Coliseum Boulevard Library Announces October Line-Up!!

Programs at Coliseum

840 coliseum Blvd.



Story Time

Thursday at 10:00 am


Oct. 5     It’s nice when you support your friends!

Up and Down, by Oliver Jeffers

Even though the penguin and the boy are close friends and do many things together,

the penguin decides that he wants to fly and he wants to do it on his own.

Cowboy Kid, by Max Eilenberg

A young boy has difficulty in getting to sleep because his toys seem to need so many

hugs and kisses at bedtime.

Craft – Penguin craft


Oct. 12   We need to learn to accept others!

That New Animal, by Emily Jenkins

The lives of two dogs change after a new animal, a baby, come to their house.

Zinnia and Dot, by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Zinnia and Dot, self-satisfied hens who bicker constantly about who lays better eggs

Put aside their differences to protect a prime specimen from a marauding weasel.

Craft – Dog craft


Oct. 19   Do you want to go to school?

Bad Boris Goes to School, by Susie Jenkin-Pearce

Boris does not want to go to school until he gets there and sees that he enjoys it.

Dabble Duck, by Anne Leo Ellis

A lonesome pet, Duck finally solves her own problem by befriending a bedraggled boy.

Craft – Elephant craft


Oct. 26   Halloween is near!

You may wear you Halloween costumes today for group pictures.

Halloween Monster, by Catherine Stock

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

him that there are no real ghosts, monsters, or witches.

Have No Fear! Halloween is Here!, by Tish Rabe

The Cat in the hat shows the boys and girls where to find the best Halloween


Craft – Flying bats and ghouls craft


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.







Adult Programs


Tai Chi Classes

October 2

10:00 – 11:00 am

This will be our last class for this series of Tai Chi classes taught by Jim Caldwell. You will need to come by to pre-register before attending this last class.


Arts and Crafts for Adults

October 4, 2017

10:00 am

Today we will be transforming ordinary flameless candles into lacy Halloween candles. Please bring your own flameless 4” to 6” inch candle, and we will provide all other materials.


Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

Each Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00, you can register for an appointment with our volunteer. She 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


Computer Class for Seniors

October 3, 10, 17, and 24

10:00 am

We will be concentrating on Microsoft Power Point during the month of October.

Pre-registration is required. 271-7005


Coliseum Adult Program

October 18, 2017

10:00 am

Sandra Whatley, Central Alabama Aging Consortium, will be here to discuss the Medicare revisions and will be meeting individually with patrons who need additional assistance.


Fiber Arts

October 19, 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.










Coliseum Adult Book Clubs



Southern Charms Book Club

October 12, 2017

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing “All the Light We Cannot See”, by Anthony Doerr. This is a story of two people whose paths cross during the Nazi’s occupation, and against all odds, try to be good to one another.  Then, we will receive our book for November titled, “Hollow Ground”, by Stephen Marion.


Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

October 26, 2017

3:00 pm

“The Buzzard Table” by Margaret Maron. Judge Deborah Knott and her husband, Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Bryant, are back home in Colleton County amid family and old friends. But the winter winds have blown in several new faces as well. Lt. Sigrid Harald and her mother, Anne, a well-known photographer, are down from New York to visit Mrs. Lattimore, Anne’s dying mother. When the group gathers for dinner at Mrs. Lattimore’s Victorian home, they meet the enigmatic Martin Crawford, an ornithologist researching a book on Southern vultures. He’s also Mrs. Lattimore’s long-lost nephew. With her health in decline, Mrs. Lattimore wants to make amends with her family-a desire Deborah can understand, as she, too, works to strengthen her relationship with her young stepson, Cal.





























“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids


Fun with Ukuleles

October 4, 2017

5:00 pm

Come join a ukulele jam and share in the fun of making music together.

See the Facebook page “Dewberry Jam” for ongoing educational links and announcements. This program is for teens.


Being Creative with Legos

October 10 and October 24

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.


The Tinkering Table

October 17, 2017

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join us as we help develop your creative abilities. Once a month, on the third Friday of the month, we will have an activity that will enhance the arts or encourage your engineering skills by providing math and science projects.  This program is geared specifically for boys and girls ages 8 – 10.


Homework Assistance

October 3, 10, 17, and 24. We will not schedule a session for October 31 due to Halloween.

5:00 – 5:45 pm

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 lesson 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.


Coding Club for Boys and Girls

October 16, 23, and 30

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Come join the fun and the great educational experience in learning to “Code” on computers. This is a wonderful opportunity for boys and girls in grades 4 and up.  The class will have limited seating for this series of classes.



Lewis Library Announces August Adult Programs!!

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

Adult Programming

August 2017

After 5 Book Club’s Discussion

Monday, August 7 @ 6 P.M.

Title: No Way Back by Andrew Goss

Summary: A breathtaking tale featuring two strong, sympathetic women who must rely on each other to take down powerful forces. No Way Back is a riveting tale full of twists and thrilling surprises from the bestselling author who is “coming up on the rails behind Harland Coben and Lee Child”.

~ Evening Standard, U.K.



Meet the Author

Tuesday, August 8 @ 10:00 A.M.              

Author, Glenn Wills will takes us on his journey across Alabama as he documents the

remnants of Alabama’s past. A discussion of how his book, Forgotten Alabama cam about and a power point presentation about his journey will be shown.


Yoga @ the Library

Tuesday, August 8 & 22 @6:00 P.M.

Mrs. Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher, Instructor

Description: This course is an introduction to the ancient practice of Yoga. Through a series of gentle Yoga Poses, participants will experience a sense of well-being and relaxation.  Comfortable, form-fitting, but stretchy clothing is recommended.  Participants of all levels of health, mobility, and flexibility are encouraged to attend as Yoga Poses can be adapted for comfort.

Computer Class

Thursday, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 @11 AM

Library Staff, Instructors              

All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.



Thursday, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 @ 12 Noon

Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Instructor

Description: Learn the techniques of telling stories your memories through the art of scrapbooking using words, paper, glue, photos, etc. Attendees are encouraged to provide material for this program.  Please contact staff @ 334-240-4848 for registration and a list of recommended materials.

New Titles @ Your Library, June 19!!


Apartment by Danielle Steel

As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark

Back In The Brazilian’s Bed by Susan Stephens

Best Of My Love by Susan Mallery

Blood Orange by Susan Wittig Albert

Florist Grump by Kate Collins

Hannah’s Choice by Jan Drexler

Knot The Usual Suspects by Molly MacRae

Marriage He Must Keep by Dani Collins

Mistress by Danielle Steel

Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline

Possessed By Passion by Brenda Jackson

Quieting by Suzanne Fisher

Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

Room For Hope by Kim Sawyer

Second House From The Corner by Sadega Johnson

Talos Claims His Virgin by Michelle Smart

Treasures Of The North by Tracie Peterson

Turner House by Angela Flournoy

Bay Of Sighs by Nora Roberts

Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Below The Belt by Stuart Woods

Burning Bright by Nicholas Petrie

Class by Lucinda Rosenfeld