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   Monday, May 28, 2018
10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  May 28 – The library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.


4:30 PM
StoryTime
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  The library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.


10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  There will be no toddler time this week.


   Tuesday, May 29, 2018
10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Big and Little Are Best Friends (Garland) and even though they are different, they still have fun together. Bear and Goose both have A Splendid Friend Indeed (Bloom) even though they sometimes get in each other’s space.


10:00 AM
Endangered Animals Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Endangered Animals Day
Children will learn about endangered animals as Ms. Anita reads Where Does the Brown Bear Go?  and Chimps Don’s Wear Glasses, followed by a craft.



10:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  
A woodpecker will get carried away pecking in Peck, Peck, Peck by Lucy Cousins, and this frog’s big mouth gets him into trouble in Wide Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner. We will make a wide mouthed frog puppet.



6:00 PM
Ink Inspiration: Stories of Sacrifice
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   In recognition of National Military Appreciation Month Morgan Library is honoring veterans, fallen soldiers, and family members of deceased veterans. Ink Inspiration: Stories of Sacrifice will give individuals opportunities to express the story behind their military affiliated tattoos.  Participants are encouraged to submit photos of their tattoo(s), branches of service (if applicable), and wars served in (if applicable) to reference@mccpl.lib.al.us and/or call 334-240-4982.


   Wednesday, May 30, 2018
5:30 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


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: A Handmaid’s Tale
Author: Margaret Atwood
Description: Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now… ~Dust jacket



10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  
Not Afraid of Dogs by Susanna Pitzer
Young Daniel must confront his fear of dogs when his mom dog sits his aunt's pet.
Activity: Dog Craft



   Thursday, May 31, 2018
10:30 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  *Program held in the Children's Department*
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
We will read and watch The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  Follow the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats through a warmed and very large quantity of food.  We will have a activity and craft.



10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0-2
Description:  Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Caroline Jayne Church
“Twinkle, twinkle, little star how I wonder what you are.” Do you ever look at the sky and wonder what different objects are made like the star?  This little board book teaches you the traditional song.



10:00 AM
Do you see what I see?
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:    Do you see what I see?
Duck! Rabbit!, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Litchfield
Can you tell if the pictures are of a duck or a rabbit?
Jumpy Jack & Googily, by Meg Rosoff & Sophie Blackall
Jumpy Jack the snail is terrified that there are monsters around every corner despite the       
reassurances of his best friend, Googily.
Craft – Monster craft



   Friday, June 1, 2018
10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:   Splat the Cat Sings Flat by Chris Strathearn Splat is worried about singing in front of all the parents at Parents’ Night.  He has a solo and really doesn’t know how to sing except flat.  How would you feel if you had to sing in front of an audience? Song of Middle C by Alison McGhee The little girl in this story is always practicing her piano piece because she has a recital coming up.  She is playing a pretty a hard piece but has to wait in line for her turn to play.  This makes her nervous.  Do you ever get nervous over something that you have taken the time to practice? Activity: Create a Microphone


   Monday, June 4, 2018
10:00 AM
Strike Up the Band
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: K-5th
Description:  Strike Up the Band! Special guests Mr. Marcus Rackley, band director from Robert E. Lee High School, and an ensemble from the award-winning Marching Generals, will kick off our summer program with some rocking tunes! Then the children will make a craft


10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Under
Description:  We’ll start our summer off with some noise by reading Toot toot zoom! by Phyllis Root


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Summer Reading Program Kick-Off “Libraries Rock” Meet and Greet - Today all participants will be given information/handouts about this year’s SRP. Talk about what we plan to accomplish in 6 weeks? The programs are held on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s form 10 to 12.  Our SRP will consist of story time, activities, games, checking out books plus arts and crafts.


   Tuesday, June 5, 2018
10:00 AM
Strike Up the Band: Preschool Style
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-5
Description:  June 5: Strike Up the Band - Preschool Style! Mr. Marcus Rackley, band director, Robert E. Lee High School and his ensemble will return to entertain the children with music for their enjoyment, followed by a craft. 


10:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 +
Description:   We’ll read about a girl and a bear who loves music, and how music is best shared with other people. Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield Activity: Musical Instruments


4:30 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 +
Description:   We’ll read about a girl and a bear who loves music, and how music is best shared with other people. Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield Activity: Musical Instruments


4:00 PM
Libraries Rock with Color Coders
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 5+
Description:   Join us as we color music themed coloring sheets.  A variety of coloring sheets will be available for you to choose from.


4:00 PM
Libraries Rock with Color Coders
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:   Join us as we color music themed coloring sheets.  A variety of  coloring sheets will be available for you to choose from


4:00 PM
Libraries Rock with Color Coders
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Join us as we color musical themed coloring sheets.  A variety of  coloring sheets will  be available for you to choose from


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock with History
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Libraries Rock with History The Department of Alabama Archives and History will be here to rock your world through Alabama History.  They will place your children in groups to allow them to work as teams.  Different activities for learning about History will be provided.


3:00 PM
Musicians of Alabama
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 5+
Description:  The Alabama Department of Archives and History presents “Musicians of Alabama,” featuring activities and artifacts.


   Wednesday, June 6, 2018
6:00 PM
Libraries Rock away Frauds and Scams
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:    This world can be a scary one and you never know what new scam is out there.  What should you do if some one is tying to obtain your money in a fraudulent way?  How does someone go about reporting it?  The District Attorney’s Office will be here to discuss this with you.  


10:00 AM
The Library Rocks with the George Washington Carver Marching Band!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience:
Description:  The Library Rocks with the George Washington Carver Marching Band! Visit us for a special performance and information about the benefit of playing musical instruments.


10:00 AM
SNAP Part I
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  SNAP Part I (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Presented by Shonda Yvette Wright Ms. Wright will encourage and show participants how make wise food choices, plan healthier meals, purchase safe foods, and promote good health, wellness, and fitness through nutrition education.


10:30 AM
Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Summer Reading Kick-Off Party Come join us on the start of the 2018 Summer Reading Program. We’ll have an obstacles course  outside and video and board games inside. We’ll also have a cupcake decorating contest as well. You don’t want to miss it.
 
 



   Thursday, June 7, 2018
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Young Classic Book Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting.
 
Doctor John Dolittle loves animals. He loves them so much that his home and office overflow with animals of every description. When Polynesia the parrot teaches him the language of the animals, Doctor Dolittle becomes a world-famous doctor, traveling even as far away as Africa to help his friends.
~~Goodreads~~



10:00 AM
Do you have a favorite toy?
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Do you have a favorite toy?  Knuffle Bunny, by Mo Willems Dad is in charge of his daughter, Trixie, when things go terribly wrong. Knuffle Bunny Too, by Mo Willems Trixie takes her Knuffle Bunny to school when things become very confusing. Craft – Bunny craft


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  The Maestro Plays by Bill Martin Jr. The Maestro plays in so many different ways, he plays low.  “He plays proudly and loudly.”  He plays slow.  How do you play when you play an instrument? Quack!  by Phyllis Root  (Our signing book for the month) The ducklings are hatching and the sounds are described in a rhyme.  When the ducklings begin to walk they discover their outdoor home


10:00 AM
MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC - Casey Moss, 10th grader at Carver High School will be here to show his talents on the Trombone. Casey developed a passion for music at an early age. He explored several musical             instruments including the drums, guitar and trombone. Casey continues to perfect his skills at Georgia            Washington Middle School and soon became the trombone section leader in the middle school’s band. He is currently a 10th grader in the Carver High School Band where he serves in many leadership roles and assists with arranging fanfares. He also mentors beginning band students at Carver High as well as Southlawn Middle School. In his spare time, he visits college campuses and follows them on social media to observe the various styles of performances. He is enrolled in the Electrical Technology Program at Montgomery Preparatory Academy for Career Technologies (MPACT). Casey also serves as an Audio Technician at Mt. Gillard           Missionary Baptist Church and  is readily available to provide musical entertainment for family and friends events.  


10:00 AM
Understand Self: The First to Conquer Your Goals
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: 11th & 12th Graders
Description:   Presenter: Dr. Cynthia Steele Description:  This one-hour interactive session will provide learners with a unique experience in connecting with self.  Learners will set goals that will improve self as a whole.  Learners will have a clear understanding of their strengths and changes they need to make to minimize mediocrity and maximize GREATNESS.  Materials:  technology access, sticky notes, pens, interview guide sheets, poster-size career options, personality-test worksheets, folders


10:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:   Morgan Library Present  “Skip” Cain The Magic Guy! “Nobody Connects With An Audience Like The Magic Guy!”


   Friday, June 8, 2018
10:00 AM
Wiggle Worms
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:   Join us on every other Friday morning for a movement and music based program for kids. We will read a short story, stretch, dance, and play a few games to get our bodies and minds moving.


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock with Animals
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 5+
Description:   Join Donna and John as they bring their personal zoo consisting of a rabbit, a guinea pig, crawfish, millipedes, a bearded dragon, an African dwarf frog, and two mini-miniature horses.  You do not want to miss this event! Be sure to bring your cameras for pictures!


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock with Animals
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:   Join Donna and John as they bring their zoo consisting of a rabbit, a guinea pig, crawfish, millipedes, a bearded dragon, an African dwarf frog, and mini-miniature horses.  You do not want to miss this event!  Be sure to bring your cameras for pictures!


5:30 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  M Is for Music by Kathleen Krull “Aa is for anthem and accordion.”  We will be going through the  alphabet learning about music and famous people.  Do you know any famous musicians that begin with A? Snake Alley Band by Elizabeth Nygaard Little Snake loves his Snake Band.  Then winter hits and all the snakes hibernate.  When Little Snake wakes up he meets new friends, but is disappointed because he can’t find the Snake Band.  What do you think happens? Activity: Create musical shakers


   Sunday, June 10, 2018
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
DEACT
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Drop Everything And Color Time! All ages are invited to come and spend the hour coloring in the Main Area the second Thursday of the month.  Monthly we will have a different theme. May’s Theme will be Library related, especially since it will be during National Library Week this year!


