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   Monday, June 25, 2018
5:30 AM
Music Rocks
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: K-5th
Description:  Special guest Sally Blackwell, retired music teacher, Montgomery Public Schools, will present “Music Rocks” and teach the children a few songs..


10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Under
Description:   What make a day a good day? Let’s find out with A Good Day by Kevin Henkes


   Tuesday, June 26, 2018
10:00 AM
Ventriloquists Rock
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-5
Description:   Tammy Chavers (Remax Real Estate) and friends will entertain the preschool. 


10:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 +
Description:  Summer is half way done, so let’s relax with some of the fantastic books of Anne Dewdney and some coloring. Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anne Dewdney Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too by Anne Dewdney Activity: Coloring Sheets


4:30 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 +
Description:  Summer is half way done, so let’s relax with some of the fantastic books of Anne Dewdney and some coloring. Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anne Dewdney Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too by Anne Dewdney Activity: Coloring Sheets


4:00 PM
Libraries Rock with Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Today we will design a singer on a stage with Legos.


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock through Musical Instrument
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Dr. Stephen Foster, Director of Bands; Assistant Professor of Music at Faulkner University will be here to share his love of music through playing and movement.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Cock-a-doodle-doo! by Emma Harding  The rooster is crowing throughout the story while the dame is looking for her shoes to dance.  The fiddler is looking for his stick to play his fiddle.  Will you sing with the rooster?


3:00 PM
Fun Time Balloon Show
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 5+
Description:  Dr. Magical Balloons combines his two great loves – balloons and music– for this year’s Fun Time Balloon Show. Please note that Dr. Magical Balloons will not be able to make balloon creations for individuals. Dr. Magical Balloons appears courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library.


6:00 PM
Yoga @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  
Mrs. Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher, Instructor
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.



12:00 PM
Lunch & Learn Ancestry Library Eddition
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Get started on hunting down your family history on this free resource found at the library.


   Wednesday, June 27, 2018
10:00 AM
Montgomery Area Nontraditional Equestrians
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience:
Description:   The Library Rocks with Candalyn Chrzanowski from Montgomery Area Nontraditional Equestrians (MANE). Find out how horses are used for therapy and why that rocks!


10:00 AM
SNAP Part II
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   SNAP Part II (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Presented by Shonda Yvette Wright Ms. Wright will encourage and show participants how make wise food choices, plan healthier meals, purchase safe foods, and promote good health, wellness, and fitness through nutrition education


10:30 AM
Fredriatta Brown-Greene, Children's Librarian, Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  She will read Groovy Joe Dance Party Countdown by Eric Litwin.  Groovy Joe is a guitar hero playing dog who loves to sing and dance, but Joe gets crowded when many other dogs come and join him.  She will also read Groovy Joe Ice Cream & Dinosaurs.   Groovy Joe shares his tub of ice cream with some  unexpected Dinosaurs.  We will also read Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae.  When Gerald the  giraffe feels too  awkward to dance, a cricket teaches him that he just has to find his own music.  We will have a dance activity.  


   Thursday, June 28, 2018
3:00 PM
The Ladies of High Tea
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews. 
A Savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn’t believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate it. But when the bride spirals into a crisis and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must come to the rescue and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.
~~Amazon.com~~



3:00 PM
Curious Genre Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:   Why My Third Husband Will be a Dog,  by Lisa Scottoline The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman. Together in one collection are Lisa’s wildly popular Philadelphia Inquirer columns that show the humorous side of life, from a woman’s perspective. Filled with seventy charming and hilarious vignettes, it’s trademark Scottoline. Reading Why My Third Husband Will be a Dog is like visiting with an old friend. Lisa lets her hair down, roots and all, to write about her ordinary, extraordinary adventures. You’ll laugh at Lisa’s stories and recognize yourself or a loved one in her, Mother Mary, Brother Frank, Daughter Francesca, or BFFs Franca and Laura. No topic is off-limits, and thanks to Lisa, nothing is ever really ordinary. https://scottoline.com/book/why-my-third-husband-will-be-a-dog/


