Library Activities

MONTGOMERY CITY-COUNTY

PUBLIC LIBRARY

Storytimes & Summer Reading Program Events

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library (Main Branch)

245 High Street / 240-4999

 

Summer Reading Program

Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.

June 8

PNC Bank presents “Dream Big, Grow Up Great!”

Helping young children turn everyday life experiences into math moments!

June 15

Movie Day: “Sing”

Koala Buster Moon stages a singing competition for the world’s humanoid animals

in order to save his once grand theater that is in need of some major work.

Five contestants are chosen to compete: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig,

a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

June 22

Sylvan Learning/Robotics with Misty Mitchell

Kids gain valuable science and engineering skills while learning how to build and animate a robot.

June 29

Department of Archive & History Alabama Highlights

Celebrating 300 years of Alabama History from the 1700s -1900s.

Program designed to fit kids grades K-5.

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

YA Department

Summer Reading Programs

Wednesdays @ 2:30 p.m.

June 7

Introduction to the Korean Culture

Promote communication between Alabamians and Koreans to create

productivity and harmonious working environments.

June 21

Wells Fargo: Financial Literacy

Financial literacy’s goal is to provide the public with the information and tools

to be financially literate and successful.

Coliseum Branch

840 Coliseum Boulevard

271-7005

Preschool Storytime

Thursdays @ 10 a.m.

June 8

Sometimes things just get broken!

Louie’s Goose

Humpty Dumpty

Craft – Humpty Dumpty

June 15

Father’s Day is near!

Happy Father’s Day

A Father’s Day Thank You

Craft – Father’s Day craft

June 22

Have you ever lost something?

Louella and the Yellow Balloon

Olivia and the Missing Toy

Craft – Little piggy

June 29

Try to make someone’s day better!

A Bedtime for Bear

The Most Beautiful Kid in the World

Craft – Bear 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.

Elementary Programs

Fridays @ 10 a.m.

 

June 9

Build a Better World Learning from History

Sara Kunau, with the Ala. Dept. of Archives

There will be a presentation followed by a creative craft.

June 16

Build a Better World Through Exercise

Amy Barwick gets us excited about exercise. Come join the fun!

June 23

Build a Better World by Beating Pollution

Lynn Battle, with the Ala. Dept. of Environmental Management,

will have a hands-on model to show how pollution in the city quickly spreads to our rivers.

June 30

There will be no program on June 30

Build a Better World With Legos

Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 4-5 p.m.

This program is geared for children in grades K – 6.

Fun With Ukuleles

Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 @ 4:30 p.m.

Beginners welcome.

*Coloring sheets will be available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. during June.

Teen Programs

Build a Better World Through Reading

Teen Book Forum

Come see our special selection of popular teen books, and add your recommendation

of a “must read” to our list for others to see. (Dates and times of this forum will be decided

after talking with the teens who have signed up to see when is best for them.)

Build a Better World by Helping Others

Outreach

We are partnering with Angels for the Elderly to make a better world for our seniors and for yourselves. Do you have a special talent you would like to share? Or join us as we play dominoes, play cards, and color adult level coloring sheets with our senior friends. (Dates and times of this outreach program will be decided after talking with the teens who have signed up to see when is best for them.)

Build a Better World by Expressing Yourself

Friday, June 23 @ 3 p.m.

Do you know everything about Panic at the Disco? Are you a Harry Potter super fan?

Is basketball your life? Amanda Kaufman from the English and Philosophy Department

at Auburn Montgomery will help you create a handmade magazine – also known as a ‘zine –

that explores something you love. Come and do a little bit of writing and a little bit of art,

and share your passion with the world!

Coding Club for Girls (grades 6-8)

Mondays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26 @ 10 a.m.

Come join the fun and the great educational experience in learning to “code” on computers.

The class is limited to the first 14 girls for this first set of classes.

*Coloring sheets will be available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. in June.

Governor’s Square Branch

2885-B E. South Blvd.

284-7929

Mondays: Grades K-5th Grade

@ 10 a.m.

