Williams Library Announces February Programs!!

Feb 2019

 

Adult Program

 

***Black Business, Present and Past

Wednesday

Feb 6

Time: 3pm

Description: Gumptown Magazine and MCCPL will give a brief presentation on the historical importance of black owned businesses. Then we will open up discussion to panel guests who own and operate local black businesses about their current work and impact on black communities and any challenges and successes they have. Contact us to see what businesses are included, or if you would be interested in being added to the panel (availability may be limited).

 

Crochet and Craft

First and Third Thursday

Feb 7 and 21

Time: 3pm

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

Feb 13

Time: 11:00am

Title: The Darkest Child

Author: Delores Phillips

Description: Pakersfield, Georgia, 1958: Thirteen-year-old Tangy Mae Quinn is the sixth of ten fatherless siblings. She is the darkest-skinned among them and therefore the ugliest in her mother, Rozelle’s, estimation, but she’s also the brightest. Rozelle—beautiful, charismatic, and light-skinned—exercises a violent hold over her children. Fearing abandonment, she pulls them from school at the age of twelve and sends them to earn their keep for the household, whether in domestic service, in the fields, or at “the farmhouse” on the edge of town, where Rozelle beds local men for money.

But Tangy Mae has been selected to be part of the first integrated class at a nearby white high school. She has a chance to change her life, but can she break from Rozelle’s grasp without ruinous—even fatal—consequences? ~Dust jacket

 

Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

Feb 27

Time: 6:30pm

LOCATION: Books-a-Million in Eastchase

Really want to join a book club but don’t really like to read? Come join us at Books-a-million as we talk and color. Read the book, or don’t! Browse with a new friend. Just want to color and enjoy our company? You’re welcome! Bring your own supplies or use some of ours. Coloring sheets provided.

 

Meet and Greet session

No title this month. We’re just getting together to plan for the year and talk about what we’d like to read for the next few months. So if you’ve been shy about joining us because you haven’t read the comic, bring coloring supplies and come chat with us.

 

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

 

All Ages

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

Feb 15

Time: 3:00pm

Joins us for a mid afternoon movie after work or school. Bring snacks, suggest titles for future viewings, talk with friends or make new ones. Movies will be PG-13 rating or lower, but parents are responsible for researching movie before allowing children to view. Call to ask what movie we’re showing or to suggest a title.

 

**Rosa Parks Bus Tour

Monday

Feb 4

Time: 9am-5pm

Description: See a replica of the bus that was in use during the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

 

 

Children’s Programs

Story time!

Mondays and Tuesdays – 10am (Except holidays)

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

 

Feb 4

Children will have the opportunity to see and enter the Rosa Parks bus. A short video will be played about her role in the bus boycott.

 

Feb 5

The animals must learn The Name of The Tree (Lottridge) so they can eat it’s delicious fruit, but who will be able to remember it? There’s a Giraffe in My Soup (Burach), this is not delicious, what should we do?!

 

Feb 11 and 12

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears? (Aardema) Could it be because he’s been telling fibs? Grumpalump (Hayes) grumps, but what is it?

 

Feb 19

The Leopard’s Drum (Souhami) is the biggest drum, the best drum, but the Sky god wants it, and Leopard says noooo. What! Cried Granny (Lum) When she learns her grandson doesn’t have everything he needs to stay over for the first time.

 

Feb 25 and 26

Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock (Kimmel) is a tricky tale where the trickster gets tricked. The Wide Mouthed Frog (Faulkner) escapes, but narrowly after being too curious.

 

***Heroes Like Me Competition (open to pre-K through 12)

We need heroes who look like everyone, including you! Too often we see heroes who don’t look like us, whether we’re a different body shape or have different abilities or a different color. Show us what you would look like as a hero. Prizes will be awarded by grade level. First prize for each category will receive a 12×24 poster of their entry and be included on a poster kept at the library to show how much we love our community heroes! Contest is open to pre-k through 12. Submissions must be flat for our scanner to accommodate the artwork. No glitter please!

 

Entry forms will be available until end of day February 22, last day to accept entries will be February 26th. We will judge on Feb 28th and award prizes in March.

 

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January Programs @ Williams Library!!

Dec 2018

 

Adult Program

 

Crochet and Craft

First and Third Thursday **New Day**

Jan 3 and 17

Time: 3pm

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

Jan 9

Time: 11:00am

Title: Last Words

Author: Michael Koryta

Description: Mark Novak just wants to come home. Still mourning the death of his wife, private investigator Mark Novak accepts a case that may be his undoing. On the same day his wife died, the body of a teenage girl was pulled from the extensive and perilous cave system beneath Southern Indiana. Now the man who rescued the girl, who was believed to be her killer, begs Novak to uncover what really happened. ~Amazon summary

 

Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

Jan 30

Time: 6:30pm

LOCATION: Books-a-Million in Eastchase

Really want to join a book club but don’t really like to read? Come join us at Books-a-million as we talk and color. Read the book, or don’t! Browse with a new friend. Just want to color and enjoy our company? You’re welcome! Bring your own supplies or use some of ours. Coloring sheets provided.

Title: Vision, vol. 1 and 2

Authors/Illustrators: Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Michael Walsh

Available on Hoopla

Description:

*note* We will be focusing on Vol 2, but it is highly recommended you read Vol 1 for backstory, etc.

