Williams Library Announces August Programs!!

Bertha Williams

August 2017

 

Adult Program

 

Scrabble Time

First Tuesday

August 1 **New Day**

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!

 

Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday

August 4 and 18

Time: 10:00am

Description:

Want to learn how to crochet? Have a project you’re working on that you want to show off, need help with? Come to the library and learn or teach a handcraft (knitting, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch, macrame, origami, chainmail, whatever). Crafters of all ages and genders are welcome. Bring supplies and we’ll build the expertise together.

 

 

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

August 9

Time: 11:00am

Title: Miss Hazel and the Rosa parks League

Author: Jonathan Odell

Description: Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, and inspired by his Mississippi childhood, Odell tells the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida – one wealthy and white and the other poor and black – who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another.

 

Embittered and distrusting, Vida is harassed by Delphi’s racist sheriff and haunted by the son she lost to the world. Hazel, too, has lost a son and can’t keep a grip on her fractured life. After drunkenly crashing her car into a manger scene while gunning for the baby Jesus, Hazel is sedated and bed-ridden. Hazel’s husband hires Vida to keep tabs on his unpredictable wife and to care for his sole surviving son. Forced to spend time together with no one else to rely on, the two women find they have more in common than they thought, and together they turn the town on its head. It is the story of a town, a people, and a culture on the verge of a great change that begins with small things, like unexpected friendship. ~dust jacket

 

Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

August 30

Time: 6:30pm

LOCATION: Cafe Louisa

Really want to join a book club but don’t really like to read? Come join us at Cafe Louisa as we talk and color. Read the book, or don’t! We alternate between fiction and nonfiction/biography as well as discuss other books we read during the month or in the past that are related. Additional titles on the theme will be available, so bring your library card! Just want to color and enjoy our company? You’re welcome! Bring your own supplies or use some of ours. Coloring sheets provided.

Title: Cutting for Stone

Author: Abraham Verghese

Description: Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother’s death in childbirth and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. ~Dust jacket

 

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

 

 

Young Adult Programs

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

August 18

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: The Lorax (PG)

Run time: 1 hr 27 min

 

Children’s Programs

Storytime

Tuesdays

Time: 10:00 AM

 

Story time is on break until September!

MCCPL Events for July!!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

July 2017 Activities

 

Bertha Pleasant Williams Library

Rosa Parks Ave Branch

 

Children’s Programs

Storytimes

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

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

 

July 4 – No story time (We’re closed for July 4th!)

 

July 11 – Wouldn’t anyone want to have Feathers Like a Rainbow (Flora)? Jacamin certainly does and his mother helps by stealing colors from Hummingbird, find out what happens. Then come on a rumpus Where the Wild Things Are (Sendak)!

 

July 18 – Annabelle finds some Extra Yarn (Barnett) and does something extraordinary with it. Extraordinary Jane (Harrison) has to find her special talent in an especially talented family. Both manage to find something special.

 

July 25 – What do we do when we get lost? Boot & Shoe (Frazee) know! We’ll also help as Olive Finds His Way (Root).

 

Summer Reading Programs

Wednesday @10:00 a.m.

 

July 5 – No program

Get caught reading! (come to the library and read to earn a small prize!)

July 12 – The Talking Tree, Clean City Commission

What do trees do to make the world a better place?

July 19 – Roosevelt Robinson, Extension Services

Mr. Robinson will talk about wildlife and forestry management.

July 26 – Vernon Turner, WSFA Weatherman

Being able to warn people about dangerous weather patterns helps reduce the damage

done to people and property by alerting us to the need to prepare and/or evacuate.

 

Young Adult Program

 

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Friday, July 21 @ 2:30pm

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.

**Note: our movie will start one hour earlier during summer!

Movie: Monsters University

Run time: 1hr 50 min

 

 

Adult Programs

 

Crochet and Craft

Friday, July 7 & 21 @ 10:00 a.m.

Description:

Want to learn how to crochet? Have a project you’re working on that you want to show off, need help with? Come to the library and learn or teach a handcraft (knitting, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch, macrame, origami, chainmail, whatever). Crafters of all ages and genders are welcome. Bring supplies and we’ll build the expertise together.

