November Events @ MCCPL!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

November 2018 Programs

 

Bertha Williams Library

November 2018

 

 

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!

 

5th and 6th

We’re looking for A House for Hermit Crab (Carle), can we help him find one? Two friends fight over Too Tall Houses (Marino), will they stay good friends and neighbors?

 

13th

Let’s talk insects! The Grouchy Ladybug (Carle) is in a bad mood and wants to fight something big! No, not you, you’re too small anyway… The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Carle) just wants to eat and eat and eat until…

 

19th and 20th

The Wide Mouthed Frog (Faulkner) is jumping here and there, can you jump? If so, let’s visit the Hop Skip Jump a Roo Zoo (Moncure)

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26th and 27th

I Love It When You Smile (McBratney), so let’s smile together. The Koala Who Could (Field) doesn’t believe he can, until he has to.

 

 

Adult Program

 

Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday

Nov 2nd and 16th

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

Nov 14th

Time: 11:00am

Title: Never Trust a Stranger

Author: Mary Monroe

Description:
Best friends Lola Poole and Joan Proctor-Riley have finally found the love and excitement they’ve always longed for. Online-dating an endless line of wealthy, no-strings-attached lovers is the perfect escape from their unfulfilling lives. And between Joan’s selfish husband and Lola’s hateful, demanding relatives, the hotter these ladies’ secret activities get, the more they crave—and the more reckless they become. Soon, they’re taking ever greater risks to pursue their desires… ~Dust Jacket

 

Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

Nov 28th

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: Scooby Apocalpyse, Vol. 1

Authors/Illustrators: Jim Lee, Keith Giffen, JM DeMatteis, Howard Porter, and Wellinton Alves

Available on Hoopla

Description: When the world is tossed into chaos, it’s up to a group of meddling kids-Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and their dog, Scooby-Doo-to solve the mystery and survive hordes of zombies! But can they save the day and cure everyone, or will they become brain-eating monsters? The creatures of the night are among us, and the crew of the Mystery Machine has to fight to survive-because in the apocalyptic badlands of the near future, the horrors are real! Hanna-Barbera has created some of the most recognizable animated characters of all time. ~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

Nov 16th

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.

 

Pike Road Branch Library

Storybook Time – for age three and up – Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at both sessions. Here is what we have planned for this month:

  • November 5 – Thanksgiving is coming! We’ll prepare our minds and hearts by reading stories about being thankful. First up, Olaf, the snowman from Frozen, will remind us that we have many things to be thankful for every day in Olaf Gives Thanks by Colin Hosten and Olga T. Mosqueda. Then, Bear wants to prepare a feast for his friends. Unfortunately, he is lacking the most essential item you need for a feast, namely food. We’ll see how it all works out in Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.
  • November 12 – We will not have Storybook Time today because the library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
  • November 19 – Hippo wants to have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but Duck has other plans. Will Hippo still be thankful if he doesn’t get what he wants? We’ll see how he handles it when we read Duck and Hippo Give Thanks by Jonathan London and Andrew Joyner.
  • November 26 – We’ll have a Thanksgiving left-over when we read Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper. Did Turkey survive Thanksgiving Day? We’ll see if the not-quite-master of disguise tricked Farmer Jake so he could live to see another holiday.

Toddler Time – for age one through three – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

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

  • November 7
  • November 14
  • November 21
  • November 28

Book Clubs

Book Maniacs – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, November 14 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniacs will discuss Ashtown Burials, Book 1: The Dragon’s Tooth by N.D. Wilson.

Publisher’s Summary – For two years, Cyrus and Antigone Smith have run a sagging roadside motel with their older brother, Daniel. Nothing ever seems to happen. Then a strange old man with bone tattoos arrives, demanding a specific room. Less than 24 hours later, the old man is dead. The motel has burned, and Daniel is missing. And Cyrus and Antigone are kneeling in a crowded hall, swearing an oath to an order of explorers who have long served as caretakers of the world’s secrets, keepers of powerful relics from lost civilizations, and jailers to unkillable criminals who have terrorized the world for millennia.

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, November 15 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss In the Midst of Winter by Isabelle Allende.

Publisher’s Summary – Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil. In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident, which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives.

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

Hampstead Library

 

Toddler Time

Mondays @ 10:00

Ages 2 and Under

November 5- We’ll sing along with I’m a Dirty Dinosaur by Ann James and Janeen Brian

November 12 – No Toddler Time. Library closed for Veteran’s Day.

November 19 – Let’s cheer along with Hooray for Today by Lucy Cousins!

November 26 – Learn what a big helper a tiny excavator can be in Little Excavator by Anne Dewdney

 

Story Time

Tuesdays @ 10:30

Ages 3 and Up

November 6 – We’ll discover How Big Were the Dinosaurs? (by Lita Judge) and have some silly fun with Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedmon

Activity: Dinosaur Eggs

November 13 – Story Time is going to the birds with the books Hooray for Birds by Lucy Cousins and Flight School by Lita Judge.

Activity: Bird Masks

November 20 – We’ll think of different things we are thankful for and talk about gratitude with Thankful by Eileen Spinelli.

Activity: Coloring Sheet

November 27 Join us as we dig into Little Excavator by Anne Dewdney and Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sheri Rinker and Tom Lichtenfield.

Activity: Constructing with Blocks

 

 

STEAM’ed

November 15 @ 3:30

For 1st Grade and Up

Registration Required

This month we’ll dabble in aeronautics and get a little crazy with some paper airplanes designs and test some paper floaters. Registration is required to allow for purchase of supplies.

Ramer Library

Storytime

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

 

Monday, November 5th: 3rd Grade- 1:00 pm

Activity/Craft Hour: We will be decorating Thanksgiving wreaths.

 

Tuesday, November 6th: Kindergarten- 1:00 pm

The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing

Let’s help this family prepare for a great Thanksgiving. Filled with food and family fun, this holiday is sure to be the best one yet.

Craft: We will be making tube roll turkeys

 

Wednesday, November 7th: 2nd Grade- 1:30 pm

Arthur’s Thanksgiving by Marc Brown

Arthur is the director of his school’s Thanksgiving play. Everyone wants to be a star but no one wants to play the turkey. Will Arthur find one in time? Let’s find out.

Craft: We will be decorating Fall wreaths.

 

Thursday, November 8th : 1st Grade- 1:30 pm

Arthur’s Thanksgiving by Marc Brown

Arthur is the director of his school’s Thanksgiving play. Everyone wants to be a star but no one wants to play the turkey. Will Arthur find one in time? Let’s find out.

Craft: We will be making tube roll turkeys

 

Governors’ Square Library

 Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Nov. 6: Hug-A–Bear Day

Children will sing bear songs, then enjoy the stories Corduroy and Teddy

Bear Tears. Lastly, they will do a craft activity.

 

Nov. 13: Police Officers are Our Friends

Special guest presenter from the MPD will read a story and talk to the

children about his job. Then the children will do a coloring page activity.

 

Nov. 20: Being Thankful

Children will sing Thanksgiving songs, then name things to be thankful

for.  Ms. Anita will read the stories Beauty and the Beaks and A Turkey

For Thanksgiving, then the children will make a hand turkey craft.

 

Nov. 27: National Cake Day

Children will enjoy hearing the stories Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate

Cake and  Clever Jack Takes the Cake, followed by a coloring page

activity.

 

 

Book Bunch Book Club

November 14 @ 2:00 p.m.

Members will read They Say the Wind is Red; The Alabama Choctaw/ Lost in Their Own Land a nonfiction book by Alabama author, Jacqueline Anderson Matte.

Summary: The book tells the history of the Choctaw Indians who managed to remain in Alabama when other southeastern Indians were forcibly moved to the West in the 1830s.They lived mostly hidden from public view in the swamps and piney woods of Mobile and Washington Counties. It chronicles the Choctaws’ pride, endurance, and persistence in the face of abhorrent conditions imposed by government at all levels.

 

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

3095 Mobile Highway, Montgomery, AL 36108 www.mccpl.lib.al.us

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

November 7

Monkey and the Crocodile by Paul Galdone

Twice the clever little monkey foils the attempts of the crocodile to capture him.

Activity: Paper Bag Puppet

 

November 14

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

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

Activity: Lion Coloring Sheet

 

November 21

Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz

A lonely, oddly-shaped pumpkin is sad that no one chose him for Halloween, but by Thanksgiving he has discovered where he belongs.

Activity: Coloring Sheet

 

November 28

One Is A Feast For Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale by Judy Cox

On Thanksgiving Day while everyone naps, Mouse spots one pea, a perfect feast, but he cannot help adding all of the fixings–until Cat spots him.

Activity: Thanksgiving Craft

 

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis

ADULT PROGRAMMING

 

 

After 5 Book Club

Book Discussion

Monday, November 5 @ 6 P.M.

Title: The Family Business 4

Summary: National bestselling authors Carl Weber and La Jill Hunt return in the latest installment of the wildly popular Family Business series. Wherever there’s a Duncan, trouble is never too far behind.  Get ready for another roller coaster ride with The Family Business 4.

