May Fun @ Hampstead Library!!

Hampstead Branch Library
May 2020 Programs

Toddler Times
Ages 2 and Under
Every Monday @ 10:15
A 20 minute program filled with songs and movement and followed by 20-25 minutes of free play.
May 4: Hurry, Hurry by Eve Bunting
May 11: Trains Go by Steve Light
May 18: Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre
May 25: 10 Little Fingers by Mem Fox

Story Time
Ages 3 and Up
Every Tuesday @ 10:15
A thirty to forty minute program followed by a craft.
May 5: It’s no fun to get a cold (Llama Llama Home Sick With Mama by Anne Dewdney) or a Bad Case of Stripes by (David Shannon)
Craft: Sensory Craft
May 12: Put on your best hat and celebrate hats with Hooray for Hat by Brian Won and The Scarecrow’s Hat Ken Brown.
Craft: Hat Nest
May 19: No one is getting much sleep this Story Time. Dive into
Napping House by Audrey Wood and Goodnight Already! By John Jory with us!
Craft: The softest bed
May 26: Have you ever really wanted a pet, but your parents say no? We’ll find out what happens to two very different pets in the stories of My Dog’s a Chicken Susan McElroy Montanari and Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown.
Craft: The Best Pet

STEAM’ed
1st Grades and Up
May 28 @ 2:30 & 4:00
This month we’re learning about hydraulics and building some hydraulic machines to test out the principles.

Pintlala Announces Summer Reading Program Schedule!!

Pintlala Branch Library
255 Federal Rd.
Hope Hull, AL 36043
334 281-8069
Summer Reading Program 2020 June/July
Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

“Imagine Your Story”

Thursday, June 4th at 10:30 am
Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library’s Global Classroom
Join MCCPL for the Summer @ Your Library Kickoff event.
Science Tellers will be here ONLINE with “Dragons”!
A fun interactive program from home or in the library
through Zoom. Participants will be able to interact with
the host through polls/quizzes, teach an experiment to
do at home, and answer questions. Come to the library
for even more fun science experiments! This program is
funded by the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery.

June 8, 2020 @ 10:00
Pintlala Branch Library Summer Reading Program KICK-OFF
This Year’s theme: “ Imagine Your Story”
Meet and Greet
Today All participants will be given information/handouts about this year
SRP. We will lay out our plans and what we want to accomplish over the SRP
period. We will answer your questions and explain any concerns. Our SRP
will consist of story time, arts and crafts, games, activities, checking out
Books, and experiments. The children will also make name tags to use during
the program.
The benefits of summer reading programming for children:
• Children are motivated to read.
• Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library.
• Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.
• Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.
• Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively.

June 10, 2020 @ 10:00
BOOK: “King Jack and the Dragon” by: Peter Bently
Synopsis: —- Night is falling and playtime is nearly over. But brave King Jack and
his faithful knights Zak and Caspar are still protecting their castle fort
from fierce dragons and terrible beasts. This captivating, joyful
make-believe adventure is the perfect bedtime story for brave children
everywhere.
Craft: We will make and decorate paper swords

Activity: Children will have a color sheet relating to the book that they will color and I
will hang up

Game: Hunt the gold and silver treasure for the dragon

June 11, 2020 @ 10:00
Adult Programing
Sip and Paint
YOU HAVE TO PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM BY CALLING THE LIBRARY
334 625-4890

June 12, 2020 @ 10:00
BOOK: “The Mermaid” by: Jan Brett
Synopsis: —– When Kiniro, a young mermaid, comes upon a gorgeous house
made of seashells and coral, she is so curious that she goes inside.
She’s thrilled to find a just-right breakfast, pretty little chair, and,
best of all, a comfy bed that rocks in the current.

But when the Octopus family returns home, they are not happy to
find that someone has been eating their food and breaking their things.
Baby has the biggest shock when she finds the mermaid asleep in her
bed! Luckily, shock turns to happiness when Kiniro gives her a thoughtful
gift before escaping from the twenty-four arms coming her way.

Craft: Making and decorating a fish

Activity: Explore different sizes of seashells

Game: Have a sack race with the children

June 15, 2020 @ 10:00
BOOK: “Building Tough Towers” by: Marne Ventura
Synopsis: —- What does it take to make a tough tower? Gather some
supplies and try it out for yourself! Discover tips and ideas
on how to build the best tower around!
Craft: The children will make picture frames out of beads and pipe cleansers

Activity: Students will build towers using tooth picks and marshmallows

Game: Marshmallow Toss

June 17, 2020 @ 10:00
Come out and see Harry Potter and take a picture with him
as he reads his favorite book.

