MCCPL Presents Voices in Black History Competition, it’s not too late to register!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library goes virtual with the

Annual Voices in Black History Speech Competition

MONTGOMERY – For Black History Month, the Montgomery City-County Public Library (MCCPL) is virtually hosting the Voices in Black History Speech Competition for Montgomery County students from grades 3rd-12th.

Students will write and perform an original speech in character and costume of a Black historical figure. Individual entries in the category of 3rd-6th grade or 7th-12th grade will be accepted. Prizes for the top three in each category include 1st place a Dell Chromebook 3100, 2nd place $100, and 3rd place $50.

Participants must register no later than Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 11:59pm via https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ViBH. Preliminaries will occur as private competitions from February 1-12, 2021. Six finalists will go on to the final competition on February 26, 2021 at 6 pm. Preliminary and final competitions will take place via Zoom. Finals will be aired live for viewing through the Montgomery City-County Public Library YouTube page.

Students will give a live performance in costume as a Black historical figure they have chosen. They will be scored on costume, becoming the person the speech is about, preparation, eye contact, organization of speech, presence, level of creativity, presentation length, bibliography, and vocal quality including grammar, diction and voice. Entries should contain a bibliography or works cited for resources used to learn about the historical figure.

Participants can go to http://www.mccpl.lib.al.us for online databases or check out books through the catalog. How to create a work cited page can be found at https://pwl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html.

Full list of rules: https://mccpl.lib.al.us/Pages/Index/182863/vibh-speech-competition. For questions regarding the contest, please email sfoster@mccpl.lib.al.us. This event has been sponsored by Ross-Clayton Funeral Home.

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January 4, 2020

Sarah Foster, Youth Services Coordinator

For Immediate Release

Phone: 334-625-4984, email: sfoster@mccpl.lib.al.us

February 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

February 4th   – Follow Your Breath

February 11th – Click, Clack, Moo,  I Love You!

February 18th – Alphabreaths

February 25th My Many Colored Days

*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

Cooking with Family (For all ages)

This program encourages children of all ages to start learning to cook and for families to cook together while creating healthy habits. This month we learn how to make a family Valentine’s dinner. Two videos will be posted the first two Tuesdays before Valentine’s day rather than the first and third Tuesday.

February 2nd

A Valentine fruit and veggie salad.

February 9th

A heart shaped pizza!

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

February 11 @ 3 PM

Curious Genre Book Club

February 25 @ 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.

MCCPL Announces Voices in Black History Contest!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library goes virtual with the

Annual Voices in Black History Speech Competition

The Montgomery City-County Public Library (MCCPL) is virtually hosting the Voices in Black History Speech Competition for Montgomery County students from grades 3rd-12th.

Students must write and perform an original speech in character and costume of a Black historical figure. Individual entries in the category of 3rd-6th grade or 7th-12th grade will be accepted. Prizes for the top three in each category include 1st place a Dell Chromebook 3100, 2nd place $100, and 3rd place $50.

Participants must register no later than Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 11:59pm via https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ViBH. Preliminaries will occur as private competitions from February 1-12, 2021. Six finalists will go on to the final competition on February 26, 2021, at 6 pm. Preliminary and final competitions will take place via Zoom. Finals will be aired live for viewing through the Montgomery City-County Public Library YouTube page.

Students will give a live performance in costume as a Black historical figure they have chosen. They will be scored on costume, becoming the person the speech is about, preparation, eye contact, organization of speech, presence, level of creativity, presentation length, bibliography, and vocal quality including grammar, diction and voice. Entries should contain a bibliography or works cited for resources used to learn about the historical figure.

Participants can go to www.mccpl.lib.al.us for online databases or to check out books through our catalog. How to create a work cited page can be found at https://pwl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html.

Full list of rules: https://mccpl.lib.al.us/Pages/Index/182863/vibh-speech-competition. For questions regarding the contest, please email sfoster@mccpl.lib.al.us. This event has been sponsored by Ross-Clayton Funeral Home.