March Events @ MCCPL!!

 

 

 

March 2017 Library Activities

 

 

 

Pike Road Branch Library’s March 2017 Programs

 

 

 

Special Book Discussion

 

 (Rescheduled from February) –

 

Frye Gaillard discusses his children’s novel, Go South to Freedom

 

On Wednesday, March 29 at 2:30 p.m., author Frye Gaillard will discuss his book, Go South to Freedom, which is based on a true story about runaway slaves taking refuge with the Seminole Indians in Florida and a community of free blacks in Mobile. All are welcome to attend the book discussion, but we are extending a special invitation to homeschooling families.

 

 

 

 

 

Storybook Time

 

 For Age Three Through Six

 

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:

 

 

 

March 6 – Spring is almost here, but the woodland animals are still on their winter sleep schedule. All of a sudden, some creature starts making a racket and wakes them up. Will they find out who the culprit is? All will be revealed when we read Possum and the Peeper by Anne Hunter.

 

 

 

March 13 – Do you know that old lady who swallowed the fly? Well, she’s back and she’s swallowing a clover. I guess a clover can count as a vegetable. We’ll see what else she swallows in There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro with illustrations by Jared Lee.

 

 

 

March 20 – Today, we’ll read Rabbit’s Good News by Ruth Lercher Bornstein. What do you think Rabbit’s good news will be? We bet it has something to do with a certain season that begins today.

 

 

 

March 27 – Spring-time brings baby chicks to the barnyard. We’ll read about some chicks today including Little Chick in John Lawrence’s This Little Chick.

 

 

 

Toddler Time

 

For Age One Through Three

 

Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.

 

 

 

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

 

March 1

 

March 8

 

March 15

 

March 22

 

March 29

 

 

 

Book Clubs

 

Angry Dragons – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, March 15 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood

 

Publisher’s Summary – Found running wild in the forest of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander, age ten or thereabouts, keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia, perhaps four or five, has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf, age somewhere-in-the-middle, is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels. Luckily, Miss Penelope Lumley is no ordinary governess. Only fifteen years old and a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, Penelope embraces the challenge of her new position. Though she is eager to instruct the children in Latin verbs and the proper use of globes, first she must help them overcome their canine tendencies. But mysteries abound at Ashton Place: Who are these three wild creatures, and how did they come to live in the vast forests of the estate? Why does Old Timothy, the coachman, lurk around every corner? Will Penelope be able to teach the Incorrigibles table manners and socially useful phrases in time for Lady Constance’s holiday ball? And what on earth is a schottische?

 

 

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December.  –On Thursday, March 16 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen.

 

Publisher’s Summary – Filled with insights that are the hallmark of Anna Quindlen’s bestsellers, Miller’s Valley is an emotionally powerful story about a family you will never forget. For generations, the Millers have lived in Miller’s Valley. Mimi Miller tells about her life with intimacy and honesty. As Mimi eavesdrops on her parents and quietly observes the people around her, she discovers more and more about the toxicity of family secrets, the dangers of gossip, the flaws of marriage, the inequalities of friendship and the risks of passion, loyalty, and love. Home, as Mimi begins to realize, can be “a place where it’s just as easy to feel lost as it is to feel content.” Miller’s Valley is a masterly study of family, memory, loss, and, ultimately, discovery, of finding true identity and a new vision of home. As Mimi says, “No one ever leaves the town where they grew up, even if they go.” Miller’s Valley reminds us that the place where you grew up can disappear, and the people in it too, but all will live on in your heart forever.

 

 

 

9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 – Phone: 244-8679

 

facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary

 

 

 

 

 

Bertha Williams

 

 

 

Adult Programs

 

 

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

 

Wednesday, March 8 @ 11:00 a.m.

 

Title: The Kitchen House   

 

Author: Kathleen Grissom

 

Description: Orphaned onboard a ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle. The master’s illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family. Though set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent, and the mistress battles opium addiction, Lavinia straddles two very different worlds. Then she is forced to make a choice. ~dust jacket

 

 

 

Scrabble Time

 

Tuesday, March 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!

 

 

 

Mid-Afternoon Movie

 

All Ages!

 

Friday, March 17 @ 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: Space Jam (1996)

 

Run time: 1 hr. 28 min.

 

 

 

Fourth Friday Cook Up

 

March 24 @ 4:00 p.m.

 

Audience: Adult

 

Description: Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. This month is National Peanut Month! Bring a peanut related dish (or not so our friends with allergies can still eat). 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

 

Monday, March 27 @ 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 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.

 

334-240-4979

 

acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us

 

Young Adult Programs

 

Poetry Workshop

 

Thursday, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 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.

 

 

 

Children’s Programs

 

Reading Rockets (Literacy Tutors)

 

Mondays @ 3:30-4:30pm (except holidays)

 

Description: In partnership with the Prattville Community Development Incorporation, we’re pleased to offer reading tutors for children and adults. If you or your children need assistance in learning to read or read more fluently, please take advantage of this free program. Questions about the program should be directed to Annail Fort (334) 233-0818.

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

6th and 7th

 

In Up and Down (Oliver Jeffers), Penguin decides one day he wants to fly. His friend helps him achieve his goals. Two Tall Houses (Gianna Marino) is about neighbors who fight about their houses being too big.

 

 

 

13th and 14th

 

Extraordinary Jane (Hannah E. Harrison) is an extraordinary dog. She works in a circus and is trying to find her special talent. Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great (Bob Shea), but Goat isn’t so sure.

 

 

 

20th and 21st

 

The Busy Tree (Jennifer Ward & Lisa Falkenstern) is a busy place. See how birds, bees, and all sorts of animals make their home from a tree. My Garden (Kevin Henkes) is about a girl and her mother who plan a colorful garden together.

 

 

 

27th and 28th

 

A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea (Michael Ian Black & Kevin Hawkes), but we think we should have one anyway! I Know a Wee Piggy (Kim Norman & Henry Cole) follows a pig that wallows through all sorts of colors to find the perfect one.

 

 

 

 

 

Governor’s Square Branch Library

 

Storytime

 

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

Mar. 7:  Healthy Foods

 

Special guest nutritionist will read Red Pepper, Green Squash and Eating the Alphabet, then tell the children about healthy eating.

 

 

 

Mar. 14: Wacky Weather Day

 

The children will enjoy hearing Ms Anita read Rain and the Poodle Who Barked at the Wind, followed by a connect-the dots activity.

 

 

 

Mar. 21:  Baby Animals Day

 

Ms. Anita will read The Pokey Little Puppy and Duckling Peep Swims with the Animals. Then the children will do a coloring page activity                .

 

 

 

Mar. 28:  Kites Fly High Day

 

Children will enjoy hearing the books Curious George Flies a Kite and Stuck, followed by a craft.

 

 

 

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

 

March Story Times

 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

Every Wednesday

 

 

 

March 1:  Traction Man is Here by Mini Grey

 

Follow the stupendous adventures of Traction Man in this action packed adventure. Craft activities to follow

 

 

 

March 8:  Paul Meets Bernadette by Rosy Lamb

 

Paul had a normal goldfish life until he met Bernadette, then the world changed. Craft activities to follow

 

 

 

March 15:   A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker & Kady MacDonald Denton

 

Bear and Mouse explore the wonders of the Library Together. Craft activity to follow

 

 

 

March 22:  Dog Loves Books

 

Dog loves books and loves sharing them even more! Craft activity to follow!

 

 

 

March 29:  Do Not Open this Book! by Michaela Muntean

 

We are going to open this book and to the adventures within!

 

Craft Activity to follow

 

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

 

YA Programming

 

 

 

Friday Afternoon Film Club

 

Every Friday at 4 p.m. we will show a film for our patrons with refreshments.

 

 In March we will show The Spirit (2008), Big Hero 6 (2014), Lego Movie (2014), and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).

 

Celebrating Teen Tech Week @ Rufus Lewis Library

 

Theme: Be the Source of Change

 

4:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.

 

March 6: Teen Tech Week will focus on resources teens can access via the library to develop or build upon skills in technology. On Monday 6th We will have a short talk on using Wikipedia not only for your homework projects, but be part of building a global information platform.

 

 

 

March 7:  On Tuesday, March 7 we will have a talk about HackMGM and how teens can get involved using their coding skills to make Montgomery a better place.

 

 

 

March 9:  We will have a demonstration of Open Toonz software and how to make art for the 21st century.

 

 

 

March 10:  We will have a short talk on how to use the library to develop our interests in robotics.

 

 

 

Afternoon Otaku Club

 

4:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.

 

March 9, 16 & 23

 

 Thanks to the generosity of CrunchRoll.com, The Rufus Lewis Library will be showing

 

Japanese Anime.

 

 

 

Rufus Lewis Graphic Novel Club

 

           

 

March 2: Comic Book Club 4:00- 5:00

 

We will be discussing Book 1 of Art Spiegelman’s MAUS. We will discuss how the style of Spiegelman’s work allows for particular depth of conversation regarding the Holocaust. 

 

 

 

March 30: Comic Book Club 4:00- 5:00

 

We will be discussing Laura Lee Gulledge’s Page by Paige. Topics of discussion will include how expressions of creativity effect how we perceive our lives.

 

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional

 

Adult Programming

 

March 2017

 

 

 

March 2          Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

 

March theme for our adult computer class is the arts. While exploring the many possibilities with art and computer technology, we will build up our skills and learn new ones! All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.

 

 

 

March 2          Scrapbooking @ 12:00 Noon

 

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.

 

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

 

 

 

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

 

Title: Man on the Run

 

Author: Weber, Carl

 

Summary:  Jay Crawford has spent too long paying for a crime he didn’t commit.  For ten

 

Years, he’s been in prison, waiting for the right opportunity to prove his innocence.  When his family is threatened, the time for waiting is over.  Jay didn’t realize that escaping would be the easy part.  A man on the run requires absolute trust, but Jay might just be setting himself up for the ultimate betrayal.

 

 

 

March 7          Adult Graphic Novel Club @7:00 PM.

 

We will be celebrating Will Eisner Week Tuesday March 7th from 7 PM- 8 PM with a discussion of Will Eisner’s, A Contract with God, the first true modern graphic novel.

 

 

 

March 9          Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

 

March theme for our adult computer class is the arts. While exploring the many possibilities with art and computer technology, we will build up our skills and learn new ones! All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.

 

 

 

March 9          Scrapbooking @ 12:00 Noon

 

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.

 

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

 

 

 

March 14        Learning the Basics of Nutrition & Diabetes @ 10:00 A. M.

 

Description: Attendees will learn the importance of eating healthy and living with

 

Diabetes.

 

Presenter: Mr.  Justin Alexander

 

The Wellness Coalition of Montgomery, AL

 

 

 

March 14        Yoga Class @ 6:00 P.M.

 

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.

 

Presenter: Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher

 

 

 

March 16        Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

 

March theme for our adult computer class is the arts. While exploring the many possibilities with art and computer technology, we will build up our skills and learn new ones! All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.

 

 

 

March 23        Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

 

March theme for our adult computer class is the arts. While exploring the many possibilities with art and computer technology, we will build up our skills and learn new ones! All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.

 

 

 

March 23        Scrapbooking @ 12:00 Noon

 

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.

 

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

 

 

 

March 28        Yoga Class @ 6:00 P.M.

 

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.

 

Presenter: Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher

 

 

 

March 30        Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

 

March theme for our adult computer class is the arts. While exploring the many possibilities with art and computer technology, we will build up our skills and learn new ones! All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.

 

           

 

March 30        Scrapbooking @ 12:00 Noon

 

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.

 

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

 

 

 

 

 

Pintlala Branch Library

 

 Story Time

 

255 Federal Rd.

 

Hope Hull, AL 36043

 

334 281-8069

 

Women History Month:

 

Theme:  Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business”

 

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

 

 

 

March 1 @ 9:30 3rd Grade            

 

BOOK: Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull

 

Synopsis – Before Wilma Rudolph was five years old, polio had paralyzed her left leg. Everyone said she would never walk again. But Wilma refused to believe it. Not only would she walk again, she vowed, she’d run. And she did run–all the way to the Olympics, where she became the first American woman to earn three gold medals in a single olympiad. This dramatic and inspiring true story is illustrated in bold watercolor and acrylic paintings by Caldecott Medal-winning artist David Diaz.   

 

ACTIVITY: Students will decorate a running shoe color sheet that I will display them in the library

 

 

 

March 6 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

 

BOOK:  Mia Hamm: Winners Never Quit! by Mia Hamm

 

Synopsis – Mia Hamm, American soccer champion and best–selling author of Go for the Goal, tells a true–life–inspired story of learning that winning and losing aren’t as important as being part of a team.  More than anyone, soccer superstar Mia Hamm knows the value of teamwork and perseverance. She shares this lesson, paired with energetic illustrations by Carol Thompson, in this motivational story perfect for soccer kids and their soccer moms!

 

ACTIVITY: The students will decorate soccer balls

 

 

 

March 7 @ 11:30 Pre-K

 

BOOK:  Squanto: and the First Thanksgiving by Teresa Celsi

 

Synopsis – A simple biography of the Wampanoag Indian who helped the Pilgrims survive in their early days in the Plymouth colony.    

 

ACTIVITY: Students will make Indians hats

 

 

 

March 7 @ 1:30 1st Grade

 

BOOK: Amelia Earhart by Caroline Crosson Gilpin

 

Synopsis – This Level 1 Reader brings an understanding of Amelia Earhart’s historical significance to a whole new audience. Young readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of this pioneering pilot and adventurer, whose disappearance over the Pacific in 1937 has intrigued audiences for decades (Level 1).    

 

ACTIVITY:  The students are making airplanes out of candy

 

 

 

March 8 @ 11:20 Kindergarten

 

BOOK: Mia Hamm: Winners Never Quit! by Mia Hamm

 

Synopsis – Mia Hamm, American soccer champion and best–selling author of Go for the Goal, tells a true–life–inspired story of learning that winning and losing aren’t as important as being part of a team.  More than anyone, soccer superstar Mia Hamm knows the value of teamwork and perseverance. She shares this lesson, paired with energetic illustrations by Carol Thompson, in this motivational story perfect for soccer kids and their soccer moms!

 

ACTIVITY: The students will decorate soccer balls

 

 

 

March 9 @ 9:30 6th Grade

 

BOOK: Florence Nightingale by David Adler

 

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

 

ACTIVITY: Students will make paper lanterns

 

 

 

March 9 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

 

BOOK: Betsy Ross: And the Siler Thimble by Stephanie Green

 

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

 

ACTIVITY: The students will make Popsicle sticks flags.

 

 

 

March 13 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

 

BOOK: A Berry Lucky St. Patrick’s Day by Mickie Matheis

 

Synopsis – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this special St. Patty’s-themed 8×8 featuring Strawberry Shortcake and all her friends and a berry lucky four-leaf clover!    

 

ACTIVITY: Students will make St. Patrick’s Day four-leaf clover hats.

 

 

 

March 14, 2017 @ 11:30 Pre-K

 

BOOK: Over in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea by Marianne Berkes

 

Synopsis – The great rivers of North America are teeming with life and on the pages of Over in a River—from blue herons in the Hudson to salmon in the Columbia, and from dragonflies in the Rio Grande to mallards in the St. Lawrence. Children will slither like water snakes and slide like otters while singing to the tune of “Over in a Meadow.” And they’ll count baby animals in watersheds all over North America!  What a delightful way to learn about riparian habitats and geography at the same time!    

 

ACTIVITY: Students will work on their workbooks and play a game over and under

 

 

 

March 15 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

 

PLAY:  The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams

 

Synopsis – Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap.  And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!    

 

ACTIVITY: The students will act out the play

 

 

 

March 15 @ 3:30 Good Times After Schoolers 

 

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

 

Synopsis – Effa always loved baseball. As a young woman, she would go to Yankee Stadium just to see Babe Ruth’s mighty swing. But she never dreamed she would someday own a baseball team. Or be the first – and only –woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. From her childhood in Philadelphia to her groundbreaking role as business manager and owner of the Newark Eagles, Effa Manley always fought for what was right. And she always swung for the fences.  From author Audrey Vernick and illustrator Don Tate comes the remarkable story of an all-star of a woman.

