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

 

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MCCPL Announces Food For Fines Campaign!!

Food for Fines

May 9 through June 9, 2018

 

The Montgomery City-County Public Library’s annual Food For Fines Campaign will run for four weeks, from Wednesday, May 9 through June 9 at all ten MCCPL libraries.

Here’s how it works: Bring in a minimum of 13 ounces of non-perishable, canned food items with EACH overdue book or overdue media item (i.e. DVD, CD, book-on-tape, etc.) during the campaign. Your overdue fine will be forgiven and your record will be cleared for that item. Overdue items must be returned at the same time as your canned food donation.

The general public is invited to join our staff and patrons by dropping off non-perishable, canned food items to your nearest MCCPL library during this campaign. Look for the big blue barrel! Your donation is greatly appreciated. Since MCCPL began Food for Fines in 2001, more than 15,000 overdue items have been returned to the library and the community has donated thousands of pounds of food for the Montgomery Area Food Bank.

Montgomery City-County Public Library is proud to partner with the Montgomery Area Food Bank to help feed individuals and families in need across Alabama. The Montgomery Area Food Bank is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, doing everything possible to combat hunger and food insecurity in 35 of Alabama’s 67 counties through a framework of philanthropic, logistic and educational programs. We connect people, food and resources to satisfy emergent hunger needs, while targeting healthier outcomes and self-sufficiency.

 

MCCPL Announces March Line-Up!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

March 2018

 

Bertha Pleasant Williams Library

 

Storytime

Mondays and Tuesdays (except holidays)

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

 

March 5 and 6

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

 

March 12 and 13

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

 

March 19 and 20

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

 

March 26 and 27

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

 

 

Adult Programs

 

Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday

March 2 and 16 @ 10:00 a.m.

Description:

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

 

Scrabble Time

First and Third Tuesday

March 6 and 20 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

March 14 @ 11:00 a.m.

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

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

 

Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

March 28 @ 6:30 p.m.

**New LOCATION: Books-a-Million in Eastchase

Really want to join a book club but don’t really like to read? Come join us at Books-a-million as we talk and color. Read the book, or don’t! Browse with a new friend. Just want to color and enjoy our company? You’re welcome! Bring your own supplies or use some of ours. Coloring sheets provided. *Note, this title is a repeat from last month as a previous meeting was canceled due to schedule conflicts.

Title: City of Women by  David R. Gillham

Description:

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

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

 

Author Signing: Melissa Gibbons

March 29 @ 3:00 p.m.

Title: Jesus is Speaking to You

 

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

 

Genealogy Sessions

Fridays (except holidays)

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

 

Pre-registration IS required.

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

334-240-4979

acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us

 

 

Pike Road Branch Library

 

Storybook Time – for age three through six –

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Toddler Time – for age one through three –

 Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

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

March 7

March 14

March 21

March 28

Special Event

College Counts 529 Seminar

Thursday, March 8 at 3 p.m.

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

 

Book Clubs

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Governors’ Square Library

Storytimes

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

March 6: What’s the Weather Today?

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

 

March 13: St. Patrick’s Day

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

 

March 20: Spring Surprises Day

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

 

March 27: Easter Fun

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

 

 

Book Bunch

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

 

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

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

 

Pintlala Branch Library

Story Time

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

 

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

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

 

March 6 @ 11:15 Pre-K

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

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

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

 

March 7 @ 1:45 1st Grade

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

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

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

 

March 8 @ 2:00 2nd Grade

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

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

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

 

March 20 @ 9:30 6th Grade

BOOK: “Florence Nightingale” by David Adler

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

ACTIVITY: Students will have a fun trivia quiz

 

March 20 @ 11:15 Pre-K

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

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

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

 

March 20 @ 1:45 4th Grade

BOOK: “Amelia Earhart” by Caroline Crosson Gilpin

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

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

 

March 27 @ 11:15 Pre-K

BOOK: “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister

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

ACTIVITY: Students will make Rainbow fish

 

March 28 @ 1:45 1st Grade

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

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

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

 

March 29 @ 12:00 3rd Grade

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

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

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

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

 

March 29 @ 2:00 2nd Grade

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

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

ACTIVITY: Students will make Flags

 

Hampstead Programs

Story Time

Every Tuesday @ 10:30 a.m.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

 

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

March 7

It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw

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

Activity: Cloud Craft

 

March 14

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

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

Activity: Shamrock Necklace

 

March 21

Pete The Cat: Cavecat Pete by Eric Litwin

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

Activity: Coloring Sheet

 

March 28

The Story of The Easter Bunny Story by Katherine Tegen

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

Activity: Easter Craft

 

March 2018 Young Adult Programming

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

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

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

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

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

Homework Assistance (5, 12, 19, 26) @ 6:00 You’ve got homework to do, might as well get out of the house and go to the library to do it! We’ve got awesome resources to help you get done with your homework done!

 

 

Lewis Adult Programs

 

After 5 Book Club

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

Title: Someone Else’s Love Story

Author: Jackson, Joshilyn

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

 

Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

Thursday, March 8, 15, 22, 29

Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Presenter

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

 

Computer Class

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

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

Instructors: Library Staff

 

Transitioning From Home To A Senior Living Community

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

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

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

 

Yoga @ The Library 6:00 P.M.

Tuesday, March 13 & 27

Mrs. Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher, Instructor

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

 

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6       Monday – Friday

 

Story Time

Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

 

March 1    I’d love to have a pet!

Pet Show! , by Ezra Jack Keats

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

The Wild Woods, by Simon James

Jess finds a squirrel she wants as a pet.

Craft – Cat craft

 

March 8    It’s nice to have best friends!

