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   Thursday, September 29, 2016
10:00 AM
Coliseum Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Let’s learn to love each other!
“Good Night, Little Sea Otter” by Janet Halfmann
Synopsis: Little Sea Otter tries everything to avoid going to sleep, including saying good night to all of the creatures above and below the ocean’s surface.
“Sister Yessa’s Story” by Karen Greenfield
Synopsis: Dark clouds gather as Yessa walks to her brother’s place, telling a story as she goes about the early days of the earth.
Craft – Otter masks



9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Banned Book Week
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Banned Book Week 
September 26 – 30, 2016
Have an exciting  “blind date” with a banned book.  They will be wrapped in newspaper with only the genre and publication date listed.  See which book you have selected, and after you have read the book, give us your opinion as to whether you agree that your book should have been placed on the banned book list.



10:00 AM
Computer Class @ Lewis
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult/Young Adult
Description:  Audience: Adult & Young Adult
Review Basic Computer Skills and teach patrons how to search for jobs in Montgomery and surrounding area using local web sites. 



   Friday, September 30, 2016
10:30 AM
It Looked Like Spilt Milk
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read and watch It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw.  On a blue background this book uses illustration and text to tell about the shapes of clouds.  We will also read There was a Crooked Man by Russell Punter and illustrated by David Semple.  Activity:  Three puzzles to solve about the story.
 



9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Banned Book Week
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Banned Book Week 
September 26 – 30, 2016
Have an exciting  “blind date” with a banned book.  They will be wrapped in newspaper with only the genre and publication date listed.  See which book you have selected, and after you have read the book, give us your opinion as to whether you agree that your book should have been placed on the banned book list.



4:00 PM
YA Movie Club @ Morgan Library
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  The YA Movie Club will be showing Phantom of the Opera (2004) 4:00 PM in the Auditorium. 


10:15 AM
Preschool Storytimes @ Lowder
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Show and Tell Day
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
Have you ever looked up at the clouds and tried to
imagine what they look like?  Have you ever spilt a little milk on the table and looked at it as art? You must have an imagination to read this book. 
Please bring in something to share with your friends.
Activity: It Looked Like Spilt Milk Art



   Monday, October 3, 2016
9:30 AM
October 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:   ACTIVITY:  Library Bingo and decorate Football Helmets for Football season.


1:00 PM
October 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: “Scaredy-Cat, Splat!”
             Synopsis ----It's Halloween, and Splat is determined to be the scariest cat in the class. Unfortunately, he's just too much of a scaredy-cat. He's afraid of a little spider, and everyone says his costume looks more silly than scary. And when Mrs. Wimpydimple tells a ghost story in the dark, Splat gets so frightened that              he tips over his jack-o'-lantern. But when the lights go back on, the entire class is scared silly by a small, black, furry creature with a big pumpkin head. Whooooo can it be?   
    
ACTIVITY: Decorate the letter H for Halloween
 



10:00 AM
October Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  
All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

Continuing with our colors, we have Lizette’s Green Sock by Catharina Valckx about a goose who finds one green sock. Then we’ll read Mem Fox’s Where is the Green Sheep? Can you find the green sheep?
 



10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  October (or “Halloween Month” as Mister Matt likes to call it) is here! We’ll kick off the month by becoming monsters who snort and growl when we sing along with If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca and Ed Emberley.


4:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  October (or “Halloween Month” as Mister Matt likes to call it) is here! We’ll kick off the month by becoming monsters who snort and growl when we sing along with If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca and Ed Emberley.


1:00 PM
October Storytime
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  These story times will be held at the Dunbar-Ramer School for Grades K-3

The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz
This pumpkin is the only one that has not been taken home. He has been waiting all October and nothing. So the Ugly Pumpkin sets out to find a place where he fits in. By Thanksgiving the ugly pumpkin finds out the truth about himself. Can you guess what it is?

Craft: We will color and decorate paper pumpkins.
 



   Tuesday, October 4, 2016
3:00 PM
Ladies Of High Tea
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  In October the Ladies of High Tea will be reading The Pursuit by Lori Wick.
 
