Library Storytimes & Reading Schedule



Storytimes & Summer Reading Program Events


Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library (Main Branch)

245 High Street / 240-4999

Preschool Storytimes

Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m. in the Auditorium


February 2

Happy Valentine’s Day

Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool

The Crayon Box that Talked


February 9

Be Mine, Valentine

Movie Day (Wubbzy Be Mine)

Wubbzy, Widget, Walden and Daizy in Valentine-themed episodes full of friendship and appreciation!

February 16

I Love Chocolate

Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake


February 23

A Day with Emily Pearl

I Can Do It Myself!

I Want to Help!

Coliseum Branch

840 Coliseum Boulevard


Preschool Storytime

Thursdays @ 10 a.m.

February 2

I love dogs!

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy

Biscuit Loves the Library

Vicky Potter, with Dogs on Call/Easter Seals,

will bring her trained dog to meet the boys and girls.

February 9

Valentine’s Day is near!

Happy Valentine’s Day

Katy Duck and the Secret Valentine

Craft – Valentine’s Day craft

February 16

This is a happy day!

Happy Birthday, Danny and the Dinosaur

How Will I Ever Sleep in This Bed?

Craft – Dinosaur masks

February 23

Let’s work together to make things better!

I Broke My Trunk

Otis and the Tornado

Craft – Bull masks

Parent/Preschool Activity Center

Every three weeks we will have a new activity to enhance the five senses

and further develop your child’s thought processes.

Coliseum Blvd. Library

Young Adult Programs

Harry Potter Book Night

February 2 from 4-5:30 p.m.

All ages invited!

Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character and join us in a scavenger hunt,

along with games and activities involving the Harry Potter books. Don’t forget to bring your cameras!

There will be a prize given for the best costume, and for the person who can score the best

on a Harry Potter trivia quiz. We will end the event with refreshments in the Conference Room.

Lego League

Third Tuesdays

(February 21 from 4-5 p.m.)

Come join the fun and creativity as we build with Legos!

Governor’s Square Branch

2885-B E. South Blvd.


Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays @ 10 a.m.

February 7

African Folk Tales

Special guest reader Anthony Hubbard

The Village of Round and Square Houses

The Hunter

Coloring page activity

February 14

Be My Valentine

Queen of Hearts

Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine


February 21

Famous Black Americans

Guest reader Anthony Hubbard

Stealing Home: Jackie Robinson Against the Odds

George Washington Carver

Coloring page activity

February 28

Celebrate Mardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras With Joaquin


Marie Louise and Christoph at the Carnival

Make a craft and have a parade in the library.

The Black History Month program will be February 15 at 3 p.m. Local author and historian Dr. Richard Bailey will speak on the topic “ The History of Black Colleges and Universities in Alabama.”

Hampstead Branch Library

5251 Hampstead High St., Ste. 107


Pre-school Storytime for ages 1-4

Tuesdays @ 10:30-11 a.m.


February 8 from 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Build Your Own Series: Valentine
(Sign-ups open through February 3)

The start of a new series of monthly events on building or crafting a themed project;

sign-ups are required to allow for the purchasing of materials. Open to all ages.

February 7

Looking Like Me


Activity: Love One Another Window Decorations

February 14

Valentine’s Day Grump

The Valentine’s Day Mix-Up

Activity: Valentine Dog

February 21

When Birds Could Talk and Bats Could Sing

(selected stories: “Hummingbird and Little Breeze” and “When Miss Bat Could Sing.”
Activity: Paper Plate Birds

February 28

Welcome Precious­

We Had a Picnic this Sunday Past

Activity: Flowering family tree from a hand craft

Rufus A. Lewis Branch

3095 Mobile Hwy.


Preschool Storytime

Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.


February 1

See history @ your library! The Cleveland Avenue

bus will be at the Rufus A. Lewis Library.

February 8

Celebrate African American History Month!

Martin’s Big Words

With Books and Bricks

February 15

Get up and dance as we read.


Elephants Cannot Dance!

February 22

Celebrating National Library Lovers Month

A Library Book for Bear

Dog Loves Books

Rufus A. Lewis

Black History Month


Cleveland Avenue Bus

Wednesday, February 1

See history @ your library from 10 a.m.-noon.

Friday Afternoon Film Club

February 3 Film @ 4

David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King Jr. in this 2015

historical drama set during the height of the American civil rights movement.

February 10 Film @ 4

Spike Lee’s biopic of the civil rights leader Malcolm X.

Starring Denzel Washington, Angela Basset, and Al Freeman Jr.

February 17 Film @ 4

We will show Brother Outsider. Bayard Rustin posthumously received

the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013 for his tireless lifelong civil rights work.

This film has received 25 awards and honors and has been shown

at hundreds of schools, community forums, labor gatherings,

faith organizations and film festivals.

February 24 Film @ 4

Charles Burnett directs this 1999 film in which 12-year-olds Sheyann and Rachel

join Martin Luther King Jr.’s march from Selma to Montgomery.

Staring Mackenzie Astin, Jurnee Smollett and Clifton Powell.

Rufus Lewis Wikipedia Club

Thursdays, February 2, 9 & 23 @ 4 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to contribute to Wikipedia? This month we will concentrate

on articles related to Black History month with special attention to subjects

involving the River Region.

Rufus Lewis Graphic Novel Club

Thursday, February 16 @ 4-4:45 p.m.

We will host a discussion of Congressman John Lewis’s March Series.

This series depicts the lived experience of civil rights legend John Lewis

set in the light of attending the inauguration of Barack Obama,

the first African American President, in 2008.

February 7 @ 6 p.m.

Voices in Black History Speech Contest (Grades 6-8/Grades 9-12)

Each contestant will research and write his/her own speech,

present a 4-7 minute speech and present in character and costume.

E.L. Lowder Branch

2590 Bell Road


Pre-school Storytimes

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

February 3

Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile

Coloring Activity

February 10

Pete the Cat-Valentine’s Day Is Cool

Activity: Valentine’s Craft

February 17

The Fox and the Hen

Coloring Activity

February 24

Rainbow Fish

Activity: Fish Craft

Other Happenings @ Lowder

Registration is required for Gamers Club as there is a limited number of slots available.

Participants may sign up for 3:30-4:30 p.m. or 4:30-5:30 p.m. The next meeting is February 10.

Complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk at Lowder Regional Library.

Registration is also required for the Lowder Lego League on third Friday afternoons of the month from 4-5 p.m. Next meeting is February 17. Complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk at Lowder Regional Library.

The Lowder Chess Club meets every week! If you have always wanted to learn how to play chess or if you want someone to play, meet us from 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. every Saturday, sharp. All ages and levels are invited!

Chess teaches patience and helps students to learn strategy.

Lowder presents a Bilingual Korean Story Time every Tuesday except first Tuesdays

of the month from 4-5:30 p.m. Next meetings are February 14, 21 & 28. Parents must stay with children.

Join the Lowder Library staff on Monday, February 6, at 6 p.m. for the Elementary Regionals of the 2017 Voices in Black History Speech Competition. The Middle & Senior High Regionals will be held the next evening, Tuesday, February 7, at 6 p.m. at the Rufus A. Lewis Branch on Mobile Highway and the finals will be held at the Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library on Tuesday, February 21, at 6 p.m.

Pike Road Branch

9585 Pike Rd. / 244-8679

Story Time

For Ages Three Through Six

Mondays @ 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Sing a few songs, read two or more picture books and make a craft.


February 6

Oh, Ducky!: A Chocolate Calamity

February 13

Slugs in Love

February 20

No Storybook Time today/ Presidents’ Day.

February 27

A Catfish Tale: A Bayou Story of the Fisherman and His Wife

Toddler Time

For Ages One through Three

Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.

Children and grown-ups enjoy songs, stories and nursery rhymes.

Angry Dragons Book Club

for third grade and up

Wednesday, February 15, at 4:15 p.m.

The Dragons will discuss Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas by Jonathan W. Stokes.

Pine Level Branch

20 Kohn Dr., Pine Level




Pintlala Branch

255 Federal Rd., Hope Hull


Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

Black History Month: “The Crisis in Black Education”

February 1 @ 9:30 a.m. 3rd Grade

What is Valentine’s Day?

Students will make Valentine’s Day cards with “sign” I love you.

February 2 No Storytime


February 6 @ 1 p.m. Kindergarten

Henry and the Valentine Surprise

Students will make Valentine treat cups out of paper cups.

February 7 @ 11:30 a.m. Pre-K

Henry in Love

Students will make candy Valentine butterflies.

February 7 @ 1:30 p.m. 1st Grade

I Love it When You Smile

Students will make heart butterflies out of construction paper.

February 8 @ 11:20 a.m. Kindergarten

I Kissed the Baby!

Students will make lollipop hearts.

February 9 @ 9:30 a.m. 6th Grade

Aunt Clara Brown: Official Pioneer

Student will make pencil Valentine cards.

February 9 @ 1:30 p.m. 2nd Grade

Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink

Students will make fans out of construction paper hearts

February 14 @ 11:30 a.m. Pre-K

Dog Loves Books

Student will make Valentine flowers.

Game: Valentine Candy Walk

February 15 @ 9:30 a.m. 3rd Grade

Black History Program

Who am I? The children will be given information about African Americans

from history and they have to say who that person is.

February 20

Library closed for Presidents’ Day

February 21 @ 11:30 a.m. Pre-K

Llama Llama Misses Mama

Students will work in their activity books

February 21 @ 1:30 p.m. 1st Grade

Eating Up Gladys

Questions and answers from the book

February 22

No Story Time

February 23 @ 1:30 p.m. 2nd Grade

A Play of Frog and Friends: Frog Saves the Day

Questions and answers about the play

February 27 @ 9:30 a.m. 3rd Grade

Black History Program

Who am I? The children will be given information about African Americans

from history and they have to guess who the person is.

February 27 @ 1 p.m. Kindergarten

Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake

Students will make bunny rabbits out of paper plates.

