Williams Library Announces April Events!!

Bertha Williams

April 2017

 

 

Adult Program

*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

 

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

 

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!

 

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.

 

March Events @ MCCPL!!

 

 

 

March 2017 Library Activities

 

 

 

Pike Road Branch Library’s March 2017 Programs

 

 

 

Special Book Discussion

 

 (Rescheduled from February) –

 

Frye Gaillard discusses his children’s novel, Go South to Freedom

 

On Wednesday, March 29 at 2:30 p.m., author Frye Gaillard will discuss his book, Go South to Freedom, which is based on a true story about runaway slaves taking refuge with the Seminole Indians in Florida and a community of free blacks in Mobile. All are welcome to attend the book discussion, but we are extending a special invitation to homeschooling families.

 

 

 

 

 

Storybook Time

 

 For Age Three Through Six

 

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:

 

 

 

March 6 – Spring is almost here, but the woodland animals are still on their winter sleep schedule. All of a sudden, some creature starts making a racket and wakes them up. Will they find out who the culprit is? All will be revealed when we read Possum and the Peeper by Anne Hunter.

 

 

 

March 13 – Do you know that old lady who swallowed the fly? Well, she’s back and she’s swallowing a clover. I guess a clover can count as a vegetable. We’ll see what else she swallows in There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro with illustrations by Jared Lee.

 

 

 

March 20 – Today, we’ll read Rabbit’s Good News by Ruth Lercher Bornstein. What do you think Rabbit’s good news will be? We bet it has something to do with a certain season that begins today.

 

 

 

March 27 – Spring-time brings baby chicks to the barnyard. We’ll read about some chicks today including Little Chick in John Lawrence’s This Little Chick.

 

 

 

Toddler Time

 

For Age One Through Three

 

Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.

 

 

 

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

 

March 1

 

March 8

 

March 15

 

March 22

 

March 29

 

 

 

Book Clubs

 

Angry Dragons – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, March 15 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood

 

Publisher’s Summary – Found running wild in the forest of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander, age ten or thereabouts, keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia, perhaps four or five, has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf, age somewhere-in-the-middle, is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels. Luckily, Miss Penelope Lumley is no ordinary governess. Only fifteen years old and a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, Penelope embraces the challenge of her new position. Though she is eager to instruct the children in Latin verbs and the proper use of globes, first she must help them overcome their canine tendencies. But mysteries abound at Ashton Place: Who are these three wild creatures, and how did they come to live in the vast forests of the estate? Why does Old Timothy, the coachman, lurk around every corner? Will Penelope be able to teach the Incorrigibles table manners and socially useful phrases in time for Lady Constance’s holiday ball? And what on earth is a schottische?

 

 

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December.  –On Thursday, March 16 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen.

 

Publisher’s Summary – Filled with insights that are the hallmark of Anna Quindlen’s bestsellers, Miller’s Valley is an emotionally powerful story about a family you will never forget. For generations, the Millers have lived in Miller’s Valley. Mimi Miller tells about her life with intimacy and honesty. As Mimi eavesdrops on her parents and quietly observes the people around her, she discovers more and more about the toxicity of family secrets, the dangers of gossip, the flaws of marriage, the inequalities of friendship and the risks of passion, loyalty, and love. Home, as Mimi begins to realize, can be “a place where it’s just as easy to feel lost as it is to feel content.” Miller’s Valley is a masterly study of family, memory, loss, and, ultimately, discovery, of finding true identity and a new vision of home. As Mimi says, “No one ever leaves the town where they grew up, even if they go.” Miller’s Valley reminds us that the place where you grew up can disappear, and the people in it too, but all will live on in your heart forever.

 

 

 

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

 

facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary

 

 

 

 

 

Bertha Williams

 

 

 

Adult Programs

 

 

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

 

Wednesday, March 8 @ 11:00 a.m.

 

Title: The Kitchen House   

 

Author: Kathleen Grissom

 

Description: Orphaned onboard a ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle. The master’s illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family. Though set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent, and the mistress battles opium addiction, Lavinia straddles two very different worlds. Then she is forced to make a choice. ~dust jacket

 

 

 

Scrabble Time

 

Tuesday, March 9 @ 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!

 

 

 

Mid-Afternoon Movie

 

All Ages!

 

Friday, March 17 @ 3:30 p.m.

 

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: Space Jam (1996)

 

Run time: 1 hr. 28 min.

 

 

 

Fourth Friday Cook Up

 

March 24 @ 4:00 p.m.

