March Programs @ Coliseum Boulevard Library!!

Story Time

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

Thursday at 10:00 am.

 

March 1    I’d love to have a pet!

Pet Show! , by Ezra Jack Keats

Archie wants to enter his cat in the  pet show but he cannot find her.

The Wild Woods, by Simon James

Jess finds a squirrel she wants as a pet.

Craft – Cat craft

 

March 8    It’s nice to have best friends!

Mary Ann, by Betsy James

After her best friend, Mary Ann, moves away, Amy finds a praying mantis and names

her Mary Ann.

The Firefighters, by Sue Whiting

The children in Mrs. Iverson’s class have an adventure playing firemen.

Craft – Fireman masks

 

March 15   It is acceptable to be a little different!

A Different Little Doggy, by Heather Whittaker

Taz, a dog, explains how he is different from other dogs.

Little One Step, by Simon James

As three duckling brothers cross forest and field to return to their mother, the older

ones encourage the youngest by teaching him a game.

Craft – Duck craft

 

March 22   I am so smart!

Baby Brains, by Simon James

Mr. and Mrs. Brains have a baby who is very smart.

The Incredible Book Eating Boy, by Oliver Jeffers

Henry loves to eat books, until he begins to feel quite ill and decides that maybe he

could do something else with these books.

Craft – Baby masks

 

March 29   It’s fun to play make believe!

Dear Mr. Blueberry, by Simon James

Emily imagines she has a whale in her pool, but her teacher tells her that is not

possible.

The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats

A boy dreams that the sun has melted all the snow away.

Craft – Whale mask

 

Parent Pre-School Activity Center

The table changes twice a month. 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.

 

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Boulevard

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6       Monday – Friday

 

 

 

“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids

 

Homework Assistance

5:00 – 5:45 pm

March 6 and 27 this month due to Spring Break

Our tutors offer assistance in Math, English, and Reading. Students in grades 1 – 12 are invited.  Please bring your own materials and homework, or the lesson you will need assistance with.  Registration is required of students, and adults who are interested in tutoring are invited to assist, with pre-registration required.

 

Color Coders

March 6, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

All ages are invited.

Join us as we color age appropriate coloring sheets using colored pencils. A variety of sheets will be available for you to choose from.  This is a great stress reducer, so come and melt away your stress!

 

Being Creative with Legos

March 14 (special date), and March 27

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.

 

The Tinkering Table

There will be no Tinkering Table this month. Instead, we will have STEAM each day during the week of March 12 – 16.  (See below.) The Tinkering Table will return April 17, 2018.

 

 We are Full STEAM Ahead during Spring Break Shark Week

March 12 – 16

4:00 – 5:00 pm

March 12 – Steam (Science)  Why Do Sharks Float?

March 13 –sTeam (Technology)  Use technology to model a shark out of clay

March 14 –stEam (Engineering)  Create a shark out of Legos

March 15 –steAm (Art)  Paint the shark we made out of modeling clay

March 16 – steaM (Math)  Measuring to make sand slime

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Boulevard

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6       Monday – Friday

 

 

 

Adult Programs

 

Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

Each Thursday from 10:00 – 12:00, you can register for an appointment with our volunteer. She will guide you in how to get started with Ancestry or your next steps.  You must pre-register to assure our volunteer will be available to assist.

271-7005

 

Computer Class for Seniors

March 6, 13, and 20

10:00 am

This month we will be concentrating on Microsoft Word.

 

Crochet Class

March 15, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Today we will be learning how to crochet new stitches.

 

Coliseum Adult Program

March 21, 2018

10:00 am

Caylor Roling, with EAT South, will be teaching us the methods of seed planting and seed saving. This will be a great program for the gardening enthusiast who may need a little help, or a great deal of help, in growing plants from seed.  This will also be a great time to see our selection of seeds we have to offer our patrons in our new Seed Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6       Monday – Friday

 

 

Coliseum Adult Book Clubs

 

 

 

Southern Charms Book Club

March 8, 2018

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing “Eventide”, by Kent Haruf. This is a story of the good and bad times in the High Plains community of Holt, Colorado, where the residents confront events that test the limits of their resilience and means.  Then, we will receive our book for April titled, “The Marriage of Opposites”, by Alice Hoffman.  This is a story of a young rebellious girl who is married off to a widower with three children.  He soon dies and she falls in love with her husband’s nephew much to the dismay of her entire family.

