September Events @ MCCPL!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

September 2019


Bertha P. Williams Library Rosa Parks Ave Branch

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!


September 3

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes (Litwin) and so are we. It’s normal to feel scared or nervous about new things, Bear Feels Scared (Wilson), but soon finds out he doesn’t have to be.


September 9 and 10

The Day I Lost My Superpowers (DiGiacomo) I wasn’t special anymore, except to my family. Scaredy Squirrel (Watt) is afraid of everything, and has a plan in case anything goes wrong, but sometimes things don’t work to plan.


September 16 and 17

Hooray for Birds (Cousin)! Birds are so neat, they do so many things! But if The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog (Willems) maybe he shouldn’t eat it?


September 23 and 24

Hattie and the Fox (Fox) is about a chicken who sees something in the bushes, guess what it is. I Want My Hat Back (Klassen) said the bear as he asks his friends and neighbors if they’ve seen his hat.


September 30 and October 1

Dragons Love Tacos (Rubin), just be careful not to have anything spicy! Dinosaurs are kind of like dragons, I wonder, How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? (Yolen)


All Ages

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Friday, September 19 @ 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 Plans

Thursday, September 26 @ 4pm

Join us the last Thursday as we explore different career options, how to get into certain fields. These talks will not be limited to college track, so if you’re interested in trade school careers, ask us what’s on the upcoming agenda! This Thursday representatives from the Montgomery Fire Department will talk about what they do, how they got interested in being fire rescue, and what you need to do to prepare for a career with a fire department.


Adult Programs


Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Wednesday, September 11 @ 11:00am

Title: Crazy as Chocolate by Elisabeth Hyde


Izzy’s eccentric, complicated mother committed suicide on her forty-first birthday. Now, on the night before Izzy herself is to turn forty-one, she struggles with the realization that she will be older than her mother ever was. And to make matters worse, her widowed father, unstable sister Ellie, and precocious niece have decided to accompany her to Colorado for what promises to be an emotionally charged weekend. As Izzy is flooded with memories from her past and wonders about her future, she must face a choice that could break her family apart. ~Dust Jacket


Novel Colors **NEW DAY**

Tuesday, September 24 @ 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: Self/Made

Writer/Artist: Groom/Ferigato/Costa

Description: When chaos besieges the kingdom of Arcadia, warrior Amala Citlali uncovers a shocking truth-she’s a non-player character in an advanced video game. With her very existence at stake, Amala embarks on a journey across worlds-to escape her prison, find her creator, and demand answers to the fundamental questions of her existence. ~Hoopla


The Alabama “Pastport” Trail & More

Monday, September 30 @ 11:00am

Bicentennial Celebration

Michael and Wanda Green have been traveling the state since August of 2018 in honor of the upcoming bicentennial using the ALABAMA PASTPORT as a guide. So far, they have visited 55 counties and their goal is to see the rest of the state by December. Come along with them on their journey through stories and a photography presentation of their travels.


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. Contact 334-625-4979 or


Hampstead Branch Library

Toddler Time

Ages 2 and Under

Mondays @ 10:15 am

Twenty minutes of books, songs, rhymes and more followed by a free play and bubbles.                              Recommended for more wiggly active children under the age of three.


September 9: What happens when you let a cow drive? We’ll find out in Moo by David Larochelle.

September 16: Get ready to name some body parts today as we read All of Baby, Nose to Toes by Victoria Adler.

September 23: We’re going to get noisy with some Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming.

September 30: Buses take us from here to there in My Bus by Byron Barton.


Story Time

Ages 3 and Up

Tuesdays @ 10:15am and 4:15pm

Thirty-five to forty minutes of books, rhymes, songs, and movement followed by a craft or free play. Recommended for children three and older who are able to sit through longer stories.


September 3: Schools back in session, so we’ll enjoy some books that will give us some important instructions in Don’t Eat Your Classmates by Jane Yolen and some great advice in Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin.

Activity: Dinosaur Craft


September 10: Sometimes the same people can look at one thing and see two very different things! Let’s talk about perspective with They All Saw a Cat Brendan and Wenzel Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Rosenthal.

Activity: Free Play / Color Pages


September 17: What makes a Good Egg (by John Jory)? What makes a Bad Seed (by John Jory)? We’ll discover the difference together!

Activity: Seed Art


September 24: It may not feel like it, but Fall is on the way. Let’s get ready by reading a couple books all about fall. Full of Fall by April Sayre and Leaves by David Stein.

Activity: Fall tree painting





September 26th 2:30 and 4:30

FIRST GRADE AND UP. Engineering is the name of the game today. We’re using pool noodles to build some structures that will be up to STEAM’ed building codes. As always we will have sensory toys and block available for younger siblings.



