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Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa L. Parks Ave. Branch



   Friday, December 9, 2016
10:30 AM
One on One Genealogy Sessions @ Bertha Williams
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Find out how long your family has been in Montgomery, what they’ve done, who they were. In honor of the bicentennial, we’re offering one-on-one genealogy sessions. These are beginning courses for those venturing in to digital research. Learn how to use Ancestry.com (free at your library!) and other databases, forums, and family tree builders. If you’ve already done paper family trees, learn how to digitize them and methods of keeping documents online but protected.  Pre-registration is required, you may sign up for additional sessions, no shows will not be given priority if they do not call to cancel an appointment.
 



2:30 PM
One on One Genealogy Sessions @ Bertha Williams
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Find out how long your family has been in Montgomery, what they’ve done, who they were. In honor of the bicentennial, we’re offering one-on-one genealogy sessions. These are beginning courses for those venturing in to digital research. Learn how to use Ancestry.com (free at your library!) and other databases, forums, and family tree builders. If you’ve already done paper family trees, learn how to digitize them and methods of keeping documents online but protected.  Pre-registration is required, you may sign up for additional sessions, no shows will not be given priority if they do not call to cancel an appointment.
 



   Monday, December 12, 2016
10:00 AM
December Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
TOYS
Christmas is coming soon! Let’s talk about all the kinds of things we might want and how to take care of them. We’ll start with I Love My New Toy! By Mo Willems. Then we’ll read another book by the same author called Watch Me Throw the Ball that shows how you can have fun with old toys in new ways.
 



   Tuesday, December 13, 2016
10:00 AM
December Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

TOYS
Christmas is coming soon! Let’s talk about all the kinds of things we might want and how to take care of them. We’ll start with I Love My New Toy! By Mo Willems. Then we’ll read another book by the same author called Watch Me Throw the Ball that shows how you can have fun with old toys in new ways.
 



2:00 PM
Scrabble Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Description: Come over to Bertha Williams Library and play Scrabble with us. We have plenty of dictionaries for you to brush up on your vocabulary and the Jumble in the Montgomery Advertiser is helpful too! See how sharp your Scrabble skills are against the librarians or just play for fun!
 



   Wednesday, December 14, 2016
10:00 AM
Alabama Needs Your History
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The Alabama Department of Archives and History will be working with Bertha Pleasant Williams Library to record this area’s very special oral histories. This informational session will cover what oral histories are, their importance to research, what they’re looking for in a subject, and what the overall goal of the oral history project will be. There will also be the opportunity to sign up to participate in the project at the library. You do not have to attend the meeting to schedule an interview session!
 
 



11:00 AM
Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  No Rest for the Dead
Author: many
 
Description: When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco’s McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is found inside an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect, and she is tried, convicted, and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is convinced that the wrong person was put to death. In the years since the case was closed, he’s discovered a web of deceit and betrayal surrounding the Thomases that could implicate any number of people in the crime. ~Dust jacket.
 



   Thursday, December 15, 2016
4:00 PM
Teen Writing Group
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  Get your pens and notebooks and we’ll work together with JP da Poet to create some of the best poets and writers Montgomery has ever seen!
 



   Friday, December 16, 2016
3:30 PM
Lego Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Description: Come get creative and play with our set of legos!
 



9:00 AM
Open House, Ugly Sweater, Christmas Movie Extravaganza (with Legos)
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  Description: We’ll be in a festive mood ALL DAY at Bertha Williams Library. Come check out our Christmas decorations and our ugly sweaters. Bring a snack and grab a seat in our meeting room turned Christmas movie showroom. We’ll be showing movies all day. Call and ask what’s on our schedule (if we don’t have what you’re looking for, bring it with you, we’re flexible)!
 
 



10:30 AM
One on One Genealogy Sessions @ Bertha Williams
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Find out how long your family has been in Montgomery, what they’ve done, who they were. In honor of the bicentennial, we’re offering one-on-one genealogy sessions. These are beginning courses for those venturing in to digital research. Learn how to use Ancestry.com (free at your library!) and other databases, forums, and family tree builders. If you’ve already done paper family trees, learn how to digitize them and methods of keeping documents online but protected.  Pre-registration is required, you may sign up for additional sessions, no shows will not be given priority if they do not call to cancel an appointment.
 