 

Scrabble Time

Tuesday, July 11 @ 2:00 p.m.

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!

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Wednesday, July 12 @ 11:00 a.m.

Title: And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman

Description: In the comfortable suburb where Heloise Lewis lives, she’s just a mom, the youngish widow with a forgettable job who somehow never misses a soccer game or a school play. In the state capitol, she’s the redheaded lobbyist with a good cause and a mediocre track record. But in discreet hotel rooms throughout the area, she’s the woman of your dreams—if you can afford her hourly fee.  But now, after a decade, her secret life is under siege. Her once oblivious accountant is asking loaded questions. Her longtime protector is hinting at new dangers. Her employees can’t be trusted. One county over, another so-called suburban madam has been found dead in her car, a suicide. Or is it? And then she learns that her son’s father, a killer and former pimp, might be released from prison. With no formal education, no real family, and no friends, Heloise has to remake her life—again. Disappearing will be the easy part. The trick will be living long enough to start a new life. ~Dust Jacket

 

Free Legal Clinic

Thursday, July 20 @ 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The Montgomery Volunteer Lawyers Program will offer free legal services for civil cases (bankruptcy, divorce, child support, landlord/tenant issues, public benefits, etc.). If you have questions about what may be eligible, please contact Barbara Ann at 265-0222 ext 2.

 

 

Genealogy Sessions

Fridays (except holidays)

10:30-11:15a.m. & 2:30-3:15 p.m.

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

 

 

Coliseum Branch Library

Story Time

Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.

Building a Better World

 

July 6     There will always be someone to love you!

The Dog Who Belonged to No One by Amy Hest

The hard working daughter of two bakers and a perfectly nice stray dog live lonely lives in the same town, until they meet one very stormy day.

I Love It When You Smile by Sam McBratney

A grumpy little kangaroo is having a bad day until his mother finds a way to make him smile.

Craft – Mother and baby kangaroo

*Reading Logs are due today to receive certificates and refreshments on July 14.

 

July 13   Listen carefully to those who love you!

Epossumondas by Coleen Salley

A well-intentioned young possum continually takes his mother’s instructions much too literally.

Epossumondas Plays Possum by Coleen Salley

Forgetting his mother’s warnings, Epossumondas goes into the swamp alone and must pretend to be dead time and again as he hears frightening sounds.

Craft – Possums

 

July 14   Summer Reading Program Finale

Come see animals from the Montgomery Zoo!

 

July 20   It’s all a part of growing up!

Off to School, Baby Duck! by Amy Hest

Baby Duck experiences the fear of the first day of school, but with a little help from Grandpa, everything turns out fine in the end.

Baby Duck and the Bad Eyeglasses by Amy Hest

Baby Duck is unhappy about the new eyeglasses she has to wear, until Grandpa helps her realize that they are not so bad after all.

Craft – Duck puppets

 

July 27   A mother will always love you!

Good Night Kiss by Amy Hest

Even after a story, being tucked in, and warm milk, Sam is not ready to go to sleep until his mother kisses him good night.

Don’t You Feel Well, Sam? by Amy Hest

When Sam has a cough, Mrs. Bear tends to him all through the cold night.

Craft – Bears

 

Elementary Programs

 

Build a Better World with Legos

Come join the fun building with Legos.

July 11, 18, and 25 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This program is geared for children in grades K – 6.

 

Fun with Ukuleles

There will be no program in July, but we will meet August 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm.

We will have a Ukulele Jam. Come and have fun playing your ukulele with others.

 

Build a Better World through Recycling

July 7 @ 10:00 a.m.

Join artist, Judy Thornton, as we create art with recycled materials. This will be a fun and creative program to encourage creativity.

*Today all reading logs will be due so that you may receive a certificate on July 14, 2017.

**Your certificate will be your ticket to the refreshments after our Finale on July 14.

 

Build a Better World Finale

July 14 @ 10:00 a.m.

Today is our program Finale. Everyone is invited.  We are excited to have the Montgomery Zoo present a program on “Animal Adaptations”? Come learn what makes animals unique and how they are special to their environment.  Come see which animals they will be bringing!