Pike Road Branch Library

Storybook Time – for age three and up

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 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 3:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:

  • September 2No Storybook Time today, because we’ll be closed in observance of Labor Day.
  • September 9 – It’s Teddy Bear Day! Bring your favorite teddy bear or other plush friend as we read a teddy bear story or two.


  • September 16 – Avast, Mister Matt’s favorite day of the year be approachin’ this Thursday. No, ‘tis not his birthday, it be Talk Like A Pirate Day! Wee pirates should come in their finest pirate garb for piratical jokes and a story.
  • September 23 – It’s yet another special day in September – the first day of Autumn! Autumn is not so great for the tree in today’s story. We’ll see what the problem is when we read Fall Is Not Easy by Marty Kelley.
  • September 30 – That old lady who swallows lots of weird stuff is at it again. This time, she’s stuffing leaves into her belly. What is going on? Answers await us in There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro and Jared Lee.


Toddler Time – for age two and under

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

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

  • September 4
  • September 11
  • September 18
  • September 25

Book Clubs

Book Maniacs – for children in fourth grade and up –On Wednesday, September 11 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniacs will discuss Coraline by Neil Gaiman.

Publisher’s Summary – In Coraline’s family’s new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close. The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own. Only it’s different. At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there’s another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.


Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, September 19 at 9:15 a.m., they will discuss Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict.

Publisher’s Summary – Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She’s not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households. She’s a poor farmer’s daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets, but the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home. If she can keep up the ruse, that is. Serving as a lady’s maid in the household of Andrew Carnegie requires skills she doesn’t have, answering to an icy mistress who rules her sons and her domain with an iron fist. What Clara does have is a resolve as strong as the steel Pittsburgh is becoming famous for, coupled with an uncanny understanding of business, and Andrew begins to rely on her. But Clara can’t let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. Revealing her past might ruin her future — and her family’s.


9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 – Phone: 244-8679

Ramer Branch Library

September Storytime

September 9-12

These story times will be held at the Dunbar-Ramer School for Grades K-3


Monday, September 9: 3rd Grade- 1:00 pm

Students will create their own 3D parachutes and decorate them.


Tuesday, September 10: Kindergarten- 1:00 pm

Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Let’s read about how a beautiful fish learns to share his prize possession with his friends. We will be doing a Rainbow Fish Craft


Wednesday, September 11: 2nd Grade- 1:00 pm

Mad Lib Story Sheet

Let’s have fun creating a funny and whacky mad lib story about a girl and boy’s trip to the library.


Thursday, September 12: 1st Grade- 1:00 pm

The Little School Bus

Here comes the school bus! Hop on in with a sleepy sheep, a squirmy worm, a hairy bear, a quick, quick chick, a fox with socks, a pig in a wig, and a goat in his coat and let’s head off to school. We will do a craft


Wednesday, September 4, 3:00- Legos

Wednesday, September 11, 11:00- “Elder Law” by Alabama Legal Services. Seniors can learn about how to best manage their legal affairs.

Wednesday, September 11, 3:00- Legos

Wednesday, September 18, 3:00- Legos

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

Wednesday, September 25, 3:00- Legos


Governor’s Square Branch Library

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.


September 3: Grandparents Are Great!

Children will enjoy singing grandparents songs. Then Ms. Anita will read the stories Grandfather and I and Grandmother and I, followed by a craft.


September 10: Real Heroes

Special guest (TBA) from Montgomery Police Department will read a story and talk to the children about his job and his uniform. The children will receive goody bags at the end.


September 17: Super Sheep

Ms. Anita will lead the children in singing “sheep” songs, then they will enjoy hearing the stories Argyle and Sheep in a Shop. Lastly, they will do a coloring page activity.


September 24:   Awesome Autumn

Children will enjoy hearing the stories Leaf Man and The Scarecrow’s Hat. Then they will make a scarecrow craft.


Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, September 11@ 2:00 pm


In remembrance of the 9/11, 2001 tragedy, our members will read and discuss the novel Beyond Tuesday Morning, by Karen Kingsbury. Some members read the first book several years ago.

