Hampstead Library Announces March Events!!

Hampstead Branch Library’s March 2016 Programs

Special Spring Break Week Events

Is your family planning a “stay-cation” during Spring Break? If so, you can enjoy some special activities at the library. In addition to our regular Tuesday Morning Story Time at an earlier time, we will offer the following events:

  • Afternoon Story Time (Wednesday, March 23, 2016 @ 4 p.m.) – Children ages five to ten are invited to join us for a special afternoon Story Time. We’ll be reading Oh the Places You’ll Go and The Lorax by Doctor Seuss while making themed crafts after the books are done.



Morning Story Time – for ages one through four – Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

March Theme: Spring

  • 1 – No Storytime! Miss Kathryn will not be here today and apologizes in advance for missing you! We’ll resume on March 8th!
  • 8 – Dr. Seuss was born on March 2nd, 1904. We will wish him a belated birthday and celebrate by reading two of his books Happy Birthday! And Cat in the Hat. Afterwards we will be making Doctor Seuss themed Cat in the Hat crafts.
  • 15 – Saint Patrick’s Day is Thursday! We’ll be celebrating by reading The Leprechaun who lost his Rainbow and It’s St. Patrick’s Day, Dear Dragon! To finish off, we’ll create our own rainbows with pots of gold at the end of them.
  • 22 – Did you know there’s a saying that March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb? Today we’ll be celebrating animals with the story Library Lion and No Sleep for the Sheep. We’ll be making animal masks.
  • 29 – With Spring rolling in, the flowers will be blooming outside! Today we’ll read Planting a Rainbow and My Garden before making our own ‘flower pots’.


Pike Road Library Announces March Events!!

Pike Road Branch Library’s March 2016 Programs

Special Spring Break Week Events

Is your family planning a “stay-cation” during Spring Break? If so, you can enjoy some special activities at the library. In addition to our regular Afternoon Story Time at an earlier time, we will offer the following events:

  • Tuesday, March 22nd at 4 p.m. – Lego League for ages 5 and up – Builders use the library’s collection of bricks to make awesome creations.
  • Thursday, March 24th at 4 p.m. – Family Movie Time for all ages – Grown-ups and kids enjoy some popcorn and a movie projected onto the wall in our meeting room. Our license prevents us from telling you what movie we will show so check out our Facebook page for some clues or give us a call to find out the title.


Afternoon Story Time – for ages three through six – Mondays at 4:30 p.m.

  • March 7 – Author and illustrator Chris Raschka was born on March 6, 1959. We’ll wish him a belated “Happy Birthday!” by reading some of his books, including The Blushful Hippopotamus.
  • March 14 – Faith and begorrah, St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on Thursday! In honor of the day, we’ll read some stories about clovers and leprechauns including There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro and Jared Lee. We’ll also make a cute St. Patty’s Day craft.
  • March 21 – Please note special time of 4 p.m. – On March 25, 1882, a department store in New York City hosted the first pancake making demonstration. The rest is delicious, syrup-covered history. We’ll sing the praises of pancakes by reading Pancakes, Pancakes! By Eric Carle.
  • March 28 – Today is author Doreen Cronin’s birthday! We’ll celebrate by reading one of her Farmer Brown and Duck books, which are illustrated by Betsy Lewin. Then, we’ll rise to our feet with a stretch and a wiggle when we read Stretch and Wiggle, which were written by Doreen with art by Scott Menchin.


Good Morning Story Time – for ages one through three – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

  • Children and grown-ups enjoy songs and stories each week.
  • March 2
  • March 9
  • March 16
  • March 23
  • March 30


Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library

  • The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library hold their regular meeting on Thursday, March 17 at 10 a.m. Join them to learn how you can support library programs and services.


Book Clubs

Angry Dragons – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, March 2 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss The Chronicles of Egg: New Lands by Geoff Rodkey.

  • Publisher’s Summary – After a narrow escape from Deadweather Island, Egg and his slightly deranged partner Guts head for the remote New Lands. They’re in search of the lost Okalu tribe, who hold the key to the mysterious treasure map that Egg can’t decipher. But the ruthless Roger Pembroke is hard on Egg’s trail, and the New Lands are full of new enemies against which our heroes’ only weapons are their brains, their courage…and the two dozen swear words Guts just memorized in the local tongue. They’re going to need help. But who can they trust? Is Kira, the beautiful and heavily armed Okalu refugee, their ally or their enemy? Is Pembroke’s daughter Millicent on Egg’s side or her father’s? Why on earth is the notorious pirate Burn Healy being so “nice” to them? And the biggest question of all: what shocking secret is Egg about to discover in the shadow of an ancient Okalu temple?


Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. On Thursday, March 17 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.

  • Publisher’s Summary – From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro-the Father of Impressionism. Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel’s mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. Growing up, Rachel’s salvation is their maid Adelle’s belief in her strengths, and her deep, life-long friendship with Jestine, Adelle’s daughter. But Rachel’s life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father’s business. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédérick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, who will become one of the greatest artists of France.9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 – Phone: 244-8679 facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary



New Titles @ Your Library, February 8, 2016



American Will by Bobby Jindal

Binge by Tyler Oakley

Doomed To Succeed by Dennis Ross

Gift From Bob by James Bowen

Keep Moving by Dick Van Dyke

Kissinger’s Shadow by Greg Grandin

Laws Of Medicine by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Never Surrender by John Kelly

Nonsense by Jamie Holmes

Relevance Of Religion by John Danforth

Rise Of Germany, 1939-1941 by James Holland

Talking To Crazy by Mark Goulston



Bangkok Asset by John Burdett

Career Of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam

Dashing Through The Snow by Debbie Macomber

Devil In Jerusalem by Naomi Ragen

Hell’s Foundations Quiver by David Weber

If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins

Irish Doctor In Love And At Sea by Patrick Taylor

Last Bus To Wisdom by Ivan Doig

Miss Felicity Beedle’s The World Of Poo by Terry Pratchett

Murder, D.C. by Neely Tucker

Novel Habits Of Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith

Price Of Valor by Django Wexler

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

Saturn Run by John Sandford

Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

Strong Light Of Day by Jon Land

Twain’s End by Lynn Cullen

Way Of Sorrows by Jon Steele

Wildest Dreams by Robyn Carr