June 5

Build a Better World: Between the Earth and the Universe

Special presenters from The Planetarium discuss astronomy and current discoveries

in the Universe. Then the children will make a craft.

June 12

Robotics: Present and Future

Steve Ballard, robotics teacher at Brew Tech Middle School, and some of his students,

will present a robotics demonstration.

June 19

Laura Burkland, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts,

will talk about and display different types of architecture.

June 26

Build a Better World: Be “Bully-Proof”

Wendy Ciamber, Family Sunshine Center, will talk to the children about defense against bullies.

Tuesdays: Preschool Storytimes (Ages 3-5)

June 6

Building an Appetite

Surprise guest favorite bovine from Chick-Fil-A will join the children

for delightful stories and fun! Goody bags to follow.

June 13

Vehicles Used for Building a Better World

Children will hear stories about construction vehicles and watch a demonstration

of how they work, then do a coloring page.

June 20

Laura Burkland, MMFA, will return to read stories and lead the children in an art activity.

June 27

Yello Dino

Wendy Ciambo, Family Sunshine Center, presents a fun program about staying safe.

Hampstead Branch Library

5251 Hampstead High St., Ste. 107

244-5770

Pre-school Storytime for ages 1-4

Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.

June 6

Build a Better Environment My Forever Dress

The Curious Garden

Activity: Soda Bottle Greenhouse (items needed: Soda Bottles, Potting soil, seeds, scissors, plate/plastic lid)

June 13

Building a Better You What Do You Do with a Mistake?

The Most Magnificent Thing

Activity: Origami (subject to change)

June 20

Building a Better Community Molly’s Organic Farm

One Hen

Activity: Coloring Sheets

June 27

Inspire Others Josephine: the Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

The Story of Ruby Bridges

Activity: Compli-mats

Teen Schedule: Thursdays @ 4:15 p.m.

 

June 8

Build a Better Environment Discussion: Recycling, the Environment, and You! How we affect the environment

and what we can do to help reduce and reuse the items we have.

Activity: Recycled Newspaper/Magazine Bead jewelry

(Items Needed: Newspapers, magazines, glue/Modpodge, straws, string, scissors)

June 15

Build a Better You Discussion: How to better ourselves through mistakes. We’ll explore some of our mistakes

to see what effects they’ve had on us and what we’ve learned from them. Activity: Working Through Our Mistakes worksheet and “A Lie and 2 Truths” game.

June 22

Build a Better Community Discussion: Why Community Matters. Today we discuss who makes up our community

including agencies like law enforcement, fire and rescue, etc. Activity: Mute Organization activity and Cup Tower Build activity

June 29

Inspiring Others Discussion: Inspiration Station. We’ll be discussing people and things

that inspire us to do great things. Activity: String Art (string, cardboard/cardstock, brads/pushpins)

Other Events

 

Build Your Own Series: “Upcycling” Planter June 7 from 3:45-5:30 p.m. (Please RSVP by June 2)

Join us for an afternoon of “up-cycling” your old plastic bottles into small planters for your indoor growing needs. Participants are asked to bring their own plastic bottle if at all possible. Other materials will be provided. Open to all ages.

Department of Archives and History Program June 12 @ 2 p.m.

Join the library and the Dept. of Archives and History for a fantastic program

featuring prominent history in the state and how we can use it to build a better future.

Stress Relief Coloring MW 3:45-5:30 p.m. Spend some time connecting with coloring! The library will have coloring sheets

for all age levels and welcomes everyone who wants to attend.

Reading Challenge June 5 – July 14 Children and adults of all ages are encouraged to participate in our Summer Reading challenge.

There are small prizes for anyone who completes the goal for their age level!

 

Rufus A. Lewis Branch

3095 Mobile Hwy.

240-4848

 

Summer Reading Program for Youth 3rd-5th Grades Building a Better World @ Your Library Wednesdays @ 2 p.m.

