Lowder Library Announces December Events!!

December 2017 at Lowder Regional Library

 

The Ladies of High Tea meet the First Tuesday of the Month at 3PM—Join us Tuesday, December 5th to discuss Christmas Caramel Murder by JoAnne Fluke.

 

The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her good pal Lisa have agreed to provide all the goodies for the town’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. But before anyone can say “Bah, humbug!” a Santa-sized sackful of trouble ensues. Like the fact that Lisa’s husband will be playing Mr. Claus to his ex-girlfriend Phyllis Bates’ Mrs. Claus. Or that before the curtains even go up Phyllis is found dead in the snow—wearing a costume that the real Mrs. Claus would put on the naughty list. Soon after, the suspects pile up faster than snowdrifts in a blizzard, while a merry murderer remains on the loose. With clues even harder to find, it might take a visit from ghosts of Christmas past to wrap up this mystery in time for the holidays . . .

~~Amazon.com~~

 

On January 2nd, 2018 the Ladies will read Sweet Tea Revenge by Laura Childs.

 

Theodosia Browning’s dear friend Delaine Dish has asked her to be a bridesmaid for her wedding. But when the big day arrives, everything seems to be going wrong. First, a massive storm is brewing over Charleston. A bad omen? Second, Delaine’s sister is late for the ceremony. And finally, the groom not only has cold feet—his whole body is cold. A murderer has crashed the wedding.   As Theodosia comforts a devastated Delaine, she needs to sort out the suspects on the groom’s side from the suspects on the bride’s side. One thing soon becomes apparent—revenge won’t be the only dish served cold at this wedding. And if Theodosia doesn’t watch her step, a cold-blooded killer may have a rude reception in store for her…

~~Amazon.com~~

 

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

 

On December 7th the Young Classic Book Club will meet from 4PM to 5PM to discuss A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The Young Classic Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month from 4PM to 5PM.

 

Ebenezer Scrooge has no time for the poor or the wretched. And it’s “Bah, humbug!” to anyone who wishes him a Merry Christmas. But when he turns in for the night one cold, fateful Christmas Eve, his past, present, and future converge. Three haunting guests are about to show him that the time has come to change his miserly ways—before it’s too late.

~~Amazon.com~~

 

On Thursday, January 4th, 2018 the Young Classic Book Club will discuss The Bridge to Terabethia by Katherine Paterson.

 

Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces him. The two become fast friends and spend most days in the woods behind Leslie’s house, where they invent an enchanted land called Terabithia. One morning, Leslie goes to Terabithia without Jess and a tragedy occurs. It will take the love of his family and the strength that Leslie has given him for Jess to be able to deal with his grief.

~~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.

 

Gamer’s Club meets the second Friday afternoon of the month. You must pre-register to play either a 330PM to 430PM slot or 430PM to 530PM slot.  Parents must stay in the Main Area during play time.  Join us Friday, December 8th, 2017!

 

Registration is also required for the Lowder Lego League on the third Friday afternoon of the month 4PM-5PM. Participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play.  Participants older than 8 must have an adult with them as well, but adult may wait in the Main Area of the library.  Complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk.  Come and sign up for Friday, December 8th, 2017!

 

Open Mic night is back! Join us the third Monday of the month at 6PM to “show your stuff!”  If you can sing or dance, if you write poetry, or if you like to make people laugh sign up by 5PM the day of the program and show us what you can do!  As always this is a family oriented program so nothing offensive to little (or big) ears and we never ever criticize.  Join us Monday, December 18th, 2017.

 

Come be a part of DEACT! And just what is DEACTMAL?  Drop Everything And Color (in the Main Area of Lowder)!  All ages are invited to come and spend the hour coloring the second Thursday of the month.  Monthly we will have a different theme and in Join us Thursday, December 14th, 2017 from 4PM-5PM.  Since Alabama became the 22nd state to join the Union on December 14th, 1819 we will celebrate our state’s 198th birthday as this month’s theme!

 

Homework Help at Lowder is every Wednesday, 6PM-730PM– 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.

 

We are pleased to announce a new 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 Fridays at 1015am. 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 Tuesdays from 4pm to 5pm for a new program – 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 are excited to announce that we are going to be offering Help Me! Computer Classes for senior adults the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 930am to 1030am.  In December we will have classes Tuesday, December 12th and Tuesday, December 19th.  Please remember that pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class.

 

Our annual Christmas Open House will be Thursday, December 14th starting at 10AM.  We will have a visit from the Jolly Old Elf Himself from 1030AM to 12N and everyone is invited to come tell Santa what they want for Christmas!

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October Events @ MCCPL!!

MCCPL October 2017

 

Bertha P. Williams

Children’s Programs

Storytime

Mondays and Tuesdays

Time: 10:00 AM

 

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

 

2 and 3

Have you ever wanted Feathers Like a Rainbow (Flora)? Well so does Jacamin, see how he gets them from Hummingbird. Then we’ll see Pete splash through his own colors in Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes (Dean and Litwin).

 

10* (We’re closed on the 9th for Columbus/ Indigenous Peoples’ Day)

Have you ever wanted to yell Leave Me Alone (Brosgol)?! Well this grandma tries hard to find a place to be left alone, find out what happens when she does. Bear gets a visitor he doesn’t really want in A Visitor for Bear (Denton), what will he do?

 

16 and 17

Turtle’s Penguin Day (Gorbachev) is a day where Turtle decides to dress like a penguin and share with his classmates. The Dog Who Cried Wolf (Kasza) learns a lesson when he cries wolf one too many times.

 

23 and 24

Timothy and the Strong Pajamas (Schwarz) is about being a hero, with the help of some very special pajamas. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses (Dean) have a whole new way of seeing the world.

 

Adult Program

 

Scrabble Time

First Tuesday

Oct 3

Time: 2:00pm

Description: Come over to Bertha Williams Library and play Scrabble with us. We have plenty of dictionaries for you to brush up on your vocabulary and the Jumble in the Montgomery Advertiser is helpful too! See how sharp your Scrabble skills are against the librarians or just play for fun!

 

Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday

Oct 6 and 20

Time: 10:00am

Description:

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

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

Oct 11

Time: 11:00am

Title: What the Dead Know

Author: Laura Lippman

Description: Thirty years ago, the Bethany girls, ages eleven and fifteen, disappeared from a Baltimore shopping mall. They never returned, their bodies were never recovered, and only painful questions remain. Now, in the aftermath of a rush-hour hit-and-run accident, a clearly disoriented woman is claiming to be Heather, the younger Bethany sister. Not a shred of evidence supports her story, and every lead she reluctantly offers takes the police to another dead end—a dying, incoherent man; a razed house; a missing grave. But she definitely knows something about that terrible day—and about the shocking fissures that the tragedy exposed in the foundation of a seemingly solid family. ~Dust Jacket

 

Genealogy Sessions

Fridays (except holidays)

10:30-11:15 AND 2:30-3:15

 

Pre-registration IS required.

Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.

 

334-240-4979

acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us

 

Young Adult Programs

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

Oct 20

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.

