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Children's Programming
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 is the second Wednesday afternoon of the month from 4PM-530PM.  You must pre-register at Lowder’s Circulation Desk at least 24 hours in advance to play.  Parents/Guardians must stay in the Main Area during play time.  Participants are welcome to bring their own controllers and games (E, E10, or T only), if you want to play them on the big screen!  Or participants can just play ours!  Join us Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 4PM.
 
Lowder Lego League is the third Wednesday afternoon of the month from 4PM-530PM.  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 16, 2019!
 
Homework Assistance at Lowder will be every Wednesday unless school is out.  Everyone must fill out a new registration each school 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.  If you would like to be a Homework Helper pick up an application at the Front Desk. 
Join us for Lap Sit Time!  It is for ages 0 to almost-3-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.
 
Super Saturday Story Time is now the third and fourth Saturday of the month at 10AM.  Miss Mary will be doing both Saturdays, October 19 and 26.  We’ll be reading books with Spooky Stories.  Be prepared to be scared.
 
Pajama Storytime on Monday, October 7th, 2019 bring your favorite blanket and stuffed animal, and of course, wear your PJs! We’ll be reading a couple of relaxing books that will help us calm down after a busy day.
 
Young Adult Programming
We are continuing our Teen Hang Out Nights Mondays, from 6:30pm to 8pm. Come hang out with us, have some snacks, and relax!
Monday, October 7th: We start off the best month of the year with a scary movie! Which one, you ask? Only the spirits know! Join us and be frightfully surprised!
Monday, October 14th: Casual hangout day.
Monday, October 21st: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Library – We’ll pass around a flashlight and come up with a creepy story together.
Monday, October 28th: Casual hangout day.
 
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.  This month we will meet Thursday, October 10, 2019 and the project will be making Glitter Slime! Three ingredients go in; one concoction comes out. Come experience the magic of science!
 
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 will be every Wednesday unless school is out.  Everyone must fill out a new registration each school 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.  If you would like to be a Homework Helper pick up an application at the Front Desk. 
 
Gamer’s Club meets Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 (and every second Wednesday afternoon of the month) from 4pm to 5:30pm. You must pre-register at the Circulation Desk at least 24 hours in advance to play. Parents/guardians must stay inside the building during play time. Participants are welcome to bring their own controllers and games (E, E10, or T only), or play ours! Come experience the new games and devices that have been added!
 
LEGO League is Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 (meets every third Wednesday of the month) from 4pm to 5:30pm. Participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play. All participants must have a guardian inside the building during construction time. Registration is required, and can be done at the Circulation Desk.  This month we will be building our favorite monsters.
 
The Young Classic Book Club will meet from 4PM to 5PM on the third Thursday of the month.  Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 4PM the Young Classic Book Club will discuss Dracula by Bram Stoker.
Summary:  Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread undead curse, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. The novel touches on themes such as the role of women in Victorian culture, sexual conventions, immigration, colonialism, and post-colonialism. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film and television interpretations.   ~~Amazon.com~~
 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 4PM the Young Classic Book Club will discuss Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.
Summary: This beloved Newbery Medal–winning book is the first of five books in Patricia MacLachlan's chapter book series about the Witting family.
Set in the late nineteenth century and told from young Anna's point of view, Sarah, Plain and Tall tells the story of how Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton comes from Maine to the prairie to answer Papa's advertisement for a wife and mother. Before Sarah arrives, Anna and her younger brother Caleb wait and wonder. Will Sarah be nice? Will she sing? Will she stay?  This children's literature classic is perfect for fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books, historical fiction, and timeless stories using rich and beautiful language. Sarah, Plain and Tall gently explores themes of abandonment, loss and love.
 ~~Amazon.com~~
 
Adult Programming
The Ladies of High Tea meets the Fourth Thursday of the month at 3PM.  In October the Ladies will read Death in the Stacks:  A Library Lovers Mystery by Jenn McKinlay.  Join us at 3PM on Thursday, October 24, 2019. 
Summary:  Lindsey Norris and her staff are gearing up for the Briar Creek Library’s annual Dinner in the Stacks fund-raiser. The night of dinner and dancing is not only a booklover’s dream—it’s the library’s biggest moneymaker of the year. But instead of raising funds, the new library board president is busy raising a stink and making the staff miserable. Although Olive Boyle acts like a storybook villain, Lindsey is determined to work with her and make the event a success. But when Olive publicly threatens the library’s newest hire, Paula, Lindsey cracks like an old book spine and throws Olive out of the library.
The night of the fund-raiser, Lindsey dreads another altercation with Olive—but instead finds Paula crouched over Olive’s dead body. Paula may have secrets, but Lindsey and the rest of the crafternooners know she’s not the one who took Olive out of circulation. As the plot thickens, Lindsey must catch the real killer before the book closes on Paula’s future....
~~BarnesandNoble.com~~
 
In November 2019 the Ladies will read The Giving Quilt:  An Elm Creek Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini.  Join us at 3PM on Thursday, November 21, 2019.  Please note that due to the Thanksgiving Holiday falling on the fourth Thursday we will be meeting a week earlier.
Summary: At Elm Creek Manor, the week after Thanksgiving is “Quiltsgiving,” a time to commence a season of generosity. From near and far, quilters and aspiring quilters—a librarian, a teacher, a college student, and a quilt-shop clerk among them—gather for a special winter session of quilt camp, to make quilts for Project Linus. (In real life, Chiaverini has long been active in this charitable organization, dedicated to providing handmade quilts and blankets to children in need.)   Each quilter, ever mindful that many of her neighbors, friends, and family members are struggling through difficult times, uses her creative gifts to alleviate their collective burden. As the week unfolds, the quilters respond to Sylvia’s provocative question in ways as varied as the life experiences that drew them to Elm Creek Manor. Love and comfort are sewn into the warm, bright, beautiful quilts they stitch, and their stories collectively consider the strength of human connection and its rich rewards.  Featuring not only well-loved characters but also intriguing newcomers, The Giving Quilt will remind us all: Giving from the heart blesses the giver as much as the recipient, and while giving may not always be easy, it is always worthwhile.
~~Amazon.com~~
Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without 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.
 
Lowder Regional Library is happy to announce that we are beginning a new Book Club—The Great American Read Book Club!  We will meet the second Wednesday of the month at 6PM.  Anyone wanting to participate may join us in the Main Area Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 630pm.  There will be an area reserved for the meeting.  We will start off by discussing the book that the Great American Read Lists as #1—To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
 
We will also be offering a free ESL Class Tuesdays, 930am-11am.  This will be taught in the Meeting Room.  Adults only please, as child care will not be available at this time.
My Sister Sehoy, an Alabama Bicentennial Celebration Program
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!
 
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
 
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