Coliseum Boulevard Library Announces June Programs!!

Programs at Coliseum in June

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

Thursday at 10:00 am

Pre-School Story Time

Building a Better World

June 8   Sometimes things just get broken!

Louie’s Goose, by H. M. Ehrlich

While spending summer at the beach with his parents, Louie has a wonderful time

playing with his toy goose and even rescues her from a big wave.

Humpty Dumpty, as told by Kin Eagle

This is the traditional rhyme expanded to include some of Humpty Dumpty’s other

mishaps.

Craft – Humpty Dumpty

 

June 15 Father’s Day is near!

Happy Father’s Day, by Steven Kroll

Each of the children and Mom have a special surprise for Dad on his special day.

A Father’s Day Thank You, by Janet Nolan

Harvey the Bear searches for the perfect Father’s Day present and decides that

thanking his dad is the best gift of all.

Craft – Father’s Day craft

 

June 22 Have you ever lost something?

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.

Olivia and the Missing Toy, by Ian Falconer

When her best toy mysteriously disappears, Olivia the feisty pig is determined to find

out who is responsible.

Craft – Little piggy

 

June 29 Try to make someone’s day better!

A Bedtime for Bear, by Bonny Becker

Bear cannot sleep for his friend mouse, and mouse helps Bear when he becomes afraid.

The Most Beautiful Kid in the World, by Jennifer Ericsson

At the last minute, Annie takes off her conventional clothes in a sudden burst of desire

to impress her grandmother.

Craft – Bear masks

 

Parent Pre-school Activity Center

Every three weeks 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.

Elementary Programs

 

Build a Better World Learning from History

June 9, 2017

10:00 am

Join Sara Kunau, with the Alabama Department of Archives, as she presents a fun and informative program illustrating Alabama History highlights. There will be a presentation followed by a creative craft.

 

Build a Better World Through Exercise

June 16, 2017

10:00 am

Join Amy Barwick as she gets us excited about exercise. She has such a great personality that I am sure she will even get the adults involved.  Come join the fun!

 

Build a Better World by Beating Pollution

June 23, 2017

10:00 am

Join Lynn Battle, with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, as she targets pollution and what we can do to battle this problem. She will have a hands-on model to show how pollution in the city quickly spreads to our rivers.

 

Build a Better World

There will be no program on June 30, 2017.

 

Build a Better World With Legos

Come join the fun building with Legos.

June 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

This program is geared for children in grades K – 6.

 

Fun With Ukuleles

June 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 4:30 am

Come to a ukulele jam, beginners welcome.

 

*Coloring sheets will be available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3 to 5 in June.

Teen Programs

 

Build a Better World Through Reading

Teen Book Forum

Come see our special selection of popular teen books, and add your recommendation of a “must read” to our list for others to see.

The dates and times of this forum will be decided after talking with the teens who have signed up to see when is best for them.

 

Build a Better World by Helping Others

Outreach

We are partnering with Angels for the Elderly to make a better world for our seniors and for yourselves. Do you have a special talent you would like to share? Or join us as we play dominos, play cards, and color adult level coloring sheets with our senior friends.

The dates and times of this outreach program will be decided after talking with the teens who have signed up to see when is best for them.

 

Build a Better World by Expressing Yourself

June 23, 2017

3:00 pm

Do you know everything there is about Panic at the Disco? Are you a Harry Potter super fan? Is basketball your life? Amanda Kaufman from the English and Philosophy Department at Auburn Montgomery will help you create a handmade magazine – also known as a ‘zine – that explores something you love. Come and do a little bit of writing and a little bit of art, and share your passion with the world!

 

Coding Club for Girls

June 5, 12, 19, and 26 Mondays at 10:00 am.

Come join the fun and the great educational experience in learning to “Code” on computers. This is a wonderful opportunity for girls in grades 6 – 8. The class is limited to the first fourteen girls for this first set of classes.

 

*Coloring sheets will be available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3 to 5 in June.

 

 

Adult Programs

 

 

Computer Class

June 6, 20, and 27, 2017

10:00 am

Today we have student’s choice. Let us know what you would like to learn today.

