MCCPL Announces September Activities!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

September 2018

 

Pike Road Branch Library

 

*Special Events

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Storybook Time

For Age Three and Up

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

 

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

 

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

 

Toddler Time

 For Age Two and Under

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

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

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

 

Book Clubs

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Bertha P. Williams Library

Adult Program

 

Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday, September 7 and 21 @ 10:00 a.m.

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

 

Scrabble Time

First and Third Tuesday, September 4 and 18 @ 2:00 p.m.

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

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Wednesday, September 12 @ 11:00 a.m.

Title: Private Vegas by James Patterson

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

Author Talk and Book Signing – Carol Feller

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

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

 

Novel Colors

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

LOCATION: Books-a-Million in Eastchase

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

Title: Monstress: Vol 1. Awakening

Authors/Illustrators: Marjorie Liu/Sana Takeda

Available on Hoopla

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

Note: Winner of 2018 Eisner Award

 

Genealogy Sessions

Fridays (except holidays)

10:30-11:15 a.m. AND 2:30-3:15 p.m.

Pre-registration IS required.

Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session. (acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us or 334-240-4979)

All Ages

 

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Every Third Friday @ 3:00 p.m.

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

 

Children’s Programs

Story time!

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

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

 

September 4

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

 

September 10 and 11

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

 

September 17 and 18

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

 

September 24 and 25

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

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

Lap Sit Time

Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.

(In the Meeting Room)

 

September 6: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli

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

The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood

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

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

 

September 13

Maybe a Bear Ate It! by Robie Harris

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

 

September 20

Eat up, Piglittle by Sally Grindley

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

 

September 27

Pick a Pet by Diane Namm

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

 

Preschool Story Time

Fridays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

TEDDY BEAR SLEEPOVER @ THE LIBRARY

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

 

Library Tour

September 7

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

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

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

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

Activity: Tour of the Library

 

Teddy Bear Sleepover

September 14

Kiss Good Night by Amy Hest

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

No Sleep for the Sheep! by Karen Beaumont

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

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

 

Pajama Day

September 21

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

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

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

please DO feed the bears by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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

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

 

Learning about the Library

September 28

Froggy Goes to the Library by Jonathan London

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

Beverly Billingsly Borrows a Book by Alexander Stadler

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

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

 

 

Other Happenings @ Lowder Regional Library

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

4PM-5PM.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Governor’s Square Library

Preschool Storytime Schedule

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

September 4:   Fairy Tales Day

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

 

September 11:  Community Helpers- Smokey the Bear

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

 

September 18: Pirate Day

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

 

Sept 25:   National Pet Week

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

 

Book Bunch

September 5 @ 2:00 p.m.

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

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

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

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

Story Times

Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.

 

September 6

Pete the Cat

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

 

September 13

Positive Thinking!

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

 

September 20

Talk like a Pirate!

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

 

September 27

Let’s go to the Library!

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

 

Teen Department

September 19 @ 3 p.m.

Talk Like a Pirate Day: Movie

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

 

September 23-29

Banned Books Week

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

 

Rufus A. Lewis Rebional Library

Story Time

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

September 5

Miss Bindergarten Gets Read For Kindergarten by Joseph Slate

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

Activity: Coloring Sheet

 

September 12

Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoi

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

Activity: Watermelon Craft

 

September 19

Help! A Story of Friendship by Holly Keller

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

Activity: Friendship Bracelet

 

September 26

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

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

Activity: Coloring Sheet

 

 Adult Programs

 

Saturday Morning Chess @ The Library

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

Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club

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

 

Computer Class

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

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

Instructors: Library Staff

 

Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

Thursday, September 6, 13, 20, 27

Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Presenter

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

 

After 5 Book Club

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

Title: Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress

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

Savings Plans and Budgeting

Tuesday September 11 @10:00 a. m.

Mrs. Danielle Rudolph, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Presenter

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

 

Yoga @ the Library                         

Tuesday, September 11 & 25 @ 6:00 p.m.

Mrs. Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher, Instructor

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

 

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Story Time

Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

September 6   It’s nice to share!

Babushka’s Doll by Patricia Polacco

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

The Sandwich Swap by Ronia Al Abdullah

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

Craft – Happy face masks for boys and girls

 

September 13 Always do what your parents ask!

Stripe by Joanne Partis

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

When the Fly Flew In by Lisa Westburg Peters

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

Craft – Tiger craft

 

September 20 It’s fun to make new friends!

