MCCPL Announces May Programs!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

May 2017 Activities

 

 

Pike Road Branch Library

Storybook Time for age 3 through 6

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Toddler Time for age 1 through 3

Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.

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

May 3

May 10

May 17

 

Book Clubs

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Bertha Pleasant Williams Library

 

Children’s Programs

Storytime

Mondays & Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

May 1st and 2nd

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

 

May 8th and 9th

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

 

May 15th and 16th

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

 

May 22nd and 23rd

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

 

May 29th and 30th

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

 

Young Adult Programs

Thursday, May 4, 11, 28, and 25

@ 4:00-5:00

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

 

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

April 21 @ 3:30 p.m.

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

Movie: Iron Man

Run time: 2hr 6min

 

Adult Programs

 

Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday

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

Description:

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

 

Scrabble Time

Second Tuesday

May 9 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

May 10 @ 11:00 a.m.

Title: Justice by Karen Robards

 

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

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

 

Fourth Friday Cook Up

May 26 @ 4:00 p.m.

Audience: Adult

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

 

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

 

Senior Bingo

Last Monday

May 29 @ 10:00 a.m.

Audience: Seniors/Adults

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

 

Genealogy Sessions

Fridays (except holidays)

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

 

Pre-registration IS required.

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

 

334-240-4979

acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us

 

 

Governors’ Square Library

Preschool Storytimes

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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

 

May 9: Honor Our Mothers

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

 

May 16: National Transportation Week (May14-20)

Transportation Movie Day

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

 

May 23: World Turtle Day

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

 

May 30:   Glorious Gardens

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

 

Book Bunch Book Club

 

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

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

 

Hampstead Branch

 May Events Kathryn Powell

Events:

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

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

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

May 3 – Build Your Own Series: Suncatcher 3:45 – 5:15 p.m. Sign-ups open from 4/21/17-5/1/17 The start of a new series of monthly events on building or crafting a themed project; sign-ups are required to allow for the purchasing of materials. Open to all Ages.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Ramer Branch Library

Storytimes

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

 

May 8-11

 

Monday: Kindergarten- 1:00 pm

Happy Mother’s Day

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

 

Tuesday: 2nd Grade- 1:30 pm

Craft Time

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

 

Wednesday: 1st Grade- 9:00 am

Happy Mother’s Day

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

 

Thursday: 3rd Grade- 1:30 pm

Craft Time

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

 

Ramer Adult Programs

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

 

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

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

Children’s Programming

 

May 3             Story Time 10:00

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

 

May 10           Story Time 10:00

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

 

May 17           Story Time 10:00

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

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

 

May 31           Story Time 10:00

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

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

Young Adult Programming
May 4 Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

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

 

May 5             Friday Film @ 4 pm

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

 

May 11 Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

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

 

May 12 Friday Film @ 4 pm

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

 

May 18 Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

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

 

May 19 Friday Film @ 4 pm

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

 

May 25 Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

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

 

May 26 Friday Film @ 4 pm

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

Rufus A. Lewis Regional

Adult Programming

 

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

Title: Copycat by Kimberla Lawson Roby

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

~Editor

 

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

Library Staff, Instructors

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

 

May 4,11,18,25 Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Presenter

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

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

 

May 9  Credit and Financial Security

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

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

Credit card skimmers

Scams

Protection of personal information

Annoying telemarketers

Consumer protection issues

 

May 9 & 23     Yoga @ The Library 6:00 P.M.

Mrs. Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher, Instructor

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

 

Coliseum Branch Library

Story Time

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

 

May 4   It is time for show and tell!

Show and Tell by Barney Saltzberg

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

Alistair’s Time Machine by Marilyn Sadler

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

bargained for.

Craft – Dinosaur hats

 

May 11 Mother’s Day is near!

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

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

No Time for Mother’s Day by Laurie Halse Anderson

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

busy mother.

Craft – Mother’s Day surprise

 

May 18 I am happy the way I am!

 Little Penguin by Patrick Benson

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

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

Not Norman by Kelly Bennett

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

love Norman the goldfish himself.

Craft – Paper plate penguins

 

May 25 What an unusual friend you have!

                A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Baker

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

mouse.

Anteater on the Stairs by Peter Cottrill

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

when he meets her own pet Snowy.

Craft – Polar bear masks

 

Parent/Preschool Activity Center

Every three weeks we will have a new activity to enhance the five senses and further develop your child’s thought processes. This is an activity where parent and child explore together.

 

Youth Programs

 

Homework Assistance

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

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

 

Lego League

Lego League is offered the third Tuesday in May.

May 16 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

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

 

Adult Programs

 

Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

May 9 @ 10:00 a.m.

