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   Monday, April 24, 2017
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three through six
Description:  Tomorrow is World Penguin Day. There will be baby penguins everywhere! Don’t get your hopes up; these are fictitious penguins. We’re not the Georgia Aquarium, after all. We’ll read Baby Penguins Everywhere! by Melissa Guion.


4:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three through six
Description:  Tomorrow is World Penguin Day. There will be baby penguins everywhere! Don’t get your hopes up; these are fictitious penguins. We’re not the Georgia Aquarium, after all. We’ll read Baby Penguins Everywhere! by Melissa Guion.


10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  When Percy leave decides to take all of his bears on a picnic with his family, he must leave behind their lunch to do so. When his family finds out he comes up with a clever way to feed his family, so Please DO Feed the Bears (Phyllis Reynolds Naylor). I Lost My Bear (Jules Feiffer) follows the story of a girl who loses her stuffed bear. See how she finds it.
 



3:30 PM
Reading Rockets
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children&Adults
Description:  : In partnership with the Prattville Community Development Incorporation, we’re pleased to offer reading tutors for children and adults. If you or your children need assistance in learning to read or read more fluently, please take advantage of this free program. Questions about the program should be directed to Annail Fort (334) 233-0818.
 
 



10:00 AM
Senior Bingo
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Seniors/Adults
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.


1:00 PM
LMNO Peas
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  Join me as we roll through this colorful and fun book with Peas, you read it right… “PEAS”, and learn the alphabet. Each letter introduces a variety of interests, hobbies, and careers starting with one of the letters of the alphabet.
There will be a sing-a-long and a craft



   Tuesday, April 25, 2017
10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  When Percy leave decides to take all of his bears on a picnic with his family, he must leave behind their lunch to do so. When his family finds out he comes up with a clever way to feed his family, so Please DO Feed the Bears (Phyllis Reynolds Naylor). I Lost My Bear (Jules Feiffer) follows the story of a girl who loses her stuffed bear. See how she finds it.
 



6:00 PM
Yoga
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
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
                         
 



10:00 AM
Arbor Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  The children will learn about the value of trees when they hear the
                 stories The Giving Tree and Saving the Old Apple Tree, followed by a craft.
 
 



10:30 AM
Rain Showers
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Books: 
Rain – Manya Stojic
Rain Feet – Angela Johnson
Activity:  Coffee Filter Umbrellas



1:30 PM
Craft Time
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  Let’s be creative: Students will design their own door hangers


4:30 PM
Bilingual Korean Storytime
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:  Lowder Regional Library is proud to present a Bilingual Korean Story Time every Tuesday of the month except the first Tuesday and this month we will also not meet the second Tuesday.  We will start at 430pm and end before 530pm.  In April we will meet April 18, and April 25, 2017.  It will be held in the Meeting Room to the right as you come in the door of the library.  Parents must stay with children.
 
 



   Wednesday, April 26, 2017
10:00 AM
Toddlder 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


10:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  With the warming weather, it’s a perfect time to take an adventure! Join us for a couple great stories of people going places, seeing things, and having fun doing it! After story time we will be making a take home craft. 
 
 



9:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly SimmsTaback
An old lady who swallowed a fly? You got to be kidding me! The story will have you asking even more questions. Let’s see what happens in this story as its gets more interesting with each turn of the page. There will be a felt board activity.
 



11:00 AM
Book Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Silver Sparrow” by Tayari Jones. Two teenage girls must deal with the tragedy that comes with having a bigamist father


10:00 AM
Dewey Decimal Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Today we will be discussing the 200’s classification.  Be prepared to share 3 to 5 items of interest with the group.  Then, we will select a book from the 300’s which encompasses the social sciences


10:00 AM
Dewey Decimal Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  This classification contains political science, law, education, true crime, and military history.
 
 



6:00 PM
Homework Assistance
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:  We are still in need of Homework Helpers on some Wednesday nights.  Parents are required to fill out a registration form for each branch that their children attend.  Students MUST bring homework and text books to Homework Assistance. 
 
 



   Thursday, April 27, 2017
10:30 AM
Hungry Caterpillar
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read  The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric CarleFollow the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats through a warmed and very large quantity of food.  We will have an activity.
 



4:00 PM
Young Adult Programs
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Join JP da Poet in this workshop class about slam poetry and how to write and perform it. We recommend bringing a dedicated notebook and pens, but can provide pen and paper if necessary.
 
 



4:00 PM
Afternoon Anime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching some great anime episodes this week. Throughout the month of April, we will be choosing random series from CrunchyRoll’s vast selection. At the end of the month we will pick a series to watch in May.  Refreshments will be provided.
 