June 7

Montgomery Fire Department

Firefighters work under extremely dangerous conditions to save others from fires

and other emergency situations. Their hard work helps us all build a better, safer world.

June 14

Carolyn Strickland

Social worker/nutritional educator will discuss eating habits

that are not only better for the person, but better for the environment.

June 21

Bart Smith

Attorney with Webster, Henry, Lyons, Bradwell, Cohan & Speagle, P.C law firm

works as an advocate for people and organizations in our society.

He will discuss how the work of lawyers and the law help build a better world.

June 28

Charles Lee

Keeping teens off the street and providing them a positive space

to hang out, learn skills, and have fun. Founder of “That’s My Child”

will talk about how music and community engagement build a better world.

Rufus A. Lewis Young Adult Programming Building a Better World @ Your Library

Tuesdays @ 3 p.m.

 

June 6

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Local author will discuss how unleashing one’s creativity through writing helps us build a better world.

June 13

Camille Quiles

Ambulatory Care pharmacist at Auburn University/health care advocate

will discuss how pharmacists build a better world through health advocacy.

June 20

Brandon Vaughn

Editor with a master’s degree in communication, Poynter Institute Diversity in Leadership Fellow

and peer mediator will lead discussion on successful conflict resolution through peer mediation

and how we can all work toward building a better world.

June 27

Charles Lee

Keeping teens off the street and providing them a positive space

to hang out, learn skills, and have fun. Founder of “That’s My Child”

will talk about how music and community engagement build a better world.

E.L. Lowder Branch

2590 Bell Road

244-5717

Pre-school Storytimes

Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

June 2

Build a Better World with Bees

Busy as a Bee

Bee & Me

Activity: Bee craft

June 9

Build a Better World by Recycling

Olivia Helps Mother Nature

The Earth Book

Activity: Recycled craft

June 16

Father’s Day

Just Helping My Dad

Happy Father’s Day

Activity: Happy Father’s Day cards

June 23

Summer!

One Hot Summer Day

It’s Summertime!

Activity: Summer craft

June 30

5th Friday Flick!

Name that movie…

These loveable animals care an awful lot, and take care of people in order

to “Build a Better World.” Caring, kindness and friendship is key to building a better world.

EL Lowder

Children Summer Reading Program Schedule

Tuesdays @ 10 a.m.

 

June 6

Build a Better World with the Fire House

June 13

Build a Better World with Professor Environmental

June 20

Build a Better World through Animals with

Mrs. Donna Woodfin

June 27

Build a Better World with the Air Force

Young Adult Summer Reading Program Schedule

Thursdays @ 4 p.m.

 

June 1

Build a Better World by joining the Young Classic Book Club

We meet the first Thursday of each month. This month we are discussing

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.

June 15

Build a Better World through STEM activities

Other Happenings @ EL 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!

No need to pre-register.

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 June 9.

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 June 16. Complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk at Lowder Regional Library.

Pike Road Branch

9585 Pike Rd. / 244-8679

facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary

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.

June 5

“Build a Better World” is the theme for this summer’s reading program.

Roadwork

Demolition

June 12

We’re going to adapt the summer theme to “Build a Better Bear” today.

My Best Friend Bear

June 19

Too Tall Houses

June 26

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

Summer Events for Age 5 through 10

Tuesdays @ 3 p.m.

June 6

Build a Better World with Water: The Ala. Dept. of Environmental Management

will teach us about water conservation and each child will make a bracelet about the water cycle.

June 13

Build a Better Story: Tommy Johns returns with magic and puppets to teach us

how to build a better story. Courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library.

June 20

Build a Historical World: The Ala. Dept. of Archives and History presents

“Alabama History Highlights,” in which kids will learn about Southeastern Indians,

five capitols, cotton, the Civil War, and industries. Each theme will include an activity.

June 27

Build a Cleaner World: The Talking Tree from the Montgomery Clean City Commission

will teach us how we can help make the world a cleaner place.

Toddler Time

For Ages One through Three

Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.