Craft: We will make our version of Harry Potter wands

Activity: Fill in Mad Libs

Game: We will play a team game using gummy rings

June 19, 2020 @ 10:00
Dress like your favorite story book character today
Story Time today: we will create our own story
by writing an original story
made up by all of us

Crate: Made up by us

Activity: Made up by us

Game: Made up by us

June 22, 2020 @ 10:00
BOOK: “Unicorn: Thinks he’s Pretty Great” by: Bob Shea
Synopsis: —- Ever since Unicorn moved into the neighborhood, Goat has
been feeling out of sorts. Goat thought his bike was cool-until
he saw that Unicorn could fly to school! Goat made marshmallow
squares that almost came out right, but Unicorn made it rain
cupcakes! Unicorn is such a show-off, how can Goat compete?
When Goat and Unicorn share a piece of pizza, Goat learns that
being a unicorn might not be all it’s cracked up to be. And when
Unicorn shows his admiration for Goat, it looks like the beginning
of a beautiful friendship.
Craft: Make Unicorns out of paper plates

Game: Students will play pin the horn on the unicorn

June 24, 2020 @ 10:00
MOVIE DAY
Title of Movie to be announced later

June 26, 2020 @ 10:00
“EAT AND MOSAIC”
BOOK: “The Mosaic Artist’s Bible” by: Teresa Mills
Synopsis: —- The Mosaic Artist’s Bible is an invaluable sourcebook for both
novice and experienced mosaicists, featuring more than 200
themed, traceable motifs and a wealth of information and instruction.
Craft: Recreate a Mosaic art piece to take home

June 29, 2020 @ 10:00
Danielle Crowe, Education Curator
Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum
The Montgomery ZOO
The Montgomery Zoo will be here with some of their Zoo friends
Come out so you can see and hear all about these wonderful animals.

July 7, 2020 @ 10:00
BOOK: “Butterflies” by: Marfe Ferguson Delano
Synopsis: Kids will learn about the world of butterflies: their beauty,
their importance to plant life, and their incredible
metamorphosis and migration.

Craft: Make butterflies out of different pes of material from the craft box

Activity: Explore where butterflies come from?

Game: Catch the butterfly

July 9, 2020 @ 10:00
Janice Hall,
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Regional Extension Agent
Food Safety and Quality
Learn to Earn Cupcake Workshop
Cupcakes – Cupcakes – Cupcakes – Cupcakes
YOU HAVE TO PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM BY CALLING THE LIBRARY

July 14, 2020 @ 10:00
Sara Kunau, Alabama Archives and History
Coming with her big box of adventure from
All around Alabama. Let’s have FUN!!

July 16, 2020 @ 10:00
MOVIE DAY
Title of Movie to be announced later

July 20, 2020 @ 10:00
BOOK: “Good Morning Montgomery” by: Janie Steindorff
Synopsis: As an elementary teacher, Janie searched high
and low for a book to teach alliteration, rhyming words
and repetition all in one story. But she couldn’t find
it! So she wrote the book she needed. Janie wrote a
story that teaches not only foundational reading
principles, but also the character, history and legacy
of the wonderful people, places and things in
Montgomery, Alabama—my home.

Craft: We will make a pencil box

Activity: Puzzles of some of the surrounding counties

Game: We will play a hole in one

July 22, 2020 @ 10:00
Library Mystery Day

Friday, July 31st at 10:30 am
Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Join us for an all-day fun day! We are closing out the
Summer @ Your Library with performers, games, and fun.
Come to Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library to
check out what we will be up to. Whether online, social
distancing or outdoor fun we will have something for
everyone to be able to enjoy! This is funded by the
Kiwanis Club of Montgomery.
Come out and have fun with your favorite Librarians!

May Fun @ Coliseum Blvd. Library!!

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday
Story Time
Thursdays @ 10:00 am

Storytime is moved to Friday May 8 at 10:00. Please come to Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s Dramatic Imagination for Young Players workshop. Julia’s House for Lost Creatures by Ben Hatke

May 14, 2020 Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day by Rockwell, Anne
Synopsis: All of the kids in Mrs. Madoff’s class know just what to do for Mother’s Day and they love sharing their plans. What are your plans for Mother’s Day?
I Love You So… By Marianne Richmond
Synopsis: A mother tells her little child how much she loves them and what love is.
Craft: A Picture for Mom

May 21, 2020 Busy Bees
The Bee Tree by Polacco, Patricia.
Synopsis: A little girl and her grandpa go looking for a bee tree! The honey straight from a bee tree is the best honey. As they go on their adventure, many friends join them along with their fun noises.
Please, Please the Bees by Kelley, Gerald
Synopsis: Benedict the bear enjoyed each morning the same as the day before, including the honey he ate for breakfast that the bees delivered to him. Until the bees go on strike!
Activity: Pollination

May 28, 2020 The Deep Blue Ocean
If you want to see a whale by Fogliano, Julie.
Synopsis: A boy teaches us how to see a whale.
Over the Ocean by Taro Gomi
Synopsis: The ocean is so big that we can’t see what’s on the other side. Or maybe we can? We know we can imagine what is on the other side. What do you imagine is on the other side?
Activity: STEAM Boat!

*Parent Pre-School Activity Center: This table changes once a month. We will have a new activity to enhance the five senses and further develop your child’s thought processes. This table has activities where parents and children explore together.

