Pintlala Library Announces February Story Times!!

Pintlala Branch Library

February 2019   STORY TIME

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

Black History Month/Happy Valentine’s Day

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian





FEBRUARY 5, 2019 Pre-K @ 11:10

             BOOK: “Henry and the Valentine Surprise” by: Nancy Carlson

                        Synopsis: —-  Just before Valentine’s Day, Henry and his classmates discover

a heart-shaped box on their teacher Mr. McCarthy’s desk.

Who’s it for? As the students spy on Mr. McCarthy, they see

him talking to the playground monitor, smiling at the lunch lady,

and eating with the French teacher! How many girlfriends does

Mr. McCarthy have? When Henry finally asks Mr. McCarthy just

who that heart-shaped box is for the class gets a big surprise!

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Valentine’s craft


FEBRUARY 6, 2019 Kindergarten @

             BOOK: “Happy Valentine’s Day” by: Robert Scull

                        Synopsis: —-  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Little Bill is busily

making cards for all the people he loves in his life, including his

teacher and Baby Jamal.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Valentine’s craft


FEBRUARY 7, 2019 3rd Grade @ 9:30

            BOOK: “Happy Valentine’s Day Delores” by: Barbara Samuels

                        Synopsis: —-  Time and time again Dolores has been told to keep out of her big

sister Faye’s room. But when Dolores sees Faye hiding a mysterious

heart-shaped box, she can’t resist sneaking in and taking a peek. Join

the irrepressible Dolores and her long-suffering cat, Duncan, in this

hilarious escapade as Dolores pushes the limits of sisterly love and learns

that, in matters of the heart, it’s important to give, as well as take.

          ACTIVITY: Students will make a Valentine’s craft


FEBRUARY 7, 2019 2nd Grade @ 1:30

             BOOK: “Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink” by: Diane deGroat

                     Synopsis: —- Gilbert is all set to write fifteen friendly valentine cards to his classmates.

But how can he write a nice poem for the boy who tweaked his nose, or

the girl who made fun of his glasses? Instead, Gilbert writes two not-so-nice

valentines…and signs the wrong name on both! When his classmates read his

poems, their feelings are hurt, and Gilbert’s prank quickly turns into pandemonium.

But with the help of a friend and an honest apology, there’s always time for a change

of heart on Valentine’s Day.


            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Valentine’s craft




FEBRUARY 19, 2019 Pre-K @ 11:10

             BOOK: “The Wide Mouthed Frog” by: Keith Faulkner

                        Synopsis: —-    From the Okefenokee Swamp comes a frog with a wide mouth that

he just loves to use. He’s particularly interested in the eating habits

of other creatures found in the great outdoors–that is, of course,

until he comes upon a big green one with lots of teeth who finds

wide-mouthed frogs simply delicious.

            ACTIVITY: Make frogs out of construction paper and paper plates


FEBRUARY 25, 2019 6th Grade @ 9:30

    Black History Speaks

Black History Program

Pintlala Elementary School 6th Graders


FEBRUARY 26, 2019 4th Grade @ 12:15

             BOOK: “TrueFlix Biographies Harriet Tubman” by: Robin S. Doak

                        Synopsis: —-    After escaping from slavery when she was a young woman,

Harriet Tubman devoted herself to helping others do the same.

Readers will discover how Tubman became the most famous

conductor on the Underground Railroad, rescuing her family

members and dozens of others from plantations in the south

and helping them reach safety in the north.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a craft project


FEBRUARY 27, 2019 1st Grade @ 1:30

            BOOK: “Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Edna” by: Douglas Rees

                        Synopsis: —- Tyrannosaurus Rex wants breakfast. He stomps and he roars

and he gnashes his teeth—and he scares all the other dinosaurs

right out of the forest.

Only Edna, the very first chicken, is unafraid. She won’t let that

bully T. rex push her around! But will Edna’s mighty beak and

terrible flapping wings be a match for T. rex’s mighty claws and

terrible jaws?

This hilarious tale of bravery will have readers clucking in triumph!

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a craft project


FEBRUARY 28, 2019 3rd Grade @ 9:30

           BOOK: Pop: The Invention of Bubble Gum” by: Megan McCarthy

                        Synopsis:—- Gum. It’s been around for centuries—from the ancient Greeks to the

American Indians, everyone’s chewed it. But the best kind of gum—

bubble gum!—wasn’t invented until 1928, when an enterprising young

accountant at Fleer Gum and Candy used his spare time to experiment

with different recipes.

