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   Monday, February 8, 2016
4:30 PM
Afternoon Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  We’ll celebrate the Chinese New Year with some stories set in China including The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese.


10:00 AM
Pintlala Branch Library Created Equal Film Screening
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The film screening of Abolitionists.


6:00 PM
Teen Sci-Fi Book Club@ Rufus A. Lewis
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  Book: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Published in 2011, this novel written by a US-born child of two Nigerian immigrant parents contains fascinating elements of magical realism set in Nigeria. Sunny, a 12 year old Albino girl discovers she is one of the rare “Leopard People” capable of practicing magic. While some elements will be new to readers, the underlying themes of friendship and learning to adjust during a difficult time will be familiar to readers of all ages.
(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
Black History Program: Segregation in Transportation
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: 5th Grade and Up
Description:  Wesley Garmon (Alabama Department of Archives and History) and Callie Greer (Greater Birmingham Ministries and Montgomery Transportation Coalition) will present on the historical influence of segregation in transportation systems in Montgomery and Mobile and how the effects continue today.
Recommended audience is 5th grade and up, but all are encouraged to participate.



   Tuesday, February 9, 2016
10:00 AM
February 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
Will Sheila Share? by Elivia Savadier
Bearobics by Vic Parker



11:30 AM
Mardi Gras Parade
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  


10:00 AM
Governor's Square Story Time
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Celebrating Black History
Special guest Sara Kenau, Alabama Department of Archives and History, will present a program about famous Black Americans from the past. The children will have a hands-on experience dressing up and various people.



10:30 AM
Hampstead Pre-School Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  February 9 - Theme: Female Authors
Books:Welcome Precious by Nikki Grimes
The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
Activity: Flying Dove activity



10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library Computer Classses
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  E-Mail Basics
Proper way to compose an e-mail.  We will also discuss how to attach letters, and pictures to your e-mail.



10:00 AM
Book Discussion & Book Signing @ Lewis Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  With author, Josephine Bolling McCall
The Penalty for Success: My Father was Lynched in Lowndes County, Alabama 
Synopsis:  In this moving and important book, the author tells the story of the murder of a Black man in 1940s Lowndes County, Alabama.  It is a story that reveals the schemes to cover up a "lynching".  Josephine Bolling McCall's story of her father's murder presents convincing evidence that he was lynched, although he was not hanged, mutilated or burned before a crowd of people.  Elmore Bolling was shot six times in the front of his body with a pistol and once in the back with a shotgun.
After years of research, including interviews with relatives and elderly Lowndes County residents, Josephine Bolling McCall sought and found answers to many troubling questions that she had about her family, especially about the events in her father's life.  Her journey of discovery presents a revealing narrative of a time, a place, and a people that challenges us to rethink the reality of life for blacks and whites in a rural southern, community.
~Editor



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


   Wednesday, February 10, 2016
11:00 AM
Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Amazing Grace by Danielle Steel
            Summary: On a warm May Night in San Francisco, the Ritz-Carlton ballroom shimmers with crystal and silver as a glittering, celebrity-studded crowed gathers for a charity dinner dance.  The evening is perfect-until, just minutes before midnight, the room begins to sway. Glass shatters. And as the lights go out people begin to scream….
            In the earthquake’s aftermath, the lives of four strangers will converge….. Sarah Sloane, the beautiful wife of a financial whiz; Grammy-winning singer Melanie Free, the event’s headline; photographer Everett Carson, a former war correspondent, and Sister Maggie Kent, a nun who knows that there is much work to be done…..
            As the city staggers back to lie, a chain reaction of extraordinary events will touch each of these survivors.  
~Throughout these enthralling pages, Danielle Steele creates a stunning array of contrasts…. It is her most powerful and life affirming novel to date~
 
 



10:00 AM
Good Morning Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  Children and grown-ups enjoy songs and stories each week.


10:00 AM
Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library hold their regular meeting on Thursday, February 18 at 10 a.m. Join them to learn how you can support library programs and services.


3:00 PM
Special Guest Speaker Dr. Daniel L. Haulman
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Dr. Daniel L. Haulman serves as chief of the Organizational Histories Branch of the Air Force Historical Research Society and has written several books about the Tuskegee Airmen including Tuskegee Airmen: An Illustrated History, 1939-1949. He will discuss these heroes of World War II on Wednesday, February 10 at 3 p.m. A special invitation for this event is extended to families who homeschool their children.