*Certificates will be given out to those who turned in their Reading Logs on July 7, 2017

 **Those who receive a certificate are invited for refreshments after the program today.

 

Teen Programs

 

Build a Better World Through Writing

Friday, July 7 @ 3:00 pm

Sometimes less is more – even in writing! Status updates, Twitter, Snapchat, texts:  writing is part of your life every day, and even short pieces are powerful.  Join Amanda Kaufman from the English and Philosophy Department of Auburn Montgomery to write and illustrate a six-word-autobiography.  Tell the world who you are!

*Reading Logs are due today so that you may receive your certificate on July 14 during our Finale.

 

Summer Reading Program Finale

Friday, July 14 @ 10:00 a.m.

Come see representatives from the Montgomery Zoo as they bring various animals.

*Certificates will be given out to those who turned in their Reading Logs on July           7.  These certificates will allow you to receive refreshments today.

 

Build a Better World Through Reading

Teen Book Forum

Come see our special selection of popular teen books, and add your recommendation of a “must read” to our list for others to see.

 

Build a Better World by Helping Others

Outreach

We are partnering with Angels for the Elderly to make a better world for our seniors and for yourselves. Do you have a special talent you would like to share, or join us as we play dominoes, play cards, or color adult level coloring sheets with our senior friends?

Let us know what dates and times are good for you and we will make all the arrangements!

 

 

Coding Club for Girls

Monday, July 10, 17, 24, and 31 @ 10:00 a.m.

Come join the fun and the great educational experience in learning to “Code” on computers. This is a wonderful opportunity for girls in grades 6 – 8. The class is limited to the first fourteen girls for this first set of classes.

 

*Coloring sheets will be available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3 to 5.

 

Adult Programs

 

Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

Each Thursday in July from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., you can register for an appointment with our volunteer.   She will guide you in how to get started with Ancestry or your next steps. You must pre-register to assure our volunteer will be available to assist. 271-7005

 

Fiber Arts

Thursday, July 20 @ 3:00 p.m.

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, July 11, 18, and 25 @ 10:00 a.m.

Skills taught will be determined by majority rule.

Pre-registration is required.

271-7005

 

Coliseum Adult Program

Wednesday, July 19 @ 10:00 a.m.

Glen Alderton, local author, will be discussing her books. Then, she will teach us how to go about getting your works published.

 

Arts & Crafts for Adults

Wednesday, July 5 @ 10:00 a.m.

Join multi-talented Muffin Hand as she teaches us a new and easy way to design t-shirts. Come by and see the one we have on display.  Just bring your own white, cotton t-shirt and we will furnish all other supplies and the know-how.

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

Thursday, July 13 @ 3:00 p.m.

Today we will be discussing The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove by Susan Gregg Gilmore, a story of Bezellia, from a prominent Nashville family, who is struggling under her family’s name during the 1960’s.  Then, we will receive our book for August titled, “Citizens Creek”, by Lalita Tademy, a story of the first black chief of the Creek Indian nation and his granddaughter, who sustains his legacy of courage.

 

 

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

Thursday, July 27 @ 3:00 p.m.

Today we will discuss The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton.

Summary: The delightful debut of G. K. Chesterton’s most famous literary creation. In his day, Flambeau was a legend of the underworld. Even now, his old confederates remember with pride the Tyrolean Dairy scheme, in which he built a thriving milk business despite owning not a single cow. But today the master thief finally meets his match. Attempting to steal a priceless cross, Flambeau runs afoul of Father Brown, an ordinary-looking priest with amazing insight into the criminal mind. With grace, logic, and good humor, the stout little clergyman soon reforms one of England’s most notorious villains. In thrilling tales such as “The Blue Cross,” “The Secret Garden,” and “The Hammer of God,” G. K. Chesterton’s immortal priest-detective applies his extraordinary intuition to the most intricate of mysteries. No corner of the human soul is too dark for Father Brown, no villain too ingenious. The Innocence of Father Brown is a testament to the power of faith and the pleasure of a story well told. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler. (Hoopla) Remember to bring your device to our June 22 meeting so that you will know how to download this book from Hoopla.

