Bertha Williams Library Announces May Programs!!

MAY 2019


Adult Program




Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

May 8

Time: 11:00am

Title: Everybody Rise

Author: Stephanie Clifford

Description: Everyone yearns to belong, to be part of the “in crowd,” but how far are you willing to go to be accepted? In the case of bright, funny and socially ambitious Evelyn Beegan, the answer is much too far…

At 26, Evelyn is determined to carve her own path in life and free herself from the influence of her social-climbing mother, who propelled her through prep school and onto New York’s glamorous Upper East Side. Evelyn has long felt like an outsider to her privileged peers, but when she gets a job at a social network aimed at the elite, she’s forced to embrace them.


Recruiting new members for the site, Evelyn steps into a promised land of Adirondack camps, Newport cottages and Southampton clubs thick with socialites and Wall Streeters. Despite herself, Evelyn finds the lure of belonging intoxicating, and starts trying to pass as old money herself. When her father, a crusading class-action lawyer, is indicted for bribery, Evelyn must contend with her own family’s downfall as she keeps up appearances in her new life, grasping with increasing desperation as the ground underneath her begins to give way. ~dustjacket


Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

May 29

Time: 6:30pm


LOCATION: Books-a-Million in Eastchase

Really want to join a book club but don’t really like to read? Come join us at Books-a-million as we talk and color. Read the book, or don’t! Browse with a new friend. Just want to color and enjoy our company? You’re welcome! Bring your own supplies or use some of ours. Coloring sheets provided.


Title: Mr. Miracle, vol. 1-12 (2017)

Writer/Artist: Tom King/Mitch Gerads

Description: Scott Free is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. So great, he escaped Granny Goodness’ gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made quite a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, who has counted him among its ranks.


You might say Scott Free has everything–so why isn’t it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick–except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out ~Hoopla Digital


Genealogy Sessions

By appointment only


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.




All Ages

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

May 17

Time: 3:00pm

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




Children’s Programs

Story time!

Mondays and Tuesdays – 10am (Except holidays)

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


6 and 7

Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great (Shea), but Goat isn’t convinced. Extradordinary Jane (Harrison) comes from an extraordinary family and can’t find her special talent.


13 and 14

A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea (Black) even if you don’t agree. I Know a Wee Piggy (Norman), he didn’t go to the parade, but he did go to the fair.


20 and 21

Should I Share My Ice Cream? (Willems). It’s a very important question. The Mine-o-saur (Bardharn-Quallen) doesn’t want to share anything, but he does want friends.



In The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli, a crocodile accidentally swallows a watermelon seed. What happens next? We’ll also read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and follow his very hungry advetures.



May Story Times @ Pintlala Library!!

Pintlala Branch Library

May 2019   STORY TIME

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

Summer Reading Program Registration May


Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian


May 1, 2019 @ 12:00 Kindergarten

             BOOK: “A Present for Mama Bear” by: Bonnie Staenberg

                        Synopsis: —-  Edgar Bear is looking for the perfect birthday gift for his mama.  Picking flowers, painting a picture, and baking a cake become a big mess — but Mama Bear loves him just the same.

            ACTIVITY: Students will decorate bears out of construction paper



May 7, 2019 @ 12:15 4th Grade

             BOOK: “Pies from Nowhere” by: Dee Romito

                        Synopsis: —-  Georgia Gilmore was a cook at the National Lunch Company  in Montgomery, Alabama. When the bus boycotts broke out in  Montgomery after Rosa Parks was arrested, Georgia knew just                                          what to do. She organized a group of women who cooked and                                baked to fund-raise for gas and cars to help sustain the boycott.                             Called the Club from Nowhere, Georgia was the only person who                                      knew who baked and bought the food, and she said the money                                        came from “nowhere” to anyone who asked. When Martin Luther                               King Jr. was arrested for his role in the boycott, Georgia testified  on his behalf, and her home became a meeting place for civil rights leaders. This picture book highlights a hidden figure of the civil  rights movement who fueled the bus boycotts and demonstrated that one person can make a real change in her community and    beyond. It also includes one of her delicious recipes for kids to try  with the help of their parents!