 

Movie: Moana

Run time: 1h47

 

Unleash Your Story

All Month

Description:

In honor of Teen Read Week (Oct 8-14), we are inviting everyone to share a 140 character story about their teen years (or years to come). We will share some of our favorites on our Facebook site. Just come in and fill out an entry form with your story

 

 

30 and 31

If You’re a Monster and You Know It (Emberly) join us for a Halloween story time! Get chills from The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything (Williams).

 

Pike Road Branch Library’s October 2017 Programs

Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library Meeting

On Thursday, October 19 at 10 a.m., the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library hold their monthly meeting to discuss how they support the library. Please join them!

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

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

  • October 2 – Nanette’s mom sends her to the bakery to buy a baguette. It smells wonderful! Can Nanette resist eating it on the way home? (Not a chance.) We’ll witness poor Nanette’s plight in Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems.
  • October 9 – The library will be closed in observance of Columbus Day.
  • October 16 – It’s Farm/City Festival day at the Bartlett Ranch in Pike Road, which means we will NOT have a 4:30 p.m. session of Storybook Time today because we want you to go to the Farm/City Festival instead. However, the 10:30 a.m. session will carry on with some farm-themed stories including Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Farm by Joy Cowley and Elizabeth Fuller.
  • October 23 – It’s almost Halloween, which is Mister Matt’s favorite holiday. That’s why we’ll start observing Halloween a bit early this week by pretending to be monsters when we read If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca and Ed Emberley.
  • October 30 – It’s Halloween Eve! We’ll enjoy some not-so-spooky stories including Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman and S.D. Schindler.

 

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:

  • October 4
  • October 11
  • October 18
  • October 25

Book Clubs

Book Maniaks – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, October 11 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniaks will discuss The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis.

Publisher’s Summary – During the last days of Narnia, the land faces its fiercest challenge—not an invader from without but an enemy from within. Lies and treachery have taken root, and only the king and a small band of loyal followers can prevent the destruction of all they hold dear in this, the magnificent ending to The Chronicles of Narnia.

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, October 19 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss First Women by Kate Anderson Brower.

Publisher’s Summary – One of the most underestimated—and challenging—positions in the world, the First Lady of the United States must be many things: an inspiring leader with a forward-thinking agenda of her own; a savvy politician, skilled at navigating the treacherous rapids of Washington; a wife and mother operating under constant scrutiny; and an able CEO responsible for the smooth operation of countless services and special events at the White House. Now, as she did in her smash #1 bestseller The Residence, former White House correspondent Kate Andersen Brower draws on a wide array of untapped, candid sources—from residence staff and social secretaries to friends and political advisers—to tell the stories of the ten remarkable women who have defined that role since 1960.

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

Governors’ Square Library Preschool Storytime Schedule

October 2017

10:00 a.m.

 

Oct. 3: Farm Animals Day

Children will enjoy singing farm animals songs, then delight in hearing the

stories The Great Pig Search and Hattie and the Fox. Then they will make

a  puppet craft.

 

Oct 10: Fire Prevention Week (October 8-15)

Special guest, Lt. Johnson. Montgomery Fire Department will tell the

children about “Fire Safety” and read stories to them. Afterward, they

will get to tour a real fire engine and receive

 

Oct. 17: Create-A-Face Day

                 Children will sing autumn songs, and Ms. Anita will read The Twelve

Dancing Princesses and The Scarecrow’s Hat. Then the children will

create their own unique faces.

 

Oct. 24: No Program

 

Oct 31:   It’s Halloween!

Ms. Anita will read the stories Creepy Countdown and The Best

Halloween Masquerade Ever, followed by a coloring page activity.

                

 

Book Bunch Book Club

October 11, 2017

2:00 p.m.

 

October is Mystery Month, and Book bunch will discuss the latest Carolyn Haines’

novel, Ham Bones: A Southern Belle Mystery

 

Ramer Library

October Storytime

These story times will be held at the Dunbar-Ramer School for Grades K-3
Monday, Oct. 16- Third Grade- 1pm

Activity/Craft Hour

We will make goofy little spiders, which are also handy little candy holders for Halloween treats.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 17 – Kindergarten- 1pm

Ollie’s Halloween by Olivier Dunrea

Gossie, Gertie, Peedie, BooBoo, and Ollie are out and about tricking and treating. Let’s see what the night has in store for them.

Craft: We will decorate pumpkins

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 18 -2nd Grade- 1pm

Activity/Craft Hour

We will make goofy little spiders, which are also handy little candy holders for Halloween treats.

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 19 -1st Grade 1pm

Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton

Splat the Cat and his class are wearing costumes to school for Halloween. Splat wants to have the scariest costume, but Splat is scared himself and he ends up looking silly in front of the class. What happens to make him so scared? This story will fill us in.

Craft: We will make a paper bag Splat the Cat and decorate it.

 

 

Ramer Adult Programs

October

Wednesday, October 11, 11:00- “A Visit With Author Glen Wills” by Glenn Wills. The Alabama author discusses his books.

Wednesday, October 25, 11:00- Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club

 

Book Jacket Summary: Zinnia is abuzz:  displaced from its New Orleans venue, a red-hot touring production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is opening right in the heart of town, featuring hunky star Graf Milieu! While most folks are excited, Sara Booth, who had her own brief stint on the Great White Way—on the arm of Milieu himself—is less than thrilled. Graf is now linked with his costar, Renata Trovaioli, a dyed-in-the-wool diva who plans to ride Graf’s coattails all the way to Hollywood. But Renata’s trip to the top comes to a screeching halton the play’s second night, when someone laces her lipstick with cyanide.

 

The plot thickens when Renata’s brother arrives on the scene and makes it clear exactly who he thinks the killer is. It seems Renata was stirring up plenty of drama behind the scenes, making enemies galore: her long-suffering makeup artist, an extremely harsh critic, an angry audience member…even boy toy Graf had a motive. But the most damning evidence points to Sarah Booth herself, and before she can say Big Daddy, she’s topping Sheriff Coleman’s list of suspects.

 

Will Sarah get herself out of this mess? Come join us on October 11 to find out.

 

Pintlala Branch Library

October 2017   STORY TIME

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

 

 

October 10, 2017 @ 11:15 Pre-K

            BOOK: “Clifford and the Big Parade”  by: Norman Bridwell

Synopsis —-   Clifford, the big red dog, is too large to join in the games and

races of the town’s centennial celebration, but when the bridge

breaks along the parade route, Clifford carries the paraders

across the river and saves the day.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a dog out of the letter D

 

October 11, 2017 @ 1:45 1st Grade

            BOOK: “Chicken Little”  by: Rebecca Emberley

Synopsis —-   BONK! An award-winning father-daughter team make the sky fall

an entirely new way. You may already know the tale of a not-quite

-so-bright little chicken whose encounter with an acorn and gravity

convinces him the sky is falling, but youÕve never seen the story

told this way. A brilliant collaboration brings us a bold and colorful

retelling of the classic tale, as crazy-eyed Chicken and all his panicked

friends run away from the sky and right into an eye-catching gatefold surprise.

            ACTIVITY: Questions and Answers

 

 

October 12, 2017 @ 2:00 2nd Grade

            BOOK: ““The little old lady who was not afraid of anything”   by: Linda Williams

Synopsis —- Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid

of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods,

the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap.

