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   Saturday, December 10, 2016
10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Lowder Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  If you or your have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or knows how and wants to join a group we invite everyone to become a member of the Lowder Chess Club.  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  


   Monday, December 12, 2016
10:30 AM
December Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages Three through Six
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read two or more picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:

“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.
 
 



4:30 PM
December Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages Three through Six
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read two or more picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:

“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.
 
 



10:00 AM
December Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
TOYS
Christmas is coming soon! Let’s talk about all the kinds of things we might want and how to take care of them. We’ll start with I Love My New Toy! By Mo Willems. Then we’ll read another book by the same author called Watch Me Throw the Ball that shows how you can have fun with old toys in new ways.
 



11:00 AM
Mesh Wreath Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Description:  Learn to make Christmas and all occasion Mesh Wreaths.  Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334) 240-4848 for registration and a list of recommended materials.
Presenter:  Mrs. Minnie Stringer, Retired Librarian
 



   Tuesday, December 13, 2016
10:00 AM
December Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

TOYS
Christmas is coming soon! Let’s talk about all the kinds of things we might want and how to take care of them. We’ll start with I Love My New Toy! By Mo Willems. Then we’ll read another book by the same author called Watch Me Throw the Ball that shows how you can have fun with old toys in new ways.
 



2:00 PM
Scrabble Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  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
Jolly Old Santa
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Ms. Anita will prepare the children for a special visitor by reading  Santa Calls and The Night Before Christmas.  Then they will get a surprise visit from Santa himself!

 



10:00 AM
Holiday Open House
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Celebrating Montgomery County 1816-2016
Montgomery: 200 Years of Change
 
Description:  Dr. Keith Krawczynski will discuss Montgomery’s growth and change over the past 200 years, focusing on the years 1819, 1918, and 2016.
Presenter:  Dr. Keith Krawczynski, Scholars Without Walls Speakers’ Bureau, Auburn University Montgomery

The Sound of Music
Description:  The performers will play patriotic and 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:  American Dulcimer Society
Mrs. Pamela Robinson, Director

 
 



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



10:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Hanukkah
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Books: 
Hanukkah Bear – Eric Kimmel
Sadie's Almost Marvelous Menorah – Jamie Korngold
Activity: Menorah Coloring Sheets
 
 



6:30 PM
Cover to Cover Book Club Selection for the Month of December 2016
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Stepping to a New Day: A Blessings Novel by Beverly Jenkins.
In Henry Adams, Kansas, you can’t start over without stirring things up . . .Many a good woman has had to leave a no-good man, but how many of them took a back-seat to his 600-lb. hog? On her own for the first time, Genevieve Gibbs is ecstatic, even if certain people preferred the doormat version of Ms. Gibbs. Finding someone who appreciates the “new” her has only just hit Gen’s to-do list when T.C. Barbour appears in her life. A tiny Kansas town is a far cry from his native Oakland, California, but it’s just the change T. C. needs. While helping his divorced nephew acclimate to single fatherhood, T. C. lands a gig driving a limo for the most powerful woman in Henry Adams. It’s a great way to meet people—and one in particular has already made the job worthwhile. All it takes is a short trip from the airport for Genevieve to snag T.C.’s attention for good. But it wouldn’t be Henry Adams without adding more drama to the mix. When Gen’s ex Riley returns with his hog in tow, it sets off a chain of events that can ruin everything—unless the residents pull together once again to save the day.  Review from Amazon.com
 



11:30 AM
December 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: “Bears stayed up for Christmas”   by: Karma Wilson
Synopsis - Bear's friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up--by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents!  
ACTIVITY: We are making big marshmallow snowmen
 



1:30 PM
December 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Night Before the Night Before Christmas”  by: Natasha Wing
Synopsis - It's December 23, and Christmas is just around the corner. But one family is having trouble getting its act together. Once again, Natasha Wing follows the rhythms and meter of Clement Moore's classic Christmas poem, yet gives it her own entirely original twist. 
ACTIVITY: We are making paper bag reindeer
 



   Wednesday, December 14, 2016
11:00 AM
December Adult Program
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  "Early History of Montgomery County", Rev. Gary Burton, Montgomery County Historical Society. Celebrate Montgomery County's Bicentennial by learning about the early settlers of this area.
 



10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages One through Three
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week.


10:00 AM
Alabama Needs Your History
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The Alabama Department of Archives and History will be working with Bertha Pleasant Williams Library to record this area’s very special oral histories. This informational session will cover what oral histories are, their importance to research, what they’re looking for in a subject, and what the overall goal of the oral history project will be. There will also be the opportunity to sign up to participate in the project at the library. You do not have to attend the meeting to schedule an interview session!
 
 



11:00 AM
Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  No Rest for the Dead
Author: many
 
Description: When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco’s McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is found inside an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect, and she is tried, convicted, and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is convinced that the wrong person was put to death. In the years since the case was closed, he’s discovered a web of deceit and betrayal surrounding the Thomases that could implicate any number of people in the crime. ~Dust jacket.
 



