Pike Road Branch Library’s November 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:
- November 4 – We will not have Storybook Time today, because Mister Matt will be away.
- November 11 – No Storybook Time today, because we’ll be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
- November 18 – Thanksgiving dinner is coming up next week, but we’re going to talk about dessert first. In today’s book, Maurice wants the last chocolate cookie, but his mother insists that he offer it to everyone else first before he eats it. He goes above and beyond, WAY beyond, to meet her demand. We’ll see just how far he goes when we read The Last Chocolate Cookie by Jamie Rix.
- November 25 – We’ll observe a Pike Road Branch Library Thanksgiving tradition when we read Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper. Prepare to be amazed and amused by that master of disguise known as Turkey!
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:
- November 13
- November 20
Book Maniacs – for children in fourth grade and up – (Date to be determined) The Maniacs will discuss The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
Publisher’s Summary – Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place−he’s the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians’ time as well as their ghostly teachings−such as the ability to “Fade” so mere mortals cannot see him. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?
Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December. –On Thursday, November 21 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Love and Ruin by Paula McClain.
Publisher’s Summary – In 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in the devastating conflict. It’s her chance to prove herself a worthy journalist in a field dominated by men. There she also finds herself unexpectedly–and unwillingly–falling in love with Ernest Hemingway, a man on his way to becoming a legend. On the eve of World War II, and set against the turbulent backdrops of Madrid and Cuba, Martha and Ernest’s relationship and careers ignite. But when Ernest publishes the biggest literary success of his career, For Whom the Bell Tolls, they are no longer equals, and Martha must forge a path as her own woman and writer.
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