May Fun @ Coliseum Blvd. Library!!

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday
Story Time
Thursdays @ 10:00 am

Storytime is moved to Friday May 8 at 10:00. Please come to Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s Dramatic Imagination for Young Players workshop. Julia’s House for Lost Creatures by Ben Hatke

May 14, 2020 Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day by Rockwell, Anne
Synopsis: All of the kids in Mrs. Madoff’s class know just what to do for Mother’s Day and they love sharing their plans. What are your plans for Mother’s Day?
I Love You So… By Marianne Richmond
Synopsis: A mother tells her little child how much she loves them and what love is.
Craft: A Picture for Mom

May 21, 2020 Busy Bees
The Bee Tree by Polacco, Patricia.
Synopsis: A little girl and her grandpa go looking for a bee tree! The honey straight from a bee tree is the best honey. As they go on their adventure, many friends join them along with their fun noises.
Please, Please the Bees by Kelley, Gerald
Synopsis: Benedict the bear enjoyed each morning the same as the day before, including the honey he ate for breakfast that the bees delivered to him. Until the bees go on strike!
Activity: Pollination

May 28, 2020 The Deep Blue Ocean
If you want to see a whale by Fogliano, Julie.
Synopsis: A boy teaches us how to see a whale.
Over the Ocean by Taro Gomi
Synopsis: The ocean is so big that we can’t see what’s on the other side. Or maybe we can? We know we can imagine what is on the other side. What do you imagine is on the other side?
Activity: STEAM Boat!

*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 parents and children explore together.

**We always have various learning puzzles for the children to enjoy.

***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 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 free new program at the Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library.

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday

“Free” Activities for Your Elementary Aged Children

Tuesdays at 4:00 at Coliseum STEM
First Tuesday: Zoobs & Cubes & Gears
May 5, 2020
4:00-5:00 pm
What can you do with a zoob, a cube, or a gear if your name is not Dr. Seuss? Come find out how your imagination is like Dr. Seuss. We will have several Dr. Seuss books available.

Second and Fourth Tuesday: Legos
May 12 and 26, 2020
4:00-5:00 pm
We will get inventive with Legos this month, come and join the fun. Our theme for the first meeting will be to build a catapult; then, we will test each finished catapult. Our second meeting will be devoted to creative play.

Third Tuesday: Tinkering Table
May 19, 2020
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Zoobs and Spheros
Can we make a robot or use your imagination that will sit on a Sphero and then go without falling off!

Ukulele Class
May 11, 2020
4:00-5:00 pm
This class is designed for people ages six through grown-up seniors who wish to figure out how to play the ukulele. You may bring your own ukulele, or you may check one out from our library. Figuring out how to play the ukulele is an incredible method to animate your psyche!

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday

“Free” Activities for Your Teens

Crochet Class
May 7 and 21
4:00-5:00 pm
Crochet is a process of creating fabrics by using a crochet hook to interlock loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials. The name is derived from the French term crochet, meaning a small hook (Wikipedia). Start with a slipknot, move through the basics single, double, half double, and treble, learn something new in 2020. Please bring your own hook. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crochet

Homeschool STEM
May 13, 2020
10:00 am
We will use the K’nex Renewable Energy STEM Kit to build some simple machines and make them go. This STEM activity is a hands-on approach to understanding solar energy.

Ukulele Class
May 11, 2020
4:00-5:00
This class is designed for people ages six through grown-up seniors who wish to figure out how to play the ukulele. You may bring your own ukulele, or you may check one out from our library. Figuring out how to play the ukulele is an incredible method to animate your psyche!

ATTENTION TEENS
What programs or activities would you like to see at Coliseum Blvd Branch Library? Let us know 271-7005 or come by and chat.

*We always have an ongoing puzzle for teens and adults. Come help complete our newest puzzle!

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday

Adult Programs

Crochet Class
May 7 and 21
4:00-5:00 pm
Crochet is a process of creating fabrics by using a crochet hook to interlock loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials. The name is derived from the French term crochet, meaning a small hook (Wikipedia). Start with a slip knot, move through the basics single, double, half double, and treble, learn something new in 2020. Please bring your own hook. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crochet

Ukulele Class
May 11, 2020
4:00-5:00 pm
This class is designed for people ages six through grown-up seniors who wish to figure out how to play the ukulele. You may bring your own ukulele, or you may check one out from our library. Figuring out how to play the ukulele is an incredible method to animate your psyche!

Senior Computer Basics
May 12, 2020
10:00 RSVP 271-7005 to save your spot
We will go over the basics of a laptop, the mouse, and the internet. We will try to answer specific questions you may bring.

Adult Program
May 19, 2020 Tuesday
10:00 am
Fraud prevention sponsored by AARP Mr. Negro will visit us again and help us to understand the new scams that are out there.

*We always have an ongoing puzzle for teens and adults. Come help complete our newest puzzle!

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday

Adult Book Clubs

Southern Charms Book Club
May 14, 2020
3:00 pm
Smarty Bones by Carolyn Haines
Professor Olive Twist has come to Zinnia, Mississippi to study a mysterious grave wherein lies the Lady in Red, a perfectly preserved and stunningly beautiful but unnamed and unclaimed body. Olive claims she can not only identify the corpse, she can also prove the woman’s scandalous role in the nation’s history. Olive takes it a step too far, though, when she starts connecting elite Zinnia families with the same scandal.
Dander up, Zinnia’s society ladies know only one way to handle Olive: they call on the private investigative services of Sarah Booth Delaney. But Olive’s real agenda is clear as Mississippi mud, and when Sarah Booth discovers a present-day dead body, she knows there’s more than just family pride and Southern heritage at stake. If she can’t find the murderer and fast, it might just be Sarah Booth’s life on the line next. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16044995-smarty-bones

Curious Genre Book Club
May 28, 2020
3:00 pm
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is “as good as anyone.” Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called The Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides “physical, intellectual and moral training” so the delinquent boys in their charge can become “honorable and honest men.”
In reality, The Nickel Academy is a grotesque chamber of horrors, where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear “out back.” Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold on to Dr. King’s ringing assertion “Throw us in jail and we will still love you.” His friend Turner thinks Elwood is worse than naive, that the world is crooked and the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble.
The tension between Elwood’s ideals and Turner’s skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades. Formed in the crucible of the evils Jim Crow wrought, the boys’ fates will be determined by what they endured at The Nickel Academy.
Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42270835-the-nickel-boys

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