 

ACTIVITY: Students will make a baseball and bat out of construction paper

 

 

 

March 16 @ 10:30 5th Grade

 

BOOK:  Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown

 

Synopsis – Melba Doretta Liston loved the sounds of music from as far back as she could remember. As a child, she daydreamed about beats and lyrics, and hummed along with the music from her family’s Majestic radio.  At age seven, Melba fell in love with a big, shiny trombone, and soon taught herself to play the instrument. By the time she was a teenager, Melba’s extraordinary gift for music led her to the world of jazz. She joined a band led by trumpet player Gerald Wilson and toured the country. Overcoming obstacles of race and gender, Melba went on to become a famed trombone player and arranger, spinning rhythms, harmonies, and melodies into gorgeous songs for all the jazz greats of the twentieth century: Randy Weston, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and Quincy Jones, to name just a few. Brimming with exuberance and the joy of making music, Little Melba and Her Big Trombone is a fitting tribute to a trailblazing musician and a great unsung hero of jazz.    

 

ACTIVITY: Students will do a fill in the blank activity sheet

 

 

 

MARCH 20 – 24:  SPRING BREAK

 

 

 

March 27 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

 

PLAY:  The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams

 

Synopsis – Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!    

 

ACTIVITY: The students will act out the play

 

 

 

March 27 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

 

BOOK:  Curious George’s Dream by Margret & H. A. Rey

 

Synopsis – After a long day at the fair George is frustrated. It seems he is always too small! But when George falls asleep and wakes up BIG, he discovers being too large can be difficult, too, and maybe he’s the right size after all.   

 

ACTIVITY: We will play around with words form the story

 

 

 

March 27 @ 1:45 4th Grade

 

BOOK:  Faith Ringgold by Mike Venezia

 

Synopsis – Artist, author, educator, and activist, Faith Ringgold’s work provides an important window into the struggles and experiences of African American women. Mike Venezia’s colorful cartoons help young readers understand and appreciate Ringgols’s life and work, in a book filled with examples of her paintings, story quilts, and sculptures.                                   

 

ACTIVITY: Questions and answers about Ms. Faith Ringgold

 

 

 

March 28 @ 11:30 Pre-K

 

BOOK:  Day Out with Daddy by Stephen Cook

 

Synopsis – A special day with Daddy can be a whole lot of fun. Just don’t tell Mommy. . .When Mommy leaves town, a young son has a day out with Daddy. Whether they’re starting the day with a good breakfast, of every donut and pastry available, or finishing it with a late, late show on TV (with Daddy watching with eyes closed), everything is extra fun. Daddy sure likes to do things his own way! Each event in a boy’s day is filled with double meanings and humor when told from his unique point of view. Mommy will be so sorry she’s missing out on all the fun.   

 

ACTIVITY: D is for Dad. We will do something special with the letter D

 

 

 

March 29 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

 

ACTIVITY: Students will learn some trivia and fun facts to share with others.

 

Today –this day, March 29th  in history, Coca-Cola was invented in 1886.

 

 

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

 

Story Time

 

Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.

 

 

 

March 2

 

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

 

We will read My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Steve Johnson.  This rhyming story describes each day in terms of a particular color which in turn is associated with specific emotions.  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.  We will have a craft.

 

 

 

March 9

 

Movie Day!

 

We will watch Spring into Adventure with Dora the Explorer! 

 

 

 

March 13

 

Nursery Rhymes

 

We will read Who Stole the Cookies? by Judith Moffatt.  A little girl tries to solve the mystery of the cookies taken from the jar but the animals all deny taking anything.  We also will read Shoo Fly! by Iza Trapani.  See what happens when a young mouse tries to get rid of a pesky fly.

 

 

 

March  23

 

Pigeon Present!

 

We will read and watch 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 will also 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.

 

 

 

March  30

 

Storytime Favorites

 

We will read Tanka Tanka Skunk by Steve Webb.  Stomp your feet as Tanka and Elephant show you how to make rhythm and beats with words.  We will also read Pete the Cat:  I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin.  As he walks down the street, Pete the Cat sings about his brand new white shoes as they change colors then get wet. 

 

 

 

Hampstead Branch Library

 

 March Events
Kathryn Powell

 

 

 

March 8 – Build Your Own Series:  “Lucky” Charm
3:45-4:45 p.m.
Sign-up open from February 17-March 3
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
10:30-11:00 a.m. 

 

Ages: 1-4

 

March 7 – Presidents
Books: 
Madam President – Lane Smith
The great White House breakout – Helen Thomas
Activity:  American Bunny Paper Craft

 

 

 

March 14 – Saint Patrick’s Day
Books: 
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Samantha and Lola – Alma Ada
The Night before Saint Patrick’s Day – Natasha Wing
Activity: Heart Shamrock Paper Craft

 

 

 

March 21 – Spring
Books: 
When Spring Comes – Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
King for a Day – Rukhsana Khan
Activity: Daffodil Craft

 

 

 

March 28 – Picnic
Books: 
The Pigs’ Picnic – Keiko Kasza
Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack – Doreen Cronin
Activity:  Coloring Sheets

 

 

 

 

 

Ramer Branch Library

 

March Storytime

 

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

 

 

 

March 6-8

 

 

 

Monday: Kindergarten @ 1:00 p.m.

 

Don’t Copy Me by Jonathan Allen

 

Little Puffin is out for a nice walk when he is then followed and imitated by three gull chicks. Little Puffin really gets frustrated and tries to find ways to make them stop. What plan will he come up with?

 

 

 

Tuesday: 2nd Grade @ 1:30 p.m.

 

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Simms Taback

 

An old lady who swallowed a fly? You got to be kidding me! The story will have you asking even more questions. Let’s see what happens in this story as its gets more interesting with each turn of the page. There will be a felt board activity.

 

 

 

Wednesday: 1st Grade @ 9:00 a.m.

 

Don’t Copy Me by Jonathan Allen

 

Little Puffin is out for a nice walk when he is then followed and imitated by three gull chicks. Little Puffin really gets frustrated and tries to find ways to make them stop. What plan will he come up with?

 

 

 

March 20-23

 

 

 

Monday: Kindergarten @ 1:00 p.m.

 

Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

 

Let’s read about how a beautiful fish learns to share his prize possession with his friends. We will be doing a Rainbow Fish Craft

 

 

 

Tuesday: 2nd Grade @ 1:30 p.m.

 

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

 

It’s bed time again, and little red chicken is ready for her story. But will she let her Papa finish without interrupting this time? Will Papa ever finish the story and will both of them ever get to sleep? Let’s find out as Papa prepares to read little red chicken her bedtime tales.

 

 

 

Wednesday: 1st Grade @ 9:00 a.m.

 

We will be doing a Rainbow Fish Craft

 

Thursday: 3rd Grade- 1:30 pm

 

Lego Challenge

 

Each group of students will pull from the bag of challenges. They will then complete the challenge by using Lego and there imagination. It’s time to get those creative juices flowing

 

 

 

 

 

Ramer Branch Library

 

Adult Programs

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 8, 11:00- “Facing Cancer”- Montgomery Cancer Society. Find out about the best ways to cope with cancer.

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 22, 11:00- Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club The English Spy by Daniel Silva. A spy tracks down the assassin of a member of the British Royal Family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coliseum Branch Library

 

Story Time

 

840 Coliseum Blvd.,  271-7005

 

Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

March 2    Try to overcome your fear!

 

Black Dog by Levi Pinfold

 

Synopsis:  Everyone was afraid of the big, black dog except for Small who discovers he is a friendly dog.

 

Lizzy & Skunk by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

 

Synopsis:  When Lizzy’s favorite puppet is lost, she overcomes her fears to find him.

 

Craft – Big dog masks

 

 

 

March 9   Be safe and stick together!

 

Swimmy by Leo Lionni

 

Synopsis:  Swimmy teaches the other fish that staying together is a safe idea.

 

Hamster Monster by Susanne Lohlein and Henning Lohlein

 

Synopsis:  Three little hamsters think they have to be big to be scary.

 

Craft – Hamster masks

 

 

 

March 16   Don’t trust strangers!

 

Run!  by Sue Ferraby

 

Synopsis:  Jonathon the mouse sneaks into a stone house one dark night, but when he tries to return to his home in the woods he encounters many frightening obstacles.

 

Mr. Wolf’s Pancakes by Jan Fearnley

 

Synopsis:  Mr. Wolf asks his neighbors for help so he can trick them when they do.

