July Events @ Bertha Williams Library!!

JULY 2019


Adult Program


Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

July 10

Time: 11:00am

Title: The Apartment

Author: Danielle Steel

Description: They come together by chance in the heart of New York City, four young women at turning points in their lives.


Frustrated by her ultra-conservative boss, Claire soon faces a career crisis as a designer. Abby is under the spell of an older man, an off-off-Broadway producer who exploits her and detours her from her true talent as a novelist, while destroying her self-confidence. Morgan is happily in love with a successful restaurateur who supplies her roommates with fine food. At her office, she begins to suspect something is off about her boss, a legendary investment manager whom she’s always admired. But does she even know him? And Sasha begins an all-work-no-play residency as an OB/GYN, as her glamorous jet-set sister makes increasingly risky decisions.

Their shared life in the apartment grounds them as they bring one another comfort and become a family of beloved friends. Unexpected opportunities alter the course of each of their lives, and as they meet the challenges, they face the bittersweet reality that in time, they will inevitably move away from the place where their dreams began. ~Dust jacket


Novel Colors **NEW DAY**

Last Tuesday

July 30

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: Captain America: Sam Wilson, vol 1

Writer/Artist: Nick Spencer/Daniel Acuña, Paul Renaud

Description: When Steve Rogers was restored to his natural age, he chose one of his closest and most trusted allies to take up his shield: Sam Wilson, formerly the Avenger known as the Falcon! But Sam isn’t Steve – and after recent events, he’s on the outs with both his old friend and S.H.I.E.L.D. What could have sent the high flying new Cap’s approval rating plummeting so dramatically?  ~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

July 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

4 – NO PROGRAM, get writing

11 – Guided Journaling

18 – Rose of the Thorn will teach a brief 1 hour course on self defense. Wear clothing and shoes you are comfortable in.

25 – Guided Journaling


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!



No Story time – Get Caught Reading!



Have you ever wanted to know how you would brush your teeth in space? Join us as we find out with astronaut Chris Hadfield via Youtube. Have you ever wondered what happens with a Bear’s Loose Tooth (Wilson)? Well story time will tell us that too!



How do astronauts sleep? Chris Hadfield joins us again via Youtube to show us how to prepare for bedtime in space. Then we’ll read all about Timothy and the Strong Pajamas (Schwarz). How do you get ready for bed?



Did you know that we still haven’t explored most of the ocean? It’s a lot like space that way! Rainbow Fish Discovers the Sea (Pfister) and we get to explore too! Exploring can be scary, how does he cope when Bear Feels Scared (Wilson)?



Summer is all about fun, and we’ve had some fun this summer. As we wrap up our last story time, let’s talk about all the things we’ve loved about summer. The Watermelon Seed (Pizzoli) is all about a young crocodile who looooooves watermelon. Watch Me Throw a Ball! (Willems) is a fun way to play, but maybe in unexpected ways.

Summer Reading Program

Wednesdays at 10am

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

3 – No program – Get caught Reading!


10 – Alabama has a universe of stories as Amanda McBride returns to tell us all about the people who lived in Alabama and the tools used to discover information about them.


16 – Prizes distributed and reading party, all Summer Reading participants welcome. Please note, only participants who have returned a reading log will be eligible for prizes/certficates.


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