WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? Okay so, theoretically we ARE grown up, but drop by and see what else we would like to be.
EVENT—Join us at 7PM for Storytelling with Montgomery Author Sara DuBose. Mrs. DuBose will keep you laughing with her humorous stories—and the ones that won’t make you laugh will make you THINK!
The Pike Road Bookies will discuss The Rented Mule by Bobby Cole.
Publisher’s Summary: Cooper Dixon feels like a hamster on a wheel. He and his wife, Kelly, fight constantly and his cocaine-addicted business partner is scheming to sell their thriving advertising agency out from under him. Frustrated with his home life, Cooper finds himself fantasizing about his gorgeous graphic designer and of buying a pristine hunting property that he can't afford. Cooper is on the verge of making a move that will change his life irrevocably when a motley criminal crew, composed of a 260-pound former football star, a Larry King impersonator, and others, is hired by a mysterious client to kidnap Kelly and set up Cooper to take the fall. Cooper quickly becomes the prime suspect, and the combination of an attractive mother and a million-dollar insurance policy makes the case prime time TV fodder. With Cooper's face plastered on the news and Kelly held captive in the cellar of an abandoned antebellum mansion, he races against time to find her before the client can execute his sinister plan.
The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library Speaker Series presents Bobby Cole, author of The Dummy Line, Moon Underfoot and The Rented Mule.
The Easter Egg by Jan Brett
Hoppi, the bunny, wants to win the egg decorating contest so the Easter bunny will choose him to help distribute Easter eggs.
Clifford’s Happy Easter by Norman Bridwell
Emily Elizabeth had a dream that involves Clifford in a wonderful Easter
Craft – Easter Bunny masks
Amelia Bedelia's First Library Card by Herman Parish
We will have a coloring activity.
TACKY DAY Join us and WeAr YoUr WaCkIeSt TaCkiEsT OuTfIt!
EVENT—Have you ever wondered what we do when we’re not behind the circulation desk? Come watch a little movie that will answer all the questions you have ever had about the secret life of the librarian. Movie starts at 330PM.
EVENT--Also on Friday, April 18, and perhaps more importantly, Life South will be holding a Blood Drive in the front parking lot from 9AM to 4PM. Books give characters life but you can give someone else life just by donating a pint of blood. Did you know you actually save as many as three lives with each pint you donate?
My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. All Are welcome!
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Chick by Lucille Colandro
Activity: Easter Craft
Come join us for our Easter Egg Hunt
Water Sings Blueby Kate Coombs
Rihanna the Sea Fairy by Daisy Meadows
Arts and Crafts
Friday is World Penguin Day so we’ll read some books about our flightless friends, including Penguins by Liz Pichon.
Join us and a special guest to learn all about how to take care of our earth!
"Clifford Grows Up” by Norman Bridwell. Clifford gets bigger and bigger!
Ms. Stephanie will read Chicken Little and The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza, followed by a maze activity page.
Pete The Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
Activity: Pete The Cat Craft
Book: "Helpful Betty to the rescue” by: Michaela Morgan
Craft: Happy Hippo
The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Deisen
The Fish Who Could Wishby John Bush
Pout-Pout Activity Sheets
"Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’ Reilly.
Lizzy & Skunk by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
When Lizzy’s favorite puppet is lost, she overcomes her fears to find him.
It’s a Tiger by David LaRochelle
A child imagines he is in a story where he encounters a tiger at every turn.
Craft – Tiger masks
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
We will have a hungry caterpillar activity.
Book: "It’s My Birthday!” by: Pat Hutchins
Craft: Party Hat Game
Book: "Detective Little Boy Blue” by: Steve Metzger
Activity: We will play a game.
Movie Day @ the Library
Strega Nona favorite stories / Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
(Popcorn will be served)
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)
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.
"Oops Clifford!” by Norman Bridwell. Clifford gets in trouble.
We love those doggone dogs! We’ll have some great books, songs, and games all about man’s best friend!
Book: "The Spaghetti Party” by: Doris Orgel
Craft: Spaghetti Craft
Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by David McPhail
Pete & Pickles by Berke Breathed
Super Cute Pig Craft Made From Shapes
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.
Ms. Anita will read Clifford’s Happy Mother’s Day and A Mother For Choco, followed by a craft.
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.
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.
Special guest Librarian Joyce Brown will read Eric Carle stories. Then the children will do a craft.