The Pursuit, book four in the English Garden series, is set in the spring of 1812, in Collingbourne, England. Edward Steele has enjoyed a great adventure in Africa with his brother, Henry. Now Henry has returned to England, and Edward is ready to follow. However, on his way home, he tells two strangers he will help them, and he stands by that promise. Little does he know that meeting these two men will delay his return, lead him to encounter a woman who captivates him, and change his life forever.
~~Amazon.com~~



11:30 AM
October 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: “It’s My School”  by: Sally Grindley
Synopsis ---- His sister's first day of school is Tom's last day of true independence. On her first day of kindergarten, Alice isn't really that nervous at all. It’s her brother, Tom, who is upset -- in fact, he's downright mad! It's his school, and why should he have to share it with his annoying little sister?      
                              
ACTIVITY: Work on their memory books and do a dance.
 



1:30 PM
October 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Where Do Balloons Go?”   by: Jamie Lee Curtis
Synopsis ---- Haven't you ever wondered ...                          Where do balloons go when you let them go free?
 It can happen by accident.
 It happened to me.
 Do they tango with airplanes?
 Or cha-cha with birds?
 Can plain balloons read balloons printed with words?
 When one little boy accidentally lets go of his balloon, his imagination takes him on its journey.

 ACTIVITY: Explore with balloons
 



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Lego League
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Lego League is offered the first and third Tuesday in October. Come join the fun and creativity as we build with Legos!


10:00 AM
World Space Week (October 4-10)
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Ms. Anita will read Regards to the Man on the Moon and Mission to Mars Then the children will enjoy role playing astronauts preparing for a trip to outer space and riding a shuttle.
 



10:00 AM
October Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  
All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

Continuing with our colors, we have Lizette’s Green Sock by Catharina Valckx about a goose who finds one green sock. Then we’ll read Mem Fox’s Where is the Green Sheep? Can you find the green sheep?
 



10:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Story Time at Hampstead
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Things that go Bump in the Night: Bats
Books:
Bats at the Ballgame – Brian Lies
Nightsong – Ari Berk
Activity: Toilet Paper Roll Bats
 



1:30 PM
October Storytime
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  These story times will be held at the Dunbar-Ramer School for Grades K-3

Miss Spider's Tea Party by David Kirk
The Lonely Mrs. Spiders is planning a beautiful tea party and she wants to invite some bugs over. None of the other bugs want to attend. Let’s see why.

Craft: We will make spiders out of paper plates.
 



   Wednesday, October 5, 2016
11:30 AM
October 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: “One Witch”  by: Laura Leuck
Synopsis ----One witch, on a hill, had an empty pot to fill. So what does that one witch do? She goes around to visit all her fiendish friends, naturally; two cats, three scarecrows, four goblins, five vampires, six mummies, seven owls, eight ghosts, nine skeletons,
 and ten werewolves. At every stop they contribute ghoulishly tasty ingredients until the witch has enough to make a properly gruesome stew for her party. Then, of course, she must send out her invitations; to the ten werewolves, nine skeletons, eight ghosts, seven owls, six mummies…Count up and count down again as one witch gets ready for a fun-filled monster bash. Come along, they've got a special surprise waiting just…FOR…YOU! 
     
 ACTIVITY: Make Pumpkins out of paper plates
 
 



4:00 PM- 4:45 PM
Literacy in Music
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 6-9
Description:  Literacy in Music is offered the first and third Wednesday in October.
Students must be accompanied by their parents and are encouraged to bring stringed instruments (ukulele, guitar, etc.).  Students who do not play a stringed instrument may borrow a rhythm instrument to join in with the music making. Activities which enhance literacy in music, language, and art, will include games, movement, singing, and some crafts.
This course is appropriate for ages 6-9.
 



10:00 AM
Weaving for Beginners
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Weaving is ongoing, and we are learning as we go. Ms. Hightower will not be here in October, but we have the YouTube videos if we run into problems. You still have time to make a scarf for winter.   We have looms and plenty of yarn. Also, bring any fiber craft projects you are working on that you would like to share.
 



10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week.


9:30 AM
October Storytime
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  These story times will be held at the Dunbar-Ramer School for Grades K-3

Miss Spider's Tea Party by David Kirk
The Lonely Mrs. Spiders is planning a beautiful tea party and she wants to invite some bugs over. None of the other bugs want to attend. Let’s see why.

Craft: We will make spiders out of paper plates.
 



   Thursday, October 6, 2016
10:00 AM
I Love Keeping the environment Clean!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Talking Tree, presented by Cynthia Jancaterino with the Montgomery Clean City Commission, will be here to share her favorite books about taking care of our world.

