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   Wednesday, September 26, 2018
10:15 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: For Age Two and Under
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week.


6:30 PM
Novel Colors
Event Location: Community Calendar
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  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.
Title: Monstress: Vol 1. Awakening
Authors/Illustrators: Marjorie Liu/Sana Takeda
Available on Hoopla
Description: Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900 's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both. ~Description from Hoopla.
Note: Winner of 2018 Eisner Award
 



10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Wolf, The Duck, and The Mouse by Mac Barnett
Synopsis:  When a mouse is swallowed by a wolf, he learns that a duck devoured earlier has set up a table to enjoy the food the gluttonous predator eats.
Activity: Coloring Sheet



   Thursday, September 27, 2018
10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Pick a Pet by Diane Namm
Synopsis: The little girl in the story is looking for one very special pet for her to keep.  She may only pick one and she looks at the monkeys and lions.  Which pet do you think she will pick?
 



10:30 AM
Let's Go to the Library!
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Let’s go to the Library!
We will read No T-Rex in the Library by Toni Buzzeo and illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa. It's a quiet morning in the library until a little girl roars out of control! Tess resigns herself to a time-out, but finds that she must be the one who has to maintain order when T. Rex leaps from the pages of a book into real life. We will also read Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do.. We will have an activity.



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



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.



10:00 AM
We all have love to give!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
Synopsis:  When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time his Mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.
Naming the Cat by Lawrence Pringle
Synopsis:  A family considers many possibilities before coming up with a name that is just right for the cat that has come to live with them.
Craft – Raccoon mask



3:00 PM
Curious Genre Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Don’t Go by Lisa Scottoline
Summary: When Dr. Mike Scanlon is called to serve as an army doctor in Afghanistan, he’s acutely aware of the dangers he’ll face and the hardships it will cause his wife, Chloe, and newborn baby.  And, deep inside, he doesn’t think of himself as a warrior, but a healer. 
~https://www.goodreads.com/book.show.15703165-don-t-go



3:30 PM
Get Steam'ed
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: 1st Grade and Up
Description:  STEAM’ed is a STEAM education class for kids in 1st grade and up. This month we will be engineering some bridges and a marshmallow catapult. Please register so we can have enough materials for everyone.


   Friday, September 28, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:15 AM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session. (acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us or 334-240-4979)



2:30 PM- 3:15 PM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session. (acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us or 334-240-4979)



10:00 AM
Learning about the Library
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Froggy Goes to the Library by Jonathan London
Synopsis: Froggy was reading his book in bed when his mother told him to get dressed. Froggy, Polly and his Mother all go to the library. Froggy thinks Story Time is for babies, but when the librarian begins reading a book Froggy becomes interested in the story. Is Story Time really just for babies?

Beverly Billingsly Borrows a Book by Alexander Stadler
Synopsis: Beverly is very excited she is getting her very first library card. She checks out a book and forgets to return it.  One friend tells her that she will have to pay thousands of dollars and another says that she will go to jail. What really happens if you return a library book late? 
Activity: Bring an object to Show and Tell (nothing live please)
 



   Saturday, September 29, 2018
10:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Saturday Morning Chess @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club
Description: Learn to play Chess. All ages and levels of players are welcome.



   Monday, October 1, 2018
10:30 AM
October Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three and up
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft. 

Great news – it’s Homemade Cookies Day! We’ll mark the occasion by reading one of Mister Matt’s favorite books, Mmm, Cookies! By Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko.



3:30 PM
October Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three and up
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft. 

Great news – it’s Homemade Cookies Day! We’ll mark the occasion by reading one of Mister Matt’s favorite books, Mmm, Cookies! By Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko.



10:00 AM
October Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  The weather’s getting cooler, and the leaves are starting to fall in Leaves by David Stein.


10:15 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  All story times will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

Waiting is Not Easy (Willems) but sometimes it’s worth it. Stand Back, Said the Elephant, I’m Going to Sneeze! (Thomas), there’s an elephant, and he’s going to sneeze! So stand back!
 



6:00 PM
After 5 Book Club
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Book Discussion

Title: The People vs. Alex Cross
Summary: The People vs. Alex Cross presents the trial of the century.  The charges are explosive.  The evidence is beyond shocking. The prosecution is relentless. The accused stands along. ~ Editor



   Tuesday, October 2, 2018
10:30 AM
October Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  It’s beginning to feel a lot like fall in Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins and Leaves by David Stein
Activity: Coloring Leaves



11:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: “Clifford and the Big Parade”  by: Norman Bridwell
Synopsis ----   Clifford, the big red dog, is too large to join in the games and races of the town's centennial celebration, but when the bridge breaks along the parade route, Clifford carries the paraders across the river and saves the day.
ACTIVITY: Students will make a dog out of the letter D



10:00 AM
World Farm Animals Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Children will enjoy singing “Old Macdonald Had a Farm” and other farm animal songs. Then Ms. Anita will read Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type and The Three Little Pigs, and the children will make a craft.


