May Events @ E.L. Lowder Regional Library

The Ladies of High Tea

 Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 3:P.M.  The book for this month is 8 State Hurricane Kate: 8 State Hurricane Kate: The Journey And Legacy Of A Katrina Cattle Dog by Jenny Pavlovic.

The heartwarming story of Kate’s post-Katrina journey
is a testament to the will and perseverance of the dog and
human spirit! As they make that courageous journey,
new worlds open up for Jenny and Kate,
an amazing survivor and teacher.
Kate’s remarkable story, a tale of love, courage,
and compassion, has inspired many.
Her legacy is a rescue network that continues to
help dogs across the country.





Open Mic Night

Thursday evening, May 15th at 6PM.  If you would like to perform sign up at the front desk by closing (9:P.M.) May 14th.  Remember nothing offensive and we never criticize each other.


Fiber Arts Club

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 6:P.M. The topic this month is Quilting.  There is no pre-meeting supply list.  A supply list will be provided once a quilt choice (style, size, etc) is made.


Fifth Thursday Night Family Game Night

Thursday, May 29th will be another Fifth Thursday Night Family Game Night.  Families are invited to play old fashioned board games in the meeting room 6PM-830PM.  If anyone would care to donate any gently used board games, we are still accepting donations.


Chess Club

Don’t forget every Saturday in May the Chess Club will continue to meet 10AM-12N.  Everyone is invited to join—all ages, all skill levels are welcome.


Questions about Medicare?

Danny Taylor of Taylor’d Benefits will be presenting a program designed to answer all those questions you may have about Medicare.  If you or a loved one is currently on or about to join Medicare we invite you to come out and see Mr. Taylor at one of his programs.  His daytime program is the second Wednesday of the month (May 12) and his nighttime program is the first Thursday of the month at 6PM (This month—May 1).


Story Time

each Tuesday and Friday at 1015 unless otherwise noted.  Pick up a schedule at the Front Desk.



Food for Fines begins!




Patrons and Staff of the Montgomery City-County Public Library (MCCPL) can do their part again by contributing to our annual 6-week Food for Fines Campaign (FFF).  Scheduled to begin April 13, 2014 in conjunction with the start of National Library Week, the Campaign will continue on for 6 weeks through May 24 at all eleven (11) city and county locations of MCCPL.  The general public is also welcome to participate.  


Here’s how it works:  Donate a minimum of 14 ounces of non-perishable, canned food items to our Campaign for each overdue book or media item (DVD, CD, book-on-tape, etc.) you return.  We will forgive your overdue fine for that item and clear your patron record.  All food collected will be given to the Montgomery Area Food Bank at the end of the Campaign. For the last 17 years, our FFF Campaign has allowed our patrons this annual grace period to clear their overdue fines.    


This Campaign period also provides an easy opportunity for the general public to contribute to the Montgomery Area Food Bank.  You don’t have to have any overdue material to contribute to the big, blue Food Bank barrels located at all 11 locations!  Just drop off your donated food items to your nearest Branch of MCCPL between April 13 and May 24.


Our patrons clear their overdue fines…the Montgomery Area Food Bank receives the much-needed food items…it’s a win/win situation

Join the MCCPL Staff for the Alabama Book Festival, April 19!!!


Montgomery’s Old Alabama Town, 301 Columbus Street


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                About the Festival:


The ninth annual Alabama Book Festival will be in historic downtown Montgomery at Old Alabama Town [301 Columbus Street, Montgomery, AL] on Saturday, April 19, 2014, with approximately 50 authors and more than 40 vendors and exhibitors. This free public event is the state’s premier book festival, with some 5,000 people from around the state and the southeast converging in the capital to meet with and hear from their favorite authors and scholars. A  children’s activity area is sure to make this a day of fun for the entire family. The 2014 Festival will continue the tradition of promoting reading and  literacy to Alabamians of all ages and backgrounds while helping to continue celebrating the Year of Alabama Parks.” (excerpt taken from the General Information page of the Festival website)