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   Friday, February 24, 2017
4:00 PM
Friday Afternoon Film Club
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  

Friday’s Film @ 4

Description: Charles Burnett directs this 1999 film in which 12-year-olds Sheyann and Rachel joins Martin Luther King Jr’s march from Selma to Montgomery. Staring Mackenzie Astin, Jurnee Smollett, and Clifton Powell.




12:00 PM- 8:00 PM
SaveFirst Tax Prep
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  

Description: “Did you know that you don’t have to pay for tax preparation? SaveFirst, sponsored by Huntingdon College, Auburn University in Montgomery, and Troy University - Montgomery, offers FREE certified tax preparation and electronic filing services for working families and individuals. We provide these services for households earning up to $55,000 with children, or up to $20,000 without children. To make an appointment, call the SaveFirst appointment hotline at 1-888-99-TAX-AL.”




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 African and African American inspired dishes. Celebrate these rich cultures through one of our favorite activities, eating! 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
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  
Every Friday (except holidays)
10:30-11:15 AND 2:30-3:15
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. Contact 334-240-4979 or acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us


 



2:30 PM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  
Every Friday (except holidays)
10:30-11:15 AND 2:30-3:15
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. Contact 334-240-4979 or acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us


 



10:15 AM
Lowder Story Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Synopsis:  The most beautiful fish in the entire ocean discovers the real value of personal beauty and friendship.
Activity: Fish Craft



   Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Friends and Family Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children & Teens
Description:  Friends and Family Chess Club wants you every Saturday 10 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. sharp as the library closes at 1PM on Saturdays.  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, February 27, 2017
10:00 AM
Senior Bingo
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  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.



10:00 AM
Bertha Williams Storytimes
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  

All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds! For February we’ll be reading stories from Africa or based on African and African American folktales and other black cultures. Come celebrate the richness of black storytelling.
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters (John Steptoe) is about how kindness is rewarded when a king seeks his queen between two sisters. In The Orphan Boy (Tololwa Mollel) an old man is helped by an orphan boy until his curiosity gets the better of him.
 




2:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Motown Mondays At Bertha Williams
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:  

Every Monday in February

February 6, 13, 27

(closed 20th for Presidents’ Day)

Description: Groove with us to that good “back in the day” music as we play Motown music at background levels. There will definitely be swinging and swaying, and “records” playing, but we can’t guarantee dancing in the streets. Feel free to check out our bulletin board about Black Alabama Musicians while you tap your toes. (Music may be turned down or off at request so as not to disturb patrons working).




10:30 AM
Storybook Time at Pike Road Library
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Age 3 through 6
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 today:

We’ll celebrate Mardi Gras a day early with some tales from the bayou including A Catfish Tale: A Bayou Story of the Fisherman and His Wife by Whitney Stewart with illustrations by Gerald Guerlais.
 
 



9:30 AM
Black History Program
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  Who am I?
The children will be given information about African Americans form history and they have to guess who the person is.                              
 



1:00 PM
February Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: “Betty Bunny loves Chocolate Cake” by Michael B. Kaplan
Synopsis ----   Betty Bunny is the youngest in her family of rabbits and she’s just discovering the important things in life, like chocolate cake. She declares, “I am going to marry chocolate cake” and takes a piece to school with her in her pocket. Mom values healthy eating and tells Betty Bunny she needs patience when it comes to dessert. But Betty Bunny doesn’t want patience, she wants chocolate cake!
ACTIVITY: Students will make bunny rabbits out of paper plate
 



6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Black History 2K17 Program
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library’s Reference Department in a partnership with Pink and Pearl for Girls and MAAFA present Black History Month 2017: Crisis in Black Education.   Come out and learn about Black culture from a national and African perspective, become informed on the latest news from the Montgomery Public School (MPS) system with a MPS representative, learn about helpful library resources to maximize your child’s education, and engage in a question and answer forum to get your voice heard.  Change is now!  African attire is encouraged. Refreshments will be served. Free prizes will be awarded for participation. 


1:45 PM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 4th Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Faith Ringgold”  by: Mike Venezia
Synopsis ----   Artist, author, educator, and activist, Faith Ringgold’s work provides an important window into the struggles and experiences of African American women. Mike Venezia’s colorful cartoons help young readers understand and appreciate Ringgols’s life and work, in a book filled with examples of her paintings, story quilts, and sculptures.                                   
ACTIVITY: Questions and answers about Ms. Faith Ringgold
 
 



   Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:00 AM
Celebrate Mardi Gras
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Children will enjoy learning about this holiday and hearing Ms. Anita read Celebrate Mardi Gras With Joaquin, Harlequin and Marie Louise and Christoph at the Carnival. Then the children will make a craft and have a  parade in the library.
 



