Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Montgomery County Memorial Library System! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Wednesday, Nov. 21
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSING AT 5PM FOR THANKSGIVING.
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Thursday, Nov. 22
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
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Friday, Nov. 23
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
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Saturday, Nov. 24
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
Monday, Nov. 26, 9:15AM & 10:00AM

Toddler Storytime introduces children to books with simple language and predictable plots. This program also introduces toddlers to storytime manners by helping them build listening skills and practice the self-control needed to be a good audience. Toddler Time is most appropriate for children that are not yet ready to sit for long periods of time and listen to more complex stories (about 18 months to 3 years). Each Toddler Time is about 20 minutes long and concludes with a coloring activity. THis program is held in the Large Meeting Room, and does not require tickets.
For more information please call the Children's Reference Desk at 936-442-7727 ext 6363.

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 10:00AM & 10:30AM

Preschooler Storytime provides a place for children to practice the storytime manners they have learned in Toddler Time. Children in Preschooler Storytime are expected to sit or stand still, listen to the storyteller, and practice self-control for longer periods of time than required during Toddler Storytime. Stories are longer and activities are more complex. Children may practice their independence by attending Preschooler Storytime without their caregiver (caregiver must remain on the first floor of the library at all times). Preschool Storytime lasts about 30 minutes. Preschooler Storytime is held in the Large Meeting Room, so tickets are not required. 


For more information please call the Children's Reference Desk at 936-442-7727 ext 6363.

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 4:00PM

Take our monthly STEAM Challenge! Each month features a different challenge that will encourage children to use their science, technology, engineering, arts and math skills to complete. No signup required. For more information, please contact the Children's Reference Desk at 936-442-7727 ext 6363.

All ages are welcome, however this program is most appropriate for children at least 6 years and older. 

Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 9:15AM & 9:45AM

Baby & Me Storytime focuses on nursery rhymes and movement and is geared toward infants up to age 18 months. Parents and caregivers should be prepared to be actively involved in this storytime. Each Baby & Me Storytime is about 20 minutes long and concludes with time for babies to explore books and toys. Baby & Me Storytime is held in the Large Meeting Room, and tickets are not required.  


For more information please call the Children's Reference Desk at 936-442-7727 ext 6363.

 

 

Monday, Dec. 3, 9:15AM & 10:00AM

Toddler Storytime introduces children to books with simple language and predictable plots. This program also introduces toddlers to storytime manners by helping them build listening skills and practice the self-control needed to be a good audience. Toddler Time is most appropriate for children that are not yet ready to sit for long periods of time and listen to more complex stories (about 18 months to 3 years). Each Toddler Time is about 20 minutes long and concludes with a coloring activity. THis program is held in the Large Meeting Room, and does not require tickets.
For more information please call the Children's Reference Desk at 936-442-7727 ext 6363.

 

 

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10:00AM & 10:30AM

Preschooler Storytime provides a place for children to practice the storytime manners they have learned in Toddler Time. Children in Preschooler Storytime are expected to sit or stand still, listen to the storyteller, and practice self-control for longer periods of time than required during Toddler Storytime. Stories are longer and activities are more complex. Children may practice their independence by attending Preschooler Storytime without their caregiver (caregiver must remain on the first floor of the library at all times). Preschool Storytime lasts about 30 minutes. Preschooler Storytime is held in the Large Meeting Room, so tickets are not required. 


For more information please call the Children's Reference Desk at 936-442-7727 ext 6363.

 

 

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 4:00PM
or call 936-442-7727.

Story Book Club is a cross between a storytime for preschoolers and a book club for older readers. Early elementary school kids age 5 to 8 years will hear a different book read aloud each month, followed by themed activities and refreshments. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the Children's Reference Desk at 936-442-7727 ext 6363.

Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 9:15AM & 9:45AM

Baby & Me Storytime focuses on nursery rhymes and movement and is geared toward infants up to age 18 months. Parents and caregivers should be prepared to be actively involved in this storytime. Each Baby & Me Storytime is about 20 minutes long and concludes with time for babies to explore books and toys. Baby & Me Storytime is held in the Large Meeting Room, and tickets are not required.  


For more information please call the Children's Reference Desk at 936-442-7727 ext 6363.

