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   Thursday, November 14, 2019
11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Instructors: Library Staff        
All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.
 



12:00 PM
Scrapbooking
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Presenter
Description: Learn the techniques of telling stories of your memories through the art of scrapbooking using words, paper, glue, photos, etc.  Attendees are encouraged to provide material for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for a list of recommended materials.



3:30 PM- 5:00 PM
Art it Up: Thanksgiving Theme
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  It’s arts and crafts time! Come out and showcase your talents! Let's have fun! We will supply the materials and you bring your creativity. Refreshments will be served.


4:00 PM
DIY Squishies
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Make your very own squishie from memory foam. These soft, cute toys are can be made in just about any shape and are great for relieving stress.


10:00 AM
Story Time - Good things come when you least expect it!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  “Uncle Lester’s Hat” by Howie Schneider
Lazy Uncle Wilfred finds adventure beyond his television set when he tries to retrieve his uncle’s flyaway hat.
“After the Fall” by Dan Santat
This is the story of what happened to Humpty Dumpty after he climbed back on top of the wall.
Craft – Humpty Dumpty craft



3:00 PM
Southern Charms Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Today we will be discussing “Here on Earth” by Alice Hoffman.  This is a story of a woman and her daughter who return from California back to the mother’s small hometown in Massachusetts.  Here the mother confronts all the memories of her past and tries to deal with the good and bad choices she made.  Then, we will receive our book for December titled, “Look for Me” by Lisa Gardner.  This is a story of a girl who goes missing after her entire family is gunned down in their home.  Is Roxanne involved? Two detectives are determined to find the answer.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time: Picture Book Month
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0 - 2
Description:  Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang
“Ten small toes all washed and warm.”  Counting backwards beginning with ten.  Can you count backwards beginning with ten?



4:30 PM- 5:30 PM
Make "Your" Space
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Join us the 2nd Thursday of the month from 4:30PM to 5:30PM in the Meeting Room to discover and create.  Make "Your" Space is a S.T.E.A.M. program for Young Adults.  We will be focusing on making things and learning how it works through science, engineering, art, and math.  People of all ages are invited to participate or observe; however, children under 14 must have an adult present to assist them with their projects.  This month’s project will be spinning color wheels! Try out different color combinations on your pinwheel, spin it, and see which color comes out! 


10:30 AM
Story Times: Give Thanks!
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Allison Jackson. And with that the feast begins! After the pie the old lady swallows a whole squash, all of the salad, and the entire turkey! As Mother and Father watch in shock, the two children are delighted to see the old lady growing fatter and fatter...We will also read Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks! by Margaret Sutherland and illustrated by Sonja Lamut. Sure, Thanksgiving is about pilgrims and history--and turkey, of course!--but most importantly, it's a holiday all about everything that we are thankful for. Cheerful, colorful illustrations accompany the simple text in this celebration of family, friends, and the holiday that brings them all together. We will have a craft.


   Friday, November 15, 2019
3:00 PM
Mid-Afternoon Movie
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Mid-Afternoon Movie
Third Friday

Join us for a mid-afternoon movie after work or school. Bring snacks, suggest titles for future viewings, talk with friends or make new ones. Movies will be PG-13 rating or lower, but parents are responsible for researching movie before allowing children to view. Call to ask what movie we’re showing or to suggest a title.



10:00 AM
America Recycles Day
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman
Mr. Gilly is Trashy Town’s garbage truck driver.  He drives all over town emptying the trash cans into his truck.  What does he have left to clean up once his day is through?
 
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback
Joseph has an overcoat that he wears out, so he turns it into a little jacket.  The little jacket becomes old and he recycles it into a vest.  What are other ways that Joseph could recycle his overcoat?
Activity: Recyclable Art



10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Adult Ukulele Jam
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  (Note the different day this month)
Interested in playing the ukulele? Come meet like-minded people who appreciate playing a musical instrument.  You can bring your own ukulele, or you can check one out from our library.  Playing musical instruments is a great way to stimulate the mind!



   Saturday, November 16, 2019
10:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Saturday Morning Chess @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Description: Learn to play Chess. All ages and levels of players are welcome.
Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club



10:00 AM
Saturday Story Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: for ALL ages
Description:  Miss Mary will be doing Storytime on Saturday, November 16 and Saturday, November 23.  We’ll be reading Turkey/Thankful Stories.
No art activity. 



10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Lowder's Friends and Family Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Meets every Saturday 10AM to 1245PM (All children must be picked up by our 1PM closing time).  If you have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or if you have been looking for a place to play join us each Saturday.  All ages and levels are welcome!  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  If Chess Club is canceled we will post a sign on the Meeting Room door.


10:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Computer Class - Publisher (MS Office 2016)
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Students will learn how to create various publications such as newsletters, business cards, menus, and invitations using Publisher.


   Monday, November 18, 2019
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: for age three and up
Description:  Thanksgiving dinner is coming up next week, but we’re going to talk about dessert first. In today’s book, Maurice wants the last chocolate cookie, but his mother insists that he offer it to everyone else first before he eats it. He goes above and beyond, WAY beyond, to meet her demand. We’ll see just how far he goes when we read The Last Chocolate Cookie by Jamie Rix.


3:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: for age three and up
Description:  Thanksgiving dinner is coming up next week, but we’re going to talk about dessert first. In today’s book, Maurice wants the last chocolate cookie, but his mother insists that he offer it to everyone else first before he eats it. He goes above and beyond, WAY beyond, to meet her demand. We’ll see just how far he goes when we read The Last Chocolate Cookie by Jamie Rix.


10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  There’s an Alligator Under My Bed (Mayer) and I have to figure out how to get it out of my room! I’m a Wide Mouthed Frog (Faulkner) and I eat flies, what do YOU eat?


10:15 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  Are You Ready For Fun (by Jan Thomas)? We hope you are, because it’s time to get every wiggle out at Toddler Time!


11:30 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Description:  These story times will be held at the Dunbar-Ramer School for Grades K-3

Arthur’s Thanksgiving by Marc Brown
Arthur is the director of his school’s Thanksgiving play. Everyone wants to be a star but no one wants to play the turkey. Will Arthur find one in time? Let’s find out.
Craft: We will be making tube roll turkeys



5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Hang Out
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Casual hangout day.


   Tuesday, November 19, 2019
10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  There’s an Alligator Under My Bed (Mayer) and I have to figure out how to get it out of my room! I’m a Wide Mouthed Frog (Faulkner) and I eat flies, what do YOU eat?


10:00 AM
Celebrating Alabama Bicentennial with author Dr. Richard Bailey
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Dr. Bailey will lead an informative discussion about the Alabama Constitution of 1901.

 



10:15 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  What would happen if you dug the biggest hole on earth? We’ll find out in Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth! by Marie-Louise Gay and then see what happens when you just keep digging in Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Marc Burnett
Activity: Free Play



4:15 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  What would happen if you dug the biggest hole on earth? We’ll find out in Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth! by Marie-Louise Gay and then see what happens when you just keep digging in Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Marc Burnett
Activity: Free Play



10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  
Tuesdays @ 10am
November 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
 



10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 5th Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Thanksgiving with Me” by Margaret Willey
Synopsis: ---- Sit down, Mother, and tell me again. When are my uncles coming? When? Pressed against the windowsill in breathless anticipation, a little girl cannot wait for her beloved uncles to arrive for Thanksgiving dinner. She begs her mother to tell her about each and every one of them. What follows is a lyrical duet culminating in the whole house rollicking with music, dance, song, and a joyous feast. And just as they finish their reverie, who should that be coming around the bend? A holiday tale perfectly suited to any child who has waited impatiently for the arrival of favorite relatives to turn a special day info one of true thanksgiving.
ACTIVITY: The students will make a Thanksgiving craft



1:00 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: “ONE is a Feast for Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale” by Judy Cox
Synopsis ---- The Thanksgiving feast is over. Leftover turkey and pumpkin pie litter the table. Mouse peeps out of his hidey-hole and spots a small green pea, the perfect feast for one mouse. Yes, one green pea, one red cranberry, one plate of mashed potatoes, and one roasted turkey, that should make a very fine feast for Mouse. But can he get it all back to his hidey-hole?
ACTIVITY: The students will do a song and dance



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


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Tinkering Table/STEM Program
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary Aged
Description:  We will make marble runs out of pool noodles.


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


9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Free ESL Class
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  We will be offering a Free ESL Class Tuesdays, 930am-11am.  This will be taught in the Meeting Room.  Adults only please, as child care will not be available at this time.


2:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Dungeons & Dragons Club
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  The D&D Club will continue their adventures in the Forgotten Realms, working against the Cult of Dragons.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Computer Class - Publisher III (MS Office 2016)
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  The students will learn basic functions of this program to create brochures and invitations.


   Wednesday, November 20, 2019
10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: for age two and under
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:
 
November 20



1:00 PM
Storytime
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd and 3rd Grade
Description:  These story times will be held at the Dunbar-Ramer School for Grades K-3

Trivia Hour: Jeopardy



3:30 PM- 5:00 PM
Lego Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Lego fun every Wednesday!


10:00 AM
Storytimes
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano
As Thanksgiving Day approaches, Turkey nervously makes a series of costumes, disguising himself as other farm animals in hopes that he can avoid being served as Thanksgiving dinner.
Activity: Coloring Sheet



10:00 AM
Adult Program
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Assisted Living – What Exactly Is This?
Liz Haupt-Johnson will be informing us about the advantages of assisted living. 



3:00 PM
Curious Genre Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn
Marriage can be a real killer. On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19288043-gone-girl?from_search=true



4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Lego League
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Children and Young Adults
Description:  Participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play. All participants must have a guardian inside the building during construction time. Registration is required, and can be done at the Circulation Desk.  This month we will be building our favorite animals.


   Thursday, November 21, 2019
4:15 PM
Book Maniacs
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: for children in fourth grade and up
Description:  The Maniacs will discuss The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
Publisher’s Summary – Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place−he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings−such as the ability to “Fade” so mere mortals cannot see him. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?
 



11:15 AM
Pike Road Bookies
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  The Bookies will discuss Love and Ruin by Paula McClain.
Publisher’s Summary – In 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in the devastating conflict. It's her chance to prove herself a worthy journalist in a field dominated by men. There she also finds herself unexpectedly--and unwillingly--falling in love with Ernest Hemingway, a man on his way to becoming a legend. On the eve of World War II, and set against the turbulent backdrops of Madrid and Cuba, Martha and Ernest's relationship and careers ignite. But when Ernest publishes the biggest literary success of his career, For Whom the Bell Tolls, they are no longer equals, and Martha must forge a path as her own woman and writer. 



11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Instructors: Library Staff        
All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.
 



12:00 PM
Scrapbooking
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Presenter
Description: Learn the techniques of telling stories of your memories through the art of scrapbooking using words, paper, glue, photos, etc.  Attendees are encouraged to provide material for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for a list of recommended materials.



2:30 PM
STEAM'ed
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: 1st Grade and Up
Description:  **REGISTRATION REQUIRED**
STEAM’ed is happening on the third Thursday this month due to the holiday. It’s another test of your building skills. Create the ultimate catapult and fling your way to victory!



4:30 PM
STEAM'ed
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: 1st Grade and Up
Description:  **REGISTRATION REQUIRED**
STEAM’ed is happening on the third Thursday this month due to the holiday. It’s another test of your building skills. Create the ultimate catapult and fling your way to victory!



9:30 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with Beto and Gaby” by Alma Flor Ada
Synopsis ---- Beto and Gaby anxiously wait for their relatives to arrive for Thanksgiving dinner and one by one they call to inform the family they will not be able to attend because of a great snowstorm. Suddenly, their grandmother appears with a group of elder friends who have nowhere to have dinner and the celebration becomes really special. Also contains an informative section on Thanksgiving Day.
ACTIVITY: The students will make a Thanksgiving craft



1:30 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “A Turkey for Thanksgiving” by Eve Bunting
Synopsis ---- Mr. and Mrs. Moose invite all their animal friends for Thanksgiving dinner and the only one missing is Turkey. When they set out to find him, Turkey is quaking with fear because he doesn't realize that his hosts want him at their table, not on it.
ACTIVITY: The students will make a Thanksgiving craft
 



4:00 PM
Galaxy Jewelry
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Learn how to make gemstones that look like the night sky. Afterwards learn how to set them into jewelry.


10:00 AM
Story Time - Thanksgiving is near!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  “Thanksgiving Treat” by Catherine Stock
There seems to be no place for the smallest child in a family’s preparations for Thanksgiving, until Grandpa steps in.
“One Is a Feast for Mouse” by Judy Cox
On Thanksgiving Day while everyone naps, Mouse spots one pea, a perfect feast, but he cannot help adding all the other fixings.
Craft – Native American whirligig



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


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


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time: Thanksgiving
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0 - 2
Description:  Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes
Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is the time to give thanks.  Where do you begin to give thanks?  Thank you for the children that attend Lap Sit.



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Young Classic Book Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Discuss Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.
This beloved Newbery Medal–winning book is the first of five books in Patricia MacLachlan's chapter book series about the Witting family. Set in the late nineteenth century and told from young Anna's point of view, Sarah, Plain and Tall tells the story of how Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton comes from Maine to the prairie to answer Papa's advertisement for a wife and mother. Before Sarah arrives, Anna and her younger brother Caleb wait and wonder. Will Sarah be nice? Will she sing? Will she stay?
This children's literature classic is perfect for fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books, historical fiction, and timeless stories using rich and beautiful language. Sarah, Plain and Tall gently explores themes of abandonment, loss and love.  ~~Amazon.com~~

Selections are taken from Required Reading Lists and please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without prior notice.
 