Summary: In this sequel to the best-selling One Tuesday Morning, to widow Jamie Bryan it is still September 12, 2001. What will move her from living in the past to living the life God has given her today? Three years have passed since the terrorist attacks on New York City. Jamie Bryan, widow of a firefighter who lost his life on that terrible day, has found meaning in her season of loss by volunteering at St. Paul’s, the memorial chapel across the street from where the Twin Towers once stood. Here she meets a daily stream of people touched by the tragedy, including two men with whom she feels a connection. One is a firefighter also changed by the attacks, the other a police officer from Los Angeles. But as Jamie gets to know the police officer, she is stunned to find out that he is the brother of Eric Michaels, the man with the uncanny resemblance to Jamie’s husband, the man who lived with her for three months after September 11. Eric is the man she has vowed never to see again. Certain she could not share even a friendship with his brother, Jamie shuts out the police officer and delves deeper into her work at St. Paul’s. Now it will take the persistence of a tenacious man, the questions from her curious young daughter, and the words from her dead husband’s journal to move Jamie beyond one Tuesday morning. “Jamie Bryan took her position at the far end of the Staten Island Ferry, pressed her body against the railing, eyes on the place where the Twin Towers once stood. She could face it now, every day if she had to. The terrorist attacks had happened, the World Trade Center had collapsed, and the only man she’d ever loved had gone down with them. Late fall was warmer than usual, and the breeze across the water washed over Jamie’s face. If she could do this, if she could make this journey three times a week while Sierra was in school, then she could convince herself to get through another long, dark night. She could face the empty place in the bed beside her, face the longing for the man who had been her best friend, the one she’d fallen for when she was only a girl.”


Pintlala Branch Library


September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month


September 3 @ 11:10 Pre-K

BOOK: “Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie” by Kimberly and James Dean

Synopsis: —- Join Pete the Cat in a brand-new story from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator team James and Kimberly Dean! Pete is learning a new dance—the Cool Cat Boogie! When he hears a groovy beat, he’s full of happy in his feet. But when Grumpy Toad tells him, “Pete, you dance all wrong!” Pete is determined to become a better dancer. With the help of his friends and some wise words from Owl, Pete learns that he’s his grooviest when he’s being himself. Includes step-by-step dance moves so readers can dance along with Pete!

ACTIVITY: We will do the Cool Cat Boogie dance


September 4 @ 1:30 1st Grade

Tour the Library: learn the rules and regulations of the library, Talk about Fiction and Non-Fiction

Check cards and students accounts also update student’s photos



September 5 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

Tour the Library: learn the rules and regulations of the library, Talk about Fiction and Non-Fiction

Check cards and students accounts also update student’s photos



September 11 @ 12:30 4th Grade

Tour the Library: learn the rules and regulations of the library, Talk about Fiction and Non-Fiction

Check cards and students accounts also update student’s photos



September 12 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

BOOK: “TREES” by Verlie Hutchens

Synopsis: —- Every tree has its own story to tell in this evocative collection of poems celebrating the many varieties—from maple to willow to oak. There are so many different kinds of trees in the world, and each has special qualities that make it unique. This lyrical, fanciful collection of poems celebrates the singular beauty of each tree, from the gnarled old apple tree to the tall and graceful aspen.

ACTIVITY: Make trees out of construction paper


September 17 @ 11:10 Pre-K

BOOK: “Quick, Quack, Quick” by Marsha Arnold

Synopsis: —- “Quick, Quack, quick!” his mama urges, but Quack is still the slowest duckling in the barnyard.  Nothing can make him hurry.  Then, one day, Cat comes a-hunting, and Quack’s less than lickety-split ways help save the day.

ACTIVITY: We will make paper ducks


September 18 @ 1:30 1st Grade

BOOK: “She’ll Be Coming Around The Mountain” by Emily Coplon

Synopsis: —- Ya Hoo! Cook up some chicken and dumplings and get set for a knee-slapping good time, because here she comes, six white horses and all! This fat-flying favorite song is now zanier than ever, featuring brand-new verses and wacky full-color illustrations. A must for read-aloud, sing along audiences! Read full review

ACTIVITY: We will play a singing game


September 25 @ 12:30 4th Grade

BOOK: “Moons” by Betsy Rathburn

Synopsis: —- Ganymede, one of Jupiters 53 moons, is the largest moon in the solar system. It is even larger than the planet Mercury! Moons are found throughout the solar system and beyond, circling planets and asteroids. In this book, reluctant readers will find the answers to how moons form, where they are found, and so much more! Opening narratives place readers in the role of a NASA scientist. Fun facts offer bonus information of extremely high interest. Topic-specific infographics highlight further learning for high interest or difficult to grasp concepts.

ACTIVITY: Make and decorate a moon


September 26 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

BOOK: “The Human Body” by Carron Brown

Synopsis: —- What happens underneath our skin? Explore the human body up close and discover how incredible it is! From the air we breathe and the food we eat, to the muscles that help us move and the heart that pumps our blood, the hidden wonders of the human body are revealed.

ACTIVITY: We will explore with our fingerprints


Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.


September 4

The Watermelon Seed

Synopsis: Story about a funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. What will he do when his greatest fear is realized? Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink?

