August Programs @ Coliseum Boulevard Library!!

Coliseum Branch Library Programs for August

840 Coliseum Boulevard



Story Time

There will be no Story Time at the Coliseum Branch Library during the month of August. We hope to see you September 7, 2017 at 10:00 am.


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


Fun With Ukuleles

August 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Come to a ukulele jam, beginners are welcome.


Lego League

There will be no Lego League during the month of August.

We hope to see you September 12 and 26 at 4:00 pm for our new Lego season.


Adult Programs


Adult Arts and Crafts

August 2, 2017

10:00 am

Today we will make decorative candleholders utilizing tissue paper. You will not need to bring any materials.


Computer Class

August 1, 8, 15 and 22

10:00 am

We will be concentrating on Microsoft Word during the month of August.

Pre-registration is required.



Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

August 3, 10, 17, and the 24

10:00 – 12:00

Each Thursday (except 5th) in August you can register for a 45 minute appointment with our volunteer who 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

Adult Program

August 16, 2017

10:00 AM

Robert Negro, a retired federal criminal investigator in the Drug Enforcement Administration, will be presenting a program on Fraud Protection.


Fiber Arts

August 17, 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.


Total Solar Eclipse Watch

August 21, 2017

1:00 – 3:00 pm

We will have information about the total solar eclipse available to interested patrons on August 18 and 21. The times specified for our viewing area are for August 21 with the eclipse beginning at 12:03, with maximum viewing at 1:34, and ending at 3:00 pm.


Tai Chi Class

A Tai Chi class will be coming September 11, 18, 25, and October 2 from 10:00 – 11:00 am. This will be a 4-week introduction to Tai Chi taught by Jim Caldwell.  You will need to come by to pre-register and complete a waiver form before attending any of these classes.


Adult Book Clubs


Southern Charms Book Club

August 10, 2017

3:00 pm

Today we will discuss the book, “Citizens Creek”, by Lalita Tademy, a story of the first black chief of the Creek Indian nation and his granddaughter, who sustains his legacy of courage. Then, we will receive our book for September titled, “In the Name of the Family”, by Sarah Dunant.  This is a story of the final years of the House of Borgia during Renaissance Italy.


Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

August 24, 2017


“The mistress of high tension” (The New Yorker) and undisputed Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark brings us another New York Times bestselling novel that USA TODAY calls “her page-turning best” about a killer who targets lonely women on cruise ships, a masterful combination of page-turning suspense and classic mystery.

Pike Road Library Announces August Programs!!

Pike Road Branch Library’s August 2017 Programs

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:

  • August 7 – School starts next week! Did you know that pirates go to school? We’ll find out what they do during an average school day when we read Pirates Go to School by Corinne Demas and John Manders.
  • August 14 – The solar eclipse is happening next Monday. To get ready for it, we will read some books about the moon, including Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle.
  • August 21 – Today is solar eclipse day and all eyes will be on the sky this afternoon. Since we are casting our gaze to the heavens, we will read some stories about characters that have traveled in space including Mousetronaut by Mark Kelly and C.F. Payne.
  • August 28 – Mo Willems may not be making Elephant and Piggie books any more, but Gerald and Piggie still want you to read. We’ll enjoy one of their “Elephant and Piggie Presents” books today. It’s called Elephant and Piggie Like Reading!: The Cookie Fiasco by Mo Willems.


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:

  • August 2
  • August 9
  • August 16
  • August 23
  • August 30

Book Clubs

Book ManiaKs – for children in 3rd grade and up –On Wednesday, August 17 at 4:15 p.m., the ManiaKs will discuss The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis.

  • Publisher’s Summary – Narnia . . . where a dragon awakens . . . where stars walk the earth . . . where anything can happen. A king and some unexpected companions embark on a voyage that will take them beyond all known lands. As they sail farther and farther from charted waters, they discover that their quest is more than they imagined and that the world’s end is only the beginning.


Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, August 17 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Aquarium by David Vann.

  • Publisher’s Summary – Living in Seattle with her mother, who works at the docks, 12-year-old Caitlin visits the aquarium to lose herself in the shimmering gorgeousness of the fish. There, she befriends an old man, and a troubling family secret emerges.


Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library Annual Business Meeting

  • On Thursday, August 17 at 10 a.m., the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library will hold their annual business meeting during which they will elect officers for the new business year and discuss how they support library programs and materials.9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 – Phone: 244-8679

Williams Library Announces August Programs!!

Bertha Williams

August 2017


Adult Program


Scrabble Time

First Tuesday

August 1 **New Day**

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!


Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday

August 4 and 18

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.




Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

August 9

Time: 11:00am

Title: Miss Hazel and the Rosa parks League

Author: Jonathan Odell

Description: Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, and inspired by his Mississippi childhood, Odell tells the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida – one wealthy and white and the other poor and black – who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another.


Embittered and distrusting, Vida is harassed by Delphi’s racist sheriff and haunted by the son she lost to the world. Hazel, too, has lost a son and can’t keep a grip on her fractured life. After drunkenly crashing her car into a manger scene while gunning for the baby Jesus, Hazel is sedated and bed-ridden. Hazel’s husband hires Vida to keep tabs on his unpredictable wife and to care for his sole surviving son. Forced to spend time together with no one else to rely on, the two women find they have more in common than they thought, and together they turn the town on its head. It is the story of a town, a people, and a culture on the verge of a great change that begins with small things, like unexpected friendship. ~dust jacket


Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

August 30

Time: 6:30pm

LOCATION: Cafe Louisa

Really want to join a book club but don’t really like to read? Come join us at Cafe Louisa as we talk and color. Read the book, or don’t! We alternate between fiction and nonfiction/biography as well as discuss other books we read during the month or in the past that are related. Additional titles on the theme will be available, so bring your library card! Just want to color and enjoy our company? You’re welcome! Bring your own supplies or use some of ours. Coloring sheets provided.

Title: Cutting for Stone

Author: Abraham Verghese

Description: Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother’s death in childbirth and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. ~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.





Young Adult Programs

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday

August 18

Time: 3:30pm

Joins us for a mid afternoon movie after work or school. Bring snacks, suggest titles for future viewings, talk with friends or make new ones. Movies will be PG-13 rating or lower, but parents are responsible for researching movie before allowing children to view.



Movie: The Lorax (PG)

Run time: 1 hr 27 min


Children’s Programs



Time: 10:00 AM


Story time is on break until September!