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   Saturday, February 13, 2016
10:00 AM
E L Lowder Regional Library Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:  Join us and learn how to play chess or to brush up on your skills.  Parents, chess is a game that will help build the brain and help your child with their future education—not to mention that it teaches patience as well.


   Monday, February 15, 2016
4:30 PM
Afternoon Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  There will be no story time today because the library will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day.


   Tuesday, February 16, 2016
10:00 AM
February 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas
Ready, Set, Skip? by Jane O’Connor
Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day by Joseph Slate
 



4:00 PM
Lego League
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Come join the fun and creativity as we build with Legos.
Children must be registered and parents must remain with your childr



11:30 AM
Book
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Book: Splat the Cat Up in the Air at the Fair by Rob Scotton
Song, Dance, and Game



10:00 AM
Governor's Square Story Time
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Children’s Dental Health Day   
Dental Hygienist Nick Brown from Sarrell Dentistry, will present a program on tooth care, then hand out goody bags for the children.



10:30 AM
Hampstead Pre-School Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Theme: Valentine’s Day
Books: Puppy Love by Rico Green
Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool by Kim Dean
Activity: Heart Butterflies

 



10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library Computer Classses
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Word I (MS Office 2010)
Learn how to edit, save and print documents. Learn how to create simple documents (letters, flyers, and memos).



   Wednesday, February 17, 2016
10:00 AM
Black History Month Program
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Dr. Keith Krawczynski will be here to discuss and show segments of the documentary, “Freedom Riders”.  We have enjoyed programs by Dr. Krawczynski in the past, and look forward to learning more about this pivotal time in our history. 
 



10:00 AM
Good Morning Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  Children and grown-ups enjoy songs and stories each week.


4:15 PM
Teen Book Club
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Teenagers
Description:   The Teen Book Club will discuss Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard on Wednesday, February 17 at 4:15 p.m.
Publisher’s Summary - Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood. Those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. There, before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess, and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard, a growing Red rebellion, even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays the only certainty is betrayal.



1:30 PM
Check Out Books
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  


10:00 AM
February 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Pet Show by Ezra Jack Keats
The Girl Who Wore Snakes by Angela Johnson
Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
 



4:00 PM
Ukulele and Yarn Art
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Bring a favorite song to share with the group along with peer mentoring regularly available.
Bring any yarn or fiber art project you are currently working with to share with other yarn crafters in the room.



   Thursday, February 18, 2016
10:00 AM
We all want to be loved!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Little Cub by Olivier Dunrea
Synopsis: A cub lives alone in the forest, and an old bear lives alone in the forest.  One day they find each other and become best friends.
Cock-a-Moo-Moo by Juliet Dallas-Conte
Synopsis: Rooster has forgotten how to crow and all his friends try to help him remember.
Craft – Rooster masks
 



10:30 AM
A Day with Emily Pearl
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  I Can Do It Myself ! by Diane Adams
I Want to Help!  by Diane Adams
 



4:00 PM
Lego League
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 5 and up
Description:  Lego League sessions will take place on February 4 and February 18. At each session, Lego Leaguers are issued a challenge and then make awesome creations using the library’s collection of bricks


11:15 AM
Bookies Book Club
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December.  On Thursday, February 18 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.
Publisher’s Summary - Addie Baum was born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for America and its effect on their three daughters. Her intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine: dreaming of going to college, Addie wants a career and to find true love. Now eighty-five, Addie tells the story of her life to her granddaughter, who has asked "How did you get to be the woman you are today?"
 
9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 - Phone: 244-8679
facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary



1:30 PM
Book
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade (L)
Description:  Book: PLAY – They will act out a play Frog and Friends by Eve Bunting


10:00 AM
Pintlala Branch Library Created Equal Film Screening
Event Location: Pine Level Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The film screening of Abolitionists.


10:00 AM
Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Join them to learn how you can support library programs and services.


   Friday, February 19, 2016
2:30 PM
February Adult Programming
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Identity Theft discussion
Patrons will learn about the dangers of both online and physical identity theft. They will also be able to acquire basic knowledge on how to protect themselves from potential identity theft.
Presenter: David Ori     
 



10:15 AM
National Children's Dental Month
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will have a special guest from the Sarrell Dental Office to read a book and discuss the importance of dental hygiene.
Curious George Visits the Dentist by Margaret and H. A. Rey’s
 



1:30 PM
Book
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade (F)
Description:  Book: PLAY – They will act out a play Frog and Friends by Eve Bunting


3:00 PM
Bertha Williams Library Black History Program
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult/Young Adult/ Children
Description:  The Bertha Williams Library will run portions of the Civil Rights documentary “Eyes on the Prize”


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Lowder Lego League
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:  Due to fire regulations we have to also limit the number of participants for this event as well so pre-registration is required.


