March Programs @ Coliseum Boulevard Library!!

Story Time

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.


Thursday at 10:00 am.


March 1    I’d love to have a pet!

Pet Show! , by Ezra Jack Keats

Archie wants to enter his cat in the  pet show but he cannot find her.

The Wild Woods, by Simon James

Jess finds a squirrel she wants as a pet.

Craft – Cat craft


March 8    It’s nice to have best friends!

Mary Ann, by Betsy James

After her best friend, Mary Ann, moves away, Amy finds a praying mantis and names

her Mary Ann.

The Firefighters, by Sue Whiting

The children in Mrs. Iverson’s class have an adventure playing firemen.

Craft – Fireman masks


March 15   It is acceptable to be a little different!

A Different Little Doggy, by Heather Whittaker

Taz, a dog, explains how he is different from other dogs.

Little One Step, by Simon James

As three duckling brothers cross forest and field to return to their mother, the older

ones encourage the youngest by teaching him a game.

Craft – Duck craft


March 22   I am so smart!

Baby Brains, by Simon James

Mr. and Mrs. Brains have a baby who is very smart.

The Incredible Book Eating Boy, by Oliver Jeffers

Henry loves to eat books, until he begins to feel quite ill and decides that maybe he

could do something else with these books.

Craft – Baby masks


March 29   It’s fun to play make believe!

Dear Mr. Blueberry, by Simon James

Emily imagines she has a whale in her pool, but her teacher tells her that is not


The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats

A boy dreams that the sun has melted all the snow away.

Craft – Whale mask


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.


Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Boulevard


Hours 9 – 6       Monday – Friday




“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids


Homework Assistance

5:00 – 5:45 pm

March 6 and 27 this month due to Spring Break

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

March 6, 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

March 14 (special date), and March 27

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.


The Tinkering Table

There will be no Tinkering Table this month. Instead, we will have STEAM each day during the week of March 12 – 16.  (See below.) The Tinkering Table will return April 17, 2018.


 We are Full STEAM Ahead during Spring Break Shark Week

March 12 – 16

4:00 – 5:00 pm

March 12 – Steam (Science)  Why Do Sharks Float?

March 13 –sTeam (Technology)  Use technology to model a shark out of clay

March 14 –stEam (Engineering)  Create a shark out of Legos

March 15 –steAm (Art)  Paint the shark we made out of modeling clay

March 16 – steaM (Math)  Measuring to make sand slime










Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Boulevard


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.



Computer Class for Seniors

March 6, 13, and 20

10:00 am

This month we will be concentrating on Microsoft Word.


Crochet Class

March 15, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Today we will be learning how to crochet new stitches.


Coliseum Adult Program

March 21, 2018

10:00 am

Caylor Roling, with EAT South, will be teaching us the methods of seed planting and seed saving. This will be a great program for the gardening enthusiast who may need a little help, or a great deal of help, in growing plants from seed.  This will also be a great time to see our selection of seeds we have to offer our patrons in our new Seed Library.


















Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.


Hours 9 – 6       Monday – Friday



Coliseum Adult Book Clubs




Southern Charms Book Club

March 8, 2018

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing “Eventide”, by Kent Haruf. This is a story of the good and bad times in the High Plains community of Holt, Colorado, where the residents confront events that test the limits of their resilience and means.  Then, we will receive our book for April titled, “The Marriage of Opposites”, by Alice Hoffman.  This is a story of a young rebellious girl who is married off to a widower with three children.  He soon dies and she falls in love with her husband’s nephew much to the dismay of her entire family.



Curious Genre Book Club

March 22, 2018

3:00 pm

“Green Angel”, by Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman writes in several genres.   If you have never read anything by her, this small book is a short foray into her writing style. This book is classified as Science Fiction, so this would be a good soft introduction to science fiction for those who have never read this genre before. Green Angel is about a post-apocalyptic time and the young woman in the story experiences a terrible disaster.













Williams Library Announces March Programs!!

March 2018


Adult Program


Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday

March 2 and 16

Time: 10:00am


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

March 6 and 20

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

March 14

Time: 11:00am

Title: Before I Go to Sleep

Author: S. J. Watson

Description: Christine wakes up every morning in an unfamiliar bed with an unfamiliar man. She looks in the mirror and sees an unfamiliar, middle-aged face. And every morning, the man she has woken up with must explain that he is Ben, he is her husband, she is forty-seven years old, and a terrible accident two decades earlier decimated her ability to form new memories.