 

Audience: Adult

 

Description: Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. This month is National Peanut Month! Bring a peanut related dish (or not so our friends with allergies can still eat). 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.

 

 

 

Senior Bingo

 

Monday, March 27 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

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.

 

 

 

Genealogy Sessions

 

Fridays (except holidays)

 

10:30-11:15 a.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

 

Young Adult Programs

 

Poetry Workshop

 

Thursday, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 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.

 

 

 

Children’s Programs

 

Reading Rockets (Literacy Tutors)

 

Mondays @ 3:30-4:30pm (except holidays)

 

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.

 

 

 

Storytime

 

Mondays & Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

 

 

6th and 7th

 

In Up and Down (Oliver Jeffers), Penguin decides one day he wants to fly. His friend helps him achieve his goals. Two Tall Houses (Gianna Marino) is about neighbors who fight about their houses being too big.

 

 

 

13th and 14th

 

Extraordinary Jane (Hannah E. Harrison) is an extraordinary dog. She works in a circus and is trying to find her special talent. Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great (Bob Shea), but Goat isn’t so sure.

 

 

 

20th and 21st

 

The Busy Tree (Jennifer Ward & Lisa Falkenstern) is a busy place. See how birds, bees, and all sorts of animals make their home from a tree. My Garden (Kevin Henkes) is about a girl and her mother who plan a colorful garden together.

 

 

 

27th and 28th

 

A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea (Michael Ian Black & Kevin Hawkes), but we think we should have one anyway! I Know a Wee Piggy (Kim Norman & Henry Cole) follows a pig that wallows through all sorts of colors to find the perfect one.

 

 

 

 

 

Governor’s Square Branch Library

 

Storytime

 

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

Mar. 7:  Healthy Foods

 

Special guest nutritionist will read Red Pepper, Green Squash and Eating the Alphabet, then tell the children about healthy eating.

 

 

 

Mar. 14: Wacky Weather Day

 

The children will enjoy hearing Ms Anita read Rain and the Poodle Who Barked at the Wind, followed by a connect-the dots activity.

 

 

 

Mar. 21:  Baby Animals Day

 

Ms. Anita will read The Pokey Little Puppy and Duckling Peep Swims with the Animals. Then the children will do a coloring page activity                .

 

 

 

Mar. 28:  Kites Fly High Day

 

Children will enjoy hearing the books Curious George Flies a Kite and Stuck, followed by a craft.

 

 

 

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

 

March Story Times

 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

Every Wednesday

 

 

 

March 1:  Traction Man is Here by Mini Grey

 

Follow the stupendous adventures of Traction Man in this action packed adventure. Craft activities to follow

 

 

 

March 8:  Paul Meets Bernadette by Rosy Lamb

 

Paul had a normal goldfish life until he met Bernadette, then the world changed. Craft activities to follow

 

 

 

March 15:   A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker & Kady MacDonald Denton

 

Bear and Mouse explore the wonders of the Library Together. Craft activity to follow

 

 

 

March 22:  Dog Loves Books

 

Dog loves books and loves sharing them even more! Craft activity to follow!

 

 

 

March 29:  Do Not Open this Book! by Michaela Muntean

 

We are going to open this book and to the adventures within!

 

Craft Activity to follow

 

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

 

YA Programming

 

 

 

Friday Afternoon Film Club

 

Every Friday at 4 p.m. we will show a film for our patrons with refreshments.

 

 In March we will show The Spirit (2008), Big Hero 6 (2014), Lego Movie (2014), and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).

 

Celebrating Teen Tech Week @ Rufus Lewis Library

 

Theme: Be the Source of Change

 

4:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.

 

March 6: Teen Tech Week will focus on resources teens can access via the library to develop or build upon skills in technology. On Monday 6th We will have a short talk on using Wikipedia not only for your homework projects, but be part of building a global information platform.

 

 

 

March 7:  On Tuesday, March 7 we will have a talk about HackMGM and how teens can get involved using their coding skills to make Montgomery a better place.

 

 

 

March 9:  We will have a demonstration of Open Toonz software and how to make art for the 21st century.

 

 

 

March 10:  We will have a short talk on how to use the library to develop our interests in robotics.

 

 

 

Afternoon Otaku Club

 

4:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.

 

March 9, 16 & 23

 

 Thanks to the generosity of CrunchRoll.com, The Rufus Lewis Library will be showing

 

Japanese Anime.

