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   Monday, February 19, 2018
10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  There will be no Storybook Times today because the library will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day


4:30 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  There will be no Storybook Times today because the library will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day


   Tuesday, February 20, 2018
4:00 PM
The Tinkering Table
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: 4th Grade+
Description:  
Come join us as we help develop your creative abilities.  Once a month, on the third Tuesday of the month, we will have an activity that will enhance the arts or encourage your engineering skills by providing math and science projects.  This program is geared specifically for boys and girls fourth grade and up.
*Today we will receive our cars that we painted in January.  Then, we will explore how fast these cars can travel and how we can enable them to travel even faster.
 



10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  February 20th: Join for a story time all about feelings where we'll read Happy Hippo, Angry Duck by Sandra Boyton and learn about the many different feelings one can have in My Heart is a Zoo by Michael Hall. The craft activity will be a color sheet.
 



5:00 PM
Homework Assistance
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Grades 1-12
Description:  
Our tutors offer assistance in Math, English, and Reading.  Students in grades 1 – 12 are invited.  Please bring your own materials and homework, or the lesson you will need assistance with.  Registration is required of students, and adults who are interested in tutoring are invited to assist, with pre-registration required.
 



10:00 AM
Computer Class for Seniors
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Today we will be concentrating on Windows 10.
 



10:00 AM
What are the Olympic Games?
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The children will enjoy viewing a video,  “The 2018 Winter  Olympics”, then Ms. Anita will read them the stories Dream Big,Little Pig and  Pearl’s New Skates. After that, the children will do a craft activity.
 



2:00 PM
Scrabble Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Come over to Bertha Williams Library and play Scrabble with us. We have plenty of dictionaries for you to brush up on your vocabulary and the Jumble in the Montgomery Advertiser is helpful too! See how sharp your Scrabble skills are against the librarians or just play for fun!


10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Tricksters are important in every culture, but there’s no trickster like Anansi the Spider! First we’ll hear about how Anansi Does the Impossible (Aardema) so he can bring down stories from the sky god. Then we’ll enjoy his antics as he plays tricks on his friends in Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock (Kimmel).


11:15 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: Storytime Stretchers: “The Dramatic Diagnosis of Doctor Drake” by Naomi Baltuck
Synopsis ---- Kids appreciate the humor in this snappy, quirky little ode to the sardine. They also love to shout, and in this call and response song, they have plenty of opportunity to do just that.
ACTIVITY: Song and Dance
 



   Wednesday, February 21, 2018
10:00 AM
Coliseum Adult Program. Black History Month
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  
Today we welcome Dr. Daniel Haulman, author, who wrote Eleven Myths About the Tuskegee Airmen.  Come learn more about these amazing airmen who sacrificed their lives to help keep America free.
 
 



5:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:   

Celebrating Garrett A. Morgan
Making Traffic Light Snacks
 



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.


1:45 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Before John was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane” by Carole Boston Weatherford
Synopsis ---- Young John Coltrane was all ears. And there was a lot to hear growing up in the South in the 1930s: preachers praying, music on the radio, the bustling of the household. These vivid noises shaped John's own sound as a musician. Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls have composed an amazingly rich hymn to the childhood of jazz legend John Coltrane.
ACTIVITY: Music, Music, Music, Music



   Thursday, February 22, 2018
3:00 PM
The Ladies of High Tea
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  In February 2018 the Ladies will read Chocolate Covered Murder by Leslie Meier.  Join us on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018!
 
It's frigid in snow-covered Tinker's Cove, and Lucy is fighting the winter blues--and her widening waistline. No one in their right mind would vacation in Maine this time of year, but to boost the economy, the town is launching a travel promotion for Valentine's Day. As a reporter for the Pennysaver, Lucy is assigned a puff piece on upscale Chanticleer's Chocolates, and its deliciously handsome owner, Trey Meacham.

Soon Lucy discovers there's another tantalizing tart behind the counter. Sultry store manager Tamzin Graves is only too eager to serve her male customers. Leaving a throng of jealous women in her wake, it's almost no surprise when Tamzin turns up dead, her body covered in chocolate. . .

Could a bitter ex-wife be behind the crimes? Or a candy shop competitor? There's no sugar-coating the truth, and as Lucy closes in on the culprit, she may find herself locked in the clutches of a half-baked killer. . .
~~Amazon.com~~
 
Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice.
 



10:00 AM
Do you like alligators?
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:   Guji Guji, by Chick-Yuan Chen
 A duck adopts an egg only to find that it is an alligator egg.
 But I Am an Alligator, by Lauren Child
Lola love dressing up in her alligator costume and she says she is never taking it off.
                 Craft – Alligator craft



3:00 PM
Curious Genre Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  
“Believing the Lie” by Elizabeth George
Inspector Thomas Lynley is mystified when he's sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request of the man's uncle, the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough. The death has been ruled an accidental drowning, and nothing on the surface indicates otherwise. But when Lynley enlists the help of his friends Simon and Deborah St. James, the trio's digging soon reveals that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets, lies, and motives.
 



