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   Monday, April 28, 2014
4:15 PM
Pike Road Branch Library Programs in April 2014
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 through 6
Description:  

April is National Poetry Month so we’ll wrap up our month of story times with stories told in poetry, including Oh Theodore!: Guinea Pig Poems by Susan Katz and Stacey Schuett.




10:00 AM
Storytime @ Rufus A. Lewis Library With Ms. Stringer
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Middle School
Description:  

Movie Day @ the Library

Strega Nona favorite stories / Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

(Popcorn will be served)




12:00 PM
Extraordinary Lunch Bunch Book Club
Event Location: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  

The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore:
A deeply touching Southern story filled with struggle and hope.   Emmalee Bullard and her new baby are on their own. Or so she thinks, until Leona Lane, the older seamstress who sat by her side at the local shirt factory where both women worked as collar makers, insists Emmalee come and live with her.  Just as Emmalee prepares to escape her hardscrabble life in Red Chert holler, Leona dies tragically.  Grief-stricken, Emmalee decides she’ll make Leona’s burying dress, but there are plenty of people who don't think the unmarried Emmalee should design a dress for a Christian woman - or care for a child on her own. But with every stitch, Emmalee struggles to do what is right for her daughter and to honor Leona the best way she can, finding unlikely support among an indomitable group of seamstresses and the town’s funeral director. In a moving tale exploring Southern spirit and camaraderie among working women, a young mother will compel a town to become a community.  (Goodreads)




   Tuesday, April 29, 2014
10:00 AM
Tree Tales Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

Program Cancelled.




10:00 AM
Dog Days
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

We love those doggone dogs! We’ll have some great books, songs, and games all about man’s best friend!




10:00 AM
Ramer Branch Library Story Time
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

"Oops Clifford!” by Norman Bridwell. Clifford gets in trouble.




11:30 AM
Pintlala Branch Library Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  

Book: "The Spaghetti Party” by: Doris Orgel

Craft: Spaghetti Craft

 

 




   Wednesday, April 30, 2014
10:00 AM
Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library Storytime
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by David McPhail

Pete & Pickles by Berke Breathed

Super Cute Pig Craft Made From Shapes




   Monday, May 05, 2014
4:15 PM
Pike Road Library Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 through 6
Description:  

Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, so we’ll read some books that celebrate moms including Ol’ Mama Squirrel by David Ezra Stein.




   Tuesday, May 06, 2014
10:00 AM
Happy Mother's Day!
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

Ms. Anita will read Clifford’s Happy Mother’s Day and A Mother For Choco, followed by a craft.




10:00 AM
Ramer Branch Library Story Time
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

"Berenstain Bears Report Card Trouble” by Stan and Jan Berenstain. Brother Bear brings home a bad report card!! Craft-coloring a picture.




10:00 AM
Celebrate Mothers!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

We’ll be reading stories and singing songs to celebrate mothers just in time for Mother’s Day!




   Wednesday, May 07, 2014
4:15 PM
Angry Dragons Book Club
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Third Graders through Sixth Graders
Description:  

The Angry Dragons will discuss Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff.

 

Publisher’s Summary: In a magic kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone's joke. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. Rump discovers he has a gift for spinning straw into gold. His best friend, Red Riding Hood, warns him that magic is dangerous, and she's right. With each thread he spins, he weaves himself deeper into a curse. To break the spell, Rump must go on a perilous quest, fighting off pixies, trolls, poison apples, and a wickedly foolish queen. The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship--and a cheeky sense of humor--he just might triumph in the end.




   Monday, May 12, 2014
4:15 PM
Pike Road Branch Library Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 through 6
Description:  

Today is National Kite Day! Kites are fun, but not when they are stuck in trees. Just how far will Floyd go to get his kite unstuck? We’ll find out when we read Stuck by Oliver Jeffers.




   Tuesday, May 13, 2014
10:00 AM
Children’s Book Week— May 12-18, 2014
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

Who is Eric Carle?


Ms. Anita will read the Eric Carle stories Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? and Little Cloud. Then the children will enjoy doing a craft.





10:00 AM
Ramer Branch Library Story Time
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

"The Berenstain Bears Think of Others” by Stan and Jan Berenstain. The Bears help out in their community.




10:00 AM
National Police Week
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

Join us this week as we talk about some heroes in uniform!