 

Craft – Wolf masks

 

 

 

March 23   Some days it seems everything goes wrong!

 

Little Bear’s Bad Day, by Else Holmelund Minarik

 

Synopsis:  Everything seemed to go wrong for Little Bear until he learned he made others happy by being a good friend.

 

Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

 

Synopsis:  George couldn’t bark until the doctor found the reason why.

 

Craft – Bear masks

 

 

 

March  30   It’s all a part of growing up!

 

Little Bear’s Picture by Else Holmelund Minarik

 

Synopsis:  Momma Bear wants a picture of Little Bear before he grows any taller.

 

A Tooth Story by Margaret McNamara

 

Synopsis:  Jamie was the only one in school who had not lost any teeth, until the day of the school pictures.

 

Craft – Missing teeth face 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.

 

 

 

Youth Programs

 

 

 

Homework Assistance

 

Our program meets 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 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.

 

There will be no Homework Assistance on March 21 or March 28.

 

 

 

Spring Break at Your Library Using STEAM

 

Geared toward 8 to 10 year olds

 

March 20 – 24 @ 4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Science – Monday – ADEM will be teaching us about pollution

 

Technology – Tuesday – Making copper motors from batteries

 

Engineering – Wednesday – Legos and other materials

 

Art – Thursday – Making art from  recycled materials

 

Math – Friday – Measurement – How to make slime!

 

 

 

Adult Programs

 

 

 

Coliseum Adult Program

 

Tuesday, March 7 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Today we welcome Master Bee Keeper, Cathy Coleman, as she explains the important benefits of bees, honey, and beeswax.

 

 

 

Fiber Arts

 

Wednesday, March 8 @ 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.

 

 

 

Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

 

Tuesday, March 14 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Come research your family’s history by using the Library’s database, at no charge, every second Tuesday.

 

 

 

Computer Class

 

Tuesday, March 21 @ 10:00 am

 

Today we will have student’s choice.  Pre-registration is required.  271-7005

 

 

 

Puzzles

 

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

 

 

 

Coliseum Art Gallery

 

In March, we will welcome the Aid to Inmate Mother’s art exhibit.  Sale proceeds benefit the inmate artists of Tutwiler prison so they may buy things for their children.  Come see the wonderfully eclectic works of art!

 

 

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

 

 

Southern  Charms Book Club

 

Thursday, March 9 @ 3:00 p.m.

 

Today we will be discussing Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones, a story of a girl’s coming of age in Atlanta during the 1980’s. This is our NEA’s Big Read selection of the year. Then, we will receive our book, Faithful by Alice Hoffman, a story of a girl whose life is changed as her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident.

 

 

 

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

 

Thursday, March 23@ 3:00 p.m.

 

Today we will be discussing Silver Sparrow, by Tayari Jones, a story of a girl’s coming of age in Atlanta during the 1980’s.  This is our NEA’s Big Read selection of the year. 

 

 

 

Dewey Decimal Book Club

 

Wednesday, March 22 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

This month we will be discussing the 100’s classification.  Be prepared to share 3 to 5 items of interest with the group.  Then, we will select a book form the 200’s which encompass world religions and myths.

 

 

 

*  Notice:  Kathie Farnell, author of Duck and Cover, will be here April 21, 2017, to share her book describing her adventures in Montgomery from 1950 to 1960.

 

 

 

Joyful Aging:  Being Your Best at Any Age

 

 

 

Arts and Crafts – Tissue Paper Crosses

 

Wednesday, March 1 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Let’s make Easter crosses with tissue paper that glow like stained glass.

 

 

 

Adult Program – Bee Keepers

 

Tuesday, March 7 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Cathy Coleman, Master Beekeeper, will be discussing the benefits of bees, their honey and beeswax.

 

 

 

Technology – Gale Databases and Power Speak

 

Wednesday, March 15 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Learn what our free databases can offer you in the privacy of your own home.

 

 

 

Non-Fiction Book Club – 200 World Religion and Myths

 

Wednesday, March 22 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

This classification emphasizes religion.  Learn what you have always wanted to know about your religion or other religions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

 

Preschool Story Time

 

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

 

March 3

 

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday we are celebrating by reading Green Eggs and Ham and Dr. Seuss’s ABC.  Green Eggs in Ham is a story about someone not wanting to try something new.  However, once he tries them he likes them.  Have you ever tried green eggs and ham? 

 

Dr. Seuss’s ABC book is about learning the alphabet in a fun unique way.  “Big A little a what begins with a….”  It goes throughout the entire alphabet rhyming in a way that it could get stuck in your head.

 

Art Activity: Dr. Seuss Activity

 

We will have a green eggs and ham celebration on this day

 

 

 

March 10   

 

Don’t Copy Me! by Jonathan Allen is about Little Puffin going on a walk.  He thinks he is all by himself.   Then three others decide to join him without him noticing.  They begin to copy him.  Have you ever had anyone copy you before?

 

Who Stole the Cookies? by Judith Moffatt is about an rhythm that goes like this: “Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?  I think Cat stole the cookies from the cookie jar.”  Different animals get blamed until you find out who it was that stole the cookies.  My question is: Was it you?

 

Art Activity: Coloring Sheet

 

 

 

March 17

 

Don’t forget to wear something green to Storytime today.

 

Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek

 

Throughout this book we are looking for the green sheep.  Where oh where is it hiding? As we are looking we are learning our colors. 

 

Green by Laura Vaddaro Seeger

 

Did you know that there are more than one shade of green?  This is very simple book that illustrates the different shades of green. 

 

Art Activity: Shamrocks

 

 

 

March 24

 

Boom Chicka Rock by John Archambault

 

The mice (One o’clock, two o’clock and etc.) escape the clock and are racing to get a piece of cake off the table.  They are trying to be as quiet as possible so that they don’t disturb the sleeping cat. Do the mice make it back in the clock before the new day begins, or does the cat get them? 

 

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox

 

This is a counting book where all the children seem to have ten fingers and toes.  Do you have ten fingers and toes? 

 

Art Activity: Number Activity

 

 

 

March 31

 

Movie Day featuring: Where The Wild Things Are and 5 More Stories by Maurice Sendak

 

Max is sent to bed without supper and he ends up with some different creatures.  He becomes the King of the Wild Things.  Have you ever gotten in trouble and had to go to bed without eating your dinner?  Come join us as we learn what happens to Max. 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Happenings March 2017 @ EL Lowder Regional Library

 

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day from the staff of Lowder Regional Library!

 

 

 

Stitch and Share meets the third Thursday afternoon of the month.  We will meet Thursday, March 23 at 3pm.  If you have ever wanted to learn how to crochet, knit, or quilt please join us.  If there is something you need help with please bring it and let us see if we can help get you back on track.

 

 

 

Friends and Family Chess Club wants you every Saturday 10am until 12:45pm 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 March 7th,  the Ladies will be reading The Chocolate Cupid Killings: A Chocoholic Mystery by JoAnna Carl.

 

            It’s Valentine’s Day at TenHuis Chocolade, but Lee is getting no love from detective         Derrick Valentine. He’s looking for one of their new employees-an abused woman who           Lee and her Aunt Nettie have been hiding. But when Valentine meets his own sticky end,         it’s Aunt Nettie who is suspect. Now, Lee has to free Nettie of guilt without exposing         their innocent guest-and find a killer with a heart that’s definitely not made of chocolate…

 

            ~~Amazon.com~~

 

 

 

The Ladies will also be taking part in Troy University’s Big Read of Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones.  Troy has received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant to organize activities around the mass reading of the book that is set in the 1980’s in Atlanta and centers around the lives of two teenage girls who are half-sisters.  The Ladies of High Tea will be reading and discussing it as well during the month of February.

 

 

 

April’s date is Tuesday, April 4 and the Ladies will be reading Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews.

 

            First husbands
            Annajane truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason. They’ve been divorced for       four years, she’s engaged to a terrific new guy, and she’s ready to leave the small North       Carolina town where she and Mason had so much history. She is so over Mason that she          has absolutely no problem attending his wedding. But when fate intervenes and the            wedding is called to a halt as the bride is walking down the aisle, Annajane begins to             realize that maybe this happened for a reason. And maybe, just maybe, she wants Mason   back…

 

            Second chances
            But there are secrets afoot in this small Southern town, and soon Annajane discovers that             change can bring out the worst in people-even her own friends and neighbors-and        uncover family scandals. Happiness could be hers for the taking…and the life she once had with Mason could be in her future. But first Annajane must find out what she’s really    made of, and what really matters most…

 

            ~~Amazon.com~~

 

 

 

Gamers Club will meet Friday, March 10th.  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 4-5pm.  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 March 17!