 

Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

Thursday, November 1, 8, 15, 29.

Library Staff, Instructors

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

 

Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

Thursday, November 1, 8, 15, 29

Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Presenter

Description: Learn the techniques of telling stories of your memories through the art of scrapbooking using words, paper, glue, photos, etc. Attendees are encouraged to provide material for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for a list of recommended materials.

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

 

Saturday Morning Chess @ the Library

Saturday, November 3, 10, 17 10:00 A.M. – 12:30

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

Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club

 

Conversational ESL Class for Adults

Monday Mornings, November 5, 19, 26  10:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M.

Instructor: Mrs. Tresha Render

Description: Students will learn key vocabulary for places they may visit within their community and helpful phrases to use with English speakers there. Students will mostly practice dialogues in small groups. Class size will be limited to 20 adult learners.  To register, email name and phone number to trendertutoring@gmail.com.  Each student will need to purchase a copy of the book, Perfect Phrases for ESL Every Day Situations.  By Natalie Gast (ISBN-13: 978-0071770286, ISBN-10: 9780071770286), about $12, available on Amazon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suicide Prevention @ 10:00 A.M.

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Description: The risks and warning signs of suicide for the Senior Community along with the signs and symptoms of depression will be topics of discussion.

Presenter: Ms. Sharon Beeman, Family Sunshine Center

 

Yoga @ the Library 6:00 P.M.                                

Tuesday, November 13, 27

Description: This course is an introduction to the ancient practice of Yoga. Through a series of gentle Yoga Poses, participants will experience a sense of well-being and relaxation.  Comfortable, form-fitting, but stretchy clothing is recommended.  Participants of all levels of health, mobility, and flexibility are encouraged to attend as Yoga Poses can be adapted for comfort.

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

 

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

Story Times

November 2018

 

Story Times are each Thursday at 10:30

 

November 1st

Rainy Days

 

We will read Otto’s Rainy Day by Natasha Yim and illustrated by Pamela R. Levy. Otto wants to go outside in the rain and play, but his work-at-home mom makes him stay indoors. So Otto lets his imagination loose inside the house, pretending to be a fireman, a monkey in the jungle, a circus acrobat, and a famous chef. Each flight of fancy produces increasingly chaotic results. We will also read The Rainy Day by Anna Milbourne and illustrated by Sarah Gill. A group of children taking a walk introduce the concept of rain and its effects on some plants, animals, and the soil. We will have a craft.

 

November 8th

Eric Carle

 

We will read From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. A colorful and energetic board book that will have young readers clapping their hands, stomping their feet, and wiggling their toes! We will also read Hello, Red Fox by Eric Carle. It’s Little Frog’s birthday, and Mama Frog gets a big surprise when the guests show up for his party — all the animals are the wrong color! Little Frog tells her she’s not looking long enough, and he’s right. We will have a craft.

 

November 15th

Thanksgiving

We will read Thanksgiving Is For Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland and Sonja Lamut. Sure, Thanksgiving is about pilgrims and history–and turkey, of course!–but most importantly, it’s a holiday all about everything that we are thankful for. Cheerful, colorful illustrations accompany the simple text in this celebration of family, friends, and the holiday that brings them all together. We will also read The Night before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing and illustrated by Tammie Lyon. Everyone’s favorite fun-filled, family-filled, food-filled holiday is almost here! Follow along as the feast is prepared, cousins are greeted, and everyone gathers around the table, all with an extra helping of holiday fun. We will have a craft.

 

November 29th

Reach for the Stars!

We will read How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers. Sweet watercolor illustrations filled with geometric shapes help tell a story of big dreams and unexpected discoveries. A very popular book for little stargazers everywhere. We will also read Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and illustrated by guy Parker-Rees. Gerald would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can’t dance …or can they? A funny, touching and triumphant story.

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

Teen Department

November 2018

November 1 through 30

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

Throughout the month of November, teens are encouraged to challenge themselves as

they use their creative writing skills to write all through the month.

November 1st

Anime/Manga Club Meeting

2:30 to 4 PM

We will meet once again to learn, laugh and enjoy the wonders of anime. We will

continue with My Hero Academia , but it’s time for show and tell! Bring your favorite

anime related item to show off! See you there!

November 6th

Guest Speaker: Sophie Labelle

3 PM

Join us in the YA Department as we welcome our guest, cartoonist and public speaker

Sophie Labelle! Sophie has spent years teaching children and teens the importance of

gender identity, expression and keeping an open mind.

November 9th

International Gaming Day

2:30 PM

Get your game on at the YA Department as we play board games, card games, and fire

up the gaming station too!

November 15th

Anime/Manga Club Meeting

2:30 to 4 PM

Another meeting filled with excitement,fun and of course, anime. We will continue our

usual anime run. However, this time, we will begin simple japanese language lessons for the teens to practice. Get ready for a bit of learning!

 

 

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Boulevard

271-7005

http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

Story Time

Thursday at 10:00 am

 

Nov. 1    It’s nice to help others!

Hedgie’s Surprise, by Jan Brett

Hedgie, the hedgehog, helps Henny, the speckled hen, trick the boy who has been

eating all of Henny’s eggs.

The Scarecrow’s Hat, by Ken Brown

Chicken does her best to make all the animals happy.

Craft – Chicken craft

 

Nov. 8    Friends are always there to help!

Will You Be My Friend?, by Mathew Price & Atsuko Morozumi

Little chick tries to find a farm animal friend.

Bears Don’t Swim!, by Mathew Price & Atsuko Morozumi

Bear finds by accident that he can swim.

Craft – Bear craft

 

Nov.15   Thanksgiving is near!

Thanksgiving is Here!, by Diane Goode

A family gathers to celebrate Thanksgiving at Grandma’s house.

One is a Feast for Mouse, by Judy Cox

On Thanksgiving Day while everyone naps, Mouse spots one pea, a perfect feast,

but he cannot help adding all of the fixings, until Cat spots him.

Craft – Indian whirliwig

 

Nov. 22   Happy Thanksgiving!

We wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

 

Nov. 29   You can count on your friends!

The Old Alligator, by Mathew Price & Atsuko Morozumi

Alligator thought he had an easy lunch till elephant came along.

Go Away, Mr. Wolf, by Mathew Price & Atsuko Morozumi

The three pigs outsmart Mr. Wolf.

Craft – Alligator craft

 

Parent Pre-School Activity Center : The table changes twice a month.  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.

“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids

 

Homework Assistance

November 6, 13, and 27. No Homework Assistance on November 20 due to Thanksgiving.

5:00 – 5:45 pm

We will offer homework assistance every Tuesday of the month. 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.

 

Color Coders

November 6, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Join us as we color age appropriate coloring sheets using colored pencils. A variety of sheets will be available for you to choose from.  This is a great stress reducer, so come and melt away your stress!  All ages are invited to color.

 

Being Creative with Legos

November 13 and 27

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League. Registration is required.

 

Tinkering Table

November 20, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

We will do the T for technology in our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering Art and Math) program this month. Registration is required because there are a limited number of devices, call 271-7005 or visit us at MCCPL Coliseum Branch Library to register. We will make a word cloud and upload it to the library’s Facebook page if there is time we will check out Cloud Dreamer.

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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

 

Adult Programs

 

Computer Class for Seniors

November 6, 13, 20, and 27

10:00 am

We will focus on Microsoft Word. Registration is required.   You may use our laptops or bring your own.  Register at 271-7005

 

Crochet Class

November 1 and 15, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come learn how to crochet, and share what you have been making.

 

Coliseum Adult Program

November 14, 2018

10:00 am

May Lamar-Donnell, Montgomery author, will be presenting her new book titled, “Becoming Anne Goldthwaite”, detailing the life of Montgomery artist, Anne Goldthwaite. This promises to be an excellent, informational program about one of Montgomery’s most famous citizens.

 

Coliseum Art Gallery

November and December

Marty Richardson, artist, will be exhibiting her art which consists of beautiful acrylic landscapes.

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

November 8, 2018

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing “The Wrong Side of Goodbye”, by Michael Connelly. This is a story of one of Southern California’s billionaires who is dying, but he is troubled by one regret.  He once had a great relationship but after she became pregnant, she disappeared.  He hires a private investigator, Harry Bosch, to locate the child.

 

Curious Genre Book Club

November 29, 2018 (Please note different day)

3:00 pm

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back. There was a dark, dark house Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her? And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark room But something goes wrong. Very wrong.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27834600-in-a-dark-dark-wood

 

 

Pintlala Branch Library

STORY TIME

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

Veteran’s Day / Happy Thanksgiving

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

 

November 1 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

BOOK: Whoo Goes There? By: Jennifer Ericsson

Synopsis —- Whoo goes there? Whoo? In this mystical story of hunter and hunted, an owl listens for little creatures scurrying far below. Mouse? Squirrel? Rabbit? Or something else entirely? Stunning illustrations plus hypnotic text take readers on a suspenseful journey through night and nature.      

