MCCPL Events for July!!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

July 2017 Activities

 

Bertha Pleasant Williams Library

Rosa Parks Ave Branch

 

Children’s Programs

Storytimes

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

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

 

July 4 – No story time (We’re closed for July 4th!)

 

July 11 – Wouldn’t anyone want to have Feathers Like a Rainbow (Flora)? Jacamin certainly does and his mother helps by stealing colors from Hummingbird, find out what happens. Then come on a rumpus Where the Wild Things Are (Sendak)!

 

July 18 – Annabelle finds some Extra Yarn (Barnett) and does something extraordinary with it. Extraordinary Jane (Harrison) has to find her special talent in an especially talented family. Both manage to find something special.

 

July 25 – What do we do when we get lost? Boot & Shoe (Frazee) know! We’ll also help as Olive Finds His Way (Root).

 

Summer Reading Programs

Wednesday @10:00 a.m.

 

July 5 – No program

Get caught reading! (come to the library and read to earn a small prize!)

July 12 – The Talking Tree, Clean City Commission

What do trees do to make the world a better place?

July 19 – Roosevelt Robinson, Extension Services

Mr. Robinson will talk about wildlife and forestry management.

July 26 – Vernon Turner, WSFA Weatherman

Being able to warn people about dangerous weather patterns helps reduce the damage

done to people and property by alerting us to the need to prepare and/or evacuate.

 

Young Adult Program

 

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Friday, July 21 @ 2:30pm

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.

**Note: our movie will start one hour earlier during summer!

Movie: Monsters University

Run time: 1hr 50 min

 

 

Adult Programs

 

Crochet and Craft

Friday, July 7 & 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

Tuesday, July 11 @ 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, July 12 @ 11:00 a.m.

Title: And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman

Description: In the comfortable suburb where Heloise Lewis lives, she’s just a mom, the youngish widow with a forgettable job who somehow never misses a soccer game or a school play. In the state capitol, she’s the redheaded lobbyist with a good cause and a mediocre track record. But in discreet hotel rooms throughout the area, she’s the woman of your dreams—if you can afford her hourly fee.  But now, after a decade, her secret life is under siege. Her once oblivious accountant is asking loaded questions. Her longtime protector is hinting at new dangers. Her employees can’t be trusted. One county over, another so-called suburban madam has been found dead in her car, a suicide. Or is it? And then she learns that her son’s father, a killer and former pimp, might be released from prison. With no formal education, no real family, and no friends, Heloise has to remake her life—again. Disappearing will be the easy part. The trick will be living long enough to start a new life. ~Dust Jacket

 

Free Legal Clinic

Thursday, July 20 @ 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The Montgomery Volunteer Lawyers Program will offer free legal services for civil cases (bankruptcy, divorce, child support, landlord/tenant issues, public benefits, etc.). If you have questions about what may be eligible, please contact Barbara Ann at 265-0222 ext 2.

 

 

Genealogy Sessions

Fridays (except holidays)

10:30-11:15a.m. & 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.

334-240-4979

acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us

 

 

Coliseum Branch Library

Story Time

Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.

Building a Better World

 

July 6     There will always be someone to love you!

The Dog Who Belonged to No One by Amy Hest

The hard working daughter of two bakers and a perfectly nice stray dog live lonely lives in the same town, until they meet one very stormy day.

I Love It When You Smile by Sam McBratney

A grumpy little kangaroo is having a bad day until his mother finds a way to make him smile.

Craft – Mother and baby kangaroo

*Reading Logs are due today to receive certificates and refreshments on July 14.

 

July 13   Listen carefully to those who love you!

Epossumondas by Coleen Salley

A well-intentioned young possum continually takes his mother’s instructions much too literally.

Epossumondas Plays Possum by Coleen Salley

Forgetting his mother’s warnings, Epossumondas goes into the swamp alone and must pretend to be dead time and again as he hears frightening sounds.

Craft – Possums

 

July 14   Summer Reading Program Finale

Come see animals from the Montgomery Zoo!

 

July 20   It’s all a part of growing up!

Off to School, Baby Duck! by Amy Hest

Baby Duck experiences the fear of the first day of school, but with a little help from Grandpa, everything turns out fine in the end.

Baby Duck and the Bad Eyeglasses by Amy Hest

Baby Duck is unhappy about the new eyeglasses she has to wear, until Grandpa helps her realize that they are not so bad after all.

Craft – Duck puppets

 

July 27   A mother will always love you!

Good Night Kiss by Amy Hest

Even after a story, being tucked in, and warm milk, Sam is not ready to go to sleep until his mother kisses him good night.

Don’t You Feel Well, Sam? by Amy Hest

When Sam has a cough, Mrs. Bear tends to him all through the cold night.

Craft – Bears

 

Elementary Programs

 

Build a Better World with Legos

Come join the fun building with Legos.

July 11, 18, and 25 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This program is geared for children in grades K – 6.

 

Fun with Ukuleles

There will be no program in July, but we will meet August 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm.

We will have a Ukulele Jam. Come and have fun playing your ukulele with others.

 

Build a Better World through Recycling

July 7 @ 10:00 a.m.

Join artist, Judy Thornton, as we create art with recycled materials. This will be a fun and creative program to encourage creativity.

*Today all reading logs will be due so that you may receive a certificate on July 14, 2017.

**Your certificate will be your ticket to the refreshments after our Finale on July 14.

 

Build a Better World Finale

July 14 @ 10:00 a.m.

Today is our program Finale. Everyone is invited.  We are excited to have the Montgomery Zoo present a program on “Animal Adaptations”? Come learn what makes animals unique and how they are special to their environment.  Come see which animals they will be bringing!

*Certificates will be given out to those who turned in their Reading Logs on July 7, 2017

 **Those who receive a certificate are invited for refreshments after the program today.

 

Teen Programs

 

Build a Better World Through Writing

Friday, July 7 @ 3:00 pm

Sometimes less is more – even in writing! Status updates, Twitter, Snapchat, texts:  writing is part of your life every day, and even short pieces are powerful.  Join Amanda Kaufman from the English and Philosophy Department of Auburn Montgomery to write and illustrate a six-word-autobiography.  Tell the world who you are!

*Reading Logs are due today so that you may receive your certificate on July 14 during our Finale.

 

Summer Reading Program Finale

Friday, July 14 @ 10:00 a.m.

Come see representatives from the Montgomery Zoo as they bring various animals.

*Certificates will be given out to those who turned in their Reading Logs on July           7.  These certificates will allow you to receive refreshments today.

 

Build a Better World Through Reading

Teen Book Forum

Come see our special selection of popular teen books, and add your recommendation of a “must read” to our list for others to see.

 

Build a Better World by Helping Others

Outreach

We are partnering with Angels for the Elderly to make a better world for our seniors and for yourselves. Do you have a special talent you would like to share, or join us as we play dominoes, play cards, or color adult level coloring sheets with our senior friends?

Let us know what dates and times are good for you and we will make all the arrangements!

 

 

Coding Club for Girls

Monday, July 10, 17, 24, and 31 @ 10:00 a.m.

Come join the fun and the great educational experience in learning to “Code” on computers. This is a wonderful opportunity for girls in grades 6 – 8. The class is limited to the first fourteen girls for this first set of classes.

 

*Coloring sheets will be available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3 to 5.