 

 

 

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, March 9.

 

 

 

Homework Assistance continues at Lowder Regional Library on Wednesdays from 6-730pm.  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. 

 

 

 

Lowder Regional Library is proud to present a Bilingual Korean Story Time every Tuesday of the month except the first Tuesday.  We will start at 4pm and end before 530pm.  In March we will meet March 8, March 15, March 22, and March 29.  It will be held in the Meeting Room to the right as you come in the door of the library.  Parents must stay with children.

 

 

 

Monday evening, March 20th, 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!

 

 

 

Confucius Institute, Troy University, will present a Cultural Lecture Program on the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival on Friday afternoon, March 24 at 3pm.  “Harbin Ice Festival provides the visitors each year a whole new world of ice and snow. The Festival, established in 1985, is held annually from January 5 and lasts for over one month. It is China’s original and greatest ice artwork festival, attracting hundreds of thousands of local people and visitors from all over the world.  Everyone is invited to attend.” (Copied from schedule)  Join us as we learn many new things about China!

 

 

 

 

 

MCCPL Announces October Events!!

October 2016 Storytimes & Programs

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

245 High Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

334-240-4991

Story Times are each Thursday at 10:30 in the Auditorium

 

October 6

Nursery Rhymes

We will read Who Stole the Cookies? by Judith Moffatt. A little girl tries to solve the mystery of the cookies taken from the jar but the animals all deny taking anything.  We also will read Shoo Fly! by Iza Trapani.  See what happens when a young mouse tries to get rid of a pesky fly.

 

October 13

Movie Day! All about fall!

From school to soccer to Halloween, it’s time to celebrate all things fall with Nickelodeon friends! We will watch Yo Gabba Gabba!: Halloween. Sing, dance, and celebrate Halloween as DJ Laance Rock and the gang dress up in costumes, trick –or-treat, and move and groove to Halloween tunes!

 

October 20

Animals Sounds

We will read This Little Chick by John Lawrence. A little chick shows that he can make the sounds o the animals in his neighborhood. We read Who Says? by Kirsten Hall and Jessica Flaxman illustrated by Wayne Becker. Singing before a musical conductor, animals from chicken to owl reveal their own special sounds. We will also read Moo! by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka. When cow gets her hooves on the farmers car, she takes it for a wild ride through the country. Guess what happens?

 

October 27

Five Little Monkeys

We will read Five Little Monkeys With Nothing To Do by Eileen Christelow. Five little monkeys are bored with nothing to do when until mom needs their help cleaning because of a special guest visit. We will also read Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow and illustrated by James Warhola. A counting book in which one by one the little monkeys jump on the bed only to fall off and bump their heads. We will also watch the Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.

 

 

Morgan Young Adult (YA) October 2016 Schedule

Celebrate Hispanic American Heritage Month

Celebrate LGBT History Month

October 7 – Movie Day: Coraline (2009)                                                                                       Summary:  An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. – IMDB YA Department 3-5

 

October 9-15 Celebrate Teen Read Week

October 11 – Homeschool Book Club: Area Homeschool students 12 -18 are invited for our monthly book club meeting. 10 AM-11 AM. Contact Stephen Deloney at 334.240.4983 or sdeloney@mccpl.lib.al.us for details.

 

October 13 – Decoration Day – Join us as we make the YA department a little bit more haunting by putting up our crafts and Halloween decorations we have made the previous weeks.

 

October 14 – Movie Day: Corpse Bride (2005)                                                                      Summary: When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.  – IMDB Depending

 

October 16-22 National Friends of Libraries Week

 

October 18 – After School Book Club 3:30-4:30 p.m.

 

October 20 – YA Writing Group 3:00-4:00                                                                                      The YA Writing Club hopes to engage young adults who are interested in honing their writing skills and connecting with peers who share an interest in writing. We plan to meet weekly on Tuesday afternoons at the Morgan Library from 3 to 4 pm. During the month of November, students will be invited to participate in the Young Writer’s Program, a division of National Novel Writing Month aimed at allowing young adults to participate more easily by setting their own word count goals and having a group to check in with. Throughout the year, we plan to explore various aspects necessary to writing, such as character and plot development, story structure, and proofreading. Students will be encouraged to write daily, and while the club will be a place for them to comfortably share their work, sharing with the group will not be required for participation.

 

October 21 – Movie Day: Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)                                                              Summary: Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept. -IMDB

October 27 – YA Writing Group 3:00-4:00                                                                                   The YA Writing Club hopes to engage young adults who are interested in honing their writing skills and connecting with peers who share an interest in writing. We plan to meet weekly on Tuesday afternoons at the Morgan Library from 3 to 4 pm. During the month of November, students will be invited to participate in the Young Writer’s Program, a division of National Novel Writing Month aimed at allowing young adults to participate more easily by setting their own word count goals and having a group to check in with. Throughout the year, we plan to explore various aspects necessary to writing, such as character and plot development, story structure, and proofreading. Students will be encouraged to write daily, and while the club will be a place for them to comfortably share their work, sharing with the group will not be required for participation.

 

October 28 – Movie Day: Hocus Pocus (1993)                                                                         Summary: After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches’ reign of terror once and for all. – IMDB

 

October 29 – Young Adult Council Meeting 10:00 A.M. in the YA department. Registration Required. Contact Stephen Deloney at 334.240.4983 or sdeloney@mccpl.lib.al.us for details.

 

 

Bertha Pleasant Williams Library

Rosa Parks Ave Branch

October 2016

 

Children’s Programs

 

Storytime

Mondays AND Tuesdays @ 10:00 AM

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

 

October 3 and 4

Continuing with our colors, we have Lizette’s Green Sock by Catharina Valckx about a goose who finds one green sock. Then we’ll read Mem Fox’s Where is the Green Sheep? Can you find the green sheep?

 

October 11

Little Blue Truck Leads the Way in this wonderful book by Alice Schertle we follow a clever blue truck who solves the problem of how to navigate in troublesome traffic. Next a Blue Chicken from Deborah Freedman’s story tries help her illustrator as she paints herself an unusual color.

 

October 17 and 18

Our purple stories include one of Ms. Amy’s favorites. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson is about a young boy who uses a crayon to draw himself into adventure and out of danger. Next in The Purple Coat by Amy Hest, we read about a girl who wants a purple coat though her mother wants her to have a navy coat.

 

October 24

As we’re getting more into fall, we’ll be talking about the color brown, and what better way to start than with a big wintery animal like Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn’t Fit by Catherine Rayner. We’ll end on One Brown Bunny by Marion Dane Bauer as he looks for friends to play with

 

October 25 and 31

Get into the Halloween spirit with this spooky stomp as we read If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca Emberley. The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz is about a Halloween pumpkin who learns something unexpected, come to story time and see if you learn something too!

 

Lego Club

Third Friday

October 21 @ 3:30 PM

Audience: Children

Description: Come get creative and play with our set of legos!

 

Adult Programs

 

Scrabble Time

Second Tuesday

October 11 @ 2:00 pm

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

October 12 @ 11:00 AM

72 Hour Hold by Bebe Moore Campbell

Summary: Trina is eighteen and suffers from bi-polar disorder, making her paranoid, wild, and violent. Frightened by her own child, Keri searches for help, quickly learning that the mental health community can only offer her a seventy-two hour hold. After these three days Trina is off on her own again. Fed up with the bureaucracy and determined to save her daughter by any means necessary, Keri signs on for an illegal intervention known as The Program, launching them both on a terrifying journey. ~publisher’s website

 

Fourth Friday Cook Up

October 28 @ 4:00 PM

Audience: Adult

Description: Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. This month is Holiday Taste Test. Trying out a new recipe or making adjustments to an old favorite? Come try it out on us! This will be the last 4th Friday of the year, so turn up and show us what you got. Go decadent before we come back in January with a Healthy New Start. Prior registration is not required, but is encouraged so that we do not 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, and/or plastic forks. Not sure what we need? Give us a call 240-4979.

