Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 17, 2014
EL Lowder Regional Library
Special Events planned at Lowder for April
9:00 AM -

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? Okay so, theoretically we ARE grown up, but drop by and see what else we would like to be.

EVENT—Join us at 7PM for Storytelling with Montgomery Author Sara DuBose.  Mrs. DuBose will keep you laughing with her humorous stories—and the ones that won’t make you laugh will make you THINK!




Thursday, April 17, 2014
Pike Road Branch Library
Pike Road Bookies
9:15 AM -

The Pike Road Bookies will discuss The Rented Mule by Bobby Cole.

 

Publisher’s Summary: Cooper Dixon feels like a hamster on a wheel. He and his wife, Kelly, fight constantly and his cocaine-addicted business partner is scheming to sell their thriving advertising agency out from under him. Frustrated with his home life, Cooper finds himself fantasizing about his gorgeous graphic designer and of buying a pristine hunting property that he can't afford. Cooper is on the verge of making a move that will change his life irrevocably when a motley criminal crew, composed of a 260-pound former football star, a Larry King impersonator, and others, is hired by a mysterious client to kidnap Kelly and set up Cooper to take the fall. Cooper quickly becomes the prime suspect, and the combination of an attractive mother and a million-dollar insurance policy makes the case prime time TV fodder. With Cooper's face plastered on the news and Kelly held captive in the cellar of an abandoned antebellum mansion, he races against time to find her before the client can execute his sinister plan.




Thursday, April 17, 2014
Pike Road Branch Library
The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library Speaker Series
10:00 AM -

The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library Speaker Series presents Bobby Cole, author of The Dummy Line, Moon Underfoot and The Rented Mule.




Thursday, April 17, 2014
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Easter is near!
10:00 AM -

The Easter Egg by Jan Brett

Hoppi, the bunny, wants to win the egg decorating contest so the Easter bunny will choose him to help distribute Easter eggs.

Clifford’s Happy Easter by Norman Bridwell

Emily Elizabeth had a dream that involves Clifford in a wonderful Easter

surprise.

Craft – Easter Bunny masks 

 




Thursday, April 17, 2014
Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
National Library Week
10:30 AM -

Amelia Bedelia's First Library Card by Herman Parish

We will have a coloring activity.




Friday, April 18, 2014
EL Lowder Regional Library
Special Events planned at Lowder for April
9:00 AM -

TACKY DAY  Join us and WeAr YoUr WaCkIeSt TaCkiEsT OuTfIt!

EVENT—Have you ever wondered what we do when we’re not behind the circulation desk?  Come watch a little movie that will answer all the questions you have ever had about the secret life of the librarian.  Movie starts at 330PM.

 

EVENT--Also on Friday, April 18, and perhaps more importantly, Life South will be holding a Blood Drive in the front parking lot from 9AM to 4PM.  Books give characters life but you can give someone else life just by donating a pint of blood.  Did you know you actually save as many as three lives with each pint you donate?





Friday, April 18, 2014
Pine Level Branch Library
Treats and a Movie
10:00 AM -

My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. All Are welcome!




Friday, April 18, 2014
EL Lowder Regional Library
E L Lowder Regional Library Story Time
10:15 AM -

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Chick by Lucille Colandro

Activity: Easter Craft

Come join us for our Easter Egg Hunt




Monday, April 21, 2014
Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Storytime @ Rufus A. Lewis Library With Ms. Stringer
10:00 AM -

Water Sings Blueby Kate Coombs

Rihanna the Sea Fairy by Daisy Meadows

Arts and Crafts




Monday, April 21, 2014
Pike Road Branch Library
Pike Road Branch Library Programs in April 2014
4:15 PM -

Friday is World Penguin Day so we’ll read some books about our flightless friends, including Penguins by Liz Pichon.




Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Earth Day
10:00 AM -

Join us and a special guest to learn all about how to take care of our earth!




Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Ramer Branch Library
Ramer Branch Library Story Time
10:00 AM -

"Clifford Grows Up” by Norman Bridwell. Clifford gets bigger and bigger!




Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Governors Square Branch Library
Clucking Chickens Day
10:00 AM -

Ms. Stephanie will read Chicken Little and The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza, followed by a maze activity page.




Tuesday, April 22, 2014
EL Lowder Regional Library
E L Lowder Regional Library Story Time
10:15 AM -

Pete The Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin

Activity:  Pete The Cat Craft




Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Pintlala Branch Library
Pintlala Branch Library Story Time
11:30 AM -

Book: "Helpful Betty to the rescue” by: Michaela Morgan

Craft: Happy Hippo




Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library Storytimes
10:00 AM -

The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Deisen

The Fish Who Could Wishby John Bush

Pout-Pout Activity Sheets




Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Ramer Branch Library
Ramer Readin' Right Book Club
11:00 AM -

"Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’ Reilly.