 

 

 

Rufus Lewis Graphic Novel Club

 

           

 

March 2: Comic Book Club 4:00- 5:00

 

We will be discussing Book 1 of Art Spiegelman’s MAUS. We will discuss how the style of Spiegelman’s work allows for particular depth of conversation regarding the Holocaust. 

 

 

 

March 30: Comic Book Club 4:00- 5:00

 

We will be discussing Laura Lee Gulledge’s Page by Paige. Topics of discussion will include how expressions of creativity effect how we perceive our lives.

 

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional

 

Adult Programming

 

March 2017

 

 

 

March 2          Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

 

March theme for our adult computer class is the arts. While exploring the many possibilities with art and computer technology, we will build up our skills and learn new ones! All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.

 

 

 

March 2          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

 

 

 

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

 

Title: Man on the Run

 

Author: Weber, Carl

 

Summary:  Jay Crawford has spent too long paying for a crime he didn’t commit.  For ten

 

Years, he’s been in prison, waiting for the right opportunity to prove his innocence.  When his family is threatened, the time for waiting is over.  Jay didn’t realize that escaping would be the easy part.  A man on the run requires absolute trust, but Jay might just be setting himself up for the ultimate betrayal.

 

 

 

March 7          Adult Graphic Novel Club @7:00 PM.

 

We will be celebrating Will Eisner Week Tuesday March 7th from 7 PM- 8 PM with a discussion of Will Eisner’s, A Contract with God, the first true modern graphic novel.

 

 

 

March 9          Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

 

March theme for our adult computer class is the arts. While exploring the many possibilities with art and computer technology, we will build up our skills and learn new ones! All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.

 

 

 

March 9          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

 

 

 

March 14        Learning the Basics of Nutrition & Diabetes @ 10:00 A. M.

 

Description: Attendees will learn the importance of eating healthy and living with

 

Diabetes.

 

Presenter: Mr.  Justin Alexander

 

The Wellness Coalition of Montgomery, AL

 

 

 

March 14        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

 

 

 

March 16        Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

 

March theme for our adult computer class is the arts. While exploring the many possibilities with art and computer technology, we will build up our skills and learn new ones! All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.

 

 

 

March 23        Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

 

March theme for our adult computer class is the arts. While exploring the many possibilities with art and computer technology, we will build up our skills and learn new ones! All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.

 

 

 

March 23        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

 

 

 

March 28        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

 

 

 

March 30        Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

 

March theme for our adult computer class is the arts. While exploring the many possibilities with art and computer technology, we will build up our skills and learn new ones! All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.

 

           

 

March 30        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

 

 

 

 

 

Pintlala Branch Library

 

 Story Time

 

255 Federal Rd.

 

Hope Hull, AL 36043

 

334 281-8069

 

Women History Month:

 

Theme:  Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business”

 

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

 

 

 

March 1 @ 9:30 3rd Grade            

 

BOOK: Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull

 

Synopsis – Before Wilma Rudolph was five years old, polio had paralyzed her left leg. Everyone said she would never walk again. But Wilma refused to believe it. Not only would she walk again, she vowed, she’d run. And she did run–all the way to the Olympics, where she became the first American woman to earn three gold medals in a single olympiad. This dramatic and inspiring true story is illustrated in bold watercolor and acrylic paintings by Caldecott Medal-winning artist David Diaz.   

 

ACTIVITY: Students will decorate a running shoe color sheet that I will display them in the library

 

 

 

March 6 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

 

BOOK:  Mia Hamm: Winners Never Quit! by Mia Hamm

 

Synopsis – Mia Hamm, American soccer champion and best–selling author of Go for the Goal, tells a true–life–inspired story of learning that winning and losing aren’t as important as being part of a team.  More than anyone, soccer superstar Mia Hamm knows the value of teamwork and perseverance. She shares this lesson, paired with energetic illustrations by Carol Thompson, in this motivational story perfect for soccer kids and their soccer moms!

 

ACTIVITY: The students will decorate soccer balls

 

 

 

March 7 @ 11:30 Pre-K

 

BOOK:  Squanto: and the First Thanksgiving by Teresa Celsi

 

Synopsis – A simple biography of the Wampanoag Indian who helped the Pilgrims survive in their early days in the Plymouth colony.    

 

ACTIVITY: Students will make Indians hats

 

 

 

March 7 @ 1:30 1st Grade

 

BOOK: Amelia Earhart by Caroline Crosson Gilpin

 

Synopsis – This Level 1 Reader brings an understanding of Amelia Earhart’s historical significance to a whole new audience. Young readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of this pioneering pilot and adventurer, whose disappearance over the Pacific in 1937 has intrigued audiences for decades (Level 1).    

