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   Monday, April 21, 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:  

Friday is World Penguin Day so we’ll read some books about our flightless friends, including Penguins by Liz Pichon.




   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.




   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.




   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.




   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.




   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.