6:30 PM
Morgan Cover to Cover Book Clb
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  

Cover to Cover Book Club will discuss Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Summary: With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, “My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist,” author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man’s deception, a family’s complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle. Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon’s two families-the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode. This is the third stunning novel from an author deemed one of the most important writers of her generation (the Atlanta Journal Constitution).
Published: September 2013 (Books in Print)




6:00 PM
Rufus Lewis Yoga Class
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




10:00 AM
Bertha Williams Storytimes
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  

All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds! For February we’ll be reading stories from Africa or based on African and African American folktales and other black cultures. Come celebrate the richness of black storytelling.
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters (John Steptoe) is about how kindness is rewarded when a king seeks his queen between two sisters. In The Orphan Boy (Tololwa Mollel) an old man is helped by an orphan boy until his curiosity gets the better of him.
 




4:00 PM
Bilingual Korean Story Time @ Lowder
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Lowder Regional Library is proud to present a Bilingual Korean Story Time every Tuesday of the month except the first Tuesday.  We will start at 4pm and end before 5:30pm.  In February we will meet February 14, February 21, February 28.  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.


10:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Hamstead Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Family
Books: 
Welcome Precious­ by Nikki Grimes
We Had a Picnic this Sunday Past by Jacqueline Woodson
Activity:  Flowering family tree from a hand craft
 



11:30 AM
February Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: “It’s Hard to be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel” by Jamie Lee Curtis
Synopsis ----It's hard to be five. Just yelled at my brother. My mind says do one thing. My mouth says another.  It's fun to be five!  Big changes are here!  My body's my car, and I'm licensed to steer.  Learning not to hit? Having to wait your turn? Sitting still? It's definitely hard to be.
 



11:30 AM
February Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  PRE-K MARDIS GRAS PARDE
 



1:30 PM
February Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  CHECK OUT BOOKS DAY
 



   Wednesday, March 1, 2017
9:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph became the world’s fastest Woman”  by: Kathleen Krull
Synopsis ----    Before Wilma Rudolph was five years old, polio had paralyzed her left leg. Everyone said she would never walk again. But Wilma refused to believe it. Not only would she walk again, she vowed,she'd run. And she did run--all the way to the Olympics, where she became the first American woman to earn three gold medals in a single olympiad. This dramatic and inspiring true story is illustrated in bold watercolor and acrylic paintings by Caldecott Medal-winning artist David Diaz.   
ACTIVITY: Students will decorate a running shoe color sheet that I will display them in the library
 
 



   Monday, March 6, 2017
1:00 PM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: “Mia Hamm: Winners Never Quit!”  by: Mia Hamm
Synopsis ----  Mia Hamm, American soccer champion and best–selling author of Go for the Goal, tells a true–life–inspired story of learning that winning and losing aren't as important as being part of a team.  More than anyone, soccer superstar Mia Hamm knows the value of teamwork and perseverance. She shares this lesson, paired with energetic illustrations by Carol Thompson, in this motivational story perfect for soccer kids and their soccer moms!
ACTIVITY: The students will decorate soccer balls
 
 



   Tuesday, March 7, 2017
3:00 PM
Ladies of the High Tea Book Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Ladies will be reading The Chocolate Cupid Killings: A Chocoholic Mystery by JoAnna Carl.
Summary:  It's Valentine's Day at TenHuis Chocolade, but Lee is getting no love from detective Derrick Valentine. He's looking for one of their new employees-an abused woman who Lee and her Aunt Nettie have been hiding. But when Valentine meets his own sticky end, it's Aunt Nettie who is suspect. Now, Lee has to free Nettie of guilt without exposing their innocent guest-and find a killer with a heart that's definitely not made of chocolate...
~~Amazon.com~~



11:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: “Squanto: and the First Thanksgiving”  by: Teresa Celsi
Synopsis ----   A simple biography of the Wampanoag Indian who helped the Pilgrims survive in their early days in the Plymouth colony.    
ACTIVITY: Students will make Indians hats
 



1:30 PM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Amelia Earhart”  by: Caroline Crosson Gilpin
Synopsis ----   This Level 1 Reader brings an understanding of Amelia Earhart's historical significance to a whole new audience. Young readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of this pioneering pilot and adventurer, whose disappearance over the Pacific in 1937 has intrigued audiences for decades (Level 1).    
ACTIVITY:  The students are making air planes out of candy
 



   Wednesday, March 8, 2017
11:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: “Mia Hamm: Winners Never Quit!”  by: Mia Hamm
Synopsis ----  Mia Hamm, American soccer champion and best–selling author of Go for the Goal, tells a true–life–inspired story of learning that winning and losing aren't as important as being part of a team.  More than anyone, soccer superstar Mia Hamm knows the value of teamwork and perseverance. She shares this lesson, paired with energetic illustrations by Carol Thompson, in this motivational story perfect for soccer kids and their soccer moms!
ACTIVITY: The students will decorate soccer balls
 
 



   Thursday, March 9, 2017
9:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 6th Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Florence Nightingale”  by: David Adler
Synopsis ----  The book describes the life of Florence Nightingale, emphasizing her determination to become a nurse, her care for soldiers in the Crimean War, her impact on health care in England, America, and India, and her training school for nurses.
ACTIVITY: Students will make paper lanterns
 



1:30 PM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Betsy Ross: And the Siler Thimble”  by: Stephanie Green
Synopsis ----  Betsy Ross wants to prove to her brother that she can do whatever he can -- but she ends up proving something to herself instead.     
ACTIVITY: The students will make Popsicle sticks flags.
 