No Dragons for Tea by Jean Pendzwal and Martine Gourbault

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

Engelbert Joins the Circus by Tom Paxton

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

Craft – Elephant craft

 

September 27 We all have love to give!

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

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

Naming the Cat by Lawrence Pringle

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

Craft – Raccoon mask

 

Parent Pre-School Activity Center

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

 

Adult Programs

 

Computer Class for Seniors

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

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

 

Author Book Signing

September 13 @ 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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

 

Coliseum Adult Program

September 19 @ 10:00 a.m.

“Wildflowers – Preservation Efforts”

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

 

Crochet Class

September 6 and 20 @ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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

 

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

September 13 @ 3:00 p.m.

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

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

 

Curious Genre Book Club

September 27 @ 3:00 p.m.

Don’t Go by Lisa Scottoline

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

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

 

 

“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids

 

Homework Assistance

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

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

 

Color Coders

September 4 @ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

All ages are invited

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

 

Being Creative with Legos

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

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.

Registration is required.

 

Tinkering Table

September 18 @ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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

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

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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

 

Hampstead Library

Toddler Time

Mondays @ 10:00 a.m.

Ages 2 and Under

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Story Time

Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.

Ages 3 and Up

 

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

Activity: Chicken Craft

 

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

Craft: Space Mobile

 

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

 

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

Activity: Craft Buffett

 

Get STEAM’ed

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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

1st Grade and Up

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

 

Ramer Library

September Storytime

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

September 10-13

 

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

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

 

Tuesday, September 11: Kindergarten- 1:00 p.m.

Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Let’s read about how a beautiful fish learns to share his prize possession with his friends. We will be doing a Rainbow Fish Craft

 

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

Mad Lib Story Sheet

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

 

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

The Little School Bus

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

 

Ramer Adult Programs

 

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

 

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

 

 

Cover to Cover Book Club

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

 

Book Selection: Forged in Desire by Brenda Jackson

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

 

 

Computer Lab Classes for the Month of September 2018

 

TUESDAY ADULT CLASSES

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

September 1 – MS Excel 2016

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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MCCPL Announces August Schedule!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

August 2018

 

 

 Hampstead Programs

 

Toddler Time

Every Monday @ 10:00

For Children 2 and Under

 

August 6 – Toddler Time is all about bed time with the book Good Dog, Good Night by Mary Lyn Ray.

 

August 13 – We’ll shout and celebrate with Hooray for Today! by Brian Won.

 

August 20 – What’s that noise? It’s the horse giving everyone a ride in Clip-Clop by Nicola Smee!

 

August 27 – We’re all about sheep today with some classic rhymes and a sheep adventure with Sheep on a Ship.

 

Story Time

Every Tuesday @ 10:30

For Children 3 and Up

 

August 7 – Bear just wants to go to sleep but his neighbor won’t let him in Goodnight Already by Jory John and we’ll have more restful fun by reading the Napping House by Audrey Wood.

Activity: Napping Puppets

 

August 14 – Papillion (by A.N. Kang) is a cat with a very odd problem and a baby slug just wants a hug from his mom in Slug Needs a Hug by Jeanne Willis.

Activity: Animal Dress-up

 

August 21 – Bruce is a grumpy bear who lives with four geese, and we’ll figure out why in Mother Bruce and what kind of trouble going south for the winter can cause in Hotel Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins

Activity: Process Bears

 

August 28 – We’re going on some adventures with troublesome sheep in Nancy E. Shaw’s books Sheep on a Ship and Sheep on a Hike.

Activity: Making Sheep

 

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

Adult Programs

 

After 5 Book Club

Monday, August 6 @ 6:00 P.M.

Old Money by Bobby Cole

Summary:  A Jake Crosby thriller.  Jake Crosby has traded in a stockbroker’s suit and tie for a standard-issue uniform.  As a newly minted Mississippi game warden, he has two tough cases to cut his teeth on – the ongoing robbery of wealthy hunters and the ruthless search for a rumored hidden fortune. ~Editor

 

Computer Class

Thursday, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 11:00 A.M.

Instructors: Library Staff

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

 

Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

Thursday, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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.

 

Saturday Morning Chess @ The Library

Saturday, August 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club

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

 

 

Savings Plans and Budgeting

Tuesday August 14 @10:00 A. M.