Every day, Christine must begin again the reconstruction of her past. And the closer she gets to the truth, the more unbelievable it seems.


Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

March 28

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: City of Women

Author: David R. Gillham


It is 1943—the height of the Second World War. With the men away at the front, Berlin has become a city of women.

On the surface, Sigrid Schröder is the model German soldier’s wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime.

But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman of passion who dreams of her former Jewish lover, now lost in the chaos of the war. But Sigrid is not the only one with secrets—she soon finds herself caught between what is right and what is wrong, and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the two… ~Dust Jacket


Author Signing: Melissa Gibbons

March 29

Time: 3:00pm

Title: Jesus is Speaking to You


Melissa Michelle Gibbons is a native of Wetumpka Alabama, the mother of one son, and works in the healthcare field as a certified nursing assistant. Her first book Jesus is Speaking to You is a book of words of encouragement and uplifting messages. She expects to publish her next book in late Spring.


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.







Children’s Programs


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!


5 and 6

The Story of Fish and Snail (Deborah Freeman) is about two friends who travel through stories together. Hi, Harry! (Waddell) is about a turtle looking for a friend to slow down with him.


12 and 13

Shrinking Mouse (Hutchins) has his friends worried as he keeps getting smaller and smaller, so they follow him to see why. A boy and his dog go through The Growing Story (Krauss) as they learn and play together.


19 and 20

Elephant and Piggie are excited when they discover, “We Are in a Book!” (Willems). The Incredible Book Eating Boy (Jeffers) discovers he can learn by eating books.


26 and 27

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See (Martin)? So many different animals we can name. We can also see what happens when you get a Mixed Up Chameleon (Carle).





March Programs @ Pike Road Library!!

Pike Road Branch Library’s March 2018 Programs

Special Event – College Counts 529 Seminar – Thursday, March 8 at 3 p.m.

College Counts 529 is Alabama’s college savings fund. This seminar will inform families about the benefits of the fund and saving early for college. Families with children of all ages are invited to learn more about preparing to pay for a college education.

Storybook Time – for age three through six – Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:

  • March 5 – Dav Pilkey is best known for his Captain Underpants and Dog Man books for older kids, but he started out with the Dumb Bunnies series of picture books. We’ll wish Dav a slightly belated “Happy Birthday!” when we read The Dumb Bunnies Go to the Zoo.
  • March 12 – Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up this Saturday. It’s the perfect time to catch a leprechaun! Have you ever wanted to catch one? If so, you’re already in luck because we will read How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton.
  • March 19 – Cowpoke Clyde just finished his Spring cleaning. Well, all the cleaning except for his dirty dog named Dawg. Unfortunately, Dawg leads Clyde on a hot pursuit all over his ranch in an attempt to avoid bath time. Will Dawg ever make it into the bathtub? We’ll see when we read Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori Mortensen and Michael Allen Austin.
  • March 26 – Pete the Cat wakes up on Easter to find a note in his basket from the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny needs him to save Easter by gathering, decorating and hiding all the eggs. This request seems like something that could have been brought to Pete’s attention much earlier. However, Pete will gladly help anyone as we’ll see in Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure by Kimberly and James Dean.


Toddler Time – for age one through three – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:

  • March 7
  • March 14
  • March 21
  • March 28

Book Clubs

Book Maniaks – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, March 7 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniaks will discuss A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle.

Publisher’s Summary – It is November. When Meg comes home from school, Charles Wallace tells her he saw dragons in the twin’s vegetable garden. That night Meg, Calvin and C.W. go to the vegetable garden to meet the Teacher (Blajeny) who explains that what they are seeing isn’t a dragon at all, but a cherubim named Proginoskes. It turns out that C.W. is ill and that Blajeny and Proginoskes are there to make him well – by making him well, they will keep the balance of the universe in check and save it from the evil Echthros.

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, March 15 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Beartown by Fredrik Backman.

Publisher’s Summary – People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest; it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected.

9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 – Phone: 244-8679