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   Thursday, May 5, 2016
10:30 AM
Story Times at Morgan
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane DeRolf.  Synopsis: Although they are different colors, the crayons in a box discover that when they get together they can appreciate each other and make a complete picture.  We will also read Do You Know Which One Will Grow? by Susan A. Shea.  Synopsis:  Rhyming questions on folded pages about what grows and what doesn't.  Do you know which one will grow?  We will have a craft.


1:45 PM
Storytime @ Pintlala
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd grade
Description:  Book: “Bubble Trouble” by: Margaret Mahy
Synopsis – When little Mabel’s bubble gets away from her, it’s her baby brother who gets into trouble. Soon he’s floating out of the house, above the fence, and all over town! It’s up to Mabel, Mother, and the rest of the townspeople to get him safely back down. Who knew that so much trouble could come from one little bubble?
Craft: Play with bubbles and see how far they can go.



10:00 AM
Story Time at Coliseum
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Mother’s Day is near!
“A Present for Mom” by Vivian French
Synopsis -- Stanley has trouble deciding what to give his mother for Mother’s Day.
“Hey, Irma! It’s Mother’s Day” by Harriet Ziefert
Synopsis --  Hank has a hard time deciding what to give as a Mother’s Day present until his
dog, Irma, gives him a  great idea.
Craft – Flowers for Mom



   Friday, May 6, 2016
1:30 PM
Storytime @ Pintlala
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd grade
Description:  Book: “Bubble Trouble” by: Margaret Mahy
Synopsis – When little Mabel’s bubble gets away from her, it’s her baby brother who gets into trouble. Soon he’s floating out of the house, above the fence, and all over town! It’s up to Mabel, Mother, and the rest of the townspeople to get him safely back down. Who knew that so much trouble could come from one little bubble?
Craft: Play with bubbles and see how far they can go.



3:15 PM
Star Wars Fans at the Library
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Youth
Description:  May the Fourth be with you on May 6 at 3:15-5:30.
Make reservations early and bring your pillow.  
We will show a Star Wars movie.  Vote for the movie you wish to see and the one that gets the most votes wins. This is for Star Wars fans from ages 8-80.  We will provide the popcorn and a drink.



10:15 AM
Storytime at Lowder
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Please Feed The Bears by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Synopsis: Percy almost ruins the family picnic at the beach when he insists on bringing all his large teddy bears along, but his ingenuity saves the day.
Activity:  Bear Treat Cup
 



   Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00 AM
The Lowder Regional Branch Library Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:   Join us and learn how to play chess or to brush up on your skills.  Parents, chess is a game that will help build the brain and help your child with their future education—not to mention that it teaches patience as well.(In the event that the club is not meeting a sign will be posted as soon as possible announcing the postponement.)
 



10:00 AM
Children's Computer Class
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Students
Description:  1st – 4th  Grades: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
5th – 8th Grades: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Word I (MS Office 2010)
Learn how to edit, save and print documents. Learn how to create simple documents (letters, flyers, and memos).
 



   Monday, May 9, 2016
4:00 PM
Teen Writing Group @ Lewis
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  Enjoy Writng? Want a group to write with? Join us at Rufus Lewis Library and write for fun or to improve your craft. Sharing is encouraged but optional. Each week we will explore a different aspect of writing that you can  focus on, or you can continue work on your own writing.


6:00 PM
Teen Sci-Fi Book Club @ Lewis Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  Book: The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
In 1996, in a World Before Facebook, Emma and Josh are best friends until Josh starts acting weird. It’s all explained when Josh gives Emma an AOL disc so she and her family can get online. Somehow both teenagers have access to a website that won’t be invented for another 8 years. Come explore the dinosaur version of the internet in this book, and discuss what it might be like to go Facebook to the Future. This may be especially useful for those of you who grew up with wifi and don’t know what a floppy disc looks like. There will be weird dinosaur tech to look at!
If you haven’t read the book, join us anyway as we’re always looking for new suggestions!
Contact Amy L. Campbell for questions (334-240-4848).
 



