October Fun @ Coliseum Blvd. Library!!

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Boulevard

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6                 Monday – Friday

Story Time

Thursday at 10:00 am

 

Oct. 4    Things will always get better!

               The Ugly Duckling, retold by Sebastien Braun

                The ugly duckling feels he doesn’t belong until one day a stranger appears.

               Back to Bed, Ed!, by Sebastien Braun

      Ed the mouse will not sleep in his own bed, until eventually his exasperated    and

                tired parents find a way to keep him from joining them in the middle of the night.

                Craft – Swan craft                                

 

Oct. 11   It’s nice to be able to help others!

               Hedgie’s Surprise, by Jan Brett

                Hedgie, the hedgehog, helps Henny, the speckled hen, trick the boy who has been

                eating all of Henny’s eggs for breakfast.

                The Scarecrow’s Hat, by Ken Brown

                Chicken does her best to make all the animals happy.

                Craft – Chicken craft

 

Oct. 18   We all want to make friends!

               You Will Be My Friend!, by Peter Brown

                Lucy tries very hard to make friends.

               Children Make Terrible Pets, by Peter Brown

                Lucy tries to make a pet out of a little boy.

                Craft – Bear craft

 

Oct. 25   Halloween is near!

               Halloween Monster, by Catherine Stock

                Tommy is reluctant to dress up and go out on Halloween until his mother convinces

                him to dress up and go.

               Corduroy’s Best Halloween Ever! , by Don Freeman

                Corduroy makes sure all his friends have a Halloween costume before he has one.

                Craft – Flying bats and ghouls

 

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.

 

 

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 Boulevard

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6             Monday – Friday

 

 

Adult Programs

 

Computer Class for Seniors

10:00 am

Pre-registration is required.

October 2 – Today we will be learning the new features of Microsoft Windows 10

October 9 – Today we will be learning to navigate the desktop

October 16 – Today we will continuing to learn how to navigate the desktop

October 23 – Today we will be using Microsoft Edge – a new web browser

 

Crochet Class

October 4 and 18, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

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

 

Meet the Artist

October 10, 2018

10:00

 

Johnny Marvin is a self-taught artist from Montgomery. He has had no formal training in art, but who has simply studied art books to develop his talent. He had surgery on his right arm and was afraid he would never be able to regain use of his fingers, but as miracles do occur, he fully recovered.  It was then, a mere two years ago, when he picked up his first brush and pencil since public school days and began to create the beautiful art you see today.

 

Please come meet Mr. Marvin, Wednesday, October 10 at 10:00 am,

in the Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library Conference Room.

His exhibit runs September through October.

 

 

Coliseum Adult Program

October 17, 2018

Medicare

Sandra Whatley, Central Alabama Aging Consortium, will be explaining the new updates to our Medicare program and will be available to meet with you privately, after the program, to discuss any concerns you may have.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

October 11, 2018

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls.  This is memoir of a dysfunctional family who lived as nomads in the Southwest for a period and who lived in the mining towns of West Virginia.  The father was a brilliant man, but an alcoholic, and the mother was the artistic type who could not stand the responsibility of raising a family leaving the children to learn to fend for themselves.  Then, we will receive our book for November titled, The Wrong Side of Goodbye, by Michael Connelly.

 

Curious Genre Book Club

October 25, 2018

3:00 pm

Point Blank, by Fern Michaels

The members of the Sisterhood always stand together, and that includes aiding and protecting the men in their lives. Yoko’s partner, Harry Wong, has received a phone call from his old schoolmate, Jun Yu. Jun Yu resided at the same temple where Harry’s daughter, Lily, was training, but they were all forced to evacuate. Jun Yu’s managed to get his son out, but Lily is missing. And now Jun is trusting Harry to guard the most precious things in his life–his wife, Ling, and their two children, whom he has smuggled to America. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25733508-point-blank?from_search=true

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

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.

 

Color Coders

October 2, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

All ages are invited to color.

Join us as we color age appropriate coloring sheets using colored pencisl. 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

October 9 and 23, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.

