June Programs @ Bertha Williams Library!!

JUNE 2019


Adult Program


Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

June 12

Time: 11:00am

Title: In the Heart of the Canyon

Author: Elisabeth Hyde

Description: Meet Peter, twenty-seven, single, and looking for a quick hookup; Evelyn, a fifty-year-old Harvard professor; and Ruth and Lloyd, river veterans in their seventies. There’s Mitchell, an overeager history buff with no qualms about upstaging the guides with his knowledge. There’s Jill from Salt Lake City, wanting desperately to spark some sense of adventure in her staid Mormon family; and seventeen-year-old Amy, so woefully overweight that she can barely fit into a pup tent, let alone into a life jacket.

Guiding them all is JT Maroney, who loves the river with all his heart and who, having made 124 previous trips down the Colorado, thinks he has seen everything. But on their first night, a stray dog wanders into their campsite, upsetting the tentative equilibrium of this makeshift family. Over the next thirteen days, as various decisions are second-guessed and sometimes regretted, both passengers and guides find that sometimes the most daunting adventures on a Colorado River trip have nothing to do with white-water rapids, and everything to do with reconfiguring the rocky canyons of the heart. ~Dust jacket


Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

June 26

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: Illegal

Writer/Artist: Eoin Colfer/Andrew Donkin

Description: A powerfully moving graphic novel by New York Times bestselling author Eoin Colfer and the team behind the Artemis Fowl graphic novels that explores the current plight of undocumented immigrants.


Ebo is alone. His brother, Kwame, has disappeared, and Ebo knows it can only be to attempt the hazardous journey to Europe, and a better life-the same journey their sister set out on months ago.


But Ebo refuses to be left behind in Ghana. He sets out after Kwame and joins him on the quest to reach Europe. Ebo’s epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his family. ~Hoopla Digital


Genealogy Sessions

By appointment only


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

June 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.


Teen Programs


Big Mood

Join us every Thursday as we figure out how to cope with and navigate our moods, big and small, through a variety of tools and discussion. Get the support you need in figuring out everything going on and how to achieve your goals without letting your feelings get in the way.


Thursday @1:30

6th – Introduction to journaling – benefits of journaling, how to journal, who journals, etc.


13th – Meta Ellis from the Bayard Rustin Center will talk about suicide prevention and ideation.


20th – Journaling in practice – Get practice with journaling.


27th – Meta Ellis returns with information on conflict resolution.


Children’s Programs

Story time!

Tuesdays – 10am (Except holidays, Monday story times will return during the school year.)

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


4 – Mousetronaut (Kelly) is a special mouse who goes to space and what these animals do to help the mission. What would happen If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Numeroff), and what if you did that in space too?


11 – Oskar and Klaus are on a Mission to Cataria (Szydlowski), what could possibly go wrong? At least they’re in a spaceship, unlike our friend in It’s Not a Box (Portis). Or maybe they ARE in a spaceship? After all… it’s not a box.


18 – Rosie Revere Engineer (Beaty) just wants to build, but does so in secret because she’s afraid of making mistakes. Two neighbors are good friends until they build Too Tall Houses (Marino).


25 – We’ll watch some real astronauts do an experiment in space from Storytime from Space. You are (Not) Small (Kang) explains how size is alllll relative.


Summer Reading Program

Wednesdays at 10am

-We recommend Grades 1-6 for these educational and entertaining programs!


Alabama has a universe of stories with Amanda McBride from the Alabama Historical Society. She’ll be talking about historical transportation methods and their importance to Alabama.



Alabama has a universe of stories with Big Mo and the Biscuits’ exciting summer reading program. Books read during the summer can count for both programs, so register for MCCPL’s reading program too!



Alabama has a universe of stories with the Talking Tree. She’ll tell us how to take care of Alabama’s trees, plants, animals, and the environment.



Alabama bees have a universe of stories! S&B Apiaries will tell us what bees do, where they go, and how they help Alabama.


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