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   Wednesday, September 18, 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:


September 18



3:00 PM
Legos
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Legos Fun!


10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Help! A Story of Friendship by Holly Keller
Synopsis:  Mouse hears a rumor that snakes do not like mice and while trying to avoid his former friend, Snake, he falls into a hole from which neither Hedgehog, Squirrel, nor Rabbit can help him out.
Activity: Friendship Bracelet
 



11:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  BOOK: “She’ll Be Coming Around The Mountain” by Emily Coplon
Synopsis: ---- Ya Hoo! Cook up some chicken and dumplings and get set for a knee-slapping good time, because here she comes, six white horses and all! This fat-flying favorite song is now zanier than ever, featuring brand-new verses and wacky full-color illustrations. A must for read-aloud, sing along audiences! Read full review
ACTIVITY: We will play a singing game
 



10:00 AM
Adult Program
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Kathryn Nard, author
Permanent Piece of the Puzzle  is a sad, beautiful tale of shattered hearts putting themselves together again. 
 
We always have an ongoing puzzle for teens and adults.  Come help complete our newest puzzle!
 



   Thursday, September 19, 2019
3:00 PM
Mid-Afternoon Movie
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Join us for a mid-afternoon movie after work or school. Bring snacks, suggest titles for future viewings, talk with friends or make new ones. Movies will be PG-13 rating or lower, but parents are responsible for researching movie before allowing children to view. Call to ask what movie we’re showing or to suggest a title.


9:15 AM
Pike Road Bookies
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The Bookies will discuss Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict.
Publisher’s Summary – Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor farmer's daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets, but the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home. If she can keep up the ruse, that is. Serving as a lady's maid in the household of Andrew Carnegie requires skills she doesn't have, answering to an icy mistress who rules her sons and her domain with an iron fist. What Clara does have is a resolve as strong as the steel Pittsburgh is becoming famous for, coupled with an uncanny understanding of business, and Andrew begins to rely on her. But Clara can't let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. Revealing her past might ruin her future -- and her family's.
 
9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 - Phone: 244-8679 facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary



4:00 PM
Painting with Stencils
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Description: Build artist confidence by painting beautiful pictures with the help of stencils.


11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Instructors: Library Staff       
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: Adult
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
It's OK to be silly sometimes!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Chewy Louie by Howie Schneider
Synopsis: Chewy Louie eats everything he sees and his family may have to get rid of him.
Silly Tilly by Eileen Spinelli
Synopsis: Tilly drives the other barnyard animals crazy with her silliness.
Craft – Dog craft



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Crochet Class
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Open to the public
Description:  Do you like to keep your hands busy? Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? Come to our class as a beginner or someone who wants to learn a new stitch or two.  Please bring your own needles and yarn. 


10:30 AM
Talk like a Pirate!
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean. When Captain Pete discovers a treasure map, he and his crew are ready to set out and sail the seas to find the buried gold and jewels. But they weren’t expecting to find a giant sea monster along the way! We will also read Bubble Bath Pirates by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. "BATH TIME!" calls out the pirate mommy. "ARGHHH!" answer her little pirates. It's time to walk the plank for these two pirate pretenders. To the refrain of "Yo ho, yo ho, it's off to the bath we go!" We will have a craft.
 



2:30 PM
Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  ARRGGGHH! It’s Talk like a Pirate Day!! Come by YA and see for yourself if you have what it takes to join our crew, if ye dare! Hoist the Colors!
 



10:00 AM
Pajama Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Age 0-2 years old
Description:  Sleepy Baby  by: Fiona Watt
Sleepy baby gets undressed and takes a bath.  What do you do before you go to bed?



   Friday, September 20, 2019
10:00 AM
Read to Teddy Bear
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Bedtime for Bear by Brett Helquist
Bear is ready to hibernate and go to sleep until Spring, but his friends really want him to play just one more day. Does he play with his friends or does he sleep?
 A Bedtime for Bear by Bonny Becker
Bear has never had a guest spend the night with him until Mouse stays the night over. Bear is used to it being absolutely quiet, but Mouse tests Bear’s patience. Do you sleep in absolute silence or do you have noise?
 Activity: Bear Art



   Saturday, September 21, 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, September 23, 2019
10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Mondays and Tuesdays @10am, except holidays. All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

Hattie and the Fox (Fox) is about a chicken who sees something in the bushes, guess what it is. I Want My Hat Back (Klassen) said the bear as he asks his friends and neighbors if they’ve seen his hat.
 
 



10:15 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and under
Description:  Twenty minutes of books, songs, rhymes and more followed by a free play and bubbles. Recommended for more wiggly active children under the age of three.

