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   Tuesday, March 19, 2019
10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

He’s a Pout Pout Fish (Hanna) and he has the weary drearies to spread all over the place. But don’t worry, because I Love It When You Smile (McBratney).
 



10:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  Everyone’s waking up for spring, let’s find out who in Who's Awake in Springtime? by Phillis Gershator
Activity: Create a Spring Landscape



10:00 AM
Spring is on the Way!
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Children will enjoy hearing the stories Marley Springs Ahead and Possum and the Peeper, followed by a coloring page.


1:15 PM
March Storytime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: “A House of Leaves” by Kiyoshi Soya
Synopsis: ----Sheltering from the rain, Sarah shares a house of leaves with a praying mantis, ladybug, and other small creatures of the wild.
ACTIVITY: Students will go outside find 2 leaves to come back inside and talk about them



   Wednesday, March 20, 2019
10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:
March 20



3:00 PM
Lego Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Wednesdays @ 3pm


5:30 AM
March Storytime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: “A Present for Mama Bear”  by Bonnie Staenberg
Synopsis: ----Edgar Bear is looking for the perfect birthday gift for his mama.
Picking flowers, painting a picture, and baking a cake become a big mess -- but Mama Bear loves him just the same.
ACTIVITY: Students will decorate bears out of construction paper



10:00 AM
March Storytime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Spring Is Here by Will Hillenbrand
Excited that spring has finally arrived, Mole tries -- unsuccessfully -- to wake up Bear, but then he comes up with the perfect plan.
Activity: Spring Craft



10:00 AM
Coliseum Adult Program: Alabama 200 Years
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Capitals of Alabama
The Alabama Department of Archives and History will be presenting interesting and historical information pertaining to the five capitals of Alabama.
 



   Thursday, March 21, 2019
11:15 AM
Pike Road Bookies
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The Bookies will discuss A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler.
Publisher’s Summary – After the Civil War, young Alva Smith and her sisters are left with nothing but their good name. Then she is introduced to William Vanderbilt, whose nouveau riche family is upending established New York society. They marry, but find themselves excluded by the old-money doyennes who control access to the city's social and political scene. Refused entry, Alva designs and builds mansions and hosts her own grand balls. Denied a box seat at the Academy of Music, she helps found the Metropolitan Opera House. Outspoken, brave, and fiercely independent, Alva defies convention by championing suffrage for women, African-Americans and immigrants, and supporting labor union strikes. And, when William's attentions wander, Alva puts her future at risk--with a scandalous strategy that changes her life.
 



3:00 PM
Crochet and Craft
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Description:  Want to learn how to crochet? Have a project you’re working on that you want to show off, need help with? Come to the library and learn or teach a handcraft (knitting, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch, macrame, origami, chainmail, whatever). Crafters of all ages and genders are welcome. Bring supplies and we’ll build the expertise together.
 



4:00 PM
Marshmallow Pops
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Description: Have fun making a sweet treat for yourself. Customize your marshmallow pop to your taste with dipping chocolate, candy, and sprinkles.
 



10:30 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.
Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator



10:00 AM
Don't be afraid of imaginary things!
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Dear Bear, by Joanna Harrison
Synopsis:  Katie is afraid of the bear that lives under the stairs at her house, until they exchange letters and she finally gets to meet him.
The Dinosaurs Are Back and It’s All Your Fault Edward!, by Wendy Hartmann and Niki Daly
 Synopsis:  Edward’s brother makes him believe that the dinosaurs are everywhere and that they are after him.
Craft – Pterodactyl Craft



10:30 AM
Fly High Butterfly!
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read ​The Very Hungry Caterpillar​ by Eric Carle. One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry. On Monday, he ate through one apple; on Tuesday, he ate through three plums - and still he was hungry. We will also read ​Elmer and Butterfly​ by David McKee. One day, as Elmer is strolling through the jungle, he hears a cry for help. A butterfly has been trapped in a hole by a fallen branch. Elmer rushes to the rescue and frees her with ease. In return she promises to help Elmer should he ever need it. But just how can a butterfly ever help an elephant? We will have a craft.


3:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Alabama Native American History
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Montgomery Room

Books covering Alabama Native American history will be highlighted and on display this month in the Montgomery Room at the Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library.  The Montgomery Room is the Montgomery City-County Public Library’s special collection of books primarily concerning local, state, and southeast history.  It also contains among other subjects children’s materials, cookbooks, science, and poetry of local interest.



10:00 AM
Tornado Season
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0 to 2
Description:  This Beautiful Day by: Richard Jackson
This beautiful day has the children dancing and spinning around.  Then the children go outside to skip and sing in the rain.  Do you ever play in the rain?



   Friday, March 22, 2019
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 or 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 or acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us



10:00 AM
Tornado Season
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Mud by Mary Lyn Ray
Overnight the winter has disappeared and turned into mud.  Mud is squishy and icky.  Do you like to play in the mud?
Otis and the Tornado by Loren Long
Otis the tractor was friends with most everyone on the farm.  There was a bull who did not like anyone.  Instead of being friendly, he stood and snorted at you.  One day a terrible storm came and all the humans went into a storm shelter.  Otis led all the animals to safety.  Otis did not see the bull, so he went to find him. Do you help the people who you are not friends with sometimes?
Activity: Create a tornado



   Saturday, March 23, 2019
10:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Saturday Morning Chess @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Description: Learn to play Chess. All ages and levels of players are welcome.
Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club
 



   Monday, March 25, 2019
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 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:
 
It’s finally spring and Bear wakes up ready for breakfast. We’ll see if his friends can ever fill him up when we read Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.
 



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 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:

It’s finally spring and Bear wakes up ready for breakfast. We’ll see if his friends can ever fill him up when we read Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.
 



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

Leave Me Alone (Brosgol) shouts an old woman to her family. A little cat declares that I am a Cat (Bernstein) to much bigger cats.
 



10:15 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  What happens when a cow tries to drive a car? Find out in Moo by David LaRochelle
 



   Tuesday, March 26, 2019
10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

Leave Me Alone (Brosgol) shouts an old woman to her family. A little cat declares that I am a Cat (Bernstein) to much bigger cats.
 



10:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  Bunny Bear (by Andrea J. Loney) does not act like the other bunnies. Can he find a place to fit in?
Activity: Animal Puppets



10:00 AM
Women's History Month: Beatrix Potter Movie Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Children will be excited to see the movie “The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny”, followed by a craft.
 



12:00 PM
March Storytime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 4th Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Amelia Earhart”  by Caroline Crosson Gilpin
Synopsis ----Amelia Earhart is one of the first of many National Geographic Readers that highlight important historical figures. This Level 1 Reader brings an understanding of Amelia Earhart's historical significance to a whole new audience. Young readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of this pioneering pilot and adventurer, whose disappearance over the Pacific in 1937 has intrigued audiences for decades.
ACTIVITY: Make air planes out of gum, mints, and rubber bands
 



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



3:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Being Creative with Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.  Registration is required.


2:30 PM
Women's History Month: Movie - Hidden Figures
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  In honor of Women’s History Month, the Young Adult Department will be showing the movie, ​Hidden Figures​ (PG-13). Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
 
 



   Wednesday, March 27, 2019
10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:
March 27



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: POS
Writer/Artist: Pierre Paquet/Jesus Alonso Iglesias

Description: A young man struggles to build a publishing company, find love, and discover who he really is, with his one true trusted companion being the dog who truly seems to understand him. In the end, he realizes that for far too long he has been self-absorbed. A touching autobiographical story by Swiss BD publisher Pierre Paquet, the spiritual sequel to Paquet's Eisner-nominated A Glance Backward, which recounted his experience dealing with the death of his father at age 11. ~Hoopla



3:00 PM
Lego Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Wednesdays @ 3pm


11:00 AM
Ramer Readin' Right Book Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  “Woman With a Secret” by Sophie Hannah. A woman’s world is torn apart when she is charged with murder


