New Titles @ Your Library, January 22!!


Fear by Bob Woodward

Dare To Lead by Brene Brown

Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha

Geraldo Show by Geraldo Rivera

Invisible Emperor by Mark Braude

Presidents Of War by Michael Beschloss

Where You Go by Charlotte Pence

1,000 Books To Read Before You Die by James Mustich

Einstein’s Shadow by Seth Fletcher

Killing The SS by Bill O’Reilly

My Love Story by Tina Turner

Napoleon by Adam Zamoyski

Shade by Pete Souza



Assassin’s Code by Ward Larsen

Captives by Debra Jo Immergut

Count To Ten by James Patterson

Darling Dahlias And The Poinsettia Puzzle by Susan Wittig Albert

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock

Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

Collector’s Apprentice by Barbara Shapiro

Killing Commandatore by Haruki Murakami

Mycroft And Sherlock by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

November Road by Louis Berney

Power Failure by Ben Bova

Waiter by Matias Faldbakken



February Fun @ Coliseum Blvd. Library!!

Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.


Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday




Story Time



Feb. 7   We can learn to get along with each other!

               Widget, by Lyn Rossiter McFarland

               A small stray dog is accepted into a household full of cats by learning to “fit in,” but when his owner is hurt, he shows that being a dog is not all bad.

               Yes We Can, by Sam McBratney

               Roo and his friends learn they each can do something well.

               Craft – Kangaroo craft


Feb. 14   Happy Valentine’s Day

               Click, Clack, Moo, I Love You!, by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

                Farmer Brown helps get the farm ready for the animal’s Valentine’s Day party.

               Freckles and Willie, by Margery Cuyler

                Freckles the dog is Willie’s best friend until a little girl who doesn’t like dogs moves in across the street.

                Craft – Valentine’s Day craft


Feb. 21 I love being with you!

               Just You and Me, by Sam McBratney

               As a storm approaches, Little Goosey and Big Gander Goose join other animals in

               searching for a place to hide.

               You’re All My Favorites, by Sam McBratney

               The three baby bears learn that mother and father bear loves each of their children

               equally but in different ways.

               Craft – Duck craft


Feb. 28 Fortunately, we are all individuals.

               A World Full of Monsters, by John Troy McQueen

               A little boy explains away the noises of the night by telling himself a story about

               a world full of friendly monsters.

               The Wonky Donkey, by Craig Smith

               A bird was walking down a street and sees a donkey that was wonky.

               Craft – Donkey 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.






Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Boulevard


Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday




“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids


Color Coders

February 5, 2018

3:30 – 4:30 pm (Note new time)

Join us as we color age appropriate coloring sheets using colored pencils. A variety of sheets will be available for you to choose from. Coloring is a great stress reducer, so come and melt away your stress!  All ages are invited to color.


Homework Assistance

February 5, 12, 19, and 26

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

February 12 and 26

3:30 – 4:30 pm (PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME)

Come, join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.

Registration is required.


Tinkering Table

February 19, 2019

3:30 (Please note new time)

STEAM and more this month we will make Snowmen and then….destroy them. We will use our science and math for this activity. Come and find out what ingredients we will use to make our snowmen and what element we will use to destroy them.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register now for this powerful program geared toward boosting your infant’s brainpower.

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.


African American History Challenge

African American History Month

January and February

Come and view our African American history bulletin board and see if you can identify all the people who were involved in the Bus Boycott struggle. If you are unable to name each person, visit our Art Gallery so you may find answers to help you identify each person. 







Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Boulevard


Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday




Adult Programs


Senior Tech Appointments

Tuesdays at 10:00 am

Call 271-7005 to reserve your Tuesday

Sessions will be one-on-one by appointment only (call 271-7005) for a maximum of 1 hour. Type of training depends on your needs. Tell us what you want to learn! Training includes basic computer skills, some Microsoft Office programs, email, eBooks and help with the mouse.

Crochet Class

February 7 and 21

4:00 – 5:00 pm

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


Coliseum Adult Program

February 20, 2019

10:00 am

African American History Program

Dr. Keith Krawcyznski, AUM, will be presenting a very interesting an informative program titled, “The Civil Rights Movement:  Lessons Learned from the Unfinished Revolution.”


