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Lap-Sit Time
Lap-Sit Birth to Age 2
Join us every Thursday at 10AM for Lap-Sit Rocks at Lowder.
June 7              Book:  The Maestro Plays by Bill Martin, Jr.
June 12            Book:  Hush Little Baby by Marla Frazee
June 19            Book:  Ten in the Bed by Penny Dale
June 26            Book:  Cock-a-doodle-do by Emma Harding
From 10AM to 10:15AM, a Librarian will lead Lap Sit time and then from 10:15AM to 10:30AM the parent will read board books to their children.  There is no craft associated with this program.
 
Pre-School (Story Time)
Pre-School (Story Time) Ages 3-5
Join us every Friday at 1015AM for Story Time Rocks at Lowder.
June 1              Books:        Splat the Cat Sings Flat by Chris Strathearn
                         Song of Middle C by Alison McGhee
June 8              Books:        M is for Music by Kathleen Krull
                         Snake Alley Band by Elizabeth Nygaard
June 15            Books:        Oh, Daddy! by Bob Shea
                          Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer
June 22            Books:  It’s Raining, It’s Pouring by Kin Eagle
                         Musicians of the Sun by Gerald McDermott
June 29            Books: Old MacDonald Had a Workshop
                                   by Lisa Shulman
                         Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Coronin
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.
 
Summer Reading Grades K-6
Children Grades K-6
Join us every Tuesday in June at 10AM for a rocking great program at Lowder.
June 5              Libraries Rock with History
               The Alabama Department of Archives and History
June 12            Libraries Rock Through STEM Learning
               Sylvian Learning Center
June 19            Libraries Rock Through Movies
               Come and Sing Along!
June 26            Libraries Rock Through Musical Instruments
               Dr. Stephen Foster, Director of Bands,
               Assistant Professor of Music, Faulkner University
Young Adult Summer Reading
Young Adult Ages 13-19
             June 7    4PM-5PM    Libraries Rock Reading
                   The Young Classic Book Club will be reading: 
                             Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
Doctor John Dolittle loves animals. He loves them so much that his home and office overflow with animals of every description. When Polynesia the parrot teaches him the language of the animals, Doctor Dolittle becomes a world-famous doctor, traveling even as far away as Africa to help his friends.
~~Goodreads~~
 
             June 13   6PM-730PM   Libraries Rock TaiChi
             June 27  6PM-730PM   Libraries Rock Cooking Dorm Style 
 

In July the Young Classic Book Club will be doing something different.  Choose a required reading book that you enjoyed and bring it to share with the group!
 
Selections are taken from Required Reading Lists and please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without prior notice.
Adult Summer Reading
Adult Summer Reading
             June 6, 2018  6PM-7PM  Libraries Rock Away Frauds and Scams
                             Special Program by District Attorney Daryl D. Bailey
             June 20, 2018  6PM-730PM  Libraries Rock in Cooking
             June 28, 2018 3PM-5PM  Libraries Rock with Book Clubs
                             Join the Ladies of High Tea as they read

The Ladies of High Tea
The Ladies of High Tea will meet the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM — Join us on Thursday, June 28th, 2018.  Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews. 
 
A Savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn’t believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate it. But when the bride spirals into a crisis and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must come to the rescue and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.
~~Amazon.com~~
 
In July, the Ladies will read Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein.
When Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper is summoned to Tina Barr’s apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, she finds a neighbor convinced that the young woman was assaulted. But the terrified victim, a conservator of rare books and maps, refuses to cooperate with investigators. Then another woman is found murdered in that same apartment with an extremely valuable book, believed to have been stolen. As Alex pursues the murderer, she is drawn into the strange and privileged world of the Hunt family, major benefactors of the New York Public Library and passionate rare book collectors who may be willing to kill for their treasures.
~~Amazon.com~~
Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice.
 
EL Lowder Regional Library Children's Summer Reading
The Summer Reading Program is to encourage and to promote reading throughout the summer.  Your child will receive a certificate at the last Summer Reading Program.  Remember reading rocks at your local library.  All programs are free. 
 
Young Classic Book Club
The Young Classic Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month from 4PM to 5PM.
 
On the banks of the Mississippi River, Tom Sawyer and his friends seek out adventure at every turn. Then one fateful night in the graveyard they witness a murder. The boys make a blood oath never to reveal the secret, and they run away to be pirates in search of hidden treasure. But when Tom gets trapped in a cave with scary Injun Joe, can he escape unharmed?
~~Goodreads~~
 
In June the Young Classic Book Club will be reading Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting.  Join us Thursday, June 7th, 2018. 
 
Doctor John Dolittle loves animals. He loves them so much that his home and office overflow with animals of every description. When Polynesia the parrot teaches him the language of the animals, Doctor Dolittle becomes a world-famous doctor, traveling even as far away as Africa to help his friends.
~~Goodreads~~
 
 
Selections are taken from Required Reading Lists and please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without prior notice.
 
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 second Thursday of the month.  Monthly we will have a different theme. Join us Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 4PM to 5PM.  June’s theme will be Brides and (since it is National Iced Tea Month) Iced Tea!
Help Me!
April's Classes
We will not be offering our Help Me!  Computer classes until later in the Fall due to Children’s Programming for the Summer.

 
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.
 
 
Confucius Institute
Confucius Institute will be here on Friday, May 18th, 2018, from 4PM to 5PM to present another in our Cultural Lectures.  This month the topic will be “The Introduction of Different Types and Tastes of Hotpot in China.”  Everyone is invited to attend this great program.
 
Friends and Family Chess Club
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.
 
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.
New 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 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.
 
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 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. 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
Gamer's Club
meets the second Friday afternoon of the month.  You must pre-register to play either a 315pm to 415pm.  Parents must stay in the Main Area during play time. Join us Wednesday, June 13, 2018!
 
 
 
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.  
Lowder Lego League
3rd Wednesday Afternoon of the month

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 the 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, June 20, 2018!
 

 
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
 
Click to view the event calendar for this location...
 
 
 

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
*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 — Join us on Thursday, May 24th, 2018.  We will be reading Where Courage Calls by Jeanette Oke.  !
 
Her courage and her heart will be tested in ways she never expected...
 
Beth Thatcher has spent her entire life in the safe, comfortable world of her family, her friends, and the social outings her father's wealth provides. But Beth is about to leave it all behind to accept a teaching position in the rugged foothills of western Canada. Inspired by her aunt Elizabeth, who went west to teach school several years ago, and gently encouraged by her father, Beth resolves to put her trust in God and bravely face any challenge that comes her way.
 
But the conditions in Coal Valley are even worse than she'd feared. A recent mining accident has left the town grieving and at the mercy of the mining company. The children have had very little prior education, and many of the locals don't even speak English. There isn't even a proper schoolhouse. In addition, Beth's heart is torn between two young men--both Mounties, one a lifelong friend and the other a kind, quiet man who comes to her aid more than once.
 
Despite the many challenges, Beth is determined to make a difference in the rustic frontier town. But when her sister visits from the East, reminding her of all the luxuries she's had to give up, will Beth decide to return to her privileged life as soon as the school year is over?
~~Amazon.com~~
 
In June, the Ladies will read Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews.  Join us on Thursday, June 28th, 2018!
 
A Savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn’t believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate it. But when the bride spirals into a crisis and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must come to the rescue and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.
~~Amazon.com~~


 
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