 

Adult Programs

 

Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

Each Thursday in July from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 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

 

Fiber Arts

Thursday, July 20 @ 3:00 p.m.

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

 

Computer Class

Tuesday, July 11, 18, and 25 @ 10:00 a.m.

Skills taught will be determined by majority rule.

Pre-registration is required.

271-7005

 

Coliseum Adult Program

Wednesday, July 19 @ 10:00 a.m.

Glen Alderton, local author, will be discussing her books. Then, she will teach us how to go about getting your works published.

 

Arts & Crafts for Adults

Wednesday, July 5 @ 10:00 a.m.

Join multi-talented Muffin Hand as she teaches us a new and easy way to design t-shirts. Come by and see the one we have on display.  Just bring your own white, cotton t-shirt and we will furnish all other supplies and the know-how.

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

Thursday, July 13 @ 3:00 p.m.

Today we will be discussing The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove by Susan Gregg Gilmore, a story of Bezellia, from a prominent Nashville family, who is struggling under her family’s name during the 1960’s.  Then, we will receive our book for August titled, “Citizens Creek”, by Lalita Tademy, a story of the first black chief of the Creek Indian nation and his granddaughter, who sustains his legacy of courage.

 

 

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

Thursday, July 27 @ 3:00 p.m.

Today we will discuss The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton.

Summary: The delightful debut of G. K. Chesterton’s most famous literary creation. In his day, Flambeau was a legend of the underworld. Even now, his old confederates remember with pride the Tyrolean Dairy scheme, in which he built a thriving milk business despite owning not a single cow. But today the master thief finally meets his match. Attempting to steal a priceless cross, Flambeau runs afoul of Father Brown, an ordinary-looking priest with amazing insight into the criminal mind. With grace, logic, and good humor, the stout little clergyman soon reforms one of England’s most notorious villains. In thrilling tales such as “The Blue Cross,” “The Secret Garden,” and “The Hammer of God,” G. K. Chesterton’s immortal priest-detective applies his extraordinary intuition to the most intricate of mysteries. No corner of the human soul is too dark for Father Brown, no villain too ingenious. The Innocence of Father Brown is a testament to the power of faith and the pleasure of a story well told. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler. (Hoopla) Remember to bring your device to our June 22 meeting so that you will know how to download this book from Hoopla.

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

3095 Mobile Road, Montgomery, AL 36117

www.mccpl.lib.al.us

Storytimes

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

July 5      

Adventures of Itty Bitty Frog by Kimberly Johnson

This story centers around a small, lovable frog who has a lot of kindness to offer to a baby bird. Although the frog encounters many pitfalls in his attempt to get the baby bird home, he never loses his determination.

Activity: Frog Craft

 

July 12

The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Schwartz

In this twist on The Three Little Pigs, Pig One and Pig Two neglect their martial arts training at the new ninja school and are no match for the wolf, but their sister’s dedication to her training saves the day.

Activity: Coloring Activity

 

July 19

Ribbet by Rodrigo Folquerra

When a pig visits a frog pond, sits on a rock, and says only “Ribbit!”, news spreads fast but only the wise old beetle has an explanation.

Activity: Pig Craft

 

July 26

We’re Going On a Picnic by Pat Hutchinson

Hen, Duck, and Goose go on a picnic but have trouble deciding where to stop and eat.

Activity: Coloring Activity

 

Young Adult Programming

Mondays in July (3, 10, 17, 24, 31)     Dungeons and Dragons @ 3p.m.

Description: Our teens found a ‘Karameikos: Kingdom of Adventure’ box and have been setting up a weekly Dungeons and Dragons group. We are learning how to play the game together and much fun is had by all. Come join us and let the adventuring begin!

 

Thursdays in July (6, 13, 20, 27)     Afternoon Anime @ 4 p.m.

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

 

Fridays in July (7, 14, 21, 28)        Friday Film @ 4 p.m.

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

 

Adult Programming

Thursday, July 6, 13, 20, 27

Computer Class @ 11:00 a.m.

Library Staff, Instructors

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

 

Monday, July 10

After 5 Book Club @ 6:00 p.m.

Title: A Lover’s Vow by Brenda Jackson

Summary: In another memorable series of the Granger Family, Jules Bradford and Dalton Granger embark on a mission to save his family and his legacy, and soon realize they have more at stake than they ever imagined.

 

Tuesday, July 11

Farmers’ Market Day @The Library @ 10:00 a.m.

Mrs. Flora Brown, Fairview Farmers Market, Presenter

Learn how to eat your way to a healthier Lifestyle, and why making fresh fruits and vegetables a part of your daily diet is important to living longer. A display of fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices and teas will be available.

 

Tuesday, July 11, 25

Yoga @ The Library, 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.

 

Thursday, July 13, 20, 27    

Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Presenter

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

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

 

Pike Road Branch Library’s Programs

facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary

 

Special Event

Magic Workshop with Russell Davis

Tuesday, July 11 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Magician Russell Davis will instruct a group of kids how to perform magic tricks. Participation in this workshop is limited to 24 kids, age 10 and up, so pre-registration is required.

 

Summer Events for Age 5 through 10

Tuesdays @ 3 p.m.

July 11Build a Magical World: Russell Davis returns with his magic and comedy show, which is almost as much fun for the adults as it is for the kids.

 

July 18Build a Sweet World: We will wrap up our big summer events with our annual visit to the chocolate fountain. We will also announce the top readers in each of our summer reading challenge categories.

 

Brick Clickers

Wednesdays @ 3 p.m.

Each week, builders (ages 5 and up) will face a new challenge and create something awesome using the library’s collection of LEGO™ bricks. The dates will be:

July 5

July 12

July 19

July 26

 

Storybook Time

For Age 3 through 6

Mondays @ 10:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.

At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read two or more 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 3 – We will NOT have Storybook Time today.

 

July 10 – Holy cow! Tomorrow is Cow Appreciation Day! We’ll read some cow-themed stories including Moo Cow Kaboom! by Thacher Hurd

 

July 17 – Patrick visits his granny for the first time and she’s missing some important items he will need during his stay like, say, a bed. Can granny save the day, or night, as the case may be? We’ll find out when we read What! Cried Granny by Kate Lum and Adrian Johnson.

July 24 – Did you ever really want a pet, but your mom said, “No!”? The little boy in today’s story faces that very dilemma when he asks for a dog to have as a pet. His mom shoots him down, but then he makes a counteroffer – how about a dragon instead? We’ll see who turns out to be The Best Pet of All in this book by David LaRochelle and Hanako Wakiyama.

 

July 31 – At the time of his deadline, Mister Matt hadn’t decided what to read for this day. Rest assured, it will be fun.

 

Toddler Time

For Age 1 through 3

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

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

July 5

July 12

July 19

July 26

 

Book Clubs

Book ManiaKs – for children in 3rd grade and up –On Thursday, July 13 at 2 p.m., the ManiaKs will discuss Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis and view the film based on the book.

Publisher’s Summary – The Pevensie siblings travel back to Narnia to help a prince denied his rightful throne as he gathers an army in a desperate attempt to rid his land of a false king. But in the end, it is a battle of honor between two men alone that will decide the fate of an entire world.

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, July 20 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Old Money by Bobby Cole.