Craft – Bird’s nest headband
 



4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Coliseum Coloring Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: All Ages are Invited
Description:  This will be offered the first and third Thursday of each month from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.
Come join our coloring club.  Adult level coloring sheets, children’s coloring sheets, crayons, and colored pencils will be provided.
Studies have shown this can be a great stress reducer.  Come relax with us!
 
 



   Monday, October 10, 2016
10:00 AM
October Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
Little Blue Truck Leads the Way in this wonderful book by Alice Schertle we follow a clever blue truck who solves the problem of how to navigate in troublesome traffic. Next a Blue Chicken from Deborah Freedman’s story tries help her illustrator as she paints herself an unusual color.
 
 



10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: All
Description:  The library will be closed in observance of Columbus Day, so, of course, there will be no Storybook Time today.


   Tuesday, October 11, 2016
11:30 AM
October 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:   BOOK: “If You Give A Cat A Cupcake”  by: Laura Numeroff
 Synopsis ----If you give a cat a cupcake, he'll ask for some sprinkles to go with it. When you give him the sprinkles, he might spill some on the floor. Cleaning up will make him hot, so you'll give him a bathing suit . . . and that's just the beginning!                    

ACTIVITY: Flannel board finger play “Five Yummy Cupcakes”
 



10:00 AM
Fire Prevention Week: October 9-15
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Fire Safety Day
Special guests, firemen from Engine 9, Montgomery City Fire Department, will teach the children about fire safety. Then the children will delight in climbing aboard a real fire truck!  
 



2:00 PM
Scrabble Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Description: Come over to Bertha Williams Library and play Scrabble with us. We have plenty of dictionaries for you to brush up on your vocabulary and the Jumble in the Montgomery Advertiser is helpful too! See how sharp your Scrabble skills are against the librarians or just play for fun!
 



10:00 AM
October Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
Little Blue Truck Leads the Way in this wonderful book by Alice Schertle we follow a clever blue truck who solves the problem of how to navigate in troublesome traffic. Next a Blue Chicken from Deborah Freedman’s story tries help her illustrator as she paints herself an unusual color.
 
 



10:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Story Time at Hampstead
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Things that go Bump in the Night: Ghosts
Books: 
Ghosts in the House! – Kazuno Kohara
The Teeny Tiny Ghost – Kay Winters
Activity: Ghost Wind Socks



   Wednesday, October 12, 2016
11:00 AM
Ramer Adult Program
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:   “A Visit With Author Sara DuBose”. Sara DuBose talks about her books!!


9:30 AM
October 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “The Horrible Spookhouse”
Synopsis ---- A little girl lost in the woods wanders into a haunted house, where she disappoints the witches, monsters, and other inhabitants because she refuses to be frightened of them.   

ACTIVITY: Halloween word search
 



10:00 AM
Computer Class for Seniors
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Usage of the mouse and setting up an email account.


11:00 AM
Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Title: 72 Hour Hold
Author: Bebe Moore Campbell
Description: Trina is eighteen and suffers from bi-polar disorder, making her paranoid, wild, and violent. Frightened by her own child, Keri searches for help, quickly learning that the mental health community can only offer her a seventy-two hour hold. After these three days Trina is off on her own again. Fed up with the bureaucracy and determined to save her daughter by any means necessary, Keri signs on for an illegal intervention known as The Program, launching them both on a terrifying journey. ~publisher’s website
 



10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week.


4:15 PM
Angry Dragons Book Club
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Third Grade and Up
Description:  Dragons will discuss Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon.
  • Publisher’s Summary – When Molly shows up on Castle Hangnail's doorstep to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch, the castle's minions are understandably dubious. After all, she is twelve years old, barely five feet tall, and quite polite. (The minions are used to tall, demanding evil sorceresses with razor-sharp cheekbones.) But the castle desperately needs a master or else the Board of Magic will decommission it, leaving all the minions without the home they love. So when Molly assures them she is quite wicked indeed (So wicked! REALLY wicked!) and begins completing the tasks required by the Board of Magic for approval, everyone feels hopeful. Unfortunately, it turns out that Molly has quite a few secrets, including the biggest one of all: that she isn't who she says she is.