   Saturday, February 20, 2016
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library Computer Classses
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  PowerPoint I (MS Office 2010)
Learn the basics of making a slide show with text, images, and exploring slide designs.



10:00 AM
E L Lowder Regional Library Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:  Join us and learn how to play chess or to brush up on your skills.  Parents, chess is a game that will help build the brain and help your child with their future education—not to mention that it teaches patience as well.


   Monday, February 22, 2016
10:00 AM
Senior Bingo
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Senior Citizens will have a chance to come by and play Bingo.
 
 



4:30 PM
Afternoon Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  Roo, Country Mouse and Quacker Duck all claim to be the best at everything. Naturally, a fight ensues. Will they learn to be humble and become friends again? The title of the book pretty much answers the question. It’s Yes We Can! by Sam McBratney and Charles Fuge.


   Tuesday, February 23, 2016
10:00 AM
February 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Vroomaloom Zoom by John Coy
Baby Animal Farm by Karen Blair
Peppa Pig: My Mommy by Neville Astley      
 



11:30 AM
Book
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Book: Olivia and the Pet Project by Lauren Forte
Activity



10:00 AM
Governor's Square Story Time
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Cherries and Cherry Trees
Children will enjoy the stories Pinkalicious: Cherry Blossoms and Cherries and Cherry Pits, followed by a coloring page activity.



10:30 AM
Hampstead Pre-School Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Theme: Celebrating Differences
Books: Skin Again by Bell Hooks
Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers
Activity: Unity Wreath



6:00 PM
Yoga Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Summary: 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.


   Wednesday, February 24, 2016
10:00 AM
Good Morning Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  Children and grown-ups enjoy songs and stories each week.


1:30 PM
Book
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  Book: Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come by Nancy Carlson
Activity 



10:00 AM
February 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson
Yesterday I Had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
The Deaf Musicians by Pete Seeger and Paul Dubois Jacobs
 



11:00 AM
Ramer Readin' Right Book Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Young Adults
Description:  The reasding of Personal by Lee Child. Superspy Jack Reacher goes on another thrilling mission!


   Thursday, February 25, 2016
10:00 AM
We all need friends!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Leon and Albertine by Christine Davenier
Synopsis: Leon the pig follows the advice of the other barnyard animals in trying to get the attention of Albertine the chicken, with whom he has fallen in love.
Don’t Need Friends by Carolyn Crimi
Synopsis: After his best friend moves away, Rat rudely rebuffs the efforts of the other residents of the  junkyard to be friendly, until he and a grouchy old dog decide that they need each other.
Craft – Pig masks
 



3:00 PM
Eastbrook Mystery Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Today we will discuss Black House by Peter May. Then, we will receive our book for March titled, Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear.
 



10:30 AM
February 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Porcupining: A Prickly Love Story by Lisa Wheeler
B. Bear and Lolly: Off to School by A. A. Livingston
 



1:30 PM
Check Out Books
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade (L)
Description:  


   Friday, February 26, 2016
3:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Art Presentation for Black History Month at Bertha Williams Library
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Mr. William Ford will give a presentation about African American art, as well as display several pieces.


 



3:00 PM
Civil Rights Talk at Bertha Williams Library
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Dr. David  Franklin will be giving a talk about the discrimination that he faced coming up through the medical field in the mid 70’s and 80’s.
 



10:15 AM
Black History Month Program
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  In honor of Black History Month we will read a book, sing songs and create and create an art project.  Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell Brown
 



1:30 PM
Check Out Books
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade (F)
Description:  


12:00 PM
Bertha Williams Library Black History Program
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult/Young Adult/ Children
Description:  The Bertha Williams Library will run portions of the Civil Rights documentary “Eyes on the Prize”


   Saturday, February 27, 2016
10:00 AM
E L Lowder Regional Library Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:  Join us and learn how to play chess or to brush up on your skills.  Parents, chess is a game that will help build the brain and help your child with their future education—not to mention that it teaches patience as well.


   Monday, February 29, 2016
4:30 PM
Afternoon Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  Sunday, February 28 is National Tooth Fairy Day. (Yes, there is such a thing.) We’ll honor the collector of discarded teeth by reading stories in which she appears including Andrew’s Loose Tooth by Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko.


2:00 PM
Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library Black History Program
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Philosopher George Santanya stated, 'Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ In honor of Black History Month, the Juliette Hampton Morgan Library will show documentary and commercial films on February 29th, 2016 which highlight America’s civil rights history and its struggle to provide democracy for all its citizens. Films will include the PBS specials, “The March” and “Freedom Riders” at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The award-winning film, “Selma” will be shown at 6 p.m. to conclude the evening.