   Monday, June 11, 2018
10:00 AM
Musical Theater Rocks
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: K-5th
Description:  Musical Theater Rocks! Special guest Mia Medlin, Chattanooga Christian Family Theater, Chattanooga Tennessee, will perform a medley of show tunes from live theater and movies., and talk to the children about performing in theater.


10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Under
Description:  Sharpen your observational skills and help us find that Green Sheep in Where is Green Sheep? by Fox and Horack.


   Tuesday, June 12, 2018
10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-5
Description:   Mia Medlin, Chattanooga Christian Family Theater, returns to perform a medley of show tunes from live theater and movies. Then the children will do a coloring page. 


10:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 +
Description:   The city is full of noises, just like these books! Come make some noise with us. Cling! Clang! Beep! Beep! By Robert Burleigh Squeak, Rumble, Whomp, Whomp by Wynton Marsalis Activity: Noise Makers


4:30 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 +
Description:   The city is full of noises, just like these books! Come make some noise with us. Cling! Clang! Beep! Beep! By Robert Burleigh Squeak, Rumble, Whomp, Whomp by Wynton Marsalis Activity: Noise Makers


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock with Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 5+
Description:   Today we will design a musical instrument with Legos.


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock through STEM
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Libraries Rock through STEM Learning  Sylvian Learning Center will be here to rock with your child by showing how they can learn STEMS in a fun way. If you are curious about STEMS then come check out this program.


3:00 PM
Musical Magic Show
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 5+
Description:   Magician and puppeteer Tommy Johns returns with The Slightly Off-beat Musical Magic Show. Tommy Johns appears courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library.


10:00 AM
MUSIC BOX
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Sara Kunau, Curator-Education (Hands-On Gallery) Department of Alabama Archives and History MUSIC BOX – Children will learn about Famous Alabamians in Music.  Also in the box they have books, photographs, articles, games and so much more. Come out for SRP and take a look inside the BOX.


   Wednesday, June 13, 2018
2:00 PM
Dulcimers Rock
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  June 13: Dulcimers Rock Special guest musicians from the Montgomery Dulcimer Association will entertain the group with music for our listening pleasure.


10:00 AM
How to Prevent Bullying
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience:
Description:   The Library Rocks with Wendy Fuller from Family Sunshine Center. Learn how to prevent bullying.
 



10:00 AM
Montgomery Clean City
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Montgomery Clean City (Talking Tree Presentation) Presented by Cynthia Jancaterino The Talking Tree will share with children how they can help keep Montgomery clean and green.  Children will become enthusiastic about taking care of the world and how exciting and fun it can be.


1:30 PM
Movie Day
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Ages 11+
Description:   Movie Day Pitch Perfect (2012) Arriving at her new college, Beca (Anna Kendrick) finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together. When Beca leads this a cappella singing group out of their traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mashups, they fight to climb their way to the top of college music competitions. Pitch Perfect is an outrageously hilarious laughout-loud comedy that also stars Anna Camp (The Help), Brittany Snow (Hairspray) and Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids).
 



10:30 AM
Donna Woodfin
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Let’s rock out with the animals. Join Mrs. Donna as she brings her petting zoo. Let’s learn about the animals and play with them too!  


   Thursday, June 14, 2018
3:00 PM
Southern Charms Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:   Today we will be discussing The Girls in the Picture, by Melanie Benjamin.  This is a story of the relationship between Frances Marion  and Mary Pickford, two of Hollywood’s earliest film legends.


10:00 AM
Summer Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Hooray for elephant and piggy! Happy Pig Day, by Mo Willems Piggie celebrates his favorite day of the year, but Gerald the elephant is sad, thinking he cannot join the fun. Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems Piggie can’t wait to play in the sunshine, but it begins to rain. Craft – Elephant craft


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Hush, Little Baby by Marla Frazee The father in this folk song tries everything that he can to calm the baby.  He offers to buy a mocking bird and if the bird refuses to sing, then he offers to buy the baby something else.  The Papa shows his love for his baby throughout the book.


10:00 AM
Thursday Senior Group
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Tea Party - Adults - The Thursday Senior Group get together for tea and ...Speaker: Teumbay (Tee) Barnes, Alabama Coalition Against Rape, Prevention and Outreach Director


10:00 AM
Building an Academic Road to Success: What Must I Do Now?
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: 11th & 12th Graders
Description:  Topic:  Building an Academic Road to Success:  What Must I Do Now? Audience:  11th & 12th Grade High School Students Presenter:  Dr. Cynthia Steele Description:  This one-hour interactive session will provide learners with how to make their valuable time in high school count toward a smooth transition to college. Learners will connect with what they can do now that will contribute to their access to college then to a career.  The key is to help learners to START their path. Materials:  technology access, handout—Opportunities: Preparing for College


10:30 AM
Movie Day
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Ages 11+
Description:   Movie Day:  CoCo Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz.


   Friday, June 15, 2018
3:00 PM
Challange Accepted
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 10+
Description:  Ages 10+ Our program of challenges will keep you sharp this summer starting with your music knowledge. The next week’s challenge will be determined at the end of each meeting, so don’t miss out. We’ll also enjoy a light snack.


