March Fun @ Coliseum Blvd. Library!!

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

 

 

Story Time

 

March 7     We should learn to help each other!

                     Caillou Gets the Hiccups, by Sarah Margaret Johanson

                      Caillou develops hiccups and he cannot get rid of them.

                     Bark, George, by Jules Feiffer

                     George the dog cannot bark despite everyone’s efforts.

                      Craft – Dog craft

 

March 14     Things are not always what they seem!

                     Fang, by Barbara Shook Hazen

                     Although he is big and looks fierce, Fang the dog is afraid of so many

                     things that he is even afraid of himself.

                     Contrary Mary, by Anita Jeram

                     Contrary Mary the mouse decides one day to do the opposite of

                    what she is supposed to do, but when her mother does the same,

                    Mary has a change of heart.

                    Craft – Mouse craft

 

March 21   Don’t be afraid of imaginary things!

                   Dear Bear, by Joanna Harrison

                   Katie is afraid of the bear that lives under the stairs at her house,

                   until they exchange letters and she finally gets to meet him.

                   The Dinosaurs Are Back and It’s All Your Fault Edward!,

                   By Wendy Hartmann and Niki Daly

                   Edward’s brother makes him believe that the dinosaurs are

                   everywhere and that they are after him.

                  Craft – Pterodactyl Craft

 

March 28 Sometimes things are not as bad as they seem to be!

                 Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!, by Candace Fleming and Brian Karas

        After planting the garden he has dreamed of for years, Mr. McGreely tries to   find a way to keep some persistent bunnies from eating all his vegetables.

                 Bad Boris Goes to School, by Susie Jenkin-Pearce

                 Bad Boris does not want to go to school, but when he does he finds he doesn’t

                want to leave.

                 Craft – Elephant craft

 

 

Parent Pre-School Activity Center:  This table changes once a month.  We will have a new activity to enhance the five senses and further develop your child’s thought processes.  This table has activities where parent and child explore together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6        Monday – Friday

 

“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids

 

Color Coders

March 5, 2019

3:30 – 4:30 pm

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

 

Homework Assistance

March 5 and 12, 2019   (No assistance March 19 or 26 due to Spring Break.)

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 of students, and adults who are interested in tutoring are invited to assist, with pre-registration required.

 

Being Creative with Legos

March 12 and 26, 2019

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.

Registration is required.

 

Tinkering Table Celebrates “STEAM” – The Universe

March 18 – March 22

3:30 – 4:30 pm

We will be offering activities to enhance your child’s learning through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math).  Our theme will involve The Universe.  We will be making a Star Finder & Big Dipper Star Clock, a Bristle Bots, a Lego Space Craft, a model of Saturn, and of course cloud slime.  Pre-registration is required to assure adequate material supply.

Please call 271-7005, or stop by the Coliseum Branch Library to register.

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register now for this powerful program geared toward boosting your infant’s brain power. Simply read to your child, birth through kindergarten, every day with the goal of having 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 new program at the Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Boulevard

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

 

Adult Programs

 

Senior Tech Appointments

 

Call 271-7005 to reserve an appointment.

Sessions will be one-on-one by appointment only (call 271-7005) for a maximum of 1 hour. The type of training will depend on your needs.  Tell us what you want to learn!  Training includes basic computer skills, some Microsoft Office programs, email, eBooks, help with the mouse, or any of our digital catalogs.

 

Crochet Class

March 7, 2019 (We are meeting only once this month.)

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come learn how to crochet, and share what you have been making.

 

Coliseum Adult Program – Alabama 200 Years

March 20, 2019

10:00 am

Capitals of Alabama

The Alabama Department of Archives and History will be presenting interesting and historical information pertaining to the five capitals of Alabama.

