Pike Road Branch Library’s July 2018 Programs
Storybook Time – for age three and up – Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 3 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:
- July 2 – Independence Day is almost here! We’ll prepare for the day by reading Red, White and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw and Huy Voun Lee and by making a red, white and blue craft.
- July 9 – Baby comes from a musical family and just because he’s a baby doesn’t mean he can’t make his own music. We’ll snap, clap and toot-toot-toot along with Baby’s family in Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler and R. Gregory Christie.
- July 16 – A little girl and her family are all very sleepy, but then her uncle picks up his fiddle and suddenly everyone is playing and dancing. We’ll tappity-tap and clappity-clap like we’re part of the family when we read When Uncle Took Up the Fiddle by Libba Moore Gray and Lloyd Bloom.
- July 23 – Violet has been looking for kindred music-making spirits since she was a baby in the nursery. Will she ever find someone who marches to the same beat? We’ll find out when we read Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson and Laura Huliska-Beith.
- July 30 – Baby Owen loves bluegrass music and his granny plays a mean banjo. The only problem is they live far apart. We’ll see how far granny will go to watch Owen wiggle, giggle and jiggle for her bluegrass tunes in Banjo Granny by Sarah Martin Busse, Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Barry Root.
Summer Events for age 5 and up – Tuesdays at 3 p.m.
- July 10 – The Auburn University Southeastern Raptor Center will introduce us to some of the magnificent birds in their care. The Raptor Center appears courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library.
- July 17 – We will bring our Tuesday events to an end with The DIY Magician. He uses upcycled props to make magic and music! We will also announce the top readers in each of our summer reading challenge categories. Plus, the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library will provide refreshments.
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:
- July 11
- July 18
- July 25
LEGO™ and Mega Bloks™ Time – Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
Each week, builders (age 5 and up) will face a new challenge and create something awesome using the library’s collection of LEGO™ bricks. Meanwhile, our younger builders will create using the library’s Mega Blok™ collection. The dates will be:
- July 11
- July 18
- July 25
Book Maniacs – for children in third grade and up –On Thursday, July 12 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniacs will discuss Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner.
Publisher’s Summary – Welcome to the tyrannical city of Jewel, where impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime. Goldie Roth has lived in Jewel all her life. Like every child in the city, she wears a silver guardchain and is forced to obey the dreaded Blessed Guardians. She has never done anything by herself and won’t be allowed out on the streets unchained until Separation Day. When Separation Day is canceled, Goldie, who has always been both impatient and bold, runs away, risking not only her own life but also the lives of those she has left behind. In the chaos that follows, she is lured to the mysterious Museum of Dunt, where she meets the boy Toadspit and discovers terrible secrets. Only the cunning mind of a thief can understand the museum’s strange, shifting rooms. Fortunately, Goldie has a talent for thieving. Which is just as well, because the leader of the Blessed Guardians has his own plans for the museum—plans that threaten the lives of everyone Goldie loves. And it will take a daring thief to stop him. . . .
Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, July 19 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Lisa See.
Publisher’s Summary – Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.
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