Montgomery City-County Public Library


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Montgomery City-County Public Library

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Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

ADDRESS AND PHONE
840 Coliseum Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36109
271-7005

HOURS
Monday through Friday 9 AM to 6 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed 
 

See Event Calendar

 


Adult Programs
Tech Appointments
Call 271-7005 to reserve a time
Sessions will be one-on-one by appointment only (call 271-7005) for a maximum of 1 hour. Type of help depends on your needs, your device, or ours. Let us know what you want to learn! Assistance can include necessary computer skills, some Microsoft Office programs, email, eBooks, mouse, or any of our digital library catalogs.
 

Crochet Class
February 20, 2020; March 5 and 19
4:00-5:00 pm
Do you like to keep your hands busy? Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? Come to our class as a beginner or someone who wants to learn a new stitch or two.  Please bring your own needles.  

Ukulele Class
February 10, 2020; March 9, 2020
4:00-5:00 pm
This class is geared toward all individuals ages 6 through adult seniors who wish to learn to play the ukulele.  You may bring your own ukulele, or you may check one out from our library.  Playing a musical instrument is a great way to stimulate your mind!

Adult Program
February 19, 2020
10:00 am
Black History Program
Dr. Howard O. Robinson, II, Archivist/Assistant Professor of African American History, will be sharing the wonderful archives collection of ASU.

Adult Program
March 18, 2020
10:00 am
Caylor Rolling, EAT South
“Appropriate seeds to plant for Spring Gardens."
Caylor Roling, with EAT South, will be teaching us the methods of seed planting and seed saving.  This program will be great for the gardening enthusiast who may need a little help, or a great deal of support, in growing plants from seed.  This day will also be a great time to see our selection of seeds we have to offer our patrons in our Seed Library.

Senior Computer Basics
February 18, 2020; March 17, 2020 
10:00 RSVP 271-7005 to save your spot
We will go over the basics of a laptop, the mouse, and the internet. We will try to answer specific questions you may bring.

 
We always have an ongoing puzzle for teens and adults.  Come help complete our newest puzzle!


Adult Book Clubs

Southern Charms Book Club
February 13, 2020
3:00 pm
Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Brooks
This story concerned the great plague of England in 1666.  The story is seen through the eyes of Anna, a housemaid, and details the hardships endured during this difficult time.

Curious Genre Book Club
February 27, 2020
3:00 pm
Murder Walks the Plank, by Carolyn Hart
Annie Darling, popular proprietress of the Death on Demand bookstore, has done it again! Her murder-mystery cruise in the waters off her not-always-idyllic isle of Broward's Rock is sure to be a roaring success, with every participant dressing up as a favorite fictional sleuth. And sure enough, everything goes swimmingly -- until one of the revelers plunges overboard. And despite hubby Max Darling's courageous rescue attempt, faux murder turns all too quickly into real-life death.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/614409.Murder_Walks_the_Plank?from_search=true&qid=rjPSxj3EMJ&rank=1

Southern Charms Book Club
March 12, 2020
3:00 pm
A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
     A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.
     Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
     Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.  
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18774964-a-man-called-ove?from_search=true&qid=DPEGYj3XQz&rank=1

Curious Genre Book Club
March 26, 2020
3:00 pm
Deck the Halls, by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark
     Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, has joined forces with her daughter, bestselling author Carol Higgins Clark, to create a brilliant and exciting story of high stakes, intrigue and detection in a kidnapping played out against a holiday setting.
     Three days before Christmas, Alvirah Meehan, the famous lottery winner and amateur detective, meets Regan in a New Jersey dentist's office. Regan is there in search of her busy father, who is scheduled for a routine visit. However, it is soon apparent that Luke Reilly is not going to keep his appointment,
But Regan's worry turns to panic when a call comes through on her cell phone telling her that her father and his driver Rosita Gonzalez, are being held for $1,000,000 ransom. She turns to Alvirah, because although Regan is a licensed detective in L.A., it is Alvirah who has the valuable contacts amongst the ranks of New York's law enforcement community.
     As Regan and Alvirah desperately try to meet the harsh demands and tough deadline of the kidnappers, Luke and Rosita, held captive on a decrepit houseboat
moored in the Hudson River, are becoming increasingly terrified. And to make matters worse, a winter storm is gathering, putting their lives in even greater danger ...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41489.Deck_the_Halls?from_search=true&qid=JQQTsiaAv7&rank=1