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

3095 Mobile Road, Montgomery, AL 36117

www.mccpl.lib.al.us

Storytimes

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

July 5      

Adventures of Itty Bitty Frog by Kimberly Johnson

This story centers around a small, lovable frog who has a lot of kindness to offer to a baby bird. Although the frog encounters many pitfalls in his attempt to get the baby bird home, he never loses his determination.

Activity: Frog Craft

 

July 12

The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Schwartz

In this twist on The Three Little Pigs, Pig One and Pig Two neglect their martial arts training at the new ninja school and are no match for the wolf, but their sister’s dedication to her training saves the day.

Activity: Coloring Activity

 

July 19

Ribbet by Rodrigo Folquerra

When a pig visits a frog pond, sits on a rock, and says only “Ribbit!”, news spreads fast but only the wise old beetle has an explanation.

Activity: Pig Craft

 

July 26

We’re Going On a Picnic by Pat Hutchinson

Hen, Duck, and Goose go on a picnic but have trouble deciding where to stop and eat.

Activity: Coloring Activity

 

Young Adult Programming

Mondays in July (3, 10, 17, 24, 31)     Dungeons and Dragons @ 3p.m.

Description: Our teens found a ‘Karameikos: Kingdom of Adventure’ box and have been setting up a weekly Dungeons and Dragons group. We are learning how to play the game together and much fun is had by all. Come join us and let the adventuring begin!

 

Thursdays in July (6, 13, 20, 27)     Afternoon Anime @ 4 p.m.

Description: Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching some great anime episodes this week.  Refreshments will be provided.

 

Fridays in July (7, 14, 21, 28)        Friday Film @ 4 p.m.

Description: Join us for popcorn, soda, and a great movie! Every Friday we will be watch a feature film decided by participants at the previous week’s showing!

 

Adult Programming

Thursday, July 6, 13, 20, 27

Computer Class @ 11:00 a.m.

Library Staff, Instructors

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

 

Monday, July 10

After 5 Book Club @ 6:00 p.m.

Title: A Lover’s Vow by Brenda Jackson

Summary: In another memorable series of the Granger Family, Jules Bradford and Dalton Granger embark on a mission to save his family and his legacy, and soon realize they have more at stake than they ever imagined.

 

Tuesday, July 11

Farmers’ Market Day @The Library @ 10:00 a.m.

Mrs. Flora Brown, Fairview Farmers Market, Presenter

Learn how to eat your way to a healthier Lifestyle, and why making fresh fruits and vegetables a part of your daily diet is important to living longer. A display of fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices and teas will be available.

 

Tuesday, July 11, 25

Yoga @ The Library, 6:00 p.m.

Mrs. Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher, Instructor

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.

 

Thursday, July 13, 20, 27    

Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

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 registration and a list of recommended materials.

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

 

Pike Road Branch Library’s Programs

facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary

 

Special Event

Magic Workshop with Russell Davis

Tuesday, July 11 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Magician Russell Davis will instruct a group of kids how to perform magic tricks. Participation in this workshop is limited to 24 kids, age 10 and up, so pre-registration is required.

 

Summer Events for Age 5 through 10

Tuesdays @ 3 p.m.

July 11Build a Magical World: Russell Davis returns with his magic and comedy show, which is almost as much fun for the adults as it is for the kids.

 

July 18Build a Sweet World: We will wrap up our big summer events with our annual visit to the chocolate fountain. We will also announce the top readers in each of our summer reading challenge categories.

 

Brick Clickers

Wednesdays @ 3 p.m.

Each week, builders (ages 5 and up) will face a new challenge and create something awesome using the library’s collection of LEGO™ bricks. The dates will be:

July 5

July 12

July 19

July 26

 

Storybook Time

For Age 3 through 6

Mondays @ 10:30 a.m. & 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:

 

July 3 – We will NOT have Storybook Time today.

 

July 10 – Holy cow! Tomorrow is Cow Appreciation Day! We’ll read some cow-themed stories including Moo Cow Kaboom! by Thacher Hurd

 

July 17 – Patrick visits his granny for the first time and she’s missing some important items he will need during his stay like, say, a bed. Can granny save the day, or night, as the case may be? We’ll find out when we read What! Cried Granny by Kate Lum and Adrian Johnson.