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

 

Fiber Arts

May 10 @ 3:00 p.m.

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

 

Computer Class

May 16 @ 10:00 a.m.

Today we will have student’s choice.

Pre-registration is required.

271-7005

 

Coliseum Adult Program

May 17 @ 10:00 a.m.

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

 

Puzzles

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

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

May 11 @ 3:00 p.m.

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

 

Dewey Decimal Book Club

May 24 @ 10:00 a.m.

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

 

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

May 25 @ 3:00 p.m.

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

 

Joyful Aging: Being Your Best at Any Age

 

Arts and Crafts

Decorating Gourds

May 3 @ 10:00 a.m.

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

 

Technology – YouTube

May 10 @ 10:00 a.m.

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

 

Adult Program

Goodwill Fashion Show

May 17 @ 10:00 a.m.

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

 

Dewey Decimal Book Club

400 Languages

May 24 @ 10:00 a.m.

400’s – Languages

 

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

245 High Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

334-240-499

 

May 4th

Pigeon Presents!

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

 

May 11th

I want you to be happy!

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

May 18th

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

 

May 25th

A Day with Emily Pearl

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

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

Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

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

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

Storytimes

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

 

May 5

The Snatchabook by Helen Docherty and Thomas Docherty

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

Time-Out for Sophie by Rosemary Wells

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

Activity: Coloring Page

 

May 12

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

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

Happy Mother’s Day, Mami! by Leslie Valdes

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

My Mommy Hung the Moon by Jamie Lee Curtis

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

Activity: Mother’s Day creation for the mothers

 

May 19

Clark the Shark: Lost and Found by Bruce Hale

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

Five Little Sharks Swimming in the Sea by Steve Metzger

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

Activity: Shark Activity

 

May 26

The Bernstain Bears: Take Off! by Mike Bernstein

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

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

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

Activity: Bear Coloring sheet

 

 

Other Happenings in May @ E L Lowder Library

 

Stitch and Share will not meet in May.

 

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

 

Remember that the Ladies of High Tea meets the first Tuesday of each month at 3PM. In May the Ladies will be reading The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.  May’s date is Tuesday, May 2.

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

~~Amazon.com~~

 

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

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

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

 

Gamers Club will meet Friday, May 12. Gamer’s Club meets the second Friday afternoon of the month and pre-registration is required.  Participants may sign up for 330pm-430pm or 430pm -530pm (all gaming must end at 530pm).

 

Registration is also required for the Lowder Lego League on the third Friday afternoon of the month 4PM-5PM. Participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play.  Participants older than 8 must have an adult with them as well, but adult may wait in the main area of the library.  Complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk.  Come and sign up for May 19!

 

Lowder Regional Library now has coloring for stressed out adults! The second Thursday afternoon from 4pm-5pm bring your tired of everything, frazzled, and anxious selves to color your cares away—at least for the time that you are here!  Join us Thursday, May 11.

 

The Young Classic Book Club will start Thursday, May 4 and will meet the first Thursday of each month on a regular basis. This book club is open to anyone but is planned with Young Adults in mind and will be reading Young Adult and Children’s Classics (some of which are assigned reading).  Our first book is Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Pintlala Branch Library

STORY TIME

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

Registration for Summer Reading Program Begins May 1, 2017

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

 

 

May 1 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

BOOK: Chuckie’s New Mon by Kim Ostrow

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

ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts

 

May 2 @ 11:30 Pre-K

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

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

ACTIVITY: The students will decorate sunglasses to take with them

 

May 2 @ 1:30 1st Grade

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

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

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

 

May 3 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

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

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

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

ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts

 

May 3 @ 11:20 Kindergarten

BOOK: Chuckie’s New Mon by Kim Ostrow

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

ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts

 

May 4 @ 9:30 6th Grade

BOOK: Abuela by Arthur Dorros

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

ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts

 

May 4 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

BOOK: Grandmother’s Alphabet by Eve Shaw

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

ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts

 

May 8 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

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

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

ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts

 

May 8 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

BOOK: The Fish that Talked by Rosie Dickins

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

ACTIVITY: Making fish out of construction paper

 

May 8 @ 1:45 4th Grade    

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

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

her mother belongs.

ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts

 

May 9 @ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: My Mommy Hung the Moon by Jamie Lee Curtis

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

ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts

 

May 11 @ 10:30 5th Grade

BOOK: Grandmother and I by Helen E. Buckley

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

ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts

 

May 15 @ 1:00  Kindergarten        

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

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

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

 

May 16 @ 11:30 Pre-K

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

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

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

 

May 17 @ 11:20 Kindergarten

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

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

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

 

May 18 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

BOOK: Light is all Around Us by Wendy Pfeffer

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

ACTIVITY: Questions and Answers

 

May 23 @ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: The Napping House &

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

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

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

 

 

April Programs at MCCPL!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

April 2017 Library Activities

 

Pike Road Branch Library

 

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 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:

 

April 3 – Easter is coming up later this month. Today, we’ll read a story that just might explain why the Easter Bunny delivers colorful eggs in Kiki by Christoph Schuler with illustrations by Rahel Nicole Eisenring.