We’re going to get noisy with some Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming.
 



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 yet another special day in September – the first day of Autumn! Autumn is not so great for the tree in today’s story. We’ll see what the problem is when we read Fall Is Not Easy by Marty Kelley.



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 yet another special day in September – the first day of Autumn! Autumn is not so great for the tree in today’s story. We’ll see what the problem is when we read Fall Is Not Easy by Marty Kelley.



   Tuesday, September 24, 2019
10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Mondays and Tuesdays @10am, except holidays. All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

Hattie and the Fox (Fox) is about a chicken who sees something in the bushes, guess what it is. I Want My Hat Back (Klassen) said the bear as he asks his friends and neighbors if they’ve seen his hat.
 

 



6:30 PM
Novel Colors **NEW DAY**
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: Self/Made
Writer/Artist: Groom/Ferigato/Costa
Description: When chaos besieges the kingdom of Arcadia, warrior Amala Citlali uncovers a shocking truth-she's a non-player character in an advanced video game.  With her very existence at stake, Amala embarks on a journey across worlds-to escape her prison, find her creator, and demand answers to the fundamental questions of her existence.  ~Hoopla



10:15 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  Thirty-five to forty minutes of books, rhymes, songs, and movement followed by a craft or free play. Recommended for children three and older who are able to sit through longer stories. 

It may not feel like it, but Fall is on the way. Let’s get ready by reading a couple books all about fall. Full of Fall by April Sayre and Leaves by David Stein.
Activity: Fall tree painting



4:15 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Age 3 and up
Description:  Thirty-five to forty minutes of books, rhymes, songs, and movement followed by a craft or free play. Recommended for children three and older who are able to sit through longer stories. 

It may not feel like it, but Fall is on the way. Let’s get ready by reading a couple books all about fall. Full of Fall by April Sayre and Leaves by David Stein.
Activity: Fall tree painting



10:00 AM
Awesome Autumn
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Storytime is cancelled on September 24, 2019.


6:00 PM
Yoga @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
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
 



2:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  The Dungeons & Dragons Club will meet and move forward with our quest!


5:00 PM- 5:45 PM
Homework Assistance
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Grades 1-12
Description:  Do you need assistance with your assignments? Bring your materials so our tutors can help you with your understanding. Our tutors will assist you with your reading, math, or English.  You must pre-register to attend these sessions, and tutors who are interested in assisting must pre-register, also. 
 



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Come join the fun as we build with Legos.  We will have a theme for our first meeting of the month and it will be to design your own portrait, and the second meeting will be devoted to creative play.  Come see what you can create!
 



   Wednesday, September 25, 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:

September 25



3:00 PM
Legos
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Legos Fun!


11:00 AM
Book Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club


10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
Synopsis:  A lion starts visiting the local library but runs into trouble as he tries to both obey the rules and help his librarian friend. Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do!
Activity: Coloring Sheet
 



12:30 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 4th Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Moons” by Betsy Rathburn
Synopsis: ---- Ganymede, one of Jupiters 53 moons, is the largest moon in the solar system. It is even larger than the planet Mercury! Moons are found throughout the solar system and beyond, circling planets and asteroids. In this book, reluctant readers will find the answers to how moons form, where they are found, and so much more! Opening narratives place readers in the role of a NASA scientist. Fun facts offer bonus information of extremely high interest. Topic-specific infographics highlight further learning for high interest or difficult to grasp concepts.
ACTIVITY: Make and decorate a moon



   Thursday, September 26, 2019
4:00 PM
Big Plans
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Join us as we explore different career options, how to get into certain fields. These talks will not be limited to college track, so if you’re interested in trade school careers, ask us what’s on the upcoming agenda!  This Thursday representatives from the Montgomery Fire Department will talk about what they do, how they got interested in being fire rescue, and what you need to do to prepare for a career with a fire department


2:30 PM
STEAM'ed
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: 1st Grade and Up
Description:  
**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED**
334-625-5770

FIRST GRADE AND UP. Engineering is the name of the game today. We’re using pool noodles to build some structures that will be up to STEAM’ed building codes. As always we will have sensory toys and block available for younger siblings.



4:30 PM
STEAM'ed
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: 1st Grade and Up
Description:  **REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED**
334-625-5770

FIRST GRADE AND UP. Engineering is the name of the game today. We’re using pool noodles to build some structures that will be up to STEAM’ed building codes. As always we will have sensory toys and block available for younger siblings.



