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   Monday, July 25, 2016
4:00 PM
Pike Road Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3-6
Description:  While professional wrestling may be “sports entertainment” instead of an actual sport, we’re still going to read Nino Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales because it’s just too cute to pass up. It’s the story of Nino, who puts on a mask and his cleanest pair of tighty-whiteys to pretend that he is a luchador from Mexican lucha libre wrestling.


11:00 AM
Rufus Lewis Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults and Young Adults
Description:  Title: Resume Building Skills
Description: Learn how to build a basic resume using Microsoft Word. Attendees will need to provide a flash drive (USB Drive) to save documents.



6:00 PM
Rufus Lewis Couponing Workshop
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults and Young Adults
Description:  Description:
. Learn how to get more for less
. Learn secrets and shortcuts to couponing
. Get discounts from newspaper offers
Presenter: Ms. Khalilah Hayes, Reference Librarian, Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library



4:00 PM
Movie Mondays @ Rufus Lewis
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Movie: Zootopia (2016) Rated:PG


11:00 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: adult and young adult
Description:  Email: Learn how to create email addresses, compose messages, save, and attach documents to email accounts.


   Tuesday, July 26, 2016
10:00 AM
Governor's Square Story Time
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: PreK
Description:  Fables Movie Day
Children will enjoy watching the fables The Boy Who Cried Wolf and Stone Soup, followed by a coloring page activity.



3:00 PM
Pike Road July Program
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Rising 1st through rising 5th graders
Description:  It’s our annual visit to the chocolate fountain. Plus, we’ll announce the top readers in each of our summer reading challenge categories.


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Coliseum Lego League
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 5 and up
Description:  Come join the fun and get creative as we build with Legos!


6:00 PM
Rufus Lewis Yoga Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults and Young Adults
Description:  Yoga Class with Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher
Summary: This course is an introduction to the ancient practice of Yoga.  Through a series of gentle Yoga Poses, participants will experience a sense of well-being and relaxation.  Comfortable, form fitting, but stretchy clothing is recommended.  Participants of all levels of health, mobility and flexibility are encouraged to attend as Yoga Poses can be adapted for comfort.



   Wednesday, July 27, 2016
11:00 AM
Ramer Readin' Right Book Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The All Girl's Filling Station Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg. A woman makes a startling discovery about her mother's past that changes her life!


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


10:00 AM
Bertha Williams Story Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: PreK - 2nd grade
Description:  Surfer Chick by Kristy Dempsey is about a cool chick who wants to follow in her dad’s footsteps and learn to surf. Pig Kahuna by Jennifer Sattler follows the adventures of two brothers as they explore a beach and learn to overcome their fear of the water.


   Thursday, July 28, 2016
4:00 PM
Pike Road Lego League
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 5 and up
Description:  Each week, builders (ages 5 and up) will face a new challenge and create something awesome. 


10:00 AM
Coliseum Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  Don’t be afraid of things that are not really there!
Dibble and Dabble by Dave and Julie Saunders
Synopsis:  Dibble and Dabble scare themselves silly thinking they have seen a snake.
Oliver by Tony Blundell
Synopsis:  Oliver hopes to keep monsters out of his bedroom at night by giving them a taste of their own medicine.
Craft – Monster masks



11:00 AM
Rufus Lewis Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults and Young Adults
Description:  Title: Resume Building Skills
Description: Learn how to build a basic resume using Microsoft Word. Attendees will need to provide a flash drive (USB Drive) to save documents



   Friday, July 29, 2016
10:15 AM
EL Lowder Storytime
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  (International Tiger Day)
Wait For Me, Little Tiger by Julie Sykes
Synopsis:  When Little Tiger reluctantly takes Little Sister along to play with his friends, he sees that she is too young to join their games, and when he is ready to go home, Little Sister is missing.
Activity:  Coloring Sheet



   Monday, August 1, 2016
6:00 PM
After 5 Book Club Discussion
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Bobby Cole’s debut novel The Dummy Line, introduced us to reluctant hero Jake Crosby, an avid outdoorsman and ordinary man pushed to extraordinary lengths.  Eighteen months has passed since Jake and his daughter endured a harrowing ordeal in the Alabama woods.  To save his child, Jake killed two men working with notorious drug runner “Ethan Moon Pie” Daniels.  Jake’s grateful that they survived, but can’t shake the felling that the horror isn’t over and that retribution is coming.  ~ Editor


   Tuesday, August 2, 2016
10:00 AM
Ladies of High Tea
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The Ladies of High Tea will be reading Miss Julia Paints the Town, the 9th book in the series by Ann B. Ross.