 

April 10 – Happy National Library Week! We’ll celebrate by reading some library-themed stories including I Took My Frog to the Library by Eric A. Kimmel with illustrations by Blanche Sims.

 

April 17 – Do you ever have trouble getting to sleep? After reading today’s stories, you will have lots of suggestions on what to do if you ever experience that problem. We’ll read Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton and The Prince Won’t Go to Bed by Dayle Ann Dodds and Kyrsten Brooker.

 

April 24 – Tomorrow is World Penguin Day. There will be baby penguins everywhere! Don’t get your hopes up; these are fictitious penguins. We’re not the Georgia Aquarium, after all. We’ll read Baby Penguins Everywhere! by Melissa Guion.

 

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:

April 5

April 12

April 19

April 26

 

Book Clubs

 

Angry Dragons – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, April 12 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy.

Publisher’s Summary – Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You’ve never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change. Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it’s up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, April 20 at 9:15 a.m., they will discuss Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones.

Publisher’s Summary – With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, “My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist,” author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man’s deception, a family’s complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle. Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon’s two families–the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode.

 

Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library Speaker Series

 

On Thursday, April 20 at 10 a.m., the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library present historian and author Mary Ann Neeley, speaking about the history of the Pike Road community.

 

 

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

 

 

Bertha Pleasant Williams Library

 

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!

 

3rd and 4th

Grumpy Goat (Brett Helquist) has just moved to a new farm and doesn’t know how to make friends until he finds something to brighten his day. Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great (Bob Shea) involves a goat who is upset about a unicorn moving in and constantly upstaging him.

 

10th and 11th

The Very Busy Spider and The Very Hungry Caterpillar (both by Eric Carle) are both about very interesting insects and how they eat.

 

17th and 18th

The Cow Who Clucked (Denise Fleming) has lost her moo and goes looking to find it. The Cow Who Buzzed (Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha) catches a cold and finds herself buzzing AND sneezing.

 

24th and 25th

When Percy leave decides to take all of his bears on a picnic with his family, he must leave behind their lunch to do so. When his family finds out he comes up with a clever way to feed his family, so Please DO Feed the Bears (Phyllis Reynolds Naylor). I Lost My Bear (Jules Feiffer) follows the story of a girl who loses her stuffed bear. See how she finds it.

 

Children’s Programs

 

Reading Rockets (Literacy Tutors)

Mondays (except holidays)

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

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.

 

STEM Tutors

*Color Transforms – Coloring Contest (ages 3-11)

Due: April 7 @6pm

Come to the library and ask for our special National Libraries Week coloring sheet to be entered to win a prize. All ages are welcome to color, but the contest is for ages 3-11. Sheet will be displayed for the public to view and vote on, so parents make sure you come by to vote on your child’s work! The winner will be announced on our Facebook page on April 17th!

 

Young Adult Programs

Thursdays

April 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 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.

 

*Color Transforms – Coloring Contest (12-18, in high school)

Due: April 7 @6pm

Get a group of friends together (recommend 3-6 people) and work on coloring one of our “banner” sized coloring sheets. The prize will be a showing of a movie of your group’s choice (PG-13 or lower) and a special treat.

 

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

April 21

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: Home (PG)

Run time: 1hr 34 min

 

Adult Programs

 

*Art Transforms

National Library Week

April 10-15

Several art projects will be installed for National Library Week to see how art can Transform Libraries. The value of art is not always obvious until we see what it can do to change a space and make us see it in a new light. Want to get involved in our projects? Call Amy at 340-4979 to see what we’re planning, we especially need fiber artists (knitters, crocheters, etc.).

 

Our tables will also be covered with paper for you to scribble and color on during this week. See what art pops up!

 

Scrabble Time

Second Tuesday

April 11

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!

 

*Alabama ARISE

April 12

Time: 10:00am

Description: Pres Harris will come talk about how to get involved in local politics by contacting your elected officials. She will also speak about some of the work Alabama Arise is doing in reforming tax policy, ban the box, death penalty overturn, payday/lending title reform, and public transportation improvement. See what you can do to help transform Alabama into a better place to live for everyone.

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

April 12

Time: 11:00am

Title: Silver Sparrow

Author: Tayari Jones

Description: Join us in our Big Read selection, funded and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. There will be many opportunities to meet the author and engage in other discussions in the city of Montgomery regarding this engaging story about the two families of James Witherspoon. His two daughters, from his separate families, meet and become friends with only one knowing they are actually sisters.

 

*Talent Transforms

April 14

Thursday

Time: 4:00pm

Description: Join us as JP da Poet and others perform spoken word, music, and other talents. Interested in sharing your talent? Sign up before the 7th to be put on the performance schedule.

 

Senior Bingo

Last Monday

April 24

Time: 10:00 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.

 

Fourth Friday Cook Up

April 28

Time: 4:00 PM

Audience: Adult

Description: Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. It’s Defeat Diabetes Month. Bring a low carb/diabetic friendly dish. Prior registration is not required, but is encouraged so that we don’t have too much salad/bread/dessert (no such thing).

 

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

 

Genealogy Sessions

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

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

April 2017 Children’s Programming

Story Time

Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

April 5

Description: April is National Poetry Month and we will celebrate with some great rhymes. After our stories we will make picture poetry to take home!

 

April 12

Description: Books are great fun! But even better are books about books! Join us as we celebrate National Library Week with some great stories. For our craft activity we will make our own books!

 

April 19

Description: Spring is here! Join us for some great books to celebrate the warming of weather, blooming of flowers, and all that spring brings! A colorful craft to follow!

 

April 26

Description: With the warming weather, it’s a perfect time to take an adventure! Join us for a couple great stories of people going places, seeing things, and having fun doing it! After story time we will be making a take home craft.

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

April 2017 Young Adult Programming

April 6             Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

Description: What is the role of the library in your life? How important is it? Are the values of free access to information and privacy enough to fight for? Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching Library Wars, an action packed anime set in a time where the library has become militarized to defend its principles of free access to information and privacy. Enjoy the film and relax with refreshments.

 

April 7             Friday Film @ 4 pm

Description: Books don’t always stay books. They are adapted into graphic novels, music albums, and even movies. This afternoon come by the library and relax with popcorn, soda, and coffee and watch a film that was turned into a movie. It is often true that the book was better (than the movie), but this selection wasn’t so bad.

 

April 10-14      Rufus Lewis Book Con 2017

Summary: Our Young Adults have decided that this year to celebrate the many ways in which ‘Libraries Transform’, we will be hosting a Mini Book Convention. We will be setting up displays in the stacks to show off a little more about the transformative books and authors we have in our collection.

 

April 13           Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

Description: Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching some great anime episodes this week. Throughout the month of April, we will be choosing random series from CrunchyRoll’s vast selection. At the end of the month we will pick a series to watch in May. Refreshments will be provided.

 

April 14           Friday Film @ 4 pm

Description: We will watch a recent arrival this week. Staring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker, this film features mysterious alien ships that arrive suddenly around the world and the race is on to figure out how communicate.

 

April 20           Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

Description: Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching some great anime episodes this week. Throughout the month of April, we will be choosing random series from CrunchyRoll’s vast selection. At the end of the month we will pick a series to watch in May. Refreshments will be provided.

 

April 21           Friday Film @ 4 pm

Description: Books don’t always stay books. They are adapted into graphic novels, music albums, and even movies. This afternoon come by the library and relax with popcorn, soda, and coffee and watch a film that was turned into a movie. It is often true that the book was better (than the movie), but this selection wasn’t so bad.

 

April 27           Afternoon Anime @ 4 pm

Description: Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching some great anime episodes this week. Throughout the month of April, we will be choosing random series from CrunchyRoll’s vast selection. At the end of the month we will pick a series to watch in May. Refreshments will be provided.

 

April 28           Friday Film @ 4 pm

Description: What do your pets get up to when your away? This animated film features Louis C.K. Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, Ellie Kemper, and Lake Bell.

 

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

April 2017 Adult Programming

 

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

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Summary: (NEA BIG READ) “A tense, layered and evocative tale… Jones explores the rivalry and connection of siblings, the meaning of beauty, the perils of young womanhood, the complexities of romantic relationships and the contemporary African-American experience”.

~ Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

April 4 Celebrating National Library @ 10:00 A.M.

Elder Law Seminar

Summary: Students, along with Professor John Craft, Jones School of Law, Faulkner University, will be available to discuss Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Directives, Wills, Living Wills, and important documents that are available to state your wishes about your finances and medical choices.

 

April 6 Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community

approach to computer literacy.

 

 

April 6 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

 

 

April 11 Yoga at the library @ 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

 

April 13  Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community

approach to computer literacy.

 

April 13 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

 

April 20  Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community

approach to computer literacy.

