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   Saturday, July 20, 2019
10:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Saturday Morning Chess @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: All Ages Welcome
Description:  Description: Learn to play Chess. All ages and levels of players are welcome. Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club.


   Monday, July 22, 2019
10:15 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and under
Description:  Toddler Time features a short book, songs and a few rhymes for 20 - 25 minutes followed by 15-20 minutes of free play with toys and felt. We always wrap up with a toddler favorite: BUBBLES! This program is designed for children Under 3, but all ages are welcome!
 
Trains Go by Steve Light



10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: For Age three 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:

Like Zoey the Chicken from last week’s book, Orville the Penguin has difficulty getting his friends at the zoo to share his excitement for space travel. Will a solo mission be fun? He’ll find out in Penguinaut by Marcie Colleen and Emma Yarlett.



3:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: For Age three 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:

Like Zoey the Chicken from last week’s book, Orville the Penguin has difficulty getting his friends at the zoo to share his excitement for space travel. Will a solo mission be fun? He’ll find out in Penguinaut by Marcie Colleen and Emma Yarlett.



6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Young Adult Hangout Time!
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  Photography and Socializing Time! Come and learn some new tricks about taking pictures with your phone/digital camera. You might even teach the librarians something new.


   Tuesday, July 23, 2019
10:00 AM
Awesome Astronauts Movie Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The children will be delighted to watch the movies “ Baby Panda Space Guardians” and “Story Bots Outer Space”. Then they will build a  spaceship out of blocks.


10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Tuesdays - 10am (Except holidays, Monday story times will return during the school year.)
All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
Did you know that we still haven’t explored most of the ocean? It’s a lot like space that way! Rainbow Fish Discovers the Sea (Pfister) and we get to explore too! Exploring can be scary, how does he cope when Bear Feels Scared (Wilson)?
 



10:15 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Age 3 and up
Description:  Story Time features songs, book reading, and a few rhymes and lasts about 30 - 35 minutes. We follow this up with a simple craft. Please note that the 10:15 and 4:15 programs are repeated sessions and the same content will be presented at each session. The program is designed for children ages 3 and up, but all ages are welcome! 

Discover why a moose is a very bad pet in This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers, and meet Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn’t Fit (by Catherine Rayner).
Activity: Mooses



4:15 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Age 3 and up
Description:  Story Time features songs, book reading, and a few rhymes and lasts about 30 - 35 minutes. We follow this up with a simple craft. Please note that the 10:15 and 4:15 programs are repeated sessions and the same content will be presented at each session. The program is designed for children ages 3 and up, but all ages are welcome!

Discover why a moose is a very bad pet in This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers, and meet
Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn’t Fit (by Catherine Rayner).
Activity: Mooses



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


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Being Creative with Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary students
Description:  Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.
Registration is required.



   Wednesday, July 24, 2019
10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Age one through three
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:
  • July 24



3:30 PM
Lego and Mega Bloks Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Age 5 and up
Description:  Each week, builders (age 5 and up) will face a new challenge and create something awesome using the library’s collection of LEGO™ bricks. Meanwhile, our younger builders will create using the library’s Mega Blok™ collection. The date will be: July 24, 2019.


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


3:00 PM
Legos
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: All Ages Welcome
Description:  Come join us for some Lego fun!


   Thursday, July 25, 2019
1:30 PM
Big Mood
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  Join us every Thursday as we figure out how to cope with and navigate our moods, big and small, through a variety of tools and discussion. Get the support you need in figuring out everything going on and how to achieve your goals without letting your feelings get in the way.
 
Guided Journaling
 



3:30 PM
STEAM'ed
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: 1st Grade and up
Description:  STEAM’ed
**Registration Required**

STEAM’ed focuses on STEAM learning and is aimed at children 1st Grade and up. Children younger than this may attend but must have an adult present to assist them with activities. Please be sure to register to ensure we have enough materials for the program. Register by calling the Hampstead Branch Library at 334-625-5770 or message us on our Facebook page.

Back by incredibly popular demand, we’ll be making slime again! Bring your own special slime ingredient and see how it affects your slime.



10:00 AM
Star Day
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0-2
Description:  The Stuff of Stars by: Marion Dane Bauer
The Big Bang happened and then stars appeared. It took a while for everything to be created. What is so unique about the stars?



3:00 PM
Ladies of High Tea
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  In July Dead, White, and Blue: A Death on Demand Mystery by Carolyn Hart will be discussed. Join us at 3PM on Thursday, July 25, 2019.
Summary: Summer is a hectic time of the year for Annie Darling. Sun and scorching temperatures never fail to bring swarms of tourists to her mystery bookstore, Death on Demand, for the latest beach reads. But Annie still finds time to enjoy herself. The Broward’s Rock Fourth of July dance is just around the corner, and the island is buzzing with excitement—Shell Hurst included…
 



4:00 PM
Suspension Bridge Building
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Description: Learn what a suspension bridge is, the forces acting on them, and why bridges sometimes fail. Then build your own bridge out of string, straws, and tape and then test it for strength.


10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
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 Fun to dream and make-believe!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  If All the Animals Came Inside by Eric Pinder Synopsis: A boy dreams what it would be like if all the animals came into his house. When Cats Dream by Dav Pilkey Synopsis: A cat dreams what it would be like to do all the things it normally cannot.
Craft – Cat craft
*(Today you will receive your Summer Reading Certificate).