 

 

Curious Genre Book Club

March 22, 2018

3:00 pm

“Green Angel”, by Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman writes in several genres.   If you have never read anything by her, this small book is a short foray into her writing style. This book is classified as Science Fiction, so this would be a good soft introduction to science fiction for those who have never read this genre before. Green Angel is about a post-apocalyptic time and the young woman in the story experiences a terrible disaster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Williams Library Announces March Programs!!

March 2018

 

Adult Program

 

Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday

March 2 and 16

Time: 10:00am

Description:

Want to learn how to crochet? Have a project you’re working on that you want to show off, need help with? Come to the library and learn or teach a handcraft (knitting, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch, macrame, origami, chainmail, whatever). Crafters of all ages and genders are welcome. Bring supplies and we’ll build the expertise together.

 

Scrabble Time

First and Third Tuesday

March 6 and 20

Time: 2:00pm

Description: Come over to Bertha Williams Library and play Scrabble with us. We have plenty of dictionaries for you to brush up on your vocabulary and the Jumble in the Montgomery Advertiser is helpful too! See how sharp your Scrabble skills are against the librarians or just play for fun!

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

March 14

Time: 11:00am

Title: Before I Go to Sleep

Author: S. J. Watson

Description: Christine wakes up every morning in an unfamiliar bed with an unfamiliar man. She looks in the mirror and sees an unfamiliar, middle-aged face. And every morning, the man she has woken up with must explain that he is Ben, he is her husband, she is forty-seven years old, and a terrible accident two decades earlier decimated her ability to form new memories.

 

Every day, Christine must begin again the reconstruction of her past. And the closer she gets to the truth, the more unbelievable it seems.

 

Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

March 28

Time: 6:30pm

**New LOCATION: Books-a-Million in Eastchase

Really want to join a book club but don’t really like to read? Come join us at Books-a-million as we talk and color. Read the book, or don’t! Browse with a new friend. Just want to color and enjoy our company? You’re welcome! Bring your own supplies or use some of ours. Coloring sheets provided. *Note, this title is a repeat from last month as a previous meeting was canceled due to schedule conflicts.

Title: City of Women

Author: David R. Gillham

Description:

It is 1943—the height of the Second World War. With the men away at the front, Berlin has become a city of women.

On the surface, Sigrid Schröder is the model German soldier’s wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime.

But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman of passion who dreams of her former Jewish lover, now lost in the chaos of the war. But Sigrid is not the only one with secrets—she soon finds herself caught between what is right and what is wrong, and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the two… ~Dust Jacket

 

Author Signing: Melissa Gibbons

March 29

Time: 3:00pm

Title: Jesus is Speaking to You

 

Melissa Michelle Gibbons is a native of Wetumpka Alabama, the mother of one son, and works in the healthcare field as a certified nursing assistant. Her first book Jesus is Speaking to You is a book of words of encouragement and uplifting messages. She expects to publish her next book in late Spring.

 

Genealogy Sessions

Fridays (except holidays)

10:30-11:15 AND 2:30-3:15

 

Pre-registration IS required.

Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.

 

334-240-4979

acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us

 

 

 

 

Children’s Programs

Storytime

Mondays and Tuesdays (except holidays)

Time: 10:00 AM

 

All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

 

5 and 6

The Story of Fish and Snail (Deborah Freeman) is about two friends who travel through stories together. Hi, Harry! (Waddell) is about a turtle looking for a friend to slow down with him.

 

12 and 13

Shrinking Mouse (Hutchins) has his friends worried as he keeps getting smaller and smaller, so they follow him to see why. A boy and his dog go through The Growing Story (Krauss) as they learn and play together.

 

19 and 20

Elephant and Piggie are excited when they discover, “We Are in a Book!” (Willems). The Incredible Book Eating Boy (Jeffers) discovers he can learn by eating books.

 

26 and 27

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See (Martin)? So many different animals we can name. We can also see what happens when you get a Mixed Up Chameleon (Carle).