Pike Road Branch Library’s May 2018 Programs
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:
- May 7 – Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, so we’ll read some mom-centric tales such as A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza. Brace yourselves; it’s a tear-jerker.
- May 14 – Mister Matt will be going on vacation soon, but don’t worry because he’ll be back. Piggie is going away, too, and Gerald just can’t handle the news. We’ll see what happens when Piggie declares “I am going!” in I Am Going by Mo Willems.
- May 21 – There will be no Storybook Time today because Mister Matt will be away. Hey, that rhymes!
- May 28 – The library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
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:
- May 2
- May 9
- May 16
- May 23
- May 30
Book Maniaks – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, May 16 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniaks will discuss Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms by Madeleine L’Engle.
Publisher’s Summary – As if being small and having “S. Horten” as his name isn’t bad enough, now 10-year-old Stuart is forced to move far away from all his friends. But on his very first day in his new home, Stuart’s swept up in an extraordinary adventure: the quest to find his great-uncle Tony–a famous magician who literally disappeared off the face of the earth–and Tony’s marvelous, long-lost workshop. Along the way, Stuart reluctantly accepts help from the annoying triplets next door… and encounters trouble from another magician who’s also desperate to get hold of Tony’s treasures.
Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, May 17 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall.
Publisher’s Summary – Willow Havens is ten years old and obsessed with the fear that her mother will die. Her mother, Polly, is a cantankerous, take-no-prisoners Southern woman who lives to chase varmints, drink margaritas, and antagonize the neighbors—and she sticks out like a sore thumb among the young modern mothers of their small conventional Texas town. She was in her late fifties when Willow was born, so Willow knows she’s here by accident, a late-life afterthought. Willow’s father died before she was born, her much older brother and sister are long grown and gone and failing elsewhere. It’s just her and bigger-than-life Polly. Willow is desperately hungry for clues to the family life that preceded her, and especially Polly’s life pre-Willow. Why did she leave her hometown of Bethel, Louisiana, fifty years ago and vow never to return? Who is Garland Jones, her long-ago suitor who possibly killed a man? And will Polly be able to outrun the Bear, the illness that finally puts her on a collision course with her past?
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