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   Monday, February 26, 2018
10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Groovy Joe loves to sing and to share. We’ll groove along to two Groovy Joe books when we read Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs and Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown by Eric Litwin and Tom Lichtenheld


4:30 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Groovy Joe loves to sing and to share. We’ll groove along to two Groovy Joe books when we read Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs and Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown by Eric Litwin and Tom Lichtenheld


10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  The animals are hungry and must learn The Name of the Tree (Lottridge) in order to survive. And Why DO Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears (Aardema).


   Tuesday, February 27, 2018
10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Come sing along with the musical books If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca and Ed Wimberly and meet the not-so-scary monster in Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems who just wants to be scary for once. We will complete a monster craft.
 
 



4:00 PM
Being Creative with Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Students
Description:  
Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.
 



5:00 PM
Homework Assistance
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Grades 1-12
Description:  
Our tutors offer assistance in Math, English, and Reading.  Students in grades 1 – 12 are invited.  Please bring your own materials and homework, or the lesson you will need assistance with.  Registration is required of students, and adults who are interested in tutoring are invited to assist, with pre-registration required.
 



10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  The animals are hungry and must learn The Name of the Tree (Lottridge) in order to survive. And Why DO Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears (Aardema).


10:00 AM
Famous Blacks in History
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Special guest Sarah Kuneau, Museum of Archives and History, will present a program about famous Blacks from the past. The children will enjoy hearing her read stories and dressing up as famous Blacks in history.


   Wednesday, February 28, 2018
11:00 AM
Readin' Right Book Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  "See Me" by Nicholas Sparks. Two people form an unlikely romance.


10:00 AM
Celebrating Dr. Seuss's Birthday
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:   Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Sam-I-am tries to persuade the character in the top hat to try green eggs and ham.
Activity: Dr. Seuss Bookmarks
 



10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week.


10:30 AM
Novel Colors
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  **New 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: City of Women by David R. Gillham
 
Summary:  It is 1943—the height of the Second World War. With the men away at the front, Berlin has become a city of women.  On the surface, Sigrid Schröder is the model German soldier’s wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime. But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman of passion who dreams of her former Jewish lover, now lost in the chaos of the war. But Sigrid is not the only one with secrets—she soon finds herself caught between what is right and what is wrong, and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the two… ~Dust Jacket



11:15 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: “Curious George Goes to the Dentist” by Margret Rey
Synopsis ---- When George bites into a shiny apple made of wax, his tooth begins to hurt. The next morning George shows his wiggly tooth to the man with the yellow hat, who takes him to the dentist. George is nervous about his first visit to the dentist, but overcomes his fear and learns about better dental hygiene—with a little good-natured mayhem on the side!
ACTIVITY: The students will play with tooth brush timers
 



   Thursday, March 1, 2018
11:00 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Description: All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.
Instructors: Library Staff



5:30 AM
I'd love to have a pet!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Pet Show! , by Ezra Jack Keats
Archie wants to enter his cat in the  pet show but he cannot find her.
The Wild Woods, by Simon James
Jess finds a squirrel she wants as a pet.
Craft – Cat craft



   Friday, March 2, 2018
10:15 AM
Pre-School StoryTime
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Great Day for Up by: Dr. Seuss
The sun is coming up so everyone needs to wake up.  It’s a great day to go up on a Ferris wheel.  Look around.  What do you see that goes up around you?
 
I Am NOT Going to Get up Today by: Dr. Seuss
Everyone may try and wake me up, but I don’t want to get up.  You can give my egg back to the Hen.  I’m not going to get up today, because today is my “Woozy-Snoozy Zizz-Zizz Zizz Zazz Zuzz.”
 
Activity: Dr. Seuss
 



10:00 AM
Crochet and Craft
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
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.
 
 



   Monday, March 5, 2018
6:00 PM
After 5 Book Club
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Title: Someone Else’s Love Story
Author: Jackson, Joshilyn
Summary: Someone Else’s Love Story is Joshilyn Jackson’s funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness; about falling in love and learning that things aren’t always what they seem or what we hope they will be.  It’s a story about discovering what we want and ultimately finding what we need. ~ Editor



10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Story of Fish and Snail (Deborah Freeman) is about two friends who travel through stories together. Hi, Harry! (Waddell) is about a turtle looking for a friend to slow down with him.
 
 



10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  Dav Pilkey is best known for his Captain Underpants and Dog Man books for older kids, but he started out with the Dumb Bunnies series of picture books. We’ll wish Dav a slightly belated “Happy Birthday!” when we read The Dumb Bunnies Go to the Zoo.
 
