November Fun @ Coliseum Blvd. Library!!

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9-6      Monday-Friday

Story time on Facebook – Thursdays @10am

November  3st –  I’m Thankful for Family

November 10th – I’m Thankful for Friends

November 17th – I’m Thankful for Food

November 24nd – No story time on Thanksgiving.

*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 1,000 read 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 from the Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library.

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9-6      Monday-Friday

For kids of all ages

Cooking a Thanksgiving Meal with YOUR Kids.

A video will be posted on our Facebook page @ 11 am after each storytime in November. Mrs. Davis will be showing you how to cook a Thanksgiving meal with your child in three easy recipe videos. This is to get your child more familiar with cooking and to give them the confidence of knowing they helped with Thanksgiving dinner.

November  3st –  3 Ingredient Chocolate Pie

November 10th – Easy Green Bean Casserole

November 17th – Turkey and Stuffing Meatloaf with a Cranberry Sauce Glaze

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9-6      Monday-Friday

Virtual Programs for Elementary, Preteens, and Teens.

Every other Tuesday @ 4

Literary Shorts: Mrs. Kelly will read either a short story, poem, essay, or short biography and then she will give a STEAM challenge at the end that relates to the reading. If you are homeschooling this year, these readings can be a part of your curriculum. It includes either English, History, or both during the reading portion. The STEAM challenge can include Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

November 10

“A Little Traveler” from A White Heron and Other Stories,Theodora Sarah Orne Jewett

Synopsis: A little girl forever imprints her story and her goodness on all the people on the train.

November 24

Readings from 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving by Cathrine O’Neill Grace and Margaret M. Bruchac.

Synopsis: From the National Geographic Society comes a closer look at what the first Thanksgiving really looked like and what happened before and after their feasting.

ATTENTION TEENS

What virtual programs or activities would you like to see from Coliseum Blvd. Branch Library? Let us know 271-7005.

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9-6      Monday-Friday

Adult Virtual Book Clubs

Each month we have two different book clubs that meet. Right now we meet through GoToMeeting. Contact us if you are interested or want to know the current book we’re reading.

Southern Charms Book Club

November 12 @ 3 PM

Curious Genre Book Club

November 26 @ 3 PM

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9-6      Monday-Friday

Virtual Programs for Everyone

Crochet Class

First and Third Thursdays

4:00 PM

Do you like to keep your hands busy? Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? We will post a tutorial on how to crochet a new stitch, or a new project. You can also share photos of your ongoing projects in the comment section of the Crochet post.

Ukulele Class

Second Tuesday

4:00 PM

We will post a tutorial for anyone wanting to learn the ukulele or pick up some new songs and techniques. Learning to play an instrument can relieve stress and will stimulate your mind.

October Fun @ Coliseum Blvd. Library!!

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9-6      Monday-Friday

Story time on Facebook – Thursdays @10am

October 1st – Which Witch? 

October 8th – Scaredy Characters.

October 15th   – A Not So Scary Story time

October 22nd   – Creepy Creatures

October 29th – This is Halloween!

*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 1,000 read 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 from the Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library.

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9-6      Monday-Friday

Virtual Programs for Elementary, Preteens, and Teens.

Every other Tuesday @ 4

Literary Shorts: Mrs. Kelly will read either a short story, poem, essay, or short biography and then she will give a STEAM challenge at the end that relates to the reading. If you are homeschooling this year, these readings can be a part of your curriculum. It includes either English, History, or both during the reading portion. The STEAM challenge can include Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

October 13

“The Nameless Holiday” from Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan

Synopsis: All the Tales in this book contain a spinoff of the world we know. Eric is a foreign exchange student, but his culture is different than any other on earth.

October 27

“The Weaving Contest: The Story of Arachne and Minerva” from Favorite Greek Myths retold by Mary Pope Osborne

Synopsis: From the woman who brought you the Magic Tree House series, comes famous Greek myths told in an easy to read book for kids. Greek culture, famous traditions, moral lessons, strong characters come from these stories and they still influence our culture and are still relevant ways to teach the next generation.

ATTENTION TEENS

What virtual programs or activities would you like to see from Coliseum Blvd. Branch Library? Let us know 271-7005.