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



12:00 PM
Scrapbooking
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
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
 
 



1:30 PM
Craft Time
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  Students will create their own 3D parachutes and decorate them


3:00 PM
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Faithful Place by Tana French
We will discuss Faithful Place today by Tana French. This is a book from the Dublin Murder Squad series. Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was a nineteen-year-old kid with a dream of escaping his family's cramped flat on Faithful Place and running away to London with his girl, Rosie Daly. However, on the night they were supposed to leave, Rosie didn't show. Frank took it for granted that she had dumped him - probably because of his alcoholic father, nutcase mother, and generally dysfunctional family. He never went home again, nor did Rosie ever show up again. Then, twenty-two years later, Rosie's suitcase shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place, and Frank, now a detective in the Dublin Undercover squad, is going home whether he likes it or not.  We will receive our May books on that afternoon. goodreads.com/book/show/7093952-faithful-place
               
 



10:00 AM
Eastbrook Mystery Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Faithful Place by Tana French
We will discuss Faithful Place today by Tana French. This is a book from the Dublin Murder Squad series. Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was a nineteen-year-old kid with a dream of escaping his family's cramped flat on Faithful Place and running away to London with his girl, Rosie Daly. However, on the night they were supposed to leave, Rosie didn't show. Frank took it for granted that she had dumped him - probably because of his alcoholic father, nutcase mother, and generally dysfunctional family. He never went home again, nor did Rosie ever show up again. Then, twenty-two years later, Rosie's suitcase shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place, and Frank, now a detective in the Dublin Undercover squad, is going home whether he likes it or not.  We will receive our May books on that afternoon. goodreads.com/book/show/7093952-faithful-place
               
 



3:00 PM
Stitch and Share
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  If you have ever wanted to learn how to crochet, knit, or quilt please join us.  If there is something you need help with please bring it and let us see if we can help get you back on track. 
 



   Friday, April 28, 2017
4:00 PM
Fourth Friday Cook Up
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. It’s Defeat Diabetes Month. Bring a low carb/diabetic friendly dish. Prior registration is not required, but is encouraged so that we don’t have too much salad/bread/dessert (no such thing).
 



10:30 AM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
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
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
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 Film
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  What do your pets get up to when your away? This animated film features Louis C.K. Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, Ellie Kemper, and Lake Bell.
 
 



10:15 AM
Too Many Frogs
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  The most beautiful fish in the entire ocean discovers the real value of personal beauty and friendship.
Activity:  Frog Craft
 



   Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00 AM
Friends and Family Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:  .  If your child or you have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or knows how and wants to join a group we invite everyone to become a member of the Lowder Chess Club.  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  If Chess Club is canceled we will post a sign on the door as soon as we know ourselves.
 
 



   Monday, May 1, 2017
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  It’s very important to eat your vegetables. Sure, they provide lots of great nutrients, but there are other reasons why you should, as well. For example, they might stage a coup and kidnap your parents. We’ll learn what we should do if that happens in How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle and Mark Fearing.


4:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  It’s very important to eat your vegetables. Sure, they provide lots of great nutrients, but there are other reasons why you should, as well. For example, they might stage a coup and kidnap your parents. We’ll learn what we should do if that happens in How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle and Mark Fearing.


10:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  A peddler has to outsmart a bunch of monkeys in the classic Caps for Sale (Esphyr Slobodkina). Monkey (Gerald McDermott) has to outsmart a crocodile to avoid being eaten.
 



1:00 PM
May Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: Chuckie’s New Mommy by Kim Ostrow
Synopsis - Chuckie is having a hard time adjusting to the changes in his life—especially to his new mommy! Once Chuckie learns Kira is trying her best and that she truly loves him, he discovers that even grown-ups aren't perfect.
ACTIVITY:  The students are making Mother’s day crafts
 



6:00 PM
After 5 Book Club Discussion
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Title: Copycat by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Summary: Befriending Traci Calloway Cole is the best thing Simone Phillips has ever done.  She begins copying her role model; not because Simone wants to be Traci, but wants to be exactly like Traci.  Simone’s obsession causes her entire world to begin unraveling, and dreadful secrets from her past are exposed.
~Editor
 
 



   Tuesday, May 2, 2017
10:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  A peddler has to outsmart a bunch of monkeys in the classic Caps for Sale (Esphyr Slobodkina). Monkey (Gerald McDermott) has to outsmart a crocodile to avoid being eaten.
 



