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Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library



   Wednesday, May 24, 2017
10:00 AM
Dewey Decimal Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Today we will be discussing the 300’s classification which includes the social sciences.  Be prepared to share 3 to 5 items of interest with the group.  Then, we will select a book from the 400’s which encompasses Languages which we will discuss in June.
 



   Thursday, May 25, 2017
10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Children
Description:  What an unusual friend you have!
                A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Baker
                Bear’s efforts to keep out visitors to his house are undermined by a very persistent
                mouse.
                Anteater on the Stairs by Peter Cottrill
                Joe, a new neighbor, tells Sophis stories about his fabulous pets but he is unprepared
                when he meets her own pet Snowy.
                Craft – Polar bear masks
 



3:00 PM
Eastbrook Mystery Book Club
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  This month we will read a well-known author that many like, come by and pick up the book to find out who and what we will discuss on May 25 at 3:00.
 



   Tuesday, June 6, 2017
4:00 PM
Build a Better World With Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages K through 6th Grade
Description:  Build a Better World With Legos
 



   Thursday, June 8, 2017
10:00 AM
Sometimes Things Just Get Broken!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Louie’s Goose, by H. M. Ehrlich
              While spending summer at the beach with his parents, Louie has a wonderful time playing with his toy goose and even rescues her from a big wave.
              Humpty Dumpty, as told by Kin Eagle
              This is the traditional rhyme expanded to include some of Humpty Dumpty’s other mishaps.
              Craft – Humpty Dumpty
 



   Friday, June 9, 2017
10:00 AM
Build a Better World Learning from History
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary
Description:  Join Sara Kunau, with the Alabama State Department of Archives, as she presents a fun and informative program illustrating Alabama History Highlights.  There will be a presentation followed by a creative craft.
 



   Tuesday, June 13, 2017
4:00 PM
Build a Better World With Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages K through 6th Grade
Description:  Build a Better World With Legos
 



   Thursday, June 15, 2017
10:00 AM
Father's Day is Near!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Father’s Day is near!
               Happy Father’s Day, by Steven Kroll
               Each of the children and Mom have a special surprise for Dad on his special day.
               A Father’s Day Thank You, by Janet Nolan
               Harvey the Bear searches for the perfect Father’s Day present and decides that thanking his dad is the best gift of all.
               Craft – Father’s Day craft
 



   Friday, June 16, 2017
10:00 AM
Build a Better World Through Exercise
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary
Description:  Join Amy Barwick as she gets us excited about exercise.  She has such a great personality that I am sure she will even get the adults involved.  Come join the fun!
 



   Tuesday, June 20, 2017
4:00 PM
Build a Better World With Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages K through 6th Grade
Description:  Build a Better World With Legos
 



   Wednesday, June 21, 2017
10:00 AM
Build a Better World With Gardening
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Come hear what the Montgomery Botanical Gardens is doing to “Build a Better World”.  Join Ethyl Boykin as she describes what has been done already, and what her vision holds for the future.  This is Montgomery’s first Botanical Gardens, so let’s learn all about it and see what we can do to help it grow.
 



   Thursday, June 22, 2017
10:00 AM
Have You Ever Lost Something?
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  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.
      
Olivia and the Missing Toy, by Ian Falconer
When her best toy mysteriously disappears, Olivia the feisty pig is determined to find out who is responsible.
Craft – Little piggy
 



   Friday, June 23, 2017
10:00 AM
Build a Better World by Beating Pollution
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary
Description:  Join Lynn Battle, with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, as she targets pollution and what we can do to battle this problem.  She will have a hands-on model to show how pollution in the city spreads to our rivers.
 



3:00 PM
Build a Better World by Expressing Yourself
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  Do you know everything there is about Panic at the Disco? Are you a Harry Potter super fan? Is basketball your life? Amanda Kaufman from the English and Philosophy Department at Auburn Montgomery will help you create a handmade magazine -  also known as a ‘zine – that explores something you love.  Come and do a little bit of writing and a little bit of art, and share your passion with the world!
 



   Tuesday, June 27, 2017
4:00 PM
Build a Better World With Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: K-6th
Description:  Build a Better World With Legos
 



   Thursday, June 29, 2017
10:00 AM
Try to Make Someone's Day Better!
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  A Bedtime for Bear, by Bonny Becker
Bear cannot sleep for his friend mouse, and mouse helps Bear when he becomes afraid.
The Most Beautiful Kid in the World, by Jennifer Ericsson
 At the last minute, Annie takes off her conventional clothes in a sudden burst of desire to impress her grandmother.
              Craft – Bear masks



   Friday, June 30, 2017
10:00 AM
Build a Better World
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary
Description:  
There will be no program on June 30, 2017. Have a Happy 4th of July!



5:30 AM
No Program
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary
Description:  There will be no program on June 30, 2017.  Build a Better World
Have a Happy 4th of July!
 



   Thursday, July 6, 2017
10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  There will always be someone to love you!
             The Dog Who Belonged to No One, by Amy Hest
             The hard working daughter of two bakers and a perfectly nice stray dog live lonely lives
             in the same town, until they meet one very stormy day.
             I Love It When You Smile, by Sam McBratney
            A grumpy little kangaroo is having a bad day until his mother finds a way to make him
            smile.
            Craft – Mother and baby kangaroo
 



10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  There will always be someone to love you!
             The Dog Who Belonged to No One, by Amy Hest
             The hard working daughter of two bakers and a perfectly nice stray dog live lonely lives
             in the same town, until they meet one very stormy day.
             I Love It When You Smile, by Sam McBratney
            A grumpy little kangaroo is having a bad day until his mother finds a way to make him
            smile.
            Craft – Mother and baby kangaroo
 



   Friday, July 7, 2017
10:00 AM
Build a Better World Through Recycling
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary
Description:  Join artist, Judy Thornton, as we create art with recycled materials.  This will be a fun and creative program to encourage creativity. 
*  Today all reading logs will be due so that you may receive a certificate on July 14, 2017.
*  Your certificate will be your ticket to the refreshments after our Finale on July 14.
 

