps to read about the different animals that can jump.  Can you jump?


October 19

I Love You, Little Pumpkin! by Sandra Magsamen

The little children hiding throughout the book are dressed up in different animal costumes. There is a special person hiding at the end of the book.  Is it you?


October 26

Where is Baby’s Pumpkin? by Karen Katz

This “lift-the-flap book” has a child dressed up as a cat looking for her pumpkin. Can you help the baby in the story find where the pumpkin is hiding?


Lap Sit Time is geared towards babies ages 0-1. However, everyone is always welcome to join us.


Computer Classes for the Month of October 2017

Tuesday Adult Classes

October 3, 2017 – Internet for Beginners

This class will introduce you to the Internet and explain the basic elements of a Web page. Learn how to use links, the forward and back buttons, and how to find Web pages. The class includes an introduction to search engines.


October 10, 2017 – Word I (MS Office 2010)

This class covers understanding a resume and how to use it. You will begin to create your resume using Office templates.


October 17, 2017 – PowerPoint (MS Office 2010)

The students will learn basic functions of this program to create presentations, including adding graphics and multimedia.


October 24, 2017 – Publisher (MS Office 2010)

Students will learn how to create various publications such as newsletters, business cards, menus, and invitations using Publisher.


Saturday Adult Classes

October 21, 2017 – PowerPoint (MS Office 2010)

The students will learn basic functions of this program to create presentations, including adding graphics and multimedia.


Saturday Children’s Classes

October 7, 2017 – Publisher (MS Office 2010)

Students will learn how to create various publications such as newsletters, business cards, menus, and invitations using Publisher.


Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library


2017 Fall Job Fair

Unemployment is scary! Let us help!


Friday, October 13th

1 1 a.m.- 2 p.m.

245 High Street

For more information, Call: 334-240-4982


Sunday @ the Movies

Sunday, October 15 @ 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Featuring: Hocus Pocus

In the Auditorium


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