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Minority Scholarship Seminars
On the third Saturday of each month, Saturday, February 16, from 930AM to 1230PM we will be offering a Minority 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.
My Sister Sehoy, an Alabama Bicentennial Celebration Program
Other Happenings @ Lowder
Join us the 2nd Thursday of the month from 4:30PM to 5:30PM in the Meeting Room to discover and create.  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; however, children under 14 must have an adult present to assist them with their projects.  On Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 4:30PM we will be celebrating Pi Day.  
Super Saturday Story Time for this month will be March 9.  Join Miss Mary and celebrate Dr. Seuss.
 
The Ladies of High Tea meets the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM.  Join us Thursday, March 28, 2019 to discuss The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother’s past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.
 
Sookie begins a search for answers that takes her to California, the Midwest, and back in time, to the 1940s, when an irrepressible woman named Fritzi takes on the job of running her family’s filling station. Soon truck drivers are changing their routes to fill up at the All-Girl Filling Station. Then, Fritzi sees an opportunity for an even more groundbreaking adventure. As Sookie learns about the adventures of the girls at the All-Girl Filling Station, she finds herself with new inspiration for her own life.
 
Fabulous, fun-filled, spanning decades and generations, and centered on a little-known aspect of America’s twentieth-century story, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion is another irresistible novel by the remarkable Fannie Flagg.
~~Amazon.com~~
 
In April 2019 the Ladies will read Twelve Angry Librarians by 
Miranda James.  Join us at 3PM on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
Charlie is stressed out. The Southern Academic Libraries Association is holding this year’s annual meeting at Athena College. Since Charlie is the interim library director, he must deliver the welcome speech to all the visiting librarians. And as if that weren’t bad enough, the keynote address will be delivered by Charlie’s old nemesis from library school.
 
It’s been thirty years since Charlie has seen Gavin Fong, and he’s still an insufferable know-it-all capable of getting under everyone’s skin. In his keynote, Gavin puts forth a most unpopular opinion: that degreed librarians will be obsolete in the academic libraries of the future. So when Gavin drops dead, no one seems too upset...
 
But Charlie, who was seen having a heated argument with Gavin the day before, has jumped to the top of the suspect list. Now Charlie and Diesel must check out every clue to refine their search for the real killer among them before the next book Charlie reads comes from a prison library... ~~Amazon.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, March 21, 2019 the Young Classic Book Club will read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
‘You are the last man in the world I would marry.’ Why does spirited, lively Elizabeth Bennet so rudely reject the proposal of the handsome, rich Mr Darcy? What could he possibly have done to offend her? Elizabeth is proud of her ability to judge others; Mr Darcy is proud of his family name. When their social worlds collide, feelings run high. Misunderstandings, poor judgement and wicked lies bring danger to the Bennet family. Can broken hearts be mended? Can hurtful words be forgiven? Can the Bennets be drawn back from the brink of disgrace? Will Elizabeth’s prejudice and Darcy’s pride be the ruin of them both?
~~Amazon.com~~
 
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 4PM the Young Classic Book Club will discuss The Velveteen Rabbit by Margaret Williams Bianco.
The Rabbit in the stocking isn't as expensive as the other toys: he’s covered in velveteen. On Christmas Day, the Boy enjoys his new toy but then quickly forgets and neglects him. Shunned and unsure, the Velveteen Rabbit questions his worth. Should he even be called a real toy? An answer comes from his friend, the Skin Horse: "Real isn’t how you are made. . . .It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real." The Velveteen Rabbit's journey through love and loneliness to become who he was really meant to be is a story that inspires us all on our own journey to Real. The Velveteen Rabbit is a timeless tale of friendship, love, acceptance and honesty. When the world seems uncertain, Margery Williams's classic story reminds all of us what really matters.  ~~Amazon.com~~
 
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, March 16, from 930AM to 1230PM we will be offering a Scholarship Seminar 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 be prepared 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, March 13, 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, March 20, 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, March 6, 2019 from 4PM-5PM. 
 
Homework Help at Lowder is every Wednesday unless school is out.  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, March 27, 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 PowerPoint on Tuesday, March 26, 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 Wednesday afternoon, March 6, 2019 from 1PM to 2PM 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.
Lap Sit Time
 
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.
 
Preschool Story Time
 
Our regular Preschool Story Time is Fridays at 10:00 am.  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 activity.
 
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. ​We will present Microsoft PowerPoint on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
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 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.  
 
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 

Join us Thursday, February 28 to discuss Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews. 
Summary:  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~~
 
In March 2019 the Ladies will read The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg.  Join us at 3PM on Thursday, March 28, 2019.
Summary:  Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother’s past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.  Sookie begins a search for answers that takes her to California, the Midwest, and back in time, to the 1940s, when an irrepressible woman named Fritzi takes on the job of running her family’s filling station. Soon truck drivers are changing their routes to fill up at the All-Girl Filling Station. Then, Fritzi sees an opportunity for an even more groundbreaking adventure. As Sookie learns about the adventures of the girls at the All-Girl Filling Station, she finds herself with new inspiration for her own life.  Fabulous, fun-filled, spanning decades and generations, and centered on a little-known aspect of America’s twentieth-century story, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion is another irresistible novel by the remarkable Fannie Flagg. (Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice)
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