ACTIVITY: Make owls out of brown lunch bags

 

November 6 @ 11:10 Pre-K

BOOK: “Thanksgiving for Emily Ann” by: Teresa Johnston

Synopsis —- Emily Ann doesn’t like Thanksgiving, not one bit. With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday, she feels a little ignored…and just a little bit sad. But just as Emily Ann prepares to do her worst, her family comes together to show her what matters most about Thanksgiving: family.

ACTIVITY: The students will make a Thanksgiving craft

 

November 7 @ 1:30 1st Grade

BOOK: “ONE is a Feast for Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale” by: Judy Cox

Synopsis —-  The Thanksgiving feast is over. Leftover turkey and pumpkin pie litter the table. Mouse peeps out of his hidey-hole and spots a small green pea. the perfect feast for one mouse. Yes, one green pea, one red cranberry, one plate of mashed potatoes, and one roasted turkey, that should make a very fine feast for Mouse. But can he get it all back to his hidey-hole?

ACTIVITY: The students will make a Thanksgiving craft

 

November 8 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

BOOK: “A Turkey For Thanksgiving” by: Eve Bunting

Synopsis —- Mr. and Mrs. Moose invite all their animal friends for Thanksgiving dinner and the only one missing is Turkey. When they set out to find him, Turkey is quaking with fear because he doesn’t realize that his hosts want him at their table, not on it.

ACTIVITY: The students will make a Thanksgiving craft

 

November 8 @ 10:30 – Adult Program

Tri-Community Seniors Annual Veterans Day Celebration

 

 

November 8 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

BOOK: “Thelonius Turkey Lives!” by: Lynn Rowe Reed

Synopsis: —-  Every Thanksgiving, a turkey disappears from Felicia Ferguson’s farm. And this year, Thelonius Turkey is the only turkey left. So with only a week to go before Thanksgiving, Thelonius won’t sit around waiting to be stuffed and roasted–he’s not going to the chopping block without a fight! So begins one determined turkey’s hilarious campaign to save his own neck. This zany Thanksgiving comedy will have readers rooting for Thelonius all the way to the very end–where they will be as surprised as he is with Felicia’s holiday plans.

ACTIVITY: Recap of the story with questions and answers

 

November 13 @ 12:15 4th Grade

BOOK: “LOVE” by: Matt De La Pena

Synopsis: —-   “Love can be found in many areas of our life–in music, in nature, in the people around us. This beautiful picture book, created by an award-winning author/illustrator duo, celebrates the many ways love buoys us throughout our lives. A comforting and thoughtful book to keep on a child’s bookshelf for years to come.”

 ACTIVITY: The students will make a Thanksgiving craft

 

 

November 15 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

BOOK: “Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with Beto and Gaby” by: Alma Flor Ada

Synopsis —- Beto and Gaby anxiously wait for their relatives to arrive for Thanksgiving dinner and one by one they call to inform the family they will not be able to attend because of a great snowstorm. Suddenly, their grandmother appears with a group of elder friends who have nowhere to have dinner and the celebration becomes really special. Also contains an informative section on Thanksgiving day.

ACTIVITY: The students will make a Thanksgiving craft

 

 

November 28, 2018 @ 1:30 1st Grade

BOOK: “Through Your Eyes” by: Ainsley Earhardt

Synopsis: —-   Ainsley Earhardt reflects on her experiences as a mother and viewing wonders of the world through a child’s eyes in this stunning follow up to Take Heart, My Child. So often as we race through life, we need the wisdom and perspective of a child to remind us what is important and what should be celebrated and remembered: the everyday joys and miracles and simple pleasures of life. Our children teach us and awaken our own inner child.

ACTIVITY: Students will make mirrors of craft material

 

 

November 30 @ 10:00 6th Grade                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Author: Beth Hudson-Stewart

Will be here to read from her book and do a book signing also.

 

Synopsis: —-   My Sister, Sehoy is a children’s book of historical fiction. Sehoy was a Creek Indian woman who lived in what is now the state of Alabama. Her life and the lives of her descendants greatly influenced the history of the Creek Indian nation, as well as that of Alabama and the United States. This fictional story is about Sehoy and her little brother, Kiki, and how Sehoy might have

met her husband, Captain Marchand, the commander of Fort Toulouse.

 

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

November 2018

Lap Sit Time

Every Thursday @10:00AM

November 1: Fall

Leaves by: David Ezra Stein

Bear is upset that the leaves are falling. He tries to put them back on the tree, but they will not stay. What is happening and why won’t the leaves stay on the tree?

Can You Say Please? by: Scholastic

What do you do when you want something? You say, may I have this please? What other manners do you use? (This is our sign language book for the month of November.)

 

November 8: Friends

Goosie & Gertie by: Olivier Dunrea

Goosie and Gertie are best friends. They follow each other around everywhere they go. They have times when they do not agree, but they always remain friends. Do you have a friend with which you go everywhere?

 

November 15: Making Noises

Toot by: Leslie Patricelli

“Toot Toot Toot I’m a train.” Where all does this baby toot?

Note: November 22 No Lap Sit Time Today

Happy Thanksgiving

November 29: Dinosaurs

How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? by: Jane Yolen

Do Dinosaurs fuss when their friends come over to play, because the friend is playing with their toys? No, they share their toys and have a great time. What do you think Dinosaurs do when they are

invited to play?

 

Saturday, November 3 @ 10AM

Feeling Silly

Located in Main Area

Silly Tilly by: Eileen Spinelli

Tilly is a very silly goose who has taken baths in apple juice. She upsets her friends and they make her leave, but they begin to miss her and her silly ways. Do you think she will return if she is asked?

 

Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day by: Jamie Lee Curtis

The little girl feels silly at first and goes through different moods. She explains how she feels and why she is angry. How are you feeling today?

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

Preschool Storytime

Fridays @ 10:00 am

 

 

November 2: Dress-up like a Prince or Princess

 

La Princesa and the Pea by: Susan Middleton Elya

The Prince wants a Princess and no young lady is good enough for him to marry according to his mother. How do you think the mother tests out the young ladies interested in marrying him?

Princesses Wear Pants by: Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim

Princess Penelope Pineapple love to wear dresses, but did you know that she also wore pants? Not all princesses wear dresses all the time, because when you are gardening you will get them filthy dirty.

Activity: Stay and Read

 

 

November 9

 

Stick and Stone by: Beth Ferry

Stick and Stone did not start off as friends. Then one day a pinecone made fun of Stone and Stick ran him off. They became the best of friends from there on off.

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by: Drew Daywalt

Everyone has played rock, paper, scissors at least once. Rock is the biggest and meanest thing around until he meets paper. Paper is the rough and tough until he meets Scissors. Scissor is the bully until he meets Rock. Do you think that they all become friends?

Activity: Play Rock, Paper Scissors

 

November 16: Thanksgiving

 

P is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet by: Carol Crane

Learning the history of Thanksgiving by using the Alphabet. H is for harvest time, helping hands, and hope. What other letters can you think of Thanksgiving Words?

THANKSGIVING With ME by: Margaret Willey

A little girl is excited about her uncles arriving to celebrate Thanksgiving with her. Her mother tells her through out poetry of the things that she and her uncles use to do while waiting.

Activity: Draw or write about something you are thankful for…

 

Friday, November 23: No Story Time

 

 

November 30: Dinosaur

 

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by: Mo Willems

The three dinosaurs were setting up the house in case while they were out a little child might stop. Goldilocks enjoyed the chocolate

pudding and filled up on it. Then when she goes to the chairs they were all too high to sit , so she skipped them. Then she was about to get in a bed when she heard the dinosaurs outside. Do you think she was able to get away or did the dinosaurs eat her?

Tyrannosaurs Rex VS. Edna The Very First Chicken: by: Douglas Rees

Tyrannosaurs Rex was hungry and wanted breakfast. The dinosaurs warned Edna, but she just kept on eating her seeds. Do you think she should have listened?

Activity: Dinosaur Masks

 

 

Saturday, November 3 @ 10AM

Feeling Silly

Located in Main Area

 

Silly Tilly by: Eileen Spinelli

Tilly is a very silly goose who has taken baths in apple juice. She upsets her friends and they make her leave, but they begin to miss her and her silly ways. Do you think she will return if she is asked?

 

Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day by: Jamie Lee Curtis

The little girl feels silly at first and goes through different moods. She explains how she feels and why she is angry. How do you feel today?

Activity: Create a silly picture

 

Other Happenings @ Lowder in November

Have you heard? The GREAT state of ALABAMA is turning 200 years old December 14, 2019!  As a part of the Alabama Bicentennial all of the Montgomery City-County Public Libraries are going to be having programs to celebrate the birth of this noble state we call home.  Lowder’s first Alabama Bicentennial program will be Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in the Main Area as we welcome author Beth Stewart.  Ms. Stewart will be discussing and have copies available of her children’s book “My Sister, Sehoy.”

