Crochet and Craft
First and Third Friday
April 6 and 20
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.
First and Third Tuesday
April 3 and 17
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!
National Library Week
The Library Leads with Community Leaders
Description: Join us in learning about to be a leader in your community and what people are doing in your community to try to make it better. Speakers will include: Jamicia Croskery, Professor of English and Orientation at ASU; Avril Harris, REALTOR and past president of Montgomery Chapter of Church Women United; Gennice Diggs Burch, MPS educator and motivational speaker; Grace Harvey, Director of Pink and Pearls for Girls; and Catherine Flowers, Director of Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise and Manager of rural development for EJI.
Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
Title: The Racketeer
Author: John Grisham
Description: On paper, Malcolm’s situation isn’t looking too good these days, but he’s got an ace up his sleeve. He knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and he knows why. The judge’s body was found in his remote lakeside cabin. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied. What was in the safe? The FBI would love to know. And Malcolm Bannister would love to tell them. But everything has a price—especially information as explosive as the sequence of events that led to Judge Fawcett’s death. And the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday. ~Dust Jacket
**New LOCATION: Books-a-Million in Eastchase
Really want to join a book club but don’t really like to read? Come join us at Books-a-million as we talk and color. Read the book, or don’t! Browse with a new friend. Just want to color and enjoy our company? You’re welcome! Bring your own supplies or use some of ours. Coloring sheets provided. *Note, this title is a repeat from last month as a previous meeting was canceled due to schedule conflicts.
Title: The Devil and Webster
Author: Jean Hanff Korelitz
Naomi Roth is the first female president of Webster College, a once conservative school now known for producing fired-up, progressive graduates. So Naomi isn’t surprised or unduly alarmed when Webster students begin the fall semester with an outdoor encampment around “The Stump”-a traditional campus gathering place for generations of student activists-to protest a popular professor’s denial of tenure.
Then Omar Khayal, a charismatic Palestinian student with a devastating personal history, emerges as the group’s leader, and the demonstration begins to consume Naomi’s life, destabilizing Webster College from the inside out. As the crisis slips beyond her control, Naomi must take increasingly desperate measures to protect her friends, colleagues, and family from an unknowable adversary.
Touching on some of the most topical and controversial concerns at the heart of our society, this riveting novel examines the fragility that lies behind who we think we are-and what we think we believe. ~Dust Jacket
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.
Mondays and Tuesdays (except holidays)
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
Annabelle finds some Extra Yarn (Barnett) and does something extraordinary with it. Extraordinary Jane (Harrison) has to find her special talent in an especially talented family. Both manage to find something special.
9 and 10 – MOVIE DAY
Join us for the movie Moana (PG) as we celebrate National library week. Libraries Lead our community, much like Moana must learn to put aside her love of the ocean in order to lead her people.
16 and 17
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? By Eric Carle is a fun classic where we get to see many different animals, starting with Brown Bear. Ernest the Moose who Doesn’t Fit (Rayner), can we find a way to help him?
23 and 24
In I Know a Wee Piggy (Norman) we followalong as a pig runs through all the colors at the fair! In Yesterday I Had the Blues (Frame) we see how colors and emotions are connected.
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.