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Minority Scholarship Seminars
OOn the third Saturday of each month, Saturday, April 20th, 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.
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, technology, 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, May 9, 2019 at 4:30PM we will be doing a Garden in a Glove.  Join us and plant some seeds.

Super Saturday Story Time for this month will be May 4th.  Spring Stories will be the theme for May.

The Ladies of High Tea meets the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM.  In May, the Ladies will discuss Mother’s Day Murder:  a Lucy Stone Mystery by Leslie Meier.  Join us at 3PM on Thursday, May 23.
Summary: Two of her four kids may be out of the nest, but Lucy Stone knows only too well that mothering is a lifetime commitment. At least she gets to kick back and enjoy a fancy Mother's Day brunch with her brood--that is, before the festivities are interrupted by a nasty scene courtesy of Barbara Hume and Tina Nowak. Opposites in every way, the only thing these mean moms have in common is the need to best each other at every turn, using their teenage daughters as pawns in elaborate games of one-upsmanship.  Even after witnessing the women's claw sharpening rituals, Lucy never expects to see actual blood spilled--until Tina is shot dead on the public tennis court. Now Lucy is determined to unravel the close-knit knot of suspects. But when the threads threaten to entangle one of her own, Lucy will come face-to-face with a killer who has a thing or two to learn about motherly love. . .   ~~Amazon.com~~
 
In June, Wedding Cake Murder:  A Hannah Swenson Mystery by Joanne Fluke will be discussed.  Join us at 3PM on Thursday, June 23.
 
Summary:  Everyone in Lake Eden, Minnesota, may have had their doubts, but at long last, Hannah Swensen is getting married!  Hannah is thrilled to be marrying Ross Barton, her college crush. And her excitement only grows when she learns he’ll be able to join her on her trip to New York City for the Food Channel’s dessert chef contest. They get a taste of the Big Apple before Hannah wins the Hometown Challenge and the producers bring all the contestants to Lake Eden to tape the remainder of the show. It’s nerve-wracking enough being judged by Alain Duquesne, a celebrity chef with a nasty reputation. But it’s even more chilling to find him stabbed to death in the Lake Eden Inn’s walk-in cooler—before he’s even had a chance to taste Hannah’s Butterscotch Sugar Cookies! Now Hannah has not only lost her advantage, she’ll have to solve a mystery with more layers than a five-tiered wedding cake…   ~~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.  On Thursday, May 16at 4PM the Young Classic Book Club will discuss Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
Summary:  A classic coming of age story, “Jane Eyre” is the tale of its title character, a poor orphaned girl who comes to live with her aunt at Gateshead Hall. While there she endures great emotional and physical abuse at the hands of her aunt and cousins. Jane subsequently ships off to Lowood, a Christian boarding school for poor and orphaned girls. The conditions at the school are quite brutal. The students are subjected to cold lodgings, poor food, inadequate clothing, and the harsh rule of the administrator, Mr. Brocklehurst. The maltreatment of the students is eventually discovered and after some changes life becomes more bearable. She eventually finishes her coursework and spends a period of time as a teacher at the school. After leaving Lowood she gains a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall working for Edward Rochester, a man whom she will eventually fall in love with. “Jane Eyre” is the story of one woman’s struggle to overcome adversity. The novel was revolutionary in its day for its examination of the internal conflict of its protagonist and for the way in which it addressed the themes of class, sexuality, and religion in the mid 19th century.
~~Amazon.com~~
 
Thursday, June 16 at 4PM the Young Classic Book Club will discuss The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Summary:  A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings.  Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.  “A glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible . . . All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts.”  – New York Times Book Review
 
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, this month it will be Saturday, May 18th, 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, May 8 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, May 15th!
 
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—May’s will be flowers.  Join us Wednesday, May 7 from 4PM-5PM. 
 
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, May 22! 
 
We will not be offering Help Me!  Computer Classes for Senior Adults during the month of May; however, in June we will cover MCCPL’s Cloud Library App.  Please remember that you must pre-register at least 24 hours in advance of Tuesday, June 25.
 
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, May 1 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 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 FaceBook on Tuesday, April 23rd.
 
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
334-625-5717
 
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
334-625-5717
 
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 meets the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM.  In April the Ladies will read Twelve Angry Librarians by Miranda James.  Join us at 3PM on Thursday, April 25.
Summary:  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~~
 
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