 

April 20 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

 

April 20 Walk-in Advice and Counsel Clinic @3:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.

Description: Need an attorney but can’t afford one? If you are a resident of Montgomery County and need the services of an attorney in a civil matter but cannot afford to hire one, there may be help for you. Attorneys will be on hand to volunteer their services to low income individuals and families facing civil legal issues.

Presenter: Montgomery County Bar Foundation

Volunteer Lawyers Program

 

April 25           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

 

April 27           Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community

approach to computer literacy.

 

April 27           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

 

Governors’ Square Library

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

 

April 4:  World Rat Day

               Children will be delighted to hear the stories Cool Daddy Rat and Don’t Need

Friends, then do a coloring page.

 

April 11: National Library Week—“Lives Transform@Your Library”

(April 9-15, 2017)

Animas That Transform

                 Special guest presenter Donna Woodfin from Bama Aquatics will bring a

tadpole and a frog, as well as a bearded dragon (lizard) for the children to see

how they transform. Then she will read the stories King Long Shanks and

The Biggest Frog in Austrailia and the children will make a craft.

 

April 18: Super Beatrix Potter Movies

                 The children will enjoy watching “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”, “Squirrel

Nutkin”, and  “The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck”, followed by a coloring page

Activity.

 

April 25: Arbor Day

The children will learn about the value of trees when they hear the

stories The Giving Tree and Saving the Old Apple Tree, followed by a craft.

 

Book Bunch Book Club

April 12, 2017

2:00 p.m.

 

Book Bunch members will discuss Anita Diamant’s The Boston Girl, which made the 2015 Best Seller list. This novel is the story of Addie Baum who was born in 1900 to immigrant Jewsh parents who were unprepared for America and its effect on their three daughters. Addie grew up in the North End of Boston, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, and her intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t

imagine. The story begins with eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her “How did you get to be the woman you are today?”

 

 

Hampstead Branch Library

 April Events Kathryn Powell

Events:

April 5 – Build Your Own Series: Book or “Flower Pot” 3:45 – 5:15 p.m. Sign-ups open from 3/22/17-4/3/17 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.

 

April 10 – 14 – National Library Week: Transformation Destination 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Stop by the library to let us know how the library has transformed your perspective on life and what programming you’d loved to see come up in the Hampstead Branch Library’s schedule!

 

April 13 – National Library Week: Transforming Perspectives 3 – 5:30 p.m. Adult coloring programs and coloring pages have become quite popular lately. Stop by the library to change your perspective and relieve some stress with a few coloring pages for adults. All ages welcome!

Children’s Programs 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Ages: 1—4

April 4 – Farm Animals Books: Otis and the scarecrow – Loren Long Henry’s Map – David Elliot Activity:  Paper Hen craft

April 11 – Transformation Books: What do you do with an Idea? – Kobi Yamada Perfect Square – Michael Hall Activity:  Pompom Caterpillar craft

April 18 – Easter Books: Pinkalicious: Eggstraordinary Easter – Victoria Kann The Easter Egg – Jan Brett Activity: Easter Egg Flower Pot

April 25 – Rain Showers Books: Rain – Manya Stojic Rain Feet – Angela Johnson Activity:  Coffee Filter Umbrellas

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

245 High Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

334-240-499

April 6

Ready For Fun!

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

 

April 13

National Library Week

We will read Amelia Bedelia’s First Library Card by Herman Parish and illustrated by Lynne Avril.  Amelia Bedelia gets a chance to help out at the library with her class.  She has to decide what subject of books to check out when she receives her very own library card.  We will also watch the libraries “Check this Out” video which talks about the services the library has to offer to the public.  We will end with a tour of the Children’s Department.

 

April 20

Spring into adventure with Dora the Explorer!

We will watch the Movie: Egg Hunt. Dora needs your help to find the Big Yellow Egg with a big prize inside.  We will have an activity.

 

April 27

Hungry Caterpillar

We will read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric CarleFollow the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats through a warmed and very large quantity of food.  We will have an activity.

 

 

Ramer Branch Library

 

April Storytime

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

 

April 10-13

National Library Week

 

April 12: K-3

1:00

Donna Woodfin

Animal Fun

Have you ever seen a miniature horse, a bearded dragon, or even a pot belly pig? Well let’s have fun learning and seeing all these animals and even more.

 

April 24-27

 

Monday: Kindergarten- 1:00 pm

LMNO Peas

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: 2nd Grade- 1:30 pm

Craft Time

Let’s be creative: Students will design their own door hangers.

 

Wednesday: 1st Grade- 9:00 am

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly SimmsTaback

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.

 

Thursday: 3rd Grade- 1:30 pm

Craft Time

Students will create their own 3D parachutes and decorate them.

