February 2020
PELHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS & EVENTS
 SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2 PM
Game Day Premiere of Hedge Lord
Please join us at 2 PM for an all ages game day as we welcome Huntsville, Alabama's own toy makers Timbrook Toys to Pelham Public Library.
We are excited for them to premiere their new handmade board game, Hedge Lord! No registration is required.
MONDAY FEBRUARY 10, 6 PM
All’s Fair: A Bittersweet Wartime Romance Story  
Using love letters sent between a young World War II soldier and his sweetheart at home in Birmingham, we journey through a relationship torn apart by distance and war. Presented by Catherine Champion from the Birmingham Public Library Archives Department. This is a free program, but seating is limited. Reserve a seat now by calling 205-620-6418.

Silent Book Club
Second Thursday Every Month
Join the us at Buck Creek Coffee House for a different kind of book club. No required reading, no awkward discussions of plot or the author's intentions. Just bring any book you want for 45 minutes to an hour of silent reading!  No registration is needed; call 205-620-6418 for more information.
Schedule for each event:
  • 5:45-6:15 PM: Order a drink, introduce yourself, chat with like-minded book nerds. Maybe tell everyone what you are reading or a book you just loved (or hated).
  • 6:15-7:00 PM: Read quietly while enjoying a drink and or snack from Buck Creek Coffee. 
Pelham ASL Meetup
This group is a social designed to bring together people from the deaf and hearing worlds together and for all of us to make new friends. Anyone is welcome who has an interest in sign language from beginner to expert. We especially encourage people to come who want to HAVE FUN while socializing with all sorts of different people! Refreshments will be served. February 3 6:30 PM.
Free Social Security Seminars
Saturday, February 15th 10:30-12:30 PM // Monday, February 17th 6-7 PM
Wilson Financial Group will be hosting free seminars to the public on maximizing Social Security benefits. In these workshops, Philip Wilson will explain how to plan appropriately for retirement income along with how to maximize your Social Security payments. He has been a practicing financial adviser since 1989 and has obtained many professional certifications in the areas of estate and long-term care planning. Mr. Wilson is passionate about helping seniors plan for their future after retirement. RSVP by calling 205-868-9297.
New Teen Fiction Books for February
Children's Corner
After School Movie
Join us after school each Monday for a G or PG movie in the Children's Department. Call us at 620-6465 to find out what movie will be shown on a particular day.

February 3, 3:30 PM
February 10, 3:30 PM
February 17, 3:30 PM
February 24, 3:30 PM
Wednesday Story Times
February 5, 9:15 AM & 10:30 AM
February 12, 9:15 AM & 10:30 AM
February 19, 9:15 AM & 10:30 AM
February 26, 9:15 AM & 10:30 AM

Thursday PJ Story Times 
February 6, 6:30 PM
February 13, 6:30 PM
February 20, 6:30 PM
February 27, 6:30 PM
FEBRUARY 18, 4 PM
Mardi Gras Family Event
Help us celebrate Fat Tuesday with all-ages crafts and a movie.
Teen Events for February
Family Game Saturday
Saturday, February 8, All day.
The Maker Space will be open all day to families that want to play board games.
Game Day Premiere of Hedge Lord
Saturday, February 8, 2 PM.
Meet us in the Maker Space for the debut for Timbrook Toys’s new board game, Hedge Lord.
Family Game Night
Tuesday, February 11, 6 PM & Tuesday, February 25, 6 PM.
Family Game Night returns! Offers card games and board games. Participants are also welcome to bring their own favorite games from home. Meets in Roberts Room.
Local Teen Author, Laynie Bynum
Tuesday, February 15, 1 PM
Come meet local author Laynie Bynum as she signs copies of her debut YA romance novel, Adeline’s Aria . Recommended for Grades 9 Up.
Mardi Gras Family Event
Tuesday, February 18, 4 PM.
Help us celebrate Fat Tuesday with all-ages crafts and a movie.
Meets in Roberts Room A.
In the Maker Space
Family Game Saturday: February 8, All day.
Tech Time Lego Robots: February 3, 5:15 PM. Participants will be introduced to the Lego Mindstorm kit. Where instructions will be given in order to build the robot and program the robot. No experience is required. For ages 10 and up.
Tech Time Python Programming Language: February 10, 5:15 PM. Participants will be introduced to the Programming Language Python 3. This class does build on itself but new comers are always welcome. General computer knowledge preferred. For ages 10 and up.
Tech Time Lego Robots: February 17, 5:15 PM. Participants will be introduced to the Lego Mindstorm kit. Where instructions will be given in order to build the robot and program the robot. No experience is required. For ages 10 and up.
Homeschool 4-H Club: February 18, 10 AM. Details here .
Tech Time Python Programming Language: February 24, 5:15 PM. Participants will be introduced to the Programming Language Python 3. This class does build on itself but new comers are always welcome. General computer knowledge preferred. For ages 10 and up.

Pelham Public Library One on One sessions – The Pelham Public Library offers computer classes that are flexible for your needs. Call the library to make an appointment.
We offer learning opportunities in: 
  • Keyboarding
  • Internet Searches
  • Learn Python Programming Language
  • Basic Internet
  • Microsoft Office Basic, including Excel & Word
  • Microsoft Office Advanced, including Excel & Word
  • Basic Computer
  • New Smartphones
  • Library E-Resources

Call Matt at 620-6471 for more information on these and other Maker Space events!
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Click here to see what new adult fiction titles come out in February
Ongoing Adult Events
Understanding Medicare Seminar
Tuesday, February 18, 10:30 AM
Tuesday, February 18, 6 PM

Free Morning ESL Classes
Every Tuesday 9:30 AM
Free Evening ESOL Classes
Every Thursday 6 PM
¡Aprende Inglés!
De La Mañana
La clase de ESL progresa a la clase de GED todos los martes de 9:30-12:30 PM. Esta clase está diseñada para todos los niveles de estudiantes del idioma inglés, desde principiantes hasta avanzados y preparación para el examen de GED. La clase es gratis. Administrado a través de Central Alabama Community College, llame al 256-378-2017 para obtener más información.
De La Noche
Los estudiantes adultos que buscanaprender inglés están invitados a estas clases que se llevarán acabo todos losjueves por la noche en la Biblioteca Pública de Pelham. Las clases serán impartidas por un tutor capacitado y apoyado por el LiteracyCouncil. 
Para obtener más información o reservar un asiento, llame al LiteracyCouncil al 326-1925. No se proporciona cuidado de niños.
Staff Spotlight: Meet Liz
Hello! My name is Liz. I have been Pelham Library’s Teen Librarian for 3.5 years. Before coming to Pelham, I worked in a research library where I helped patrons find obituaries and articles in historical newspapers. Now my job is to provide reference services, develop programming, help out at the circulation desk, and add new fiction and nonfiction materials to the Teen Collection. My favorite part of the job is talking to patrons about teen books.
Three Fun Facts about Me:
1. I’m a Ravenclaw.
2. I LOVE scary movies!
3. I’m a creative writer. I have written two (very bad) novels, and am currently at work on a third.