MCCPL Announces June Events!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

June 2017 Activities

 

 

Pike Road Branch Library

 

Storybook Time

 For Age 3 through 6 –

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Summer Events for Age 5 through 10

Tuesdays @ 3 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Brick Clickers

Wednesdays @ 3 p.m.

 

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

June 7

June 14

June 21

June 28

 

Toddler Time

 For Age 1 through 3  

Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.

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

June 7

June 14

June 21

June 28

 

Book Clubs

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

Governor’s Square Branch Library Summer Reading Program

Mondays: Grades K-5th Grade  

Tuesdays: Preschool Storytimes (Ages 3-5)

@ 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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

 

June 6: Building an Appetite

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

 

June 12:  Robotics: Present and Future

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

 

June 13: Vehicles Used for Building a Better World

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

June 27: Yello Dino

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

 

 

Bertha Pleasant Williams

 

Children’s Storytimes

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

June 6

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

 

June 13

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

 

June 20

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

 

June 27

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

 

Summer Reading Programs

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

June 7 – Amanda McBride, Alabama Historical Society

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

 

June 14 – Engine 2, Montgomery Fire Department

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

 

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

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

 

June 28 – Stacey Vandortrecht, S & B Apiaries

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

 

Young Adult Programs

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

 

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

 

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Friday, June 16 @ 2:30 p.m.

 

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

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

Movie: Lego Movie (2014), PG

Run time: 1h 41m

 

Adult Programs

 

Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday

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

Description:

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

 

Scrabble Time

Tuesday, June 13 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Wednesday, June 14 @ 11:00 a.m.

Title: Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom

 

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

 

Fourth Friday Cook Up

June 23 @ 4:00 p.m.

Audience: Adult

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

 

Genealogy Sessions

Every Friday (except holidays)

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

 

Pre-registration IS required.

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

acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us or 334-240-4979

 

 

Hampstead Branch Library Kathryn Powell, Librarian I

 

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

 Ages: 1-4

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Events:

“Build Your Own” Series:

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

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

Tuesdays @ 3pm

June 6: Nancy Fitzpatrick

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

 

June 13: Camille Quiles

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

 

June 20: Brandon Vaughn

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

 

June 27: Charles Lee

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

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

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

 

June 7: Montgomery Fire Department

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

 

June 14: Carolyn Strickland

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

 

June 21: Bart Smith

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

 

June 28: Charles Lee

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

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

Adult Programming

 

Computer Class

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

Library Staff, Instructors

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

 

Scrapbooking

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

Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Presenter

 

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

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

 

After 5 Book Club’s Discussion

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

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

 

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

 

Identity Theft

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

 

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

 

Yoga @ The Library

Tuesday, June 13 & 27 @ 6:00 p.m.

Mrs. Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher, Instructor

 

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

 

 

Pintlala Branch Library

Summer Reading Program

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays @ 10 a.m.

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian I

 

Monday, June 5

Mary Hughes and her Dog Harvey

Montgomery Humane Society – saving lives……completing families

Their Mission:

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

Wednesday, June 7

Ms. Sandra will read Robots by Melissa Stewart

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

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

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

 

Thursday, June 8

Adult Program: It’s Tea Time

 

Monday, June 12

Build Better Healthy Eating Habits

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

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

Activity: The children will make healthy cool smoothies

 

Wednesday, June 14

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

 

Monday, June 19

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

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

Activity: The children will learn to exercise and great games

 

Wednesday, June 21

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

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

 

Thursday, June 22

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

*Community Resource Development

*Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resource Management

*Home Grounds, Gardens and Home Pests

 

Ramer Library

Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

June 14: Summer Reading Kick-Off

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Fun with Lego

Every Monday @ 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Share your creativity!

 

Ramer Library Movie Days

Every Thursday @ 2:00 p.m.

 

June 15

Finding Dory

June 22

Goosebumps

June 29

Despicable Me 2

 

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

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

 

 

Coliseum Branch Library

Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.

Pre-School Story Time

Building a Better World

 

June 8: Sometimes things just get broken!

Louie’s Goose by H. M. Ehrlich

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

Humpty Dumpty, as told by Kin Eagle

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

Craft – Humpty Dumpty

 

June 15: Father’s Day is near!

Happy Father’s Day by Steven Kroll

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

A Father’s Day Thank You by Janet Nolan

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

Craft – Father’s Day craft

 

June 22: Have you ever lost something?

Louella and the Yellow Balloon by Molly Coxe

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

Olivia and the Missing Toy by Ian Falconer

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

Craft – Little piggy

 

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

A Bedtime for Bear by Bonny Becker

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

The Most Beautiful Kid in the World, by Jennifer Ericsson

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

her grandmother.

Craft – Bear masks

 

Parent Pre-school Activity Center

Every three weeks we will have a new activity to enhance the five senses and further develop

your child’s thought processes. This is an activity where parent and child explore together.

