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   Thursday, November 21, 2019
4:15 PM
Book Maniacs
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: for children in fourth grade and up
Description:  The Maniacs will discuss The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
Publisher’s Summary – Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place−he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings−such as the ability to “Fade” so mere mortals cannot see him. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?
 



11:15 AM
Pike Road Bookies
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  The Bookies will discuss Love and Ruin by Paula McClain.
Publisher’s Summary – In 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in the devastating conflict. It's her chance to prove herself a worthy journalist in a field dominated by men. There she also finds herself unexpectedly--and unwillingly--falling in love with Ernest Hemingway, a man on his way to becoming a legend. On the eve of World War II, and set against the turbulent backdrops of Madrid and Cuba, Martha and Ernest's relationship and careers ignite. But when Ernest publishes the biggest literary success of his career, For Whom the Bell Tolls, they are no longer equals, and Martha must forge a path as her own woman and writer. 



11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Instructors: Library Staff        
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:  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.



2:30 PM
STEAM'ed
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: 1st Grade and Up
Description:  **REGISTRATION REQUIRED**
STEAM’ed is happening on the third Thursday this month due to the holiday. It’s another test of your building skills. Create the ultimate catapult and fling your way to victory!



4:30 PM
STEAM'ed
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: 1st Grade and Up
Description:  **REGISTRATION REQUIRED**
STEAM’ed is happening on the third Thursday this month due to the holiday. It’s another test of your building skills. Create the ultimate catapult and fling your way to victory!



9:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with Beto and Gaby” by Alma Flor Ada
Synopsis ---- Beto and Gaby anxiously wait for their relatives to arrive for Thanksgiving dinner and one by one they call to inform the family they will not be able to attend because of a great snowstorm. Suddenly, their grandmother appears with a group of elder friends who have nowhere to have dinner and the celebration becomes really special. Also contains an informative section on Thanksgiving Day.
ACTIVITY: The students will make a Thanksgiving craft



1:30 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “A Turkey for Thanksgiving” by Eve Bunting
Synopsis ---- Mr. and Mrs. Moose invite all their animal friends for Thanksgiving dinner and the only one missing is Turkey. When they set out to find him, Turkey is quaking with fear because he doesn't realize that his hosts want him at their table, not on it.
ACTIVITY: The students will make a Thanksgiving craft
 



4:00 PM
Galaxy Jewelry
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Learn how to make gemstones that look like the night sky. Afterwards learn how to set them into jewelry.


10:00 AM
Story Time - Thanksgiving is near!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  “Thanksgiving Treat” by Catherine Stock
There seems to be no place for the smallest child in a family’s preparations for Thanksgiving, until Grandpa steps in.
“One Is a Feast for Mouse” by Judy Cox
On Thanksgiving Day while everyone naps, Mouse spots one pea, a perfect feast, but he cannot help adding all the other fixings.
Craft – Native American whirligig



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Crochet Class
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  Do you like to keep your hands busy? Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? Come to our class as a beginner or someone who wants to learn a new stitch or two.  Please bring your own needles and yarn.  Remember, Christmas is coming!


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Crochet Class
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Do you like to keep your hands busy? Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? Come to our class as a beginner or someone who wants to learn a new stitch or two.  Please bring your own needles and yarn.  Remember, Christmas is coming!


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time: Thanksgiving
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0 - 2
Description:  Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes
Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is the time to give thanks.  Where do you begin to give thanks?  Thank you for the children that attend Lap Sit.



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Young Classic Book Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Discuss Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.
This beloved Newbery Medal–winning book is the first of five books in Patricia MacLachlan's chapter book series about the Witting family. Set in the late nineteenth century and told from young Anna's point of view, Sarah, Plain and Tall tells the story of how Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton comes from Maine to the prairie to answer Papa's advertisement for a wife and mother. Before Sarah arrives, Anna and her younger brother Caleb wait and wonder. Will Sarah be nice? Will she sing? Will she stay?
This children's literature classic is perfect for fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books, historical fiction, and timeless stories using rich and beautiful language. Sarah, Plain and Tall gently explores themes of abandonment, loss and love.  ~~Amazon.com~~

Selections are taken from Required Reading Lists and please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without prior notice.
 



3:00 PM
Ladies of High Tea
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  The Ladies of High Tea will read The Giving Quilt: An Elm Creek Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini.  Join us at 3PM on Thursday, November 21.  Please note that due to the Thanksgiving Holiday falling on the fourth Thursday we will be meeting a week earlier.
Summary:  At Elm Creek Manor, the week after Thanksgiving is “Quiltsgiving,” a time to commence a season of generosity. From near and far, quilters and aspiring quilters—a librarian, a teacher, a college student, and a quilt-shop clerk among them—gather for a special winter session of quilt camp, to make quilts for Project Linus. (In real life, Chiaverini has long been active in this charitable organization, dedicated to providing handmade quilts and blankets to children in need.)   Each quilter, ever mindful that many of her neighbors, friends, and family members are struggling through difficult times, uses her creative gifts to alleviate their collective burden. As the week unfolds, the quilters respond to Sylvia’s provocative question in ways as varied as the life experiences that drew them to Elm Creek Manor. Love and comfort are sewn into the warm, bright, beautiful quilts they stitch, and their stories collectively consider the strength of human connection and its rich rewards.   Featuring not only well-loved characters but also intriguing newcomers, The Giving Quilt will remind us all: Giving from the heart blesses the giver as much as the recipient, and while giving may not always be easy, it is always worthwhile.  ~~Amazon.com~~

Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice.



10:30 AM
Story Times: Funny School Adventures - Movie Day
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will watch Crazy Hair Day by Barney Saltzberg.  Stanley arrives at school excited to celebrate Crazy Hair Day, only to realize that he has mixed up the date with school Picture Day!  We will also watch How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?  Come along for a very unusual day at school as dinosaurs enjoy story time, show-and-tell, and recess!


2:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Anime & Manga Club
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  The Anime and Manga Club will meet once again before Thanksgiving Break and continue with our usual activities.


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Tai Chi at the Library
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  
Join us every Thursday afternoon, from November 21 to December 12, 2019, from 4pm to 5pm for four weeks of Tai Chi led by our friends at the Confucius Institute.  Tai Chi has been known to help participants to lose weight, build patience, balance the Ying and Yang, increase flexibility, build meditation, and relieve stress.