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

June 7, 14, 21 & 28

Brick Clickers

Wednesdays @ 3 p.m.

Each week, builders (ages 5 and up) will face a new challenge and create something awesome

using the library’s collection of Lego bricks.

June 7, 14, 21 & 28

Angry Dragons Book Club

for third grade and up

Thursday, June 15, at 4:15 p.m.

The Dragons will discuss The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.

Angry Dragons Book/Movie Comparison

Thursday, June 22, at 2:30 p.m.

The Dragons will view the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

and briefly compare the book and the movie afterwards.

 

Pine Level Branch

20 Kohn Dr., Pine Level

584-7144

 

 

Pintlala Branch

255 Federal Rd., Hope Hull

281-8069

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

 

Summer Reading Program

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 10 a.m.

Monday, June 5

Mary Hughes and her dog Harvey

Montgomery Humane Society – saving lives……completing families

The Montgomery Humane Society prevents cruelty to animals

by operating an animal shelter for homeless, abandoned and unwanted animals;

by operating an adoption center for healthy animals;

by investigating cruelty and abuse cases;

and by educating the public in animal owner responsibility.

Wednesday, June 7

Ms. Sandra will read Robots by Melissa Stewart

Kids will learn about the science behind these amazing machines. This

Level 3 reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the scientists of tomorrow!

Activity: The children will build a robot out of old parts and pieces lying around.

Monday, June 12

Build Better Healthy Eating Habits

Ms. Sandra will read Making Smart Choices by Dr. Sandra Giddens and Dr. Owen Giddens

This book teaches young people that making the right choices about what they eat

can have long-term effects on their health and well-being.

Activity: The children will make healthy cool smoothies.

Wednesday, June 14

Sara Kunau, Curator – Education (Hands-On Gallery),

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Monday, June 19

Ms. Sandra will read Why Should I Bother to Keep Fit by Kate Knighton

What counts as exercise? What if I hate sports? How can I get stronger?

Includes simple tips on healthy eating, games to play indoors when it’s raining

and how to warm up and warm down properly.

Activity: The children will learn to exercise and great games

Wednesday, June 21

Joan Means, retired librarian from Montgomery City/County Public Library

shows the children how to build a better world through reading.

Thursday, June 22

Mr. Roosevelt Robinson, regional extension agent,

Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Ramer Branch Library

5444 State Highway 94

(334) 562-3364

 

Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m.-noon

June 14

Summer Reading Kick-Off

We will watch BookFlix Roberto the Architect. We will team up and

become young architects. How high will your skyscraper become?

June 21

Maggie Stringer, Capitol City Master Gardener’s Club

Ms. Stringer will teach us about planting and growing.

We will also get our hands a little dirty and do a little planting ourselves.

June 28

Fredriatta Brown-Greene, Librarian II, Morgan Memorial Library

will read It’s a Tiger! and Moo, both by David La Rochelle.

Fun with Legos

Every Monday @ 2-4 p.m.

Share your creativity!

Ramer Library Movie Days

Every Thursday @ 2 p.m.

June 15

Finding Dory

June 22

Goosebumps

June 29

Despicable Me 2

 

 

Bertha P. Williams Library

(formerly Rosa L. Parks Branch)

1276 Rosa L. Parks Ave./240-4979

Storytime Tuesdays @ 10 a.m.

All storytimes include song and dance.

June 6

The Pout Pout Fish

Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses

June 13

Help!

Chickens to the Rescue

June 20

Too Tall Houses

Leave Me Alone!

June 27

Max’s Words

Should I Share My Ice Cream?

Summer Reading Programs

Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.

June 7

Amanda McBride, Alabama Historical Society

Archaeology helps understand our past better so we can build a better future.

June 14

Engine 2, Montgomery Fire Department

Firefighters help people and keep us safe. Learn what they do and how they do it,

plus see a real fire truck!

June 21

Donna and John Woodfin, The Fish and Aquarium Maintenance Service, etc.

Animals help us by working with us, as well as improving our lives as pets.

Learn about different animals, their care, and how they help.