Mary Ann, by Betsy James

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

The Firefighters, by Sue Whiting

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

Craft – Fireman masks

 

March 15   It is acceptable to be a little different!

A Different Little Doggy, by Heather Whittaker

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

Little One Step, by Simon James

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

Craft – Duck craft

 

March 22   I am so smart!

Baby Brains, by Simon James

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

The Incredible Book Eating Boy, by Oliver Jeffers

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

Craft – Baby masks

 

March 29   It’s fun to play make believe!

Dear Mr. Blueberry, by Simon James

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

The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats

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

Craft – Whale mask

 

Parent Pre-School Activity Center

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

 

 

“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids

 

Homework Assistance

5:00 – 5:45 pm

March 6 and 27 this month due to Spring Break

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

 

Color Coders

March 6, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

All ages are invited.

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

 

Being Creative with Legos

March 14 (special date), and March 27

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.

 

The Tinkering Table

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

 

 We are Full STEAM Ahead during Spring Break Shark Week

March 12 – 16

4:00 – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

 

Adult Programs

 

Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

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

271-7005

 

Computer Class for Seniors

March 6, 13, and 20

10:00 am

This month we will be concentrating on Microsoft Word.

 

Crochet Class

March 15, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Today we will be learning how to crochet new stitches.

 

Coliseum Adult Program

March 21, 2018

10:00 am

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

 

Coliseum Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

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

 

Curious Genre Book Club

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

“Green Angel”, by Alice Hoffman

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

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

Story Time

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

 

March 2: Dr. Seuss Day

Great Day for Up by Dr. Seuss

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

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

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

Activity: Dr. Seuss

 

March 9: Kite Day

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

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

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

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

Activity: kites

 

March 16: World Sleep Day

When Sheep Sleep by Laura Numeroff

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

Splat the Cat Dreams Big  by Rob Scotton

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

Activity: Wear Pajamas and read books to each other

 

March 23: Art Day

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

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

Perfect Square by Michael Hall

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

Art: Square Art

 

March 30: Easter

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

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

The Easter Egg by Jan Brett

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

Activity: Easter Egg Hunt

 

Lap Sit Time

Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

March 1

Would you rather be a Bullfrog? by Dr. Seuss

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

Five Little Ducks by Child’s Play

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

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

 

March 8

The Kite by Mary Packard

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

 

March 15

So Sleepy Story by Uri Shulevitz

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

 

March 22

Bunny, Bunny by Kirsten Hall

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

 

March 29

Ollie’s Easter Eggs by Oliver Dunrea

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

 

Other Happenings at Lowder Regional Library

 

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

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

 

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

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

~~Amazon.com~~

 

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

 

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

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

~~Amazon.com~~

 

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

Summary:  Manor Farm is like any other English farm, expect for a drunken owner, Mr Jones, incompetent workers and oppressed animals. Fed up with the ignorance of their human masters, the animals rise up in rebellion and take over the farm. Led by intellectually superior pigs like Snowball and Napoleon, the animals how to take charge of their destiny and remove the inequities of their lives. But as time passes, they realize that things aren’t happening quite as expected. Animal Farm is, on one level, a simple story about barnyard animals. On a much deeper level, it is a savage political satire on corrupted ideals, misdirected revolutions and class conflict-themes as valid today as they were sixty years ago.  ~~Amazon.com~~

 

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

 

Lowder’s Friends and Family Chess club meets every Saturday 10:am to 12:45pm (All children must be picked up by our 1:pm closing time). If you have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or if you have been looking for a place to play join us each Saturday.  All ages and levels are welcome!  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  If Chess Club is canceled we will post a sign on the Meeting Room door.

 

Gamer’s Club is the second Wednesday afternoon of the month. You must pre-register to play from 3:15pm to 4:15pm.  Parents must stay in the Main Area during play time.  Join us Wednesday, March 14th, 2018!

 

Lowder Lego League is the third Wednesday afternoon of the month from 3:15pm to 4:15pm. Participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play.  Participants older than 8 must have an adult with them as well, but the adult may wait in the Main Area of the library.  Registration is also required and complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk.  Come and sign up for Wednesday, March 21st, 2018!

 

Come be a part of DEACT! And just what is DEACT? Drop Everything And Color Time! All ages are invited to come and spend the hour coloring in the Main Area the second Thursday of the month.  Monthly we will have a different theme.  Join us Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 4:pm to 5:pm.

 

Homework Help at Lowder is every Wednesday, 6:pm to 7:30pm — unless school is out. Everyone must fill out a new registration each year and they may be picked up at the Circulation Desk.  Textbooks, worksheets, and assignments must be brought to every session in order for students to receive assistance.  We are also taking applications at the Circulation Desk for Homework Helpers at this time.

 

We are pleased to announce a new Lap Sit Time! It is for ages 0 to 1 year old Thursday from 10:am to 10:15am, a Librarian led Lap Sit time and then from 1015am to 1030am the parent will read board books to their children.  There is no craft associated with this program.

 

Our regular Preschool Story Time is Fridays at 10:15am. All ages are welcome but please remember that programming is geared towards ages 3 to 5.  The usual program is to read a couple of books interspaced with songs and movement ending with a craft activity.

 

Join us Tuesdays from 4:pm to 5:pm for a new program – Study Break! We would like to invite everyone, from elementary to college age to drop by and take a study break by playing a board game, putting together a puzzle, coloring a picture, or even filling a page with doodles!

 

We are excited to announce that we are going to be offering Help Me! Computer Classes for senior adults the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 9:30am to 10:30am.  In March we will have classes Tuesday, March  13th and Tuesday, March 20th, 2018.  Please remember that pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Ramer Branch Library

March 2018 Adult Programs

 

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

 

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