Mrs. Danielle Rudolph, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Presenter

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

 

 

Yoga @ the Library 6:00 P.M.

Tuesday, August 14 & 28

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.

 

 

 

 

Bertha Pleasant Williams Library

Rosa L. Parks Avenue Branch

 

Adult Programs

 

Crochet and Craft

Friday, August 3 and 17 @ 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

Tuesday, August 7 and 21 @ 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

Wednesday, August 8 @ 11:00am

Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante

Description: When Dr. Jennifer White’s best friend, Amanda, is found dead with four of her fingers surgically removed, Dr. White is the prime suspect. But she herself doesn’t know whether she did it. Told in White’s own voice, fractured and eloquent, a picture emerges of the surprisingly intimate, complex alliance between these life-long friends—two proud, forceful women who were at times each other’s most formidable adversary. As the investigation into the murder deepens and White’s relationships with her live-in caretaker and two grown children intensify, a chilling question lingers: is White’s shattered memory preventing her from revealing the truth or helping her to hide it? ~Dust Jacket

 

 

Novel Colors

Wednesday, August 29 @ 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: I Kill Giants (Issues 1-7)

Authors/Illustrators: Joe Kelly, J.M. Ken Niimura (Available on Hoopla)

Description: Barbara Thorson is your new hero: A quick-witted, sharp-tongued fifth grader who isn’t afraid of anything. Why would she be..? After all, she’s the only girl in school who carries a Norse war hammer in her purse and kills giants for a living… At least, that’s what she’ll tell you – but where does the fantasy end and reality begin in the heart of this troubled girl? And what if she’s telling the truth? ~Goodreads

 

Genealogy Sessions

Fridays @ 10:30-11:15am AND 2:30-3:15pm

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 or acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us

 

All Ages

 

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Friday, August 17 @ 3:00pm

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

 

Children’s Programs

Monday and Tuesday Story time will return in September

 

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month – The Incredibles are our Library Card Ambassadors. Come color an INCREDIBLE coloring sheet to display at our library and/or take one home for your own enjoyment. Get a library card while you’re here!

 

 

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

271-7005

 

There will be no Story Time or any children’s programming during the month of August.  We look forward to seeing you September 6, 2018 for Story Time.

 

Homework Assistance

Tuesday, August 21and 28

5:00 – 5:45 pm

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

Registration is required of students, and adults who are interested in tutoring are invited to assist, with pre-registration required.

 

 

Adult Programs

 

Home School Seminar

Thursday, August 2 @ 10:00

What is Homeschooling and Who can do it?

It is not too late to find out how to homeschool this year. Some of the topics on the agenda include how to start, who can be a teacher, methods, and legal issues. This seminar is brought to you by Covenant Academy. To register and for more information, call 334-309-6843 or email farauthor@aol.com. You may also stop by the library to register.

 

Coliseum Adult Program

Wednesday, August 15 @ 10:00 am

Shirley Fifield will be discussing wildflowers, and she will be presenting many beautiful slides of wildflowers that grow in our area.

 

Book Signing

Wednesday, August 15 @ 9:30-11:30am

 

Dancing through Minefields is the debut novel for Carol Feller. Come by and meet the author and you will also be able to purchase a signed copy of the book. This book confronts emotionally-charged accounts of Anne Schroeder’s life as the author braids fear, spousal abuse, and breast cancer into a magnificent story of courage. As Anne finds support in learning to avoid the landmines, you will cheer her on as she struggles to replace the label of victim with the label of survivor.

 

Crochet Class

Thursday, August 16 @ 4:00 pm

Come by and see what project we will be introducing at today’s session.

 

Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

Thursday, August 9 @ 3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen.  This is a story of a high society couple who have been cut off financially by his father, so the son attempts a journey to prove to his father that he is a better man than his father ever was.   Then, we will receive our book for September titled, A Piece of the World by Christina Kline.

 

 

Curious Genre Book Club

Thursday, August 23 @ 3:00 pm

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31434883-elean

 

 

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

 

The Children’s Librarians will be taking August off to prepare for the 2018-2019 programming so we will not have Gamer’s Club, Lego League. Check back with us at the end of August to see what we have planned in September and beyond!

 

In August the Young Classic Book Club will be reading Stuart Little by E. B. White.  Please join us on Thursday, August 2, 2018.