 

Elementary Programs

 

Build a Better World Learning from History

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

 

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

 

Build a Better World Through Exercise

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

 

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

 

Build a Better World by Beating Pollution

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

 

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

 

Build a Better World

There will be no program on June 30

 

Build a Better World With Legos

Come join the fun building with Legos.

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

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

 

Fun With Ukuleles

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

Come to a ukulele jam, beginners welcome.

 

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

 

 

Teen Programs

 

Build a Better World Through Reading

Teen Book Forum

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

 

Build a Better World by Helping Others

Outreach

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

 

Build a Better World by Expressing Yourself

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

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

 

Coding Club for Girls

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

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

 

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

 

Adult Programs

 

Computer Class

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

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

Pre-registration is required. Phone 271-7005

 

Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

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

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

 

Fiber Arts

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

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

 

Coliseum Adult Program

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

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

 

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

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

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

 

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

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

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

 

Dewey Decimal Book Club

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

500’s – Natural Sciences and Mathematics

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

 

 

Joyful Aging: Being Your Best at Any Age

 

Arts and Crafts

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

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

 

Technology – Ted Talks

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

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

 

Coliseum Adult Program

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

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

 

Dewey Decimal Book Club

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

500 – Natural Sciences and Mathematics

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

 

 

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

Summer Reading Program

Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.

 

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

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

 

June 15: Movie Day:  SING

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

 

June 22: Sylvan Learning/Robotics with Misty Mitchell

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

 

June 29: Department of Archive & History Alabama Highlights

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

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

YA Department

Summer Reading Programs

Wednesdays @ 2:30 p.m.

 

June 7: An Introduction to the Korean Culture

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

 

June 21: Wells Fargo: Financial Literacy

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

 

 

Morgan Reference Department

 

Color and Chill: Simple Art Therapy

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

 

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

 

Meet the Author: Brown Bag Lunch Discussion

Monday, June 26 @ 12pm

 

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

 

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

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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

~Review by Amazon.com

 

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

Preschool Storytime

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

 

June 2: Theme: Build a Better World with Bees

Busy as a Bee by Thea Feldman

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

Bee & Me by Elle J. McGuinness

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

Activity: Bee craft

 

June 9: Theme: Build a Better World by Recycling      

Olivia Helps Mother Nature by Lauren Forte

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

The Earth Book by Todd Parr

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

Activity: Recycled craft

 

June 16: Theme: Father’s Day

Just Helping My Dad by Mercer Mayor

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

Happy Father’s Day by Steven Kroll

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

Activity: Happy Father’s Day cards

 

June 23: Theme: Summer!

One Hot Summer Day by Nina Crews

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

It’s Summertime! by Elaine W. Good

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

Activity: Summer craft

 

June 30: 5th Friday Flick!

Name that movie…

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

 

Other Happenings @ EL Lowder Regional Library

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Lewis Library Announces June Programs!!

RUFUS A. LEWIS REGIONAL LIBRARY

ADULT JUNE 2017 PROGRAMMING

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29         Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

                                                Library Staff, Instructors             

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

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29         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

 

June 5                                   After 5 Book Club’s Discussion @ 6:00 P.M.

Title: Stepping Into A New Day: A Blessings Novel

                                                Author: Jenkins, Beverly

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

~Editor

June13                                  Identity Theft @ 10:00 A.M.

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

June 13, 27                          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.

 

MCCPL Announces May Programs!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

May 2017 Activities

 

 

Pike Road Branch Library

Storybook Time for age 3 through 6

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

 

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

 

May 1 – It’s very important to eat your vegetables. Sure, they provide lots of great nutrients, but there are other reasons why you should, as well. For example, they might stage a coup and kidnap your parents. We’ll learn what we should do if that happens in How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle and Mark Fearing.

 

May 8 – Alan comes from a long line of scary alligators. He loves scaring the other jungle creatures every day. However, Alan has a terrible secret that might bring an end to his scaring days. We’ll find out what it is when we read Alan’s Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis.

 

May 15 – It is a bittersweet time at the library when we have to say “goodbye” to the military families who have become part of our Storybook Time family. We will read an appropriately bittersweet book to mark the occasion – The Thank You Book, the final Elephant and Piggie book by Mister Matt’s favorite children’s author, Mo Willems.

 

May 22 – There will be no Storybook Times today because Mister Matt will be away.

 

May 29 – There will be no Storybook Times today because the library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

 

Toddler Time for age 1 through 3

Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.

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

May 3

May 10

May 17

 

Book Clubs

Angry Dragons – for children in 3rd grade and up –On Wednesday, May 17 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 2: The Hidden Gallery by Maryrose Wood.