2:00 PM
Book Bunch Meeting
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Book Bunch Book Club will meet on December 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss the David Baldacci unique novel The Christmas Train. The author displays his remarkable versatility in this holiday tale. Members and non-members alike are welcome to join the discussion, and experience the spirit of the season. Refreshments will be served.
Book jacket summary: Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to L.A. in time for Christmas. Forced to take the train across the country because of a slight “misunderstanding” at airport security, he begins a journey of self-discovery and rude awakenings, mysterious goings-on and thrilling adventures, screwball escapades and holiday magic.
He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart, as he rediscovers people’s essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost.
 
 
 



10:00 AM
December Movie Days @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Children will enjoy the movie “Lorax”.  A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of a girl. To find it, he must discover the story of the Lorax. Children will also enjoy songs and craft.
 
 



11:00 AM
Mesh Wreath Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Description:  Learn to make Christmas and all occasion Mesh Wreaths.  Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334) 240-4848 for registration and a list of recommended materials.
Presenter:  Mrs. Minnie Stringer, Retired Librarian
 



10:00 AM
Coliseum Holiday Open House
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Come celebrate the Holiday Season with us as we welcome the Dulcimers.  They will be playing our favorite holiday music along with a sing-a-long.
 



10:00 AM
Coliseum Computer Class for Seniors
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  This week we will be  teaching how to set up an email account and the use of the internet. and on December 28 –It's Student’s Choice-- you get to choose what you would like to learn.
 



9:30 AM
December 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Huff and Puff’s Foggy Christmas”  by: Jean Warren
Synopsis - Two child-like cloud characters follow Santa on his rounds, creating such a thick mist that Santa can't see to deliver his gifts. Includes Christmas songs and activities.
ACTIVITY: The students will decorate holiday ornaments
 



3:30 PM
GOOD TIMES
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  BOOK: “You are my Miracle”  by: Maryann Cusimano Love
Synopsis - Nothing beats the magic of time spent between parent and child, and perhaps no time is more magical than Christmas. Presented in gentle rhymes and illustrations as warm and glowing as a winter’s fire, here is one such Christmas.
ACTIVITY:  Students will enjoy our Holiday Cake Walk
 
 



4:15 PM
Pike Road Angry Dragons Club
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Grades 3 and up
Description:  Will not meet in December


   Thursday, December 15, 2016
4:00 PM
Teen Writing Group
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  Get your pens and notebooks and we’ll work together with JP da Poet to create some of the best poets and writers Montgomery has ever seen!
 



10:30 AM
Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library Storytime
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Merry Christmas from Ruby & Max
We will read and watch Max’s Christmas by Rosemary Wells.  Max is told that he can’t stay up to see Santa, but he sneaks down anyway.  Will Santa still come if Max is awake?  We will have a craft.
 



10:00 AM
Coliseum Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  You are loved just the way you are!
Don’t Forget I Love You by Miriam Moss
Synopsis:  After spending too much time playing with his favorite toy, Billy and his mother are very late for nursery school, and his mother forgets some crucial things as she rushes to work.
Chicken Chuck by Bill Martin, Jr., Bernard Martin, and Michael Sampson
Synopsis:  Chicken Chuck the rooster, who has set himself up as boss of the barnyard because of his blue feather in the middle of his forehead, finds his authority undermined by a circus horse with two blue feathers.
Craft – Chicken with blue feather masks
 



11:00 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Description:  Attendees will learn to databases purchased by Montgomery City-County Public Library and Alabama Virtual Library.
 



4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Coliseum Coloring Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  This will be offered the first and third Thursday in December.
Come join our coloring club.  Adult level coloring sheets, children’s coloring sheets, crayons, and colored pencils will be provided. Studies have shown this can be a great stress reducer.  Come relax with us!
 



3:00 PM
Eastbrook Mystery Book Club at Coliseum
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Eastbrook Mystery Book club will discuss The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman.
Summary:  Human bones lie on a ledge under the peak of Ship Rock mountain, the remains of a murder victim undisturbed for more than a decade. Three hundred miles across the Navajo reservation, a harmless old canyon guide is felled by a sniper's bullet. Joe Leaphorn, recently retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, believes the shooter and the skeleton are somehow connected and recalls a chilling puzzle he was previously unable to solve. But Acting Lieutenant Jim Chee is too busy to take an interest in a dusty cold case ... until the reborn violence of it hits much too close to home. ~goodreads.com
 



5:30 PM- 9:00 PM
25th Annual Christmas Lights Festival Continues at the Montgomery Zoo
Event Location: Community Calendar
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  MONTGOMERY ZOO (Montgomery, AL): Make holiday memories that will last a lifetime at the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum’s 25th Annual Christmas Lights Festival. The event kicked off December 1st with a tree lighting ceremony led by City of Montgomery Mayor, Todd Strange.
 
