Coliseum Boulevard Library Announces Summer Programs!!

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday
Story Time

Summer @ Your Library

Thursdays @ 10:00 am Programs are Virtual and Posted on Facebook

June 4, 2020, @ 10:30 am – Kickoff @ Morgan Library, Downtown Montgomery.
Synopsis: Come see what your library has planned for this summer!

June 11, 2020 – Nighttime
No Go Sleep! By Kate Feiffer
Synopsis: A baby doesn’t want to go to sleep, but it’s nighttime.
Return of the Shadows by Norma Farber
Synopsis: The shadows go on a wild adventure, and then they start to get lost, When night comes, the shadows go away. When morning comes, the shadows are back where they’re supposed to be.
Night Lights by Susan Gal
Synopsis: Night is not just dark. There are lights all around at night.
Craft: Firefly jars – Pick up the material @ Coliseum Library.

June 18, 2020 – Father’s Day
My Father Always Embarrasses Me by Meir Shalev
Synopsis: This dad cannot seem to get anything right and consistently embarrasses his son. The end, however, is an explosive shock.
Jafta’s Father by Hugh Lewin
Synopsis: A boy misses his father who has to work far away to support their family. The boy looks back on the good memories he shared with his dad.
Activity: Create a game to play with dad.

June 25, 2020 – Cats and Dogs
Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper
Synopsis: This book explores the lives of pet cats and explores the idea of meeting new friends and saying goodbye to old friends.
Dog Biscuit by Helen Cooper
Synopsis: One day, Bridget ate a dog treat, and Mrs. Blair said she would turn into a dog! Then weird stuff started happening. . .
Game: Human Says

***1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: Register now for this free powerful program geared toward boosting your infant’s brainpower. Read to your child, birth through kindergarten, every day to have read 1,000 books before they enter kindergarten. You will keep track of each book read, and your child will receive a reward after every 100 books read. Find out more about this free new program at the Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library.

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday

Summer @ Your Library

Programs are Virtual and Posted on Facebook

Each Tuesday, Mrs. Kelly will be reading two short chapters from The Library of Ever by Zeno Alexander. At the end she will give your children a fun STE(A)M challenge to do at home with the resources around them. Videos of the reading and activity challenge will be posted on our Facebook page each Tuesday. The Facebook link is listed in our contact information above. This book and the activities are meant to inspire your children’s imagination, creativity, and innovative thinking.

Elementary Aged Children

Tuesday – Chapters 9 – 11 with an Insect STEAM
June 2, 2020
What can you do with objects around your house? We will make insects that are known and those unknown.

June 4, 2020, @ 10:30 am Friday – Virtual Kickoff
Synopsis: Come see what your library has planned for this summer!

Ukulele Class
June 8, 2020 – Monday
We will have a virtual class posted on this day.

Tuesday – Chapters 12-14 and Creating a Lego Circus
June 9, 2090
We will all make something that would be in a circus.

Mummies
June 12, 2020 – Friday
Synopsis: Have you ever mummified anything? If not, now’s your chance. Reserve your kit at 271-7005 to make sure we have enough supplies to hand out. You will also need a shoebox.

Tuesday – Chapters 15 – 17 and Create an Amusement Park
June 16, 2020
Pull together Legos or other items you can build with and create your own amusement park!

How to Make Bouncy Balls
June 19, 2020 – Friday
We will make bouncy balls. Come and find out how?
Reserve your spot at 271-7005 to make sure we have enough supplies to hand out.

Fourth Tuesday – Chapters 18 – 21 with Creative play
June 23, 2020
What can you come up with to make and play?

Civil Air Patrol
June 26, 2020 – Friday
Synopsis: The Civil Air Patrol will do a virtual program for a soaring good time. We will learn about parachutes and make our own. Reserve your kit at 271-7005 to make sure we have enough supplies. (While supplies last).

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday

Summer @ Your Library

Programs are Virtual and Posted on Facebook

Activities for Your Teens

Crochet Class
June 4 and 18 – Thursday
We will have virtual classes posted on these days.

June 4, 2020, @ 10:30 am – Summer @ Your Library Kickoff

Ukulele Class
June 8, 2020 – Monday
We will have a virtual class posted on this day.

Homeschool STEM
June 10, 2020 – Wednesday
We will make an End Effector. We will post instructions on Facebook on this date.

Mondays for Teens

June 15, 2020 – Make Your Own Comic Book!
Synopsis: Comic books involve imagination, creativity, and skill. We can give you a good starting point and some skills to make your own comic book in this virtual program. All you need is paper, and pencil.

June 22, 2020 – Make Your Own Dish: Chopped Style.
Synopsis: Based on the TV show Chopped, teens and their parents are asked to make their own creative dish that must contain three special ingredients along with other items. They can choose from the food they have at the house. Take pictures of the teen’s dish and the parent’s dish and we will vote on the best dish. Winner gets to choose what’s for dinner that night.

June 29, 2020 – Make Your Own Portable Games.
Synopsis: Teens will make their own board games using Altoid tins. They will be given the resources to make checkers and a board game they make up themselves. Supplies can be picked up at Coliseum Library @ 11 AM that day. (While supplies last).

Montgomery City/County Public Library
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
840 Coliseum Blvd.
271-7005
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary
Hours 9-6 Monday-Friday
Summer @ Your Library

June Programs are Virtual and Posted on Facebook

Adult Programs

Library Bingo
June1-July 31
Come by and pick up your first bingo card; you can make bingo either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Each bingo card turned in gives you a chance to win.

Crochet Class
June 4 and 18 Thursday
We will have virtual classes posted on these days.