   Monday, March 13, 2017
1:00 PM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: “A Berry Lucky St. Patrick’s Day”  by: Mickie Matheis
Synopsis ----   Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this special St. Patty's-themed 8x8 featuring Strawberry Shortcake and all her friends and a berry lucky four-leaf clover!    
ACTIVITY: Students will make St. Patrick’s Day four-leaf clover  hats.
 



   Tuesday, March 14, 2017
11:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: “Over in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea”  by: Marianne Berkes
Synopsis ----   The great rivers of North America are teeming with life and on the pages of Over in a River—from blue herons in the Hudson to salmon in the Columbia, and from dragonflies in the Rio Grande to mallards in the St. Lawrence. Children will slither like water snakes and slide like otters while singing to the tune of "Over in a Meadow." And they'll count baby animals in watersheds all over North America! What a delightful way to learn about riparian habitats and geography at the same time!    
ACTIVITY: Students will work on their workbooks and play a game over and under
 



   Wednesday, March 15, 2017
9:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  PLAY:  ‘The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything”  by: Linda Williams
Synopsis ----   Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!    
 ACTIVITY: The students will act out the play
 



3:30 PM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Good Times After Schoolers
Description:  BOOK: “She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story”  by: Audrey Vernick
Synopsis ----  Effa always loved baseball. As a young woman, she would go to Yankee                                                   Stadium just to see Babe Ruth’s mighty swing. But she never dreamed she would someday own a baseball team. Or be the first – and only --woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. From her childhood in Philadelphia to her groundbreaking role as business manager and owner of the Newark Eagles, Effa Manley always fought for what was right. And she always swung for the fences.  From author Audrey Vernick and illustrator Don Tate comes the remarkable story of an all-star of a woman.
ACTIVITY: Students will make a baseball and bat out of construction paper
 



   Thursday, March 16, 2017
10:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 5th Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Little Melba and Her Big Trombone”  by: Katheryn Russell-Brown
Synopsis ----   Melba Doretta Liston loved the sounds of music from as far back as she could remember. As a child, she daydreamed about beats and lyrics, and hummed along with the music from her family s Majestic radio. At age seven, Melba fell in love with a big, shiny trombone, and soon taught herself to play the instrument. By the time she was a teenager, Melba's extraordinary gift for music led her to the world of jazz. She joined a band led by trumpet player Gerald Wilson and toured the country. Overcoming obstacles of race and gender, Melba went on to become a famed trombone player and arranger, spinning rhythms, harmonies, and melodies into gorgeous songs for all the jazz greats of the twentieth century: Randy Weston, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and Quincy Jones, to name just a few. Brimming with exuberance and the joy of making music, Little Melba and Her Big Trombone is a fitting
tribute to a trailblazing musician and a great unsung hero of jazz.    
ACTIVITY: Students will do a fill in the blank activity sheet
 



   Monday, March 20, 2017
5:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  March 20 - 24, 2017
SPRING BREAK
NO STORY TIME



   Monday, March 27, 2017
9:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  PLAY:  ‘The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything”  by: Linda Williams
Synopsis ----   Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!    
 ACTIVITY: The students will act out the play
 



1:00 PM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: “Curious George’s Dream”  by: Margret & H. A. Rey
Synopsis ----    After a long day at the fair George is frustrated. It seems he is always too small! But when George falls asleep and wakes up BIG, he discovers being too large can be difficult, too, and maybe he's the right size after all.   
ACTIVITY: We will play around with words form the story
 



   Tuesday, March 28, 2017
11:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: “Day Out with Daddy”  by: Stephen Cook
Synopsis ----    A special day with Daddy can be a whole lot of fun. Just don’t tell Mommy. . .When Mommy leaves town, a young son has a day out with Daddy. Whether they’re starting the day with a good breakfast, of every donut and pastry available, or finishing it with a late, late show on T.V. (with Daddy watching with eyes closed),  everything is extra fun. Daddy sure likes to do things his own way! Each event in a boy’s day is filled with double meanings and humor when told from his unique point of view. Mommy will be so sorry she’s missing out on all the fun.   
ACTIVITY: D is for Dad. We will do something special with the letter D
 



   Wednesday, March 29, 2017
9:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  ACTIVITY: Students will learn some trivia and fun facts to share with others.Today --this day March 29th  in history Coca-Cola was invented in 1886.