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   Thursday, May 31, 2018
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.



   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


   Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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.


   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.  


   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
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


   Friday, June 8, 2018
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!


   Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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.


   Thursday, June 14, 2018
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.


   Friday, June 15, 2018
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


   Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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.


   Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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.  


   Thursday, June 21, 2018
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.


   Friday, June 22, 2018
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


   Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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?


   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
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.


   Friday, June 29, 2018
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)


   Tuesday, July 3, 2018
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.


   Thursday, July 5, 2018
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? 
 



   Friday, July 6, 2018
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
 



   Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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.


   Thursday, July 12, 2018
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?


   Friday, July 13, 2018
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


   Thursday, July 19, 2018
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
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
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