10:15 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  All story times will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

Waiting is Not Easy (Willems) but sometimes it’s worth it. Stand Back, Said the Elephant, I’m Going to Sneeze! (Thomas), there’s an elephant, and he’s going to sneeze! So stand back!
 



   Wednesday, October 3, 2018
10:00 AM
October 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:

October 3



1:30 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Chicken Little”  by: Rebecca Emberley
Synopsis ---- BONK! An award-winning father-daughter team make the sky fall an entirely new way. You may already know the tale of a not-quite-so-bright little chicken whose encounter with an acorn and gravity convinces him the sky is falling, but you Õve never seen the story told this way. A brilliant collaboration brings us a bold and colorful retelling of the classic tale, as crazy-eyed Chicken and all his panicked friends run away from the sky and right into an eye-catching gatefold surprise.
ACTIVITY: Questions and Answers



   Thursday, October 4, 2018
11:00 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Library Staff, Instructors       
All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.



   Friday, October 5, 2018
3:00 PM
Crochet and Craft
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  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.



10:30 AM- 11:15 AM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.
334-240-4979
acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us



2:30 PM- 3:15 PM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.
334-240-4979
acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us



   Monday, October 8, 2018
10:30 AM
October Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three and up
Description:  We will not have Storybook Time today because the library will be closed in observance of Columbus Day.


3:30 PM
October Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three and up
Description:  We will not have Storybook Time today because the library will be closed in observance of Columbus Day.


   Tuesday, October 9, 2018
10:30 AM
October Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  Get ready for a giant story time about one huge creature: the elephant! We’ll read I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems and Have you Seen Elephant by David Barrow.
Activity: Make an Elephant



10:00 AM
Fire Prevention Week (October 7-13)
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
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!  Each child will receive a goody bag.



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

Can You Make a Scary Face? (Thomas) It’s time to practice for Halloween, let’s make a face together! All the birds want to have Feathers Like a Rainbow (Flora), but how do they plan to get them?



   Wednesday, October 10, 2018
10:00 AM
October 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:

October 10



4:15 PM
Book Maniacs
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Children in third grade and up
Description:  The Maniacs will discuss Path of Beasts by Lian Tanner.

Publisher’s Summary – The city of Jewel is in peril once again, as it is held captive by the frightful Fugleman, his band of Blessed Guardians, and an army of merciless mercenaries. There's no doubt that Goldie and Toadspit want to get their city back, but how can a small group of children fight against such overwhelming forces of evil? And how, as Goldie is determined, can they avoid bloodshed in a war that will set thieves against soldiers, and trickery and deception against a mighty cannon that shoots cannonballs bent on destruction? As Toadspit fights the Fugleman in a duel to the death, Goldie must face her hardest task yet. If she is to save the city, she must walk the mysterious Beast Road, deep inside the Museum of Thieves. No one knows where it goes and no one has ever returned from it.



2:00 PM
Book Bunch Book Club
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Book Bunch Book Club will meet on October 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. to discuss the
Amish novel October Song by Beverly Lewis. Ms. Lewis writes from personal experience with her family heritage as one of the Plain people in Lancaster County.
Book Jacket Summary:  From newlyweds Katie and Dan living in the shadow of the shunning, to Rachel and Philip embracing parenthood even as he acclimates to Amish life as an outsider..From the courtship of Lydia Cottrell and Levi King, her betrothed, to Sarah Cain, now a wife and mother struggling to bridge her own life with that of the People.. October Song is overflowing with the simpler things of life that make a Lewis novel an unforgettable journey into the depths of the human heart.



11:00 AM
Rosa Parks Page Turner Book Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Title: The Obsession
Author: Nora Roberts
Description:
Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can’t outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the determined Xander Keaton.  Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she’s always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and, as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away. ~Dust jacket



10:00 AM
October Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Black Rabbit by Philippa Leathers
There's a large black rabbit chasing him, and no matter where he runs, the shadowy rabbit follows, but finally in the deep, dark wood, Rabbit loses his nemesis only to encounter a real foe.
Activity: Coloring Sheet



   Thursday, October 11, 2018
1:30 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Niko Draws A Feeling”  by: Bob Raczka
Synopsis: ---- Niko loves to draw his world: the ring-a-ling of the ice cream truck, the warmth of sun on his face. But no one appreciates his art. Until one day, Niko meets Iris . . . This imaginative and tender story explores the creative process, abstract art, friendship, and the universal desire to feel understood.
ACTIVITY: The students will draw a picture



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



   Friday, October 12, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:15 AM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.
334-240-4979
acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us



2:30 PM- 3:15 PM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.
334-240-4979
acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us



   Monday, October 15, 2018
10:30 AM
October Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three and up
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft.