Publisher’s Summary – Of especially naughty children it is sometimes said, “They must have been raised by wolves.” The Incorrigible Children actually were. Thanks to the efforts of their plucky governess, Miss Penelope Lumley, Alexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia are much more like children than wolf cubs now. They are accustomed to wearing clothes. They hardly ever howl at the moon. And for the most part, they resist the urge to chase squirrels up trees. Despite Penelope’s civilizing influence, the Incorrigibles still managed to ruin Lady Constance’s Christmas ball, nearly destroying the grand house. So while Ashton Place is being restored, Penelope, the Ashtons, and the children take up residence in London. Penelope is thrilled, as London offers so many opportunities to further the education of her unique students. But the city presents challenges, too, in the form of the palace guards’ bearskin hats, which drive the children wild – not to mention the abundance of pigeons the Incorrigibles love to hunt. As they explore London, however, they discover more about themselves as clues about the children’s – and Penelope’s – mysterious past crop up in the most unexpected ways…

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

On Thursday, May 18 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave.

Publisher’s Summary – As World War Two begins, Mary–a newly qualified teacher in London, left behind to teach the few children not evacuated–meets Tom, a school official. They quickly fall in love, but this is not a simple love story. . . Moving from Blitz-torn London to the Siege of Malta, this is an epic story of love, loss, prejudice and incredible courage.

 

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

 

Bertha Pleasant Williams Library

 

Children’s Programs

Storytime

Mondays & Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

May 1st and 2nd

A peddler has to outsmart a bunch of monkeys in the classic Caps for Sale (Esphyr Slobodkina). Monkey (Gerald McDermott) has to outsmart a crocodile to avoid being eaten.

 

May 8th and 9th

Have no fear, Chickens to the Rescue (John Himmelman) are here to help! Just watch for the falling sky as Chicken Little (Rebecca and Ed Emberley) warns us about coming danger.

 

May 15th and 16th

The Ugly Duckling (Jerry Pinkney) wonders why he’s so ugly compared to his brothers and sisters, but don’t worry, we’ll be sure to pick him next in Duck, Duck, Goose (Tad Hills).

 

May 22nd and 23rd

Grumpy Goat (Brett Helquist) is new to the farm and doesn’t really want anything to do with the other animals. Three Billy Goats Gruff (Glen Rounds) try to gross a bridge, but a troll wants to eat them!

 

May 29th and 30th

Oh no! Wolf’s Coming! (Joe Kulka) Find out what happens when he gets here! The Dog Who Cried Wolf (Keiko Kasza) finds himself in trouble after crying wolf one too many times.

 

Young Adult Programs

Thursday, May 4, 11, 28, and 25

@ 4:00-5:00

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

 

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

April 21 @ 3:30 p.m.

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

Movie: Iron Man

Run time: 2hr 6min

 

Adult Programs

 

Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday

May 5 and 19 @ 10:00 a.m.

Description:

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

 

Scrabble Time

Second Tuesday

May 9 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

May 10 @ 11:00 a.m.

Title: Justice by Karen Robards

 

Description: Feisty criminal attorney Jessica Ford has done her best to comply with the orders of the Secret Service’s unofficial witness protection program ever since she became the lone witness to the First Lady’s murder. She changed her name, dyed her dark hair blonde, and traded her sturdy black-rimmed glasses for contact lenses. Unfortunately, winning her first high-profile case for prestigious Washington, D.C., law firm Ellis Hayes, and subsequently landing her face all over the news, is not exactly keeping a low profile. Or so says hunky Secret Service agent Mark Ryan, whose newest assignment—despite Jess’s stubborn protests—is keeping her safe at all costs. It just so happens he’s also her ex-boyfriend.

The trial earns Jess a permanent spot on the firm’s elite legal defense team, replacing an associate who eloped suddenly and never came back. It’s the chance of a lifetime. But Jess’s mind has raced with questions from the moment the prosecution’s star witness shocked the courtroom with an electrifying revelation involving the handsome son of a powerful U.S. senator. Was the pretty, young mother intimidated into changing her story on the stand? Why will she not return Jess’s calls? Did Jess’s ambitious predecessor on the case really just abandon her successful career? Or did both women mysteriously disappear? – Dust Jacket

 

Fourth Friday Cook Up

May 26 @ 4:00 p.m.

Audience: Adult

Description: Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. Summer favorites! It’s that time of year, things are warming up and we’ve got our swimsuits ready. Bring a favorite picnic, beach, or poolside dish to share. Prior registration is not required, but is encouraged so that we don’t have too much salad/bread/dessert (no such thing).

 

Participation is required for partaking, but if you can’t cook feel free to bring plates, cups, tin foil, and/or plastic forks. Not sure what we need? Give us a call 240-4979.

 

Senior Bingo

Last Monday

May 29 @ 10:00 a.m.

Audience: Seniors/Adults

Description: Seniors are invited to have fun playing an hour of Bingo @ Bertha P. Williams Rosa Parks Avenue Branch. An assortment of prizes will be available.

 

Genealogy Sessions

Fridays (except holidays)

10:30-11:15 & 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

 

 

Governors’ Square Library

Preschool Storytimes

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

May 2: National Children’s Book Week   (May 1-7)

Pete the Cat Adventures: Special guest retired librarian Joyce Brown will read to the children and talk about her former job. Then the children will make bookmarks.