2:30 PM
One on One Genealogy Sessions @ Bertha Williams
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Find out how long your family has been in Montgomery, what they’ve done, who they were. In honor of the bicentennial, we’re offering one-on-one genealogy sessions. These are beginning courses for those venturing in to digital research. Learn how to use Ancestry.com (free at your library!) and other databases, forums, and family tree builders. If you’ve already done paper family trees, learn how to digitize them and methods of keeping documents online but protected.  Pre-registration is required, you may sign up for additional sessions, no shows will not be given priority if they do not call to cancel an appointment.
 



   Monday, December 19, 2016
10:00 AM
Senior Bingo
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  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.
*We’ll be closed Dec 26 for the holidays
 
 



   Thursday, December 22, 2016
4:00 PM
Teen Writing Group
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  Get your pens and notebooks and we’ll work together with JP da Poet to create some of the best poets and writers Montgomery has ever seen!
 



   Friday, December 23, 2016
10:30 AM
One on One Genealogy Sessions @ Bertha Williams
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Find out how long your family has been in Montgomery, what they’ve done, who they were. In honor of the bicentennial, we’re offering one-on-one genealogy sessions. These are beginning courses for those venturing in to digital research. Learn how to use Ancestry.com (free at your library!) and other databases, forums, and family tree builders. If you’ve already done paper family trees, learn how to digitize them and methods of keeping documents online but protected.  Pre-registration is required, you may sign up for additional sessions, no shows will not be given priority if they do not call to cancel an appointment.
 



2:30 PM
One on One Genealogy Sessions @ Bertha Williams
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Find out how long your family has been in Montgomery, what they’ve done, who they were. In honor of the bicentennial, we’re offering one-on-one genealogy sessions. These are beginning courses for those venturing in to digital research. Learn how to use Ancestry.com (free at your library!) and other databases, forums, and family tree builders. If you’ve already done paper family trees, learn how to digitize them and methods of keeping documents online but protected.  Pre-registration is required, you may sign up for additional sessions, no shows will not be given priority if they do not call to cancel an appointment.
 



   Tuesday, December 27, 2016
10:00 AM
December Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  New Year’s Eve is coming, and with it the possibility of staying up late and parties. We’ll read about both in Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! By Mo Willems and elephant Small Goes to a Party by Sally Grindley.
 



   Thursday, December 29, 2016
4:00 PM
Teen Writing Group
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  Get your pens and notebooks and we’ll work together with JP da Poet to create some of the best poets and writers Montgomery has ever seen!
 



   Friday, December 30, 2016
10:30 AM
One on One Genealogy Sessions @ Bertha Williams
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Find out how long your family has been in Montgomery, what they’ve done, who they were. In honor of the bicentennial, we’re offering one-on-one genealogy sessions. These are beginning courses for those venturing in to digital research. Learn how to use Ancestry.com (free at your library!) and other databases, forums, and family tree builders. If you’ve already done paper family trees, learn how to digitize them and methods of keeping documents online but protected.  Pre-registration is required, you may sign up for additional sessions, no shows will not be given priority if they do not call to cancel an appointment.
 



2:30 PM
One on One Genealogy Sessions @ Bertha Williams
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Find out how long your family has been in Montgomery, what they’ve done, who they were. In honor of the bicentennial, we’re offering one-on-one genealogy sessions. These are beginning courses for those venturing in to digital research. Learn how to use Ancestry.com (free at your library!) and other databases, forums, and family tree builders. If you’ve already done paper family trees, learn how to digitize them and methods of keeping documents online but protected.  Pre-registration is required, you may sign up for additional sessions, no shows will not be given priority if they do not call to cancel an appointment.
 



   Tuesday, January 3, 2017
10:00 AM
January Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy (Mo Willems), he really, really does, and he knows exactly how to take care of it. Let’s see if he gets one or not! Skunkdog (Emily Jenkins) just wants to make friends after he and his family moved. Unfortunately for the family, his new friend is a skunk!
 
 



   Friday, January 6, 2017
10:30 AM- 11:15 AM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.
 
334-240-4979
acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us
 
 



2:30 PM- 3:15 PM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.
 