11:30 AM
May Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK:  Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go by James Dean
Synopsis - “The Tortoise and the Hare” as a race between Pete and Turtle, in Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go! Ding, Ding. There’s nothing Pete the Cat loves to do more on a sunny day than ring his little bell and pedal fast on his bicycle. But on this sunny day, Turtle wants to race someone in his new car. Vroom, vroom! Pete and his bicycle are up for the challenge! And when Pete crosses the finish line, he proves it’s not where you’re going that matters, it’s how groovy of a time you have getting there!
ACTIVITY: The students will decorate sunglasses to take with them
 
 



1:30 PM
May Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  BOOK: The Little Red Hen: Makes a Pizza by Philemon Sturges
Synopsis - The story of the industrious Little Red Hen is not a new one, but when this particular hen spies a can of tomato sauce in her cupboard and decides to make a pizza, the familiar tale takes on a fresh new twist. Kids will love following along as the hen, with no help from her friends the duck, the dog, and the cat, goes through the steps of making a pizza-shopping for supplies, making the dough, and adding the toppings. But despite their initial resistance, the hen's friends come through in the end and help out in a refreshing and surprising way.     
ACTIVITY: Students will make a Little Red Hen out of construction paper
 



10:00 AM
Preschool Storytime
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  National Children’s Book Week   (May 1-7)
Pete the Cat Adventures:  Special guest retired librarian Joyce Brown will read to the children and talk about her former job. Then the children will make bookmarks.
 
 



10:30 AM
Children's Program
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Books: 
The Pigs’ Picnic – Keiko Kasza
Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack – Doreen Cornin
Activity:  Outdoor “picnic” (weather permitting)



5:00 PM
Homework Assistance
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Youth
Description:  Our program will meet Tuesday from 5:00 – 5:45 pm on May 2 and May 9, then we will discontinue for the summer.  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 lessons 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



   Wednesday, May 3, 2017
10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week.


9:30 AM
May Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  BOOK:  My Mother’s House, My Father’s House by C. B. Christiansen
Synopsis - A child describes having two different houses in which to live, my mother's house and my father's house, and what it is like to travel back and forth between them.
ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts
 



11:15 AM
May Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: Chuckie’s New Mommy by Kim Ostrow
Synopsis - Chuckie is having a hard time adjusting to the changes in his life—especially to his new mommy! Once Chuckie learns Kira is trying her best and that she truly loves him, he discovers that even grown-ups aren't perfect.
ACTIVITY:  The students are making Mother’s day crafts
 



3:45 PM
Build Your Own Series: Suncather
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:  Sign-ups open from 4/21/17-5/1/17
The start of a new series of monthly events on building or crafting a themed project; sign-ups are required to allow for the purchasing of materials. Open to all Ages



10:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and we will celebrate with stories from Asian American and Pacific Islander authors and Illustrators! In addition to our stories we will have dancing and a craft activity


10:00 AM
Children's Programming
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and we will celebrate with stories from Asian American and Pacific Islander authors and Illustrators! In addition to our stories we will have dancing and a craft activity


10:00 AM
Arts and Crafts
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Muffin Hand will be teaching us the art of turning simple gourds into works of art.  Come join the fun taught by a most creative artist.
 



   Thursday, May 4, 2017
4:00 PM
Young Adult Programs
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Join JP da Poet in this workshop class about slam poetry and how to write and perform it. We recommend bringing a dedicated notebook and pens, but can provide pen and paper if necessary.
 
 



9:30 AM
May Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 6th Grade
Description:  BOOK: Abuela by Arthur Dorros
Synopsis - Come join Rosalba and her grandmother, her abuela, on a magical journey as they fly over the streets, sights, and people of New York City which sparkles below. The story is narrated in English, and sprinkled with Spanish phrases as Abuela points out places that they explore together. The exhilaration in Rosalba’s and Abuela's story is magnified by the loving bond that only a grandmother and granddaughter can share.    
ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts
 



1:30 PM
May Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  BOOK: Grandmother’s Alphabet by Eve Shaw
Synopsis - Grandma finally gets a little respect in Grandmother's Alphabet. Eve Shaw's beautiful colored pencil drawings feature grandmothers of all ages and races in both traditional and nontraditional occupations related to each letter of the alphabet. It encourages discussion of "What do you want to be when you grow up?" and stimulates the answer, "Anything I want to be."        
ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts
 
 



4:00 PM
Afternoon Anime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching some great anime episodes this week. We will be watching Captain Earth this week. Refreshments will be provided.
 
 



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



12:00 PM
Scrapbooking
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
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 material for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for registration and a list of recommended materials.
Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator
 
 



10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  It is time for show and tell!
               Show and Tell by Barney Saltzberg
               Phoebe discovers a way to avoid her parents’ meddling in show and tell at school.
               Alistair’s Time Machine by Marilyn Sadler
               When Alistair builds a time machine as his show and tell, he takes on more that he
               bargained for.
               Craft – Dinosaur hats
 
 



10:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Pigeon Presents!
We will read Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!  by Mo Willems. NO matter how hard he pleads and begs, the pigeon is not supposed to drive the bus while the driver is away but pigeon tries every trick a young child knows to get you to say, “Yes”.  We also will read Pigeon finds a Hot Dog! by Mo Willems.  Pigeon learns about sharing when a curious duckling keeps asking questions about the hot dog Pigeon has found.  We will watch the videos to both books.