4:30 PM
Afternoon Story Time @ Pike Road
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  Afternoon Story Time – for ages three through six
So, last month brought us National No Housework Day, which was awesome. Now, this week brings us Eat What You Want Day, which is even better. However, you might not want to follow the example of Henry, the star of our featured book, because he is also known as The Incredible Book Eating Boy. Oliver Jeffers tells this cautionary tale of enjoying books a bit too much.



   Tuesday, May 10, 2016
6:00 PM
Yoga Class at the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  
Tuesday, May 10 & 24 @ 6:00 p.m.
Presenter: Susan Enzweiler, Certified Yoga Instructor
Summary:  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 to attend as Yoga Poses can be adapted for comfort.



10:00 AM
Storytimes @ Williams Library
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Come move and shake with us at story time before we settle down for story time. Today we’ll be reading A Good Day by Kevin Henkes. Several animals are having a bad day, until their luck turns around. But in Lousy Rotten Stinkin’ Grapes by Margie Palatini, Fox just can’t get a break when he tries to get his hands on some delicious grapes.


11:30 AM
Storytime @ Pintlala
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Book: “Ready, Set, Skip” by: Jane O’Connor
Synopsis –This little girl can leap, creep, twirl, skate, burp, slurp, and do all the other things kids love to do—except skip! But with the help of a clever suggestion from her mom, she soon finds herself skipping all the way to school.
Activity: We will hop, jump, and skip together
 



12:15 PM
Storytime @ Pintlala
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st grade
Description:  Book: “Jake stays Awake”   by: Michael Wright
Synopsis –Jake can't sleep. He climbs into bed with his mom and dad. Now Jake's parents can't sleep. Even the dog is awake. This family needs a good night's rest. Where can they sleep?  The answer will delight and reassure children and their (sleep-deprived) parents!
Craft: The students will make sleeping mask



1:30 PM
Storytime @ Pintlala
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st grade
Description:  Book: “Jake stays Awake”   by: Michael Wright
Synopsis –Jake can't sleep. He climbs into bed with his mom and dad. Now Jake's parents can't sleep. Even the dog is awake. This family needs a good night's rest. Where can they sleep?  The answer will delight and reassure children and their (sleep-deprived) parents!
Craft: The students will make sleeping mask



10:30 AM
Morning Story Time @ Hampstead
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  The weather’s finally warm enough for sweet treats like Ice Cream. This week we’ll be focusing on ice cream and all the trouble that can come from it. Our books for this week will be Should I share my Ice Cream? By Mo Willems and  Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise by Monica Perez. We’ll be making Ice Cream Cone Mosaics.
 



10:00 AM
Preschool Storytimes at Governor's Square
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  What is Red?
Ms. Anita will read the stories Red: The Story of a Crayon,  Red Sings From Treetops: A Year of Colors, and Big Red Lollipop.
This will be followed by a coloring page.
 



5:00 PM
Homework Assistance at Coliseum
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Grades 1-12
Description:  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.



10:00 AM
Adult Computer Class
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Word I (MS Office 2010)
Learn how to edit, save and print documents. Learn how to create simple documents (letters, flyers, and memos).
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   Wednesday, May 11, 2016
4:15 PM
Afternoon Fun Time at Lewis
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  Come join Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library and the Montgomery Therapeutic Center for an afternoon of fun and activities. Enjoy story time, games and movies to help relax from a day at school.


10:00 AM
Storytimes at Lewis
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Come move and shake with us at story time before we settle down for story time. Today we’ll be reading A Good Day by Kevin Henkes. Several animals are having a bad day, until their luck turns around. But in Lousy Rotten Stinkin’ Grapes by Margie Palatini, Fox just can’t get a break when he tries to get his hands on some delicious grapes.