   Friday, November 22, 2019
10:00 AM
Preschool Storytime: National S.T.E.A.M Day
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran
The children in this story create a town out of sticks, sand, rocks, and boxes.  What could you use to build your own imagination town?
 
Activity: S.T.E.A.M. Activity (We will create a miniature city out of cardboard, popsicle sticks, tape, and washable markers.)
 



   Saturday, November 23, 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:  Description: Learn to play Chess. All ages and levels of players are welcome.
Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club



10:00 AM
Saturday Story Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: for ALL ages
Description:  Miss Mary will be doing Storytime on Saturday, November 16 and Saturday, November 23.  We’ll be reading Turkey/Thankful Stories.
No art activity. 



10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Lowder's Friends and Family Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Meets every Saturday 10AM to 1245PM (All children must be picked up by our 1PM closing time).  If you have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or if you have been looking for a place to play join us each Saturday.  All ages and levels are welcome!  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  If Chess Club is canceled we will post a sign on the Meeting Room door.


   Monday, November 25, 2019
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: for age three and up
Description:  We’ll observe a Pike Road Branch Library Thanksgiving tradition when we read Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper. Prepare to be amazed and amused by that master of disguise known as Turkey!


3:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: for age three and up
Description:  We’ll observe a Pike Road Branch Library Thanksgiving tradition when we read Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper. Prepare to be amazed and amused by that master of disguise known as Turkey!


10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great (Shea), but Goat isn’t quite convinced. Beekle the Unimaginary Friend (Santat) can’t find his person, until he does.


10:15 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  No Turkeys today, but we’re going to read about a Big Fat Hen (by Keith Baker).


5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Hang Out
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  We’ll honor Thanksgiving by sharing a few things we’re thankful for and starting a Gratitude Journal.


   Tuesday, November 26, 2019
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. All titles available on Hoopla Digital
 
Title: Assassin Nation Vol. 1
Writer/Artist:
Description:
The former World's Greatest Hitman hires the 20 best assassins in the world to be his bodyguards. These hired guns and murderers must work together to keep the new crime boss safe while attempting to solve the mystery of who's trying to off him. With the same laugh-until-you-cry spirit of action-comedies like Hot Fuzz, Tropic Thunder, and Deadpool, Assassin Nation is the bombastic, sidesplitting murder-fest you've been waiting for.
~Hoopla



10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great (Shea), but Goat isn’t quite convinced. Beekle the Unimaginary Friend (Santat) can’t find his person, until he does.


6:00 PM
Yoga @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Description: This course is an introduction to the ancient practice of Yoga.  Through a series of gentle Yoga Poses, participants will experience a sense of well-being and relaxation.  Comfortable, form-fitting, but stretchy clothing is recommended.  Participants of all levels of health, mobility, and flexibility are encouraged to attend as Yoga Poses can be adapted for comfort.
Presenter: Mrs. Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher, Instructor
 



10:15 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  Happy Holiday! You may eat Turkey this week, but Not This Turkey (by Jessica Steinberg).
Activity: Coloring Page



4:15 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  Happy Holiday! You may eat Turkey this week, but Not This Turkey (by Jessica Steinberg).
Activity: Coloring Page



10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  
Tuesdays @ 10am
November 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary Aged
Description:  Come join the fun as we build with Legos.  We will have a theme for our first meeting of the month, and the second meeting of the month will be devoted to free play.  Come see what you can create!


9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Free ESL Class
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  We will be offering a Free ESL Class Tuesdays, 930am-11am.  This will be taught in the Meeting Room.  Adults only please, as child care will not be available at this time.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Computer Class - Publisher IV (MS Office 2016)
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Students will learn how to create greeting cards and business cards.


   Wednesday, November 27, 2019
3:30 PM- 5:00 PM
Lego Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Lego fun every Wednesday!


11:00 AM
Book Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club.


10:00 AM
Storytimes
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz
A lonely, oddly-shaped pumpkin is sad that no one chose him for Halloween, but by Thanksgiving he has discovered where he belongs.
Activity:  Thanksgiving Craft



6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
No Homework Assistance
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children and Young Adults
Description:  We will not have Homework Assistance today due to Fall Break.


   Thursday, November 28, 2019
4:00 PM
Big Plans
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  NO MEETING - due to holiday schedule we will resume Jan 30

 



10:00 AM
No Story Time Today
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Happy Thanksgiving


10:00 AM
No Lap Sit Time Today!
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0 - 2
Description:  All the MCCPL locations will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day Holiday.  Please enjoy time with your family and friends.  The EL Lowder Staff would like to wish you a happy and safe holiday.


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Tai Chi at the Library
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  
Join us every Thursday afternoon, from November 21 to December 12, 2019, from 4pm to 5pm for four weeks of Tai Chi led by our friends at the Confucius Institute.  Tai Chi has been known to help participants to lose weight, build patience, balance the Ying and Yang, increase flexibility, build meditation, and relieve stress.



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Tai Chi at the Library
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  
Join us every Thursday afternoon, from November 21 to December 12, 2019, from 4pm to 5pm for four weeks of Tai Chi led by our friends at the Confucius Institute.  Tai Chi has been known to help participants to lose weight, build patience, balance the Ying and Yang, increase flexibility, build meditation, and relieve stress.



   Friday, November 29, 2019
10:00 AM
No Story Time: CLOSED for Thanksgiving Holidays. We wish you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving. Please enjoy this time with your family.
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  


   Saturday, November 30, 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:  Description: Learn to play Chess. All ages and levels of players are welcome.
Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club



10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Lowder's Friends and Family Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Meets every Saturday 10AM to 1245PM (All children must be picked up by our 1PM closing time).  If you have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or if you have been looking for a place to play join us each Saturday.  All ages and levels are welcome!  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  If Chess Club is canceled we will post a sign on the Meeting Room door.


   Monday, December 2, 2019
6:00 PM
After 5 Book Club
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Title: Crystal Clear: A Henry Adams Novella
Author: Jenkins, Beverly
Description:  “This novella, taking place after A Wish and a Prayer and before Heart of Gold, shares the inside story of fan-favorite, Crystal Chambers Brown’s adventures as a runaway.