Ukulele Class
June 8, 2020 – Monday
We will have a virtual class posted on that day.

Adult Program
June 17, 2020 – Wednesday

Do you have an immigration story to share, maybe your parents; we will post a video of immigration stories. You may share yours in the message on our Facebook page.

Adult Book Clubs Go to Meeting

Southern Charms Book Club
June 11, 2020 – Thursday
3:00 pm
The Last Queen of the Gypsies by William Cobb
William Cobb’s first novel in nine years is a brilliant, quirky, highly readable story as compelling as it is original. Its main characters journey on parallel quests: Lester Ray, a fourteen-year-old boy who was deserted by his mother when he was a baby and has now escaped his abusive alcoholic father, and Minnie, a woman who was abandoned by her Gypsy family of migrant fruit pickers when she was eleven. The novel interweaves their searches for families they never really knew. It ranges from the Great Depression to the mid-1960s, and from the panhandle of Florida, where much of the novel is set, to New York City during World War II, to the Georgia and Carolina coasts, to Fort Myers and south Florida. Lester Ray finds work with a carnival as he looks for his mother, accompanied by all the odd and strange and wonderful people who make up that world. Minnie moves from the dry sandy heat of central Florida in 1933, to a brothel in Cedar Key, to New York, to the little town of Piper, to the winter camps of the Gypsies near Fort Myers. She is–first as a girl, then as a woman–a person of immense fortitude and strength, as engaging and unforgettable as Scarlett O’Hara. This book published by NewSouth Books here in Montgomery. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9137038-last-queen-of-the-gypsies?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=7ITJcPfI42&rank=1

Curious Genre Book Club
June 25, 2020 – Thursday
3:00 pm
Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen

A beautiful violinist is haunted by a very old piece of music she finds in a strange antique shop in Rome.

The first time Julia Ansdell picks up The Incendio Waltz, she knows it’s a strikingly unusual composition. But while playing the piece, Julia blacks out and awakens to find her young daughter implicated in acts of surprising violence. And when she travels to Venice to find the previous owner of the music, she uncovers a dark secret that involves dangerously powerful people—a family who would stop at nothing to keep Julia from bringing the truth to light. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25177983-playing-with-fire

MCCPL Announces Summer Reading Program Schedule!!

ontgomery City-County Public Library System is excited to roll out our Online 2020 Summer @ Your Library events and Summer Reading Challenge. Please fill the MCCPL: Summer @ Your Library registration form by going to our website at mccpl.lib.al.us. Only one form needed per family, for all ages! *Registration required to receive event access notifications.

We hope to have a safe and interactive Summer Online with MCCPL Summer @ Your Library events through Facebook, YouTube, MCCPL website, and other live streaming channels.

MCCPL Summer Reading Challenge!
June 1st through July 31st
This year MCCPL will be partnering with Montgomery Education Foundation in the MGM READS 30 campaign. Montgomery City and County residents are encouraged to read 30 minutes every day! Just 30 minutes a day can improve reading and vocabulary skills. You can participate in MGM READS 30 via online, tv, or at your local library! *Register for Summer @ Your Library for more information on how to participate.

MCCPL KICKOFF!
Science Tellers
Thursday, June 4th at 10:30 am
Join MCCPL for the Summer @ Your Library Kickoff event. Science Tellers will be here ONLINE with “Dragons”! A fun interactive program from home through Zoom. Participants will be able to interact with the host through polls/quizzes, teach an experiment to do at home, and answer questions. Use our curbside service to pick up a fun science experiment to do at home! This program is funded by the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery. *Register for Summer @Your Library for event access notification.

MCCPL ALL-DAY FUN DAY!
Bubble and Squeak
Friday, July 31st at 10:30 am
Join us for an all-day fun day! We are closing out the Summer @ Your Library with performer Bubble and Squeak. A day full of bubbles, balloons, games, fun, and more! Come to Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library to check out what we will be up to. Whether online, social distancing, or outdoor fun we will have something for everyone to be able to enjoy! This is funded by the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery. *Register for Summer @ Your Library to receive updated information on how we will have MCCPL’s ALL-DAY FUN DAY!

MCCPL’s Summer @ Your Library is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery.
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May Fun @ Hampstead Library!!

Hampstead Branch Library
May 2020 Programs

Toddler Times
Ages 2 and Under
Every Monday @ 10:15
A 20 minute program filled with songs and movement and followed by 20-25 minutes of free play.
May 4: Hurry, Hurry by Eve Bunting
May 11: Trains Go by Steve Light
May 18: Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre
May 25: 10 Little Fingers by Mem Fox

Story Time
Ages 3 and Up
Every Tuesday @ 10:15
A thirty to forty minute program followed by a craft.
May 5: It’s no fun to get a cold (Llama Llama Home Sick With Mama by Anne Dewdney) or a Bad Case of Stripes by (David Shannon)
Craft: Sensory Craft
May 12: Put on your best hat and celebrate hats with Hooray for Hat by Brian Won and The Scarecrow’s Hat Ken Brown.
Craft: Hat Nest
May 19: No one is getting much sleep this Story Time. Dive into
Napping House by Audrey Wood and Goodnight Already! By John Jory with us!
Craft: The softest bed
May 26: Have you ever really wanted a pet, but your parents say no? We’ll find out what happens to two very different pets in the stories of My Dog’s a Chicken Susan McElroy Montanari and Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown.
Craft: The Best Pet

STEAM’ed
1st Grades and Up
May 28 @ 2:30 & 4:00
This month we’re learning about hydraulics and building some hydraulic machines to test out the principles.