MCCPL Closes Out Summer Reading Program With All Day-Fun Day!!

MCCPL Blog: All-Day Fun Day
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MCCPL All-Day Fun Day!

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Join us July 31st for the Summer @ Your Library Finale! We will have online and curbside activities at each MCCPL library.
July 27th-31st
Pick up a take-home activity kit, and your Summer Reading Challenge award at your registered MCCPL library. Take a picture and share it with us as you enjoy the library’s surprise outdoor activity. Call your local library ahead of time about supplies and pick up time.
Summer Reading Challenge
Summer @ Your Library registered participants can fill out their summer reading log at mccpl.lib.al.us Summer @ Your Library page. Deadline is July 31st. Fill out your summer reading log to receive your certificate and McDonald’s free ice cream coupon at your registered library.
July 31st All-Day Fun Day Schedule:
10 am – Bubble and Squeak a Facebook Live bubble show and workshop!
11 am – Escape Room Challenge! Visit each library’s Facebook to test your skills!
1 pm – Tommy Johns’ Once Upon a WONDER-Filled Time Facebook Premiere event with puppets, magic, and storytelling!
2 pm – Check out this Summer’s contest winners!
– Lowder’s LEGO Stop Motion Challenge – Deadline July 22nd
o Email gloggins@mccpl.lib.al.us “LEGO’s” for more info.
– Pintlala’s Imagine Your Story Contest – Deadline July 29th
o Email sfoster@mccpl.lib.al.us “story contest” for more info.
4p – All Around This World concert! Explore the world by enjoying global music, rhythms, and movement. A live Zoom event! Register for Summer @ Your Library at mccpl.lib.al.us for event link and password.
Facebook events will be shared to every library’s Facebook page.
For inquiries, please call (334)625-4984 or email sfoster@mccpl.lib.al.us

Coliseum Boulevard Library Announces August Events!!

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday

Our Children’s and Teens programs take a break in August so that our Youth Service Librarian can recharge and research programs for you this coming year.

Homeschool Virtual Workshops
Posts at 10:00 am each Thursday

August 6
Beth Zamfir, a homeschool mom of 6 children from 1 year old to eighth grade, will be speaking on how to homeschool different ages and how to homeschool them at the same time. Mrs. Zamfir has created a fun-loving environment to encourage a thirst for knowledge, and her kids are her testimony. Her husband Daniel is Romanian, before immigrating to French Canada. Mrs. Zamfir is Canadian. They were both public, private, and schooled at home, both now holding University degrees. They’ve been reading to their children from the womb on, but intentionally homeschooling them from preschool up. Their oldest begins eighth grade this August. They use a faith-based approach to their studies and worship with the church of Christ in Wetumpka.

August 13
Montgomery City-County Public Library System wants to share our resources and local resources geared towards homeschool families. It doesn’t have to be expensive, and you don’t have to do it alone.

August 20
Jania Otey, a homeschool mom of two and a public speaker for families, will be speaking on the benefits of homeschooling when it comes to getting into colleges and going into the work field. Mrs. Otey has her B.A. degree in political science and her Juris Doctorate from Howard University. She is admitted to practice law in Maryland and D.C. She has authored a vegan cookbook and published articles in the Gospel Journal. She is also the Executive Director of Kids and Culture Camp, a summer enrichment program for kids.

Crochet Class
August 6 and 20, Thursday posted at 4:00
We will post a Crochet project and instructions on our Facebook page. Please send us pictures of what is on your hook to coliseum840@gmail.com. Or post a photo to our Facebook page in messages.

Ukulele Class
August 10, 2020, Monday posted at 4:00
This class is designed for people ages six through grown-up seniors who wish to learn how to play the ukulele. You may bring your ukulele, or you may check one out from our library. Learning how to play the ukulele is an incredible method to animate your mind! Check out a Ukulele with our curbside service.

Adult Program
August 18, 2020, Tuesday at 10:00

Barbara Hill, our Montgomery author, will share highlights from her new book, A Child’s Dream, and her other books. She will be on Facebook Live; please join us at 10:00.

Adult Book Clubs

Go to Meeting

Southern Charms Book Club
August 13, 2020
3:00 pm
The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear
Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs, “one of the great fictional heroines” (Parade), investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival.

When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the U.S. Department of Justice—Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie escape Hitler’s Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon’s death.