The Farm/City Festival takes place on Bartlett Ranch in Pike Road next Monday, October 22, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. We’ll prepare for this annual tradition with The Great Goat Chase by Tony Bonning and Sally Hobson. It’s the story of what happens when goats get loose in Mr. Farmer’s turnip patch and the other animals pitch in to get them back in their pasture. It does not go well.



3:30 PM
October Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three and up
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft.

The Farm/City Festival takes place on Bartlett Ranch in Pike Road next Monday, October 22, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. We’ll prepare for this annual tradition with The Great Goat Chase by Tony Bonning and Sally Hobson. It’s the story of what happens when goats get loose in Mr. Farmer’s turnip patch and the other animals pitch in to get them back in their pasture. It does not go well.



10:00 AM
October Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  Elephant is very good at hide and seek, see if you can spot him in Have you Seen Elephant by David Barrow.


1:00 PM
October Story Time
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  Activity/Craft Hour
We will make goofy little spiders, which are also handy little candy holders for Halloween treats.



10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons (Litwin) are moving and grooving, but what does he do when he loses one? What! Cried Granny (Lum) when she learns that her grandson doesn’t have a bed to sleep on for his first night at her house.
 



   Tuesday, October 16, 2018
10:30 AM
October Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  We’re going to have more fall fun with a little fox in Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson and Full of Fall by April Sayre.
Activity: Fall Collage
 



1:00 PM
October Story Time
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  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.
Craft: We will decorate pumpkins



11:00 AM
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
Healthy Foods Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Ms. Anita will read Eating the Alphabet and Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears. Then the children will make a craft.


10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons (Litwin) are moving and grooving, but what does he do when he loses one? What! Cried Granny (Lum) when she learns that her grandson doesn’t have a bed to sleep on for his first night at her house.
 



   Wednesday, October 17, 2018
10:00 AM
October 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:

October 17



1:00 PM
October Story Time
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  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 Monsters



10:00 AM
October Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Bear’s Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson
When Bear discovers he has a loose tooth, his friends try to help make it fall out.
Activity: Coloring Sheet



   Thursday, October 18, 2018
11:15 AM
Pike Road Bookies
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The Bookies will discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.

Publisher’s Summary – Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty. Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.



1:00 PM
October Story Time
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  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 Monsters



1:30 PM
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:  Students will make a Halloween craft



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



   Friday, October 19, 2018
3:00 PM
Crochet and Craft
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  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.



10:30 AM- 11:15 AM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.
334-240-4979
acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us



2:30 PM- 3:15 PM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.
334-240-4979
acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us



3:00 PM
Mid-Afternoon Movie
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Joins us for a mid afternoon movie after work or school. Bring snacks, suggest titles for future viewings, talk with friends or make new ones. Movies will be PG-13 rating or lower, but parents are responsible for researching movie before allowing children to view. Call to ask what movie we’re showing or to suggest a title.


   Monday, October 22, 2018
10:30 AM
October Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three and up
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft

Turkey and his friends want some candy, but only kids get candy on Halloween, right? Perhaps some clever disguises will work. We’ll see if they do when we read Turkey Trick or Treat by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper.



3:30 PM
October Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three and up
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft

Turkey and his friends want some candy, but only kids get candy on Halloween, right? Perhaps some clever disguises will work. We’ll see if they do when we read Turkey Trick or Treat by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper.



10:00 AM
October Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  Old Bear (by Kevin Henkes) gets very sleepy in the winter and dreams about the seasons.


10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  I’m Not a Chair! (Burach) yells giraffe as he tries to convince everyone he’s not a chair. A young restaurant goer has to tell the waiter There’s a Giraffe in My Soup (Burach).
 



   Tuesday, October 23, 2018
10:30 AM
October Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  It’s all about pumpkins today with Mystery Vine by Cathryn Falwell and The Pumpkin Patch by Elizabeth King!
Activity: Make a Pumpkin



12:15 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 4th Grade
Description:  BOOK: “The Great Pumpkin Switch”  by: Megan McDonald
Synopsis: ---- "I looked, but I couldn't believe what I saw. Rosie's pumpkin, bouncing down the front steps, thwump, thwump, thwump. All 34 of them. Then, splat!" Grampa tells a story about a time when horse-drawn carts were just beginning to give way to automobiles, when a neighbor's backyard held a hungry pig, and when boys could as easily be called upon to stir a simmering pot of apple butter as to clean up a fallen tree.
ACTIVITY: Students will make a Halloween craft



10:00 AM
Character Counts Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Ms. Anita 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
Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  I’m Not a Chair! (Burach) yells giraffe as he tries to convince everyone he’s not a chair. A young restaurant goer has to tell the waiter There’s a Giraffe in My Soup (Burach).
 



