Pike Road Library Announces December Programs!!

Pike Road Branch Library’s December 2017 Programs

Special Event: Holiday Open House – Wednesday, December 6 – 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library host our annual Holiday Open House featuring crafts, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus! Grown-ups should bring their cameras for photo opportunities with Santa. This is a drop-in event so families may arrive any time between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Storybook Time – for age three through six – Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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

  • December 4 – Bear just wants to sleep. It is winter time, after all, and that is what bears do. His friends, however, have other plans for his evening. Can Bear stay up for Christmas? All will be revealed in Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.
  • December 11 – “Oh, gobble, gobble!” Turkey survived Thanksgiving, but lots of folks like to eat turkey for Christmas dinner, too. Can this master (not really) of disguise trick his way out of being the main course for two consecutive holidays? We’ll find out when we read Turkey Claus by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper.
  • December 18 – Christmas is ONE WEEK AWAY and we’re excited! The characters in today’s stories are excited, too…maybe a little too excited. Teddy keeps asking, “Is It Christmas Yet?” in a book by Jane Chapman and Llama Llama just needs to calm down in Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney.


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:

  • December 6
  • December 13
  • December 20

NOTE: We will NOT have Toddler Time on December 27.

Book Clubs

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

  • Publisher’s Summary – On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself.

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


Williams Library Announces December Programs!!

November 2017


Adult Program


Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday

December 1 and 15

Time: 10:00am


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


**Scrabble Time

First Tuesday

December 5

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!


**Open House Cookie and Recipe Exchange

December 5

Time: 4-5pm

Description: Join us for milk and cookies (milk provided by us) for our first cookie exchange. Bring a plate of at least a dozen cookies and we’ll send you home with a dozen of different varieties and a recipe booklet. If you aren’t able to make the date/time, drop off your cookies the day of and we’ll hold a plate for you up until closing Dec 6th. To get a recipe booklet, just share a cookie recipe any time before the 5th. Don’t want to leave your house? Email us! acampbell@montgomeryal.gov. Let us know if you want the recipe book in digital or print format. Note: you must contribute cookies to get a cookie plate.


Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

December 12

Time: 11:00am

Title: Georgia Bottoms

Author: Mark Childress

Description: Georgia Bottoms may be Six Points, Alabama’s finest feature – beautiful, worldly, a splendid cook and faithful churchgoer who cares for her aged mother and sells handmade quilts to her grateful neighbors.


Georgia also has a discreet side business, “entertaining” six local gentlemen at night. Judge Barnett on Sunday, Sheriff Allred on Friday, the doctor on Wednesday (Monday’s are Georgia’s own). Each gentleman gets a night tailored to his particular tastes, each has been trained to leave a “gift” to help Georgia get by, and each one thinks he is Georgia’s only secret lover.


When Preacher Eugene Hendrix (Saturdays) decides he must confess their affair in front of his wife and the entire congregation, Georgia may be able to stop him in time. But one pin pulled out of her elaborately protected life may be all it takes to send the whole structure to hell in a hurry. Chin high, posture perfect, her Chanel handbag tucked firmly under her arm, Georgia sets out to save herself, her mama, and her particular notion of virtue from total ruin. ~Dust Jacket


Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

December 27

Time: 6:30pm

LOCATION: Cafe Louisa- 503 Cloverdale Rd

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

Book Swap!

Description: Instead of all reading the same book we will choose someone to pick a book for. Pair off with your chosen person and get to know their tastes and what they’ve enjoyed in the past. See if they’re looking to read outside their normal genre, or if there’s a book you’ve read you think they’ll like. Then we’ll discuss those books in January and see how we all did. This is a great time for new people to join! Books may be lent from personal collections, but it is at the lender’s risk and borrowers should be made aware beforehand.


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.





Children’s Programs


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!



Christmas is coming and we need to prepare our want lists. We’ll get ideas from Santa Claus: The World’s Number One Toy Expert (Frazee) and I Love My New Toy (Willems)



Join us for a very special Christmas story time during our Open House. We’ll read the classic Twas the Night Before Christmas (Moore) and a very special visitor will help us read When Santa Lost His Ho Ho Ho! (Rader)


11 and 12

With Christmas coming, we all know Waiting is Not Easy (Willems), we’ll learn why it’s important to wait and how sometimes it’s worth it. Unfortunately, Llama Llama hasn’t learned that lesson yet in Llama Llama Holiday Drama (Dewdney).


