May Programs @ Coliseum Boulevard Library!!

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

 

 

“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids

 

 

Homework Assistance

5:00 – 5:45 pm

May 1 and May 8

There will be no Homework Assistance during the Summer months.

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 lesson 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.

 

Color Coders

May 1, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

All ages are invited.

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

 

Being Creative with Legos

May 8 and May 22

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.

 

The Tinkering Table

May 15, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Today we will be using Sharpies to tie/dye t-shirts. Please bring your own white t-shirt and we will provide the Sharpies and the know-how.  This is a lot of fun and an amazingly easy way to transform a simple, white t-shirt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

 

 

Adult Programs

 

 

Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

Each Thursday from 10:00 – 12:00, you can register for an appointment with our volunteer. She will guide you in how to get started with Ancestry or your next steps.  You must pre-register to assure our volunteer will be available to assist.

271-7005

 

Computer Class for Seniors

May 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2018

10:00 am

Today we will be discovering “Templates” to assist you in making flyers, cards, brochures, etc.

 

Pop-Up Program

May 15, 2018

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Chris Raborn , Nightingale

Chris Raborn will be presenting a program on Pop-ups, a new and innovative way to sell your items without renting a booth or storefront. This program will be especially beneficial for people who are artists or craftsmen who are looking for a way to begin selling their product.

 

Coliseum Adult Program

May 16, 2018

10:00 am

Chris Raborn , Nightingale

Chris Raborn will be presenting a program on Pop-ups, a new and innovative way to sell your items without renting a booth or storefront. This program will be especially beneficial for people who are artists or craftsmen who are looking for a way to begin selling their product.

 

Crochet Class

May 17, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Today we will continue learning to crochet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

 

 

 

Coliseum Adult Book Clubs

 

 

 

Southern Charms Book Club

May 10, 2018

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing Pieces of Happiness, by Anne Ostby.  This is a novel of friendship, between five friends, who come together to Fiji where they live on a cocoa farm.  “Pieces of Happiness will reaffirm your faith in love, second chances, and the importance of indulging one’s sweet tooth.”  Then, we will receive our book for June titled, The Girls in the Picture, by Melanie Benjamin.

 

 

 

 

 

Curious Genre Book Club

May 24, 2018

3:00 pm

The Woods, by Harlan Coben

Twenty years ago at summer camp, Paul Copeland’s sister died in the woods, the alleged victim of a serial killer. Her body was never found. Now, Paul is the prosecutor for Essex County, New Jersey, immersed in one of the biggest cases of his career-a case that will change everything he believes about the past…and the truth. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43931.The_Woods?from_search=true

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Story Time

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

271-7005

Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

 

May 3   Preschool STEM

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! , by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith

“In this humorous story, Alexander T. Wolf tells his own outlandish version of what                      really happens during his encounter with the three pigs…. Smith’s simplistic and wacky words     adds to the effectiveness of this fractured fairy tale.” —Children’s Literature

Craft – We will do a Preschool STEM Engineering project.

 

May 10 I’d love to have a pet!

I Want a Cat!, by Tony Ross

All of Jessy’s friends have pets, so now she wants one.

The Old Woman Who Named Things, by Cynthia Rylant

An old woman who has outlived all her friends is reluctant to become too attached to

the stray dog that visits her each day.

Craft – Cat craft

 

May 17 Don’t believe everything you hear!

Gullible’s Troubles, by Margaret Shannon

Although Gullible Guineapig believes everything his aunt, uncle, and cousin tell him,

they dismiss his warning about what is in the basement.

Dibble and Dabble, by Dave & Julie Saunders

Dibble and Dabble scare themselves and their friends when they think they see a snake.

Craft – Guineapig craft

 

May 24 I am ready for an adventure!

Splat the Cat, by Rob Scotton

Splat the Cat takes his pet mouse to school on his first day.

Duck on a Bike, by David Shannon

Duck and all his animal friends take some boys bikes for a ride.

Craft – Cat craft

 

May 31  Do you see what I see?

Duck! Rabbit!, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Litchfield

Can you tell if the pictures are of a duck or a rabbit?

 Jumpy Jack & Googily, by Meg Rosoff & Sophie Blackall

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

reassurances of his best friend, Googily.

Craft – Monster craft

 

 

Parent Pre-School Activity Center

The table changes twice a month. 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.

 

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Pike Road Library Announces Summer, 2018 Programs!!

Pike Road Branch Library’s Summer Library Reading Challenge and Activities for 2018

Summer Reading Challenge – The Challenge Begins Monday, June 4.

For Picture Book Readers: For every five books read by a child in the “I Can Read All By Myself” category or read to a child by a grown-up in the “My Grown-up Reads to Me” category, readers may earn one treasure from Cap’n Matt’s treasure chest. The reader in each category who has enjoyed the most books by the end of the program will receive a Books-A-Million gift card courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library. Readers may begin recording titles on their reading logs on June 4. Reading logs must be turned in by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10. The top readers in each category will be announced at our final summer event on Tuesday, July 17 at 3 p.m.

 

For Chapter Book Readers: For the Chapter Book Challenge, kids will record the number of pages read instead of the number of books. Once a reader finishes a book, he or she will record the title and total number of pages in the book on the reading log. Grown-ups must verify the number of pages read by initialing the page counts for each book on the child’s reading log. We will have three categories:

  • Rising Third Graders through Rising Fifth Graders
  • Rising Sixth Graders through Rising Eighth Graders
  • Rising Ninth Graders through Rising Twelfth Graders

The top reader in each category will be determined by total pages read and will receive a Books-A-Million gift card courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library. Readers may begin recording titles on their reading logs on June 4. Reading logs must be turned in by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10. The top readers in each category will be announced at our final summer event on Tuesday, July 17 at 3 p.m.

 

Please note that a child should only sign up for one reading challenge at one MCCPL location.

 


 

Summer Activities at Pike Road Branch Library

Summer Events for age 5 and up – Tuesdays at 3 p.m.

  • June 5 – The Alabama Department of Archives and History presents “Musicians of Alabama,” featuring activities and artifacts.
  • June 12 – Magician and puppeteer Tommy Johns returns with The Slightly Off-beat Musical Magic Show. Tommy Johns appears courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library.
  • June 19 –Mark Seymour and son will rock the library with their Be at Your Best music show.
  • June 26 – Dr. Magical Balloons combines his two great loves – balloons and music– for this year’s Fun Time Balloon Show. Please note that Dr. Magical Balloons will not be able to make balloon creations for individuals. Dr. Magical Balloons appears courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library.
  • July 10 – The Auburn University Southeastern Raptor Center will introduce us to some of the magnificent birds in their care. The Raptor Center appears courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library.
  • July 17 – We will bring our Tuesday events to an end with The DIY Magician. He uses upcycled props to make magic and music! We will also announce the top readers in each of our summer reading challenge categories.

LEGO and Mega BloksTime – Wednesdays at 3 p.m.

  • Each week, builders (age 5 and up) will face a new challenge and create something awesome using the library’s collection of LEGO™ bricks. Meanwhile, our younger builders will create using the library’s Mega Blok™ collection.

 

Storybook Time for Age 3 through 6 – Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  • At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft.

 

Toddler Time for Age 1 through 3 – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

  • At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week.

 

Book Clubs

    • Book Maniacs – Our book club for kids in third grade and up continues throughout the summer.
  • Pike Road Bookies – Our adult book club continues throughout the summer.

 

Check our Facebook page or join our email list for updates about book clubs.

May Programs @ Williams Library!!

May 2018

 

Adult Program

 

Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday

May 4 and 18

Time: 10:00am

Description:

Want to learn how to crochet? Have a project you’re working on that you want to show off, need help with? Come to the library and learn or teach a handcraft (knitting, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch, macrame, origami, chainmail, whatever). Crafters of all ages and genders are welcome. Bring supplies and we’ll build the expertise together.

 

Scrabble Time

First and Third Tuesday

May 1 and 15

Time: 2:00pm

Description: Come over to Bertha Williams Library and play Scrabble with us. We have plenty of dictionaries for you to brush up on your vocabulary and the Jumble in the Montgomery Advertiser is helpful too! See how sharp your Scrabble skills are against the librarians or just play for fun!

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

May 9

Time: 11:00am

Title: The Santangelos

Author: Jackie Collins

Description: A vicious hit. A vengeful enemy. A drug addled Colombian club owner. A sex crazed Italian family. And the ever powerful Lucky Santangelo has to deal with them all, while Max—her teenage daughter is becoming The “It” girl in Europe’s modeling world. And her Kennedyesque son, Bobby, is being set up for a murder he didn’t commit. But Lucky can deal. Always strong and unpredictable with her husband, Lennie, by her side she lives up to the family motto—Never fuck with a Santangelo.

Lucky rules. The Santangelos always come out on top. An epic family saga filled with love, lust, revenge and passion. ~Dust jacket.

 

Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

May 30

Time: 6:30pm

**New LOCATION: Books-a-Million in Eastchase

Really want to join a book club but don’t really like to read? Come join us at Books-a-million as we talk and color. Read the book, or don’t! Browse with a new friend. Just want to color and enjoy our company? You’re welcome! Bring your own supplies or use some of ours. Coloring sheets provided. *Note, this title is a repeat from last month as a previous meeting was canceled due to schedule conflicts.

Title: A Handmaid’s Tale

Author: Margaret Atwood

Description: Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now… ~Dust jacket

 

Genealogy Sessions

Fridays (except holidays)

10:30-11:15 AND 2:30-3:15

 

Pre-registration IS required.

Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.

 

334-240-4979

acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us

 

Children’s Programs

Storytime

Mondays and Tuesdays (except holidays)

Time: 10:00 AM

 

All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

 

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Big and Little Are Best Friends (Garland) and even though they are different, they still have fun together. Bear and Goose both have A Splendid Friend Indeed (Bloom) even though they sometimes get in each other’s space.

 

7 and 8

Blue Chicken (Freedman) likes to do things her own way, but causes problems when she tries to help paint. Hi, Harry! (Waddell) is looking for a friend just like him, can he find someone who goes at his pace?

 

14 and 15

There’s a Giraffe in My Soup! (Burach), what can I do?! But it’s an easier problem to solve than an Alligator in My Basement (Mayer).

 

21 and 22

Fox wants to move Mole’s Hill (Ehlert) until moles make it so beautiful no one wants to see it go. Make room for everyone, Move Over, Rover (Beaumont), there’s plenty of room in the doghouse while it rains.

 

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Big and Little Are Best Friends (Garland) and even though they are different, they still have fun together. Bear and Goose both have A Splendid Friend Indeed (Bloom) even though they sometimes get in each other’s space.

 

Summer Reading Sign Up

Summer reading sign up starts this month! Come by to get your reading log and information on how to participate in our programs and reading competition. The reading competition is done by raffle so everyone has a chance to win, but the more you read, the better your odds!