Activity: Watermelon Craft


September 11

Hamburger Heaven by Herbert Wong Yee

Synopsis: When Pinky Pig’s job at Hamburger Heaven is threatened, she launches a campaign to make the restaurant more popular with the other animals.

Activity: Coloring Sheet


September 18

Help! A Story of Friendship by Holly Keller

Synopsis: Mouse hears a rumor that snakes do not like mice and while trying to avoid his former friend, Snake, he falls into a hole from which neither Hedgehog, Squirrel, nor Rabbit can help him out.

Activity: Friendship Bracelet


September 25

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

Synopsis: A lion starts visiting the local library but runs into trouble as he tries to both obey the rules and help his librarian friend. Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do!

Activity: Coloring Sheet



Young Adult Programs


Iron Chef: Library Edition

When: Thursday, September 5 @ 4pm

Description: Compete against others to craft the most creative and tastiest no-bake treats from various candies, toppings, and the secret ingredient. Winners will receive a small prize.


DIY Bouncy Balls

When: Thursday, September 12 @ 4pm
Description: Come learn how to make your own super bouncy ball using items around your house. Experiment with different recipes to make the perfect one.


Painting with Stencils

When: Thursday, September 19 @ 4pm

Description: Build artist confidence by painting beautiful pictures with the help of stencils.


No-Sew Stuffed Animals

When: Thursday, September 26 @ 4pm

Description: Make adorable stuffed animals using rubber bands, socks, and cotton. No sewing needed!


Adult Programs


Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon

Thursday, September 5, 12, 19, 26

Instructors: Library Staff

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


Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

Thursday, September 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.

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator


Saturday Morning Chess @ the Library

Saturday September 7, 14, 21, 28 10:00 A.M. – 12:30

Description: Learn to play Chess. All ages and levels of players are welcome.

Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club


After 5 Book Club

Book Discussion

Monday, September 9 @ 6 P.M.

Title: Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline

Description: Someone Knows is Lisa Scottoline’s most powerful novel to date. Startling, page-turning, and with an ending that’s impossible to forget, this is a tour de force by an author at the top of her game. ~Editor


Yoga @ the Library 6:00 P.M.                               

Tuesday, September 10, 24

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.

Presenter: Mrs. Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher, Instructor


Seniors on the Move

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

Adults will be introduced to movements and techniques that will enable them maintain mobility and maintain a heathy lifestyle.

Presenter: Mr. John Owens, Trainer, Kershaw YMCA


Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

Story Time

Thursdays @ 10:00 am


September 5:   It’s nice to have a good friend!

Snowtime by Dave and Julie Sanders

Synopsis: Dibble and Dabble, two ducks, try to find someplace warm during a snowstorm.

Dibble & Dabble by Dave and Julie Sanders

Synopsis: Dibble and Dabble see a furry snake and hurry to tell all their friends.

Craft – Snake craft


September 12:   It’s nice to help others feel they belong!

The Stray Dog by Marc Simont

Synopsis: A family befriends a stray dog, names him Willy, and decides to keep him.

Hangdog by Graham Round

Synopsis: The loneliest dog in the world, unable to make friends, sets off on a journey in a makeshift boat, hoping to find a friend somewhere in the world.

Craft – Duck craft


September 19:   It’s OK to be silly sometimes!

Chewy Louie by Howie Schneider

Synopsis: Chewy Louie eats everything he sees and his family may have to get rid of him.

Silly Tilly by Eileen Spinelli

Synopsis: Tilly drives the other barnyard animals crazy with her silliness.

Craft – Dog craft


September 26:   Good communication is important!

Ophelia by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert

Synopsis: Ophelia misunderstands Kevin and spreads a rumor that he is very ill.

The Biggest Frog in Australia by Susan L. Roth

Synopsis: When a thirsty frog drinks up all the water in Australia, the other animals must think of a way to make him give it up.

Craft – Hippo craft


*Parent Pre-School Activity Center: This table changes once a month. We will have a new activity to enhance the five senses and further develop your child’s thought processes. This table has activities where parent and child explore together.


**We always have various learning puzzles for the children to enjoy.


***1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register now for this powerful program geared toward boosting your infant’s brainpower. Simply read to your child, birth through kindergarten, every day with the goal of having read 1,000 books before they enter kindergarten. You will keep track of each book read, and your child will receive a reward after every 100 books read. Find out more about this new program at the Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library.


“Free” Activities for Your Elementary Aged Children


Zoobs & Cubes

Tuesday, September 3 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Join us as we build using zoobs and cubes. This is a fun, new way of building that fosters a creative sense of engineering and architecture.