   Friday, May 5, 2017
10:00 AM
Crochet and 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, macramé, origami, chainmail, whatever). Crafters of all ages and genders are welcome. Bring supplies and we’ll build the expertise together.
 



10:30 AM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
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
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
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 Film
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  This animated new release from Disney tells the story of a teen girl, a powerful demigod, and a few animal friends on their search for a legendary island. 
 
 



10:15 AM
May Storytime
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Snatchabook by Helen Docherty and Thomas Docherty
Eliza enjoyed reading books before going to bed, then all a sudden her books begin to disappear.  All her friends books vanished from their bookshelf as well.  Who is taking all of their books?  Will they get their books back?
Time-Out for Sophie by Rosemary Wells
Sophie is a typical two-year old who is getting into all types of trouble.  She gets into trouble first with her mother for throwing her supper, and is put into time-out.  Then she gets into trouble, with her dad, for pushing over the laundry that he had just folded.  She talks her Granny into reading a book, but she takes her glasses.  Does Sophie get into trouble with Granny?
Activity: Coloring Page
 



   Monday, May 8, 2017
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  Alan comes from a long line of scary alligators. He loves scaring the other jungle creatures every day. However, Alan has a terrible secret that might bring an end to his scaring days. We’ll find out what it is when we read Alan’s Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis.
 
 



4:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  Alan comes from a long line of scary alligators. He loves scaring the other jungle creatures every day. However, Alan has a terrible secret that might bring an end to his scaring days. We’ll find out what it is when we read Alan’s Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis.
 
 



10:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Have no fear, Chickens to the Rescue (John Himmelman) are here to help! Just watch for the falling sky as Chicken Little (Rebecca and Ed Emberley) warns us about coming danger.
 



1:00 PM
Happy Mother's Day
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  We’re watching Dora the Explorer: Mother’s Day Party.  Dora needs your help to find the ingredients for her Mother’s Day Cake and to help watch out for Swiper!  We’re doing a flower craft.
 



9:30 AM
May Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  BOOK: My Mother’s House, My Father’s House by C. B. Christiansen
Synopsis - A child describes having two different houses in which to live, my mother's house and my father's house, and what it is like to travel back and forth between them.
ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts
 
 



1:00 PM
May Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: The Fish that Talked by Rosie Dickins
Synopsis - This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Based on a traditional Indian tale, the story follows Manu, who one day rescues a tiny talking fish from a stream and gets far more than he bargained for.     
ACTIVITY:  Making fish out of construction paper
 
 



1:45 PM
May Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 4th Grade
Description:  BOOK: My Mommy Is A Delta by Audra P. Jackson
Synopsis - Ashley's first grade class assignment is to do a report on an organization that does positive things for the community. Ashley learns about the history of Delta Sigma Theta, an African American sorority, to which her mother belongs.
ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts
 



   Tuesday, May 9, 2017
10:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Have no fear, Chickens to the Rescue (John Himmelman) are here to help! Just watch for the falling sky as Chicken Little (Rebecca and Ed Emberley) warns us about coming danger.
 



1:30 PM
Craft Time
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  We will be creating a craft for Mother’s Day.
 
 



2:00 PM
Scrabble Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
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
Preschool Storytime
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  
Honor Our Mothers
Children will enjoy hearing the stories Clifford’s Happy Mother’s Day and A Present for Mom, then do a coloring page activity.
 



11:30 AM
May Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: My Mommy Hung the Moon by Jamie Lee Curtis
Synopsis - Mommy is the best at everything: Not only does she carpool, untangle kites, steal bases, and bake cookies, she also seems to light up the sun with her love.      
ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts
 



10:30 AM
Children's Program
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Books: 
­A Bed for Kitty - Yasmine Surovec
Dogs – Emily Gravett
Activity:  Cat and Dog Paper Crafts
 



6:00 PM
Yoga
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
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: Youth
Description:  Our program will meet Tuesday from 5:00 – 5:45 pm on May 2 and May 9, then we will discontinue for the summer.  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 lessons 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



10:00 AM
Genealogical Research- Ancestry Library Edition
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Come research your family’s history by using the Library’s database.  We will meet every second Tuesday of the month.


   Wednesday, May 10, 2017
10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week.


9:00 AM
Happy Mother's Day
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  We’re watching Dora the Explorer: Mother’s Day Party. Dora needs your help to find the ingredients for her Mother’s Day Cake and to help watch out for Swiper!  We’re doing a flower craft.
 



11:00 AM
May 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  “Dulcimer Concert” by Montgomery Dulcimer Society. Come enjoy this talented group of musicians in a wonderful concert!!
 



