Pike Road Branch Library’s May 2016 Programs
Afternoon Story Time – for ages three through six – Mondays at 4:30 p.m.
- May 2 – Yesterday was Lei Day in Hawaii. We’ll belatedly celebrate by reading some stories set in Hawaii, including Pig-Boy, a trickster tale retold by Gerald McDermott. As you may have guessed, we already have a big bag full of leis to give away during story time.
- May 9 – So, last month brought us National No Housework Day, which was awesome. Now, this week brings us Eat What You Want Day, which is even better. However, you might not want to follow the example of Henry, the star of our featured book, because he is also known as The Incredible Book Eating Boy. Oliver Jeffers tells this cautionary tale of enjoying books a bit too much.
- May 16 – Visit Your Relatives Day is coming up this Thursday. In honor of the day, we’ll read one of Mister Matt’s favorite books, What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story by Kate Lum and Adrian Johnson. In this book, Patrick visits his grandmother for the first time and Granny discovers that she lacks the basic necessities for bedtime, such as a bed, a mattress, pillows…the list goes on and on. Will Patrick ever get to bed? Probably not.
- May 23 – There will be no story time today because Mister Matt will be away.
- May 30 – The library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Good Morning Story Time – for ages one through three – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Children and grown-ups enjoy songs and stories each week. The dates will be:
- May 4
- May 11
- May 18
- May 25 – NOTE: There will be no story time today because Mister Matt will be away.
Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library
- The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library hold their regular meeting on Thursday, May 19 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, May 4 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions by Sheila Grau.
- Publisher’s Summary – Welcome to Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions, the premier trainer of minions for Evil Overlords everywhere. No student is prouder to be at Dr. Critchlore’s than Runt Higgins, a twelve-year-old werewolf. (At least he thinks he’s twelve. He was abandoned at the school as a baby, so he can’t say for sure.) Runt loves everything about Dr. Critchlore’s. He loves his classes–such as History of Henchmen and Introduction to Explosives. He loves his friends–such as Darthin the gargoyle and Syke the tree nymph. And he loves his foster family, who took him in when his wolf pack couldn’t. But not everyone loves Dr. Critchlore’s as much as Runt. After a series of disasters, each worse than the next, it’s clear that someone is trying to shut the school down. It’s up to Runt, who knows the place better than anybody, to figure out who’s behind the attacks . . . and to save his home, and Dr. Critchlore himself, from total destruction.
Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. On Thursday, May 19 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss West of Sunset by Stuart O’Nan.
- Publisher’s Summary – In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruins, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood. By December 1940, he would be dead of a heart attack.
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