 

ACTIVITY:  The students are making airplanes out of candy

 

 

 

March 8 @ 11:20 Kindergarten

 

BOOK: Mia Hamm: Winners Never Quit! by Mia Hamm

 

Synopsis – Mia Hamm, American soccer champion and best–selling author of Go for the Goal, tells a true–life–inspired story of learning that winning and losing aren’t as important as being part of a team.  More than anyone, soccer superstar Mia Hamm knows the value of teamwork and perseverance. She shares this lesson, paired with energetic illustrations by Carol Thompson, in this motivational story perfect for soccer kids and their soccer moms!

 

ACTIVITY: The students will decorate soccer balls

 

 

 

March 9 @ 9:30 6th Grade

 

BOOK: Florence Nightingale by David Adler

 

Synopsis – The book describes the life of Florence Nightingale, emphasizing her determination to become a nurse, her care for soldiers in the Crimean War, her impact on health care in England, America, and India, and her training school for nurses.

 

ACTIVITY: Students will make paper lanterns

 

 

 

March 9 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

 

BOOK: Betsy Ross: And the Siler Thimble by Stephanie Green

 

Synopsis – Betsy Ross wants to prove to her brother that she can do whatever he can — but she ends up proving something to herself instead.     

 

ACTIVITY: The students will make Popsicle sticks flags.

 

 

 

March 13 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

 

BOOK: A Berry Lucky St. Patrick’s Day by Mickie Matheis

 

Synopsis – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this special St. Patty’s-themed 8×8 featuring Strawberry Shortcake and all her friends and a berry lucky four-leaf clover!    

 

ACTIVITY: Students will make St. Patrick’s Day four-leaf clover hats.

 

 

 

March 14, 2017 @ 11:30 Pre-K

 

BOOK: Over in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea by Marianne Berkes

 

Synopsis – The great rivers of North America are teeming with life and on the pages of Over in a River—from blue herons in the Hudson to salmon in the Columbia, and from dragonflies in the Rio Grande to mallards in the St. Lawrence. Children will slither like water snakes and slide like otters while singing to the tune of “Over in a Meadow.” And they’ll count baby animals in watersheds all over North America!  What a delightful way to learn about riparian habitats and geography at the same time!    

 

ACTIVITY: Students will work on their workbooks and play a game over and under

 

 

 

March 15 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

 

PLAY:  The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams

 

Synopsis – Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap.  And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!    

 

ACTIVITY: The students will act out the play

 

 

 

March 15 @ 3:30 Good Times After Schoolers 

 

BOOK: She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story by Audrey Vernick

 

Synopsis – Effa always loved baseball. As a young woman, she would go to Yankee Stadium just to see Babe Ruth’s mighty swing. But she never dreamed she would someday own a baseball team. Or be the first – and only –woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. From her childhood in Philadelphia to her groundbreaking role as business manager and owner of the Newark Eagles, Effa Manley always fought for what was right. And she always swung for the fences.  From author Audrey Vernick and illustrator Don Tate comes the remarkable story of an all-star of a woman.

 

ACTIVITY: Students will make a baseball and bat out of construction paper

 

 

 

March 16 @ 10:30 5th Grade

 

BOOK:  Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown

 

Synopsis – Melba Doretta Liston loved the sounds of music from as far back as she could remember. As a child, she daydreamed about beats and lyrics, and hummed along with the music from her family’s Majestic radio.  At age seven, Melba fell in love with a big, shiny trombone, and soon taught herself to play the instrument. By the time she was a teenager, Melba’s extraordinary gift for music led her to the world of jazz. She joined a band led by trumpet player Gerald Wilson and toured the country. Overcoming obstacles of race and gender, Melba went on to become a famed trombone player and arranger, spinning rhythms, harmonies, and melodies into gorgeous songs for all the jazz greats of the twentieth century: Randy Weston, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and Quincy Jones, to name just a few. Brimming with exuberance and the joy of making music, Little Melba and Her Big Trombone is a fitting tribute to a trailblazing musician and a great unsung hero of jazz.    

 

ACTIVITY: Students will do a fill in the blank activity sheet

 

 

 

MARCH 20 – 24:  SPRING BREAK

 

 

 

March 27 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

 

PLAY:  The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams

 

Synopsis – Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!    

