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   Wednesday, August 24, 2016
11:00 AM
Ramer Readin' Right Book Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes. A series of short stories about life in the south by famous authors such as Donna Ball, Virginia Ellis and Nancy Knight.


2:30 PM- 3:30 PM
Author Talk
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Title: Don’t Worry About the Mule Going Blind
Author: Betty Tucker
 
Betty Tucker was born in Troy, Alabama, in 1947. Then in 1956, when Betty's family loses their already poverty-stricken home in Troy, Alabama. The family was then forced into migrant farm work, which forced them to move, season-to-season with the crops, from Utica, New York to Belle Glade, Florida. Betty Tucker is an author, poet and inspirational speaker. She holds a degree in behavioral science from the University of San Francisco. Her career includes twenty years with the United States Postal Service and twenty years of service with the San Francisco Unified School District as a teacher. A proud matron, Betty is a mother of five and a grandmother of four. Currently, Betty writes and lives in both Richmond, California and Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Join us as the author speaks about her work and life. Copies of her book will be available for checkout at Bertha Williams Library leading up to the event.



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. 


   Thursday, August 25, 2016
3:00 PM
Eastbrook Mystery Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Today we will be discussing “The Sound of Glass”, by Karen White.  This is the story of Merritt, who is living in her family home surrounded by strangers, and how she is forced into unraveling the Heyward family past as she faces her own fears and finds the healing she needs in the salt air of the Lowcountry.


3:00 PM
Stitch and Share at EL Lowder
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  We invite you to bring your quilts, knitting, crochet, or any other kind of needlework and join us. If you are stuck on a project need help maybe we can get you going again!


   Friday, August 26, 2016
4:00 PM
Fourth Friday Cook Up
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. This month is Favorite Cookbooks. Bring your favorite cookbook and a dish using a recipe from it. 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.



   Saturday, August 27, 2016
10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Lowder Regional Branch Library Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  In the event that the club is not meeting a sign will be posted as soon as possible announcing the cancellation. 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, August 29, 2016
10:30 AM
Senior Bingo at Bertha Williams
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Senior citizens
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.


   Wednesday, August 31, 2016
10:00 AM
Good Morning Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  Special Guest Leader, Ms. Leigh.
Children and grown-ups enjoy songs and stories each week. 



   Thursday, September 1, 2016
10:30 AM
Back to School
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes  Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean is a favorite here at Morgan.  Pete the cat is rocking in his school shoes exploring the library, lunchroom, and other places in the school.   We also will read The Little School Bus by Carol Roth and illustrated by Pamela Paparone.  An assortment of animals, including a goat in a coat, a quick chick, and a hairy bear, ride the bus to and from school. We will have a craft. 
 



   Tuesday, September 6, 2016
10:00 AM
Grandparents are Great!
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Children will enjoy hearing the stories Grandfather Buffalo
and Grandma, Grandpa, and Me. Then they will do a photo frame craft.
 
 



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

We’ll be doing a course in colors for storytime this month and into October! Today we’ll talk about all the colors starting with I Know a Wee Piggy by Kim Norman as a pig runs through all the colors at the fair! In Yesterday I Had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame we see how colors and emotions are connected.
 



   Wednesday, September 7, 2016
10:00 AM
September Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Preschooler will become familiar with author Mo Willems’ books. They will learn how to play with others after reading Are You Ready to Play Outside! In this title, Gerald the elephant learns to play with Piggie. In Pigs Make Me Sneeze!, Gerald the elephant is allergic to Piggie. Children will also enjoy songs, coloring sheets or craft.
 



10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages one through three
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:
  • September 7



   Thursday, September 8, 2016
10:30 AM
Movie Day!
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will watch Bubble Guppies Get Ready For School!  Dive into school with the Bubble Guppies!  From the first day of school to getting along with a grumpy substitute teacher, to a library filed trip.
 



   Monday, September 12, 2016
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three through six
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read two or more picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:
  • Last Friday was Teddy Bear Day, but we’re still going to celebrate today. Bring your favorite teddy bear or other plush toy and enjoy stories about teddy bears including One True Bear by Ted Dewan.



4:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three through six
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read two or more picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:
  • Last Friday was Teddy Bear Day, but we’re still going to celebrate today. Bring your favorite teddy bear or other plush toy and enjoy stories about teddy bears including One True Bear by Ted Dewan.