10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  “Oh, gobble, gobble!” Turkey survived Thanksgiving, but lots of folks like to eat turkey for Christmas dinner, too. Can this master (not really) of disguise trick his way out of being the main course for two consecutive holidays? We’ll find out when we read Turkey Claus by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper.


3:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  “Oh, gobble, gobble!” Turkey survived Thanksgiving, but lots of folks like to eat turkey for Christmas dinner, too. Can this master (not really) of disguise trick his way out of being the main course for two consecutive holidays? We’ll find out when we read Turkey Claus by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper.


10:15 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  Let’s make those Trucks Go (by Steve Light).


10:00 AM
Story Time! - OPEN HOUSE
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We’ll have a very special visitor today. Can you guess who this seasonal favorite might be? I ho-ho-hope you’re right!


7:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Pajama Story Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: for ALL ages
Description:  Bring your favorite blanket and stuffed animal, and of course, wear your PJs! We’ll be reading a couple of relaxing books that will help us calm down after a busy day.

No art activity.



5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Hang Out
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Pajama Storytime starts in the main area at 7PM, so come read a book, entertain some children, and score some volunteer hours!


   Tuesday, December 3, 2019
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Zoobs & Cubes
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary Aged
Description:  Join us as we build with zoobs and cubes.  This is a fun, new way of building that fosters a creative sense of engineering and architecture.


5:00 PM- 5:45 PM
Homework Assistance
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary Aged & Teens
Description:  Do you need assistance with your assignments? Bring your materials so our tutors can help you with your understanding.  Our tutors will assist you with your reading, math, and English.  You must pre-register to attend these sessions, and tutors who are interested in assisting must pre-register, also.


10:15 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  The weather outside is cooling off, so let’s look forward to winter with Snow Day by Ezra Keats and Snowballs by Lois Ehlert!
Activity: Make a Snowman



10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Christmas is coming, but Elephant and Piggie know Waiting Isn’t Easy (Willems). What happened, When Santa Lost His Ho Ho Ho (Rader) and how did he get it back?


9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
ESL Class
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Free ESL classes are Tuesdays, 930AM-11AM.  This is being taught weekly in the Meeting Room.  Adults only please, as child care will not be available at this time.


1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
Diabetes Education Class
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Weekly Diabetes Education Classes are being held in the Meeting Room by the Southeast Diabetes Faith Initiative/The Balm in Gilead, Inc.  These classes are for those 18 years or older who have prediabetes or are at a high risk for prediabetes.  They are free and will be held every Tuesday afternoon 130PM-230PM.  Please see the flyer for more information.


2:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Dungeons & Dragons Club
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  The D&D Club will continue their adventures in the Forgotten Realms, working against the Cult of Dragons.


11:15 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: “What Could Be Keeping Santa? by Marilyn Janovitz
Synopsis: ---- Here is the perfect book for the night before the night before Christmas. Marilyn Janovitz's jolly, chant-aloud text and adorable illustrations present Santa's reindeer at their most endearing. As they scurry (to confirm that all the Christmas preparations have been made) and worry (what is keeping Santa?) they are like children everywhere -- bubbling with excitement and oh-so-eagerly anticipating Christmas.
ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft



   Wednesday, December 4, 2019
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Ukulele Jam
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Interested in playing the ukulele? Come meet like-minded adults who appreciate playing a musical instrument.  You can bring your own ukulele, or you can check one out from our library.  Playing a musical instrument is a great way to stimulate your mind!


3:30 PM- 5:30 PM
Special Event: Holiday Open House
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library host our annual Holiday Open House featuring crafts, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus! Grown-ups should bring their cameras for photo opportunities with Santa. This is a drop-in event so families may arrive any time between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.


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
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will have a very special visitor as part of our Open House celebrations. Come see Santa!


10:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Mouse Before Christmas by Michael Garland
On Christmas Eve, a little mouse decides to stay awake to see Santa and ends up taking a wild ride in Santa's sleigh before being returned home safe and sound.
Activity: Santa Claus Craft



6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Homework Assistance
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children and Young Adults
Description:  Everyone must fill out a new registration each school year that may be picked up at the Circulation Desk.  Textbooks, worksheets, and assignments must be brought to every session in order for students to receive assistance.  Likewise, if you would like to be a Homework Helper pick up an application at the Front Desk. 


1:00 PM- 2:00 PM
Medicare 101
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Are you about to go on Medicare?  Are you already on Medicare?  Are you confused about Medicare?  You don’t have to be, join us for Medicare 101 presented by Heathcare Resource Center on Wednesday afternoon, December 4, 2019 from 1PM to 2PM in the Meeting Room.
 
If you are unable to attend Wednesday afternoon December 4th, you will have two more chances to learn about the changes in Medicare.  Wednesday, December 11th, we will have two Medicare Workshops.  The first will be 930AM-1130AM and the second will be that evening 6PM-8PM.



9:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 6th Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Librarian’s Night Before Christmas” by David Davis
Synopsis: ---- A librarian who is busy shelving books on Christmas Eve is surprised to see Santa flying toward the library in his red bookmobile. Bringing wonderful gifts of new books, carpet, and more, Santa and his elves make the library as good as new.
ACTIVITY: Students will make a holiday craft



1:30 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Gingerbread Friends” by Jan Brett
Synopsis: ---- That popular little character is back looking for friends, in an adventure he'll never forget. Confident and cocky, the Gingerbread Baby happens upon a bakery, where he dances and prances in front of a sugar cookie girl, trying to make friends. But she just stares and doesn’t say a word, like all the other sweet treats he tries to meet.  Discouraged, the Gingerbread Baby runs home, chased by a long line of hungry creatures, where Mattie has a fantastic surprise for him? Gingerbread friends that fill a giant fold-out page. Irresistible images inside the confectionery and outside in the snowy Swiss countryside will delight Jan Brett fans.
ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft



   Thursday, December 5, 2019
10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Instructors: Library Staff              
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 a list of recommended materials.
Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator



10:00 AM
Story Time - Treat others as you would want them to treat you!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Three Little Pigs, by James Marshall
The story of three pigs who build three very different houses.

Hazel’s Amazing Mother, by Rosemary Wells
When Hazel and her doll, Eleanor, are attacked by bullies, Hazel’s mother comes to the rescue.

