Library Events

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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
SOUTH Santa Clause is Coming to Town Puppet Show
South Branch
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 10:00AM
Follow Santa Claus and see what it is like to be the Jolly Old Gentleman! See him fly through the sky with Rudolph and his reindeer to deliver the toys to the good little children. This original 30 minute hand puppet play will delight the children when Christmas traditions are visited until the satisfying ending of Santa delivering the toys. Presented by Carranza Puppets.

Tickets are required for this program. Tickets are free and will be handed out in the lobby beginning at 9:30AM.  Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
SOUTH Preschooler Storytime
South Branch
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 10:00AM and 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.

Storytime Guidelines
To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:
· For storytimes requiring tickets: tickets are free and may be picked up from the Children’s Reference Desk 30 minutes before each storytime begins. 
· Prepare your child for Preschooler Storytime by talking about storytime manners—sitting or standing still, listening to the storyteller, talking quietly, and being kind to others.
· Some children need to work up to sitting through a full, 30-minute storytime. If your child becomes restless or upset, please step out of the room for a “break”, then quietly return when your child is ready.
· Small children may stand instead of sit, but should not run or climb during storytime.
· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.
· Strollers are not allowed in the storytime or meeting room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
South Library Adult
South Library Adult Fiction Book Club
South Branch
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1:00 PM
Join the fiction book club in the Small Meeting Room at 1:00 PM for book discussion and light refreshments. The featured book will be HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt.

Seating is limited and registration will begin August 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM.  Please call 936-442-7727 ext. 6369 if you would like to register or if you have any questions.

Five free copies for the upcoming book club selection will be raffled off at the book club meeting.
    Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library .
SOUTH Baby & Me Storytime
South Branch
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 9:15AM and 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.

To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:
· For the safety of infants participating in Baby & Me, familes are asked to keep older children that are attending the program at their side. Running is strictly prohibited. 
· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.
· Strollers are not allowed in the storytime or meeting room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
SOUTH  Excel Part 6
SOUTH Excel Part 6
South Branch
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Now that you’re familiar with Excel, join us for this tips and tricks class to discover shortcuts and tips that will make you a faster and more efficient user.

SOUTH Music and Movement
South Branch
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2:00PM
Get your kids moving and grooving during our new Music and Movement program. Sing, make music, dance, and move using simple instruments, scarves, ribbons, parachutes, and more. Participation is limited, so tickets are required. Tickets are free and will be handed out at the Children’s desk beginning 30 minutes before the start of the program. Caregivers should attend and participate with their children.

This program is intended for children aged 2 years and up. For more information, please contact the Children's Desk at 936-442-7727 ext 6363.
  Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
South Library- Glow
South Library- Glow Light Party
South Branch
Thursday, Oct. 26, 5:00 PM
or call 936-442-7727.
Come celebrate Halloween in style at South Regional Library.  We will be holding a Glow Light Party for teens.  This party will include pizza, snacks, games, crafts, costume prizes, and a DJ.  The theme for the night will be the 80s so don't forget to dress in your 80s best!  So take some time out of your busy schedule to relax and party down!
October 26th 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Registration begins online September 27th  at 9:00 AM.
Open to all teens 13-17.
South Regional Library, 2101 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380
936-442-7727 Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
SOUTH Toddler Storytime
South Branch
Monday, Oct. 30, 9:15AM and 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. Each Toddler Time is about 20 minutes long and concludes with a coloring activity.

Please note that the times of Toddler Storytime have changed. Also, Toddler Storytime is moving to the Large Meeting Room. No tickets will be required.

Storytime Guidelines
To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:
· Prepare your child for Toddler Time by talking about storytime manners—sitting or standing still, listening to the storyteller, talking quietly, and being kind to others.
· Some children need to work up to sitting through a full, 30-minute storytime. If your child becomes restless or upset, please step out of the room for a “break”, then quietly return when your child is ready.
· Small children may stand instead of sit, but should not run or climb during storytime.
· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.
· Strollers are not allowed in the storytime or meeting room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
SOUTH Preschooler Storytime
South Branch
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 10:00AM and 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.

Storytime Guidelines
To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:
· For storytimes requiring tickets: tickets are free and may be picked up from the Children’s Reference Desk 30 minutes before each storytime begins. 
· Prepare your child for Preschooler Storytime by talking about storytime manners—sitting or standing still, listening to the storyteller, talking quietly, and being kind to others.
· Some children need to work up to sitting through a full, 30-minute storytime. If your child becomes restless or upset, please step out of the room for a “break”, then quietly return when your child is ready.
· Small children may stand instead of sit, but should not run or climb during storytime.
· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.
· Strollers are not allowed in the storytime or meeting room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
SOUTH Baby & Me Storytime
South Branch
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 9:15AM and 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.