Publisher’s Summary – 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. According to local gossip, several million dollars have been missing since the conviction of local conman Bronson Bolivar, and following his death in prison, his two grown children have torn his property apart looking for the funds. As Jake searches for the robber who targets well-to-do outdoorsmen, he finds a trail leading to the Bolivars. But the allure of quick cash also draws unexpected interest from both Bronson’s former cellmate and an upstanding federal judge. Will Jake understand the severity of the situation in time or get caught up in a web of deceit?

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

 

Preschool Storytime

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

 

July 7

Theme: Build a Better World through the Alabama Archives and History Department

The Archives and History will be here to discuss how we can build a better world in Alabama. How do you think that you can build a better world in your community?

 

July 14

Theme: Build a Better World through with the Talking Tree

The Talking tree will be here to talk about how trees help us build better worlds. How do trees help build better worlds?

 

July 21

Theme: Build a Better World through Movement

Get Moving with Elmo! by Random House

Elmo wants you to get up and get moving with him. He begins by stretching and sometimes his Mommy helps him out

How Do You Wokka-Wokka? by Elizabeth Bluemle

In this book the little boy goes on a walk and asks all his friends and neighbors how they dance. How do you wokka-wokka?  Come show us at Story Time.

Activity: Coloring Sheet

 

July 28

Theme: Build a Better World through Sharing

A Big Guy Took My Ball! by Mo Willems

Pig is upset because a bigger kid took his ball. It upsets

Elephant so much that he goes to get the ball back. They discover that the big guy has a hard time getting people to play with him.  Do you think that they all become friends?

The Giving Tree by Shel SilverStein

Everyday a little boy comes and visits this tree. The tree always gives him a little something, because it loves the boy.  Then one day all is left is a stump.  What did the tree give the boy?

Activity: Giving Tree (Certificates will be handed out.)

 

Children Summer Reading Program

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

July 4

Library Closed in observation of 4th of July Holiday

 

July 11

Build a Better World with Big Moe

Award certificates

 

Young Adult Summer Reading Program

Thursdays @ 4:00 p.m.

July 6

Build a Better World by joining the Young Classic Book Club. This month we are reading

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

 

July 20

Build a Better World through creating a You Tube video.

Final Summer Reading Program and certificates will be awarded.

 

Lowder Adult Summer Reading Program

Wednesdays @ 6:30-7:30 p.m.

 

July 12

Build a Better World through piecing together a puzzle through a scavenger hunt.

SPECIAL SENIOR ADULT PROGRAM

 

July 19

Build a Better World through technology. Bring your cell phone to learn the basics of your phone.

 

 

Other Happenings @ EL Lowder Library

 

Stitch and Share will not meet in July.

 

Friends and Family Chess Club wants you every Saturday 10a.m. until 12:45 p.m. sharp as the library closes at 1PM on Saturdays.  If your child or you have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or knows how and wants to join a group, we invite everyone to become a member of the Lowder Chess Club.  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  If Chess Club is canceled, we will post a sign on the door as soon as we know ourselves.

 

Remember that the Ladies of High Tea meets the first Tuesday of each month at 3p.m.  On Tuesday, July 11th (one week later due to the Independence Day Holiday), the Ladies will be reading The Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters.

Summary:  New York Times bestselling Grand Master Elizabeth Peters—author of the thrilling fictional exploits of archaeologist Amelia Peabody in the Land of the Pharaohs—brings back beautiful, brainy art expert and sometime sleuth Vicky Bliss for one last adventure in The Laughter of Dead Kings. The incomparable Peters sends Vicky and her colorful entourage racing across modern-day Egypt to investigate the brazen theft of one the ancient desert land’s most priceless treasures. Smart, funny, evocative, and suspenseful, The Laughter of Dead Kings is a fond and fitting farewell to the ever-delightful Vicky…and a superior mystery fit for a King Tutankhamen.  ~~Amazon.com~~

 

For the month of August, the Ladies will be reading The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery by Alan Bradley.

Summary:  It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. “I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn’t. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.” ~~Amazon.com~~

 

Gamers Club will meet Friday, July 14.  Gamer’s Club meets the second Friday afternoon of the month and pre-registration is required.  Participants may sign up for 3:30p.m.-4:30 p.m. or 4:30p.m. -5:30p.m. (all gaming must end at 5:30p.m.).

 

Come Build Something with Us! Registration is also required for the Lowder Lego League on the third Friday afternoon of the month 4p.m.-5p.m. Participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play.  Participants older than 8 must have an adult with them as well, but adult may wait in the main area of the library.  Complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk.  Come and sign up for July 21!

 

Lowder Regional Library now has Coloring for stressed out adults!  The second Thursday afternoon from 4pm-5pm bring your tired of everything, frazzled, and anxious selves to color your cares away—at least for the time that you are here!  Join us Thursday, July 12.

 

Our new Young Classic Book Club will meet Thursday, July 6 and will meet the first Thursday of each month on a regular basis.  This book club is open to anyone but is planned with Young Adults in mind and will be reading Young Adult and Children’s Classics (some of which are assigned reading).  Our third book is Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

 

Children’s Summer Reading at Lowder ends Tuesday, July 11 with presentation of certificates and a visit from Big Mo!   The fun starts at 10a.m.  There will be no programming the week of July 4th.

 

In addition to our Grade School and Pre-School Summer Reading Programs our final Young Adult program will be on Thursday, July 20th at 4pm when we will be creating a You Tube video and present certificates.  Come help the Librarians create a YouTube Video!

 

Adults we didn’t forget you! Wednesday, July 12th, 6:30p.m.-7:30p.m.  Adults are invited to a Scavenger Hunt at the library!  We will be looking for pieces to assemble a poster.  Certificates will be awarded.

 

SENIOR ADULTS! We have a Special Summer Reading Program planned just for you!  Let’s build a better world through technology!  Bring your cell phone and let’s learn the basic things your phone can do for you! Tuesday, July 19th, 6:30p.m.-7:30p.m.—BE THERE!

 

The Lowder staff wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July/Independence Day holiday.  Lowder Regional Library and the rest of the Montgomery City-County Public Libraries will be CLOSED, Tuesday, July 4th.  We will reopen Wednesday, July 5th, at 9AM.

 

Hampstead Branch Library

Fitness: Building a Better World by: Kathryn Powell

 

Story Time Schedule

Tuesdays: 10:30 am until 11 am Ages: 1—4 2:30 pm until 3 pm Ages: 5—9

 

July 4 – Library Closed: Happy Fourth of July

 

July 11 – Being Open and Understanding Books: Take Me Out to the Yakyu by Aaron Meshon ABC USA by Martin Jarrie Activity:  Empathy Dolls (items Needed: TP rolls, cardstock, markers/crayons, glue/tape)

July 18 – Be Kind and Helpful Books: If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson

Pinduli by Janell Cannon Activity: Kindness Jars (items needed: plastic or glass jars, tissue paper, modpodge/glue, strips of paper)

 

July 25 Be Honest Books: The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot by Scott Magoon Princess K.I.M. and the lie that grew by Maryanne Cocca-Leffler Activity: coloring sheets

 

Teen Schedule Thursdays @ 4:15 p.m.