Summary:  Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he’s shy and thoughtful, he’s also a true lover of adventure.  Stuart’s greatest adventure comes when his best friend, a beautiful little bird named Margalo, disappears from her nest. Determined to track her down, Stuart ventures away from home for the very first time in his life. He finds adventure aplenty. But will he find his friend?  ~~Amazon.com~~

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

 

Adult Summer Reading

The Ladies of High Tea meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 3PM. On August 23, the Ladies will be reading Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini.

Summary:  In a life that spanned nearly a century and witnessed some of the most momentous events in American history, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born a slave. A gifted seamstress, she earned her freedom by the skill of her needle, and won the friendship of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln by her devotion. A sweeping historical novel, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker illuminates the extraordinary relationship the two women shared, beginning in the hallowed halls of the White House during the trials of the Civil War and enduring almost, but not quite, to the end of Mrs. Lincoln’s days.  ~~Amazon.com~~

 

In September (September 27, 2018) the Ladies will be reading Go Set a Watchman by Alabama’s own Harper Lee.

Summary: Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—“Scout”—returns home to Maycomb, Alabama from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past—a journey that can only be guided by one’s own conscience.  ~~Amazon.com~~

 

Lowder’s Friends and Family Chess Club meets every Saturday 10AM to 12:45PM (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.

 

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

 

Book Club Meeting

Wednesday, August 22, 11:00- Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club

 

July Fun @ MCCPL!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

July 2018

 

Governor’s Square Branch Library

Summer Reading Programs

Mondays @ 10:00 a.m.

Grades K-5th

July 2: Movie Day, Brave

July 10: Awards Party

Preschool Summer Reading

Tuesdays @10:00 a.m.

Ages 3-5

July 3: Sara Kunau and Callie Patterson,  Alabama Department of Archives and History, will present “Alabama Music’, describing music and artists from the past.

Adult Summer Reading Programs

Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesdays @ 2:00 p.m.

July 11: “Hank Rocks”

Members are to have read Hank Hung the Moon and Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts. Then special guest           Terry Faust,  Hank Williams, Sr. Museum, will speak about Hank Williams, Sr. and comment on the  Book.

 

Pintlala Branch Library

Tuesday, July 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00: MOVIE, TBA

 

Thursday, July 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00: MYSTERY, MYSTERY, MYSTERY – It’s Thursday, let’s explore “Rocking and Reading!!!

 

Friday, July 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00: Summer Reading Program Finale

 

Hampstead Branch Library

Toddler Time

Monday, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 10:00am (Ages 1-3)

Toddler Time includes song, rhymes, some short books and ends with a free play. Toddler Time is held on the following days this month.

 

Story Time

Tuesdays @ 10:30am & 4:30pm

July 3 – Libraries rock, and digging holes is a great way to find cool rocks and other things. Bring your favorite rocks and help us dig into these books about epic digging adventures!

Books: Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Marc Barnett and Rosalyn Rutabaga digs the Biggest Hole on Earth by Marie-Louise Gay

Activity: Sediments Layers

 

July 10 – 10:30 Only: The Alabama Department of Archives Presents: Alabama Musicians

“Alabama has a rich musical history made up of gospel, soul, the blues, country, and rock and roll. The people of Alabama have made great contributions to all of these genres and more—people like Hank Williams, Sr., W.C. Handy, Nat King Cole, Candi Staton, Dinah Washington, and Lionel Richie. We will pay homage to the native Alabamian musicians of yesterday and to the many great artists who came here to record music in iconic studios like Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and FAME Studios. During the program children will dress up like famous musicians, make a craft, read a book, and play several games dealing with music.” ~ Description provided by the Alabama Department of Archives and History

 

July 10– 4:30 Only The Summer Reading Program is ending, so join us for a special story time with silly rhymes and singing with books about a silly goose and some musical farm animals. Books: Silly Tilly by Jerry Spinelli, and Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin.

Activity: 2D Obstacle course

 

July 17 – It’s time to stretch our minds with the adventures of Beekle, the unimaginary friend looking for a friend and a girl named   Melody who has plenty of friends in her dreams but not as many in real life. Books: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat and Dream Friends by You Byun

Activity: Make your own imaginary friend!

 

July 24 – Problems and balloons are everywhere in today’s stories about a porcupine who loves balloons and a sheep with a BIG imagination. Books: Mathilda and the Orange Balloon by Randall de Seve and Perfectly Percy by Paul Schmid

Activity: Balloon popping

 

July 30 – Everyone is unique, and sometimes we show that in what we wear—or don’t wear. We’ll talk more about this in our two books this week about a tiger who goes wild and a naked mole rat who gets dressed. Books: Naked Mole Rat Get Dressed by Mo Willems and Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

Activity: Process Art

 

 

Wiggle Worms

Friday, July 6 @ 10:00

Suggested for Ages 5+

Join us for a movement and music based program for kids. We will read a short story, stretch, dance, and play a few games to get our bodies and minds moving.

 

 

Friday, July 13 and 27 @ 3:00

Challenge Accepted

Ages 10+

Our program of challenges will keep you sharp this summer starting with your music knowledge. The next week’s challenge will be determined at the end of each meeting, so don’t miss out. We’ll also enjoy a light snack.

 

Coliseum Branch Library

Elementary Summer Program

Tuesdays & Fridays

(Ages 5 and up)

 

Tuesday, July 3     Libraries Rock with Color Coders @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Join us as we color music themed coloring sheets. A variety of coloring sheets will be available for you to choose from.

 

Friday, July 6     Libraries Rock the Brain

Stop Summer Brain Drain @ 10:00 am

Learn new things, have fun with friends, and win prizes at the same time. This will be a fun-filled morning full of activities.

 

Tuesday, July 10   Libraries Rock with Legos @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Today we will design a music store with Legos.

 

Friday, July 13   Libraries Rock with Gary Ledbetter, Magician

Program Finale @ 10:00 am

Join us as Gary Ledbetter, Magician, amazes us with his magical performance.

 

“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids

Wednesday, July 11, 18 @  4:00 – 5:00 pm

Proper & Poise Etiquette School ~ This class is geared toward 8 to 12 year old children. Registration required 271-7005

 

Tuesday, July 17 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm ~ The Tinkering Table

Today we will be using our math skills. We will make a game and then use math as we play the game. This is a lot of fun and great for remembering your multiplication tables.

 

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.

 

Summer Program for Teens ~ Libraries Rock

 

Tuesday, July 3     Libraries Rock with Color Coders @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Join us as we color musical themed coloring sheets. A variety of coloring sheets will be available for you to choose from.

 

Friday, July 13   Libraries Rock with Gary Ledbetter, Magician @ 10:00 am

Join us as Gary Ledbetter, Magician, amazes us with his magical performance.

 

Summer Story Time

Thursdays @ 10:00 am

July 12 Are your parents like these?

What Dads Can’t Do by Douglas Wood

There are some things Dads can’t do; or can they?

The Funny Dream by Kaethe Zemack-Bersin

A child has a dream in which she grows big, her parents become small, and she must get them ready for school.

Craft – Dinosaur mask

 

*Friday, July 13 Summer Reading Finale

Join us as Gary Ledbetter, Magician, amazes us with his magical performance.

 

July 19 I love my parents!

How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

Sometimes children test the patience of their parents, but they also show them how much they love them.

Alphabet Mystery by Audrey Wood

The alphabet sets off on an adventure to find out what has happened to little x.

Craft – Dinosaur craft

 

July 26 I love dogs!

Harry by the Sea by Gene Zion

Harry the dog gets covered with seaweed and everyone thinks he is a sea monster.

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

Harry is a very friendly dog who likes everything except getting a bath.

Craft – Dog mask

 

Adult Programs – Libraries Rock 

Tuesday, July 3       Libraries Rock with Color Coders @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Join us as we color music themed coloring sheets. A variety of coloring sheets will be available for you to choose from.

 

Tuesday, July 3, 10, 17, 24     Computer Class for Seniors @ 10:00 am

Today we will be discovering MCCPL’s Digital Collection. Please call to register 271-7005

 

Thursday, July 12   Southern Charms Book Club @ 3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing Carnegie’s Maid, by Marie Benedict. This is a story of a young girl who becomes a lady’s maid in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households, Andrew Carnegie’s, under false pretenses and of her future relationship with this philanthropist.

 

Wednesday, July 18     Libraries Rock with a Montgomery Author @ 10:00 am

Barbara Wesley Hill will be presenting her book, Only a Breeze.   She will be available after her program for questions and book signings.

 

Thursday, July 19 Crochet Class @ 4:00 pm                                                                                                           Today we will continue learning to crochet.

