May Happenings @ Pike Road Library!!

Pike Road Branch Library’s May 2017 Programs

Storybook Time – for age 3 through 6 – Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read two or more picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:

  • May 1 – It’s very important to eat your vegetables. Sure, they provide lots of great nutrients, but there are other reasons why you should, as well. For example, they might stage a coup and kidnap your parents. We’ll learn what we should do if that happens in How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle and Mark Fearing.
  • May 8 – Alan comes from a long line of scary alligators. He loves scaring the other jungle creatures every day. However, Alan has a terrible secret that might bring an end to his scaring days. We’ll find out what it is when we read Alan’s Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis.
  • May 15 – It is a bittersweet time at the library when we have to say “goodbye” to the military families who have become part of our Storybook Time family. We will read an appropriately bittersweet book to mark the occasion – The Thank You Book, the final Elephant and Piggie book by Mister Matt’s favorite children’s author, Mo Willems.
  • May 22 – There will be no Storybook Times today because Mister Matt will be away.
  • May 29 – There will be no Storybook Times today because the library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

 

Toddler Time – for age 1 through 3 – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

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

  • May 3
  • May 10
  • May 17

Book Clubs

Angry Dragons – for children in 3rd grade and up –On Wednesday, May 17 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 2: The Hidden Gallery by Maryrose Wood.

  • Publisher’s Summary – Of especially naughty children it is sometimes said, “They must have been raised by wolves.” The Incorrigible Children actually were. Thanks to the efforts of their plucky governess, Miss Penelope Lumley, Alexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia are much more like children than wolf cubs now. They are accustomed to wearing clothes. They hardly ever howl at the moon. And for the most part, they resist the urge to chase squirrels up trees. Despite Penelope’s civilizing influence, the Incorrigibles still managed to ruin Lady Constance’s Christmas ball, nearly destroying the grand house. So while Ashton Place is being restored, Penelope, the Ashtons, and the children take up residence in London. Penelope is thrilled, as London offers so many opportunities to further the education of her unique students. But the city presents challenges, too, in the form of the palace guards’ bearskin hats, which drive the children wild – not to mention the abundance of pigeons the Incorrigibles love to hunt. As they explore London, however, they discover more about themselves as clues about the children’s – and Penelope’s – mysterious past crop up in the most unexpected ways…

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, May 18 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave.

  • Publisher’s Summary – As World War Two begins, Mary–a newly qualified teacher in London, left behind to teach the few children not evacuated–meets Tom, a school official. They quickly fall in love, but this is not a simple love story. . . . Moving from Blitz-torn London to the Siege of Malta, this is an epic story of love, loss, prejudice and incredible courage.9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 – Phone: 244-8679 facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary

 

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April Programs at MCCPL!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

April 2017 Library Activities

 

Pike Road Branch Library

 

Storybook Time

For age three through six

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

 

At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read two or more picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:

 

April 3 – Easter is coming up later this month. Today, we’ll read a story that just might explain why the Easter Bunny delivers colorful eggs in Kiki by Christoph Schuler with illustrations by Rahel Nicole Eisenring.

 

April 10 – Happy National Library Week! We’ll celebrate by reading some library-themed stories including I Took My Frog to the Library by Eric A. Kimmel with illustrations by Blanche Sims.

 

April 17 – Do you ever have trouble getting to sleep? After reading today’s stories, you will have lots of suggestions on what to do if you ever experience that problem. We’ll read Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton and The Prince Won’t Go to Bed by Dayle Ann Dodds and Kyrsten Brooker.

 

April 24 – Tomorrow is World Penguin Day. There will be baby penguins everywhere! Don’t get your hopes up; these are fictitious penguins. We’re not the Georgia Aquarium, after all. We’ll read Baby Penguins Everywhere! by Melissa Guion.

 

Toddler Time

For age one through three

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week.

The dates will be:

April 5

April 12

April 19

April 26

 

Book Clubs

 

Angry Dragons – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, April 12 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy.

Publisher’s Summary – Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You’ve never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change. Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it’s up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, April 20 at 9:15 a.m., they will discuss Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones.

Publisher’s Summary – With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, “My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist,” author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man’s deception, a family’s complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle. Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon’s two families–the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode.

 

Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library Speaker Series

 

On Thursday, April 20 at 10 a.m., the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library present historian and author Mary Ann Neeley, speaking about the history of the Pike Road community.

 

 

9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 – Phone: 244-8679 facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary

 

 

Bertha Pleasant Williams Library

 

Storytime

Mondays AND Tuesdays

Time: 10:00 AM

 

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

 

3rd and 4th

Grumpy Goat (Brett Helquist) has just moved to a new farm and doesn’t know how to make friends until he finds something to brighten his day. Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great (Bob Shea) involves a goat who is upset about a unicorn moving in and constantly upstaging him.

 

10th and 11th

The Very Busy Spider and The Very Hungry Caterpillar (both by Eric Carle) are both about very interesting insects and how they eat.

 

17th and 18th

The Cow Who Clucked (Denise Fleming) has lost her moo and goes looking to find it. The Cow Who Buzzed (Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha) catches a cold and finds herself buzzing AND sneezing.

 

24th and 25th

When Percy leave decides to take all of his bears on a picnic with his family, he must leave behind their lunch to do so. When his family finds out he comes up with a clever way to feed his family, so Please DO Feed the Bears (Phyllis Reynolds Naylor). I Lost My Bear (Jules Feiffer) follows the story of a girl who loses her stuffed bear. See how she finds it.

 

Children’s Programs

 

Reading Rockets (Literacy Tutors)

Mondays (except holidays)

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Description: In partnership with the Prattville Community Development Incorporation, we’re pleased to offer reading tutors for children and adults. If you or your children need assistance in learning to read or read more fluently, please take advantage of this free program. Questions about the program should be directed to Annail Fort (334) 233-0818.

 

STEM Tutors

*Color Transforms – Coloring Contest (ages 3-11)

Due: April 7 @6pm

Come to the library and ask for our special National Libraries Week coloring sheet to be entered to win a prize. All ages are welcome to color, but the contest is for ages 3-11. Sheet will be displayed for the public to view and vote on, so parents make sure you come by to vote on your child’s work! The winner will be announced on our Facebook page on April 17th!

 

Young Adult Programs

Thursdays

April 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 4:00-5:00

Description: Join JP da Poet in this workshop class about slam poetry and how to write and perform it. We recommend bringing a dedicated notebook and pens, but can provide pen and paper if necessary.

 

*Color Transforms – Coloring Contest (12-18, in high school)

Due: April 7 @6pm

Get a group of friends together (recommend 3-6 people) and work on coloring one of our “banner” sized coloring sheets. The prize will be a showing of a movie of your group’s choice (PG-13 or lower) and a special treat.

 

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

April 21

Time: 3:30pm

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.

Movie: Home (PG)

Run time: 1hr 34 min

 

Adult Programs

 

*Art Transforms

National Library Week

April 10-15

Several art projects will be installed for National Library Week to see how art can Transform Libraries. The value of art is not always obvious until we see what it can do to change a space and make us see it in a new light. Want to get involved in our projects? Call Amy at 340-4979 to see what we’re planning, we especially need fiber artists (knitters, crocheters, etc.).

 

Our tables will also be covered with paper for you to scribble and color on during this week. See what art pops up!

 

Scrabble Time

Second Tuesday

April 11

Time: 2:00pm

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!

 

*Alabama ARISE

April 12

Time: 10:00am

Description: Pres Harris will come talk about how to get involved in local politics by contacting your elected officials. She will also speak about some of the work Alabama Arise is doing in reforming tax policy, ban the box, death penalty overturn, payday/lending title reform, and public transportation improvement. See what you can do to help transform Alabama into a better place to live for everyone.

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

April 12

Time: 11:00am

Title: Silver Sparrow

Author: Tayari Jones

Description: Join us in our Big Read selection, funded and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. There will be many opportunities to meet the author and engage in other discussions in the city of Montgomery regarding this engaging story about the two families of James Witherspoon. His two daughters, from his separate families, meet and become friends with only one knowing they are actually sisters.

 

*Talent Transforms

April 14

Thursday

Time: 4:00pm

Description: Join us as JP da Poet and others perform spoken word, music, and other talents. Interested in sharing your talent? Sign up before the 7th to be put on the performance schedule.

 

Senior Bingo

Last Monday

April 24

Time: 10:00 AM

Audience: Seniors/Adults

Description: Seniors are invited to have fun playing an hour of Bingo @ Bertha P. Williams Rosa Parks Avenue Branch. An assortment of prizes will be available.

 

Fourth Friday Cook Up

April 28

Time: 4:00 PM

Audience: Adult

Description: Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. It’s Defeat Diabetes Month. Bring a low carb/diabetic friendly dish. Prior registration is not required, but is encouraged so that we don’t have too much salad/bread/dessert (no such thing).

 

Participation is required for partaking, but if you can’t cook feel free to bring plates, cups, tin foil, and/or plastic forks. Not sure what we need? Give us a call 240-4979.

 

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.

 

334-240-4979

acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

April 2017 Children’s Programming

Story Time

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

April 5

Description: April is National Poetry Month and we will celebrate with some great rhymes. After our stories we will make picture poetry to take home!

 

April 12

Description: Books are great fun! But even better are books about books! Join us as we celebrate National Library Week with some great stories. For our craft activity we will make our own books!