Coliseum Art Gallery

African American History Month

Carl Berry, artist

Mr. Berry will be exhibiting his paintings, which feature key figures during the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  These paintings depict people and places that were prominent during this struggle. 



















Montgomery City/County Public Library

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Boulevard


Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday



Adult Book Clubs


Southern Charms Book Club

February 14, 2019

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing Blessings, by Anna Quindlen. This is a story of the caretaker of the Blessings estate who finds an abandoned baby at the door of the estate.  He, with the permission of the Blessing matriarch, decides to keep the infant and raise the child as his own.  Then, we will receive our book for March titled, The Distant Hours, by Kate Morton. This is a story of Edie who is on a journey into the past of her mother whom she discovered was billeted in Milderhurst Castle during WWII.  During her journey, she finds that there are many other secrets hidden in the walls of this castle. 



Curious Genre Book Club

February 28, 2019

3:00 pm

THE BEAT GOES ON presents all of the Rebus short stories, brought together for the first time and including never-before-published works. In these gripping, fast-paced tales, the legendary Scottish detective investigates the sinister cases that are his specialty, including a gruesome student death (“A Good Hanging”), the disappearance of his high-school girlfriend’s son (“Death is Not the End”), and suspicious happenings in a nursing home (“Atonement”). A must-have book for crime fiction lovers and Rankin fans alike.




February Programs @ Pike Road Library!!

Pike Road Branch Library’s February 2019 Programs

*Special Event: The Alabama Department of Archives and History presents Major Leaders and Events from the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama  −  Wednesday, February 20 at 3:30 p.m.

In observance of Black History Month, the Alabama Department of Archives and History will present a program about leaders and events from the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama. The program is intended for students and their grown-ups. We are extending a special invitation to home-schooling families.

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 3:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:

  • February 4 – February is here and with it comes Valentine’s Day. You know what that means – candy everywhere! Everybody loves a sweet treat, including Badger. Every day, Honeyguide helps Badger find honey for the two of them to share, until one day when Badger decides to be greedy. We’ll see if Badger learns his lesson in Honey…Honey…Lion! by Jan Brett.
  • February 11 – It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Little Duck is so excited that she decorates the barn for the animals’ party. However, her enthusiasm has drawn some unwanted attention from Little Fox, who may not be welcomed by the other animals. We’ll see if disaster is averted when we read Click, Clack, Moo I Love You! by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.
  • February 18 – There will be no Storybook Time today because the library will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day.
  • February 25 – International Polar Bear Day is coming up this Wednesday. To prepare for the day, we’ll read Pup and Bear by Kate Banks and Naoko Stoop. It is a sweet story about what happens when a wolf cub becomes lost and is taken in by a loving polar bear.


Toddler Time – for age two and under – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

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

  • February 6
  • February 13
  • February 20
  • February 27

Book Clubs

Book Maniacs – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, February 13 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniacs will discuss Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Publisher’s Summary – Liam has always felt a bit like he’s stuck between two worlds. This is primarily because he’s a twelve-year-old kid who looks like he’s about thirty. Sometimes it’s not so bad, like when his new principal mistakes him for a teacher on the first day of school or when he convinces a car dealer to let him take a Porsche out on a test drive. But mostly it’s just frustrating, being a kid trapped in an adult world. And so he decides to flip things around. Liam cons his way onto the first spaceship to take civilians into space, a special flight for a group of kids and an adult chaperone, and he is going as the adult chaperone. It’s not long before Liam, along with his friends, is stuck between two worlds again–only this time he’s 239,000 miles from home.

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, February 21 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Flight Patterns by Karen White.

Publisher’s Summary – Georgia Chambers has spent her life sifting through other people’s pasts while trying to forget her own. But then her work as an expert on fine china-especially Limoges-requires her to return to the one place she swore she’d never revisit. It has been ten years since Georgia left her family home on the coast of Florida, and nothing much has changed except that there are fewer oysters and more tourists. She finds solace in seeing her grandfather still toiling away in the apiary where she spent much of her childhood, but encountering her estranged mother and sister leaves her rattled. Seeing them after all this time makes Georgia realize that something has been missing-and unless she finds a way to heal these rifts, she will forever be living vicariously through other people’s remnants. To embrace her own life-mistakes and all-she will have to find the courage to confront the ghosts of her past and the secrets she was forced to keep.


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