Registration is required.

 

Tinkering Table

October 16, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

In honor of National Chemistry Week, we will do another chemical science experiment. Come and see what we have in store for you that day!

 

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.

Advertisements

Hampstead Library Announces October Programs!!

Hampstead October Programs

 

Toddler Time

Mondays @ 10:00

Ages 2 and Under

October 1 – The weather’s getting cooler, and the leaves are starting to fall in Leaves by David Stein.

October 15 –Elephant is very good at hide and seek, see if you can spot him in Have you Seen Elephant by David Barrow.

October 22Old Bear (by Kevin Henkes) gets very sleepy in the winter and dreams about the seasons.

October 29 – We’ll talk about costumes and read I Love You Little Pumpkin by Sandra Magsamen.

 

Story Time

Tuesdays @ 10:30

Ages 3 and Up

October 2 – It’s beginning to feel a lot like fall in Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins and Leaves by David Stein

Activity: Coloring Leaves

October 9 – Get ready for a giant story time about one huge creature: the elephant! We’ll read I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems and Have you Seen Elephant by David Barrow.

Activity: Make an Elephant

October 16 – We’re going to have more fall fun with a little fox in Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson and Full of Fall by April Sayre.

Activity: Fall Collage

October 23 – It’s all about pumpkins today with Mystery Vine by Cathryn Falwell and The Pumpkin Patch by Elizabeth King!

Activity: Make a Pumpkin

October 30 We’ll have a spooky story time with the books The Little OId Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams and Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds.

Activity: Spider Web Craft

 

STEAM’ed

October 25 @ 3:30

For 1st Grade and Up

Registration Required

Registration is required to allow for purchase of supplies. This mon we’re delving into science with candy. Join us for some candy based experiments including melting candy corn, peeps, and more.

October Programs @ Pike Road Library!!

Pike Road Branch Library’s October 2018 Programs

Storybook Time – for age three and up – Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 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:

  • October 1 – Great news – it’s Homemade Cookies Day! We’ll mark the occasion by reading one of Mister Matt’s favorite books, Mmm, Cookies! By Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko.
  • October 8 – We will not have Storybook Time today because the library will be closed in observance of Columbus Day.
  • October 15 – The Farm/City Festival takes place on Bartlett Ranch in Pike Road next Monday, October 22, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. We’ll prepare for this annual tradition with The Great Goat Chase by Tony Bonning and Sally Hobson. It’s the story of what happens when goats get loose in Mr. Farmer’s turnip patch and the other animals pitch in to get them back in their pasture. It does not go well.
  • October 22 – Turkey and his friends want some candy, but only kids get candy on Halloween, right? Perhaps some clever disguises will work. We’ll see if they do when we read Turkey Trick or Treat by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper.
  • October 29 – Halloween is just hours away! A witch wants to make pumpkin pie, but the pumpkin is so big that she can’t free it from its vine. Can a vampire, a mummy and a ghost get that pumpkin for her? They’ll try in Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman and S.D. Schindler.

 

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:

  • October 3
  • October 10
  • October 17
  • October 24
  • October 31

Book Clubs

Book Maniacs – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, October 10 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniacs will discuss Path of Beasts by Lian Tanner.

Publisher’s Summary – The city of Jewel is in peril once again, as it is held captive by the frightful Fugleman, his band of Blessed Guardians, and an army of merciless mercenaries. There’s no doubt that Goldie and Toadspit want to get their city back, but how can a small group of children fight against such overwhelming forces of evil? And how, as Goldie is determined, can they avoid bloodshed in a war that will set thieves against soldiers, and trickery and deception against a mighty cannon that shoots cannonballs bent on destruction? As Toadspit fights the Fugleman in a duel to the death, Goldie must face her hardest task yet. If she is to save the city, she must walk the mysterious Beast Road, deep inside the Museum of Thieves. No one knows where it goes and no one has ever returned from it.

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, October 18 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.

Publisher’s Summary – Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty. Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.

 

9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 – Phone: 244-8679 facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary