Montgomery City-County Public Library


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Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

ADDRESS AND PHONE
840 Coliseum Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36109
271-7005                                                                            www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Out of an abundance of caution for our patrons and staff, and in effort to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), all Montgomery City-County Public Library locations are CLOSED until further notice.

All programs, services, outreach activities, and meeting room reservations have been cancelled.

Curbside service is available to check out books and media -

contact your local branch for details.

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

See Event Calendar

 


Adult Programs

Programs are Virtual and Posted on Facebook

Keep a lookout for summer reading registration and posts for summer on our Facebook page and on Montgomery Public Library System’s website: mccpl.lib.al.us.


Adult Book Clubs

Each month we have two different book clubs that meet. Right now we meet through GoToMeeting. Contact us if you are interested or want to know the current book we’re reading. 

Southern Charms Book Club 
October 8 @ 3 PM

Curious Genre Book Club
October 22 @ 3 PM

September 24 @ 3 PM – Curious Genre Book Club

Back of Beyond by C.J. Box

Synopsis: Cody Hoyt, while a brilliant cop, is an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety when his mentor and AA sponsor Hank Winters is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin. At first it looks like the suicide of a man who's fallen off the wagon, but Cody knows Hank better than that. Sober for fourteen years, Hank took pride in his hard-won sobriety and never hesitated to drop whatever he was doing to talk Cody off a ledge. When Cody takes a closer look at the scene of his friend's death, it becomes apparent that foul play is at hand. After years of bad behavior with his department, he's in no position to be investigating a homicide, but this man was a friend and Cody's determined to find his killer.

When clues found at the scene link the murderer to an outfitter leading tourists on a multi-day wilderness horseback trip into the remote corners of Yellowstone National Park--a pack trip that includes his son Justin--Cody is desperate to get on their trail and stop the killer before the group heads into the wild. Among the tourists is fourteen-year-old Gracie Sullivan, an awkward but intelligent loner who begins to suspect that someone in their party is dangerous.
                In a fatal cat and mouse game, where it becomes apparent the murderer is somehow aware of Cody's every move, Cody treks into the wilderness to stop a killer hell bent on ruining the only thing in his life he cares about.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10134217-back-of-beyond?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=yNjDQSKca3&rank=

Keep a lookout for summer reading registration and posts for summer on our Facebook page and on Montgomery Public Library System’s website: mccpl.lib.al.us.


 

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.


Virtual Programs for Elementary, Preteens, and Teens.

                                               

Every other Tuesday @ 4

                     

Literary Shorts: Mrs. Kelly will read either a short story, poem, essay, or short biography and then she will give a STEAM challenge at the end that relates to the reading. If you are homeschooling this year, these readings can be a part of your curriculum. It includes either English, History, or both during the reading portion. The STEAM challenge can include Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

September 29

“My Brother the Bird” from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Synopsis: This is a banned story for Banned Books Week! This story is told from the perspective of a fourth grade boy in New York City.  It was written for children ages 9 and up, so it may not be appropriate for small children. Parental advisory suggested. Email kbdavis@mccpl.lib.al.us for questions or concerns.

October 13
“The Nameless Holiday” from Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
Synopsis: All the Tales in this book contain a spinoff of the world we know. Eric is a foreign exchange student, but his culture is different than any other on earth. 

October 27
“The Weaving Contest: The Story of Arachne and Minerva” from Favorite Greek Myths retold by Mary Pope Osborne
Synopsis: From the woman who brought you the Magic Tree House series, comes famous Greek myths told in an easy to read book for kids. Greek culture, famous traditions, moral lessons, strong characters come from these stories and they still influence our culture and are still relevant ways to teach the next generation. 

 

 

ATTENTION TEENS

What virtual programs or activities would you like to see from Coliseum Blvd. Branch Library? Let us know 271-7005.


Virtual Programs for Everyone

 

Crochet Class

First and Third Thursdays

4:00 PM

Do you like to keep your hands busy? Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? We will post a tutorial on how to crochet a new stitch, or a new project. You can also share photos of your ongoing projects in the comment section of the Crochet post.

 

Ukulele Class

Second Tuesday

4:00 PM

We will post a tutorial for anyone wanting to learn the ukulele or pick up some new songs and techniques. Learning to play an instrument can relieve stress and will stimulate your mind.

 

Posts during Banned Books Week

September 28- October 2rd

 

Monday through Friday we will post something Banned Book related at 4PM.

 

Monday: There will be a Banned Book quiz to take.

 

Tuesday: We will post a reading of a banned tale called “My Brother the Bird” from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume.  This story is told from the perspective of a fourth grade boy in New York City.  It was written for children ages 9 and up, so it may not be appropriate for small children. Parental advisory suggested. Email kbdavis@mccpl.lib.al.us for questions or concerns.

             

Wednesday: Activity and coloring sheets for Banned Books Week. We will post them on Facebook for you to print out, or you can come by the library to pick them up using our curbside service.  

 

Thursday: We will highlight an author whose books were banned by sharing a video.

                                                                                                   

Friday: We will share a story reading of a banned book.  


"Free" Activities for Your Elementary Aged Children

Programs are Virtual and Posted on Facebook

 

Keep a lookout for summer reading registration and posts for summer on our Facebook page and on Montgomery Public Library System’s website: mccpl.lib.al.us.


"Free" Activities for Your Teens

Programs are Virtual and Posted on Facebook
 

Keep a lookout for summer reading registration and posts for summer on our Facebook page and on Montgomery Public Library System’s website: mccpl.lib.al.us.

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


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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