3:00 PM
Ladies of High Tea
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  The Ladies of High Tea will read The Giving Quilt: An Elm Creek Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini.  Join us at 3PM on Thursday, November 21.  Please note that due to the Thanksgiving Holiday falling on the fourth Thursday we will be meeting a week earlier.
Summary:  At Elm Creek Manor, the week after Thanksgiving is “Quiltsgiving,” a time to commence a season of generosity. From near and far, quilters and aspiring quilters—a librarian, a teacher, a college student, and a quilt-shop clerk among them—gather for a special winter session of quilt camp, to make quilts for Project Linus. (In real life, Chiaverini has long been active in this charitable organization, dedicated to providing handmade quilts and blankets to children in need.)   Each quilter, ever mindful that many of her neighbors, friends, and family members are struggling through difficult times, uses her creative gifts to alleviate their collective burden. As the week unfolds, the quilters respond to Sylvia’s provocative question in ways as varied as the life experiences that drew them to Elm Creek Manor. Love and comfort are sewn into the warm, bright, beautiful quilts they stitch, and their stories collectively consider the strength of human connection and its rich rewards.   Featuring not only well-loved characters but also intriguing newcomers, The Giving Quilt will remind us all: Giving from the heart blesses the giver as much as the recipient, and while giving may not always be easy, it is always worthwhile.  ~~Amazon.com~~

Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice.



10:30 AM
Story Times: Funny School Adventures - Movie Day
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will watch Crazy Hair Day by Barney Saltzberg.  Stanley arrives at school excited to celebrate Crazy Hair Day, only to realize that he has mixed up the date with school Picture Day!  We will also watch How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?  Come along for a very unusual day at school as dinosaurs enjoy story time, show-and-tell, and recess!


2:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Anime & Manga Club
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  The Anime and Manga Club will meet once again before Thanksgiving Break and continue with our usual activities.


   Friday, November 22, 2019
10:00 AM
National S.T.E.A.M Day
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran
The children in this story create a town out of sticks, sand, rocks, and boxes.  What could you use to build your own imagination town?
 
Activity: S.T.E.A.M. Activity (We will create a miniature city out of cardboard, popsicle sticks, tape, and washable markers.)
 



   Saturday, November 23, 2019
10:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Saturday Morning Chess @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Description: Learn to play Chess. All ages and levels of players are welcome.
Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club



10:00 AM
Saturday Story Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: for ALL ages
Description:  Miss Mary will be doing Storytime on Saturday, November 16 and Saturday, November 23.  We’ll be reading Turkey/Thankful Stories.
No art activity. 



10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Lowder's Friends and Family Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Meets every Saturday 10AM to 1245PM (All children must be picked up by our 1PM closing time).  If you have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or if you have been looking for a place to play join us each Saturday.  All ages and levels are welcome!  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  If Chess Club is canceled we will post a sign on the Meeting Room door.


   Monday, November 25, 2019
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: for age three and up
Description:  We’ll observe a Pike Road Branch Library Thanksgiving tradition when we read Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper. Prepare to be amazed and amused by that master of disguise known as Turkey!


3:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: for age three and up
Description:  We’ll observe a Pike Road Branch Library Thanksgiving tradition when we read Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper. Prepare to be amazed and amused by that master of disguise known as Turkey!


10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great (Shea), but Goat isn’t quite convinced. Beekle the Unimaginary Friend (Santat) can’t find his person, until he does.


10:15 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  No Turkeys today, but we’re going to read about a Big Fat Hen (by Keith Baker).


5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Hang Out
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  We’ll honor Thanksgiving by sharing a few things we’re thankful for and starting a Gratitude Journal.


   Tuesday, November 26, 2019
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. All titles available on Hoopla Digital
 
Title: Assassin Nation Vol. 1
Writer/Artist:
Description:
The former World's Greatest Hitman hires the 20 best assassins in the world to be his bodyguards. These hired guns and murderers must work together to keep the new crime boss safe while attempting to solve the mystery of who's trying to off him. With the same laugh-until-you-cry spirit of action-comedies like Hot Fuzz, Tropic Thunder, and Deadpool, Assassin Nation is the bombastic, sidesplitting murder-fest you've been waiting for.
~Hoopla



10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great (Shea), but Goat isn’t quite convinced. Beekle the Unimaginary Friend (Santat) can’t find his person, until he does.