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock with the Alabama Department of Archives
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 5+
Description:   Join Sara Kanau as we explore Alabama music and Alabama musicians.  We will be dressing up as musicians, having a story read to us, participating in fun games, and creating a musical craft.  This will be a very fun and informative program.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Oh, Daddy! by Bob Shea The little boy in this book has to show his daddy how to get dressed and how to get into the car.  The Dad is just being silly.  Do you do silly things with grownups? Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer Sometimes it is good to just have a Dad and you day.  Little Critter goes camping with his Dad and he gets to pick out the camping site.  Do you ever have a day that is just you and your Dad? Activity: Father’s Day Craft


   Monday, June 18, 2018
10:00 AM
The Colors of Music
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: K-5th
Description:   Laura Boquin, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, will present the program “The Colors of Music” and engage the children in a craft. 


10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Under
Description:  Toddler’s and caterpillars grow very quickly and eat all the time, so celebrate that while we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.


   Tuesday, June 19, 2018
10:00 AM
The Colors of Music
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-5
Description:   Laura Boquin will return to present “The Colors of Music”, and the children will make a craft


10:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 +
Description:  – Summer is full of tasty treats, so this Tuesday we’re all about food! If you’ve ever swallowed a watermelon seed, be sure not to miss this story time about an alligator who swallows a seed and a caterpillar who won’t stop eating. The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle Activity: Favorite foods
 



4:30 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 +
Description:  – Summer is full of tasty treats, so this Tuesday we’re all about food! If you’ve ever swallowed a watermelon seed, be sure not to miss this story time about an alligator who swallows a seed and a caterpillar who won’t stop eating. The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle Activity: Favorite foods
 



4:00 PM
Libraries Rock with the Tinkering Table
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Today we will be having fun with the science of sound by exploring sound in several different ways.


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock through Movies
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  The movie will be announced at the viewing and will be child appropriate.  Come sing along with the characters.


3:00 PM
Be at Your Best music show.
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 5+
Description:  Mark Seymour and son will rock the library with their Be at Your Best music show.


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Ms. Sandra, Librarian Pintlala Branch Library - “Libraries Rock” is our Summer Reading Program theme, come go with Ms. Sandra on an adventure through stories and challenges for everyone to ROCK!


   Wednesday, June 20, 2018
5:30 AM
Libraries Rock with Ancient Costumes of China Confucius Institute at Troy Montgomery
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:   View a beautiful slide presentation of ancient costumes of China and see the three kimonos on display


6:00 PM
Libraries Rock in Cooking
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:   Come learn how to cook using simple basic items found around the house.  Single serve cooking in a microwave or coffee pot.  


10:00 AM
Alabama Historical Society
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience:
Description:  The Library Rocks with Amanda McBride from the Alabama Historical Society. She’ll talk about archeology and some of the tools used to unearth treasures.
 



10:00 AM
Making Ice Cream
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Making Ice Cream Presented by Ms. Stacie Have you ever made ice cream? It can be a lot of fun, and you end up with a tasty frozen treat! There is actually a lot of interesting chemistry that goes on behind making ice cream.  In this science activity, you will make your own ice cream in a bag and explore the best way to chill the ingredients to make them become a creamy delicious treat


10:30 AM
Punk Farm by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  After a long day, Farmer Joe heads home to bed.  Back at the barn, Cow, Pig, Goat, Chicken and Sheep get ready to jam and put on show for their barnyard friends. Get your tickets ready and let’s enjoy the show. There will be a craft activity.


   Thursday, June 21, 2018
10:00 AM
Look what happened at school today!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Look what happened at school today! The Secret in the Matchbox, by John Shelley Bobby has a secret and no one seems to know what it is. The Night Before First Grade, by Natasha Wing Penny is excited to begin school with her friend, Jen, until they find they are in separate classes. Craft – Dragon mask


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Ten in the Bed by Penny Dale  “There were ten in the bed and the little one said, “Roll over.  I’m crowded.”  They all roll over and one falls out.”  Continue to sing or read until there is no one in the bed.  This teaches young children how to subtract without them knowing that they are actually subtracting.


10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Joan Means, Retired Librarian from Montgomery City-County Public Library System - Ms. Means is coming to Pintlala to Rock our Library. You will enjoy her Storytelling and all the surprises she bring with her, Oh what a treat.
 



10:30 AM
Department of Archive & History Alabama Highlights
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Ages 11+
Description:   Department of Archive & History Alabama Highlights “Alabama has a rich musical history made up of gospel, soul, the blues, country, and rock and roll. The people of Alabama have made great contributions to all of these genres and more—people like Hank Williams, Sr., W.C. Handy, Nat King Cole, Candi Staton, Dinah Washington, and Lionel Richie. We will pay homage to the native Alabamian musicians of yesterday and to the many great artists who came here to record music in iconic studios like Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and FAME Studios. During the program children will dress up like famous musicians, make a craft, read a book, and play several games dealing with music”!


   Friday, June 22, 2018
10:00 AM
Wiggle Worms
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:   Join us on every other Friday morning for a movement and music based program for kids. We will read a short story, stretch, dance, and play a few games to get our bodies and minds moving.