 

Senior Bingo

Last Monday

October 31 @ 10:30 AM

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.

 

 

 

Governors Square Library

Preschool Storytime Schedule

October 2016

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

October 4:  World Space Week (October  4-10)

Ms. Anita will read Regards to the Man on the Moon and Mission to Mars. Then the children will enjoy role playing astronauts preparing for a trip to outer space and riding a shuttle.

 

October 11: Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15)

Fire Safety Day

Special guests, firemen from Engine 9, Montgomery City Fire Department, will teach the children about fire safety. Then the children will delight in climbing aboard a real fire truck!

 

October 18: National Character Counts Week

Volunteer Mrs. Rosalind will read the character books How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms and How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends? This will be followed by a coloring page activity.

 

October 25:  Pumpkins to Jack-O-Lanterns

Children will enjoy singing Halloween songs and hearing the stories Five Little Pumpkins and Marley and the Runaway Pumpkin. Then they will make a craft.

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

2590 Bell Road, Montgomery, AL 36117 www.mccpl.lib.al.us

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

 

October 7        

I Love It When You Smile by Sam McBratney

Synopsis: A grumpy kangaroo is having a bad day until his mother makes him smile.

Activity: Kangaroo Craft

 

October 14

Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman

Synopsis: When Dot’s parents find a baby wolf on their doorstep and decide to raise him as their own, Dot is certain he will eat them all up until a surprising encounter with a bear brings them closer together.

Activity: Coloring Sheet

 

October 21

Curious George Apple Harvest by Lynne Polvino

George helps with the Apple Harvest and discovers that making apple cider can be even more exciting that picking apples.

Activity: Apple Smile Treats

 

October 28

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

Synopsis: A little old lady who is not afraid of anything but deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.

Activity: Halloween Craft

(Please Wear Your Costumes For Our Annual Costume Parade!!!)

 

 

Other Happenings @E L Lowder Regional Library, October 2016

 

Chess Club continues to meet every Saturday at 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.

 

In October the Ladies of High Tea will be reading The Pursuit by Lori Wick.

Summary: The Pursuit, book four in the English Garden series, is set in the spring of 1812, in Collingbourne, England. Edward Steele has enjoyed a great adventure in Africa with his brother, Henry. Now Henry has returned to England, and Edward is ready to follow. However, on his way home, he tells two strangers he will help them, and he stands by that promise. Little does he know that meeting these two men will delay his return, lead him to encounter a woman who captivates him, and change his life forever.

~~Amazon.com~~

 

Remember that the Ladies of High Tea meet the first Tuesday of each month at 3PM. October’s date is Tuesday, October 4 and November’s date is Tuesday, November 1—at 3PM.

 

For November the Ladies will read another of Diane Mott Davidson’s Goldy Bear Books—Fatally Flaky.

Summary: It’s been a long summer for Goldy Schulz, who is engaged in planning a wedding reception for Aspen Meadow’s nuttiest bridezilla. But then Doc Finn, beloved local physician and the best friend of Goldy’s godfather, Jack, is killed when his car tumbles into a ravine. Jack thinks Doc was murdered because of the research he was doing at the local spa—allegations that are confirmed when Jack himself is attacked.So Goldy adds more work to her plate and dons chef’s whites to go undercover at the spa, where coffee is outlawed in favor of smoothies. But if she doesn’t find the clever killer on the spa grounds who’s watching her every move, catering weddings and cooking low-fat food might just be the death of Goldy Schulz . . .       ~~Amazon.com~~

 

 

Stitch and Share will meet the fourth Thursday of October at 3PM. We invite you to bring your quilts, knitting, crochet, or any other kind of needlework and join us. If you are stuck on a project need help maybe we can get you going again! The date to remember is October 27.

 

Gamers Club meets the second Friday afternoon of the month and Lowder Lego League meets on the third Friday afternoon of the month.

Registration is required for Gamer’s Club as there is a limited number of slots available. Participants may sign up for 330PM-430PM or 430PM to 530PM. Parents are required to stay in the main area near the gaming system while participants are playing. If there are others waiting and participant is more than 10 minutes late participant has forfeited their time slot and an alternate, if in the library at the time, will be allowed to complete the hour.   October 14, at 330PM and 430PM will be the next meeting. Gaming will not continue past 530PM due to closing procedures. Complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk at Lowder Regional Library.

 

Registration is also required for the Lowder Lego League on the third Friday afternoon of the month 4PM-5PM. This event takes place in the Meeting Room which, due to fire regulations, limits the number of people that may legally be in the room at one time. Parents of 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 must wait in the main area of the library while participant is in Meeting Room. Complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk at Lowder Regional Library. October 21 is the date.

 

NOTE: Everyone is invited to see our new bulletin board. It has an original story by our very own Miss Cynthia that features all of the Lowder staff. There are just one, two, okay THREE little mistakes in the story. If you can find just one of the three we invite you to fill out an entry form listing only ONE mistake per entry and you could win a dozen tea cakes from The Happy Librarian!

 

 

Coliseum Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

Thursdays @ 10:00 am

https://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

 

Story Time

 

October 6     I love keeping the environment clean!

The Talking Tree, presented by Cynthia Jancaterino with the Montgomery Clean City Commission, will be here to share her favorite books about taking care of our world.

Craft – Bird’s nest headband

 

October 13   Don’t be a copy cat!

Don’t Copy Me by Jonathan Allen

Synopsis: Little Puffin wants to enjoy a quiet walk, but 3 gulls copy everything he does.

A Beautiful Feast for a Big King Cat by John Archambault

Synopsis: A little mouse who habitually teases a cat must use his wits to avoid being eaten.

Craft – King cat masks

 

October 20   Wishes can come true!

Bye Bye Baby by Janet and Allen Ahlberg

Synopsis: A little baby goes in search for a mommy and finds a whole family along the way.

Roar of a Snore by Marsha Diane Arnold

Synopsis: Disturbed by a deafening snore, Jack wakes up the family and animals one by one in search of the noisy culprit.

Craft – Happy face masks

 

October 27   Halloween is near!

Halloween Monster by Catherine Stock

Synopsis: Tommy is reluctant to dress up and go out on Halloween until his mother convinces him that there are no real monsters, ghosts, or witches.

On Halloween Night by Ferida Wolff and Dolores Kozielshi

Synopsis: Thirteen suitably creepy things from witches to snakes and ghosts are counted in honor of Halloween.

Craft – Flying bats and witches

 

Parent/Preschool Activity Table

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 the parent and child explore together.

 

 

Youth Programs

 

Homework Assistance

Our program meets 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 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 first and third Tuesday in October. October 4 and October 18 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

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

 

Literacy in Music

Literacy in Music is offered the first and third Wednesday in October.

October 5 and October 19 @ 4:00 – 4:45 pm

 

Students must be accompanied by their parents and are encouraged to bring stringed instruments (ukulele, guitar, etc.).  Students who do not play a stringed instrument may borrow a rhythm instrument to join in with the music making. Activities which enhance literacy in music, language, and art, will include games, movement, singing, and some crafts. This course is appropriate for ages 6-9.

 

Coliseum Coloring Club

All ages are invited!

This will be offered the first and third Thursday of each month from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.

October 6 and October 20

Come join our coloring club. Adult level coloring sheets, children’s coloring sheets, crayons, and colored pencils will be provided.

Studies have shown this can be a great stress reducer. Come relax with us!

 

 

Adult Programs

 

 

Weaving for Beginners

October 5 @ 10:00 am

Weaving is ongoing, and we are learning as we go. Ms. Hightower will not be here in October, but we have the YouTube videos if we run into problems. You still have time to make a scarf for winter.   We have looms and plenty of yarn. Also, bring any fiber craft projects you are working on that you would like to share.

 

Coliseum Coloring Club

All ages welcome

This will be offered the first and third Thursday of each month from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.

October 6 and October 20

Come join our coloring club. Adult level coloring sheets, children’s coloring sheets, crayons, and colored pencils will be provided. Studies have shown this can be a great stress reducer.  Come relax with us!

 

Coliseum Adult Program

October 19 @ 10:00 am

Join Sandra Whatley, Central Alabama Aging Consortium, as she discusses the new Medicare guidelines. She will be available for private consultations, also.

