Coliseum Boulevard Library Announces April Programs!!

Story Time

840 Coliseum Blvd.


Thursday at 10:00 am


April 6     No Story Time Today


April 13   Easter is near!

Splat the Cat: Where’s the Easter Bunny?, by Rob Scotton

Splat wants to tell the Easter Bunny what he wants for Easter, but he

can’t find him.

The Story of the Easter Bunny, by Katherine Tegen

A little rabbit watches an old couple paint eggs, make chocolate, and

braid baskets for the village children at Easter, and he eventually

becomes the Easter Bunny.

Craft – Bunny Easter baskets


April 20   If you are nice, you can find a friend!

The Early Bird, by Richard Scarry

After several cases of mistaken identity, Early Bird finally finds a worm

to play with.

Handdog, by Graham Round

The loneliest dog in the world, unable to make friends, sets off on a

journey in a makeshift boat, hoping to find a friend somewhere in the


Craft – Bird wrist puppets


April 27     It’s nice to be there for your friends!

Ophelia, by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert

Ophelia is in love, but her friends are worried because they think she

is sick.

Jumpy Jack and Googily, by Meg Rosoff and Sophie Balckwell

Jumpy Jack the snail is terrified that there are monsters around every

corner despite the reassurances of his best friend.

Craft – Hippopotamus puppets



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


Special Note

We are celebrating National Library Week by reading to the students of Dalraida and Morningview Elementary Schools. We love books and want you to love them, too!

Morningview Elementary – April 10, 2017

Dalraida Elementary – April 11, 2017



Lego League

Lego League is offered the third Tuesday in April.

April 18, 2017

4:00 – 5:00 pm

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


Easter Contest

March 22 – April 12

How good are your estimating skills!

Come and guess how many water beads are in the jar. The person with the most accurate guess will win an Easter basket.

Drawing to be held April 12.







Adult Programs


Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

April 11, 2017

10:00 am

Come research your family’s history by using the Library’s database, at no charge, every second Tuesday.


Fiber Arts

April 12, 2017

3:00 pm

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.


Computer Class

April 18, 2017

10:00 am

Today we will have student’s choice.

Pre-registration is required. 271-7005


Coliseum Adult Program

April 19, 2017

10:00 am

Wills, Power of Attorney, and Living Wills

Elder Law Clinic

John Craft, and his graduate students, will be discussing these important topics and will be available for one-on-one assistance with Living Wills and Power of Attorney.



We have an adult level puzzle on a table at all times. Come and help put our community puzzles together.








Adult Book Clubs


Southern Charms Book Club

April 13, 2017

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing Faithful, by Alice Hoffman.  This is a story of a young woman whose life instantly changes when her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident.  Then, we will receive our book for May titled, Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’ Easter, by Lisa Patton, a comedy of a woman whose family must leave the Southern town she loves and move to Vermont where she encounters unexpected hardships.


Special Guest Author

April 21, 2017

10:00 am

Kathie Farnell, author of Duck and Cover, will be to discuss her book describing her adventures in Montgomery from 1950 to 1960. She will also be presenting at the Alabama Book Festival on April 22, 2017.


Dewey Decimal Book Club

April 26, 2017

10:00 am

Today we will be discussing the 200’s classification. Be prepared to share 3 to 5 items of interest with the group. Then, we will select a book from the 300’s which encompasses the social sciences.


Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

April 27, 2017

3:00 pm

Faithful Place by Tana French

We will discuss Faithful Place today by Tana French. This is a book from the Dublin Murder Squad series. Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was a nineteen-year-old kid with a dream of escaping his family’s cramped flat on Faithful Place and running away to London with his girl, Rosie Daly. However, on the night they were supposed to leave, Rosie didn’t show. Frank took it for granted that she had dumped him – probably because of his alcoholic father, nutcase mother, and generally dysfunctional family. He never went home again, nor did Rosie ever show up again. Then, twenty-two years later, Rosie’s suitcase shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place, and Frank, now a detective in the Dublin Undercover squad, is going home whether he likes it or not. We will receive our May books on that afternoon.





Joyful Aging: Being Your Best at Any Age


Arts and Crafts

Pine Cone Flowers

April 5, 2017

10:00 am

Carol Gandy will be teaching us how to make beautiful flowers out of pinecones. They look just like zinnias!


Technology – An Introduction to YouTube

April 12, 2017

10:00 am

Today we are going to look at two videos spotlighting two famous Alabama women authors. First, we will watch Kathryn Tucker Windham as she speaks at the 2010 Storytelling Festival and we will listen to her telling of the “Ghost of the Angry Architech”.  Then, we will watch Harper Lee in her only recorded interview of “To Kill a Mockingbird”.  This program will not only entertain you with these two famous women, but it will also teach you how to use YouTube for your educational benefits.


Adult Program

Elder Law Clinic

April 19, 2017

10:00 am

John Craft, and his some of his graduate students, will be providing information on Wills, Power of Attorney, and Living Wills. Then, his students will be available to offer free one-on-one assistance in making out your Power of Attorney and Living Will.


Dewey Decimal Book Club

300 Social Sciences

April 26, 2017

10:00 am

This classification contains political science, law, education,


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