Pike Road Branch Library’s May 2017 Programs
Storybook Time – for age 3 through 6 – 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:
- May 1 – It’s very important to eat your vegetables. Sure, they provide lots of great nutrients, but there are other reasons why you should, as well. For example, they might stage a coup and kidnap your parents. We’ll learn what we should do if that happens in How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle and Mark Fearing.
- May 8 – Alan comes from a long line of scary alligators. He loves scaring the other jungle creatures every day. However, Alan has a terrible secret that might bring an end to his scaring days. We’ll find out what it is when we read Alan’s Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis.
- May 15 – It is a bittersweet time at the library when we have to say “goodbye” to the military families who have become part of our Storybook Time family. We will read an appropriately bittersweet book to mark the occasion – The Thank You Book, the final Elephant and Piggie book by Mister Matt’s favorite children’s author, Mo Willems.
- May 22 – There will be no Storybook Times today because Mister Matt will be away.
- May 29 – There will be no Storybook Times today because the library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Toddler Time – for age 1 through 3 – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week. The dates will be:
- May 3
- May 10
- May 17
Angry Dragons – for children in 3rd grade and up –On Wednesday, May 17 at 4:15 p.m., the Dragons will discuss The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 2: The Hidden Gallery by Maryrose Wood.
- Publisher’s Summary – Of especially naughty children it is sometimes said, “They must have been raised by wolves.” The Incorrigible Children actually were. Thanks to the efforts of their plucky governess, Miss Penelope Lumley, Alexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia are much more like children than wolf cubs now. They are accustomed to wearing clothes. They hardly ever howl at the moon. And for the most part, they resist the urge to chase squirrels up trees. Despite Penelope’s civilizing influence, the Incorrigibles still managed to ruin Lady Constance’s Christmas ball, nearly destroying the grand house. So while Ashton Place is being restored, Penelope, the Ashtons, and the children take up residence in London. Penelope is thrilled, as London offers so many opportunities to further the education of her unique students. But the city presents challenges, too, in the form of the palace guards’ bearskin hats, which drive the children wild – not to mention the abundance of pigeons the Incorrigibles love to hunt. As they explore London, however, they discover more about themselves as clues about the children’s – and Penelope’s – mysterious past crop up in the most unexpected ways…
Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, May 18 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave.
- Publisher’s Summary – As World War Two begins, Mary–a newly qualified teacher in London, left behind to teach the few children not evacuated–meets Tom, a school official. They quickly fall in love, but this is not a simple love story. . . . Moving from Blitz-torn London to the Siege of Malta, this is an epic story of love, loss, prejudice and incredible courage.9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 – Phone: 244-8679 facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary