Pike Road Branch Library’s August Programs 2015
(Afternoon Story Time and Lego League will take a break in August and return in September.)
Good Morning Story Time for Ages One through Three – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Children and grown-ups enjoy songs and stories each week.
Angry Dragons – for children in third grade through sixth grade –On Wednesday, August 5 at 4 p.m., the Dragons will discuss Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater.
Publisher’s Summary – Pip is a girl who can talk to magical creatures. Her aunt is a vet for magical creatures. And her new friend Tomas is allergic to most magical creatures. When things go amok — and they often go amok — Pip consults Jeffrey Higgleston’s Guide to Magical Creatures, a reference work that Pip finds herself constantly amending. Because dealing with magical creatures like unicorns, griffins, and fuzzles doesn’t just require book knowledge — it requires hands-on experience and thinking on your feet. For example, when fuzzles (which have an awful habit of bursting into flame when they’re agitated) invade your town, it’s not enough to know what the fuzzles are — Pip and Tomas also must trace the fuzzles’ agitation to its source, and in doing so, save the whole town.
Teen Book Club – The Teen Book Club will discuss Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz on Wednesday, August 19 at 4:15 p.m.
Publisher’s Summary – Internationally bestselling author Anthony Horowitz’s nail-biting new novel plunges us back into the dark and complex world of Detective Sherlock Holmes and Professor James Moriarty in the aftermath of their fateful struggle at the Reichenbach Falls. Days after Holmes and Moriarty disappear into the waterfall’s churning depths, Frederick Chase, a senior investigator at New York’s infamous Pinkerton Detective Agency, arrives in Switzerland. Chase brings with him a dire warning: Moriarty’s death has left a convenient vacancy in London’s criminal underworld. There is no shortage of candidates to take his place including one particularly fiendish criminal mastermind. Chase is assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones, a Scotland Yard detective and devoted student of Holmes’s methods of deduction, whom Conan Doyle introduced in The Sign of Four. The two men join forces and fight their way through the sinuous streets of Victorian London in pursuit of this sinister figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, who is determined to stake his claim as Moriarty’s successor. Riveting and deeply atmospheric, Moriarty is the first Sherlock Holmes novel sanctioned by the author’s estate since Horowitz’s House of Silk.
Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. On Thursday, August 20 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss The Boy at the Gate by David Ellis.
Publisher’s Summary – Danny Ellis is a survivor, strong and resilient. An acclaimed singer/songwriter, he is proud of the way he handled his difficult past: poverty in the 1950s Dublin slums and the brutality of the Artane Industrial School. He felt as though he had safely disposed of it all, until one night, while writing the powerful song that would launch his highly-praised album, 800 Voices (“A searing testament.” —Irish Times), Danny’s past crept back to haunt him. Confronted by forgotten memories of betrayal and abandonment, he was stunned to discover that his eight-year-old self was still trapped in a world he thought he had left behind. Although unnerved by his experience, Danny begins an arduous journey that leads him back to the streets of Dublin, the tenement slums, and, ultimately, the malice and mischief of the Artane playground. What he discovers with each twist and turn of his odyssey will forever change his life. Elegantly written, this is a brutally honest, often harrowing, depiction of a young boy’s struggle to survive orphanage life, and stands as an inspiring testament to the healing power of music and love.
Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library
The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library hold their annual business meeting on Thursday, August 20 at 10 a.m., during which they will elect officers for 2015-2016.
9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 – Phone: 244-8679 facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary
Hampstead Branch Library
Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Theme: Cowboys Books: Cowboy Bunnies – Christine Loomis Brianna Marie wants to be a … cowgirl – Paul Joseph Travitzky Activity: Popsicle stick hobby horses
Theme: School Days: Letters Books: Alphabet Mystery – Audrey Wood Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet book – Dr. Seuss Activity: Disappearing Letters
Theme: School Days: Numbers Books: 12 ways to get to 11 – Eve Merriam My Very First book of Numbers – Eric Carle Activity: Number caterpillars
Theme: School Days: Colors Books: How do dinosaurs learn their colors? – Jane Yolen Red Sings from Treetops: A year in colors – Joyce Sidman Activity: Coloring Sheets
Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club:
Wednesday, August 26, 11:00- “Moon Underfoot” by Bobby Cole. The riveting sequel to “The Dummy Line”
Wednesday, September 23, 11:00- “The Cruelest Month” by Louise Penny. A spine tingling murder mystery!!
Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library
Coliseum Book Club
August 13 @3:00 pm
We will be discussing “The Marriage Game”, by Alison Weir. This is a novel of the life of Queen Elizabeth I. Then, we will receive our next book, “Orphan Train”, by Christina Baker Kline for our September discussion.
Art and Ukulele Classes
Every Wednesday from 4:00 – 5:15 pm
This program is geared toward families interested in learning yarn art or playing the Ukulele.
Each Tuesday in August from 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Registration required. Parents must accompany children 8 and under.
Join the fun! Be creative and build with Legos.
Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
After 5 Book Discussion:
August 3 @ 6:00 P.M.
The Ultimate Betrayal
Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby
August 11 @ 10:00 A.M.
Description: Representatives from the Attorney General Office will discuss the latest scams regarding Medicare and advise recipients how to avoid them.
Lowder Chess Club
Saturdays: 10:00 AM -12:45 PM
E L Lowder Regional Library
2590 Bell Road