 

ACTIVITY: The students will act out the play

 

 

 

March 27 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

 

BOOK:  Curious George’s Dream by Margret & H. A. Rey

 

Synopsis – After a long day at the fair George is frustrated. It seems he is always too small! But when George falls asleep and wakes up BIG, he discovers being too large can be difficult, too, and maybe he’s the right size after all.   

 

ACTIVITY: We will play around with words form the story

 

 

 

March 27 @ 1:45 4th Grade

 

BOOK:  Faith Ringgold by Mike Venezia

 

Synopsis – Artist, author, educator, and activist, Faith Ringgold’s work provides an important window into the struggles and experiences of African American women. Mike Venezia’s colorful cartoons help young readers understand and appreciate Ringgols’s life and work, in a book filled with examples of her paintings, story quilts, and sculptures.                                   

 

ACTIVITY: Questions and answers about Ms. Faith Ringgold

 

 

 

March 28 @ 11:30 Pre-K

 

BOOK:  Day Out with Daddy by Stephen Cook

 

Synopsis – A special day with Daddy can be a whole lot of fun. Just don’t tell Mommy. . .When Mommy leaves town, a young son has a day out with Daddy. Whether they’re starting the day with a good breakfast, of every donut and pastry available, or finishing it with a late, late show on TV (with Daddy watching with eyes closed), everything is extra fun. Daddy sure likes to do things his own way! Each event in a boy’s day is filled with double meanings and humor when told from his unique point of view. Mommy will be so sorry she’s missing out on all the fun.   

 

ACTIVITY: D is for Dad. We will do something special with the letter D

 

 

 

March 29 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

 

ACTIVITY: Students will learn some trivia and fun facts to share with others.

 

Today –this day, March 29th  in history, Coca-Cola was invented in 1886.

 

 

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

 

Story Time

 

Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.

 

 

 

March 2

 

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

 

We will read My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Steve Johnson.  This rhyming story describes each day in terms of a particular color which in turn is associated with specific emotions.  If You’re Happy and You Know It!  by Jan Ormerod and illustrated by Lindsey Gardiner.  If You’re Happy and You Know It clap your hand explores different ways to express happiness.  We will have an activity.  We will have a craft.

 

 

 

March 9

 

Movie Day!

 

We will watch Spring into Adventure with Dora the Explorer! 

 

 

 

March 13

 

Nursery Rhymes

 

We will read Who Stole the Cookies? by Judith Moffatt.  A little girl tries to solve the mystery of the cookies taken from the jar but the animals all deny taking anything.  We also will read Shoo Fly! by Iza Trapani.  See what happens when a young mouse tries to get rid of a pesky fly.

 

 

 

March  23

 

Pigeon Present!

 

We will read and watch Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!  by Mo Willems.  No matter how hard he pleads and begs, the pigeon is not supposed to drive the bus while the driver is away but pigeon tries every trick a young child knows to get you to say, “Yes”.  We will also read Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!  by Mo Willems.  Pigeon learns about sharing when a curious duckling keeps asking questions about the hot dog Pigeon has found.

 

 

 

March  30

 

Storytime Favorites

 

We will read Tanka Tanka Skunk by Steve Webb.  Stomp your feet as Tanka and Elephant show you how to make rhythm and beats with words.  We will also read Pete the Cat:  I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin.  As he walks down the street, Pete the Cat sings about his brand new white shoes as they change colors then get wet. 

 

 

 

Hampstead Branch Library

 

 March Events
Kathryn Powell

 

 

 

March 8 – Build Your Own Series:  “Lucky” Charm
3:45-4:45 p.m.
Sign-up open from February 17-March 3
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
10:30-11:00 a.m. 

 

Ages: 1-4

 

March 7 – Presidents
Books: 
Madam President – Lane Smith
The great White House breakout – Helen Thomas
Activity:  American Bunny Paper Craft

 

 

 

March 14 – Saint Patrick’s Day
Books: 
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Samantha and Lola – Alma Ada
The Night before Saint Patrick’s Day – Natasha Wing
Activity: Heart Shamrock Paper Craft

 

 

 

March 21 – Spring
Books: 
When Spring Comes – Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
King for a Day – Rukhsana Khan
Activity: Daffodil Craft

 

 

 

March 28 – Picnic
Books: 
The Pigs’ Picnic – Keiko Kasza
Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack – Doreen Cronin
Activity:  Coloring Sheets

 

 

 

 

 

Ramer Branch Library

 

March Storytime

 

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

 

 

 

March 6-8

 

 

 

Monday: Kindergarten @ 1:00 p.m.