And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare

of her life!   

            ACTIVITY: Students will act out this play

 

October 17, 2017 @ 11:15 Pre-K

            BOOK: “Curious George Makes Pancakes”  by: Margret Rey

Synopsis —- Every year George and the Man with the Yellow Hat attend the

pancake breakfast to benefit the children’s hospital. Always curious,

George finds his way to the pancake table. After making some of the

most interesting pancakes the crowd has ever seen, George gets into

even more monkey mischief. Activities include coloring, fun facts, and

funny faces pancake recipe.

            ACTIVITY:  Students will color Curious George color sheets

 

 

October 24, 2017 @ 11:15 Pre-K

            BOOK: “One Witch”  by: Laura Leuck

                       Synopsis —- One witch, on a hill, had an empty pot to fill. So what does that one

witch do?  She goes around to visit all her fiendish friends, naturally;

two cats, three scarecrows,  four goblins, five vampires, six mummies,

seven owls, eight ghosts, nine skeletons,  and ten werewolves. At every

stop they contribute ghoulishly tasty ingredients until the witch has

enough to make a properly gruesome stew for her party. Then, of course,

she must send out her invitations; to the ten werewolves, nine skeletons,

eight ghosts, seven owls, six mummies…Count up and count down again

as one witch gets ready for a fun-filled monster bash. Come along, they’ve

got a special surprise waiting just…FOR…YOU!      

            ACTIVITY: Make Pumpkins out of paper plates

 

October 25, 2017 @ 1:45 1st Grade

            BOOK: “On Halloween Night”  by: Ferida Wolff

Synopsis —- In this spellbinding counting rhyme, one witch, two cats, three owls,

and other assorted creatures of the night add up to one mysterious

Halloween. It’s just enough to give gentle jitters to young readers

counting their way from one to   thirteen on their way through the

haunted woods      

             ACTIVITY: Students will make a Halloween craft                       

 

October 26, 2017 @ 12:00 3rd Grade

            BOOK: “The Horrible Spookhouse”  by: Kicki Stridh

Synopsis —- A little girl lost in the woods wanders into a haunted house, where she

disappoints the witches, monsters, and other inhabitants because she

refuses to be frightened of them.                                                                                   

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Halloween craft                       

 

October 31, 2017 @ 11:15 Pre-K

            BOOK: “Scaredy-Cat, Splat!”  by: Rob Scotton

Synopsis —- It’s Halloween, and Splat is determined to be the scariest cat in the

class. Unfortunately, he’s just too much of a scaredy-cat. He’s afraid

of a little   spider, and everyone says his costume looks more silly

than scary. And when  Mrs. Wimpydimple tells a ghost story in the

dark, Splat gets so frightened that  he tips over his jack-o’-lantern.

But when the lights go back on, the entire class   is scared silly by a

small, black, furry creature with a big pumpkin head.

Whooooo can it be?       

            ACTIVITY: Students will make Halloween scary hands

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

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

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

October 4

The Fox And The Hen by Eric Battut

Crafty Red Fox has taken Henrietta Hen’s beautiful egg. Now Henrietta and her friends must come up with a cunning plan to trick Red Fox into giving it back

Activity: Coloring Activity

 

October 11

Black Rabbit by Philippa Leathers

There’s a large black rabbit chasing him, and no matter where he runs, the shadowy rabbit follows, but finally in the deep, dark wood, Rabbit loses his nemesis only to encounter a real foe.

Activity: Rabbit Craft

 

October 18

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.

Activity: Coloring Activity

 

October 25

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

A little old lady who is not afraid of anything must deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.

Activity: Halloween Craft

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

October 2017 Young Adult Programming

 

Teen Read Week 2017! October 8-14th Join the Rufus Lewis Young Adults for a week of after school activities and contests.

Mondays in October (2, 9, 16, 23,30) Young Adult Bookclub. @5pm Meet afterschool to discuss the your latest read, the movie you saw over the weekend, or that awesome track you discovered last week.

Homework Assistance (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) @ 6:00 You’ve got homework to do, might as well get out of the house and go to the library to do it! We’ve got awesome resources to help you get done with your homework done!

Tuesdays in October (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) Girls Who Code @5 pm . Middle and High School girls exploring the world of code in a fun and friendly environment!  For Sign up information, email Stephen Deloney at sdeloney@montgomeryal.gov

Thursdays in October (5, 12, 19, 26,)             Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

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

Fridays in October (6,13, 20,27)                   Friday Film @ 4 pm

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

MRL ADULT PROGRAMMING

OCTOBER 2017

 

After 5 Book Club ~ Book Discussion

Monday, October 2 @ 6:00 P.M.

Title: Cross Fire by James Patterson

Summary: After shots pierce the nighttime tranquility of Rock Creek Park, a man is dead. It looks like road rage but might be something much more sinister. Alex Cross began asking questions when he’s called across town to investigate a new murder, one that hits close to home; Washington’s own chief of detectives, Alex’s former boss, and beloved mentor of Alex’s wife Bree.  In all of Alex Cross’s years with homicide, Washington, DC, has never been more dangerous.

~ Editor

 

Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

Thursday, October 5, 12, 19, 26

Library Staff, Instructors       

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

 

Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

Thursday, October 5, 12, 19, 26

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.

 

Yoga @ The Library 6:00 P.M.                                  

Tuesday, October 10, 24

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.

 

 

ABC’S of Medicare

Tuesday,October 17 @10:00 A.M.

Ms. Sandra Whatley, Montgomery Area Council On Aging, Presenter

Description: Have all your questions answered regarding benefits, updates and changes to

                     Medicare.

 

Coliseum Branch Library

Story Time

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

Thursday at 10:00 am

 

 

 

Oct. 5     It’s nice when you support your friends!

Up and Down, by Oliver Jeffers

Even though the penguin and the boy are close friends and do many things together,

the penguin decides that he wants to fly and he wants to do it on his own.

Cowboy Kid, by Max Eilenberg

A young boy has difficulty in getting to sleep because his toys seem to need so many

hugs and kisses at bedtime.

Craft – Penguin craft

 

Oct. 12   We need to learn to accept others!

That New Animal, by Emily Jenkins

The lives of two dogs change after a new animal, a baby, come to their house.

Zinnia and Dot, by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Zinnia and Dot, self-satisfied hens who bicker constantly about who lays better eggs

Put aside their differences to protect a prime specimen from a marauding weasel.

Craft – Dog craft

 

Oct. 19   Do you want to go to school?

Bad Boris Goes to School, by Susie Jenkin-Pearce

Boris does not want to go to school until he gets there and sees that he enjoys it.

Dabble Duck, by Anne Leo Ellis

A lonesome pet, Duck finally solves her own problem by befriending a bedraggled boy.

Craft – Elephant craft

 

Oct. 26   Halloween is near!

You may wear you Halloween costumes today for group pictures.

Halloween Monster, by Catherine Stock

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

him that there are no real ghosts, monsters, or witches.

Have No Fear! Halloween is Here!, by Tish Rabe

The Cat in the hat shows the boys and girls where to find the best Halloween

costumes.