 

 

South Library:  Rege
Friday, Dec. 7, 1:00 PM
or call 936-442-7727.

Are you interested in the Regency period? Please join us and other enthusiasts!

This program will feature the author Maria Grace, who will be discussing the traditions of Christmas during the Regency period. Please join us in the large meeting room where we will have holiday refreshments and tea. 

A book sale and book signing of Ms. Grace's books will also be featured.

 

Please register for a reminder:

http://www.countylibrary.org/calendar.htm  

Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 10:30AM to 11:30AM

R.E.A.D.® to the Dogs encourages children to practice their reading skills by reading to specially trained therapy dogs. Children who read 5 books to a dog receive a free book. This activity is provided through a partnership with Montgomery Pet Partners. No registration is required. 

R.E.A.D.® to the Dogs Rules

  • The program is intended for children who are able to read independently or with some help. This program is not appropriate for children who are not yet reading.
  • To promote a one-on-one reading experience , parents and siblings are discouraged from entering the room, and are welcome to watch their child from the room's windows
  • Children may only read one book to a dog at a time. They can read another book to a dog, but they must wait in line again for a second turn.
  • Children may read a book they brought from home or choose a library book to read to a dog. 
Monday, Dec. 10, 9:15AM & 10:00AM

Toddler Storytime introduces children to books with simple language and predictable plots. This program also introduces toddlers to storytime manners by helping them build listening skills and practice the self-control needed to be a good audience. Toddler Time is most appropriate for children that are not yet ready to sit for long periods of time and listen to more complex stories (about 18 months to 3 years). Each Toddler Time is about 20 minutes long and concludes with a coloring activity. THis program is held in the Large Meeting Room, and does not require tickets.
For more information please call the Children's Reference Desk at 936-442-7727 ext 6363.

 

 

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:00AM & 10:30AM

Preschooler Storytime provides a place for children to practice the storytime manners they have learned in Toddler Time. Children in Preschooler Storytime are expected to sit or stand still, listen to the storyteller, and practice self-control for longer periods of time than required during Toddler Storytime. Stories are longer and activities are more complex. Children may practice their independence by attending Preschooler Storytime without their caregiver (caregiver must remain on the first floor of the library at all times). Preschool Storytime lasts about 30 minutes. Preschooler Storytime is held in the Large Meeting Room, so tickets are not required. 


For more information please call the Children's Reference Desk at 936-442-7727 ext 6363.

 

 

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 4:30PM

At each meeting of the Preteen Book Club, preteens aged 9 through 12 discuss the month’s book with each other and the Children’s Librarian. The first 15 preteens to sign up receive a free copy of that month’s book (one book per family). Preteens should have all or most of the month’s book read before attending book club.  Please note this program has moved to Tuesday.

Sign up begins August 1st for the September book club. Please sign up by visiting or calling
 the Children’s Desk at 936-442-7727 ext 6363.

September - A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Neilsen (Historical Fiction)
October - Scar island by Dan Gemeinhart (Suspense/Thriller)
November - Rain Reign by Ann M Martin (Realistic Fiction)
December - TBD

Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 9:15AM & 9:45AM

Baby & Me Storytime focuses on nursery rhymes and movement and is geared toward infants up to age 18 months. Parents and caregivers should be prepared to be actively involved in this storytime. Each Baby & Me Storytime is about 20 minutes long and concludes with time for babies to explore books and toys. Baby & Me Storytime is held in the Large Meeting Room, and tickets are not required.  


For more information please call the Children's Reference Desk at 936-442-7727 ext 6363.

 

 

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 4:00PM

Puppet Pizzazz presents a special Holiday themed hands-on workshop. 

Explore the world of Shadow Puppetry. Professional puppeteer, Mr. Greg Ruhe, performs Clement C. Moore’s poem “The Night Before Christmas”, while using incredible shadow illusions to illustrate this classic tale. Participants will learn easy and fun techniques of Shadow Puppetry to enhance their own story telling, make a puppet, and create endless opportunities for creative fun.

This workshop includes storytelling, a demonstration of various shadow puppetry techniques, and the making of an awesome shadow puppet. Children aged 6 and up, teens, and adults interested in learning shadow puppetry are all welcome!

***REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
All Locations
Saturday, Dec. 22
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
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