11:00 AM
Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Book Discussion: Family of Lies by Mary Monroe
Summary:  New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe weaves a stunning portrait of a family immersed in deceit and the women whose happiness depends on the secrets they keep.
~Editor



2:00 PM
Book Bunch Book Club
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Members will discuss the transcendent novel The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.                                                              *Book jacket summary - The Light Between Oceans: Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia after four harrowing years on the Western front, and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly a half day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries in the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.
Tom, whose records as a lighthouse keeper are meticulous and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel has taken the tiny baby to her breast. Against Tom’s judgement, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.
M. L. Stedman’s novel is mesmerizing, exquisite and deeply moving. Readers will find it unforgettable.
 



11:00 AM
Storytime @ Pintlala
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 5th grade
Description:  Activity: Library Bingo
The power of learning through play it's easy to play and even easier to win. 



1:30 PM
Storytime @ Pintlala
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  Book: “Dogs don’t Wear Sneakers” by: Laura Numeroff
From the Publisher --Animals would look pretty silly doing a lot of the things people do all the time. The unlikely combinations in Laura Numeroff's cheerful rhymes and Joe Mathieu's bright, zany pictures will make you laugh out loud. What sort of crazy creatures can you dream up?
Craft: Decorate crazy paper sneakers
 



3:30 PM
Community Art & Soul at Coliseum
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Presented by:  Three Colors and the Truth
The second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
May 11 & 25 @ 3:30 – 5:15 pm
Calling all Artists (From teens to seniors)!!!
Bring your own art supplies, or sample materials from the community box.
RSVP:  334-271-7005 or 334-478-4396



   Thursday, May 12, 2016
3:00 PM
Southern Charm Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Today we will be discussing the book, “The Things We Keep”, by Sally Hepworth.  This is a story of a young woman’s  journey in dealing with her mind slipping away.  Her family puts her into an assisted living facility where she meets Luke and they fall in love.  This is a story about the power of love to grow and endure even when faced with the most devastating obstacles. 


10:30 AM
Story Times at Morgan
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Movie Day!
We will watch Spring into Adventure with Dora the Explorer 
Synopsis:
  Dora is having a 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 will have a craft.
 



10:30 AM
Storytime @ Pintlala
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd grade
Description:  Play: “Frog and Friends: Frog Saves the Day” by: Eve Bunting
Synopsis – Welcome to Frog and his world. He enjoys nothing better than spending time floating on his pond or visiting with his friends. He appreciates the simpler things in life and would prefer that things stay just the way they are—nice and peaceful. In Frog Saves the Day Frog and his friends mistakenly think a nearby train is a ferocious dragon and later Frog rescues a friend’s child from danger.
Activity: Questions and answers from the Play

 



1:45 PM
Storytime @ Pintlala
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd grade
Description:  Book: “Mr. Wolf’s Pancakes” by: Jan Fearnley
Synopsis -- Mr. Wolf wants to make some pancakes for breakfast, but isn't quite sure how to go about it. So off he goes to ask his neighbors Chicken Little, Wee Willy Winkle, the Gingerbread man, Little Red Riding Hood, and the Three Little Pigs for their help. When he is turned down by each of them, he decides to try it on his own. Soon he succeeds in making a huge pile of delicious pancakes. Having smelled the pancakes cooking, his neighbors decide to call on Mr. Wolf and share his meal. But Mr. Wolf gets his just "desserts"!
Activity: Song and Dance


 



10:00 AM
Story Time at Coliseum
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  I love fairy tales!
 “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” by Jan Brett
Synopsis --Lost in the woods, a tired and hungry girl finds the house of the three bears where
she helps herself to food and goes to sleep.  
“The Three Billy Goats Gruff” by Paul Galdone
Synopsis -- Three billy goats have to cross a bridge to get to a field of green grass, but  encounter a troll on the way.
Craft – Goat masks
 