Homework Assistance

Tuesday, September 17 and 24 @ 5:00 -5:45 pm

Do you need assistance with your assignments? Bring your materials so our tutors can help you with your understanding. Our tutors will assist you with your reading, math, or English. You must pre-register to attend these sessions, and tutors who are interested in assisting must pre-register, also.


Ukulele Class

Monday, September 9 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

This class is geared toward all individuals ages 6 through senior adults who wish to learn to play a ukulele. You may bring your own ukulele, or you may check one out from our library. Learning to play a musical instrument is a great way to stimulate your mind!



Tuesday, September 10 and 24 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun as we build with Legos. We will have a theme for our first meeting of the month and it will be to design your own portrait, and the second meeting will be devoted to creative play. Come see what you can create!


Tinkering Table/STEM Program

Tuesday, September 17 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Today we will be developing our engineering skills by building with straws, cans, and packing peanuts. Come find out exactly what we will be building using these materials!


“Free” Activities for Your Teens


Homework Assistance

Tuesday, September 17 and 24 @ 5:00 -5:45 pm

Do you need assistance with your assignments? Bring your materials so our tutors can help you with your understanding. Our tutors will assist you with your reading, math, or English. You must pre-register to attend these sessions, and tutors who are interested in assisting must pre-register, also.


Crochet Class

Thursday, September 5 and 19 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Do you like to keep your hands busy? Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? Come to our class as a beginner or someone who wants to learn a new stitch or two. Please bring your own needles and yarn.


Ukulele Class

Monday, September 9 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

This class is geared toward all individuals ages 6 through senior adults who wish to learn to play a ukulele. You may bring your own ukulele, or you may check one out from our library. Learning to play a musical instrument is a great way to stimulate your mind!


Homeschool STEM Program

Wednesday, September 11 @ 10:00-11:00 am

Today we will be using a program authorized by the Civil Air Patrol. We will be building simple hydraulic machines with pre-cut parts. This will be a great lesson for beginner model makers and future engineers.


We always have an ongoing puzzle for teens and adults. Come help complete our newest puzzle!


Adult Programs


Tech Appointments

Call 271-7005 to reserve a time.

Sessions will be one-on-one by appointment only for a maximum of one hour. The type of help will depend on your needs. You may use your own device or you may borrow one of ours. Let us know what you want to learn! Assistance can include necessary computer skills, some Microsoft Office programs, email, eBooks, mouse, or any of our digital catalogs.


Adult Ukulele Session

Wednesday, September 4 @ 10:00-11:00 am

Interested in learning to play the ukulele? Come meet like-minded people who appreciate learning to play a musical instrument. You can bring your own ukulele, or you can check one out from our library. Learning to play a musical instrument is a great way to stimulate the mind!


Crochet Class

Thursday, September 5 and 19 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Do you like to keep your hands busy? Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? Come to our class as a beginner or someone who wants to learn a new stitch or two. Please bring your own needles and yarn.


Ukulele Class

Monday, September 9 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

This class is geared toward all individuals ages 6 through senior adults who wish to learn to play a ukulele. You may bring your own ukulele, or you may check one out from our library. Learning to play a musical instrument is a great way to stimulate your mind!


Adult Program

Wednesday, September 18 @ 10:00 am

Kathryn Nard, author

Permanent Piece of the Puzzle is a sad, beautiful tale of shattered hearts putting themselves together again.


We always have an ongoing puzzle for teens and adults. Come help complete our newest puzzle!


Adult Book Clubs


Southern Charms Book Club

Thursday, September 12 @ 3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing Most Wanted, by Lisa Scottoline.

Summary: This is a story of a couple who are unable to have children, so they decide to use artificial insemination by use of a donor. All is well until the wife sees a startling news flash on television. The donor has been arrested for a series of brutal murders! Then, we will receive our book for October titled Somerset, by Leila Meacham. This is a story of three of South Carolina’s most prominent families during 1835 and their struggles within their families and the ties between the families.



Curious Genre Book Club

Thursday, September 26 @ 3:00 pm

The Target, by David Baldacci

Summary: The President knows it’s a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats against the nation would multiply. So the president turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel.

Together, Robie and Reel’s talents as assassins are unmatched. But there are some in power who don’t trust the pair. They doubt their willingness to follow orders. And they will do anything to see that the two assassins succeed, but that they do not survive. As they prepare for their mission, Reel faces a personal crisis that could well lead old enemies right to her doorstep, resurrecting the ghosts of her earlier life and bringing stark danger to all those close to her. And all the while, Robie and Reel are stalked by a new adversary: an unknown and unlikely assassin, a woman who has trained her entire life to kill, and who has her own list of targets–a list that includes Will Robie and Jessica Reel.



Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

Story Times

Story Times are each Thursday at 10:30

September 5th

Pete the Cat

We will read Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean. Pete the Cat is rocking in his school shoes. Pete discovers the library, the lunch room, the playground, and lots of other cool places at school. We will also read Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean. Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt—the one with the four totally groovy buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry? Goodness, no! We will have a craft.


September 12th

Let’s Go to the Zoo!

We will read 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo by Eric Carle. Joyously colored animals, riding on a train to the zoo, offer youngsters a first introduction to numbers, number sets, addition and counting in this paperback reissue of Eric Carle’s first picture book. A gatefold spread at the back of the book, featuring the whole wonderful animal train, adds to the fun! We will also read The View At The Zoo by Kathleen Long Bostrom. As morning dawns, the zookeeper makes his rounds, exhorting the animals to wake up, comb their hair, and stand up straight. Soon their human visitors arrive, and the observations begin to flow: My, what silly things they do, all these creatures at the zoo. We will have a craft.


September 19th

Talk like a Pirate!

We will read Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean. When Captain Pete discovers a treasure map, he and his crew are ready to set out and sail the seas to find the buried gold and jewels. But they weren’t expecting to find a giant sea monster along the way! We will also read Bubble Bath Pirates by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. “BATH TIME!” calls out the pirate mommy. “ARGHHH!” answer her little pirates. It’s time to walk the plank for these two pirate pretenders. To the refrain of “Yo ho, yo ho, it’s off to the bath we go!” We will have a craft.


September 26th


We will read If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Nunemoff and illustrated by Felicia bond. If you give a pig a pancake, she’ll want some syrup to go with it. You’ll give her some of your favorite maple syrup, and she’ll probably get all sticky, so she’ll want to take a bath. She’ll ask you for some bubbles. When you give her the bubbles… We will also read Dragon’s Pancake Party by Mara Conlon. Dragon invites all of his friends over for a pancake party, but he has a lot of trouble making the pancakes, and then Beaver refuses to try them because he is not sure that he will like this new food. We will have a craft.


Young Adult Department


September is Library Card Sign-Up Month !

Stop by the Library this month to sign your teen up for a Library Card!


September 10th

Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting

2:30 to 4:30 PM

The Dungeons & Dragons Club will meet and continue our adventure!


September 12th

Anime/Manga Club Meeting

2:30 to 4 PM

The Anime & Manga Club will meet and begin discussions of activities we can do and anime we can watch for the Fall Year.


September 19th

Talk like a Pirate Day!

ARRGGGHH! It’s Talk like a Pirate Day!! Come by YA and see for yourself if you have what it takes to join our crew, if ye dare! Hoist the Colors!


September 22 – 28th

Banned Books Week!

The theme of this year’s event proclaims “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark,” urging everyone to “Keep the Light On.” Check out special displays of banned books and discover the reason WHY they were banned!


September 24th

Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting

2:30 to 4:30 PM

The Dungeons & Dragons Club will meet and move forward with our quest!


September 26th

Anime/Manga Club Meeting

2:30 to 4 PM

The Anime & Manga Club will meet one again for all things anime! In addition, we will have icebreaker games, manga discussions, and anime viewing.


EL Lowder Regional Library September 2019

Lap Sit Time


Every Thursday @ 10:00am


Library Day

September 5

Lola Loves the Library by Anna McQuinn

Lola’s favorite day of the week is Tuesday. She and her mother visit the Library every Tuesday

Sometimes there are Story Times just like our Lap Sit. Do you have a special day to visit the



Monthly Sign Book

Hello, Baby! by Begin Smart

“Hello, Baby. Peek-a-boo!” What else can baby do throughout this book? (This is our sign book for the month. We will sign the word baby.)


Teddy Bear

September 12

Snuggle Wuggle by Jonathan London

The Mommies and the babies like to give each other a hug. The bunny hugs by “Snuggle wuggle, snuggle wuggle.” How do you give your mother a hug?


Pajama Time

September 19

Sleepy Baby by: Fiona Watt

Sleepy baby gets undressed and takes a bath. What do you do before you go to bed?


National Dog Week

September 26

Tiny Goes to the Library by Cari Meister

Tiny goes everywhere that I go. If I go to the park, then Tiny goes too. Today, I am going to the library, but the sign says, “No Dogs Allowed”. Tiny will have to stay outside. Does your dog like to go everywhere you go?


Preschool Storytime

Fridays @ 10:00 am


Library Tour

September 6

At The Library: A Shine-A-Light Book by Heather Alexander

Come take a tour of a library by listening to this cool book and discover different things that not every library has in their systems.