   Tuesday, September 13, 2016
10:00 AM
Let's Tour the Library
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Ms. Anita will read the stories Read All About It  and A Library Book For Bear, then escort the children on a tour of the children’s area of
the library. The children will make bookmarks, and their teachers will
receive applications for library cards for them.
 



2:00 PM
Scrabble Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
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
September Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

The first color in the Rainbow is red! So we can’t forget to read Little Red Riding Hood by Jerry Pinkney, everyone knows this classic about a little girl on her way to grandma’s and a sneaky wolf. Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney is about a little llama who gets upset during bedtime.
 



   Wednesday, September 14, 2016
10:00 AM
September Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Sara Kanau, Alabama Department of Archives, will be presenting “Alabamians and the Olympics.” Come learn about people of Alabama that have competed in the Olympics. An activity and one of Sara’s favorite exercises will follow!
 



11:00 AM
Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Title: I Know Who Holds Tomorrow
Author: Francis Ray
 
Description: Madison Reed, popular talk show host and America's darling and her husband, well-known TV correspondent Wes Reed is everyone's idea of the perfect couple. But now after the loss of their child, they became no more than polite strangers, maintaining the facade, revealing only picture perfect happiness. But Madison's world is turned upside down when Wes is critically injured in a car accident and a woman is killed. Before he dies, Wes confesses that the woman who was killed was his mistress---and that he is the father of her nine-month-old daughter, Manda. He begs Madison to raise the child. Unsure if she can, Madison struggles to take charge of her fate and put her life back together. Overwhelmed, she accepts the help of Zachary Holman, her husband's best friend, only to discover that his life is also shrouded by lies. Can she forgive and forget---not just once, but twice?  -Dust jacket
 
 



10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages One through Three
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:
  • September 14



4:15 PM
Angry Dragons Book Club
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Children in Third Grade and up
Description:  The Dragons will discuss Ratscalibur by Josh Lieb.
  • Publisher’s Summary – When Joey is bitten by an elderly rat, he goes from aspiring seventh-grader to three-inch tall rodent. At first, Joey is amazed by his new rat self. The city streets call to him at night. Smells that would have repelled him before are suddenly tantalizing. (A chicken bone? Yes! A squashed cockroach? Like perfume!) And wow, the freedom! But when a bout of hunger leads Joey to pull the spork from the scone, he finds himself at the center of a longtime rat prophecy. Joey has unwittingly unlocked the sword Ratscalibur; and now, it is up to him to protect his new rat friends from the evil crows who seek to destroy their peaceful kingdom. But what does an eleven-year-old know about actual swordplay? And what happens when Joey no longer wants to be a rat?



2:00 PM
Book Bunch Book Club
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The members will discuss the Ravi Howard 2015 novel Driving the King.
 
Book Jacket Summary: It is 1945, and the fighting in Europe is over. War hero Nat Weary has returned to his hometown, Montgomery, Alabama, eager to build his taxi business and marry his sweetheart. His childhood friend, Nat King Cole, is also home for a rare performance. Weary plans to propose during the concert, and the singer will honor the special moment with an unforgettable song.
 
    But Weary's dreams for the future are destroyed when a white man, armed with a pipe rushes the stage. Leaping from the audience, the soldier who valiantly fought for his country stops the assailant---an act of bravery that leads to ten years of hard labor in prison.
 
    Free at last a decade later, Weary heads to Los Angeles to work for his old friend, Nat King Cole. It is the promise of a new life removed from the terror, violence, and degradation of Jim Crow Alabama. But Weary discovers here, too that wealth, popularity, and talent, cannot protect a black man from discrimination and hate. From his position as Cole's chauffeur and protector, Weary sees the capacity for human cruelty hiding behind Hollywood's glittering veneer. Drawn back to Montgomery to lay some unfinished business to rest, Nat King Cole and Weary discover a city in the midst of change.
 
    Ravi Howard, winner of Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, creates an indelible portrait of pre-civil rights America and an exceptional friendship. Exploring the impact of prejudice and segregation, he pays tribute to the courage of ordinary lives and illuminates our capacity for hate and for love.
 
 
 



   Thursday, September 15, 2016
10:30 AM
The Napping House
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read The Napping House by Audrey Wood.  A cozy bed, a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing WAIT!  There's a surprise in store!  Get Ready!
Pull on your sleeping cap and snuggle in for a timeless tale that's truly like no other.  We will have an activity.
 