Pre-registration is required.

271-7005

 

Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

June 13, 2017

10:00 am

Are you wanting to begin or further continue your genealogical research at no charge? Come join others as we work through our problems together and see what we can find in your family tree.

 

Fiber Arts

June 15, 2017

3:00 pm

Do you have something you can teach, or would you like to learn how to do something? We still have looms and yarn, so bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks. Also, bring any projects you are working on that you would like to share.

 

Coliseum Adult Program

June 21, 2017

10:00 am

Today we welcome Ethyl Boykin to disclose the beginnings of our new Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park. Come find what the vision is for this garden and what we can do to assist.

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Book Clubs

 

Southern Charms Book Club

June 8, 2017

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing “Guests on Earth”, by Lee Smith, a story of an orphaned child who is admitted to Highland Hospital where Zelda Fitzgerald was once hospitalized. Evalina is taken under the wing of the psychiatrist’s wife, and she becomes a famous concert pianist. Then, we will receive our book for July titled, “The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove”, by Susan Gregg Gilmore, a story of Bezellia, from a prominent Nashville family, who is struggling under her family’s name during the 1960’s.

 

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

June 22, 2017

3:00 pm

Today we will discuss “A Reliable Wife”, by Robert Goolrick. This book has been called astonishing, complex, and brilliant. This book is a true mystery, how, why, what.

 

Dewey Decimal Book Club

June 28, 2017

10:00 am

500’s – Natural Sciences and Mathematics

We will discuss our 400’s selection. Make your selection from the 500 classification and be ready to share 3 to 5 points of interest about your book. This is a wonderful and fun way to learn new things!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joyful Aging: Being Your Best at Any Age

 

Arts and Crafts

June 7, 2017

10:00 am

Today, Liz McEwan will be teaching us how to make personal greeting cards utilizing rubber-stamping

 

Technology – Ted Talks

June 14, 2017

10:00 am

Learn anything from A to Z by listening to people speak through this site, Ted Talks!

 

Coliseum Adult Program

June 21, 2017

10:00 am

Ethyl Boykin will be discussing Montgomery’s new Botanical Gardens in Oak Park and her vision of what its future holds.

 

Dewey Decimal Book Club

June 28, 2017

10:00 am

500 – Natural Sciences and Mathematics

We will discuss our 400’s selection and pick a 500. This category offers subjects on things cannot create. Come select your book and be prepared to share 3 to 5 points of interest you learned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check Out the Summer Reading Program @ Coliseum Boulevard Library!!

Pre-school Summer Reading Program

Coliseum Blvd. Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

Thursday at 10:00 am

 

Building a Better World

 

June 8   Sometimes things just get broken!

Louie’s Goose, by H. M. Ehrlich

While spending summer at the beach with his parents, Louie has a wonderful time

playing with his toy goose and even rescues her from a big wave.

Humpty Dumpty, as told by Kin Eagle

This is the traditional rhyme expanded to include some of Humpty Dumpty’s other

mishaps.

Craft – Humpty Dumpty

 

June 15  Father’s Day is near!

Happy Father’s Day, by Steven Kroll

Each of the children and Mom have a special surprise for Dad on his special day.

A Father’s Day Thank You, by Janet Nolan

Harvey the Bear searches for the perfect Father’s Day present and decides that

thanking his dad is the best gift of all.

Craft – Father’s Day craft

 

June 22  Have you ever lost something?

Louella and the Yellow Balloon, by Molly Coxe

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

Olivia and the Missing Toy, by Ian Falconer

When her best toy mysteriously disappears, Olivia the feisty pig is determined to find

out who is responsible.

Craft – Little piggy

 

June 29  Try to make someone’s day better!

A Bedtime for Bear, by Bonny Becker

Bear cannot sleep for his friend mouse, and mouse helps Bear when he becomes afraid.

The Most Beautiful Kid in the World, by Jennifer Ericsson

At the last minute, Annie takes off her conventional clothes in a sudden burst of desire to impress her grandmother.