 

My Sister, Sehoy is a children’s book of historical

fiction. Sehoy was a Creek Indian woman who lived in what is now the state of Alabama. Her life and the lives of her descendants greatly influenced the history of the Creek Indian nation, as well as that of Alabama and the United States. This fictional story is about Sehoy and her little brother, Kiki, and how Sehoy might have met her husband, Captain March and, the commander of Fort Toulouse.

~~Amazon.com~~

 

The Ladies of High Tea usually meet on the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM; however, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday we will meet the THIRD Thursday in November — Join us Thursday, November 15, 2018 to discuss Murder as a Second Language by Joan Hess.

Claire Malloy—now a married woman of leisure—tries her hand at volunteering, but instead lands her right in the middle of another murder investigation

Longtime bookseller and single mother, Claire Malloy has recently married her long term beau and moved out of her less than opulent apartment into a sprawling, newly remodeled house. Her daughter, Caron, is making plans for college. All of which leaves Claire with something she hasn’t had in quite a while: spare time.

When her attempts to learn French cooking start getting “mixed” reviews, she agrees to help Caron and her best friend Inez in fluffing up their college applications by volunteering as an ESL tutor with the Farberville Literacy Council. But her modest effort to give back quickly becomes a nightmare when she’s railroaded onto the Board of Directors of the troubled nonprofit. Vandalism, accusations of embezzlement, epic budget problems, and a cacophony of heavily-accented English speakers are just the tip of the iceberg. Just as she decides that it might be best to extricate herself, Claire gets a frantic call from her husband, Deputy Chief Peter Rosen. One of the students, an older Russian woman named Ludmilla, famed for her unpleasantness, has been murdered in the offices of the Farberville Literary Council. For the first time ever, Peter actually asks Claire for her help.

~~Amazon.com~~

 

In December 2018 the Ladies will read The Mistletoe Inn by Richard Paul Evans.  Join us at 3PM on Thursday, December 27, 2018!

 

At thirty-two Kimberly Rossi, a finance officer at a Lexus car dealership, has had her heart broken more times than she wants to remember. With two failed engagements, a divorce and again alone with no prospects, she hardly seems the type to dream of being a published romance author. Dreading another holiday alone, she signs up for The Mistletoe Retreat, a nine-day writing retreat in Burlington, VT. Deep inside Kimberly knows she’s at a junction in her life and it’s time to either fulfill her dream or let it go. The other reason she decides to attend the conference is because famed romance writer, H.T. Cowell, once the best-selling romance writer in America, and the author whose books instilled in her the desire to be a writer, will be speaking in public for the first time in more than a decade.

In one of her breakout sessions Kimberly meets another aspiring writer, and one of the few men at the conference, Zeke, an intelligent man with a wry wit who seems as interested in Kimberly as he is in the retreat. As Kimberly begins to open up to him about her stories and dreams, she inadvertently reveals her own troubled past. As Zeke helps her to discover why her books fail to live up to their potential she begins to wonder if he’s really talking more about her life than her literature. But as she grows closer to him, she realizes that Zeke has his own darkness, a past he’s unwilling to talk about.

The theme of The Mistletoe Inn is that like literature, relationships must be lived with passion and vulnerability to succeed.

~~Amazon.com~~

 

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

 

The Young Classic Book Club will meet from 4PM to 5PM on the third Thursday of the month. On Thursday, November 15, 2018 the Young Classic Book Club will discuss Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan.

 

The Pilgrim’s Progress has inspired readers for over three centuries. It is one of the best-loved and most widely read books in English literature and is a classic of the heroic Puritan tradition and a founding text in the development of the English novel. The story of Christian, whose pilgrimage takes him through the Slough of Despond, Vanity Fair, and the Delectable Mountains, is full of danger and adventure. Together with his trusty companions, Faithful and Hopeful, he encounters many enemies–the foul fiend Apollyon, Judge Hategood, Giant Despair of Doubting Castle–before finally arriving at the Celestial City.
Bunyan’s own experience of religious persecution informs his story, and its qualities of psychological realism, and the beauty and simplicity of his prose combine to create a book whose appeal is universal. This edition includes the illustrations that appeared with the book in Bunyan’s lifetime, giving a sense of its impact on contemporary readers.

~~Amazon.com~~

 

Thursday, December 20, 2018 the Young Classic Book Club will read The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson.

 

Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys Herdman are an awful bunch. They set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s toolshed, blackmailed Wanda Pierce to get her charm bracelet, and smacked Alice Wendelken across the head. And that’s just the start! When the Herdmans show up at church for the free snacks and suddenly take over the Christmas pageant, the other kids are shocked. It’s obvious that they’re up to no good. But Christmas magic is all around and the Herdmans, who have never heard the Christmas story before, start to reimagine it in their own way.

This year’s pageant is definitely like no other, but maybe that’s exactly what makes it so special.

~~Amazon.com~~

 

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

 

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

 

On the third Saturday of each month, Saturday, November 17, from 930AM to 1230PM we will again be offering our Scholarship Seminars for students in Grades 8-12. Eighth grade is not too young to be thinking about how to pay for college.  Everyone should bring a folder to hold their handouts and something to write on/with to use to take notes.  Parents are strongly encouraged to attend as well.

 

Gamer’s Club is the second Wednesday afternoon of the month from 4PM-5PM. You must pre-register 24 hours in advance to play.  Parents must stay in the Main Area during play time.  Join us Wednesday, November 14, 2018!

 

Lowder Lego League is the third Wednesday afternoon of the month from 4PM-5PM. Participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play.  Participants older than 8 must have an adult with them as well, but adult may wait in the Main Area of the library.  Registration is also required and complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk.  Come and sign up for Wednesday, November 21, 2018!

 

Come be a part of DEACT! And just what is DEACT? Drop Everything And Color Time! All ages are invited to come and spend the hour coloring in the Main Area the first Wednesday of the month.  We will have a different theme every month.  Join us Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 4PM-5PM.

 

Homework Help at Lowder is every Wednesday unless school is out. Everyone must fill out a new registration each year and they may be picked up at the Circulation Desk.  Textbooks, worksheets, and assignments must be brought to every session in order for students to receive assistance.

 

Join us for Lap Sit Time! It is for ages 0 to 2 years old every Thursday 10AM to 11AM for a Librarian led Lap Sit time.  From 10AM to 1015AM the Librarians will lead the program, and then from 1015AM to 1030AM the parent/caregiver will read board books to their child/children.  From 1030AM to 11AM the child/children and caregiver may “stay and play” which encourages interaction between the children.  There is no craft associated with this program.

 

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

 

Join us the fourth Wednesday of every month from 4PM to 5PM for Study Break! We would like to invite everyone, from elementary to college age to drop by and take a study break by playing a board game, putting together a puzzle, coloring a picture, or even filling a page with doodles!  We’ll be looking for you on Wednesday, November 28, 2018!

 

We are excited to announce that we are going to be offering Help Me! Computer Classes for Senior Adults again this year, the fourth Tuesday of the month from 330PM-430 PM.  For the month of November class is in session Tuesday, November 27th.  Please remember that pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class.

 

Our Joy of Well-Behaved Children program continues three Monday evenings a month, 6PM-8PM.  In November we will be meeting November 5, 19, and 26.  This class is geared towards parents (0r caregivers) of preschoolers.  However, anyone interested in the subject is welcome to attend.  *Only babies 6 months and younger are allowed in the class with parent/caregivers. Please be prepared to step outside the room if your baby cries and cannot be consoled.

 

Baptist Hospice’s Grief Support Group at Lowder will meet 12Noon to 1PM Wednesday November 14, 2018. Please join us in the Meeting Room.

 

Confucius Institute from Troy University (Montgomery) Chinese Cultural Lectures will be on Friday, November 16, from 4PM to 5PM. November’s scheduled topic is: The Introduction to the traditional Shanxi Houses including the History, Structure and Stories. This presentation will include videos and pictures.

 

We are beginning a NEW Saturday Story Time once a month. It will be in the Main Area beginning at 10AM.  Join Miss Mary as she reads two books and shares fun songs and rhymes.  There is no craft activity with this program, only reading and checking out books.  Our first Saturday Story Time with Miss Mary will be Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 10AM.

 

Are you about to go on Medicare? Are you already on Medicare?  Are you confused about just what is available for you to receive?  You don’t have to be, join us for Medicare 101 presented by Heathcare Resource Center on Wednesday afternoon, November 7, 2018 from 2PM to 3PM in the Meeting Room.

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Library

Reference Department

November 2018

 

 

November 5th 6pm in the Global Classroom:

Free Screening of “First Lady of the Revolution” with Q&A with Dr. Vincent T. Gawronski of Birmingham-Southern College.

