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   Tuesday, September 16, 2014
10:00 AM
Train Tales Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

The children will feel the suspense with the stories The Caboose Who Got Loose and The Little Engine That Could, then role play the last story.




10:00 AM
Adult Program: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  DETECT:Decrease Epidemiological Threat With Environmental Control And Testing


Ms. Patti Stadlberger, Surveillance Nurse, Public Health Area 8, State Department of Public Health will discuss techniques  on how to improve health, and the prevention and spread of communicable diseases. 



5:30 PM
E L Lowder Story Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Curious George Visits the Library by Margaret Rey

Synopsis: George loves story time at the library, but can he sit long enough for the story to end?

Activity:  Mask Craft



10:00 AM
Library Card Sign-up Month
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Do you have a library card? Come and find out what it takes to participate at the library!


10:30 AM
Library
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 through 6
Description:  

Dogs Love Books by  Louise Yates
Never Let a Ghost Borrow Your Library Book by Karen Casale
Activity: Make your own Adventure Book




10:00 AM
Ramer Branch Library Storytime
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  The Berenstain Bears and the Excuse Note by Stan and Jan Berenstain. Sister Bear tries to get out of class! 


   Wednesday, September 17, 2014
10:00 AM
Storytime at the Rufus A. Lewis Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes and
Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin. 
We will do a Pete the Cat Craft.




10:00 AM
Pike Road Branch Library Programs in September 2014
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 6 months through 2 years
Description:  

Introducing the Good Morning Story Time for ages 6 months through 2 years.

Check out the MCCPL website and the Pike Road Branch Library Facebook page for updates on what we’ll be doing! 



4:15 PM
Pike Road Teen Book Club
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  The Teen Book Club will discuss The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen.

Publisher’s Summary: For as long as 17-year-old Alex Wayfare can remember, she has had visions of the past - visions that make her feel like she's really on a ship bound for America, living in Jamestown during the Starving Time, or riding the original Ferris wheel at the World's Fair. But these brushes with history pull her from her daily life without warning, sometimes leaving her with strange lasting effects and wounds she can't explain. Trying to excuse away the aftereffects has booked her more time in the principal's office than in any of her classes and a permanent place at the bottom of the social hierarchy. Alex is desperate to find out what her visions mean and get rid of them. It isn't until she meets Porter, a stranger who knows more than should be possible about her, that she learns the truth: Her visions aren't really visions. Alex is a Descender - capable of traveling back in time by accessing Limbo, the space between Life and Afterlife. Alex is one soul with fifty-six past lives, fifty-six histories. Fifty-six lifetimes to explore: the prospect is irresistible to Alex, especially when the same mysterious boy with soulful blue eyes keeps showing up in each of them. But the more she descends, the more it becomes apparent that someone doesn't want Alex to travel again. Ever. And will stop at nothing to make this life her last.



10:00 AM
Coliseum Adult Program
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Brittany Wiggins, with Mental Health, will be here to present issues dealing with mental health in America.


11:00 AM
Ramer Adult Program
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  "Medicare” by Sue Segrest, Central Alabama Aging Council. Come learn about Medicare Benefits


10:00 AM
Adult Programs @ the Morgan Library
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The Fiber Arts Club will meet in the Morgan Auditorium. This is not a class, but an open meeting of local crochet enthusiasts, knitters and hand quilters. Bring your own project and join in the fun!


   Thursday, September 18, 2014
9:15 AM
Bookies Book Club
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The Pike Road Bookies will discuss And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.

Publisher’s Summary: An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe--from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos--the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.



10:00 AM
Friends Speaker Series
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Open to the Public
Description:  The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library Speaker Series presents Nimrod Frazer, author of Send the Alabamians: World War I Fighters in the Rainbow Division.                      

Publisher’s Summary:Send the Alabamians recounts the story of the 167th Infantry Regiment of the WWI Rainbow Division from their recruitment to their valiant service on the bloody fields of eastern France in the climactic final months of World War I.



5:30 AM
Dinosaurs are very Cool!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  How Big Were Dinosaurs? by Lita Judge
Synopsis: In this story we learn about twelve species of dinosaurs.

The Egg by M. P. Robertson
Synopsis: George finds a huge egg in the hen house, and since it is a special egg, he takes care of it.

Craft – Dinosaur masks



10:30 AM
Wheels Go Round and Round
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus by James Dean. 
Synopsis:  As Pete rides the school bus with his friends he discovers the different sounds the bus makes.  We will also read The Wheels on the Race Car by Alexander Zane and illustrated by James Warhola. Synopsis: Animal race drivers roar around the track.  Text based on the popular song, The Wheels on the Bus.  We will watch a video.