Craft – Bear masks

 

Pre-school Summer Reading Program

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

Thursday at 10:00 am

 

Building a Better World

 

July 6   There will always be someone to love you!

The Dog Who Belonged to No One, by Amy Hest

The hard working daughter of two bakers and a perfectly nice stray dog live lonely lives

in the same town, until they meet one very stormy day.

I Love It When You Smile, by Sam McBratney

A grumpy little kangaroo is having a bad day until his mother finds a way to make him

smile.

Craft – Mother and baby kangaroo

 

July 13  Listen carefully to those who love you!

Epossumondas, by Coleen Salley

A well-intentioned young possum continually takes his mother’s instructions much too

literally.

Epossumondas Plays Possum, by Coleen Salley

Forgetting his mother’s warnings, Epossumondas goes into the swamp alone and must

pretend to be dead time and again as he hears frightening sounds.

Craft – Possums

 

July 20  It’s all a part of growing up!

Off to School, Baby Duck!, by Amy Hest

Baby Duck experiences the fear of the first day of school, but with a little help from

Grandpa, everything turns out fine in the end.

Baby Duck and the Bad Eyeglasses, by Any Hest

Baby Duck is unhappy about the new eyeglasses she has to wear, until Grandpa helps

her realize that they are not so bad after all.

Craft – Duck puppets

 

July 27  A mother will always love you!

Good Night Kiss, by Amy Hest

Even after a story, being tucked in, and warm milk, Sam is not ready to go to sleep until

his mother kisses him good night.

Don’t You Feel Well, Sam?, by Amy Hest

When Sam has a cough, Mrs. Bear tends to him all through the cold night.

Craft – Bears

Elementary Summer Reading Programs

840 Coliseum Blvd. 271-7005

Friday’s at 10:00

 

Build a Better World Learning from History

Join Sara Kunau, with the Alabama State Department of Archives, as she presents a fun and informative program illustrating Alabama History Highlights. There will be a presentation followed by a creative craft.

June 9, 2017

 

Build a Better World Through Exercise

Join Amy Barwick as she gets us excited about exercise. She has such a great personality that I am sure she will even get the adults involved.  Come join the fun!

June 16, 2017

 

Build a Better World by Beating Pollution

Join Lynn Battle, with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, as she targets pollution and what we can do to battle this problem. She will have a hands-on model to show how pollution in the city spreads to our rivers.

June 23, 2017

 

Build a Better World

There will be no program on June 30, 2017. Have a Happy 4th of July!

 

Build a Better World Through Recycling

Join artist, Judy Thornton, as we create art with recycled materials. This will be a fun and creative program to encourage creativity.

July 7, 2017

 

* Today all reading logs will be due so that you may receive a certificate on July 14, 2017.

* Your certificate will be your ticket to the refreshments after our Finale on July 14.

 

Build a Better World Finale

Today is our program finale. Everyone is invited.  We are excited to have the Montgomery Zoo present a program on “Animal Adaptations”.  Come learn what makes animals unique and how they are special to their environment.  Come see which animals they will be bringing!

* Certificates will be given out to those who turned in their Reading Logs on July 7, 2017.

* Those who receive a certificate are invited for refreshments after the program today.

July 14, 2017

 

 

Build a Better World With Legos

June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 11, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm, for ages K – grade 6.

Teen Summer Reading Programs

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

 

Come join our free programs and learn how you can “Build a Better World”!

 

Build a Better World Through Reading

Teen Book Forum

Come see our special selection of popular teen books, and add your recommendation of a “must read” to our list for others to see.

The dates and times of this forum will be decided after talking with the teens who have signed up to see when is best for them.

 

Build a Better World by Helping Others

Outreach

We are partnering with Angels for the Elderly to make a better world for our seniors and for yourselves. Do you have a special talent you would like to share, or join us as we play dominos, play card, or color adult level coloring sheets with our senior friends?

The dates and times of this outreach program will be decided after talking with the teens who have signed up to see when is best for them.