   Friday, May 13, 2016
10:15 AM
Storytime @ Lowder
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  (Mother’s Day!)
What Not To Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day by Martha Simpson
Synopsis: A little boy offers advice on what NOT to give your mom on Mother's Day, unless she's an animal.
Activity: Mother’s Day Craft
 



1:30 PM
Storytime @ Pintlala
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd grade
Description:  Book: “Mr. Wolf’s Pancakes” by: Jan Fearnley
Synopsis -- Mr. Wolf wants to make some pancakes for breakfast, but isn't quite sure how to go about it. So off he goes to ask his neighbors Chicken Little, Wee Willy Winkle, the Gingerbread man, Little Red Riding Hood, and the Three Little Pigs for their help. When he is turned down by each of them, he decides to try it on his own. Soon he succeeds in making a huge pile of delicious pancakes. Having smelled the pancakes cooking, his neighbors decide to call on Mr. Wolf and share his meal. But Mr. Wolf gets his just "desserts"!
Activity: Song and Dance


 



4:00 PM
Lowder's Gamers' Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  Don’t forget Gamer’s Club is the Second Friday of the month 4:00-5:00 p.m.  There is a limited number of slots available and pre-registration is required and a signed permission slip must be on file.  Parents must stay in the library while children are playing.


   Saturday, May 14, 2016
10:00 AM
The Lowder Regional Branch Library Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:   Join us and learn how to play chess or to brush up on your skills.  Parents, chess is a game that will help build the brain and help your child with their future education—not to mention that it teaches patience as well.(In the event that the club is not meeting a sign will be posted as soon as possible announcing the postponement.)
 



   Monday, May 16, 2016
4:00 PM
Teen Writing Group @ Lewis
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  Enjoy Writng? Want a group to write with? Join us at Rufus Lewis Library and write for fun or to improve your craft. Sharing is encouraged but optional. Each week we will explore a different aspect of writing that you can  focus on, or you can continue work on your own writing.


11:00 AM
Senior Bingo at Williams Library
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  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.


4:30 PM
Afternoon Story Time @ Pike Road
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  Afternoon Story Time – for ages three through six
Visit Your Relatives Day is coming up this Thursday. In honor of the day, we’ll read one of Mister Matt’s favorite books, What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story by Kate Lum and Adrian Johnson. In this book, Patrick visits his grandmother for the first time and Granny discovers that she lacks the basic necessities for bedtime, such as a bed, a mattress, pillows…the list goes on and on. Will Patrick ever get to bed? Probably not.
 



   Tuesday, May 17, 2016
10:00 AM
Rufus A. Lewis Adult Program
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Transitioning From Home To A Senior Living Community 
Presenter: Elizabeth Love Haupt-Johnson, Community Relations Director, Cara Vita Village
Summary:  Seniors will have an opportunity have an opportunity to learn the advantages of living in a retirement community when deciding to transition from individual homes to a retirement community for seniors.  Attendees will engage in a question and answer session following a discussion on a retirement community for active seniors seeking a rewarding and simpler lifestyle.   



10:00 AM
Storytimes @ Williams Library
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  I’ll Save You Bobo! by Eileen and Marc Rosenthal is about a boy named Willy who writes a story for his toy monkey. Next we’ll read Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett. How many can you see? There’ll be plenty of song and dance and a craft to keep everyone entertained between stories.


11:30 AM
Storytime @ Pintlala
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Book: “The Pout – Pout Fish” by: Deborah Diesen
Synopsis --Deep in the water, Mr. Fish swims about with his fish face stuck in a permanent pout. Can his pals cheer him up? Will his pout ever end? Is there something he can learn From an unexpected friend? Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading "dreary wearies" isn't really his destiny. Bright ocean colors and playful rhyme come together in this fun fish story that's sure to turn even the poutiest of frowns upside down.
Craft: Color a paper fish bowl with crayons and add paper fish
 



10:30 AM
Morning Story Time for ages 1 through 4 @ Hampstead
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Swimming is a great way to keep cool during the summer. We’ll be splashing into Swimming in the Sand by Marcia Leonard and Splish, Splash, Splat! by Rob Scotton. We’ll have coloring sheets today.
 