Christmas Lights Festival is a cherished tradition for many families in the River Region, and draws between 15,000 and 18,000 visitors annually. The festival runs from 5:30-9:00 pm nightly December 1-4, 8-11, and 15-31. Last admission is at 9:00pm, and all guests must exit by 9:30 pm.
 
Guests can enjoy the magical light displays during a train ride around the Zoo or from high atop the Zoofari Skylift. The petting zoo, Parakeet Cove, and playground will be open for added fun. Live entertainment will be featured nightly, and children can share their Christmas wishes with Santa who will be on site through December 23. Photos with Santa will be available for purchase.  The Overlook Café will serve regular menu items, as well as hot chocolate, freshly baked cookies, and other holiday treats.
 
The Zoo and the City of Montgomery thank corporate sponsors Coca-Cola, Costco, and Hodges Warehouse + Logistics as well as media sponsors WSFA, Cumulus Media, and The Montgomery Advertiser.
 
Regular festival admission is $15 (ages 3 and older).  Admission fee includes entry and one Christmas Lights Festival train ride. Early bird admission rate is available for $20 (ages 3 and older) which includes afternoon admission to the zoo plus Christmas Lights Festival admission and one Christmas Lights Festival train ride. Group rates are available for purchase. Zoo members receive free admission to Christmas Lights Festival. Members without a train pass can purchase a Christmas Lights Festival train ticket for $3 each. All animals will be in their night quarters and not on display. For detailed admission and fee information, visit: www.montgomeryzoo.com.
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The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum is a 42-acre zoological facility located minutes from the heart of historic, downtown Montgomery.  Adjacent to the Zoo is the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum, housing the one of the Southeast’s largest collections of preserved North American wildlife and artifacts.
 



   Friday, December 16, 2016
3:30 PM
Lego Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Description: Come get creative and play with our set of legos!
 



9:00 AM
Open House, Ugly Sweater, Christmas Movie Extravaganza (with Legos)
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Description: We’ll be in a festive mood ALL DAY at Bertha Williams Library. Come check out our Christmas decorations and our ugly sweaters. Bring a snack and grab a seat in our meeting room turned Christmas movie showroom. We’ll be showing movies all day. Call and ask what’s on our schedule (if we don’t have what you’re looking for, bring it with you, we’re flexible)!
 
 



10:15 AM
Ugly Sweater Day
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Mouse Before Christmas by Michael Garland
Synopsis:  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: Christmas Craft
(Come Join Us and Celebrate Our Last Storytime for 2016 by wearing your Ugly Sweater or Sweatshirt)
 



10:15 AM- 5:00 PM
Lowder Holiday Open House
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Lowder Regional Library would like to invite everyone to our Holiday Open House on Friday, December 16th, 2016. Our theme this year is “the Night Before Christmas.”  We are planning a fantastic slumber party that will start in the morning at 1015AM with Story Time (with a visit from the jolly old elf himself!).  The librarians have asked Santa for lots of new books this year so you can bet that they will be wearing their ‘kerchiefs and caps ready for a long winter’s nap.  We will be having a coloring contest that we will award prizes for the best each hour starting at 11AM and ending at 5PM.  We will also have a large search-a-word and a mad lib for patrons to enjoy.  At 130pm we will be showing a Holiday Movie and from 4PM to 5PM we will have the Holiday edition of Lowder Lego League (we’re going to see what we can build using only red and green blocks!).  During the afternoon we are planning a Christmas Skits starring the Lowder Librarians; and old fashioned board games will be available for guests to play.


4:00 PM
Lowder Lego League
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children & Teens
Description:  Lowder Lego League meets on the third Friday afternoon of the month 4PM-5PM in the Meeting Room. Participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play.  Participants older than 8 must have an adult with them as well, but adult must wait in the main area of the library.  Complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk at Lowder Regional Library.  


10:30 AM
One on One Genealogy Sessions @ Bertha Williams
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Find out how long your family has been in Montgomery, what they’ve done, who they were. In honor of the bicentennial, we’re offering one-on-one genealogy sessions. These are beginning courses for those venturing in to digital research. Learn how to use Ancestry.com (free at your library!) and other databases, forums, and family tree builders. If you’ve already done paper family trees, learn how to digitize them and methods of keeping documents online but protected.  Pre-registration is required, you may sign up for additional sessions, no shows will not be given priority if they do not call to cancel an appointment.
 



2:30 PM
One on One Genealogy Sessions @ Bertha Williams
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Find out how long your family has been in Montgomery, what they’ve done, who they were. In honor of the bicentennial, we’re offering one-on-one genealogy sessions. These are beginning courses for those venturing in to digital research. Learn how to use Ancestry.com (free at your library!) and other databases, forums, and family tree builders. If you’ve already done paper family trees, learn how to digitize them and methods of keeping documents online but protected.  Pre-registration is required, you may sign up for additional sessions, no shows will not be given priority if they do not call to cancel an appointment.
 



