Pike Road Branch Library’s March 2018 Programs
Special Event – College Counts 529 Seminar – Thursday, March 8 at 3 p.m.
College Counts 529 is Alabama’s college savings fund. This seminar will inform families about the benefits of the fund and saving early for college. Families with children of all ages are invited to learn more about preparing to pay for a college education.
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 one or two 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:
- March 5 – Dav Pilkey is best known for his Captain Underpants and Dog Man books for older kids, but he started out with the Dumb Bunnies series of picture books. We’ll wish Dav a slightly belated “Happy Birthday!” when we read The Dumb Bunnies Go to the Zoo.
- March 12 – Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up this Saturday. It’s the perfect time to catch a leprechaun! Have you ever wanted to catch one? If so, you’re already in luck because we will read How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton.
- March 19 – Cowpoke Clyde just finished his Spring cleaning. Well, all the cleaning except for his dirty dog named Dawg. Unfortunately, Dawg leads Clyde on a hot pursuit all over his ranch in an attempt to avoid bath time. Will Dawg ever make it into the bathtub? We’ll see when we read Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori Mortensen and Michael Allen Austin.
- March 26 – Pete the Cat wakes up on Easter to find a note in his basket from the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny needs him to save Easter by gathering, decorating and hiding all the eggs. This request seems like something that could have been brought to Pete’s attention much earlier. However, Pete will gladly help anyone as we’ll see in Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure by Kimberly and James Dean.
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:
- March 7
- March 14
- March 21
- March 28
Book Maniaks – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, March 7 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniaks will discuss A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle.
Publisher’s Summary – It is November. When Meg comes home from school, Charles Wallace tells her he saw dragons in the twin’s vegetable garden. That night Meg, Calvin and C.W. go to the vegetable garden to meet the Teacher (Blajeny) who explains that what they are seeing isn’t a dragon at all, but a cherubim named Proginoskes. It turns out that C.W. is ill and that Blajeny and Proginoskes are there to make him well – by making him well, they will keep the balance of the universe in check and save it from the evil Echthros.
Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, March 15 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Beartown by Fredrik Backman.
Publisher’s Summary – People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest; it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected.
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