 

 

 

 

Adult Programs

 

Wednesday, April 12, 11:00- “Famous Alabamians” by Richard Bailey. Celebrate National Library Week by learning about some of the people who made Alabama great!

 

Wednesday, April 26, 11:00- Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club- “Silver Sparrow” by Tayari Jones. Two teenage girls must deal with the tragedy that comes with having a bigamist father.

 

 

Coliseum Branch Library

Story Time

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

Thursday at 10:00 am

 

April 6      No Story Time Today

 

April 13     Easter is near!

Splat the Cat: Where’s the Easter Bunny? by Rob Scotton

Splat wants to tell the Easter Bunny what he wants for Easter, but he

can’t find him.

The Story of the Easter Bunny by Katherine Tegen

A little rabbit watches an old couple paint eggs, make chocolate, and

braid baskets for the village children at Easter, and he eventually

becomes the Easter Bunny.

Craft – Bunny Easter baskets

 

April 20     If you are nice, you can find a friend!

The Early Bird by Richard Scarry

After several cases of mistaken identity, Early Bird finally finds a worm

to play with.

Handdog by Graham Round

The loneliest dog in the world, unable to make friends, sets off on a

journey in a makeshift boat, hoping to find a friend somewhere in the

world.

Craft – Bird wrist puppets

 

April 27     It’s nice to be there for your friends!

Ophelia by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert

Ophelia is in love, but her friends are worried because they think she

is sick.

Jumpy Jack and Googily by Meg Rosoff and Sophie Balckwell

Jumpy Jack the snail is terrified that there are monsters around every

corner despite the reassurances of his best friend.

Craft – Hippopotamus puppets

 

 

Parent/Preschool Activity Center

Every three weeks we will have a new activity to enhance the five senses and further develop your child’s thought processes. This is an activity where parent and child explore together.

Youth Programs

 

Homework Assistance

Our program 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.

 

Special Note

We are celebrating National Library Week by reading to the students of Dalraida and Morningview Elementary Schools. We love books and want you to love them, too!

Morningview Elementary – Monday, April 10, 2017

Dalraida Elementary – Tuesday, April 11, 2017

 

Lego League

Lego League is offered the third Tuesday in April.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

4:00 – 5:00 pm

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

 

Easter Contest

March 22 – April 12

How good are your estimating skills!

Come and guess how many water beads are in the jar. The person with the most accurate guess will win an Easter basket.

Drawing to be held April 12.

 

Adult Programs

 

Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

Tuesday, April 11 @ 10:00 am

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

 

Fiber Arts

Wednesday, April 12 @ 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.

 

Computer Class

Tuesday, April 18 @ 10:00 am

Today we will have student’s choice.

Pre-registration is required. 271-7005

 

Coliseum Adult Program

Wednesday, April 19 @ 10:00 am

Wills, Power of Attorney, and Living Wills

Elder Law Clinic

John Craft, and his graduate students, will be discussing these important topics and will be available for one-on-one assistance with Living Wills and Power of Attorney.

 

Puzzles

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

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

Thursday, April 13 @ 3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing Faithful, by Alice Hoffman.  This is a story of a young woman whose life instantly changes when her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident.  Then, we will receive our book for May titled, Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’ Easter, by Lisa Patton, a comedy of a woman whose family must leave the Southern town she loves and move to Vermont where she encounters unexpected hardships.

 

Special Guest Author

Friday, April 21 @ 10:00 am

Kathie Farnell, author of Duck and Cover, will be to discuss her book describing her adventures in Montgomery from 1950 to 1960. She will also be presenting at the Alabama Book Festival on April 22, 2017.

 

Dewey Decimal Book Club

Wednesday, April 26 @ 10:00 am

Today we will be discussing the 200’s classification. Be prepared to share 3 to 5 items of interest with the group. Then, we will select a book from the 300’s which encompasses the social sciences.

 

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

Thursday, April 27 @ 3:00 pm

Faithful Place by Tana French

We will discuss Faithful Place today by Tana French. This is a book from the Dublin Murder Squad series. Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was a nineteen-year-old kid with a dream of escaping his family’s cramped flat on Faithful Place and running away to London with his girl, Rosie Daly. However, on the night they were supposed to leave, Rosie didn’t show. Frank took it for granted that she had dumped him – probably because of his alcoholic father, nutcase mother, and generally dysfunctional family. He never went home again, nor did Rosie ever show up again. Then, twenty-two years later, Rosie’s suitcase shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place, and Frank, now a detective in the Dublin Undercover squad, is going home whether he likes it or not. We will receive our May books on that afternoon. goodreads.com/book/show/7093952-faithful-place

 

 

Joyful Aging: Being Your Best at Any Age

 

Arts and Crafts

Pine Cone Flowers

April 5, 2017

10:00 am

Carol Gandy will be teaching us how to make beautiful flowers out of pinecones. They look just like zinnias!