 

April 19

Description: Spring is here! Join us for some great books to celebrate the warming of weather, blooming of flowers, and all that spring brings! A colorful craft to follow!

 

April 26

Description: With the warming weather, it’s a perfect time to take an adventure! Join us for a couple great stories of people going places, seeing things, and having fun doing it! After story time we will be making a take home craft.

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

April 2017 Young Adult Programming

April 6             Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

Description: What is the role of the library in your life? How important is it? Are the values of free access to information and privacy enough to fight for? Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching Library Wars, an action packed anime set in a time where the library has become militarized to defend its principles of free access to information and privacy. Enjoy the film and relax with refreshments.

 

April 7             Friday Film @ 4 pm

Description: Books don’t always stay books. They are adapted into graphic novels, music albums, and even movies. This afternoon come by the library and relax with popcorn, soda, and coffee and watch a film that was turned into a movie. It is often true that the book was better (than the movie), but this selection wasn’t so bad.

 

April 10-14      Rufus Lewis Book Con 2017

Summary: Our Young Adults have decided that this year to celebrate the many ways in which ‘Libraries Transform’, we will be hosting a Mini Book Convention. We will be setting up displays in the stacks to show off a little more about the transformative books and authors we have in our collection.

 

April 13           Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

Description: Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching some great anime episodes this week. Throughout the month of April, we will be choosing random series from CrunchyRoll’s vast selection. At the end of the month we will pick a series to watch in May. Refreshments will be provided.

 

April 14           Friday Film @ 4 pm

Description: We will watch a recent arrival this week. Staring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker, this film features mysterious alien ships that arrive suddenly around the world and the race is on to figure out how communicate.

 

April 20           Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

Description: Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching some great anime episodes this week. Throughout the month of April, we will be choosing random series from CrunchyRoll’s vast selection. At the end of the month we will pick a series to watch in May. Refreshments will be provided.

 

April 21           Friday Film @ 4 pm

Description: Books don’t always stay books. They are adapted into graphic novels, music albums, and even movies. This afternoon come by the library and relax with popcorn, soda, and coffee and watch a film that was turned into a movie. It is often true that the book was better (than the movie), but this selection wasn’t so bad.

 

April 27           Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

Description: Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching some great anime episodes this week. Throughout the month of April, we will be choosing random series from CrunchyRoll’s vast selection. At the end of the month we will pick a series to watch in May. Refreshments will be provided.

 

April 28           Friday Film @ 4 pm

Description: What do your pets get up to when your away? This animated film features Louis C.K. Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, Ellie Kemper, and Lake Bell.

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

April 2017 Adult Programming

 

April 3 After 5 Book Club Discussion @ 6:00 P.M.

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Summary: (NEA BIG READ) “A tense, layered and evocative tale… Jones explores the rivalry and connection of siblings, the meaning of beauty, the perils of young womanhood, the complexities of romantic relationships and the contemporary African-American experience”.

~ Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

April 4 Celebrating National Library @ 10:00 A.M.

Elder Law Seminar

Summary: Students, along with Professor John Craft, Jones School of Law, Faulkner University, will be available to discuss Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Directives, Wills, Living Wills, and important documents that are available to state your wishes about your finances and medical choices.

 

April 6 Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community

approach to computer literacy.

 

 

April 6 Scrapbooking @ 12:00 Noon

Description: Learn the techniques of telling stories 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 registration and a list of recommended materials.

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

 

 

April 11 Yoga at the library @ 6:00 P.M.

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: Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher

 

April 13  Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community

approach to computer literacy.

 

April 13 Scrapbooking @ 12:00 Noon

Description: Learn the techniques of telling stories 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 registration and a list of recommended materials.

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

 

April 20  Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community

approach to computer literacy.

 

April 20 Scrapbooking @ 12:00 Noon

Description: Learn the techniques of telling stories 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 registration and a list of recommended materials.

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

 

April 20 Walk-in Advice and Counsel Clinic @3:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.

Description: Need an attorney but can’t afford one? If you are a resident of Montgomery County and need the services of an attorney in a civil matter but cannot afford to hire one, there may be help for you. Attorneys will be on hand to volunteer their services to low income individuals and families facing civil legal issues.

Presenter: Montgomery County Bar Foundation

Volunteer Lawyers Program

 

April 25           Yoga Class @ 6:00 P.M.

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: Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher

 

April 27           Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community

approach to computer literacy.

 

April 27           Scrapbooking @ 12:00 Noon

Description: Learn the techniques of telling stories 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 registration and a list of recommended materials.

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

 

Governors’ Square Library

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

April 4:  World Rat Day

               Children will be delighted to hear the stories Cool Daddy Rat and Don’t Need

Friends, then do a coloring page.