**We always have various learning puzzles for the children to enjoy.

***1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: Register now for this free powerful program geared toward boosting your infant’s brainpower. Read to your child, birth through kindergarten, every day to have read 1,000 books before they enter kindergarten. You will keep track of each book read, and your child will receive a reward after every 100 books read. Find out more about this free new program at the Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library.

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday

“Free” Activities for Your Elementary Aged Children

Tuesdays at 4:00 at Coliseum STEM
First Tuesday: Zoobs & Cubes & Gears
May 5, 2020
4:00-5:00 pm
What can you do with a zoob, a cube, or a gear if your name is not Dr. Seuss? Come find out how your imagination is like Dr. Seuss. We will have several Dr. Seuss books available.

Second and Fourth Tuesday: Legos
May 12 and 26, 2020
4:00-5:00 pm
We will get inventive with Legos this month, come and join the fun. Our theme for the first meeting will be to build a catapult; then, we will test each finished catapult. Our second meeting will be devoted to creative play.

Third Tuesday: Tinkering Table
May 19, 2020
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Zoobs and Spheros
Can we make a robot or use your imagination that will sit on a Sphero and then go without falling off!

Ukulele Class
May 11, 2020
4:00-5:00 pm
This class is designed for people ages six through grown-up seniors who wish to figure out how to play the ukulele. You may bring your own ukulele, or you may check one out from our library. Figuring out how to play the ukulele is an incredible method to animate your psyche!

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday

“Free” Activities for Your Teens

Crochet Class
May 7 and 21
4:00-5:00 pm
Crochet is a process of creating fabrics by using a crochet hook to interlock loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials. The name is derived from the French term crochet, meaning a small hook (Wikipedia). Start with a slipknot, move through the basics single, double, half double, and treble, learn something new in 2020. Please bring your own hook. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crochet

Homeschool STEM
May 13, 2020
10:00 am
We will use the K’nex Renewable Energy STEM Kit to build some simple machines and make them go. This STEM activity is a hands-on approach to understanding solar energy.

Ukulele Class
May 11, 2020
4:00-5:00
This class is designed for people ages six through grown-up seniors who wish to figure out how to play the ukulele. You may bring your own ukulele, or you may check one out from our library. Figuring out how to play the ukulele is an incredible method to animate your psyche!

ATTENTION TEENS
What programs or activities would you like to see at Coliseum Blvd Branch Library? Let us know 271-7005 or come by and chat.

*We always have an ongoing puzzle for teens and adults. Come help complete our newest puzzle!

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday

Adult Programs

Crochet Class
May 7 and 21
4:00-5:00 pm
Crochet is a process of creating fabrics by using a crochet hook to interlock loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials. The name is derived from the French term crochet, meaning a small hook (Wikipedia). Start with a slip knot, move through the basics single, double, half double, and treble, learn something new in 2020. Please bring your own hook. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crochet

Ukulele Class
May 11, 2020
4:00-5:00 pm
This class is designed for people ages six through grown-up seniors who wish to figure out how to play the ukulele. You may bring your own ukulele, or you may check one out from our library. Figuring out how to play the ukulele is an incredible method to animate your psyche!

Senior Computer Basics
May 12, 2020
10:00 RSVP 271-7005 to save your spot
We will go over the basics of a laptop, the mouse, and the internet. We will try to answer specific questions you may bring.

Adult Program
May 19, 2020 Tuesday
10:00 am
Fraud prevention sponsored by AARP Mr. Negro will visit us again and help us to understand the new scams that are out there.

*We always have an ongoing puzzle for teens and adults. Come help complete our newest puzzle!

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday

Adult Book Clubs

Southern Charms Book Club
May 14, 2020
3:00 pm
Smarty Bones by Carolyn Haines
Professor Olive Twist has come to Zinnia, Mississippi to study a mysterious grave wherein lies the Lady in Red, a perfectly preserved and stunningly beautiful but unnamed and unclaimed body. Olive claims she can not only identify the corpse, she can also prove the woman’s scandalous role in the nation’s history. Olive takes it a step too far, though, when she starts connecting elite Zinnia families with the same scandal.
Dander up, Zinnia’s society ladies know only one way to handle Olive: they call on the private investigative services of Sarah Booth Delaney. But Olive’s real agenda is clear as Mississippi mud, and when Sarah Booth discovers a present-day dead body, she knows there’s more than just family pride and Southern heritage at stake. If she can’t find the murderer and fast, it might just be Sarah Booth’s life on the line next. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16044995-smarty-bones

Curious Genre Book Club
May 28, 2020
3:00 pm
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is “as good as anyone.” Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called The Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides “physical, intellectual and moral training” so the delinquent boys in their charge can become “honorable and honest men.”
In reality, The Nickel Academy is a grotesque chamber of horrors, where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear “out back.” Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold on to Dr. King’s ringing assertion “Throw us in jail and we will still love you.” His friend Turner thinks Elwood is worse than naive, that the world is crooked and the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble.
The tension between Elwood’s ideals and Turner’s skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades. Formed in the crucible of the evils Jim Crow wrought, the boys’ fates will be determined by what they endured at The Nickel Academy.
Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42270835-the-nickel-boys