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Diabetes Education Classes
We will begin weekly Diabetes Education Classes by the Southeast Diabetes Faith Initiative/ and in partnership withThe Balm in Gilead, Inc.  These classes are for those 18 years or older who have prediabetes or are at a high risk for prediabetes.  They are free and will be held every Tuesday afternoon 130PM-230PM.  We will need at least 12 people to continue the classes for the next year.  Please see the flyer for more information.
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-5PM. It is preferred that everyone 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, December 11, 2019 at 4PM.
 
Lego League is Wednesday, December 18, 2019 (meets every third Wednesday of the month) from 4PM to 5PM. 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 preferred at least 24 hours in advance, and can be done at the Circulation Desk.  To celebrate the Holiday Season, we will be building our favorite Holiday Decorations.

Homework Assistance at Lowder will be every Wednesday, 6PM-730PM, unless school is out; accordingly, we will not have Homework Assistance Wednesday, December 25 or Wednesday, January 1 due to the Holiday Break.  Everyone must fill out a new registration each school year that 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.  Likewise, 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. Sign Book for the Month: Sharing is Caring by Helene Hinton Bip wants to play with Boo, but Boo does not want to share his toys.  Bip plays with Bop instead.  How do you feel when someone refuses to share with you? 
 
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 at 10AM. 
Miss Mary will be doing Storytime on Saturday, December 21 and Saturday, December 28, 2019.  We’ll be reading Snowman Stories.
 
CS Education Week is December 9-15, 2019.  The theme is Code Your Hero. On Monday, December 9th we will be celebrating with a special workshop from 330PM to 430PM using the program SCRATCH.  We will design a game using the hero that you have created.
Young Adult Programming
Hang Out
Mondays, from 5:00pm to 7pm. 
New hours! Come hang out with us, have some snacks, and relax! 

Monday, December 9th: Casual hangout day.
Monday, December 16th: Acting workshop with Java Moody, co-founder of 321 Films!  Join us for a fast-paced one hour training block designed for both the newcomer and experienced actor.  We will build upon foundational acting skills such as improve, focus, and listening.  Come laugh with us, have fun, and learn something new.  Registration forms may be picked up at the circulation desk after November 8th. 
Monday, December 23rd: Casual hangout day.
Monday, December 30th:  The holidays aren’t over yet!  We’re hanging onto the end of the season by showing one last holiday movie before the New Year.
 
Join us the 2nd Thursday of the month from 5PM to 530PM 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’s project will be making the Grinch’s heart grow!  Just like the classic story, we’ll try to make the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes this day!  Join us Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 5PM!
 
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 Assistance at Lowder will be every Wednesday, 6PM-730PM, unless school is out; accordingly we will not have Homework Assistance Wednesday, December 25 or Wednesday, January 1 due to the Holiday Break. 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 is the second Wednesday afternoon of the month from 4PM-5PM.  It is preferred that everyone 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, December 11, 2019 at 4PM.
 
Lego League is Wednesday, December 18, 2019 (meets every third Wednesday of the month) from 4PM to 5PM. 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 preferred at least 24 hours in advance, and can be done at the Circulation Desk.  To celebrate the Holiday Season we will be building our favorite Holiday Decorations.
 
The Young Classic Book Club will meet Thursday, December 21 at 4PM the Young Classic Book Club will discuss The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss.
The Robinsons leave their home in Switzerland planning to settle half a world away. But things do not turn out as they had expected. The sole survivors of a terrible shipwreck, they wash ashore to learn that the danger has only begun. Their new world will test their courage, cleverness, endurance, and faith as they struggle to survive and create a civilization of their own in the wilderness.   ~~goodreads.com~~
 
Selections are taken from Required Reading Lists and please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without prior notice.
Adult Programming
The Ladies of High Tea currently meets the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM.  However, due to changes beyond our control we are going to have to reschedule our regular time.  If you miss the November meeting, please call Lowder in the beginning of the month of December for new day and time. Our book will be The Ghost of Christmas Past:   Molly Murphy Mystery by Rhys Bowen. 
  • Semi-retired private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan is suffering from depression after a miscarriage following her adventure in San Francisco during the earthquake of 1906. She and her husband, Daniel, are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the Hudson, and they gratefully accept, expecting a peaceful and relaxing holiday season. Not long after they arrive, however, they start to feel the tension in the house’s atmosphere. Then they learn that the host couple's young daughter wandered out into the snow ten years ago and was never seen again. Molly can identify with the mother's pain at never knowing what happened to her child and wants to help, but there is so little to go on. No ransom note. No body ever found. But Molly slowly begins to suspect that the occupants of the house know more than they are letting on.  Then, on Christmas Eve, there is a knock at the door and a young girl stands there. "I'm Charlotte," she says. "I've come home."  ~~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 630PM.  Join us in the reserved tables in the Main Area Wednesday, December 11, 2019.  We will discuss the novel Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.
  • An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind’s most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them—for a price. Until something goes wrong. . . . ~~Amazon.com~~
 
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.
 