5:30 PM- 9:00 PM
25th Annual Christmas Lights Festival Continues at the Montgomery Zoo
Event Location: Community Calendar
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  MONTGOMERY ZOO (Montgomery, AL): Make holiday memories that will last a lifetime at the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum’s 25th Annual Christmas Lights Festival. The event kicked off December 1st with a tree lighting ceremony led by City of Montgomery Mayor, Todd Strange.
 
Christmas Lights Festival is a cherished tradition for many families in the River Region, and draws between 15,000 and 18,000 visitors annually. The festival runs from 5:30-9:00 pm nightly December 1-4, 8-11, and 15-31. Last admission is at 9:00pm, and all guests must exit by 9:30 pm.
 
Guests can enjoy the magical light displays during a train ride around the Zoo or from high atop the Zoofari Skylift. The petting zoo, Parakeet Cove, and playground will be open for added fun. Live entertainment will be featured nightly, and children can share their Christmas wishes with Santa who will be on site through December 23. Photos with Santa will be available for purchase.  The Overlook Café will serve regular menu items, as well as hot chocolate, freshly baked cookies, and other holiday treats.
 
The Zoo and the City of Montgomery thank corporate sponsors Coca-Cola, Costco, and Hodges Warehouse + Logistics as well as media sponsors WSFA, Cumulus Media, and The Montgomery Advertiser.
 
Regular festival admission is $15 (ages 3 and older).  Admission fee includes entry and one Christmas Lights Festival train ride. Early bird admission rate is available for $20 (ages 3 and older) which includes afternoon admission to the zoo plus Christmas Lights Festival admission and one Christmas Lights Festival train ride. Group rates are available for purchase. Zoo members receive free admission to Christmas Lights Festival. Members without a train pass can purchase a Christmas Lights Festival train ticket for $3 each. All animals will be in their night quarters and not on display. For detailed admission and fee information, visit: www.montgomeryzoo.com.
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The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum is a 42-acre zoological facility located minutes from the heart of historic, downtown Montgomery.  Adjacent to the Zoo is the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum, housing the one of the Southeast’s largest collections of preserved North American wildlife and artifacts.
 



   Saturday, December 17, 2016
10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Lowder Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  If you or your have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or knows how and wants to join a group we invite everyone to become a member of the Lowder Chess Club.  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  


   Monday, December 19, 2016
10:30 AM
December Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages Three through Six
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read two or more picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:

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.
 



4:30 PM
December Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages Three through Six
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read two or more picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:

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.
 



10:00 AM
Senior Bingo
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Description: Seniors are invited to have fun playing an hour of Bingo @ Bertha P. Williams Rosa Parks Avenue Branch. An assortment of prizes will be available.
*We’ll be closed Dec 26 for the holidays
 
 



10:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Christmas
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 1-4
Description:  Books: 
A Very Fuddles Christmas – Frans Vischer
Librarian’s Night Before Christmas
– David Davis
Activity: Foam Christmas Ornaments

 



5:30 PM- 9:00 PM
25th Annual Christmas Lights Festival Continues at the Montgomery Zoo
Event Location: Community Calendar
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  MONTGOMERY ZOO (Montgomery, AL): Make holiday memories that will last a lifetime at the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum’s 25th Annual Christmas Lights Festival. The event kicked off December 1st with a tree lighting ceremony led by City of Montgomery Mayor, Todd Strange.
 
Christmas Lights Festival is a cherished tradition for many families in the River Region, and draws between 15,000 and 18,000 visitors annually. The festival runs from 5:30-9:00 pm nightly December 1-4, 8-11, and 15-31. Last admission is at 9:00pm, and all guests must exit by 9:30 pm.
 
Guests can enjoy the magical light displays during a train ride around the Zoo or from high atop the Zoofari Skylift. The petting zoo, Parakeet Cove, and playground will be open for added fun. Live entertainment will be featured nightly, and children can share their Christmas wishes with Santa who will be on site through December 23. Photos with Santa will be available for purchase.  The Overlook Café will serve regular menu items, as well as hot chocolate, freshly baked cookies, and other holiday treats.
 
The Zoo and the City of Montgomery thank corporate sponsors Coca-Cola, Costco, and Hodges Warehouse + Logistics as well as media sponsors WSFA, Cumulus Media, and The Montgomery Advertiser.
 
Regular festival admission is $15 (ages 3 and older).  Admission fee includes entry and one Christmas Lights Festival train ride. Early bird admission rate is available for $20 (ages 3 and older) which includes afternoon admission to the zoo plus Christmas Lights Festival admission and one Christmas Lights Festival train ride. Group rates are available for purchase. Zoo members receive free admission to Christmas Lights Festival. Members without a train pass can purchase a Christmas Lights Festival train ticket for $3 each. All animals will be in their night quarters and not on display. For detailed admission and fee information, visit: www.montgomeryzoo.com.
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The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum is a 42-acre zoological facility located minutes from the heart of historic, downtown Montgomery.  Adjacent to the Zoo is the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum, housing the one of the Southeast’s largest collections of preserved North American wildlife and artifacts.
 



