February Fun @ Coliseum Blvd. Library!!

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

 

 

 

Story Time

 

 

Feb. 7   We can learn to get along with each other!

               Widget, by Lyn Rossiter McFarland

               A small stray dog is accepted into a household full of cats by learning to “fit in,” but when his owner is hurt, he shows that being a dog is not all bad.

               Yes We Can, by Sam McBratney

               Roo and his friends learn they each can do something well.

               Craft – Kangaroo craft

                                             

Feb. 14   Happy Valentine’s Day

               Click, Clack, Moo, I Love You!, by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

                Farmer Brown helps get the farm ready for the animal’s Valentine’s Day party.

               Freckles and Willie, by Margery Cuyler

                Freckles the dog is Willie’s best friend until a little girl who doesn’t like dogs moves in across the street.

                Craft – Valentine’s Day craft

 

Feb. 21 I love being with you!

               Just You and Me, by Sam McBratney

               As a storm approaches, Little Goosey and Big Gander Goose join other animals in

               searching for a place to hide.

               You’re All My Favorites, by Sam McBratney

               The three baby bears learn that mother and father bear loves each of their children

               equally but in different ways.

               Craft – Duck craft

 

Feb. 28 Fortunately, we are all individuals.

               A World Full of Monsters, by John Troy McQueen

               A little boy explains away the noises of the night by telling himself a story about

               a world full of friendly monsters.

               The Wonky Donkey, by Craig Smith

               A bird was walking down a street and sees a donkey that was wonky.

               Craft – Donkey 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 Boulevard

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

 

 

 

“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids

 

Color Coders

February 5, 2018

3:30 – 4:30 pm (Note new time)

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

February 5, 12, 19, and 26

5:00 – 5:45 pm

We will offer homework assistance every Tuesday of the month. 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

February 12 and 26

3:30 – 4:30 pm (PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME)

Come, join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.

Registration is required.

 

Tinkering Table

February 19, 2019

3:30 (Please note new time)

STEAM and more this month we will make Snowmen and then….destroy them. We will use our science and math for this activity. Come and find out what ingredients we will use to make our snowmen and what element we will use to destroy them.

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register now for this powerful program geared toward boosting your infant’s brainpower.

Simply read to your child, birth to 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 you will receive a reward after every 100 books read.  Find out more about this new program at the Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library.

 

African American History Challenge

African American History Month

January and February

Come and view our African American history bulletin board and see if you can identify all the people who were involved in the Bus Boycott struggle. If you are unable to name each person, visit our Art Gallery so you may find answers to help you identify each person. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Boulevard

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

 

 

 

Adult Programs

 

Senior Tech Appointments

Tuesdays at 10:00 am

Call 271-7005 to reserve your Tuesday

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

Crochet Class

February 7 and 21

4:00 – 5:00 pm

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

 

Coliseum Adult Program

February 20, 2019

10:00 am

African American History Program

Dr. Keith Krawcyznski, AUM, will be presenting a very interesting an informative program titled, “The Civil Rights Movement:  Lessons Learned from the Unfinished Revolution.”

 

Coliseum Art Gallery

African American History Month

Carl Berry, artist

Mr. Berry will be exhibiting his paintings, which feature key figures during the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  These paintings depict people and places that were prominent during this struggle. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Boulevard

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

 

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

February 14, 2019

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing Blessings, by Anna Quindlen. This is a story of the caretaker of the Blessings estate who finds an abandoned baby at the door of the estate.  He, with the permission of the Blessing matriarch, decides to keep the infant and raise the child as his own.  Then, we will receive our book for March titled, 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. 

