Pike Road Branch Library’s June 2019 Programs
- Monday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m. – Montgomery Biscuits Summer Reading Program – Big Mo and some Montgomery Biscuits players will be here to kick off a special summer reading challenge sponsored by the Biscuits. Each student in grades K-12 will receive a bookmark to track their progress with a goal of reading six or more books. The completed bookmarks will need to be turned in to the library by July 16 to earn a ticket to the July 30 Biscuits game. The library will be selling tickets to the game for family members who will attend the game with the reading program participant.
- Tuesday, June 11 at 12:30 p.m. – Magic Workshop with Russell Davis – Magician Russell Davis will teach kids age 10 and up some tricks of the trade. Pre-registration is required because seating is limited.
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:
- June 3 – We’re taking a break from Storybook Time today. Storybook Time returns next week.
- June 10 – Big Mo and the Montgomery Biscuits will be here during the morning session of Storybook Time. They won’t be here for the afternoon session, but we’ll read some books about baseball, including I Got It! by David Wiesner.
- June 17 – Unlike the other mice going into space, Meteor the mouse really digs all of the training for their important mission. When an important key becomes stuck in the space shuttle’s console, he just might have the right stuff for the job. Meteor will do his best to save the mission in Mousetronaut by Mark Kelly and C.F. Payne.
- June 24 – Alistair is a very serious young boy who really wants to return his overdue library books. Unfortunately, his is kidnapped by Goots from the planet Gootula. Despite his new predicament, he is laser-focused on those library books. We admire his priorities. Alistair will do everything in his power to get those books, and himself, back home in Alistair in Outer Space by Marilyn Sadler and Roger Bollen.
Summer Events for age 5 and up – Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.
- June 4 – The Alabama Department of Archives and History presents “Stars Fell on Alabama,” featuring activities and artifacts in this interactive program.
- June 11 – Russell Davis returns with his magic and comedy show, which is almost as much fun for the adults as it is for the kids.
- June 18 –Yarbrough’s Educational Reptiles (and their human beings) will be here to help us overcome fear and increase our appreciation of reptiles from the area.
- June 25 – The Story Ship presents “Aliens Alive!” an interactive STEAM-centered comedy theater show.
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:
- June 5
- June 12
- June 19
- June 26
LEGO™ and Mega Bloks™ Time – Wednesdays at 3:30 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:
- June 5
- June 12
- June 19
- June 26
Book Maniacs – for children in third grade and up –On Thursday, June 13 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniacs will discuss Wings of Fire, Book 2: The Lost Heir by Tui T. Sutherland.
Publisher’s Summary – The lost heir to the SeaWing throne is going home at last… She can’t believe it’s finally happening. Tsunami and her fellow dragonets of destiny are journeying under the water to the great SeaWing Kingdom. Stolen as an egg from the royal hatchery, Tsunami is eager to meet her future subjects and reunite with her mother, Queen Coral. But Tsunami’s triumphant return doesn’t go quite the way she’d imagined. Queen Coral welcomes her with open wings, but a mysterious assassin has been killing off the queen’s heirs for years, and Tsunami may be the next target. The dragonets came to the SeaWings for protection, but this ocean hides secrets, betrayal–and perhaps even death.
Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, June 20 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern.
Publisher’s Summary – People are drawn to libraries for all kinds of reasons. Most come for the books themselves, of course; some come to borrow companionship. For head librarian Kit, the public library in Riverton, New Hampshire, offers what she craves most: peace. Here, no one expects Kit to talk about the calamitous events that catapulted her out of what she thought was a settled, suburban life. She can simply submerge herself in her beloved books and try to forget her problems. But that changes when fifteen-year-old, home-schooled Sunny gets arrested for shoplifting a dictionary. The judge throws the book at Sunny–literally–assigning her to do community service at the library for the summer. Bright, curious, and eager to connect with someone other than her off-the-grid hippie parents, Sunny coaxes Kit out of her self-imposed isolation. They’re joined by Rusty, a Wall Street high-flyer suddenly crashed to earth. In this little library that has become the heart of this small town, Kit, Sunny, and Rusty are drawn to each other, and to a cast of other offbeat regulars. As they come to terms with how their lives have unraveled, they also discover how they might knit them together again and finally reclaim their stories.
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