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

March 14, 2019

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing The Distant Hours, by Kate Morton.  This is a story of Edie who is on a journey into the past of her mother whom she discovered was billeted in Milderhurst Castle during WWII.  During her journey, she finds that there are many other secrets hidden in the walls of this castle.  Then, we will receive our book for April titled, The Lilac Girls, by Martha Kelly.  This is a historical fiction story of three women during WWII who find their lives forever changed during this tumultuous period.

 

 

Curious Genre Book Club

March 28, 2019

3:00 pm

“The Black-Eyed Blonde” by Benjamin Black

Raymond Chandler’s incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career “It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk had the look of something that knows it’s being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere.” So begins The Black-Eyed Blonde, a new novel featuring Philip Marlowe–yes, that Philip Marlowe.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17910123-the-black-eyed-blonde?from_search=true

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Pike Road Library Announces March Programs!!

Pike Road Branch Library’s March 2019 Programs

Storybook Time – for age three and up – Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:

  • March 4 – We’ll get ready for Mardi Gras with a trip to the bayou when we read Alan’s Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis. Alan the Alligator likes to scare the other animals with his big scary teeth, but Alan has a deep, dark secret that might bring an end to his reign of terror.
  • March 11 – That weird old lady is swallowing more stuff again, including a four-leaf clover! What is she going to make with all that stuff this time? The answers await us in There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro and Jared Lee.
  • March 18 – Spring arrives this week, so it’s time for hibernating animals to wake up. Mole is the vernal equivalent of a morning person, but Bear just won’t wake up. What lengths must Mole go to in order to wake his friend in Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand?
  • March 25 – It’s finally spring and Bear wakes up ready for breakfast. We’ll see if his friends can ever fill him up when we read Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.

 

Toddler Time – for age two and under – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:

  • March 6
  • March 13
  • March 20
  • March 27

Book Clubs

Book Maniacs – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, March 13 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniacs will discuss Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas by Jonathan Stokes.

Publisher’s Summary – Twelve-year-old Addison Cooke just wishes something exciting would happen to him. His aunt and uncle, both world-famous researchers, travel to the ends of the earth searching for hidden treasure, dodging dangerous robbers along the way, while Addison is stuck in school all day. Luckily for Addison, adventure has a way of finding the Cookes. After his uncle unearths the first ancient Incan clue needed to find a vast trove of lost treasure, he is kidnapped by members of a shadowy organization intent on stealing the riches. Addison’s uncle is the bandits’ key to deciphering the ancient clues and looting the treasure . . . unless Addison and his friends can outsmart the kidnappers and crack the code first. So it’s off to South America, where the excitement, danger, gold, booby traps, and car chases are never-ending!

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, March 21 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler.

Publisher’s Summary – After the Civil War, young Alva Smith and her sisters are left with nothing but their good name. Then she is introduced to William Vanderbilt, whose nouveau riche family is upending established New York society. They marry, but find themselves excluded by the old-money doyennes who control access to the city’s social and political scene.

Refused entry, Alva designs and builds mansions and hosts her own grand balls. Denied a box seat at the Academy of Music, she helps found the Metropolitan Opera House. Outspoken, brave, and fiercely independent, Alva defies convention by championing suffrage for women, African-Americans and immigrants, and supporting labor union strikes. And, when William’s attentions wander, Alva puts her future at risk–with a scandalous strategy that changes her life.

 

 

9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 – Phone: 244-8679 facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary

March Story Times @ Pintlala Library!

Pintlala Branch Library

March 2019   STORY TIME

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

 Women’s History Month/Mardi Gras

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

 

The National Women’s History Theme for 2019
Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence

 

 

 

MARCH 5, 2019 @ 1:30 Pre-K

Pre-K’s Annual

             Mardi Gras Parade

Pintlala Branch Library

 

MARCH 6, 2019 @ 12:00 Kindergarten

             BOOK: “Johnny Appleseed”  by: Reeve Lindbergh

                        Synopsis: —-    Rhymed text and illustrations relate the life of

John Chapman, whose distribution of apple seeds and

trees across the Midwest made him a legend and left a

legacy still enjoyed today.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make apples out of construction paper

 

MARCH 14, 2019 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

             BOOK: “St. Patrick’s Day”  by: Jennifer Gillis

                        Synopsis: —-    An introduction to the history and traditions of St. Patrick’s Day.