Craft – Pig craft
 



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Crochet Class
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Teens and Adults
Description:  Do you like to keep your hands busy? Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? Come to our class as a beginner or someone who wants to learn a new stitch or two.  Please bring your own needles and yarn.  Remember, Christmas is coming!


4:00 PM
Marbled Christmas Ornaments
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Make marbled Christmas ornaments using your favorite colors to decorate your Christmas tree this year. These ornaments are easy and fun to make.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time: Christmas Book
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0 - 2
Description:  Christmas with Peppa by Neville Astley
Peppa and George are out mailing their letter to Santa.  Papa Pig is getting the biggest tree, but cannot fit on the car.  Santa tells Peppa and George that if they do not go to bed that they will not get presents.  Do you go to bed early to see what Santa has left you?



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Tai Chi at the Library
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  
Join us every Thursday afternoon, from November 21 to December 12, 2019, from 4pm to 5pm for four weeks of Tai Chi led by our friends at the Confucius Institute.  Tai Chi has been known to help participants to lose weight, build patience, balance the Ying and Yang, increase flexibility, build meditation, and relieve stress.



10:30 AM
Story Times: Polar Bears
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear? by Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr. What will you hear when you read this book to a child? Lots of noise! Children will chant the rhythmic words. They'll make the sounds the animals make. And they'll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the book! We will also read Polar Opposites by Erik Brooks. Alex is a BIG polar bear. Zina is a tiny penguin. Alex lives in the Arctic. Zina lives in the Antarctic. Alex and Zina are polar opposites! They live on opposite sides of the world. Their personalities are very different, too. But they find a way to meet in the middle. We will have a craft.


2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Anime & Manga Club
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  The Anime and Manga Club will meet once again for games, Japanese learning, and anime. We will gather ideas/suggestions for next year’s anime club meetings.


9:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Librarian’s night before Christmas” by David Davis
Synopsis: ---- A librarian who is busy shelving books on Christmas Eve is surprised to see Santa flying toward the library in his red bookmobile. Bringing wonderful gifts of new books, carpet, and more, Santa and his elves make the library as good as new.
ACTIVITY: Students will make a holiday craft



1:30 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Librarian’s night before Christmas” by David Davis
Synopsis: ---- A librarian who is busy shelving books on Christmas Eve is surprised to see Santa flying toward the library in his red bookmobile. Bringing wonderful gifts of new books, carpet, and more, Santa and his elves make the library as good as new.
ACTIVITY: Students will make a holiday craft



   Friday, December 6, 2019
10:00 AM
Preschool Storytime: Holiday Open House
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Happy Birthday Alabama! Mr. Tommy Johns will be here to present a program called What’s So Great About Alabama?
He will be bringing his sidekick Roosevelt Rat who is a hilarious Possum named Petey that will have the children at the library excited about their state and the books that tell us all about Alabama!
 
Mrs. Claus will make an appearance, so if any of the
children would like their picture taken with her.  If Santa is not too busy at the North Pole, he may join us as well.
 
Activity:
Enjoy the puppetry, magic, and fun storytelling with the award winning performer Mr. Tommy Johns.



   Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Saturday Morning Chess @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Learn to play Chess. All ages and levels of players are welcome.
Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club



10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Lowder's Friends and Family Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Meets every Saturday 10AM to 1245PM (All children must be picked up by our 1PM closing time).  If you have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or if you have been looking for a place to play join us each Saturday.  All ages and levels are welcome!  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  If Chess Club is canceled we will post a sign on the Meeting Room door.


   Monday, December 9, 2019
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Ukulele Class
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 6 and up
Description:  This class is geared toward all individuals ages 6 through adult seniors who wish to learn to play a ukulele.  You may bring your own ukulele, or you may check one out from our library.  Learning to play a musical instrument is a great way to stimulate your mind!


10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  Sometimes even the big guy from the North Pole needs a little help taking care of all that needs to be done during the Christmas season. Sure, he has all those elves, but sometimes a duck is the right fowl for the job. We will see how that works out in Santa Duck by David Milgrim.


3:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  Sometimes even the big guy from the North Pole needs a little help taking care of all that needs to be done during the Christmas season. Sure, he has all those elves, but sometimes a duck is the right fowl for the job. We will see how that works out in Santa Duck by David Milgrim.


10:15 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  It’s time for Toddler Time which means Everywhere Babies (by Susan Meyers).


10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We’re all excited about our new toys, but especially Piggie in I Love My New Toy (Willems). The holidays are tough for everyone, but be especially careful about Llama Llama Holiday Drama (Dewdney)!


3:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Computer Science Education Week
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  CS Education Week is December 9-15, 2019.  The theme is Code Your Hero. On Monday, December 9th we will be celebrating with a special workshop from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM using the program SCRATCH.  We will design a game using the hero that you have created.


5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Hang Out
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Casual hangout day.


   Tuesday, December 10, 2019
10:00 AM
Holiday Open House and the Sound of Music
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Performers will play Christmas Carols using a hammered dulcimer which is a percussion instrument and stringed instrument with the strings typically stretched over a trapezoidal sounding board in which the strings are beaten with small hammers.
Presenter: Montgomery Dulcimer Society, Mrs. Pamela Robinson, Director



6:00 PM
Yoga @ the Library
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: Mrs. Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher, Instructor



5:00 PM- 5:45 PM
Homework Assistance
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary Aged & Teens
Description:  Do you need assistance with your assignments? Bring your materials so our tutors can help you with your understanding.  Our tutors will assist you with your reading, math, and English.  You must pre-register to attend these sessions, and tutors who are interested in assisting must pre-register, also.


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary Aged
Description:  Come join the fun as we build with Legos.  We will have a theme for this meeting which will be to make something that reminds you of Christmas. Come see what you can create!


10:15 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  What do animals do in winter to stay warm? We’ll find out in Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming and Under the Snow by Melissa Stewart.
Actvity: Snowflakes



10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We’re all excited about our new toys, but especially Piggie in I Love My New Toy (Willems). The holidays are tough for everyone, but be especially careful about Llama Llama Holiday Drama (Dewdney)!