10:00 AM
Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library Speaker Series
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Tthe Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library present author and storyteller Sara DuBose. She is a first place winner in Putting Your Passion into Print and a first place fiction winner with the Southeastern Writers Association.
 



9:15 AM
Pike Road Bookies Club
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The Bookies will discuss A Promise for Tomorrow by Sara DuBose.
  • Publisher’s Summary – An element of mystery surrounds the adventures of a young girl in a small town. As she meets new friends, she also discovers how little she knew about some old acquaintances. Following the example of her father, Fannie Lea ministers in her own way to new friends as well as familiar folks. This novel will offer a potent dose of encouragement to anyone who may have negative thought patterns or who finds it hard to release past hurts and failures. This novel will help shut the door of discouragement and defeat, and provide the key to a new door marked A Promise for Tomorrow.



   Friday, September 16, 2016
3:30 PM
Lego Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Come get creative and play with our set of legos!
 
 



   Monday, September 19, 2016
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three through six
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read two or more picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:
  • Avast! Today be Captain Matt Canary’s favorite day – Talk Like a Pirate Day! We’ll read pirate-themed stories, including On a Pirate Ship by Sarah Courtauld and Benji Davies, and make a pirate craft. Feel free to come dressed in your pirate best (or worst)!



4:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three through six
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read two or more picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:
  • Avast! Today be Captain Matt Canary’s favorite day – Talk Like a Pirate Day! We’ll read pirate-themed stories, including On a Pirate Ship by Sarah Courtauld and Benji Davies, and make a pirate craft. Feel free to come dressed in your pirate best (or worst)!



   Tuesday, September 20, 2016
10:00 AM
Awesome Autumn
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Children will enjoy the stories The Cinnamon Hen’s Autumn Day and Clifford’s First Autumn, followed by a coloring page.
 



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

Brontorina by James Howe is about a big orange dinosaur who just wants to dance. While in Oh, No! By Candace Fleming we find out what happens to a tiger who catches a frog in a hole.
 



   Wednesday, September 21, 2016
10:00 AM
September Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  It’s all about the noise the animals make. Children will make noise with the following titles:  Oink! Moo! How Do You Do? by Grace Maccarone and Wait for Me, Little Tiger! by Julie Sykes. Children will also enjoy songs and coloring sheets.
 
 



10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages One through Three
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:
  • September 21



   Thursday, September 22, 2016
10:30 AM
Wheels Go Round and Round
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read Pete the Cat:  The Wheels on the Bus by James Dean.  As Pete rides the school bus with his friends he discovers the different sounds the bus makes.  We will also read Wheels on the race Car by Alexander Zanes and illustrated by James Warhola.  Animal race drivers roar around the track.  Text based on the popular song, The Wheels on the Bus.  We will watch a video.
 



   Friday, September 23, 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 September Seasonal. Find dishes using fruits and vegetables in season (apples, corn, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage to name a few)! 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, September 26, 2016
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three through six
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read two or more picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:
  • September 26 – All aboard! Get ready to ride the rails when we read stories about trains, including How to Train a Train by Jason Carter Eaton and John Rocco.



4:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three through six
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read two or more picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:
  • September 26 – All aboard! Get ready to ride the rails when we read stories about trains, including How to Train a Train by Jason Carter Eaton and John Rocco.



   Tuesday, September 27, 2016
10:00 AM
Rockin' Reptiles Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Special guest Donna Woodfin, Bama Aquatics, will read Library
 Dragon and Box Turtle at Long Pond, then show the children
 Bearded Dragons and Land Turtles.
 



10:30 AM
Senior Bingo
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Description: Seniors are invited to have fun playing an hour of Bingo @ Bertha P. Williams Rosa Parks Avenue Branch. An assortment of prizes will be available.
 



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

With Yellow, we’ll read Greetings, Sun by Phyllis Gershator and learn how to say good morning. Then we’ll follow the adventures of The Little School Bus by Carol Roth as it picks up students.
 

 



   Wednesday, September 28, 2016
10:00 AM
September Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  “Oh my, I feel so sleepy!”  “No mommy I am not tired.”  Join us as we discuss with preschoolers the joy of nap time with The Napping House by Aubrey Woods. There will be songs and a craft as well.  
 



10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages One through Three
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:
  • September 28



   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 bool 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.