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   Friday, April 20, 2018
5:30 AM
Confucius Institute
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:  Confucius Institute will be here on Friday, April 20th, 2018, from 4PM to 5PM to present another in our Cultural Lectures.  This month the topic will be “The Introduction to the Palace Museum.”  It will present its history, architectures, and collections of traditional Chinese art work thorough video clips and pictures.  Everyone is invited to attend this great program


10:00 AM
Crochet & Craft
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Want to learn how to crochet? Have a project you’re working on that you want to show off, need help with? Come to the library and learn or teach a handcraft (knitting, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch, macrame, origami, chainmail, whatever). Crafters of all ages and genders are welcome. Bring supplies and we’ll build the expertise together.
 



10:15 AM
Baseball Day
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  
Baseball Day
Stealing Home: Jackie Robinson: Against the Odds by:  Robert Burleigh
Jackie Robinson is up to bat.  Throughout the whole book he steals home base and helps win the baseball game.
The Berenstain Bears: We Love Baseball!  By: Mike Berenstain
Grizzly Gramps loves baseball and so does the entire family.  They go to support the Badgers by wearing their team caps and shirts.  The game is tied 6 to 6 and Babe Bear is up to win the game?
Activity: Baseball
 



   Saturday, April 21, 2018
10:00 AM
Scholarship Seminar
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: 8th+
Description:  The third Saturday of the month, Saturday, April 21st, 2018, we will have our monthly Scholarship Seminar in the main area of the library.  Students in Grade 8 and up are invited to attend and 8th grade is not too young to be thinking about scholarships!  Join us at 10AM!
 
 



   Monday, April 23, 2018
10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Prepare for some troublesome cows with a typewriter in Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin and learn about different farmyard animals in Spots, Feathers, and Curly Tails by Nancy Tafuri. We will make a cow craft.
 



10:30 AM
World Penguin Day
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  
  • – World Penguin Day takes place this Wednesday. We’ll read tales featuring our tuxedoed friends including Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon.



4:30 PM
World Penguin Day
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  
  • – World Penguin Day takes place this Wednesday. We’ll read tales featuring our tuxedoed friends including Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon.



   Tuesday, April 24, 2018
6:00 PM
Yoga @ The Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
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.



5:00 PM
Homework Assistance
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Grades 1-12
Description:   (We will not have Homework Assistance April 10 and 17 due to school testing.)
Our tutors offer assistance in Math, English, and Reading.  Students in grades 1 – 12 are invited.  Please bring your own materials and homework, or the lesson you will need assistance with.  Registration is required of students, and adults who are interested in tutoring are invited to assist, with pre-registration required.
 
 



4:00 PM
Being Creative with Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:  Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.
 
 



10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Story time goes to the dogs as we talk about different kinds of canine in Dogs by Emily Gravett. Then we’ll enjoy the troubled times of dog siblings Boot and Shoe (by Marla Frazee) when a squirrel’s shenanigans makes them lose each other. We will color some dogs.
 



10:00 AM
What's Earth Day?
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  
What’s Earth Day?
                  The children will watch the movie “The Lorax” to understand what Earth Day
                  is, followed by a coloring page activity.
                 



   Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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.



1:45 PM
The Old Woman And Her Pig
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  April 25 @ 1:45 1st Grade
BOOK: “The Old Woman and Her Pig”  by: Margaret Read MacDonald
Synopsis ---- "Goin' to town, gonna buy a little pig. Jig jog jig jog jiggety-jig!"
But when the old woman tries to take that little pig home to her little boy, the pig won't cross the bridge—this little piggy is afraid of the water! The old woman pushes and pulls, cries and cajoles, with no luck. Until she sees a dog, a rat, and a cat—can the old woman convince them to help her get the piggy back home?
ACTIVITY: Students will make pigs out of construction paper and Popsicle sticks
 



6:30 PM
Novel Colors
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  **New LOCATION: Books-a-Million in Eastchase
Really want to join a book club but don’t really like to read? Come join us at Books-a-million as we talk and color. Read the book, or don’t! Browse with a new friend. Just want to color and enjoy our company? You’re welcome! Bring your own supplies or use some of ours. Coloring sheets provided. *Note, this title is a repeat from last month as a previous meeting was canceled due to schedule conflicts.
Title: The Devil and Webster
Author: Jean Hanff Korelitz
Description:
Naomi Roth is the first female president of Webster College, a once conservative school now known for producing fired-up, progressive graduates. So Naomi isn't surprised or unduly alarmed when Webster students begin the fall semester with an outdoor encampment around "The Stump"-a traditional campus gathering place for generations of student activists-to protest a popular professor's denial of tenure.
 