To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:
· For the safety of infants participating in Baby & Me, familes are asked to keep older children that are attending the program at their side. Running is strictly prohibited. 
· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.
· Strollers are not allowed in the storytime or meeting room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
SOUTH Story Book Club
South Branch
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 4:00PM
Story Book Club is a cross between a storytime for preschoolers and a book club for older readers. Intended for ages 6 through 8 years, kids will hear a different storybook read aloud each month, followed by discussion and themed activities and refreshments. Registration is required. For more information, please call the Children's Desk at 936-442-7727 ext 6363. Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
South Library- Teen
South Library- Teen Volunteers
South Branch
Thursday, Nov. 2, 4:30 PM
Teen will work together as a group at a number of different library events during the school year September thru May. Teens are required to attend a monthly meeting each month and then they can pick and choose which events they would like to volunteer.  For every hour teens spend at a monthly meeting or volunteering at any event they will receive a correponding volunteering hour.  This is a great opportunity to beef up college resumes!
For more informatin please attend one of our monthly meetings.
Monthly Meeting Dates:
September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, December 7th
All monthly meetings start at 4:30 PM.
Open to all teens 13-17.
South Regional Library, 2101 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380
936-442-7727 Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
SOUTH Toddler Storytime
South Branch
Monday, Nov. 6, 9:15AM and 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. Each Toddler Time is about 20 minutes long and concludes with a coloring activity.

Please note that the times of Toddler Storytime have changed. Also, Toddler Storytime is moving to the Large Meeting Room. No tickets will be required.

Storytime Guidelines
To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:
· Prepare your child for Toddler Time by talking about storytime manners—sitting or standing still, listening to the storyteller, talking quietly, and being kind to others.
· Some children need to work up to sitting through a full, 30-minute storytime. If your child becomes restless or upset, please step out of the room for a “break”, then quietly return when your child is ready.
· Small children may stand instead of sit, but should not run or climb during storytime.
· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.
· Strollers are not allowed in the storytime or meeting room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
SOUTH QuickBooks Par
SOUTH QuickBooks Part 1
South Branch
Monday, Nov. 6, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
or call 936-442-7727.

This first QuickBooks class includes a discussion of accounting basics and an introduction to QuickBooks software by setting up a company file and navigating the interface.

Please register for this series of classes at www.countylibrary.org. Click on 'Calendar Events', choose South library and navigate to November.  Rest your mouse over each class you would like to attend then click the ‘Register’ option. If you are on the Wait List, you are welcome to come in case a seat becomes available.

South Branch: Family Game Night
South Branch
Monday, Nov. 6, 5:30 PM
 Fun board games and refreshments for the whole family! Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
SOUTH Preschooler Storytime
South Branch
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 10:00AM and 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.

Storytime Guidelines
To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:
· For storytimes requiring tickets: tickets are free and may be picked up from the Children’s Reference Desk 30 minutes before each storytime begins. 
· Prepare your child for Preschooler Storytime by talking about storytime manners—sitting or standing still, listening to the storyteller, talking quietly, and being kind to others.
· Some children need to work up to sitting through a full, 30-minute storytime. If your child becomes restless or upset, please step out of the room for a “break”, then quietly return when your child is ready.
· Small children may stand instead of sit, but should not run or climb during storytime.
· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.
· Strollers are not allowed in the storytime or meeting room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
SOUTH - Adult Estate
SOUTH - Adult Estate Administration: A Bare Bones Guide to Texas Probate
South Branch
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 5:30 pm
or call 936-442-7727.
Estate Administration: A Bare Bones Guide to Texas Probate

Tuesday November 7th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Lobby Meeting Room. 

Evelyn Gordon, a licensed attorney, will give you the basics of Texas probate. Learn how to navigate the system as efficiently as possible!

Adults ages 18 and up. Registration provided for the email or text reminder but is not necessary. Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
SOUTH Baby & Me Storytime
South Branch
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 9:15AM and 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.

To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:
· For the safety of infants participating in Baby & Me, familes are asked to keep older children that are attending the program at their side. Running is strictly prohibited. 
· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.
· Strollers are not allowed in the storytime or meeting room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
South Library:  Gums
South Library: Gumshoe Mystery Book Club
South Branch
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 11:00 AM
Please join us in the Small Meeting Room for lively mystery book discussion and refreshments at 11:00 AM. Seating is limited and registration is required. If you have any questions or you would like to register, please call 936-442-7727, ext. 6371.

The featured book for November is Sister by Rosamund Lupton. Registration will start on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

Five free copies of the upcoming book club selection will be raffled off during the book club meeting. Registered participants that attend, are eligible for a chance to win one of these free copies. There will also be a chance to register and receive a free copy starting at 10:00 AM the day after book club takes place. Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
SOUTH QuickBooks Par
SOUTH QuickBooks Part 2
South Branch
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
or call 936-442-7727.

In Part 2 you will learn about the Sales Process.  You will create customers, record sales, receive payments, make bank deposits, and create sales reports. 

Please register for this class at www.countylibrary.org. Click on 'Calendar Events', choose South library and navigate to November.  Rest your mouse over the class, then click the ‘Register’ option. If you are on the Wait List, you are welcome to come in case a seat becomes available.

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