 

April 11: National Library Week—“Lives Transform@Your Library”

(April 9-15, 2017)

Animas That Transform

                 Special guest presenter Donna Woodfin from Bama Aquatics will bring a

tadpole and a frog, as well as a bearded dragon (lizard) for the children to see

how they transform. Then she will read the stories King Long Shanks and

The Biggest Frog in Austrailia and the children will make a craft.

 

April 18: Super Beatrix Potter Movies

                 The children will enjoy watching “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”, “Squirrel

Nutkin”, and  “The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck”, followed by a coloring page

Activity.

 

April 25: Arbor Day

The children will learn about the value of trees when they hear the

stories The Giving Tree and Saving the Old Apple Tree, followed by a craft.

 

Book Bunch Book Club

April 12, 2017

2:00 p.m.

 

Book Bunch members will discuss Anita Diamant’s The Boston Girl, which made the 2015 Best Seller list. This novel is the story of Addie Baum who was born in 1900 to immigrant Jewsh parents who were unprepared for America and its effect on their three daughters. Addie grew up in the North End of Boston, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, and her intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t

imagine. The story begins with eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her “How did you get to be the woman you are today?”

 

 

Hampstead Branch Library

 April Events Kathryn Powell

Events:

April 5 – Build Your Own Series: Book or “Flower Pot” 3:45 – 5:15 p.m. Sign-ups open from 3/22/17-4/3/17 The start of a new series of monthly events on building or crafting a themed project; sign-ups are required to allow for the purchasing of materials. Open to all Ages.

 

April 10 – 14 – National Library Week: Transformation Destination 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Stop by the library to let us know how the library has transformed your perspective on life and what programming you’d loved to see come up in the Hampstead Branch Library’s schedule!

 

April 13 – National Library Week: Transforming Perspectives 3 – 5:30 p.m. Adult coloring programs and coloring pages have become quite popular lately. Stop by the library to change your perspective and relieve some stress with a few coloring pages for adults. All ages welcome!

Children’s Programs 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Ages: 1—4

April 4 – Farm Animals Books: Otis and the scarecrow – Loren Long Henry’s Map – David Elliot Activity:  Paper Hen craft

April 11 – Transformation Books: What do you do with an Idea? – Kobi Yamada Perfect Square – Michael Hall Activity:  Pompom Caterpillar craft

April 18 – Easter Books: Pinkalicious: Eggstraordinary Easter – Victoria Kann The Easter Egg – Jan Brett Activity: Easter Egg Flower Pot

April 25 – Rain Showers Books: Rain – Manya Stojic Rain Feet – Angela Johnson Activity:  Coffee Filter Umbrellas

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

245 High Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

334-240-499

April 6

Ready For Fun!

We will read Tanka Tanka Skunk by Steve Webb. Stamp your feet to the Skunka Tanka beat as the text and animals jump and move across the page. We will also read Is Everyone Ready For Fun by Jan Thomas.  Chicken has some vistors who plans are to do a little jumping, dancing and wiggling on the sofa!  Is everyone ready for more fun?

 

April 13

National Library Week

We will read Amelia Bedelia’s First Library Card by Herman Parish and illustrated by Lynne Avril.  Amelia Bedelia gets a chance to help out at the library with her class.  She has to decide what subject of books to check out when she receives her very own library card.  We will also watch the libraries “Check this Out” video which talks about the services the library has to offer to the public.  We will end with a tour of the Children’s Department.

 

April 20

Spring into adventure with Dora the Explorer!

We will watch the Movie: Egg Hunt. Dora needs your help to find the Big Yellow Egg with a big prize inside.  We will have an activity.

 

April 27

Hungry Caterpillar

We will read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric CarleFollow the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats through a warmed and very large quantity of food.  We will have an activity.

 

 

Ramer Branch Library

 

April Storytime

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

 

April 10-13

National Library Week

 

April 12: K-3

1:00

Donna Woodfin

Animal Fun

Have you ever seen a miniature horse, a bearded dragon, or even a pot belly pig? Well let’s have fun learning and seeing all these animals and even more.

 

April 24-27

 

Monday: Kindergarten- 1:00 pm

LMNO Peas

Join me as we roll through this colorful and fun book with Peas, you read it right… “PEAS”, and learn the alphabet. Each letter introduces a variety of interests, hobbies, and careers starting with one of the letters of the alphabet.

There will be a sing-a-long and a craft.

 

Tuesday: 2nd Grade- 1:30 pm

Craft Time

Let’s be creative: Students will design their own door hangers.

 

Wednesday: 1st Grade- 9:00 am

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly SimmsTaback

An old lady who swallowed a fly? You got to be kidding me! The story will have you asking even more questions. Let’s see what happens in this story as its gets more interesting with each turn of the page. There will be a felt board activity.

