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My Sister Sehoy, an Alabama Bicentennial Celebration Program
Other Happenings @ Lowder
The staff of Lowder Regional Library would like to wish everyone a Very Merry and Happy New Year!
It’s that time of year again to set our New Year goals! Have you considered making one of your goals to read a certain number of books? We are all set up for a game of Candyland for anyone who wants to play. The purpose is to read a 1,000 books before you meet a set goal. The goal you set could be to read a 1,000 books before … you graduate school, year 2020, I turn a certain age, or I reach a certain amount of miles on the car (for our audiobook listeners). Every ten books that you read allows you to move your gingerbread man a space on the game board. Want to play? Come register and get a gingerbread man from the circulation desk. Make your gingerbread man your own (i.e. color him and put your name on him), and write your goal on the back. Registration is required. See Circulation Desk for more information.
 
This year we would like to bring you a brand new program!  Make "Your" Space is a S.T.E.A.M. program for Young Adults.  We will be focusing on making things and learning how it works through science, engineering, art, and math.  People of all ages are invited to participate or observe.  Children under 14 must have an adult present to assist them with their projects.  Every 2nd Thursday of the month from 4:30PM to 5:30PM we will meet in the Meeting Room to discover and create.  On Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at 4:30PM we will be making snow.  
 
Our NEW Saturday Story Time (held once a month) will be in the Main Area beginning at 10AM.  Take a tour of the State of Alabama through reading on January 12, 2019 at 10AM.  Super Saturday Story Time is with Miss Mary where she will read two books and interact it with songs using the Smart Board located in the Main Area. This program is for all ages who just would like a story read to them.  There will be no art activity at this event.
 
The Ladies of High Tea meets the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM.  Join us Thursday, January 24 to discuss Murder Runs in the Family by Alabama’s own Anne George.  Like all but one of the Southern Sisters Mysteries this one takes place around the Birmingham area.
Summary: Mary Alice has spared nothing for her only daughter's wedding -- from seventy-five yards of bridal train to gourmet food for over three hundred guests and enough glittering elegance to make Mary Alice think about finding herself a fourth rich husband to pay for it all.
Practical Patricia Anne has put away her aunt-of-the-bride blue chiffon and settled back into domesticity when fun-loving Mary Alice calls to say they have a post-wedding date with a genealogist from the groom's side of the family. Lunch is a fascinating lesson on the hazards of finding dirty linens in ancestral boudoirs that ends abruptly when their guest scurries off with the local judge, leaving the sisters with their mouths open -- and finishing their luncheon companion's cheesecake -- when the police arrive.  Their mysterious guest has taken a plunge from the ninth floor of the courthouse building -- an apparent suicide. But given the scandals a nosy genealogist might have uncovered, the sisters are betting that some proud Southern family is making sure their shameful secrets stay buried. . .along with anyone who tries to dig them up.    ~~Amazon.com~~
 
In February 2019 the Ladies will read Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews.  Join us at 3PM on Thursday, February 28, 2019! 
The night before her wedding, in the middle of an oh-so-smart rehearsal dinner, interior decorator Keeley Murdock chances upon her fiancé and maid of honor in flaming flagrante delicto. Keeley throws the hissy fit to end all hissy fits and storms out.
The next day, though, she has to deal not only personally with a broken engagement but also with her business being shut out by folks in a town financially obligated to her ex. Rescue comes in the form of the new owner of the local bra plant. He hires Keeley to redo the broken-down antebellum mansion he's bought for the woman of his dreams. So Keeley dives in, scouring for antiques and searching for clues to her mother's puzzling disappearance. Keeley finds out that things can work out even for those who throw humdinger hissy fits.
 ~~BarnesandNoble.com~~
Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice.
 
The Young Classic Book Club will meet from 4PM to 5PM on the third Thursday of the month.  Thursday, January 17, 2019 the Young Classic Book Club will read The BFG by Ronld Dahl.
Summary:  When Sophie is snatched from her orphanage bed by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), she fears she will be eaten. But instead the two join forces to vanquish the nine other far less gentle giants who threaten to consume earth’s children.
The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!
~~Amazon.com~~
 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 4PM the Young Classic Book Club will discuss Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
Grown-up Meg, tomboyish Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy.  The four March sisters couldn’t be more different.  But with their father away at war, and their mother working to support the family, they have to rely on one another.  Whether they’re putting on a play, forming a secret society, or celebrating Christmas, there’s one thing they can’t help wondering: Will Father return home safely?
~~Books-A-Million~~
Selections are taken from Required Reading Lists and please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without prior notice.
 
Lowder’s Friends and Family Chess Club meets every Saturday 10AM to 1245PM (All children must be picked up by our 1PM closing time).  If you have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or if you have been looking for a place to play join us each Saturday.  All ages and levels are welcome!  There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday.  If Chess Club is canceled we will post a sign on the Meeting Room door.
 
