March Fun @ Coliseum Blvd. Library!!

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.


Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday



Story Time


March 7     We should learn to help each other!

                     Caillou Gets the Hiccups, by Sarah Margaret Johanson

                      Caillou develops hiccups and he cannot get rid of them.

                     Bark, George, by Jules Feiffer

                     George the dog cannot bark despite everyone’s efforts.

                      Craft – Dog craft


March 14     Things are not always what they seem!

                     Fang, by Barbara Shook Hazen

                     Although he is big and looks fierce, Fang the dog is afraid of so many

                     things that he is even afraid of himself.

                     Contrary Mary, by Anita Jeram

                     Contrary Mary the mouse decides one day to do the opposite of

                    what she is supposed to do, but when her mother does the same,

                    Mary has a change of heart.

                    Craft – Mouse craft


March 21   Don’t be afraid of imaginary things!

                   Dear Bear, by Joanna Harrison

                   Katie is afraid of the bear that lives under the stairs at her house,

                   until they exchange letters and she finally gets to meet him.

                   The Dinosaurs Are Back and It’s All Your Fault Edward!,

                   By Wendy Hartmann and Niki Daly

                   Edward’s brother makes him believe that the dinosaurs are

                   everywhere and that they are after him.

                  Craft – Pterodactyl Craft


March 28 Sometimes things are not as bad as they seem to be!

                 Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!, by Candace Fleming and Brian Karas

        After planting the garden he has dreamed of for years, Mr. McGreely tries to   find a way to keep some persistent bunnies from eating all his vegetables.

                 Bad Boris Goes to School, by Susie Jenkin-Pearce

                 Bad Boris does not want to go to school, but when he does he finds he doesn’t

                want to leave.

                 Craft – Elephant craft



Parent Pre-School Activity Center:  This table changes once a month.  We will have a new activity to enhance the five senses and further develop your child’s thought processes.  This table has activities where parent and child explore together.







Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.


Hours 9 – 6        Monday – Friday


“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids


Color Coders

March 5, 2019

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Join us as we color age appropriate coloring sheets using colored pencils. A variety of sheets will be available for you to choose from.  Coloring is a great stress reducer, so come and melt away your stress!  All ages are invited to color.


Homework Assistance

March 5 and 12, 2019   (No assistance March 19 or 26 due to Spring Break.)

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.


Being Creative with Legos

March 12 and 26, 2019

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.

Registration is required.


Tinkering Table Celebrates “STEAM” – The Universe

March 18 – March 22

3:30 – 4:30 pm

We will be offering activities to enhance your child’s learning through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math).  Our theme will involve The Universe.  We will be making a Star Finder & Big Dipper Star Clock, a Bristle Bots, a Lego Space Craft, a model of Saturn, and of course cloud slime.  Pre-registration is required to assure adequate material supply.

Please call 271-7005, or stop by the Coliseum Branch Library to register.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register now for this powerful program geared toward boosting your infant’s brain power. Simply read to your child, birth through kindergarten, every day with the goal of having read 1,000 books 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 new program at the Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library.










Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Boulevard


Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday


Adult Programs


Senior Tech Appointments


Call 271-7005 to reserve an appointment.

Sessions will be one-on-one by appointment only (call 271-7005) for a maximum of 1 hour. The type of training will depend on your needs.  Tell us what you want to learn!  Training includes basic computer skills, some Microsoft Office programs, email, eBooks, help with the mouse, or any of our digital catalogs.


Crochet Class

March 7, 2019 (We are meeting only once this month.)

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come learn how to crochet, and share what you have been making.


Coliseum Adult Program – Alabama 200 Years

March 20, 2019

10:00 am

Capitals of Alabama

The Alabama Department of Archives and History will be presenting interesting and historical information pertaining to the five capitals of Alabama.


Adult Book Clubs


Southern Charms Book Club

March 14, 2019

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing The Distant Hours, by Kate Morton.  This is a story of Edie who is on a journey into the past of her mother whom she discovered was billeted in Milderhurst Castle during WWII.  During her journey, she finds that there are many other secrets hidden in the walls of this castle.  Then, we will receive our book for April titled, The Lilac Girls, by Martha Kelly.  This is a historical fiction story of three women during WWII who find their lives forever changed during this tumultuous period.



Curious Genre Book Club

March 28, 2019

3:00 pm

“The Black-Eyed Blonde” by Benjamin Black

Raymond Chandler’s incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career “It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk had the look of something that knows it’s being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere.” So begins The Black-Eyed Blonde, a new novel featuring Philip Marlowe–yes, that Philip Marlowe.

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