            ACTIVITY: Students will make Mother’s Day crafts        


May 8, 2019 @ 1:30 1st Grade

             BOOK: “Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie” by: Kimberly and James Dean

                        Synopsis: —-  Pete is learning a new dance—the Cool Cat Boogie! When hears a groovy beat, he’s full of happy in his feet. But when                                    Grumpy Toad tells him, “Pete, you dance all wrong!” Pete is                                       determined to become a better dancer. With the help of his                                             friends and some wise words from Owl, Pete learns that he’s  his grooviest when he’s being himself. Includes step-by-step dance moves so readers can dance along with Pete!

            ACTIVITY: Students will make Mother’s Day crafts




May 9, 2019 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

BOOK: “Momma Loves her Little Son” by: John Carter Cash

                        Synopsis: —- “Momma loves her little son, there’s nothing more so true…”  From the farthest shores to the deepest oceans, a mother’s  love for her child is without bounds. Little ones will be   swept away on a magical adventure over mountains and sky scrapers and through forests and streams in this tender and joyful celebration of the enduring bond between mother and child.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make Mother’s Day crafts        





May 9, 2019 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

             BOOK: “Betcha!” by: Stuart J. Murphy

                        Synopsis: —-  What do cars, toys, people, and jelly beans have in common? They can all be estimated. Two friends try out their estimating skills and find out that estimating can have real rewards––especially when there’s a contest to enter!

            ACTIVITY: Students will make Mother’s Day crafts


May 14, 2019 @ 11:10 Pre-K

             BOOK: “Things that are most in the World” by: Judi Barrett

                        Synopsis: —-  The reader who wants to know what are the quietest, silliest, smelliest, wiggliest things in the world finds imaginativeanswers to these and other questions about superlatives.

            ACTIVITY: Students will play a game




May 14, 2019 @ 1:30 5th Grade

             BOOK: “Alabama: My Home Sweet Home!” by: Charles Ghigna        

                        Synopsis: —-    The state of Alabama is celebrating 200 years in the nation! Bear cub guide, Camellia, is ready to help you discover what makes Alabama so special! Encounter the famous faces of Helen Keller, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr., just to name a few! Visit cities that represent Alabama with pride, like Huntsville and Dothan. And remember events in history that helped change our nation; such as the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, Jesse Owens  winning a gold medal, and Rosa Parks riding in the front of a bus.  From the Native Americans in Moundville to the Alabama and Auburn rivalry, this book is packed full of people, places and events that made Alabama into the state it is today.

          ACTIVITY:  Students will get some handouts about our state and play a game



May 15, 2019 @ 12:00 Kindergarten

BOOK: “Hansel and Gretel” by: Nadia Higgins

                        Synopsis: —-  When two kids get lost in the woods, they get caught by an evil witch. How will they escape? Sing along to this Fairy  Tale Tune in Hansel and Gretel: A Favorite Story in Rhythm  and Rhyme.

            ACTIVITY: students will do a Song and dance                   

New Titles @ Your Library, April 8

Daughter Of War by Brad Taylor

Through Fiery Trials by David Weber

House Next Door by James Patterson

New Iberia Blues by James Lee Burke

Siege Of Stone : Sister Of Darkness by Terry Goodkind

Turning Point by Danielle Steel

Untouchable by Jayne Ann Krentz

Burglar by Thomas Perry

Man Who Coundn’t Miss by David Chandler

Rebels Of Eden by Joey Graceffa

Alliance Rising by C.J. Cherryh

Best Of Us by Robyn Carr

Coming Storm by Mark Alpert

Freefall by Jessica Barry

Death Of An Eye by Dana Stabenow

Delicate Touch by Stuart Woods

From Vacillation to Resolve by Julian McPhillips

Liar Liar by James Patterson

Boy by Tami Hoag

Under The Midnight Sun by Tracie Peterson

Tropical Blues by Sherryl Woods