 

Fiber Arts Club will NOT be meeting in November (Thanksgiving)

 

November 17th 10am in the Reference Department:

Snail Mail Workshop: Stay  in touch with your loved ones – just in time for the holidays! Come write a letter or two. We will provide stamps, stationery and envelopes. You provide the words and the address. Limit of two letters per person (International OK) all ages welcome. For more information contact: Suzanne @ 334-240-4982.

 

Cover to Cover Book Club

Morgan Library

 

Though I Stumble (A Promises of God Novel) by Kim Cash Tate

Four women, one weekend, and their lives will never be the same.

Stephanie London thought she’d heard from God when she moved to Hope Springs, N.C. But a tragedy in that small town left her soul desolate. Now her husband’s inattentiveness has pushed her over the edge. Bereft of hope, she travels home to St. Louis as a women’s ministry conference kicks off. Though less than enthused to attend, new friendships offer strength and light. But what happens when the weekend ends and real life begins again? Treva Langston grieves still the loss of her husband of twenty-two years. Now, two years later, her heart is breaking again as her oldest daughter’s travails come to light. Traveling from DC to St. Louis for a women’s conference seems the last thing she should do, given the circumstances. But in St. Louis her path crosses with someone new—and her world turns upside down. Will it only lead to more heartbreak? Jillian Mason can’t wait to attend the Living Word women’s conference. She’s done their Bible studies for years and expects God to show up in an amazing way. But the weekend delivers something unexpected—a discovery about her husband. As the state of her marriage hangs in the balance, Jillian is suddenly anxious about returning home. Faith Langston has always been a girl after God’s heart. She loves Living Word studies and registered early for the conference. But at the end of her college sophomore year, she finds herself in circumstances she never imagined—with a heart that has strayed from God. She makes it to St. Louis nonetheless, with her boyfriend in tow—but how will she find her way back to God? Four women in different seasons of life converge at a women’s conference—with a theme that charges them to run “in hot pursuit” for Christ. But how do they run when challenges seem insurmountable? And can they help one another navigate the difficult terrain? ~ Review taken from Amazon.com

 

Computer Classes for the Month of November 2018

 

TUESDAY ADULT CLASSES

Tuesday adult classes are held on Tuesdays (Except on holidays) at 10:00 a.m.

 

November 6, 2018 – Introduction to PowerPoint 2016 (Part 1)

Learn how to navigate the presentation program and use PowerPoint to create, save, run, view and print presentations.

 

November 13, 2018 – Introduction to PowerPoint 2016 (Part 2)

Learn how to insert and format objects such as text boxes, shapes, and images to add visual aids to your slideshow. Also learn how to use the Design tab to apply themes and variants to coordinate a presentation with colors, graphics, and fonts that have a cohesive look.

 

November 20, 2018 – Introduction to PowerPoint 2016 (Part 3)

Learn how to make changes to multiple slides at once using Slide Master view as well as how to enhance presentations by inserting and formatting graphics and by adding transitions and animations.

 

November 27, 2018 – Introduction to PowerPoint 2016 (Part 4)

Students will create a presentation, add images, transition, and animation to each slide and then present their presentation on the smartboard.

SATURDAY CHILDREN’S CLASSES

The first Saturday of every month is for 1st-4th Grades 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM  and 5th-8th Grades 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM
November 3, 2018 – Introduction to PowerPoint 2016

Learn how to insert and format objects such as text boxes, shapes, and images to add visual aids to your slideshow.

 

SATURDAY ADULT CLASSES

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

 

November 17, 2018 – Introduction to PowerPoint 2016 (Part I & II)

Learn how to navigate the presentation program and use PowerPoint to create, save, run, view and print presentations. Also learn how to insert and format objects such as text boxes, shapes, and images to add visual aids to your slideshow. learn how to use the Design tab to apply themes and variants to coordinate a presentation with colors, graphics, and fonts that have a cohesive look.

 

 

 

 

 

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October Fun @ Coliseum Blvd. Library!!

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Boulevard

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6                 Monday – Friday

Story Time

Thursday at 10:00 am

 

Oct. 4    Things will always get better!

               The Ugly Duckling, retold by Sebastien Braun

                The ugly duckling feels he doesn’t belong until one day a stranger appears.

               Back to Bed, Ed!, by Sebastien Braun

      Ed the mouse will not sleep in his own bed, until eventually his exasperated    and

                tired parents find a way to keep him from joining them in the middle of the night.

                Craft – Swan craft                                

 

Oct. 11   It’s nice to be able to help others!

               Hedgie’s Surprise, by Jan Brett

                Hedgie, the hedgehog, helps Henny, the speckled hen, trick the boy who has been

                eating all of Henny’s eggs for breakfast.

                The Scarecrow’s Hat, by Ken Brown

                Chicken does her best to make all the animals happy.

                Craft – Chicken craft

 

Oct. 18   We all want to make friends!

               You Will Be My Friend!, by Peter Brown

                Lucy tries very hard to make friends.

               Children Make Terrible Pets, by Peter Brown

                Lucy tries to make a pet out of a little boy.

                Craft – Bear craft

 

Oct. 25   Halloween is near!

               Halloween Monster, by Catherine Stock

                Tommy is reluctant to dress up and go out on Halloween until his mother convinces

                him to dress up and go.

               Corduroy’s Best Halloween Ever! , by Don Freeman

                Corduroy makes sure all his friends have a Halloween costume before he has one.

                Craft – Flying bats and ghouls

 

Parent Pre-School Activity Center

The table changes twice a month. 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.

 

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Boulevard

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6             Monday – Friday

 

 

Adult Programs

 

Computer Class for Seniors

10:00 am

Pre-registration is required.

October 2 – Today we will be learning the new features of Microsoft Windows 10

October 9 – Today we will be learning to navigate the desktop

October 16 – Today we will continuing to learn how to navigate the desktop

October 23 – Today we will be using Microsoft Edge – a new web browser

 

Crochet Class

October 4 and 18, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come learn how to crochet, and share what you have been making.

 

Meet the Artist

October 10, 2018

10:00

 

Johnny Marvin is a self-taught artist from Montgomery. He has had no formal training in art, but who has simply studied art books to develop his talent. He had surgery on his right arm and was afraid he would never be able to regain use of his fingers, but as miracles do occur, he fully recovered.  It was then, a mere two years ago, when he picked up his first brush and pencil since public school days and began to create the beautiful art you see today.

 

Please come meet Mr. Marvin, Wednesday, October 10 at 10:00 am,

in the Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library Conference Room.

His exhibit runs September through October.

 

 

Coliseum Adult Program

October 17, 2018

Medicare

Sandra Whatley, Central Alabama Aging Consortium, will be explaining the new updates to our Medicare program and will be available to meet with you privately, after the program, to discuss any concerns you may have.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Boulevard

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6                   Monday – Friday

 

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

October 11, 2018

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls.  This is memoir of a dysfunctional family who lived as nomads in the Southwest for a period and who lived in the mining towns of West Virginia.  The father was a brilliant man, but an alcoholic, and the mother was the artistic type who could not stand the responsibility of raising a family leaving the children to learn to fend for themselves.  Then, we will receive our book for November titled, The Wrong Side of Goodbye, by Michael Connelly.

 

Curious Genre Book Club

October 25, 2018

3:00 pm

Point Blank, by Fern Michaels

The members of the Sisterhood always stand together, and that includes aiding and protecting the men in their lives. Yoko’s partner, Harry Wong, has received a phone call from his old schoolmate, Jun Yu. Jun Yu resided at the same temple where Harry’s daughter, Lily, was training, but they were all forced to evacuate. Jun Yu’s managed to get his son out, but Lily is missing. And now Jun is trusting Harry to guard the most precious things in his life–his wife, Ling, and their two children, whom he has smuggled to America. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25733508-point-blank?from_search=true

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

 

“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids

 

Homework Assistance

October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

5:00 – 5:45 pm

We will offer homework assistance every Tuesday of the month. 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.

 

Color Coders

October 2, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

All ages are invited to color.

Join us as we color age appropriate coloring sheets using colored pencisl. A variety of sheets will be available for you to choose from.  This is a great stress reducer, so come and melt away your stress!

 

Being Creative with Legos

October 9 and 23, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.

Registration is required.

 

Tinkering Table

October 16, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

In honor of National Chemistry Week, we will do another chemical science experiment. Come and see what we have in store for you that day!

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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

MCCPL Announces September Activities!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

September 2018

 

Pike Road Branch Library

 

*Special Events

 

* The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library present Kathie Farnell, author of Duck and Cover: A Nuclear Family – Thursday, September 20 at 10 a.m.

Duck and Cover is a wry, laconic memoir penned by Kathie Farnell, based on her perspective as a smart-mouthed, unreasonably optimistic white girl growing up in Cloverdale, a genteel and neatly landscaped neighborhood of Montgomery, Alabama, in the late 1950s and early 1960s. A book-signing and reception will follow the author’s talk. Copies of the book will be on sale for $25; cash and checks only.

 

*Homeschool Resource Expo – Tuesday, September 11 at 3:30 p.m.