July 24 – Did you ever really want a pet, but your mom said, “No!”? The little boy in today’s story faces that very dilemma when he asks for a dog to have as a pet. His mom shoots him down, but then he makes a counteroffer – how about a dragon instead? We’ll see who turns out to be The Best Pet of All in this book by David LaRochelle and Hanako Wakiyama.

 

July 31 – At the time of his deadline, Mister Matt hadn’t decided what to read for this day. Rest assured, it will be fun.

 

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:

July 5

July 12

July 19

July 26

 

Book Clubs

Book ManiaKs – for children in 3rd grade and up –On Thursday, July 13 at 2 p.m., the ManiaKs will discuss Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis and view the film based on the book.

Publisher’s Summary – The Pevensie siblings travel back to Narnia to help a prince denied his rightful throne as he gathers an army in a desperate attempt to rid his land of a false king. But in the end, it is a battle of honor between two men alone that will decide the fate of an entire world.

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, July 20 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Old Money by Bobby Cole.

Publisher’s Summary – Jake Crosby has traded in a stockbroker’s suit and tie for a standard-issue uniform. As a newly minted Mississippi game warden, he has two tough cases to cut his teeth on—the ongoing robbery of wealthy hunters and the ruthless search for a rumored hidden fortune. According to local gossip, several million dollars have been missing since the conviction of local conman Bronson Bolivar, and following his death in prison, his two grown children have torn his property apart looking for the funds. As Jake searches for the robber who targets well-to-do outdoorsmen, he finds a trail leading to the Bolivars. But the allure of quick cash also draws unexpected interest from both Bronson’s former cellmate and an upstanding federal judge. Will Jake understand the severity of the situation in time or get caught up in a web of deceit?

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

 

Preschool Storytime

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

 

July 7

Theme: Build a Better World through the Alabama Archives and History Department

The Archives and History will be here to discuss how we can build a better world in Alabama. How do you think that you can build a better world in your community?

 

July 14

Theme: Build a Better World through with the Talking Tree

The Talking tree will be here to talk about how trees help us build better worlds. How do trees help build better worlds?

 

July 21

Theme: Build a Better World through Movement

Get Moving with Elmo! by Random House

Elmo wants you to get up and get moving with him. He begins by stretching and sometimes his Mommy helps him out

How Do You Wokka-Wokka? by Elizabeth Bluemle

In this book the little boy goes on a walk and asks all his friends and neighbors how they dance. How do you wokka-wokka?  Come show us at Story Time.

Activity: Coloring Sheet

 

July 28

Theme: Build a Better World through Sharing

A Big Guy Took My Ball! by Mo Willems

Pig is upset because a bigger kid took his ball. It upsets

Elephant so much that he goes to get the ball back. They discover that the big guy has a hard time getting people to play with him.  Do you think that they all become friends?

The Giving Tree by Shel SilverStein

Everyday a little boy comes and visits this tree. The tree always gives him a little something, because it loves the boy.  Then one day all is left is a stump.  What did the tree give the boy?

Activity: Giving Tree (Certificates will be handed out.)

 

Children Summer Reading Program

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

July 4

Library Closed in observation of 4th of July Holiday

 

July 11

Build a Better World with Big Moe

Award certificates

 

Young Adult Summer Reading Program

Thursdays @ 4:00 p.m.

July 6

Build a Better World by joining the Young Classic Book Club. This month we are reading

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

 

July 20

Build a Better World through creating a You Tube video.

Final Summer Reading Program and certificates will be awarded.

 

Lowder Adult Summer Reading Program

Wednesdays @ 6:30-7:30 p.m.

 

July 12

Build a Better World through piecing together a puzzle through a scavenger hunt.

SPECIAL SENIOR ADULT PROGRAM

 

July 19

Build a Better World through technology. Bring your cell phone to learn the basics of your phone.

 

 

Other Happenings @ EL Lowder Library

 

Stitch and Share will not meet in July.