2:00 PM
Governor's Square Book Bunch Book Club
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Mystery Month
Book Bunch Book Club will discuss The Body in the Library by the Queen of Mystery, Agatha Christie.
 Back cover summary: It’s seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing an evening gown and heavy makup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there?  And what is the connection with another dead girl whose remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery…before tongues start to wag.



   Thursday, October 13, 2016
1:30 PM
October 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “The Little Old Lady Who was Not Afraid of Anything” by: Linda Williams
Synopsis ---- Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!   

ACTIVITY: Decorate clown fish
 



10:00 AM
Don't be a Copy Cat!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Don’t Copy Me, by Jonathan Allen
Little Puffin wants to enjoy a quiet walk, but 3 gulls copy everything he does.
 A Beautiful Feast for a Big King Cat, by John Archambault
 A little mouse who habitually teases a cat must use his wits to avoid being eaten.

Craft – King cat masks
 



3:30 PM- 5:45 PM
October Movie Event
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Open to all ages
Description:  Goblet of Fire Movie
Join the Hampstead Library for an afternoon of Harry Potter fun while we show the first film and offer coloring sheets.

 



   Monday, October 17, 2016
10:00 AM
October Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
Our purple stories include one of Ms. Amy’s favorites. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson is about a young boy who uses a crayon to draw himself into adventure and out of danger. Next in The Purple Coat by Amy Hest, we read about a girl who wants a purple coat though her mother wants her to have a navy coat.
 



10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  NOTE: We will NOT have the 4:30 p.m. session of Storybook Time this week because we want you to go to the Farm/City Festival which takes place from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Bartlett Ranch, here in Pike Road. We WILL carry on with the 10:30 a.m. session of Storybook Time, during which we will read some not-so-spooky stories.


1:00 PM
October Storytime
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  These story times will be held at the Dunbar-Ramer School for Grades K-3

Ollie's Halloween by Olivier Dunrea
Gossie, Gertie, Peedie, BooBoo, and Ollie are out and about tricking and treating. Let’s see what the night has in store for them.
 



   Tuesday, October 18, 2016
11:30 AM
October 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: “Bats at the Ballgame”  by: Brian Lies
Synopsis ---- Hurry up! Come one' come all! We're off to watch the bats play ball! You'll never forget your first game: the green so green, the presence of heroes past, and togetherness with family and friends, rooting for the home team. But you think humans are the only ones who enjoy America's national pastime? Grab       your bat' the other kind' and your mitt, and join these captivating bats as they flutter off to watch their all-stars compete.   

ACTIVITY: Make Halloween candy necklaces
 



1:30 PM
October 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  BOOK: “On Halloween Night”  by: Ferida Wolff
Synopsis ----In this spellbinding counting rhyme, one witch, two cats, three owls, and other assorted creatures of the night add up to one mysterious Halloween. It's just enough to give gentle jitters to young readers counting their way from one to thirteen on their way through the haunted woods.
     
ACTIVITY: Play a Halloween game
 



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Lego League
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Lego League is offered the first and third Tuesday in October. Come join the fun and creativity as we build with Legos!


10:00 AM
National Character Counts Week
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Volunteer Mrs. Rosalind will read the character books How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms  and How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends? This will be followed by a coloring page activity.


10:00 AM
October Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
Our purple stories include one of Ms. Amy’s favorites. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson is about a young boy who uses a crayon to draw himself into adventure and out of danger. Next in The Purple Coat by Amy Hest, we read about a girl who wants a purple coat though her mother wants her to have a navy coat.
 



10:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Story Time at Hampstead
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Things that go Bump in the Night: Witches
Books: 
The Sweetest Witch Around – Alison McGhee
Only a Witch Can Fly – Alison McGhee
Activity:  Witch Hats



1:30 PM
October Storytime
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  These story times will be held at the Dunbar-Ramer School for Grades K-3

Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton
Splat the Cat and his class are wearing costumes to school for Halloween. Splat wants to have the scariest costume, but Splat is scared himself and he ends up looking silly in front of the class. What happens to make him so scared? This story will fill us in.

Craft: We will make a paper bag Splat the Cat and decorate it.
 
 



   Wednesday, October 19, 2016
4:00 PM- 4:45 PM
Literacy in Music
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 6-9
Description:  Literacy in Music is offered the first and third Wednesday in October.
Students must be accompanied by their parents and are encouraged to bring stringed instruments (ukulele, guitar, etc.).  Students who do not play a stringed instrument may borrow a rhythm instrument to join in with the music making. Activities which enhance literacy in music, language, and art, will include games, movement, singing, and some crafts.
This course is appropriate for ages 6-9.
 