 

Don’t Copy Me by Jonathan Allen

 

Little Puffin is out for a nice walk when he is then followed and imitated by three gull chicks. Little Puffin really gets frustrated and tries to find ways to make them stop. What plan will he come up with?

 

 

 

Tuesday: 2nd Grade @ 1:30 p.m.

 

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Simms Taback

 

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.

 

 

 

Wednesday: 1st Grade @ 9:00 a.m.

 

Don’t Copy Me by Jonathan Allen

 

Little Puffin is out for a nice walk when he is then followed and imitated by three gull chicks. Little Puffin really gets frustrated and tries to find ways to make them stop. What plan will he come up with?

 

 

 

March 20-23

 

 

 

Monday: Kindergarten @ 1:00 p.m.

 

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

 

 

 

Tuesday: 2nd Grade @ 1:30 p.m.

 

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

 

It’s bed time again, and little red chicken is ready for her story. But will she let her Papa finish without interrupting this time? Will Papa ever finish the story and will both of them ever get to sleep? Let’s find out as Papa prepares to read little red chicken her bedtime tales.

 

 

 

Wednesday: 1st Grade @ 9:00 a.m.

 

We will be doing a Rainbow Fish Craft

 

Thursday: 3rd Grade- 1:30 pm

 

Lego Challenge

 

Each group of students will pull from the bag of challenges. They will then complete the challenge by using Lego and there imagination. It’s time to get those creative juices flowing

 

 

 

 

 

Ramer Branch Library

 

Adult Programs

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 8, 11:00- “Facing Cancer”- Montgomery Cancer Society. Find out about the best ways to cope with cancer.

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 22, 11:00- Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club The English Spy by Daniel Silva. A spy tracks down the assassin of a member of the British Royal Family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coliseum Branch Library

 

Story Time

 

840 Coliseum Blvd.,  271-7005

 

Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

March 2    Try to overcome your fear!

 

Black Dog by Levi Pinfold

 

Synopsis:  Everyone was afraid of the big, black dog except for Small who discovers he is a friendly dog.

 

Lizzy & Skunk by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

 

Synopsis:  When Lizzy’s favorite puppet is lost, she overcomes her fears to find him.

 

Craft – Big dog masks

 

 

 

March 9   Be safe and stick together!

 

Swimmy by Leo Lionni

 

Synopsis:  Swimmy teaches the other fish that staying together is a safe idea.

 

Hamster Monster by Susanne Lohlein and Henning Lohlein

 

Synopsis:  Three little hamsters think they have to be big to be scary.

 

Craft – Hamster masks

 

 

 

March 16   Don’t trust strangers!

 

Run!  by Sue Ferraby

 

Synopsis:  Jonathon the mouse sneaks into a stone house one dark night, but when he tries to return to his home in the woods he encounters many frightening obstacles.

 

Mr. Wolf’s Pancakes by Jan Fearnley

 

Synopsis:  Mr. Wolf asks his neighbors for help so he can trick them when they do.

 

Craft – Wolf masks

 

 

 

March 23   Some days it seems everything goes wrong!

 

Little Bear’s Bad Day, by Else Holmelund Minarik

 

Synopsis:  Everything seemed to go wrong for Little Bear until he learned he made others happy by being a good friend.

 

Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

 

Synopsis:  George couldn’t bark until the doctor found the reason why.

 

Craft – Bear masks

 

 

 

March  30   It’s all a part of growing up!

 

Little Bear’s Picture by Else Holmelund Minarik

 

Synopsis:  Momma Bear wants a picture of Little Bear before he grows any taller.

 

A Tooth Story by Margaret McNamara

 

Synopsis:  Jamie was the only one in school who had not lost any teeth, until the day of the school pictures.

 

Craft – Missing teeth face masks

 

 

 

Parent/Pre-School 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.

 

There will be no Homework Assistance on March 21 or March 28.

 

 

 

Spring Break at Your Library Using STEAM

 

Geared toward 8 to 10 year olds

 

March 20 – 24 @ 4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Science – Monday – ADEM will be teaching us about pollution

 

Technology – Tuesday – Making copper motors from batteries

 

Engineering – Wednesday – Legos and other materials

 

Art – Thursday – Making art from  recycled materials

 

Math – Friday – Measurement – How to make slime!

