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   Thursday, November 22, 2018
10:00 AM
Happy Thanksgiving!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
 



10:00 AM
No Lap Sit Time Today
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0 to 2
Description:  Happy Thanksgiving!


   Friday, November 23, 2018
10:00 AM
Pre-School Story Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  No Story Time


   Monday, November 26, 2018
10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  I Love It When You Smile (McBratney), so let’s smile together. The Koala Who Could (Field) doesn’t believe he can, until he has to.


10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at both sessions. Here is what we have planned for this month:

We’ll have a Thanksgiving left-over when we read Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper. Did Turkey survive Thanksgiving Day? We’ll see if the not-quite-master of disguise tricked Farmer Jake so he could live to see another holiday.
 



3:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at both sessions. Here is what we have planned for this month:

We’ll have a Thanksgiving left-over when we read Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper. Did Turkey survive Thanksgiving Day? We’ll see if the not-quite-master of disguise tricked Farmer Jake so he could live to see another holiday.
 



10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  Learn what a big helper a tiny excavator can be in Little Excavator by Anne Dewdney


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Conversational ESL Class for Adults
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Instructor:  Mrs. Tresha Render
Description: Students will learn key vocabulary for places they may visit within their community and helpful phrases to use with English speakers there. Students will mostly practice dialogues in small groups.  Class size will be limited to 20 adult learners.  To register, email name and phone number to trendertutoring@gmail.com.  Each student will need to purchase a copy of the book, Perfect Phrases for ESL Every Day Situations.  By Natalie Gast (ISBN-13: 978-0071770286, ISBN-10: 9780071770286), about $12, available on Amazon.



   Tuesday, November 27, 2018
10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  I Love It When You Smile (McBratney), so let’s smile together. The Koala Who Could (Field) doesn’t believe he can, until he has to.


10:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  Join us as we dig into Little Excavator by Anne Dewdney and Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sheri Rinker and Tom Lichtenfield.
Activity: Constructing with Blocks
 



10:00 AM
National Cake Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Children will enjoy hearing the stories Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake and  Clever Jack Takes the Cake, followed by a coloring page activity.


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



10:00 AM
Computer Class for Seniors
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  We will focus on Microsoft Word. Registration is required.   You may use our laptops or bring your own.  Register at 271-7005


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Introduction to PowerPoint 2016 (Part 4)
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Students will create a presentation, add images, transition, and animation to each slide and then present their presentation on the smartboard.


   Wednesday, November 28, 2018
6:30 PM
Novel Colors
Event Location: Community Calendar
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  LOCATION: Books-a-Million in Eastchase
Really want to join a book club but don’t really like to read? Come join us at Books-a-million as we talk and color. Read the book, or don’t! Browse with a new friend. Just want to color and enjoy our company? You’re welcome! Bring your own supplies or use some of ours. Coloring sheets provided.
Title: Scooby Apocalpyse, Vol. 1
Authors/Illustrators: Jim Lee, Keith Giffen, JM DeMatteis, Howard Porter, and Wellinton Alves
Available on Hoopla
Description: When the world is tossed into chaos, it's up to a group of meddling kids-Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and their dog, Scooby-Doo-to solve the mystery and survive hordes of zombies! But can they save the day and cure everyone, or will they become brain-eating monsters? The creatures of the night are among us, and the crew of the Mystery Machine has to fight to survive-because in the apocalyptic badlands of the near future, the horrors are real! Hanna-Barbera has created some of the most recognizable animated characters of all time. ~description from Hoopla
 



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. The dates will be:
  • November 28



10:00 AM
November Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  
One Is A Feast For Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale by Judy Cox
On Thanksgiving Day while everyone naps, Mouse spots one pea, a perfect feast, but he cannot help adding all of the fixings--until Cat spots him.
Activity: Thanksgiving Craft 



1:30 PM
November Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Through Your Eyes”  by: Ainsley Earhardt
Synopsis: ----   Ainsley Earhardt reflects on her experiences as a mother and viewing wonders of the world through a child’s eyes in this stunning follow up to Take Heart, My Child. So often as we race through life, we need the wisdom and perspective of a child to remind us what is important and what should be celebrated and remembered: the everyday joys and miracles and simple pleasures of life. Our children teach us and awaken our own inner child.

ACTIVITY: Students will make mirrors of craft material



   Thursday, November 29, 2018
11:00 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Library Staff, Instructors        
All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.



12:00 PM
Scrapbooking
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: 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 material for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for a list of recommended materials.
 



10:30 AM
Reach for the Stars!
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers. Sweet watercolor illustrations filled with geometric shapes help tell a story of big dreams and unexpected discoveries. A very popular book for little stargazers everywhere. We will also read Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae and illustrated by guy Parker-Rees. Gerald would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance ...or can they? A funny, touching and triumphant story.


10:00 AM
You can count on your friends!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Old Alligator, by Mathew Price & Atsuko Morozumi
Alligator thought he had an easy lunch till elephant came along.

Go Away, Mr. Wolf, by Mathew Price & Atsuko Morozumi
The three pigs outsmart Mr. Wolf.

Craft – Alligator craft
 



3:00 PM
Curious Genre Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
Nora hasn't seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back. There was a dark, dark house Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her? And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark room But something goes wrong. Very wrong.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27834600-in-a-dark-dark-wood
 



10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time - Dinosaurs
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0 to 2
Description:  How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? by: Jane Yolen
Do Dinosaurs fuss when their friends come over to play, because the friend is playing with their toys? No, they share their toys and have a great time.  What do you think Dinosaurs do when they are
invited to play?
 



   Friday, November 30, 2018
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



10:00 AM
Special Guest Author
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 6th Grade
Description:  Author: Beth Hudson-Stewart
Will be here to read from her book and do a book signing also.
 
Synopsis: ----   My Sister, Sehoy is a children's book of historical fiction. Sehoy was a Creek Indian woman who lived in what is now the state of Alabama. Her life and the lives of her descendants  greatly influenced the history of the Creek Indian nation, as well as that of Alabama and the United States. This fictional story is about Sehoy and her little brother, Kiki, and how Sehoy might have
met her husband, Captain Marchand, the commander of Fort Toulouse.



9:45 AM
Dinosaur
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by: Mo Willems
The three dinosaurs were setting up the house in case while they were out a little child might stop.  Goldilocks enjoyed the chocolate
pudding and filled up on it.  Then when she goes to the chairs they were all too high to sit , so she skipped them.  Then she was about to get in a bed when she heard the dinosaurs outside.  Do you think she was able to get away or did the dinosaurs eat her?

Tyrannosaurs Rex VS. Edna The Very First Chicken:  by: Douglas Rees
Tyrannosaurs Rex was hungry and wanted breakfast.  The dinosaurs warned Edna, but she just kept on eating her seeds.  Do you think she should have listened?

Activity:  Dinosaur Masks