11:00 AM
Rosa Parks Pageg Turners Book Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Feisty criminal attorney Jessica Ford has done her best to comply with the orders of the Secret Service's unofficial witness protection program ever since she became the lone witness to the First Lady's murder. She changed her name, dyed her dark hair blonde, and traded her sturdy black-rimmed glasses for contact lenses. Unfortunately, winning her first high-profile case for prestigious Washington, D.C., law firm Ellis Hayes, and subsequently landing her face all over the news, is not exactly keeping a low profile. Or so says hunky Secret Service agent Mark Ryan, whose newest assignment—despite Jess's stubborn protests—is keeping her safe at all costs. It just so happens he's also her ex-boyfriend.
The trial earns Jess a permanent spot on the firm's elite legal defense team, replacing an associate who eloped suddenly and never came back. It's the chance of a lifetime. But Jess's mind has raced with questions from the moment the prosecution's star witness shocked the courtroom with an electrifying revelation involving the handsome son of a powerful U.S. senator. Was the pretty, young mother intimidated into changing her story on the stand? Why will she not return Jess's calls? Did Jess's ambitious predecessor on the case really just abandon her successful career? Or did both women mysteriously disappear? - Dust Jacket
 



2:00 PM
Book Bunch Book Club
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  the book for discussion is Fireball, the true story of a Tennessee plowgirl, Hazel Lamb Lindsey, who survived poverty, abuse, and eleven husbands with wit, wisdom and tenacity. It was written by Hazel Lindsey and Julia Walker.
Discussion of the book will be led by co-author Julia Walker, who will have a book signing following her presentation.  Please join us to hear this very unusual story.
 



10:00 AM
Children's Programming
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:   April Showers bring May Flowers. Join us for a floral story time and a colorful craft to follow!
 
 



10:00 AM
Credit and Financial Security
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Join staff from the Office of Attorney General in an hour discussion on the following topics:
Credit card skimmers
Scams
Protection of personal information
Annoying telemarketers
Consumer protection issues
 



3:00 PM
Fiber Arts
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Do you have something you can teach, or would like to learn how to do something? We still have looms and yarn, so bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks.  Also, bring any projects you are working on that you would like to share.
 



10:00 AM
Technology- YouTube
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  After last month’s Introduction to YouTube, we are now ready to explore the endless possibilities YouTube has to offer by watching a sample of programs.


   Thursday, May 11, 2017
1:30 PM
Craft Time
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  We will be creating a craft for Mother’s Day.

 



4:00 PM
Young Adult Programs
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Join JP da Poet in this workshop class about slam poetry and how to write and perform it. We recommend bringing a dedicated notebook and pens, but can provide pen and paper if necessary.
 
 



10:30 AM
May Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 5th Grade
Description:  BOOK: Grandmother and I by Helen E. Buckley
Synopsis - Grandmother and I are sitting on the big chair, rocking. We rock back and forth, and back and forth. Other people have laps for sitting on and backs for riding on. But when you have a cold or lighting is coming, nothing feels quite as right as rocking on Grandmother's lap, listening to the little tunes that she hums.
ACTIVITY: The students are making Mother’s day crafts
 



4:00 PM
Afternoon Anime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching some great anime episodes this week. This week we will watch Voices of a Distant Star. Refreshments will be provided.
 



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



12:00 PM
Scrapbooking
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
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 material for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for registration and a list of recommended materials.
Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator
 
 



12:00 PM
Scrapbooking
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
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 material for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for registration and a list of recommended materials.
Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator
 
 



10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Mother’s Day is near!
               Hey, Irma!  It’s Mother’s Day by Harriet Ziefert
               Irma helps Hank decide on a Mother’s Day gift.
               No Time for Mother’s Day by Laurie Halse Anderson
               Although it takes her some time, Charity thinks of the perfect Mother’s Day gift for her
               busy mother.
               Craft – Mother’s Day surprise
 



3:00 PM
Southern Charms Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Today we will be discussing Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’ Easter by Lisa Patton, a comedy of a woman whose family must leave the Southern town she loves and move to Vermont where she encounters unexpected hardships.  Then, we will receive our book for June titled, Guests on Earth by Lee Smith, a story of an orphaned child who, under the wing of a doctor’s wife, becomes a famous concert pianist in the asylum where Zelda Fitzgerald lost her life in a tragic fire.
 
 



10:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  I want you to be happy! 
We will read Think Happy by Nancy Carlson!  Various animals illustrate the importance of keeping a positive outlook.  When you think, anything can happen!  If You're Happy and You Know It!  by Jan Ormerod and illustrated by Lindsey Gardiner.  If you’re happy and you know it clap your hand explores different ways to express happiness.  We will have an activity.
 



   Friday, May 12, 2017
2:30 PM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
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
 
 



10:30 AM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
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 Film
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Get your wands out as we explore the magical world of Harry Potter. In this first film Harry and his friends must fight a dark evil villain to protect the key to immortality.