As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the British Isles, raining death and destruction from the skies, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect Anna, the young evacuee she has grown to love and wants to adopt. Entangled in an investigation linked to the power of wartime propaganda and American political intrigue being played out in Britain, Maisie will face losing her dearest friend—and the possibility that she might be falling in love again.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39087664-the-american-agent?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=lzbygmMFlG&rank=1

Curious Genre Book Club
August 27, 2020
3:00 pm
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
“That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was no reason at all to remember it. Yet I have never across the forty years since it was spoken forgotten a single word.”

New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson’s Drugstore, and Hot Stuff comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder.

Frank begins the season preoccupied with the concerns of any teenage boy, but when tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family— which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother— he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years.

Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15803059-ordinary-grace?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=zoQg8Fd4sG&rank=1

July Fun @ Coliseum Blvd. Library!!

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday
Summer @ Your Library-Preschool/Elementary

Attention:

These programs are all virtual

Story times will be posted on Thursdays @ 10:00 am

July 2, 2020 – No Program

July 9, 2020 – Monster Mash
The Monsters’ Monster by Patrick McDonnell
Synopsis: Three little monsters think they are very bad. They decide to create the meanest monster on earth. Instead, they create a nice monster.

Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty
Synopsis: Jeremy never leaves his room. He drew a monster because he was bored. The monster came to life! Now Jeremy is no longer bored.

Activity: Create your own monster.

July 16, 2020 – Storybook Characters!
We will have storybook characters coming to the library virtually!

July 23, 2020 – We love to eat!
Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora: Omu makes a yummy red stew that friends from around the city can smell, and it smells good. Omu shares her food and she gets something in return.

“Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake” by Michael B. Kaplan: Betty Bunny tries chocolate cake for the first time and falls in love! All she can think about is how much she wants more, but she will have to learn to be patient before she can have more.

Activity: Chocolate mug cake

July 31, 2020, @ 10:30 am – Closing Party @Morgan Library, Downtown Montgomery.
Synopsis: We say good-bye to summer reading.

All of our July programs are virtual; once you have registered for Summer @ Your Library for Coliseum Blvd, we will have your email address. Once you are registered, we will email you when your kit is ready for curbside pick-up.

***1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: Register now for this free powerful program geared toward boosting your infant’s brainpower. Read to your child, birth through kindergarten, every day to have read 1,000 books before they enter kindergarten. You will keep track of each book read, and your child will receive a reward after every 100 books read. Find out more about this free new program at the Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library.

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday
Summer @ Your Library-Elementary
Attention:

These programs are all virtual

Tuesdays through July
Each Tuesday, Mrs. Kelly will be reading chapters from Magic Tree House: Dragon of the Red Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne: Jack and Annie go to Edo Japan in the 1600s and they take us with them through the Magic Tree House. At the end, she will give your children a fun STE(A)M challenge to do at home with the resources around them. Videos of the reading and activity challenge will be posted on our Facebook page each Tuesday. This book and the activities are meant to inspire your children’s imagination, creativity, and innovative thinking. If you want to check out the first chapters, go to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpDJnwIquOHn62s-293mQng/videos.

Alabama Department of Archives and History
July 10, 2020 Friday will be posted at 10:00 am
Synopsis: The Archives will be putting on a super fun show called “Stories from the Southeastern Indians”!

Ukulele Class
July 13, 2020 Monday will be posted at 4:00
This class is designed for people ages six through grown-up seniors who wish to learn how to play the ukulele. You may bring your own ukulele, or you may check one out from our library. Learning how to play the ukulele is an incredible method to animate your mind!

The Science Lady!
July 17, 2020 – Friday will be posted at 10:00 am
Synopsis: Join us for the “Wizarding Science Summer Show” with the Science Lady! She will do some magic with potions and spells with science magic that works!

July 24, 2020 – Medieval Madness
Friday Will be posted at 10:00 am
Synopsis: The Society for Creative Anachronism is coming virtually to our library to play medieval games like Hopscotch, Blindman’s Bluff, and Ring Around the Rosie for the younger ones. Nine-Man Morris, Shut the Box, and Game of Goose for the older ones.

July 31, 2020, @ 10:30 am – Closing Party @Morgan Library, Downtown Montgomery. Synopsis: We say good-bye to summer reading.

All of our July programs are virtual; once you have registered for Summer @ Your Library for Coliseum Blvd, we will have your email address. Once you are registered, we will email you when your kit is ready for curbside pick-up.

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday
Summer @ Your Library – Teens

Attention:

These programs are all virtual

Crochet Class
July 2 and 16 Thursday will be posted at 4:00
A Crochet project and instructions will be posted to our Facebook page.