   Friday, September 19, 2014
10:15 AM
E L Lowder Story Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Curious George Visits the Library by Margaret Rey

Synopsis: George loves story time at the library, but can he sit long enough for the story to end?

Activity:  Mask Craft



   Monday, September 22, 2014
10:00 AM
Storytime with Ms. Stringer
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 10-12
Description:  The Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes
Earl The Squirrel by Don Freeman
The Dog Who Lost His Boy by Tom & Laura McNeal 



10:00 AM
Adult Program
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Join us for a game of BINGO in our meeting room at 10:00 a.m. We will be taking photos throughout the program as part of Snapshot Day. If you have items from home that you would like to bring as prizes, please do! 


4:15 PM
After School Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: For ages 3 through 6
Description:  Today is Elephant Appreciation Day. We’ll praise those powerful pachyderms with stories featuring elephants, including an Elephant and Piggie book by Mo Willems.


   Tuesday, September 23, 2014
10:00 AM
Forest Animals
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

Ms. Anita will read the stories Owl Moon and Hello, Red Fox, followed by a coloring page




5:30 PM
E L Lowder Story Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Ziggy Piggy and the Three Little Pigs by Frank Asche

Synopsis: All three pigs run to live with their brother Ziggy after the big bad wolf blows the brick house down.

Activity:  Coloring Sheet



10:30 AM
Peace
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 through 6
Description:  

Peace Week in Miss Fox’s Classby Eileen Spinelli
The General by Julie Charter
Activity: Peace Wall Hanger




10:00 AM
Ramer Branch Library
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Count on Clifford by Norman Bridwell. Clifford learns about math.


   Wednesday, September 24, 2014
10:00 AM
Storytime at the Rufus A. Lewis Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

The Grumpalump by Sarah Hayes
Where Do Balloons Go? An uplifting Mystery by Jamie Lee Curtis
Balloons will be given to the children




10:00 AM
Pike Road Branch Library Programs in September 2014
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 6 months through 2 years
Description:  

Introducing the Good Morning Story Time for ages 6 months through 2 years.

Check out the MCCPL website and the Pike Road Branch Library Facebook page for updates on what we’ll be doing! 



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


   Thursday, September 25, 2014
10:00 AM
We've Got the Wiggles!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Did you ever get the wiggles? The stories we read today will have you on your feet and moving! 


10:00 AM
Sometimes we just want to be Someone else!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Part-Time Princess by Deborah Underwood
Synopsis:  A girl escapes her annoying little brother and the drudgery of school and home life when she travels to a magical kingdom each night and embarks on a series of adventures.

Flight School
by Lita Judge
Synopsis:  Little Penguin, who has the soul of an eagle, enrolls in flight school.

Craft – Penguin masks



10:30 AM
Imitating
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  We will read Hop-Skip-Jump-a-Roo Zoo by Jane Belk Moncure and illustrated by Patrick Girouard.  
Synopsis:  Andy visits the zoo where he learns the numbers one to ten and a variety of action words.  We will have a craft.



   Friday, September 26, 2014
10:15 AM
E L Lowder Story Time
Event Location: EL Lowder Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Ziggy Piggy and the Three Pigs by Frank Asche

Synopsis: All three pigs run to live with their brother Ziggy after the big bad wolf blows the brick house down.

Activity:  Coloring Sheet



   Monday, September 29, 2014
10:00 AM
Storytime with Ms. Stringer
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Ages 10-12
Description:  Squeak, Rumble, Whomp, Whomp, Whomp by Wynton Marsalis
When the Rooster Crowed
Activity: Make Rooster Bag Puppets



4:15 PM
After School Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: For ages 3 through 6
Description:  Sometimes people care more about having nice things than having good friends. When Bear and Rabbit find a new shiny object, they fight over it, which just might mean the end of their beautiful friendship. Will either one ever say "sorry?” We’ll find out when we read Sorry by Norbert Landa and Tim Warnes.


   Tuesday, September 30, 2014
10:00 AM
Children's Story Time
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

No program will be held today.

 




10:00 AM
Are You Feeling Silly?
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Get your giggles on as we read some silly stories and watch a silly video!


10:30 AM
Fall
Event Location: Hampstead Branch
Intended Audience: Ages 3 through 6
Description:  

It’s Fall, Dear Dragonby Margaret Hillard
By the Light of the Harvest Moon by Harriet Ziefert
Activity: Leaf Suncatchers




10:00 AM
Ramer Branch Library Storytime
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems. A pigeon wants to be a bus driver!