Bertha Williams Library Announces April Programs!!

APRIL 2019


Adult Program



Crochet and Craft

First and Third Thursday

April 4 and 18

Time: 3pm


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.



Strong Families = Strong Communities


April 10

Time: 10:00am


Join us as Mona Davis from the Gift of Life Foundation talks about all the services they provide for new families from pregnancy to toddler. She will be focused on co-parenting, but will discuss other techniques for building Strong Families.



Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

April 10

Time: 11:00am

Title: The Last Runaway

Author: Tracy Chevalier

Description: Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker, moves to Ohio in 1850–only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. Sick from the moment she leaves England, and fleeing personal disappointment, she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape. Nineteenth-century America is practical, precarious, and unsentimental, and scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery. In her new home Honor discovers that principles count for little, even within a religious community meant to be committed to human equality.


However, Honor is drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, a network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, where she befriends two surprising women who embody the remarkable power of defiance. Eventually she must decide if she too can act on what she believes in, whatever the personal costs. ~dust jacket


Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

April 24

Time: 6:30pm


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.


Title: Blacksad (Vol. 1)

Writer/Artist: Juan Diaz Canales/Juanjo Guarnido

Description: Private investigator John Blacksad is up to his feline ears in mystery, digging into the backstories behind murders, child abductions, and nuclear secrets. Guarnido’s sumptuously painted pages and rich cinematic style bring the world of 1950s America to vibrant life, with Canales weaving in fascinating tales of conspiracy, racial tension, and the “red scare” Communist witch hunts of the time. Guarnido reinvents anthropomorphism in these pages and industry colleagues no less than Will Eisner, Jim Steranko, and Tim Sale are fans! Whether John Blacksad is falling for dangerous women or getting beaten to within an inch of his life, his stories are, simply put, unforgettable.~Hoopla



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.




All Ages

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

April 19

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. Call to ask what movie we’re showing or to suggest a title.




Children’s Programs

Story time!

Mondays and Tuesdays – 10am (Except holidays)

All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!


1 and 2

Ernest the Moose Who Doesn’t Fit (Raynor) just can’t seem to fit into this book, can we help? Morris the Moose (Wiseman) is also having trouble fitting in, but at school.



Llama Llama Misses Mama (Dewdney), but that’s okay, because we’ll see her at the end of the day.  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Numberoff) he may just want more!



The Fire Department is a strong part of our community. Join us as they tell us how they protect our community and how we can protect ourselves from fire.



15 and 16

Oh No! (Fleming) Mouse has fallen down the hole and can’t get out! And what are we going to do about The Book With No Pictures (Novak)?


22 and 23

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! (Beaumont) Well, maybe just a little… We’re Traveling to the Tondo (Aardema), if only we don’t stop to rest too many times.


29 and 30

I’m a Pout Pout Fish (Diesen) and I’m here to spread my dreary wearies. Which is fitting since Yesterday I Had the Blues (Ashford)

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