   Tuesday, December 20, 2016
10:00 AM
Almost Christmas!
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The children will be very excited that the holidays are approaching, and will enjoy singing Christmas songs! Then Ms. Anita will read the stories Mary Englebreit’s A Merry Little Christmas and Dream Snow. Then the children will do a connect-the-dots activity.
 
 



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



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Coliseum Lego League
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Youth
Description:  Lego League
Lego League is offered the first and third Tuesday of each month @ 4:00 p.m.
Come join the fun and creativity as we build with Legos!
 



5:30 PM- 9:00 PM
25th Annual Christmas Lights Festival Continues at the Montgomery Zoo
Event Location: Community Calendar
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  MONTGOMERY ZOO (Montgomery, AL): Make holiday memories that will last a lifetime at the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum’s 25th Annual Christmas Lights Festival. The event kicked off December 1st with a tree lighting ceremony led by City of Montgomery Mayor, Todd Strange.
 
Christmas Lights Festival is a cherished tradition for many families in the River Region, and draws between 15,000 and 18,000 visitors annually. The festival runs from 5:30-9:00 pm nightly December 1-4, 8-11, and 15-31. Last admission is at 9:00pm, and all guests must exit by 9:30 pm.
 
Guests can enjoy the magical light displays during a train ride around the Zoo or from high atop the Zoofari Skylift. The petting zoo, Parakeet Cove, and playground will be open for added fun. Live entertainment will be featured nightly, and children can share their Christmas wishes with Santa who will be on site through December 23. Photos with Santa will be available for purchase.  The Overlook Café will serve regular menu items, as well as hot chocolate, freshly baked cookies, and other holiday treats.
 
The Zoo and the City of Montgomery thank corporate sponsors Coca-Cola, Costco, and Hodges Warehouse + Logistics as well as media sponsors WSFA, Cumulus Media, and The Montgomery Advertiser.
 
Regular festival admission is $15 (ages 3 and older).  Admission fee includes entry and one Christmas Lights Festival train ride. Early bird admission rate is available for $20 (ages 3 and older) which includes afternoon admission to the zoo plus Christmas Lights Festival admission and one Christmas Lights Festival train ride. Group rates are available for purchase. Zoo members receive free admission to Christmas Lights Festival. Members without a train pass can purchase a Christmas Lights Festival train ticket for $3 each. All animals will be in their night quarters and not on display. For detailed admission and fee information, visit: www.montgomeryzoo.com.
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The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum is a 42-acre zoological facility located minutes from the heart of historic, downtown Montgomery.  Adjacent to the Zoo is the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum, housing the one of the Southeast’s largest collections of preserved North American wildlife and artifacts.
 



   Wednesday, December 21, 2016
10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages One through Three
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week.


10:00 AM
December Movie Days @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Children will enjoy the movie “Tangled”.  The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her life in a tower, but a runaway thief stumbles upon her, and Rapunzel discovers the world for the first time. Children will also enjoy songs and craft.
 



4:00 PM- 4:45 PM
Coliseum Literacy in Music
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 6-9
Description:  Literacy in Music is offered the first and third Wednesday in of each month. Students must be accompanied by their parents and are encouraged to bring stringed instruments (ukulele, guitar, etc.).  Students who do not play a stringed instrument may borrow a rhythm instrument to join in with the music making.  Activities which enhance literacy in music, language, and art will include games, movement, singing, and some crafts.  This course is appropriate for ages 6 – 9.
 
 



5:30 PM- 9:00 PM
25th Annual Christmas Lights Festival Continues at the Montgomery Zoo
Event Location: Community Calendar
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  MONTGOMERY ZOO (Montgomery, AL): Make holiday memories that will last a lifetime at the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum’s 25th Annual Christmas Lights Festival. The event kicked off December 1st with a tree lighting ceremony led by City of Montgomery Mayor, Todd Strange.
 
Christmas Lights Festival is a cherished tradition for many families in the River Region, and draws between 15,000 and 18,000 visitors annually. The festival runs from 5:30-9:00 pm nightly December 1-4, 8-11, and 15-31. Last admission is at 9:00pm, and all guests must exit by 9:30 pm.
 
Guests can enjoy the magical light displays during a train ride around the Zoo or from high atop the Zoofari Skylift. The petting zoo, Parakeet Cove, and playground will be open for added fun. Live entertainment will be featured nightly, and children can share their Christmas wishes with Santa who will be on site through December 23. Photos with Santa will be available for purchase.  The Overlook Café will serve regular menu items, as well as hot chocolate, freshly baked cookies, and other holiday treats.
 
The Zoo and the City of Montgomery thank corporate sponsors Coca-Cola, Costco, and Hodges Warehouse + Logistics as well as media sponsors WSFA, Cumulus Media, and The Montgomery Advertiser.
 
