Library Activities

Storytimes & Summer Reading Program Events

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library (Main Branch)
245 High Street / 240-4999
Preschool Storytimes
Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.

December 7
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas
The Last Christmas Present
Christmas craft

December 14
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow

December 21
Movie Day
Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales

Coliseum Branch
840 Coliseum Boulevard
Preschool Storytime
Thursdays @ 10 a.m.

December 7
We must all learn to live together!
Mucky Moose
This Old House
Moose craft

December 14
You can learn to do things yourself!
I Can Do It Myself
Number Nine Duckling
Duck craft

December 21
Christmas is near!
Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight?
Little Rabbit’s Christmas
Reindeer mask

December 28
Are you afraid of the unknown?
Watch Out!  Big Bro Is Coming!
Miss Nelson Is Missing!
Mouse craft

Parent Pre-school Activity Center
Every three weeks we will have a new activity to enhance the five senses and further develop
your child’s thought processes.  This is an activity where parent and child explore together.

Color Coders
December 5 @ 4-5:30 p.m.
Join us as we color age-appropriate coloring sheets using colored pencils.
This is a great stress reducer, so come and melt away your stress!

Elementary Programs

Coding Club for Boys and Girls
December 4 @ 4-5:30 p.m.
Wonderful opportunity for boys and girls in grades 4 and up.
Limited seating for this series of classes.

Lego League
December 12 @ 4-5 p.m.
Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.

The Tinkering Table
December 19 @ 4-5 p.m.
Come join us as we help develop your creative abilities. On the third Tuesday of the month,
we will have an activity that will enhance the arts or encourage your engineering skills
by providing math and science projects geared specifically for boys and girls fourth grade and up.
*Today we will make Christmas ornaments with glitter and popsicle sticks.

Governor’s Square Branch
2885-B E. South Blvd.
Preschool Storytimes
Tuesdays @ 10 a.m.

December 5
Christmas in Sweden
The Tomten and the Fox
Children will make their own Tomten.

December 12
National Poinsettia Day
Movie: The Legend of the Poinsettia
Book: The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
Christmas craft

December 19
Holiday Open House 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
“Christmas Around the World: In Sweden”
Refreshments, door prizes, a story reader, and entertainment.

December 26
Everything Elephants Day
Children will sing elephant songs
Little Elephant
Can You Move Like an Elephant?
Coloring page activity

Hampstead Branch Library
5251 Hampstead High St., Ste. 107
Pre-school Storytime for ages 1-4
Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.

Rufus A. Lewis Branch
3095 Mobile Hwy.
Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.

December 6
The Christmas Mouse
Coloring activity

December 13
Read A Book Day Celebration!
Holiday Open House
Special Guests: Santa Claus & Coca Cola Polar Bear

Tuesday, December 19 @ 10 a.m.
The Montgomery Dulcimer Players will perform using hammered dulcimers,
which are percussion and stringed instruments with the strings typically
stretched over a trapezoidal sounding board in which the strings are beaten with small hammers.
In addition, the audience is invited to sing along with
Mrs. Minnie Stringer in a series of holiday carols.

December 20
Bless You Santa!
Santa Craft

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Young Adult Programming for December

Mondays in December (4, 11 & 18)
Rufus Lewis YA Bookclub @ 5 p.m.
Meet after school to discuss your latest read, the movie you saw over the weekend,
or that awesome track you discovered last week.

Thursdays in December (7, 14, 21 & 28)
Afternoon Anime @ 4 p.m.
Thanks to the folks at we will watch some great anime episodes this week.
Refreshments will be provided.

Fridays in December (1, 15, 22 & 29)
Friday Film @ 4 p.m.
Join us for popcorn, soda and a great movie! Every Friday we will watch a feature film
decided by participants at the previous week’s showing!

E.L. Lowder Branch
2590 Bell Road
Pre-school Storytimes
Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.

