Coliseum Boulevard Library Announces February Programs!!

February 2017 at Coliseum Blvd. Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.


Thursday at 10:00 am

Story Time

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.






Youth Programs


Homework Assistance

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

Lego League is offered the third Tuesday in February.

February 21

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity as we build with Legos!








Adult Programs


Fiber Arts

February 8, 2017

3:00 pm

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

10:00 am

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

10:00 am

Arts and Crafts – Valentine’s Day Sun Mobiles

Let’s have fun making your own heart mobiles that shine like stained glass.

Pre-registration requested


February 8, 2017

10:00 am

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

10:00 am

Program – Attorney/Author Julian McPhillips

Mr. McPhillips will be addressing his newest book, Civil Rights in My Bones, a personal biography.


February 22, 2017

10:00 am

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

3:00 pm

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

3:00 pm

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

10:00 am

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 Library Announces February Story Times!!

Pintlala Branch Library

February 2017   STORY TIME

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

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



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



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


February 28, 2017 @ 1:30 1st Grade

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