Craft – Flying bats and ghouls craft

 

Adult Programs

 

Tai Chi Classes

October 2

10:00 – 11:00 am

This will be our last class for this series of Tai Chi classes taught by Jim Caldwell. You will need to come by to pre-register before attending this last class.

 

Arts and Crafts for Adults

October 4, 2017

10:00 am

Today we will be transforming ordinary flameless candles into lacy Halloween candles. Please bring your own flameless 4” to 6” inch candle, and we will provide all other materials.

 

Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

Each Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00, you can register for an appointment with our volunteer. She will guide you in how to get started with Ancestry or your next steps.  You must pre-register to assure our volunteer will be available to assist.  271-7005

 

Computer Class for Seniors

October 3, 10, 17, and 24

10:00 am

We will be concentrating on Microsoft Power Point during the month of October.

Pre-registration is required. 271-7005

 

Coliseum Adult Program

October 18, 2017

10:00 am

Sandra Whatley, Central Alabama Aging Consortium, will be here to discuss the Medicare revisions and will be meeting individually with patrons who need additional assistance.

 

Fiber Arts

October 19, 2017

3:00 pm

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

 

Coliseum Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

October 12, 2017

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing “All the Light We Cannot See”, by Anthony Doerr. This is a story of two people whose paths cross during the Nazi’s occupation, and against all odds, try to be good to one another.  Then, we will receive our book for November titled, “Hollow Ground”, by Stephen Marion.

 

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

October 26, 2017

3:00 pm

“The Buzzard Table” by Margaret Maron. Judge Deborah Knott and her husband, Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Bryant, are back home in Colleton County amid family and old friends. But the winter winds have blown in several new faces as well. Lt. Sigrid Harald and her mother, Anne, a well-known photographer, are down from New York to visit Mrs. Lattimore, Anne’s dying mother. When the group gathers for dinner at Mrs. Lattimore’s Victorian home, they meet the enigmatic Martin Crawford, an ornithologist researching a book on Southern vultures. He’s also Mrs. Lattimore’s long-lost nephew. With her health in decline, Mrs. Lattimore wants to make amends with her family-a desire Deborah can understand, as she, too, works to strengthen her relationship with her young stepson, Cal. http://www.margaretmaron.com/deborah/buzzard-table/

 

“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids

 

Fun with Ukuleles

October 4, 2017

5:00 pm

Come join a ukulele jam and share in the fun of making music together.

See the Facebook page “Dewberry Jam” for ongoing educational links and announcements.

 

Being Creative with Legos

October 10 and October 24

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.

 

The Tinkering Table

October 20, 2017

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join us as we help develop your creative abilities. Once a month, on the third Friday of the month, we will have an activity that will enhance the arts or encourage your engineering skills by providing math and science projects.  This program is geared specifically for boys and girls ages 8 – 10.

 

Homework Assistance

October 3, 10, 17, and 24. We will not schedule a session for October 31 due to Halloween.

5;00 – 5:45 pm

Our tutors offer assistance in Math, English, and Reading. Students in grades 1 – 12 are invited.  Please bring your own materials and homework, or the lesson 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.

 

Coding Club for Boys and Girls

October 2, 16, 23, and 30

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Come join the fun and the great educational experience in learning to “Code” on computers. This is a wonderful opportunity for boys and girls in grades 4 and up.  The class will have limited seating for this series of classes.

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Library

October Story Time Details

 

5Five Little Monkeys Trick or Treat by Eileen Christelow: Five little monkeys dress up for Halloween. They are going trick-or-treating with their favorite babysitter, Lulu.  “Don’t lose the rascals!” Mama tells her. But soon those mischievous monkeys meet their friends and decide to try “the best Halloween trick ever!” Will Lulu be fooled? Or will those rascals get tricked by their own monkey business? Craft: Children will create a monkey mask.

12Monsters Eat Whiny Children by Bruce Eric Kaplan: This cautionary tale about whiny children being eaten by monsters is upended when the monsters cannot decide how best to prepare their meal. A whiny child salad doesn’t work because there’s paprika in the dressing. A whiny child cake won’t do because the flour spills all over the floor. Whiny child burgers are out of the question because the grill is too hard to light. When the persnickety monsters finally decide that whiny child cucumber sandwiches are the perfect solution, their whiny children have escaped. At least the children have learned their lesson…for now. Craft: Children will color/decorate monsters they can decide between coloring pages or mask option.

19The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree by Stan and Jan Berenstain: Three brave little bears explore the inside of a mysterious old tree and go into, up, over, down, and out. Craft: Children will create a spooky tree using paper brown bag; the children will have the option to paint the tree as scary as they wish.

26The Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman: A witch on Halloween struggles to free a pumpkin from the vine. As she tries she is helped by various characters throughout the book. Craft: Children will design/decorate a pumpkin mask.

31*Tuesday* Halloween Day by Anne Rockwell:  It’s Halloween and there’s a party at school. This diverse group of preschoolers wears an equally varied set of costumes ‘from pirates to clowns to firefighters. Everyone’s ready for their tricks and treats ‘they could start the party if only their missing teacher would return. Where could Mrs. Madoff have gone, and who is the mysterious fairy godmother who keeps following them around? Crafts: Participating children will receive a Halloween candy bag that he/she can decorate

COVER TO COVER BOOK CLUB SELECTION FOR OCTOBER 2017

Chasing Down a Dream by Beverly Jenkins

There’s never a dull day in Henry Adams, Kansas.

Tamar July has never had a great relationship with certain members of her family. In fact, she’d characterize it as a “hate/hate relationship.” But when her cousin calls her with the news that she’s dying and wants Tamar to plan the funeral, she’s shocked but is willing to drop everything for her.  After a horrendous storm, Gemma finds a young boy and his little sister walking on the side of the road. She takes them in, and quickly falls in love with the orphaned siblings. But when Gemma contacts Social Services to try to become their foster mother, she’s told a white woman cannot foster African-American children.  In the midst of these trials, Jack and Rocky are trying to plan their wedding. The entire town comes together to lend a helping hand.

Though the residents of Henry Adams face seemingly insurmountable obstacles, each of them will discover that family comes in many forms, especially during the most trying of times.

Review taken from Amazon.com

EL Lowder Regional Library

2590 Bell Road

Montgomery, AL 36117

(334)244-5717

Storytime

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

 

 

October 6:  Library and Book Usage Rules

Never Let a Ghost Borrow Your Library Book by Karen Casale

The Library Secret Service (L.S.S.) is teaches children how to take care of books. One very important rule is to never let a Ghost borrow your library book.  “Ghosts have a habit of disappearing.”

 

It’s A Book! by Lane Smith

There is a donkey, mouse, and monkey that are sitting down.

The donkey is using his tablet while monkey and mouse are reading books. Donkey keeps asking, “Can your book do this?” Monkey keeps saying, “No, it’s a book.”

 

The Library Ghost by Carole Boston

There is a ghost that visits this library and she has some unfinished business. Come figure out what it is and what happens at the end of the book.

Activity: Paper Reading People

 

October 13: Fire Safety Week

(The fire department will be here to talk and demonstrate fire safety.)

The FireFighters by Sue Whiting

Mrs. Irvin’s Class is pretending to be firefighters. Have you ever pretended that you were a firefighter?  What do you do when the bell rings at the fire station?