 

 

 

Adult Programs

 

 

 

Coliseum Adult Program

 

Tuesday, March 7 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Today we welcome Master Bee Keeper, Cathy Coleman, as she explains the important benefits of bees, honey, and beeswax.

 

 

 

Fiber Arts

 

Wednesday, March 8 @ 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.

 

 

 

Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

 

Tuesday, March 14 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

 

 

Computer Class

 

Tuesday, March 21 @ 10:00 am

 

Today we will have student’s choice.  Pre-registration is required.  271-7005

 

 

 

Puzzles

 

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

 

 

 

Coliseum Art Gallery

 

In March, we will welcome the Aid to Inmate Mother’s art exhibit.  Sale proceeds benefit the inmate artists of Tutwiler prison so they may buy things for their children.  Come see the wonderfully eclectic works of art!

 

 

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

 

 

Southern  Charms Book Club

 

Thursday, March 9 @ 3:00 p.m.

 

Today we will be discussing Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones, a story of a girl’s coming of age in Atlanta during the 1980’s. This is our NEA’s Big Read selection of the year. Then, we will receive our book, Faithful by Alice Hoffman, a story of a girl whose life is changed as her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident.

 

 

 

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

 

Thursday, March 23@ 3:00 p.m.

 

Today we will be discussing Silver Sparrow, by Tayari Jones, a story of a girl’s coming of age in Atlanta during the 1980’s.  This is our NEA’s Big Read selection of the year. 

 

 

 

Dewey Decimal Book Club

 

Wednesday, March 22 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

This month we will be discussing the 100’s classification.  Be prepared to share 3 to 5 items of interest with the group.  Then, we will select a book form the 200’s which encompass world religions and myths.

 

 

 

*  Notice:  Kathie Farnell, author of Duck and Cover, will be here April 21, 2017, to share her book describing her adventures in Montgomery from 1950 to 1960.

 

 

 

Joyful Aging:  Being Your Best at Any Age

 

 

 

Arts and Crafts – Tissue Paper Crosses

 

Wednesday, March 1 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Let’s make Easter crosses with tissue paper that glow like stained glass.

 

 

 

Adult Program – Bee Keepers

 

Tuesday, March 7 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Cathy Coleman, Master Beekeeper, will be discussing the benefits of bees, their honey and beeswax.

 

 

 

Technology – Gale Databases and Power Speak

 

Wednesday, March 15 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Learn what our free databases can offer you in the privacy of your own home.

 

 

 

Non-Fiction Book Club – 200 World Religion and Myths

 

Wednesday, March 22 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

This classification emphasizes religion.  Learn what you have always wanted to know about your religion or other religions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

 

Preschool Story Time

 

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

 

March 3

 

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday we are celebrating by reading Green Eggs and Ham and Dr. Seuss’s ABC.  Green Eggs in Ham is a story about someone not wanting to try something new.  However, once he tries them he likes them.  Have you ever tried green eggs and ham? 

 

Dr. Seuss’s ABC book is about learning the alphabet in a fun unique way.  “Big A little a what begins with a….”  It goes throughout the entire alphabet rhyming in a way that it could get stuck in your head.

 

Art Activity: Dr. Seuss Activity

 

We will have a green eggs and ham celebration on this day

 

 

 

March 10   

 

Don’t Copy Me! by Jonathan Allen is about Little Puffin going on a walk.  He thinks he is all by himself.   Then three others decide to join him without him noticing.  They begin to copy him.  Have you ever had anyone copy you before?

 

Who Stole the Cookies? by Judith Moffatt is about an rhythm that goes like this: “Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?  I think Cat stole the cookies from the cookie jar.”  Different animals get blamed until you find out who it was that stole the cookies.  My question is: Was it you?

 

Art Activity: Coloring Sheet

 

 

 

March 17

 

Don’t forget to wear something green to Storytime today.

 

Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek

 

Throughout this book we are looking for the green sheep.  Where oh where is it hiding? As we are looking we are learning our colors. 

 

Green by Laura Vaddaro Seeger

 

Did you know that there are more than one shade of green?  This is very simple book that illustrates the different shades of green. 

 

Art Activity: Shamrocks

 

 

 

March 24

 

Boom Chicka Rock by John Archambault

 

The mice (One o’clock, two o’clock and etc.) escape the clock and are racing to get a piece of cake off the table.  They are trying to be as quiet as possible so that they don’t disturb the sleeping cat. Do the mice make it back in the clock before the new day begins, or does the cat get them? 

 

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox

 

This is a counting book where all the children seem to have ten fingers and toes.  Do you have ten fingers and toes? 