   Wednesday, May 14, 2014
4:15 PM
Teen Book Club
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  

The Teen Book Club will discuss A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix.

Publisher’s Summary: You’d think being a Prince in a vast intergalactic empire would be about as good as it gets, particularly when Princes are faster, smarter, and stronger than normal humans. Not to mention being mostly immortal. But it isn’t as great as it sounds. Princes need to be hard to kill--as Khemri learns the minute he becomes one--for they are always in danger. Their greatest threat? Other Princes. Every Prince wants to become Emperor, and the surest way to do so is to kill, dishonor, or sideline any potential competitor. There are rules, but as Khemri discovers, rules can be bent and even broken. Soon Khemri is drawn into the hidden workings of the Empire and dispatched on a secret mission. In the ruins of space battle he meets a young woman called Raine, who challenges his view of the Empire, of Princes, and of himself. But Khemri is a Prince, and even if he wanted to leave the Empire behind, there are forces that have very definite plans for his future. . . . 




   Thursday, May 15, 2014
4:00 PM
Family Movie Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Open to the public
Description:  

Children and grown-ups enjoy a movie together at Family Movie Time. Plus, we’ll have free popcorn!

 




10:00 AM
The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  

The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library hold their regular meeting. Join them to learn how you can support the library.




11:15 AM
The Pike Road Bookies
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult
Description:  

The Pike Road Bookies will discuss Doc by Mary Doria Russell.

Publisher’s Summary: Dr. John Henry Holliday is given an awful choice at the age of twenty-two: die within months in Atlanta or leave everyone and everything he loves in the hope that the dry air and sunshine of the West will restore him to health. Young, scared, lonely, and sick, he arrives on the rawest edge of the Texas frontier just as an economic crash wrecks the dreams of a nation. Soon, with few alternatives open to him, Doc Holliday is gambling professionally; he is also living with Mária Katarina Harony, a high-strung Hungarian whore with dazzling turquoise eyes, who can quote Latin classics right back at him. Kate makes it her business to find Doc the high-stakes poker games that will support them both in high style. It is Kate who insists that the couple travel to Dodge City, because "that's where the money is." And that is where the unlikely friendship of Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp really begins--before Wyatt Earp is the prototype of the square-jawed, fearless lawman; before Doc Holliday is the quintessential frontier gambler; before the gunfight at the O.K. Corral links their names forever in American frontier mythology--when neither man wanted fame or deserved notoriety.




   Monday, May 19, 2014
4:15 PM
Pike Road Branch Library Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 through 6
Description:  

Today is National Circus Day, so we’ll read some tales set at the circus, including Where’s Pup? by Dayle Ann Dodds and Pierre Pratt.




   Tuesday, May 20, 2014
10:00 AM
Transportation Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

Children will sing transportation songs, and then be delighted to hear the stories Wheels on the Bus and Seals on the Bus. This will be followed by a coloring page.




10:00 AM
Ramer Branch Library Story Time
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

"The Berenstain Bears and the New Neighbors” by Stan and Jan Berenstain. The Bears make new friends.




10:00 AM
Silly Songs and Books
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

Spend some time with us singing some silly songs and reading some silly books!




   Wednesday, May 21, 2014
11:00 AM
Ramer Branch Library Adult Program
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adultsl
Description:  

"Elder Abuse” by Steve Searcy, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. Learn how to combat this problem.




   Monday, May 26, 2014
4:15 PM
Pike Road Branch Library Story Time
Event Location: Pike Road Branch Library
Intended Audience: Ages 3 through 6
Description:  

The library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.




   Tuesday, May 27, 2014
10:00 AM
Favorite Flower Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

Children will enjoy hearing Ms. Anita read the sweet stories Chrysanthemum  and  No Roses For Harry, followed by a craft.

 




10:00 AM
Ramer Branch Library Story Time
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

"The Berenstain Bears and the Mad Toy Craze” by Stan and Jan Berenstain. The Bears get caught up in the latest fad.




10:00 AM
School's Out for Summer!
Event Location: Bertha Pleasant Williams Library - Rosa Parks Branch
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  

It’s almost time for summer! We’ll celebrate the upcoming summer vacation and talk about the Summer Reading Program.




   Wednesday, May 28, 2014
11:00 AM
Ramer Reading Right Book Club
Event Location: Ramer Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  

Wednesday, May 28, 11:00- Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club