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
 



10:15 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  Happy Holiday! You may eat Turkey this week, but Not This Turkey (by Jessica Steinberg).
Activity: Coloring Page



4:15 PM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  Happy Holiday! You may eat Turkey this week, but Not This Turkey (by Jessica Steinberg).
Activity: Coloring Page



10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  
Tuesdays @ 10am
November 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th



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


9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Free ESL Class
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  We will be offering a Free ESL Class Tuesdays, 930am-11am.  This will be taught in the Meeting Room.  Adults only please, as child care will not be available at this time.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Computer Class - Publisher IV (MS Office 2016)
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Students will learn how to create greeting cards and business cards.


   Wednesday, November 27, 2019
3:30 PM- 5:00 PM
Lego Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Lego fun every Wednesday!


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


10:00 AM
Storytimes
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz
A lonely, oddly-shaped pumpkin is sad that no one chose him for Halloween, but by Thanksgiving he has discovered where he belongs.
Activity:  Thanksgiving Craft



   Thursday, November 28, 2019
4:00 PM
Big Plans
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  NO MEETING - due to holiday schedule we will resume Jan 30

 



10:00 AM
No Story Time Today
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Happy Thanksgiving


10:00 AM
No Lap Sit Time Today!
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0 - 2
Description:  All the MCCPL locations will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day Holiday.  Please enjoy time with your family and friends.  The EL Lowder Staff would like to wish you a happy and safe holiday.


   Friday, November 29, 2019
10:00 AM
No Story Time: CLOSED for Thanksgiving Holidays. We wish you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving. Please enjoy this time with your family.
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  


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



10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Lowder's Friends and Family Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Meets every Saturday 10AM to 1245PM (All children must be picked up by our 1PM closing time).  If you have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or if you have been looking for a place to play join us each Saturday.  All ages and levels are welcome!  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  If Chess Club is canceled we will post a sign on the Meeting Room door.


   Monday, December 2, 2019
6:00 PM
After 5 Book Club
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Title: Crystal Clear: A Henry Adams Novella
Author: Jenkins, Beverly
Description:  “This novella, taking place after A Wish and a Prayer and before Heart of Gold, shares the inside story of fan-favorite, Crystal Chambers Brown’s adventures as a runaway.



10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  “Oh, gobble, gobble!” Turkey survived Thanksgiving, but lots of folks like to eat turkey for Christmas dinner, too. Can this master (not really) of disguise trick his way out of being the main course for two consecutive holidays? We’ll find out when we read Turkey Claus by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper.


3:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  “Oh, gobble, gobble!” Turkey survived Thanksgiving, but lots of folks like to eat turkey for Christmas dinner, too. Can this master (not really) of disguise trick his way out of being the main course for two consecutive holidays? We’ll find out when we read Turkey Claus by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper.


10:15 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  Let’s make those Trucks Go (by Steve Light).


10:00 AM
Story Time! - OPEN HOUSE
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We’ll have a very special visitor today. Can you guess who this seasonal favorite might be? I ho-ho-hope you’re right!


   Tuesday, December 3, 2019
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Zoobs & Cubes
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary Aged
Description:  Join us as we build with zoobs and cubes.  This is a fun, new way of building that fosters a creative sense of engineering and architecture.


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


10:15 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  The weather outside is cooling off, so let’s look forward to winter with Snow Day by Ezra Keats and Snowballs by Lois Ehlert!
Activity: Make a Snowman



10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Christmas is coming, but Elephant and Piggie know Waiting Isn’t Easy (Willems). What happened, When Santa Lost His Ho Ho Ho (Rader) and how did he get it back?


   Wednesday, December 4, 2019
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Ukulele Jam
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Interested in playing the ukulele? Come meet like-minded adults who appreciate playing a musical instrument.  You can bring your own ukulele, or you can check one out from our library.  Playing a musical instrument is a great way to stimulate your mind!


3:30 PM- 5:30 PM
Special Event: Holiday Open House
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library host our annual Holiday Open House featuring crafts, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus! Grown-ups should bring their cameras for photo opportunities with Santa. This is a drop-in event so families may arrive any time between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.


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


10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will have a very special visitor as part of our Open House celebrations. Come see Santa!


10:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Mouse Before Christmas by Michael Garland
On Christmas Eve, a little mouse decides to stay awake to see Santa and ends up taking a wild ride in Santa's sleigh before being returned home safe and sound.
Activity: Santa Claus Craft



   Thursday, December 5, 2019
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:  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
Story Time - Treat others as you would want them to treat you!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Three Little Pigs, by James Marshall
The story of three pigs who build three very different houses.