 

May 9: Honor Our Mothers

Children will enjoy hearing the stories Clifford’s Happy Mother’s Day and A Present for Mom, then do a coloring page activity.

 

May 16: National Transportation Week (May14-20)

Transportation Movie Day

Children will be delighted to see the movie “Blaze and the Monster Machines: Dragon Island Race”, and enjoy a tasty treat.

 

May 23: World Turtle Day

Ms. Anita will read The Voyage of Turtle Rex and Turtle, Turtle Watch Out. Then the children will do a coloring page.

 

May 30:   Glorious Gardens

Children will enjoy the stories City Green and The Everyday Garden, followed by a craft.

 

Book Bunch Book Club

 

The next meeting of the Book Bunch will be May 10 at 2:00 p.m. the book for discussion is Fireball, the true story of a Tennessee plowgirl, Hazel Lamb Lindsey, who survived poverty, abuse, and eleven husbands with wit, wisdom and tenacity. It was written by Hazel Lindsey and Julia Walker.

Discussion of the book will be led by co-author Julia Walker, who will have a book signing following her presentation. Please join us to hear this very unusual story.

 

Hampstead Branch

 May Events Kathryn Powell

Events:

May 1 – 7: National Children’s Book Week! This week we celebrate Children’s Literature and all the authors who have become our favorites over the years! This year marks the 98th anniversary of Children’s Book Week being an event, and we invite you to join us for several fun things this week!

May 1 – 7: Where’s Waldo? Join us this week as we search for the famous search and find character Waldo hiding among the books in the Children’s section!

May 1 – 7: Favorite Book Titles Stop by the library to write out your favorite children’s book title on a book façade to be displayed in the library for the week.

May 3 – Build Your Own Series: Suncatcher 3:45 – 5:15 p.m. Sign-ups open from 4/21/17-5/1/17 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

May 2 –Picnics Books: The Pigs’ Picnic – Keiko Kasza Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack – Doreen Cornin Activity:  Outdoor “picnic” (weather permitting)

 

May 9 – Pets Books: ­A Bed for Kitty – Yasmine Surovec Dogs – Emily Gravett Activity:  Cat and Dog Paper Crafts

 

May 16 – Bugs Books: Bugs in my Hair?! – Catherine Stier Ed Emberley’s Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug! – Ed Emberley Activity: Ladybug Craft

 

May 23 – Summer Books: Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses – James Dean Summer is Summer – Phillis Gershator Activity:  Giant Paper Popsicles

 

May 30 – Memorial Day Books: The Wall – Eve Bunting I am So Brave! – Stephen Krensky Activity: Popsicle Stick Star Streamers

 

Ramer Branch Library

Storytimes

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

 

May 8-11

 

Monday: Kindergarten- 1:00 pm

Happy Mother’s Day

We’re watching Dora the Explorer: Mother’s Day Party.  Dora needs your help to find the ingredients for her Mother’s Day Cake and to help watch out for Swiper!  We’re doing a flower craft.

 

Tuesday: 2nd Grade- 1:30 pm

Craft Time

We will be creating a craft for Mother’s Day.

 

Wednesday: 1st Grade- 9:00 am

Happy Mother’s Day

We’re watching Dora the Explorer: Mother’s Day Party. Dora needs your help to find the ingredients for her Mother’s Day Cake and to help watch out for Swiper!  We’re doing a flower craft.

 

Thursday: 3rd Grade- 1:30 pm

Craft Time

We will be creating a craft for Mother’s Day.

 

Ramer Adult Programs

Wednesday, May 10, 11:00- “Dulcimer Concert” by Montgomery Dulcimer Society. Come enjoy this talented group of musicians in a wonderful concert!!

 

Wednesday, May 24, 11:00- Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club will discuss The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg. The Alabama native looks at small town life in a Missouri community.

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

Children’s Programming

 

May 3             Story Time 10:00

Description: May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and we will celebrate with stories from Asian American and Pacific Islander authors and Illustrators! In addition to our stories we will have dancing and a craft activity.

 

May 10           Story Time 10:00

Description: April Showers bring May Flowers. Join us for a floral story time and a colorful craft to follow!

 

May 17           Story Time 10:00

Description: May is a great time to visit the zoo! Our story time theme this week will be zoo animals. Story Time participants will make their own animal masks!
May 24           Story Time 10:00

Description: With the warming weather, it’s a perfect time to take an adventure! Join us for a couple great stories of people going places, seeing things, and having a great time! In addition to our stories we will have dancing and a craft activity.

 

May 31           Story Time 10:00

Description: This week we will have a puppet show. Participants will also create their own puppets for a craft!

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

Young Adult Programming
May 4 Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

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

 

May 5             Friday Film @ 4 pm

Description: This animated new release from Disney tells the story of a teen girl, a powerful demigod, and a few animal friends on their search for a legendary island.

