Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36109-1208
Monday through Friday 9 AM – 6 PM
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Phone: (334) 271-7005
Fax: (334) 244-5754
Sharon Phillips, Head Librarian

January Programs

Story Time

Thursday at 10:00 am

Jan. 5     It’s nice to help others!

Chickens to the Rescue, by John Himmelman

Six days a week the chickens help the Greenstalk family and their animals recover

from mishaps that occur on the farm, but they need one day to rest.

Cock-a-Moo-Moo, by Juliet Dallas-Conte’

Rooster has forgotten how to crow and all the other animals are making fun of him.

Craft – Rooster masks

 

Jan. 12   True friends help each other!

Preschool to the Rescue, by Judy Sierra

When a mud puddle traps a pizza van, a police car, a tow truck, and other vehicles, a

group of preschoolers comes along and saves the day.

King Jack and the Dragon, by Peter Bentley and Helen Oxenbury

Jack and his friends have fun fighting dragons while protecting their castle.

Craft – Dragon masks

 

Jan. 19   Being sad does not have to last forever!

Someone Won’t Share, by Jamie Simons

Pooh and his friends try to convince Rabbit that sharing is fun.

The Sick-in-Bed Birthday, by Linda Wagner Tyler

When a nurse sends Tucky Pig home from school on the day of his birthday party, he is

convinced that this will be the worst birthday he has ever had.

Craft – Pig masks

 

Jan. 26   Things will be better if we work together!

Baa! Moo!  What Will We Do?, by A. J.Benjamin

The farm animals are concerned when the farmer brings a strange animal to live on

the farm.

What! Cried Granny, by Kate Lum

Granny does whatever it takes to get her grandson to bed.

Craft – Cow masks

 

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.

Youth Programs

Homework Assistance

Our program meets every Tuesday from 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 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.

Lego League

Lego League is offered the first and third Tuesday in January.

January 3 and January 17

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity as we build with Legos!

Literacy in Music

Literacy in Music is offered the first and third Wednesday in January.

January 4 and January 18

4:00 – 4:45 pm

Students must be accompanied by their parents and are encouraged to bring stringed instruments (ukulele, guitar, etc.). Students who do not play a stringed instrument may borrow a rhythm instrument to join in with the music making.  Activities which enhance literacy in

Music, language, and art will include games, movement, singing, and some crafts.

This course is appropriate for ages 6 – 9. Pre-registration is required.

Coliseum Coloring Club

All ages are invited.

This will be offered the first and third Thursday in January.

January 5 and January  19

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Come join our coloring club. Adult level coloring sheets, children’s coloring sheets, crayons, and colored pencils will be provided.

Studies have shown this can be a great stress reducer. Come relax with us!

 

Harry Potter Day                                                                                            

February 2

4 – 5:30 pm

*Save this date and watch for upcoming information.

Adult Programs

 

Coliseum Coloring Club

All ages welcome!

This will be offered the first and third Thursday in January.

January 5 and January 19

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Come join our coloring club. Adult level coloring sheets, children’s coloring sheets, crayons, and colored pencils will be provided.

Studies have shown this can be a great stress reducer. Come relax with us!

Computer Class

10:00 am

January 10, 2017     Today we will be setting up email accounts.

January 24, 2017     Today we will develop resumes using Microsoft templates.

Pre-registration is required.   271-7005

Weaving for Beginners will become Fiber Arts

January 11, 2017

3:00 pm

Barbara Hightower will teach how to put shapes into your weaving. 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 Program

January 18, 2017

10:00 am

Genealogy

Nancy Dupree, with the Alabama Department of Archives, will be presenting information the Archives has to assist you with your genealogical research.

Puzzles

We have an adult level puzzle on a table at all times. Come and help put our community puzzles together.

Successful Aging: Staying Sharp at Every Age

10:00 am

January 4     Arts and Crafts

Carol Gandy will be teaching us how to make sun catchers. Please bring a plastic lid.

January 11   Technology

Learn how to use our free Ancestry Database to research your family’s history.

January 18   Educational Program

Genealogy

Nancy Dupree, with the Alabama Department of Archives, will be presenting

information the Archives has to assist you with your genealogical research.

January 25   Non-Fiction Book Club

First, we will learn what the numbers in the Dewey Decimal classification represent.

Then, we will each select a different book in the 000 classification to read. This

classification is labeled “General”, which includes books ranging from computers to

journalism to quotations. When reading your book, select 3 to 5 points of interest

to share in our February book club gathering.

 

Adult Book Clubs

Southern Charms Book Club

January 12, 2017

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing “Fates and Traitors”, by Jennifer Chiaverini, a novel of John Wilkes Booth. Then, we will receive the book “Civil Rights in My Bones”, by Julian McPhillips, who will be the guest speaker in our Adult Program on February 15, 2017.

Dewey Decimal Book Club

January 25, 2017

10:00 am

First, we will learn what the numbers in the Dewey Decimal classification represent. Then, we will each select a different book in the 000 classification to read. This classification is labeled “General”, which includes books ranging from computers to journalism to quotations. When reading your book, select 3 to 5 points of interest to share in our February book club gathering.

Eastbrook Mystery Book Club

January  26, 2017

3:00 pm

Eastbrook Mystery Book club will discuss “Fool Me Once” by Harlan Coben. Harlan Coben is an American author of mystery novels and thrillers. The plots of his novels often involve the resurfacing of unresolved or misinterpreted events in the past, murders, fatal accidents, and have multiple twists. Wikipedia

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