August 2017 @EL Lowder Regional Library
Lowder Regional Library is very excited to announce that we will host a Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 10AM to 3PM. Be a life saver! Come out and donate blood!
Stitch and Share will not meet in August.
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. For the month of August the Ladies will be reading Big Fish by Daniel Wallace.
In his prime, Edward Bloom was an extraordinary man. He could outrun anybody. He never missed a day of school. He saved lives and tamed giants. Animals loved him, people loved him, women loved him. He knew more jokes than any man alive. At least that’s what he told his son, William. But now Edward Bloom is dying, and William wants desperately to know the truth about his elusive father—this indefatigable teller of tall tales—before it’s too late. So, using the few facts he knows, William re-creates Edward’s life in a series of legends and myths, through which he begins to understand his father’s great feats, and his great failings. The result is hilarious and wrenching, tender and outrageous.
Note this is a change in titles. The title that we were scheduled to read was unavailable; hopefully we will be reading it later in the year. For the month of September the Ladies will be reading the classic Rebecca by Dame Daphne du Maurier.
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady’s maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives–presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave. First published in 1938, this classic gothic novel is such a compelling read that it won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century.
There is no Story Time in August at Lowder Regional Library. See you on Friday, September 1 at 1015AM.
Gamers Club will meet Friday, August 11, 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 August 15, 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, August 10, 2017.
Our new Young Classic Book Club will meet Thursday, August 3, 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 third book is The Pearl by John Steinbeck.
Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull’s egg, as “perfect as the moon.” With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security…. A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man’s nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love.
September’s selection is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.
The Young Adult Classics Book Club selections are taken from student required reading lists.
Please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without prior notice.