The Pike Road Branch Library invites homeschooling families to learn about the many online resources offered by the Montgomery City-County Public Library and to get to know other homeschooling families in the community.

 

Storybook Time

For Age Three and Up

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

 

At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:

 

  • September 10 – Yesterday was Teddy Bear Day! We’ll belatedly celebrate our best plush buddies with some tales about teddy bears including A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman. Feel free to bring your favorite teddy bear to Storybook Time today.
  • September 17 – What might very well be Mister Matt’s favorite day of the year is coming up this Wednesday. What day that be? ‘Tis International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Cap’n Matt will read piratical tales including There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Map by Lucille Colandro and Jared Lee. Wee pirates be at liberty to wear their piratical garb.
  • September 24 – We’ll keep last week’s nautical theme going with this week’s story. After all, many a pirate thought he encountered a mermaid. This particular mermaid has a penchant for stuffing things into her tummy. We’ll see what her deal is when we read There Was an Old Mermaid Who Swallowed a Shark by Lucille Colandro and Jared Lee.

 

Toddler Time

 For Age Two and Under

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

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

  • September 5
  • September 12
  • September 19
  • September 26

 

Book Clubs

 

Book Maniacs – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, September 12 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniacs will discuss City of Lies by Lian Tanner.

Publisher’s Summary – Goldie Roth is a trained thief and a skilled liar. Along with her friend Toadspit, she’s supposed to be one of the Keepers of the mysterious Museum of Dunt. But although she desperately wants to be a Keeper, she will not leave her sick parents to do so. But when Toadspit’s sister Bonnie is stolen, he and Goldie are forced to follow the child-stealers to the neighboring city of Spoke. Along the way, Toadspit too is captured, and Goldie is caught up in the Festival of Lies, where every word she says means something else and no one can be trusted. There, Goldie discovers some dangerous secrets—secrets that the child-stealers will kill to protect. She will need all her skills as a thief and a liar if she is to survive and save her friends.

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, September 20 at 9:15 a.m., they will discuss Duck and Cover: A Nuclear Family by Kathie Farnell.

Publisher’s SummaryDuck and Cover is a wry, laconic memoir penned by Kathie Farnell, based on her perspective as a smart-mouthed, unreasonably optimistic white girl growing up in Cloverdale, a genteel and neatly landscaped neighborhood of Montgomery, Alabama, in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Farnell deftly recounts tales of aluminum Christmas trees, the Hula-Hoop craze, road trips in the family’s un-air-conditioned black Bel Air, show-and-tell involving a human skeleton, belatedly learning to swear, and even the pet chicken she didn’t know she had. Her well-crafted prose reveals quirky and compelling characters in stories that don’t ignore the dark side of the segregated South, as told from the wide-eyed perspective of a girl who is sometimes oblivious to and often mystified by its byzantine rules. Little did she know that the Age of Aquarius was just around the corner.

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

 

Bertha P. Williams Library

Adult Program

 

Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday, September 7 and 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

First and Third Tuesday, September 4 and 18 @ 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, September 12 @ 11:00 a.m.

Title: Private Vegas by James Patterson

Description: Private’s Jack Morgan has been hired to hunt down two men on a gleeful murder spree. Jack thinks there could be nothing more dangerous than two criminals with an insatiable hunger for violence. But when their path of destruction leads Jack to Vegas, he’s drawn deep into the heart of a murder ring more ruthless than anything he could have imagines, masterminded by a diabolical genius. ~dust jacket

Author Talk and Book Signing – Carol Feller

Thursday, September 20 @ 11:00 a.m.

Description: Carol Feller will discuss her first novel, Dancing Through Minefields. According to the author, “Dancing Through Minefields will have you silencing your phone and hanging out the ‘do not disturb’ sign. Anne Schroeder is a well-defined protagonist and you will not want to be interrupted as you travel her journey of fear, faith, and friendship. This novel will not simply be read, it will be felt. As you cringe at Anne’s husband’s anger, when your unbidden tears leak, while you crouch deeper into your seat, and after you’ve read the final word, you’ll know without a doubt that you’ve experienced Anne.”

 

Novel Colors

Wednesday, September 26 @ 6:30 p.m.

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: Monstress: Vol 1. Awakening

Authors/Illustrators: Marjorie Liu/Sana Takeda

Available on Hoopla

Description: Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900 ‘s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both. ~Description from Hoopla.

Note: Winner of 2018 Eisner Award

 

Genealogy Sessions

Fridays (except holidays)

10:30-11:15 a.m. AND 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. (acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us or 334-240-4979)

All Ages

 

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Every Third Friday @ 3:00 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. Call to ask what movie we’re showing or to suggest a title.

 

Children’s Programs

Story time!

Mondays and Tuesdays @ 10 a.m. (Except holidays)

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

 

September 4

The LMNO Peas (Baker) are here to help us learn the alphabet. Is Everyone Ready for Fun?! (Thomas) Good! Because that’s what story time is all about.

 

September 10 and 11

The Beetle Bop (Fleming) will have us moving and grooving as we learn a little about these diverse creatures. Then we’ll follow The Grumpy Ladybug (Carle) as he looks for someone big enough to fight.

 

September 17 and 18

Bob (Pearson) is a rooster who doesn’t know how to crow. The Kindhearted Crocodile (Panzieri) just wants to find a family to live with. Will they find what they need?

 

September 24 and 25

Dragon’s Love Tacos (Rubin), it’s just a fact. The Leopard’s Drum (Souhmai) is the best drum, the most magnificent drum, that’s also a fact.

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

Lap Sit Time

Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.

(In the Meeting Room)

 

September 6: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli

Synopsis: The little girl is wanting her Daddy to push her higher in the swing. How high would you swing?

The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood

Synopsis: There are many ways to be quiet. For example: “First one awake quiet, sleeping sister quiet, and trying not to hiccup quiet.” How do you try to be quiet?

(This will be our book that we read all month long.)

 

September 13

Maybe a Bear Ate It! by Robie Harris

Synopsis: The Cat in this story is having trouble locating his book. He is accusing everyone of taking it.  Did you take his book?

 

September 20

Eat up, Piglittle by Sally Grindley

Synopsis: Piglittle was asked to eat his dinner. He told his Mother that he was not ready and instead he played.  Then later on he began to get hungry.  Did he eat what his mother fixed him?

 

September 27

Pick a Pet by Diane Namm

Synopsis: The little girl in the story is looking for one very special pet for her to keep. She may only pick one and she looks at the monkeys and lions.  Which pet do you think she will pick?

 

Preschool Story Time

Fridays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

TEDDY BEAR SLEEPOVER @ THE LIBRARY

(Bring your teddy bear or stuffed animal to Story Time on September 14th for a sleepover. Teddy Bear will have overnight adventures in the library from September 14th to September 21st. Pick up Teddy, read to him, and view all the great adventures had at the library after the staff goes home.)

 

Library Tour

September 7

Do You Know Dewey: Exploring the Dewey Decimal System by Brian P. Cleary

Synopsis: Melvil Dewey was the creator of the Dewey Decimal System that most libraries use to categorize the books in order to find them quickly. What do you know about the Dewey Decimal System?

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Synopsis: Papa Chicken is trying to read a story, but little red chicken keeps interrupting the story. Does Papa ever get to finish the story?

Activity: Tour of the Library

 

Teddy Bear Sleepover

September 14

Kiss Good Night by Amy Hest

Synopsis: Mrs. Bear is putting her son to bed and she tucks all his covers. She thinks that she is done for the night. Sam says, “I’m waiting.” She places his toys around him. Sam says, “I’m waiting.” Can you guess what Sam is waiting on?

No Sleep for the Sheep! by Karen Beaumont

Synopsis: Sheep is in the barn trying to sleep. “Quack.” Sheep opens the door and there stands Duck. Duck curls up next to Sheep and Sheep says, “Shhh! Not a peep! Go to sleep!” Do you think other animals disturb Sheep’s sleep?

Activity: Bookmarks (Bring Teddy or a stuffed animal for a teddy bear sleepover.)

 

Pajama Day

September 21

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Synopsis: The family in this story goes on a bear hunt and they are

looking for a big bear. They go through tall grass and a river. They can’t go over it or under it, so they must go through it. Do you think that they will find a bear?

please DO feed the bears by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Synopsis: Percy wants to take all his teddy bear friends with him on his family trip to the beach. For every teddy bear that he takes, he must then leave something behind. When the family goes to eat their lunch they discover that there is nothing to eat. What do you think happened to their lunch?

Activity: Read a story to your Teddy Bear/Stuffed Animal

 

Learning about the Library

September 28

Froggy Goes to the Library by Jonathan London

Synopsis: Froggy was reading his book in bed when his mother told him to get dressed. Froggy, Polly and his Mother all go to the library. Froggy thinks Story Time is for babies, but when the librarian begins reading a book Froggy becomes interested in the story. Is Story Time really just for babies?

