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Adult Summer Reading Challenge Blind Date with a Book
Adults are challenged to check out one of our wrapped books.  You will not know what you are checking out until you get home and unwrap it (please be careful when unwrapping, you will need the paper again later).  Read it and then choose a predominate character to dress and pretend to be.  On our last Wednesday evening we will return with our books securely rewrapped (so no one can see the cover) and “become” our character.  The object is to have someone guess what book you read.  For Summer Reading books we will make the due date the evening of Lowderstock (July 10, 2019).
 
My Sister Sehoy, an Alabama Bicentennial Celebration Program
On Going Events at the Library
Gamer’s Club
2nd Wednesdays Every Month @ 4PM-6PM
Do you like to play video games on a gaming console?  If you do, come join us and you may challenge a librarian or a friend.  The rule is you must sign up at least 24 hours in advance in a time slot.
 
Young Classic Book Club
3rd Thursday Every Month @ 4PM-5:30PM
June 20: Come join us in discussing The Hobbit by: J.R.R. Tolkien. Billbo Baggins is a humble Hobbit who rarely does anything.  Then he is chosen to set out on an adventure to help save the dwarfs mountain home. What happens on this adventure and what do they find along the way?

Lowder Lego League
Every 3rd Wednesday @ 4:30PM-5:30PM

Come join us and create unique items to be displayed in our cabinet each month.  Please sign up for this event at least 24 hours in advance.
 
Friends and Family Chess Club
Every Saturday @ 10AM-12:45PM

Have you ever played chess or want to learn how to play?  You do not have to be an expert to join this group because all ages and types from beginners to experts are invited to come.  Please remember that if a child is dropped off for this event, we close at 1PM so they must be picked up no later than 1PM.
 

 
 
Regular Programming



Summer Reading continues at Lowder Regional Library!  This year’s theme is twofold—first we have the theme of Space in remembrance of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon 50 years ago (has it really been THAT long ago?!).  Then, just the libraries in the state of Alabama, we will be celebrating 200 years of statehood.  On December 14, 1819 the Alabama Territory became the 22nd state of the United States of America.  Put it all together and you have Alabama:  A Universe of Stories.  In keeping with that theme, in addition to our usual Lap Sit Programs (10am Thursday mornings) and Story Time Programs (10am Friday mornings) we are offering Summer Reading programs for Children up to Grade 6, Young Adults, and Adults!

The Ladies of High Tea meets the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM.  In June, Wedding Cake Murder:  A Hannah Swenson Mystery by Joanne Fluke will be discussed.  Join us at 3PM on Thursday, June 27.
 
In July, Dead, White, and Blue: A Death on Demand Mystery by Carolyn Hart will be discussed.  Join us at 3PM on Thursday, July 25,
 
The Young Classic Book Club meets from 4PM to 5PM on the third Thursday of the month.  Thursday, June 20, the Young Classic Book Club will discuss The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, a great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. 
 
On Thursday, July 18, the Young Classic Book Club will read Watership Down by Richard Adams.
 
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, June 13 at 4:30PM we will be making Holograms with our cell phones.
 
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, June 5 from 4PM-5PM. 
 
Connect with 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, June 26! 
 
Help Me!  Computer Classes for Senior Adults during the month June will cover MCCPL’s Cloud Library App.  Please remember that you must pre-register at least 24 hours in advance of Tuesday, June 25.
 
 
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
334-244-5717
 
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
334-625-5717
 
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...
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