Homeschool STEM
July 8, 2020 Wednesday This will be posted at 10:00 am
We will post a link to Civil Air Patrols STEM videos. Kits will be ready to be picked up at Coliseum Library.

Make Your Own Money!
July 10, 2020 Friday – This will be posted at 4:00
Synopsis: Tommy John’s is bringing our teens his Teenboss Workshop. They will learn how to be creative and wise in the business world as well as learn about money management.

Mondays @ 4:00 pm for Teens

Ukulele Class
July 13, 2020 This will be posted at 4:00
4:00-5:00 pm
This class is designed for people ages six through grown-up seniors who wish to learn how to play the ukulele. You may bring your own ukulele, or you may check one out from our library. Learning how to play the ukulele is an incredible method to animate your mind!

Harry Potter Digital Escape Room
July 13, 2020 – This will be posted at 4:00
Go to Hogwarts and play a magical game from your home! It’s filled with Harry Potter trivia and puzzles. Don’t worry! If you don’t know a lot about Harry Potter, you can look up the information.

Hot Air Balloon
July 20, 2020 – This will be posted at 4:00

We will post a link to Civil Air Patrols videos. Kits will be ready to be picked up at Coliseum Library.

July 31, 2020, @ 10:30 am – Closing Party @ Morgan Library, Downtown Montgomery. Synopsis: We say good-bye to summer reading.

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday
Summer @ Your Library – Adults

Attention:

These programs are all virtual

Library Bingo
June1-July 31
Come by and pick up your first bingo card; you can make bingo either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Each bingo card turned in gives you a chance to win.

Crochet Class
July 2, and 16 Thursday posted at 4:00
A Crochet project and instructions will be posted to our Facebook page.

Ukulele Class
July 13, 2020 Monday will be posted at 4:00

This class is designed for people ages six through grown-up seniors who wish to learn how to play the ukulele. You may bring your own ukulele, or you may check one out from our library. Learning how to play the ukulele is an incredible method to animate your mind!

Adult Program
July 21, 2020, Tuesday
10:00 am
Mr. Wills will be here to share stories and pictures of forgotten Alabama.

Adult Library Bingo
July 31, 2020
This is the day all your bingos need to be turned in to be entered for the prize.

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday
Summer @ Your Library – Adult Book Clubs

Attention:

Meetings will be virtual through Go to Meeting

Southern Charms Book Club
July 9, 2020
3:00 pm
Miss Julia Stands Her Ground by Ann B. Ross
“Miss Julia Stands Her Ground” finds our steel magnolia looking forward to many peaceful and happy years with her new husband, Sam. But she still has plenty to worry about. When Hazel Marie’s troublemaking uncle, Brother Vernon Puckett, comes back to town, he claims to have conclusive proof that Little Lloyd is not the son of Miss Julia’s late, philandering husband Wesley Lloyd Springer-a fact to which Miss Julia would have gladly subscribed a few years back. But that was then, before Miss Julia’s life revolved around Little Lloyd, before that magical holiday when he became the apple of her eye. With DNA testing the only possible way to settle the dispute, Miss Julia shudders at the thought of exhuming her dead husband’s body. But her housekeeper Lillian has a few souvenirs of Wesley Lloyd’s life tucked away that, though a little creepy, might just be the key to ending the whole ugly mess. Another hilarious adventure, “Miss Julia Stands Her Ground” confirms what we know in our hearts-family is always thicker than blood.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/575393.Miss_Julia_Stands_Her_Ground

Curious Genre Book Club
July 23, 2020
3:00 pm
If She Knew by Blake Pierce
55 year old empty nester—and freshly retired FBI agent—Kate Wise finds herself drawn out of her quiet suburban life when her friend’s daughter is murdered in a home invasion—and she is implored to help.

Kate thought she left the FBI behind after 30 years as their top agent, respected for her brilliant mind, tough street skills and her uncanny ability to hunt down serial killers. Yet Kate, bored with the quiet town, at a crossroads in life, is summoned by a friend she can’t turn down.

As Kate hunts the killer, she soon finds herself at the forefront of a manhunt, as more bodies turn up—all suburban moms in perfect marriages—and it becomes apparent there is a serial killer stalking this quiet town. She unearths secrets from her neighbors she wishes she never knew, discovering that all is not what it seems in this picture of model streets and neighbors. Affairs and lying are rampant, and Kate must sift through the town’s underbelly if she will stop the killer from striking again.

But this killer is one step ahead of her, and it may end up being Kate but this killer is one step ahead of her, and it may end up being Kate who is in danger. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41559688-if-she-knew?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=ySV8hh46br&rank=1