 

Thursday: 3rd Grade- 1:30 pm

Craft Time

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

 

 

 

 

Adult Programs

 

Wednesday, April 12, 11:00- “Famous Alabamians” by Richard Bailey. Celebrate National Library Week by learning about some of the people who made Alabama great!

 

Wednesday, April 26, 11:00- Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club- “Silver Sparrow” by Tayari Jones. Two teenage girls must deal with the tragedy that comes with having a bigamist father.

 

 

Coliseum Branch Library

Story Time

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

Thursday at 10:00 am

 

April 6      No Story Time Today

 

April 13     Easter is near!

Splat the Cat: Where’s the Easter Bunny? by Rob Scotton

Splat wants to tell the Easter Bunny what he wants for Easter, but he

can’t find him.

The Story of the Easter Bunny by Katherine Tegen

A little rabbit watches an old couple paint eggs, make chocolate, and

braid baskets for the village children at Easter, and he eventually

becomes the Easter Bunny.

Craft – Bunny Easter baskets

 

April 20     If you are nice, you can find a friend!

The Early Bird by Richard Scarry

After several cases of mistaken identity, Early Bird finally finds a worm

to play with.

Handdog by Graham Round

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 – Bird wrist puppets

 

April 27     It’s nice to be there for your friends!

Ophelia by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert

Ophelia is in love, but her friends are worried because they think she

is sick.

Jumpy Jack and Googily by Meg Rosoff and Sophie Balckwell

Jumpy Jack the snail is terrified that there are monsters around every

corner despite the reassurances of his best friend.

Craft – Hippopotamus puppets

 

 

Parent/Preschool Activity Center

Every three weeks we will have a new activity to enhance the five senses and further develop your child’s thought processes. This is an activity where parent and child explore together.

Youth Programs

 

Homework Assistance

Our program meets every Tuesday from 5:00 – 5:45 pm. Our tutors offer assistance in Math, English, and Reading.  Students in grades 1 – 12 are invited.  Please bring your own materials and homework, or the lessons you will need assistance with.

Registration is required of students, and adults who are interested in tutoring are invited to assist, with pre-registration required.

 

Special Note

We are celebrating National Library Week by reading to the students of Dalraida and Morningview Elementary Schools. We love books and want you to love them, too!

Morningview Elementary – Monday, April 10, 2017

Dalraida Elementary – Tuesday, April 11, 2017

 

Lego League

Lego League is offered the third Tuesday in April.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity as we build with Legos!

 

Easter Contest

March 22 – April 12

How good are your estimating skills!

Come and guess how many water beads are in the jar. The person with the most accurate guess will win an Easter basket.

Drawing to be held April 12.

 

Adult Programs

 

Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

Tuesday, April 11 @ 10:00 am

Come research your family’s history by using the Library’s database, at no charge, every second Tuesday.

 

Fiber Arts

Wednesday, April 12 @ 3:00 pm

Do you have something you can teach, or would you like to learn how to do something? We still have looms and yarn, so bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks. Also, bring any projects you are working on that you would like to share.

 

Computer Class

Tuesday, April 18 @ 10:00 am

Today we will have student’s choice.

Pre-registration is required. 271-7005

 

Coliseum Adult Program

Wednesday, April 19 @ 10:00 am

Wills, Power of Attorney, and Living Wills

Elder Law Clinic

John Craft, and his graduate students, will be discussing these important topics and will be available for one-on-one assistance with Living Wills and Power of Attorney.

 

Puzzles

We have an adult level puzzle on a table at all times. Come and help put our community puzzles together.

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

Thursday, April 13 @ 3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing Faithful, by Alice Hoffman.  This is a story of a young woman whose life instantly changes when her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident.  Then, we will receive our book for May titled, Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’ Easter, by Lisa Patton, a comedy of a woman whose family must leave the Southern town she loves and move to Vermont where she encounters unexpected hardships.

 

Special Guest Author

Friday, April 21 @ 10:00 am

Kathie Farnell, author of Duck and Cover, will be to discuss her book describing her adventures in Montgomery from 1950 to 1960. She will also be presenting at the Alabama Book Festival on April 22, 2017.

 

Dewey Decimal Book Club

Wednesday, April 26 @ 10:00 am

Today we will be discussing the 200’s classification. Be prepared to share 3 to 5 items of interest with the group. Then, we will select a book from the 300’s which encompasses the social sciences.