 

Once upon a time, a robot and a witch fell in love. But the story of Scarlet Witch and Vision was just the start. Vision has built a new life for himself – a new family. Yet while every family has its share of skeletons in the closet, for the Visions those skeletons are real. And now the family’s facade is crumbling. The Avengers know the truth. That Vision’s wife has killed. That the synthezoid lied to protect her. And that lie will follow lie, death will pile upon death. The Avengers know they need to act. Tragedy is coming, and it will send the Android Avenger into a devastating confrontation with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Nobody is safe. ~Hoopla description

 

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

 

All Ages

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

Jan 18

Time: 3:00pm

Joins us for a mid afternoon movie after work or school. Bring snacks, suggest titles for future viewings, talk with friends or make new ones. Movies will be PG-13 rating or lower, but parents are responsible for researching movie before allowing children to view. Call to ask what movie we’re showing or to suggest a title.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s Programs

Story time!

Mondays and Tuesdays – 10am (Except holidays)

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

 

Jan 2

We’ll be exploring a classic as we read Little Red Riding Hood (Pinkney), everyone knows this classic about a little girl on her way to grandma’s and a sneaky wolf. Llama Llama Red Pajama (Dewdney) Dewdney is about a little llama who gets upset during bedtime.

 

Jan 7 and 8

Can You Make a Scary Face (Thomas)? If you can, we need your help! If you made a scary enough face, we may tell you to Leave Me Alone! (Brosgol).

 

Jan 14 and 15

Granny has her grandson over for the first time, What? Cried Granny (Lum). In other amazing news There’s a Giraffe in my Soup (Burach).

 

Jan 22

I Am a Cat (Berstein) and there are so many different cats to be! Listen to My Trumpet (Willems) as Piggie tries to speak to Gerald.

 

Jan 28 and 29

Movie day!

Williams Library Announces December Programs!!

Dec 2018

 

Adult Program

 

Crochet and Craft

First and Third Thursday **New Day**

Dec 6 and 20

Time: 3pm

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

Dec 12

Time: 11:00am

Title: And the Rivers Rose

Author: Deborah Vogelgesang

Description: In 1818 the sacred mound at the ancient Indian village of Cahawba is ominously ignored when the site is chosen as Alabama’s first capital. Rapid construction of mercantile shops, the new capitol and stately homes create an air of excitement as the town emerges into a bustling center of commerce, state government, and social prominence.

Newlywed, Arabella and Elias Smith, leave Virginia to settle land just outside the new capital. They are welcomed into upper class society, but Elias, shamed by a youthful indiscretion, is determined to his his past. Soon, beautiful Arabella is forced to face the lie within her marriage and must make the decision that will change her heart and life forever.
~Dust Jacket

 

Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

Dec 26

Time: 6:30pm

LOCATION: Books-a-Million in Eastchase

Really want to join a book club but don’t really like to read? Come join us at Books-a-million as we talk and color. Read the book, or don’t! Browse with a new friend. Just want to color and enjoy our company? You’re welcome! Bring your own supplies or use some of ours. Coloring sheets provided.

Title: Steam Engines of Oz (vol. 1-4)

Authors/Illustrators: Sean Patrik O’REilly, Eric Hendrix, and Yannis Roumboulias

Available on Hoopla

Description:

A century after the witch was killed, the Emerald City is ruled by a once-revered hero, and salvation comes from the unlikely wrench of young Victoria Wright. ~description from Hoopla

 

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

 

All Ages

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

Dec 21

Time: 3:00pm

Joins us for a mid afternoon movie after work or school. Bring snacks, suggest titles for future viewings, talk with friends or make new ones. Movies will be PG-13 rating or lower, but parents are responsible for researching movie before allowing children to view. Call to ask what movie we’re showing or to suggest a title.

 

**Cookies and Crafts

Dec 21

Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm

We will provide an easy origami and ornament project all day on request and serve cookies. Cookies are available until they run out. Participants are welcome to bring cookies to share (homemade or otherwise, please label for allergies).

 

 

 

Children’s Programs

Story time!

Mondays and Tuesdays – 10am (Except holidays)

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

 

Dec 3

Christmas is coming, but Elephant and Piggie know Waiting Isn’t Easy (Willems). What happened, When Santa Lost His Ho Ho Ho (Rader) and how did he get it back?

 

**Dec 4

We will have a very special visitor as part of our Open House celebrations. Come see Santa!

 

Dec 10 and 11

We’re all excited about our new toys, but especially Piggie in I Love My New Toy (Willems). The holidays are tough for everyone, but be especially careful about Llama Llama Holiday Drama (Dewdney)!

 

Dec 17 and 18

Twas the Night Before Christmas (Moore/Pinkney) is a classic, we can’t leave before the holidays without a reading of this poem. For something a little less traditional we’ll read Santa Claus and the Three Bears (Modugno).

Dec 24 and 25 – Closed for Holidays

 

Dec 31

Hattie and the Fox (Fox), Hattie thinks she sees a fox, Goodness Gracious! This is Not My Hat (Klassen)! Well then whose is it?!

 

**Indicate special Open House activities

 

 

Holiday Open House

 

**Dec 4

We will have a very special visitor as part of our Open House celebrations. Come see Santa!

Although we welcome all ages to participate, we encourage older “children” to be considerate of Santa’s time.

 

 

**Cookies and Crafts

Dec 21

Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm

We will provide an easy origami and ornament project all day on request and serve cookies. Cookies are available until they run out. Participants are welcome to bring cookies to share (homemade or otherwise, please label for allergies).