Beverly Billingsly Borrows a Book by Alexander Stadler

Synopsis: Beverly is very excited she is getting her very first library card. She checks out a book and forgets to return it. One friend tells her that she will have to pay thousands of dollars and another says that she will go to jail. What really happens if you return a library book late?

Activity: Bring an object to Show and Tell (nothing live please)

 

 

Other Happenings @ Lowder Regional Library

 

The Ladies of High Tea will meet to the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM — Join us Thursday, September 27, 2018 to discuss Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.

Summary: A landmark novel by Harper Lee, set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—“Scout”—returns home to Maycomb, Alabama from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past—a journey that can only be guided by one’s own conscience. Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of the late Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor, and effortless precision—a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context, and new meaning to an American classic.  ~~Amazon.com~~

 

In October 2018 the Ladies will read The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil McNeil.  Join us on Thursday, October 25, 2018!

For every woman who has ever dreamed of starting over, or being a better mother, or just knitting a really nice scarf . . .When her husband dies in a car crash–not long after announcing he wants a divorce–Jo Mackenzie packs up her two rowdy boys and moves from London to a dilapidated villa in her seaside hometown. There, she takes over her beloved Gran’s knitting shop–a quaint but out-of-date store in desperate need of a facelift. After a rough beginning, Jo soon finds comfort in a “Stitch and Bitch” group; a collection of quirky, lively women who share their stories, and their addiction to cake, with warmth and humor. As Jo starts to get the hang of single-parent life in a small town, she relies on her knitting group for support. The women meet every week at the shop on Beach Street and trade gossip and advice as freely as they do a new stitch. But when a new man enters Jo’s life, and an A-list actress moves into the local mansion, the knitting club has even more trouble confining the conversation to knit one, purl two.  The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club is an uplifting, winning tale about the healing power of friendship and new beginnings. It’s a charming novel that will delight all passionate knitters–and win over befuddled, would-be knitters, too. ~~Amazon.com~~

 

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

 

The Young Classic Book Club will still meet from 4PM to 5PM but the day has changed to the third Thursday of the month. On September 20, 2018 the club is open to discuss all Summer Reading assignments so come and tell us how you really feel about that book you read.

 

On Thursday, October 18, 2018 the Young Classic Book Club will discuss all of the books in the Harry Potter series. Everyone is invited to dress in their “House” colors and come ready for Madam Irma Pince’s (a.k.a. Miss Mary) class!

 

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

 

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

 

Join us for The Joy of Well-Behaved Children, Mondays at 6pm-8pm, September 10, 17 and 24th. This class is geared towards parents (or caregivers) of preschoolers. However, anyone interested in the subject is welcome to attend.

 

Gamer’s Club is the second Wednesday afternoon of the month. You must pre-register to play 315PM to 415PM.  Parents must stay in the Main Area during play time.  Join us Wednesday, September 12, 2018!

 

We will host Grief Support with Baptist Hospice, Wednesday, September 19 at 12N -1pm.

 

 

Lowder Lego League is the third Wednesday afternoon of the month 315PM-415PM. Participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play.  Participants older than 8 must have an adult with them as well, but adult may wait in the Main Area of the library.  Registration is also required and complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk.  Come and sign up for Wednesday, September 19, 2018!

 

Come be a part of DEACT! And just what is DEACT? Drop Everything And Color Time! All ages are invited to come and spend the hour coloring in the Main Area the second Thursday of the month.  Monthly we will have a different theme.  Join us Thursday, September 5, 2018 from

4PM-5PM.

 

Confucius Institute from Troy University will be here on Friday, September 21, 2018, from 4PM to 5PM to present “The Introduction of Shanxi Noodles”. Everyone is invited to attend this great program.

 

Homework Help at Lowder is beginning Wednesday, August 22, 6PM-730PM. We will have Homework Assistance every Wednesday at this time unless school is out.  Everyone must fill out a new registration each year and they may be picked up at the Circulation Desk.  Textbooks, worksheets, and assignments must be brought to every session in order for students to receive assistance.  We are also taking applications at the Circulation Desk for Homework Helpers at this time.

 

Join us for Lap Sit Time! It is for ages 0 to 1 year every Thursday 10am to 1015m for a Librarian led Lap Sit time and then from 1015am to 1030am the parent will read board books to their children.  There is no craft associated with this program.

 

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

 

Join us the fourth Wednesday of every month from 4pm to 5pm for Study Break!  We would like to invite everyone, from elementary to college age to drop by and take a study break by playing a board game, putting together a puzzle, coloring a picture, or even filling a page with doodles!  September’s date is the 26th!

 

We are excited to announce that we are going to be offering Help Me! Computer Classes for senior adults the fourth Tuesday of the month from 330pm-430pm.  In September we will meet September 25th.  Please remember that pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class.

 

Everyone is invited to join us in the main area of the library Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10AM to 12Noon as we welcome Carol Feller author of the book Dancing Through Minefields.  Amazon describes the book as “a truly explosive story of wit and wisdom…a magnificent story of courage in the midst of fear, confronting real issues…”

 

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

 

Governor’s Square Library

Preschool Storytime Schedule

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

September 4:   Fairy Tales Day

The children will be delighted to hear the stories The Giant’s Toe and The Three Silly Girls Grubb, then do a coloring page.

 

September 11:  Community Helpers- Smokey the Bear

Special guest Smokey the Bear, National Forestry Department, will read a story, then explain to the children how to prevent forest fires. The children will receive goody bags to take home.

 

September 18: Pirate Day

Portly Jon the Pirate will entertain the children with the story Pirates Don’t Change Diapers and teach them some pirate songs. Then they will do a coloring page.

 

Sept 25:   National Pet Week

Children will enjoy singing songs about pets. Then Ms. Anita will read The Pet Store and Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library. Lastly, the children will make a craft.

 

Book Bunch

September 5 @ 2:00 p.m.

Book Bunch will change the meeting schedule date for September from the 2nd

Wednesday to the 1st Wednesday in the month. So members will meet on 9/5/2018 at 2:00 p.m.  Members are to have read The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve for the discussion.

Book Jacket Summary: “In October, 1947, after a summer-long drought, fires began near Bar Harbor and raced along the coast of Maine, ravaging two hundred thousand acres–the largest fire in Maine’s history. In the southern part of the state, people were forced into the sea to escape the flames. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband Gene joins the volunteers fighting to bring the fire under control. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie’s two young children, the women watch in horror as their houses go up in flames, then walk into the ocean as a last resort. They spend the night frantically trying to save their children. When dawn comes, they have miraculously survived, but their lives are forever changed: homeless, penniless, and left to face an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists. As Grace awaits news of her husband’s fate, she is thrust into a new world in which she must make a life on her own, beginning with absolutely nothing–she must find work, a home, a way to provide for her children. In the midst of devastating loss, Grace discovers glorious new freedoms–joys and triumphs she could never have expected her narrow life with Gene could contain–and her spirit soars. And then the unthinkable happens, and Grace’s bravery is tested as never before”.

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

Story Times

Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.

 

September 6

Pete the Cat

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

 

September 13

Positive Thinking!

We will read Pass it on by Sophy Henn. When you see something terrific, smile a smile and pass it on! If you chance upon a chuckle, hee hee hee and pass it on. Should you spot a thing of wonder, jump for joy and pass it on!. We will also read Ish by Peter H. Reynolds. Ramon loved to draw. Anytime. Anything. Anywhere. Drawing is what Ramon does. It’s what makes him happy. But in one split second, all that changes. We will have a craft.

 

September 20

Talk like a Pirate!

We will read How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long and illustrated by David Shannon. Pirates have green teeth—when they have any teeth at all. I know about pirates, because one day, when I was at the beach building a sand castle and minding my own business, a pirate ship sailed into view. We will also read Bubble Bath Pirates by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.”BATH TIME!” calls out the pirate mommy. “ARGHHH!” answer her little pirates. It’s time to walk the plank for these two pirate pretenders. We will have an activity

 

September 27

Let’s go to the Library!

We will read No T-Rex in the Library by Toni Buzzeo and illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa. It’s a quiet morning in the library until a little girl roars out of control! Tess resigns herself to a time-out, but finds that she must be the one who has to maintain order when T. Rex leaps from the pages of a book into real life. We will also read Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do.. We will have an activity

 

Teen Department

September 19 @ 3 p.m.

Talk Like a Pirate Day: Movie

Arrgh! We will watch Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) arrives at Port Royal in the Caribbean without a ship or crew. His timing is unfortunate, however, because later that evening the town is besieged by a pirate ship. The pirates kidnap the governor’s daughter, Elizabeth (Keira Knightley), who’s in possession of a valuable coin that is linked to a curse that has transformed the pirates into the undead. A gallant blacksmith (Orlando Bloom) in love with Elizabeth allies with Sparrow in pursuit of the pirates.

 

September 23-29

Banned Books Week

We will be celebrating Banned Books Week throughout the week with various displays, book related crafts, and demonstrations. The 2018 theme, “Banning Books Silences Stories,” is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.