 

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

Thursday, April 27 @ 3:00 pm

Faithful Place by Tana French

We will discuss Faithful Place today by Tana French. This is a book from the Dublin Murder Squad series. Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was a nineteen-year-old kid with a dream of escaping his family’s cramped flat on Faithful Place and running away to London with his girl, Rosie Daly. However, on the night they were supposed to leave, Rosie didn’t show. Frank took it for granted that she had dumped him – probably because of his alcoholic father, nutcase mother, and generally dysfunctional family. He never went home again, nor did Rosie ever show up again. Then, twenty-two years later, Rosie’s suitcase shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place, and Frank, now a detective in the Dublin Undercover squad, is going home whether he likes it or not. We will receive our May books on that afternoon. goodreads.com/book/show/7093952-faithful-place

 

 

Joyful Aging: Being Your Best at Any Age

 

Arts and Crafts

Pine Cone Flowers

April 5, 2017

10:00 am

Carol Gandy will be teaching us how to make beautiful flowers out of pinecones. They look just like zinnias!

 

Technology – An Introduction to YouTube

April 12, 2017

10:00 am

Today we are going to look at two videos spotlighting two famous Alabama women authors. First, we will watch Kathryn Tucker Windham as she speaks at the 2010 Storytelling Festival and we will listen to her telling of the “Ghost of the Angry Architech”.  Then, we will watch Harper Lee in her only recorded interview of “To Kill a Mockingbird”.  This program will not only entertain you with these two famous women, but it will also teach you how to use YouTube for your educational benefits.

 

Adult Program

Elder Law Clinic

April 19, 2017

10:00 am

John Craft, and his some of his graduate students, will be providing information on Wills, Power of Attorney, and Living Wills. Then, his students will be available to offer free one-on-one assistance in making out your Power of Attorney and Living Will.

 

Dewey Decimal Book Club

300 Social Sciences

April 26, 2017

10:00 am

This classification contains political science, law, education, true crime, and military history.

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

2590 Bell Road, Montgomery, AL 36117 www.mccpl.lib.al.us

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

 

April 7      

Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Schwartz

A twist on “The Three Little Pigs” Pig One and Pig Two neglect their martial arts training at the Ninja School and are no match for the wolf, but their sister’s dedication to her training saves the day.

Activity: Pig Craft

 

April 14

Pete The Cat Big Easter Adventure by Kim Dean

Pete The Cat is appointed as an unwitting helper to a troubled Easter Bunny and races to deliver eggs before time runs out.

Activity: Easter Egg Craft

Bring Your Basket For Our Easter Egg Hunt

 

April 21

Chewy Louie by Howie Schneider

A family may have to get rid of their new pet which is a cute puppy that eats everything in sight including toys, books, and porches.

Activity: Coloring Activity

 

April 28

Too Many Frogs! by Sandy Asher

The most beautiful fish in the entire ocean discovers the real value of personal beauty and friendship.

Activity: Frog Craft

 

 

Other Happenings April 2017 @ EL Lowder Regional Library

 

Stitch and Share meets the fourth Thursday afternoon of the month. We will meet Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 3pm.  If you have ever wanted to learn how to crochet, knit, or quilt please join us.  If there is something you need help with please bring it and let us see if we can help get you back on track.

 

Friends and Family Chess Club wants you every Saturday 10AM until 1245PM sharp as the library closes at 1PM on Saturdays. If your child or you have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or knows how and wants to join a group we invite everyone to become a member of the Lowder Chess Club.  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  If Chess Club is canceled we will post a sign on the door as soon as we know ourselves.

 

Remember that the Ladies of High Tea meets the first Tuesday of each month at 3PM. In April the Ladies will be reading Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews.

First husbands Annajane truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason. They’ve been divorced for four years, she’s engaged to a terrific new guy, and she’s ready to leave the small North Carolina town where she and Mason had so much history. She is so over Mason that she has absolutely no problem attending his wedding. But when fate intervenes and the wedding is called to a halt as the bride is walking down the aisle, Annajane begins to realize that maybe this happened for a reason. And maybe, just maybe, she wants Mason back…

Second chances But there are secrets afoot in this small Southern town, and soon Annajane discovers that change can bring out the worst in people-even her own friends and neighbors-and uncover family scandals. Happiness could be hers for the taking…and the life she once had with Mason could be in her future. But first Annajane must find out what she’s really made of, and what really matters most…

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May’s date is Tuesday, May 2, 2017 and the Ladies will be reading The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.

Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily’s fierce-hearted black “stand-in mother,” Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina–a town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sister, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.

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Gamers Club will meet Friday, April 14. Gamer’s Club meets the second Friday afternoon of the month and pre-registration is required.  Participants may sign up for 330pm-430pm or 430pm -530pm (all gaming must end at 530pm).

 

Registration is also required for the Lowder Lego League on the third Friday afternoon of the month 4PM-5PM. 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.  Complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk.  Come and sign up for April 21, 2017!

 

Lowder Regional Library now has coloring for stressed out adults! The second Thursday afternoon from 4pm-5pm bring your tired of everything, frazzled, and anxious selves to color your cares away—at least for the time that you are here!  Join us Thursday, April 13.