Then Omar Khayal, a charismatic Palestinian student with a devastating personal history, emerges as the group's leader, and the demonstration begins to consume Naomi's life, destabilizing Webster College from the inside out. As the crisis slips beyond her control, Naomi must take increasingly desperate measures to protect her friends, colleagues, and family from an unknowable adversary.
 
Touching on some of the most topical and controversial concerns at the heart of our society, this riveting novel examines the fragility that lies behind who we think we are-and what we think we believe. ~Dust Jacket
 



   Thursday, April 26, 2018
12:00 PM
Scrapbooking
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Presenter
Description: Learn the techniques of telling stories of your memories through the art of scrapbooking using words, paper, glue, photos, etc.  Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for a list of recommended materials.



11:00 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Description: All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.
Instructors: Library Staff



3:00 PM
The Ladies of High Tea
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  to discuss The Three Miss Margarets by Louise Shaffer.
 
Miss Peggy, Dr. Maggie, and Miss Li’l Bit, friends and confidantes for nearly a lifetime, find it funny and bewildering that they have become icons in Charles Valley, Georgia. Little does the rest of the town know that beneath the irreproachable façades of its three doyennes lies an explosive decades-old secret that is about to be revealed.

Thirty-odd years ago the three Miss Margarets did something extraordinary, clandestine, and very illegal. Although they are haunted by the night that changed their lives, they believe that their crime was simply a matter of righting an egregious wrong. But when a stranger’s arrival in town and a tragic death open the floodgate of memory, their loyalty, friendship, and honor are tested in ways they could never have imagined—particularly when they have to contend with Laurel Selene, a young woman who has spent her life nursing an alcoholic mother and a huge grudge. Now Laurel is on the verge of discovering what happened the night the three Miss Margarets swore their oath of secrecy. Once she knows, will she reveal the truth about the three women she was raised to despise? Or will she face her own troubled history and put the dark legacy they all share behind them?
~~Amazon.com~~
 



3:15 PM
Lowder Lego League
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Lowder Lego League is the third Wednesday afternoon of the month from 3:15PM to 4:15PM.  Participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play.  Participants older than 8 must have an adult with them as well, but the adult may wait in the Main Area of the library.  Registration is also required and complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk.  Come and sign up for Wednesday, April 26th, 2018!
 
 



10:00 AM
You are growing up fast!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  
                A Sweater for Duncan, by Margaret Gay Malone
                The little penguin is proud of his fuzzy coat.  When his fuzz starts to fall off, he wants a
                sweater, until he discovers he’s become a grown up penguin.
                Rosie’s Baby Tooth, by Maryann MacDonald
                Rosie loses a tooth and has to be convinced to leave it for the Tooth Fairy.
                Craft – Penguin masks



3:00 PM
Curious Genre Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  
“Them Bones”, by Carolyn Haines
If only I hadn’t kidnapped the dog…but the ransom paid the mortgage….Now I seem to be a private eye….I shouldn’t have listened to that ghost….Meet Sarah Booth Delaney…an unconventional Southern belle whose knack for uncovering the truth is about to make her the hottest detective in Zinnia, Mississippi…if it doesn’t make her the deadest. http://carolynhaines.com/book/them-bones/
 
 



12:00 PM
Light and Color: Discover Science Through Facts and Fun
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  
BOOK: “Light and Color: Discover Science Through Facts and Fun”  by: Gerry Bailey
Synopsis ---- Presents an introduction to light and color, discussing how different kinds of light work and how color affects everything.
ACTIVITY: Students will experiment with Milk making Rainbows
 
 



2:00 PM
Exploring Colors
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  
ACTIVITY: Exploring colors: Floating S Experiment
Students will discuss the outcome of the experiment
 



10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: 0-1
Description:  The Wonders of the Color Wheel by: Charles Ghigna
There are lots of colors.  Using the primary colors: red, yellow and blue you can make even more colors.  What do you get when you mix red and yellow together?  What are your favorite colors?
 



