Pike Road Branch Library’s February 2017 Programs
Special Book Discussion – Frye Gaillard discusses his children’s novel, Go South to Freedom
On Wednesday, February 8 at 2:30 p.m., author Frye Gaillard will discuss his book, Go South to Freedom, which is based on a true story about runaway slaves taking refuge with the Seminole Indians in Florida and a community of free blacks in Mobile. All are welcome to attend the book discussion, but we are extending a special invitation to homeschooling families.
Special Event – Responsible Pet Care and Bite Prevention for Preschoolers and Parents
On Tuesday, February 7 at 11 a.m., Mary Hughes and Harvey, the therapy dog, from the Montgomery Humane Society, will present a program about pet care and interacting with pets for children age 5 and under and their parents. The library will be collecting supplies for the Humane Society until the date of the event. Visit the library’s Facebook page for a full list of needed items.
Storybook Time – for age 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:
- February 6 – Valentine’s Day is coming up, which means that chocolate factories are sure to be in high production. That is certainly true of the chocolate factory in today’s story, but something goes wrong when a rubber ducky falls into the chocolate-making machine. We’ll see just how bad things get in Oh, Ducky!: A Chocolate Calamity by David Slonim.
- February 13 – Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and nothing says “romance” like slugs! What? You don’t think slugs can be romantic? You will believe after we read Slugs in Love by Susan Pearson with illustrations by Kevin O’Malley.
- February 20 – There will be no Storybook Time today because the library will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day.
- February 27 – We’ll celebrate Mardi Gras a day early with some tales from the bayou including A Catfish Tale: A Bayou Story of the Fisherman and His Wife by Whitney Stewart with illustrations by Gerald Guerlais.
Toddler Time – for age 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:
- February 1
- February 8
- February 15
- February 22
Angry Dragons – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, February 15 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas by Jonathan W. Stokes.
- Publisher’s Summary – After twelve-year-old Addison Cooke’s uncle unearths ancient Incan secrets in Peru, he is kidnapped by a shadowy organization intent on stealing the treasure unless Addison and his friends can decipher the clues first.
Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, February 16 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict.
- Publisher’s Summary – In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein’s wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.
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