MCCPL Announces September Events!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

September 2017 Program

 

Pike Road Branch Library’s Programs

 

Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library Speaker Series

On Thursday, September 21 at 10 a.m., the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library present native son and author Bobby Cole, discussing his new novels Old Money and Silent Approach.

 

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:

 

September 11 – Eddie lost his teddy bear in the woods, but, when he finds him, discovers that he has grown quite a bit since he last saw him. Is this really his teddy or might it belong to a certain real bear that is also looking for a missing pal? We’ll find out when we read Where’s My Teddy? by Jez Alborough.

 

September 18 – This Tuesday, September 19, be International Talk Like a Pirate Day! In celebration, Captain Matt Canary will read pirate stories including Pirates Don’t Change Diapers by Melinda Long and David Shannon. Wee buccaneers should feel free to come dressed in pirate garb!

 

September 25 – Gaston is a bulldog raised by a family of poodles. Antoinette is a poodle raised by a family of bulldogs. Will nature or nurture win out in these fascinating case studies? We’ll see what happens when we read Gaston and Antoinette by Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson.

 

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:

September 6

September 13

September 20

September 27

 

Book Clubs

Book Maniaks – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, September 13 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniaks will discuss The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis.

Publisher’s Summary – Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, a noble band of friends is sent to rescue a prince held captive. But their mission to Underland brings them face-to-face with an evil more beautiful and more deadly than they ever expected.

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, September 21 at 9:15 a.m., they will discuss Silent Approach by Bobby Cole.

Publisher’s Summary – One year after witnessing the tragic traffic accident that claimed his beloved wife and unborn child, accountant John Allen Harper seeks to remake his life. When he accepts a position with the Mississippi Choctaw Nation as their cultural liaison, he is tasked with one job: to track down and reclaim the tribe’s stolen artifacts dug up from sacred ground and sold on the black market.

John Allen’s investigation leads him to crooked publisher Winston Walker, who’s using these priceless antiquities to prop himself up after a wealth-wasting divorce. Racing against time, John Allen finds a cache of treasures stolen thirty years ago that may hold the key to an unsolved murder and mysterious disappearance. Along the way, he teams up with FBI agent Emma Haden, who is also investigating Walker and who stirs unexpected feelings in John Allen. But the desperate Walker won’t go quietly, and the closer John Allen gets to the truth and the proof that will put Walker away, the closer he may come to being buried himself.

 

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

 

Bertha Williams

September 2017

 

Children’s Programs

Storytime

Mondays and Tuesdays

Time: 10:00 AM

 

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

 

5

Sir Pete the Brave (Dean) is here to save the day! Little does he know The Dragon is Coming (Gorbachev)!

 

11 & 12

The Three Little Pigs (Zemach) are trying to build their homes without being bothered by a pesky wolf, while The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Rounds) just want to get home without being bothered by pesky trolls.

 

18 & 19

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (Numeroff) he may ask you How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food (Yolen) and then you’ll have to come to story time to find out.

 

25 & 26

Piglet and Papa (Wild) love each other, but sometimes those messages get missed. But it’s alright, because I Love It When You Smile (McBratney).

 

 

Young Adult Programs

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

Sept 15

Time: 3:00pm

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

 

Movie: Doctor Strange (PG-13)

Run time: 1h55min

 

 

Adult Program

 

Scrabble Time

First Tuesday

Sept 5 **New Day**

Time: 2:00pm

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

 

Author Talk with Julian McPhillips

Sept 13

Time: 10:00am

Description: Join us for a discussion of Julian McPhillips’s previous book Civil Rights in my Bones as well as his upcoming work. Some refreshment will be provided.

 

Author Bio: Julian L. McPhillips Jr. was born in Birmingham, Alabama, grew up in Cullman, and attended Sewanee Military Academy, Princeton, and Columbia University Law. After four years as a Wall Street attorney, Julian returned to Alabama in 1975 as an Assistant Attorney General. His private law practice from 1977 to date has involved considerable civil rights and public interest work. Julian is the subject of the twice-published People’s Lawyer, 2000 and 2005, and an autobiography, Civil Rights in My Bones. He has won numerous awards from the SCLC, NAACP, and other civil rights groups. Julian is also co-founder (with his wife Leslie) of the Scott and Zelda Museum and lay minister/administrator of Christ the Redeemer Episcopal Church. Julian has been married to Leslie for 42 years. They have two married daughters, Rachel and Grace, one son David, and three grandchildren.

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

Sept 13

Time: 11:00am

Title: Pegasus

Author: Danielle Steel

Description: Danielle Steel tells the story of a family reinventing itself in America, while the country they left behind is engulfed in flames and madness, and men like Alex von Hemmerle are forced to make unbearable choices. Alex’s daughter will find sanctuary in England. In America, Nick will find love, his sons will find a future, and their left-behind world will eventually find them. A novel of hope and sacrifice, of tragedy, challenge, and rebirth, Pegasus is a brilliant family chronicle that unfolds across half a century—a masterwork from one of our most beloved writers. ~Dust Jacket

 

Genealogy Sessions

Fridays (except holidays)

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

 

Pre-registration IS required.

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

 

334-240-4979

acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us

 

Governor’s Square Branch Library

Preschool Storytime Schedule

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Sept. 5: Grandparents Are Great!

Children will enjoy discussing their grandparents, then hearing the stories

When I Was Young and Grandma, Grandpa and Me. After that, they will

do a coloring activity.

 

Sept. 12: What is a Patriot?

The children will move and march to patriotic music, then learn more

being patriots, when Ms. Anita reads the stories  The Scrambled States

of America and The American Flag.   Then the children will enjoy

making a bookmark craft.

 

Sept. 19:   It’s Almost Autumn

                   The children will love the stories Leaf Man and Possum’s Harvest

Moon, then do a craft.

 

Sept. 26:   Autumn Movie Day

The children will be delighted to watch the movie “Johnny Appleseed”

and sample a treat. There will be a coloring activity following the

movie.

 

 

Book Bunch Book Club Meeting

September 13 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

Book Bunch members will discuss The Nightingale, by best-selling author Kristin Hannah. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II.

Book Jacket Summary: “Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle’s father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it’s not only the sisters’ relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong. With life as they know it changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions. Vivid and exquisite in its illumination of a time and place that was filled with great monstrosities, but also great humanity and strength, Kristin Hannah’s novel will provoke thought and discussion that will have readers talking long after they turn the last page”

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

Storytimes

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

September 6

Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler’s caps while he takes a nap under a tree.

Activity: Making Hats

September 13

Adventures of the Itty Bitty Spider and the Itty Bitty Mouse by Kimberly Johnson

A mouse and a spider pass by many friends and neighbors on their way to the store, where they find a chipmunk who is stealing and teach him the right thing to do.

Activity: Coloring Activity

 

September 20

Help! A Story of Friendship by Holly Keller

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

Activity: Friendship Bracelets

 

September 27

Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile by Won-Ldy-Paye

When a crocodile captures Mrs. Chicken and takes her to an island to fatten her up, clever Mrs. Chicken claims that she can prove they are sisters and that, therefore, the crocodile shouldn’t eat her.

Activity: Coloring Activity

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

Young Adult Programming for September
Mondays in September (18, 25) Homework Assistance @ 6pm If you’ve got to do homework, might as well do it at the library. We have volunteer tutors, expert researchers, and can our librarians can point you in the right direction to finding the arc length of a polar curve. If you are part of a school club or Greek society, consider sharing what you’ve learned in school and earning volunteer hours!

 

Second Monday in September (11) Rufus Lewis YA Bookclub @ 4pm

Our Young Adult Bookclub will begin meeting the second Monday of every month starting in September. We promote reading of all types: Ebooks, Audiobooks, Graphic Novels, cinema, series or standalone works. If it has a story, we read it! Come join and talk about what your reading, what you love… what you hate… what you can’t get past the first page.

 

Tuesdays in September (5, 12, 19, 26) Young Adult Coding Club @4 pm

Ever wanted to learn how computers work? Have an idea for the next great app? Come join us as we explore the world of coding! No experience necessary.

 

Thursdays in September (7, 14, 21, 28)     Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

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

 

Fridays in September (8, 15, 22, 29)        Friday Film @ 4 pm

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

 

Every Day in September: Color Therapy

Description: Our Library has access to an extensive collection of coloring sheets. Take your mind off the week’s stress and relax. Come by our circulation desk and ask for the week’s selection.

 

Rufus A. Lewis Adult Programming

 

Computer Class

Thursday, September 7, 14, 21, 28

Library Staff, Instructors   

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

 

Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

Thursday, September 7, 14, 21, 28

Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Presenter

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

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

 

After 5 Book Club – Book Discussion

Monday, September 11 @ 6 P.M.

Title: Sin Of A Woman: A Curtis Black Novel by Kimberla Lawson Roby

 Summary: After her very public divorce from Dillon, Raven Black is recovering nicely.  Dillon has done everything he can to discredit her, but Raven has learned from her mistakes and him.  She’s intent on using every bit of Dillon’s revenge and betrayal, as she prepares to take what is hers and more.

~Editor

 

Yoga @ The Library 6:00 P.M.                              

Tuesday, September 12, 26

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.

 

Exploitation of the Elderly

Tuesday, September 19 @ 10:00 A.M.

Cynthia White, Regional Agent II, Presenter

Staff from Alabama Cooperative Extension System will be available to discuss and answer questions regarding the following:

Signs of Elder Abuse

Financial Abuse

Scams

Financial Fraud

 

Coliseum Blvd Branch Library

Story Time

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

Thursday at 10:00 am

 

Sept. 7     Could you find your way home?

The Way Home, by Judith Benet Richardson

Unable to convince her baby to leave the beach where they have spent the day

playing, a mother elephant uses inventive means to draw her young one away to

home and safety.

Stripe, by Joanne Partis

Stripe strolls into the jungle on his own and finds more adventures than he hoped

for when he’s chased by stinging bees and snapping crocodiles and ends up in the

mouth of a whale.

Craft – Elephant craft

                 #Today we will be accepting name suggestions from our Story Time children for our           

                 “Name the Giraffe” contest.

 

Sept. 14   We help those we love!

Peter’s Pockets, by Eve Rice

Peter’s new pants don’t have any pockets, so Uncle Nick lets Peter use his until Peter’s

mother solves the problem.

 Hugo at the Park, by Anne Rockwell

Hugo the Labrador puppy goes for a walk in the park with his human friend and sees

many interesting things.

Craft – Dog craft

                 #Today we will be announcing the winner of our “Name the Giraffe” contest.

 

Sept. 21   Can you turn bad things into good things?

Olivia Meets Olivia, adapted by Ellie O’Ryan

Olivia meets a new classmate named Olivia, and she does not like sharing her name.

Olivia Takes a Trip, by Ellie O’Ryan

Olivia’s trip by airplane is cancelled, so she uses her imagination to make things

better.

Craft – Pig craft

 

Sept. 28   Be creative!

The Counting Race, by Margaret McNamara

When Mrs. Conner challenges her first grade students to count to 10 in less than one

second, they work together to find a way to count that will beat the clock.

Eency Weency Spider, by Joanne Oppenheim

After climbing the water spout, Eency Weency Spider meets Little Miss Muffet,

Humpty Dumpty, and Little Jack Horner.

Craft – Spider craft

 

“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids

 

Fun with Ukuleles

September 6, 2017

4:30 pm

Come join a ukulele jam and share in the fun of making music together.

See the Facebook page “Dewberry Jam” for ongoing educational links and announcements.

 

Being Creative with Legos

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.

September 12 and September 26

4:00 – 5:00 pm

 

The Tinkering Table

September 15, 2017

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join us as we help develop your creative abilities. Once a month, on the third Friday of the month, we will have an activity that will enhance the arts or encourage your engineering skills by providing math and science projects.

 

Homework Assistance

Our program will begin September 12, and then we will meet every Tuesday from 5:00 – 5:45 pm. Our tutors offer assistance in Math, English, and Reading.  Students in grades 1 – 12 are invited.  Please bring your own materials and homework, or the lesson you will need assistance with.

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

 

Adult Programs

 

Arts and Crafts for Adults

September 6, 2017

10:00 am

Come join Carol Gandy as she teaches us to make beautiful pine cone flowers. All materials will be provided.

 

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

September 5, 12, 19, and 26

10:00 am

We will be concentrating on Microsoft Power Point during the month of September.

Pre-registration is required.   271-7005

 

Coliseum Adult Program

September 20, 2017

10:00 am

Sara Dubose, author

Sara Dubose will be discussing “Be Anxious for Nothing”, and she will also touch on her other

5 books. She is a Montgomery author and you will be in for a real treat.

 

Fiber Arts

September 21, 2017

3:00 pm

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

 

Tai Chi Classes

We will be offering Tai Chi classes September 11, 18, 25, and October 2 from 10:00 – 11:00 am. This will be a 4 week introduction to Tai Chi taught by Jim Caldwell.  You will need to come by to pre-register and complete a waiver before attending any of these classes.

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

September 14, 2017

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing “In the Name of the Family”, by Sarah Dunant. In this novel, she offers a thrilling exploration of the House of Borgia’s final years, in the company of a young diplomat named Niccolo Machiavelli.  Then, we will receive our book for October titled, “All the Light We Cannot See”, by Anthony Doerr.

 

 

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

September 28, 2017

3:00 pm

We will discuss “Tishomingo Blues”, by Elmore Leonard. Daredevil Dennis Lenahan has brought his act to the Tishomingo Lodge & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi — diving off an eighty-foot ladder into nine feet of water for the amusement of gamblers, gangsters, and luscious belles. His riskiest feat, however, was witnessing a Dixie-style mob execution while atop his diving platform.  goodreads.com/book/show/147210.Tishomingo_Blues

 

 

Banned Book Week

September 25 – 29

Have a date with a banned book from our collection of books which have been wrapped to secure their identity.

 

Think Outside the Lines

 

We are thinking outside the lines this week at the Coliseum Branch Library by providing fun and informative programming. Come see what we have planned.

 

September 11, 2017

Angels for the Elderly Nursing Home

We will be reading short stories to the residents today.

 

September 12, 2017

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Lego League

Today we will be designing a 21st century library with our Legos today.  There will be a prize awarded to the most creative design.

 

September 13, 2017

10:00 am

Relief by Reeves

William Reeves, a massage therapist, will be on hand to relieve everyday tensions by offering free chair massages to our patrons.

 

September 14, 2017

Story Time

10:00 am

We will be having a fun and educational program today, so come join the fun.

We will also be announcing the winner of our “Name the Giraffe Contest”.

 

September 14, 2017

Southern Charms Book Club

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing “In the Name of the Family”, by Sarah Dunant. In this novel, she offers a thrilling exploration of the House of Borgia’s final years, in the company of a young diplomat named Niccolo Machiavelli.  We will also be serving cannoli to our members who read “In the Name of the Family” to celebrate the joys of Italian pastries while discussing this historical fiction of the Borgia family.

 

September 15, 2017

The Tinkering Table

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join us as we help develop your creative abilities. Once a month, on the third Friday of the month, we will have an activity that will enhance the arts or encourage your engineering skills by providing math and science projects.

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

September 2017

Story Time

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

 

Library Tour

Friday, September 1

Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn

Lola is so excited about Tuesdays because she and her mother go to the library. She attends Story Time and gets to check out any book that she wants to read. What is your favorite thing about the library?

Respect and Take Care of Things by Cheri Meiners

This book teaches you that if you respect and take care of your things they will last longer. Everything has a place and there is a place for everything.

Mr. Wiggle’s Library by Carol Thompson

Mr. Wiggle goes to the library and takes a tour.

Would you like a tour with Mr. Wiggle?

Activity: Library Tour

 

 

Teddy Bear Sleepover

Friday, September 8

Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm by Herman Parish

Amelia Bedelia is so silly she seems to get things all mixed up. She tries to help the librarian, but it turns out incorrect. Like making actual jackets for the books. Come find out what other funny things that happen when we read this book.

 

Where’s My Teddy?  by Jez Alborough

Eddie is looking for his teddy named Freddie. Eddie finds this big teddy, but it’s not his. What happens when the owner comes for his teddy?

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

TEDDY BEAR SLEEPOVER @ THE LIBRARY

Bring your teddy bear to Story Time on September 8th for a sleepover. Teddy Bear will have overnight adventures in the library from September 8th to September 15th. Pick up Teddy, read to him, and view all the great adventures Teddy had at the Library at story time on September 15th.

 

Pajama Day

Friday, September 15

Bedtime for Bear by Brett Helquist

Bear is ready to hibernate and go to sleep until Spring, but his friends really want him to play just one more day. Does he play with his friends or does he sleep?

A Bedtime for Bear by Bonny Becker

Bear has never had a guest spend the night with him until Mouse stays the night over. Bear is used to it being absolutely quiet, but Mouse tests Bear’s patients. Do you sleep in abso-lute silence or do you have noise?

Activity: Bear Art/Read a story to your Teddy Bear

 

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Friday, September 22

Captain Matt Canary, librarian from Pike Road Branch, will be here to teach you the ways of the pirates. He will be reading “Pirates Don’t Change Diapers” and “How I Become a Pirate” by Melinda Long.

Activity: create a pirate hat

 

Pets

Friday, September 29

Pick a Pet by Diane Namm

Which pet is right for this little girl? She starts out by going to the zoo and ends up at the pet store. Which one does she bring home?

Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown

Lucy finds a child and decides to take him home to be her pet. Her mother warns her that children make terrible pets. Why do you think children make terrible pets and can Lucy prove her mother wrong?

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

 

Lowder

Lap Sit Time @ Lowder Library

Thursdays @10:00 a.m.

September 7

My World by Margaret Wise Brown

Do you remember the book Good Night Moon? The same bunny family in Good Night Moon is comparing this is mine and this is yours. Example: Mommy’s bed and my bed. Daddy’s toothbrush and my toothbrush. It is about children discovering their world.

 

September 14

Shapes That Go by Scholastic

Do you ever think about the vehicles that we drive and see on the road? After reading this book you should be able to talk about the shapes that you see on cars and trucks. It also teaches about colors.

 

September 21

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Turn Around by Penny Dann

“Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around is a book that teaches your child how to do things.  For instance touch their nose, turn around and touch the ground.

 

September 28

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.

This book introduces children to different animals by the use of rhymes.

 

 

Other Happenings at Lowder Regional Library in September

 

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month so all the Librarians at the EL Lowder Regional Library would like to invite those residents of Montgomery County to drop by Lowder or any of the other ten locations and get your very own MCCPL library card! For verification we will need a picture ID and your present address.  If your Driver’s License has your present address on it that’s all we need.  If you’ve moved and not updated your address we can still use an unexpired Driver’s License but we will also need two “official” pieces of mail with the same name and the new address on it.  Examples are Car Tag Receipts, Leases, Mortgages, Pay Stubs,

 

September starts new programs and jumpstarts old ones!

 

The Ladies of High Tea will continue to meet the First Tuesday of the Month at 3PM—Tuesday, September 5th at 3PM the Ladies will meet to discuss Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

 

The unassuming young heroine of Rebecca finds her life changed overnight when she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome and wealthy widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. Rescuing her from an overbearing employer, de Winter whisks her off to Manderley, his isolated estate on the windswept Cornish coast–but there things take a chilling turn. Max seems haunted by the memory of his glamorous first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy is lovingly tended by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers. As the second Mrs. de Winter finds herself increasingly burdened by the shadow of her mysterious predecessor, she becomes determined to uncover the dark secrets that threaten her happiness, no matter the cost.

 

~~Amazon.com~~

 

In October the Ladies will discuss Saving Ceecee Honeycutt: A Novel by Beth Hoffman.

 

Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her mother, Camille, the town’s tiara-wearing, lipstick-smeared laughingstock, a woman who is trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen of Georgia. When tragedy strikes, Tootie Caldwell, CeeCee’s long-lost great-aunt, comes to the rescue and whisks her away to Savannah. There, CeeCee is catapulted into a perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricity—one that appears to be run entirely by strong, wacky women. From the exotic Miz Thelma Rae Goodpepper, who bathes in her backyard bathtub and uses garden slugs as her secret weapons; to Tootie’s all-knowing housekeeper, Oletta Jones; to Violene Hobbs, who entertains a local police officer in her canary-yellow peignoir, the women of Gaston Street keep CeeCee entertained and enthralled for an entire summer. A timeless coming of age novel set in the 1960s, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship, and charts the journey of an unforgettable girl who loses one mother, but finds many others in the storybook city of Savannah. As Kristin Hannah, author of Fly Away, says, Beth Hoffman’s sparkling debut is “packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart.”

 

~~Amazon.com~~

 

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

 

Stitch and Share is back! The fourth Thursday in the month – September 28th – 3PM-530PM bring your quilting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery projects to work on..

 

The Young Classic Book Club will meet from 4PM to 5PM the first Thursday of each month, September’s date is September 7th and the book is: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

 

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

~~Amazon.com~~

 

In October, on October 5th the Young Classic Book Club will discuss Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

 

Few creatures of horror have seized readers’ imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The story of Victor Frankenstein’s terrible creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. Considering the novel’s enduring success, it is remarkable that it began merely as a whim of Lord Byron’s.

“We will each write a story,” Byron announced to his next-door neighbors, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and her lover Percy Bysshe Shelley. The friends were summering on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland in 1816, Shelley still unknown as a poet and Byron writing the third canto of Childe Harold. When continued rains kept them confined indoors, all agreed to Byron’s proposal. The illustrious poets failed to complete their ghost stories, but Mary Shelley rose supremely to the challenge. With Frankenstein, she succeeded admirably in the task she set for herself: to create a story that, in her own words, “would speak to the mysterious fears of our nature and awaken thrilling horror — one to make the reader dread to look round, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart.”

~~Amazon.com~~

 

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

 

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

 

Gamer’s Club meets the second Friday afternoon of the month. You must pre-register to play either a 330PM to 430PM slot or 430PM to 530PM slot.  Parents must stay in the Main Area during play time.  Join us Friday, September 8th!

 

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 September 15th, 2017!

 

Open Mic night is back! Join us the third Monday of the month at 6PM to “show your stuff!”  If you can sing or dance, if you write poetry, or if you like to make people laugh sign up by 5PM the day of the program and show us what you can do!  As always this is a family oriented program so nothing offensive to little (or big) ears and we never ever criticize.  Join us Monday, September 18th, 2017.

 

Come be a part of DEACT! And just what is DEACTMAL?  Drop Everything And Color (in the Main Area of Lowder)!  All ages are invited to come and spend the hour coloring.  Monthly we will have a different theme and in September we will celebrate the Autumn Season.  Join us Thursday, September 14th from 4PM-5PM.

 

Homework Help Returns to Lowder Wednesday, September 13th, 6PM-730PM.  Everyone must fill out a new registration each year and they may be picked up at the Circulation Desk.  Textbooks, worksheets, and assignments must be brought to every session in order for students to receive assistance.  We are also taking applications at the Circulation Desk for Homework Helpers at this time.

 

We are pleased to announce a new Lap Sit Time! It is for ages 0 to 1 year every Thursday 10am to 1015m for a Librarian led Lap Sit time and then from 1015am to 1030am the parent will read board books to their children.  Our first program is Thursday, September 7, 2017 (10am-1030am).  There is no craft associated with this program.

 

Our regular Preschool Story Time returns Friday, September 1, 2017 at 1015am. All ages are welcome but please remember that programming is geared towards ages 3 to 5.  The usual program is to read a couple of books interspaced with songs and movement ending with a craft activity.

 

Join us Tuesdays, beginning September 5, 2017 from 4pm to 5pm for a new program – Study Break! We would like to invite everyone, from elementary to college age to drop by and take a study break by playing a board game, putting together a puzzle, coloring a picture, or even filling a page with doodles!

 

We are excited to announce that we are going to be offering Help Me! Computer Classes for senior adults the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 930am to 1030am.  Pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class.  The first class will be Computer Basics on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

 

 

 

Ramer Branch Library

September

 

Wednesday, September 13, 11:00- “Alabama Needs Your History” by Haley Aaron, Alabama Department of Archives and History. Learn how important it is to share your family and community history with others.

 

Wednesday, September 27, 11:00- Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club

 

 

 

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August Events @ MCCPL!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

August 2017 Activities

 

Pike Road Branch Library’s August 2017 Programs

Storybook Time – for age 3 through 6 – Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 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:

August 7 – School starts next week! Did you know that pirates go to school? We’ll find out what they do during an average school day when we read Pirates Go to School by Corinne Demas and John Manders.

August 14 – The solar eclipse is happening next Monday. To get ready for it, we will read some books about the moon, including Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle.

August 21 – Today is solar eclipse day and all eyes will be on the sky this afternoon. Since we are casting our gaze to the heavens, we will read some stories about characters that have traveled in space including Mousetronaut by Mark Kelly and C.F. Payne.

August 28 – Mo Willems may not be making Elephant and Piggie books any more, but Gerald and Piggie still want you to read. We’ll enjoy one of their “Elephant and Piggie Presents” books today. It’s called Elephant and Piggie Like Reading!: The Cookie Fiasco by Mo Willems.

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:

August 2

August 9

August 16

August 23

August 30

Book Clubs

Book ManiaKs – for children in 3rd grade and up –On Wednesday, August 17 at 4:15 p.m., the ManiaKs will discuss The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis.

Publisher’s Summary – Narnia . . . where a dragon awakens . . . where stars walk the earth . . . where anything can happen. A king and some unexpected companions embark on a voyage that will take them beyond all known lands. As they sail farther and farther from charted waters, they discover that their quest is more than they imagined and that the world’s end is only the beginning.

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, August 17 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Aquarium by David Vann.

Publisher’s Summary – Living in Seattle with her mother, who works at the docks, 12-year-old Caitlin visits the aquarium to lose herself in the shimmering gorgeousness of the fish. There, she befriends an old man, and a troubling family secret emerges.

Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library Annual Business Meeting

On Thursday, August 17 at 10 a.m., the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library will hold their annual business meeting during which they will elect officers for the new business year and discuss how they support library programs and materials.

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

Bertha P. Williams Library

Young Adult Programs

 

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

August 18

Time: 3:30pm

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.

Movie: The Lorax (PG)

Run time: 1 hr 27 min

Children’s Programs

Storytime

Tuesdays

Time: 10:00 AM

Story time is on break until September!

Adult Program

Scrabble Time

First Tuesday

August 1 **New Day**

Time: 2:00pm

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

Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday

August 4 and 18

Time: 10:00am

Description:

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

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

August 9

Time: 11:00am

Title: Miss Hazel and the Rosa parks League

Author: Jonathan Odell

Description: Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, and inspired by his Mississippi childhood, Odell tells the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida – one wealthy and white and the other poor and black – who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another.

Embittered and distrusting, Vida is harassed by Delphi’s racist sheriff and haunted by the son she lost to the world. Hazel, too, has lost a son and can’t keep a grip on her fractured life. After drunkenly crashing her car into a manger scene while gunning for the baby Jesus, Hazel is sedated and bed-ridden. Hazel’s husband hires Vida to keep tabs on his unpredictable wife and to care for his sole surviving son. Forced to spend time together with no one else to rely on, the two women find they have more in common than they thought, and together they turn the town on its head. It is the story of a town, a people, and a culture on the verge of a great change that begins with small things, like unexpected friendship. ~dust jacket

Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

August 30

Time: 6:30pm

LOCATION: Cafe Louisa

Really want to join a book club but don’t really like to read? Come join us at Cafe Louisa as we talk and color. Read the book, or don’t! We alternate between fiction and nonfiction/biography as well as discuss other books we read during the month or in the past that are related. Additional titles on the theme will be available, so bring your library card! Just want to color and enjoy our company? You’re welcome! Bring your own supplies or use some of ours. Coloring sheets provided.

Title: Cutting for Stone

Author: Abraham Verghese

Description: Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother’s death in childbirth and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. ~Dust jacket

Genealogy Sessions

Fridays (except holidays)

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

Pre-registration IS required.

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

334-240-4979

acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us

EL Lowder Regional Library

Lowder Regional Library is very excited to announce that we will host a Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 10AM to 3PM. Be a life saver!  Come out and donate blood!

Stitch and Share will not meet in August.

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. For the month of August the Ladies will be reading Big Fish by Daniel Wallace.

In his prime, Edward Bloom was an extraordinary man. He could outrun anybody. He never missed a day of school. He saved lives and tamed giants. Animals loved him, people loved him, women loved him. He knew more jokes than any man alive. At least that’s what he told his son, William. But now Edward Bloom is dying, and William wants desperately to know the truth about his elusive father—this indefatigable teller of tall tales—before it’s too late. So, using the few facts he knows, William re-creates Edward’s life in a series of legends and myths, through which he begins to understand his father’s great feats, and his great failings. The result is hilarious and wrenching, tender and outrageous.

~~Amazon.com~~

Note this is a change in titles. The title that we were scheduled to read was unavailable; hopefully we will be reading it later in the year.  For the month of September the Ladies will be reading the classic Rebecca by Dame Daphne du Maurier.

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady’s maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives–presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave. First published in 1938, this classic gothic novel is such a compelling read that it won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century.

~~Amazon.com~~

There is no Story Time in August at Lowder Regional Library. See you on Friday, September 1 at 1015AM.

Gamers Club will meet Friday, August 11, 2017. 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 August 15, 2017!

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, August 10, 2017.

Our new Young Classic Book Club will meet Thursday, August 3, 2017 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 The Pearl by John Steinbeck.

Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull’s egg, as “perfect as the moon.” With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security…. A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man’s nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love.

~~Amazon.com~~

September’s selection is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

~~Amazon.com~~

The Young Adult Classics Book Club selections are taken from student required reading lists.

Please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without prior notice.

 

Coliseum Branch Library Programs for August

840 Coliseum Boulevard

271-7005

 

Story Time

There will be no Story Time at the Coliseum Branch Library during the month of August. We hope to see you September 7, 2017 at 10:00 am.

Total Solar Eclipse Watch

August 21, 2017

1:00 – 3:00 pm

We will have information about the total solar eclipse available to interested patrons on August 18 and 21. The times specified for our viewing area are for August 21 with the eclipse beginning at 12:03, with maximum viewing at 1:34, and ending at 3:00 pm.

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

 

Fun With Ukuleles

August 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Come to a ukulele jam, beginners are welcome.

Lego League

There will be no Lego League during the month of August.

We hope to see you September 12 and 26 at 4:00 pm for our new Lego season.

 

Adult Programs

Adult Arts and Crafts

August 2, 2017

10:00 am

Today we will make decorative candleholders utilizing tissue paper. You will not need to bring any materials.

Computer Class

August 1, 8, 15 and 22

10:00 am

We will be concentrating on Microsoft Word during the month of August.

Pre-registration is required.

271-7005

Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

August 3, 10, 17, and the 24

10:00 – 12:00

Each Tuesday in August you can register for a 45 minute appointment with our volunteer who 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

Adult Program

August 16, 2017

10:00 AM

Robert Negro, a retired federal criminal investigator in the Drug Enforcement Administration, will be presenting a program on Fraud Protection.

Fiber Arts

August 17, 2017

3:00 pm

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

Total Solar Eclipse Watch

August 21, 2017

1:00 – 3:00 pm

We will have information about the total solar eclipse available to interested patrons on August 18 and 21. The times specified for our viewing area are for August 21 with the eclipse beginning at 12:03, with maximum viewing at 1:34, and ending at 3:00 pm.

Tai Chi Class

A Tai Chi class will be coming September 11, 18, 25, and October 2 from 10:00 – 11:00 am. This will be a 4-week introduction to Tai Chi taught by Jim Caldwell.  You will need to come by to pre-register and complete a waiver form before attending any of these classes.

Adult Book Clubs

Southern Charms Book Club

August 10, 2017

3:00 pm

Today we will discuss the book, “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. Then, we will receive our book for September titled, “In the Name of the Family”, by Sarah Dunant.  This is a story of the final years of the House of Borgia during Renaissance Italy.

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

August 24, 2017

3:00

“The mistress of high tension” (The New Yorker) and undisputed Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark brings us another New York Times bestselling novel that USA TODAY calls “her page-turning best” about a killer who targets lonely women on cruise ships, a masterful combination of page-turning suspense and classic mystery. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43342.You_Belong_To_Me

Hampstead Branch Library

 August Events Kathryn Powell

Events:

August 9 – Build Your Own Series: Space 3:45 – 5:15 p.m. Sign-ups open from 7/24/17-8/4/17 The start of a new series of monthly events on building or crafting a themed project; sign-ups are required to allow for the purchasing of materials. Open to all Ages.