   Friday, April 27, 2018
10:15 AM
Imagination
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  
Imagination  
By Mouse & Frog by: Deborah Freedman
Mouse is busy trying to write a story.  Frog keeps interrupting to add himself and other things to the story.  Mouse gets upset and tells him, “Stop!  The story is a mess.”  Do you think that they can work together to write the story?
Chester’s Back!  (NOT a Melanie Watt book) By: Melanie Watt
Chester begins rewriting the story that the author Melanie Watt has written.  He changes it to put everyone back in the time when people lived in caves.  Melanie begins asking for auditions for a Chester replacement.  Do you think she will really replace Chester with someone else?
Activity: Create a story book
 



   Monday, April 30, 2018
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  We began the month with trickster tales and we’ll finish the month with one, as well. This time, we are off to Hawaii to learn about Pig-Boy in Pig-Boy: A Trickster Tale from Hawai’i, retold and illustrated by Gerald McDermott.


4:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  We began the month with trickster tales and we’ll finish the month with one, as well. This time, we are off to Hawaii to learn about Pig-Boy in Pig-Boy: A Trickster Tale from Hawai’i, retold and illustrated by Gerald McDermott.


   Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Senior Citizens Got Talent!
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  It gets greater later! Come out and showcase your talent. Must be at least 55 years old or older to participate. A prize will be given to the winner.

Where: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library, 245 High Street, Montgomery, AL  36104

*Please e-mail mccpl.reference@gmail.com or call the Reference Department at 334-240-4982 to submit your contact information and talent.



   Sunday, May 20, 2018
3:00 PM
Celebrating Montgomery History
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Costas Katechis, owner of Chris' Hot Dogs

Topic: The story and blueprint behind staking a place in Montgomery history.  



   Thursday, May 24, 2018
3:00 PM
The Ladies of High Tea Bookclub
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  In May, the Ladies will read Where Courage Calls by Jeanette Oke.  Join us on Thursday, May 24th, 2018!
 
Her courage and her heart will be tested in ways she never expected...

Beth Thatcher has spent her entire life in the safe, comfortable world of her family, her friends, and the social outings her father's wealth provides. But Beth is about to leave it all behind to accept a teaching position in the rugged foothills of western Canada. Inspired by her aunt Elizabeth, who went west to teach school several years ago, and gently encouraged by her father, Beth resolves to put her trust in God and bravely face any challenge that comes her way.

But the conditions in Coal Valley are even worse than she'd feared. A recent mining accident has left the town grieving and at the mercy of the mining company. The children have had very little prior education, and many of the locals don't even speak English. There isn't even a proper schoolhouse. In addition, Beth's heart is torn between two young men--both Mounties, one a lifelong friend and the other a kind, quiet man who comes to her aid more than once.

Despite the many challenges, Beth is determined to make a difference in the rustic frontier town. But when her sister visits from the East, reminding her of all the luxuries she's had to give up, will Beth decide to return to her privileged life as soon as the school year is over?
~~Amazon.com~~
 
Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice.
 
 



4:00 PM
Young Classic Book Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  In May the Young Classic Book Club will be reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.  Join us Thursday, May 24th, 2018.  Tom Sawyer
 
On the banks of the Mississippi River, Tom Sawyer and his friends seek out adventure at every turn. Then one fateful night in the graveyard they witness a murder. The boys make a blood oath never to reveal the secret, and they run away to be pirates in search of hidden treasure. But when Tom gets trapped in a cave with scary Injun Joe, can he escape unharmed?
~~Goodreads~~
 
Selections are taken from Required Reading Lists and please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without prior notice.
 



   Friday, April 19, 2019
9:15 AM
Pike Road Bookies
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   They will discuss Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips.
Publisher’s Summary – The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours—the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running.
 Joan’s intimate knowledge of her son and of the zoo itself—the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines—is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger. A masterful thrill ride and an exploration of motherhood itself—from its tender moments of grace to its savage power—Fierce Kingdom asks where the boundary is between our animal instinct to survive and our human duty to protect one another. For whom should a mother risk her life?