The sleepy town of Abbotsville is abuzz over the mayor's plans to replace the old courthouse with luxury retirement condos. On top of that, several of the town's husbands seem to have flown the coop. As usual, it falls to Miss Julia to save the day-and the courthouse- even if she has to expose a few of the town's not-so- well-kept secrets.
 
~~Amazon.com~~



   Wednesday, August 3, 2016
10:00 AM
Weaving for Beginners
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Barbara Hightower will be teaching weaving as we learn how to make a wall hanging. Please bring your own materials as only limited materials will be on hand.


3:00 PM
Special Guest Author � Dr. Craig Darch
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Dr. Craig Darch, author of From Brooklyn to the Olympics: The Hall of Fame Career of Auburn University Coach Mel Rosen
Publisher’s Summary - This book follows Mel Rosen's life from the streets of Brooklyn during the 1930s and 1940s to his selection as head coach of the United States track-and-field team for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics. The story describes how a Jewish kid from Brighton Beach, New York, followed his dream to become the head track-and-field coach at Auburn University for 28 years. Rosen's achievements there were extraordinary. He coached seven Olympians and 143 All-Americans and guided Auburn's track-and-field team to four consecutive Southeastern Conference indoor championships. The pinnacle of his career was coaching U.S. Olympians to a record 20 medals in Barcelona. As a result of his impressive achievements, Rosen was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (1993), the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame (1995), and the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (1994). Auburn University honored him in 2006 by naming its new track the Hutsell-Rosen Track.



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


   Thursday, August 4, 2016
11:00 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: adult and young adult
Description:  Learn how to create email addresses, compose messages, save, and attach documents to email accounts.


   Saturday, August 6, 2016
10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Lowder Regional Branch Library Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  In the event that the club is not meeting a sign will be posted as soon as possible announcing the cancelation. Join us and learn how to play chess or to brush up on your skills. Parents, chess is a game that will help build the brain and help your child with their future education—not to mention that it teaches patience as well.


   Tuesday, August 9, 2016
10:00 AM
Identity Theft
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Presenter: Emily Nichols, Office of Attorney General State of Alabama
Audience will be informed of the consequences of identity theft and how to avoid becoming a victim.  



6:00 PM
Yoga Class with Susan Enzweiler
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
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. 


   Wednesday, August 10, 2016
11:00 AM
Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Title: The House Girl
Author: Tara Conklin
Description: Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in an elite Manhattan law firm, is given a difficult, highly sensitive assignment that can make her career: find the “perfect plaintiff” to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for the descendants of American slaves.
 
An unexpected lead comes from her father, renowned artist Oscar Sparrow, who tells her about a controversy currently rocking the art world. Art historians now suspect that the revered paintings of Lu Anne Bell, an antebellum artist known for her humanizing portraits of slaves from her plantation Bell Creek, were actually the work of her house slave, Josephine. A descendant of Josephine’s would be the perfect face for the firm’s lawsuit—if Lina can find one.  But nothing is known about Josephine’s fate following Lu Anne Bell’s death in 1852.
 
Alternating between antebellum Virginia and modern-day New York, this searing tale of art and history, love and secrets explores what it means to repair a wrong, and ask whether truth is sometimes more important than justice. -from dust jacket.



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


   Thursday, August 11, 2016
3:00 PM
Southern Charms Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Today we will be discussing “The Dressmaker’s War”, by Mary Chamberlain, a historical fiction account of an English seamstress taken prisoner in Germany during WWII.  In this novel it tells of Ada Vaughan while describing her perseverance, the choices she must make to stay alive, and the haunting aftermath of the war.  Then, we will receive “A Land More Kind than Home”, by Wiley Cash, a story about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small western North Carolina town.


11:00 AM
Computer Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: adult and young adult
Description:  Email: Learn how to create email addresses, compose messages, save, and attach documents to email accounts.


   Saturday, August 13, 2016
10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Lowder Regional Branch Library Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  In the event that the club is not meeting a sign will be posted as soon as possible announcing the cancellation. Join us and learn how to play chess or to brush up on your skills.  Parents, chess is a game that will help build the brain and help your child with their future education—not to mention that it teaches patience as well.