 

Technology – An Introduction to YouTube

April 12, 2017

10:00 am

Today we are going to look at two videos spotlighting two famous Alabama women authors. First, we will watch Kathryn Tucker Windham as she speaks at the 2010 Storytelling Festival and we will listen to her telling of the “Ghost of the Angry Architech”.  Then, we will watch Harper Lee in her only recorded interview of “To Kill a Mockingbird”.  This program will not only entertain you with these two famous women, but it will also teach you how to use YouTube for your educational benefits.

 

Adult Program

Elder Law Clinic

April 19, 2017

10:00 am

John Craft, and his some of his graduate students, will be providing information on Wills, Power of Attorney, and Living Wills. Then, his students will be available to offer free one-on-one assistance in making out your Power of Attorney and Living Will.

 

Dewey Decimal Book Club

300 Social Sciences

April 26, 2017

10:00 am

This classification contains political science, law, education, true crime, and military history.

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

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

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

 

April 7      

Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Schwartz

A twist on “The Three Little Pigs” Pig One and Pig Two neglect their martial arts training at the Ninja School and are no match for the wolf, but their sister’s dedication to her training saves the day.

Activity: Pig Craft

 

April 14

Pete The Cat Big Easter Adventure by Kim Dean

Pete The Cat is appointed as an unwitting helper to a troubled Easter Bunny and races to deliver eggs before time runs out.

Activity: Easter Egg Craft

Bring Your Basket For Our Easter Egg Hunt

 

April 21

Chewy Louie by Howie Schneider

A family may have to get rid of their new pet which is a cute puppy that eats everything in sight including toys, books, and porches.

Activity: Coloring Activity

 

April 28

Too Many Frogs! by Sandy Asher

The most beautiful fish in the entire ocean discovers the real value of personal beauty and friendship.

Activity: Frog Craft

 

 

Other Happenings April 2017 @ EL Lowder Regional Library

 

Stitch and Share meets the fourth Thursday afternoon of the month. We will meet Thursday, April 27, 2017 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 1245PM sharp as the library closes at 1PM on Saturdays. If your child or you have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or knows how and wants to join a group we invite everyone to become a member of the Lowder Chess Club.  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  If Chess Club is canceled we will post a sign on the door as soon as we know ourselves.

 

Remember that the Ladies of High Tea meets the first Tuesday of each month at 3PM. In April 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~~

May’s date is Tuesday, May 2, 2017 and the Ladies will be reading The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.

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

~~Amazon.com~~

Gamers Club will meet Friday, April 14. Gamer’s Club meets the second Friday afternoon of the month and pre-registration is required.  Participants may sign up for 330pm-430pm or 430pm -530pm (all gaming must end at 530pm).

 

Registration is also required for the Lowder Lego League on the third Friday afternoon of the month 4PM-5PM. Participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play.  Participants older than 8 must have an adult with them as well, but adult may wait in the main area of the library.  Complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk.  Come and sign up for April 21, 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, April 13.

 

Homework Assistance continues at Lowder Regional Library on Wednesdays from 6PM-730PM. We are still in need of Homework Helpers on some Wednesday nights.  Parents are required to fill out a registration form for each branch that their children attend.  Students MUST bring homework and text books to Homework Assistance.

 

Lowder Regional Library is proud to present a Bilingual Korean Story Time every Tuesday of the month except the first Tuesday and this month we will also not meet the second Tuesday.  We will start at 430pm and end before 530pm.  In April we will meet April 18, and April 25, 2017.  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, April 17, 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!

 

April 9-15, 2017 is National Library Week. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform” and once again the Lowder Librarians will be having a special week of fun.  We have planned a cookie decorating contest for the Young Adults; a movie, a visit from a pig and a horse, and Lego League for the children; and we’ll have the Bloodmobile and Stress Free Coloring for the Adults, just to name a few programs.  We’ll also be “dressing up” again this year.  Come out and see us “transform.”  See our National Library Week Schedule of Events Poster for more information.

 

National Library Week 2017

EL Lowder Regional Library

 

The Lowder Librarians invite everyone to join them in dressing up again this year!

See us transform!

Each day’s theme is in CAPITAL LETTERS.

 

Monday, April 10

FICTION DAY

Confucius Institute 3pm-430pm

Chinese Traditional Festivals

 

Tuesday, April 11

BIOGRAPHY DAY

National Library Workers Day

Movie Day 330pm-530pm

We’ll be showing a biography!

