Check Out Lowder Library’s May Events!!

May 2018 at Lowder Regional Library


The Ladies of High Tea will meet the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM — Join us on Thursday, May 24th, 2018.  We will be reading Where Courage Calls by Jeanette Oke.  !


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?


In June, the Ladies will read Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews.  Join us on Thursday, June 28th, 2018!


A Savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn’t believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate it. But when the bride spirals into a crisis and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must come to the rescue and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.


Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice.


Join the Young Classic Book Club Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 as they meet from 4PM to 5 PM to discuss The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. The Young Classic Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month from 4PM to 5PM.


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?



In June the Young Classic Book Club will be reading Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting.  Join us Thursday, June 7th, 2018.


Doctor John Dolittle loves animals. He loves them so much that his home and office overflow with animals of every description. When Polynesia the parrot teaches him the language of the animals, Doctor Dolittle becomes a world-famous doctor, traveling even as far away as Africa to help his friends.




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, May 9th, 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, May 16th, 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, June 10th, 2018 from 4PM to 5PM. May’s Theme will be Library related, especially since it will be during National Library Week this year!


Join us on Thursday mornings from 10AM to 1030AM for Lap Sit Time! It is for ages 0 to 2 years old.  From 10AM to 10:15AM, a Librarian will lead 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 May we will have classes Tuesday, May 8th and Tuesday, May 15th, 2018.  Please remember that pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class.


Confucius Institute will be here on Friday, May 18th, 2018, from 4PM to 5PM to present another in our Cultural Lectures. This month the topic will be “The Introduction of Different Types and Tastes of Hotpot in China.”  Everyone is invited to attend this great program.


Everyone is invited to our Summer Reading Kickoff on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 10AM to 12Noon.  We will have informational and fun booths.  This year’s theme is Libraries Rock so help us by painting (what else?) rocks!  We will also be playing games and coloring.  We have scheduled Story Times with help from the Continental Society, Author Margaret Lowder will be here to read to us, and other authors have been invited.  Come watch a Chess exposition game and visit the Scholarship Seminar booth.  CSL Plasma will also be here with a booth and volunteering to help everyone have FUN!  FUN!  FUN!


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.



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