June 28

Stacey Vandortrecht, S & B Apiaries

Not only are bees natural builders, but they also provide us with food

by pollinating most of our food crops. Bees are also in danger.

Find out how you can build like a bee by protecting them.

Young Adult Programs

 

Slam Poetry Workshop

Thursdays @ 4-5 p.m.

June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

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.

 

Mid-Afternoon Movie

June 16 @ 2:30 p.m.

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. Today’s movie: Lego Movie (PG)

Run time: 1hr 41min

Autauga-Prattville Library

254 Doster Street, Prattville

 Call 365-3396 or visit

http://www.appl.info

Summer Fun Mondays

 

June 12

Mad Science for Elementary Ages 2-3:30 p.m.

June 19

Live Candy Land (all ages) 2-5 p.m.

June 26

Alabama Dept. of Archives & History for Elementary Ages 2-3:30 p.m.

Summer Reading Program Events

Tuesdays @ 10 a.m.

June 6

Kickoff with Prattville Patriots @ Doster Center

June 13

Tommy Jones Puppets & Magic Show @ Doster Center

June 20

Big Mo & the Biscuits @ Doster Center

June 27

Tickled Pink Petting Zoo @ Prattville Library 10 a.m.

Stuffed Animal Storytime & Animal Sleepover 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Detective Camp at the Library

Every Tuesday 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Summer Toddler Time Schedule

Wednesdays June 7-July 12

Please be sure to register your child in advance so Ms. Lisa and crew will have time to plan fun and exciting adventures! If you have any questions or you would like to register, please call us at 365-3396 ex 3 or ex 4, email us at prattvillelibrary@yahoo.com or message us on Facebook – Autauga Prattville Public Library.

9:30-10 a.m.

(for ages 6-17 months)

10:15-10:45 a.m.

(for ages 18-24 months)

11-11:30 a.m.

(for ages 25-36 months)

Elementary Book Club

Every Thursday 2-3 p.m.

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

Teen Writing Club

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

Fun, interactive activities for writing stories.

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

 

Adult Events @ the Library

Thursdays from 6-8 p.m.

June 8

Herbal Beauty Care Class presented by Debbie Boutelier for Adults

 

June 15

P’Zass Art Studio for Adults

June 22

Cupcake Decorating 101 for Adults

June 29

Gardening with the Masters for Adults

 

Summer Fun for Teens

Every Thursday 5-7 p.m.

 

June 9

Teen Giant Live Game Night

 

June 16

Teen Cupcake Decorating

 

June 23

Teen P’Zass Art Studio

 

June 30

Teen Cupcake Wars

 

Millbrook

3650 Grandview Road

Call 285-6688 or visit

http://library.cityofmillbrook.org/

or look for us on Facebook!

 

Family Movies

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Stop by the library for a list of the movies we’ll be showing!

We provide the popcorn and you bring your drink in a closable container.

 

Storytimes for Kids through Third Grade

Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Stories, crafts and refreshments!

Wetumpka

212 S. Main St.

(next to Wetumpka Depot)

Call 567-1308 or visit

www.wetumpkalibrary.com

Preschool storytimes

Tuesdays & Fridays at 10 a.m.

June 2

Zoo

June 6 & 9

Construction Zone

June 13 & 16

Father’s Day

June 20 & 23

Counting

June 27 & 30

All Around the Town

Build a Better World Summer Reading Program

For youth entering grades 1-6

June 6-July 25 Tuesdays 2-3 p.m.

at the Wetumpka Civic Center

 

June 6

Alabama Dept. of Archives

June 13

The McWane Center

June 20

Give Bees a Chance/Kathy Coleman

June 27

Animal Architects/Dr. Kimberly Hays

Summer Library Program for Teens

Entering grades 7-12

June 8-July 27 Thursdays @ 1 p.m.

Movies at the Library   (No registration necessary. No food or drinks please.) 

June 8

Rogue One

June 15

October Sky

June 22

Guardians of the Galaxy