9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
ESL Class
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Free ESL classes are Tuesdays, 930AM-11AM.  This is being taught weekly in the Meeting Room.  Adults only please, as child care will not be available at this time.


1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
Diabetes Education Class
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Weekly Diabetes Education Classes are being held in the Meeting Room by the Southeast Diabetes Faith Initiative/The Balm in Gilead, Inc.  These classes are for those 18 years or older who have prediabetes or are at a high risk for prediabetes.  They are free and will be held every Tuesday afternoon 130PM-230PM.  Please see the flyer for more information.


10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 5th Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Librarian’s night before Christmas” by David Davis
Synopsis: ---- A librarian who is busy shelving books on Christmas Eve is surprised to see Santa flying toward the library in his red bookmobile. Bringing wonderful gifts of new books, carpet, and more, Santa and his elves make the library as good as new.
ACTIVITY: Students will make a holiday craft



1:00 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: “The Smallest Gift of Christmas” by Peter H. Reynolds
Synopsis: ---- Roland can’t wait for Christmas Day, and when the morning finally arrives he races downstairs to see what is waiting for him. What he sees stops him in his tracks. Could that tiny present really be what he had waited all year for? It has to be the smallest gift he has ever seen! So Roland wishes for something bigger . . . and bigger . . . and bigger. But he’s still convinced there must be a bigger gift somewhere in the universe. Will he know it when he sees it?
ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft



   Wednesday, December 11, 2019
10:00 AM
Adult Program
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  The Dulcimer’s will be playing your favorite holiday music during our Christmas Open House celebration.  Come hear them play and sing along if you wish.  Then, join us in the Conference Room to meet the musicians and have some refreshments.


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.


4:00 PM
An Hour of Code for Teens
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  This activity is to recognize Computer Science Education Week. We will make an App using Thunkable. We will start at 4:00, rsvp to 271-7005. There is a limit of eight students ages 13 and up (students may bring a mobile device so that they may download their app to take with them).


11:00 AM
Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
Second Wednesday
Title: Creola’s Moonbeam   
Author: Milam McGraw Propst
Description:
Honey Newberry, a successful Atlanta writer, has been hit by a double whammy: Writer’s bock and the middle-age crazies. She heads for the Gulf beaches of Florida, determined to spend the summer getting her groove back. There she finds unexpected inspiration from a joyful neighbor - the mysterious and flamboyant Beatrice - whose zest for life reminds Honey of another wise woman - Creola Moon.
.~Dust jacket



10:00 AM
Storytime - Read A Book Day Celebration!
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Read A Book Day Celebration!
Come join us in celebrating Read-A-Book Day by Making Christmas Slime!!!



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Gamer's Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children and Young Adults
Description:  It is preferred that everyone pre-register at Lowder’s Circulation Desk at least 24 hours in advance to play.  Parents/Guardians must stay in the Main Area during play time.  Participants are welcome to bring their own controllers and games (E, E10, or T only) if you want to play them on the big screen!  Or participants can just play ours!


6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Homework Assistance
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children and Young Adults
Description:  Everyone must fill out a new registration each school year that may be picked up at the Circulation Desk.  Textbooks, worksheets, and assignments must be brought to every session in order for students to receive assistance.  Likewise, if you would like to be a Homework Helper pick up an application at the Front Desk. 


6:30 PM
The Great American Read Book Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  
Lowder Regional Library is happy to announce that we are beginning a new Book Club—The Great American Read Book Club! We will meet the second Wednesday of the month at 630PM. Join us in the reserved tables in the Main Area. We will discuss the novel Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. 
     An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind’s most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them—for a price. Until something goes wrong. . . .    ~~Amazon.com~~



9:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Medicare 101
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Are you about to go on Medicare?  Are you already on Medicare?  Are you confused about Medicare?  You don’t have to be, join us for Medicare 101 presented by Heathcare Resource Center in the Meeting Room.
 
Wednesday, December 11th, we will have two Medicare Workshops.  The first will be 930AM-1130AM and the second will be that evening 6PM-8PM.



6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Medicare 101
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Are you about to go on Medicare?  Are you already on Medicare?  Are you confused about Medicare?  You don’t have to be, join us for Medicare 101 presented by Heathcare Resource Center in the Meeting Room.
 
Wednesday, December 11th, we will have two Medicare Workshops.  The first will be 930AM-1130AM and the second will be that evening 6PM-8PM.



12:30 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 4th Grade
Description:  BOOK: “The Oldest Elf” by James Stevenson
Synopsis: ---- There is so little interest in the old-fashioned toys made by Elywn, the oldest elf in Santa's workshop, that Santa's sleigh leaves without them. Blitzen, who tells Elywn what happened, is too old to go dashing through the snow, and been replaced by a doe named Josephine. With wit and ingenuity, the author/ artist solves the problem and adds a fresh touch to this original Christmas story.
ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft



   Thursday, December 12, 2019
10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Instructors: Library Staff              
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 a list of recommended materials.
Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator



10:00 AM
Story Time - It's good to pass on acts of kindness!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Wolf’s Favor, by Fulvio Testa
By doing a simple favor for Porcupine, Wolf sets off an unnatural chain of good deeds from stronger animals to weaker ones.

Time to Get Out, by Fulvio Testa
While taking a bath, Nick imagines he is a captain on an expedition.

Craft – Wolf craft



3:00 PM
Southern Charms Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Today we will be discussing “Look For Me”, by Lisa Gardner.  This is a story of a girl who goes missing after her entire family is gunned down in their home.  Is Roxanne involved? Two detectives are determined to find the answer.  Then, we will receive our book for January titled, “Pretty Girls”, by Karin Slaughter.  This is the story of two very different sisters who are still recovering from the death of their other sister, and the shocking murder of one of the sister’s husband.  Are these two incidents connected? Will the answers ever be unfolded? 


4:00 PM
Holiday Open House
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Celebrate a special Holiday themed program with us on Thursday, December 12th. The program will feature Christmas themed books and songs. Everyone will be able to decorate their own sugar cookie as a snack and a craft.


4:00 PM
Snowman Mason Jar
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  You don’t need snow to make a cute snowman! This holiday mason jar craft doubles as an ornament, holiday decoration, or glowing luminary.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time: Christmas Books
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0 - 2
Description:  Teeny Tiny Santa by Rachel Matson
The teeny tiny fox thought that he would miss out on Christmas because he was so small.  Do you think he was forgotten?



5:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Make "Your" Space
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Make "Your" Space is a S.T.E.A.M. program for Young Adults.  We will be focusing on making things and learning how it works through science, engineering, art, and math.  People of all ages are invited to participate or observe; however, children under 14 must have an adult present to assist them with their projects.  This month’s project will be making the Grinch’s heart grow!  Just like the classic story, we’ll try to make the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes this day!  


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Tai Chi at the Library
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  
Join us every Thursday afternoon, from November 21 to December 12, 2019, from 4pm to 5pm for four weeks of Tai Chi led by our friends at the Confucius Institute.  Tai Chi has been known to help participants to lose weight, build patience, balance the Ying and Yang, increase flexibility, build meditation, and relieve stress.



10:30 AM
Story Times: Saving Christmas
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean.  When Santa falls ill and Christmas may have to be canceled, Pete the Cat comes to the rescue.  We will also read The Last Christmas Present by Matt Novak.  One of Santa’s elves sets out on an adventurous journey to deliver a present that was accidentally left behind.  We will have a craft.


3:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Girls Who Code Interest Meeting
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  Morgan Library has been approved for Girls Who Code for 2019-2020 School Year. Girls Who Code is a club that creates a fun, supportive community where girls grow friendships and use code to build coding projects that they care about. Come to the meeting to learn more about coding projects such as video games, apps, and websites!


9:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Mrs. Claus Takes A Vacation” by: Linas Alsenas
Synopsis: ---- Mrs. Claus needs to get out of the house. The endless snow at the North Pole is getting her down. And she doesn't see why her husband should get all the travel time in the family. So she hitches up the reindeer and takes a world tour--leaving Santa to take care of himself (and the remaining reindeer) for the first time in a long time. Mrs. Claus loves traveling the globe . . . but she also misses Santa as much as Santa misses her. Will she be home in time for Christmas?
ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft



1:30 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Mother Hubbard’s Christmas” by: John O’Brien
Synopsis: ---- Poor Mother Hubbard. Her cupboard is bare. She can't give her dog anything to eat. But while Mother Hubbard tries to get ready for Christmas, her silly dog does all sorts of strange and funny things. Will Mother Hubbard have a merry Christmas? Only her dog knows for sure.
ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft



   Friday, December 13, 2019
3:00 PM
Curious Genre Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  “All the Single Ladies” by Dorothea Benton Frank
Few writers capture the complexities, pain, and joy of relationships—between friends, family members, husbands and wives, or lovers—as beloved New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank. In this charming, evocative, soul-touching novel, she once again takes us deep into the heart of the magical Lowcountry where three amazing middle-aged women are bonded by another amazing woman’s death.

Through their shared loss they forge a deep friendship, asking critical questions. Who was their friend and what did her life mean? Are they living the lives they imagined for themselves? Will they ever be able to afford to retire? How will they maximize their happiness? Security? Health? And ultimately, their own legacies?
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23215447-all-the-single-ladies?from_search=true



10:00 AM
Preschool Storytime: Christmas Stories
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Librarian’s Night Before Christmas by David Davis
The librarian gets a strange phone call from the North Pole.  The next thing she sees is Santa driving what looks like a Book Mobile.  He reads stories to the children and brings books to fill the library shelves.   

Bear Stays Up for Christmas by: Karma Wilson
Bear usually hibernates in the winter time and misses Christmas each year.  This year he decides to stay up for Christmas.  Do you think that he will stay awake long enough to meet Santa?
Activity: Christmas Ornament



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Chinese Culture Class
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Confucius Institute will be visiting us from 4PM to 5PM on Friday, December 13th for our monthly Chinese Culture Class.  This month we will be making Chinese New Year’s Decorations.  Join us to learn how to make some beautiful trimmings to ring in the New Year!


9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
PINTLALA'S ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE/READ-A-BOOK-DAY
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  PINTLALA’S ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE/READ-A-BOOK-DAY


   Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Lowder's Friends and Family Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Meets every Saturday 10AM to 1245PM (All children must be picked up by our 1PM closing time).  If you have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or if you have been looking for a place to play join us each Saturday.  All ages and levels are welcome!  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  If Chess Club is canceled we will post a sign on the Meeting Room door.


   Monday, December 16, 2019
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  It’s almost here! Are you excited? You are probably not as excited as the little bear in Is It Christmas Yet? by Jane Chapman. He won’t stop asking Big Bear a certain question. You can probably guess what that question is by reading the title of the book.


3:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  It’s almost here! Are you excited? You are probably not as excited as the little bear in Is It Christmas Yet? by Jane Chapman. He won’t stop asking Big Bear a certain question. You can probably guess what that question is by reading the title of the book.


10:15 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  The likelihood of seeing snow this year is low, so let’s enjoy Best in Snow by April Pulley Sayre.


10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Twas the Night Before Christmas (Moore/Pinkney) is a classic, we can’t leave before the holidays without a reading of this poem. For something a little less traditional we’ll read Santa Claus and the Three Bears (Modugno).


5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Hang Out
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Acting workshop with Java Moody, co-founder of 321 Films!  Join us for a fast-paced one hour training block designed for both the newcomer and experienced actor.  We will build upon foundational acting skills such as improve, focus, and listening.  Come laugh with us, have fun, and learn something new.  Registration forms may be picked up at the circulation desk after November 8th.


   Tuesday, December 17, 2019
5:00 PM- 5:45 PM
Homework Assistance
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary Aged & Teens
Description:  Do you need assistance with your assignments? Bring your materials so our tutors can help you with your understanding.  Our tutors will assist you with your reading, math, and English.  You must pre-register to attend these sessions, and tutors who are interested in assisting must pre-register, also.


4:00 PM
Tinkering Table/STEM Program
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary Aged
Description:  Melting Snowmen, we will create snowmen and then watch them melt using a chemical reaction. RSVP (271-7005) to make sure we have adequate supplies.


10:15 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  It’s time for a Pigeon Palooza today! We’re diving into Mo Willems Pigeon books today for an action packed Story Time.
Activity: Pigeon Puppet



10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Twas the Night Before Christmas (Moore/Pinkney) is a classic, we can’t leave before the holidays without a reading of this poem. For something a little less traditional we’ll read Santa Claus and the Three Bears (Modugno).