10:00 AM
Summer Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  It is better to be yourself! Silly Fred, by Karen Wagner Silly Fred pig decides to be more serious, like a beaver, only to discover that life is not much fun without  somersaults and song. Hey, Al, by Arthur Yorinks Al and his dag Eddie want a better life, but soon find out the grass is not always greener on the other side. Craft – Bird craft


3:00 PM
Libraries Rock with Book Clubs
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:   Libraries Rock with Book Clubs The Ladies of High Tea Book Club will meet to discuss Save the Date by: Mary Kay Andrews.


10:00 AM
DON'T QUIT: LIFE IS NO CRYSTAL STAIR
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: 11th & 12th Graders
Description:   Topic:  DON’T QUIT: “LIFE IS NO CRYSTAL STAIR”  Audience:  11th & 12th Grade High School Students Presenter:  Dr. Cynthia Steele, Dr. Robert White Description:  This one-hour interactive session will provide learners with strategies that focus on having good work ethics, determination and a “DON’T QUIT” mentality when things don’t look like a crystal ball.  Learners will connect with the fact there is no “MICROWAVE” process to success. Materials:  Technology access   End of Summer Reading Program Featuring Tracy Sue Walker Professional Storyteller


   Friday, June 29, 2018
3:00 PM
Challange Accepted
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 10+
Description:  Ages 10+ Our program of challenges will keep you sharp this summer starting with your music knowledge. The next week’s challenge will be determined at the end of each meeting, so don’t miss out. We’ll also enjoy a light snack.


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock for the 4th of July
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Today we will have two crafts everyone can make.  One is a red, white, and blue firework painting and the other is a patriotic hand print craft. These will be easy and fun.  Show your patriotism and come join the fun and creativity!!  


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock for the 4th of July
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Young Adults
Description:   Today we will have two crafts everyone can make.  One is a red, white and blue firework painting and the other is a patriotic hand print craft. These will be easy and fun.  Come join us!


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop by Lisa Shulman “Old MacDonald had a SHOP, E-I-E-I-O!”  Similar to Old MacDonald had a farm, but instead the farm animals are using tools to make Music.  “And in her shop she had a SAW, E-I-E-I-O!  With a zztt zztt here an a zztt zztt there etc.…”  What other tools make music? Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Coronin Duck reads about entering in a contest to win a trampoline for all the farm animals.  Every night after the Farmer goes to bed the farm animals begin to practice for the contest.  The Farmer thinks his animals are up to something.  Do you think that the animals will win the contest? Activity: Karaoke (share your favorite song with everyone)


   Saturday, June 30, 2018
8:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Art on the Avenue Pop-Up Market
Event Location: Community Calendar
Intended Audience:
Description:  


   Monday, July 2, 2018
10:00 AM
Movie
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: K-5th
Description:  Featured movie: "Brave"


10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Under
Description:   Barnyards are very noisy places, so we’ll do our best animals noises and read Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming.


6:00 PM
After 5 Book Club
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Title: Sing, Unburied, Sing
Author:  Ward, Jesmyn
Summary: An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing journeys through Mississippi’s past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story, power and-limitations of family bonds. ~Editor



10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  – Independence Day is almost here! We’ll prepare for the day by reading Red, White and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw and Huy Voun Lee and by making a red, white and blue craft.


4:30 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  – Independence Day is almost here! We’ll prepare for the day by reading Red, White and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw and Huy Voun Lee and by making a red, white and blue craft.


   Tuesday, July 3, 2018
5:30 AM
Alabama Music
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-5
Description:   Sara Kunau and Callie Patterson, Montgomery Museum of Archives and History, will present “Alabama Music’, describing music and artists from the past.


10:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 +
Description:  – Libraries rock, and digging holes is a great way to find cool rocks and other things. Bring your favorite rocks and help us dig into these books about epic digging adventures! Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Marc Barnett Rosalyn Rutabaga digs the Biggest Hole on Earth by Marie-Louise Gay Activity: Sediments Layers
 



4:30 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 +
Description:  – Libraries rock, and digging holes is a great way to find cool rocks and other things. Bring your favorite rocks and help us dig into these books about epic digging adventures! Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Marc Barnett Rosalyn Rutabaga digs the Biggest Hole on Earth by Marie-Louise Gay Activity: Sediments Layers
 



4:00 PM
Libraries Rock with Color Coders
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:   Join us as we color music themed coloring sheets.  A variety of  coloring sheets will be available for you to choose from.  


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock the Environment
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Professor Environmental will be here to talk to the children about how to take care of the environment.  Since this is the day before Independence Holiday she will be talking about picking up after you use fireworks.  Fireworks are beautiful, but remember to stay safe, because they can be dangerous.


   Wednesday, July 4, 2018
10:00 AM
Holiday
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience:
Description:  Holiday - Get Caught reading! (All MCCPL Locations Closed)


10:00 AM
No Program
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  No Program, Happy Independence Day


   Thursday, July 5, 2018
4:00 PM
Libraries Rock with Color Coders
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Join us as we color music themed coloring sheets.  A variety of coloring sheets will be available for you to choose from.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Ladybug, Ladybug by Karla Amos “Ladybug, Ladybug get off the rug.” This is  similar to “Teddy bear, Teddy bear turn around.”  What else does Ladybug do in the story? rest by: Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis (This is the sign book for this month.) Every baby, everywhere, takes a rest each day.  Fussy babies even take a break and sleep.  Do you take a nap? 
 



10:30 AM
Movie Day
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:    Movie Day Stop by or call the library the week before the movie day to see which one. Movie for all Ages


   Friday, July 6, 2018
10:00 AM
Wiggle Worms
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:   Join us on every other Friday morning for a movement and music based program for kids. We will read a short story, stretch, dance, and play a few games to get our bodies and minds moving.


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock the Brain Stop Summer Brain Drain
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Learn new things, have fun with friends, and win prizes at the same time.  This will be a fun-filled morning full of activities.  *Turn in your Reading Logs this week so you may receive your Summer Reading Certificate which will  entitle you to enjoy refreshments after our program on July 13.  This is so we can know how many will be  participating in the refreshment event and we can order the appropriate amount of food.


10:15 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Listen to My Trumpet! by Mo Willems Piggie is very excited to have a new trumpet.  Gerald listens to his friend play.  Piggie wants to know how he sounds, but Gerald doesn’t want to hurt his friend’s feeling by telling him that he is awful.  How would you tell a friend how they sound bad without hurting their feelings? Squeak, Rumble, WHOMP! WHOMP! WHOMP! by Wynston Marsalis The little boy describes sounds throughout the house and city by using musical words.  All he seems to hear is        music.  Do you hear music throughout your house? Activity: Create a trumpet
 



   Monday, July 9, 2018
10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Under
Description:  It’s time to get moving and play pretend as we read If You’re a Monster and You Know It by David    Emeberly.


10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  – Baby comes from a musical family and just because he’s a baby doesn’t mean he can’t make his own music. We’ll snap, clap and toot-toot-toot along with Baby’s family in Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler and R. Gregory Christie.


4:30 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  – Baby comes from a musical family and just because he’s a baby doesn’t mean he can’t make his own music. We’ll snap, clap and toot-toot-toot along with Baby’s family in Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler and R. Gregory Christie.


   Tuesday, July 10, 2018
5:30 AM
Awards Party
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-5
Description:  


10:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 +
Description:  The Summer Reading Program is ending, so join us for a special story time with silly rhymes and singing with books about a silly goose and some musical farm animals. Silly Tilly by Jerry Spinelli Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin. Activity: Poem collage


10:30 AM
Summer Reading Finale
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience:
Description:  The summer is ending, so join us for a special story time with silly rhymes and singing with the books Silly Tilly by Jerry Spinelli and Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin. We’ll have an indoor obstacle course you can complete for a special addition to your reading chain.