 

May 11 Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

Description: Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching some great anime episodes this week. This week we will watch Voices of a Distant Star. Refreshments will be provided.

 

May 12 Friday Film @ 4 pm

Description: Get your wands out as we explore the magical world of Harry Potter. In this first film Harry and his friends must fight a dark evil villain to protect the key to immortality.

 

May 18 Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

Description: Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching some great anime episodes this week. This month we are focusing on Mechs and will be watching HEROMAN. Refreshments will be provided.

 

May 19 Friday Film @ 4 pm

Description: Staring Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, and Gwyneth Paltrow, this 2008 film examines the adventures of Tony Stark and his metallic alter ego

 

May 25 Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

Description: Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching some great anime episodes this week. This month we are focusing on Mechs and will be watching ALDNOAH.ZERO. Refreshments will be provided.

 

May 26 Friday Film @ 4 pm

Description: This 2003 Japanese animation directed by Satoshi Kon tells the tale of three homeless people who find an abandoned baby.

Rufus A. Lewis Regional

Adult Programming

 

May 1 After 5 Book Club Discussion @ 6:00 P.M.

Title: Copycat by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Summary: Befriending Traci Calloway Cole is the best thing Simone Phillips has ever done. She begins copying her role model; not because Simone wants to be Traci, but wants to be exactly like Traci.  Simone’s obsession causes her entire world to begin unraveling, and dreadful secrets from her past are exposed.

~Editor

 

May 4,11,18,25 Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

Library Staff, Instructors

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

 

May 4,11,18,25 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

 

May 9  Credit and Financial Security

Mrs. Emily Nichols, Consumer Specialist, Attorney General Office, Presenter

Description: Join staff from the Office of Attorney General in an hour discussion on the following topics:

Credit card skimmers

Scams

Protection of personal information

Annoying telemarketers

Consumer protection issues

 

May 9 & 23     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.

 

Coliseum Branch Library

Story Time

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

 

May 4   It is time for show and tell!

Show and Tell by Barney Saltzberg

Phoebe discovers a way to avoid her parents’ meddling in show and tell at school.

Alistair’s Time Machine by Marilyn Sadler

When Alistair builds a time machine as his show and tell, he takes on more that he

bargained for.

Craft – Dinosaur hats

 

May 11 Mother’s Day is near!

Hey, Irma! It’s Mother’s Day by Harriet Ziefert

Irma helps Hank decide on a Mother’s Day gift.

No Time for Mother’s Day by Laurie Halse Anderson

Although it takes her some time, Charity thinks of the perfect Mother’s Day gift for her

busy mother.

Craft – Mother’s Day surprise

 

May 18 I am happy the way I am!

 Little Penguin by Patrick Benson

Comparing herself to the larger Emperor penguins, Pip the Adelie penguin feels

unhappy with her size until an encounter with a huge whale puts things in perspective.

Not Norman by Kelly Bennett

As a boy attempts to convince someone else to take his disappointing pet, he learns to

love Norman the goldfish himself.

Craft – Paper plate penguins

 

May 25 What an unusual friend you have!

                A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Baker

Bear’s efforts to keep out visitors to his house are undermined by a very persistent

mouse.

Anteater on the Stairs by Peter Cottrill

Joe, a new neighbor, tells Sophis stories about his fabulous pets but he is unprepared

when he meets her own pet Snowy.

Craft – Polar bear masks

 

Parent/Preschool 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.

 

Youth Programs

 

Homework Assistance

Our program will meet Tuesday from 5:00 – 5:45 pm on May 2 and May 9, then we will discontinue for the summer. Our tutors offer assistance in Math, English, and Reading.  Students in grades 1 – 12 are invited.  Please bring your own materials and homework, or the lessons you will need assistance with.

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

 

Lego League

Lego League is offered the third Tuesday in May.

May 16 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity as we build with Legos!

 

Adult Programs

 

Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

May 9 @ 10:00 a.m.

Come research your family’s history by using the Library’s database. We will meet every second Tuesday of the month.

 

Fiber Arts

May 10 @ 3:00 p.m.

Do you have something you can teach, or would 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

May 16 @ 10:00 a.m.

Today we will have student’s choice.

Pre-registration is required.

271-7005

 

Coliseum Adult Program

May 17 @ 10:00 a.m.

Today we welcome the Goodwill Ladies’ Auxiliary as they present the Goodwill Fashion Show, featuring outfits through the ages. Come join the fun and reminisce with us!

 

Puzzles

We have an adult level puzzle on a table at all times. Come help put our community puzzles together.

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

May 11 @ 3:00 p.m.

Today we will be discussing Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’ Easter by Lisa Patton, a comedy of a woman whose family must leave the Southern town she loves and move to Vermont where she encounters unexpected hardships.  Then, we will receive our book for June titled, Guests on Earth by Lee Smith, a story of an orphaned child who, under the wing of a doctor’s wife, becomes a famous concert pianist in the asylum where Zelda Fitzgerald lost her life in a tragic fire.