 

Art Activity: Number Activity

 

 

 

March 31

 

Movie Day featuring: Where The Wild Things Are and 5 More Stories by Maurice Sendak

 

Max is sent to bed without supper and he ends up with some different creatures.  He becomes the King of the Wild Things.  Have you ever gotten in trouble and had to go to bed without eating your dinner?  Come join us as we learn what happens to Max. 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Happenings March 2017 @ EL Lowder Regional Library

 

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day from the staff of Lowder Regional Library!

 

 

 

Stitch and Share meets the third Thursday afternoon of the month.  We will meet Thursday, March 23 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 12:45pm 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.  For March 7th,  the Ladies will be reading The Chocolate Cupid Killings: A Chocoholic Mystery by JoAnna Carl.

 

            It’s Valentine’s Day at TenHuis Chocolade, but Lee is getting no love from detective         Derrick Valentine. He’s looking for one of their new employees-an abused woman who           Lee and her Aunt Nettie have been hiding. But when Valentine meets his own sticky end,         it’s Aunt Nettie who is suspect. Now, Lee has to free Nettie of guilt without exposing         their innocent guest-and find a killer with a heart that’s definitely not made of chocolate…

 

            ~~Amazon.com~~

 

 

 

The Ladies will also be taking part in Troy University’s Big Read of Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones.  Troy has received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant to organize activities around the mass reading of the book that is set in the 1980’s in Atlanta and centers around the lives of two teenage girls who are half-sisters.  The Ladies of High Tea will be reading and discussing it as well during the month of February.

 

 

 

April’s date is Tuesday, April 4 and 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…

 

            ~~Amazon.com~~

 

 

 

Gamers Club will meet Friday, March 10th.  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 4-5pm.  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 March 17!

 

 

 

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, March 9.

 

 

 

Homework Assistance continues at Lowder Regional Library on Wednesdays from 6-730pm.  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.  We will start at 4pm and end before 530pm.  In March we will meet March 8, March 15, March 22, and March 29.  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, March 20th, 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!

 

 

 

Confucius Institute, Troy University, will present a Cultural Lecture Program on the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival on Friday afternoon, March 24 at 3pm.  “Harbin Ice Festival provides the visitors each year a whole new world of ice and snow. The Festival, established in 1985, is held annually from January 5 and lasts for over one month. It is China’s original and greatest ice artwork festival, attracting hundreds of thousands of local people and visitors from all over the world.  Everyone is invited to attend.” (Copied from schedule)  Join us as we learn many new things about China!

 

 

 

 

 

Bertha Williams Library Announces March Programs!!

Bertha Williams

March 2017

 

Adult Programs

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

March 8

Time: 11:00am

Title: The Kitchen House

Author: Kathleen Grissom

Description: Orphaned onboard a ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle. The master’s illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family. Though set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent, and the mistress battles opium addiction, Lavinia straddles two very different worlds. Then she is forced to make a choice. ~dust jacket

 

Scrabble Time

Second Tuesday

March 9

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!

 

Mid-Afternoon Movie All Ages!

Third Friday

March 17

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: Space Jam (1996)

Run time: 1 hr 28 min

 

Fourth Friday Cook Up

March 24

Time: 4:00 PM

Audience: Adult

Description: Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. This month is National Peanut Month! Bring a peanut related dish (or not so our friends with allergies can still eat). 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.

 

Senior Bingo

Last Monday

March 27

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.

 

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

Thursdays

March 2, 9,16, 23, 30

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.

 


 

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.

 

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!

 

6th and 7th

In Up and Down (Oliver Jeffers), Penguin decides one day he wants to fly. His friend helps him achieve his goals. Two Tall Houses (Gianna Marino) is about neighbors who fight about their houses being too big.

 

13th and 14th

Extraordinary Jane (Hannah E. Harrison) is an extraordinary dog. She works in a circus and is trying to find her special talent. Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great (Bob Shea), but Goat isn’t so sure.

 

20th and 21st

The Busy Tree (Jennifer Ward & Lisa Falkenstern) is a busy place. See how birds,  bees, and all sorts of animals make their home from a tree. My Garden (Kevin Henkes) is about a girl and her mother who plan a colorful garden together.

 

27th and 28th

A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea (Michael Ian Black & Kevin Hawkes), but we think we should have one anyway! I Know a Wee Piggy (Kim Norman & Henry Cole) follows a pig who wallows through all sorts of colors to find the perfect one.