 

July 6No Program this Week! Happy 4th of July

 

July 13 – Be Open and Understanding Discussion: Strength of Diversity – No two people are the same, and while we all might have similarities, our differences are what make us a stronger community. We’ll be looking at various ways we differ and where one person’s weakness might be another’s strength within our community. Activity: Human Knot and Balloon Pass

 

Other Programs at Hampstead

 

“Summer Fun” Build Your Own Series

Wednesday, July 12 3:45 – 5:30 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of Summertime Fun crafts including pocket ladybug rocks and beaded spiral sun catchers. Open to all ages. Please RSVP by July 7th so materials for crafts can be obtained.

 

Stress Relief Coloring MW 3:45-5:30 p.m. Spend some time connecting with coloring! The library will have coloring sheets for all age levels and welcome everyone who wants to attend. Stop by and spend a bit just taking a break from your hectic schedule to de-stress with some crayons and a coloring sheet.

 

 

Governors’ Square Branch Library

Storytimes @ 10:00 a.m.

Mondays: Grades K-5th

Tuesdays: Preschool (Ages 3-5)

July 3: No Program

 

July 4: Independence Day! All MCCPL locations closed

 

July 10: Building Tall Towers 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytimes will be held today instead of Tuesday. Children will enjoy building towers out of cups and popsicle sticks.

 

July 11: Traveling Trunk Lady

Children will be transported back to the past and see what is in the Trunk of the “Traveling Trunk Lady”.

 

Awards Party TBA

 

Book Bunch Book Club

Monday, July 10 @ 2:00 p.m.

Building a Bridge to Another Culture

Book Bunch will meet today to enjoy a program presented by a group of South Korean ladies.

 

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

Story Time

Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.

 

July 6: Movie Day

Kids grades K-5 are welcome to come and watch a new to DVD movie rated PG. Stop by or call the library the week before the movie day to see which one.

 

Young Adult (YA) Department

 

Wednesday, July 28 @ 2:30 p.m.

Promoting Healthy Teen Relationships & Preventing Teen Dating Violence

Its purpose is to strengthen families and relationships through comprehensive programs and outreach.

 

Cover to Cover Book Club

Tuesday, July 11 @ 6:30 p.m.

 

Title:  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

#1 New York Times Bestseller Summary:  Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.  ~Review by Amazon.com

 

 

Computer Lab Schedule

There will be no computer classes in the month of July due to the Back-to-School Boot Camp being held. Classes will resume August 1, 2017.

 

Pintlala Branch Library

Summer Reading Programs

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian I

 

Thursday, July 6 @ 10:00

Cynthia Jancaterino, Montgomery Clean City Commission: The Talking Tree

The students will learn how to keep Montgomery and Pintlala clean while building a better world.

 

Monday, July 10 @ 10:00

Movie Day (Movie to be Announced)

 

Wednesday, July 12 @ 10:00

Build, Build, Build

Who can build the tallest building? Explore the world of Legos

 

Friday, July 14 @ 10:00

Ms. Sandra

Do you remember all the ways we were able to “Build a Better World” during the Summer Reading Program?

 

Ramer Branch Library

 

Fun with Lego

Monday, July 3 & July 10 @ 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Share your creativity!

 

Summer Reading Program

Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

July 5: Movie Day

 

July 12: Fun Day/ Awards Ceremony

Come down for some friendly competition on Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. If you’re into Lego ®, we got those too. We will also have an awards ceremony for all that participated and also something special for the individual who read the most books. (Snacks will be served every week during the program).

 

Ramer Library Movie Days

Thursdays @ 2:00 p.m.

July 6: Secret Life of Pets

Summary: The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes (2016).

 

July 13: Sing

Summary: In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists’ find that their lives will never be the same (2016).

 

Adult Programs

 

Wednesday, July 26 @ 11:00 – Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club- Gifted Hands by Ben Carson The inspiring story of how one man overcame hardships to become a success.

 

Wednesday, August 23 @ 11:00 – Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club. Murder in Montgomery by Charlotte Magruder. A group of powerful men try to prevent a shocking secret from being discovered.

 

 

MCCPL Closed for Independence Day

The Montgomery City-County Public Library System will be closed Monday, July 3rd through Tuesday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day!

Pick up a good book or two this weekend to read at your gathering! Also remember that our e-content (ebooks, eComics, eAudioBooks through our Ebsco, Overdrive, and Hoopla subscriptions) are always available!

MCCPL Announces June Events!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

June 2017 Activities

 

 

Pike Road Branch Library

 

Storybook Time

 For Age 3 through 6 –

Mondays @ 10:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.

 

At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read two or more 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:

 

June 5 – “Build a Better World” is the theme for this summer’s reading program. We’ll start our summer Storybook Time by taking that theme literally. In Roadwork and Demolition by Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock, people use skills and equipment to build a road and turn an old building into a very special place.

 

June 12 – We’re going to adapt the summer theme to be “Build a Better Bear” today when we read My Best Friend Bear by Tony Johnston and Joy Allen. A little girl’s teddy bear is in dire need of a makeover in this sweet story.

 

June 19 – Owl and Rabbit are so focused on building better houses that their desire to have the better home threatens to demolish their friendship. We’ll see if they can work it out when we read Too Tall Houses by Gianna Morino.

 

June 26 – We started the month with tales about construction machines and we’ll end the month with the same. We’ll say, “Good night!” to construction equipment when we read Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld.

 

Summer Events for Age 5 through 10

Tuesdays @ 3 p.m.

 

June 6 – Build a Better World with Water: The Alabama Department of Environmental Management will teach us about water conservation and each child will make a bracelet to remind them of the water cycle.

 

June 13 – Build a Better Story: Tommy Johns returns with magic and puppets to teach us how to build a better story. Tommy Johns appears courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library.

 

June 20 – Build a Historical World: The Alabama Department of Archives and History presents “Alabama History Highlights,” in which kids will learn about Southeastern Indians, five capitols, cotton, the Civil War, and industries. Each theme will include an activity.

 

June 27 – Build a Cleaner World: The Talking Tree from the Montgomery Clean City Commission will teach us how we can help make the world a cleaner place.

 

Brick Clickers

Wednesdays @ 3 p.m.

 

Each week, builders (ages 5 and up) will face a new challenge and create something awesome using the library’s collection of Lego™ bricks. The dates will be:

June 7

June 14

June 21

June 28

 

Toddler Time

 For Age 1 through 3  

Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.

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

June 7

June 14

June 21

June 28

 

Book Clubs

Angry Dragons – for children in 3rd grade and up –On Thursday, June 15 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.

Publisher’s Summary – Four adventurous siblings–Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie–step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.

 

Angry Dragons Book/Movie Comparison –On Thursday, June 22 at 2:30 p.m., the Dragons will view the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and briefly compare the book and the movie afterwards.

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December.

On Thursday, June 15 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson.

Publisher’s Summary – In summer 1914, well-bred Beatrice Nash arrives in Rye to become the first female Latin teacher at the local school and soon falls in love with her sponsor’s nephew. All would be golden but for the terrible rumbling of coming war.

 

 

Governor’s Square Branch Library Summer Reading Program

Mondays: Grades K-5th Grade  

Tuesdays: Preschool Storytimes (Ages 3-5)

@ 10:00 a.m.

 

June 5: Build a Better World: Between the Earth and the Universe

Special presenters from The Planetarium discuss astronomy and current discoveries in the Universe. Then the children will make a craft.

 

June 6: Building an Appetite

Surprise guest favorite bovine from Chick-Fil-A will join the children for delightful stories and fun! Goody bags to follow.

 

June 12:  Robotics: Present and Future

Steve Ballard, robotics teacher at Brew Tech Middle School, and some of his students, will present a robotics demonstration.

 

June 13: Vehicles Used for Building a Better World

Children will hear stories about construction vehicles and watch a demonstration of how they work, then do a coloring page.

 

June 14: Celebrate Flag Day: “History of the U.S. Flag and State Flag” (2:00 p.m.)

Book Bunch will host a presentation by Belinda Bazinet, Veterans’ Affairs State Office, about the flags’ history. All adults welcome.

 

June 19:  Laura Burkland, Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, will talk about and display different types of architecture.

 

June 20:  Laura Burkland, MMFA, will return to read stories and lead the children in an art activity.

 

June 26: Build a Better World: Be “Bully-Proof”

Wendy Ciamber, Family Sunshine Center, will talk to the children about defense against bullies.

 

June 27: Yello Dino

Wendy Ciambo, Family Sunshine Center, presents a fun program about staying safe.

 

 

Bertha Pleasant Williams

 

Children’s Storytimes

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

June 6

How we look at the world can be how we change it, for ourselves and other people. The Pout Pout Fish (Deborah Diesen) thinks he’s a glum fellow, until he meets someone who shows him otherwise. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses (James Dean) help us see the world in a whole new way.

 

June 13

Help! (Holly Keller) hide Mouse from snake who wants to eat her! Maybe Chickens to the Rescue (John Himmelman) will save the day?!

 

June 20

Sometimes neighbors fight, like in Too Tall Houses (Gianna Marino), luckily Rabbit and Owl can work things out. Sometimes we just want to yell Leave Me Alone! (Vera Brosgol) like this knitting grandma who just needs a moment to herself.

 

June 27

When Max’s brothers won’t share their hobbies, Max decides to start his own collection of Max’s Words (Kate Banks), soon everyone wants to share their words. Should I Share My Ice Cream? (Mo Willems) is a question that is almost impossible to answer when your best friend would love some ice cream, but isn’t around to share it with.

 

Summer Reading Programs

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

June 7 – Amanda McBride, Alabama Historical Society

Archaeology helps understand our past better so we can build a better future.

 

June 14 – Engine 2, Montgomery Fire Department

Firefighters help people and keep us safe. Learn what they do and how they do it, see a real fire truck!

 

June 21 – Donna and John Woodfin, The Fish and Aquarium Maintenance Service, etc.

Animals help us by working with us, as well as improving our lives as pets. Learn about different animals, their care, and how they help.

 

June 28 – Stacey Vandortrecht, S & B Apiaries

Not only are bees natural builders, but they also provide us with food by pollinating most of our food crops. Bees are also in danger. Find out how you can build like a bee by protecting them.

 

Young Adult Programs

Thursdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 4:00 p.m.

 

Description: Join JP da Poet in this workshop class about slam poetry and how to write and perform it. We recommend bringing a dedicated notebook and pens, but can provide pen and paper if necessary.

 

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Friday, June 16 @ 2:30 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.

**Note: our movie will start one hour earlier during summer!

Movie: Lego Movie (2014), PG

Run time: 1h 41m

 

Adult Programs

 

Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday

June 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, macramé, origami, chainmail, whatever). Crafters of all ages and genders are welcome. Bring supplies and we’ll build the expertise together.

 

Scrabble Time

Tuesday, June 13 @ 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, June 14 @ 11:00 a.m.

Title: Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom

 

Description: Jamie, who fled from the Virginian plantation he once called home, is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. After many years of striving, Jamie has achieved acclaim and security, only to discover that his aristocratic lover Caroline is pregnant. Before he can reveal his real identity to her, he learns that his beloved servant Pan has been captured and sold into slavery in the South. Pan’s father, to whom Jamie owes a great debt, pleads for Jamie’s help, and Jamie agrees, knowing the journey will take him perilously close to Tall Oakes and the ruthless slave hunter who is still searching for him. Meanwhile, Caroline’s father learns and exposes Jamie’s secret, and Jamie loses his home, his business, and finally Caroline. Heartbroken and with nothing to lose, Jamie embarks on a trip to a North Carolina plantation where Pan is being held with a former Tall Oakes slave named Sukey, who is intent on getting Pan to the Underground Railroad. Soon the three of them are running through the Great Dismal Swamp, the notoriously deadly hiding place for escaped slaves. Though they have help from those in the Underground Railroad, not all of them will make it out alive. ~Dust jacket

 

Fourth Friday Cook Up

June 23 @ 4:00 p.m.

Audience: Adult

Description: Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. This month we’ll honor two of our favorite vegetables, the tomato and the potato. But we’re not talking about French fries and ketchup. Find a recipe that uses one or both ingredients. Prior registration is not required, but is encouraged so that we don’t have too much salad/bread/dessert (no such thing). Participation is required for partaking, but if you can’t cook feel free to bring plates, cups, tin foil, and/or plastic forks. Not sure what we need? Give us a call 240-4979.

 

Genealogy Sessions

Every Friday (except holidays)

10:30-11:15 a.m. & 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

 

 

Hampstead Branch Library Kathryn Powell, Librarian I

 

Children’s Programs Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.

 Ages: 1-4

 

June 6—Build a Better Environment Books: My Forever Dress – Harriet Ziefert The Curious Garden – Peter Brown Activity: Soda Bottle Greenhouse (items needed: Soda Bottles, Potting soil, seeds, scissors, plate/plastic lid)

 

June 13—Building a Better You Books: What do you do with a Mistake? – Kobi Yamada The Most Magnificent Thing – Ashley Spires Activity: Origami (subject to change)

 

June 20—Building a Better Community Books: Molly’s Organic Farm – Carol Malnor One Hen – Katie Smith Milway Activity:  Coloring Sheets

 

June 27—Inspire Others Books: Josephine: the Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Powell The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles Activity: Compli-mats

 

Teen Schedule: Thursdays @ 4:15 p.m.

June 8 — Build a Better Environment Discussion: Recycling, the Environment, and You! – How we effect the environment with our trash and what we can do to help reduce and reuse the items we have. Activity: Recycled Newspaper/Magazine Bead jewelry – Teens will create their own beads and jewelry out of old newspapers and magazines.  (Items Needed: Newspapers, Magazines, Glue/Modpodge, straws, string, scissors)

 

June 15 — Build a Better You Discussion: How to better ourselves through mistakes – We all make mistakes, some big and some small. We’ll be exploring some of our mistakes to see what effects they’ve had on us and what we’ve learned from them. Activity: Working through our Mistakes worksheet and “A Lie and 2 Truths” game.

 

June 22 — Build a Better Community Discussion: Why community Matters –Whether at home or at school, we have a community of people who make up our daily lives. Today we discuss why our communities matter and who makes up our community including agencies like law enforcement, fire and rescue, etc. Activity: Mute Organization activity and Cup Tower Build activity

 

June 29 — Inspiring Others Discussion: Inspiration Station – Everyone has inspirations, whether it’s a parent, teacher, or a friend. We’ll be discussing people and things that inspire us to do great things. Activity: String Art (string, cardboard/cardstock, brads/pushpins)

 

 

Events:

“Build Your Own” Series:

3:45 – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 – “Upcycling” Planter Join us for an afternoon of “up-cycling” your old plastic bottles into small planters for your indoor growing needs. Participants are asked to bring their own plastic bottle if at all possible. Other materials will be provided. Open to all ages. Please RSVP by June 2nd so materials for crafts can be obtained.

 

Department of Archives and History Program Friday, June 12 @ 2:00 p.m.

Join the library and the Department of Archives and History for a fantastic program featuring prominent history in the state and how we can use it to build a better future.

 

Stress Relief Coloring MW 3:45-5:30 Spend some time connecting with coloring! The library will have coloring sheets for all age levels and welcome everyone who wants to attend. Stop by and spend a bit just taking a break from your hectic schedule to de-stress with some crayons and a coloring sheet.

 

Reading Challenge June 5 – July 14 Children and adults of all ages are encouraged to participate in our Summer Reading challenge. There are small prizes for anyone who completes the goal for their age level! Sign-ups for children and teens will began on Monday, May 5, 2017.

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

2017 Summer Reading Young Adult Programming Building a Better World @ Your Library

Tuesdays @ 3pm

June 6: Nancy Fitzpatrick

Description: A better world requires a more creative world. Local author Nancy Fitzpatrick will discuss how unleashing one’s creativity through writing helps us build a better world.

 

June 13: Camille Quiles

Description: Healthy living is essential for building a better world! Camille Quiles is an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist at Auburn University and a health care advocate. She will discuss how pharmacists build a better world through health advocacy.

 

June 20: Brandon Vaughn

Description: To build a better world, conflicts must be resolved. Brandon Vaughn is an editor with a master’s degree in communication, a Poynter Institute Diversity in Leadership Fellow and a peer mediator. Join us for a discussion on successful conflict resolution through peer mediation and how we can all work toward building a better world.

 

June 27: Charles Lee

Description: Charles Lee started That’s My Child with the goal to keep teens off the street and provide them a positive space to hang out, learn skills, and have fun. That’s My Child founder Charles Lee will talk about how music and community engagement builds a better world.

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

Summer Reading Youth 3-5th Grade Programming Building a Better World @ Your Library Wednesdays @ 2 p.m.

 

June 7: Montgomery Fire Department

Description: The Montgomery Fire Department protects our citizens and our city’s resources every day from the damage fire can cause. They work under extremely dangerous conditions to save others from fires and other emergency situations. Their hard work helps us all build a better, safer world.

 

June 14: Carolyn Strickland

Description: If we are going to build a better world, we must learn to be healthier people. Carolyn Strickland is social worker and nutritional educator and will be discussing eating habits that are not only better for the person, but better for the environment.

 

June 21: Bart Smith

Description: Laws hold our society together. As an Attorney with Webster, Henry, Lyons, Bradwell, Cohan & Speagle, P.C law firm, Bart Smith works every day as an advocate for people and organizations in our society. He will be discussing how the work of lawyers and the law help build a better world.

 

June 28: Charles Lee

Description: Charles Lee started That’s My Child with the goal to keep teens off the street and provide them a positive space to hang out, learn skills, and have fun. That’s My Child founder Charles Lee will talk about how music and community engagement builds a better world.

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

Adult Programming

 

Computer Class

Thursday, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 11:00 a.m.

Library Staff, Instructors

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

 

Scrapbooking

Thursday, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 12 Noon           

Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Presenter

 

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

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

 

After 5 Book Club’s Discussion

Monday, June 5 @ 6:00 p.m.

Title: Stepping Into A New Day: A Blessings Novel by Beverly Jenkins

 

Summary:  In Henry Adams, Kansas, you can’t start over without stirring things up.  When Genevieve Gibbs ex, Riley, returns with his hog in tow, its sets off a chain of events that can ruin everything – unless the residents pull together once again to save the day.  ~Editor

 

Identity Theft

Tuesday, June 13 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Cynthia White, Regional Agent II, Alabama Cooperative Extension System will discuss and inform the audience of the consequences of identity theft and how to avoid becoming a victim.

 

Yoga @ The Library

Tuesday, June 13 & 27 @ 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.

 

 

Pintlala Branch Library

Summer Reading Program

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays @ 10 a.m.

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian I

 

Monday, June 5

Mary Hughes and her Dog Harvey

Montgomery Humane Society – saving lives……completing families

Their Mission:

The Montgomery Humane Society prevents cruelty to animals by operating an animal shelter for homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals; by operating an adoption center for healthy animals; by investigating cruelty and abuse cases; and by educating the public in animal owner responsibility.

Wednesday, June 7

Ms. Sandra will read Robots by Melissa Stewart

Synopsis – Discover the coolest robots of today and tomorrow in this colorful, photo-packed book. In this inviting and entertaining format, kids will learn about the science behind these amazing machines. This

Level 3 reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the scientists of tomorrow!

Activity: The children will build a robot out of old parts and pieces lying around.

 

Thursday, June 8

Adult Program: It’s Tea Time

 

Monday, June 12

Build Better Healthy Eating Habits

Ms. Sandra will read Making Smart Choices by Dr. Sandra Giddens and Dr. Owen Giddens

Synopsis – This book teaches young people that making the right choices about what they eat can have long-term effects on their health and wellbeing.

Activity: The children will make healthy cool smoothies

 

Wednesday, June 14

Sara Kunau, Curator – Education (Hands – On Gallery), Alabama Department of Archives and History

 

Monday, June 19

Ms. Sandra will read Why Should I Bother to Keep Fit by Kate Knighton

Synopsis – A fun and informative guide on how to maintain a healthy body through exercise and eating right which answers questions such as: What counts as exercise? What if I hate sport? and How can I get stronger? Includes simple tips on healthy eating, games to play indoors when it’s raining and how to warm up and warm down properly. Written in a clear, factual style with bright, stylish illustrations and internet links to websites to find out more.

Activity: The children will learn to exercise and great games

 

Wednesday, June 21

Joan Means, Retired Librarian from Montgomery City/County Public Library

Ms. Means is coming to Pintala library and show he children how to Build a Better World through reading.

 

Thursday, June 22

Mr. Roosevelt Robinson –Regional Extension Agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension System

*Community Resource Development

*Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resource Management

*Home Grounds, Gardens and Home Pests

 

Ramer Library

Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

June 14: Summer Reading Kick-Off

Come join us on the start of the 2017 Summer Reading Program. Let’s get to know each other and have a blast while doing it. We will watch BookFlix Roberto the Architect. We will team up and become young architects. How high will your skyscraper become?

 

June 21: Maggie Stringer, Capitol City Master Gardener’s Club

Plant a seed and change the world. Ms. Stringer will teach us about planting and growing. We will also get our hands a little dirty and do a little planting ourselves.

 

June 28: Fredriatta Brown-Greene, Librarian II, Morgan Memorial Library

She will read It’s a Tiger! by David La Rochelle. A child imagines that he is in a story

where he encounters a tiger at every turn. Also, Moo by David La Rochelle. When Cow gets her hooves on the farmer’s car, she takes it for a wild ride though the country.

 

Fun with Lego

Every Monday @ 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Share your creativity!

 

Ramer Library Movie Days

Every Thursday @ 2:00 p.m.

 

June 15

Finding Dory

June 22

Goosebumps

June 29

Despicable Me 2

 

Wednesday, June 28, 11:00- Ramer Readin’ Right Book ClubStandup Guy by Stuart Wood.

Synopsis: Private Investigator Stone Barrington gets drawn into the dangerous world of his clients.

 

 

Coliseum Branch Library

Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.