 

Dewey Decimal Book Club

May 24 @ 10:00 a.m.

Today we will be discussing the 300’s classification which includes the social sciences. Be prepared to share 3 to 5 items of interest with the group.  Then, we will select a book from the 400’s which encompasses Languages which we will discuss in June.

 

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

May 25 @ 3:00 p.m.

This month we will read a well-known author that many like, come by and pick up the book to find out who and what we will discuss on May 25 at 3:00.

 

Joyful Aging: Being Your Best at Any Age

 

Arts and Crafts

Decorating Gourds

May 3 @ 10:00 a.m.

Muffin Hand will be teaching us the art of turning simple gourds into works of art. Come join the fun taught by a most creative artist.

 

Technology – YouTube

May 10 @ 10:00 a.m.

After last month’s Introduction to YouTube, we are now ready to explore the endless possibilities YouTube has to offer by watching a sample of programs.

 

Adult Program

Goodwill Fashion Show

May 17 @ 10:00 a.m.

The Ladies’ Auxiliary of Goodwill Industries will be putting on a fashion show featuring fashion through the ages. Come join the fun and reminisce past fashions.

 

Dewey Decimal Book Club

400 Languages

May 24 @ 10:00 a.m.

400’s – Languages

 

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

245 High Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

334-240-499

 

May 4th

Pigeon Presents!

We will read Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems. NO matter how hard he pleads and begs, the pigeon is not supposed to drive the bus while the driver is away but pigeon tries every trick a young child knows to get you to say, “Yes”.  We also will read Pigeon finds a Hot Dog! by Mo Willems.  Pigeon learns about sharing when a curious duckling keeps asking questions about the hot dog Pigeon has found.  We will watch the videos to both books.

 

May 11th

I want you to be happy!

We will read Think Happy by Nancy Carlson! Various animals illustrate the importance of keeping a positive outlook. When you think, anything can happen! If You’re Happy and You Know It! by Jan Ormerod and illustrated by Lindsey Gardiner. If you’re happy and you know it clap your hand explores different ways to express happiness. We will have an activity.

May 18th

We will read Tanka Tanka Skunk by Steve Webb. Stamp your feet to the Skunka Tanka beat as the text and animals jump and move across the page. We will also read Is Everyone Ready For Fun by Jan Thomas.  Chicken has some visitors who plans are to do a little jumping, dancing and wiggling on the sofa!  Is everyone ready for more fun?

 

May 25th

A Day with Emily Pearl

We will read I Can Do It Myself ! by Diane Adams. Emily Pearl is a big girl and wants to do things all by herself. We will also read I Want to Help! by Diane Adams. Emily Pearl is the first to offer to help the teacher because she can do almost anything.

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

Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

A mother-daughter story of reinvention—about an African American woman who unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm in Louisiana Why exactly Charley Bordelon’s late father left her eight hundred sprawling acres of sugarcane land in rural Louisiana is as mysterious as it was generous. Recognizing this as a chance to start over, Charley and her eleven-year-old daughter, Micah, say good-bye to Los Angeles. They arrive just in time for growing season but no amount of planning can prepare Charley for a Louisiana that’s mired in the past: as her judgmental but big-hearted grandmother tells her, cane farming is always going to be a white man’s business. As the sweltering summer unfolds, Charley must balance the overwhelming challenges of her farm with the demands of a homesick daughter, a bitter and troubled brother, and the startling desires of her own heart. Penguin has a rich tradition of publishing strong Southern debut fiction—from Sue Monk Kidd to Kathryn Stockett to Beth Hoffman. In Queen Sugar, we now have a debut from the African American point of view. Stirring in its storytelling of one woman against the odds and intimate in its exploration of the complexities of contemporary southern life, Queen Sugar is an unforgettable tale of endurance and hope. ~ Review from Amazon.com

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

Storytimes

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

 

May 5

The Snatchabook by Helen Docherty and Thomas Docherty

Eliza enjoyed reading books before going to bed, then all a sudden her books begin to disappear. All her friends books vanished from their bookshelf as well.  Who is taking all of their books?  Will they get their books back?

Time-Out for Sophie by Rosemary Wells

Sophie is a typical two-year old who is getting into all types of trouble. She gets into trouble first with her mother for throwing her supper, and is put into time-out.  Then she gets into trouble, with her dad, for pushing over the laundry that he had just folded.  She talks her Granny into reading a book, but she takes her glasses.  Does Sophie get into trouble with Granny?

Activity: Coloring Page

 

May 12

Mother’s Day is actually Sunday, May 14, 2017, but we are going to

celebrate it today. Please sign up for the Mother’s Day Tea at the front desk.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mami! by Leslie Valdes

Dora wants to make a special cake for her mother, because today is Mother’s Day. First she gets her recipe card, then she consults her map on where to find these items.  Then she goes and gathers her items, but she has to watch out for Swiper on the way.