4:00 PM
Lego League at Coliseum
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Youth
Description:  The first and third Tuesday in May.  (May 3 and May 17)
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Come join the fun and creativity as we build with Legos.



10:00 AM
Adult Computer Class
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Publisher I (MS Office 2010)
Students will learn how to create various publications, such as newsletters, business cards, menus, and invitations using Publisher.
 



   Wednesday, May 18, 2016
4:15 PM
Afternoon Fun Time at Lewis
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  Come join Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library and the Montgomery Therapeutic Center for an afternoon of fun and activities. Enjoy story time, games and movies to help relax from a day at school.


3:30 PM
Community Art & Soul at Coliseum
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Youth
Description:  Presented by:  Three Colors and the Truth
The first and third Wednesday of each month.
May 4 & 18 @ 3:30 – 5:15 pm
 
Limited Slots available must reserve your place.
RSVP:  334-271-7005 or 334-478-4396 or sphillips@mccpl.lib.al.us
Bring your own art supplies, or sample materials from the community box.



10:00 AM
Storytimes at Lewis
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  I’ll Save You Bobo! by Eileen and Marc Rosenthal is about a boy named Willy who writes a story for his toy monkey. Next we’ll read Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett. How many can you see? There’ll be plenty of song and dance and a craft to keep everyone entertained between stories.


10:00 AM
Coliseum Adult Program
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Ms. Jin Qiu, Chinese Program Coordinator with Confucius Institute, will be teaching the art of Chinese tea.


10:00 AM
Good Morning Story Time @ Pike Road
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  Good Morning Story Time – for ages one through three –
Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Children and grown-ups enjoy songs and stories each week.



   Thursday, May 19, 2016
5:00 PM
Southern Ladies Coloring Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The first Wednesday and the third Thursday of each month. 
May 4, Wednesday, at 10:00 am
May 19, Thursday, at 5:00 pm
Come join our coloring club.  Adult level coloring sheets and color pencils will be provided.
Studies have shown this can be a great stress reducer!  Come relax with us!



2:00 PM
Identity Theft at Lewis Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Presenter:   Office of Attorney General State of Alabama
Description: Audience will be informed of the consequences of identity theft and how to avoid becoming a victim.  Attendees will engage in a question and answer session following the discussion.
 



11:15 AM
Bookies Book Club @ Pike Road
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December.  On Thursday, May 19 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss West of Sunset by Stewart O’Nan.
Publisher’s Summary - In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruins, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood. By December 1940, he would be dead of a heart attack.



10:30 AM
Story Times at Morgan
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Counting
We will read Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Deans.   Synopsis:  Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt with four totally groovy buttons.  But when one falls off, does Pete cry?  Goodness, no!  He just keeps on singing his song.  We will also read Fun with Numbers by Ray Gibson and illustrated by Amanda Barlow.   Synopsis:  Let's learn the concept of numbers with counting, adding, taking away or sharing. We will have an activity.
 



10:00 AM
Story Time at Coliseum
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Fairy tales are make-believe!
 “The Three Little Pigs” by James Marshall
Synopsis -- Three little pigs try to make it on their own only to have a fox come and attack them.
“The Princess and the Pea” by Hans Christian Anderson
Synopsis -- A young girl feels a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty featherbeds and   proves she is a real princess.
Craft – Pig masks
 



10:00 AM
Preschool Storytimes at Governor's Square
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Transportation Day
Children will sing transportation songs, then be delighted to hear the stories Wheels on the Bus and Seals on the Bus. This will be
followed by a matching activity page.
 