 

Computer Class for Seniors

10:00 am

October 12 – Usage of the mouse and setting up an email account

October 26 – Setting up a Facebook account

 

Puzzles

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

 

Coliseum Art Gallery

Stop by and see the new collection of work by local artist Ginny Townsend.

 

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

  • Southern Charms Book ClubToday we will be discussing, A Parchment of Leaves by Silas House. This is a story of a Cherokee woman and her white husband who, despite many hardships, try to make a life for themselves in the early 1900 Kentucky mountains. Then, we will receive our book for November, The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks. This is an historical fiction account of David as he rises from an obscure shepherd to a renowned king.

 

  1. October 13 @ 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  2. Eastbrook Mystery Book ClubToday we will be discussing, Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson. This is a story of Tracy, Tilly, and Jackson who are variously accompanied, pursued, or haunted by neglected dogs, unwanted children, and keepers of dark secrets who learn that their past is never history, and that no good deed goes unpunished. Then, we will receive our book, How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny. This is a story of Myrna Landers and Chief Inspector Gamache and the mystery surrounding the disappearance of one of the world’s most famous women.
  3. October 27 @ 3:00 – 4:00 pm

 

*November 16, 2016

10:00 am

Montgomery County’s Bi-Centennial: Celebrating 200 years

Mary Ann Neely, historian and local treasure, will be here at Coliseum Branch Library to present a program on Montgomery County’s 200th anniversary.  This should be an informative and well-attended program, so come early.

 

 

Hampstead Branch Library

 October Events Kathryn Powell

Movie Series and Events:

 

October 13 – Goblet of Fire Movie 3:30 – 5:45 p.m. Open to all Ages Join the Hampstead Library for an afternoon of Harry Potter fun while we show the first film and offer coloring sheets.

October 27 – Order of the Phoenix Movie 3:30 – 5:45 p.m. Open to all Ages We will show Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with coloring sheets for kids.

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

 

October 4 —Things that go Bump in the Night: Bats Books: Bats at the Ballgame – Brian Lies Nightsong – Ari Berk Activity: Toilet Paper Roll Bats

 

October 11 – Things that go Bump in the Night: Ghosts Books: Ghosts in the House! – Kazuno Kohara The Teeny Tiny Ghost – Kay Winters Activity: Ghost Wind Socks

 

October 18 – Things that go Bump in the Night: Witches Books: The Sweetest Witch Around – Alison McGhee Only a Witch Can Fly – Alison McGhee Activity:  Witch Hats

 

October 25 – Halloween Books: AlphaOops! – Alethea Kontis The Night Before Halloween – Natasha Wing Activity: Foam Bookmarks

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

October 2016

Story Time

 Wednesday @ 10:00 a.m.  

 

 

October 5 – Ms. Takela Underwood and Smokey the Bear, an American advertising mascot created to educate the public about the dangers of forest fires, will visit the library.

 

October 12 – Children encounter all types of people and what better way to teach them the difference between good and bad people than by reading The Book of Mean People by Toni &Slade Morrison and Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl by Jane O’Connor. Children will also enjoy songs and coloring sheet.

 

October 19 – “No! Mommy I’m afraid of that.” “That’s going to make me have a nightmare.” are some of the things children may say before reading Creepy Things Are Scaring Me by Jerome and Jarrett Pumphrey and There’s A Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer. Children will also enjoy songs and coloring sheet.

 

October 26 – There are always lessons to learn in everyday life. Author Mercer Mayer continues to teach children those lessons with Just Not Invited & Just Helping Dad, where the character Litter Critter goes on all types of adventures. Children will also enjoy songs and coloring sheet or craft.

 

 

 

Afternoon Fun Time

Every Wednesday

@ 4:15pm – 4:45pm

Join Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library’s Staff and the Montgomery Therapeutic Center for an afternoon of fun and activities. Enjoy story time, games and movies to help relax from a day at school.

 

 

Comic Book Club

Every 3rd Thursday in Month

@ 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Join Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library’s Staff and others as we discuss & trade the latest adventures of our favorite comic book heroes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADULT PROGRAMMING @ Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

 October 2016

 

 

October 3        Mesh Wreath Class @ 11:00 A.M.

Description:     Learn to make Christmas and all occasion Mesh Wreaths.  Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program. Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for registration and a list of recommended materials.

Presenter:        Mrs. Minnie Stringer, Retired Librarian

 

 

October 3        After 5 Book Club Discussion @ 6:00 P.M.

Title: Cross Justice by James Patterson

Summary: In Cross Justice, Alex Cross confronts the deadliest-and most-personal-case of his career.  It’s a propulsive edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that proves you can go home- but it just may kill you.  ~Editor.

 

October 4        Scrapbooking @ 10:00 A.M.

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

 

October 5        Mesh Wreath Class

Time:               11:00 A.M.

Description:     Learn to make Christmas and all occasion Mesh Wreaths.  Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program. Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for registration and a list of recommended materials.

Presenter:        Mrs. Minnie Stringer, Retired Librarian

 

October 6        Computer Class

Time:               11:00 A.M.

Description:     Attendees will learn to make flyers and business cards using Microsoft Publisher.

 

October 11      Facts About Medicare

Time:               10:00 A.M.

Description:     Benefits, updates and changes to Medicare will be discussed.  A question and answer session will follow the discussion.

Presenter:        Ms. Sandra Whatley, Montgomery Area Council On Aging

 

 

 

 

 

October 11     Yoga Class

Time:               6:00 P.M.

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, formfitting, 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.

Presenter:        Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher

 

October 13     Computer Class

Time:               11:00 A.M.

Description:     Attendees will learn to make flyers and business cards using Microsoft Publisher.

 

October 17     Mesh Wreath Class

Time:               11:00 A.M.

Description:     Learn to make Christmas and all occasion Mesh Wreaths.  Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program. Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for registration and a list of recommended materials.

Presenter:        Mrs. Minnie Stringer, Retired Librarian

 

October 18     Scrapbooking

Time:               10:00 A.M.

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

 

October 19     Mesh Wreath Class

Time:               11:00 A.M.

Description:     Learn to make all occasion Mesh Wreaths.  Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program. Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for registration and a list of recommended materials.

Presenter:        Mrs. Minnie Stringer, Retired Librarian

 

October 20     Computer Class

Time:               11:00 A.M.

Description:     Attendees will learn to make flyers and business cards using Microsoft Publisher.

 

October 25     Scrapbooking

Time:               10:00 A.M.

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

 

 

 

October 25     Yoga Class

Time:               6:00 P.M.

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, formfitting, 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.

Presenter:        Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher

 

 

October 27     Computer Class

Time:               11:00 A.M.

Description:     Attendees will learn to make flyers and business cards using Microsoft Publisher

 

Pike Road Branch Library’s

October 2016 Programs

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

 

Storybook Time – for ages three through six

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:

 

October 3 – October (or “Halloween Month” as Mister Matt likes to call it) is here! We’ll kick off the month by becoming monsters who snort and growl when we sing along with If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca and Ed Emberley.

 

October 10 – The library will be closed in observance of Columbus Day, so, of course, there will be no Storybook Time today.

 

October 17 – NOTE: We will NOT have the 4:30 p.m. session of Storybook Time this week because we want you to go to the Farm/City Festival which takes place from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Bartlett Ranch, here in Pike Road. We WILL carry on with the 10:30 a.m. session of Storybook Time, during which we will read some not-so-spooky stories.

 

October 24 – Halloween is next Monday! Mister Matt is so excited! Can you tell? We’ll read The Monster’s Monster by Patrick McDonnell. In this story, things don’t go according to plan when three little monsters create what they hope will be one big bad monster. It’s alive! It’s alive! And it’s really happy about that.

 

October 31 – This is Halloween! This is Halloween! Come in costume as we read Dragon’s Halloween by Dav Pilkey, in which hilarity ensues as Dragon carves jack-o-lanterns, makes his own costume and takes a walk through the woods. Is that a monster growling nearby? [Spoiler alert: Nope, it’s Dragon’s hungry tummy.]

 

Toddler Time – for ages 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:

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

 

Book Clubs

 

Angry Dragons – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, October 12 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon.