 



4:30 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  Dav Pilkey is best known for his Captain Underpants and Dog Man books for older kids, but he started out with the Dumb Bunnies series of picture books. We’ll wish Dav a slightly belated “Happy Birthday!” when we read The Dumb Bunnies Go to the Zoo.
 
 



   Tuesday, March 6, 2018
10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Story of Fish and Snail (Deborah Freeman) is about two friends who travel through stories together. Hi, Harry! (Waddell) is about a turtle looking for a friend to slow down with him.
 
 



2:00 PM
Scrabble Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
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
StoryTime
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  What’s the Weather Today?
The children will enjoy hearing Ms. Anita read Elmo and Abby’s Wacky Weather Day and The Snowy Day, followed by a connect-the-dots activity.
 



11:15 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  
BOOK: “St. Patrick’s Day” by Anne Rockwell
Synopsis ----On St. Patrick’s Day, come dance a jig with the students in the classroom ALA Booklist calls "a lively place." Today in Mrs. Madoff's class we all wore something green to school. Kate played the fiddle and we danced to Irish music.  Then we learned about St. Patrick and many Irish tales and traditions. Now we know why there are no snakes in Ireland. Not every-one in school is all Irish like me, but we all can celebrate St. Patrick's Day together!
ACTIVITY: St. Patrick’s Day craft making / Shamrock hats
 



10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Get ready for Spring with the animals in Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na and explore the Garden of Opposites by Nancy Davis. We will complete a spring craft.
 



   Wednesday, March 7, 2018
10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week


4:15 PM
Book Maniaks
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade+
Description:  The Maniaks will discuss A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle.
Publisher’s Summary – It is November. When Meg comes home from school, Charles Wallace tells her he saw dragons in the twin's vegetable garden. That night Meg, Calvin and C.W. go to the vegetable garden to meet the Teacher (Blajeny) who explains that what they are seeing isn't a dragon at all, but a cherubim named Proginoskes. It turns out that C.W. is ill and that Blajeny and Proginoskes are there to make him well – by making him well, they will keep the balance of the universe in check and save it from the evil Echthros



1:45 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  
BOOK: “Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Samantha and Lola” by Alma Flor Ada
Synopsis ----Samantha loves Irish dancing and has learned to dance it very well. Her friend Lola also likes this dance and she especially loves the fancy dress that Samantha wears during her presentations. Little by little, Lola learns the basic steps from her friend, until she is also ready to appear on stage. She makes her first appearance in the show that her school prepares to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
ACTIVITY: St. Patrick’s Day craft / making leprechaun face
 



10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw
Is it a rabbit, a bird, or just spilt milk? In this childhood classic, kids are kept guessing until the surprise ending.
Activity: Cloud Craft
 



   Thursday, March 8, 2018
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 materials for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for a list of recommended materials.



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



3:00 PM
College Counts 529 Seminar
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  
College Counts 529 is Alabama’s college savings fund. This seminar will inform families about the benefits of the fund and saving early for college. Families with children of all ages are invited to learn more about preparing to pay for a college education.
 
 



2:00 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  
BOOK: “St. Patrick’s Day” by Janet Riehecky
Synopsis ----Mrs. Ryan's class celebrates St. Patrick's Day by making decorations, singing and dancing to Irish music, holding a treasure hunt, eating green foods, and staging their own parade. Includes crafts, games, and activities.
ACTIVITY: St. Patrick’s Day craft making/ making a bead bracelet
 
 



10:00 AM
It's nice to have best friends!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Mary Ann, by Betsy James
After her best friend, Mary Ann, moves away, Amy finds a praying mantis and names her Mary Ann.
The Firefighters, by Sue Whiting
The children in Mrs. Iverson’s class have an adventure playing firemen.
Craft – Fireman masks



   Friday, March 9, 2018
10:15 AM
Pre-School StoryTime
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Little Chick: The Kite That Would Not Fly by Amy Hest
Little Chick is trying to fly his leaf kite. he gets so frustrated until Old-Auntie helps him out. Every now and then don't we all need some help?
Stuck by: Oliver Jeffers
Floyd gets his kite stuck in the tree and takes his shoe off to get it unstuck, but when he throws his shoes up into the treeand it gets stuck. he continues throwing all sorts of items into the treeand they all get stuck. How does he finally get his kite out of the tree?
Activity: kites  



   Monday, March 12, 2018
10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Shrinking Mouse (Hutchins) has his friends worried as he keeps getting smaller and smaller, so they follow him to see why. A boy and his dog go through The Growing Story (Krauss) as they learn and play together


10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up this Saturday. It’s the perfect time to catch a leprechaun! Have you ever wanted to catch one? If so, you’re already in luck because we will read How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton.
 