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9-6      Monday-Friday

Adult Virtual Book Clubs

Each month we have two different book clubs that meet. Right now we meet through GoToMeeting. Contact us if you are interested or want to know the current book we’re reading.

Southern Charms Book Club

October 8 @ 3 PM

Curious Genre Book Club

October 22 @ 3 PM

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9-6      Monday-Friday

Virtual Programs for Everyone

Crochet Class

First and Third Thursdays – October 1st and 15th

4:00 PM

Do you like to keep your hands busy? Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? We will post a tutorial on how to crochet a new stitch, or a new project. You can also share photos of your ongoing projects in the comment section of the Crochet post.

Ukulele Class

Second Tuesday – October 13

4:00 PM

We will post a tutorial for anyone wanting to learn the ukulele or pick up some new songs and techniques. Learning to play an instrument can relieve stress and will stimulate your mind.

Posts during Banned Books Week

September 28- October 2rd

Monday through Friday we will post something Banned Book related at 4PM.

Monday: There will be a Banned Book quiz to take.

Tuesday: We will post a reading of a banned tale called “My Brother the Bird” from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume.  This story is told from the perspective of a fourth grade boy in New York City.  It was written for children ages 9 and up, so it may not be appropriate for small children. Parental advisory suggested. Email kbdavis@mccpl.lib.al.us for questions or concerns.

Wednesday: Activity and coloring sheets for Banned Books Week. We will post them on Facebook for you to print out, or you can come by the library to pick them up using our curbside service. 

Thursday: We will highlight an author whose books were banned by sharing a video.

Friday: We will share a reading of a banned book.  

September Fun @ Coliseum Blvd. Library!!

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

Storytime on Facebook – Thursdays @10am

September 3 – We Love to Eat
Thank you, Omu! By Oge Mora
Synopsis: Omu makes a yummy read stew that friends from all 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
Synopsis: 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 chocolate cake.
Activity: Chocolate Mug Cake

September 10 – Onomatopoeia (The name of a sound)
Cadillac by Charles Temple and Lynne Lockhart.
Synopsis: This Granny drives a pink Cadillac that drives to some cool sounds.
The Bee Tree by Polacco, Patricia.
Synopsis: A little girl and her grandpa go looking for a bee tree! The honey straight from a bee tree is the best honey. As they go on their adventure, many friends join them along with their fun noises.
Activity: Name that Onomatopoeia.

September 17 – Insects!
Tiny Little Fly by Michael Rosen and Kevin Waldron
Synopsis: One little fly can get other big animals in big trouble! We will read all about what this fly can do.
Insects are My Life by Megan McDonald
Synopsis: Amanda Frankenstein is crazy about bugs. Other kids just don’t understand how amazing bugs are. She is a friend of bugs and tries to show her family and kids at school just how wonderful bugs can be.
Activity: How many kinds of insects can you see?

September 24 – Making Music
Music for Mister Moon by Philip Stead
Synopsis: After shy cello player Harriet Henry accidentally knocks the moon out of the sky, the moon becomes her friend, and Harriet gains the courage to share her music.
Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson
Synopsis: From the days she banged her rattle in the crib, Violet has been looking for friends to share her love of music.
Craft: Making an instrument!

*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 1,000 read 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 from the Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library.
Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday
Adult Programs

September 3 @ 10 AM- Homeschool Virtual Workshop Part 4
ACCESS (Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators & Students Statewide) will provide a video on their services as another choice for educating your children at home. They provide classes taught by certified teachers, they meet Alabama’s standards, and they’re free.

September 10 @ 3 PM– Southern Charms Book Club
Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani
Synopsis: It is 1950 in glittering, vibrant New York City. Lucia Sartori is the beautiful twenty-five-year-old daughter of a prosperous Italian grocer in Greenwich Village. The postwar boom is ripe with opportunities for talented girls with ambition, and Lucia becomes an apprentice to an up-and-coming designer at chic B. Altman’s department store on Fifth Avenue. Engaged to her childhood sweetheart, the steadfast Dante DeMartino, Lucia is torn when she meets a handsome stranger who promises a life of uptown luxury that career girls like her only read about in the society pages. Forced to choose between duty to her family and her own dreams, Lucia finds herself in the midst of a sizzling scandal in which secrets are revealed, her beloved career is jeopardized, and the Sartoris’ honor is tested.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60057.Lucia_Lucia

