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EL Lowder Regional Branch Library

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/MCCPLLowder/

Summer @ Your Library is on!

Out of an abundance of caution for our patrons and staff, and in effort to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), all Montgomery City-County Public Library locations are CLOSED until further notice.

All programs, services, outreach activities, and meeting room reservations have been cancelled.

Curbside service is available to check out books and media -

contact your local branch for details.

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 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.


Children's Programming
TIME CHANGE:  Lowder’s Friends and Family Chess Club meets every Saturday 10AM to 1230PM (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.  Parents must bring children INSIDE the library to sign them in and then come in to sign them OUT.  In the event that Chess Club has to be canceled, we will post a sign on the front door.
 
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! 

Lego League meets every third Wednesday of the month 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.
 
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. 


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.

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


Young Adult Programming
Hang Out
Mondays, from 5:00pm to 7pm. 
Come hang out with us, have some snacks, and relax!  

NEW TIME!  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. 
 
TIME CHANGE:  Lowder’s Friends and Family Chess Club meets every Saturday 10AM to 1230PM (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.  Parents must bring children INSIDE the library to sign them in and then come in to sign them OUT.  In the event that Chess Club has to be canceled, we will post a sign on the front 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! 

Lego League meets every third Wednesday of the month 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. 


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. 

Confucius Institute will continue Chinese Language Classes for Children and Adults every Saturday 10AM-11AM in the Chinese Corner of the Main Area.


Adult Programming

The Ladies of High Tea will meet the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 1PM.  Our book for May 28, 2020 is:  Faithful Place:  Dublin Murder Squad by Tana French.

  • Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was a nineteen-year-old kid with a dream of escaping his family's cramped flat on Faithful Place and running away to London with his girl, Rosie Daly. But on the night they were supposed to leave, Rosie didn't show. Frank took it for granted that she'd dumped him-probably because of his alcoholic father, nutcase mother, and generally dysfunctional family. He never went home again. Neither did Rosie. Then, twenty-two years later, Rosie's suitcase shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place, and Frank, now a detective in the Dublin Undercover squad, is going home whether he likes it or not. 

~ Amazon.com~
 

Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice.

 
TIME CHANGE:  Lowder’s Friends and Family Chess Club meets every Saturday 10AM to 1230PM (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.  Parents must bring children INSIDE the library to sign them in and then come in to sign them OUT.  In the event that Chess Club has to be canceled, we will post a sign on the front door.

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.

NEW PROGRAMS:  NEW PROGRAMS:  NEW PROGRAMS:

Yoga
We now offer Yoga every Friday afternoon.  First, from 230pm to 330pm we will have Flow—which is faster.  From 340pm to 440pm we will have Slow, which is . . . slow (☺).  From 445pm -545pm we will have Serendipity—during which time we will talk and practice individual movements.

Hindi
Saturdays, after Chinese Language Classes, from 11am to 12N we will have Hindi Language Classes!  Join us for both and you can be Tri-lingual!


Especially for Senior Adults:

Our Help Me!  Computer Classes  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.

TIME CHANGE:  Lowder’s Friends and Family Chess Club meets every Saturday 10AM to 1230PM (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.  Parents must bring children INSIDE the library to sign them in and then come in to sign them OUT.  In the event that Chess Club has to be canceled, we will post a sign on the front door.                                                                                               

NEW PROGRAMS:  NEW PROGRAMS:  NEW PROGRAMS:

Yoga
We now offer Yoga every Friday afternoon.  First, from 230pm to 330pm we will have Flow—which is faster.  From 340pm to 440pm we will have Slow, which is . . . slow (☺).  From 445pm -545pm we will have Serendipity—during which time we will talk and practice individual movements.

Hindi
Saturdays, after Chinese Language Classes, from 11am to 12N we will have Hindi Language Classes!  Join us for both and you can be Tri-lingual!

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. 


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


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 -12:30 PM
EL Lowder Regional Library
2590 Bell Road
334-625-4844


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