9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
ESL Class
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Free ESL classes are Tuesdays, 930AM-11AM.  This is being taught weekly in the Meeting Room.  Adults only please, as child care will not be available at this time.


1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
Diabetes Education Class
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Weekly Diabetes Education Classes are being held in the Meeting Room by the Southeast Diabetes Faith Initiative/The Balm in Gilead, Inc.  These classes are for those 18 years or older who have prediabetes or are at a high risk for prediabetes.  They are free and will be held every Tuesday afternoon 130PM-230PM.  Please see the flyer for more information.


2:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Dungeons & Dragons Club
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  The D&D Club will continue their adventures in the Forgotten Realms, working against the Cult of Dragons.


11:15 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: “Llama Llama Holiday Drama” by Anna Dewdney
Synopsis: ---- Llama Llama holidays. Jingle music. Lights ablaze. How long till that special date? Llama Llama has to wait. If there's one thing Llama Llama doesn't like, it's waiting. He and Mama Llama rush around, shopping for presents, baking cookies, decorating the tree . . . but how long is it until Christmas? Will it ever come? Finally, Llama Llama just can't wait anymore! It takes a cuddle from Mama Llama to remind him that "Gifts are nice, but there's another: The true gift is, we have each other."
ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft



   Wednesday, December 18, 2019
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
Storytime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Is It Christmas Yet?
While waiting impatiently for the big day to arrive, Teddy tries to help Big Bear with Christmas preparations.
Activity: Christmas Coloring Sheet



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Lego League
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children and Young Adults
Description:  Participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play. All participants must have a guardian inside the building during construction time. Registration is preferred at least 24 hours in advance, and can be done at the Circulation Desk.  To celebrate the Holiday Season we will be building our favorite Holiday Decorations.


6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Homework Assistance
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children and Young Adults
Description:  Everyone must fill out a new registration each school year that may be picked up at the Circulation Desk.  Textbooks, worksheets, and assignments must be brought to every session in order for students to receive assistance.  Likewise, if you would like to be a Homework Helper pick up an application at the Front Desk. 


   Thursday, December 19, 2019
4:00 PM
Young Classic Book Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Discuss The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss.
The Robinsons leave their home in Switzerland planning to settle half a world away. But things do not turn out as they had expected. The sole survivors of a terrible shipwreck, they wash ashore to learn that the danger has only begun. Their new world will test their courage, cleverness, endurance, and faith as they struggle to survive and create a civilization of their own in the wilderness.   ~~goodreads.com~~
 
Selections are taken from Required Reading Lists and please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without prior notice.



10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Instructors: Library Staff              
All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.



10:00 AM
Story Time - Christmas is near!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Bless You Santa!, by Julie Sykes
Santa has caught a cold.  Will he be able to deliver the presents this year?

Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight?, by Jerry Palotta & David Biedrzycki
Santa needs to find someone to guide his sleigh on Christmas Eve.

Craft – Reindeer craft



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Crochet Class
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Teens and Adults
Description:  Do you like to keep your hands busy? Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? Come to our class as a beginner or someone who wants to learn a new stitch or two.  Please bring your own needles and yarn.  Remember, Christmas is coming!


2:30 PM
STEAM'ed SPECIAL DAY
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: 1st Grade and Up
Description:  **REGISTRATION REQUIRED**
Alabama doesn’t get much snow, so let’s make our own! Try out a few different kinds of fake snow, decide what’s best, and, of course, we’ll be destroying them too!



4:30 PM
STEAM'ed SPECIAL DAY
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: 1st Grade and Up
Description:  **REGISTRATION REQUIRED**
Alabama doesn’t get much snow, so let’s make our own! Try out a few different kinds of fake snow, decide what’s best, and, of course, we’ll be destroying them too!



4:00 PM
3D Paper Snowflakes
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Learn how to make ornate looking yet easy to make snowflakes out of paper to decorate your home for the holidays.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time: Christmas Books
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0 - 2
Description:  Santa Duck and His Merry Helpers by David Milgrim
Nicholas Duck is dressed up in his Santa outfit going around asking all the animals what they want for Christmas.  His brothers and sister wants to join in all the fun.  Do you think that they are helpful or do they get in the way?



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Tai Chi at the Library
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  
Join us every Thursday afternoon, from November 21 to December 12, 2019, from 4pm to 5pm for four weeks of Tai Chi led by our friends at the Confucius Institute.  Tai Chi has been known to help participants to lose weight, build patience, balance the Ying and Yang, increase flexibility, build meditation, and relieve stress.



10:30 AM
Story Times: Winter Wonderland
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read Winter is for Snow by Robert Neubecke. In a rambunctious ode to everything winter, two siblings explore a snowy wonderland…and end up in the cozy warmth of family. Winter is for snowball fights, for sledding down the hills. Winter is for skating rinks and speedy, chilly thrills. We will also read Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak. As leaves fall from their trees, animals huddle against the cold, and frost creeps across windows, everyone knows―winter is on its way! Join a brother and sister as they explore nature and take a stroll through their twinkling town, greeting all the signs of the coming season. We will have a craft.


2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Anime & Manga Club
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  The Anime and Manga Club will meet one last time before Christmas Break and celebrate the Holidays with special episodes of selected anime!


   Friday, December 20, 2019
2:00 PM- 5:30 PM
OPEN HOUSE - Christmas Movie Friday & Until we take the tree down
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Christmas Movie Friday
Third Friday, December 20 @ 2:00pm til 5:30pm
Join 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. Call to ask what movie we’re showing or to suggest a title.
**Snacks and drinks available until gone
 
Until we take the tree down
Description: Help us decorate our tree this year by making an ornament. A template will be supplied with some supplies. Feel free to bring your own! There’s enough to make and take one for your tree at home as well!



10:00 AM
Preschool Storytime: Polar Express Day
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Christmas is coming and it is time to pick up the children to meet Santa.  Will you be the one that Santa picks to receive the special present?  If you believe you can hear the sound of Christmas, but if you do not you will not hear the sound.

 Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney
Baby Llama is becoming impatient because Christmas is not coming quick enough to suit him.  Mama Llama reminds Baby Llama that the best gift is being with each other.  Do you enjoy spending time with your family at Christmas?
Activity: Christmas Ornament



2:30 PM
YA Holiday Party
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  The YA Department will be having a little get together for our teens before Christmas Break. Activities will include cookie decorating, holiday crafts, card games, and a special showing of the movie Home Alone.


   Saturday, December 21, 2019
10:00 AM
Super Saturday Story Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: for ALL ages
Description:  Miss Mary will be doing Storytime on Saturday, December 21 and Saturday, December 28, 2019.  We’ll be reading Snowman Stories.

No art activity.



10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Lowder's Friends and Family Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Meets every Saturday 10AM to 1245PM (All children must be picked up by our 1PM closing time).  If you have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or if you have been looking for a place to play join us each Saturday.  All ages and levels are welcome!  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  If Chess Club is canceled we will post a sign on the Meeting Room door.


   Monday, December 23, 2019
10:15 AM
No Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  No Toddler Time


5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Hang Out
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Casual hangout day.


   Tuesday, December 24, 2019
10:15 AM
Library Closed. No Story Time.
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  Library Closed. No Story Time.


10:00 AM
Closed for Holidays
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience:
Description:  Closed for Holidays


9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
No ESL Class
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  No class today. Library closed.


1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
No Diabetes Education Class
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Library closed.


   Wednesday, December 25, 2019
10:00 AM
Closed for Holidays
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience:
Description:  Closed for Holidays


6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
No Homework Assistance
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children and Young Adults
Description:  We will not have Homework Assistance today due to Holiday Break.


   Thursday, December 26, 2019
3:00 PM
Ladies of High Tea
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  The Ladies of High Tea currently meets the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM. However, due to changes beyond our control, we are going to have to reschedule our regular time. If you miss the November meeting, please call Lowder in the beginning of the month of December for new day and time. Our book will be The Ghost of Christmas Past:   Molly Murphy Mystery by Rhys Bowen. 
Semi-retired private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan is suffering from depression after a miscarriage following her adventure in San Francisco during the earthquake of 1906. She and her husband, Daniel, are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the Hudson, and they gratefully accept, expecting a peaceful and relaxing holiday season.
Not long after they arrive, however, they start to feel the tension in the house’s atmosphere. Then they learn that the host couple's young daughter wandered out into the snow ten years ago and was never seen again. Molly can identify with the mother's pain at never knowing what happened to her child and wants to help, but there is so little to go on. No ransom note. No body ever found. But Molly slowly begins to suspect that the occupants of the house know more than they are letting on.
Then, on Christmas Eve, there is a knock at the door and a young girl stands there. "I'm Charlotte," she says. "I've come home."
~~Amazon.com~~
 
Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice.



10:00 AM
No Story Time Today
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  I hope all of you are having a wonderful holiday!


4:00 PM
Big Plans
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  NO MEETING - due to holiday schedule we will resume Jan 30
 



4:00 PM
Battle of the Builders
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Participants are divided up into teams to see who can build the highest freestanding tower out of straws and tape. A great test of team work.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time: Stay and Play Day
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0 - 2
Description:  Today will just be a stay and play day.  Come spend an hour getting to know the other parents and the children can socialize and play with the toys.


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Tai Chi at the Library
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  
Join us every Thursday afternoon, from November 21 to December 12, 2019, from 4pm to 5pm for four weeks of Tai Chi led by our friends at the Confucius Institute.  Tai Chi has been known to help participants to lose weight, build patience, balance the Ying and Yang, increase flexibility, build meditation, and relieve stress.



   Friday, December 27, 2019
10:00 AM
Preschool Storytime: Holiday Movie Day
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Hint: 
How can Santa deliver so many presents to everyone all over the world in just one night?  Santa is now using this combat-style Field of Elves and state-of-the-art control center under the ice of the North Pole!  How does one child get left out?  Arthur is Santa’s young son and he feels that is a threat that will end the magic of Christmas.  Arthur sets off to ride with Grand-Santa, a rebellious young elf, an old sleigh with untrained reindeer to deliver the last present.  Does he make it in time to save the magic of Christmas? 
Activity: Bring your own popcorn/snack, blanket/towel, and a drink with a lid on it.



   Saturday, December 28, 2019
10:00 AM
Super Saturday Story Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: for ALL ages
Description:  Miss Mary will be doing Storytime on Saturday, December 21 and Saturday, December 28, 2019.  We’ll be reading Snowman Stories.

No art activity.



10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Lowder's Friends and Family Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Meets every Saturday 10AM to 1245PM (All children must be picked up by our 1PM closing time).  If you have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or if you have been looking for a place to play join us each Saturday.  All ages and levels are welcome!  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  If Chess Club is canceled we will post a sign on the Meeting Room door.


   Monday, December 30, 2019
10:15 AM
No Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  No Toddler Time


10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Hattie and the Fox (Fox), Hattie thinks she sees a fox, Goodness Gracious! This is Not My Hat (Klassen)! Well then whose is it?!


5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Hang Out
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  The holidays aren’t over yet!  We’re hanging onto the end of the season by showing one last holiday movie before the New Year.


   Tuesday, December 31, 2019
10:15 AM
No Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  No Story Time.


6:30 PM
Novel Colors **NEW DAY**
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. All titles available on Hoopla Digital
 
It’s the New Year, so we’ll just meet and greet tonight. Talk about the books we loved this year



10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Hattie and the Fox (Fox), Hattie thinks she sees a fox, Goodness Gracious! This is Not My Hat (Klassen)! Well then whose is it?!


9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
ESL Class
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Free ESL classes are Tuesdays, 930AM-11AM.  This is being taught weekly in the Meeting Room.  Adults only please, as child care will not be available at this time.


1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
Diabetes Education Class
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Weekly Diabetes Education Classes are being held in the Meeting Room by the Southeast Diabetes Faith Initiative/The Balm in Gilead, Inc.  These classes are for those 18 years or older who have prediabetes or are at a high risk for prediabetes.  They are free and will be held every Tuesday afternoon 130PM-230PM.  Please see the flyer for more information.


   Wednesday, January 1, 2020
6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
No Homework Assistance
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children and Young Adults
Description:  We will not have Homework Assistance today due to Holiday Break.