On the third Saturday of each month, Saturday, January 19, from 930AM to 1230PM we will again be offering our Scholarship Seminars for students in Grades 8-12.  Eighth grade is not too young to be thinking about how to pay for college.  Everyone should bring a folder to hold their handouts and something to write on/with to use to take notes.  Parents are strongly encouraged to attend as well.
 
Gamer’s Club is the second Wednesday afternoon of the month from 4PM-5PM.  You must pre-register 24 hours in advance to play.  Parents must stay in the Main Area during play time.  Join us Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 4PM.
 
Lowder Lego League is the third Wednesday afternoon of the month from 4PM-5PM.  Participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play.  Participants older than 8 must have an adult with them as well, but adult may wait in the Main Area of the library.  Registration is also required and complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk.  Come and sign up for Wednesday, January 16, 2019!
 
Come be a part of DEACT!  And just what is DEACT?  Drop Everything And Color Time! All ages are invited to come and spend the hour coloring in the Main Area the first Wednesday of the month.  We will have a different theme every month.  Join us Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 4PM-5PM. 
 
Homework Help at Lowder is every Wednesday unless school is out—which means that we will not have Homework Assistance on January 2, 2019.  We will be offering Homework Assistance January 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2019. Everyone must fill out a new registration each school year and they may be picked up at the Circulation Desk.  Textbooks, worksheets, and assignments must be brought to every session in order for students to receive assistance. 
 
Join us for Lap Sit Time!  It is for ages 0 to 2 years old every Thursday 10AM to 11AM for a Librarian led Lap Sit time.  From 10AM – 10:15AM the Librarians will read board books, nursery rhymes, and teach baby sign language.  From 10:15AM – 11AM the parent/caregiver may choose to stay, play and read to their child/children. There is no craft associated with this program.
 
Our regular Preschool Story Time starts at 10AM on Friday mornings.  All ages are welcome but please remember that programming is geared towards ages 3 to 5.  The usual program is to read a couple of books interspaced with songs and movement ending with a craft or activity.
Join us the fourth Wednesday of every month from 4PM to 5PM for Study Break!  We would like to invite everyone, from elementary to college age to drop by and take a study break by playing a board game, putting together a puzzle, coloring a picture, or even filling a page with doodles!  We’ll be looking for you on Wednesday, January 30, 2019! 
 
We are excited to announce that we are going to be offering Help Me!  Computer Classes for Senior Adults again this year, the fourth Tuesday of the month from 330PM-430 PM.  Please remember that pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class.  We will present Microsoft Excel on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
 
Are you about to go on Medicare?  Are you already on Medicare?  Are you confused about Medicare?  You don’t have to be, join us for Medicare 101 presented by Heathcare Resource Center on Thursday afternoon, January 3, 2019 from 2PM to 3PM in the Meeting Room.
 
Please note that schedules and selections are subject to change and cancellation without notice due to situations beyond our control; however, the Lowder Staff makes every effort possible to adhere to posted planned programming.
 
 
 

Young Classic Book Club
The Young Classic Book Club meets from 4PM to 5PM on the third Thursday of each month. 
Homework Help at Lowder
Homework Help at Lowder is every Wednesday, 6PM-730PM-- unless school is out.  Everyone must fill out a new registration each year and they may be picked up at the Circulation Desk.  Textbooks, worksheets, and assignments must be brought to every session in order for students to receive assistance.  We are also taking applications at the Circulation Desk for Homework Helpers at this time.
Study Break!
Join us the fourth Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm for Study Break!  We would like to invite everyone, from elementary to college age to drop by and take a study break by playing a board game, putting together a puzzle, coloring a picture, or even filling a page with doodles!
 
Computer Classes for Senior Adults
We are excited to announce that we are going to be offering Help Me!  Computer Classes for Senior Adults the 4th Tuesday of the month from 330pm to 430pm. Please remember that pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class.
Please note
Please note that schedules and selections are subject to change and cancellation without notice due to situations beyond our control; however, the Lowder Staff makes every effort possible to adhere to posted planned programming
Lowder Lego League
3rd Wednesday Afternoon of the month

Lowder Lego League is the third Wednesday afternoon of the month from 315PM-415PM.  Participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play.  Participants older than 8 must have an adult with them as well, but adult may wait in the Main Area of the library.  Registration is also required and complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk.  
 

 
E.L. Lowder Regional Branch Library
Rufus A Lewis Regional Branch Library
2590 Bell Road, Montgomery, AL  36117
334-244-5717
 
Hours
Monday & Wednesday: 9 AM - 9 PM
Tuesday & Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM 
Saturday: 9 AM - 1 PM
Closed Sundays
 
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Laptops for check out
Laptop computers are available for check-out for in-house use only at Lowder Library.

Also available in the meeting room is state of the art projection equipment. (Funded by an LSTA grant through APLS)
 
Map and Directions

Lowder's Friends and Family Chess Club
Saturdays: 10:00 AM -12:45 PM
EL Lowder Regional Library
2590 Bell Road
334-244-5717
 
Ladies of High Tea Book Club
3:00 PM
*Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice.*

The Ladies of High Tea will meet the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM 
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