Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Governors Square Branch Library
Train Tales Day
10:00 AM -

The children will feel the suspense with the stories The Caboose Who Got Loose and The Little Engine That Could, then role play the last story.




Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Adult Program: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
10:00 AM -
DETECT:Decrease Epidemiological Threat With Environmental Control And Testing


Ms. Patti Stadlberger, Surveillance Nurse, Public Health Area 8, State Department of Public Health will discuss techniques  on how to improve health, and the prevention and spread of communicable diseases. 



Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Library Card Sign-up Month
10:00 AM -
Do you have a library card? Come and find out what it takes to participate at the library!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Ramer Branch Library
Ramer Branch Library Storytime
10:00 AM -
The Berenstain Bears and the Excuse Note by Stan and Jan Berenstain. Sister Bear tries to get out of class! 


Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Hampstead Branch
Library
10:30 AM -

Dogs Love Books by  Louise Yates
Never Let a Ghost Borrow Your Library Book by Karen Casale
Activity: Make your own Adventure Book




Tuesday, September 16, 2014
EL Lowder Regional Library
E L Lowder Story Time
5:30 PM -
Curious George Visits the Library by Margaret Rey

Synopsis: George loves story time at the library, but can he sit long enough for the story to end?

Activity:  Mask Craft


Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Pike Road Branch Library
Pike Road Branch Library Programs in September 2014
10:00 AM -

Introducing the Good Morning Story Time for ages 6 months through 2 years.

Check out the MCCPL website and the Pike Road Branch Library Facebook page for updates on what we’ll be doing! 


Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Storytime at the Rufus A. Lewis Library
10:00 AM -

Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes and
Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin. 
We will do a Pete the Cat Craft.




Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Coliseum Adult Program
10:00 AM -
Brittany Wiggins, with Mental Health, will be here to present issues dealing with mental health in America.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Adult Programs @ the Morgan Library
10:00 AM -
The Fiber Arts Club will meet in the Morgan Auditorium. This is not a class, but an open meeting of local crochet enthusiasts, knitters and hand quilters. Bring your own project and join in the fun!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Ramer Branch Library
Ramer Adult Program
11:00 AM -
"Medicare” by Sue Segrest, Central Alabama Aging Council. Come learn about Medicare Benefits


Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Pike Road Branch Library
Pike Road Teen Book Club
4:15 PM -
The Teen Book Club will discuss The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen.

Publisher’s Summary: For as long as 17-year-old Alex Wayfare can remember, she has had visions of the past - visions that make her feel like she's really on a ship bound for America, living in Jamestown during the Starving Time, or riding the original Ferris wheel at the World's Fair. But these brushes with history pull her from her daily life without warning, sometimes leaving her with strange lasting effects and wounds she can't explain. Trying to excuse away the aftereffects has booked her more time in the principal's office than in any of her classes and a permanent place at the bottom of the social hierarchy. Alex is desperate to find out what her visions mean and get rid of them. It isn't until she meets Porter, a stranger who knows more than should be possible about her, that she learns the truth: Her visions aren't really visions. Alex is a Descender - capable of traveling back in time by accessing Limbo, the space between Life and Afterlife. Alex is one soul with fifty-six past lives, fifty-six histories. Fifty-six lifetimes to explore: the prospect is irresistible to Alex, especially when the same mysterious boy with soulful blue eyes keeps showing up in each of them. But the more she descends, the more it becomes apparent that someone doesn't want Alex to travel again. Ever. And will stop at nothing to make this life her last.


Thursday, September 18, 2014
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Dinosaurs are very Cool!
5:30 AM -
How Big Were Dinosaurs? by Lita Judge
Synopsis: In this story we learn about twelve species of dinosaurs.

The Egg by M. P. Robertson
Synopsis: George finds a huge egg in the hen house, and since it is a special egg, he takes care of it.

Craft – Dinosaur masks


Thursday, September 18, 2014
Pike Road Branch Library
Bookies Book Club
9:15 AM -
The Pike Road Bookies will discuss And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.

Publisher’s Summary: An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe--from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos--the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.



Thursday, September 18, 2014
Pike Road Branch Library
Friends Speaker Series
10:00 AM -
The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library Speaker Series presents Nimrod Frazer, author of Send the Alabamians: World War I Fighters in the Rainbow Division.                      

Publisher’s Summary:Send the Alabamians recounts the story of the 167th Infantry Regiment of the WWI Rainbow Division from their recruitment to their valiant service on the bloody fields of eastern France in the climactic final months of World War I.