10:15 AM
May Storytime
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Mother’s Day is actually Sunday, May 14, 2017, but we are going to
celebrate it today.  Please sign up for the Mother’s Day Tea at the front desk.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mami! by Leslie Valdes
Dora wants to make a special cake for her mother, because today is Mother’s Day.  First she gets her recipe card, then she consults her map on where to find these items.  Then she goes and gathers her items, but she has to watch out for Swiper on the way.   
My Mommy Hung the Moon by Jamie Lee Curtis
The child in this story loves his Mommy so much that he believes that his Mommy hung the moon.  He believes that she is good at everything.  Have you told your Mommy how much you love her today?
Activity: Mother’s Day creation for the mothers 
 



   Monday, May 15, 2017
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  It is a bittersweet time at the library when we have to say “goodbye” to the military families who have become part of our Storybook Time family. We will read an appropriately bittersweet book to mark the occasion – The Thank You Book, the final Elephant and Piggie book by Mister Matt’s favorite children’s author, Mo Willems.
 



4:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  It is a bittersweet time at the library when we have to say “goodbye” to the military families who have become part of our Storybook Time family. We will read an appropriately bittersweet book to mark the occasion – The Thank You Book, the final Elephant and Piggie book by Mister Matt’s favorite children’s author, Mo Willems.
 



10:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  The Ugly Duckling (Jerry Pinkney) wonders why he’s so ugly compared to his brothers and sisters, but don’t worry, we’ll be sure to pick him next in Duck, Duck, Goose (Tad Hills).
 



1:00 PM
May Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: Once there was a Bull…. frog by Rick Walton
Synopsis - Once there was a Bull...(Frog) is an endearing story of a frog who lost   his hop. He looks for it everywhere: under a toad...(stool), behind a dog... (house), and under a hedge...(hog), but it's nowhere to be found. He has   cow...(boy) throw him high in the sky, but he lands in a field of straw... (berries). Thanks to a diamond...(back rattlesnake), he regains his hop. 
ACTIVITY:  We will make frogs out of construction paper and paper plates
 



   Tuesday, May 16, 2017
10:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  The Ugly Duckling (Jerry Pinkney) wonders why he’s so ugly compared to his brothers and sisters, but don’t worry, we’ll be sure to pick him next in Duck, Duck, Goose (Tad Hills).
 



10:00 AM
Preschool Storytime
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  
National Transportation Week (May14-20)
Transportation Movie Day
Children will be delighted to see the movie “Blaze and the Monster Machines: Dragon Island Race”, and enjoy a tasty treat.
 
 



11:30 AM
May Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  DVD: Five Little Monkeys Jumping in the Bed by Derek Anderson
Synopsis - As soon as they say goodnight to Mama, five little monkeys start to on the bd. But trouble lies ahead, as one by one, they fall off and bump their heads.
ACTIVITY: We will make a bed of monkeys to jump in the bed
 
 



10:30 AM
Children's Program
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Books: 
Bugs in my Hair?! – Catherine Stier
Ed Emberley's Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug! – Ed Emberley
Activity: Ladybug Craft
 
 



4:00 PM
Lego League
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Youth
Description:  Come join the fun and creativity as we build with Legos!
 
 



10:00 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Today we will have student’s choice.
Pre-registration is required. 
271-7005
 



   Wednesday, May 17, 2017
10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week.


4:15 PM
Book Club
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd grade and up
Description:  ., the Dragons will discuss The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 2: The Hidden Gallery by Maryrose Wood.
Publisher’s Summary – Of especially naughty children it is sometimes said, “They must have been raised by wolves.” The Incorrigible Children actually were. Thanks to the efforts of their plucky governess, Miss Penelope Lumley, Alexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia are much more like children than wolf cubs now. They are accustomed to wearing clothes. They hardly ever howl at the moon. And for the most part, they resist the urge to chase squirrels up trees. Despite Penelope's civilizing influence, the Incorrigibles still managed to ruin Lady Constance's Christmas ball, nearly destroying the grand house. So while Ashton Place is being restored, Penelope, the Ashtons, and the children take up residence in London. Penelope is thrilled, as London offers so many opportunities to further the education of her unique students. But the city presents challenges, too, in the form of the palace guards' bearskin hats, which drive the children wild - not to mention the abundance of pigeons the Incorrigibles love to hunt. As they explore London, however, they discover more about themselves as clues about the children's - and Penelope's - mysterious past crop up in the most unexpected ways...
 



11:15 AM
May Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: Once there was a Bull…. frog by Rick Walton
Synopsis - Once there was a Bull...(Frog) is an endearing story of a frog who lost his hop. He looks for it everywhere: under a toad...(stool), behind a dog... (house), and under a hedge...(hog), but it's nowhere to be found. He has   cow...(boy) throw him high in the sky, but he lands in a field of straw... (berries). Thanks to a diamond... (back rattlesnake), he regains his hop. 
ACTIVITY:  We will make frogs out of construction paper and paper plates
 



10:00 AM
Children's Programming
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  May is a great time to visit the zoo! Our story time theme this week will be zoo animals. Story Time participants will make their own animal masks!