 

Build a Better World by Expressing Yourself

Do you know everything there is about Panic at the Disco? Are you a Harry Potter super fan? Is basketball your life? Amanda Kaufman from the English and Philosophy Department at Auburn Montgomery will help you create a handmade magazine – also known as a ‘zine – that explores something you love.  Come and do a little bit of writing and a little bit of art, and share your passion with the world!

June 23, 2017

3:00 pm

 

Build a Better World Through Writing

Sometimes less is more – even in writing! Status updates, Twitter, Snapchat, texts:  writing is part of your life every day, and even short pieces are powerful.  Join Amanda Kaufman from the English and Philosophy Department of Auburn Montgomery to write and illustrate a six-word-autobiography.  Tell the world who you are!

July 7, 2017

3:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Summer Reading Programs

Coliseum Blvd. Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

 

 

Build a Better World With Gardening

Come hear what the Montgomery Botanical Gardens is doing to “Build a Better World”. Join Ethyl Boykin as she describes what has been done already, and what her vision holds for the future.  This is Montgomery’s first Botanical Gardens, so let’s learn all about it and see what we can do to help it grow.

June 21, 2017

10:00 am

 

 

Build a Better World Through Reading and Writing

Glen Alderton, a Montgomery author, will be discussing her books. Then, she will offer insight to prospective authors on how to become a published author.  This will be a great, informative program for people interested in publishing their first novel.

July 19, 2017

10:00 am

 

Pike Road Announces June Events!!

Pike Road Branch Library’s June 2017 Programs

Summer Events for age 5 through 10 – Tuesdays at 3 p.m.

  • June 6 – Build a Better World with Water: The Alabama Department of Environmental Management will teach us about water conservation and each child will make a bracelet to remind them of the water cycle.
    • June 13 – Build a Better Story: Tommy Johns returns with magic and puppets to teach us how to build a better story. Tommy Johns appears courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library.
    • June 20 – Build a Historical World: The Alabama Department of Archives and History presents “Alabama History Highlights,” in which kids will learn about Southeastern Indians, five capitols, cotton, the Civil War, and industries. Each theme will include an activity.
  • June 27 – Build a Cleaner World: The Talking Tree from the Montgomery Clean City Commission will teach us how we can help make the world a cleaner place.

 

Brick Clickers – Wednesdays at 3 p.m.

Each week, builders (ages 5 and up) will face a new challenge and create something awesome using the library’s collection of Lego™ bricks. The dates will be:

  • June 7
  • June 14
  • June 21
  • June 28

Storybook Time – for age 3 through 6 – Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read two or more 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:

  • June 5 – “Build a Better World” is the theme for this summer’s reading program. We’ll start our summer Storybook Time by taking that theme literally. In Roadwork and Demolition by Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock, people use skills and equipment to build a road and turn an old building into a very special place.
  • June 12 – We’re going to adapt the summer theme to be “Build a Better Bear” today when we read My Best Friend Bear by Tony Johnston and Joy Allen. A little girl’s teddy bear is in dire need of a makeover in this sweet story.
  • June 19 – Owl and Rabbit are so focused on building better houses that their desire to have the better home threatens to demolish their friendship. We’ll see if they can work it out when we read Too Tall Houses by Gianna Morino.
  • June 26 – We started the month with tales about construction machines and we’ll end the month with the same. We’ll say, “Good night!” to construction equipment when we read Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld.

 

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. The dates will be:

  • June 7
  • June 14
  • June 21
  • June 28

Book Clubs

Angry Dragons – for children in 3rd grade and up –On Thursday, June 15 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.

  • Publisher’s Summary – Four adventurous siblings–Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie–step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.

 

Angry Dragons Book/Movie Comparison –On Thursday, June 22 at 2:30 p.m., the Dragons will view the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and briefly compare the book and the movie afterwards.

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, June 15 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson.

  • Publisher’s Summary – In summer 1914, well-bred Beatrice Nash arrives in Rye to become the first female Latin teacher at the local school and soon falls in love with her sponsor’s nephew. All would be golden but for the terrible rumbling of coming war.9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 – Phone: 244-8679 facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary

 

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