1:30 PM
Book
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  Book: Be My Valentine! by Richard Scarry
Craft: Valentine’s Themed



2:00 PM
Governor's Square Book Bunch Book Club
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  In celebration of Black History Month, members will discuss Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice, a biography by Paula Byrne.
 



11:00 AM
Ramer Branch Library Black History Program
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  “Learning About the Dexter Avenue Memorial Baptist Church” by Dexter Avenue Memorial Baptist Church. Come and learn about all this historic place has to offer!!


10:00 AM
February 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Wait! No Paint! by Bruce Whatley
I Know a Wee Piggy by Kim Norman
The Old Woman and Her Pig by Eric A. Kimmel
 



2:00 PM
February Book Bunch Meeting
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Belle by Paula Byrne
Book summary: Dido Belle, the illegitimate daughter of a captain in the royal Navy and an enslaved African woman, was raised by her great-uncle, the Earl of Mansfield, one of the most powerful men of the time and a leading opponent of slavery. When the he commissioned the portrait of his two wards, Dido and her white cousin, Elizabeth to be unveiled, eighteenth-century England was shocked to see a black woman and a white woman depicted as equals. Inspired by the painting, Belle vividly brings to life this extraordinary woman caught between two worlds. Her story illuminates the great civil rights question of her age: the fight to end slavery.
 



   Thursday, February 11, 2016
10:00 AM
Valentine's Day is near!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Katy Duck and the Secret Valentine by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Synopsis: When Katy Duck receives a secret valentine filled with sparkly stars, she wonders who it could be from. 
Freckles & Willie by Margery Cuyler
Synopsis: Freckles the dog is Willie’s best friend until a little girl who does not like dogs moves in across the street.
Craft – Valentine’s Day cards
 



3:00 PM
Southern Charm Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  We will be discussing Plainsong by Kent Haruf.  Then, we will receive our book for March titled, Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig.
 



10:30 AM
Chocolate Lovers
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  I love Chocolate by Davide Cali
Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake by Michael B. Kaplan
 



1:30 PM
Check Out Books
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade (L)
Description:  


4:00 PM
Hampstead Black History Month Program
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Movie and Discussion
Movie: Freedom Riders
Discussion: What was extraordinary about their courage and what differences did it make?



   Friday, February 12, 2016
10:15 AM
February 2016 Story Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Let’s read some books about Valentine’s Day, sing some songs, and create our own Valentines.
Disney Buddies: Puppy Love by Rico Green
Amelia Bedelia’s: First Valentine by Herman Parish
One Zillion Valentines by Frank Modell (Book FLIX by Scholastic)
 



1:30 PM
Check Out Books
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade (F)
Description:  


3:30 PM
E L Lowder Regional Library Created Equal Film Screening
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Created Equal Film Screening of The Loving Story.


3:00 PM
Bertha Williams Library Black History Program
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult/Young Adult/ Children
Description:  The Bertha Williams Library will run portions of the Civil Rights documentary “Eyes on the Prize”


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
E L Lowder Regional Library Gamer's Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:  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, February 13, 2016
10:00 AM
E L Lowder Regional Library Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All Ages
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.


   Monday, February 15, 2016
4:30 PM
Afternoon Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  There will be no story time today because the library will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day.


   Tuesday, February 16, 2016
10:00 AM
February 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas
Ready, Set, Skip? by Jane O’Connor
Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day by Joseph Slate
 



4:00 PM
Lego League
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Come join the fun and creativity as we build with Legos.
Children must be registered and parents must remain with your childr



11:30 AM
Book
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Book: Splat the Cat Up in the Air at the Fair by Rob Scotton
Song, Dance, and Game



10:00 AM
Governor's Square Story Time
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Children’s Dental Health Day   
Dental Hygienist Nick Brown from Sarrell Dentistry, will present a program on tooth care, then hand out goody bags for the children.



10:30 AM
Hampstead Pre-School Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Theme: Valentine’s Day
Books: Puppy Love by Rico Green
Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool by Kim Dean
Activity: Heart Butterflies

 



10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library Computer Classses
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).



