MCCPL Announces March Line-Up!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

March 2018

 

Bertha Pleasant Williams Library

 

Storytime

Mondays and Tuesdays (except holidays)

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

 

March 5 and 6

The Story of Fish and Snail (Deborah Freeman) is about two friends who travel through stories together. Hi, Harry! (Waddell) is about a turtle looking for a friend to slow down with him.

 

March 12 and 13

Shrinking Mouse (Hutchins) has his friends worried as he keeps getting smaller and smaller, so they follow him to see why. A boy and his dog go through The Growing Story (Krauss) as they learn and play together.

 

March 19 and 20

Elephant and Piggie are excited when they discover, “We Are in a Book!” (Willems). The Incredible Book Eating Boy (Jeffers) discovers he can learn by eating books.

 

March 26 and 27

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See (Martin)? So many different animals we can name. We can also see what happens when you get a Mixed Up Chameleon (Carle).

 

 

Adult Programs

 

Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday

March 2 and 16 @ 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

March 6 and 20 @ 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

Second Wednesday

March 14 @ 11:00 a.m.

Title: Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson

Description: Christine wakes up every morning in an unfamiliar bed with an unfamiliar man. She looks in the mirror and sees an unfamiliar, middle-aged face. And every morning, the man she has woken up with must explain that he is Ben, he is her husband, she is forty-seven years old, and a terrible accident two decades earlier decimated her ability to form new memories. Every day, Christine must begin again the reconstruction of her past. And the closer she gets to the truth, the more unbelievable it seems.

 

Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

March 28 @ 6:30 p.m.

**New 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. *Note, this title is a repeat from last month as a previous meeting was canceled due to schedule conflicts.

Title: City of Women by  David R. Gillham

Description:

It is 1943—the height of the Second World War. With the men away at the front, Berlin has become a city of women. On the surface, Sigrid Schröder is the model German soldier’s wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime.

But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman of passion who dreams of her former Jewish lover, now lost in the chaos of the war. But Sigrid is not the only one with secrets—she soon finds herself caught between what is right and what is wrong, and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the two… ~Dust Jacket

 

Author Signing: Melissa Gibbons

March 29 @ 3:00 p.m.

Title: Jesus is Speaking to You

 

Melissa Michelle Gibbons is a native of Wetumpka Alabama, the mother of one son, and works in the healthcare field as a certified nursing assistant. Her first book Jesus is Speaking to You is a book of words of encouragement and uplifting messages. She expects to publish her next book in late Spring.

 

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

 

 

Pike Road Branch Library

 

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:

 

March 5 – Dav Pilkey is best known for his Captain Underpants and Dog Man books for older kids, but he started out with the Dumb Bunnies series of picture books. We’ll wish Dav a slightly belated “Happy Birthday!” when we read The Dumb Bunnies Go to the Zoo.

 

March 12 – Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up this Saturday. It’s the perfect time to catch a leprechaun! Have you ever wanted to catch one? If so, you’re already in luck because we will read How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton.

 

March 19 – Cowpoke Clyde just finished his Spring cleaning. Well, all the cleaning except for his dirty dog named Dawg. Unfortunately, Dawg leads Clyde on a hot pursuit all over his ranch in an attempt to avoid bath time. Will Dawg ever make it into the bathtub? We’ll see when we read Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori Mortensen and Michael Allen Austin.

 

March 26 – Pete the Cat wakes up on Easter to find a note in his basket from the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny needs him to save Easter by gathering, decorating and hiding all the eggs. This request seems like something that could have been brought to Pete’s attention much earlier. However, Pete will gladly help anyone as we’ll see in Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure by Kimberly and James Dean.

 

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:

March 7

March 14

March 21

March 28

Special Event

College Counts 529 Seminar

Thursday, March 8 at 3 p.m.

College Counts 529 is Alabama’s college savings fund. This seminar will inform families about the benefits of the fund and saving early for college. Families with children of all ages are invited to learn more about preparing to pay for a college education.

 

Book Clubs

 

Book Maniaks – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, March 7 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniaks will discuss A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle.

Publisher’s Summary – It is November. When Meg comes home from school, Charles Wallace tells her he saw dragons in the twin’s vegetable garden. That night Meg, Calvin and C.W. go to the vegetable garden to meet the Teacher (Blajeny) who explains that what they are seeing isn’t a dragon at all, but a cherubim named Proginoskes. It turns out that C.W. is ill and that Blajeny and Proginoskes are there to make him well – by making him well, they will keep the balance of the universe in check and save it from the evil Echthros.

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, March 15 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Beartown by Fredrik Backman.

Publisher’s Summary – People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest; it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected.

 

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

 

Governors’ Square Library

Storytimes

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

March 6: What’s the Weather Today?

The children will enjoy hearing Ms. Anita read Elmo and Abby’s Wacky Weather Day and The Snowy Day, followed by a connect-the-dots activity.

 

March 13: St. Patrick’s Day

Ms. Anita will read the stories St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning and That’s What Leprechauns Do, then assist the children with a craft activity.

 

March 20: Spring Surprises Day

The children will be thrilled to watch the movie “Baby Animals” and enjoy a tasty treat.

 

March 27: Easter Fun

Children will enjoy the stories and The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. Then they will make a craft.

 

 

Book Bunch

Wednesday, March 14 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

Book Bunch book club will meet at 2:00 p.m. on March 14. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, members will discuss the novel Irish Tweed by Father Andrew M. Greeley.

Back Cover Summary: This is one of Greeley’s tales of Nuala Anne McGrail, A fey, Irish-speaking woman bless with the gift of second-sight, and her husband and accomplice Dermot Michael Coyne. In this tale, Nuala Anne and her daughter have taken up karate to fight off schoolyard bullies who are harassing the family, while their incredibly shy nanny Julie is courted by a new beau. Meanwhile, Dermot pores over a memoir of a refugee from the famine whose family died of a mysterious fever, searching for clues to what caused the illness.

 

Pintlala Branch Library

Story Time

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

 

Women History Month: Theme “NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

 

March 6 @ 11:15 Pre-K

BOOK: “St. Patrick’s Day” by Anne Rockwell

Synopsis —-On St. Patrick’s Day, come dance a jig with the students in the classroom ALA Booklist calls “a lively place.” Today in Mrs. Madoff’s class we all wore something green to school. Kate played the fiddle and we danced to Irish music.  Then we learned about St. Patrick and many Irish tales and traditions. Now we know why there are no snakes in Ireland. Not every-one in school is all Irish like me, but we all can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day together!

ACTIVITY: St. Patrick’s Day craft making / Shamrock hats

 

March 7 @ 1:45 1st Grade

BOOK: “Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Samantha and Lola” by Alma Flor Ada

Synopsis —-Samantha loves Irish dancing and has learned to dance it very well. Her friend Lola also likes this dance and she especially loves the fancy dress that Samantha wears during her presentations. Little by little, Lola learns the basic steps from her friend, until she is also ready to appear on stage. She makes her first appearance in the show that her school prepares to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

ACTIVITY: St. Patrick’s Day craft / making leprechaun face

 

March 8 @ 2:00 2nd Grade

BOOK: “St. Patrick’s Day” by Janet Riehecky

Synopsis —-Mrs. Ryan’s class celebrates St. Patrick’s Day by making decorations, singing and dancing to Irish music, holding a treasure hunt, eating green foods, and staging their own parade. Includes crafts, games, and activities.

ACTIVITY: St. Patrick’s Day craft making/ making a bead bracelet

 

March 20 @ 9:30 6th Grade

BOOK: “Florence Nightingale” by David Adler

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

ACTIVITY: Students will have a fun trivia quiz

 

March 20 @ 11:15 Pre-K

BOOK: “Aaron Has a Lazy Day” by P.D. Eastman

Synopsis —-P. D. Eastman’s classic character Aaron the Alligator makes his early-reader debut! On this lazy day, Aaron is hot, tired, and hungry—perhaps a nice, juicy lemon will taste good? Blech! Lemons are not good to eat! Follow daffy Aaron as his hazy, lazy day becomes less lazy and more crazy! Young readers will giggle along as they tackle the simple words and sentences all on their own.

ACTIVITY: We are making alligators out of the letter “A”

 

March 20 @ 1:45 4th Grade

BOOK: “Amelia Earhart” by Caroline Crosson Gilpin

Synopsis —-Amelia Earhart is one of the first of many National Geographic Readers that highlight important historical figures. This Level 1 Reader brings an understanding of Amelia Earhart’s historical significance to a whole new audience. Young readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of this pioneering pilot and adventurer, whose disappearance over the Pacific in 1937 has intrigued audiences for decades.

ACTIVITY: Make air planes out of gum, mints, and rubber bands

 

March 27 @ 11:15 Pre-K

BOOK: “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister

Synopsis —-The Rainbow Fish is an international best-seller and a modern classic. Eye-catching foil stamping, glittering on every page, offers instant child appeal, but it is the universal message at the heart of this simple story about a beautiful fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions that gives the book its lasting value.

ACTIVITY: Students will make Rainbow fish

 

March 28 @ 1:45 1st Grade

BOOK: “Sacagawea and the Bravest Deed” by Stephen Krensky

Synopsis —-Young Sacagawea wants to be as brave as her brother. If only she were allowed to go with him and the other boys on a hunt to prove it! But while gathering wood with her grandmother, an angry rattlesnake shows Sacagawea that there are many ways to be brave.

ACTIVITY: Make Sacagawea out of brown paper bags and other craft material

 

March 29 @ 12:00 3rd Grade

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

Synopsis —-Effa always loved baseball. As a young woman, she would go to Yankee Stadium just to see Babe Ruth’s mighty swing. But she never dreamed she would someday own a baseball team. Or be the first—and only—woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

From her childhood in Philadelphia to her groundbreaking role as business manager and owner of the Newark Eagles, Effa Manley always fought for what was right. And she always swung for the fences.

ACTIVITY: Students will make baseballs out of paper and other material

 

March 29 @ 2:00 2nd Grade

BOOK: “Betsy Ross: and the Silver Thimble” by Stephanie Greene

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

ACTIVITY: Students will make Flags

 

Hampstead Programs

Story Time

Every Tuesday @ 10:30 a.m.

 

March 6th: Get ready for Spring with the animals in Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na and explore the Garden of Opposites by Nancy Davis. We will complete a spring craft.

 

March 13th: We’ll explore what is In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming and discover some new creepy crawly friends in  There’s a Bug In My Book by John Himmelman. We will complete a bug craft and look at a bug collection.

 

March 20th: Learn all about Seeds in Seeds Go, Seeds Grow by Mark Weakland and what happens if you plants seeds of selfishness instead of kindness in If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson. We plant some seeds.

 

March 27th: Get ready for Easter with the silly story of a cat who wants to be the Easter bunny in Here Comes The Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood and some Easter surprises in Llama Llama Easter Egg by Anna Dewdney. We will make an Easter craft.

 

Paper Cuts March 21st @ 3:30 We’ll be making some chick and bunny baskets great for holding yours or someone else’s Easter treats.

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

 

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

March 7

It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw

Is it a rabbit, a bird, or just spilt milk? In this childhood classic, kids are kept guessing until the surprise ending.

Activity: Cloud Craft

 

March 14

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Curious George by Cynthia Platt

George loves a celebration, and St. Patrick’s Day means plenty o’ music, dancing, and feasting fun! He dresses up in his festive finest, looks for leprechauns, and learns some Irish dance steps. But can George make it to the parade without causing any trouble?

Activity: Shamrock Necklace

 

March 21

Pete The Cat: Cavecat Pete by Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat grooves back in time to the Jurassic era, where under the guise of “Cavecat Pete,” he helps his herbivore and carnivore friends learn to get along.

Activity: Coloring Sheet

 

March 28

The Story of The Easter Bunny Story by Katherine Tegen

A little rabbit watches an old couple paint eggs, make chocolate, and braid baskets for the village children at Easter, and he eventually becomes the Easter Bunny.

Activity: Easter Craft

 

March 2018 Young Adult Programming

Mondays in March (5, 12, 19, 26) @5:00 pm Young Adult Bookclub. We will be celebrating Women’s History month by focusing on women authors and characters.

Tuesdays in March (6,13,20,27) @4 Dungeons and Dragons: Not too late to join our D & D group.

Wednesdays in March (7, 14, 21, 28) @5:00 Teens Write Club :The First Rule of Write Club : Tell everyone about Write Club… If you write, this is the club for you. Whether your words turn into Poems, short stories, novels, or just essays for class… this club is for teens to gather and get their ideas on the page.

Thursdays in March (1, 8, 15, 22)  @ 4 pm Afternoon Anime Description: Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching some great anime episodes this week.

Fridays in March (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) @ 4 pm Friday Film Description: Every Friday this month we will be showing a movie related to Women’s History Month.

Homework Assistance (5, 12, 19, 26) @ 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!

 

 

Lewis Adult Programs

 

After 5 Book Club

Monday, March 5 @ 6:00 P.M.

Title: Someone Else’s Love Story

Author: Jackson, Joshilyn

Summary: Someone Else’s Love Story is Joshilyn Jackson’s funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness; about falling in love and learning that things aren’t always what they seem or what we hope they will be. It’s a story about discovering what we want and ultimately finding what we need. ~ Editor

 

Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

Thursday, March 8, 15, 22, 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 materials for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for a list of recommended materials.

 

Computer Class

Thursday, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, @ 11:00 A.M.

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

Instructors: Library Staff

 

Transitioning From Home To A Senior Living Community

Tuesday, March 13 @ 10:00 A.M.

Jason Jordan, Community Relations Director, Cara Vita Village, Presenter

Description: If you are an active senior seeking a rewarding and simper lifestyle, come learn the advantages of living in a retirement community when deciding to transition from individual homes to a retirement community.

 

Yoga @ The Library 6:00 P.M.

Tuesday, March 13 & 27

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

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6       Monday – Friday

 

Story Time

Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

 

March 1    I’d love to have a pet!

Pet Show! , by Ezra Jack Keats

Archie wants to enter his cat in the pet show but he cannot find her.

The Wild Woods, by Simon James

Jess finds a squirrel she wants as a pet.

Craft – Cat craft

 

March 8    It’s nice to have best friends!

Mary Ann, by Betsy James

After her best friend, Mary Ann, moves away, Amy finds a praying mantis and names her Mary Ann.

The Firefighters, by Sue Whiting

The children in Mrs. Iverson’s class have an adventure playing firemen.

Craft – Fireman masks

 

March 15   It is acceptable to be a little different!

A Different Little Doggy, by Heather Whittaker

Taz, a dog, explains how he is different from other dogs.

Little One Step, by Simon James

As three duckling brothers cross forest and field to return to their mother, the older ones encourage the youngest by teaching him a game.

Craft – Duck craft

 

March 22   I am so smart!

Baby Brains, by Simon James

Mr. and Mrs. Brains have a baby who is very smart.

The Incredible Book Eating Boy, by Oliver Jeffers

Henry loves to eat books, until he begins to feel quite ill and decides that maybe he could do something else with these books.

Craft – Baby masks

 

March 29   It’s fun to play make believe!

Dear Mr. Blueberry, by Simon James

Emily imagines she has a whale in her pool, but her teacher tells her that is not possible.

The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats

A boy dreams that the sun has melted all the snow away.

Craft – Whale 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.

 

 

“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids

 

Homework Assistance

5:00 – 5:45 pm

March 6 and 27 this month due to Spring Break

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.

 

Color Coders

March 6, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

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

March 14 (special date), and March 27

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.

 

The Tinkering Table

There will be no Tinkering Table this month. Instead, we will have STEAM each day during the week of March 12 – 16.  (See below.) The Tinkering Table will return April 17, 2018.

 

 We are Full STEAM Ahead during Spring Break Shark Week

March 12 – 16

4:00 – 5:00 pm

March 12 – Steam (Science)  Why Do Sharks Float?

March 13 –sTeam (Technology)  Use technology to model a shark out of clay

March 14 –stEam (Engineering)  Create a shark out of Legos

March 15 –steAm (Art)  Paint the shark we made out of modeling clay

March 16 – steaM (Math)  Measuring to make sand slime

 

Adult Programs

 

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

March 6, 13, and 20

10:00 am

This month we will be concentrating on Microsoft Word.

 

Crochet Class

March 15, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Today we will be learning how to crochet new stitches.

 

Coliseum Adult Program

March 21, 2018

10:00 am

Caylor Roling, with EAT South, will be teaching us the methods of seed planting and seed saving. This will be a great program for the gardening enthusiast who may need a little help, or a great deal of help, in growing plants from seed.  This will also be a great time to see our selection of seeds we have to offer our patrons in our new Seed Library.

 

Coliseum Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing “Eventide”, by Kent Haruf. This is a story of the good and bad times in the High Plains community of Holt, Colorado, where the residents confront events that test the limits of their resilience and means.  Then, we will receive our book for April titled, “The Marriage of Opposites”, by Alice Hoffman.  This is a story of a young rebellious girl who is married off to a widower with three children.  He soon dies and she falls in love with her husband’s nephew much to the dismay of her entire family.

 

Curious Genre Book Club

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

“Green Angel”, by Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman writes in several genres.   If you have never read anything by her, this small book is a short foray into her writing style. This book is classified as Science Fiction, so this would be a good soft introduction to science fiction for those who have never read this genre before.  Green Angel is about a post-apocalyptic time and the young woman in the story experiences a terrible disaster.

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

Story Time

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

 

March 2: Dr. Seuss Day

Great Day for Up by Dr. Seuss

The sun is coming up so everyone needs to wake up. It’s a great day to go up on a Ferris wheel.  Look around.  What do you see that goes up around you?

I Am NOT Going to Get up Today by Dr. Seuss

Everyone may try and wake me up, but I don’t want to get up. You can give my egg back to the Hen.  I’m not going to get up today, because today is my “Woozy-Snoozy Zizz-Zizz Zizz Zazz Zuzz.”

Activity: Dr. Seuss

 

March 9: Kite Day

Little Chick: The Kite That Would Not Fly by Amy Hest

Little Chick is trying to fly his leaf kite. He gets so frustrated until Old-Auntie helps him out.  Every now and then don’t we all need some help?

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

Floyd gets his kite stuck in the tree and takes his shoe off to get it unstuck, but when he throws his shoe up into the tree and it gets stuck. He continues throwing all sorts of items into the tree and they all get stuck.  How does he finally get his kite out of the tree?

Activity: kites

 

March 16: World Sleep Day

When Sheep Sleep by Laura Numeroff

A little girl is trying to fall asleep, but all the sheep that she normally counts have fallen asleep. She begins counting deer.  She also counts rabbits.  What actually makes her so sleepy that she finally falls to sleep?

Splat the Cat Dreams Big  by Rob Scotton

Splat’s mother reads to Splat at bedtime. He is scared to go to sleep, because last night he dreamed that he was a prince and he fell in a moat.  What happens tonight in Splat’s dream?

Activity: Wear Pajamas and read books to each other

 

March 23: Art Day

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

Vashti is very frustrated and says she cannot draw. She hands in her art teacher a blank page.  Her art teacher thinks she has drawn a polar bear in the snow.  Vashti does not think her teacher is funny.  She is handed back the picture and draws a dot and her teacher frames it.  Do you ever think that you cannot do something because you are frustrated?

Perfect Square by Michael Hall

A square that is perfect has four equal sides. On Monday the happy little square becomes cut into pieces and poked full of holes. It doesn’t look like a square any more.  What can you create out of a square?

Art: Square Art

 

March 30: Easter

Fancy Nancy and the Missing Easter Bunny by Jane O’Connor

JoJo brings home the class pet to watch over the weekend. Nancy takes Nibbles out of his cage so her brother and friend may play with the rabbit. Her dad tells them that the Easter Egg Hunt has begun and she forgets to latch Nibbles cage.  Guess who escapes?  Where does Nancy find Nibbles?

The Easter Egg by Jan Brett

The rabbits are decorating eggs and getting ready for Easter. Hoppi goes around looking at his family and neighbors eggs collecting things to decorate his egg.   The Rabbit who decorates the neatest egg will get to help the Easter Bunny deliver the eggs.  When it is time there is no Hoppi and no egg.  What happened to Hoppi and who gets to help the Easter Bunny?

Activity: Easter Egg Hunt

 

Lap Sit Time

Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

March 1

Would you rather be a Bullfrog? by Dr. Seuss

Think about what you would rather be and tell me. “ Would you rather be a Bloogle Bird and fly around and sing…   …or would you rather be a Bumble Bee and fly around and sting?”  Where would you like to live in a tent or in igloo?  Please tell me what you would rather be?

Five Little Ducks by Child’s Play

Five little ducks went swimming one day. The mother calls them back by quacking.  Only four of the ducks return.  It continues until we have no ducks left.

(This is our sign language book for the month.)

 

March 8

The Kite by Mary Packard

Look at my kite flying high in the sky. Will my kite touch the birds in the sky?  What would you do if you could ride on your kite?

 

March 15

So Sleepy Story by Uri Shulevitz

In this sleepy sleepy house everything is sleeping. The cuckoo bird makes his noise.  The house wakes up and begins dancing.  The boy opens his eyes and then goes back to sleep.  Everything finally drifts back off to sleep.

 

March 22

Bunny, Bunny by Kirsten Hall

Bunny plays all day long and gets tired. When you play all day do you get tired?

 

March 29

Ollie’s Easter Eggs by Oliver Dunrea

Goosie and Gertie are gathering eggs and so are BooBoo and Peddie. All of them are decorating their eggs.  They hide their eggs, but then Ollie re-hides them.

 

Other Happenings at Lowder Regional Library

 

The Ladies of High Tea will meet the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3:pm — Join us Thursday, March 22nd to discuss Blood Orange by Susan Whittig Albert.

Summary:  It’s mid-April in Pecan Springs, and China is renting her guest cottage to Kelly Kaufman, who needs a temporary place to live as she contends with a very acrimonious divorce from her husband Rich. One nasty point of dispute is her part ownership of the Comanche Creek Brewing Company, which she is refusing to sell.  At the same time, as a nurse employed by a local hospice, Kelly has discovered instances of suspicious practices. Even more disturbing, she suspects that a patient was murdered. Kelly’s knowledge could be dangerous, and she wants to get guidance from China on what to do.  But on her way to China’s house, Kelly is forced off the road and critically injured, putting her in a medically induced coma. Now it’s up to China to determine who wanted her out of the picture. Was it her soon-to-be ex? His new lover—who happens to be the sister of China’s friend Ruby? Or someone connected with the corruption at the hospice?  China owes it to her friend to uncover the truth—but she may be putting her own life at risk… ~~Amazon.com~~

 

In April 2018 the Ladies will read The Three Miss Margarets by Louise Shaffer.  Join us on Thursday, April 26th, 2018!

Summary: Miss Peggy, Dr. Maggie, and Miss Li’l Bit, friends and confidantes for nearly a lifetime, find it funny and bewildering that they have become icons in Charles Valley, Georgia. Little does the rest of the town know that beneath the irreproachable façades of its three doyennes lies an explosive decades-old secret that is about to be revealed. Thirty-odd years ago the three Miss Margarets did something extraordinary, clandestine, and very illegal. Although they are haunted by the night that changed their lives, they believe that their crime was simply a matter of righting an egregious wrong. But when a stranger’s arrival in town and a tragic death open the floodgate of memory, their loyalty, friendship, and honor are tested in ways they could never have imagined—particularly when they have to contend with Laurel Selene, a young woman who has spent her life nursing an alcoholic mother and a huge grudge. Now Laurel is on the verge of discovering what happened the night the three Miss Margarets swore their oath of secrecy. Once she knows, will she reveal the truth about the three women she was raised to despise? Or will she face her own troubled history and put the dark legacy they all share behind them?

~~Amazon.com~~

 

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

 

On March 1st the Young Classic Book Club will meet from 4:pm to 5:pm to discuss The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. The Young Classic Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month from 4:pm to 5:pm.

Summary: Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.  In 1942, with the Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, the Franks and another family lived cloistered in the “Secret Annex” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and surprisingly humorous, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

~~Amazon.com~~

 

In April the Young Classic Book Club will be reading Animal Farm by George Orwell.  Join us Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Summary:  Manor Farm is like any other English farm, expect for a drunken owner, Mr Jones, incompetent workers and oppressed animals. Fed up with the ignorance of their human masters, the animals rise up in rebellion and take over the farm. Led by intellectually superior pigs like Snowball and Napoleon, the animals how to take charge of their destiny and remove the inequities of their lives. But as time passes, they realize that things aren’t happening quite as expected. Animal Farm is, on one level, a simple story about barnyard animals. On a much deeper level, it is a savage political satire on corrupted ideals, misdirected revolutions and class conflict-themes as valid today as they were sixty years ago.  ~~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 10:am to 12:45pm (All children must be picked up by our 1:pm 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 is the second Wednesday afternoon of the month. You must pre-register to play from 3:15pm to 4:15pm.  Parents must stay in the Main Area during play time.  Join us Wednesday, March 14th, 2018!

 

Lowder Lego League is the third Wednesday afternoon of the month from 3:15pm to 4:15pm. 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 the 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, March 21st, 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, March 8, 2018 from 4:pm to 5:pm.

 

Homework Help at Lowder is every Wednesday, 6:pm to 7:30pm — 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 old Thursday from 10:am to 10:15am, 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 10:15am. 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 4:pm to 5:pm 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 9:30am to 10:30am.  In March we will have classes Tuesday, March  13th and Tuesday, March 20th, 2018.  Please remember that pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class.

 

The third Saturday of the month, Saturday, March 17, 2018, we will have our monthly Scholarship Seminar in the main area of the library. Students in Grade 8 and up are invited to attend and 8th grade is not too young to be thinking about scholarships!  Join us at 10am!

 

We will be having a College Admission Workshop Monday, March 19th in the Meeting Room at 5:30pm.  Graduating Seniors are invited to attend.

 

Confucius Institute will be here on Friday, March 23rd, from 4:pm to 5:pm to present another in our Cultural Lectures. This month the topic will be “Beijing Hutong, One of the Traditional Family Houses of China.”  Everyone is invited to attend this great program.

 

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.

 

Ramer Branch Library

March 2018 Adult Programs

 

Wednesday, March 14, 11:00- “Preventing Litter”- Alabama PALS. Find out what you can do keep your community beautiful.