4:30 PM
Summer Reading Finale
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience:
Description:  The summer is ending, so join us for a special story time with silly rhymes and singing with the books Silly Tilly by Jerry Spinelli and Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin. We’ll have an indoor obstacle course you can complete for a special addition to your reading chain.


4:00 PM
Libraries Rock with Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Today we will design a music store with Legos.


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock with Zoo Animals
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Everyone who signed up will receive a certificate.  As a reward for continuing to read over the summer the Montgomery Zoo will be here for a special event.


3:00 PM
Magnificent Birds
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 5+
Description:   The Auburn University Southeastern Raptor Center will introduce us to some of the magnificent birds in their care. The Raptor Center appears courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library.


10:00 AM
Movie
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  MOVIE, TBA


10:00 AM
Reducing The Risks of Falls
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Mrs. Danielle Rudolph, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Presenter
Description:  Learn why older people fall and how to reduce falls.



   Wednesday, July 11, 2018
2:00 PM
Hank Rocks
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  “Hank Rocks” Members are to have read Hank Hung the Moon and Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts. Then special guest Terry Faust, Hank Williams, Sr. Museum, will speak about Hank Williams, Sr. and comment on the Book. 


10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience:
Description:  The library rocks with Tracy Sue Walker! Tracy Sue Walker is a professional storyteller who brings a unique blend of words, rhythm, song, and movement to story audiences.  Her words paint pictures as her stories come to life.


10:00 AM
End of the Summer Program
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  End of the Summer Program featuring Gary Ledbetter The Magician


1:30 PM
StoryTelling
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Ages 11+
Description:   Storytelling with Tracy Sue Walker Tracy Sue Walker brings a unique blend of words, rhythm, song, and movement to story audiences.  Her words paint pictures better than any illustrator.


10:30 AM
Alabama Department of Archives and History Awards Ceremony
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Join the Alabama Department of Archives and History as they teach us about the story and history of Alabama including famous Alabamians. There will be hands on activities and much more. We will also have an awards ceremony for all who participated and also something special for the individual who read the most books.


1:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Free Legal Clinic
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Presenter: Montgomery County Bar Foundation, Volunteer Lawyers Program
Description:  Do you need to ask a lawyer a question?  Volunteer attorneys will answer questions regarding civil matters including the following areas of concern:
foreclosure, bankruptcy, consumer debt, contracts, warranties, divorce,
home ownership/landlord/tenant
Attorneys are unable to help with criminal matters or traffic tickets



   Thursday, July 12, 2018
3:00 PM
Southern Charms Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Today we will be discussing Carnegie’s Maid, by Marie Benedict.  This is a story of a young girl who becomes a lady’s maid in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households, Andrew Carnegie’s, under false pretenses and of her future relationship with this philanthropist.


10:00 AM
Summer Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Are your parents like these? What Dads Can’t Do, by Douglas Wood There are some things Dads can’t do; or can they? The Funny Dream, by Kaethe Zemack-Bersin A child has a dream in which she grows big, her parents become small, and she must get them ready for school. Craft – Dinosaur mask


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Cock-a-Moo-Moo by: Juliet Dallas-Conte’ The poor rooster in this book woke-up one morning forgetting how to crow.  He said, “Cock-a-Moo-Moo.”  That’s not how you crow.  Would you remind the rooster how to crow?


10:00 AM
MYSTERY, MYSTERY, MYSTERY
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   MYSTERY, MYSTERY, MYSTERY  - It’s Thursday, let’s explore “Rocking and Reading!!!