December 1
The Story of Ferdinand
Flight School
Activity: flower art

December 8
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas
Activity: Read a story to your child

December 15
Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight?
Llama Llama Holiday Drama

December 22
Story Time for Everyone @ 10:30 a.m.
We will be show a movie. Please feel free to wear your pajamas.

December 29
A Peguin Story
How to be a Cat
Activity: Color pinwheel craft

Lap Sit Time @ Lowder Library
Thursdays @ 10 a.m.
For ages 0 to 1 year. There is no craft associated with this program.

December 7
Red Sled

December 14
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

December 21
One Is Enough

December 28
Welcome, Little Baby

Other Happenings @ EL Lowder Regional Library

The Young Classic Book Club meets December 7 from 4-5 p.m.
to discuss A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Note: Selections are taken from Required Reading Lists. Schedules
and selections are subject to change without prior notice.

Holiday Open House
Thursday, December 14 @ 10 a.m.
Librarian’s Night Before Christmas
Activity:  Visit and take pictures with Santa

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.

Gamers Club meets the second Friday afternoon of the month (December 8).
You must pre-register to play either a 3:30-4:30 p.m. slot or 4:30-5:30 p.m. slot.
Parents must stay in the Main Area during play time.

Registration is required for the Lowder Lego League on third Friday afternoons
of the month from 4-5 p.m. Complete rules are available at the
Circulation Desk at Lowder Regional Library. Come sign up for December 8.

Open Mic Night is back!  Join us third Mondays at 6 p.m. to “show your stuff!”
If you can sing or dance, if you write poetry, or if you like to make people laugh,
sign up by 5 p.m. the day of the program and show us what you can do!
This is a family-oriented program, so nothing offensive and no criticizing others.
Join us Monday, December 18.

Come be a part of DEACT! And just what is DEACTMAL?
Drop Everything And Color (in the Main Area of Lowder)! All ages are invited
to spend the hour coloring the second Thursday of the month. December’s theme
is celebrating our state’s 198th birthday! Join us Thursday, December 14, from 4-5 p.m.

Join us Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. for a new program – Study Break!
Everyone, from elementary to college age, is invited to drop by and
play a board game, put together a puzzle, color a picture, or even fill a page with doodles!

Pike Road Branch
9585 Pike Rd. / 244-8679

Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library host our annual Holiday Open House
Wednesday, December 7 from 4 until 5:30 p.m.
featuring crafts, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus!
Grown-ups should bring their cameras for photo opportunities with Santa.
This is a drop-in event so families may arrive any time between 4 and 5:30 p.m.

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.

December 4
Bear Stays Up for Christmas

December 11
Turkey Claus

December 18
Is It Christmas Yet?
Llama Llama Holiday Drama

Toddler Time
For Ages One through Three
Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.
Children and grown-ups enjoy songs, stories and nursery rhymes.
December 6, 13 & 20
NOTE: We will NOT have Toddler Time on December 27

Book Maniaks Book Club
for third grade and up
Wednesday, December 13, at 4:15 p.m.
The ManiaKs will discuss The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis..

Pine Level Branch
20 Kohn Dr., Pine Level

Pintlala Branch
255 Federal Rd., Hope Hull
Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian


December 5 @ 11:15 a.m. Pre-K
Room for a Little One
Make a Christmas craft.

December 6 @ 1:45 p.m. 1st Grade
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Make a Christmas craft.

December 7 @ 12 p.m. 3rd Grade
The Spirit of Christmas
Make a Christmas craft.

December 7 @ 2 p.m. 2nd Grade
Arthur’s Christmas
Make a Christmas craft.

December 8 @ 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Holiday Open House

December 12 @ 9:30 a.m. 5th Grade
At Christ-Mastime
Make a Christmas craft.

December 12 @ 11:15 a.m. Pre-K
Santa Knows
Make a Christmas craft.

December 12 @ 1:45 p.m. 4th Grade
The Polar Express
Make a Christmas craft.

December 13 @ 1:45 p.m. 1st Grade
Angelina’s Christmas
Make a Christmas craft.