   Tuesday, August 16, 2016
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
SCRAPBOOKING
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Presenter: Mrs.  Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

Learn techniques of telling stories of your memories through the art of scrapbooking using words, paper, glue photos, etc. Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program.  Please contact staff (334-240-4848) for registration and a list of recommended materials



   Wednesday, August 17, 2016
10:00 AM
Coliseum Adult Program
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Missy Middlebrooks, with ADEM, will be here to present a program on the water quality of streams and rivers in Alabama from the most polluted to the most pristine.


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


   Thursday, August 18, 2016
10:00 AM
Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library featuring guest speaker Ethel Boykin, founder of the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park
Learn about how the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library make all of the library’s programs possible and then enjoy a talk from horticulturist Ethel Boykin, as she discusses the process of establishing the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park.



9:15 AM
Pike Road Bookies Book Club
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown.
For readers of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit and Unbroken, the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic Games in Berlin, 1936. The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower, Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not for glory, but to regain his shattered self-regard and to find a place he can call home. The crew is assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it is their trust in each other that makes them victorious.



   Friday, August 19, 2016
3:30 PM
Lego Club at Bertha Williams
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 5 and up
Description:  Come get creative and play with our set of legos!


   Saturday, August 20, 2016
10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Lowder Regional Branch Library Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  In the event that the club is not meeting a sign will be posted as soon as possible announcing the cancellation. Join us and learn how to play chess or to brush up on your skills. Parents, chess is a game that will help build the brain and help your child with their future education—not to mention that it teaches patience as well.


   Tuesday, August 23, 2016
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
SCRAPBOOKING
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Presenter: Mrs.  Alberta Riley, Retired Educator

Learn techniques of telling stories of your memories through the art of scrapbooking using words, paper, glue photos, etc.   Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program.  Please contact staff (334-240-4848) for registration and a list of recommended materials.
 
 



   Wednesday, August 24, 2016
11:00 AM
Ramer Readin' Right Book Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes. A series of short stories about life in the south by famous authors such as Donna Ball, Virginia Ellis and Nancy Knight.


2:30 PM- 3:30 PM
Author Talk
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Title: Don’t Worry About the Mule Going Blind
Author: Betty Tucker
 
Betty Tucker was born in Troy, Alabama, in 1947. Then in 1956, when Betty's family loses their already poverty-stricken home in Troy, Alabama. The family was then forced into migrant farm work, which forced them to move, season-to-season with the crops, from Utica, New York to Belle Glade, Florida. Betty Tucker is an author, poet and inspirational speaker. She holds a degree in behavioral science from the University of San Francisco. Her career includes twenty years with the United States Postal Service and twenty years of service with the San Francisco Unified School District as a teacher. A proud matron, Betty is a mother of five and a grandmother of four. Currently, Betty writes and lives in both Richmond, California and Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Join us as the author speaks about her work and life. Copies of her book will be available for checkout at Bertha Williams Library leading up to the event.



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


   Thursday, August 25, 2016
3:00 PM
Eastbrook Mystery Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Today we will be discussing “The Sound of Glass”, by Karen White.  This is the story of Merritt, who is living in her family home surrounded by strangers, and how she is forced into unraveling the Heyward family past as she faces her own fears and finds the healing she needs in the salt air of the Lowcountry.


3:00 PM
Stitch and Share at EL Lowder
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  We invite you to bring your quilts, knitting, crochet, or any other kind of needlework and join us. If you are stuck on a project need help maybe we can get you going again!


   Friday, August 26, 2016
4:00 PM
Fourth Friday Cook Up
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. This month is Favorite Cookbooks. Bring your favorite cookbook and a dish using a recipe from it. Prior registration is not required, but is encouraged so that we do not have too much salad/bread/dessert (no such thing).
 
Participation is required for partaking, but if you can’t cook feel free to bring plates, cups, and/or plastic forks. Not sure what we need? Give us a call 240-4979.



   Saturday, August 27, 2016
10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Lowder Regional Branch Library Chess Club
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: All ages
Description:  In the event that the club is not meeting a sign will be posted as soon as possible announcing the cancellation. Join us and learn how to play chess or to brush up on your skills. Parents, chess is a game that will help build the brain and help your child with their future education—not to mention that it teaches patience as well.


   Monday, August 29, 2016
10:30 AM
Senior Bingo at Bertha Williams
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Senior citizens
Description:  Seniors are invited to have fun playing an hour of Bingo @ Bertha P. Williams Rosa Parks Avenue Branch. An assortment of prizes will be available.


   Wednesday, August 31, 2016
10:00 AM
Good Morning Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 1-3
Description:  Special Guest Leader, Ms. Leigh.
Children and grown-ups enjoy songs and stories each week.