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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
It’s that time of year again—National Library Week will be April 7-13, 2019 and Lowder Regional Library has planned a whole lot of fun!  And of course the Librarians will be dressing up and doing their usual shenanigans!
 
Monday, April 8:       
Movie Monday All Day—Families connect with the community by watching movies together.
Blue Monday—Dress up in the color blue.
Tuesday, April 9:       
Help Me! Computer Class—Adults connect by seeing what the library has to offer at the Library using our databases. 
Silly Hat Day-- Wear a silly hat and vote on which librarian’s hat is the silliest.
Wednesday, April 10:
Gamer’s Club– Families spend time playing video and board games as a community At your library.  - 4:00PM-5:00PM
Dress up as your favorite game character.  Examples: Princess Toadstool, Tomatohead, etc.…
Thursday, April 11:    
Lap Sit from 10AM-11AM—Age 0-2 year olds with their Mother or Father join as a community to meet other 0-2 year olds in our area. 
Make Your Space– Young Adults learn about Earth Erosion as a community at your library.  ADEM (Alabama Department of Environmental Management) will be here to how Earth Erosion works.  4:30PM-5:30PM
Dress up in Earth colors or tones to celebrate Earth Day.
Friday, April 12:        
Story Time  10AM Children of the community come hear a fairy tale . 
D.E.A.R. Time (Drop Everything and Read) - beginning at 2PM in
Main Area— Librarians or someone else from the community will read their favorite, excerpt from a book, poetry, etc.….
Dress up as your favorite fairy tale character.
Saturday, April 13:    
Friends and Family Chess Club—Come learn as a community how to play chess.--10AM–12:45PM
Dress up in your favorite College Team colors or shirts.
 
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, April 11 at 4:30PM we will be welcoming the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.  They will be talking about soil erosion.  
 
Super Saturday Story Time for this month will be April 6th.  April Showers may bring May Flowers but Miss Mary is celebrating Bunnies!
 
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~~
 
In May the Ladies will read Mother’s Day Murder:  a Lucy Stone Mystery by Leslie Meier.  Join us at 3PM on Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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~~
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, April 18 at 4PM the Young Classic Book Club will discuss The Velveteen Rabbit by Margaret Williams Bianco.
Summary:  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~~
 
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 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~~
(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, 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.
 
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, April 10, 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, April 17th, 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, April 3rd, 2019 from 4PM-5PM. 
 
Homework Help at Lowder will end Wednesday, April 24th, 2019.  Please remember that we must have 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, April 24th! 
 
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.
 
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, April 3rd from 1PM to 2PM in the Meeting Room.
 

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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