10:00 AM
Lap Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Touch and Feel: Bedtime by: DK Publishing
Touch and feel through items used for bedtime.  Example: “Tickle Teddy’s furry feet.”  What does Teddy’s feet feel like to you?
 
 



3:30 PM
Paper Cuts
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:  We will upcycle old magazines into different things including: bowls, coasters and, if you dare, furniture. All ages welcome.
 



10:00 AM
Genealogical Research Ancestry Library Edition
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition
Each Thursday from 10:00 – 12:00, you can register for an appointment with our volunteer.  She will guide you in how to get started with Ancestry or your next steps.  You must pre-register to assure our volunteer will be available to assist.
271-7005
 



   Friday, February 23, 2018
10:15 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  The Wolf Who Cried Boy  by: Bob Hartman
Little Wolf was tired of eating the same old meal all the time.  He wondered why they never ate boy.  His dad told him that long ago that they did and that if he ever saw a boy that they would eat him.  The Little Wolf claims to see a boy several times and the boy even comes into their cave.  Do to Little Wolf lying his parents no longer believe him.  Have you ever told a lie?
 
Don’t Tell Lies, Lucy!  A cautionary tale by: Phil Roxbee Cox
Lucy tears her shirt and she tells her mother that she was kidnapped by pirates.  Lucy makes a big splash in the bathtub and she tells her Auntie Bea that an elephant did it.  Now have you ever told a story to get yourself out of trouble?
 
Activity: Read a book with your child
 
 



   Monday, February 26, 2018
10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Groovy Joe loves to sing and to share. We’ll groove along to two Groovy Joe books when we read Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs and Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown by Eric Litwin and Tom Lichtenheld


4:30 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Groovy Joe loves to sing and to share. We’ll groove along to two Groovy Joe books when we read Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs and Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown by Eric Litwin and Tom Lichtenheld


10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  The animals are hungry and must learn The Name of the Tree (Lottridge) in order to survive. And Why DO Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears (Aardema).


   Tuesday, February 27, 2018
10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Come sing along with the musical books If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca and Ed Wimberly and meet the not-so-scary monster in Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems who just wants to be scary for once. We will complete a monster craft.
 
 



4:00 PM
Being Creative with Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Students
Description:  
Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.
 



5:00 PM
Homework Assistance
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Grades 1-12
Description:  
Our tutors offer assistance in Math, English, and Reading.  Students in grades 1 – 12 are invited.  Please bring your own materials and homework, or the lesson you will need assistance with.  Registration is required of students, and adults who are interested in tutoring are invited to assist, with pre-registration required.
 



10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  The animals are hungry and must learn The Name of the Tree (Lottridge) in order to survive. And Why DO Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears (Aardema).


10:00 AM
Famous Blacks in History
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Special guest Sarah Kuneau, Museum of Archives and History, will present a program about famous Blacks from the past. The children will enjoy hearing her read stories and dressing up as famous Blacks in history.


   Wednesday, February 28, 2018
11:00 AM
Readin' Right Book Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  "See Me" by Nicholas Sparks. Two people form an unlikely romance.


10:00 AM
Celebrating Dr. Seuss's Birthday
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:   Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Sam-I-am tries to persuade the character in the top hat to try green eggs and ham.
Activity: Dr. Seuss Bookmarks
 



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.


10:30 AM
Novel Colors
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  **New LOCATION: Books-a-Million in Eastchase
Really want to join a book club but don’t really like to read? Come join us at Books-a-million as we talk and color. Read the book, or don’t! Browse with a new friend. Just want to color and enjoy our company? You’re welcome! Bring your own supplies or use some of ours. Coloring sheets provided.
Title: City of Women by David R. Gillham
 
Summary:  It is 1943—the height of the Second World War. With the men away at the front, Berlin has become a city of women.  On the surface, Sigrid Schröder is the model German soldier’s wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime. But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman of passion who dreams of her former Jewish lover, now lost in the chaos of the war. But Sigrid is not the only one with secrets—she soon finds herself caught between what is right and what is wrong, and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the two… ~Dust Jacket



11:15 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: “Curious George Goes to the Dentist” by Margret Rey
Synopsis ---- When George bites into a shiny apple made of wax, his tooth begins to hurt. The next morning George shows his wiggly tooth to the man with the yellow hat, who takes him to the dentist. George is nervous about his first visit to the dentist, but overcomes his fear and learns about better dental hygiene—with a little good-natured mayhem on the side!
ACTIVITY: The students will play with tooth brush timers
 



   Thursday, March 1, 2018
11:00 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Description: All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.
Instructors: Library Staff



   Friday, March 2, 2018
10:15 AM
Pre-School StoryTime
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Great Day for Up by: Dr. Seuss
The sun is coming up so everyone needs to wake up.  It’s a great day to go up on a Ferris wheel.  Look around.  What do you see that goes up around you?
 
