Pike Road Branch Library’s September 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:
- September 2 – No Storybook Time today, because we’ll be closed in observance of Labor Day.
- September 9 – It’s Teddy Bear Day! Bring your favorite teddy bear or other plush friend as we read a teddy bear story or two.
- September 16 – Avast, Mister Matt’s favorite day of the year be approachin’ this Thursday. No, ‘tis not his birthday, it be Talk Like A Pirate Day! Wee pirates should come in their finest pirate garb for piratical jokes and a story.
- September 23 – It’s yet another special day in September – the first day of Autumn! Autumn is not so great for the tree in today’s story. We’ll see what the problem is when we read Fall Is Not Easy by Marty Kelley.
- September 30 – That old lady who swallows lots of weird stuff is at it again. This time, she’s stuffing leaves into her belly. What is going on? Answers await us in There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro and Jared Lee.
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:
- September 4
- September 11
- September 18
- September 25
Book Maniacs – for children in fourth grade and up –On Wednesday, September 11 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniacs will discuss Coraline by Neil Gaiman.
Publisher’s Summary – In Coraline’s family’s new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close. The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own. Only it’s different. At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there’s another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.
Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, September 19 at 9:15 a.m., they will discuss Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict.
Publisher’s Summary – Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She’s not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households. She’s a poor farmer’s daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets, but the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home. If she can keep up the ruse, that is. Serving as a lady’s maid in the household of Andrew Carnegie requires skills she doesn’t have, answering to an icy mistress who rules her sons and her domain with an iron fist. What Clara does have is a resolve as strong as the steel Pittsburgh is becoming famous for, coupled with an uncanny understanding of business, and Andrew begins to rely on her. But Clara can’t let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. Revealing her past might ruin her future — and her family’s.
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