Pre-School Story Time

Building a Better World

 

June 8: Sometimes things just get broken!

Louie’s Goose by H. M. Ehrlich

Synopsis: While spending summer at the beach with his parents, Louie has a wonderful time playing with his toy goose and even rescues her from a big wave.

Humpty Dumpty, as told by Kin Eagle

Synopsis: This is the traditional rhyme expanded to include some of Humpty Dumpty’s other mishaps.

Craft – Humpty Dumpty

 

June 15: Father’s Day is near!

Happy Father’s Day by Steven Kroll

Synopsis: Each of the children and Mom have a special surprise for Dad on his special day.

A Father’s Day Thank You by Janet Nolan

Synopsis: Harvey the Bear searches for the perfect Father’s Day present and decides that thanking his dad is the best gift of all.

Craft – Father’s Day craft

 

June 22: Have you ever lost something?

Louella and the Yellow Balloon by Molly Coxe

Synopsis: Patricia Pig takes her baby, Louella, to the circus and loses her when Louella wonders off to retrieve her new balloon.

Olivia and the Missing Toy by Ian Falconer

Synopsis: When her best toy mysteriously disappears, Olivia the feisty pig is determined to find out who is responsible.

Craft – Little piggy

 

June 29: Try to make someone’s day better!

A Bedtime for Bear by Bonny Becker

Synopsis: Bear cannot sleep for his friend mouse, and mouse helps Bear when he becomes afraid.

The Most Beautiful Kid in the World, by Jennifer Ericsson

Synopsis: At the last minute, Annie takes off her conventional clothes in a sudden burst of desire to impress

her grandmother.

Craft – Bear masks

 

Parent Pre-school Activity Center

Every three weeks 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.

 

Elementary Programs

 

Build a Better World Learning from History

Friday, June 9 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Join Sara Kunau, with the Alabama Department of Archives, as she presents a fun and informative program illustrating Alabama History highlights. There will be a presentation followed by a creative craft.

 

Build a Better World Through Exercise

Friday, June 16 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Join Amy Barwick as she gets us excited about exercise. She has such a great personality that I am sure she will even get the adults involved.  Come join the fun!

 

Build a Better World by Beating Pollution

Friday, June 23 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Join Lynn Battle, with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, as she targets pollution and what we can do to battle this problem. She will have a hands-on model to show how pollution in the city quickly spreads to our rivers.

 

Build a Better World

There will be no program on June 30

 

Build a Better World With Legos

Come join the fun building with Legos.

Tuesday, June 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

This program is geared for children in grades K – 6.

 

Fun With Ukuleles

Wednesday, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 @ 4:30 am

Come to a ukulele jam, beginners welcome.

 

*Coloring sheets will be available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3 to 5 in June.

 

 

Teen Programs

 

Build a Better World Through Reading

Teen Book Forum

Come see our special selection of popular teen books, and add your recommendation of a “must read” to our list for others to see. (The dates and times of this forum will be decided after talking with the teens who have signed up to see when is best for them).

 

Build a Better World by Helping Others

Outreach

We are partnering with Angels for the Elderly to make a better world for our seniors and for yourselves. Do you have a special talent you would like to share? Or join us as we play dominos, play cards, and color adult level coloring sheets with our senior friends.  (The dates and times of this outreach program will be decided after talking with the teens who have signed up to see when is best for them).

 

Build a Better World by Expressing Yourself

Friday, June 23 @ 3:00 p.m.

Do you know everything there is about Panic at the Disco? Are you a Harry Potter super fan? Is basketball your life? Amanda Kaufman from the English and Philosophy Department at Auburn Montgomery will help you create a handmade magazine – also known as a ‘zine – that explores something you love. Come and do a little bit of writing and a little bit of art, and share your passion with the world!

 

Coding Club for Girls

Monday, June 5, 12, 19, and 26 @ 10:00 a.m.

Come join the fun and the great educational experience in learning to “Code” on computers. This is a wonderful opportunity for girls in grades 6 – 8. The class is limited to the first fourteen girls for this first set of classes.

 

*Coloring sheets will be available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3 to 5 in June.

 

Adult Programs

 

Computer Class

Tuesday, June 6, 20, and 27 @ 10:00 a.m.

Today we have student’s choice. Let us know what you would like to learn today.

Pre-registration is required. Phone 271-7005

 

Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

Tuesday, June 13 @ 10:00 a.m.

Are you wanting to begin or further continue your genealogical research at no charge? Come join others as we work through our problems together and see what we can find in your family tree.

 

Fiber Arts

Thursday, June 15 @ 3:00 p.m.

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

 

Coliseum Adult Program

Wednesday, June 21 @ 10:00 a.m.

Today we welcome Ethyl Boykin to disclose the beginnings of our new Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park. Come find what the vision is for this garden and what we can do to assist.

 

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

Thursday, June 8 @ 3:00 p.m.

Today we will be discussing Guests on Earth by Lee Smith, a story of an orphaned child who is admitted to Highland Hospital where Zelda Fitzgerald was once hospitalized. Evalina is taken under the wing of the psychiatrist’s wife, and she becomes a famous concert pianist.  Then, we will receive our book for July titled, “The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove”, by Susan Gregg Gilmore, a story of Bezellia, from a prominent Nashville family, who is struggling under her family’s name during the 1960’s.

 

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

Thursday, June 22 @ 3:00 p.m.

Today we will discuss A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick. This book has been called astonishing, complex, and brilliant.  This book is a true mystery, how, why, what.

 

Dewey Decimal Book Club

Wednesday, June 28 @ 10:00 a.m.

500’s – Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Make your selection from the 500 classification and be ready to share 3 to 5 points of interest about your book. This is a wonderful and fun way to learn new things!

 

 

Joyful Aging: Being Your Best at Any Age

 

Arts and Crafts

Wednesday, June 7 @ 10:00 a.m.

Today, Liz McEwan will be teaching us how to make personal greeting cards utilizing rubber stamping

 

Technology – Ted Talks

Wednesday, June 14 @ 10:00 a.m.

Learn anything from A to Z by listening to people speak through this site, Ted Talks!

 

Coliseum Adult Program

Wednesday, June 21 @ 10:00 a.m.

Ethyl Boykin will be discussing Montgomery’s new Botanical Gardens in Oak Park and her vision of what its future holds.

 

Dewey Decimal Book Club

Wednesday, June 28 @ 10:00 a.m.

500 – Natural Sciences and Mathematics

This category offers subjects on things cannot create. Come select your book and be prepared to share 3 to 5 points of interest you learned.

 

 

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

Summer Reading Program

Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.

 

June 8: PNC Bank will present Dream Big, Grow Up Great!

Helping young children turn everyday life experiences into math moments! PNC Grow Up Great is highlighting math resources that help children in their lives in a fun way.  Let’s develop a passion for learning that last a lifetime and can help set them on a path to success.

 

June 15: Movie Day:  SING

A Koala, Buster Moon stages a singing competition for the world’s humanoid animals in order to save his once grand theater that is in need of some major work. Five contestants are chosen to compete, a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

 

June 22: Sylvan Learning/Robotics with Misty Mitchell

Here’s an excellent way to inspire and motivate your child and keep him or her engaged during the summer. Kids will gain valuable science and engineering skills while learning how to build and animate a robot.