4:30 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up this Saturday. It’s the perfect time to catch a leprechaun! Have you ever wanted to catch one? If so, you’re already in luck because we will read How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton.
 



   Tuesday, March 13, 2018
6:00 PM
Yoga @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Mrs. Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher, Instructor
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.



10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Shrinking Mouse (Hutchins) has his friends worried as he keeps getting smaller and smaller, so they follow him to see why. A boy and his dog go through The Growing Story (Krauss) as they learn and play together


10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  St. Patrick’s Day
Ms. Anita will read the stories St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning and That’s What Leprechauns Do, then assist the children with a craft activity.
 



10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  We’ll explore what is In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming and discover some new creepy crawly friends in  There’s a Bug In My Book by John Himmelman. We will complete a bug craft and look at a bug collection.


   Wednesday, March 14, 2018
11:00 AM
Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Title: Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
Description: Christine wakes up every morning in an unfamiliar bed with an unfamiliar man. She looks in the mirror and sees an unfamiliar, middle-aged face. And every morning, the man she has woken up with must explain that he is Ben, he is her husband, she is forty-seven years old, and a terrible accident two decades earlier decimated her ability to form new memories. Every day, Christine must begin again the reconstruction of her past. And the closer she gets to the truth, the more unbelievable it seems.
 



11:00 AM
March Adult Program
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  “Preventing Litter”- Alabama PALS. Find out what you can do keep your community beautiful.


10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week


2:00 PM
Book Brunch
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, members will discuss the novel Irish Tweed by Father Andrew M. Greeley.
Back Cover Summary: This is one of Greeley’s tales of Nuala Anne McGrail,  A fey, Irish-speaking woman bless with the gift of second-sight, and her husband and accomplice Dermot Michael Coyne. In this tale, Nuala Anne and her daughter have taken up karate to fight off schoolyard bullies who are harassing the family, while their incredibly shy nanny Julie is courted by a new beau. Meanwhile, Dermot pores over a memoir of a refugee from the famine whose family died of a mysterious fever, searching for clues to what caused the illness



10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Curious George by Cynthia Platt
George loves a celebration, and St. Patrick’s Day means plenty o’ music, dancing, and feasting fun! He dresses up in his festive finest, looks for leprechauns, and learns some Irish dance steps. But can George make it to the parade without causing any trouble?
Activity:  Shamrock Necklace
 



   Thursday, March 15, 2018
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 materials for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for a list of recommended materials.



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



11:15 AM
The Pike Road Bookies
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  They will discuss Beartown by Fredrik Backman.
Publisher’s Summary – People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest; it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected.
 



10:00 AM
It is acceptable to be a little different!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  A Different Little Doggy, by Heather Whittaker
Taz, a dog, explains how he is different from other dogs.
Little One Step, by Simon James
As three duckling brothers cross forest and field to return to their mother, the older ones encourage the youngest by teaching him a game.
Craft – Duck craft



   Friday, March 16, 2018
10:15 AM
Pre-School StoryTime
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  When Sheep Sleep by: Laura Numeroff
A little girl is trying to fall asleep, but all the sheep that she normally counts have fallen asleep.  She begins counting deer.  She also counts rabbits.  What actually makes her so sleepy that she finally falls to sleep?
 
Splat the Cat Dreams Big  by: Rob Scotton
Splat’s mother reads to Splat at bedtime.  He is scared to go to sleep, because last night he dreamed that he was a prince and he fell in a moat.  What happens tonight in Splat’s dream?
 
Activity: Wear Pajamas and read books to each other
 



10:15 AM
Pre-School StoryTime
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Show and Tale
Who Can? Daniel Can! by Maggie Tests
Synopsis:  Daniel and all his friends share what they can do at the beach.  “Katerina can dance in the sand.  What can you do?”  



10:00 AM
Crochet and Craft
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
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.
 
 



   Monday, March 19, 2018
10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Elephant and Piggie are excited when they discover, “We Are in a Book!” (Willems). The Incredible Book Eating Boy (Jeffers) discovers he can learn by eating books.
 



10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  – Cowpoke Clyde just finished his Spring cleaning. Well, all the cleaning except for his dirty dog named Dawg. Unfortunately, Dawg leads Clyde on a hot pursuit all over his ranch in an attempt to avoid bath time. Will Dawg ever make it into the bathtub? We’ll see when we read Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori Mortensen and Michael Allen Austin.
 