Thursday, April 24, 2014
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Are you afraid of shadows?
10:00 AM -

Lizzy & Skunk  by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

When Lizzy’s favorite puppet is lost, she overcomes her fears to find him.

It’s a Tiger by David LaRochelle

A child imagines he is in a story where he encounters a tiger at every turn.

Craft – Tiger masks




Thursday, April 24, 2014
Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Hungry Caterpillar
10:30 AM -

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

We will have a hungry caterpillar activity.




Thursday, April 24, 2014
Pintlala Branch Library
Pintlala Branch Library Story Time
12:15 PM -
Book: "Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs” by: Mo Willems.


Thursday, April 24, 2014
Pintlala Branch Library
Pintlala Branch Library Story Time
1:00 PM -

Book: "It’s My Birthday!” by: Pat Hutchins

Craft: Party Hat Game




Thursday, April 24, 2014
Pintlala Branch Library
Pintlala Branch Library Story Time
1:45 PM -

Book: "Detective Little Boy Blue” by: Steve Metzger

Activity: We will play a game.




Monday, April 28, 2014
Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Storytime @ Rufus A. Lewis Library With Ms. Stringer
10:00 AM -

Movie Day @ the Library

Strega Nona favorite stories / Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

(Popcorn will be served)




Monday, April 28, 2014
Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Extraordinary Lunch Bunch Book Club
12:00 PM -

The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore:
A deeply touching Southern story filled with struggle and hope.   Emmalee Bullard and her new baby are on their own. Or so she thinks, until Leona Lane, the older seamstress who sat by her side at the local shirt factory where both women worked as collar makers, insists Emmalee come and live with her.  Just as Emmalee prepares to escape her hardscrabble life in Red Chert holler, Leona dies tragically.  Grief-stricken, Emmalee decides she’ll make Leona’s burying dress, but there are plenty of people who don't think the unmarried Emmalee should design a dress for a Christian woman - or care for a child on her own. But with every stitch, Emmalee struggles to do what is right for her daughter and to honor Leona the best way she can, finding unlikely support among an indomitable group of seamstresses and the town’s funeral director. In a moving tale exploring Southern spirit and camaraderie among working women, a young mother will compel a town to become a community.  (Goodreads)




Monday, April 28, 2014
Pike Road Branch Library
Pike Road Branch Library Programs in April 2014
4:15 PM -

April is National Poetry Month so we’ll wrap up our month of story times with stories told in poetry, including Oh Theodore!: Guinea Pig Poems by Susan Katz and Stacey Schuett.




Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Ramer Branch Library
Ramer Branch Library Story Time
10:00 AM -

"Oops Clifford!” by Norman Bridwell. Clifford gets in trouble.




Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Dog Days
10:00 AM -

We love those doggone dogs! We’ll have some great books, songs, and games all about man’s best friend!




Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Governors Square Branch Library
Tree Tales Day
10:00 AM -

Program Cancelled.




Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Pintlala Branch Library
Pintlala Branch Library Story Time
11:30 AM -

Book: "The Spaghetti Party” by: Doris Orgel

Craft: Spaghetti Craft

 

 




Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library Storytime
10:00 AM -

Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by David McPhail

Pete & Pickles by Berke Breathed

Super Cute Pig Craft Made From Shapes




Monday, May 05, 2014
Pike Road Branch Library
Pike Road Library Story Time
4:15 PM -

Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, so we’ll read some books that celebrate moms including Ol’ Mama Squirrel by David Ezra Stein.




Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Governors Square Branch Library
Happy Mother's Day!
10:00 AM -

Ms. Anita will read Clifford’s Happy Mother’s Day and A Mother For Choco, followed by a craft.




Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Pike Road Branch Library
Angry Dragons Book Club
4:15 PM -

The Angry Dragons will discuss Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff.

 

Publisher’s Summary: In a magic kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone's joke. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. Rump discovers he has a gift for spinning straw into gold. His best friend, Red Riding Hood, warns him that magic is dangerous, and she's right. With each thread he spins, he weaves himself deeper into a curse. To break the spell, Rump must go on a perilous quest, fighting off pixies, trolls, poison apples, and a wickedly foolish queen. The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship--and a cheeky sense of humor--he just might triumph in the end.




Monday, May 12, 2014
Pike Road Branch Library
Pike Road Branch Library Story Time
4:15 PM -

Today is National Kite Day! Kites are fun, but not when they are stuck in trees. Just how far will Floyd go to get his kite unstuck? We’ll find out when we read Stuck by Oliver Jeffers.




Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Governors Square Branch Library
Children’s Book Week— May 12-18, 2014
10:00 AM -

Special guest Librarian Joyce Brown will read Eric Carle stories. Then the children will do a craft.