 

Thursday, July 26   Curious Genre Book Club @ 3:00 pm

The Whole Town’s Talking, by Fannie Flagg

Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it’s called, is anything but still. Original, profound, The Whole Town’s Talking, a novel in the tradition of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and Flagg’s own Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven, tells the story of Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride, Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live, love, die, and carry on in mysterious and surprising ways.                                                                        http://fannieflaggbooks.com/books/the- whole-towns-talking-tr/the-whole-towns-talking-h

 

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

 

Children’s Summer Reading (Grades K-6)

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Libraries Rock the Environment

Tuesday, July 3 @ 10am

Professor Environmental will be here to talk to the children about how to take care of the environment. Since this is the day before Independence Holiday she will be talking about picking up after you use fireworks.  Fireworks are beautiful, but remember to stay safe, because they can be dangerous.

 

Libraries Rock with Zoo Animals

Tuesday, July 10 @ 10am

Everyone who signed up will receive a certificate. As a reward for continuing to read over the summer the Montgomery Zoo will be here for a special event.

 

Summer Lap Sit Time

Thursdays @ 10:00am

Birth to Age 2

Join us every Thursday for Lap-Sit Rocks at Lowder

July 5:                        Books:   Ladybug, Ladybug by Karla Amos

rest by:  Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis

July 12:                      Book:   Cock-a-Moo-Moo by: Juliet Dallas-Conte’

July 19:                      Book:   A Cat and a Dog by Claire Masurel

July 26:                      Book:   Peep! by Maria Van Lieshout

 

Summer Preschool Storytimes

Fridays @ 10:15am

Pre-School (Story Time) Ages 3-5

Join us every Friday at 10:15am for Story Time Rocks at Lowder

 

July 6:            Books:   Listen to My Trumpet! by Mo Willems

                                       Squeak, Rumble, WHOMP! WHOMP! WHOMP!

by Wynston Marsalis

July 13:          Books:    Bats in the Band by Brian Lies

                                       Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss

July 20:          Books:    Ant and Grasshopper by Luli Gray

                                       Banjo Granny by Sarah Martin Busse and Jacqueline Briggs Martin

July 27:          Books:   The Ear Book by Al Perkins

                                       Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin

 

Young Adult Summer Reading (Age 13-19)

 

Libraries Rock Reading

Thursday, July 5 @ 4pm – 5pm

Young Classic Book Club will choose a required reading book and share it with the group. (In August Young Classic Book Club will read Stuart Little by E. B. White)

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

 

Libraries Rock College Style Mixer

Wednesday, July 10 @ 6pm – 7:30pm

This is the final Young Adult Summer Reading Event for this year. What happens on a college campus besides classes and football games?   They have mixers.  What is a college mixer?  It’s not a drink, join the librarians and learn all about college mixers.  Certificates will be awarded at this “mixer.”

 

Adult Summer Reading Program

 

July 26: Our final Adult Summer Reading Program will be another Libraries Rock with Book Clubs with the Ladies of High Tea Book Club reading and discussing Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein.  (Note: On August 23, Ladies of High Tea will read Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini)

Other Happenings @ Lowder in July 

Lowder’s Friends and Family Chess Club meets every Saturday 10AM to 12:45PM (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 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, July 11!

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, July 18!

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, July 12 from 4PM to 5PM.  June’s theme will be Brides and (since it is National Iced Tea Month) Iced Tea! July’s theme is Red, White, Blue and Picnics too!

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!

Children’s Activities are suspended in August so that the Children’s Librarians may prepare for the upcoming year’s programming. We hope to see you all again in September.  Everyone have a wonderful Summer and the Lowder Staff thanks you for your patronage.

 

Pike Road Branch Library

Summer Activities

Summer Events for age 5 and up – Tuesdays at 3 p.m.

 

July 10 – The Auburn University Southeastern Raptor Center will introduce us to some of the magnificent birds in their care. The Raptor Center appears courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library.

 

July 17 – We will bring our Tuesday events to an end with The DIY Magician. He uses upcycled props to make magic and music! We will also announce the top readers in each of our summer reading challenge categories. Plus, the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library will provide       refreshments.

 

LEGO™ and Mega Bloks™ Time –

Wednesdays @ 3 p.m.

Each week, builders (age 5 and up) will face a new challenge and create something awesome using the library’s collection of LEGO™ bricks. Meanwhile, our younger builders will create using the library’s Mega Blok™ collection. The dates will be: July 11, 18, 25

 

 

Toddler Time – for age one through three

Wednesday, July 11, 18, 25 @ 10 a.m.