The March (Premiered August 2013 on PBS American Experience)
The 1963 March on Washington was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement. More than 250,000 people joined in peaceful demonstration for racial and economic equality. Their clarion call helped usher in sweeping civil rights legislation and a sea change in public opinion, and the event endures today as a symbol of unity and monumental impact.
 
Freedom Riders (Premiered February 2012 on PBS American Experience)
The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
 
Selma (Theatrical Release January 2015)
The American historical drama film is directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel,[3][4] Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Lewis. The film stars actors David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, and rapper and actor Common as Bevel.
 



9:15 AM
F.E.W.S. Middle School Discussion
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Middle School
Description:  Summary: A class of  middle school students will come to learn about the origin of Valentine’s Day and then participate in an arts and crafts session. 


 



   Tuesday, March 1, 2016
10:00 AM
Morning Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Description: Children and adults will get to enjoy educational stories and sing songs. At the end of story time the children will be given coloring sheets to take home.   
 Titles: The Alphabet Parade (by Charles Ghigna), I Know a Wee Piggy (by Kim Norman), Pigs Get Lost (by Heather Amery and Stephen Cartwright).
 



   Thursday, March 3, 2016
3:00 PM
Art Classes
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 7-12
Description:  Description: Children will get the chance to have fun creating a variety of different art projects.
 



   Tuesday, March 8, 2016
10:00 AM
Morning Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Description: Children and adults will get to enjoy educational stories and sing songs. At the end of story time the children will be given coloring sheets to take home.
Titles: Just Another Ordinary Day (by Rod Clement), Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! (by Wynton Marsalis), Look Whooo’s Counting (by Suse MacDonald) 
 



   Wednesday, March 9, 2016
11:00 AM
Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Description:  Rosa Parks Page Turners meet every second Wednesday of the month.  This month they will be discussing Iris Johansen’s Deadlock at 11:00 AM.
Publisher’s Summary: Emily Hudson is a renowned archaeologist who travels the world to save priceless artifacts from theft or destruction.  Her best friend and partner, Joel Levy, is always by her side-until one day, when her entire crew comes under attack.  Joel and Emily are taken hostage by a sadistic captor who is determined to find the missing link to a legendary treasure. For weeks they struggle to survive against terrifying odds, pushed to their limits-and beyond……
~ “Johansen’s knack for delivering robust action and commanding characters kicks into high gear”- Booklist  
 



   Thursday, March 10, 2016
3:00 PM
Art Classes
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 7-12
Description:  Description: Children will get the chance to have fun creating a variety of different art projects.
 



   Tuesday, March 15, 2016
10:00 AM
Morning Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Description: Children and adults will get to enjoy educational stories and sing songs. At the end of story time the children will be given coloring sheets to take home.
Titles: Skippy Jon Jones: Class Action (by Judy Schachner), Someone Says (by Carole Lexa Schaefer) Don’t Spill the Beans (by Ian Schoenherr)
 



   Thursday, March 17, 2016
3:00 PM
Art Classes
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 7-12
Description:  Description: Children will get the chance to have fun creating a variety of different art projects.
 



   Friday, March 18, 2016
3:00 PM
Lego Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 7-14
Description:  Description: Children will be challenged to create unique constructions out of Legos; their constructions will then be displayed at the library.
 



   Monday, March 21, 2016
11:00 AM
Senior Bingo
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Description:  Seniors are invited to come to the Bertha Williams Library and have fun playing Bingo.
 



   Tuesday, March 22, 2016
10:00 AM
Morning Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Description: Children and adults will get to enjoy educational stories and sing songs. At the end of story time the children will be given coloring sheets to take home.
Titles:  Noisy Nora (Rosemary Wells), Peep! A little Book about taking a Leap (by Maria Van Lieshout), My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks (by Hanoch Piven)
 



   Friday, March 25, 2016
2:00 PM
Crocheting Class
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Event description: Patrons will have the opportunely to learn how to crochet (patrons that participate are asked to bring their own yarn and needles.
 



   Monday, March 28, 2016
9:15 AM
F.E.W.S.Middle School Lecture/Art Project
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Middle School
Description:  Event description: Students from F.E.W.S. Middle School will come to the Library and learn about St. Patrick’s Day and then participate in an art project.
 



   Tuesday, March 29, 2016
10:00 AM
Morning Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Description: Children and adults will get to enjoy educational stories and sing songs. At the end of story time the children will be given coloring sheets to take home.
Titles: Mouse Count (by Ellen Stoll Walsh), Silly Sally (by Audrey Wood), Bear’s Loose Tooth (by Karma Wilson)