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock with Music
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Join Sally Blackwell, retired music teacher, as we sing and move with your favorite songs.  Then, join us as we make various musical instruments.  We may even march around the library playing our newly made instruments!  


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  It’s Raining, It’s Pouring by Kin Eagle The Old Man seems to bump his head every time it is raining and pouring outside no matter the season.  If the old man goes to bed without hitting his head, then he is happy.  Come learn the rest of the lyrics. Musicians of the Sun by: Gerald McDermott The wind was instructed to free the musicians held hostage by the Sun.  He is to take them to Earth so that the      people may be happy.  Will the Wind be able to do as he is told or will the Sun get in his way? Activity: Create a drum


10:00 AM
ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING: HOW ARE YOU REPRESENTED?
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: 11th & 12th Graders
Description:   Topic:  ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING: HOW ARE YOU REPRESENTED?  Presenter:  Dr. Cynthia Steele  Audience:  11th & 12th Grade High School Students Description:  This one-hour interactive session will provide learners with what respect and integrity is all about. Learners will have a deeper understanding of how having a good reputation can open a plethora of doors.  Learners will be introduced to what respect looks like to achieve more. In contrast, learners will be introduced to what disrespect looks like and how doors could be closed instantly.  Materials:  Technology access    


   Monday, June 25, 2018
5:30 AM
Music Rocks
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: K-5th
Description:  Special guest Sally Blackwell, retired music teacher, Montgomery Public Schools, will present “Music Rocks” and teach the children a few songs..


10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Under
Description:   What make a day a good day? Let’s find out with A Good Day by Kevin Henkes


   Tuesday, June 26, 2018
10:00 AM
Ventriloquists Rock
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-5
Description:   Tammy Chavers (Remax Real Estate) and friends will entertain the preschool. 


10:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 +
Description:  Summer is half way done, so let’s relax with some of the fantastic books of Anne Dewdney and some coloring. Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anne Dewdney Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too by Anne Dewdney Activity: Coloring Sheets


4:30 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 +
Description:  Summer is half way done, so let’s relax with some of the fantastic books of Anne Dewdney and some coloring. Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anne Dewdney Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too by Anne Dewdney Activity: Coloring Sheets


4:00 PM
Libraries Rock with Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Today we will design a singer on a stage with Legos.


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock through Musical Instrument
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Dr. Stephen Foster, Director of Bands; Assistant Professor of Music at Faulkner University will be here to share his love of music through playing and movement.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Cock-a-doodle-doo! by Emma Harding  The rooster is crowing throughout the story while the dame is looking for her shoes to dance.  The fiddler is looking for his stick to play his fiddle.  Will you sing with the rooster?


3:00 PM
Fun Time Balloon Show
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 5+
Description:  Dr. Magical Balloons combines his two great loves – balloons and music– for this year’s Fun Time Balloon Show. Please note that Dr. Magical Balloons will not be able to make balloon creations for individuals. Dr. Magical Balloons appears courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library.


   Wednesday, June 27, 2018
10:00 AM
Montgomery Area Nontraditional Equestrians
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience:
Description:   The Library Rocks with Candalyn Chrzanowski from Montgomery Area Nontraditional Equestrians (MANE). Find out how horses are used for therapy and why that rocks!


10:00 AM
SNAP Part II
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   SNAP Part II (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Presented by Shonda Yvette Wright Ms. Wright will encourage and show participants how make wise food choices, plan healthier meals, purchase safe foods, and promote good health, wellness, and fitness through nutrition education


10:30 AM
Fredriatta Brown-Greene, Children's Librarian, Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  She will read Groovy Joe Dance Party Countdown by Eric Litwin.  Groovy Joe is a guitar hero playing dog who loves to sing and dance, but Joe gets crowded when many other dogs come and join him.  She will also read Groovy Joe Ice Cream & Dinosaurs.   Groovy Joe shares his tub of ice cream with some  unexpected Dinosaurs.  We will also read Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae.  When Gerald the  giraffe feels too  awkward to dance, a cricket teaches him that he just has to find his own music.  We will have a dance activity.  


   Thursday, June 28, 2018
3:00 PM
The Ladies of High Tea
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews. 
A Savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn’t believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate it. But when the bride spirals into a crisis and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must come to the rescue and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.
~~Amazon.com~~



3:00 PM
Curious Genre Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:   Why My Third Husband Will be a Dog,  by Lisa Scottoline The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman. Together in one collection are Lisa’s wildly popular Philadelphia Inquirer columns that show the humorous side of life, from a woman’s perspective. Filled with seventy charming and hilarious vignettes, it’s trademark Scottoline. Reading Why My Third Husband Will be a Dog is like visiting with an old friend. Lisa lets her hair down, roots and all, to write about her ordinary, extraordinary adventures. You’ll laugh at Lisa’s stories and recognize yourself or a loved one in her, Mother Mary, Brother Frank, Daughter Francesca, or BFFs Franca and Laura. No topic is off-limits, and thanks to Lisa, nothing is ever really ordinary. https://scottoline.com/book/why-my-third-husband-will-be-a-dog/


10:00 AM
Summer Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  It is better to be yourself! Silly Fred, by Karen Wagner Silly Fred pig decides to be more serious, like a beaver, only to discover that life is not much fun without  somersaults and song. Hey, Al, by Arthur Yorinks Al and his dag Eddie want a better life, but soon find out the grass is not always greener on the other side. Craft – Bird craft


3:00 PM
Libraries Rock with Book Clubs
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:   Libraries Rock with Book Clubs The Ladies of High Tea Book Club will meet to discuss Save the Date by: Mary Kay Andrews.