My Mommy Hung the Moon by Jamie Lee Curtis

The child in this story loves his Mommy so much that he believes that his Mommy hung the moon. He believes that she is good at everything.  Have you told your Mommy how much you love her today?

Activity: Mother’s Day creation for the mothers

 

May 19

Clark the Shark: Lost and Found by Bruce Hale

Clark and his class are going on a field trip to Undersea Farmer’s Market. Mrs. Inkydink, his teacher, gives them three rules to remember.  The three rules are: “Hold hands with your buddies, follow instructions, and use your inside voices.”  However, Clark was so busy talking to his buddy  Joey, that he didn’t hear the rules.  What do you think happens at the Farmer’s Market?

Five Little Sharks Swimming in the Sea by Steve Metzger

The sharks are swimming in the sea and one bumps his head. The mother ends ups calling the doctor and the doctor says, “No more sharks swimming in the sea.”  The sharks become miserable because they are all in one place, so the mother calls the doctor and the doctor tells her to let them swim.

Activity: Shark Activity

 

May 26

The Bernstain Bears: Take Off! by Mike Bernstein

The Bernstain bears go to an air show. They go up in a hot air balloon with a guide who tells them all about all the planes that they see while up in the air.  When they get back on the ground they soar their arms like they are having their own air show.  Can you soar your arms like you are an airplane?

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Have you ever been on a bear hunt? Reading this book you will go through some grass, a river, mud, a forest, a snowstorm, and a cave.  What happens when you find the bear?  What do you do?

Activity: Bear Coloring sheet

 

 

Other Happenings in May @ E L Lowder Library

 

Stitch and Share will not meet in May.

 

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. In May the Ladies will be reading The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.  May’s date is Tuesday, May 2.

Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily’s fierce-hearted black “stand-in mother,” Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina–a town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sister, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.

~~Amazon.com~~

 

For June the Ladies will be reading Tail Gait by Rita Mae Brown.

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

The Ladies of High Tea will meet at 3pm on Tuesday, June 6.

 

Gamers Club will meet Friday, May 12. 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).

 

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 May 19!

 

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, May 11.

 

The Young Classic Book Club will start Thursday, May 4 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 first book is Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery.

 

Homework Assistance continues at Lowder Regional Library on Wednesdays from 6PM-730PM. We are still in need of Homework Helpers on some Wednesday nights.  Parents are required to fill out a registration form for each branch that their children attend.  Students MUST bring homework and text books to Homework Assistance.  Our last day of the 2016-2017 School Year will be Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

 

Monday evening, May 15 at 7pm we will have a Scholarship Seminar for Grades 8 through 12. Eight graders are asked to bring a notebook to start their portfolios.  Seniors and juniors the time to plan for college is NOW!

 

Summer Reading Registration starts Monday, May 1 at E L Lowder Regional Library and all the other branches of MCCPL. Please see the Circulation Desk for requirements and to sign up.  A list of planned programs is also available.

 

 

Pintlala Branch Library

STORY TIME

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

Registration for Summer Reading Program Begins May 1, 2017

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

 

 

May 1 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

BOOK: Chuckie’s New Mon by Kim Ostrow

Synopsis – Chuckie is having a hard time adjusting to the changes in his life—especially to his new mommy! Once Chuckie learns Kira is trying her best and that she truly loves him, he discovers that even grown-ups aren’t perfect.

ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts

 

May 2 @ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go by James Dean

Synopsis – “The Tortoise and the Hare” as a race between Pete and Turtle, in Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go! Ding, Ding. There’s nothing Pete the Cat loves to do more on a sunny day than ring his little bell and pedal fast on his bicycle. But on this sunny day, Turtle wants to race someone in his new car. Vroom, vroom! Pete and his bicycle are up for the challenge! And when Pete crosses the finish line, he proves it’s not where you’re going that matters, it’s how groovy of a time you have getting there!

ACTIVITY: The students will decorate sunglasses to take with them

 

May 2 @ 1:30 1st Grade

BOOK: The Little Red Hen: Makes a Pizza by Philemon Sturges

Synopsis – The story of the industrious Little Red Hen is not a new one, but when this particular hen spies a can of tomato sauce in her cupboard and decides to make a pizza, the familiar tale takes on a fresh new twist. Kids will love following along as the hen, with no help from her friends the duck, the dog, and the cat, goes through the steps of making a pizza-shopping for supplies, making the dough, and adding the toppings. But despite their initial resistance, the hen’s friends come through in the end and help out in a refreshing and surprising way.    

ACTIVITY: Students will make a Little Red Hen out of construction paper

 

May 3 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

BOOK: My Mother’s House, My Father’s House by C. B. Christiansen

Synopsis – A child describes having two different houses in which to live, my mother’s

house and my father’s house, and what it is like to travel back and forth between them.

ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts

 

May 3 @ 11:20 Kindergarten

BOOK: Chuckie’s New Mon by Kim Ostrow

Synopsis – Chuckie is having a hard time adjusting to the changes in his life—especially to his new mommy! Once Chuckie learns Kira is trying her best and that she truly loves him, he discovers that even grown-ups aren’t perfect.

ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts

 

May 4 @ 9:30 6th Grade

BOOK: Abuela by Arthur Dorros

Synopsis – Come join Rosalba and her grandmother, her abuela, on a magical journey as they fly over the streets, sights, and people of New York City which sparkles below. The story is narrated in English, and sprinkled with Spanish phrases as Abuela points out places that they explore together. The exhilaration in Rosalba’s and Abuela’s story is magnified by the loving bond that only a grandmother and granddaughter can share.    

ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts

 

May 4 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

BOOK: Grandmother’s Alphabet by Eve Shaw

Synopsis – Grandma finally gets a little respect in Grandmother’s Alphabet. Eve Shaw’s beautiful colored pencil drawings feature grandmothers of all ages and races in both traditional and nontraditional occupations related to each letter of the alphabet. It encourages discussion of “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and stimulates the answer, “Anything I want to be.”        

ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts

 

May 8 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

BOOK: My Mother’s House, My Father’s House by C. B. Christiansen

Synopsis – A child describes having two different houses in which to live, my mother’s house and my father’s house, and what it is like to travel back and forth between them.

ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts

 

May 8 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

BOOK: The Fish that Talked by Rosie Dickins

Synopsis – This is a new title in the fantastic “First Reading” series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Based on a traditional Indian tale, the story follows Manu, who one day rescues a tiny talking fish from a stream and gets far more than he bargained for.    

ACTIVITY: Making fish out of construction paper

 

May 8 @ 1:45 4th Grade    

BOOK: My Mommy Is A Delta by Audra P. Jackson

Synopsis – Ashley’s first grade class assignment is to do a report on an organization that does positive things for the community. Ashley learns about the history of Delta Sigma Theta, an African American sorority, to which

her mother belongs.

ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts

 

May 9 @ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: My Mommy Hung the Moon by Jamie Lee Curtis

Synopsis – Mommy is the best at everything: Not only does she carpool, untangle kites, steal bases, and bake cookies, she also seems to light up the sun with her love.     

ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts

 

May 11 @ 10:30 5th Grade

BOOK: Grandmother and I by Helen E. Buckley

Synopsis – Grandmother and I are sitting on the big chair, rocking. We rock back and forth, and back and forth. Other people have laps for sitting on and backs for riding on. But when you have a cold or lighting is coming, nothing feels quite as right as rocking on Grandmother’s lap, listening to the little tunes that she hums.

ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts

 

May 15 @ 1:00  Kindergarten        

BOOK: Once there was a Bull…. frog by Rick Walton

Synopsis – Once there was a Bull…(Frog) is an endearing story of a frog who lost   his hop. He looks for it everywhere: under a toad…(stool), behind a dog… (house), and under a hedge…(hog), but it’s nowhere to be found. He has   cow…(boy) throw him high in the sky, but he lands in a field of straw… (berries). Thanks to a diamond…(back rattlesnake), he regains his hop. 

ACTIVITY: We will make frogs out of construction paper and paper plates

 

May 16 @ 11:30 Pre-K

DVD: Five Little Monkeys Jumping in the Bed by Derek Anderson

Synopsis – As soon as they say goodnight to Mama, five little monkeys start to on the bd. But trouble lies ahead, as one by one, they fall off and bump their heads.

ACTIVITY: We will make a bed of monkeys to jump in the bed

 

May 17 @ 11:20 Kindergarten

BOOK: Once there was a Bull…. frog by Rick Walton

Synopsis – Once there was a Bull…(Frog) is an endearing story of a frog who lost his hop. He looks for it everywhere: under a toad…(stool), behind a dog… (house), and under a hedge…(hog), but it’s nowhere to be found. He has   cow…(boy) throw him high in the sky, but he lands in a field of straw… (berries). Thanks to a diamond… (back rattlesnake), he regains his hop. 

ACTIVITY: We will make frogs out of construction paper and paper plates

 

May 18 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

BOOK: Light is all Around Us by Wendy Pfeffer

Synopsis – Light is all around you! It comes in many forms: Light from the sun brightens our day, firelight flickers in the night, electric lights fill our homes—and some animals even make the sea glow! With lively illustrations and diagrams and clear, engaging text, this Level 2 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out picture book is a fascinating look into the many ways that light brightens our world.    

ACTIVITY: Questions and Answers

 

May 23 @ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: The Napping House &

MOVIE: “The Napping House” by Audrey Wood and Scholastic Storybook Treasures

Synopsis – A cozy bed, a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing–WAIT! There’s a surprise in store.

ACTIVITY: There is a napping house activity that goes along with the story