 

Wednesday, March 28, 11:00- Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club- “Sisters First” by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush. The twin daughters of President Bush write about growing up in the White House.

 

 

 

 

 

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MCCPL Announces February Programs & Events!!

FEBRUARY 2018 PROGRAMS

 

Pike Road Branch Library

 

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:

  • February 5 – Gerald really wants to play outside, but then an awful thing happens–it starts raining! Will he and Piggie ever get to play outside? We’ll find out when we read Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems.
  • February 12 – Marylou loves Herbie, but she is too shy to tell him. Instead, she uses her slime trail to leave sweet poems for him to find and he, in turn, leaves slime poetry all over the place. However, their slimy paths never seem to cross. It’s the classic story of girl slug loves boy slug in Slugs in Love by Susan Pearson and Kevin O’Malley.
  • February 19 – There will be no Storybook Times today because the library will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day
  • February 26 – Groovy Joe loves to sing and to share. We’ll groove along to two Groovy Joe books when we read Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs and Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown by Eric Litwin and Tom Lichtenheld
  •  Wednesdays at 10 a.m.February 7February 21  Publisher’s Summary – When the last dragon and the last elf break the circle, the past and the future will meet, and the sun of a new summer will shine in the sky. In a world shrouded in darkness and continually lashed by rain, a young elf named Yorsh struggles to survive. His village has been destroyed by the torrential waters, leaving Yorsh suddenly orphaned and alone—the earth’s last elf. But soon Yorsh discovers he is part of a powerful prophecy to save the world from the Dark Age that has begun. First, however, the young elf will have to find another orphaned creature—the world’s last dragon. Full of great tenderness and humor, this magical journey tells the story of a world plagued by intolerance and wickedness, and the elf and the dragon who will fight for its redemption and bring it back into the light.Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, February 15 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss All Together Now by Gill Hornby.

 

  • 9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 – Phone: 244-8679 facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary
  • Publisher’s Summary – Four strangers in the midst of difficult life transitions find friendship, purpose, and perfect pitch in in this heartfelt comic novel. In the small English village of St. Ambrose, the members of the Bridgeford Community Choir have little in common. But when their singing coach dies unexpectedly before a big contest, the motley group must join forces and voices in pursuit of an impossible-seeming goal. Featuring an eclectic cast of characters including: a mother suffering from empty nest syndrome, a middle-aged man who has just lost his job and his family, and a 19-year-old waitress who dreams of reality TV stardom, All Together Now is a poignant and charming novel about small town life, community, falling in love, and the big rewards of making a small change.
  • Book Maniaks – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, February 7 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniaks will discuss The Last Dragon by Silvana De Mari.
  • Book Clubs
  • February 28
  • February 14
  • At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:
  • Toddler Time – for age one through three

 

Bertha P. Williams Library

Adult Program

Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday

February 2 and 16 @ 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.

 

Scrabble Time

First and Third Tuesday

February 6 and 20 @ 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!

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

February 14 @ 11:00am

Title: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Summary: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.  In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. ~Dust Jacket

 

Why We Black Observe History Month

Discussion with Howard Overton Robinson, II, Ph.D.

Thursday, February 15 @ 3:00pm

Description: Dr. Robinson is the Alabama State University archivist, a historian with the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture, and he teaches American History in the ASU History and Political Science Department.

Howard Robinson attended Alabama State University where he earned a B.A. in 1986, and a M.A. degree in 1993. Before leaving Montgomery, Robison worked at WSFA Television and with the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  In 1999, Robinson earned a Ph.D. degree in American History from the University of Akron.  In that same year he moved to Savannah, Georgia, where he worked at Armstrong Atlantic State University, as an Assistant Professor of African American History.  While in Savannah, Robinson served as curator for the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, and he served on the Board of Directors at the King Tisdell Foundation. 

 

Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

February 28 @ 6:30pm

**New 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: City of Women by David R. Gillham

 

Summary: It is 1943—the height of the Second World War. With the men away at the front, Berlin has become a city of women.  On the surface, Sigrid Schröder is the model German soldier’s wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime. But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman of passion who dreams of her former Jewish lover, now lost in the chaos of the war. But Sigrid is not the only one with secrets—she soon finds herself caught between what is right and what is wrong, and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the two… ~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: acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us or 334-240-4979

 

Children’s Programs

Storytime

Mondays and Tuesdays (except holidays)

@ 10:00 AM

 

All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds! For February we’ll be reading stories from Africa or based on African and African American folktales and other black cultures. Come celebrate the richness of black storytelling.

 

February 5 and 6

We will read and act out several of Aesop’s fables from a collection by Michael Hague and another by Beverley Naidoo.

 

February 12 and 13

Today we’re focused on African music with Leopard’s Drum (Souhami) and The Singing Man (Medearis).

 

February 20

Tricksters are important in every culture, but there’s no trickster like Anansi the Spider! First we’ll hear about how Anansi Does the Impossible (Aardema) so he can bring down stories from the sky god. Then we’ll enjoy his antics as he plays tricks on his friends in Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock (Kimmel).

 

February 26 and 27

The animals are hungry and must learn The Name of the Tree (Lottridge) in order to survive. And Why DO Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears (Aardema).

 

 

***Heroes Like Me Competition

Share our excitement about the new Black Panther movie and other diverse comic book characters and heroes by drawing yourself as a hero, super or otherwise! Prizes will be awarded in age categories. First prize for each category will receive a 12×24 poster of their entry and be included on a poster kept at the library to show how much we love our community heroes!

 

Entry forms will be available until end of day February 23, last day to accept entries will be February 28th. We will judge and award prizes on March 2nd for Read Across America Day!

 

Governors’ Square Library

Preschool Storytime Schedule

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

February 6: Celebrating Black History Month

Special guest reader will delight the children by reading African-

American Folklore. Then the children will make a craft.

 

February 13: Be My Valentine

                Children will enjoy the stories Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine

and Valentine Friends, followed by a coloring page activity.

 

February 20: What are the Olympic Games?

                 The children will enjoy viewing a video, “The 2018 Winter

Olympics”, then Ms. Anita will read them the stories Dream Big,

Little Pig and Pearl’s New Skates. After that, the children will

do a craft activity.

 

February 27:   Happy Birthday, Amadaeus Mozart!

Children will enjoy hearing  songs with Mozart melodies and

hearing the stories Mozart and Zin Zin Zin: A Violin.  Then

they will do a coloring page activity.

 

 

Book Bunch Book Club

Black History Month Program

February 7 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

Special guest local author Dr. Daniel Haulman will present a book talk on his latest book The Tuskegee Airmen: A Chronology. Following his presentation, Dr. Haulman will have a book signing.