 

Homework Assistance continues at Lowder Regional Library on Wednesdays from 6PM-730PM. We are still in need of Homework Helpers on some Wednesday nights.  Parents are required to fill out a registration form for each branch that their children attend.  Students MUST bring homework and text books to Homework Assistance.

 

Lowder Regional Library is proud to present a Bilingual Korean Story Time every Tuesday of the month except the first Tuesday and this month we will also not meet the second Tuesday.  We will start at 430pm and end before 530pm.  In April we will meet April 18, and April 25, 2017.  It will be held in the Meeting Room to the right as you come in the door of the library.  Parents must stay with children.

 

Monday evening, April 17, at 7pm we will have a Scholarship Seminar for Grades 8 through 12. Eight graders are asked to bring a notebook to start their portfolios.  Seniors and juniors the time to plan for college is NOW!

 

April 9-15, 2017 is National Library Week. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform” and once again the Lowder Librarians will be having a special week of fun.  We have planned a cookie decorating contest for the Young Adults; a movie, a visit from a pig and a horse, and Lego League for the children; and we’ll have the Bloodmobile and Stress Free Coloring for the Adults, just to name a few programs.  We’ll also be “dressing up” again this year.  Come out and see us “transform.”  See our National Library Week Schedule of Events Poster for more information.

 

National Library Week 2017

EL Lowder Regional Library

 

The Lowder Librarians invite everyone to join them in dressing up again this year!

See us transform!

Each day’s theme is in CAPITAL LETTERS.

 

Monday, April 10

FICTION DAY

Confucius Institute 3pm-430pm

Chinese Traditional Festivals

 

Tuesday, April 11

BIOGRAPHY DAY

National Library Workers Day

Movie Day 330pm-530pm

We’ll be showing a biography!

 

Wednesday, April 12

398.2 DAY

National Bookmobile Day

A Pig and a Horse Walk Into the Library . . .

4pm-5pm

 

Thursday, April 13

E SEUSS

Adult Stress-Away Coloring Hour 4pm-5pm

Teen Transform Boring Into Extraordinary Cookie Decoration

Competition 430pm-530pm

 

Friday, April 14

790 DAY

Bloodmobile starting at 9AM – come give blood! Save a Life!

Story Time      1015am

Lowder Lego League 4pm-5pm

 

Pintlala Branch Library

April 2017   STORY TIME

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK April 9 – 15

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

 

April 3 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

BOOK: “My Garden” by: Kevin Henkes

Synopsis —-   The girl in this book grows chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, flowers that change color, and seashells in her garden. How does your garden grow?

ACTIVITY: The students will make flowers out of cupcake holders

 

April 4 @ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: “Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes” by: Eric Litwin

Synopsis —-   Pete the Cat is back—and this time he’s rocking in his school shoes. Pete discovers the library, the lunchroom, the playground, and lots of other cool  places at school. And no matter where he goes, Pete never stops moving and grooving and singing his song . . . because it’s all good.     

ACTIVITY: The students will play a Pete the Cat game with shoes

 

April 5 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

BOOK: “Little Rabbit Goes to School” by: Harry Horse

Synopsis —-   It’s Little Rabbit’s first day at school. He decides his favorite toy, Charlie Horse, wants to start school too, so they set off together. Before they’ve even got to school, Charlie Horse has made Little Rabbit eat his whole packed lunch and then proceeds to create mischief all day – galloping when he should be listening and jumping in the cake mix. Little Rabbit gets very upset when Charlie Horse leads him away from his new friends on a nature walk and they find themselves all alone in the wood …But Little Rabbit’s teacher and friends find them and Little Rabbit goes home happy, looking forward to his next day at school – having decided Charlie Horse isn’t ready to start school and can stay at home!  

ACTIVITY: Students will make an Easter craft

 

April 5 @ 11:20 Kindergarten

BOOK: “Here Comes The Easter Cat” by: Deborah Underwood

Synopsis —-   Why should the Easter Bunny get all the love? That’s what Cat would

like to know. So he decides to take over: He dons his sparkly suit, jumps on his Harley, and roars off into the night. But it turns out delivering Easter eggs is hard work. And it doesn’t leave much time for naps (of which Cat has taken five–no, seven). So when a pooped-out Easter Bunny shows up, and with a treat for Cat, what will Cat do? His surprise solution will be stylish, smart, and even–yes–kind.