 

 

Curious Genre Book Club

February 28, 2019

3:00 pm

THE BEAT GOES ON presents all of the Rebus short stories, brought together for the first time and including never-before-published works. In these gripping, fast-paced tales, the legendary Scottish detective investigates the sinister cases that are his specialty, including a gruesome student death (“A Good Hanging”), the disappearance of his high-school girlfriend’s son (“Death is Not the End”), and suspicious happenings in a nursing home (“Atonement”). A must-have book for crime fiction lovers and Rankin fans alike. 

goodreads.com/book/show/23731870-the-beat-goes-on?from_search=true

 

 

 

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January Programs at Coliseum Branch

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

 

-Story Time

Thursday at 10:00 am

Jan. 3  Learn to share and not be greedy!

           Don’t Be Greedy, Graham, by Phil Roxbee Cox

           Graham eats everyone’s food until one day he gets lost in the pigpen.

           Give That Back, Jack!, by Phil Roxbee Cox

              Jack keeps taking things that do not belong to him until he meets Mac     the Python.

              Craft – Python  craft

 

Jan. 10 It’s best to do as our parents ask!

             Giggle, Giggle, Quack!, by Doreen Cronin

            When Farmer Brown goes on vacation, leaving his brother Bob in charge, Duck makes trouble by changing all the instructions to notes the animals like much better.

             Louella and the Yellow Balloon, by Molly Coxe

              Patricia Pig takes her baby, Louella, to the circus and loses her when Louella wonders off to retrieve her new balloon. 

          Craft – Duck craft

             

 

Jan. 17 We can find ways to help each other!

               Smiley Shark, by Ruth Galloway

               Smiley Shark’s toothy smile frightens the other sea animals but comes in handy when they are caught in a net.

               The Perfect Nest, by Catherine Friend

               Jack the Cat builds the perfect nest so he can get chicken’s eggs for breakfast.

               Craft – Shark craft

 

Jan. 24 We must learn to be nice to others!

               Don’t Be a Bully, Billy!, by Phil Roxbee Cox

               Billy is a bully to everyone until he meets an alien!

               Don’t Tell Lies, Lucy!, by Phil Roxbee Cox

               Lucy tells lies to everyone until a big wave washes her away!

               Craft – Boy and Girl happy faces

 

Jan. 31  It’s nice to have friends!

               Boot & Shoe, by Marla Frazee

                Boot and Shoe are dogs who live in the same house, eat from the same bowl, and sleep in the same bed.

               Toby, the Turtle Who Could Sing, by Emily C. Harrison

                Everyone thought Toby was strange because he could sing.

                Craft – Turtle 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.

 

-“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids

 Homework Assistance

January 8, 15, 22, and 29

5:00 – 5:45 pm

We will offer homework assistance every Tuesday of the month. 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

January 8 and 22

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come to join the fun and creativity in our Lego League. Registration is required.

 

Tinkering Table

January 15, 2019

4:00-5:00

We will do the M for Math in our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) program this month. This month we will have a program on fractals. Come and find out what a fractal is and why it is our Math program for January.

Registration is required.

 

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 to 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 you will receive a reward after every 100 books read.  Find out more about this new program at the Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library.

Art Gallery

Our artist for January and February is Carl Berry, come by and see his wonderful art.

 

– Adult Programs

Senior Tech Appointments

Tuesdays at 10:00 am

Sessions will be one-on-one and by appointment only for a maximum of one hour. The type of training will depend upon your needs.  Tell us what you want to learn!  Training can include basic computer skills, using the mouse, some Microsoft Office programs, email, and eBooks.  Call 271-7005 to make an appointment.

 

Crochet Class

January 3 and 17, 2019

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come to learn how to crochet or learn a new stitch and share what you have been making.

 

Coliseum Adult Program

January 16, 2019

10:00 am

Carol Feller, the author of Dancing Through Minefields, will be presenting her book about courage in the midst of fear concerning spousal abuse and breast cancer.  She will be available after the program for a meet and greet and book signing.

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

January 10, 2019

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate. This book is a historical fiction account of one of America’s most notorious scandals where a director of a Memphis based adoption agency kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the nation.  Then, we will receive our book for February titled, Blessings, by Anna Quindlen. The story is of a caretaker at the Blessing’s estate who finds an infant abandoned at the home of his employer and decided to raise her as his own.