Regular festival admission is $15 (ages 3 and older).  Admission fee includes entry and one Christmas Lights Festival train ride. Early bird admission rate is available for $20 (ages 3 and older) which includes afternoon admission to the zoo plus Christmas Lights Festival admission and one Christmas Lights Festival train ride. Group rates are available for purchase. Zoo members receive free admission to Christmas Lights Festival. Members without a train pass can purchase a Christmas Lights Festival train ticket for $3 each. All animals will be in their night quarters and not on display. For detailed admission and fee information, visit: www.montgomeryzoo.com.
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The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum is a 42-acre zoological facility located minutes from the heart of historic, downtown Montgomery.  Adjacent to the Zoo is the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum, housing the one of the Southeast’s largest collections of preserved North American wildlife and artifacts.
 



   Thursday, December 22, 2016
4:00 PM
Teen Writing Group
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  Get your pens and notebooks and we’ll work together with JP da Poet to create some of the best poets and writers Montgomery has ever seen!
 



10:30 AM
Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library Storytime
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Movie Day
We will watch Little Brother Big Trouble: A Christmas Adventure.  On Christmas Eve, Niko the young reindeer must find his little brother, who has gone missing.  But in order to save Christmas, it’s going to take a lot of help from Niko’s friends.  While on his epic journey to save his brother, Niko learns the importance of friendship and family, in this heartwarming Holiday tale that all ages will enjoy.
 



10:00 AM
Coliseum Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Christmas is near!
Santa Duck by David Milgim
Synopsis:  When Nicholas Duck, wearing a Santa hat and coat he found on his doorstep, goes looking for Santa to tell him what he wants for Christmas, all the other animals mistake him for Mr. Claus.
Santa Duck and His Merry Helper by David Milgrim
Synopsis:  Every Christmas, Nicholas Duck helps Santa by collecting gift lists, but this year his little brothers and sister create havoc when they try to help.
Craft – Reindeer masks
 



5:30 PM- 9:00 PM
25th Annual Christmas Lights Festival Continues at the Montgomery Zoo
Event Location: Community Calendar
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  MONTGOMERY ZOO (Montgomery, AL): Make holiday memories that will last a lifetime at the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum’s 25th Annual Christmas Lights Festival. The event kicked off December 1st with a tree lighting ceremony led by City of Montgomery Mayor, Todd Strange.
 
Christmas Lights Festival is a cherished tradition for many families in the River Region, and draws between 15,000 and 18,000 visitors annually. The festival runs from 5:30-9:00 pm nightly December 1-4, 8-11, and 15-31. Last admission is at 9:00pm, and all guests must exit by 9:30 pm.
 
Guests can enjoy the magical light displays during a train ride around the Zoo or from high atop the Zoofari Skylift. The petting zoo, Parakeet Cove, and playground will be open for added fun. Live entertainment will be featured nightly, and children can share their Christmas wishes with Santa who will be on site through December 23. Photos with Santa will be available for purchase.  The Overlook Café will serve regular menu items, as well as hot chocolate, freshly baked cookies, and other holiday treats.
 
The Zoo and the City of Montgomery thank corporate sponsors Coca-Cola, Costco, and Hodges Warehouse + Logistics as well as media sponsors WSFA, Cumulus Media, and The Montgomery Advertiser.
 
Regular festival admission is $15 (ages 3 and older).  Admission fee includes entry and one Christmas Lights Festival train ride. Early bird admission rate is available for $20 (ages 3 and older) which includes afternoon admission to the zoo plus Christmas Lights Festival admission and one Christmas Lights Festival train ride. Group rates are available for purchase. Zoo members receive free admission to Christmas Lights Festival. Members without a train pass can purchase a Christmas Lights Festival train ticket for $3 each. All animals will be in their night quarters and not on display. For detailed admission and fee information, visit: www.montgomeryzoo.com.
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The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum is a 42-acre zoological facility located minutes from the heart of historic, downtown Montgomery.  Adjacent to the Zoo is the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum, housing the one of the Southeast’s largest collections of preserved North American wildlife and artifacts.
 



   Friday, December 23, 2016
10:30 AM
One on One Genealogy Sessions @ Bertha Williams
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Find out how long your family has been in Montgomery, what they’ve done, who they were. In honor of the bicentennial, we’re offering one-on-one genealogy sessions. These are beginning courses for those venturing in to digital research. Learn how to use Ancestry.com (free at your library!) and other databases, forums, and family tree builders. If you’ve already done paper family trees, learn how to digitize them and methods of keeping documents online but protected.  Pre-registration is required, you may sign up for additional sessions, no shows will not be given priority if they do not call to cancel an appointment.
 



2:30 PM
One on One Genealogy Sessions @ Bertha Williams
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Find out how long your family has been in Montgomery, what they’ve done, who they were. In honor of the bicentennial, we’re offering one-on-one genealogy sessions. These are beginning courses for those venturing in to digital research. Learn how to use Ancestry.com (free at your library!) and other databases, forums, and family tree builders. If you’ve already done paper family trees, learn how to digitize them and methods of keeping documents online but protected.  Pre-registration is required, you may sign up for additional sessions, no shows will not be given priority if they do not call to cancel an appointment.
 