10:00 AM
ON�T QUIT: LIFE IS NO CRYSTAL STAIR
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: 11th & 12th Graders
Description:   Topic:  DON’T QUIT: “LIFE IS NO CRYSTAL STAIR”  Audience:  11th & 12th Grade High School Students Presenter:  Dr. Cynthia Steele, Dr. Robert White Description:  This one-hour interactive session will provide learners with strategies that focus on having good work ethics, determination and a “DON’T QUIT” mentality when things don’t look like a crystal ball.  Learners will connect with the fact there is no “MICROWAVE” process to success. Materials:  Technology access   End of Summer Reading Program Featuring Tracy Sue Walker Professional Storyteller


   Friday, June 29, 2018
3:00 PM
Challange Accepted
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 10+
Description:  Ages 10+ Our program of challenges will keep you sharp this summer starting with your music knowledge. The next week’s challenge will be determined at the end of each meeting, so don’t miss out. We’ll also enjoy a light snack.


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock for the 4th of July
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Today we will have two crafts everyone can make.  One is a red, white, and blue firework painting and the other is a patriotic hand print craft. These will be easy and fun.  Show your patriotism and come join the fun and creativity!!  


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock for the 4th of July
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Young Adults
Description:   Today we will have two crafts everyone can make.  One is a red, white and blue firework painting and the other is a patriotic hand print craft. These will be easy and fun.  Come join us!


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop by Lisa Shulman “Old MacDonald had a SHOP, E-I-E-I-O!”  Similar to Old MacDonald had a farm, but instead the farm animals are using tools to make Music.  “And in her shop she had a SAW, E-I-E-I-O!  With a zztt zztt here an a zztt zztt there etc.…”  What other tools make music? Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Coronin Duck reads about entering in a contest to win a trampoline for all the farm animals.  Every night after the Farmer goes to bed the farm animals begin to practice for the contest.  The Farmer thinks his animals are up to something.  Do you think that the animals will win the contest? Activity: Karaoke (share your favorite song with everyone)


   Monday, July 2, 2018
10:00 AM
Movie
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: K-5th
Description:  TBA


10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Under
Description:   Barnyards are very noisy places, so we’ll do our best animals noises and read Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming.


   Tuesday, July 3, 2018
5:30 AM
Alabama Music
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-5
Description:   Sara Kunau and Callie Patterson, Montgomery Museum of Archives and History, will present “Alabama Music’, describing music and artists from the past.


10:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 +
Description:  – Libraries rock, and digging holes is a great way to find cool rocks and other things. Bring your favorite rocks and help us dig into these books about epic digging adventures! Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Marc Barnett Rosalyn Rutabaga digs the Biggest Hole on Earth by Marie-Louise Gay Activity: Sediments Layers
 



4:30 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 +
Description:  – Libraries rock, and digging holes is a great way to find cool rocks and other things. Bring your favorite rocks and help us dig into these books about epic digging adventures! Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Marc Barnett Rosalyn Rutabaga digs the Biggest Hole on Earth by Marie-Louise Gay Activity: Sediments Layers
 



4:00 PM
Libraries Rock with Color Coders
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:   Join us as we color music themed coloring sheets.  A variety of  coloring sheets will be available for you to choose from.  


4:00 PM
Libraries Rock with Color Coders
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Young Adults
Description:  Join us as we color musical themed coloring sheets.  A variety of  coloring sheets will be available for you to choose from.


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock the Environment
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Professor Environmental will be here to talk to the children about how to take care of the environment.  Since this is the day before Independence Holiday she will be talking about picking up after you use fireworks.  Fireworks are beautiful, but remember to stay safe, because they can be dangerous.


   Wednesday, July 4, 2018
10:00 AM
Holiday
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience:
Description:  Holiday - Get Caught reading! (All MCCPL Locations Closed)


10:00 AM
No Program
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  No Program, Happy Independence Day


   Thursday, July 5, 2018
4:00 PM
Libraries Rock with Color Coders
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Join us as we color music themed coloring sheets.  A variety of coloring sheets will be available for you to choose from.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Ladybug, Ladybug by Karla Amos “Ladybug, Ladybug get off the rug.” This is  similar to “Teddy bear, Teddy bear turn around.”  What else does Ladybug do in the story? rest by: Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis (This is the sign book for this month.) Every baby, everywhere, takes a rest each day.  Fussy babies even take a break and sleep.  Do you take a nap? 
 