Hazel’s Amazing Mother, by Rosemary Wells
When Hazel and her doll, Eleanor, are attacked by bullies, Hazel’s mother comes to the rescue.

Craft – Pig craft
 



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


4:00 PM
Marbled Christmas Ornaments
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Make marbled Christmas ornaments using your favorite colors to decorate your Christmas tree this year. These ornaments are easy and fun to make.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time: Christmas Book
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0 - 2
Description:  Christmas with Peppa by Neville Astley
Peppa and George are out mailing their letter to Santa.  Papa Pig is getting the biggest tree, but cannot fit on the car.  Santa tells Peppa and George that if they do not go to bed that they will not get presents.  Do you go to bed early to see what Santa has left you?



   Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Saturday Morning Chess @ the Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Learn to play Chess. All ages and levels of players are welcome.
Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club



   Monday, December 9, 2019
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Ukulele Class
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 6 and up
Description:  This class is geared toward all individuals ages 6 through adult seniors who wish to learn to play a ukulele.  You may bring your own ukulele, or you may check one out from our library.  Learning to play a musical instrument is a great way to stimulate your mind!


10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  Sometimes even the big guy from the North Pole needs a little help taking care of all that needs to be done during the Christmas season. Sure, he has all those elves, but sometimes a duck is the right fowl for the job. We will see how that works out in Santa Duck by David Milgrim.


3:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  Sometimes even the big guy from the North Pole needs a little help taking care of all that needs to be done during the Christmas season. Sure, he has all those elves, but sometimes a duck is the right fowl for the job. We will see how that works out in Santa Duck by David Milgrim.


10:15 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  It’s time for Toddler Time which means Everywhere Babies (by Susan Meyers).


10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We’re all excited about our new toys, but especially Piggie in I Love My New Toy (Willems). The holidays are tough for everyone, but be especially careful about Llama Llama Holiday Drama (Dewdney)!


   Tuesday, December 10, 2019
10:00 AM
Holiday Open House and the Sound of Music
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Performers will play Christmas Carols using a hammered dulcimer which is a percussion instrument and stringed instrument with the strings typically stretched over a trapezoidal sounding board in which the strings are beaten with small hammers.
Presenter: Montgomery Dulcimer Society, Mrs. Pamela Robinson, Director



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



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


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary Aged
Description:  Come join the fun as we build with Legos.  We will have a theme for this meeting which will be to make something that reminds you of Christmas. Come see what you can create!


10:15 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  What do animals do in winter to stay warm? We’ll find out in Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming and Under the Snow by Melissa Stewart.
Actvity: Snowflakes



10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We’re all excited about our new toys, but especially Piggie in I Love My New Toy (Willems). The holidays are tough for everyone, but be especially careful about Llama Llama Holiday Drama (Dewdney)!


   Wednesday, December 11, 2019
10:00 AM
Adult Program
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  The Dulcimer’s will be playing your favorite holiday music during our Christmas Open House celebration.  Come hear them play and sing along if you wish.  Then, join us in the Conference Room to meet the musicians and have some refreshments.


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


4:00 PM
An Hour of Code for Teens
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  This activity is to recognize Computer Science Education Week. We will make an App using Thunkable. We will start at 4:00, rsvp to 271-7005. There is a limit of eight students ages 13 and up (students may bring a mobile device so that they may download their app to take with them).


11:00 AM
Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
Second Wednesday
Title: Creola’s Moonbeam   
Author: Milam McGraw Propst
Description:
Honey Newberry, a successful Atlanta writer, has been hit by a double whammy: Writer’s bock and the middle-age crazies. She heads for the Gulf beaches of Florida, determined to spend the summer getting her groove back. There she finds unexpected inspiration from a joyful neighbor - the mysterious and flamboyant Beatrice - whose zest for life reminds Honey of another wise woman - Creola Moon.
.~Dust jacket



10:00 AM
Storytime - Read A Book Day Celebration!
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Read A Book Day Celebration!
Come join us in celebrating Read-A-Book Day by Making Christmas Slime!!!



   Thursday, December 12, 2019
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:  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
Story Time - It's good to pass on acts of kindness!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Wolf’s Favor, by Fulvio Testa
By doing a simple favor for Porcupine, Wolf sets off an unnatural chain of good deeds from stronger animals to weaker ones.

Time to Get Out, by Fulvio Testa
While taking a bath, Nick imagines he is a captain on an expedition.