 

Friends and Family Chess Club wants you every Saturday 10a.m. until 12:45 p.m. 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 3p.m.  On Tuesday, July 11th (one week later due to the Independence Day Holiday), the Ladies will be reading The Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters.

Summary:  New York Times bestselling Grand Master Elizabeth Peters—author of the thrilling fictional exploits of archaeologist Amelia Peabody in the Land of the Pharaohs—brings back beautiful, brainy art expert and sometime sleuth Vicky Bliss for one last adventure in The Laughter of Dead Kings. The incomparable Peters sends Vicky and her colorful entourage racing across modern-day Egypt to investigate the brazen theft of one the ancient desert land’s most priceless treasures. Smart, funny, evocative, and suspenseful, The Laughter of Dead Kings is a fond and fitting farewell to the ever-delightful Vicky…and a superior mystery fit for a King Tutankhamen.  ~~Amazon.com~~

 

For the month of August, the Ladies will be reading The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery by Alan Bradley.

Summary:  It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. “I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn’t. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.” ~~Amazon.com~~

 

Gamers Club will meet Friday, July 14.  Gamer’s Club meets the second Friday afternoon of the month and pre-registration is required.  Participants may sign up for 3:30p.m.-4:30 p.m. or 4:30p.m. -5:30p.m. (all gaming must end at 5:30p.m.).

 

Come Build Something with Us! Registration is also required for the Lowder Lego League on the third Friday afternoon of the month 4p.m.-5p.m. 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 July 21!

 

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, July 12.

 

Our new Young Classic Book Club will meet Thursday, July 6 and will meet the first Thursday of each month on a regular basis.  This book club is open to anyone but is planned with Young Adults in mind and will be reading Young Adult and Children’s Classics (some of which are assigned reading).  Our third book is Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

 

Children’s Summer Reading at Lowder ends Tuesday, July 11 with presentation of certificates and a visit from Big Mo!   The fun starts at 10a.m.  There will be no programming the week of July 4th.

 

In addition to our Grade School and Pre-School Summer Reading Programs our final Young Adult program will be on Thursday, July 20th at 4pm when we will be creating a You Tube video and present certificates.  Come help the Librarians create a YouTube Video!

 

Adults we didn’t forget you! Wednesday, July 12th, 6:30p.m.-7:30p.m.  Adults are invited to a Scavenger Hunt at the library!  We will be looking for pieces to assemble a poster.  Certificates will be awarded.

 

SENIOR ADULTS! We have a Special Summer Reading Program planned just for you!  Let’s build a better world through technology!  Bring your cell phone and let’s learn the basic things your phone can do for you! Tuesday, July 19th, 6:30p.m.-7:30p.m.—BE THERE!

 

The Lowder staff wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July/Independence Day holiday.  Lowder Regional Library and the rest of the Montgomery City-County Public Libraries will be CLOSED, Tuesday, July 4th.  We will reopen Wednesday, July 5th, at 9AM.

 

Hampstead Branch Library

Fitness: Building a Better World by: Kathryn Powell

 

Story Time Schedule

Tuesdays: 10:30 am until 11 am Ages: 1—4 2:30 pm until 3 pm Ages: 5—9

 

July 4 – Library Closed: Happy Fourth of July

 

July 11 – Being Open and Understanding Books: Take Me Out to the Yakyu by Aaron Meshon ABC USA by Martin Jarrie Activity:  Empathy Dolls (items Needed: TP rolls, cardstock, markers/crayons, glue/tape)

July 18 – Be Kind and Helpful Books: If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson

Pinduli by Janell Cannon Activity: Kindness Jars (items needed: plastic or glass jars, tissue paper, modpodge/glue, strips of paper)

 

July 25 Be Honest Books: The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot by Scott Magoon Princess K.I.M. and the lie that grew by Maryanne Cocca-Leffler Activity: coloring sheets

 

Teen Schedule Thursdays @ 4:15 p.m.

