Pike Road Branch Library’s February 2016 Programs
Special Guest Speaker Dr. Daniel L. Haulman – Wednesday, February 10 at 3 p.m.
Dr. Daniel L. Haulman serves as chief of the Organizational Histories Branch of the Air Force Historical Research Society and has written several books about the Tuskegee Airmen including Tuskegee Airmen: An Illustrated History, 1939-1949. He will discuss these heroes of World War II on Wednesday, February 10 at 3 p.m. A special invitation for this event is extended to families who homeschool their children.
Afternoon Story Time – for ages three through six – Mondays at 4:30 p.m.
- February 1 – Brownie Groundhog hates waiting for spring and the fox hates waiting for something to eat, especially when he really wants to eat Brownie Groundhog. Will Brownie be able to convince the fox to feast on some other food? We’ll find out when we read Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox by Susan Blackaby and Carmen Segovia.
- February 8 – We’ll celebrate the Chinese New Year with some stories set in China including The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese.
- February 15 – There will be no story time today because the library will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day.
- February 22 – Roo, Country Mouse and Quacker Duck all claim to be the best at everything. Naturally, a fight ensues. Will they learn to be humble and become friends again? The title of the book pretty much answers the question. It’s Yes We Can! By Sam McBratney and Charles Fuge.
- February 29 – Sunday, February 28 is National Tooth Fairy Day. (Yes, there is such a thing.) We’ll honor the collector of discarded teeth by reading stories in which she appears including Andrew’s Loose Tooth by Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko.
Lego League – for ages five and up – first and third Thursdays at 4 p.m.
- Lego League sessions will take place on February 4 and February 18. At each session, Lego Leaguers are issued a challenge and then make awesome creations using the library’s collection of bricks.
Good Morning Story Time – for ages one through three – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
- Children and grown-ups enjoy songs and stories each week.
- February 3
- February 10
- February 17
- February 24
Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library
- The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library hold their regular meeting on Thursday, February 18 at 10 a.m. Join them to learn how you can support library programs and services.
Angry Dragons – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, February 3 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss The Chronicles of Egg: Deadweather and Sunrise by Geoff Rodkey.
- Publisher’s Summary – It’s tough to be thirteen, especially when somebody’s trying to kill you. Not that Egg’s life was ever easy, growing up on sweaty, pirate-infested Deadweather Island with no company except an incompetent tutor and a pair of unusually violent siblings who hate his guts. But when Egg’s father hustles their family off on a mysterious errand to fabulously wealthy Sunrise Island, then disappears with the siblings in a freak accident, Egg finds himself a long-term guest at the mansion of the glamorous Pembroke family and their beautiful, sharp-tongued daughter Millicent. Finally, life seems perfect. Until someone tries to throw him off a cliff. Suddenly, Egg’s running for his life in a bewildering world of cutthroat pirates, villainous businessmen, and strange Native legends. The only people who can help him sort out the mystery of why he’s been marked for death are Millicent and a one-handed, possibly deranged cabin boy. Come along for the ride. You’ll be glad you did.
Teen Book Club – – The Teen Book Club will discuss Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard on Wednesday, February 17 at 4:15 p.m.
- Publisher’s Summary – Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood. Those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. There, before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess, and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard, a growing Red rebellion, even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays the only certainty is betrayal.
Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. On Thursday, February 18 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.
- Publisher’s Summary – Addie Baum was born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for America and its effect on their three daughters. Her intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine: dreaming of going to college, Addie wants a career and to find true love. Now eighty-five, Addie tells the story of her life to her granddaughter, who has asked “How did you get to be the woman you are today?”
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