 

June 29: Department of Archive & History Alabama Highlights

Celebrating 300 years of Alabama History from the 1700’s -1900’s. Program design to fit kids grades K-5.

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

YA Department

Summer Reading Programs

Wednesdays @ 2:30 p.m.

 

June 7: An Introduction to the Korean Culture

Its purpose is to promote communication between Alabamians and Koreans to create productivity and harmonious working environments.

 

June 21: Wells Fargo: Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is the knowledge gained to implement the most effective and successful money management practices. Its goal is to provide the public with the information and tools to be financially literate and successful.

 

 

Morgan Reference Department

 

Color and Chill: Simple Art Therapy

Saturday, June 3 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Come and join us on Saturday, June 3rd, for “Color and Chill” Morgan Libraries adult coloring program. Enjoy a relaxing time while enjoying this simple art therapy. Time is from 10 am till 11 am and will be in the Reference Department. Pre-registration is appreciated but not necessary.

 

Meet the Author: Brown Bag Lunch Discussion

Monday, June 26 @ 12pm

 

Come join us for a discussion of Miriam Davis’ new true crime book: The Axeman of New Orleans. Bring your lunch and listen to the gruesome tale of this mysterious serial killer from New Orleans.

 

Cover to Cover Book Club Selection for the Month of June 2017

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

~Review by Amazon.com

 

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

Preschool Storytime

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

 

June 2: Theme: Build a Better World with Bees

Busy as a Bee by Thea Feldman

Synopsis: What noise does the bee make? That’s right… BUZZ! Bees stay very busy helping create many things. Can you name some things bees create?

Bee & Me by Elle J. McGuinness

Synopsis: When Bee gets trapped in the house a little boy becomes afraid that Bee will attack. All of a sudden Bee begins to ask for help. Why does Bee need help? How does he help us?

Activity: Bee craft

 

June 9: Theme: Build a Better World by Recycling      

Olivia Helps Mother Nature by Lauren Forte

Synopsis: Olivia explains how we can help mother nature. “Operation Mother Nature” is a big task but we can help by starting at home!

The Earth Book by Todd Parr

Synopsis: Why should we recycle and take care of the earth? This book will tell you why and how you can do your part to build a better world!

Activity: Recycled craft

 

June 16: Theme: Father’s Day

Just Helping My Dad by Mercer Mayor

Synopsis: Little Critter has decided to help Dad. Things may have gone wrong but Dad is still thankful.

Happy Father’s Day by Steven Kroll

Synopsis: Dad wakes up to a series of notes and surprises! It’s “Father’s Day” and each of the kids have taken care of Dad’s chores.

Activity: Happy Father’s Day cards

 

June 23: Theme: Summer!

One Hot Summer Day by Nina Crews

Synopsis: It’s “One Hot Summer Day” in the city. What can one do in the summer heat? Come follow a little girl’s adventures in the city.

It’s Summertime! by Elaine W. Good

Synopsis: How do you know it’s summer? On a farm there are many things that happen to let you know it is summertime. Come hear this story and see how the city in “One Hot Summer Day” compares to the country in “It’s Summertime!”.

Activity: Summer craft

 

June 30: 5th Friday Flick!

Name that movie…

Synopsis: These loveable animals care an awful lot, and take care of people in order to “Build a Better World”. Caring, kindness, and friendship is key to building a better world.

 

Other Happenings @ EL Lowder Regional Library

 

Stitch and Share will meet Thursday, June 22 at 3pm.  This program is open to anyone who likes to quilt, knit, or crochet—or would like to learn—or is having trouble completing a project.  Bring your UFO (Un-Finished Object) and see if someone can help you get back on track.

 

Friends and Family Chess Club wants you every Saturday 10AM until 1245PM sharp as the library closes at 1PM on Saturdays.  If your child or you have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or knows how and wants to join a group we invite everyone to become a member of the Lowder Chess Club.  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  If Chess Club is canceled we will post a sign on the door as soon as we know ourselves.

 

Remember that the Ladies of High Tea meets the first Tuesday of each month at 3PM.  On Tuesday, June 6, the Ladies will be reading Tail Gait by Rita Mae Brown.

Summary:  Spring has sprung in Crozet, Virginia—a time for old friends to gather and bid farewell to the doldrums of winter. Harry and her husband, Fair, are enjoying a cozy dinner with some of the town’s leading citizens, including beloved University of Virginia history professor Greg “Ginger” McConnell and several members of UVA’s celebrated 1959 football team. But beneath the cloak of conviviality lurks a sinister specter from the distant past that threatens to put all their lives in jeopardy.  When Professor McConnell is found murdered on the golf course the next day—gunned down in broad daylight by an unseen killer—no one can fathom a motive, let alone find a suspect. Just as Harry and her furry cohorts begin nosing into the case, however, a homeless UVA alum confesses to the crime. Trouble is, no one believes that the besotted former All-American could have done the foul deed—especially after Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker make another gruesome discovery.  As the questions surrounding Ginger’s death pile up, Harry’s search for answers takes her down the fascinating byways of Virginia’s Revolutionary past. The professor was something of a sleuth himself, it seems, and the centuries-old mystery he was unraveling may well have put a target on his back. As Harry edges closer to identifying an elusive killer, her animal companions sense danger—and rally to find a way to keep Harry from disappearing into history.  ~~Amazon.com~~

 

For the month of July the Ladies will be reading The Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters.

New York Times bestselling Grand Master Elizabeth Peters—author of the thrilling fictional exploits of archaeologist Amelia Peabody in the Land of the Pharaohs—brings back beautiful, brainy art expert and sometime sleuth Vicky Bliss for one last adventure in The Laughter of Dead Kings. Because of the Independence Day Holiday the Ladies of High Tea will meet July 11 at 3pm

 

Gamers Club will meet Friday, June 9.  Gamer’s Club meets the second Friday afternoon of the month and pre-registration is required.  Participants may sign up for 330pm-430pm or 430pm -530pm (all gaming must end at 530pm).

 

Come Build Something with Us! Registration is also required for the Lowder Lego League on the third Friday afternoon of the month 4PM-5PM.  Participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play.  Participants older than 8 must have an adult with them as well, but adult may wait in the main area of the library.  Complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk.  Come and sign up for June 16!

 

Lowder Regional Library now has Coloring for Adults!  The second Thursday afternoon from 4pm-5pm bring your tired of everything, frazzled, and anxious selves to color your cares away—at least for the time that you are here!  Join us Thursday, June 15.

 

Our new Young Classic Book Club will meet Thursday, June 1 and will meet the first Thursday of each month on a regular basis.  This book club is open to anyone but is planned with Young Adults in mind and will be reading Young Adult and Children’s Classics (some of which are assigned reading).  Our second book is The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S.  Lewis.

 

Summer Reading Registration continues and programming starts Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10am at E L Lowder Regional Library. Please see the Circulation Desk for requirements and to sign up.  A list of planned programs is also available.

 

In addition to our Grade School and Pre-School Summer Reading Programs we will also be having a Young Adult program on Thursday, June 15 at 4pm when we will be doing S.T.E.M. activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). We will be building stuff as teams!

 

Adults we didn’t forget you! Glenn Wills is returning with his new book More Forgotten Alabama.  If you missed our program for his first book (Forgotten Alabama) you missed a great presentation.  Mr. Wills travels the back roads and the by ways of Alabama taking pictures of interesting sights from by gone days.