1:30 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “The Human Body” by Carron Brown
Synopsis: ---- What happens underneath our skin? Explore the human body up close and discover how incredible it is! From the air we breathe and the food we eat, to the muscles that help us move and the heart that pumps our blood, the hidden wonders of the human body are revealed.
ACTIVITY: We will explore with our fingerprints



4:00 PM
No-Sew Stuffed Animals
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Description: Make adorable stuffed animals using rubber bands, socks, and cotton. No sewing needed!
 



11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Instructors: Library Staff       
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: Adult
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
Good communication is important!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Ophelia by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert
Synopsis:  Ophelia misunderstands Kevin and spreads a rumor that he is very ill.
The Biggest Frog in Australia by Susan L. Roth
Synopsis: When a thirsty frog drinks up all the water in Australia, the other animals must think of a way to make him give it up.
Craft – Hippo craft
 



3:00 PM
Curious Genre Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  The Target, by David Baldacci
Summary:  The President knows it's a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats against the nation would multiply. So the president turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel.
Together, Robie and Reel's talents as assassins are unmatched. But there are some in power who don't trust the pair. They doubt their willingness to follow orders. And they will do anything to see that the two assassins succeed, but that they do not survive.  As they prepare for their mission, Reel faces a personal crisis that could well lead old enemies right to her doorstep, resurrecting the ghosts of her earlier life and bringing stark danger to all those close to her. And all the while, Robie and Reel are stalked by a new adversary: an unknown and unlikely assassin, a woman who has trained her entire life to kill, and who has her own list of targets--a list that includes Will Robie and Jessica Reel.
goodreads.com/book/show/18353714-the-target?from_search=tru
 



10:30 AM
Pancakes!
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Nunemoff and illustrated by Felicia bond. If you give a pig a pancake, she'll want some syrup to go with it. You'll give her some of your favorite maple syrup, and she'll probably get all sticky, so she'll want to take a bath. She'll ask you for some bubbles. When you give her the bubbles... We will also read Dragon’s Pancake Party by Mara Conlon. Dragon invites all of his friends over for a pancake party, but he has a lot of trouble making the pancakes, and then Beaver refuses to try them because he is not sure that he will like this new food. We will have a craft.


2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Anime/manga Club Meeting
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  The Anime & Manga Club will meet one again for all things anime! In addition, we will have icebreaker games, manga discussions, and anime viewing.
 



10:00 AM
National Dog Week
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Age 0-2 years old
Description:  Tiny Goes to the Library by Cari Meister
 Tiny goes everywhere that I go.  If I go to the park, then Tiny goes too.  Today, I am going to the library, but the sign says, “No Dogs Allowed”.  Tiny will have to stay outside.  Does your dog like to go everywhere you go?



   Friday, September 27, 2019
10:00 AM
National Dog Week
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Biscuit Loves the Library by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Today, Biscuit gets to go to the library with his owner for read to your pet day.  Biscuit loves to be read to and what about you?  Do you know how to approach a dog when you see one?  If you do not, then that is okay.  Ms. Mary Hughes from the Montgomery Humane Shelter will be visiting with us today to talk to you about dog safety.
Activity: Make a dog mask
 



   Saturday, September 28, 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, September 30, 2019
10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Mondays and Tuesdays @10am, except holidays. All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

Dragons Love Tacos (Rubin), just be careful not to have anything spicy! Dinosaurs are kind of like dragons, I wonder, How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? (Yolen)
 
 



11:00 AM
The Alabama "Pastport" Trail & More
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Bicentennial Celebration
Michael and Wanda Green have been traveling the state since August of 2018 in honor of the upcoming bicentennial using the ALABAMA PASTPORT as a guide. So far, they have visited 55 counties and their goal is to see the rest of the state by December. Come along with them on their journey through stories and a photography presentation of their travels.
 



10:15 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and under
Description:  Twenty minutes of books, songs, rhymes and more followed by a free play and bubbles. Recommended for more wiggly active children under the age of three.

Buses take us from here to there in My Bus by Byron Barton.



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:

That old lady who swallows lots of weird stuff is at it again. This time, she’s stuffing leaves into her belly. What is going on? Answers await us in There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro and Jared Lee.



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:

That old lady who swallows lots of weird stuff is at it again. This time, she’s stuffing leaves into her belly. What is going on? Answers await us in There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro and Jared Lee.



   Tuesday, October 1, 2019
10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Mondays and Tuesdays @10am, except holidays. All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

Dragons Love Tacos (Rubin), just be careful not to have anything spicy! Dinosaurs are kind of like dragons, I wonder, How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? (Yolen)