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   Saturday, January 19, 2019
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, January 21, 2019
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  There will be no Storybook Time today because the library will be closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


3:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  There will be no Storybook Time today because the library will be closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  
Library Closed. No Toddler Time.
 



   Tuesday, January 22, 2019
10:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  Go on an exciting, snowy adventure with a girl who finds a wolf cub in Wolf in the Snow by Cordell Matthew.

Activity: Free Play and coloring



11:00 AM
January Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: "Bruce's Big Move" by: Ryan T. Higgins

Synopsis:  After the events of Hotel Bruce, our favorite curmudgeonly bear shares his home with not anly his four geese, but three rowdy mice besides! Fed up with their shenanigans, Bruce sets off to find a rodent-free household. But as usual, nothing goes quite according to plan...A hilarious sequel for fans of the previous Bruce books, as well as a standalone discovery for new readers, Bruce's next reluctant adventure is sure to keep kids giggling.

ACTIVITY: The children will make a craft



10:00 AM
Penguin Awareness Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Ms. Anita will read the penguin stories A Sweater For Duncan and Up and Down. Then the children will imitate penguins, by doing the “Penguin Waddle” activity and a coloring page.
 



10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  I Am a Cat (Berstein) and there are so many different cats to be! Listen to My Trumpet (Willems) as Piggie tries to speak to Gerald.


6:00 PM
Yoga @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
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: Mrs. Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher, Instructor



2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  The Dungeons and Dragons Club will meet once again to continue our adventures with our created characters.
 



   Wednesday, January 23, 2019
10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:
  • January 23



12:00 PM
January Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: "Goldfish Ghost" by: Lemony Snicket

Synopsis:  Goldfish Ghost was born on the surface of the water in the bowl on a dresser in a boy's room. The boy's room was pleasant and familiar, but Gholdfish Ghost wanted company, so he set out to find a friend. He floats over the neighborhood, past the pier, and let the breeze carry him into town where he discovers that not many people pay attention to goldfish ghosts. Off he floats, searching for the perfect home and the perfect firend and then he hears a voice...

ACTIVITY:  The chilcren will make a craft



10:00 AM
January Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon
Activity:  Caterpillar Craft



   Thursday, January 24, 2019
3:30 PM
Get Steam'ed
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Grades 1st and Up
Description:  Registration Required

Make your own slime this month! Due to low registration we moved our Slime themed program to January, so you have a second chance to join us for slime science fun. Be sure to register so we can have enough materials for everyone.
 



4:00 PM
Candy Sushi
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  A fun and sweet twist on sushi! Put your personal touch on this Japanese treat using rice crispy treats, fruit roll-ups, gummies, and other candies.


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.



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 material for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for a list of recommended materials.



10:00 AM
We must learn to be nice to others!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Don’t Be a Bully, Billy!, by Phil Roxbee Cox
Billy is a bully to everyone until he meets an alien!

Don’t Tell Lies, Lucy!, by Phil Roxbee Cox
Lucy tells lies to everyone until a big wave washes her away!

Craft – Boy and Girl happy faces
 



3:00 PM
Curious Genre Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  I See You, by Clare Mackintosh
Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26233572-i-see-you?from_search=true



10:30 AM
Brrr...Snow!
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  January 24
Brrr....Snow!
We will read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. He enjoys a wonderful day in the snow, and right before going inside he makes a nice, big snowball and puts it in his pocket to save for the next day. But when he later looks in his pocket to retrieve his snowball, it isn’t there!  We will also read Snowflakes Fall by Patricia MacLachlan. This book celebrates the notion that children, like snowflakes, are all unique and special.. We will have a craft.



2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Anime/Manga Club Meeting
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  The Anime Club will meet again to continue our anime viewing. In addition, we will begin learning facts about Japanese Culture and History.


10:30 AM
Fiber Arts Club
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time: Being Creative
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0-1
Description:  Messy: A Very First Picture Book by Nicola Tuxworth
 Painting and making a collage can be messy.  I’ve painted my nose and my toes.  What else does my mother or father consider to be messy?

Lap Sit Time is geared towards babies ages 0-1.  However, everyone is always welcome to join us.
 



   Friday, January 25, 2019
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



10:00 AM
Being Creative
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!  by Karen Beaumont
The child in this story paints everything from the floor to the ceiling.  His mother becomes angry and refuses to allow him to paint anymore.  Then he gets the idea to paint his head red.  What else do you think he paints?

Too Much Glue by Jason Lefebvre
Matty and his family love to make objects out of glue.  His teacher warns the class to always just use a very tiny amount of glue.  One day Matty decides to pour glue out on the table and roll in it.  What do you think happens next?

Activity: Collage
 
Preschool Story Time is geared towards children ages 3-5.  However, everyone is always welcome to join us.
 