 



3:00 PM
Build a Better World Through Writing
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  Sometimes less is more – even in writing!  Status updates, Twitter, Snapchat, texts:  writing is part of your life every day, and even short pieces are powerful.  Join Amanda Kaufman from the English and Philosophy Department of Auburn Montgomery to write and illustrate a six-word-autobiography.  Tell the world who you are!
 



10:00 AM
Build a Better World Through Recycling
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary
Description:  Join artist, Judy Thornton, as we create art with recycled materials.  This will be a fun and creative program to encourage creativity. 
*  Today all reading logs will be due so that you may receive a certificate on July 14, 2017.
*  Your certificate will be your ticket to the refreshments after our Finale on July 14.
 



3:00 PM
Build a Better World Through Writing
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  Sometimes less is more – even in writing!  Status updates, Twitter, Snapchat, texts:  writing is part of your life every day, and even short pieces are powerful.  Join Amanda Kaufman from the English and Philosophy Department of Auburn Montgomery to write and illustrate a six-word-autobiography.  Tell the world who you are!
 



   Tuesday, July 11, 2017
10:00 AM
Build a Better World With Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: ages K � grade 6.
Description:  Build a Better World With Legos
 



4:00 PM
Build a Better World With Legos
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: K-6th
Description:  Build a Better World With Legos
 



   Thursday, July 13, 2017
10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Listen carefully to those who love you!
              Epossumondas, by Coleen Salley
              A well-intentioned young possum continually takes his mother’s instructions much too
              literally.
              Epossumondas Plays Possum, by Coleen Salley
              Forgetting his mother’s warnings, Epossumondas goes into the swamp alone and must
              pretend to be dead time and again as he hears frightening sounds.
              Craft – Possums



10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  Listen carefully to those who love you!
              Epossumondas, by Coleen Salley
              A well-intentioned young possum continually takes his mother’s instructions much too
              literally.
              Epossumondas Plays Possum, by Coleen Salley
              Forgetting his mother’s warnings, Epossumondas goes into the swamp alone and must
              pretend to be dead time and again as he hears frightening sounds.
              Craft – Possums
 



   Friday, July 14, 2017
10:00 AM
Build a Better World Finale
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary
Description:  Today is our program finale.  Everyone is invited.  We are excited to have the Montgomery Zoo present a program on “Animal Adaptations”.  Come learn what makes animals unique and how they are special to their environment.  Come see which animals they will be bringing!
*  Certificates will be given out to those who turned in their Reading Logs on July 7, 2017.
*  Those who receive a certificate are invited for refreshments after the program today.
 



10:00 AM
Build a Better World Finale
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Elementary
Description:  Today is our program finale.  Everyone is invited.  We are excited to have the Montgomery Zoo present a program on “Animal Adaptations”.  Come learn what makes animals unique and how they are special to their environment.  Come see which animals they will be bringing!
*  Certificates will be given out to those who turned in their Reading Logs on July 7, 2017.
*  Those who receive a certificate are invited for refreshments after the program today.
 



   Wednesday, July 19, 2017
10:00 AM
Build a Better World Through Reading and Writing
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Teen
Description:  Glen Alderton, a Montgomery author, will be discussing her books.  Then, she will offer insight to prospective authors on how to become a published author.  This will be a great, informative program for people interested in publishing their first novel.
 



10:00 AM
Build a Better World Through Reading and Writing
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  Glen Alderton, a Montgomery author, will be discussing her books.  Then, she will offer insight to prospective authors on how to become a published author.  This will be a great, informative program for people interested in publishing their first novel.
 



   Thursday, July 20, 2017
10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  It’s all a part of growing up!
              Off to School, Baby Duck!, by Amy Hest
              Baby Duck experiences the fear of the first day of school, but with a little help from
              Grandpa, everything turns out fine in the end.
              Baby Duck and the Bad Eyeglasses, by Any Hest
              Baby Duck is unhappy about the new eyeglasses she has to wear, until Grandpa helps
              her realize that they are not so bad after all.
              Craft – Duck puppets



5:30 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  It’s all a part of growing up!
              Off to School, Baby Duck!, by Amy Hest
              Baby Duck experiences the fear of the first day of school, but with a little help from
              Grandpa, everything turns out fine in the end.
              Baby Duck and the Bad Eyeglasses, by Any Hest
              Baby Duck is unhappy about the new eyeglasses she has to wear, until Grandpa helps
              her realize that they are not so bad after all.
              Craft – Duck puppets



   Thursday, July 27, 2017
10:00 AM
Story Time
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  A mother will always love you!
              Good Night Kiss, by Amy Hest
              Even after a story, being tucked in, and warm milk, Sam is not ready to go to sleep until
              his mother kisses him good night.
              Don’t You Feel Well, Sam?, by Amy Hest
              When Sam has a cough, Mrs. Bear tends to him all through the cold night.
              Craft - Bears
 



10:00 AM
StoryTime
Event Location: Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Intended Audience: Preschool
Description:  A mother will always love you!
              Good Night Kiss, by Amy Hest
              Even after a story, being tucked in, and warm milk, Sam is not ready to go to sleep until
              his mother kisses him good night.
              Don’t You Feel Well, Sam?, by Amy Hest
              When Sam has a cough, Mrs. Bear tends to him all through the cold night.
              Craft - Bears