Tech appointments
Call 271-7005 to reserve a time.
Sessions will be one-on-one by appointment only for a maximum of one hour.  The type of help will depend on your needs.  You may use your own device or you may borrow one of ours.  Let us know what you want to learn!  Assistance can include necessary computer skills, some Microsoft Office programs, email, eBooks, mouse, or any of our digital catalogs.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Register now for this powerful program geared toward boosting your infant’s brain power.  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 your child will receive a reward after every 100 books read.  Find out more about this new program at the Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library. (1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is sponsored by SAIC Plastics and ACR Realty)


"Free" Activities for Your Elementary Aged Children

Ukulele Class
February 10, 2020; March 9, 2020
4:00-5:00 pm
This class is geared toward all individuals ages 6 through adult seniors who wish to learn to play the ukulele.  You may bring your own ukulele, or you may check one out from our library.  Learning to play the ukulele is a great way to stimulate your mind!

Legos
February 11 and 25, 2020
4:00-5:00 pm
Come and join the fun as we build with Legos.  Our theme for the first meeting will be Lego Contraptions.  Our second meeting will be devoted to creative play.

Tinkering Table/STEM Program
February 18, 2020
4:00-5:00 pm
We will modify the obstacle courses that our Homeschool STEM created, and run the Sphero Spark and Mini through them. RSVP (271-7005) to make sure we have adequate supplies.

Tuesdays at 4:00 at Coliseum
First Tuesday: Zoobs & Cubes & Gears
March 3, 2020
4:00-5:00 pm
What can you do with a zoob, a cube, or a gear? Come find out how creative you are!

Homework Assistance
March 3, 10, 24, and 31
5:00-5:45 pm
Do you need assistance with your assignments? Bring your materials so our tutors can help you with your understanding.  Our tutors will assist you with your reading, math, and English.  You must pre-register to attend these sessions, and adults who are interested in helping must pre-register, also.

Second and Fourth Tuesday: Legos
March 10 and 24, 2020
4:00-5:00 pm
Come and join the fun as we build with Legos.  Our theme for the first meeting will be to build a boat that floats.  Our second meeting will be devoted to creative play.

STEAM Break Spring Break
Third Tuesday: Tinkering Table Celebrates “STEAM” – Amusement Park Adventures
March 16 – 20, 2020
4:00 – 5:00 pm
We will be offering activities to enhance your child’s learning through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math).  Limited seating RSVP if you can come each day. Snapology will be here all week!  Pre-registration in the Tuesdays at 4:00 is required. Please call 271-7005, or stop by the Coliseum Branch Library to register.


We always keep an assortment of puzzles out for your children to enjoy.


"Free" Activities for Your Teens

Homework Assistance
February 11, 18, and 25; March 3, 10, 24, and 31
5:00-5:45 pm
Do you need assistance with your assignments? Bring your materials so our tutors can help you with your understanding.  Our tutors will assist you with your reading, math, and English.  You must pre-register to attend these sessions, and tutors who are interested in helping must pre-register.

Crochet Class
February 20; March 5 and 19
4:00-5:00 pm
Do you like to keep your hands busy? Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? Come to our class as a beginner or someone who wants to learn a new stitch or two.  Please bring your own needles.  

Homeschool STEM
February 12, 2020
10:00 am
We will make chariots out of various materials and have races with the Sphero SPRK+ and the Sphero Mini.

Ukulele Class
March 9, 2020
4:00-5:00
This class is geared toward all individuals’ ages six through senior adults who wish to learn to play the ukulele.  You may bring your own ukulele, or you may check one out from our library.  Learning to play a musical instrument is a great way to stimulate your mind!

Homeschool STEM
March 11, 2020
10:00 am
Are you passionately curious? We will use Lego Chain Reactions and Keva Contraptions this month.

ATTENTION TEENS
What programs or activities would you like to see at Coliseum Blvd. Branch Library? Let us know 271-7005 or come by and chat.


We always have an ongoing puzzle for teens and adults.  Come help complete our newest puzzle!


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.


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


Laptops for check out
Laptop computers are now available for check-out to be used in the library ONLY. 


Map and Directions


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