 

Wednesday, April 12

398.2 DAY

National Bookmobile Day

A Pig and a Horse Walk Into the Library . . .

4pm-5pm

 

Thursday, April 13

E SEUSS

Adult Stress-Away Coloring Hour 4pm-5pm

Teen Transform Boring Into Extraordinary Cookie Decoration

Competition 430pm-530pm

 

Friday, April 14

790 DAY

Bloodmobile starting at 9AM – come give blood! Save a Life!

Story Time      1015am

Lowder Lego League 4pm-5pm

 

Pintlala Branch Library

April 2017   STORY TIME

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK April 9 – 15

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

 

April 3 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

BOOK: “My Garden” by: Kevin Henkes

Synopsis —-   The girl in this book grows chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, flowers that change color, and seashells in her garden. How does your garden grow?

ACTIVITY: The students will make flowers out of cupcake holders

 

April 4 @ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: “Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes” by: Eric Litwin

Synopsis —-   Pete the Cat is back—and this time he’s rocking in his school shoes. Pete discovers the library, the lunchroom, the playground, and lots of other cool  places at school. And no matter where he goes, Pete never stops moving and grooving and singing his song . . . because it’s all good.     

ACTIVITY: The students will play a Pete the Cat game with shoes

 

April 5 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

BOOK: “Little Rabbit Goes to School” by: Harry Horse

Synopsis —-   It’s Little Rabbit’s first day at school. He decides his favorite toy, Charlie Horse, wants to start school too, so they set off together. Before they’ve even got to school, Charlie Horse has made Little Rabbit eat his whole packed lunch and then proceeds to create mischief all day – galloping when he should be listening and jumping in the cake mix. Little Rabbit gets very upset when Charlie Horse leads him away from his new friends on a nature walk and they find themselves all alone in the wood …But Little Rabbit’s teacher and friends find them and Little Rabbit goes home happy, looking forward to his next day at school – having decided Charlie Horse isn’t ready to start school and can stay at home!  

ACTIVITY: Students will make an Easter craft

 

April 5 @ 11:20 Kindergarten

BOOK: “Here Comes The Easter Cat” by: Deborah Underwood

Synopsis —-   Why should the Easter Bunny get all the love? That’s what Cat would

like to know. So he decides to take over: He dons his sparkly suit, jumps on his Harley, and roars off into the night. But it turns out delivering Easter eggs is hard work. And it doesn’t leave much time for naps (of which Cat has taken five–no, seven). So when a pooped-out Easter Bunny shows up, and with a treat for Cat, what will Cat do? His surprise solution will be stylish, smart, and even–yes–kind.

ACTIVITY: Students will make an Easter craft

 

April 10@ 1:00 Kindergarten

BOOK: “Bat’s at the Library” by: Brian Lies

Synopsis —- The air is cool and calm and clear. Can it be true? Oh, can it be? Yes!—Bat Night at the library! Join the free-for-all fun at the public library with these book-loving bats! Shape shadows on walls, frolic in the water fountain, and roam the book-filled halls until it’s time for everyone, young and old, to settle down into the enchantment of story time. Brian Lies’ joyful critters and their nocturnal celebration cast library visits in a new light.     

ACTIVITY: Students will make an Easter craft

 

April 11@ 11:30 Pre-K

BOOK: “Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit” by: Il Sung Na

Synopsis —-     What do the animals do when the snow falls to the ground and all the trees are bare? Some fly long distances, while some swim to warmer waters. Some take a long, warm sleep where they live, while others have a thick, cozy coat and can stay in the snow!

April 11 @ 12:00 Pre-K    

Annual EasterEgg Hunt

 

April 11 @ 1:30 1st Grade

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

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

ACTIVITY: Students will make an Easter craft

 

April 13 @ 1:30 6th Grade

National Library Week Speaker:

Dr. White, Education Specialist, will be here for story time

 

April 18@ 10:00 Pre-K

Mrs. Lowder and her dog Amos will be here for story time reading her latest book.

BOOK: “Amos Bounces Back: A Tale of Too Much T.V. by: Margaret Lowder

Synopsis —-   Amos Bounces Back — A Tale of Too Much TV is the second award winning book in the Series of Amos Tales. This bright, energetic children’s book will capture the imaginations of children ages 3 to 7 as they are swept into Amos’s world of watching TV. He quickly realizes that he misses his real life friends and all the fun they have. Hopefully, the young reader will learn the value of living a real life away from apps, games, & too much TV.

 

April 19 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

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

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

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

 

April 20 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

BOOK: “Light is all Around Us” by: Wendy Pfeffer

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

ACTIVITY: Questions and Answers

 

 

 

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!