December 14 @ 2 p.m. 2nd Grade
On Christmas Eve
Make a Christmas craft.

Ramer Branch Library
5444 State Highway 94
(334) 562-3364

These storytimes will be held at the Dunbar-Ramer School for Grades K-3:
December 11 @ 1 p.m.
Third Grade Activity/Craft Hour
We will decorate Styrofoam cone Christmas trees.

December 12 @ 1 p.m.
Bless You, Santa!
We will make a Christmas craft.

December 13 @ 1 p.m.
Second Grade Activity/Craft Hour
We will decorate paper plate Christmas trees.

December 14 @ 1 p.m
1st Grade
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas
We will make a Christmas craft.

Bertha P. Williams Library
(formerly Rosa L. Parks Branch)
1276 Rosa L. Parks Ave./240-4979
Storytime Mondays & Tuesdays @ 10 a.m.
All storytimes include song and dance.

December 4
Christmas is coming and we need to prepare our wish lists.
Santa Claus: The World’s Number One Toy Expert
I Love My New Toy

**December 5**
Join us for a very special Christmas storytime with a very special visitor during our Open House.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
When Santa Lost His Ho Ho Ho!
Join us all day for Christmas music, play a board game, or just read and relax with us.

December 11 and 12
Waiting is Not Easy
Llama Llama Holiday Drama

December 18 and 19
Santa Claus and the Three Bears
Where Teddy Bears Come From

December 25 and 26
Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!
No Storytime!

Homework Assistance Schedule
The following branches provide after-school
homework assistance on the days listed below:

Mondays at 6 p.m. Rufus Lewis Library 240-4848
Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Coliseum Branch Library 271-7005
Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Morgan Library 240-4999
Wednesdays at 6 p.m. EL Lowder Library 244-5717
Thursdays at 4 p.m. Governor’s Square Library 284-7929

Please contact one of the libraries above for additional information and assistance.
Homework assistance is provided as a community service by the members
of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, & Zeta Phi Beta Sororities, Inc.
Additional assistance is provided by employees of the City of Montgomery
and Alabama State University, and other community partners.

Autauga-Prattville Library
254 Doster Street, Prattville
Call 365-3396 or visit

Storytime Schedule

Tuesdays @ 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
(except on December 26)
Storytime, snacks and crafts
Designed for preschoolers

Toddler Storytime Fridays
(only on December 1 and 15 this month)
9:30-10 a.m. for ages 6-12 months
10:15-10:45 a.m. for ages 13-24 months
11-11:30 a.m. for ages 25-36 months

Young Adult Writing Club
Thursdays, from 4-5 p.m.
(only on December 7 & 14 this month)
Ages 12-18 years.

Write a Letter to Santa
Drop off your letters to Santa at the North Pole mailbox in the
Children’s room anytime by Saturday, Dec. 16. Santa and his elves will respond
to each letter and send them back to the Autauga Prattville Public Library!

Gifts from the Kitchen with Stacey Little
December 5 from 6-7 p.m.
Easy and edible gift ideas that can be shared with neighbors and friends!
Registration required. Sign up at the front desk, visit our web site or call (334) 365-3396.

Warm Drinks and Watercolor
December 14 from 6-7 p.m.
Free event! Learn how to turn ordinary markers into beautiful
watercolor artwork. Presented by local author Laura Murray  All supplies and refreshments provided.

Milk & Cookies with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Doster Center
December 21 from 6-8 p.m.
Christmas stories and crafts!
Don’t forget to wear your pajamas!

3650 Grandview Road
Call 285-6688 or visit
or look for us on Facebook!

Preschool Storytime
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Stories, crafts and refreshments!

212 S. Main St.
(next to Wetumpka Depot)
Call 567-1308 or visit

Preschool storytimes
Tuesdays & Fridays at 10 a.m.

December 1
Spaghetti  December 5 & 8

December 12 & 15
Blankets and Quilts

December 19 & 22
December 29 (Friday only)
Grab B