February 2017 at Coliseum Blvd. Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
Thursday at 10:00 am
Feb. 2 I love dogs!
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy, by Mo Willems
The pigeon wants a puppy, but is it really a good idea for a pigeon to have a puppy?
Biscuit Loves the Library, by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Biscuit gets to go to the library to discover all the library has to offer.
Activity – Vicky Potter, with Dogs on Call/Easter Seals, will be bringing her trained dog
to meet all the boys and girls.
Feb. 9 Valentine’s Day is near!
Happy Valentine’s Day, by Robert Scull
Little Bill discovers the meaning of Valentine’s Day and shares his love with all he
Katy Duck and the Secret Valentine, by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
When Katy Duck receives a secret valentine filled with sparkly stars, she wonders who
it could be from.
Craft – Valentine’s Day craft
Feb. 16 This is a happy day!
Happy Birthday, Danny and the Dinosaur, by Syd Hoff
Danny invites his dinosaur friend to come to his birthday party.
How Will I Ever Sleep in this Bed?, by Della Ross Ferreri
A little boy feels so alone in his new, big bed until he invites his stuffed animal friends
to join him.
Craft – Dinosaur masks
Feb. 23 Let’s work together to make things better!
I Broke My Trunk, by Mo Willems
Gerald tells Piggy a long, crazy story about breaking his trunk.
Otis and the Tornado, by Loren Long
When a tornado threatens the farm, Otis the Tractor must try to save the animals,
including the unfriendly bull.
Craft – Bull masks
Parent/Pre-School Activity Center
Every three weeks 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.
Our program meets every Tuesday from 5:00 – 5:45 pm. 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 lessons you will need assistance with.
Registration is required to students, and adults who are interested in tutoring are invited to assist, with pre-registration required.
Harry Potter Book Night
February 2, 2017
4:00 – 5:30 pm
All ages invited!
Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character and join us in a scavenger hunt, along with games and activities involving the Harry Potter books. Don’t forget to bring your cameras! There will be a prize given for the best costume, and for the person who can score the best on a Harry Potter trivia quiz. Then, we will end the event with refreshments in the Conference Room. Start planning your costume today so you can join the other wizards in all their wizardry.
Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus
Lego League is offered the third Tuesday in February.
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Come join the fun and creativity as we build with Legos!
February 8, 2017
We will change this to any fiber arts project. Do you have something you can teach, or would you like to learn how to do something. We still have looms and yarn, so bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks. Also, bring any projects you are working on that you would like to share.
Coliseum Adult Program
February 15, 2017
Attorney Julian McPhillips will be discussing his book, Civil Rights in My Bones. This is his biography and details many of his accomplishments. This will be a very informative event.
Joyful Aging: Being Your Best at any Age
February 1, 2017
Arts and Crafts – Valentine’s Day Sun Mobiles
Let’s have fun making your own heart mobiles that shine like stained glass.
February 8, 2017
Technology – Ancestry Database
Interested in researching your family’s history but afraid of the cost? We will show you how to do it free.
February 15, 2017
Program – Attorney/Author Julian McPhillips
Mr. McPhillips will be addressing his newest book, Civil Rights in My Bones, a personal biography.
February 22, 2017
Non-Fiction Book Club featuring the 100’s – Philosophy
This month we are reading in the 100’s. This classification number encompasses philosophy, ghosts, big foot, psychology and psychics.
Adult Book Clubs
Southern Charms Book Club
February 9, 2017
Today we will be discussing Civil Rights in My Bones, by Julian McPhillips, a personal biography. Then, we will receive our book for March titled, Silver Sparrow, by Tayari Jones.
Eastbrook Mystery Book Club
February 23, 2017
Today we will be discussing “Deeper than the Dead”, by Tami Hoag. A fifth grade boy lands on a woman’s dead body whose eyes and mouth are glued shut, while trying to get away from the class bully. This is a story set in 1985 before DNA, forensic science and no criminal profiling. Come and find out what “Deeper than the Dead” means.
Dewey Decimal Book Club
February 22, 2017
This month we are reading in the 100’s. This classification number encompasses philosophy, ghosts, big foot, psychology and psychics. Select your own book from this area and be ready to share 3 to 5 things you have learned from reading your book.
We have an adult level puzzle on a table at all times. Come and help put our community puzzles together.
Coliseum Art Gallery
We will be featuring the works of Gregory Daniels. Come and see his expressive art during the months of February and March.
Pintlala Branch Library
February 2017 STORY TIME
255 Federal Rd.
Hope Hull, AL 36043
Black History Month: “The Crisis in Black Education”
Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian
February 1, 2017 @ 9:30 3rd Grade
What is Valentine’s Day?
ACTIVITY: Students will make Valentine Day cards with “Sign” I love You
February 2, 2017
- SANDRA OUT FOR A WORKSHOP
February 6, 2017 @ 1:00 Kindergarten
BOOK: “Henry and the Valentine Surprise” by: Nancy Carlson
Synopsis —- Just before Valentine’s Day, Henry and his classmates discover a
heart-shaped box on their teacher Mr. McCarthy’s desk. Whose it’s
for? As the students spy on Mr. McCarthy, they see him talking to
the playground monitor, smiling at the lunch lady, and eating with
the French teacher! How many girlfriends does Mr. McCarthy have?
When Henry finally asks Mr. McCarthy just who that heart-shaped
box is for the class gets a big surprise!
ACTIVITY: Students will make Valentine treat cups out of paper cups
February 7, 2017 @ 11:30 Pre-K
BOOK: “Henry in Love” by: Peter McCarty
Synopsis —- Henry is a bit of a dreamer and not much of a talker. Then there’s
Chloe, who says what she thinks and knows how to turn a
spectacular cartwheel. This is the story of how one blueberry muffin
makes all the difference.
