April 2018 at Lowder Regional Library
The Ladies of High Tea will meet the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM — Join us Thursday, April 26, 2018 to discuss The Three Miss Margarets by Louise Shaffer.
Miss Peggy, Dr. Maggie, and Miss Li’l Bit, friends and confidantes for nearly a lifetime, find it funny and bewildering that they have become icons in Charles Valley, Georgia. Little does the rest of the town know that beneath the irreproachable façades of its three doyennes lies an explosive decades-old secret that is about to be revealed. Thirty-odd years ago the three Miss Margarets did something extraordinary, clandestine, and very illegal. Although they are haunted by the night that changed their lives, they believe that their crime was simply a matter of righting an egregious wrong. But when a stranger’s arrival in town and a tragic death open the floodgate of memory, their loyalty, friendship, and honor are tested in ways they could never have imagined—particularly when they have to contend with Laurel Selene, a young woman who has spent her life nursing an alcoholic mother and a huge grudge. Now Laurel is on the verge of discovering what happened the night the three Miss Margarets swore their oath of secrecy. Once she knows, will she reveal the truth about the three women she was raised to despise? Or will she face her own troubled history and put the dark legacy they all share behind them?
In May, the Ladies will read Where Courage Calls by Jeanette Oke. Join us on Thursday, May 24th, 2018!
Her courage and her heart will be tested in ways she never expected… Beth Thatcher has spent her entire life in the safe, comfortable world of her family, her friends, and the social outings her father’s wealth provides. But Beth is about to leave it all behind to accept a teaching position in the rugged foothills of western Canada. Inspired by her aunt Elizabeth, who went west to teach school several years ago, and gently encouraged by her father, Beth resolves to put her trust in God and bravely face any challenge that comes her way. But the conditions in Coal Valley are even worse than she’d feared. A recent mining accident has left the town grieving and at the mercy of the mining company. The children have had very little prior education, and many of the locals don’t even speak English. There isn’t even a proper schoolhouse. In addition, Beth’s heart is torn between two young men–both Mounties, one a lifelong friend and the other a kind, quiet man who comes to her aid more than once. Despite the many challenges, Beth is determined to make a difference in the rustic frontier town. But when her sister visits from the East, reminding her of all the luxuries she’s had to give up, will Beth decide to return to her privileged life as soon as the school year is over?
Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice.
Join the Young Classic Book Club Thursday, April 5, 2018 as they meet from 4PM to 5 PM to discuss Animal Farm by George Orwell. The Young Classic Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month from 4PM to 5PM.
Manor Farm is like any other English farm, expect for a drunken owner, Mr. Jones, incompetent workers and oppressed animals. Fed up with the ignorance of their human masters, the animals rise up in rebellion and take over the farm. Led by intellectually superior pigs, like Snowball and Napoleon, the animals take charge of their destiny and remove the inequities of their lives. But as time passes, they realize that things aren’t happening quite as expected. Animal Farm is, on one level, a simple story about barnyard animals. On a much deeper level, it is a savage political satire on corrupted ideals, misdirected revolutions and class conflict-themes as valid today as they were sixty years ago.
In May the Young Classic Book Club will be reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Join us Thursday, May 24th, 2018. Tom Sawyer
On the banks of the Mississippi River, Tom Sawyer and his friends seek out adventure at every turn. Then one fateful night in the graveyard they witness a murder. The boys make a blood oath never to reveal the secret, and they run away to be pirates in search of hidden treasure. But when Tom gets trapped in a cave with scary Injun Joe, can he escape unharmed?
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 12:45PM (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 Meeting Room door.
Gamer’s Club is the second Wednesday afternoon of the month. You must pre-register to play from 3:15PM to 4:15PM. Parents must stay in the Main Area during play time. Join us Wednesday, April 11th, 2018!
Lowder Lego League is the third Wednesday afternoon of the month from 3:15PM to 4:15PM. 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 the adult may wait in the Main Area of the library. Registration is also required and complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk. Come and sign up for Wednesday, April 26th, 2018!
Come be a part of DEACT! And just what is DEACT? Drop Everything And Color Time! All ages are invited to come and spend the hour coloring in the Main Area the second Thursday of the month. Monthly we will have a different theme. Join us Thursday, April 12th, 2018 from 4PM to 5PM. April’s Theme will be Library related, especially since it will be during National Library Week this year!
Homework Help at Lowder is every Wednesday, 6:pm to 7:30pm — unless school is out. 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 old Thursday from 10AM to 10:15AM, a Librarian led Lap Sit time and then from 10:15AM to 10:30AM the parent will read board books to their children. There is no craft associated with this program.
Our regular Preschool Story Time is Fridays at 10:15AM. 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 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 9:30AM to 10:30AM. In April we will have classes Tuesday, April 17th and Tuesday, April 24th, 2018. Please remember that pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class.
The third Saturday of the month, Saturday, April 21st, 2018, we will have our monthly Scholarship Seminar in the main area of the library. Students in Grade 8 and up are invited to attend and 8th grade is not too young to be thinking about scholarships! Join us at 10AM!
Confucius Institute will be here on Friday, April 20th, 2018, from 4PM to 5PM to present another in our Cultural Lectures. This month the topic will be “The Introduction to the Palace Museum.” It will present its history, architectures, and collections of traditional Chinese art work thorough video clips and pictures. Everyone is invited to attend this great program.
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.
Join the Lowder Staff for their usual National Library Week shenanigans April 8-14, 2018. The Librarians will be dressing as different Story Book characters every day of the week.