All adults are welcome to attend. (Please note that this program will meet one week earlier than our usual book club meetings.)

 

Hampstead Branch Library

Storytimes

Tuesday @ 10:30 a.m.

 

February 6th: Join us for a Mo Willems story time where we’ll learn the importance of having good manners in The Duckling Get a Cookie, and then why you should never, ever under any circumstances let a pigeon drive a bus in Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! We will make a cookie craft.

February 13th: For Valentine’s Day we’ll read Happy Valentine’s Day Mouse by Laura Numeroff in which Mouse makes some Valentine’s cards for all his friends and follow it with Where You Are My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman. We will make a Valentine.

February 20th: Join for a story time all about feelings where we’ll read Happy Hippo, Angry Duck by Sandra Boyton and learn about the many different feelings one can have in My Heart is a Zoo by Michael Hall. The craft activity will be a color sheet.

February 27th: Come sing along with the musical books If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca and Ed Wimberly and meet the not-so-scary monster in Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems who just wants to be scary for once. We will complete a monster craft.

 

Lego Challenge

February 7th @ 3:30 Take on our Lego challenge or just build for fun. Lego creations will be displayed after the program.

Paper Cuts

February 22nd @ 3:30: We will upcycle old magazines into different things including: bowls, coasters and, if you dare, furniture. All ages welcome.

 

Ramer Branch Library

Storytimes

February 12-15

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

 

Monday, February 12: 3rd Grade- 1:00 p.m.

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

Cassie soars above her apartment rooftop, tar beach, and explores the city of 1939 Harlem. Let’s go on the journey with her and let our imagination soar.

We will be creating our own tar beach.

 

Tuesday, February 13: Kindergarten- 1:00 p.m.

Movie: Doc McStuffins: My Huggy Valentines It’s Valentine’s Day and Doc’s parents get her a new toy. She names it Val and introduces it to the others but Lambie gets jealous. Let’s see if Doc can fix Lambie’s broken heart.

We will do a Valentine’s Craft.

 

Wednesday, February 14: 2nd Grade- 1:00 p.m.

I am Rosa Parks by Brad Meltzer

A biography of Rosa Parks

We will do a Rosa Park’s craft.

 

Thursday, February 15: 1st Grade- 1:00 p.m.      

BookFlix: One Zillion Valentines by Frank Modell

Milton and Marvin decide to do something special on Valentines. They think in order to get something you have to give something. Let’s see what Milton and Marvin will do on this very special Valentine’s Day.

We will do a Valentine’s Craft.

 

Adult Programs

Wednesday, February 14, 11:00 – “African-American Genealogy” by Nancy Dupree, Alabama Department of Archive and History. Catch up on the newest methods of tracing your family history.

Wednesday, February 28, 11:00 – Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club- “See Me” by Nicholas Sparks. Two people form an unlikely romance.

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

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

 

Storytime

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

February 7 (Pancake Day)

Curious George Makes Pancakes by Margret A. 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 and becomes the mischievous monkey he is known to be.

Activity: Pancake Coloring Sheet

 

February 14

Pete the Cate. Valentine’s Day Is Cool by Kim Dean

Synopsis: Once Pete the Cat realizes how much fun Valentine’s Day can be, he decides to make valentine cards for his family and friends. But what happens when he realizes he’s forgotten to make a card for a very important cat?

Activity: Glitter Valentines

 

February 21 (Black History Month)

Celebrating Garrett A. Morgan

Making Traffic Light Snacks

 

February 28 (Celebrating Dr. Seuss’s Birthday)

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Synopsis: Sam-I-am tries to persuade the character in the top hat to try green eggs and ham.

Activity: Dr. Seuss Bookmarks

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

February 2018 Young Adult Programming

Mondays in February (5, 12, 26) @5:00 pm Young Adult Book Club. We will be discussing black authors this month, from Nnedi Okorafor to Ta-Nehisi Coates to Joyce Carol Oates.

Homework Assistance (5, 12, 26) @ 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 February (6,13,20,27) @4 Dungeons and Dragons: By popular demand our D&D group is back! We’ve got a huge map and an exciting adventure! Join us on quest!

Wednesdays in February (7, 14, 21, 28) @5:00 Teens Write Club :The First Rule of Write Club : Tell everyone about Write Club… If you write, this is the club for you. Whether your words turn into Poems, short stories, novels, or just essays for class… this club is for teens to gather and get their ideas on the page.

Thursdays in February (1, 8, 15, 22)  @ 4 pm Afternoon Anime

Description: Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching some great anime episodes every Thursday this month.

Fridays in February (2, 9, 16, 23) @ 4 pm Friday Film

Description: Every Friday this month we will be showing a movie related to this year’s Black History Month Theme : “African Americans in Times of War” Refreshments will be provided.             2/2/18 Glory (1989)             2/9/18 Redtails (2012)             2/16/18 Proud (2004)             2/23/18 Men of Honour (2000)

 

Rufus A. Lewis Adult Programs

 

After 5 Book Club

Monday, February 5 @ 6:00 P.M.

Title: Glory Over Everything

Author: Grissom, Kathleen

Summary: Refusing to die as slaves on a North Carolina plantation, a man, a boy, and a woman must make a terrifying run for their lives on the Underground Railroad. ~ Editor

 

Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

Thursday, February 1, 8, 15, 22

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.

 

Computer Class

Thursday, February 8, 15, 22 @ 11:00 A.M.

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

Instructors: Library Staff

 

Hiding in Plain Sight: Montgomery County African American Genealogy Sources

Tuesday, February 13 @ 10:00 A.M.

Frazine Taylor, Author/Archivist, Alabama State University, Presenter

Description: Come learn how to use genealogy to locate African American families in Montgomery County and the state of Alabama. Frazine Taylor, former Head of Reference for the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), author of Researching African American Genealogy in Alabama: A Resource Guide, Chair of the Black Heritage Council of the Alabama Historical Commission, and currently employed at the Alabama State University Archives, brings twenty years of experience to this workshop in which she lectures, utilizes group discussions, and employs hands-on demonstrations to teach how to use common records like wills, marriage records, and estate files, as well as little-known and unique Montgomery County records, to find African American family members.

 

Yoga @ The Library 6:00 P.M.                              

Tuesday, February 13

February 27 class is cancelled due to State Senate Runoff Election

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

840 Coliseum Boulevard

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6     Monday – Friday

Story Time

Thursday at 10:00 am

 

February 1: We love dogs!

Mrs. Lowder will be sharing her book, today, about her beloved dog, Amos.

Amos Likes to Jump by Margaret Lowder

Synopsis: Amos, the dog, teaches us the value of individuality and why being yourself is the best way to be.