18 and 19

Santa Claus gets really tired during his Christmas Eve flight and takes a nap, when he wakes up he finds himself surrounded by bears in Santa Claus and the Three Bears (Modugno). Don’t worry! We have less scary bears too, we’ll find out Where Teddy Bears Come From (Burgess).


25 and 26 – Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays! No Story time!


**Open House activities! Join us all day for Christmas music, play a board game, or just read and relax with us.


Lowder Library Announces December Events!!

December 2017 at Lowder Regional Library


The Ladies of High Tea meet the First Tuesday of the Month at 3PM—Join us Tuesday, December 5th to discuss Christmas Caramel Murder by JoAnne Fluke.


The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her good pal Lisa have agreed to provide all the goodies for the town’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. But before anyone can say “Bah, humbug!” a Santa-sized sackful of trouble ensues. Like the fact that Lisa’s husband will be playing Mr. Claus to his ex-girlfriend Phyllis Bates’ Mrs. Claus. Or that before the curtains even go up Phyllis is found dead in the snow—wearing a costume that the real Mrs. Claus would put on the naughty list. Soon after, the suspects pile up faster than snowdrifts in a blizzard, while a merry murderer remains on the loose. With clues even harder to find, it might take a visit from ghosts of Christmas past to wrap up this mystery in time for the holidays . . .



On January 2nd, 2018 the Ladies will read Sweet Tea Revenge by Laura Childs.


Theodosia Browning’s dear friend Delaine Dish has asked her to be a bridesmaid for her wedding. But when the big day arrives, everything seems to be going wrong. First, a massive storm is brewing over Charleston. A bad omen? Second, Delaine’s sister is late for the ceremony. And finally, the groom not only has cold feet—his whole body is cold. A murderer has crashed the wedding.   As Theodosia comforts a devastated Delaine, she needs to sort out the suspects on the groom’s side from the suspects on the bride’s side. One thing soon becomes apparent—revenge won’t be the only dish served cold at this wedding. And if Theodosia doesn’t watch her step, a cold-blooded killer may have a rude reception in store for her…



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


On December 7th the Young Classic Book Club will meet from 4PM to 5PM to discuss A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The Young Classic Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month from 4PM to 5PM.


Ebenezer Scrooge has no time for the poor or the wretched. And it’s “Bah, humbug!” to anyone who wishes him a Merry Christmas. But when he turns in for the night one cold, fateful Christmas Eve, his past, present, and future converge. Three haunting guests are about to show him that the time has come to change his miserly ways—before it’s too late.



On Thursday, January 4th, 2018 the Young Classic Book Club will discuss The Bridge to Terabethia by Katherine Paterson.


Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces him. The two become fast friends and spend most days in the woods behind Leslie’s house, where they invent an enchanted land called Terabithia. One morning, Leslie goes to Terabithia without Jess and a tragedy occurs. It will take the love of his family and the strength that Leslie has given him for Jess to be able to deal with his grief.



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


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


Gamer’s Club meets the second Friday afternoon of the month. You must pre-register to play either a 330PM to 430PM slot or 430PM to 530PM slot.  Parents must stay in the Main Area during play time.  Join us Friday, December 8th, 2017!


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 Friday, December 8th, 2017!


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


Come be a part of DEACT! And just what is DEACTMAL?  Drop Everything And Color (in the Main Area of Lowder)!  All ages are invited to come and spend the hour coloring the second Thursday of the month.  Monthly we will have a different theme and in Join us Thursday, December 14th, 2017 from 4PM-5PM.  Since Alabama became the 22nd state to join the Union on December 14th, 1819 we will celebrate our state’s 198th birthday as this month’s theme!


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


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


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


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


We are excited to announce that we are going to be offering Help Me! Computer Classes for senior adults the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 930am to 1030am.  In December we will have classes Tuesday, December 12th and Tuesday, December 19th.  Please remember that pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class.


Our annual Christmas Open House will be Thursday, December 14th starting at 10AM.  We will have a visit from the Jolly Old Elf Himself from 1030AM to 12N and everyone is invited to come tell Santa what they want for Christmas!