 

Going to the Firehouse by Mercer Mayer

Little Critter’s Class is taking a field trip to the Fire Station. Have you ever been to the Fire Station?  Do you know how to “Stop, Drop and Roll”?

Activity: Fire hats

 

October 20: College Football Team Spirit Day

(Please wear your favorite college team colors)

Counting with Big Al by Sherri Graves Smith

Big Al knows how to count. Can you count with Big Al by using football terms? (Roll-Tide-Roll)

 

Aubie’s Game Day Rules by Sherri Graves Smith

Aubie teaches how to be polite and to use good manners in order to have fun at an Auburn Football Game. If you follow the rules in the book you are sure to have a wonderful time no matter which team you are rooting for at the game or any game.  (War-Eagle)

Activity: Create a football

 

October 27: Dress Up Day

(Today is the annual dress-up and walk around the Library in your costume parade.)

Scaredy-Cat Splat by Rob Scotton

Splat is so determined to try and win the scariest costume at school. He tries to be a witch but his broom breaks.  He tries to be a spider but two of his friends are much scarier than him.  What happens when his teacher tells a Ghost Story?  Who wins the scariest costume?

 

Dem Bones by Bob Barner

This is an old folk song that teaches children about how their bones are connected. It’s a great way to get them to remember that your “leg bone is connected to the knee the bone.”

 

10 Trick-or-Treaters: A Halloween Counting Book by Janet Schulman

It begins with 10 Trick or Treaters and then one gets frighten and then there are 9. This book teaches children how to count backwards or from ten to none by using rhyme.

Activity: Dress up Parade

 

 

Lap Sit Time @ Lowder

Every Thursday @ 10:00 a.m.

 

October 5

Humpty Dumpty by Child’s Play International Ltd.

Humpty Dumpty uses rhyming words throughout the book. This particular book teaches sign language.

 

Roar! Roar! by Lane Smith

This book teaches children about the sense of feel. It also teaches about the different animals using pictures of the grown-up and the Baby animal.

 

October 12

Who Can Jump? by Sebastien Braun

In Who Can Jump? open the flaps to read about the different animals that can jump.  Can you jump?

 

October 19

I Love You, Little Pumpkin! by Sandra Magsamen

The little children hiding throughout the book are dressed up in different animal costumes. There is a special person hiding at the end of the book.  Is it you?

 

October 26

Where is Baby’s Pumpkin? by Karen Katz

This “lift-the-flap book” has a child dressed up as a cat looking for her pumpkin. Can you help the baby in the story find where the pumpkin is hiding?

 

Lap Sit Time is geared towards babies ages 0-1. However, everyone is always welcome to join us.

 

Computer Classes for the Month of October 2017

Tuesday Adult Classes

October 3, 2017 – Internet for Beginners

This class will introduce you to the Internet and explain the basic elements of a Web page. Learn how to use links, the forward and back buttons, and how to find Web pages. The class includes an introduction to search engines.

 

October 10, 2017 – Word I (MS Office 2010)

This class covers understanding a resume and how to use it. You will begin to create your resume using Office templates.

 

October 17, 2017 – PowerPoint (MS Office 2010)

The students will learn basic functions of this program to create presentations, including adding graphics and multimedia.

 

October 24, 2017 – Publisher (MS Office 2010)

Students will learn how to create various publications such as newsletters, business cards, menus, and invitations using Publisher.

 

Saturday Adult Classes

October 21, 2017 – PowerPoint (MS Office 2010)

The students will learn basic functions of this program to create presentations, including adding graphics and multimedia.

 

Saturday Children’s Classes

October 7, 2017 – Publisher (MS Office 2010)

Students will learn how to create various publications such as newsletters, business cards, menus, and invitations using Publisher.

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

 

2017 Fall Job Fair

Unemployment is scary! Let us help!

 

Friday, October 13th

1 1 a.m.- 2 p.m.

245 High Street

For more information, Call: 334-240-4982

 

Sunday @ the Movies

Sunday, October 15 @ 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Featuring: Hocus Pocus

In the Auditorium

MCCPL Announces September Events!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

September 2017 Program

 

Pike Road Branch Library’s Programs

 

Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library Speaker Series

On Thursday, September 21 at 10 a.m., the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library present native son and author Bobby Cole, discussing his new novels Old Money and Silent Approach.

 

Storybook Time

For age three through six

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

 

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

 

September 11 – Eddie lost his teddy bear in the woods, but, when he finds him, discovers that he has grown quite a bit since he last saw him. Is this really his teddy or might it belong to a certain real bear that is also looking for a missing pal? We’ll find out when we read Where’s My Teddy? by Jez Alborough.

 

September 18 – This Tuesday, September 19, be International Talk Like a Pirate Day! In celebration, Captain Matt Canary will read pirate stories including Pirates Don’t Change Diapers by Melinda Long and David Shannon. Wee buccaneers should feel free to come dressed in pirate garb!

 

September 25 – Gaston is a bulldog raised by a family of poodles. Antoinette is a poodle raised by a family of bulldogs. Will nature or nurture win out in these fascinating case studies? We’ll see what happens when we read Gaston and Antoinette by Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson.

 

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:

September 6

September 13

September 20

September 27

 

Book Clubs

Book Maniaks – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, September 13 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniaks will discuss The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis.

Publisher’s Summary – Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, a noble band of friends is sent to rescue a prince held captive. But their mission to Underland brings them face-to-face with an evil more beautiful and more deadly than they ever expected.

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, September 21 at 9:15 a.m., they will discuss Silent Approach by Bobby Cole.

Publisher’s Summary – One year after witnessing the tragic traffic accident that claimed his beloved wife and unborn child, accountant John Allen Harper seeks to remake his life. When he accepts a position with the Mississippi Choctaw Nation as their cultural liaison, he is tasked with one job: to track down and reclaim the tribe’s stolen artifacts dug up from sacred ground and sold on the black market.

John Allen’s investigation leads him to crooked publisher Winston Walker, who’s using these priceless antiquities to prop himself up after a wealth-wasting divorce. Racing against time, John Allen finds a cache of treasures stolen thirty years ago that may hold the key to an unsolved murder and mysterious disappearance. Along the way, he teams up with FBI agent Emma Haden, who is also investigating Walker and who stirs unexpected feelings in John Allen. But the desperate Walker won’t go quietly, and the closer John Allen gets to the truth and the proof that will put Walker away, the closer he may come to being buried himself.

 

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

 

Bertha Williams

September 2017

 

Children’s Programs

Storytime

Mondays and Tuesdays

Time: 10:00 AM

 

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

 

5

Sir Pete the Brave (Dean) is here to save the day! Little does he know The Dragon is Coming (Gorbachev)!

 

11 & 12

The Three Little Pigs (Zemach) are trying to build their homes without being bothered by a pesky wolf, while The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Rounds) just want to get home without being bothered by pesky trolls.

 

18 & 19

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (Numeroff) he may ask you How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food (Yolen) and then you’ll have to come to story time to find out.

 

25 & 26

Piglet and Papa (Wild) love each other, but sometimes those messages get missed. But it’s alright, because I Love It When You Smile (McBratney).

