Pintlala Library Announces February Story Times!!

Pintlala Branch Library

February 2019   STORY TIME

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

Black History Month/Happy Valentine’s Day

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian





FEBRUARY 5, 2019 Pre-K @ 11:10

             BOOK: “Henry and the Valentine Surprise” by: Nancy Carlson

                        Synopsis: —-  Just before Valentine’s Day, Henry and his classmates discover

a heart-shaped box on their teacher Mr. McCarthy’s desk.

Who’s it for? As the students spy on Mr. McCarthy, they see

him talking to the playground monitor, smiling at the lunch lady,

and eating with the French teacher! How many girlfriends does

Mr. McCarthy have? When Henry finally asks Mr. McCarthy just

who that heart-shaped box is for the class gets a big surprise!

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Valentine’s craft


FEBRUARY 6, 2019 Kindergarten @

             BOOK: “Happy Valentine’s Day” by: Robert Scull

                        Synopsis: —-  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Little Bill is busily

making cards for all the people he loves in his life, including his

teacher and Baby Jamal.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Valentine’s craft


FEBRUARY 7, 2019 3rd Grade @ 9:30

            BOOK: “Happy Valentine’s Day Delores” by: Barbara Samuels

                        Synopsis: —-  Time and time again Dolores has been told to keep out of her big

sister Faye’s room. But when Dolores sees Faye hiding a mysterious

heart-shaped box, she can’t resist sneaking in and taking a peek. Join

the irrepressible Dolores and her long-suffering cat, Duncan, in this

hilarious escapade as Dolores pushes the limits of sisterly love and learns

that, in matters of the heart, it’s important to give, as well as take.

          ACTIVITY: Students will make a Valentine’s craft


FEBRUARY 7, 2019 2nd Grade @ 1:30

             BOOK: “Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink” by: Diane deGroat

                     Synopsis: —- Gilbert is all set to write fifteen friendly valentine cards to his classmates.

But how can he write a nice poem for the boy who tweaked his nose, or

the girl who made fun of his glasses? Instead, Gilbert writes two not-so-nice

valentines…and signs the wrong name on both! When his classmates read his

poems, their feelings are hurt, and Gilbert’s prank quickly turns into pandemonium.

But with the help of a friend and an honest apology, there’s always time for a change

of heart on Valentine’s Day.


            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Valentine’s craft




FEBRUARY 19, 2019 Pre-K @ 11:10

             BOOK: “The Wide Mouthed Frog” by: Keith Faulkner

                        Synopsis: —-    From the Okefenokee Swamp comes a frog with a wide mouth that

he just loves to use. He’s particularly interested in the eating habits

of other creatures found in the great outdoors–that is, of course,

until he comes upon a big green one with lots of teeth who finds

wide-mouthed frogs simply delicious.

            ACTIVITY: Make frogs out of construction paper and paper plates


FEBRUARY 25, 2019 6th Grade @ 9:30

    Black History Speaks

Black History Program

Pintlala Elementary School 6th Graders


FEBRUARY 26, 2019 4th Grade @ 12:15

             BOOK: “TrueFlix Biographies Harriet Tubman” by: Robin S. Doak

                        Synopsis: —-    After escaping from slavery when she was a young woman,

Harriet Tubman devoted herself to helping others do the same.

Readers will discover how Tubman became the most famous

conductor on the Underground Railroad, rescuing her family

members and dozens of others from plantations in the south

and helping them reach safety in the north.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a craft project


FEBRUARY 27, 2019 1st Grade @ 1:30

            BOOK: “Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Edna” by: Douglas Rees

                        Synopsis: —- Tyrannosaurus Rex wants breakfast. He stomps and he roars

and he gnashes his teeth—and he scares all the other dinosaurs

right out of the forest.

Only Edna, the very first chicken, is unafraid. She won’t let that

bully T. rex push her around! But will Edna’s mighty beak and

terrible flapping wings be a match for T. rex’s mighty claws and

terrible jaws?

This hilarious tale of bravery will have readers clucking in triumph!

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a craft project


FEBRUARY 28, 2019 3rd Grade @ 9:30

           BOOK: Pop: The Invention of Bubble Gum” by: Megan McCarthy

                        Synopsis:—- Gum. It’s been around for centuries—from the ancient Greeks to the

American Indians, everyone’s chewed it. But the best kind of gum—

bubble gum!—wasn’t invented until 1928, when an enterprising young

accountant at Fleer Gum and Candy used his spare time to experiment

with different recipes.

            ACTIVITY: Word find with words from the story


FEBRUARY 28, 2019 2nd Grade @ 1:30

            BOOK: “Light and Color: Discover Science Through Facts and Fun”  by: Gerry Bailey

Synopsis —-     Presents an introduction to light and color, discussing

how different kinds of light work and how color affects


            ACTIVITY: Students will experiment with Milk making Rainbows




January Adult Programs @ Lewis Library!!