Weekly Diabetes Education Classes are being held in the Meeting Room by the Southeast Diabetes Faith Initiative/The Balm in Gilead, Inc. These classes are for those 18 years or older who have prediabetes or are at a high risk for prediabetes.  They are free and will be held every Tuesday afternoon 130PM-230PM.  We will need at least 12 people to continue the classes for the next year.  Please see the flyer for more information.

Confucius Institute will be visiting us from 4PM to 5PM on Friday, December 13th for our monthly Chinese Culture Class.  This month we will be making Chinese New Year’s Decorations.  Join us to learn how to make some beautiful trimmings to ring in the New Year!
 
Tai Chi at the Library!  Join us every Thursday afternoon, from November 21 to December 12, 2019, from 4pm to 5pm for four weeks of Tai Chi led by our friends at the Confucius Institute.  Tai Chi has been known to help participants to lose weight, build patience, balance the Ying and Yang, increase flexibility, build meditation, and relieve stress.
 
Especially for Senior Adults:
 
Our Help Me!  Computer Classes for Senior Adults will not meet in November and December.  Join us again in January.

Are you about to go on Medicare?  Are you already on Medicare?  Are you confused about Medicare?  You don’t have to be, join us for Medicare 101 presented by Healthcare Resource Center on Wednesday, December 11th, we will have two Medicare Workshops in the meeting room.  The first will be 930AM-1130AM and the second will be that evening 6PM-8PM.
 
Tai Chi at the Library!  Join us every Thursday afternoon, from November 21 to December 12, 2019, from 4pm to 5pm for four weeks of Tai Chi led by our friends at the Confucius Institute.  Tai Chi has been known to help participants to lose weight, build patience, balance the Ying and Yang, increase flexibility, build meditation, and relieve stress.

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.
 
My Sister Sehoy, an Alabama Bicentennial Celebration Program
Lap Sit Time
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-1015AM the Librarians will read board books, nursery rhymes, and teach baby sign language.  From 1015AM-11AM the parent/caregiver may choose to stay, play and read to their child/children. There is no craft associated with this program. Sign Book for the Month: Sharing is Caring by Helene Hinton Bip wants to play with Boo, but Boo does not want to share his toys.  Bip plays with Bop instead.  How do you feel when someone refuses to share with you?
 
Christmas Books
December 12
Teeny Tiny Santa by Rachel Matson
The teeny tiny fox thought that he would miss out on Christmas because he was so small.  Do you think he was forgotten?
 
Christmas Books
December 19
Santa Duck and His Merry Helpers by David Milgrim
Nicholas Duck is dressed up in his Santa outfit going around asking all the animals what they want for Christmas.  His brothers and sister wants to join in all the fun.  Do you think that they are helpful or do they get in the way?
 
Stay and Play Day
December 26
Today will just be a stay and play day.  Come spend an hour getting to know the other parents and the children can socialize and play with the toys.
 
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 or activity.
 
Christmas Stories
December 13
Librarian’s Night Before Christmas by David Davis
The librarian gets a strange phone call from the North Pole.  The next thing she sees is Santa driving what looks like a Book Mobile.  He reads stories to the children and brings books to fill the library shelves.   
Bear Stays Up for Christmas by: Karma Wilson
Bear usually hibernates in the winter time and misses Christmas each year.  This year he decides to stay up for Christmas.  Do you think that he will stay awake long enough to meet Santa?
Activity: Christmas Ornament
 
Polar Express Day
December 20, 2019
Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Christmas is coming and it is time to pick up the children to meet Santa.  Will you be the one that Santa picks to receive the special present?  If you believe you can hear the sound of Christmas, but if you do not you will not hear the sound.
 Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney
Baby Llama is becoming impatient because Christmas is not coming quick enough to suit him.  Mama Llama reminds Baby Llama that the best gift is being with each other.  Do you enjoy spending time with your family at Christmas?
 Activity: Christmas Ornament
 
Holiday Movie Day
December 27
Hint: 
How can Santa deliver so many presents to everyone all over the world in just one night?  Santa is now using this combat-style Field of Elves and state-of-the-art control center under the ice of the North Pole!  How does one child get left out?  Arthur is Santa’s young son and he feels that is a threat that will end the magic of Christmas.  Arthur sets off to ride with Grand-Santa, a rebellious young elf, an old sleigh with untrained reindeer to deliver the last present.  Does he make it in time to save the magic of Christmas? 
Activity: Bring your own popcorn/snack, blanket/towel, and a drink with a lid on it.
 
Other Events:
 
Saturday Story Time for ALL ages
December 21st and 28th
Time: 10AM                   No art activity.

 
Don’t forget to sign up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and watch your Gingerbread Man move across the Candyland Game located on the Bulletin Board in the Children’s Area.
 
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
Lego League is Wednesday, December 18, 2019 (meets every third Wednesday of the month) from 4PM to 5PM. 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 preferred at least 24 hours in advance, and can be done at the Circulation Desk.  To celebrate the Holiday Season we will be building our favorite Holiday Decorations.

 
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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