10:00 AM
Coliseum Adult Program
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Today we welcome the Goodwill Ladies’ Auxiliary as they present the Goodwill Fashion Show, featuring outfits through the ages.  Come join the fun and reminisce with us!
 
 



10:00 AM
Adult Program
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  The Ladies’ Auxiliary of Goodwill Industries will be putting on a fashion show featuring fashion through the ages.  Come join the fun and reminisce past fashions.
 



   Thursday, May 18, 2017
11:15 AM
Book Club
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December.
On Thursday, May 18 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave.
Publisher’s Summary – As World War Two begins, Mary--a newly qualified teacher in London, left behind to teach the few children not evacuated--meets Tom, a school official. They quickly fall in love, but this is not a simple love story. . . Moving from Blitz-torn London to the Siege of Malta, this is an epic story of love, loss, prejudice and incredible courage



1:30 PM
May Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  BOOK: Light is all Around Us by Wendy Pfeffer
Synopsis - Light is all around you! It comes in many forms: Light from the sun brightens our day, firelight flickers in the night, electric lights fill our homes—and some animals even make the sea glow! With lively illustrations and diagrams and clear, engaging text, this Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out picture book is a fascinating look into the many ways that light brightens our world.    
ACTIVITY: Questions and Answers
 



4:00 PM
Afternoon Anime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching some great anime episodes this week. This month we are focusing on Mechs and will be watching HEROMAN. Refreshments will be provided.
 
 



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



12:00 PM
Scrapbooking
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
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 material for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for registration and a list of recommended materials.
Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator
 
 



10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  I am happy the way I am!
               Little Penguin by Patrick Benson
               Comparing herself to the larger Emperor penguins, Pip the Adelie penguin feels
               unhappy with her size until an encounter with a huge whale puts things in perspective.
               Not Norman by Kelly Bennett
               As a boy attempts to convince someone else to take his disappointing pet, he learns to
               love Norman the goldfish himself.
               Craft – Paper plate penguins
 



10:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  
We will read Tanka Tanka Skunk by Steve Webb. Stamp your feet to the Skunka Tanka beat as the text and animals jump and move across the page.  We will also read Is Everyone Ready For Fun by Jan Thomas.  Chicken has some visitors who plans are to do a little jumping, dancing and wiggling on the sofa!  Is everyone ready for more fun?
 



   Friday, May 19, 2017
3:30 PM
Mid-Afternoon Movie
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Young Adult
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.
Movie: Iron Man
Run time: 2hr 6min
 



10:00 AM
Crochet and 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, macramé, origami, chainmail, whatever). Crafters of all ages and genders are welcome. Bring supplies and we’ll build the expertise together.
 



2:30 PM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
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
 
 



10:30 AM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
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 Film
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Staring Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, and Gwyneth Paltrow, this 2008 film examines the adventures of Tony Stark and his metallic alter ego
 
 



10:15 AM
May Storytime
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Clark the Shark: Lost and Found by Bruce Hale
Clark and his class are going on a field trip to Undersea Farmer’s Market.  Mrs. Inkydink, his teacher, gives them three rules to remember.  The three rules are: “Hold hands with your buddies, follow instructions, and use your inside voices.”  However, Clark was so busy talking to his buddy  Joey, that he didn’t hear the rules.  What do you think happens at the Farmer’s Market?
Five Little Sharks Swimming in the Sea by Steve Metzger
The sharks are swimming in the sea and one bumps his head.  The mother ends ups calling the doctor and the doctor says, “No more sharks swimming in the sea.”  The sharks become miserable because they are all in one place, so the mother calls the doctor and the doctor tells her to let them swim. 
Activity: Shark Activity
 



   Monday, May 22, 2017
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  There will be no Storybook Times today because Mister Matt will be away


4:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  There will be no Storybook Times today because Mister Matt will be away


10:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Grumpy Goat (Brett Helquist) is new to the farm and doesn’t really want anything to do with the other animals. Three Billy Goats Gruff (Glen Rounds) try to gross a bridge, but a troll wants to eat them!
 



   Tuesday, May 23, 2017
10:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Grumpy Goat (Brett Helquist) is new to the farm and doesn’t really want anything to do with the other animals. Three Billy Goats Gruff (Glen Rounds) try to gross a bridge, but a troll wants to eat them!
 



10:00 AM
Preschool Storytime
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  World Turtle Day
Ms. Anita will read The Voyage of Turtle Rex and Turtle, Turtle Watch Out. Then the children will do a coloring page.
 