Income Tax Prep

Friday, February 1, 8, 15, 22 @ 10:00 A.M. – 5:45 P.M.

Monday, February 4, 11, 25 @ 11:00 A.M. – 8:45 P.M.

Description: High-quality, free income tax preparation services to members of the Montgomery community.

Preparers: SaveFirst (Impact America – AL)


Saturday Morning Chess @ the Library

Saturday, February 2, 9 16, 23 10:00 A.M. – 12:30

Description: Learn to play Chess. All ages and levels of players are welcome.

Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club


After 5 Book Club

Book Discussion

Monday, February 4 @ 6 P.M.

Title: The Poster Child: The Kemba Smith Story

Author: Smith, Kemba

Description: “In this long-awaited memoir, Kemba Smith shares her dramatic story, as it has never been told. Poster Child: The Kemba Smith Story chronicles how she went from college student to drug dealer’s girlfriend to domestic violence victim to federal prisoner.  Kemba shares her story of how making poor choices blinded by love and devotion can have long-term consequences.


Yoga @ the Library 6:00 P.M.                                    

Tuesday, February 12, 26

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: Mrs. Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher, Instructor


Computer Class @ 11:00 A.M.

Thursday, February 7, 14, 21, 28

Library Staff, Instructors

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


Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

Thursday, February 7, 14, 21, 28

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 a list of recommended materials.

Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator








Williams Library Announces February Programs!!

Feb 2019


Adult Program


***Black Business, Present and Past


Feb 6

Time: 3pm

Description: Gumptown Magazine and MCCPL will give a brief presentation on the historical importance of black owned businesses. Then we will open up discussion to panel guests who own and operate local black businesses about their current work and impact on black communities and any challenges and successes they have. Contact us to see what businesses are included, or if you would be interested in being added to the panel (availability may be limited).


Crochet and Craft

First and Third Thursday

Feb 7 and 21

Time: 3pm


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.


Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

Feb 13

Time: 11:00am

Title: The Darkest Child

Author: Delores Phillips

Description: Pakersfield, Georgia, 1958: Thirteen-year-old Tangy Mae Quinn is the sixth of ten fatherless siblings. She is the darkest-skinned among them and therefore the ugliest in her mother, Rozelle’s, estimation, but she’s also the brightest. Rozelle—beautiful, charismatic, and light-skinned—exercises a violent hold over her children. Fearing abandonment, she pulls them from school at the age of twelve and sends them to earn their keep for the household, whether in domestic service, in the fields, or at “the farmhouse” on the edge of town, where Rozelle beds local men for money.

But Tangy Mae has been selected to be part of the first integrated class at a nearby white high school. She has a chance to change her life, but can she break from Rozelle’s grasp without ruinous—even fatal—consequences? ~Dust jacket


Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

Feb 27

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.


Meet and Greet session

No title this month. We’re just getting together to plan for the year and talk about what we’d like to read for the next few months. So if you’ve been shy about joining us because you haven’t read the comic, bring coloring supplies and come chat with us.


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.




All Ages

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

Feb 15

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.


**Rosa Parks Bus Tour


Feb 4

Time: 9am-5pm

Description: See a replica of the bus that was in use during the Montgomery Bus Boycott.



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!


Feb 4

Children will have the opportunity to see and enter the Rosa Parks bus. A short video will be played about her role in the bus boycott.


Feb 5

The animals must learn The Name of The Tree (Lottridge) so they can eat it’s delicious fruit, but who will be able to remember it? There’s a Giraffe in My Soup (Burach), this is not delicious, what should we do?!


Feb 11 and 12

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears? (Aardema) Could it be because he’s been telling fibs? Grumpalump (Hayes) grumps, but what is it?


Feb 19

The Leopard’s Drum (Souhami) is the biggest drum, the best drum, but the Sky god wants it, and Leopard says noooo. What! Cried Granny (Lum) When she learns her grandson doesn’t have everything he needs to stay over for the first time.


Feb 25 and 26

Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock (Kimmel) is a tricky tale where the trickster gets tricked. The Wide Mouthed Frog (Faulkner) escapes, but narrowly after being too curious.


***Heroes Like Me Competition (open to pre-K through 12)

We need heroes who look like everyone, including you! Too often we see heroes who don’t look like us, whether we’re a different body shape or have different abilities or a different color. Show us what you would look like as a hero. Prizes will be awarded by grade level. First prize for each category will receive a 12×24 poster of their entry and be included on a poster kept at the library to show how much we love our community heroes! Contest is open to pre-k through 12. Submissions must be flat for our scanner to accommodate the artwork. No glitter please!


Entry forms will be available until end of day February 22, last day to accept entries will be February 26th. We will judge on Feb 28th and award prizes in March.