3:00 PM
Curious Genre Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  The Wife by Meg Wolitzer Summary: "The moment I decided to leave him, the moment I thought, enough, we were thirty-five thousand feet above the ocean, hurtling forward but giving the illusion of stillness and tranquility. Just like our marriage." So opens Meg Wolitzer's compelling and provocative novel The Wife, as Joan Castleman sits beside her husband on their flight to Helsinki. Joan's husband, Joseph Castleman, is "one of those men who own the world...who has no idea how to take care of himself or anyone else, and who derives much of his style from the Dylan Thomas Handbook of Personal Hygiene and Etiquette." He is also one of America's preeminent novelists, about to receive a prestigious international award to honor his accomplishments, and Joan, who has spent forty years subjugating her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, has finally decided to stop. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/394255.The_Wife?from_search=true 


   Friday, July 26, 2019
10:00 AM
Star Day
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  A Big MoonCake for Little Star by: Grace Lin
Little Star and Mama Star baked a huge Mooncake and let it dry while they slept. Mama told Little Star to go to bed and not eat the Mooncake. What do you think happened while Mama Star was asleep?
How to Catch a Star? by: Oliver Jeffers
The little boy tries so hard to catch a star. He gets up very early the next morning, but cannot seem to locate a star. He even tries to get a seagull to get a star for him. Do you think he ever gets a star?
Activity: Star Art



   Saturday, July 27, 2019
10:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Saturday Morning Chess @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: All Ages Welcome
Description:  Description: Learn to play Chess. All ages and levels of players are welcome. Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club.


   Monday, July 29, 2019
10:15 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and under
Description:  Toddler Time features a short book, songs and a few rhymes for 20 - 25 minutes followed by 15-20 minutes of free play with toys and felt. We always wrap up with a toddler favorite: BUBBLES! This program is designed for children Under 3, but all ages are welcome!

No David by David Shannon



10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: For Age three 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:

We’re closing out our month of animals in space with one based on a true story! Unlike the other mice going into space, Meteor the mouse really digs all of the training for their important mission. When an important key becomes stuck in the space shuttle’s console, he just might have the right stuff for the job. Meteor will do his best to save the mission in Mousetronaut by Mark Kelly and C.F. Payne.



3:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: For Age three 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:

We’re closing out our month of animals in space with one based on a true story! Unlike the other mice going into space, Meteor the mouse really digs all of the training for their important mission. When an important key becomes stuck in the space shuttle’s console, he just might have the right stuff for the job. Meteor will do his best to save the mission in Mousetronaut by Mark Kelly and C.F. Payne.



6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Young Adult Hangout Time!
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  Fortnite game at the library! Bring your device and play this cool fun game against others at the library.


   Tuesday, July 30, 2019
10:00 AM
Honoring Author Jon Muth
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Ms. Anita will read Hi Koo! A Year of Seasons and Mama Lion Wins the Race, then the children will do a coloring page activity.


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: Captain America: Sam Wilson, vol 1
Writer/Artist: Nick Spencer/Daniel Acuña, Paul Renaud
Description: When Steve Rogers was restored to his natural age, he chose one of his closest and most trusted allies to take up his shield: Sam Wilson, formerly the Avenger known as the Falcon! But Sam isn't Steve - and after recent events, he's on the outs with both his old friend and S.H.I.E.L.D. What could have sent the high flying new Cap's approval rating plummeting so dramatically?  ~Hoopla Digital



10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Tuesdays - 10am (Except holidays, Monday story times will return during the school year.)
All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

Summer is all about fun, and we’ve had some fun this summer. As we wrap up our last story time, let’s talk about all the things we’ve loved about summer. The Watermelon Seed (Pizzoli) is all about a young crocodile who looooooves watermelon. Watch Me Throw a Ball! (Willems) is a fun way to play, but maybe in unexpected ways.



10:15 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Age 3 and up
Description:  Story Time features songs, book reading, and a few rhymes and lasts about 30 - 35 minutes. We follow this up with a simple craft. Please note that the 10:15 and 4:15 programs are repeated sessions and the same content will be presented at each session. The program is designed for children ages 3 and up, but all ages are welcome!
Foxes are known for being very sneaky. We’ll discover How to Find a Fox (by Nilah Magruder) and test those skills with Harriet and the Fox by Mem Fox.
Activity: A hiding fox
 



4:15 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Age 3 and up
Description:  Story Time features songs, book reading, and a few rhymes and lasts about 30 - 35 minutes. We follow this up with a simple craft. Please note that the 10:15 and 4:15 programs are repeated sessions and the same content will be presented at each session. The program is designed for children ages 3 and up, but all ages are welcome!
Foxes are known for being very sneaky. We’ll discover How to Find a Fox (by Nilah Magruder) and test those skills with Harriet and the Fox by Mem Fox.
Activity: A hiding fox
 



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


   Wednesday, July 31, 2019
10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Age one through three
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:
  • July 31



3:30 PM
Lego and Mega Bloks Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Age 5 and up
Description:  Each week, builders (age 5 and up) will face a new challenge and create something awesome using the library’s collection of LEGO™ bricks. Meanwhile, our younger builders will create using the library’s Mega Blok™ collection. The date will be: July 31, 2019.


3:00 PM
Legos
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: All Ages Welcome
Description:  Come join us for some Lego fun!