   Wednesday, October 24, 2018
10:00 AM
October 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:

October 24



6:30 PM
Novel Colors
Event Location: Community Calendar
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  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.
Title: DC Meets Looney Tunes (2018)
Authors/Illustrators: Barbiere, Bedard, et al
Available on Hoopla
Description: DC's iconic superheroes meet the wacky characters of Looney Tunes in some of the most surprising stories in comics in DC MEETS LOONEY TUNES! When Elmer Fudd sets his sights on Bruce Wayne, it's a "wabbit hunt" you'd never imagine! Prospector Yosemite Sam strikes it rich, but can circus performer Foghorn Leghorn and bounty hunter Jonah Hex keep him alive long enough to enjoy it? Plus, Wonder Woman enlists the help of the Tasmanian Devil to save the Amazons; Lobo gets caught in the war between a mutated Road Runner and a wily super-genius of a coyote; and the last survivors of Mars fight over the fate of planet Earth! Finally, when the Legion of Super-Heroes needs help, a wrong turn at Albuquerque means the future's survival depends on…"Super" Bugs Bunny! ~description from Hoopla
 
**Due to conflict with Halloween, we will be meeting a week early on Oct 24th. Will return to last Wednesday in November.
 



10:00 AM
October Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds
The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.
Activity: Carrot Craft



   Thursday, October 25, 2018
1:30 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “The Wizard” by: Jack Prelutsky
Synopsis:----- The wizard, watchful, waits alone within his tower of cold gray stone and ponders in his wicked way what evil deeds he'll do this day. What do you think the wizard is planning to do? Conjure a magic spell? Turn a frog into a flea? Fill a cauldron with bubbling brew? You may think you know . . . but watch out. Because if the wizard is bored, he may come looking for you!
ACTIVITY:  Students will make a Halloween craft
 



3:30 PM
Steam'ed
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: For 1st Grade and Up
Description:  Registration Required
Registration is required to allow for purchase of supplies. This mon we’re delving into science with candy. Join us for some candy based experiments including melting candy corn, peeps, and more.
 
 



5:30 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Library Staff, Instructors       
All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.



   Friday, October 26, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:15 AM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.
334-240-4979
acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us



2:30 PM- 3:15 PM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.
334-240-4979
acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us



   Monday, October 29, 2018
10:30 AM
October Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three and up
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft.

Halloween is just hours away! A witch wants to make pumpkin pie, but the pumpkin is so big that she can’t free it from its vine. Can a vampire, a mummy and a ghost get that pumpkin for her? They’ll try in Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman and S.D. Schindler.



3:30 PM
October Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three and up
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft.

Halloween is just hours away! A witch wants to make pumpkin pie, but the pumpkin is so big that she can’t free it from its vine. Can a vampire, a mummy and a ghost get that pumpkin for her? They’ll try in Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman and S.D. Schindler.



10:00 AM
October Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  We’ll talk about costumes and read I Love You Little Pumpkin by Sandra Magsamen.


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

If You’re a Monster and You Know It (Emberly) come to story time! If you’re scared, don’t worry, The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything (Williams) will show us how to deal with a spooky Halloween.



   Tuesday, October 30, 2018
5:30 AM
October Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  We’ll have a spooky story time with the books The Little OId Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams and Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds.
Activity: Spider Web Craft
 



10:00 AM
Spooky Spiders Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Children will enjoy singing sider songs, then delight in hearing Ms. Anita read Little Miss Spider and The Adventures of the Itty Bitty spider and Itty Bitty Mouse.  Finally, the children will do a maze activity page.
 



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

If You’re a Monster and You Know It (Emberly) come to story time! If you’re scared, don’t worry, The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything (Williams) will show us how to deal with a spooky Halloween.



   Wednesday, October 31, 2018
10:00 AM
October 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:

October 31



10:00 AM
October Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Halloween Visitor by Michele Smith
"Trick-or-treat!  It's Halloween, and the Buddies are excited to go trick-or-treating!  But when a black cat keeps appearing, their luck starts to turn.  It's up to the Buddies to track down this mysterious Halloween visitor, and get to the bottom of this spooky situation!
Craft:  Halloween Craft
Dress In Your Favorite Costume