 

 

Young Adult Programs

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

Sept 15

Time: 3:00pm

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

 

Movie: Doctor Strange (PG-13)

Run time: 1h55min

 

 

Adult Program

 

Scrabble Time

First Tuesday

Sept 5 **New Day**

Time: 2:00pm

Description: Come over to Bertha Williams Library and play Scrabble with us. We have plenty of dictionaries for you to brush up on your vocabulary and the Jumble in the Montgomery Advertiser is helpful too! See how sharp your Scrabble skills are against the librarians or just play for fun!

 

Author Talk with Julian McPhillips

Sept 13

Time: 10:00am

Description: Join us for a discussion of Julian McPhillips’s previous book Civil Rights in my Bones as well as his upcoming work. Some refreshment will be provided.

 

Author Bio: Julian L. McPhillips Jr. was born in Birmingham, Alabama, grew up in Cullman, and attended Sewanee Military Academy, Princeton, and Columbia University Law. After four years as a Wall Street attorney, Julian returned to Alabama in 1975 as an Assistant Attorney General. His private law practice from 1977 to date has involved considerable civil rights and public interest work. Julian is the subject of the twice-published People’s Lawyer, 2000 and 2005, and an autobiography, Civil Rights in My Bones. He has won numerous awards from the SCLC, NAACP, and other civil rights groups. Julian is also co-founder (with his wife Leslie) of the Scott and Zelda Museum and lay minister/administrator of Christ the Redeemer Episcopal Church. Julian has been married to Leslie for 42 years. They have two married daughters, Rachel and Grace, one son David, and three grandchildren.

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

Sept 13

Time: 11:00am

Title: Pegasus

Author: Danielle Steel

Description: Danielle Steel tells the story of a family reinventing itself in America, while the country they left behind is engulfed in flames and madness, and men like Alex von Hemmerle are forced to make unbearable choices. Alex’s daughter will find sanctuary in England. In America, Nick will find love, his sons will find a future, and their left-behind world will eventually find them. A novel of hope and sacrifice, of tragedy, challenge, and rebirth, Pegasus is a brilliant family chronicle that unfolds across half a century—a masterwork from one of our most beloved writers. ~Dust Jacket

 

Genealogy Sessions

Fridays (except holidays)

10:30-11:15 AND 2:30-3:15

 

Pre-registration IS required.

Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.

 

334-240-4979

acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us

 

Governor’s Square Branch Library

Preschool Storytime Schedule

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Sept. 5: Grandparents Are Great!

Children will enjoy discussing their grandparents, then hearing the stories

When I Was Young and Grandma, Grandpa and Me. After that, they will

do a coloring activity.

 

Sept. 12: What is a Patriot?

The children will move and march to patriotic music, then learn more

being patriots, when Ms. Anita reads the stories  The Scrambled States

of America and The American Flag.   Then the children will enjoy

making a bookmark craft.

 

Sept. 19:   It’s Almost Autumn

                   The children will love the stories Leaf Man and Possum’s Harvest

Moon, then do a craft.

 

Sept. 26:   Autumn Movie Day

The children will be delighted to watch the movie “Johnny Appleseed”

and sample a treat. There will be a coloring activity following the

movie.

 

 

Book Bunch Book Club Meeting

September 13 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

Book Bunch members will discuss The Nightingale, by best-selling author Kristin Hannah. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II.

Book Jacket Summary: “Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle’s father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it’s not only the sisters’ relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong. With life as they know it changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions. Vivid and exquisite in its illumination of a time and place that was filled with great monstrosities, but also great humanity and strength, Kristin Hannah’s novel will provoke thought and discussion that will have readers talking long after they turn the last page”

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

Storytimes

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

September 6

Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler’s caps while he takes a nap under a tree.

Activity: Making Hats

September 13

Adventures of the Itty Bitty Spider and the Itty Bitty Mouse by Kimberly Johnson

A mouse and a spider pass by many friends and neighbors on their way to the store, where they find a chipmunk who is stealing and teach him the right thing to do.

Activity: Coloring Activity

 

September 20

Help! A Story of Friendship by Holly Keller

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 Bracelets

 

September 27

Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile by Won-Ldy-Paye

When a crocodile captures Mrs. Chicken and takes her to an island to fatten her up, clever Mrs. Chicken claims that she can prove they are sisters and that, therefore, the crocodile shouldn’t eat her.

Activity: Coloring Activity

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

Young Adult Programming for September
Mondays in September (18, 25) Homework Assistance @ 6pm If you’ve got to do homework, might as well do it at the library. We have volunteer tutors, expert researchers, and can our librarians can point you in the right direction to finding the arc length of a polar curve. If you are part of a school club or Greek society, consider sharing what you’ve learned in school and earning volunteer hours!

 

Second Monday in September (11) Rufus Lewis YA Bookclub @ 4pm

Our Young Adult Bookclub will begin meeting the second Monday of every month starting in September. We promote reading of all types: Ebooks, Audiobooks, Graphic Novels, cinema, series or standalone works. If it has a story, we read it! Come join and talk about what your reading, what you love… what you hate… what you can’t get past the first page.

 

Tuesdays in September (5, 12, 19, 26) Young Adult Coding Club @4 pm

Ever wanted to learn how computers work? Have an idea for the next great app? Come join us as we explore the world of coding! No experience necessary.

 

Thursdays in September (7, 14, 21, 28)     Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

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

 

Fridays in September (8, 15, 22, 29)        Friday Film @ 4 pm

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

 

Every Day in September: Color Therapy

Description: Our Library has access to an extensive collection of coloring sheets. Take your mind off the week’s stress and relax. Come by our circulation desk and ask for the week’s selection.

 

Rufus A. Lewis Adult Programming

 

Computer Class

Thursday, September 7, 14, 21, 28

Library Staff, Instructors   

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

 

Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

Thursday, September 7, 14, 21, 28

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

 

After 5 Book Club – Book Discussion

Monday, September 11 @ 6 P.M.

Title: Sin Of A Woman: A Curtis Black Novel by Kimberla Lawson Roby

 Summary: After her very public divorce from Dillon, Raven Black is recovering nicely.  Dillon has done everything he can to discredit her, but Raven has learned from her mistakes and him.  She’s intent on using every bit of Dillon’s revenge and betrayal, as she prepares to take what is hers and more.

~Editor

 

Yoga @ The Library 6:00 P.M.                              

Tuesday, September 12, 26

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.

 

Exploitation of the Elderly

Tuesday, September 19 @ 10:00 A.M.

Cynthia White, Regional Agent II, Presenter

Staff from Alabama Cooperative Extension System will be available to discuss and answer questions regarding the following:

Signs of Elder Abuse

Financial Abuse

Scams

Financial Fraud

 

Coliseum Blvd Branch Library

Story Time

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

Thursday at 10:00 am

 

Sept. 7     Could you find your way home?

The Way Home, by Judith Benet Richardson

Unable to convince her baby to leave the beach where they have spent the day

playing, a mother elephant uses inventive means to draw her young one away to

home and safety.

Stripe, by Joanne Partis

Stripe strolls into the jungle on his own and finds more adventures than he hoped

for when he’s chased by stinging bees and snapping crocodiles and ends up in the

mouth of a whale.