   Saturday, January 26, 2019
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, January 28, 2019
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft. 

We’ll read about yet another bear this week. (Do you see a theme emerging?) It is winter time, so Bear spends most of his time sleeping. This does not prevent Bear’s friends from showing up at his place to have a party. Will Bear be grumpy if they wake him up? We’ll find out when we read Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.



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

We’ll read about yet another bear this week. (Do you see a theme emerging?) It is winter time, so Bear spends most of his time sleeping. This does not prevent Bear’s friends from showing up at his place to have a party. Will Bear be grumpy if they wake him up? We’ll find out when we read Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.



10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  We’ll stomp, slither, and roar our way through If You’re Monster and you Know It by David Emberly.
 



10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Movie day!


   Tuesday, January 29, 2019
10:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  Would you be a good monster? We’ll found out what makes a good monster when we read Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems.

Activity: Making your own Mummy Monster



10:00 AM
Happy Birthday, Rosemary Wells!
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Children will hear the Rosemary Wells stories Max's Dragon Shirt and McDuff Moves In, then make a craft.
 



10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Movie day!


6:00 PM
Yoga @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
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: Mrs. Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher, Instructor



   Wednesday, January 30, 2019
10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:
  • January 30



10:00 AM
January Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Dance Party Countdown by Eric Litwin
Groovy Joe is a guitar playing dog who loves to sing and dance, and when many other dogs come and join him his home gets a little crowded, but the party is fun, and Joe is definitely a guitar hero.
Activity: Coloring Sheet



   Thursday, January 31, 2019
5:30 AM
January Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  BOOK:  "Creepy Pair of Underwear! by: Aaron Reynolds

Synopsis:  Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He's not afraid of the dark, and he's definately not afraid of something as silly as underwear. But when the lights go out, suddenly his new big rabbit underwear glows in the dark. A ghoulish, greenish glow. If Jasper didn't know any better, he'd say his undies were a little, well, creepy. Jasper's not scared obviously, he's just done with creepy underwear. But after trying everything to get rid of them, they keep coming back! 

ACTIVITY:  The children will make a craft



1:30 PM
January Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  BOOK:  "Alabama My Home Sweet Home" by: Charles Ghigna

Synopsis:  The state of Alabama is celebrating 200 years in the nation! Bear cub guide, Camellia, is ready to help you discover what makes Alabama so special! Encounter the famous faces of Helen Keller, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr., just to name a few! Visit cities the represent Alabama with pride, like Huntsville and Dothan. And remember events in history that helped change our nation; such as the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, Jesse Owens winning a gold medal, and Rosa Parks riding in the front of a bus. From the Native Americans in Moundville to the Alabama and Auburn rivalry, this book is packed full of people, places and events that made Alabama into the state it is today!

ACTIVITY:  The children will make a craft



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: Vision, vol. 1 and 2
Authors/Illustrators: Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Michael Walsh
Available on Hoopla
Description:
*note* We will be focusing on Vol 2, but it is highly recommended you read Vol 1 for backstory, etc.
 
Once upon a time, a robot and a witch fell in love. But the story of Scarlet Witch and Vision was just the start. Vision has built a new life for himself - a new family. Yet while every family has its share of skeletons in the closet, for the Visions those skeletons are real. And now the family's facade is crumbling. The Avengers know the truth. That Vision's wife has killed. That the synthezoid lied to protect her. And that lie will follow lie, death will pile upon death. The Avengers know they need to act. Tragedy is coming, and it will send the Android Avenger into a devastating confrontation with Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Nobody is safe. ~Hoopla description



4:00 PM
DIY Lip Balm
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Description: Learn how to make your very own lip balm. Flavor it, Dye it any color you want and decorate the tube to truly make it your own!
 



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.



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 material for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for a list of recommended materials.



10:00 AM
It's nice to have friends!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Boot & Shoe, by Marla Frazee
Boot and Shoe are dogs who live in the same house, eat from the same bowl, and sleep in the same bed.

Toby, the Turtle Who Could Sing, by Emily C. Harrison
Everyone thought Toby was strange because he could sing.

Craft – Turtle craft
 
 



10:30 AM
Penguins
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read If You Were a Penguin by Wendell Minor and illustrated by Florence Minor. In this simple, rhyming picture book, young readers will learn about penguins. We will also read A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis. Edna the penguin knows only the three colors that surround her: white ice, black night, and blue sea. But she is convinced there is something more out there. So she sets out on a quest...a quest for color. We will have a craft.
 



10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time:Different Types of House
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0-1
Description:  So Many Houses by Hester Bass
There are different types of homes all around the world.  There are houses made out of logs and  houses made out of stones.  What materials did they use to build your home?

Lap Sit Time is geared towards babies ages 0-1.  However, everyone is always welcome to join us.