 

July 6No Program this Week! Happy 4th of July

 

July 13 – Be Open and Understanding Discussion: Strength of Diversity – No two people are the same, and while we all might have similarities, our differences are what make us a stronger community. We’ll be looking at various ways we differ and where one person’s weakness might be another’s strength within our community. Activity: Human Knot and Balloon Pass

 

Other Programs at Hampstead

 

“Summer Fun” Build Your Own Series

Wednesday, July 12 3:45 – 5:30 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of Summertime Fun crafts including pocket ladybug rocks and beaded spiral sun catchers. Open to all ages. Please RSVP by July 7th so materials for crafts can be obtained.

 

Stress Relief Coloring MW 3:45-5:30 p.m. Spend some time connecting with coloring! The library will have coloring sheets for all age levels and welcome everyone who wants to attend. Stop by and spend a bit just taking a break from your hectic schedule to de-stress with some crayons and a coloring sheet.

 

 

Governors’ Square Branch Library

Storytimes @ 10:00 a.m.

Mondays: Grades K-5th

Tuesdays: Preschool (Ages 3-5)

July 3: No Program

 

July 4: Independence Day! All MCCPL locations closed

 

July 10: Building Tall Towers 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytimes will be held today instead of Tuesday. Children will enjoy building towers out of cups and popsicle sticks.

 

July 11: Traveling Trunk Lady

Children will be transported back to the past and see what is in the Trunk of the “Traveling Trunk Lady”.

 

Awards Party TBA

 

Book Bunch Book Club

Monday, July 10 @ 2:00 p.m.

Building a Bridge to Another Culture

Book Bunch will meet today to enjoy a program presented by a group of South Korean ladies.

 

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

Story Time

Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.

 

July 6: Movie Day

Kids grades K-5 are welcome to come and watch a new to DVD movie rated PG. Stop by or call the library the week before the movie day to see which one.

 

Young Adult (YA) Department

 

Wednesday, July 28 @ 2:30 p.m.

Promoting Healthy Teen Relationships & Preventing Teen Dating Violence

Its purpose is to strengthen families and relationships through comprehensive programs and outreach.

 

Cover to Cover Book Club

Tuesday, July 11 @ 6:30 p.m.

 

Title:  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

#1 New York Times Bestseller Summary:  Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.  ~Review by Amazon.com

 

 

Computer Lab Schedule

There will be no computer classes in the month of July due to the Back-to-School Boot Camp being held. Classes will resume August 1, 2017.

 

Pintlala Branch Library

Summer Reading Programs

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian I

 

Thursday, July 6 @ 10:00

Cynthia Jancaterino, Montgomery Clean City Commission: The Talking Tree

The students will learn how to keep Montgomery and Pintlala clean while building a better world.

 

Monday, July 10 @ 10:00

Movie Day (Movie to be Announced)

 

Wednesday, July 12 @ 10:00

Build, Build, Build

Who can build the tallest building? Explore the world of Legos

 

Friday, July 14 @ 10:00

Ms. Sandra

Do you remember all the ways we were able to “Build a Better World” during the Summer Reading Program?

 

Ramer Branch Library

 

Fun with Lego

Monday, July 3 & July 10 @ 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Share your creativity!

 

Summer Reading Program

Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

July 5: Movie Day

 

July 12: Fun Day/ Awards Ceremony

Come down for some friendly competition on Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. If you’re into Lego ®, we got those too. We will also have an awards ceremony for all that participated and also something special for the individual who read the most books. (Snacks will be served every week during the program).

 

Ramer Library Movie Days

Thursdays @ 2:00 p.m.

July 6: Secret Life of Pets

Summary: The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes (2016).

 

July 13: Sing

Summary: In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists’ find that their lives will never be the same (2016).

 

Adult Programs

 

Wednesday, July 26 @ 11:00 – Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club- Gifted Hands by Ben Carson The inspiring story of how one man overcame hardships to become a success.

 

Wednesday, August 23 @ 11:00 – Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club. Murder in Montgomery by Charlotte Magruder. A group of powerful men try to prevent a shocking secret from being discovered.

 

 

MCCPL Closed for Independence Day

The Montgomery City-County Public Library System will be closed Monday, July 3rd through Tuesday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day!

Pick up a good book or two this weekend to read at your gathering! Also remember that our e-content (ebooks, eComics, eAudioBooks through our Ebsco, Overdrive, and Hoopla subscriptions) are always available!