Contents include: St. Patrick’s Day from town to town; Honoring

St. Patrick; Early Life; A new religion; St. Patrick’s Day in the Colonies;

The Irish in America; Gifts from Ireland; An American idea; The

Wearing of the green; Shamrocks; Harps, Shillelaghs, and little people;

Irish tradition, American holiday.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a St. Patrick’s Day craft

 

MARCH 14, 2019 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

             BOOK: “Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Samantha and Lola” by: Alma Flor Ada

                        Synopsis: —-    Samantha loves Irish dancing and has learned to dance it very

well. Her friend Lola also likes this dance and she especially

loves the fancy dress that Samantha wears during her presentations.

Little by little, Lola learns the basic steps from her friend, until

she is also ready to appear on stage. She makes her first appearance

in the show that her school prepares to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Contains an informative section on St. Patrick’s Day.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a St. Patrick’s Day craft

 

MARCH 19, 2019 @ 11:10 Pre-K

             BOOK: “A House of Leaves” by: Kiyoshi Soya

                        Synopsis: —-    sheltering from the rain, Sarah shares a house of leaves with

a praying mantis, ladybug, and other small creatures of the wild.

            ACTIVITY: Students will go outside and find 2 leaves to come back inside and talk about

MARCH 20, 2019 @ 12:00 Kindergarten

                          BOOK: “A Present for Mama Bear”  by: Bonnie Staenberg

                        Synopsis: —-  Edgar Bear is looking for the perfect birthday gift for his mama.

Picking flowers, painting a picture, and baking a cake become a

big mess — but Mama Bear loves him just the same.

            ACTIVITY: Students will decorate bears out of construction paper

 

MARCH 26, 2019 @ 12:00 4th Grade

             BOOK: “Amelia Earhart”  by: Caroline Crosson Gilpin

Synopsis —-   Amelia Earhart is one of the first of many National

Geographic Readers that highlight important historical

figures. This Level 1 Reader brings an understanding of

Amelia Earhart’s historical significance to a whole new

audience. Young readers will learn about the fascinating

life and legacy of this pioneering pilot and adventurer,

whose disappearance over the Pacific in 1937 has intrigued

audiences for decades.

            ACTIVITY: Make air planes out of gum, mints, and rubber bands

 

MARCH 27, 2019 @ 1:30 1st Grade

             BOOK: “Lucky Ducklings” by: Eva Moore

                        Synopsis: —-    Early one morning, Mama Duck takes her babies for a walk.

They follow safely behind her as they leave their pond, waddle

through the park, and stop in the little sunlit town’s parking lot for

yummy breakfast.
But one by one, Mama’s little ducklings get separated when they

disappear into the slats of the town’s storm drain. How three firemen

and a pickup truck rush to their rescue makes for a vivid and exciting

drama that children will return to over and over again. Award-winning

artist Nancy Carpenter and veteran author Eva Moore have created a

delightful new classic with an inspiring environmental message.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make ducks out of construction paper and cardstock

 

MARCH 28, 2019 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

             BOOK: “Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History” by: Vashti Harrison

                        Synopsis: —-  An important book for all ages, Little Leaders educates and

inspires as it relates true stories of forty trailblazing black

women in American history. Illuminating text paired with

irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known

female figures of Black history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth,

pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm,

mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash.

            ACTIVITY: Questions and Answers

 

MARCH 28, 2019 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

             BOOK: “Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History” by: Vashti Harrison

                        Synopsis: —-  An important book for all ages, Little Leaders educates and

inspires as it relates true stories of forty trailblazing black

women in American history. Illuminating text paired with

irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known

female figures of Black history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth,

pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm,

mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash.

            ACTIVITY: Questions and Answers