Craft – Elephant craft

                 #Today we will be accepting name suggestions from our Story Time children for our           

                 “Name the Giraffe” contest.

 

Sept. 14   We help those we love!

Peter’s Pockets, by Eve Rice

Peter’s new pants don’t have any pockets, so Uncle Nick lets Peter use his until Peter’s

mother solves the problem.

 Hugo at the Park, by Anne Rockwell

Hugo the Labrador puppy goes for a walk in the park with his human friend and sees

many interesting things.

Craft – Dog craft

                 #Today we will be announcing the winner of our “Name the Giraffe” contest.

 

Sept. 21   Can you turn bad things into good things?

Olivia Meets Olivia, adapted by Ellie O’Ryan

Olivia meets a new classmate named Olivia, and she does not like sharing her name.

Olivia Takes a Trip, by Ellie O’Ryan

Olivia’s trip by airplane is cancelled, so she uses her imagination to make things

better.

Craft – Pig craft

 

Sept. 28   Be creative!

The Counting Race, by Margaret McNamara

When Mrs. Conner challenges her first grade students to count to 10 in less than one

second, they work together to find a way to count that will beat the clock.

Eency Weency Spider, by Joanne Oppenheim

After climbing the water spout, Eency Weency Spider meets Little Miss Muffet,

Humpty Dumpty, and Little Jack Horner.

Craft – Spider craft

 

“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids

 

Fun with Ukuleles

September 6, 2017

4:30 pm

Come join a ukulele jam and share in the fun of making music together.

See the Facebook page “Dewberry Jam” for ongoing educational links and announcements.

 

Being Creative with Legos

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.

September 12 and September 26

4:00 – 5:00 pm

 

The Tinkering Table

September 15, 2017

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join us as we help develop your creative abilities. Once a month, on the third Friday of the month, we will have an activity that will enhance the arts or encourage your engineering skills by providing math and science projects.

 

Homework Assistance

Our program will begin September 12, and then we will meet every Tuesday from 5:00 – 5:45 pm. Our tutors offer assistance in Math, English, and Reading.  Students in grades 1 – 12 are invited.  Please bring your own materials and homework, or the lesson 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.

 

Adult Programs

 

Arts and Crafts for Adults

September 6, 2017

10:00 am

Come join Carol Gandy as she teaches us to make beautiful pine cone flowers. All materials will be provided.

 

Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

Each Thursday from 10:00 – 12:00, you can register for an appointment with our volunteer.

She will guide you in how to get started with Ancestry or your next steps. You must pre-register to assure our volunteer will be available to assist.  271-7005

 

Computer Class for Seniors

September 5, 12, 19, and 26

10:00 am

We will be concentrating on Microsoft Power Point during the month of September.

Pre-registration is required.   271-7005

 

Coliseum Adult Program

September 20, 2017

10:00 am

Sara Dubose, author

Sara Dubose will be discussing “Be Anxious for Nothing”, and she will also touch on her other

5 books. She is a Montgomery author and you will be in for a real treat.

 

Fiber Arts

September 21, 2017

3:00 pm

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

 

Tai Chi Classes

We will be offering Tai Chi classes September 11, 18, 25, and October 2 from 10:00 – 11:00 am. This will be a 4 week introduction to Tai Chi taught by Jim Caldwell.  You will need to come by to pre-register and complete a waiver before attending any of these classes.

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

September 14, 2017

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing “In the Name of the Family”, by Sarah Dunant. In this novel, she offers a thrilling exploration of the House of Borgia’s final years, in the company of a young diplomat named Niccolo Machiavelli.  Then, we will receive our book for October titled, “All the Light We Cannot See”, by Anthony Doerr.

 

 

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

September 28, 2017

3:00 pm

We will discuss “Tishomingo Blues”, by Elmore Leonard. Daredevil Dennis Lenahan has brought his act to the Tishomingo Lodge & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi — diving off an eighty-foot ladder into nine feet of water for the amusement of gamblers, gangsters, and luscious belles. His riskiest feat, however, was witnessing a Dixie-style mob execution while atop his diving platform.  goodreads.com/book/show/147210.Tishomingo_Blues

 

 

Banned Book Week

September 25 – 29

Have a date with a banned book from our collection of books which have been wrapped to secure their identity.

 

Think Outside the Lines

 

We are thinking outside the lines this week at the Coliseum Branch Library by providing fun and informative programming. Come see what we have planned.

 

September 11, 2017

Angels for the Elderly Nursing Home

We will be reading short stories to the residents today.

 

September 12, 2017

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Lego League

Today we will be designing a 21st century library with our Legos today.  There will be a prize awarded to the most creative design.

 

September 13, 2017

10:00 am

Relief by Reeves

William Reeves, a massage therapist, will be on hand to relieve everyday tensions by offering free chair massages to our patrons.

 

September 14, 2017

Story Time

10:00 am

We will be having a fun and educational program today, so come join the fun.

We will also be announcing the winner of our “Name the Giraffe Contest”.

 

September 14, 2017

Southern Charms Book Club

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing “In the Name of the Family”, by Sarah Dunant. In this novel, she offers a thrilling exploration of the House of Borgia’s final years, in the company of a young diplomat named Niccolo Machiavelli.  We will also be serving cannoli to our members who read “In the Name of the Family” to celebrate the joys of Italian pastries while discussing this historical fiction of the Borgia family.

 

September 15, 2017

The Tinkering Table

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join us as we help develop your creative abilities. Once a month, on the third Friday of the month, we will have an activity that will enhance the arts or encourage your engineering skills by providing math and science projects.

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

September 2017

Story Time

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

 

Library Tour

Friday, September 1

Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn

Lola is so excited about Tuesdays because she and her mother go to the library. She attends Story Time and gets to check out any book that she wants to read. What is your favorite thing about the library?

Respect and Take Care of Things by Cheri Meiners

This book teaches you that if you respect and take care of your things they will last longer. Everything has a place and there is a place for everything.

Mr. Wiggle’s Library by Carol Thompson

Mr. Wiggle goes to the library and takes a tour.

Would you like a tour with Mr. Wiggle?

Activity: Library Tour

 

 

Teddy Bear Sleepover

Friday, September 8

Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm by Herman Parish

Amelia Bedelia is so silly she seems to get things all mixed up. She tries to help the librarian, but it turns out incorrect. Like making actual jackets for the books. Come find out what other funny things that happen when we read this book.

 

Where’s My Teddy?  by Jez Alborough

Eddie is looking for his teddy named Freddie. Eddie finds this big teddy, but it’s not his. What happens when the owner comes for his teddy?

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

TEDDY BEAR SLEEPOVER @ THE LIBRARY

Bring your teddy bear to Story Time on September 8th for a sleepover. Teddy Bear will have overnight adventures in the library from September 8th to September 15th. Pick up Teddy, read to him, and view all the great adventures Teddy had at the Library at story time on September 15th.

 

Pajama Day

Friday, September 15

Bedtime for Bear by Brett Helquist

Bear is ready to hibernate and go to sleep until Spring, but his friends really want him to play just one more day. Does he play with his friends or does he sleep?

