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Holiday Open House
Thursday, December 14 @ 10:30 a.m.
A Special Story Time to take pictures with Santa at our Holiday Open House
Librarian’s Night Before Christmas by David Davis
Synopsis:  The Librarian is busy mending books.  Until Santa appears giving out books in a bookmobile. 
 Activity:  Visit and take pictures with Santa
 
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.
Gamer’s Club
meets the second Friday afternoon of the month.  You must pre-register to play either a 330pm to 430pm slot or 430pm to 530pm slot.  Parents must stay in the Main Area during play time.  Join us Friday, December 8!
Registration is also required
Lowder Lego League
Registration is also required for the Lowder Lego League on the third Friday afternoon of the month 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.  Complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk.  Come and sign up for Friday, December 8!
Homework Help
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 Tuesdays from 4pm to 5pm for a new program – 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
We are excited to announce that we are going to be offering Help Me!  Computer Classes for senior adults the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 930am to 1030am.  In December we will have classes Tuesday, December 12th and Tuesday, December 19th.  Please remember that pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class.  
Christmas Open House
Our annual Christmas Open House will be Thursday, December 14th starting at 10am.  We will have a visit from the Jolly Old Elf Himself from 10:30am to 12N and everyone is invited to come tell Santa what they want for Christmas!
 
Lap Sit Time
We are pleased to announce a new Lap Sit Time!  It is for ages 0 to 1 year every Thursday 10am to 1015m for a Librarian led Lap Sit time and then from 1015am to 1030am the parent will read board books to their children.  There is no craft associated with this program.
 
Preschool Story Time
Fridays at 1015am
Our regular Preschool Story Time is Fridays at 1015am.  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.
The Ladies of High Tea
First Tuesday of the Month
 
The Ladies of High Tea meet the First Tuesday of the Month at 3PM—Join us Tuesday, November 7th to discuss When Did We Lose Harriet? by Patricia Houck Sprinkle.
A teenage girl has been missing from her Montgomery, Alabama, home for six weeks. She may be a runaway, a crime victim, or both. What's amazing is other people's lack of concern. Just one person cares that she's gone: a spunky amateur sleuth on the sunset end of sixty. Armed with razor-sharp insight, a salty wit, and tenacious faith, MacLaren Yarbrough follows a trail of clues -- a wisp of a hint, a shadow of a lie -- in search of answers to questions that come hot and fast and that grow increasingly alarming. How did a fifteen-year-old girl come across a large sum of money? Why did she hide it instead of taking it with her? Where is she now? And who is willing to kill to keep MacLaren from probing too far? Masked by Dixie charm and the scent of honeysuckle, a deadly secret lies coiled . . . one that holds the ultimate answer to the question, When Did We Lose Harriet?, the first of the MacLaren Yarbrough Mysteries, featuring plucky, sixty-some heroine MacLaren Yarbrough.
 
~~Google books.com~~
 
In December the Ladies will read Christmas Caramel Murder by JoAnne Fluke.
 
The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her good pal Lisa have agreed to provide all the goodies for the town’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. But before anyone can say “Bah, humbug!” a Santa-sized sackful of trouble ensues. Like the fact that Lisa’s husband will be playing Mr. Claus to his ex-girlfriend Phyllis Bates’ Mrs. Claus. Or that before the curtains even go up Phyllis is found dead in the snow—wearing a costume that the real Mrs. Claus would put on the naughty list. Soon after, the suspects pile up faster than snowdrifts in a blizzard, while a merry murderer remains on the loose. With clues even harder to find, it might take a visit from ghosts of Christmas past to wrap up this mystery in time for the holidays . . .
~~Amazon.com~~
 
Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice
Stitch and Share is back
Stitch and Share is back!  We meet the fourth Thursday in the month – 3PM-530PM.  Bring your quilting, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery projects to work on.  However, since the fourth Thursday of November is Thanksgiving we will not be meeting this month.
 
Young Classic Book Club
On December 7th the Young Classic Book Club will discuss A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. 
Ebenezer Scrooge has no time for the poor or the wretched. And it’s “Bah, humbug!” to anyone who wishes him a Merry Christmas. But when he turns in for the night one cold, fateful Christmas Eve, his past, present, and future converge. Three haunting guests are about to show him that the time has come to change his miserly ways—before it’s too late.
 
~~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 door.
 
Gamer’s Club
Gamer’s Club meets the second Friday afternoon of the month.  You must pre-register to play either a 330PM to 430PM slot or 430PM to 530PM slot.  Parents must stay in the Main Area during play time.  However, we will not have Gamers Club in November due to the library being closed for Veteran’s Day!
 
Lowder Lego League
third Friday afternoon of the month
Registration is also required for the Lowder Lego League on the third Friday afternoon of the month 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.  Complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk.  Come and sign up for November 17th, 2017!
 
Open Mic night is back!
Join us Monday, November 20th, 2017.
Open Mic night is back!  Join us the third Monday of the month at 6PM to “show your stuff!”  If you can sing or dance, if you write poetry, or if you like to make people laugh sign up by 5PM the day of the program and show us what you can do!  As always this is a family oriented program so nothing offensive to little (or big) ears and we never ever criticize.  Join us Monday, November 20th, 2017.
 
Come be a part of DEACT!
Thursday, November 9th
Come be a part of DEACT!  And just what is DEACTMAL?  Drop Everything And Color (in the Main Area of Lowder)!  All ages are invited to come and spend the hour coloring the second Thursday of the month.  Monthly we will have a different theme and in November it will be all about being thankful!  Join us Thursday, November 9th from 4PM-5PM.
 
 
Homework Help
Wednesday, 6PM-730PM
Homework Help at Lowder is every Wednesday, 6PM-730PM-- unless school is out.  There will be no Homework Assistance due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, Wednesday, November 22nd.  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
We are pleased to announce a new Lap Sit Time!  It is for ages 0 to 1 year every Thursday 10am to 1015m for a Librarian led Lap Sit time and then from 1015am to 1030am the parent will read board books to their children.  There is no craft associated with this program.
 
Preschool Story Time
Our regular Preschool Story Time is Fridays at 10:15am.  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 Tuesdays from 4pm to 5pm for a new program – 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!
 
Help Me
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 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 930am to 1030am.  November’s classes are Tuesday, November 14th and Tuesday, November 21st.  Please remember that pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class. 
 
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 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
Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 3:00 PM


 
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