Join us the 2nd Thursday of the month from 4:30PM to 5:30PM in the Meeting Room to discover and create. Make “Your” Space is a S.T.E.A.M. program for Young Adults. We will be focusing on making things and learning how it works through science, engineering, art, and math. People of all ages are invited to participate or observe; however, children under 14 must have an adult present to assist them with their projects. On Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 4:30PM we will be making snow.
We will not be having our Super Saturday Story Time in the month of February. We are delighted to have the ladies of the Continental Societies do a series of special Black History Story Times, February 2, 9, and 23, 2019. These Story Times will be from 10am to 12noon every Saturday but February 16, when we will have the second of our three program series Black Leaders of Montgomery: Their Stories.
We will begin our three program series Black Leaders of Montgomery: Their Stories on Monday, February 4 with a visit with Sheriff Derrick Cunningham. Sheriff Cunningham is the first African-American to be elected Sheriff of Montgomery County. He was born in Washington State and moved to Tuscaloosa with his family when he turned 12. After graduating from High School he later moved to Montgomery to begin what he always knew was his calling in life—to be in Law Enforcement. On February 16, at 11am, we will welcome Lieutenant General Anthony J. Cotton the Head of the Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base here in Montgomery. There he leads the “intellectual and leadership center of the United States Air Force.” Our final program will be at 6pm on Monday, February 25, and we will have a visit from Montgomery Police Chief Ernest N. Finley, Jr. Chief Finley’s childhood dream was to become the chief of police in a major city and his current goal is to make Montgomery the safest city in America.
The Ladies of High Tea meets the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM. Join us Thursday, February 28, 2019 to discuss Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews.
The night before her wedding, in the middle of an oh-so-smart rehearsal dinner, interior decorator Keeley Murdock chances upon her fiancé and maid of honor in flaming flagrante delicto. Keeley throws the hissy fit to end all hissy fits and storms out.
The next day, though, she has to deal not only personally with a broken engagement but also with her business being shut out by folks in a town financially obligated to her ex. Rescue comes in the form of the new owner of the local bra plant. He hires Keeley to redo the broken-down antebellum mansion he’s bought for the woman of his dreams. So Keeley dives in, scouring for antiques and searching for clues to her mother’s puzzling disappearance. Keeley finds out that things can work out even for those who throw humdinger hissy fits.
In March 2019 the Ladies will read The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg. Join us at 3PM on Thursday, March 28, 2019.
Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother’s past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.
Sookie begins a search for answers that takes her to California, the Midwest, and back in time, to the 1940s, when an irrepressible woman named Fritzi takes on the job of running her family’s filling station. Soon truck drivers are changing their routes to fill up at the All-Girl Filling Station. Then, Fritzi sees an opportunity for an even more groundbreaking adventure. As Sookie learns about the adventures of the girls at the All-Girl Filling Station, she finds herself with new inspiration for her own life.
Fabulous, fun-filled, spanning decades and generations, and centered on a little-known aspect of America’s twentieth-century story, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion is another irresistible novel by the remarkable Fannie Flagg.
Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice.
The Young Classic Book Club will meet from 4PM to 5PM on the third Thursday of the month. Thursday, February 21, 2019 the Young Classic Book Club will read Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare’s most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers. Romeo and Juliet belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity. Its plot is based on an Italian tale, translated into verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke in 1562 and retold in prose in Palace of Pleasure by William Painter in 1567. Shakespeare borrowed heavily from both but, to expand the plot, developed supporting characters, particularly Mercutio and Paris. Believed to have been written between 1591 and 1595, the play was first published in a quarto version in 1597. This text was of poor quality, and later editions corrected it, bringing it more in line with Shakespeare’s original. Shakespeare’s use of his poetic dramatic structure, especially effects such as switching between comedy and tragedy to heighten tension, his expansion of minor characters, and his use of sub-plots to embellish the story, has been praised as an early sign of his dramatic skill. The play ascribes different poetic forms to different characters, sometimes changing the form as the character develops. Romeo, for example, grows more adept at the sonnet over the course of the play.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 4PM the Young Classic Book Club will discuss Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
‘You are the last man in the world I would marry.’ Why does spirited, lively Elizabeth Bennet so rudely reject the proposal of the handsome, rich Mr Darcy? What could he possibly have done to offend her? Elizabeth is proud of her ability to judge others; Mr Darcy is proud of his family name. When their social worlds collide, feelings run high. Misunderstandings, poor judgement and wicked lies bring danger to the Bennet family. Can broken hearts be mended? Can hurtful words be forgiven? Can the Bennets be drawn back from the brink of disgrace? Will Elizabeth’s prejudice and Darcy’s pride be the ruin of them both?
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 Meeting Room door.
On the third Saturday of each month, Saturday, February 16, from 930AM to 1230PM we will be offering a Minority Scholarship Seminars for students in Grades 8-12. Eighth grade is not too young to be thinking about how to pay for college. Everyone should bring a folder to hold their handouts and something to write on/with to use to take notes. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend as well.
Gamer’s Club is the second Wednesday afternoon of the month from 4PM-5PM. You must pre-register 24 hours in advance to play. Parents must stay in the Main Area during play time. Join us Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 4PM.
Lowder Lego League is the third Wednesday afternoon of the month from 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. Registration is also required and complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk. Come and sign up for Wednesday, February 20, 2019!
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 first Wednesday of the month. We will have a different theme every month. Join us Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 4PM-5PM.
Homework Help at Lowder is every Wednesday unless school is out. Everyone must fill out a new registration each school 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.
Join us for Lap Sit Time! It is for ages 0 to 2 years old every Thursday 10AM to 11AM for a Librarian led Lap Sit time. From 10AM – 10:15AM the Librarians will read board books, nursery rhymes, and teach baby sign language. From 10:15AM – 11AM the parent/caregiver may choose to stay, play and read to their child/children. There is no craft associated with this program.
Our regular Preschool Story Time starts at 10AM on Friday mornings. 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 or activity.
Join us the fourth Wednesday of every month from 4PM to 5PM for 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’ll be looking for you on Wednesday, February 27, 2019!
We are excited to announce that we are going to be offering Help Me! Computer Classes for Senior Adults again this year, the fourth Tuesday of the month from 330PM-430 PM. Please remember that pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class. We will present Microsoft Publisher on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.
Are you about to go on Medicare? Are you already on Medicare? Are you confused about Medicare? You don’t have to be, join us for Medicare 101 presented by Heathcare Resource Center on Wednesday afternoon, February 6, 2019 from 1PM to 2PM in the Meeting Room.
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.