4:15 PM
Book Maniacs
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade+
Description:  The Maniacs will discuss Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner.
Publisher’s Summary – Welcome to the tyrannical city of Jewel, where impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime. Goldie Roth has lived in Jewel all her life. Like every child in the city, she wears a silver guardchain and is forced to obey the dreaded Blessed Guardians. She has never done anything by herself and won’t be allowed out on the streets unchained until Separation Day.
When Separation Day is canceled, Goldie, who has always been both impatient and bold, runs away, risking not only her own life but also the lives of those she has left behind. In the chaos that follows, she is lured to the mysterious Museum of Dunt, where she meets the boy Toadspit and discovers terrible secrets. Only the cunning mind of a thief can understand the museum’s strange, shifting rooms. Fortunately, Goldie has a talent for thieving. Which is just as well, because the leader of the Blessed Guardians has his own plans for the museum—plans that threaten the lives of everyone Goldie loves. And it will take a daring thief to stop him. . . .



   Friday, July 13, 2018
3:00 PM
Challange Accepted
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 10+
Description:  Ages 10+ Our program of challenges will keep you sharp this summer starting with your music knowledge. The next week’s challenge will be determined at the end of each meeting, so don’t miss out. We’ll also enjoy a light snack.


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock with Gary Ledbetter, Magician Program Finale
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Join us as Gary Ledbetter, Magician, amazes us with his magical performance. 
 



10:00 AM
Summer Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Join us as Gary Ledbetter, Magician, amazes us with his magical performance.  *Certificates will be given out to those who turned in their reading number count yesterday. This certificate will entitle you to enjoy refreshments after the program today.


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock with Gary Ledbetter, Magician
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Young Adults
Description:   Join us as Gary Ledbetter, Magician, amazes us with his magical performance.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:    Bats in the Band by Brian Lies The bats hibernate all winter and when it becomes warmer they all get together.  They practice and give a big       performance at the end.  All the bats have a part either singing the blues, playing country, or entertaining children.  What is your favorite music genre? Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss A lonely trombone begins playing a solo and then a trumpet begins playing and now we have a duo.  Eventually more instruments play and we have a full orchestra.  Which instrument is your favorite instrument? Activity: Create a guitar


10:00 AM
Summer Reading Program Finale
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Summer Reading Program Finale
 
 



   Saturday, July 14, 2018
10:00 AM
Simple Art Therapy
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:  


   Monday, July 16, 2018
10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  
  • – A little girl and her family are all very sleepy, but then her uncle picks up his fiddle and suddenly everyone is playing and dancing. We’ll tappity-tap and clappity-clap like we’re part of the family when we read When Uncle Took Up the Fiddle by Libba Moore Gray and Lloyd Bloom.



4:30 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  
  • – A little girl and her family are all very sleepy, but then her uncle picks up his fiddle and suddenly everyone is playing and dancing. We’ll tappity-tap and clappity-clap like we’re part of the family when we read When Uncle Took Up the Fiddle by Libba Moore Gray and Lloyd Bloom.



   Tuesday, July 17, 2018
3:00 PM
The DIY Magician
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 5+
Description:  We will bring our Tuesday events to an end with The DIY Magician. He uses upcycled props to make magic and music! We will also announce the top readers in each of our summer reading challenge categories. 
 



   Wednesday, July 18, 2018
10:00 AM
Libraries Rock with a Montgomery Author
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Barbara Wesley Hill will be presenting her book, Only a Breeze She will be available after her program for questions and book signings


   Thursday, July 19, 2018
10:00 AM
Summer Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  I love my parents! How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague Sometimes children test the patience of their parents, but they also show them how much they love them. Alphabet Mystery, by Audrey Wood The alphabet sets off on an adventure to find out what has happened to little x. Craft – Dinosaur craft


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  A Cat and a Dog by Claire Masurel A cat and a dog lived in the same house, but they were not friends.  They fought all the time.  One day Cat looses his toy in the water and Dog looses his ball to the tree. Do they continue to fight or do they help one another out?


11:15 AM
The Pike Road Bookies
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  They will discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Lisa See.
Publisher’s Summary – Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.