Thursday, September 18, 2014
Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Wheels Go Round and Round
10:30 AM -
We will read Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus by James Dean. 
Synopsis:  As Pete rides the school bus with his friends he discovers the different sounds the bus makes.  We will also read The Wheels on the Race Car by Alexander Zane and illustrated by James Warhola. Synopsis: Animal race drivers roar around the track.  Text based on the popular song, The Wheels on the Bus.  We will watch a video.


Friday, September 19, 2014
EL Lowder Regional Library
E L Lowder Story Time
10:15 AM -
Curious George Visits the Library by Margaret Rey

Synopsis: George loves story time at the library, but can he sit long enough for the story to end?

Activity:  Mask Craft


Monday, September 22, 2014
Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Storytime with Ms. Stringer
10:00 AM -
The Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes
Earl The Squirrel by Don Freeman
The Dog Who Lost His Boy by Tom & Laura McNeal 


Monday, September 22, 2014
Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Adult Program
10:00 AM -
Join us for a game of BINGO in our meeting room at 10:00 a.m. We will be taking photos throughout the program as part of Snapshot Day. If you have items from home that you would like to bring as prizes, please do! 


Monday, September 22, 2014
Pike Road Branch Library
After School Story Time
4:15 PM -
Today is Elephant Appreciation Day. We’ll praise those powerful pachyderms with stories featuring elephants, including an Elephant and Piggie book by Mo Willems.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Governors Square Branch Library
Forest Animals
10:00 AM -

Ms. Anita will read the stories Owl Moon and Hello, Red Fox, followed by a coloring page




Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Ramer Branch Library
Ramer Branch Library
10:00 AM -
Count on Clifford by Norman Bridwell. Clifford learns about math.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Hampstead Branch
Peace
10:30 AM -

Peace Week in Miss Fox’s Classby Eileen Spinelli
The General by Julie Charter
Activity: Peace Wall Hanger




Tuesday, September 23, 2014
EL Lowder Regional Library
E L Lowder Story Time
5:30 PM -
Ziggy Piggy and the Three Little Pigs by Frank Asche

Synopsis: All three pigs run to live with their brother Ziggy after the big bad wolf blows the brick house down.

Activity:  Coloring Sheet


Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Pike Road Branch Library
Pike Road Branch Library Programs in September 2014
10:00 AM -

Introducing the Good Morning Story Time for ages 6 months through 2 years.

Check out the MCCPL website and the Pike Road Branch Library Facebook page for updates on what we’ll be doing! 


Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Storytime at the Rufus A. Lewis Library
10:00 AM -

The Grumpalump by Sarah Hayes
Where Do Balloons Go? An uplifting Mystery by Jamie Lee Curtis
Balloons will be given to the children




Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Ramer Branch Library
Ramer Adult Program
11:00 AM -
Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club.


Thursday, September 25, 2014
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Sometimes we just want to be Someone else!
10:00 AM -
Part-Time Princess by Deborah Underwood
Synopsis:  A girl escapes her annoying little brother and the drudgery of school and home life when she travels to a magical kingdom each night and embarks on a series of adventures.

Flight School
by Lita Judge
Synopsis:  Little Penguin, who has the soul of an eagle, enrolls in flight school.

Craft – Penguin masks


Thursday, September 25, 2014
Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
We've Got the Wiggles!
10:00 AM -
Did you ever get the wiggles? The stories we read today will have you on your feet and moving! 


Thursday, September 25, 2014
Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Imitating
10:30 AM -
We will read Hop-Skip-Jump-a-Roo Zoo by Jane Belk Moncure and illustrated by Patrick Girouard.  
Synopsis:  Andy visits the zoo where he learns the numbers one to ten and a variety of action words.  We will have a craft.


Friday, September 26, 2014
EL Lowder Regional Library
E L Lowder Story Time
10:15 AM -
Ziggy Piggy and the Three Pigs by Frank Asche

Synopsis: All three pigs run to live with their brother Ziggy after the big bad wolf blows the brick house down.

Activity:  Coloring Sheet


Monday, September 29, 2014
Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Storytime with Ms. Stringer
10:00 AM -
Squeak, Rumble, Whomp, Whomp, Whomp by Wynton Marsalis
When the Rooster Crowed
Activity: Make Rooster Bag Puppets


Monday, September 29, 2014
Pike Road Branch Library
After School Story Time
4:15 PM -
Sometimes people care more about having nice things than having good friends. When Bear and Rabbit find a new shiny object, they fight over it, which just might mean the end of their beautiful friendship. Will either one ever say "sorry?” We’ll find out when we read Sorry by Norbert Landa and Tim Warnes.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Governors Square Branch Library
Children's Story Time
10:00 AM -

No program will be held today.

 




Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Ramer Branch Library
Ramer Branch Library Storytime
10:00 AM -
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems. A pigeon wants to be a bus driver!