1:30 PM
March Storytime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Lucky Ducklings”  by Eva Moore
Synopsis: ----Early one morning, Mama Duck takes her babies for a walk. They follow safely behind her as they leave their pond, waddle through the park, and stop in the little sunlit town's parking lot for yummy breakfast.  But one by one, Mama's little ducklings get separated when they disappear into the slats of the town's storm drain. How three firemen and a pickup truck rush to their rescue makes for a vivid and exciting drama that children will return to over and over again. Award-winning artist Nancy Carpenter and veteran author Eva Moore have created a delightful new classic with an inspiring environmental message. 
ACTIVITY: Students will make ducks out of construction paper and cardstock
 



10:00 AM
March Storytime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Missing Chick by Valeri Gorbachev
One of Mother Hen's little chicks is missing.  Did they leave him in the house?  Is he hiding in his bed, or under a bush?  Mother Hen and the neighbors search high and low, but there's still no sign of the missing chick.
Activity:  Coloring Sheet



   Thursday, March 28, 2019
3:30 PM
Get Steam'ed
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: 1st Grade and Up
Description:  
Get Steam’ed
March 28th @ 3:30
1st Grade and Up
**Registration Required**
Spring is here, so we are celebrating by learning all about leaves! We’ll see how trees breathe and what colors are in leaves with a take home experiment to enjoy.



9:30 AM
March Storytime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History”  by Vashti Harrison
Synopsis: ----An important book for all ages, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of forty trailblazing black women in American history.  Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of Black history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash. 
ACTIVITY: Questions and Answers
 



1:30 PM
March Storytime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History”  by Vashti Harrison
Synopsis: ----An important book for all ages, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of forty trailblazing black women in American history.  Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of Black history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash. 
ACTIVITY: Questions and Answers
 



4:00 PM
Tile Art
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Description: Experiment and relieve stress with this easy and fun craft. Create beautiful works of art on a piece of tile using sharpies and paint.
 



10:30 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.
Presenter: Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator



10:00 AM
Sometimes things are not as bad as they seem to be!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!, by Candace Fleming and Brian Karas
Synopsis:  After planting the garden he has dreamed of for years, Mr. McGreely tries to   find a way to keep some persistent bunnies from eating all his vegetables.
Bad Boris Goes to School, by Susie Jenkin-Pearce
Synopsis:  Bad Boris does not want to go to school, but when he does he finds he doesn’t want to leave.
Craft – Elephant craft



3:00 PM
Curious Genre Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  “The Black-Eyed Blonde” by Benjamin Black
Raymond Chandler's incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career "It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk had the look of something that knows it's being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere." So begins The Black-Eyed Blonde, a new novel featuring Philip Marlowe--yes, that Philip Marlowe.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17910123-the-black-eyed-blonde?from_search=true
 



10:30 AM
Children's Picture Book Day
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read ​Where the Wild Things Are​ by Maurice Sendak. Max is the hero of this beloved children's classic in which he makes mischief, sails away, tames the wild things, and returns home for supper. We will also read ​The Cat in the Hat​ by Dr. Seuss. Poor Dick and Sally. It's cold and wet and they're stuck in the house with nothing to do ...until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process! We will have a craft.


2:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Tabletop Game Club Meeting
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Come and play new and exciting board games as we introduce a new club in the YA Department. Bring a board game for everyone to try!


10:00 AM
Spring Cleaning
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0 to 2
Description:  Stinky Clothes by: Joanna Emery
 “Hold your nose around stinky clothes!”  First we put them in the washing machine and then the dryer.  Finally we fold our clothes and put them away.  Do you do your own laundry?
 



   Friday, March 29, 2019
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 or 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 or acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us



10:00 AM
Spring Cleaning
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Laundry Day by Jessixa Bagley
Tic and Tac were bored after they had been fishing and caught everything in the pond.  Ma showed them how to do the Laundry so they finished the laundry for Ma.  Do you ever help your mother with the laundry?
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
Trixie went on a trip to the laundry mat with her daddy.  They put in a load of clothes to wash and dry.  Trixie takes her bunny Knuffle everywhere she goes.  Guess what gets left at the laundry mat?
Activity: Spring Cleaning Art



   Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Saturday Morning Chess @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Description: Learn to play Chess. All ages and levels of players are welcome.
Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club