 

Rufus A. Lewis Rebional Library

Story Time

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

September 5

Miss Bindergarten Gets Read For Kindergarten by Joseph Slate

Synopsis: It’s the first day of kindergarten and Miss Bindergarten is hard at work getting the classroom ready for her twenty-six new students. Meanwhile, Adam Krupp wakes up, Brenda Heath brushes her teeth, and Christopher Beaker finds his sneaker. Miss Bindergarten puts the finishing touches on the room just in time, and the students arrive. Now the fun can begin!

Activity: Coloring Sheet

 

September 12

Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoi

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

Activity: Watermelon Craft

 

September 19

Help! A Story of Friendship by Holly Keller

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

Activity: Friendship Bracelet

 

September 26

The Wolf, The Duck, and The Mouse by Mac Barnett

Synopsis: When a mouse is swallowed by a wolf, he learns that a duck devoured earlier has set up a table to enjoy the food the gluttonous predator eats.

Activity: Coloring Sheet

 

 Adult Programs

 

Saturday Morning Chess @ The Library

Saturday, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club

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

 

Computer Class

Thursday, September 6, 13, 20, 27, @ 11:00 a.m.

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

Instructors: Library Staff

 

Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

Thursday, September 6, 13, 20, 27

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 materials for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for a list of recommended materials.

 

After 5 Book Club

Monday, September 10 @ 6:00 p.m.

Title: Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress

Summary: From the author of Crazy in Alabama and One Mississippi comes a sharp-edged new comedy about a southern socialite with a drawer full of surprising secrets. ~Editor

Savings Plans and Budgeting

Tuesday September 11 @10:00 a. m.

Mrs. Danielle Rudolph, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Presenter

Description: Learn how to save for the future, emergencies, and how to get the most out of your income.

 

Yoga @ the Library                         

Tuesday, September 11 & 25 @ 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.

 

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Story Time

Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

September 6   It’s nice to share!

Babushka’s Doll by Patricia Polacco

Synopsis: A little girl gets a doll that turns out to be as rambunctious as her owner.

The Sandwich Swap by Ronia Al Abdullah

Synopsis: Two friends disagree over their sandwiches until they decide to share.

Craft – Happy face masks for boys and girls

 

September 13 Always do what your parents ask!

Stripe by Joanne Partis

Synopsis: Stripe, a little tiger cub, strolls into the jungle on his own and finds more adventure than he hoped for when he ends up inside the mouth of a whale.

When the Fly Flew In by Lisa Westburg Peters

Synopsis: Although a young child puts off cleaning the bedroom because all the family’s pets are asleep there, the sudden arrival of a zooming fly mysteriously gets the job done.

Craft – Tiger craft

 

September 20 It’s fun to make new friends!

No Dragons for Tea by Jean Pendzwal and Martine Gourbault

Synopsis: Dragon and his new friends learn about fire safety.

Engelbert Joins the Circus by Tom Paxton

Synopsis: After traveling from the jungle to America to visit his cousin in the circus, Engelbert accidentally ends up in the spotlight and steals the show.

Craft – Elephant craft

 

September 27 We all have love to give!

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Synopsis: When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time his Mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.

Naming the Cat by Lawrence Pringle

Synopsis: A family considers many possibilities before coming up with a name that is just right for the cat that has come to live with them.

Craft – Raccoon mask

 

Parent Pre-School Activity Center

The table changes twice a month. 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.

 

Adult Programs

 

Computer Class for Seniors

September 4, 11, 18, and 25 @ 10:00 a.m.

We will focus on the Internet basics: 9/4 using the mouse, 9/11 overview, 9/18 browsers and searching, and 9/25 putting it all together.

 

Author Book Signing

September 13 @ 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Melissa Gibbons will be promoting her second book and will be available for book signings.

 

Coliseum Adult Program

September 19 @ 10:00 a.m.

“Wildflowers – Preservation Efforts”

Today we will be viewing a documentary on the preservation efforts Great Britain is undertaking to restore the once famous wildflower fields of their country.

 

Crochet Class

September 6 and 20 @ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Come and learn how to crochet, and share what you have been making.

 

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

September 13 @ 3:00 p.m.

Today we will be discussing A Piece of the World by Christina Kline.

Summary: This is a story of the woman depicted in the famous painting, Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth.  It describes her hardship living in the home that had been in her family for generations and of her relationship with the artist.  Then, we will receive our book for October titled The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

 

Curious Genre Book Club

September 27 @ 3:00 p.m.

Don’t Go by Lisa Scottoline

Summary: When Dr. Mike Scanlon is called to serve as an army doctor in Afghanistan, he’s acutely aware of the dangers he’ll face and the hardships it will cause his wife, Chloe, and newborn baby. And, deep inside, he doesn’t think of himself as a warrior, but a healer.

~https://www.goodreads.com/book.show.15703165-don-t-go

 

 

“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids

 

Homework Assistance

September 4, 11, 18, and 25 @ 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.

We will offer homework assistance every Tuesday of the month. 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.

 

Color Coders

September 4 @ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

All ages are invited

Join us as we color age appropriate coloring sheets using colored pencils. A variety of sheets will be available for you to choose from.  This is a great stress reducer, so come and melt away your stress!

 

Being Creative with Legos

September 11 and 25 @ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.

Registration is required.

 

Tinkering Table

September 18 @ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Tinkering Table is STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)

This program is geared to elementary students. Our first program during Fall will be a science experiment using acids and bases.

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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

 

Hampstead Library

Toddler Time

Mondays @ 10:00 a.m.

Ages 2 and Under

 

September 3: Library Closed for Labor Day. No Toddler Time.

 

September 10: In Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox, Hattie the chicken is sure she sees a fox, but none of the animals in the barnyard believe her!

 

September 17: No Toddler Time. See you next week!

 

September 24: A tiger, a deep pit, and some tumbles create a lot of fun drama in Oh No! by Candace Fleming.

 

Story Time

Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.

Ages 3 and Up

 

September 4: Lulu Mae wants a dog, but her parents say no in My Dog’s a Chicken by Susan McElroy, and we’ll learn all about why Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown.

Activity: Chicken Craft

 

September 11: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom—we’re going to the moon and beyond today in How to Catch a Star by Olive Jeffers and Mousetronaut by Mark Kelly.

Craft: Space Mobile

 

September 18: No Story Time. See you next week!

 

September 25: Tiny Little Fly (by Micheal Rosen) can cause a lot of trouble! We’ll also get into some deep trouble  in Oh no! by Candace Fleming.

Activity: Craft Buffett

 

Get STEAM’ed

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Thursday, September 27 @ 3:30 p.m.

1st Grade and Up

STEAM’ed is a STEAM education class for kids in 1st grade and up. This month we will be engineering some bridges and a marshmallow catapult. Please register so we can have enough materials for everyone.

 

Ramer Library

September Storytime

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

September 10-13

 

Monday, September 10: 3rd Grade- 1:00 p.m.

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

 

Tuesday, September 11: 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

 

Wednesday, September 12: 2nd Grade- 1:30 p.m.

Mad Lib Story Sheet

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

 

Thursday, September 13: 1st Grade- 1:30 p.m.

The Little School Bus

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

 

Ramer Adult Programs

 

Wednesday, September 12, 11:00– “Staying Safe” by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Let local law enforcement give you the latest updates on safety tips.

 

Wednesday, September 26, 11:00– Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club

 

 

Cover to Cover Book Club

Tuesday, September 4 @ 6:30 p.m.

 

Book Selection: Forged in Desire by Brenda Jackson

Summary: When good girl Margo Connelly becomes Lamar “Striker” Jennings’s latest assignment, she knows she’s in trouble. And not just because he’s been hired to protect her from an underworld criminal. The reformed bad boy’s appeal is breaching all her defenses, and as the threats against her increase, Margo isn’t sure which is more dangerous: the gangster targeting her, or the far too alluring protector tempting her to let loose.  Though Striker’s now living on the right side of the law, he’s convinced his troubled past keeps Margo out of his league. But physical chemistry explodes into full-blown passion when they go on the run together. Surrendering to desire could be a deadly distraction—or finally prove that he’s the only man qualified to keep her safe, and win her love. ~ Review from Amazon.com

 

 

Computer Lab Classes for the Month of September 2018

 

TUESDAY ADULT CLASSES

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

 

September 4 – MS Excel-Part 1: Opening & Creating Workbooks

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

 

September 11 – MS Excel-Part 2: Formatting and Modifying Workbooks

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

 

September 18 – MS Excel-Part3: More on Formatting Cells and Worksheet Basics

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

 

September 25 – MS Excel-Part 4: Introduction to Formulas & Excel Functions

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

 

 

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

 

September 1 – MS Excel 2016

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

 

 

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

 

September 15 – Excel: Parts 1 & 2
Learn how to enter and edit data, change the appearance of your worksheets, and create calculations and charts based on your data.