10:00 AM
Coliseum Adult Program
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Join Sandra Whatley, Central Alabama Aging Consortium, as she discusses the new Medicare guidelines.  She will be available for private consultations, also.
 



10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week.


9:30 AM
October Storytime
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  These story times will be held at the Dunbar-Ramer School for Grades K-3

Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton
Splat the Cat and his class are wearing costumes to school for Halloween. Splat wants to have the scariest costume, but Splat is scared himself and he ends up looking silly in front of the class. What happens to make him so scared? This story will fill us in.

Craft: We will make a paper bag Splat the Cat and decorate it.
 



   Thursday, October 20, 2016
10:00 AM
Wishes Can Come True!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Bye Bye Baby, by Janet and Allen Ahlberg
A little baby goes in search for a mommy and finds a whole family along the way.
Roar of a Snore, by Marsha Diane Arnold
Disturbed by a deafening snore, Jack wakes up the family and animals one by one in search of the noisy culprit.

Craft – Happy face masks
 



4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Coliseum Coloring Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: All Ages are Invited
Description:  This will be offered the first and third Thursday of each month from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.
Come join our coloring club.  Adult level coloring sheets, children’s coloring sheets, crayons, and colored pencils will be provided.
Studies have shown this can be a great stress reducer.  Come relax with us!
 
 



11:15 AM
Pike Road Bookies Book Club
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  We will discuss Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League by Jonathan Odell.
  • Publisher’s Summary – Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, and inspired by his Mississippi childhood, Odell tells the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida - one wealthy and white and the other poor and black - who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another. Embittered and distrusting, Vida is harassed by Delphi's racist sheriff and haunted by the son she lost to the world. Hazel, too, has lost a son and can't keep a grip on her fractured life. After drunkenly crashing her car into a manger scene while gunning for the baby Jesus, Hazel is sedated and bed-ridden. Hazel's husband hires Vida to keep tabs on his unpredictable wife and to care for his sole surviving son. Forced to spend time together with no one else to rely on, the two women find they have more in common than they thought, and together they turn the town on its head. It is the story of a town, a people, and a culture on the verge of a great change that begins with small things, like unexpected friendship.



   Friday, October 21, 2016
3:00 PM
Lego Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Description: Come get creative and play with our set of legos!
 



   Monday, October 24, 2016
1:00 PM
October 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: “One Witch”  by: Laura Leuck
Synopsis ----One witch, on a hill, had an empty pot to fill. So what does that one witch do? She goes around to visit all her fiendish friends, naturally; two cats, three scarecrows, four goblins, five vampires, six mummies, seven owls, eight ghosts, nine skeletons,
 and ten werewolves. At every stop they contribute ghoulishly tasty ingredients until the witch has enough to make a properly gruesome stew for her party. Then, of course, she must send out her invitations; to the ten werewolves, nine skeletons, eight ghosts, seven owls, six mummies…Count up and count down again as one witch gets ready for a fun-filled monster bash. Come along, they've got a special surprise waiting just…FOR…YOU! 
     
 ACTIVITY: Make Pumpkins out of paper plates
 
 



10:00 AM
October Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
As we’re getting more into fall, we’ll be talking about the color brown, and what better way to start than with a big wintery animal like Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn’t Fit by Catherine Rayner. We’ll end on One Brown Bunny by Marion Dane Bauer as he looks for friends to play with
 



10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  Halloween is next Monday! Mister Matt is so excited! Can you tell? We’ll read The Monster’s Monster by Patrick McDonnell. In this story, things don’t go according to plan when three little monsters create what they hope will be one big bad monster. It’s alive! It’s alive! And it’s really happy about that.


4:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  Halloween is next Monday! Mister Matt is so excited! Can you tell? We’ll read The Monster’s Monster by Patrick McDonnell. In this story, things don’t go according to plan when three little monsters create what they hope will be one big bad monster. It’s alive! It’s alive! And it’s really happy about that.