11:15 AM
Pike Road Bookies Book Club
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December.  On Thursday, May 19, they will discuss West of Sunset by Stewart O’Nan.
Publisher’s Summary - In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruins, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood. By December 1940, he would be dead of a heart attack.
 



   Friday, May 20, 2016
10:15 AM
Storytime at Lowder
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  (Pizza Party Day!)
Curious George and the Pizza by Martin Rey
Synopsis: Curious George creates havoc in a pizza shop but redeems himself by making an unusual delivery.
Activity: Pizza Craft
 



4:00 PM
Lowder Lego League
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Youth
Description:  On the third Friday of the month, 4:00-5:00 p.m., the Lowder Lego League, has fun in the meeting room.  Due to fire regulations we have to also limit the number of participants for this event as well so pre-registration is required.
 



   Saturday, May 21, 2016
10:00 AM
The Lowder Regional Branch Library Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:   Join us and learn how to play chess or to brush up on your skills.  Parents, chess is a game that will help build the brain and help your child with their future education—not to mention that it teaches patience as well.(In the event that the club is not meeting a sign will be posted as soon as possible announcing the postponement.)
 



10:00 AM
Adult Computer Class
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Publisher I (MS Office 2010)
Students will learn how to create various publications, such as newsletters, business cards, menus, and invitations using Publisher.
 



   Monday, May 23, 2016
4:30 PM
Afternoon Story Time @ Pike Road
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  There will be no story time today because Mister Matt will be away.


12:00 PM
Morgan's Extraordinary Lunch Bunch Book Club
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Whisper of the River by Ferrol Sams
Summary:  Young for his class and small for his age, Porter Osborne, Jr., leaves his rural Georgia home in 1938 to meet the world at Willingham University, armed with the knowledge that he has been "Raised Right" in the best Baptist tradition. What happens over the next four years will challenge the things he holds infallible: his faith, his heritage, and his parents' omniscience. As we follow Porter's college career, full of outrageous pranks and ribald humor, we sense a quiet, constant flow toward maturity. Peppered with memorable characters and resonant with details of place and time, "The Whisper of the River" is filled with the richness of spirit that makes great fiction.



   Tuesday, May 24, 2016
6:00 PM
Yoga Class at the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  
Tuesday, May 10 & 24 @ 6:00 p.m.
Presenter: Susan Enzweiler, Certified Yoga Instructor
Summary:  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 to attend as Yoga Poses can be adapted for comfort.



10:00 AM
Storytimes @ Williams Library
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  The Insomniacs by Karina Wolf is about a family who can’t sleep at night, so they give up trying and sleep during the day instead! When we read Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems, we’ll try to convince Pigeon that he should really go to bed on time. We’ll try not to wake him up during craft time or when we dance!


10:00 AM
Storytimes @ Williams Library
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  The Insomniacs by Karina Wolf is about a family who can’t sleep at night, so they give up trying and sleep during the day instead! When we read Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems, we’ll try to convince Pigeon that he should really go to bed on time. We’ll try not to wake him up during craft time or when we dance!


10:30 AM
Morning Story Time for ages 1 through 4 @ Hampstead
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  The beach is so much fun! Today we’re celebrating the beach and sand and all the fun that comes with it. Our books will be Pete at the Beach by James Dean and Duck & Goose Go to the Beach by Ted Hills. The craft for today is paper plate jelly fish.
 



   Wednesday, May 25, 2016
11:00 AM
Ramer Readin' Right Book Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Author Betty Tucker will be at the library to discuss her book "Don't Worry About the Mule Going Blind: Hazel's Story". It's an uplifting tale of overcoming hard times that is sure to inspire everyone!!


4:15 PM
Afternoon Fun Time at Lewis
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  Come join Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library and the Montgomery Therapeutic Center for an afternoon of fun and activities. Enjoy story time, games and movies to help relax from a day at school.