 



4:30 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  – Cowpoke Clyde just finished his Spring cleaning. Well, all the cleaning except for his dirty dog named Dawg. Unfortunately, Dawg leads Clyde on a hot pursuit all over his ranch in an attempt to avoid bath time. Will Dawg ever make it into the bathtub? We’ll see when we read Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori Mortensen and Michael Allen Austin.
 
 



   Tuesday, March 20, 2018
10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Elephant and Piggie are excited when they discover, “We Are in a Book!” (Willems). The Incredible Book Eating Boy (Jeffers) discovers he can learn by eating books.
 



2:00 PM
Scrabble Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
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
StoryTime
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Spring Surprises Day
The children will be thrilled to watch the movie “Baby Animals” and enjoy a tasty treat.
 
 



9:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 6th Grade
Description:  
BOOK: “Florence Nightingale” by David Adler
Synopsis ----The book describes the life of Florence Nightingale, emphasizing her determination to become a nurse, her care for soldiers in the Crimean War, her impact on health care in England, America, and India, and her training school for nurses.
ACTIVITY: Students will have a fun trivia quiz
 
 



11:15 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  
BOOK: “Aaron Has a Lazy Day” by P.D. Eastman
Synopsis ----P. D. Eastman’s classic character Aaron the Alligator makes his early-reader debut! On this lazy day, Aaron is hot, tired, and hungry—perhaps a nice, juicy lemon will taste good? Blech! Lemons are not good to eat! Follow daffy Aaron as his hazy, lazy day becomes less lazy and more crazy! Young readers will giggle along as they tackle the simple words and sentences all on their own.
ACTIVITY: We are making alligators out of the letter “A”
 
 



1:45 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 4th Grade
Description:  March 20 @ 1:45 4th Grade
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
 
 



10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Learn all about Seeds in Seeds Go, Seeds Grow by Mark Weakland and what happens if you plants seeds of selfishness instead of kindness in If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson. We plant some seeds


   Wednesday, March 21, 2018
10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week


3:00 PM
Paper Cuts
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  We’ll be making some chick and bunny baskets great for holding yours or someone else’s Easter treats.


10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Pete The Cat: Cavecat Pete by Eric Litwin
Pete the Cat grooves back in time to the Jurassic era, where under the guise of "Cavecat Pete," he helps his herbivore and carnivore friends learn to get along.
Activity: Coloring Sheet
 



   Thursday, March 22, 2018
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 materials for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for a list of recommended materials.



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



10:00 AM
Transitioning from Home to a Senior Living Community
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Jason Jordan, Community Relations Director, Cara Vita Village, Presenter
Description: If you are an active senior seeking a rewarding and simper lifestyle, come learn the advantages of living in a retirement community when deciding to transition from individual homes to a retirement community.  



10:00 AM
I am so smart!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Baby Brains, by Simon James
Mr. and Mrs. Brains have a baby who is very smart.
The Incredible Book Eating Boy, by Oliver Jeffers
Henry loves to eat books, until he begins to feel quite ill and decides that maybe he could do something else with these books.
Craft – Baby masks



   Friday, March 23, 2018
10:15 AM
Pre-School StoryTime
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  The Dot  by: Peter H. Reynolds
Vashti is very frustrated and says she cannot draw.  She hands in her art teacher a blank page.  Her art teacher thinks she has drawn a polar bear in the snow.  Vashti does not think her teacher is funny.  She is handed back the picture and draws a dot and her teacher frames it.  Do you ever think that you cannot do something because you are frustrated?
 
Perfect Square by: Michael Hall
A square that is perfect has four equal sides. On Monday the happy little square becomes cut into pieces and poked full of holes.  It doesn’t look like a square any more.  What can you create out of a square?
Art: Square Art
 



   Monday, March 26, 2018
10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See (Martin)? So many different animals we can name. We can also see what happens when you get a Mixed Up Chameleon (Carle).
 
 
 



10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  Pete the Cat wakes up on Easter to find a note in his basket from the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny needs him to save Easter by gathering, decorating and hiding all the eggs. This request seems like something that could have been brought to Pete’s attention much earlier. However, Pete will gladly help anyone as we’ll see in Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure by Kimberly and James Dean


4:30 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  Pete the Cat wakes up on Easter to find a note in his basket from the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny needs him to save Easter by gathering, decorating and hiding all the eggs. This request seems like something that could have been brought to Pete’s attention much earlier. However, Pete will gladly help anyone as we’ll see in Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure by Kimberly and James Dean


   Tuesday, March 27, 2018
10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See (Martin)? So many different animals we can name. We can also see what happens when you get a Mixed Up Chameleon (Carle).
 
