Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
Hours 9 – 6 Monday – Friday
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
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.
January 15, 2019
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.
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.
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
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
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
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