July Programs @ Coliseum Blvd. Library!!

Adult Summer Programs

Libraries Rock

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.



July 3       Libraries Rock with Color Coders

                4:00 – 5:00 pm      

Join us as we color music themed coloring sheets.  A variety of coloring sheets will

be available for you to choose from.


July 3, 10, 17, 24

               Computer Class


                We will focus on the Library’s  digital catalogs.


July 12     Southern Charms Book Club

                  3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing Carnegie’s Maid, by Marie Benedict.  This is a story of a

young girl who becomes a lady’s maid in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households,

Andrew Carnegie’s, under false pretenses and of her future relationship with this



July 18   Libraries Rock with a Montgomery Author

                 10:00 am

                 Barbara Wesley Hill will be presenting her book, Only a Breeze. She will be

available after her program for questions and book signings.


July 19   Crochet Class

               Come and learn how to crochet or share with us what you are making.


July 26 Curious Genre Book Club

July 26, 2018

             3:00 pm

The Whole Town’s Talking, by Fannie Flagg

Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something

strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it’s called, is anything

but still. Original, profound, The Whole Town’s Talking, a novel in the

tradition of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and Flagg’s own Can’t Wait to Get

to Heaven, tells the story of Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride,

Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live, love, die, and carry

on in mysterious and surprising ways. http://fannieflaggbooks.com/books/the-


Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.



Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

Coliseum Branch Library

 Elementary Summer Program – Libraries Rock

Ages 5 and up

July 3     Libraries Rock with Color Coders

                4:00 – 5:00 pm     

                Join us as we color music themed coloring sheets.  A variety of coloring sheets will

                be available for you to choose from.


July 6  Libraries Rock the Brain

                Stop Summer Brain Drain

                10:00 am

                Learn new things, have fun with friends, and win prizes at the same time. 

                This will be a fun-filled morning full of activities.

              *Turn in your Reading Logs this week so you may receive your Summer Reading

                Certificate which will entitle you to enjoy refreshments after our program on July 13. 

                This is so we can know how many will be participating in the refreshment event and

                we can order the appropriate amount of food.


July 10 & 24   Libraries Rock with Legos

                 4:00 – 5:00 pm

                Today we will design a music store with Legos.


July 11, 18

Proper & Poise Etiquette School

4:00-5:00 pm

Registration at the library is required.


July 13   Libraries Rock with Gary Ledbetter, Magician

                Program Finale

                10:00 am

                Join us as Gary Ledbetter, Magician, amazes us with his magical performance.

              *Certificates will be given out to those who turned in their Reading Logs last week. 

                This certificate will entitle you to enjoy refreshments after the program today.


The Tinkering Table

July 17, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Today we will be using our math skills. We will make a game and then use math as we play the game. This is a lot of fun and great for remembering your multiplication tables.


Pre-school Summer Programs

Summer Program

Story Time – Libraries Rock

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.




Thursday at 10:00 am


July 5   No Story Time Today – Happy 4th of July!


July 12 Are your parents like these?

             What Dads Can’t Do, by Douglas Wood

There are some things Dads can’t do; or can they?

The Funny Dream, by Kaethe Zemack-Bersin

A child has a dream in which she grows big, her parents become small, and she must

get them ready for school.

Craft – Dinosaur mask

            *Turn in your reading number count today so you may receive your Certificate which

             entitles you to refreshments after the program finale tomorrow.


July 13 Magician

10: 00 Friday

Join us as Gary Ledbetter, Magician, amazes us with his magical performance at the program today.

*Certificates will be given out to those who turned in their reading number count

yesterday. This certificate will entitle you to enjoy refreshments after the show.


July 19 I love my parents!

             How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?, by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

Sometimes children test the patience of their parents, but they also show them how

much they love them.

Alphabet Mystery, by Audrey Wood

The alphabet sets off on an adventure to find out what has happened to little x.

Craft – Dinosaur craft


July 26 I love dogs!

             Harry by the Sea, by Gene Zion

Harry the dog gets covered with seaweed and everyone thinks he is a sea monster.

Harry the Dirty Dog, by Gene Zion

Harry is a very friendly dog who likes everything except getting a bath.

Craft – Dog 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.



Hampstead Library Announces July Programs!!

Hampstead July Programs


July 10th: The Alabama Department of Archives Presents: Alabama Musicians

“Alabama has a rich musical history made up of gospel, soul, the blues, country, and rock and roll. The people of Alabama have made great contributions to all of these genres and more—people like Hank Williams, Sr., W.C. Handy, Nat King Cole, Candi Staton, Dinah Washington, and Lionel Richie. We will pay homage to the native Alabamian musicians of yesterday and to the many great artists who came here to record music in iconic studios like Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and FAME Studios. During the program children will dress up like famous musicians, make a craft, read a book, and play several games dealing with music.” – description provided by the Alabama Department of Archives


Toddler Time

Every Monday @ 10:00 Ages 1-3

Toddler Time includes song, rhymes, some short books and ends with a free play. Toddler Time is held on the following days this month.

July 2

July 9

July 16

July 23

July 30



Story Time

Every Tuesday @ 10:30 & 4:30

July 3rdLibraries rock, and digging holes is a great way to find cool rocks and other things. Bring your favorite rocks and help us dig into these books about epic digging adventures!

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Marc Barnett

Rosalyn Rutabaga digs the Biggest Hole on Earth by Marie-Louise Gay

Activity: Sediments Layers


July 10th – Only 4:30 The Summer Reading Program is ending, so join us for a special story time with silly rhymes and singing with books about a silly goose and some musical farm animals. In the morning we’ll have a special presentation from the Alabama Department of Archives instead of story time.

Silly Tilly by Jerry Spinelli

Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin.

Activity: 2D Obstacle course


July 17- It’s time to stretch our minds with the adventures of Beekle, the unimaginary friend looking for a friend and a girl named Melody who has plenty of friends in her dreams but not as many in real life.

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

Dream Friends by You Byun

Activity: Make your own imaginary friend!


July 24- Problems and balloons are everywhere in today’s stories about a porcupine who loves balloons and a sheep with a BIG imagination.

Mathilda and the Orange Balloon by Randall de Seve

Perfectly Percy by Paul Schmid

Activity: Balloon popping


July 30- Everyone is unique, and sometimes we show that in what we wear—or don’t wear. We’ll talk more about this in our two books this week about a tiger who goes wild and a naked mole rat who gets dressed.

Naked Mole Rat get Dressed by Mo Willems

Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

Activity: Process Art


Wiggle Worms

Fridays @ 10:00

Suggested for Ages 5+

July 6

Join us for a movement and music based program for kids. We will read a short story, stretch, dance, and play a few games to get our bodies and minds moving.


Fridays @ 3:00

Challenge Accepted

July 13 and 20

Ages 10+

Our program of challenges will keep you sharp this summer starting with your music knowledge. The next week’s challenge will be determined at the end of each meeting, so don’t miss out. We’ll also enjoy a light snack.



July Events @ Pike Road Library!!

Pike Road Branch Library’s July 2018 Programs

Storybook Time – for age three and up – Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 3 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 4:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:

  • July 2 – Independence Day is almost here! We’ll prepare for the day by reading Red, White and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw and Huy Voun Lee and by making a red, white and blue craft.
  • July 9 – Baby comes from a musical family and just because he’s a baby doesn’t mean he can’t make his own music. We’ll snap, clap and toot-toot-toot along with Baby’s family in Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler and R. Gregory Christie.
  • July 16 – A little girl and her family are all very sleepy, but then her uncle picks up his fiddle and suddenly everyone is playing and dancing. We’ll tappity-tap and clappity-clap like we’re part of the family when we read When Uncle Took Up the Fiddle by Libba Moore Gray and Lloyd Bloom.
  • July 23 – Violet has been looking for kindred music-making spirits since she was a baby in the nursery. Will she ever find someone who marches to the same beat? We’ll find out when we read Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson and Laura Huliska-Beith.
  • July 30 – Baby Owen loves bluegrass music and his granny plays a mean banjo. The only problem is they live far apart. We’ll see how far granny will go to watch Owen wiggle, giggle and jiggle for her bluegrass tunes in Banjo Granny by Sarah Martin Busse, Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Barry Root.


Summer Events for age 5 and up – Tuesdays at 3 p.m.

  • July 10 – The Auburn University Southeastern Raptor Center will introduce us to some of the magnificent birds in their care. The Raptor Center appears courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library.
  • July 17 – We will bring our Tuesday events to an end with The DIY Magician. He uses upcycled props to make magic and music! We will also announce the top readers in each of our summer reading challenge categories. Plus, the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library will provide refreshments.

Toddler Time – for age one through three – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

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

  • July 11
  • July 18
  • July 25

LEGO and Mega BloksTime – Wednesdays at 3 p.m.

Each week, builders (age 5 and up) will face a new challenge and create something awesome using the library’s collection of LEGO™ bricks. Meanwhile, our younger builders will create using the library’s Mega Blok™ collection. The dates will be:

  • July 11
  • July 18
  • July 25

Book Clubs

Book Maniacs – for children in third grade and up –On Thursday, July 12 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniacs will discuss Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner.

Publisher’s Summary – Welcome to the tyrannical city of Jewel, where impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime. Goldie Roth has lived in Jewel all her life. Like every child in the city, she wears a silver guardchain and is forced to obey the dreaded Blessed Guardians. She has never done anything by herself and won’t be allowed out on the streets unchained until Separation Day. When Separation Day is canceled, Goldie, who has always been both impatient and bold, runs away, risking not only her own life but also the lives of those she has left behind. In the chaos that follows, she is lured to the mysterious Museum of Dunt, where she meets the boy Toadspit and discovers terrible secrets. Only the cunning mind of a thief can understand the museum’s strange, shifting rooms. Fortunately, Goldie has a talent for thieving. Which is just as well, because the leader of the Blessed Guardians has his own plans for the museum—plans that threaten the lives of everyone Goldie loves. And it will take a daring thief to stop him. . . .

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, July 19 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Lisa See.

Publisher’s Summary – Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

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