334-240-4979
acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us
 
 



   Monday, January 9, 2017
10:00 AM
January Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
If you’re looking for a pet cat, bringing home Millions of Cats (Wanga Gag) may have disastrous results. See what one old couple does about it. If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (Laura Numeroff) you may have some trouble on your hands, what will he want next?
 
 



   Tuesday, January 10, 2017
2:00 PM
Scrabble Time
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Description: Come over to Bertha Williams Library and play Scrabble with us. We have plenty of dictionaries for you to brush up on your vocabulary and the Jumble in the Montgomery Advertiser is helpful too! See how sharp your Scrabble skills are against the librarians or just play for fun!
 
 



10:00 AM
January Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
If you’re looking for a pet cat, bringing home Millions of Cats (Wanga Gag) may have disastrous results. See what one old couple does about it. If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (Laura Numeroff) you may have some trouble on your hands, what will he want next?
 
 



   Wednesday, January 11, 2017
11:00 AM
Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Title: Babylon Sisters   
Author: Pearl Cleage
Description: Catherine Sanderson seems to have it all: a fulfilling career helping immigrant women find jobs, a lovely home, and a beautiful, intelligent daughter on her way to Smith College. What Catherine doesn't have is a father for her child - and she's spent years dodging her daughter's questions about it. Now Phoebe is old enough to start poking around on her own. It doesn't help matters that the mystery man, who has been living in Africa, is back in town. ~Dust jacket



   Friday, January 13, 2017
2:30 PM- 3:15 PM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.
 
334-240-4979
acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us
 
 



10:30 AM- 11:15 AM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.
 
334-240-4979
acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us
 
 



   Tuesday, January 17, 2017
10:00 AM
January Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

In Duck! Rabbit! (Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld) two friends argue over whether or not something is a duck or a rabbit. Help us decide what it is. Chloe (Peter McCarty) and her family get a new tv. Chole isn’t sure she likes this new development as she likes spending time reading and playing with her family.
 



   Friday, January 20, 2017
3:30 PM
Mid-Afternoon Movie
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  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.
 
Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)
Run time: 2h 1min
 



3:30 PM
Lego Club
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  Description: Come get creative and play with our set of legos!
 



2:30 PM- 3:15 PM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.
 
334-240-4979
acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us
 
 



10:30 AM- 11:15 AM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.
 
334-240-4979
acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us
 
 



   Monday, January 23, 2017
10:00 AM
January Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

Earl the Squirrel (Don Freeman) is a bit spoiled, but when he sets out to find his own way he gets in trouble. Mouse’s First Day of School (Lauren Thompson) takes him by surprise with all the wonderful new things there are to learn and play with.
 



   Tuesday, January 24, 2017
10:00 AM
January Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

Earl the Squirrel (Don Freeman) is a bit spoiled, but when he sets out to find his own way he gets in trouble. Mouse’s First Day of School (Lauren Thompson) takes him by surprise with all the wonderful new things there are to learn and play with.
 



   Friday, January 27, 2017
4:00 PM
Fourth Friday Cook Up
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Description: Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. This month is healthy eats. Get started on your New Year's resolution of eating right by sharing good, healthy recipes and dishes. Bring your favorite cookbook and a dish using a recipe from it. Prior registration is not required, but is encouraged so that we don’t 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, tin foil, and/or plastic forks. Not sure what we need? Give us a call 240-4979.
 



10:30 AM- 11:15 AM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.
 
334-240-4979
acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us
 
 



2:30 PM- 3:15 PM
Genealogy Sessions
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.
 
334-240-4979
acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us
 
 



   Monday, January 30, 2017
10:00 AM
Senior Bingo
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Seniors/Adults
Description:  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.
 
 



10:00 AM
January Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
When Paul Meets Bernadette (Rosy Lamb) he learns to look at the world outside his fishbowl in a whole new way. This is not My Hat (Jon Klassen) is about a fish who has a hat that isn’t his and now he has to find a place to hide.
 



   Tuesday, January 31, 2017
10:00 AM
January Storytime
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
 
When Paul Meets Bernadette (Rosy Lamb) he learns to look at the world outside his fishbowl in a whole new way. This is not My Hat (Jon Klassen) is about a fish who has a hat that isn’t his and now he has to find a place to hide.