10:00 AM
Storytimes at Lewis
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  The Insomniacs by Karina Wolf is about a family who can’t sleep at night, so they give up trying and sleep during the day instead! When we read Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems, we’ll try to convince Pigeon that he should really go to bed on time. We’ll try not to wake him up during craft time or when we dance!
 



3:30 PM
Community Art & Soul at Coliseum
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Presented by:  Three Colors and the Truth
The second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
May 11 & 25 @ 3:30 – 5:15 pm
Calling all Artists (From teens to seniors)!!!
Bring your own art supplies, or sample materials from the community box.
RSVP:  334-271-7005 or 334-478-4396



   Thursday, May 26, 2016
3:00 PM
Eastbrook Mystery Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  We will discuss “The Cuckoo’s Calling”,  by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling).This is the first in a series of three new crime novels with Detective Cormoran Strike as the main character (we own all three).In this book Cormoran Strike is investigating a supermodel’s suicide. We will receive our next book “The Accident” by Chris Pavone.  


10:30 AM
Story Times at Morgan
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  BookFlix
We will read and watch Duck on a Bike by David Shannon.  
Synopsis:
 A duck decides to ride a bike and soon influences all the other animals on the farm to ride bikes too. We will do an online activity   
 



10:00 AM
Story Time at Coliseum
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Smiles make you feel better!
“Yes, We Can!” by Sam McBratney
Synopsis -- Little Roo and his friends find that it is not always nice to laugh at someone.
“I Love it When You Smile” by Sam McBratney
Synopsis -- A grumpy little kangaroo is having a bad day until his mother finds a way to make him smile.
Craft – Kangaroo masks
 



10:00 AM
Preschool Storytimes at Governor's Square
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Favorite Flower Day (postponed from April 19, 2016)
Children will enjoy hearing Ms. Anita read the fun stories The Rose  in My Garden and Splat the Cat: Oopsie Daisy, then make a craft.
 



   Friday, May 27, 2016
10:15 AM
Storytime @ Lowder
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Duck In The Fridge by Jeff Mack
Synopsis: When a little boy asks his dad why he always reads Mother Goose to him. His dad replies that it all started when he found a duck in the fridge!
Activity: Duck Craft
 



3:30 PM
Confucius Institute of Troy University @ Lowder
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Confucius Institute of Troy University is offering a series of Cultural Lectures at the Lowder Regional Library.  Lectures are monthly and topics vary.  On Friday, May 27, 2016 at 3:30PM we will have the lecture:  Life Styles and Everyday Life in China Today:  Introduction to the life styles in modern society of China and everyday family life for two or three generations in China.
 



   Saturday, May 28, 2016
10:00 AM
The Lowder Regional Branch Library Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:   Join us and learn how to play chess or to brush up on your skills.  Parents, chess is a game that will help build the brain and help your child with their future education—not to mention that it teaches patience as well.(In the event that the club is not meeting a sign will be posted as soon as possible announcing the postponement.)
 



   Monday, May 30, 2016
4:00 PM
Teen Writing Group @ Lewis
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  Enjoy Writng? Want a group to write with? Join us at Rufus Lewis Library and write for fun or to improve your craft. Sharing is encouraged but optional. Each week we will explore a different aspect of writing that you can  focus on, or you can continue work on your own writing.


   Tuesday, May 31, 2016
10:00 AM
Storytimes @ Williams Library
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  What will happen If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff or teach a cow to type with Click Clack Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin?  Preschoolers will find these stories quite entertaining as they hear about the mischief that the animals in the story become involved in as they tackle tasks that are revealed in each story.  The children will also engage in interactive songs and dance.


10:30 AM
Morning Story Time for ages 1 through 4 @ Hampstead
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Memorial Day is May 30th, and we’ll celebrate our Armed Forces with books like Wind Flyers by Angela Johnson and Red, White, and Blue Goodbye by Sarah Wones Tomp. We’ll have a patriotic themed craft today.