Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday
Our Children’s and Teens programs take a break in August so that our Youth Service Librarian can recharge and research programs for you this coming year.
Homeschool Virtual Workshops
Posts at 10:00 am each Thursday
Beth Zamfir, a homeschool mom of 6 children from 1 year old to eighth grade, will be speaking on how to homeschool different ages and how to homeschool them at the same time. Mrs. Zamfir has created a fun-loving environment to encourage a thirst for knowledge, and her kids are her testimony. Her husband Daniel is Romanian, before immigrating to French Canada. Mrs. Zamfir is Canadian. They were both public, private, and schooled at home, both now holding University degrees. They’ve been reading to their children from the womb on, but intentionally homeschooling them from preschool up. Their oldest begins eighth grade this August. They use a faith-based approach to their studies and worship with the church of Christ in Wetumpka.
Montgomery City-County Public Library System wants to share our resources and local resources geared towards homeschool families. It doesn’t have to be expensive, and you don’t have to do it alone.
Jania Otey, a homeschool mom of two and a public speaker for families, will be speaking on the benefits of homeschooling when it comes to getting into colleges and going into the work field. Mrs. Otey has her B.A. degree in political science and her Juris Doctorate from Howard University. She is admitted to practice law in Maryland and D.C. She has authored a vegan cookbook and published articles in the Gospel Journal. She is also the Executive Director of Kids and Culture Camp, a summer enrichment program for kids.
August 6 and 20, Thursday posted at 4:00
We will post a Crochet project and instructions on our Facebook page. Please send us pictures of what is on your hook to email@example.com. Or post a photo to our Facebook page in messages.
August 10, 2020, Monday posted at 4:00
This class is designed for people ages six through grown-up seniors who wish to learn how to play the ukulele. You may bring your ukulele, or you may check one out from our library. Learning how to play the ukulele is an incredible method to animate your mind! Check out a Ukulele with our curbside service.
August 18, 2020, Tuesday at 10:00
Barbara Hill, our Montgomery author, will share highlights from her new book, A Child’s Dream, and her other books. She will be on Facebook Live; please join us at 10:00.
Adult Book Clubs
Go to Meeting
Southern Charms Book Club
August 13, 2020
The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear
Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs, “one of the great fictional heroines” (Parade), investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival.
When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the U.S. Department of Justice—Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie escape Hitler’s Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon’s death.
As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the British Isles, raining death and destruction from the skies, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect Anna, the young evacuee she has grown to love and wants to adopt. Entangled in an investigation linked to the power of wartime propaganda and American political intrigue being played out in Britain, Maisie will face losing her dearest friend—and the possibility that she might be falling in love again.
Curious Genre Book Club
August 27, 2020
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
“That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was no reason at all to remember it. Yet I have never across the forty years since it was spoken forgotten a single word.”
New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson’s Drugstore, and Hot Stuff comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder.
Frank begins the season preoccupied with the concerns of any teenage boy, but when tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family— which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother— he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years.
Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.