Pike Road Branch Library’s March 2019 Programs
Storybook Time – for age three and up – Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 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 3:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:
- March 4 – We’ll get ready for Mardi Gras with a trip to the bayou when we read Alan’s Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis. Alan the Alligator likes to scare the other animals with his big scary teeth, but Alan has a deep, dark secret that might bring an end to his reign of terror.
- March 11 – That weird old lady is swallowing more stuff again, including a four-leaf clover! What is she going to make with all that stuff this time? The answers await us in There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro and Jared Lee.
- March 18 – Spring arrives this week, so it’s time for hibernating animals to wake up. Mole is the vernal equivalent of a morning person, but Bear just won’t wake up. What lengths must Mole go to in order to wake his friend in Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand?
- March 25 – It’s finally spring and Bear wakes up ready for breakfast. We’ll see if his friends can ever fill him up when we read Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.
Toddler Time – for age two and under – 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 6
- March 13
- March 20
- March 27
Book Maniacs – for children in third grade and up –On Wednesday, March 13 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniacs will discuss Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas by Jonathan Stokes.
Publisher’s Summary – Twelve-year-old Addison Cooke just wishes something exciting would happen to him. His aunt and uncle, both world-famous researchers, travel to the ends of the earth searching for hidden treasure, dodging dangerous robbers along the way, while Addison is stuck in school all day. Luckily for Addison, adventure has a way of finding the Cookes. After his uncle unearths the first ancient Incan clue needed to find a vast trove of lost treasure, he is kidnapped by members of a shadowy organization intent on stealing the riches. Addison’s uncle is the bandits’ key to deciphering the ancient clues and looting the treasure . . . unless Addison and his friends can outsmart the kidnappers and crack the code first. So it’s off to South America, where the excitement, danger, gold, booby traps, and car chases are never-ending!
Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, March 21 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler.
Publisher’s Summary – After the Civil War, young Alva Smith and her sisters are left with nothing but their good name. Then she is introduced to William Vanderbilt, whose nouveau riche family is upending established New York society. They marry, but find themselves excluded by the old-money doyennes who control access to the city’s social and political scene.
Refused entry, Alva designs and builds mansions and hosts her own grand balls. Denied a box seat at the Academy of Music, she helps found the Metropolitan Opera House. Outspoken, brave, and fiercely independent, Alva defies convention by championing suffrage for women, African-Americans and immigrants, and supporting labor union strikes. And, when William’s attentions wander, Alva puts her future at risk–with a scandalous strategy that changes her life.
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