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EL Lowder Regional Branch Library

 

ADDRESS AND PHONE
2590 Bell Road, Montgomery, AL  36117
625-4844

 

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

See Event Calendar


Diabetes Education Classes
Weekly Diabetes Education Classes by the Southeast Diabetes Faith Initiative/The Balm in Gilead, Inc. are being held in the Meeting Room. 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 330PM-530PM.  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.
 
NEW TIME! Gamer’s Club is the second Wednesday afternoon of the month now meeting from 430PM-530PM.  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 playtime.  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, February 12th, 2020 at 430PM. Come experience the new games and devices that have been added.

NEW TIME!  Lego League is Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (Lowder Lego League meets every third Wednesday of the month) now meeting from 430PM to 530PM. 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, at the Circulation Desk. This month we will be building 3D Valentine Decorations to display in the main area!
 
Homework Assistance at Lowder will be every Wednesday, 6PM-730PM, unless school is out.  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.  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(February):
Bears, Bears, Everywhere by: Rita Milios
There are bears on the stairs and in the closet.  Can you count the bears throughout the story?

Sign Word for the Month:  Bear

 
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 Saturdays at 10AM.  Miss Mary will be doing Storytime on Saturday, February 15th and Saturday, February 22nd, 2020.  

Confucius Institute will continue Chinese Language Classes for Children and Adults every Saturday January 18-May 16, 2020 in the Chinese Corner of the Main Area.


Young Adult Programming
Hang Out
Mondays, from 5:00pm to 7pm. 
Monday, February 10th: Our third Girls Who Code Club meeting! Come and Set Your Vision. 
Monday, February 17th: We’ll be closed in honor of all the US Presidents.
Monday, February 24th: The fourth meeting of our Girls Who Code Club!  We will make a To-Do-List.

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, 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. This month’s project will be making frost occur!  You’ve probably seen frost covering everything outside on cold mornings, but do you know where it comes from? Let us find out together! Join us Thursday, February 13th 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. 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 now meeting from 430PM-530PM.  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 playtime.  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, February 12th, 2020 at 430PM.  Come experience the new games and devices that have been added.

Lego League is Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (Lowder Lego League meets every third Wednesday of the month) now meeting from 430PM to 530PM. 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, at the Circulation Desk.  This month we will be building 3D Valentine Decorations to display in the main area!


Scholarship Seminar is back! By appointment only, sign up at the front desk if you plan to attend, the fourth Saturday of the month 930AM to 1130AM.  In February, this will be Saturday, February 22nd, 2020.

NEW TIME!  Tai Chi at the Library! Join us for Tai Chi presented by our friends at Confucius Institute.  Classes will be held every Thursday 3PM-4PM starting January 18, 2020 and lasting until May 14, 2020.  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.


Adult Programming
The Ladies of High Tea will meet the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 1PM.  Our book for February 27th, 2020 is:  Julie and Romeo Get Lucky by Jeanne Ray.

  •      Julie Roseman and Romeo Cacciamani know a thing or two about good fortune. For generations, their families were rival florists and bitter enemies. Then Julie and Romeo met by chance, just as each became single again. Even more miraculous, they fell in love. 
  •      Three years later, Julie and Romeo are still blissfully happy. They don't often get a quiet moment alone, and rarely manage a night -- quiet or otherwise -- in the same bed, but Julie feels blessed by what they do have: true love, wonderful jobs, and houses packed to the rafters with family. Romeo's ninety-three-year-old mother, his son Alan, Alan's wife and their three children live with him; Julie's daughter Sandy and her family -- including Sandy's Willy Wonka-obsessed daughter, Sarah, and their cat -- live with her. The odds of Julie and Romeo getting a few days of peace together seem about as likely as winning the lottery. 
  •      But their wish comes true -- with a twist -- when an injury puts Romeo flat on his back in Julie's room. Spending days in bed may sound heavenly, but with Romeo on pain pills, initially as comatose as Juliet in her tomb, the reality is less romantic. Then Julie's other daughter, Nora, drops her own crisis on her mother's doorstep. Now Julie has to figure out how to run two flower shops, take care of an ever-expanding household, nurse her beloved Romeo back to health, tackle Sarah's fixation with lottery tickets, and keep her daughters from regressing into full-scale teenage bickering. And Lady Luck has one more surprise in store....

The Ladies of High Tea will meet the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 1PM.  Our book for March 26th, 2020 is:  Wanna Get Lucky by Deborah Coonts.

  • Everyone Has a Hidden Talent.  For Lucky O’Toole it’s murder…solving it. Surviving in Sin City takes cunning, a pair of five-inch heels, and a wiseass attitude. Lucky has mastered them all and has a pair of legs she uses to kick butt and turn heads.  As the Chief Problem Solver for the Babylon, Las Vegas’s most over-the-top destination, mischief is in her job description.  She’s good at her job.  She’s less good at life. But who has time for a life when there’s a killer on the loose? A woman falls from a tour helicopter to the horror of the 8:30 Pirate show crowd.  Was it suicide? An accident? Could she have been pushed? Lucky’s day began with the invasion of the Adult Video Awards and Trade show convention.  It got more hectic when the spouse-swapping annual event checked in. And if adding a body to the mix wasn’t enough, Lucky’s got a new suitor. Her best friend, Teddie, a female impersonator who is pressing to take their relationship to the next level.  Can she really date a man who looks better in a dress?  What happened to the woman over the pirate show?  Will her sleuthing skills catch the killer and save her job? A light, funny, romantic mystery providing a Vegas escape appropriate for anyone looking for a good laugh. 

~ barnesandnoble.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.

 

The Great American Read Book Club will meet the second Wednesday of the month at 630PM. Join us in the reserved tables in the Main Area Wednesday, February 12th, 2020. We will discuss the novel Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.

  • Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy—it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved. 

~~Amazon.com~~

The Great American Read Book for March is Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.  We will meet at 630PM on Wednesday evening, March 11, 2020.

  • Brian is on his way to Canada to visit his estranged father when the pilot of his small prop plane suffers a heart attack.  Thirteen-year-old Brian is forced to crash-land the plane in a lake, and finds himself stranded in the remote Canadian wilderness with only his clothing and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present before his departure.  Brian had been distraught over his parents’ impending divorce and the secret he carries about his other, but now he us truly desolate and alone.  Exhausted, terrified, and hungry, Brian struggles to find food and make a shelter for himself.  He has no special knowledge of the woods, and he must find a new kind of awareness and patience as he meets each day’s challenges.  Is the water safe to drink?  Are the berries he finds poisonous?  Slowly Brian learns to turn adversity to his advantage; an invading porcupine unexpectedly shows him how to make a fire, a devastating tornado shows him how to retrieve supplies from the submerged airplane.  Most of all, Brian leaves behind the self-pity he has felt about his predicament as he summons the courage to stay alive. 

~~Scholastic.com~~

 

Free ELL (English Language Learners) classes are Tuesdays, 930AM-11AM. This is being taught weekly in the Meeting Room. Students will learn small talk and practical English for day-to-day use. 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 330PM-5PM (Weigh-Ins are 3PM-330PM).  Please see the flyer for more information.

Confucius Institute will continue Chinese Language Classes for Children and Adults every Saturday January 18-May 16, 2020 in the Chinese Corner of the Main Area.

NEW TIME AND DAY!  Confucius Institute will be visiting us from 11AM-12AM for our monthly Chinese Culture Class on Saturdays. On Saturday, February 15th, 2020, 11AM-12N, we will be learning how to play the ancient game of Chinese Mahjong!  Join us in the Chinese Corner of the Main Area.

NEW TIME!  Tai Chi at the Library!  Join us for Tai Chi presented by our friends at Confucius Institute.  Classes will be held every Thursday 3PM-4PM starting January 23, 2020 and lasting until May 14, 2020.  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 in February will be Social Media.  These classes will be taught on an appointment basis throughout the month as time will allow.  To schedule your class please call 334-625-4844 and ask for Mary Kinney or Greg Loggins.
 
NEW TIME!  Tai Chi at the Library!  Join us for Tai Chi presented by our friends at Confucius Institute.  Classes will be held every Thursday 3PM-4PM starting January 18, 2020 and lasting until May 14, 2020.  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.

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.  In the event that Chess Club is canceled, we will post a sign on the Meeting Room door.

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.


Lap Sit Time
Join us for Lap Sit Time!  It is for ages 0 to almost-3-years-old every Thursday, 10AM to 11AM.  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 (February):
Bears, Bears, Everywhere by: Rita Milios
There are bears on the stairs and in the closet.  Can you count the bears throughout the story?

Sign Word for the Month:  Bear


Preschool Story Time
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.

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.


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, February 19, 2020 (Lowder Lego League meets every third Wednesday of the month) now meeting from 430PM to 530PM. 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, at the Circulation Desk.  This month we will be building 3D Valentine Decorations to display in the main area!


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)
 


Lowder's Friends and Family Chess Club
Saturdays: 10:00 AM -12:45 PM
EL Lowder Regional Library
2590 Bell Road
334-625-4844

 


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