September 24 @ 3 PM – Curious Genre Book Club
Back of Beyond by C.J. Box
Synopsis: Cody Hoyt, while a brilliant cop, is an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety when his mentor and AA sponsor Hank Winters is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin. At first it looks like the suicide of a man who’s fallen off the wagon, but Cody knows Hank better than that. Sober for fourteen years, Hank took pride in his hard-won sobriety and never hesitated to drop whatever he was doing to talk Cody off a ledge. When Cody takes a closer look at the scene of his friend’s death, it becomes apparent that foul play is at hand. After years of bad behavior with his department, he’s in no position to be investigating a homicide, but this man was a friend and Cody’s determined to find his killer.
When clues found at the scene link the murderer to an outfitter leading tourists on a multi-day wilderness horseback trip into the remote corners of Yellowstone National Park–a pack trip that includes his son Justin–Cody is desperate to get on their trail and stop the killer before the group heads into the wild. Among the tourists is fourteen-year-old Gracie Sullivan, an awkward but intelligent loner who begins to suspect that someone in their party is dangerous.
In a fatal cat and mouse game, where it becomes apparent the murderer is somehow aware of Cody’s every move, Cody treks into the wilderness to stop a killer hell bent on ruining the only thing in his life he cares about.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10134217-back-of-beyond?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=yNjDQSKca3&rank=

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

Virtual Programs for Elementary, Preteens, and Teens.

Every other Tuesday @ 4

Literary Shorts: Mrs. Kelly will read either a short story, poem, essay, or short biography and then she will give a STEAM challenge at the end that relates to the reading. If you are homeschooling this year, these readings can be a part of your curriculum. It includes either English, History, or both during the reading portion. The STEAM challenge can include Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

September 1
“Eric” from Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
Synopsis: All the Tales in this book contain a spinoff of the world we know. Eric is a foreign exchange student, but his culture is different than any other on earth.

September 15
“The Chariot of the Sun God: The Story of Phaeton and Helios” from Favorite Greek Myths retold by Mary Pope Osborne
Synopsis: From the woman who brought you the Magic Tree House series, comes famous Greek myths told in an easy to read book for kids. Greek culture, famous traditions, moral lessons, strong characters come from these stories and they still influence our culture and are still relevant ways to teach the next generation.

September 29
“My Brother the Bird” from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Synopsis: This is a banned story for Banned Books Week! This story is told from the perspective of a fourth grade boy in New York City. It was written for children ages 9 and up, so it may not be appropriate for small children. Parental advisory suggested. Email kbdavis@mccpl.lib.al.us for questions or concerns.

ATTENTION TEENS
What virtual programs or activities would you like to see from Coliseum Blvd. Branch Library? Let us know 271-7005.

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

Virtual Programs for Everyone

Crochet Class
First and Third Thursdays – September 3rd and 17th
4:00 PM
Do you like to keep your hands busy? Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? We will post a tutorial on how to crochet a new stitch, or a new project. You can also share photos of your ongoing projects in the comment section of the Crochet post.

Ukulele Class
Second Tuesday – September 13
4:00 PM
We will post a tutorial for anyone wanting to learn the ukulele or pick up some new songs and techniques. Learning to play an instrument can relieve stress and will stimulate your mind.

Posts during Banned Books Week
September 28- October 2rd

Monday through Friday we will post something Banned Book related at 4PM.

Monday: There will be a Banned Book quiz to take.

Tuesday: We will post a reading of a banned tale called “My Brother the Bird” from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. This story is told from the perspective of a fourth grade boy in New York City. It was written for children ages 9 and up, so it may not be appropriate for small children. Parental advisory suggested. Email kbdavis@mccpl.lib.al.us for questions or concerns.

Wednesday: Activity and coloring sheets for Banned Books Week. We will post them on Facebook for you to print out, or you can come by the library to pick them up using our curbside service.

Thursday: We will highlight an author whose books were banned by sharing a video.

Friday: We will share a story reading of a banned book.