ACTIVITY: Student will make candy Valentine butterflies
February 7, 2017 @ 1:30 1st Grade
BOOK: “I Love it when You Smile” by: Sam McBratney
Synopsis —- When Little Roo wakes up, he just feels grumpy. His mother tries
everything to make him feel better, but nothing she does makes any
difference. So how will a deep, wide, and muddy-at-the-bottom hole
make Little Roo smile?
ACTIVITY: Students will make heart butterflies out of construction paper
February 8, 2017 @ 11:20 Kindergarten
BOOK: “I Kissed the Baby! By: Mary Murphy
Synopsis —- “I saw the baby! Did you see the baby?” “Yes! I saw the baby, the teeny weeny thing.” It’s so exciting! News of the baby is buzzing from animal to animal,
with each one — fish, bird, squirrel, insect, frog — boasting of seeing,
feeding, singing to, tickling, and kissing the tiny little thing.
ACTIVITY: Students will make lollipop hearts
February 9, 2017 @ 9:30 6th Grade
BOOK: “Aunt Clara Brown: Official Pioneer by: Linda Lowery
Synopsis —- Introducing new readers to some of history’s most interesting and
important people, these biographies focus on the pivotal episodes
that show what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or
she came to be famous. Although written in a story format, these
books are not fictionalized accounts. A chronology of major events
follows the story, along with a brief summary of the subject’s life.
ACTIVITY: Student will make pencil Valentine cards
February 9, 2017 @ 1:30 2nd Grade
BOOK: “Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink” by: Diane DeGroat
Synopsis —- When Gilbert writes two not-so-nice valentines to his classmates, his
prank quickly turns into pandemonium. But there’s always time for a
change of heart on Valentine’s Day.
ACTIVITY: Students will make fans out of construction paper hearts
February 14, 2017 @ 11:30 Pre-K
BOOK: “Dog Loves Books” by: Louise Yates
Synopsis —- A picture-book treat for the youngest dog lovers. Dog loves books SO much he opens his very own bookstore. At first
he’s short of customers. But that’s all right, because when Dog is
surrounded by books, he is never short of friends—or fun. And when
customers begin arriving, he knows just which books to recommend.
ACTIVITY: Student will make Valentine flowers
GAME: Valentine Candy Walk
February 15, 2017 @ 9:30 3rd Grade
Black History Program
Who am I?
The children will be given information about African Americans form history and
they have to say who that person is.
February 20, 2017 LIBRARY CLOSED
February 21, 2017 @ 11:30 Pre-K
BOOK: “llama llama Misses Mama” by: Anna Dewdney
Synopsis —- Strange new teacher. Strange new toys. Lots of kids and lots of noise! What would Llama like to do? Llama Llama feels so new . . . It’s Llama Llama’s first day of preschool! And Llama Llama’s mama
makes sure he’s ready. They meet the teachers. See the other children.
Look at all the books and games. But then it’s time for Mama to leave.
And suddenly Llama Llama isn’t so excited anymore. Will Mama Llama
come back? Of course she will. But before she does, the other children
show Llama Llama how much fun school can be!
ACTIVITY: Students will work in their activity books
February 21, 2017 @ 1:30 1st Grade
BOOK: “Eating Up Gladys” by: Margot Zemach
Synopsis —- Gladys loves being the oldest sister, swanning around on her bike, feeding
the baby, and … bossing Hilda and Rose. But when Hilda and Rose’s joke plan
for revenge ends with Gladys stuck in a big soup pot, the younger girls find
out what it means to be the biggest. Are they really ready to be in charge –
and find a way to unstick Ms. Stuck-Up? Caldecott Medalist Margot Zemach
wrote this topsy-turvy tale about her children before she died, and now her
daughter Kaethe completes the book with cheerful illustrations that capture
both the fury and the fun of sibling rivalry.
ACTIVITY: Questions and Answers from the book
February 22, 2017
- SANDRA IS OUT
February 23, 2017 @ 1:30 2nd Grade
BOOK: “A Play of “Frog and Friends: Frog Saves the Day” by: Eve Bunting
Synopsis —- Frog Saves the Day Frog and his friends Rabbit, Possum, Raccoon,
and Squirrel mistakenly thinks a nearby train is a ferocious dragon
and later Frog rescues a friend’s child from danger.
ACTIVITY: Questions and Answers about the play
February 27, 2017 @ 9:30 3rd Grade
Black History Program
Who am I?
The children will be given information about African Americans from history and
will have to guess who the person is.
February 27, 2017 @ 1:00 Kindergarten
BOOK: “Betty Bunny loves Chocolate Cake” by: Michael B. Kaplan
Synopsis —- Betty Bunny is the youngest in her family of rabbits and she’s just
discovering the important things in life, like chocolate cake. She
declares, “I am going to marry chocolate cake” and takes a piece to
school with her in her pocket. Mom values healthy eating and tells
Betty Bunny she needs patience when it comes to dessert. But Betty
Bunny doesn’t want patience, she wants chocolate cake!
ACTIVITY: Students will make bunny rabbits out of paper plate
February 28, 2017 @ 11:30 Pre-K
BOOK: “It’s Hard to be Five: Learning how to work my Control Panel” by: Jamie Lee Curtis
Synopsis —- It’s hard to be five. Just yelled at my brother. My mind says do one thing. My mouth says another.
It’s fun to be five! Big changes are here! My body’s my car, and I’m licensed to steer.
Learning not to hit? Having to wait your turn? Sitting still? It’s definitely
hard to be.
February 28, 2017
PRE-K MARDIS GRAS PARDE
February 28, 2017 @ 1:30 1st Grade
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