Beverly Billingsly Borrows a Book by: Alexander Stadler

Beverly goes to the library to get her own library card. She checks out a book about dinosaurs, but forgets to return it on time. What happens when you return a book late?

Activity: Library Tour and get your own library card


Teddy Bear Sleepover at the Library

Bring your teddy bear to Story Time on September 13th for a sleepover. Teddy Bear will have overnight adventures in the library from September 8th to September 20th. Pick up Teddy, read to him, and view all the great adventures Teddy had at the Library at Story Time on September 20th.


Teddy Bear Sleepover

 September 13

A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker

Bear had agreed to go to the library with mouse. Hhen he started having second thoughts about going. Finally Bear did go and enjoyed his time at the library.

 Where’s My Teddy? by Jez Alborough

Eddie is looking for his teddy named Freddie. Eddie finds this big teddy, but it’s not his. What happens when the owner comes for his teddy?

Activity: Bookmarks

(Bring Teddy or a stuff animal for a teddy bear sleepover.)


Read to Teddy Bear

September 20

Bedtime for Bear by Brett Helquist

Bear is ready to hibernate and go to sleep until Spring, but his friends really want him to play just one more day. Does he play with his friends or does he sleep?

A Bedtime for Bear by Bonny Becker

Bear has never had a guest spend the night with him until Mouse stays the night over. Bear is used to it being absolutely quiet, but Mouse tests Bear’s patience. Do you sleep in absolute silence or do you have noise?

Activity: Bear Art


National Dog Week

September 27

Biscuit Loves the Library by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Today, Biscuit gets to go to the library with his owner for read to your pet day. Biscuit loves to be read to and what about you? Do you know how to approach a dog when you see one? If you do not, then that is okay. Ms. Mary Hughes from the Montgomery Humane Shelter will be visiting with us today to talk to you about dog safety.

Activity: Make a dog mask

Children’s Programming:


Lowder’s Friends and Family Chess Club meets every Saturday 10AM to 1245PM (All children must be picked up by our 1PM closing time). If you have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or if you have been looking for a place to play join us each Saturday. All ages and levels are welcome! There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday. If Chess Club is canceled we will post a sign on the Meeting Room door.


Gamer’s Club is the second Wednesday afternoon of the month from 4PM-530PM. You must pre-register at Lowder’s Circulation Desk at least 24 hours in advance to play. Parents/Guardians must stay in the Main Area during play time. Participants are welcome to bring their own controllers and games (E, E10, or T only), if you want to play them on the big screen! Or participants can just play ours! Join us Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 4PM.


Lowder Lego League is the third Wednesday afternoon of the month from 4PM-530PM. Participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play. Participants older than 8 must have an adult with them as well, but adult may wait in the Main Area of the library. Registration is also required and complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk. Come and sign up for Wednesday, September 18, 2019!


Homework Assistance at Lowder will be every Wednesday unless school is out. Everyone must fill out a new registration each school year and they may be picked up at the Circulation Desk. Textbooks, worksheets, and assignments must be brought to every session in order for students to receive assistance. If you would like to be a Homework Helper pick up an application at the Front Desk. We will start the 2019-2020 Homework Assistance at Lowder on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.


Join us for Lap Sit Time! It is for ages 0 to 2 years old every Thursday 10AM to 11AM for a Librarian led Lap Sit time. From 10AM – 10:15AM the Librarians will read board books, nursery rhymes, and teach baby sign language. From 10:15AM – 11AM the parent/caregiver may choose to stay, play and read to their child/children. There is no craft associated with this program.


Our regular Preschool Story Time starts at 10AM on Friday mornings. All ages are welcome but please remember that programming is geared towards ages 3 to 5. The usual program is to read a couple of books interspaced with songs and movement ending with a craft or activity.


Super Saturday Story Time is now the third and fourth Saturday of the month. Miss Mary will be doing Saturday, September 21st and Mr. Greg will be doing Saturday, September 28th. We’ll be reading books about Fall! We’ll also have coloring sheets inspired by Fall, so we hope to see you there!


Young Adult Programs:


We are continuing our Teen Hang Out Nights Mondays, from 6:30pm to 8pm. Come hang out with us, have some snacks, and relax!

Monday, September 9th: First meeting of our Teen Advisory Board. Want to help decide the future of our hang outs? Have some suggestions about fun things you want to see at the library? Join us!

Monday, September 16th: Casual hangout day.

Monday, September 23rd: Make Your Own Manga – everyone will create one panel of a shared manga, and then we’ll vote on who has the best arrangement of the story!

Monday, September 30th: Casual hangout day.