Craft – Putting together an Amos puzzle

 

February 8: We can always learn something new!

Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!, by Nancy Carlson

Synopsis: Even though Henry is looking forward to going to kindergarten, he is not sure about staying once he gets there.

The Great Pig Escape by Eileen Christelow

Synopsis: Bert and Ethel try raising pigs on their farm, but when they get to market the pigs have disappeared.

Craft – Pig craft

 

February 15: Nature is cool!

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

Synopsis: The many different animals that live in a great hapok tree in the Brazillian rain forest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.

I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child

Synopsis: Charlie tries different ways to get his sister to eat her vegetables.

Craft – Tree craft

 

February 22: Do you like alligators?

Guji Guji by Chick-Yuan Chen

Synopsis: A duck adopts an egg only to find that it is an alligator egg.

But I Am an Alligator by Lauren Child

Synopsis: Lola love dressing up in her alligator costume and she says she is never taking it off.

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

5:00 – 5:45 pm

February 6, 13, 20, and 27

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.

 

Color Coders

February 6 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

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

February 13 and 27 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.

 

The Tinkering Table

February 20 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join us as we help develop your creative abilities. Once a month, on the third Tuesday 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 fourth grade and up.

*Today we will receive our cars that we painted in January. Then, we will explore how fast these cars can travel and how we can enable them to travel even faster.

 

*Watch for upcoming information pertaining to our Spring Break activities utilizing the STEAM approach to excellence.

 

 

Adult Programs

 

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

February 6, 13, and 20 @ 10:00 am

Today we will be concentrating on Windows 10.

 

Crochet Class

February 15 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Today we will be learning how to correctly stitch a square by making pot holders. We have the yarn, but you will need to bring a size G hook.

 

Coliseum Adult Program: Black History Month

February 21 @ 10:00 am

Today we welcome Dr. Daniel Haulman, author, who wrote Eleven Myths About the Tuskegee Airmen.  Come learn more about these amazing airmen who sacrificed their lives to help keep America free.

 

Coliseum Adult Book Clubs

Southern Charms Book Club

February 8 @ 3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing “One Perfect Lie” by Lisa Scottoline, an emotional thriller and a suburban crime story that will have readers riveted up to the shocking end, with killer twists and characters you won’t soon forget. (Lisa Scottoline).  Then, we will receive our book for March titled “Eventide”, by Kent Haruf.  This is a story of the good and bad times in the High Plains community of Holt, Colorado, where the residents confront events that test the limits of their resilience and means.

 

Curious Genre Book Club

February 22 @ 3:00pm

“Believing the Lie” by Elizabeth George

Inspector Thomas Lynley is mystified when he’s sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request of the man’s uncle, the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough. The death has been ruled an accidental drowning, and nothing on the surface indicates otherwise. But when Lynley enlists the help of his friends Simon and Deborah St. James, the trio’s digging soon reveals that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets, lies, and motives.

goodreads.com/book/show/11737276-believing-the-lie?from_search=true

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

Lap Sit Time

Every Thursday @10:00 a.m.

  

February 8: Love Me, Love You  by Susan Heyboer O’Keffe

The baby and mother rabbit in this story are learning to love each other through repetition and rhyming words. Example: “Love me, love my nose. I can touch it with my toes.”

If You’re Happy and You Know It by Penny Dann

If you are happy and you know clap your hands and learn through movements throughout this book to mimic with your little one. (This is our monthly book.)

 

February 15: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The caterpillar is very hungry in this story. He eats everything in sight.  Then he gets a tummy ache.  How does he get rid of his tummy ache?

 

February 22: Touch and Feel: Bedtime by DK Publishing

Touch and feel through items used for bedtime. Example: “Tickle Teddy’s furry feet.”  What does Teddy’s feet feel like to you?

 

Preschool Storytime

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

 

Friday, February 2: Groundhog Day

Wake Up, Groundhog! by Susan Korman

Synopsis: Gregory Groundhog is sound asleep and each and everyone of his friends tries to wake him up. He finally gets up to discover that they will have six more weeks of winter.  His friends all decide to go take a nap.  Once they are good and asleep

Gregory makes a loud noise.

Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox by Susan Blackaby

Synopsis: Brownie Groundhog is out look for some signs of Spring and February Fox is very hungry.  Brownie talks February into clearing off the lake so that they may go ice skating.

February ties to eat Brownie. Brownie ties  the fox to the tree and feeds him  a snack.  They become friends in the end.

Activity: Groundhog

 

February 9: Valentines

How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen

Synopsis: You can wake up in the morning in a bad mood and your mother and father will still love you.  You can kick the back of the seat in the car and they still love you.  No matter what you do your parents will still love you. 

Love is a Handful of Honey by: Giles Andreae

Synopsis: Love makes you want to get out of bed in the morning.  Love is telling someone that you love them.  What does love mean to you?

Activity: Valentines

February 16: Show and Tale

Who Can? Daniel Can! by Maggie Tests

Synopsis: Daniel and all his friends share what they can do at the beach.  “Katerina can dance in the sand.  What can you do?”

Nate Likes to Skate by Bruce Degen

Synopsis: Nate likes to skate and his friend Kate likes to wear hats.  Nate and Kate don’t seem to try what the other one likes at first.  How do you know if you don’t try something different

if you like it or not?

Activity: Bring something to share at Story Time

 

February 23: Why it’s not good to Lie

The Wolf Who Cried Boy by Bob Hartman

Synopsis: Little Wolf was tired of eating the same old meal all the time.  He wondered why they never ate boy.  His dad told him that long ago that they did and that if he ever saw a boy that they would eat him.  The Little Wolf claims to see a boy several times and the boy even comes into their cave.  Do to Little Wolf lying his parents no longer believe him.  Have you ever told a lie?

Don’t Tell Lies, Lucy! A cautionary tale by: Phil Roxbee Cox

Synopsis: Lucy tears her shirt and she tells her mother that she was kidnapped by pirates.  Lucy makes a big splash in the bathtub and she tells her Auntie Bea that an elephant did it.  Now have you ever told a story to get yourself out of trouble?

Activity: Read a book with your child

 

 

Other Happenings at Lowder Regional Library

 

February is Black History Month and Lowder has as great program planned for all to attend on Monday evening, February 12, from 630pm to 730pm. We will welcome Dr. Naomi Slipp, Professor of Art History, Auburn University Montgomery, to present a program on African American Modern Art & the Harlem Renaissance.

 

The Ladies of High Tea will meet the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM — Join us Thursday, February 22nd to discuss Chocolate Covered Murder by Leslie Meier.

