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   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
 



10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  Spring-time brings baby chicks to the barnyard. We’ll read about some chicks today including Little Chick in John Lawrence’s This Little Chick.


4:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  Spring-time brings baby chicks to the barnyard. We’ll read about some chicks today including Little Chick in John Lawrence’s This Little Chick.


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.
 



3:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Reading Rockets
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children and 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
Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea (Michael Ian Black & Kevin Hawkes), but we think we should have one anyway! I Know a Wee Piggy (Kim Norman & Henry Cole) follows a pig that wallows through all sorts of colors to find the perfect one.
 
 



   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
 



5:00 PM- 5:45 PM
Homework Assistance
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Grades 1-12
Description:  

There will be no Homework Assistance on March 21 or March 28.




10:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea (Michael Ian Black & Kevin Hawkes), but we think we should have one anyway! I Know a Wee Piggy (Kim Norman & Henry Cole) follows a pig that wallows through all sorts of colors to find the perfect one.
 
 



10:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Children will enjoy hearing the books Curious George Flies a Kite and Stuck, followed by a craft.
 



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
 
 



10:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Picnic
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Books: 
The Pigs’ Picnic – Keiko Kasza
Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack – Doreen Cronin
Activity:  Coloring Sheets



   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.
 



2:30 PM
Special Book Discussion
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Frye Gaillard discusses his children’s novel, Go South to Freedom
On Wednesday, March 29 at 2:30 p.m., author Frye Gaillard will discuss his book, Go South to Freedom, which is based on a true story about runaway slaves taking refuge with the Seminole Indians in Florida and a community of free blacks in Mobile. All are welcome to attend the book discussion, but we are extending a special invitation to homeschooling families.
 



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


10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Do Not Open this Book! by Michaela Muntean
We are going to open this book and to the adventures within!
Craft Activity to follow
 
 



   Thursday, March 30, 2017
10:00 AM
It's all a part of growing up!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Little Bear’s Picture by Else Holmelund Minarik
Synopsis:  Momma Bear wants a picture of Little Bear before he grows any taller.
A Tooth Story by Margaret McNamara
Synopsis:  Jamie was the only one in school who had not lost any teeth, until the day of the school pictures.
Craft – Missing teeth face masks
 



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Poetry Workshop
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Young Adults
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- 5:00 PM
Rufus Lewis Graphic Novel Club
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  We will be discussing Laura Lee Gulledge’s Page by Paige. Topics of discussion will include how expressions of creativity effect how we perceive our lives.
 



11:00 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  March theme for our adult computer class is the arts. While exploring the many possibilities with art and computer technology, we will build up our skills and learn new ones! 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
 



10:30 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  We will read Tanka Tanka Skunk by Steve Webb.  Stomp your feet as Tanka and Elephant show you how to make rhythm and beats with words.  We will also read Pete the Cat:  I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin.  As he walks down the street, Pete the Cat sings about his brand new white shoes as they change colors then get wet. 
 



   Friday, March 31, 2017
10:15 AM
Preschool Story Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Movie Day featuring: Where The Wild Things Are and 5 More Stories by Maurice Sendak
Max is sent to bed without supper and he ends up with some different creatures.  He becomes the King of the Wild Things.  Have you ever gotten in trouble and had to go to bed without eating your dinner?  Come join us as we learn what happens to Max. 
 



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


 



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


 



4:00 PM
Friday Afternoon Film Club
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adults
Description:  Every Friday at 4 p.m. we will show a film for our patrons with refreshments.
 In March we will show The Spirit (2008), Big Hero 6 (2014), Lego Movie (2014), and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).


 



   Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Color and Chill: Simple Art Therapy
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Come and join us on April 1st, 2017 for “Color and Chill” Morgan Libraries adult coloring program. Enjoy a relaxing time while enjoying this simple art therapy. Time is from 10am till 11am and will be in the auditorium. Pre-registration is appreciated but not necessary.
 



   Monday, April 3, 2017
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three through six
Description:  Easter is coming up later this month. Today, we’ll read a story that just might explain why the Easter Bunny delivers colorful eggs in Kiki by Christoph Schuler with illustrations by Rahel Nicole Eisenring.


4:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three through six
Description:  Easter is coming up later this month. Today, we’ll read a story that just might explain why the Easter Bunny delivers colorful eggs in Kiki by Christoph Schuler with illustrations by Rahel Nicole Eisenring.


   Thursday, April 6, 2017
10:30 AM
Ready for Fun!
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
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 vistors who plans are to do a little jumping, dancing and wiggling on the sofa!  Is everyone ready for more fun?
 



   Monday, April 10, 2017
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three through six
Description:  Happy National Library Week! We’ll celebrate by reading some library-themed stories including I Took My Frog to the Library by Eric A. Kimmel with illustrations by Blanche Sims.


4:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three through six
Description:  Happy National Library Week! We’ll celebrate by reading some library-themed stories including I Took My Frog to the Library by Eric A. Kimmel with illustrations by Blanche Sims.


   Thursday, April 13, 2017
10:30 AM
National Library Week
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read Amelia Bedelia's First Library Card by Herman Parish and illustrated by Lynne Avril.  Amelia Bedelia gets a chance to help out at the library with her class.  She has to decide what subject of books to check out when she receives her very own library card.  We will also watch the libraries "Check this Out" video which talks about the services the library has to offer to the public.  We will end with a tour of the Children's Department.
 
 



   Monday, April 17, 2017
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three through six
Description:  Do you ever have trouble getting to sleep? After reading today’s stories, you will have lots of suggestions on what to do if you ever experience that problem. We’ll read Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton and The Prince Won’t Go to Bed by Dayle Ann Dodds and Kyrsten Brooker.


4:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages three through six
Description:  Do you ever have trouble getting to sleep? After reading today’s stories, you will have lots of suggestions on what to do if you ever experience that problem. We’ll read Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton and The Prince Won’t Go to Bed by Dayle Ann Dodds and Kyrsten Brooker.


   Thursday, April 20, 2017
10:30 AM
Spring into Adventure with Dora the Explorer!
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will watch the Movie:  Egg Hunt. Dora needs your help to find the Big Yellow Egg with a big prize inside.  We will have an activity.
 



10:00 AM
Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library Speaker Series
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library present historian and author Mary Ann Neeley, speaking about the history of the Pike Road community.
 



   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.


   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.