Children’s Programs 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Ages: 1—4

August 1 – Ice Cream Books: Should I Share My Ice Cream? – Mo Williems Ice-Cream Larry – Daniel Pinkwater Activity:  Giant Paper Popsicle Craft

August 8 – Back to School Books: Flight School – Lita Judge Mittens at School – Lola Schaefer Activity:  Bookmark craft

August 15 – Apples Books: Ten Red Apples – Pat Hutchins Apple Harvest – Lynne Polvino Activity: Apple Tree Craft

August 22 – Space Books: Toys in Space – Mini Grey Mush, a Dog from Space – Daniel Pinkwater Activity:  Alien Spaceship Craft

August 29 – Leaves Books: Leaves – David Stein Fletcher and the Falling Leaves – Julia Rawlinson Activity: Paper Plate Leaves craft

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

August 2017 Young Adult Programming

Mondays in August (7, 14, 21, 28 )     Dungeons and Dragons @ 3pm

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 August (3, 10, 17, 24, 31)     Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

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

Fridays in August (4, 11, 18, 25)        Friday Film @ 4 pm

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

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

Adult Programming

August 2017

After 5 Book Club’s Discussion

Monday, August 7 @ 6 P.M.

Title: No Way Back by Andrew Goss

Summary: A breathtaking tale featuring two strong, sympathetic women who must rely on each other to take down powerful forces. No Way Back is a riveting tale full of twists and thrilling surprises from the bestselling author who is “coming up on the rails behind Harland Coben and Lee Child”.

~ Evening Standard, U.K.

Meet the Author

Tuesday, August 8 @ 10:00 A.M.

Author, Glenn Wills will takes us on his journey across Alabama as he documents the

remnants of Alabama’s past. A discussion of how his book, Forgotten Alabama cam about and a power point presentation about his journey will be shown.

Yoga @ the Library

Tuesday, August 8 & 22 @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.

Computer Class

Thursday, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Library Staff, Instructors

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

Scrapbooking

Thursday, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 @ 12 Noon

Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Instructor

Description: Learn the techniques of telling stories 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.

 

 

 

RAMER LIBRARY ADULT PROGRAM

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.

JULIETTE HAMTPON MORGAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY

The children and adult departments of the Morgan Library will be holding a joint program to view the Great American Eclipse on August 21st.  The viewing party begins at 12:30 pm and will include a viewing of NASA’s live tracking, a children’s story time, a craft, free solar eclipse viewers, and a viewing on the McDonough street lawn.

Color & Chill

Simple Art Therapy

August 12 @ 10am-12pm

Reference Department

Sunday @ the Movies

August 13 @ 2:30 pm

Computer Classes for the Month of August 2017

 

TUESDAY ADULT CLASSES

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

August 1, 2017 – Internet for Beginners

Students learn how to access the Internet and surf the Web. The course examines the makeup of Web addresses and teaches how to find information using search engines.

August 8, 2017 – Word I (MS Office 2010)

Microsoft Word is used to create documents and letters. This course covers basic features such as ribbon, tabs, and scrolling. Students learn to enter and select text, double space, and print. Word Art and Clip Art are also covered.

August 15, 2017 – PowerPoint (MS Office 2010)

Students will learn basic functions of this program to create presentations, including adding graphics and multimedia.

August 22, 2017 – Excel I (MS Office 2010)

Microsoft Excel is used to create spreadsheets, which are used to organize information or to do numerical record-keeping. The course covers creating a basic spreadsheet and a chart.

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SATURDAY CHILDREN’S CLASSES

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

August 5, 2017 – PowerPoint (MS Office 2010)

Students will learn basic functions of this program to create presentations, including adding graphics and multimedia.

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SATURDAY ADULT CLASSES

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

August 19, 2017 – Excel I (MS Office 2010)

Microsoft Excel is used to create spreadsheets, which are used to organize information or to do numerical record-keeping. The course covers creating a basic spreadsheet and a chart.

 

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Homework Assistance Schedule

The following branches will provide after school homework assistance on the days listed below beginning September 12, 2017 and ending May 11, 2018.

Monday                      6:00 pm          Rufus Lewis Library              240-4848

Tuesday                       5:00 pm          Coliseum Branch Library        271-7005

6:00 pm          Morgan Library                      240-4999

Wednesday                 6:00 pm          EL Lowder Library                    244-5717

Thursday                     4:00 pm          Governor’s Square Library      284-7929

Please contact one of the libraries above for additional information and assistance.

Homework assistance is provided as a community service of the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, & Zeta Phi Beta Sororities, Inc. Additional    assistance is provided by employees of the City of Montgomery and Alabama State University, and other community partners.

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.