At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week.

 

Storybook Time – for age three and up

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. & 3:00 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:

 

July 2 – Independence Day is almost here! We’ll prepare for the day by reading Red, White and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw and Huy Voun Lee and by making a red, white and blue craft.

 

July 9 – Baby comes from a musical family and just because he’s a baby doesn’t mean he can’t make his own music. We’ll snap, clap and toot-toot-toot along with Baby’s family in Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler and R. Gregory Christie.

 

July 16 – A little girl and her family are all very sleepy, but then her uncle picks up his fiddle and suddenly everyone is playing and dancing. We’ll tappity-tap and clappity-clap like we’re part of the family when we read When Uncle Took Up the Fiddle by Libba Moore Gray and Lloyd Bloom.

 

July 23 – Violet has been looking for kindred music-making spirits since she was a baby in the nursery. Will she ever find someone who marches to the same beat? We’ll find out when we read Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson and Laura Huliska-Beith.

 

July 30 – Baby Owen loves bluegrass music and his granny plays a mean banjo. The only problem is they live far apart. We’ll see how far granny will go to watch Owen wiggle, giggle and jiggle for her bluegrass tunes in Banjo Granny by Sarah Martin Busse, Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Barry Root.

 

Book Clubs

 

Book Maniacs – for children in third grade and up –On Thursday, July 12 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniacs will discuss Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner.

Publisher’s Summary – Welcome to the tyrannical city of Jewel, where impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime. Goldie Roth has lived in Jewel all her life. Like every child in the city, she wears a silver guardchain and is forced to obey the dreaded Blessed Guardians. She has never done anything by herself and won’t be allowed out on the streets unchained until Separation Day. When Separation Day is canceled, Goldie, who has always been both impatient and bold, runs away, risking not only her own life but also the lives of those she has left behind. In the chaos that follows, she is lured to the mysterious Museum of Dunt, where she meets the boy Toadspit and discovers terrible secrets. Only the cunning mind of a thief can understand the museum’s strange, shifting rooms. Fortunately, Goldie has a talent for thieving. Which is just as well, because the leader of the Blessed Guardians has his own plans for the museum—plans that threaten the lives of everyone Goldie loves. And it will take a daring thief to stop him. . . .

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December.                             On Thursday, July 19 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Lisa See.

Publisher’s Summary – Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is               Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

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

 

Bertha Pleasant Williams Library

Summer Reading Programs

Wednesdays @10 am

 

July 4 – Holiday – Get Caught reading! (All MCCPL Locations Closed)

 

July 11 – The library rocks with Tracy Sue Walker! Tracy Sue Walker is a professional storyteller who brings a unique blend of words, rhythm, song, and movement to story audiences.  Her words paint pictures as her stories come to life. 

 

Summer Storytime

Tuesdays @ 10am

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

 

July 3: It’s time to get moving and grooving with some Bearobics (Parker). Then we’ll make some whacky noises with a Squeak, Bumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! (Marsalis).

 

July 10: Violet’s Music (Johnson) just doesn’t stop, but can she find a band to play with? More importantly how does The Deaf Musician (Seeger) still make music?

 

July 17: Ben’s Trumpet (Isadora) is all in his head, until he meets a musician who sees his talent. Piggie tells Gerald Listen to My Trumpet! (Willems) What should Gerald do if he doesn’t like the music?

 

July 24: If You’re a Monster and You Know It (Emberley) come to story time! We’ll also read Dooby Dooby Moo (Cronin) and see who wins the talent show.

 

July 31: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (Carle) Help make the sounds that polar bear hears at the zoo! Sometimes animals don’t make the sounds you expect, sort of like The Cow Who Clucked (Fleming).

 

Adult Programs

 

Genealogy Sessions

Every Friday (except holidays) @ 10:30-11:15 AND 2:30-3:15

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.

