Pike Road Branch Library’s November 2016 Programs
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:
- November 7 – Bear decides to show his friends how much he appreciates them by preparing a big meal for them, but his cupboards are empty. (Bear’s cupboards are bare! Get it?) What will he do? We don’t know just yet, but Bear and his friends tend to work things out and we’re sure they’ll do so again in Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.
- November 14 – We all know that Pete the Cat is a cool dude, but starring in a play about the first Thanksgiving can make even Pete nervous. Will all be good? We’ll find out when we read Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving by Kimberly and James Dean.
- November 21 – Oh, gobble, gobble! Thanksgiving is almost here and Turkey is what’s for dinner. Can Turkey survive by becoming a master of disguise? We’ll observe a Pike Road Branch Library Thanksgiving tradition when we read Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper.
- November 28 – Did you help your family put away the leftovers after Thanksgiving? We hope so, because otherwise they are fair game for Mouse. We’ll see what happens when he tries to partake of the meal in One is a Feast for Mouse by Judy Cox and Jeffrey Ebbeler.
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. NOTE: We will not have Toddler Time on Wednesday, November 23 due to Thanksgiving. The dates will be:
- November 2
- November 9
- November 16
- November 30
Angry Dragons – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, November 9 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss Return to Augie Hobble by Lane Smith.
- Publisher’s Summary – Augie Hobble lives in a fairy tale – or at least Fairy Tale Place, the down-on-its-luck amusement park managed by his father. Yet his life is turning into a nightmare: he’s failed creative arts and has to take summer school, the girl he has a crush on won’t acknowledge him, and Hogg Wills and the school bullies won’t leave him alone. Worse, a succession of mysterious, possibly paranormal, events have him convinced that he’s turning into a werewolf. At least Augie has his notebook and his best friend Britt to confide in – until the unthinkable happens and Augie’s life is turned upside down, and those mysterious, possibly paranormal, events take on a different meaning.
Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. On Thursday, November 17 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders by Juliana Baggott.
- Publisher’s Summary – Reclusive author Harriet Wolf is long dead, but rumors of a final, revelatory book left unpublished are still very much alive. Harriet; her fiercely protective daughter, Eleanor; and Eleanor’s grown daughters, runaway rebel Ruth, and Tilton, now as reclusive as Harriet, share a narrative that delivers a powerful sense of the meaning of motherhood and the bonds between sisters.9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 – Phone: 244-8679 facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary