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Other Happenings @ Lowder in October
The Ladies of High Tea will meet to the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM — Join us Thursday, October 25, 2018 to discuss The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil McNeil.
Summary: For every woman who has ever dreamed of starting over, or being a better mother, or just knitting a really nice scarf . . .When her husband dies in a car crash--not long after announcing he wants a divorce--Jo Mackenzie packs up her two rowdy boys and moves from London to a dilapidated villa in her seaside hometown. There, she takes over her beloved Gran's knitting shop--a quaint but out-of-date store in desperate need of a facelift. After a rough beginning, Jo soon finds comfort in a "Stitch and Bitch" group; a collection of quirky, lively women who share their stories, and their addiction to cake, with warmth and humor. As Jo starts to get the hang of single-parent life in a small town, she relies on her knitting group for support. The women meet every week at the shop on Beach Street and trade gossip and advice as freely as they do a new stitch. But when a new man enters Jo's life, and an A-list actress moves into the local mansion, the knitting club has even more trouble confining the conversation to knit one, purl two.  The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club is an uplifting, winning tale about the healing power of friendship and new beginnings. It's a charming novel that will delight all passionate knitters--and win over befuddled, would-be knitters, too. ~~Amazon.com~~
 
In November, the Ladies will read Murder as a Second Language by Joan Hess.  Join us on Thursday, November 15, 2018!  **Please note that, due to Thanksgiving falling on our usual day we will meet one week earlier.
Summary: Claire Malloy—now a married woman of leisure—tries her hand at volunteering; but instead it lands her right in the middle of another murder investigation. Longtime bookseller and single mother, Claire Malloy has recently married her long term beau and moved out of her less than opulent apartment into a sprawling, newly remodeled house. Her daughter, Caron, is making plans for college. All of which leaves Claire with something she hasn't had in quite a while: spare time.  When her attempts to learn French cooking start getting "mixed" reviews, she agrees to help Caron and her best friend Inez in fluffing up their college applications by volunteering as an ESL tutor with the Farberville Literacy Council. But her modest effort to give back quickly becomes a nightmare when she's railroaded onto the Board of Directors of the troubled nonprofit. Vandalism, accusations of embezzlement, epic budget problems, and a cacophony of heavily-accented English speakers are just the tip of the iceberg. Just as she decides that it might be best to extricate herself, Claire gets a frantic call from her husband, Deputy Chief Peter Rosen. One of the students, an older Russian woman named Ludmilla, famed for her unpleasantness, has been murdered in the offices of the Farberville Literary Council. For the first time ever, Peter actually asks Claire for her help.
~~Amazon.com~~ (Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice).
 
The Young Classic Book Club will still meet from 4PM to 5PM but the day has changed to the third Thursday of the month.  On Thursday, October 18, 2018 the Young Classic Book Club will discuss all of the books in the Harry Potter series.  Everyone is invited to dress in their “House” colors and come ready for Madam Irma Pince’s (a.k.a. Miss Mary) class! 
 
Thursday, November 15, 2018 the Young Classic Book Club will read Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan.
The Pilgrim's Progress has inspired readers for over three centuries. It is one of the best-loved and most widely read books in English literature and is a classic of the heroic Puritan tradition and a founding text in the development of the English novel. The story of Christian, whose pilgrimage takes him through the Slough of Despond, Vanity Fair, and the Delectable Mountains, is full of danger and adventure. Together with his trusty companions, Faithful and Hopeful, he encounters many enemies--the foul fiend Apollyon, Judge Hategood, Giant Despair of Doubting Castle--before finally arriving at the Celestial City.
Bunyan's own experience of religious persecution informs his story, and its qualities of psychological realism, and the beauty and simplicity of his prose combine to create a book whose appeal is universal. This edition includes the illustrations that appeared with the book in Bunyan's lifetime, giving a sense of its impact on contemporary readers.~~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, October 20, 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 we are going 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 315PM-415PM.  You must pre-register 24 hours in advance to play.  Parents must stay in the Main Area during play time.  Join us Wednesday, October 10, 2018!
 
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.  Come and sign up for Wednesday, October 17, 2018!
 
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 (Yes, please note that the day/date has changed).  Monthly we will have a different theme.  Join us Wednesday, October 5, 2018 from 4PM-5PM. 
 
Homework Help at Lowder is every Wednesday 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.
 
Join us for Lap Sit Time!  It is for ages 0 to 2 years old every Thursday 10am to 1015am for a Librarian led Lap Sit time and then from 1015AM to 1030AM the parent will read board books to their children and/or children and caregiver may “stay and play.”  There is no craft associated with this program.
 
Our regular Preschool Story Time is now starting at 10AM, but we are still 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, October 24th, 2018!
 
We are excited to announce that we are going to be offering Help Me!  Computer Classes for Senior Adults again this year.  This year we will meet the fourth Tuesday of the month from 330PM-430 PM.  However, due to another library program on the same afternoon we will not meet in October.  Please remember that pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class. 
 
Did you know that 20 people are physically abused each minute?  Did you also know that, while we think of domestic violence as man on woman, and one out of three women are domestic violence victims, one in four men have also been domestic violence victims?  Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 330PM to 530PM we will have a Domestic Violence Forum and everyone is invited to join us.
 
We are planning to have our haunted library again this year so please visit us Tuesday, October 30, 2018 and see what we’re up to this year!  Patrons are encouraged to wear costumes on their visits to Lowder on this day and Halloween Day.
 
Our Joy of Well-Behaved Children program continues each Monday evening, 6PM-8PM, that we are open.  In October we will be meeting October 1, October 15, and October 22.  This class is geared towards parents (Or caregivers) of preschoolers.  However, anyone interested in the subject is welcome to attend. 
 
Baptist Hospice’s Grief Support Group at Lowder will meet 12Noon to 1PM the following Wednesdays:  October 3, October 17, and October 31.  Please join us in the Meeting Room.  The hurt may still be raw but we can still help.
 
Confucius Institute from Troy University (Montgomery) Chinese Cultural Lectures will be on Friday, October 19, from 4PM to 5PM.  October’s scheduled topic is:  The Practice of Chinese Tea Culture.  This can bring the spirit and wisdom of human beings to a higher orbit.  It not only embodies the spirit of civilization, but also the spirit of the ideological form.
 
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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