Summary:  It’s frigid in snow-covered Tinker’s Cove, and Lucy is fighting the winter blues–and her widening waistline. No one in their right mind would vacation in Maine this time of year, but to boost the economy, the town is launching a travel promotion for Valentine’s Day. As a reporter for the Pennysaver, Lucy is assigned a puff piece on upscale Chanticleer’s Chocolates, and its deliciously handsome owner, Trey Meacham. Soon Lucy discovers there’s another tantalizing tart behind the counter. Sultry store manager Tamzin Graves is only too eager to serve her male customers. Leaving a throng of jealous women in her wake, it’s almost no surprise when Tamzin turns up dead, her body covered in chocolate. . .Could a bitter ex-wife be behind the crimes? Or a candy shop competitor? There’s no sugar-coating the truth, and as Lucy closes in on the culprit, she may find herself locked in the clutches of a half-baked killer. . .   ~~Amazon.com~~

 

In March 2018 the Ladies will read Blood Orange by Susan Whittig Albert.  Join us on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018!

Summary: It’s mid-April in Pecan Springs, and China is renting her guest cottage to Kelly Kaufman, who needs a temporary place to live as she contends with a very acrimonious divorce from her husband Rich. One nasty point of dispute is her part ownership of the Comanche Creek Brewing Company, which she is refusing to sell.  At the same time, as a nurse employed by a local hospice, Kelly has discovered instances of suspicious practices. Even more disturbing, she suspects that a patient was murdered. Kelly’s knowledge could be dangerous, and she wants to get guidance from China on what to do.  But on her way to China’s house, Kelly is forced off the road and critically injured, putting her in a medically induced coma. Now it’s up to China to determine who wanted her out of the picture. Was it her soon-to-be ex? His new lover—who happens to be the sister of China’s friend Ruby? Or someone connected with the corruption at the hospice?  China owes it to her friend to uncover the truth—but she may be putting her own life at risk…   ~~Amazon.com~~

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

 

On February 1st the Young Classic Book Club will meet from 4PM to 5PM to discuss The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. The Young Classic Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month from 4PM to 5PM.

Summary: This beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family begins in 1871 in a log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Laura lives in the little house with her pa, her ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their dog, Jack. Pioneer life is sometimes hard for the family, but it is also exciting as they make their own homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and visit town. And every night Laura and her family are safe and warm in their little house, with the happy sound of Pa’s fiddle to send them off to sleep. Based on the real-life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in the award-winning Little House series, which has captivated generations of readers with its depiction of life on the American frontier.  ~~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 is moving to 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, February 14th, 2018!

 

Lowder Lego League is also moving to 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, February 21st, 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, February 8, 2018 from 4PM-5PM.

 

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 February we will have classes Tuesday, February 13th and Tuesday, February 20th, 2018.  Please remember that pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class.

 

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.

 

Pintlala Branch Library

STORY TIME

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

Black History Month

Theme: African Americans in Times of War

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

 

 

Tuesday, February 6 @ 11:15 Pre-K

BOOK: “Katy Duck and the Secret Valentine” by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Synopsis —- When Katy Duck receives a secret valentine filled with sparkly stars, she wonders who it could be from! With a little help from her friend Ralph, Katy makes the perfect card for her secret valentine…and discovers who it is!

ACTIVITY: Valentine’s Day craft

 

Wednesday, February 7 @ 1:45 1st Grade

BOOK: “Wherever You Are, my love will find you” by Nancy Tillman

Synopsis —-   . . . I wanted you more than you’ll ever know, so I sent love to follow wherever you go. . . .Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. It’s the one thing they can carry with them each and every day. If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.

ACTIVITY: Valentine’s Day craft

 

 

February 13 @ 9:30 6th Grade

BOOK: “Celebrate Mardi Gras with Joaquin, Harlequin” by F. Isabel Campoy

Synopsis —- Joaquin is enjoying Mardi Gras with his family, but he gets lost in the crowd. His parents and siblings search everywhere for him, and inadvertently they take other children who, like Joaquin, are disguised as harlequins. The confusion is solved in the end and the involved families continue enjoying the carnival together. Contains an informative section on Mardi Gras.

ACTIVITY:  Students will make a Mardi Gras craft

 

Tuesday, February 13 @ 11:15 Pre-K

BOOK: “Celebrate Mardi Gras with Joaquin, Harlequin” by F. Isabel Campoy

Synopsis —- Joaquin is enjoying Mardi Gras with his family, but he gets lost in the crowd. His parents and siblings search everywhere for him, and inadvertently they take other children who, like Joaquin, are disguised as harlequins. The confusion is solved in the end and the involved families continue enjoying the carnival together. Contains an informative section on Mardi Gras.

ACTIVITY: Valentine’s Day craft

 

Tuesday, February 13 @ 1:30PM

Pre-K’s Annual Mardi Gras Parade

 

Thursday, February 15 @ 2:00 2nd Grade

BOOK: “Lincoln Tells a Joke” by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer

Synopsis —- Poor Abraham Lincoln! His life was hardly fun at all. A country torn in two by war, citizens who didn’t like him as president, a homely appearance—what could there possibly be to laugh about? And yet he did laugh. Lincoln wasn’t just one of our greatest presidents. He was a comic storyteller and a person who could lighten a grim situation with a clever quip. This unusual biography of Lincoln highlights his life and presidency, focusing on what made his sense of humor so distinctive—and so necessary to surviving his tough life and times.

ACTIVITY: Students will make a Patriotic necklace to go along with the story

 

 

Tuesday, February 20 @ 11:15 Pre-K

BOOK: Storytime Stretchers: “The Dramatic Diagnosis of Doctor Drake” by Naomi Baltuck

Synopsis —- Kids appreciate the humor in this snappy, quirky little ode to the sardine. They also love to shout, and in this call and response song, they have plenty of opportunity to do just that.

ACTIVITY: Song and Dance

 

Wednesday, February 21 @ 1:45 1st Grade

BOOK: “Before John was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane” by Carole Boston Weatherford

Synopsis —- Young John Coltrane was all ears. And there was a lot to hear growing up in the South in the 1930s: preachers praying, music on the radio, the bustling of the household. These vivid noises shaped John’s own sound as a musician. Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls have composed an amazingly rich hymn to the childhood of jazz legend John Coltrane.

ACTIVITY: Music, Music, Music, Music

 

Wednesday, February 28 @ 11:15 Pre-K

BOOK: “Curious George Goes to the Dentist” by Margret Rey

Synopsis —- When George bites into a shiny apple made of wax, his tooth begins to hurt. The next morning George shows his wiggly tooth to the man with the yellow hat, who takes him to the dentist. George is nervous about his first visit to the dentist, but overcomes his fear and learns about better dental hygiene—with a little good-natured mayhem on the side!

ACTIVITY: The students will play with tooth brush timers

 

 

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.

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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