            ACTIVITY: Word find with words from the story


FEBRUARY 28, 2019 2nd Grade @ 1:30

            BOOK: “Light and Color: Discover Science Through Facts and Fun”  by: Gerry Bailey

Synopsis —-     Presents an introduction to light and color, discussing

how different kinds of light work and how color affects


            ACTIVITY: Students will experiment with Milk making Rainbows




December Story Times @ Pintlala Library!!

Pintlala Branch Library

December 2018   STORY TIME

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

Read A-Book-Day/ Happy Holidays

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian






December 4, 2018 @ 11:15 Pre-K

             BOOK: “What Could Be Keeping Santa?  By: Marilyn Janovitz

                        Synopsis: —-  Here is the perfect book for the night before the night before Christmas.

Marilyn Janovitz’s jolly, chant-aloud text and adorable illustrations present

Santa’s reindeer at their most endearing. As they scurry (to confirm that all

the Christmas preparations have been made) and worry (what is keeping Santa?)

they are like children everywhere — bubbling with excitement and oh-so-eagerly

anticipating Christmas.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft


December 5, 2018 @ 1:30 1st Grade

             BOOK: “Gingerbread Friends” By: Jan Brett

                        Synopsis: —-  That popular little character is back looking for friends, in an adventure he’ll

never forget. Confident and cocky, the Gingerbread Baby happens upon a

bakery, where he dances and prances in front of a sugar cookie girl, trying to

make friends. But she just stares and doesn’t say a word, like all the other

sweet treats he tries to meet.
Discouraged, the Gingerbread Baby runs home, chased by a long line of hungry

creatures, where Mattie has a fantastic surprise for him? Gingerbread friends

that fill a giant fold-out page. Irresistible images inside the confectionery and

outside in the snowy Swiss countryside will delight Jan Brett fans.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft


December 6, 2018 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

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December 6, 2018 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

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December 11, 2018 @ 12:15 4th Grade

             BOOK: “The Oldest Elf”  By: James Stevenson

                        Synopsis: —-    There is so little interest in the old-fashioned toys made by Elywn, the oldest

elf in Santa’s workshop, that Santa’s sleigh leaves without them. Blitzen, who

tells Elywn what happened, is too old to go dashing through the snow, and has

been replaced by a doe named Josephine. With wit and ingenuity, the author/

artist solves the problem and adds a fresh touch to this original Christmas story.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft





December 13, 2018 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

             BOOK: “Mrs. Claus Takes A Vacation” By:

                        Synopsis: —-    Mrs. Claus needs to get out of the house. The endless snow at the North

Pole is getting her down. And she doesn’t see why her husband should

get all the travel time in the family. So she hitches up the reindeer and

takes a world tour–leaving Santa to take care of himself (and the

remaining reindeer) for the first time in a long time. Mrs. Claus loves

traveling the globe . . . but she also misses Santa as much as Santa misses

her. Will she be home in time for Christmas?

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft


December 13, 2018 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

             BOOK: “Mother Hubbard’s Christmas”  By: John O’Brien

                        Synopsis: —-    Poor Mother Hubbard. Her cupboard is bare. She can’t give her dog

anything to eat. But while Mother Hubbard tries to get ready for

Christmas, her silly dog does all sorts of strange and funny things. Will

Mother Hubbard have a merry Christmas? Only her dog knows for sure.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft


December 14, 2018 From  9:00 to 1:00


                               OPEN HOUSE


December 18, 2018 @ 11:15 Pre-K

             BOOK: “Llama Llama holiday drama” By: Anna Dewdney

                        Synopsis: —-    Llama Llama holidays.

Jingle music. Lights ablaze.

How long till that special date?

Llama Llama has to wait.

If there’s one thing Llama Llama doesn’t like, it’s waiting. He and Mama

Llama rush around, shopping for presents, baking cookies, decorating

the tree . . . but how long is it until Christmas? Will it ever come? Finally,

Llama Llama just can’t wait anymore! It takes a cuddle from Mama Llama

to remind him that “Gifts are nice, but there’s another: The true gift is, we

have each other.”

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft


December 19, 2018 @ 1:30 1st Grade

             BOOK: “The Smallest Gift of Christmas”  By: Peter H. Reynolds

                        Synopsis: —-    Roland can’t wait for Christmas Day, and when the morning finally arrives

he races downstairs to see what is waiting for him. What he sees stops him in

his tracks. Could that tiny present really be what he had waited all year for? It

has to be the smallest gift he has ever seen! So Roland wishes for something

bigger . . . and bigger . . . and bigger. But he’s still convinced there must be a

bigger gift somewhere in the universe. Will he know it when he sees it?