5:30 PM- 9:00 PM
25th Annual Christmas Lights Festival Continues at the Montgomery Zoo
Event Location: Community Calendar
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  MONTGOMERY ZOO (Montgomery, AL): Make holiday memories that will last a lifetime at the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum’s 25th Annual Christmas Lights Festival. The event kicked off December 1st with a tree lighting ceremony led by City of Montgomery Mayor, Todd Strange.
 
Christmas Lights Festival is a cherished tradition for many families in the River Region, and draws between 15,000 and 18,000 visitors annually. The festival runs from 5:30-9:00 pm nightly December 1-4, 8-11, and 15-31. Last admission is at 9:00pm, and all guests must exit by 9:30 pm.
 
Guests can enjoy the magical light displays during a train ride around the Zoo or from high atop the Zoofari Skylift. The petting zoo, Parakeet Cove, and playground will be open for added fun. Live entertainment will be featured nightly, and children can share their Christmas wishes with Santa who will be on site through December 23. Photos with Santa will be available for purchase.  The Overlook Café will serve regular menu items, as well as hot chocolate, freshly baked cookies, and other holiday treats.
 
The Zoo and the City of Montgomery thank corporate sponsors Coca-Cola, Costco, and Hodges Warehouse + Logistics as well as media sponsors WSFA, Cumulus Media, and The Montgomery Advertiser.
 
Regular festival admission is $15 (ages 3 and older).  Admission fee includes entry and one Christmas Lights Festival train ride. Early bird admission rate is available for $20 (ages 3 and older) which includes afternoon admission to the zoo plus Christmas Lights Festival admission and one Christmas Lights Festival train ride. Group rates are available for purchase. Zoo members receive free admission to Christmas Lights Festival. Members without a train pass can purchase a Christmas Lights Festival train ticket for $3 each. All animals will be in their night quarters and not on display. For detailed admission and fee information, visit: www.montgomeryzoo.com.
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The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum is a 42-acre zoological facility located minutes from the heart of historic, downtown Montgomery.  Adjacent to the Zoo is the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum, housing the one of the Southeast’s largest collections of preserved North American wildlife and artifacts.
 



   Saturday, December 24, 2016
10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Lowder Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  If you or your have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or knows how and wants to join a group we invite everyone to become a member of the Lowder Chess Club.  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  


   Monday, December 26, 2016
10:30 AM
December Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages Three through Six
Description:  NOTE: There will be no Storybook Times today because the library will be closed in observance of Christmas.
 



   Tuesday, December 27, 2016
10:00 AM
December Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  New Year’s Eve is coming, and with it the possibility of staying up late and parties. We’ll read about both in Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! By Mo Willems and elephant Small Goes to a Party by Sally Grindley.
 



10:00 AM
Winter Movie Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Children will enjoy watching the movie Winter Wonderland, followed by a coloring page activity.
 
 



   Wednesday, December 28, 2016
10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages One through Three
Description:  NOTE: We will not have Toddler Time on Wednesday, December 28.


10:00 AM
December Move Days @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  No Storytime.
 



10:00 AM
Coliseum Computer Class for Seniors
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  It's Student’s Choice Day-- you get to choose what you would like to learn today.
 



   Thursday, December 29, 2016
4:00 PM
Teen Writing Group
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  Get your pens and notebooks and we’ll work together with JP da Poet to create some of the best poets and writers Montgomery has ever seen!
 



   Friday, December 30, 2016
10:30 AM
One on One Genealogy Sessions @ Bertha Williams
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Find out how long your family has been in Montgomery, what they’ve done, who they were. In honor of the bicentennial, we’re offering one-on-one genealogy sessions. These are beginning courses for those venturing in to digital research. Learn how to use Ancestry.com (free at your library!) and other databases, forums, and family tree builders. If you’ve already done paper family trees, learn how to digitize them and methods of keeping documents online but protected.  Pre-registration is required, you may sign up for additional sessions, no shows will not be given priority if they do not call to cancel an appointment.
 



2:30 PM
One on One Genealogy Sessions @ Bertha Williams
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Find out how long your family has been in Montgomery, what they’ve done, who they were. In honor of the bicentennial, we’re offering one-on-one genealogy sessions. These are beginning courses for those venturing in to digital research. Learn how to use Ancestry.com (free at your library!) and other databases, forums, and family tree builders. If you’ve already done paper family trees, learn how to digitize them and methods of keeping documents online but protected.  Pre-registration is required, you may sign up for additional sessions, no shows will not be given priority if they do not call to cancel an appointment.
 