   Wednesday, February 17, 2016
10:00 AM
Black History Month Program
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Dr. Keith Krawczynski will be here to discuss and show segments of the documentary, “Freedom Riders”.  We have enjoyed programs by Dr. Krawczynski in the past, and look forward to learning more about this pivotal time in our history. 
 



10:00 AM
Good Morning Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  Children and grown-ups enjoy songs and stories each week.


4:15 PM
Teen Book Club
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Teenagers
Description:   The Teen Book Club will discuss Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard on Wednesday, February 17 at 4:15 p.m.
Publisher’s Summary - Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood. Those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. There, before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess, and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard, a growing Red rebellion, even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays the only certainty is betrayal.



1:30 PM
Check Out Books
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  


10:00 AM
February 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Pet Show by Ezra Jack Keats
The Girl Who Wore Snakes by Angela Johnson
Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
 



4:00 PM
Ukulele and Yarn Art
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Bring a favorite song to share with the group along with peer mentoring regularly available.
Bring any yarn or fiber art project you are currently working with to share with other yarn crafters in the room.



   Thursday, February 18, 2016
3:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Lego Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Children will be able to build various constructions from various Lego pieces.  Afterwards, these constructions will be displayed.
 



10:00 AM
We all want to be loved!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Little Cub by Olivier Dunrea
Synopsis: A cub lives alone in the forest, and an old bear lives alone in the forest.  One day they find each other and become best friends.
Cock-a-Moo-Moo by Juliet Dallas-Conte
Synopsis: Rooster has forgotten how to crow and all his friends try to help him remember.
Craft – Rooster masks
 



10:30 AM
A Day with Emily Pearl
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  I Can Do It Myself ! by Diane Adams
I Want to Help!  by Diane Adams
 



4:00 PM
Lego League
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 5 and up
Description:  Lego League sessions will take place on February 4 and February 18. At each session, Lego Leaguers are issued a challenge and then make awesome creations using the library’s collection of bricks


11:15 AM
Bookies Book Club
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December.  On Thursday, February 18 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.
Publisher’s Summary - Addie Baum was born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for America and its effect on their three daughters. Her intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine: dreaming of going to college, Addie wants a career and to find true love. Now eighty-five, Addie tells the story of her life to her granddaughter, who has asked "How did you get to be the woman you are today?"
 
9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 - Phone: 244-8679
facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary



1:30 PM
Book
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade (L)
Description:  Book: PLAY – They will act out a play Frog and Friends by Eve Bunting


10:00 AM
Pintlala Branch Library Created Equal Film Screening
Event Location: Pine Level Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The film screening of Abolitionists.


10:00 AM
Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Join them to learn how you can support library programs and services.


   Friday, February 19, 2016
2:30 PM
February Adult Programming
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Identity Theft discussion
Patrons will learn about the dangers of both online and physical identity theft. They will also be able to acquire basic knowledge on how to protect themselves from potential identity theft.
Presenter: David Ori     
 



10:15 AM
National Children's Dental Month
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will have a special guest from the Sarrell Dental Office to read a book and discuss the importance of dental hygiene.
Curious George Visits the Dentist by Margaret and H. A. Rey’s
 



1:30 PM
Book
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade (F)
Description:  Book: PLAY – They will act out a play Frog and Friends by Eve Bunting


3:00 PM
Bertha Williams Library Black History Program
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult/Young Adult/ Children
Description:  The Bertha Williams Library will run portions of the Civil Rights documentary “Eyes on the Prize”


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Lowder Lego League
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:  Due to fire regulations we have to also limit the number of participants for this event as well so pre-registration is required.


   Saturday, February 20, 2016
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library Computer Classses
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  PowerPoint I (MS Office 2010)
Learn the basics of making a slide show with text, images, and exploring slide designs.



10:00 AM
E L Lowder Regional Library Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All Ages
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.


   Monday, February 22, 2016
10:00 AM
Senior Bingo
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Senior Citizens will have a chance to come by and play Bingo.
 
 



4:30 PM
Afternoon Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  Roo, Country Mouse and Quacker Duck all claim to be the best at everything. Naturally, a fight ensues. Will they learn to be humble and become friends again? The title of the book pretty much answers the question. It’s Yes We Can! by Sam McBratney and Charles Fuge.


   Tuesday, February 23, 2016
10:00 AM
February 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Vroomaloom Zoom by John Coy
Baby Animal Farm by Karen Blair
Peppa Pig: My Mommy by Neville Astley      
 



11:30 AM
Book
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Book: Olivia and the Pet Project by Lauren Forte
Activity



10:00 AM
Governor's Square Story Time
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Cherries and Cherry Trees
Children will enjoy the stories Pinkalicious: Cherry Blossoms and Cherries and Cherry Pits, followed by a coloring page activity.



10:30 AM
Hampstead Pre-School Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Theme: Celebrating Differences
Books: Skin Again by Bell Hooks
Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers
Activity: Unity Wreath



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


   Wednesday, February 24, 2016
10:00 AM
Good Morning Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  Children and grown-ups enjoy songs and stories each week.


1:30 PM
Book
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  Book: Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come by Nancy Carlson
Activity 



10:00 AM
February 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson
Yesterday I Had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
The Deaf Musicians by Pete Seeger and Paul Dubois Jacobs
 



11:00 AM
Ramer Readin' Right Book Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Young Adults
Description:  The reasding of Personal by Lee Child. Superspy Jack Reacher goes on another thrilling mission!


   Thursday, February 25, 2016
10:00 AM
We all need friends!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Leon and Albertine by Christine Davenier
Synopsis: Leon the pig follows the advice of the other barnyard animals in trying to get the attention of Albertine the chicken, with whom he has fallen in love.
Don’t Need Friends by Carolyn Crimi
Synopsis: After his best friend moves away, Rat rudely rebuffs the efforts of the other residents of the  junkyard to be friendly, until he and a grouchy old dog decide that they need each other.
Craft – Pig masks
 



3:00 PM
Eastbrook Mystery Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Today we will discuss Black House by Peter May. Then, we will receive our book for March titled, Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear.
 



10:30 AM
February 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Porcupining: A Prickly Love Story by Lisa Wheeler
B. Bear and Lolly: Off to School by A. A. Livingston
 



1:30 PM
Check Out Books
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade (L)
Description:  


   Friday, February 26, 2016
3:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Art Presentation for Black History Month at Bertha Williams Library
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Mr. William Ford will give a presentation about African American art, as well as display several pieces.


 



3:00 PM
Civil Rights Talk at Bertha Williams Library
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Dr. David  Franklin will be giving a talk about the discrimination that he faced coming up through the medical field in the mid 70’s and 80’s.
 



10:15 AM
Black History Month Program
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  In honor of Black History Month we will read a book, sing songs and create and create an art project.  Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell Brown
 



1:30 PM
Check Out Books
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade (F)
Description:  


12:00 PM
Bertha Williams Library Black History Program
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult/Young Adult/ Children
Description:  The Bertha Williams Library will run portions of the Civil Rights documentary “Eyes on the Prize”


   Saturday, February 27, 2016
10:00 AM
E L Lowder Regional Library Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All Ages
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.


   Monday, February 29, 2016
4:30 PM
Afternoon Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  Sunday, February 28 is National Tooth Fairy Day. (Yes, there is such a thing.) We’ll honor the collector of discarded teeth by reading stories in which she appears including Andrew’s Loose Tooth by Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko.


2:00 PM
Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library Black History Program
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Philosopher George Santanya stated, 'Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ In honor of Black History Month, the Juliette Hampton Morgan Library will show documentary and commercial films on February 29th, 2016 which highlight America’s civil rights history and its struggle to provide democracy for all its citizens. Films will include the PBS specials, “The March” and “Freedom Riders” at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The award-winning film, “Selma” will be shown at 6 p.m. to conclude the evening.

The March (Premiered August 2013 on PBS American Experience)
The 1963 March on Washington was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement. More than 250,000 people joined in peaceful demonstration for racial and economic equality. Their clarion call helped usher in sweeping civil rights legislation and a sea change in public opinion, and the event endures today as a symbol of unity and monumental impact.
 
Freedom Riders (Premiered February 2012 on PBS American Experience)
The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
 
Selma (Theatrical Release January 2015)
The American historical drama film is directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel,[3][4] Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Lewis. The film stars actors David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, and rapper and actor Common as Bevel.
 



9:15 AM
F.E.W.S. Middle School Discussion
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Middle School
Description:  Summary: A class of  middle school students will come to learn about the origin of Valentine’s Day and then participate in an arts and crafts session.