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   Tuesday, May 21, 2019
10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  All story times will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

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.
 



10:00 AM
May Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  When you need a real hero to save the day, it’s Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman.
Activity: Chicken Craft



10:00 AM
World Bee Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The children will enjoy dancing to bee songs. Then they will hear the stories Bizzy Mizz Lizzy and Bugs at the Beach, followed by a craft.
 



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Tinkering Table
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  We will do an experiment in Physics concentrating on momentum, a product of force times mass.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  MS Word 2016 (Part 3)
Introduction of how to create and work with images, graphics, shapes, text boxes, WordArt, and lists in Microsoft Word.



   Wednesday, May 22, 2019
10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: For ages two and under
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:

•           May 22
 



10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Pigeon Finds A Hot Dog by Mo Willems

Pigeon learns about sharing when a curious duckling keeps asking questions about the hot dog Pigeon has found.

Activity: Coloring Sheet



11:00 AM
Adult Program
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Ramer Readin Right Book Club
 



3:00 PM
Legos
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Fun with Legos


   Thursday, May 23, 2019
10:30 AM
Mother's Day
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read ​What Not to Give Your Mom on Mother's Day​ by by Martha Seif Simpson and illustrated by Jana Christy. A little boy offers advice on what NOT to give your mom on Mother's Day, unless she's an animal. For example, don't give her a rotting log unless she's a salamander, or a bunch of flies unless she's a spider! What would Mom like best? We will also read ​The Night Before Mother’s Day​ by Natasha Wing and illustrated by Amy Wummer. It's the night before Mother's Day, and Dad and the kids are determined to show Mom just how much they love her. They whip up a cake from scratch, and offer a special coupon for a day at the spa, right in their own kitchen! We will have a craft.


2:30 PM
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Young Adults
Description:  Ahh...The last day of school: Friends, Fun and....FIGHT!! Join the YA Department for a Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Tournament.  From Link to Meta Knight to Sonic to Bayonetta, come and see who is the ultimate fighter! Prizes will be given to all participants.


3:30 PM
STEAM'ED
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: 1st Grade and Up
Description:  
**REGISTRATION REQUIRED**
1st grade and Up

Dive into chemistry with these mind blowing chemical reactions including elephant’s toothpaste.



4:00 PM
Space Lander Challenge
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Description: Just as engineers had to develop solutions for landing different vehicle types on the moon, participants will follow in the engineering design process to design and build a shock-absorbing system out of paper, straws, and mini-marshmallows to protect their two “astronauts.”
 



10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Instructors: Library Staff       
All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.
 



12:00 PM
Scrapbooking
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  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



10:00 AM
Good Things Often Come in Small Packages!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Andrew’s Loose Tooth, by Robert Munsch
Synopsis: Andrew’s tooth is loose and no one can help him remove it, not even the Tooth Fairy.

The Lion’s Share, by Matthew McEligott
Synopsis: Ant is honored to receive an invitation to Lion’s annual dinner party, but is shocked when the other guests behave rudely and then accuse her of thinking only of herself.

Craft – Lion craft



3:00 PM
Curious Genre Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The Woman in the Window, by A. J. Finn
Anna Fox lives alone – a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside.  She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times…and spying on her neighbors.
What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one…and nothing…is what it seems.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40389527-the-woman-in-the-window?from_search=true



10:00 AM
How I Feel Sometimes
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0 to 2
Description:  Sometimes I Like to Curl up in a Ball by: Vicki Churchill
The creature in this story is small and feels safe when he/she curls up in a ball.  Sometimes he/she feels like just walking around till it falls down.  Do you ever just feel like making funny faces?



   Friday, May 24, 2019
10:00 AM
Being Away from Someone
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Far Apart, Close in Heart by: Becky Birtha
Sometimes when parents break rules/laws they end up having to go to jail.  Sometimes children feel angry at the parents, because once they get out they make promises that they do not keep.  Sometimes the parents break another law and end up back in jail.  Have you ever felt far apart from someone close to you?

Away by: Emil Sher
Skip is going to camp in two weeks and dreads going away.  He and his mother leave notes to each other arguing about his leaving.  Skip says that his friends need him.  Have you ever felt sad about leaving for a few days or longer?

Activity: Drawing a picture or writing a letter to someone   special
 



   Saturday, May 25, 2019
10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Saturday Morning Chess @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Description: Learn to play Chess. All ages and levels of players are welcome.
Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club
 



   Monday, May 27, 2019
10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  Penguin is very grumpy in Grumpy Pants by Claire Messer.


10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: For ages three and up
Description:  No Storybook Time today because the library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
 



3:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: For ages three and up
Description:  No Storybook Time today because the library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
 



   Tuesday, May 28, 2019
10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  All story times will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
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 adventures.
 



10:00 AM
May Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  Today it’s all about one silly pigeon. We’ll read The Pigeon Needs a Bath and The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems.
Activity: Pigeon Craft
 



10:00 AM
Super Summer!
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Children will love singing songs about summer. Then Ms. Anita will
 read the stories Mouse Loves Summer and Hot Day on Abbott Avenue and the children will do a coloring activity.



6:00 PM
Yoga @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  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
 
 



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Being Creative with Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League. 
Registration is required.



10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  MS Word 2016 (Part 4)
Make your document stand out! Learn how to change the style and effect of text. Learn about styles, headers, footers, page numbers, and tables.



   Wednesday, May 29, 2019
6:30 PM
Novel Colors
Event Location: Community Calendar
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  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
 



10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: For ages two and under
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:

•           May 29



10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Schwartz

In this twist on "The Three Little Pigs," Pig One and Pig Two neglect their martial arts training at the new ninja school and are no match for the wolf, but their sister's dedication to her training saves the day.

Activity: Pig Craft



3:00 PM
Legos
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Fun with Legos


   Thursday, May 30, 2019
10:30 AM
Moon and Stars
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read ​A Big Mooncake for Little Star​ by Grace Lin. Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama. But she's not supposed to eat any yet! What happens when she can't resist a nibble? We will also read ​Mousetronaut​ by Mark Kelly and illustrated by C. F. Payne. Mousetronaut tells the story of a small mouse that wants nothing more than to travel to outer space. We will have a craft.


4:00 PM
Bad Art Night
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Description: Want to create art but fear it’ll be bad? No worries! That’s the whole point of this program! Throw away the rules and lovingly craft your disasterpiece however you want out of whatever you want.


10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Instructors: Library Staff       
All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.
 



12:00 PM
Scrapbooking
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  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



10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Come to Morgan Memorial Library!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Summer Reading Kickoff: “Didgerido Down Under”

Synopsis:  A performer brings his Australian music, education, motivation, and entertainment.

This event is free.



10:00 AM
Gardening
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0 to 2
Description:  The Secret Garden by: Jennifer Adams
“Crocuses burst into purple.”  Come learn your colors through the flowers in this book.  What is your favorite color and flower?



   Friday, May 31, 2019
10:00 AM
Gardening
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  My Garden by: Kevin Henkes
The little girl helps her mother in the garden by chasing away the bunnies and watering all the plants.  She dreams of what her garden would be like if she had a garden. She says that there would be no weeds to pull.  Could you imagine a garden with very little work?

Peppa Pig and the Vegetable Garden by: Candlewick Entertainment
Peppa Pig and George are at Grandpa Pig and Granny Pig’s house helping Grandpa Pig plant seeds in his garden. Later they eat the food that they harvest from the garden. George refuses to eat the vegetables.  How do you think they trick George into eating his vegetables?

Activity: Plant some flowers and watch them grow each week.
You will get to take them home in July.