 
 



10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Easter Fun
Children will enjoy the stories and The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. Then they will make a craft.
               
 



11:15 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  
BOOK: “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister
Synopsis ----The Rainbow Fish is an international best-seller and a modern classic. Eye-catching foil stamping, glittering on every page, offers instant child appeal, but it is the universal message at the heart of this simple story about a beautiful fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions that gives the book its lasting value.
ACTIVITY: Students will make Rainbow fish
 



10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Get ready for Easter with the silly story of a cat who wants to be the Easter bunny in Here Comes The Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood and some Easter surprises in Llama Llama Easter Egg by Anna Dewdney. We will make an Easter craft


   Wednesday, March 28, 2018
6:30 PM
Novel Colors
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  New 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. *Note, this title is a repeat from last month as a previous meeting was canceled due to schedule conflicts.
Title: City of Women by  David R. Gillham
Description:
It is 1943—the height of the Second World War. With the men away at the front, Berlin has become a city of women. On the surface, Sigrid Schröder is the model German soldier’s wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime.
But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman of passion who dreams of her former Jewish lover, now lost in the chaos of the war. But Sigrid is not the only one with secrets—she soon finds herself caught between what is right and what is wrong, and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the two… ~Dust Jacket
 



11:00 AM
Ramer Readin' Right Book Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  “Sisters First” by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush. The twin daughters of President Bush write about growing up in the White House.


10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week


1:45 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  March 28 @ 1:45 1st Grade
BOOK: “Sacagawea and the Bravest Deed” by Stephen Krensky  
Synopsis ----Young Sacagawea wants to be as brave as her brother. If only she were allowed to go with him and the other boys on a hunt to prove it! But while gathering wood with her grandmother, an angry rattlesnake shows Sacagawea that there are many ways to be brave.
ACTIVITY: Make Sacagawea out of brown paper bags and other craft material
 
 



10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  The Story of The Easter Bunny Story by Katherine Tegen
A little rabbit watches an old couple paint eggs, make chocolate, and braid baskets for the village children at Easter, and he eventually becomes the Easter Bunny.
Activity: Easter Craft
 



   Thursday, March 29, 2018
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 materials for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for a list of recommended materials.



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



3:00 PM
Author Signing: Melissa Gibbons
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Title: Jesus is Speaking to You
 
Melissa Michelle Gibbons is a native of Wetumpka Alabama, the mother of one son, and works in the healthcare field as a certified nursing assistant. Her first book Jesus is Speaking to You is a book of words of encouragement and uplifting messages. She expects to publish her next book in late Spring.
 



12:00 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  March 29 @ 12:00 3rd Grade
BOOK: “She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story” by Audrey Vernick
Synopsis ----Effa always loved baseball. As a young woman, she would go to Yankee Stadium just to see Babe Ruth’s mighty swing. But she never dreamed she would someday own a baseball team. Or be the first—and only—woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
From her childhood in Philadelphia to her groundbreaking role as business manager and owner of the Newark Eagles, Effa Manley always fought for what was right. And she always swung for the fences.
ACTIVITY: Students will make baseballs out of paper and other material
 



2:00 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  
BOOK: “Betsy Ross: and the Silver Thimble” by Stephanie Greene
Synopsis ----Betsy Ross wants to prove to her brother that she can do whatever he can -- but she ends up proving something to herself instead.
ACTIVITY: Students will make Flags
 
 



10:00 AM
It's fun to play make believe!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Dear Mr. Blueberry, by Simon James
Emily imagines she has a whale in her pool, but her teacher tells her that is not  possible.
The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats
A boy dreams that the sun has melted all the snow away.
Craft – Whale mask



   Friday, March 30, 2018
10:15 AM
Pre-School StoryTime
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Fancy Nancy and the Missing Easter Bunny by: Jane O’Connor
JoJo brings home the class pet to watch over the weekend.  Nancy takes Nibbles out of his cage so her brother and friend may play with the rabbit. Her dad tells them that the Easter Egg Hunt has begun and she forgets to latch Nibbles cage.  Guess who escapes?  Where does Nancy find Nibbles?
 
The Easter Egg by: Jan Brett
The rabbits are decorating eggs and getting ready for Easter. Hoppi goes around looking at his family and neighbors eggs
collecting things to decorate his egg.   The Rabbit who
decorates the neatest egg will get to help the Easter Bunny deliver the eggs.  When it is time there is no Hoppi and no egg.  What happened to Hoppi and who gets to help the Easter
Bunny?
 
Activity: Easter Egg Hunt