Join us the 2nd Thursday of the month from 4:30PM to 5:30PM in the Meeting Room to discover and create. Make “Your” Space is a S.T.E.A.M. program for Young Adults. We will be focusing on making things and learning how it works through science, engineering, art, and math. People of all ages are invited to participate or observe; however, children under 14 must have an adult present to assist them with their projects. This month we will meet Thursday, September 12, 2019 and the project will be the Spaghetti Tower Marshmallow Challenge – can you build a tower that will support your marshmallow? Come find out!


The Young Classic Book Club will meet from 4PM to 5PM on the third Thursday of the month. Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 4PM the Young Classic Book Club will discuss The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Summary: The story is of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his new love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.


Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 4PM the Young Classic Book Club will discuss Dracula by Bram Stoker.

Summary: Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula’s attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread undead curse, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. The novel touches on themes such as the role of women in Victorian culture, sexual conventions, immigration, colonialism, and post-colonialism. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film and television interpretations.

(NOTE: Selections are taken from Required Reading Lists and please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without prior notice.)


Adult Programming:


The Ladies of High Tea meets the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM. In September 2019 the Ladies will read A Red Herring without Mustard: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan C. Bradley. Join us at 3PM on Thursday, September 26, 2019. This book was previously scheduled for August but due to a mix-up And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (the September book) was read in August.

Summary: In the hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey, the insidiously clever and unflappable eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce had asked a Gypsy woman to tell her fortune—never expecting to later stumble across the poor soul, bludgeoned almost to death in the wee hours in her own caravan. Was this an act of retribution by those convinced that the soothsayer abducted a local child years ago? Certainly Flavia understands the bliss of settling scores; revenge is a delightful pastime when one has two odious older sisters. But how could this crime be connected to the missing baby? As the red herrings pile up, Flavia must sort through clues fishy and foul to untangle dark deeds and dangerous secrets.


In October 2019 the Ladies will read Death in the Stacks: A Library Lovers Mystery by Jenn McKinlay. Join us at 3PM on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

Summary: Lindsey Norris and her staff are gearing up for the Briar Creek Library’s annual Dinner in the Stacks fund-raiser. The night of dinner and dancing is not only a booklover’s dream—it’s the library’s biggest moneymaker of the year. But instead of raising funds, the new library board president is busy raising a stink and making the staff miserable. Although Olive Boyle acts like a storybook villain, Lindsey is determined to work with her and make the event a success. But when Olive publicly threatens the library’s newest hire, Paula, Lindsey cracks like an old book spine and throws Olive out of the library. The night of the fund-raiser, Lindsey dreads another altercation with Olive—but instead finds Paula crouched over Olive’s dead body. Paula may have secrets, but Lindsey and the rest of the crafternooners know she’s not the one who took Olive out of circulation. As the plot thickens, Lindsey must catch the real killer before the book closes on Paula’s future….

Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice.


Especially for Senior Adults:


We are excited to announce that we are going to be offering Help Me! Computer Classes for Senior Adults again this year, the fourth Tuesday of the month from 330PM-430 PM. Please remember that pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class. We will present FaceBook on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.


Are you about to go on Medicare? Are you already on Medicare? Are you confused about Medicare? You don’t have to be, join us for Medicare 101 presented by Heathcare Resource Center on Wednesday afternoon, September 4, 2019 from 1PM to 2PM in the Meeting Room.


Please note that schedules and selections are subject to change and cancellation without notice due to situations beyond our control; however, the Lowder Staff makes every effort possible to adhere to posted planned programming.


Computer Classes for the Month


Tuesday adult classes are held on the first, second, and third Tuesdays of the month at 10:00 a.m.


September 3 – MS Excel-Part 1: Opening & Creating Workbooks

Learn how to create basic workbook files using Microsoft Excel 2016. Discover how to organize data more efficiently using spreadsheets.


September 10 – MS Excel-Part 2: Formatting and Modifying Workbooks

Discover how to modify column, rows, and format cells. Practice the different ways to duplicate, move, and edit data.


September 17 – MS Excel-Part3: More on Formatting Cells and Worksheet Basics

Learn how to format text and numbers in cells and learn the worksheet basics (setting print area, inserting headers/footers, page margins, etc.


September 24 – MS Excel-Part 4: Introduction to Formulas & Excel Functions

Let Excel do the math for you! Practice creating and applying formulas to your worksheets and learn how Excel functions work.


The first Saturday of every month is for 1st-4th Grades 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM  and 5th-8th Grades 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM


September 7 – MS Excel 2016

Students will learn how to create a simple budget with borders, clip art and word art.


Saturday adult classes are held on the third Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m.

September 21 – Excel: Parts 1 & 2
Learn how to enter and edit data, change the appearance of your worksheets, and create calculations and charts based on your data.


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