   Tuesday, October 25, 2016
11:30 AM
October 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: “The Big White Ghost”  by: Gail Herman
Synopsis ---- It's Halloween, and the whole town dresses up in funny or spooky costumes and gathers at the beach to watch a scary ghost movie together. When Clifford investigates the big white movie screen afterwards, it falls on him, covering him         like a ghost! He runs through town, unintentionally scaring everybody. Emily Elizabeth's friend Jetta learns that it's okay to admit to being afraid.   
    
ACTIVITY: Play a Halloween game
 



10:00 AM
Pumpkins to Jack-O-Lanterns
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Children will enjoy singing Halloween songs and hearing the stories Five Little Pumpkins and Marley and the Runaway Pumpkin. Then they will make a craft.
 



10:00 AM
October Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
Get into the halloween spirit with this spooky stomp as we read If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca Emberley. The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz is about a Halloween pumpkin who learns something unexpected, come to story time and see if you learn something too!
 



10:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Story Time at Hampstead
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Halloween
Books: 
AlphaOops! – Alethea Kontis
The Night Before Halloween – Natasha Wing
Activity: Foam Bookmarks
 



   Wednesday, October 26, 2016
5:30 AM
Ramer Book Club Meeting
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The Readin' Right Book Club will meet in the meeting room.


10:00 AM
Computer Class for Seniors
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Setting up a Facebook account.
 



10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week.


   Thursday, October 27, 2016
9:30 AM
October 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 6th Grade
Description:  ACTIVITY: Halloween activity sheet

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10:00 AM
Halloween is Near!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Halloween Monster, by Catherine Stock
Tommy is reluctant to dress up and go out on Halloween until his mother convinces him that there are no real monsters, ghosts, or witches.
On Halloween Night by Ferida Wolff and Dolores Kozielshi
Thirteen suitably creepy things from witches to snakes and ghosts are counted in honor of Halloween.

Craft – Flying bats and witches
 
 



3:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Eastbrook Mystery Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The book club will be discussing, “Started Early, Took My Dog”, by Kate Atkinson.  This is a story of Tracy, Tilly, and Jackson who are variously accompanied, pursued, or haunted by neglected dogs, unwanted children, and keepers of dark secrets who learn that their past is never history, and that no good deed goes unpunished.  Then, we will receive our book, “How the Light Gets In”, by Louise Penny.  This is a story of Myrna Landers and Chief Inspector Gamache and the mystery surrounding the disappearance of one of the world’s most famous women.
 



3:30 PM- 5:45 PM
October Movie Event
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Open to all ages
Description:  Order of the Phoenix Movie
We will show Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with coloring sheets for kids.
 



   Friday, October 28, 2016
4:00 PM
Fourth Friday Cook Up
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Description: Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. This month is Holiday Taste Test. Trying out a new recipe or making adjustments to an old favorite? Come try it out on us! This will be the last 4th Friday of the year, so turn up and show us what you got. Go decadent before we come back in January with a Healthy New Start. Prior registration is not required, but is encouraged so that we do not have too much salad/bread/dessert (no such thing).
 
Participation is required for partaking, but if you can’t cook feel free to bring plates, cups, and/or plastic forks. Not sure what we need? Give us a call 240-4979.
 
 



   Monday, October 31, 2016
10:30 AM
Senior Bingo
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Seniors/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.
 



10:00 AM
October Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
Get into the halloween spirit with this spooky stomp as we read If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca Emberley. The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz is about a Halloween pumpkin who learns something unexpected, come to story time and see if you learn something too!
 



10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  This is Halloween! This is Halloween! Come in costume as we read Dragon’s Halloween by Dav Pilkey, in which hilarity ensues as Dragon carves jack-o-lanterns, makes his own costume and takes a walk through the woods. Is that a monster growling nearby? [Spoiler alert: Nope, it’s Dragon’s hungry tummy.]


4:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  This is Halloween! This is Halloween! Come in costume as we read Dragon’s Halloween by Dav Pilkey, in which hilarity ensues as Dragon carves jack-o-lanterns, makes his own costume and takes a walk through the woods. Is that a monster growling nearby? [Spoiler alert: Nope, it’s Dragon’s hungry tummy.]


   Wednesday, November 16, 2016
10:00 AM
Coliseum Adult Program
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  SPECIAL PROGRAM
Montgomery County's Bi-Centennial: Celebrating 200 Years
Mrs. Mary Ann Neely, Historian and local treasure, will be at Coliseum Branch Library to present a program on Montgomery County's 200th Anniversary.  This should be an informative and well-attended program, so come early.