February 28 @ 11:30 a.m. Pre-K

It’s Hard to be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel

February 28


February 28 @ 1:30 p.m. 1st Grade

Check out books day

Ramer Branch Library

5444 State Highway 94

(334) 562-3364

Story times will be held at the Dunbar-Ramer School for Grades K-3

February 6 @ 1 p.m.


Movie: Doc McStuffins: My Huggy Valentines

February 7 @ 1:30 p.m.

2nd Grade

BookFlix: One Zillion Valentines

February 8 @ 9 a.m.

1st Grade

Movie: Doc McStuffins: My Huggy Valentines

February 9 @ 1:30 p.m.

3rd Grade

We will do a Valentine’s craft.

February 21 @ 1:30 p.m.

2nd Grade

We will do a Martin Luther King, Jr. craft.

February 22 @ 9 a.m.

1st Grade

Rap a Tap Tap: Here’s Bojangles-Think of That!

February 23 @ 1:30 p.m.

3rd Grade

Tar Beach

We will do a craft.


Bertha P. Williams Library

(formerly Rosa L. Parks Branch)

1276 Rosa L. Parks Ave./240-4979

Storytime Mondays AND Tuesdays @ 10 a.m.

All storytimes include song and dance.

February 6 and 7*

We will read and act out several of Aesop’s fables from a collection

by Michael Hague and another by Beverley Naidoo.

*There will be a short story time on the 7th as we will have the Cleveland Avenue Bus.

We encourage children young and old, or those just interested, to come by and check it out.

February 13 and 14

Leopard’s Drum

The Singing Man

Special dance time listening to African music.

February 21

Anansi Does the Impossible

Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock

February 27 and 28

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

The Orphan Boy

Young Adult Programming

Cleveland Avenue Bus

Tuesday, February 7 @ 10 a.m.-noon

The Cleveland Avenue Bus will be on loan from MATS

for photo opportunities and a look inside at this historical replica

of the bus Rosa Parks rode, on the same street and past the same library!

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Friday, February 17 @ 3:30 p.m.

Bring snacks, suggest titles for future viewings, talk (quietly) 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.

Today’s movie is The Wiz (1978).

Slam Poetry Workshop

Thursdays @ 4-5 p.m.

February 2, 16 & 23

Join JP da Poet in this workshop class about slam poetry and how to write and perform it.

We recommend bringing a dedicated notebook and pens, but can provide pen and paper if necessary.

Children’s Programs

Reading Rockets (Literacy Tutors)

Mondays (except holidays) 3:30-4:30 p.m.

In partnership with the Prattville Community Development Incorporation,

we offer reading tutors for children and adults. If you or your children need assistance

in learning to read or read more fluently, please take advantage of this free program.

Questions should be directed to Annail Fort (334) 233-0818.

Children’s Lego Club

Third Friday: February 17 @ 3:30 p.m.

Come get creative and play with our set of Legos!

Homework Assistance

The following branches provide after-school homework assistance

in math, English, and reading. Students in grades 1-12 are invited.

Please bring your own materials and homework, or the lessons you will need assistance with.

Registration is required of students, and adults who are interested

in tutoring are invited to assist, with pre-registration required.

Mondays 6-7:30 p.m. Rufus Lewis Library 240-4848

Tuesdays 5-5:45 p.m. Coliseum Branch Library 271-7005

Tuesdays 6-7:30 p.m. Morgan Library 240-4999

Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. E.L. Lowder Library 244-5717

Thursdays 4-5:45 p.m. Governor’s Square Library 284-7929

Homework assistance is provided by MCCPL staff and community partners.

Autauga-Prattville Library

254 Doster Street, Prattville

Call 365-3396 or visit

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

(for ages 3-5 years)

Stories, snacks and crafts designed for your preschooler in mind!

Toddler Time (Babies Only)

Fridays at 9:30-10:15 a.m.

(for ages 6-18 months)

Stories, snacks and crafts designed for your toddler in mind!

Toddler Time (Older ages)

Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

(for ages 18 months-2 years)

Stories, snacks and crafts designed for your toddler in mind!

Registration required for all preschool and toddler times. If you have two or more children,

please register according to your oldest child’s age. Each group is first come, first serve.

To register, sign up in the Children’s Room at the library or message us on Facebook.

K-2 Book Club

Every other Thursday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Stories and crafts designed for children in grades K-2. Registration required.

Book Club for reading levels 3.8-5.1

Every other Tuesday 4:30-5:30 p.m.


Teen Writing Club

Every other Thursday 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Fun, interactive activities for writing stories.

During each session, we will focus on a different aspect of writing.



3650 Grandview Road

Call 285-6688 or visit

or look for us on Facebook!

Preschool Storytimes

Thursdays at 10 a.m.


212 S. Main St.

(next to Wetumpka Depot)

Call 567-1308 or visit

Preschool storytimes

Tuesdays & Fridays at 10 a.m.

February 3


February 7 & 10

Little Red Hen

February 14 & 17


February 21 & 24


Awesome Readers Book Club for Homeschoolers

Every 3rd Tuesday at 1 p.m. during the school year.


February 21

Presidential Trivia

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