Pike Road Branch Library’s September 2016 Programs
Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library Speaker Series
On Thursday, September 15 at 10 a.m., the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library present author and storyteller Sara DuBose. She is a first place winner in Putting Your Passion into Print and a first place fiction winner with the Southeastern Writers Association.
Storybook Time – for ages three through six – Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read two or more picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:
- September 12 – Last Friday was Teddy Bear Day, but we’re still going to celebrate today. Bring your favorite teddy bear or other plush toy and enjoy stories about teddy bears including One True Bear by Ted Dewan.
- September 19 – Avast! Today be Captain Matt Canary’s favorite day – Talk Like a Pirate Day! We’ll read pirate-themed stories, including On a Pirate Ship by Sarah Courtauld and Benji Davies, and make a pirate craft. Feel free to come dressed in your pirate best (or worst)!
- September 26 – All aboard! Get ready to ride the rails when we read stories about trains, including How to Train a Train by Jason Carter Eaton and John Rocco.
Toddler Time – for ages one through three – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:
- September 7
- September 14
- September 21
- September 28
Angry Dragons – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, September 14 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss Ratscalibur by Josh Lieb.
- Publisher’s Summary – When Joey is bitten by an elderly rat, he goes from aspiring seventh-grader to three-inch tall rodent. At first, Joey is amazed by his new rat self. The city streets call to him at night. Smells that would have repelled him before are suddenly tantalizing. (A chicken bone? Yes! A squashed cockroach? Like perfume!) And wow, the freedom! But when a bout of hunger leads Joey to pull the spork from the scone, he finds himself at the center of a longtime rat prophecy. Joey has unwittingly unlocked the sword Ratscalibur; and now, it is up to him to protect his new rat friends from the evil crows who seek to destroy their peaceful kingdom. But what does an eleven-year-old know about actual swordplay? And what happens when Joey no longer wants to be a rat?
Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. On Thursday, September 15 at 9:15 a.m., they will discuss A Promise for Tomorrow by Sara DuBose.
- Publisher’s Summary – An element of mystery surrounds the adventures of a young girl in a small town. As she meets new friends, she also discovers how little she knew about some old acquaintances. Following the example of her father, Fannie Lea ministers in her own way to new friends as well as familiar folks. This novel will offer a potent dose of encouragement to anyone who may have negative thought patterns or who finds it hard to release past hurts and failures. This novel will help shut the door of discouragement and defeat, and provide the key to a new door marked A Promise for Tomorrow.
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