June 2017 @EL Lowder Regional Library
Stitch and Share will meet the fourth Thursday of the month—Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 3pm. This program is open to anyone who likes to quilt, knit, or crochet—or would like to learn—or is having trouble completing a project. Bring your UFO (Un-Finished Object) and see if someone can help you get back on track.
Friends and Family Chess Club wants you every Saturday 10AM until 1245PM sharp as the library closes at 1PM on Saturdays. If your child or you have ever wanted to learn how to play chess or knows how and wants to join a group we invite everyone to become a member of the Lowder Chess Club. There is no need to pre-register, just show up on Saturday. If Chess Club is canceled we will post a sign on the door as soon as we know ourselves.
Remember that the Ladies of High Tea meets the first Tuesday of each month at 3PM. On Tuesday, June 6th, the Ladies will be reading Tail Gait by Rita Mae Brown.
Spring has sprung in Crozet, Virginia—a time for old friends to gather and bid farewell to the doldrums of winter. Harry and her husband, Fair, are enjoying a cozy dinner with some of the town’s leading citizens, including beloved University of Virginia history professor Greg “Ginger” McConnell and several members of UVA’s celebrated 1959 football team. But beneath the cloak of conviviality lurks a sinister specter from the distant past that threatens to put all their lives in jeopardy.
When Professor McConnell is found murdered on the golf course the next day—gunned down in broad daylight by an unseen killer—no one can fathom a motive, let alone find a suspect. Just as Harry and her furry cohorts begin nosing into the case, however, a homeless UVA alum confesses to the crime. Trouble is, no one believes that the besotted former All-American could have done the foul deed—especially after Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker make another gruesome discovery. As the questions surrounding Ginger’s death pile up, Harry’s search for answers takes her down the fascinating byways of Virginia’s Revolutionary past. The professor was something of a sleuth himself, it seems, and the centuries-old mystery he was unraveling may well have put a target on his back. As Harry edges closer to identifying an elusive killer, her animal companions sense danger—and rally to find a way to keep Harry from disappearing into history.
For the month of July the Ladies will be reading The Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters.
New York Times bestselling Grand Master Elizabeth Peters—author of the thrilling fictional exploits of archaeologist Amelia Peabody in the Land of the Pharaohs—brings back beautiful, brainy art expert and sometime sleuth Vicky Bliss for one last adventure in The Laughter of Dead Kings. The incomparable Peters sends Vicky and her colorful entourage racing across modern-day Egypt to investigate the brazen theft of one the ancient desert land’s most priceless treasures. Smart, funny, evocative, and suspenseful, The Laughter of Dead Kings is a fond and fitting farewell to the ever-delightful Vicky…and a superior mystery fit for a King Tutankhamen.
Because of the Independence Day Holiday the Ladies of High Tea will meet a week later in July, at 3pm on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.
Gamers Club will meet Friday, June 9, 2017. Gamer’s Club meets the second Friday afternoon of the month and pre-registration is required. Participants may sign up for 330pm-430pm or 430pm -530pm (all gaming must end at 530pm).
Come Build Something with Us! Registration is also required for the Lowder Lego League on the third Friday afternoon of the month 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. Complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk. Come and sign up for June 16, 2017!
Lowder Regional Library now has coloring for stressed out adults! The second Thursday afternoon from 4pm-5pm bring your tired of everything, frazzled, and anxious selves to color your cares away—at least for the time that you are here! Join us Thursday, June 15, 2017.
Our new Young Classic Book Club will meet Thursday, June 1, 2017 and will meet the first Thursday of each month on a regular basis. This book club is open to anyone but is planned with Young Adults in mind and will be reading Young Adult and Children’s Classics (some of which are assigned reading). Our second book is The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.
Summer Reading Registration continues and programming starts Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10am at E L Lowder Regional Library. Please see the Circulation Desk for requirements and to sign up. A list of planned programs is also available.
In addition to our Grade School and Pre-School Summer Reading Programs we will also be having a Young Adult program on Thursday, June 15 at 4pm when we will be doing S.T.E.M. activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). We will be building stuff as teams!
Adults we didn’t forget you! Glenn Wills is returning with his new book More Forgotten Alabama. If you missed our program for his first book (Forgotten Alabama) you missed a great presentation. Mr. Wills travels the back roads and the by ways of Alabama taking pictures of interesting sights from by gone days.