Coliseum Boulevard Library Announces October Line-Up!!

Programs at Coliseum

840 coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

 

Story Time

Thursday at 10:00 am

 

Oct. 5     It’s nice when you support your friends!

Up and Down, by Oliver Jeffers

Even though the penguin and the boy are close friends and do many things together,

the penguin decides that he wants to fly and he wants to do it on his own.

Cowboy Kid, by Max Eilenberg

A young boy has difficulty in getting to sleep because his toys seem to need so many

hugs and kisses at bedtime.

Craft – Penguin craft

 

Oct. 12   We need to learn to accept others!

That New Animal, by Emily Jenkins

The lives of two dogs change after a new animal, a baby, come to their house.

Zinnia and Dot, by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Zinnia and Dot, self-satisfied hens who bicker constantly about who lays better eggs

Put aside their differences to protect a prime specimen from a marauding weasel.

Craft – Dog craft

 

Oct. 19   Do you want to go to school?

Bad Boris Goes to School, by Susie Jenkin-Pearce

Boris does not want to go to school until he gets there and sees that he enjoys it.

Dabble Duck, by Anne Leo Ellis

A lonesome pet, Duck finally solves her own problem by befriending a bedraggled boy.

Craft – Elephant craft

 

Oct. 26   Halloween is near!

You may wear you Halloween costumes today for group pictures.

Halloween Monster, by Catherine Stock

Tommy is reluctant to dress up and go out on Halloween until his mother convinces

him that there are no real ghosts, monsters, or witches.

Have No Fear! Halloween is Here!, by Tish Rabe

The Cat in the hat shows the boys and girls where to find the best Halloween

costumes.

Craft – Flying bats and ghouls craft

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Programs

 

Tai Chi Classes

October 2

10:00 – 11:00 am

This will be our last class for this series of Tai Chi classes taught by Jim Caldwell. You will need to come by to pre-register before attending this last class.

 

Arts and Crafts for Adults

October 4, 2017

10:00 am

Today we will be transforming ordinary flameless candles into lacy Halloween candles. Please bring your own flameless 4” to 6” inch candle, and we will provide all other materials.

 

Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

Each Thursday from 10:00 to 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

October 3, 10, 17, and 24

10:00 am

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

Pre-registration is required. 271-7005

 

Coliseum Adult Program

October 18, 2017

10:00 am

Sandra Whatley, Central Alabama Aging Consortium, will be here to discuss the Medicare revisions and will be meeting individually with patrons who need additional assistance.

 

Fiber Arts

October 19, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coliseum Adult Book Clubs

 

 

Southern Charms Book Club

October 12, 2017

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing “All the Light We Cannot See”, by Anthony Doerr. This is a story of two people whose paths cross during the Nazi’s occupation, and against all odds, try to be good to one another.  Then, we will receive our book for November titled, “Hollow Ground”, by Stephen Marion.

 

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

October 26, 2017

3:00 pm

“The Buzzard Table” by Margaret Maron. Judge Deborah Knott and her husband, Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Bryant, are back home in Colleton County amid family and old friends. But the winter winds have blown in several new faces as well. Lt. Sigrid Harald and her mother, Anne, a well-known photographer, are down from New York to visit Mrs. Lattimore, Anne’s dying mother. When the group gathers for dinner at Mrs. Lattimore’s Victorian home, they meet the enigmatic Martin Crawford, an ornithologist researching a book on Southern vultures. He’s also Mrs. Lattimore’s long-lost nephew. With her health in decline, Mrs. Lattimore wants to make amends with her family-a desire Deborah can understand, as she, too, works to strengthen her relationship with her young stepson, Cal. http://www.margaretmaron.com/deborah/buzzard-table/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids

 

Fun with Ukuleles

October 4, 2017

5:00 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. This program is for teens.

 

Being Creative with Legos

October 10 and October 24

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.

 

The Tinkering Table

October 17, 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.  This program is geared specifically for boys and girls ages 8 – 10.

 

Homework Assistance

October 3, 10, 17, and 24. We will not schedule a session for October 31 due to Halloween.

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.

 

Coding Club for Boys and Girls

October 16, 23, and 30

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Come join the fun and the great educational experience in learning to “Code” on computers. This is a wonderful opportunity for boys and girls in grades 4 and up.  The class will have limited seating for this series of classes.

 

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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

 

 

 

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.