Publisher’s Summary – When Molly shows up on Castle Hangnail’s doorstep to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch, the castle’s minions are understandably dubious. After all, she is twelve years old, barely five feet tall, and quite polite. (The minions are used to tall, demanding evil sorceresses with razor-sharp cheekbones.) But the castle desperately needs a master or else the Board of Magic will decommission it, leaving all the minions without the home they love. So when Molly assures them she is quite wicked indeed (So wicked! REALLY wicked!) and begins completing the tasks required by the Board of Magic for approval, everyone feels hopeful. Unfortunately, it turns out that Molly has quite a few secrets, including the biggest one of all: that she isn’t who she says she is.

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. On Thursday, October 20 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League by Jonathan Odell.

Publisher’s Summary – 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.

 

 

 

Pintlala Branch Library

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334-281-8069

STORY TIME

October 2016

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

 

October 3 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

ACTIVITY: Library Bingo and decorate Football Helmets for Football season.

 

October 3 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

BOOK: Scaredy-Cat, Splat!

Synopsis —-It’s Halloween, and Splat is determined to be the scariest cat in the class.

Unfortunately, he’s just too much of a scaredy-cat. He’s afraid of a little spider, and everyone says his costume looks more silly than scary. And when Mrs. Wimpydimple tells a ghost story in the dark, Splat gets so frightened that he tips over his jack-o’-lantern. But when the lights go back on, the entire class is scared silly by a small, black, furry creature with a big pumpkin head. Whooooo can it be?      

ACTIVITY: Decorate the letter H for Halloween

 

October 4 @ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: It’s My School by Sally Grindley

Synopsis —- His sister’s first day of school is Tom’s last day of true independence. On her first day of kindergarten, Alice isn’t really that nervous at all. It’s her brother, Tom, who is upset — in fact, he’s downright mad! It’s his school, and why should he have to share it with his annoying little sister?

ACTIVITY: Work on their memory books and do a dance.

 

October 4 @ 1:30 1st Grade

BOOK: Where Do Balloons Go?  by Jamie Lee Curtis

Synopsis —- Haven’t you ever wondered …Where do balloons go when you let them go free? It can happen by accident. It happened to me. Do they tango with airplanes? Or cha-cha with birds? Can plain balloons read balloons printed with words? When one little boy accidentally lets go of his balloon, his imagination takes him on its journey.

ACTIVITY: Explore with balloons

 

October 5 @ 11:20 Kindergarten

BOOK: One Witch by Laura Leuck

Synopsis —-One witch, on a hill, had an empty pot to fill. So what does that one witch do? She goes around to visit all her fiendish friends, naturally; two cats, three scarecrows, four goblins, five vampires, six mummies, seven owls, eight ghosts, nine skeletons, and ten werewolves. At every stop they contribute ghoulishly tasty ingredients until the witch has enough to make a properly gruesome stew for her party. Then, of course, she must send out her invitations; to the ten werewolves, nine skeletons, eight ghosts, seven owls, six mummies…Count up and count down again as one witch gets ready for a fun-filled monster bash. Come along, they’ve got a special surprise waiting just…FOR…YOU!      

ACTIVITY: Make Pumpkins out of paper plates

 

October 11 @ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff

Synopsis —-If you give a cat a cupcake, he’ll ask for some sprinkles to go with it. When you give him the sprinkles, he might spill some on the floor. Cleaning up will make him hot, so you’ll give him a bathing suit . . . and that’s just the beginning!      

ACTIVITY: Flannel board finger play “Five Yummy Cupcakes”

 

October 12 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

BOOK: The Horrible Spookhouse

Synopsis —- A little girl lost in the woods wanders into a haunted house, where she disappoints the witches, monsters, and other inhabitants because she refuses to be frightened of them.  

ACTIVITY: Halloween word search

 

October 13 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

BOOK: The Little Old Lady Who was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

Synopsis —- Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!  

ACTIVITY: Decorate clown fish

 

October 18 @ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies

Synopsis —- Hurry up! Come one’ come all! We’re off to watch the bats play ball! You’ll never forget your first game: the green so green, the presence of heroes past, and togetherness with family and friends, rooting for the home team. But you think humans are the only ones who enjoy America’s national pastime? Grab your bat’ the other kind’ and your mitt, and join these captivating bats as they flutter off to watch their all-stars compete.  

ACTIVITY: Make Halloween candy necklaces

 

October 18 @ 1:30 1st Grade

BOOK: On Halloween Night by Ferida Wolff

Synopsis —-In this spellbinding counting rhyme, one witch, two cats, three owls, and other assorted creatures of the night add up to one mysterious Halloween. It’s just

enough to give gentle jitters to young readers counting their way from one to thirteen on their way through the haunted woods      

ACTIVITY: Play a Halloween game

 

October 24 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

BOOK: One Witch by Laura Leuck

Synopsis —One witch, on a hill, had an empty pot to fill. So what does that one witch do? She goes around to visit all her fiendish friends, naturally; two cats, three scarecrows, four goblins, five vampires, six mummies, seven owls, eight ghosts, nine skeletons, and ten werewolves. At every stop they contribute ghoulishly tasty ingredients until the witch has enough to make a properly gruesome stew for her party. Then, of course, she must send out her invitations; to the ten werewolves, nine skeletons, eight ghosts, seven owls, six mummies…Count up and count down again as one witch gets ready for a fun-filled monster bash. Come along, they’ve got a special surprise waiting just…FOR…YOU!

ACTIVITY: Make pumpkins out of paper plates

 

October 25 @ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: The Big White Ghost by Gail Herman

Synopsis —- It’s Halloween, and the whole town dresses up in funny or spooky costumes and gathers at the beach to watch a scary ghost movie together. When Clifford investigates the big white movie screen afterwards, it falls on him, covering him like a ghost! He runs through town, unintentionally scaring everybody. Emily Elizabeth’s friend Jetta learns that it’s okay to admit to being afraid.      

ACTIVITY: Play a Halloween game

 

October 27 @ 9:30 6th Grade

ACTIVITY: Halloween activity sheet

The class will check out books

 

Ramer Branch Library

October Storytime

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

 

Week One (October 3-6)

 

Monday, October 3: The Very Clumsy Beetle by Eric Carle

A little click beetle goes and explores but at one point falls on his back and can’t get up. A very wise beetle comes along and teaches him how to get back up. With a few friends coming by to encourage him, does the little click beetle learn how to get back up. Let’s read and find out!

There will be a craft.

 

Tuesday, October 4: Tumble Books-

Fifty Below Zero by Robert Munsch

On a very cold night, Jason wakes up to find his Dad sleep walking around the house. Why isn’t his Dad asleep in the bed? Everytime Jason falls back to sleep, his Dad goes bumping along, and Jason wakes up and finds him in different place. Let’s explore the home and see where Jason finds his Dad and what he does to help his Dad STAY PUT!

There will be an activity.

 

Wednesday, October 5: Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Let’s read about how a beautiful fish learns to share his prize possession with his friends.

There will be a craft.

 

Thursday, October 6: Tumble Books-

Bully Goat Grim: A Maynard Moose Tale by James Stimson and Willy Claflin

Maynard Moose tells his version of a tale about the misadventures of a “Bully” Goat who suffers from Random Hostility Syndrome. He bullies everyone around the forest until his runs into a troll “fambly”. Let’s see what happens when the baby girl troll outwits him in this funny tale.

There will be an activity.

 

 

Week Three (October 17-20)

 

Monday, October 17: LMNO Peas by Keith Baker

Join me as we roll through this colorful and fun book with Peas, you read it right… “PEAS”, and learn the alphabet. Each letter introduces a variety of interests, hobbies, and careers starting with one of the letters of the alphabet.

There will be a sing-a-long and a craft.

 

Tuesday, October 18: If All the Animals Came Inside by Eric Pinder and Marc Brown

What would you do if Bears, Monkeys, Pandas, and Zebras came inside your house and ran all over the place? What if they jumped on your couch, ate all your food, and ran up and down the stairs. Join this family on their wild adventure and see what happens.

There will be a craft

 

Wednesday, October 19: Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

It’s bed time again, and little red chicken is ready for her story. But will she let her Papa finish without interrupting this time? Will Papa ever finish the story and will both of them ever get to sleep? Let’s find out as Papa prepares to read little red chicken her bedtime tales.

There will be a sing-a-long.

 

Thursday, October 20: Lego Challenge

Each group of students will pull from the bag of challenges. They will then complete the challenge by using Lego and there imagination. It’s time to get those creative juices flowing.