10:30 AM
Movie Day
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:    Movie Day Stop by or call the library the week before the movie day to see which one. Movie for all Ages


   Friday, July 6, 2018
10:00 AM
Wiggle Worms
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: All Ages
Description:   Join us on every other Friday morning for a movement and music based program for kids. We will read a short story, stretch, dance, and play a few games to get our bodies and minds moving.


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock the Brain Stop Summer Brain Drain
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Learn new things, have fun with friends, and win prizes at the same time.  This will be a fun-filled morning full of activities.  *Turn in your Reading Logs this week so you may receive your Summer Reading Certificate which will  entitle you to enjoy refreshments after our program on July 13.  This is so we can know how many will be  participating in the refreshment event and we can order the appropriate amount of food.


10:15 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  Listen to My Trumpet! by Mo Willems Piggie is very excited to have a new trumpet.  Gerald listens to his friend play.  Piggie wants to know how he sounds, but Gerald doesn’t want to hurt his friend’s feeling by telling him that he is awful.  How would you tell a friend how they sound bad without hurting their feelings? Squeak, Rumble, WHOMP! WHOMP! WHOMP! by Wynston Marsalis The little boy describes sounds throughout the house and city by using musical words.  All he seems to hear is        music.  Do you hear music throughout your house? Activity: Create a trumpet
 



   Monday, July 9, 2018
10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Under
Description:  It’s time to get moving and play pretend as we read If You’re a Monster and You Know It by David    Emeberly.


   Tuesday, July 10, 2018
5:30 AM
Awards Party
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-5
Description:  


10:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 +
Description:  The Summer Reading Program is ending, so join us for a special story time with silly rhymes and singing with books about a silly goose and some musical farm animals. Silly Tilly by Jerry Spinelli Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin. Activity: Poem collage


10:30 AM
Summer Reading Finale
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience:
Description:  The summer is ending, so join us for a special story time with silly rhymes and singing with the books Silly Tilly by Jerry Spinelli and Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin. We’ll have an indoor obstacle course you can complete for a special addition to your reading chain.


4:30 PM
Summer Reading Finale
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience:
Description:  The summer is ending, so join us for a special story time with silly rhymes and singing with the books Silly Tilly by Jerry Spinelli and Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin. We’ll have an indoor obstacle course you can complete for a special addition to your reading chain.


4:00 PM
Libraries Rock with Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Today we will design a music store with Legos.


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock with Zoo Animals
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Everyone who signed up will receive a certificate.  As a reward for continuing to read over the summer the Montgomery Zoo will be here for a special event.


3:00 PM
Magnificent Birds
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 5+
Description:   The Auburn University Southeastern Raptor Center will introduce us to some of the magnificent birds in their care. The Raptor Center appears courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library.


10:00 AM
Movie
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  MOVIE, TBA


   Wednesday, July 11, 2018
2:00 PM
Hank Rocks
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  “Hank Rocks” Members are to have read Hank Hung the Moon and Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts. Then special guest Terry Faust, Hank Williams, Sr. Museum, will speak about Hank Williams, Sr. and comment on the Book. 


10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience:
Description:  The library rocks with Tracy Sue Walker! Tracy Sue Walker is a professional storyteller who brings a unique blend of words, rhythm, song, and movement to story audiences.  Her words paint pictures as her stories come to life.


10:00 AM
End of the Summer Program
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  End of the Summer Program featuring Gary Ledbetter The Magician


1:30 PM
StoryTelling
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Ages 11+
Description:   Storytelling with Tracy Sue Walker Tracy Sue Walker brings a unique blend of words, rhythm, song, and movement to story audiences.  Her words paint pictures better than any illustrator.


10:30 AM
Alabama Department of Archives and History Awards Ceremony
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Join the Alabama Department of Archives and History as they teach us about the story and history of Alabama including famous Alabamians. There will be hands on activities and much more. We will also have an awards ceremony for all who participated and also something special for the individual who read the most books.


   Thursday, July 12, 2018
3:00 PM
Southern Charms Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Today we will be discussing Carnegie’s Maid, by Marie Benedict.  This is a story of a young girl who becomes a lady’s maid in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households, Andrew Carnegie’s, under false pretenses and of her future relationship with this philanthropist.


10:00 AM
Summer Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Are your parents like these? What Dads Can’t Do, by Douglas Wood There are some things Dads can’t do; or can they? The Funny Dream, by Kaethe Zemack-Bersin A child has a dream in which she grows big, her parents become small, and she must get them ready for school. Craft – Dinosaur mask


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Cock-a-Moo-Moo by: Juliet Dallas-Conte’ The poor rooster in this book woke-up one morning forgetting how to crow.  He said, “Cock-a-Moo-Moo.”  That’s not how you crow.  Would you remind the rooster how to crow?


10:00 AM
MYSTERY, MYSTERY, MYSTERY
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   MYSTERY, MYSTERY, MYSTERY  - It’s Thursday, let’s explore “Rocking and Reading!!!


   Friday, July 13, 2018
3:00 PM
Challange Accepted
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 10+
Description:  Ages 10+ Our program of challenges will keep you sharp this summer starting with your music knowledge. The next week’s challenge will be determined at the end of each meeting, so don’t miss out. We’ll also enjoy a light snack.