A Bedtime for Bear by Bonny Becker

Bear has never had a guest spend the night with him until Mouse stays the night over. Bear is used to it being absolutely quiet, but Mouse tests Bear’s patients. Do you sleep in abso-lute silence or do you have noise?

Activity: Bear Art/Read a story to your Teddy Bear

 

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Friday, September 22

Captain Matt Canary, librarian from Pike Road Branch, will be here to teach you the ways of the pirates. He will be reading “Pirates Don’t Change Diapers” and “How I Become a Pirate” by Melinda Long.

Activity: create a pirate hat

 

Pets

Friday, September 29

Pick a Pet by Diane Namm

Which pet is right for this little girl? She starts out by going to the zoo and ends up at the pet store. Which one does she bring home?

Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown

Lucy finds a child and decides to take him home to be her pet. Her mother warns her that children make terrible pets. Why do you think children make terrible pets and can Lucy prove her mother wrong?

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

 

Lowder

Lap Sit Time @ Lowder Library

Thursdays @10:00 a.m.

September 7

My World by Margaret Wise Brown

Do you remember the book Good Night Moon? The same bunny family in Good Night Moon is comparing this is mine and this is yours. Example: Mommy’s bed and my bed. Daddy’s toothbrush and my toothbrush. It is about children discovering their world.

 

September 14

Shapes That Go by Scholastic

Do you ever think about the vehicles that we drive and see on the road? After reading this book you should be able to talk about the shapes that you see on cars and trucks. It also teaches about colors.

 

September 21

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Turn Around by Penny Dann

“Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around is a book that teaches your child how to do things.  For instance touch their nose, turn around and touch the ground.

 

September 28

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.

This book introduces children to different animals by the use of rhymes.

 

 

Other Happenings at Lowder Regional Library in September

 

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month so all the Librarians at the EL Lowder Regional Library would like to invite those residents of Montgomery County to drop by Lowder or any of the other ten locations and get your very own MCCPL library card! For verification we will need a picture ID and your present address.  If your Driver’s License has your present address on it that’s all we need.  If you’ve moved and not updated your address we can still use an unexpired Driver’s License but we will also need two “official” pieces of mail with the same name and the new address on it.  Examples are Car Tag Receipts, Leases, Mortgages, Pay Stubs,

 

September starts new programs and jumpstarts old ones!

 

The Ladies of High Tea will continue to meet the First Tuesday of the Month at 3PM—Tuesday, September 5th at 3PM the Ladies will meet to discuss Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

 

The unassuming young heroine of Rebecca finds her life changed overnight when she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome and wealthy widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. Rescuing her from an overbearing employer, de Winter whisks her off to Manderley, his isolated estate on the windswept Cornish coast–but there things take a chilling turn. Max seems haunted by the memory of his glamorous first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy is lovingly tended by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers. As the second Mrs. de Winter finds herself increasingly burdened by the shadow of her mysterious predecessor, she becomes determined to uncover the dark secrets that threaten her happiness, no matter the cost.

 

~~Amazon.com~~

 

In October the Ladies will discuss Saving Ceecee Honeycutt: A Novel by Beth Hoffman.

 

Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her mother, Camille, the town’s tiara-wearing, lipstick-smeared laughingstock, a woman who is trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen of Georgia. When tragedy strikes, Tootie Caldwell, CeeCee’s long-lost great-aunt, comes to the rescue and whisks her away to Savannah. There, CeeCee is catapulted into a perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricity—one that appears to be run entirely by strong, wacky women. From the exotic Miz Thelma Rae Goodpepper, who bathes in her backyard bathtub and uses garden slugs as her secret weapons; to Tootie’s all-knowing housekeeper, Oletta Jones; to Violene Hobbs, who entertains a local police officer in her canary-yellow peignoir, the women of Gaston Street keep CeeCee entertained and enthralled for an entire summer. A timeless coming of age novel set in the 1960s, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship, and charts the journey of an unforgettable girl who loses one mother, but finds many others in the storybook city of Savannah. As Kristin Hannah, author of Fly Away, says, Beth Hoffman’s sparkling debut is “packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart.”

 

~~Amazon.com~~

 

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

 

Stitch and Share is back! The fourth Thursday in the month – September 28th – 3PM-530PM bring your quilting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery projects to work on..

 

The Young Classic Book Club will meet from 4PM to 5PM the first Thursday of each month, September’s date is September 7th and the book is: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

 

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

~~Amazon.com~~

 

In October, on October 5th the Young Classic Book Club will discuss Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

 

Few creatures of horror have seized readers’ imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The story of Victor Frankenstein’s terrible creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. Considering the novel’s enduring success, it is remarkable that it began merely as a whim of Lord Byron’s.

“We will each write a story,” Byron announced to his next-door neighbors, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and her lover Percy Bysshe Shelley. The friends were summering on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland in 1816, Shelley still unknown as a poet and Byron writing the third canto of Childe Harold. When continued rains kept them confined indoors, all agreed to Byron’s proposal. The illustrious poets failed to complete their ghost stories, but Mary Shelley rose supremely to the challenge. With Frankenstein, she succeeded admirably in the task she set for herself: to create a story that, in her own words, “would speak to the mysterious fears of our nature and awaken thrilling horror — one to make the reader dread to look round, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart.”

~~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 door as soon as we know ourselves.

 

Gamer’s Club meets the second Friday afternoon of the month. You must pre-register to play either a 330PM to 430PM slot or 430PM to 530PM slot.  Parents must stay in the Main Area during play time.  Join us Friday, September 8th!

 

Registration is also required for the Lowder Lego League on the third Friday afternoon of the month 4PM-5PM. Participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play.  Participants older than 8 must have an adult with them as well, but adult may wait in the Main Area of the library.  Complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk.  Come and sign up for September 15th, 2017!

 

Open Mic night is back! Join us the third Monday of the month at 6PM to “show your stuff!”  If you can sing or dance, if you write poetry, or if you like to make people laugh sign up by 5PM the day of the program and show us what you can do!  As always this is a family oriented program so nothing offensive to little (or big) ears and we never ever criticize.  Join us Monday, September 18th, 2017.

 

Come be a part of DEACT! And just what is DEACTMAL?  Drop Everything And Color (in the Main Area of Lowder)!  All ages are invited to come and spend the hour coloring.  Monthly we will have a different theme and in September we will celebrate the Autumn Season.  Join us Thursday, September 14th from 4PM-5PM.

 

Homework Help Returns to Lowder Wednesday, September 13th, 6PM-730PM.  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.

 

We are pleased to announce a new 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.  Our first program is Thursday, September 7, 2017 (10am-1030am).  There is no craft associated with this program.

 

Our regular Preschool Story Time returns Friday, September 1, 2017 at 1015am. 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 Tuesdays, beginning September 5, 2017 from 4pm to 5pm for a new program – 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 are excited to announce that we are going to be offering Help Me! Computer Classes for senior adults the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 930am to 1030am.  Pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class.  The first class will be Computer Basics on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

 

 

 

Ramer Branch Library

September

 

Wednesday, September 13, 11:00- “Alabama Needs Your History” by Haley Aaron, Alabama Department of Archives and History. Learn how important it is to share your family and community history with others.

 

Wednesday, September 27, 11:00- Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club