Craft – Wolf craft



3:00 PM
Southern Charms Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Today we will be discussing “Look For Me”, by Lisa Gardner.  This is a story of a girl who goes missing after her entire family is gunned down in their home.  Is Roxanne involved? Two detectives are determined to find the answer.  Then, we will receive our book for January titled, “Pretty Girls”, by Karin Slaughter.  This is the story of two very different sisters who are still recovering from the death of their other sister, and the shocking murder of one of the sister’s husband.  Are these two incidents connected? Will the answers ever be unfolded? 


4:00 PM
Holiday Open House
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Celebrate a special Holiday themed program with us on Thursday, December 12th. The program will feature Christmas themed books and songs. Everyone will be able to decorate their own sugar cookie as a snack and a craft.


4:00 PM
Snowman Mason Jar
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  You don’t need snow to make a cute snowman! This holiday mason jar craft doubles as an ornament, holiday decoration, or glowing luminary.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time: Christmas Books
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0 - 2
Description:  Teeny Tiny Santa by Rachel Matson
The teeny tiny fox thought that he would miss out on Christmas because he was so small.  Do you think he was forgotten?



   Friday, December 13, 2019
3:00 PM
Curious Genre Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  “All the Single Ladies” by Dorothea Benton Frank
Few writers capture the complexities, pain, and joy of relationships—between friends, family members, husbands and wives, or lovers—as beloved New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank. In this charming, evocative, soul-touching novel, she once again takes us deep into the heart of the magical Lowcountry where three amazing middle-aged women are bonded by another amazing woman’s death.

Through their shared loss they forge a deep friendship, asking critical questions. Who was their friend and what did her life mean? Are they living the lives they imagined for themselves? Will they ever be able to afford to retire? How will they maximize their happiness? Security? Health? And ultimately, their own legacies?
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23215447-all-the-single-ladies?from_search=true



   Monday, December 16, 2019
10:30 AM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  It’s almost here! Are you excited? You are probably not as excited as the little bear in Is It Christmas Yet? by Jane Chapman. He won’t stop asking Big Bear a certain question. You can probably guess what that question is by reading the title of the book.


3:30 PM
Storybook Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  It’s almost here! Are you excited? You are probably not as excited as the little bear in Is It Christmas Yet? by Jane Chapman. He won’t stop asking Big Bear a certain question. You can probably guess what that question is by reading the title of the book.


10:15 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  The likelihood of seeing snow this year is low, so let’s enjoy Best in Snow by April Pulley Sayre.


10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Twas the Night Before Christmas (Moore/Pinkney) is a classic, we can’t leave before the holidays without a reading of this poem. For something a little less traditional we’ll read Santa Claus and the Three Bears (Modugno).


   Tuesday, December 17, 2019
3:00 PM
Ladies of High Tea
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  The Ladies of High Tea will read The Ghost of Christmas Past:   Molly Murphy Mystery by Rhys Bowen.  Join us at 3PM on Thursday, December 17.  As with November is meeting, due to the holiday, we will meet one week earlier than usual.
Summary: Semi-retired private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan is suffering from depression after a miscarriage following her adventure in San Francisco during the earthquake of 1906. She and her husband, Daniel, are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the Hudson, and they gratefully accept, expecting a peaceful and relaxing holiday season.
Not long after they arrive, however, they start to feel the tension in the house’s atmosphere. Then they learn that the host couple's young daughter wandered out into the snow ten years ago and was never seen again. Molly can identify with the mother's pain at never knowing what happened to her child and wants to help, but there is so little to go on. No ransom note. No body ever found. But Molly slowly begins to suspect that the occupants of the house know more than they are letting on.  Then, on Christmas Eve, there is a knock at the door and a young girl stands there. "I'm Charlotte," she says. "I've come home."  ~~Amazon.com~~
 
Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice.



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


4:00 PM
Tinkering Table/STEM Program
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary Aged
Description:  Melting Snowmen, we will create snowmen and then watch them melt using a chemical reaction. RSVP (271-7005) to make sure we have adequate supplies.


10:15 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  It’s time for a Pigeon Palooza today! We’re diving into Mo Willems Pigeon books today for an action packed Story Time.
Activity: Pigeon Puppet



10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Twas the Night Before Christmas (Moore/Pinkney) is a classic, we can’t leave before the holidays without a reading of this poem. For something a little less traditional we’ll read Santa Claus and the Three Bears (Modugno).


   Wednesday, December 18, 2019
10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1 - 3
Description:  At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week.


10:00 AM
Storytime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Is It Christmas Yet?
While waiting impatiently for the big day to arrive, Teddy tries to help Big Bear with Christmas preparations.
Activity: Christmas Coloring Sheet



   Thursday, December 19, 2019
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.



10:00 AM
Story Time - Christmas is near!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Bless You Santa!, by Julie Sykes
Santa has caught a cold.  Will he be able to deliver the presents this year?

Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight?, by Jerry Palotta & David Biedrzycki
Santa needs to find someone to guide his sleigh on Christmas Eve.

Craft – Reindeer craft



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


2:30 PM
STEAM'ed SPECIAL DAY
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: 1st Grade and Up
Description:  **REGISTRATION REQUIRED**
Alabama doesn’t get much snow, so let’s make our own! Try out a few different kinds of fake snow, decide what’s best, and, of course, we’ll be destroying them too!



4:30 PM
STEAM'ed SPECIAL DAY
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: 1st Grade and Up
Description:  **REGISTRATION REQUIRED**
Alabama doesn’t get much snow, so let’s make our own! Try out a few different kinds of fake snow, decide what’s best, and, of course, we’ll be destroying them too!



4:00 PM
3D Paper Snowflakes
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Learn how to make ornate looking yet easy to make snowflakes out of paper to decorate your home for the holidays.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time: Christmas Books
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0 - 2
Description:  Santa Duck and His Merry Helpers by David Milgrim
Nicholas Duck is dressed up in his Santa outfit going around asking all the animals what they want for Christmas.  His brothers and sister wants to join in all the fun.  Do you think that they are helpful or do they get in the way?



   Friday, December 20, 2019
2:00 PM- 5:30 PM
OPEN HOUSE - Christmas Movie Friday & Until we take the tree down
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Christmas Movie Friday
Third Friday, December 20 @ 2:00pm til 5:30pm
Join us for a mid-afternoon movie after work or school. Bring snacks, suggest titles for future viewings, talk with friends or make new ones. Movies will be PG-13 rating or lower, but parents are responsible for researching movie before allowing children to view. Call to ask what movie we’re showing or to suggest a title.
**Snacks and drinks available until gone
 
Until we take the tree down
Description: Help us decorate our tree this year by making an ornament. A template will be supplied with some supplies. Feel free to bring your own! There’s enough to make and take one for your tree at home as well!



   Saturday, December 21, 2019
4:00 PM
Young Classic Book Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Discuss The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss.
The Robinsons leave their home in Switzerland planning to settle half a world away. But things do not turn out as they had expected. The sole survivors of a terrible shipwreck, they wash ashore to learn that the danger has only begun. Their new world will test their courage, cleverness, endurance, and faith as they struggle to survive and create a civilization of their own in the wilderness.   ~~goodreads.com~~
 
Selections are taken from Required Reading Lists and please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without prior notice.



   Monday, December 23, 2019
10:15 AM
No Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  No Toddler Time


   Tuesday, December 24, 2019
10:15 AM
Library Closed. No Story Time.
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  Library Closed. No Story Time.


10:00 AM
Closed for Holidays
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience:
Description:  Closed for Holidays


   Wednesday, December 25, 2019
10:00 AM
Closed for Holidays
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience:
Description:  Closed for Holidays


   Thursday, December 26, 2019
10:00 AM
No Story Time Today
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  I hope all of you are having a wonderful holiday!


4:00 PM
Big Plans
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  NO MEETING - due to holiday schedule we will resume Jan 30
 



4:00 PM
Battle of the Builders
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Young Adult
Description:  Participants are divided up into teams to see who can build the highest freestanding tower out of straws and tape. A great test of team work.


10:00 AM
Lap Sit Time: Stay and Play Day
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 0 - 2
Description:  Today will just be a stay and play day.  Come spend an hour getting to know the other parents and the children can socialize and play with the toys.


   Monday, December 30, 2019
10:15 AM
No Toddler Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 2 and Under
Description:  No Toddler Time


10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Hattie and the Fox (Fox), Hattie thinks she sees a fox, Goodness Gracious! This is Not My Hat (Klassen)! Well then whose is it?!


   Tuesday, December 31, 2019
10:15 AM
No Story Time
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 and Up
Description:  No Story Time.


6:30 PM
Novel Colors **NEW DAY**
Event Location: Community Calendar
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  LOCATION: Books-a-Million in Eastchase
Really want to join a book club but don’t really like to read? Come join us at Books-a-million as we talk and color. Read the book, or don’t! Browse with a new friend. Just want to color and enjoy our company? You’re welcome! Bring your own supplies or use some of ours. Coloring sheets provided. All titles available on Hoopla Digital
 
It’s the New Year, so we’ll just meet and greet tonight. Talk about the books we loved this year



10:00 AM
Story Time!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Hattie and the Fox (Fox), Hattie thinks she sees a fox, Goodness Gracious! This is Not My Hat (Klassen)! Well then whose is it?!