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock with Gary Ledbetter, Magician Program Finale
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Join us as Gary Ledbetter, Magician, amazes us with his magical performance. 
 



10:00 AM
Summer Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  Join us as Gary Ledbetter, Magician, amazes us with his magical performance.  *Certificates will be given out to those who turned in their reading number count yesterday. This certificate will entitle you to enjoy refreshments after the program today.


10:00 AM
Libraries Rock with Gary Ledbetter, Magician
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Young Adults
Description:   Join us as Gary Ledbetter, Magician, amazes us with his magical performance.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:    Bats in the Band by Brian Lies The bats hibernate all winter and when it becomes warmer they all get together.  They practice and give a big       performance at the end.  All the bats have a part either singing the blues, playing country, or entertaining children.  What is your favorite music genre? Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss A lonely trombone begins playing a solo and then a trumpet begins playing and now we have a duo.  Eventually more instruments play and we have a full orchestra.  Which instrument is your favorite instrument? Activity: Create a guitar


10:00 AM
Summer Reading Program Finale
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Summer Reading Program Finale
 
 



   Tuesday, July 17, 2018
3:00 PM
The DIY Magician
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 5+
Description:  We will bring our Tuesday events to an end with The DIY Magician. He uses upcycled props to make magic and music! We will also announce the top readers in each of our summer reading challenge categories. 
 



   Wednesday, July 18, 2018
10:00 AM
Libraries Rock with a Montgomery Author
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Barbara Wesley Hill will be presenting her book, Only a Breeze She will be available after her program for questions and book signings


   Thursday, July 19, 2018
10:00 AM
Summer Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  I love my parents! How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague Sometimes children test the patience of their parents, but they also show them how much they love them. Alphabet Mystery, by Audrey Wood The alphabet sets off on an adventure to find out what has happened to little x. Craft – Dinosaur craft


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  A Cat and a Dog by Claire Masurel A cat and a dog lived in the same house, but they were not friends.  They fought all the time.  One day Cat looses his toy in the water and Dog looses his ball to the tree. Do they continue to fight or do they help one another out?


   Friday, July 20, 2018
3:00 PM
Challange Accepted
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 10+
Description:  Ages 10+ Our program of challenges will keep you sharp this summer starting with your music knowledge. The next week’s challenge will be determined at the end of each meeting, so don’t miss out. We’ll also enjoy a light snack.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:    Ant and Grasshopper by Luli Gray Ant is hard at work storing up food for the winter while Grasshopper is busy singing and dancing.  Winter comes around and Grasshopper knocks on the door looking for a place to stay.  Ant is upset with Grasshopper because he didn't store up food for the winter.  What would you do if someone came to your house looking for a place to stay? Banjo Granny by Sarah Martin Busse and Jacqueline Briggs Martin When Owen’s Granny found out that he loved blue grass music she packed up her banjo and headed to his house for a visit.  She has an adventure using her banjo to get to Owen’s house.  What would you do if someone you loved, loves something you love? Activity: Stay and read


   Thursday, July 26, 2018
3:00 PM
Curious Genre Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:   The Whole Town’s Talking, by Fannie Flagg Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it’s called, is anything but still. Original, profound, The Whole Town’s Talking, a novel in the tradition of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and Flagg’s own Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven, tells the story of Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride, Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live, love, die, and carry on in mysterious and surprising ways. http://fannieflaggbooks.com/books/the- whole-towns-talking-tr/the-whole-towns-talking-h


10:00 AM
Summer Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  I love dogs! Harry by the Sea, by Gene Zion Harry the dog gets covered with seaweed and everyone thinks he is a sea monster. Harry the Dirty Dog, by Gene Zion Harry is a very friendly dog who likes everything except getting a bath. Craft – Dog mas


3:00 PM
Libraries Rock with Book Clubs
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:   Libraries Rock with Book Clubs The Ladies of High Tea Book Club will meet to discuss Lethal Legacy by: Linda Fairstein.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:   Peep! by Maria Van Lieshout Peep was scared of crossing roads or jumping off the side walk.  His sisters and his mother gave him some    encouragement.  Guess what?  Peep was able to do things now.  Do you ever get nervous or think that you cannot do something?
 



   Friday, July 27, 2018
10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  The Ear Book by Al Perkins “Our ears hear water. Drop. Drop. Drop.”  Our ears hear things all throughout the house and outside.  What are you hearing with your ears? Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin Pete is excited because he is going to school and is wearing his new red shoes.  Pete makes a song up about           everything that he does at school using “I’m rocking in my school shoes.”  Do you ever create a song about         something that you are excited about and want to share? Activity: Share something that you are excited about


10:15 AM
Lap Sit Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  The Ear Book by Al Perkins “Our ears hear water. Drop. Drop. Drop.”  Our ears hear things all throughout the house and outside.  What are you hearing with your ears? Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin Pete is excited because he is going to school and is wearing his new red shoes.  Pete makes a song up about           everything that he does at school using “I’m rocking in my school shoes.”  Do you ever create a song about         something that you are excited about and want to share? Activity: Share something that you are excited about