ACTIVITY: Students will make an Easter craft

 

April 10@ 1:00 Kindergarten

BOOK: “Bat’s at the Library” by: Brian Lies

Synopsis —- The air is cool and calm and clear. Can it be true? Oh, can it be? Yes!—Bat Night at the library! Join the free-for-all fun at the public library with these book-loving bats! Shape shadows on walls, frolic in the water fountain, and roam the book-filled halls until it’s time for everyone, young and old, to settle down into the enchantment of story time. Brian Lies’ joyful critters and their nocturnal celebration cast library visits in a new light.     

ACTIVITY: Students will make an Easter craft

 

April 11@ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: “Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit” by: Il Sung Na

Synopsis —-     What do the animals do when the snow falls to the ground and all the trees are bare? Some fly long distances, while some swim to warmer waters. Some take a long, warm sleep where they live, while others have a thick, cozy coat and can stay in the snow!

April 11 @ 12:00 Pre-K    

Annual EasterEgg Hunt

 

April 11 @ 1:30 1st Grade

BOOK: “The Little Red Hen: Makes a Pizza” by: Philemon Sturges

Synopsis —- The story of the industrious Little Red Hen is not a new one, but when this particular hen spies a can of tomato sauce in her cupboard and decides to make a pizza, the familiar tale takes on a fresh new twist. Kids will love following along as the hen, with no help from her friends the duck, the dog, and the cat, goes through the steps of making a pizza-shopping for supplies, making the dough, and adding the toppings. But despite their initial resistance, the hen’s friends come through in the end and help out in a refreshing and surprising way.    

ACTIVITY: Students will make an Easter craft

 

April 13 @ 1:30 6th Grade

National Library Week Speaker:

Dr. White, Education Specialist, will be here for story time

 

April 18@ 10:00 Pre-K

Mrs. Lowder and her dog Amos will be here for story time reading her latest book.

BOOK: “Amos Bounces Back: A Tale of Too Much T.V. by: Margaret Lowder

Synopsis —-   Amos Bounces Back — A Tale of Too Much TV is the second award winning book in the Series of Amos Tales. This bright, energetic children’s book will capture the imaginations of children ages 3 to 7 as they are swept into Amos’s world of watching TV. He quickly realizes that he misses his real life friends and all the fun they have. Hopefully, the young reader will learn the value of living a real life away from apps, games, & too much TV.

 

April 19 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

BOOK: “Once there was a Bull…. frog” by: Rick Walton

Synopsis —-   Once there was a Bull…(Frog) is an endearing story of a frog who lost his hop. He looks for it everywhere: under a toad…(stool), behind a dog… (house), and under a hedge…(hog), but it’s nowhere to be found. He has   cow…(boy) throw him high in the sky, but he lands in a field of straw… (berries). Thanks to a diamond… (back rattlesnake), he regains his hop. 

ACTIVITY: We will make frogs out of construction paper and paper plates

 

April 20 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

BOOK: “Light is all Around Us” by: Wendy Pfeffer

Synopsis —-   Light is all around you! It comes in many forms: Light from the sun brightens our day, firelight flickers in the night, electric lights fill your homes—and animals even make the sea glow! With lively illustrations and diagrams and clear, engaging text, this Level 2 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out picture book is a fascinating look into the many ways that light brightens our world.    

ACTIVITY: Questions and Answers

 

 

 

Hampstead Library Announces May Events!!

MHP May Events Kathryn Powell

Events:

May 1 – 7: National Children’s Book week! This week we celebrate Children’s Literature and all the authors who have become our favorites over the years! This year marks the 98th anniversary of Children’s Book Week being an event, and we invite you to join us for several fun things this week!

May 1 – 7: Where’s Waldo? Join us this week as we search for the famous search and find character Waldo hiding among the books in the Children’s section!

May 1 – 7: Favorite Book Titles Stop by the library to write out your favorite children’s book title on a book façade to be displayed in the library for the week.

May 3 – Build Your Own Series: Suncatcher 3:45 – 5:15 p.m. Sign-ups open from 4/21/17-5/1/17 The start of a new series of monthly events on building or crafting a themed project; sign-ups are required to allow for the purchasing of materials. Open to all Ages.

 

Children’s Programs 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Ages: 1—4

May 2 –Picnics Books: The Pigs’ Picnic – Keiko Kasza Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack – Doreen Cornin Activity:  Outdoor “picnic” (weather permitting)

May 9 – Pets Books: ­A Bed for Kitty – Yasmine Surovec Dogs – Emily Gravett Activity:  Cat and Dog Paper Crafts

May 16 – Bugs Books: Bugs in my Hair?! – Catherine Stier Ed Emberley’s Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug! – Ed Emberley Activity: Ladybug Craft

May 23 – Summer Books: Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses – James Dean Summer is Summer – Phillis Gershator Activity:  Giant Paper Popsicles

May 30 – Memorial Day Books: The Wall – Eve Bunting I am So Brave! – Stephen Krensky Activity: Popsicle Stick Star Streamers