10:30 AM
Children's Program
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Books: 
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses – James Dean
Summer is Summer – Phillis Gershator
Activity:  Giant Paper Popsicles



11:30 AM
May Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: The Napping House
MOVIE: “The Napping House” by Audrey Wood and Scholastic Storybook Treasures
Synopsis - A cozy bed, a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing--WAIT! There's a surprise in store.
ACTIVITY: There is a napping house activity that goes along with the story
 
 



6:00 PM
Yoga
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
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


   Wednesday, May 24, 2017
11:00 AM
Book Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club
“The Whole Town’s Talking” by Fannie Flagg. The Alabama native looks at small town life in a Missouri community.
 



10:00 AM
Children's Programming
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  With the warming weather, it’s a perfect time to take an adventure! Join us for a couple great stories of people going places, seeing things, and having a great time! In addition to our stories we will have dancing and a craft activity.
 
 



10:00 AM
Dewey Decimal Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Today we will be discussing the 300’s classification which includes the social sciences.  Be prepared to share 3 to 5 items of interest with the group.  Then, we will select a book from the 400’s which encompasses Languages which we will discuss in June.
 



10:00 AM
Dewey Decimal Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  400 Languages
May 24 @ 10:00 a.m.
400’s - Languages
 



   Thursday, May 25, 2017
4:00 PM
Young Adult Programs
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Join JP da Poet in this workshop class about slam poetry and how to write and perform it. We recommend bringing a dedicated notebook and pens, but can provide pen and paper if necessary.
 
 



4:00 PM
Afternoon Anime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Thanks to the folks at CrunchyRoll.com we will be watching some great anime episodes this week. This month we are focusing on Mechs and will be watching ALDNOAH.ZERO. Refreshments will be provided.
 



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



12:00 PM
Scrapbooking
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
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 material for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for registration and a list of recommended materials.
Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator
 
 



10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  What an unusual friend you have!
                A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Baker
                Bear’s efforts to keep out visitors to his house are undermined by a very persistent
                mouse.
                Anteater on the Stairs by Peter Cottrill
                Joe, a new neighbor, tells Sophis stories about his fabulous pets but he is unprepared
                when he meets her own pet Snowy.
                Craft – Polar bear masks
 



10:00 AM
Eastbrook Mystery Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  This month we will read a well-known author that many like, come by and pick up the book to find out who and what we will discuss on May 25 at 3:00.
 



10:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  A Day with Emily Pearl
We will read I Can Do It Myself ! by Diane Adams.  Emily Pearl is a big girl and wants to do things all by herself.  We will also read I Want to Help!  by Diane Adams.  Emily Pearl is the first to offer to help the teacher because she can do almost anything.



   Friday, May 26, 2017
4:00 PM
Fourth Friday Cook Up
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. Summer favorites! It’s that time of year, things are warming up and we’ve got our swimsuits ready. Bring a favorite picnic, beach, or poolside dish to share. 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.
 



2:30 PM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
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
 
 



10:30 AM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
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 Film
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  This 2003 Japanese animation directed by Satoshi Kon tells the tale of three homeless people who find  an abandoned baby.
 



10:15 AM
May Storytime
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Bernstain Bears: Take Off!  by Mike Bernstein
The Bernstain bears go to an air show.  They go up in a hot air balloon with a guide who tells them all about all the planes that they see while up in the air.  When they get back on the ground they soar their arms like they are having their own air show.  Can you soar your arms like you are an airplane?
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
Have you ever been on a bear hunt?  Reading this book you will go through some grass, a river, mud, a forest, a snowstorm, and a cave.  What happens when you find the bear?  What do you do?
Activity: Bear Coloring sheet
 



   Sunday, May 28, 2017
4:00 PM
Young Adult Programs
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Join JP da Poet in this workshop class about slam poetry and how to write and perform it. We recommend bringing a dedicated notebook and pens, but can provide pen and paper if necessary.
 
 



   Monday, May 29, 2017
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  There will be no Storybook Times today because the library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
 



4:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  There will be no Storybook Times today because the library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
 



10:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Oh no! Wolf’s Coming! (Joe Kulka) Find out what happens when he gets here! The Dog Who Cried Wolf (Keiko Kasza) finds himself in trouble after crying wolf one too many times.
 



10:00 AM
Senior Bingo
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Seniors/Adult
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


   Tuesday, May 30, 2017
10:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Oh no! Wolf’s Coming! (Joe Kulka) Find out what happens when he gets here! The Dog Who Cried Wolf (Keiko Kasza) finds himself in trouble after crying wolf one too many times.
 



10:00 AM
Preschool Storytime
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Glorious Gardens
Children will enjoy the stories City Green and The Everyday Garden, followed by a craft.
 



10:30 AM
Children's Program
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Books: 
The Wall – Eve Bunting
I am So Brave! – Stephen Krensky
Activity: Popsicle Stick Star Streamers
 
 



   Wednesday, May 31, 2017
10:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  This week we will have a puppet show. Participants will also create their own puppets for a craft!