I Am NOT Going to Get up Today by: Dr. Seuss
Everyone may try and wake me up, but I don’t want to get up.  You can give my egg back to the Hen.  I’m not going to get up today, because today is my “Woozy-Snoozy Zizz-Zizz Zizz Zazz Zuzz.”
 
Activity: Dr. Seuss
 



   Monday, March 5, 2018
6:00 PM
After 5 Book Club
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Title: Someone Else’s Love Story
Author: Jackson, Joshilyn
Summary: Someone Else’s Love Story is Joshilyn Jackson’s funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness; about falling in love and learning that things aren’t always what they seem or what we hope they will be.  It’s a story about discovering what we want and ultimately finding what we need. ~ Editor



   Thursday, March 8, 2018
12:00 PM
Scrapbooking
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Presenter
Description: Learn the techniques of telling stories of your memories through the art of scrapbooking using words, paper, glue, photos, etc.  Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for a list of recommended materials.



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



   Friday, March 9, 2018
10:15 AM
Pre-School StoryTime
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Little Chick: The Kite That Would Not Fly by Amy Hest
Little Chick is trying to fly his leaf kite. he gets so frustrated until Old-Auntie helps him out. Every now and then don't we all need some help?
Stuck by: Oliver Jeffers
Floyd gets his kite stuck in the tree and takes his shoe off to get it unstuck, but when he throws his shoes up into the treeand it gets stuck. he continues throwing all sorts of items into the treeand they all get stuck. How does he finally get his kite out of the tree?
Activity: kites  



   Tuesday, March 13, 2018
6:00 PM
Yoga @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Mrs. Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher, Instructor
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.



   Thursday, March 15, 2018
12:00 PM
Scrapbooking
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Presenter
Description: Learn the techniques of telling stories of your memories through the art of scrapbooking using words, paper, glue, photos, etc.  Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for a list of recommended materials.



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



   Friday, March 16, 2018
10:15 AM
Pre-School StoryTime
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  When Sheep Sleep by: Laura Numeroff
A little girl is trying to fall asleep, but all the sheep that she normally counts have fallen asleep.  She begins counting deer.  She also counts rabbits.  What actually makes her so sleepy that she finally falls to sleep?
 
Splat the Cat Dreams Big  by: Rob Scotton
Splat’s mother reads to Splat at bedtime.  He is scared to go to sleep, because last night he dreamed that he was a prince and he fell in a moat.  What happens tonight in Splat’s dream?
 
Activity: Wear Pajamas and read books to each other
 



10:15 AM
Pre-School StoryTime
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Show and Tale
Who Can? Daniel Can! by Maggie Tests
Synopsis:  Daniel and all his friends share what they can do at the beach.  “Katerina can dance in the sand.  What can you do?”  



   Thursday, March 22, 2018
12:00 PM
Scrapbooking
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Presenter
Description: Learn the techniques of telling stories of your memories through the art of scrapbooking using words, paper, glue, photos, etc.  Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for a list of recommended materials.



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



10:00 AM
Transitioning from Home to a Senior Living Community
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Jason Jordan, Community Relations Director, Cara Vita Village, Presenter
Description: If you are an active senior seeking a rewarding and simper lifestyle, come learn the advantages of living in a retirement community when deciding to transition from individual homes to a retirement community.  



   Friday, March 23, 2018
10:15 AM
Pre-School StoryTime
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  The Dot  by: Peter H. Reynolds
Vashti is very frustrated and says she cannot draw.  She hands in her art teacher a blank page.  Her art teacher thinks she has drawn a polar bear in the snow.  Vashti does not think her teacher is funny.  She is handed back the picture and draws a dot and her teacher frames it.  Do you ever think that you cannot do something because you are frustrated?
 
Perfect Square by: Michael Hall
A square that is perfect has four equal sides. On Monday the happy little square becomes cut into pieces and poked full of holes.  It doesn’t look like a square any more.  What can you create out of a square?
Art: Square Art
 



   Thursday, March 29, 2018
12:00 PM
Scrapbooking
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Presenter
Description: Learn the techniques of telling stories of your memories through the art of scrapbooking using words, paper, glue, photos, etc.  Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for a list of recommended materials.



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



   Friday, March 30, 2018
10:15 AM
Pre-School StoryTime
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Fancy Nancy and the Missing Easter Bunny by: Jane O’Connor
JoJo brings home the class pet to watch over the weekend.  Nancy takes Nibbles out of his cage so her brother and friend may play with the rabbit. Her dad tells them that the Easter Egg Hunt has begun and she forgets to latch Nibbles cage.  Guess who escapes?  Where does Nancy find Nibbles?
 
The Easter Egg by: Jan Brett
The rabbits are decorating eggs and getting ready for Easter. Hoppi goes around looking at his family and neighbors eggs
collecting things to decorate his egg.   The Rabbit who
decorates the neatest egg will get to help the Easter Bunny deliver the eggs.  When it is time there is no Hoppi and no egg.  What happened to Hoppi and who gets to help the Easter
Bunny?
 
Activity: Easter Egg Hunt