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   Monday, January 23, 2017
10:00 AM
January Storytime
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!

Earl the Squirrel (Don Freeman) is a bit spoiled, but when he sets out to find his own way he gets in trouble. Mouse’s First Day of School (Lauren Thompson) takes him by surprise with all the wonderful new things there are to learn and play with.
 



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:

Glub, glub, glub. The Pout-Pout Fish spreads the dreary-wearies all over the place. Will his frown ever be turned upside down? Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna bring us the tale of The Pout-Pout Fish.
 



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:

Glub, glub, glub. The Pout-Pout Fish spreads the dreary-wearies all over the place. Will his frown ever be turned upside down? Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna bring us the tale of The Pout-Pout Fish.
 



1:00 PM
January 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie”  by: Laura Numeroff
Synopsis ----   If a hungry little mouse shows up on your doorstep, you might want to give him a cookie. And if you give him a cookie, he'll ask for a glass of milk. He'll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn't have a milk mustache, and then he'll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trim....    
ACTIVITY: The students will make paper bag mouse puppets
 
 



9:30 AM
January 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “The Scoop on Ice Cream”  by: Bonnie Burroughs
Synopsis ---- Chill out with the fascinating history behind ice cream and the history of fun stuff! Did you know that immigrants to Ellis Island were served ice cream as part of their first meal in America? Or that George Washington spent more than $200 on ice cream during the summer of 1790? Learn all about the cool history of everyone’s favorite frozen treat in this fun, fact-filled book!     
ACTIVITY: Questions and Answers from the book
 



1:30 PM
January 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

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin Jr/Eric Carle
Are curious to find out what the Brown Bears sees? The book is full of animals at the zoo. Let’s make animal noises and go on an adventure and see what we find.

Felt board activity
 



   Tuesday, January 24, 2017
10:00 AM
January Storytime
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!

Earl the Squirrel (Don Freeman) is a bit spoiled, but when he sets out to find his own way he gets in trouble. Mouse’s First Day of School (Lauren Thompson) takes him by surprise with all the wonderful new things there are to learn and play with.
 



10:00 AM
Australia Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Ms. Anita will lead the children at role-playing to the song “Five Little Joeys Jumping on the Bed”, then read the stories Marsupial Sue and Wombat Walkabout. Finally, the children will make a craft.
 



6:00 PM
Yoga Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  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.
Presenter: Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher            
 



10:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Dragons
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Books: 
The Library Dragon – Carmen Deedy
Dragon Dancing – Carole Schaefer
Activity:  Fire Breathing Dragon
 



11:30 AM
January 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: “Cluck O’ Clock”  by: Kes Gray
Synopsis ----  It’s 4 o’clock in the morning. Another day is dawning…..Colin the rooster puffs out his chest. Ready to do what he doodle-doos best. Telling the time has never been funnier, as the hens clock watch from food time until fox time. But there may be a next time unless Colin and the hens save themselves from the greedy fox.   
ACTIVITY: Decorate the poem DON’T
 



1:30 PM
January 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Beans Baker Bounces Back”  by: Richard Torrey
Synopsis ---- Beans Baker sure can pogo. He’s the Robo-Pogo champion of the school—until his classmate Sheldon beats his record. Beans knows he can become the Robo-Pogo Champion for Life, if only he didn’t have to study for that pesky spelling test.    
ACTIVITY: Students will play a game with words
 



1:30 PM
January 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

Tumble Books- Coriander the Contrary Hen by Dori Chaconas
Coriander is a contrary, stubborn hen, with a mind of her own. When she decides to plant herself in the middle of the road causing a chaotic traffic jam, Farmer Bucket and Mrs. Bucket can't get Coriander to budge. Little Fanny Bucket finally uses a bit of reverse psychology to get her way. But will Coriander have the last laugh?
 



   Wednesday, January 25, 2017
10:00 AM
January 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Preschoolers will learn the importance of Mardi Gras and why many celebrate this holiday. We will also understand the significant of the type of music played during this time in the book Just A Little Music by Mercer Mayer. Children will also enjoy songs and coloring sheet or craft.
 



4:15 PM- 4:45 PM
Afternoon Fun Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Students
Description:  Come join Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library and the Montgomery Therapeutic Center for an afternoon of fun and activities. Enjoy story time, games and movies to help relax from a day at school.
 



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:
January 25
 



9:30 AM
January 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

Fifty Below Zero by Robert Munsch
On a very cold night, Jason wakes up to find his Dad sleep walking around the house. Why isn’t his Dad asleep in the bed? Every time Jason falls back to sleep, his Dad goes bumping along, and Jason wakes up and finds him in different place. Let’s explore the home and see where Jason finds his Dad and what he does to help his Dad STAY PUT!
There will be an online activity.
 



11:00 AM
January 2017 Adult Program
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Ramer Readin' Right Book Club


   Thursday, January 26, 2017
11:00 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Description: Basic Computer Skills will be taught.
 



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



4:00 PM
Wikipedia Club
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Description:  When you need information, your first stop is often Wikipedia. But have you ever wanted to contribute? We need writers, photographers, musicians… if you have a passion, share it with Wikipedia! Join us every Thursday from 4-5 as we gather together to work on various information projects related to Wikipedia.
 



10:00 AM
Things will be better if we work together!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Baa!  Moo!  What Will We Do?, by A. J.Benjamin
The farm animals are concerned when the farmer brings a strange animal to live on the farm.
What!  Cried Granny, by Kate Lum
Granny does whatever it takes to get her grandson to bed.
Craft – Cow masks
 



3:00 PM
Computer Class
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Today we will develop resumes using Microsoft templates.
Pre-registration is required.
271-7005



1:30 PM
January 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don’t)”  by: Barbara Bottner
Synopsis ---With the help of Miss Brooks, Missy’s classmates all find books they love in the library—books about fairies and dogs and trains and cowboys. But Missy dismisses them all—“Too flowery, too furry, too clickety, too yippity.” Still, Miss Brooks remains undaunted. Book Week is here and Missy will find a book to love if they have to empty the entire library. William Steig’s Shrek!—the tale of a repulsive green ogre in search of a revolting bride—of course!     
ACTIVITY: Students will create with Legos                      



10:30 AM
Fit Life Style Month
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read Toddlerobics by Zita Newcome.  A group of toddler’s has fun as they stretch high, bend low, clap their hands, bump bottoms, and generally enjoy exercising.
We will have an exercise activity.
 
 



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

Lego Challenge
Each group of students will pull from the bag of challenges. They will then complete the challenge by using Lego and there imagination. It’s time to get those creative juices flowing.
 



   Friday, January 27, 2017
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 healthy eats. Get started on your New Year's resolution of eating right by sharing good, healthy recipes and dishes. Bring your favorite cookbook and a dish using a recipe from it. Prior registration is not required, but is encouraged so that we don’t 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, tin foil, and/or plastic forks. Not sure what we need? Give us a call 240-4979.
 



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
 
 



4:00 PM
Friday Afternoon Film Club
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Description: A High School Freshman starts off school with grief, starts writing letters to someone he has never met in person. Hijinks ensue.
 



10:15 AM
January 2017 Story Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  First Snow by: Peter McCarty
Pedro visits his cousins and he is introduced to snow for the first time.  He doesn’t like it at first, but by the end of the book he seems to really like the snow.  Do you remember your first encounter with snow?  Did you like it?
 
 Peek-a-Boo Snowman by: Charles Reasoner
The snowman is hiding under snow and frost and I’ll need you help to help me locate him in this book.  We’ll pretend  that we are digging him out of the snow. 
 Activity: Snowman Art
 
 



   Monday, January 30, 2017
10:00 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
January Storytime
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!
 
When Paul Meets Bernadette (Rosy Lamb) he learns to look at the world outside his fishbowl in a whole new way. This is not My Hat (Jon Klassen) is about a fish who has a hat that isn’t his and now he has to find a place to hide.
 



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:

There is a new bird at the zoo and he will not stop singing when the other animals want to sleep! Whatever can they do to silence the foul fowl in The Baby Beebee Bird by Diane Redfield Massie and Steven Kellogg
 
 



1:00 PM
January 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: “Henny-Penny”  by: Jane Wattenberg
Synopsis ---- "Chickabunga!"  The alarmist chicken and all her funny feathered friends are back! Henny-Penny thinks the sky is falling when an acorn smacks her on her fine red comb. Come flock along as she and her barnyard pals take a side-splitting trip around the world to tell the king. Jane Wattenberg masterfully retells the classic tale,    
ACTIVITY: Students will race against the clock to do speed puzzles.
 



   Tuesday, January 31, 2017
10:00 AM
January Storytime
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!
 
When Paul Meets Bernadette (Rosy Lamb) he learns to look at the world outside his fishbowl in a whole new way. This is not My Hat (Jon Klassen) is about a fish who has a hat that isn’t his and now he has to find a place to hide.
 



10:00 AM
Fairy Tales Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Children will delight in hearing Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Ziggy Piggy and the Three Little Pigs, followed by a coloring page.
 



10:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Chinese New Year
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Books: 
Celebrate Chinese New Year with the Fong Family - F. Isabel Campoy
Dragon Parade: A Chinese New Year Story - Steven A. Chin
Activity: Chinese New Year’s Lanterns
 
 



   Thursday, February 2, 2017
4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Harry Potter Day
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Students
Description:  
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