 

Curious Genre Book Club

January 24, 2019

3:00pm

I See You, by Clare Mackintosh

Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26233572-i-see-you?from_search=true

December Programs @ Coliseum Blvd. Library!!

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

 

 

Story Time

Thursday at 10:00 am

 

 Dec.  6    Learn how to make sad times better!

                 Wanda’s Monster, by Eileen Spinelli

                 When Wanda fears she has a monster in her closet, she takes her grandmother’s

                 advice and begins to look at things from the monster’s point of view.

                 Robinson, by Peter Sis

                 A boy wants to be Robinson Crusoe and believes he is when he is asleep.

                 Craft – Friendly monster craft

 

Dec. 13   I can’t wait to go to kindergarten!

                 Miss Bindergarten Stays Home, by Joseph Slate

                 After Miss Bindergarten falls ill, several of her students begin to feel sick, also.

                 Miss Bindergarten Takes a Field Trip, by Joseph Slate

                 Miss Bindergarten takes her whole class on a day long field trip.

                 Craft – Dog craft

 

Dec. 20   Christmas is near!

                 Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas, by Jane O’Connor

                 Nancy is devastated, which is even worse than heartbroken, when her fancy

                 Christmas tree topper breaks, threatening to ruin Christmas.

                 Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, by James Dean

                 When Santa falls ill and Christmas may have to be cancelled, Pete the Cat saves

                 the day.

                 Craft – Christmas tree craft

 

Dec. 27   Never give up on things getting better!

               Warm in Winter, by Erica Silverman

              A cozy visit with her friend Rabbit, featuring a soft flannel nightie and hot carrot

               soup, convinces a skeptical Badger that you really can be warm in winter.

               Beverly Billingsley Take the Cake, by Alexander Stadler

              Beverly runs into a problem while making the “caramel candy castle cake” for

               Oliver’s party, but her creativity and her mother’s encouragement save the day.

               Craft – Cake crown craft

 

Parent Pre-School Activity Center: This 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.

            

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Montgomery City/County Public 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

December 4 and 11. No Homework Assistance December 18 or 25 due to Christmas holiday.

5:00 – 5:45 pm

We will offer homework assistance the first two Tuesdays of December. 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.

 

Color Coders

December 4, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 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. This is a great stress reducer, so come and melt away your stress!  All ages are invited to color.

 

Being Creative with Legos

December 11, 2018. We will not meet December 25 in observance of Christmas Day.

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League. Registration is required.

 

Tinkering Table

December 18, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

We will use the A for art from our STEAM program in December, and make something for Christmas. Please RSVP by December 11.

 

 

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 to 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 you will receive a reward after each 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 Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

 

 

Adult Programs

 

 

Meet the Artist

December 5, 2018

10:00 am

Come meet Marty Robinson, featured artist for November and December, in our Conference Room as she shares her beautiful works in acrylic. She loves to paint scenes of mountains, lighthouses, and the seashore and she is also our teacher in the Crochet Class. 

 

Crochet Class

December 6 and 20, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

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

 

Coliseum Adult Program

December 12, 2018

10:00 am

Today we will be celebrating our Open House by having The Dulcimer’s play your favorite holiday music.  Then, after attending their program, you will be invited for refreshments in the Conference Room. 

 

Computer Class for Seniors

December 4, 11, 18, 2018

10:00

December 4 opening an email account

December 11 sending and receiving email

December 18 attachments and files

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

December 13, 2018

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing An Island Christmas, by Nancy Thayer.  This is a holiday novel of family and friends who gather for a wedding on Nantucket, but things are not as they seem.  As the Yuletide wedding nears it seems everything is about to fall apart until an unexpected twist develops. 

 

Curious Genre Book Club

December 21, 2018 (Note different day)

3:00 pm

A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg

From the beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe comes her latest New York Times bestseller–a new Yuletide classic about small-town America and larger-than-life wonders. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/199532.A_Redbird_Christmas?from_search=true