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft



November Events @ MCCPL!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

November 2018 Programs


Bertha Williams Library

November 2018



Children’s Programs

Story time!

Mondays and Tuesdays – 10am (Except holidays)

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


5th and 6th

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



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


19th and 20th

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


26th and 27th

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



Adult Program


Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday

Nov 2nd and 16th

Time: 3pm


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


Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

Nov 14th

Time: 11:00am

Title: Never Trust a Stranger

Author: Mary Monroe

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


Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

Nov 28th

Time: 6:30pm

LOCATION: Books-a-Million in Eastchase

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

Title: Scooby Apocalpyse, Vol. 1

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

Available on Hoopla

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


Genealogy Sessions

Fridays (except holidays)

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


Pre-registration IS required.

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




All Ages

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

Nov 16th

Time: 3:00pm

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


Pike Road Branch Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book Clubs

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

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

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

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

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

Hampstead Library


Toddler Time

Mondays @ 10:00

Ages 2 and Under

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

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

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

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


Story Time

Tuesdays @ 10:30

Ages 3 and Up

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

Activity: Dinosaur Eggs

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

Activity: Bird Masks

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

Activity: Coloring Sheet

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

Activity: Constructing with Blocks




November 15 @ 3:30

For 1st Grade and Up

Registration Required

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

Ramer Library


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


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

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


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

The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing

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

Craft: We will be making tube roll turkeys


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

Arthur’s Thanksgiving by Marc Brown

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

Craft: We will be decorating Fall wreaths.


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

Arthur’s Thanksgiving by Marc Brown

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

Craft: We will be making tube roll turkeys


Governors’ Square Library

 Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.


Nov. 6: Hug-A–Bear Day

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

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


Nov. 13: Police Officers are Our Friends

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

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


Nov. 20: Being Thankful

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

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

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


Nov. 27: National Cake Day

Children will enjoy hearing the stories Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate

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




Book Bunch Book Club

November 14 @ 2:00 p.m.

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

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




Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

3095 Mobile Highway, Montgomery, AL 36108

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.


November 7

Monkey and the Crocodile by Paul Galdone

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

Activity: Paper Bag Puppet


November 14

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

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

Activity: Lion Coloring Sheet


November 21

Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz

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

Activity: Coloring Sheet


November 28

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

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

Activity: Thanksgiving Craft




Rufus A. Lewis




After 5 Book Club

Book Discussion

Monday, November 5 @ 6 P.M.

Title: The Family Business 4

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


Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

Thursday, November 1, 8, 15, 29.

Library Staff, Instructors

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


Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

Thursday, November 1, 8, 15, 29

Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Presenter

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

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator


Saturday Morning Chess @ the Library

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

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

Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club


Conversational ESL Class for Adults

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

Instructor: Mrs. Tresha Render

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









Suicide Prevention @ 10:00 A.M.

Tuesday November 13, 2018

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

Presenter: Ms. Sharon Beeman, Family Sunshine Center


Yoga @ the Library 6:00 P.M.                                

Tuesday, November 13, 27

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

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



Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

Story Times

November 2018


Story Times are each Thursday at 10:30


November 1st

Rainy Days


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


November 8th

Eric Carle


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


November 15th


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


November 29th

Reach for the Stars!

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


Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

Teen Department

November 2018

November 1 through 30

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

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

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

November 1st

Anime/Manga Club Meeting

2:30 to 4 PM

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

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

anime related item to show off! See you there!

November 6th

Guest Speaker: Sophie Labelle

3 PM

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

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

gender identity, expression and keeping an open mind.

November 9th

International Gaming Day

2:30 PM

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

up the gaming station too!

November 15th

Anime/Manga Club Meeting

2:30 to 4 PM

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

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



Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Boulevard


Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

Story Time

Thursday at 10:00 am


Nov. 1    It’s nice to help others!

Hedgie’s Surprise, by Jan Brett

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

eating all of Henny’s eggs.

The Scarecrow’s Hat, by Ken Brown

Chicken does her best to make all the animals happy.

Craft – Chicken craft


Nov. 8    Friends are always there to help!

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

Little chick tries to find a farm animal friend.

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

Bear finds by accident that he can swim.

Craft – Bear craft


Nov.15   Thanksgiving is near!

Thanksgiving is Here!, by Diane Goode

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

One is a Feast for Mouse, by Judy Cox

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

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

Craft – Indian whirliwig


Nov. 22   Happy Thanksgiving!

We wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.


Nov. 29   You can count on your friends!

The Old Alligator, by Mathew Price & Atsuko Morozumi

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

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

The three pigs outsmart Mr. Wolf.

Craft – Alligator craft


Parent Pre-School Activity Center : The table changes twice a month.  We will have a new activity to enhance the five senses and further develop your child’s thought processes.  This is an activity where parent and child explore together.

“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids


Homework Assistance

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

5:00 – 5:45 pm

We will offer homework assistance every Tuesday of the month. Our tutors offer assistance in Math, English, and Reading.  Students in grades 1 – 12 are invited.  Please bring your own materials and homework, or the lessons you will need assistance with.  Registration is required of students, and adults who are interested in tutoring are invited to assist, with pre-registration required.


Color Coders

November 6, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

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


Being Creative with Legos

November 13 and 27

4:00 – 5:00 pm

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


Tinkering Table

November 20, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

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


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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


Adult Programs


Computer Class for Seniors

November 6, 13, 20, and 27

10:00 am

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


Crochet Class

November 1 and 15, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

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


Coliseum Adult Program

November 14, 2018

10:00 am

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


Coliseum Art Gallery

November and December

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


Adult Book Clubs


Southern Charms Book Club

November 8, 2018

3:00 pm

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


Curious Genre Book Club

November 29, 2018 (Please note different day)

3:00 pm

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

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



Pintlala Branch Library


255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

Veteran’s Day / Happy Thanksgiving

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian


November 1 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

BOOK: Whoo Goes There? By: Jennifer Ericsson

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

ACTIVITY: Make owls out of brown lunch bags


November 6 @ 11:10 Pre-K

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

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

ACTIVITY: The students will make a Thanksgiving craft


November 7 @ 1:30 1st Grade

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

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

ACTIVITY: The students will make a Thanksgiving craft


November 8 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

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

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

ACTIVITY: The students will make a Thanksgiving craft


November 8 @ 10:30 – Adult Program

Tri-Community Seniors Annual Veterans Day Celebration



November 8 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

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

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

ACTIVITY: Recap of the story with questions and answers


November 13 @ 12:15 4th Grade

BOOK: “LOVE” by: Matt De La Pena

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

 ACTIVITY: The students will make a Thanksgiving craft



November 15 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

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

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

ACTIVITY: The students will make a Thanksgiving craft



November 28, 2018 @ 1:30 1st Grade

BOOK: “Through Your Eyes” by: Ainsley Earhardt

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

ACTIVITY: Students will make mirrors of craft material



November 30 @ 10:00 6th Grade                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Author: Beth Hudson-Stewart

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


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

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



EL Lowder Regional Library

November 2018

Lap Sit Time

Every Thursday @10:00AM

November 1: Fall

Leaves by: David Ezra Stein

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

Can You Say Please? by: Scholastic

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


November 8: Friends

Goosie & Gertie by: Olivier Dunrea

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


November 15: Making Noises

Toot by: Leslie Patricelli

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

Note: November 22 No Lap Sit Time Today

Happy Thanksgiving

November 29: Dinosaurs

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

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

invited to play?


Saturday, November 3 @ 10AM

Feeling Silly

Located in Main Area

Silly Tilly by: Eileen Spinelli

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


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

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


EL Lowder Regional Library

Preschool Storytime

Fridays @ 10:00 am



November 2: Dress-up like a Prince or Princess


La Princesa and the Pea by: Susan Middleton Elya

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

Princesses Wear Pants by: Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim

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

Activity: Stay and Read



November 9


Stick and Stone by: Beth Ferry

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

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by: Drew Daywalt

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

Activity: Play Rock, Paper Scissors


November 16: Thanksgiving


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

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

THANKSGIVING With ME by: Margaret Willey

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

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


Friday, November 23: No Story Time



November 30: Dinosaur


Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by: Mo Willems

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

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

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

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

Activity: Dinosaur Masks



Saturday, November 3 @ 10AM

Feeling Silly

Located in Main Area


Silly Tilly by: Eileen Spinelli

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


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

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

Activity: Create a silly picture


Other Happenings @ Lowder in November

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Juliette Hampton Morgan Library

Reference Department

November 2018



November 5th 6pm in the Global Classroom:

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


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


November 17th 10am in the Reference Department:

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


Cover to Cover Book Club

Morgan Library


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

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

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


Computer Classes for the Month of November 2018



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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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



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


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

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