   Saturday, December 31, 2016
10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Lowder Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  If you or your have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or knows how and wants to join a group we invite everyone to become a member of the Lowder Chess Club.  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  


   Tuesday, January 3, 2017
3:00 PM
Ladies of the High Tea Book Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The Ladies will be reading Killer Honeymoon by G. A. McKevett.
Summary:  Plus-sized P.I. Savannah Reid and her new husband, Dirk Coulter, were hoping for a little honeymoon excitement, but finding a freshly killed body on the beach wasn't what they had in mind. To their surprise, the recently deceased is Amelia Northrop, the popular L.A. anchorwoman whose super sexy looks landed her a super wealthy husband. Now, instead of hosting the news, Amelia will be the lead story. The local police clearly don't want Savannah's help, so she does a little digging on her own--and what she discovers could blow the case wide open. It seems Amelia crossed more than a few powerful people on her way to the top--and learned the hard way that karma can be a girl's worst enemy. The question is, who hated Amelia enough to shoot her dead in broad daylight? Savannah will have to find out, before a killer gets away with murder. . .~~Amazon.com~~
 



10:00 AM
January Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy (Mo Willems), he really, really does, and he knows exactly how to take care of it. Let’s see if he gets one or not! Skunkdog (Emily Jenkins) just wants to make friends after he and his family moved. Unfortunately for the family, his new friend is a skunk!
 
 



   Friday, January 6, 2017
10:30 AM- 11:15 AM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.
 
334-240-4979
acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us
 
 



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



   Monday, January 9, 2017
10:00 AM
January Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
If you’re looking for a pet cat, bringing home Millions of Cats (Wanga Gag) may have disastrous results. See what one old couple does about it. If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (Laura Numeroff) you may have some trouble on your hands, what will he want next?
 
 



   Tuesday, January 10, 2017
2:00 PM
Scrabble Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  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
January Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
If you’re looking for a pet cat, bringing home Millions of Cats (Wanga Gag) may have disastrous results. See what one old couple does about it. If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (Laura Numeroff) you may have some trouble on your hands, what will he want next?
 
 



   Wednesday, January 11, 2017
11:00 AM
Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Title: Babylon Sisters   
Author: Pearl Cleage
Description: Catherine Sanderson seems to have it all: a fulfilling career helping immigrant women find jobs, a lovely home, and a beautiful, intelligent daughter on her way to Smith College. What Catherine doesn't have is a father for her child - and she's spent years dodging her daughter's questions about it. Now Phoebe is old enough to start poking around on her own. It doesn't help matters that the mystery man, who has been living in Africa, is back in town. ~Dust jacket



   Friday, January 13, 2017
2:30 PM- 3:15 PM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.
 
334-240-4979
acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us
 
 



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



   Tuesday, January 17, 2017
10:00 AM
January Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

In Duck! Rabbit! (Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld) two friends argue over whether or not something is a duck or a rabbit. Help us decide what it is. Chloe (Peter McCarty) and her family get a new tv. Chole isn’t sure she likes this new development as she likes spending time reading and playing with her family.
 



   Friday, January 20, 2017
3:30 PM
Mid-Afternoon Movie
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  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.
 
Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)
Run time: 2h 1min
 



3:30 PM
Lego Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Description: Come get creative and play with our set of legos!
 



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



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



   Monday, January 23, 2017
10:00 AM
January Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

Earl the Squirrel (Don Freeman) is a bit spoiled, but when he sets out to find his own way he gets in trouble. Mouse’s First Day of School (Lauren Thompson) takes him by surprise with all the wonderful new things there are to learn and play with.
 



   Tuesday, January 24, 2017
10:00 AM
January Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

Earl the Squirrel (Don Freeman) is a bit spoiled, but when he sets out to find his own way he gets in trouble. Mouse’s First Day of School (Lauren Thompson) takes him by surprise with all the wonderful new things there are to learn and play with.
 



   Friday, January 27, 2017
4:00 PM
Fourth Friday Cook Up
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Description: Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. This month is healthy eats. Get started on your New Year's resolution of eating right by sharing good, healthy recipes and dishes. Bring your favorite cookbook and a dish using a recipe from it. Prior registration is not required, but is encouraged so that we don’t have too much salad/bread/dessert (no such thing).
 
Participation is required for partaking, but if you can’t cook feel free to bring plates, cups, tin foil, and/or plastic forks. Not sure what we need? Give us a call 240-4979.
 



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



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



   Monday, January 30, 2017
10:00 AM
Senior Bingo
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Seniors/Adults
Description:  Description: Seniors are invited to have fun playing an hour of Bingo @ Bertha P. Williams Rosa Parks Avenue Branch. An assortment of prizes will be available.
 
 



10:00 AM
January Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
When Paul Meets Bernadette (Rosy Lamb) he learns to look at the world outside his fishbowl in a whole new way. This is not My Hat (Jon Klassen) is about a fish who has a hat that isn’t his and now he has to find a place to hide.
 



   Tuesday, January 31, 2017
10:00 AM
January Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
When Paul Meets Bernadette (Rosy Lamb) he learns to look at the world outside his fishbowl in a whole new way. This is not My Hat (Jon Klassen) is about a fish who has a hat that isn’t his and now he has to find a place to hide.