Pre-registration IS required. Contact 334-240-4979 or acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us

 

Scrabble Time

Tuesday, July 3 & 17 @ 2:00pm

 

Crochet and Craft

Friday, July 6 & 20 @ 10:00am

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Wednesday, July 11 @ 11:00am

Blue by Danielle Steel

Description: Ginny Carter was once a rising star in TV news, married to a top anchorman, with a three-year-old son and a full and happy life in Beverly Hills—until her whole world dissolved in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas. In the aftermath, she pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker in the worst areas around the globe. Then, on the anniversary of the fateful accident—and wrestling with the lure of death herself—she meets a boy who will cause her life to change forever yet again. Thirteen-year-old Blue Williams has been living on the streets, abandoned by his family, rarely attending school, and utterly alone. Following her instincts, Ginny reaches out to him. Leery of everyone, he runs from her again and again. But he always returns, and each time, their friendship grows. ~Dust Jacket

 

Novel Colors

Wednesday, July 25 @ 6:30pm

LOCATION: Books-a-Million in Eastchase

Title: Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Rise Of Alpha Flight (2016)

Authors/Illustrators: Tara Butter, Michelle Fazekis, and Kris Anka (Available on Hoopla)

Description: Carol Danvers soars higher than ever with her greatest mission yet – leading Earth’s first line of defense, the all-new Alpha Flight space program! And some alums of the old-school Flight are along for the ride: Puck, Aurora and Sasquatch! It’s a bold new frontier for Captain Marvel, but can she handle being a       diplomat first and a soldier second? She’ll face negotiations with alien delegates, passive-aggressive power struggles with Flight Commander Abigail Brand, an insatiable itch to be out on the front lines and the mystery of a ghost ship bearing the Star of Hala – the very symbol she wears on her chest! Plus: Carol’s powers are on the fritz, and all evidence says Alpha Flight has a traitor in its midst. 

 

All Ages

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Friday, July 20 @ 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: Sing (2016)

Run time: 1h 54min

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

Wednesdays @ 10:00 am

 

July 4 : No Program, Happy Independence Day!

 

July 11: End of the Summer Program featuring Gary Ledbetter The Magician

 

Young Adult Programs (YA)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Thursday, July 12 @ 10:00 am

End of Summer Reading Program Featuring Tracy Sue Walker Professional Storyteller

 

Adult Programs

 

After 5 Book Club

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

Title: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Summary: An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing journeys through Mississippi’s past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story, power and-limitations of family bonds. ~Editor

 

Computer Class

Thursday, July 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 11:00 A.M.

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

Instructors: Library Staff

 

Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

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

 

Saturday Morning Chess @ The Library

Saturday, July 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club

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

 

Reducing The Risks of Falls

Tuesday July 10 @10:00 A. M.

Mrs. Danielle Rudolph, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Presenter

Description: Learn why older people fall and how to reduce falls.

 

Yoga @ the Library 6:00 P.M.                               

Tuesday, July 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.

 

Free Legal Clinic 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M

Wednesday, July 11

Presenter: Montgomery County Bar Foundation, Volunteer Lawyers Program

Description: Do you need to ask a lawyer a question?  Volunteer attorneys will answer questions regarding civil matters including the following areas of concern:  foreclosure, bankruptcy, consumer debt, contracts, warranties, divorce, home ownership/landlord/tenant

Attorneys are unable to help with criminal matters or traffic tickets

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

Story Times

Thursday at 10:30 am

(For All Ages)

 

July 5: Movie Day

Stop by or call the library the week before the movie day to see which one.

Movie for all Ages

 

 

Teen Programs

Wednesday at 1:30

Ages 11-up

July11: Storytelling with Tracy Sue Walker

Tracy Sue Walker brings a unique blend of words, rhythm, song, and movement to story audiences. Her words paint pictures better than any illustrator.

 

Dads And Daughters Saturday

Every 2nd Saturday

Time: 11 a.m. – 12 noon

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

245 High Street

334-240-4999

 

Back to School Boot Camp 2018

Morgan Library

July 9-13

Middle/High School

July 16-20

3rd -5th Graders

July 23-27

K-2nd Graders

 

 

Ramer Branch Library

Summer Reading Program

Wednesdays at 10:30 am

 

July 11: Alabama Department of Archives and History Awards Ceremony

Join the Alabama Department of Archives and History as they teach us about the story and history of Alabama including famous Alabamians. There will be hands on activities and much more. We will also have an awards ceremony for all who participated and also something special for the individual

Fun with Lego

Monday, July 2 & July 9

Time 2:00—4:00 p.m.

Movie Days

July 5 & 12 @ 2pm

Snacks Provided

Ramer Summer Adult Programs

Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club

Wednesdays @ 11:00

July 25

August 22