   Friday, July 20, 2018
3:00 PM
Challange Accepted
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 10+
Description:  Ages 10+ Our program of challenges will keep you sharp this summer starting with your music knowledge. The next week’s challenge will be determined at the end of each meeting, so don’t miss out. We’ll also enjoy a light snack.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:    Ant and Grasshopper by Luli Gray Ant is hard at work storing up food for the winter while Grasshopper is busy singing and dancing.  Winter comes around and Grasshopper knocks on the door looking for a place to stay.  Ant is upset with Grasshopper because he didn't store up food for the winter.  What would you do if someone came to your house looking for a place to stay? Banjo Granny by Sarah Martin Busse and Jacqueline Briggs Martin When Owen’s Granny found out that he loved blue grass music she packed up her banjo and headed to his house for a visit.  She has an adventure using her banjo to get to Owen’s house.  What would you do if someone you loved, loves something you love? Activity: Stay and read


   Monday, July 23, 2018
10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  
  • – Violet has been looking for kindred music-making spirits since she was a baby in the nursery. Will she ever find someone who marches to the same beat? We’ll find out when we read Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson and Laura Huliska-Beith.



4:30 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  
  • – Violet has been looking for kindred music-making spirits since she was a baby in the nursery. Will she ever find someone who marches to the same beat? We’ll find out when we read Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson and Laura Huliska-Beith.



   Thursday, July 26, 2018
3:00 PM
Curious Genre Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:   The Whole Town’s Talking, by Fannie Flagg Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it’s called, is anything but still. Original, profound, The Whole Town’s Talking, a novel in the tradition of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and Flagg’s own Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven, tells the story of Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride, Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live, love, die, and carry on in mysterious and surprising ways. http://fannieflaggbooks.com/books/the- whole-towns-talking-tr/the-whole-towns-talking-h


10:00 AM
Summer Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  I love dogs! Harry by the Sea, by Gene Zion Harry the dog gets covered with seaweed and everyone thinks he is a sea monster. Harry the Dirty Dog, by Gene Zion Harry is a very friendly dog who likes everything except getting a bath. Craft – Dog mas


3:00 PM
Libraries Rock with Book Clubs
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:   Libraries Rock with Book Clubs The Ladies of High Tea Book Club will meet to discuss Lethal Legacy by: Linda Fairstein.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Peep! by Maria Van Lieshout Peep was scared of crossing roads or jumping off the side walk.  His sisters and his mother gave him some    encouragement.  Guess what?  Peep was able to do things now.  Do you ever get nervous or think that you cannot do something?
 



   Friday, July 27, 2018
10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  The Ear Book by Al Perkins “Our ears hear water. Drop. Drop. Drop.”  Our ears hear things all throughout the house and outside.  What are you hearing with your ears? Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin Pete is excited because he is going to school and is wearing his new red shoes.  Pete makes a song up about           everything that he does at school using “I’m rocking in my school shoes.”  Do you ever create a song about         something that you are excited about and want to share? Activity: Share something that you are excited about


10:15 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  The Ear Book by Al Perkins “Our ears hear water. Drop. Drop. Drop.”  Our ears hear things all throughout the house and outside.  What are you hearing with your ears? Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin Pete is excited because he is going to school and is wearing his new red shoes.  Pete makes a song up about           everything that he does at school using “I’m rocking in my school shoes.”  Do you ever create a song about         something that you are excited about and want to share? Activity: Share something that you are excited about


   Monday, July 30, 2018
10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  – Baby Owen loves bluegrass music and his granny plays a mean banjo. The only problem is they live far apart. We’ll see how far granny will go to watch Owen wiggle, giggle and jiggle for her bluegrass tunes in Banjo Granny by Sarah Martin Busse, Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Barry Root.


4:30 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  – Baby Owen loves bluegrass music and his granny plays a mean banjo. The only problem is they live far apart. We’ll see how far granny will go to watch Owen wiggle, giggle and jiggle for her bluegrass tunes in Banjo Granny by Sarah Martin Busse, Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Barry Root.