May Programs @ Coliseum Library!!

May Programs at Coliseum


Coliseum Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.


Thursday at 10:00 am

Story Time

May 4   It is time for show and tell!

Show and Tell, by Barney Saltzberg

Phoebe discovers a way to avoid her parents’ meddling in show and tell at school.

Alistair’s Time Machine, by Marilyn Sadler

When Alistair builds a time machine as his show and tell, he takes on more that he

bargained for.

Craft – Dinosaur hats


May 11 Mother’s Day is near!

Hey, Irma! It’s Mother’s Day, by Harriet Ziefert

Irma helps Hank decide on a Mother’s Day gift.

No Time for Mother’s Day, by Laurie Halse Anderson

Although it takes her some time, Charity thinks of the perfect Mother’s Day gift for her

busy mother.

Craft – Mother’s Day surprise


May 18 I am happy the way I am!

Little Penguin, by Patrick Benson

Comparing herself to the larger Emperor penguins, Pip the Adelie penguin feels

unhappy with her size until an encounter with a huge whale puts things in perspective.

Not Norman, by Kelly Bennett

As a boy attempts to convince someone else to take his disappointing pet, he learns to

love Norman the goldfish himself.

Craft – Paper plate penguins


May 25 What an unusual friend you have!

A Visitor for Bear, by Bonny Baker

Bear’s efforts to keep out visitors to his house are undermined by a very persistent


Anteater on the Stairs, by Peter Cottrill

Joe, a new neighbor, tells Sophis stories about his fabulous pets but he is unprepared

when he meets her own pet Snowy.

Craft – Polar bear masks


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 will meet Tuesday from 5:00 – 5:45 pm on May 2 and May 9, then we will discontinue for the summer. 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.


Lego League

Lego League is offered the third Tuesday in May.

May 16, 2017

4:00 – 5:00 pm

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


Adult Programs


Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

May 9, 2017

10:00 am

Come research your family’s history by using the Library’s database. We will meet every second Tuesday of the month.


Computer Class

May 16, 2017

10:00 am

Today we will have student’s choice.

Pre-registration is required.



Coliseum Adult Program

May 17, 2017

10:00 am

Today we welcome the Goodwill Ladies’ Auxiliary as they present the Goodwill Fashion Show, featuring outfits through the ages. Come join the fun and reminisce with us!


Fiber Arts

May 18, 2017 Fiber Arts

3:00 pm

Do you have something you can teach, or would 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.



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


Adult Book Clubs


Southern Charms Book Club

May 11, 2017

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing 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.  Then, we will receive our book for June titled, Guests on Earth, by Lee Smith, a story of an orphaned child who, under the wing of a doctor’s wife, becomes a famous concert pianist in the asylum where Zelda Fitzgerald lost her life in a tragic fire.


Dewey Decimal Book Club

May 24, 2017

10:00 am

Today we will be discussing the 300’s classification, which includes the social sciences. Be prepared to share 3 to 5 items of interest with the group.  Then, we will select a book from the 400’s which encompasses Languages which we will discuss in June.


Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

May 25, 2017

3:00 pm

This month we will read a well-known author that many like, come by and pick up the book to find out who and what we will discuss on May 25 at 3:00.


Joyful Aging: Being Your Best at Any Age


Arts and Crafts

Decorating Gourds

May 3, 2017

10:00 am

Muffin Hand will be teaching us the art of turning simple gourds into works of art. Come join the fun taught by a most creative artist.


Technology – YouTube

May 10, 2017

10:00 am

After last month’s Introduction to YouTube, we are now ready to explore the endless possibilities YouTube has to offer by watching a sample of programs.


Adult Program

Goodwill Fashion Show

May 17, 2017

10:00 am

The Ladies’ Auxiliary of Goodwill Industries will be putting on a fashion show featuring fashion through the ages. Come join the fun and reminisce past fashions.


Dewey Decimal Book Club

400 Languages

May 24, 2017

10:00 am

400’s – Languages





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