September at Lowder Regional Library
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month so all the Librarians at the EL Lowder Regional Library would like to invite those residents of Montgomery County to drop by Lowder or any of the other ten locations and get your very own MCCPL library card! For verification we will need a picture ID and your present address. If your Driver’s License has your present address on it that’s all we need. If you’ve moved and not updated your address we can still use an unexpired Driver’s License but we will also need two “official” pieces of mail with the same name and the new address on it. Examples are Car Tag Receipts, Leases, Mortgages, Pay Stubs,
September starts new programs and jumpstarts old ones!
The Ladies of High Tea will continue to meet the First Tuesday of the Month at 3PM—Tuesday, September 5th at 3PM the Ladies will meet to discuss Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.
The unassuming young heroine of Rebecca finds her life changed overnight when she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome and wealthy widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. Rescuing her from an overbearing employer, de Winter whisks her off to Manderley, his isolated estate on the windswept Cornish coast–but there things take a chilling turn. Max seems haunted by the memory of his glamorous first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy is lovingly tended by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers. As the second Mrs. de Winter finds herself increasingly burdened by the shadow of her mysterious predecessor, she becomes determined to uncover the dark secrets that threaten her happiness, no matter the cost.
In October the Ladies will discuss Saving Ceecee Honeycutt: A Novel by Beth Hoffman.
Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her mother, Camille, the town’s tiara-wearing, lipstick-smeared laughingstock, a woman who is trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen of Georgia. When tragedy strikes, Tootie Caldwell, CeeCee’s long-lost great-aunt, comes to the rescue and whisks her away to Savannah. There, CeeCee is catapulted into a perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricity—one that appears to be run entirely by strong, wacky women. From the exotic Miz Thelma Rae Goodpepper, who bathes in her backyard bathtub and uses garden slugs as her secret weapons; to Tootie’s all-knowing housekeeper, Oletta Jones; to Violene Hobbs, who entertains a local police officer in her canary-yellow peignoir, the women of Gaston Street keep CeeCee entertained and enthralled for an entire summer. A timeless coming of age novel set in the 1960s, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship, and charts the journey of an unforgettable girl who loses one mother, but finds many others in the storybook city of Savannah. As Kristin Hannah, author of Fly Away, says, Beth Hoffman’s sparkling debut is “packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart.”
Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice.
Stitch and Share is back! The fourth Thursday in the month – September 28th – 3PM-530PM bring your quilting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery projects to work on..
The Young Classic Book Club will meet from 4PM to 5PM the first Thursday of each month, September’s date is September 7th and the book 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.
In October, on October 5th the Young Classic Book Club will discuss Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Few creatures of horror have seized readers’ imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The story of Victor Frankenstein’s terrible creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. Considering the novel’s enduring success, it is remarkable that it began merely as a whim of Lord Byron’s.
“We will each write a story,” Byron announced to his next-door neighbors, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and her lover Percy Bysshe Shelley. The friends were summering on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland in 1816, Shelley still unknown as a poet and Byron writing the third canto of Childe Harold. When continued rains kept them confined indoors, all agreed to Byron’s proposal. The illustrious poets failed to complete their ghost stories, but Mary Shelley rose supremely to the challenge. With Frankenstein, she succeeded admirably in the task she set for herself: to create a story that, in her own words, “would speak to the mysterious fears of our nature and awaken thrilling horror — one to make the reader dread to look round, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart.”
Selections are taken from Required Reading Lists and please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without prior 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 door as soon as we know ourselves.
Gamer’s Club meets the second Friday afternoon of the month. You must pre-register to play either a 330PM to 430PM slot or 430PM to 530PM slot. Parents must stay in the Main Area during play time. Join us Friday, September 8th!
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 September 15th, 2017!
Open Mic night is back! Join us the third Monday of the month at 6PM to “show your stuff!” If you can sing or dance, if you write poetry, or if you like to make people laugh sign up by 5PM the day of the program and show us what you can do! As always this is a family oriented program so nothing offensive to little (or big) ears and we never ever criticize. Join us Monday, September 18th, 2017.
Come be a part of DEACT! And just what is DEACTMAL? Drop Everything And Color (in the Main Area of Lowder)! All ages are invited to come and spend the hour coloring. Monthly we will have a different theme and in September we will celebrate the Autumn Season. Join us Thursday, September 14th from 4PM-5PM.
Homework Help Returns to Lowder Wednesday, September 13th, 6PM-730PM. Everyone must fill out a new registration each 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. We are also taking applications at the Circulation Desk for Homework Helpers at this time.
We are pleased to announce a new Lap Sit Time! It is for ages 0 to 1 year every Thursday 10am to 1015m for a Librarian led Lap Sit time and then from 1015am to 1030am the parent will read board books to their children. Our first program is Thursday, September 7, 2017 (10am-1030am). There is no craft associated with this program.
Our regular Preschool Story Time returns Friday, September 1, 2017 at 1015am. 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 activity.
Join us Tuesdays, beginning September 5, 2017 from 4pm to 5pm for a new program – Study Break! We would like to invite everyone, from elementary to college age to drop by and take a study break by playing a board game, putting together a puzzle, coloring a picture, or even filling a page with doodles!
We are excited to announce that we are going to be offering Help Me! Computer Classes for senior adults the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 930am to 1030am. Pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class. The first class will be Computer Basics on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.