November Fun @ Lowder Library!!

Children’s Programming:

 

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.

 

Gamer’s Club is the second Wednesday afternoon of the month from 4PM-530PM. You must pre-register at Lowder’s Circulation Desk at least 24 hours in advance to play.  Parents/Guardians must stay in the Main Area during play time.  Participants are welcome to bring their own controllers and games (E, E10, or T only), if you want to play them on the big screen!  Or participants can just play ours!  Join us Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 4PM.

 

Lego League is Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (meets every third Wednesday of the month) from 4pm to 5:30pm. Participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play. All participants must have a guardian inside the building during construction time. Registration is required, and can be done at the Circulation Desk. This month we will be building our favorite animals.

 

Homework Assistance at Lowder will be every Wednesday unless school is out; accordingly we will not have Homework Assistance Wednesday, November 27 due to the Fall Break. Everyone must fill out a new registration each school year that 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.  Likewise, if you would like to be a Homework Helper pick up an application at the Front Desk.

Join us for Lap Sit Time!  It is for ages 0 to almost-3-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.

 

Super Saturday Story Time at 10AM. Miss Mary will be doing Storytime on Saturday, November 15 and Saturday, November 22, 2019. We’ll be reading Turkey/Thankful Stories.

 

Pajama Storytime is Monday, November 4, 2019. Bring your favorite blanket and stuffed animal, and of course, wear your PJs! We’ll be reading a couple of relaxing books that will help us calm down after a busy day.

 

 

Young Adult Programs:

Hang Out

Mondays, from 5:00pm to 7pm.

New hours! Come hang out with us, have some snacks, and relax!

Monday, November 4th: Casual hangout day. We’ll also have Pajama Storytime in the main area, so come read a book, entertain some children, and score some volunteer hours!

Monday, November 11th: A late celebration of International Gaming Week! Come play some of our video, board, or card games, or bring your own!

Monday, November 18th: Casual hangout day.

Monday, November 25th: We’ll honor Thanksgiving by sharing a few things we’re thankful for and starting a Gratitude Journal.

 

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.  This month’s project will be spinning color wheels! Try out different color combinations on your pinwheel, spin it, and see which color comes out! Join us Thursday, November 14, 2019.

 

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.

 

Homework Assistance at Lowder will be every Wednesday unless school is out; meaning that we will not have Homework Assistance Wednesday, November 27 due to the Fall Break. 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.  If you would like to be a Homework Helper pick up an application at the Front Desk.

 

Gamer’s Club meets Wednesday, November 13, 2019 (every second Wednesday afternoon of the month) from 4pm to 5:30pm. You must pre-register at the Circulation Desk at least 24 hours in advance to play. Parents/guardians must stay inside the building during play time. Participants are welcome to bring their own controllers and games (E, E10, or T only), or play ours! Come experience the new games and devices that have been added!

 

Lego League is Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (meets every third Wednesday of the month) from 4pm to 5:30pm. Participants under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them while they play. All participants must have a guardian inside the building during construction time. Registration is required, and can be done at the Circulation Desk. This month we will be building our favorite animals.

 

Thursday, November 21, 2019 4PM-5PM the Young Classic Book Club will discuss Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.

This beloved Newbery Medal–winning book is the first of five books in Patricia MacLachlan’s chapter book series about the Witting family.

Set in the late nineteenth century and told from young Anna’s point of view, Sarah, Plain and Tall tells the story of how Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton comes from Maine to the prairie to answer Papa’s advertisement for a wife and mother. Before Sarah arrives, Anna and her younger brother Caleb wait and wonder. Will Sarah be nice? Will she sing? Will she stay?

This children’s literature classic is perfect for fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie books, historical fiction, and timeless stories using rich and beautiful language. Sarah, Plain and Tall gently explores themes of abandonment, loss and love.

~~Amazon.com~~

 

The Young Classic Book Club will meet Thursday, December 21, 2019 at 4PM the Young Classic Book Club will discuss The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss.

The Robinsons leave their home in Switzerland planning to settle half a world away. But things do not turn out as they had expected. The sole survivors of a terrible shipwreck, they wash ashore to learn that the danger has only begun. Their new world will test their courage, cleverness, endurance, and faith as they struggle to survive and create a civilization of their own in the wilderness.

~~goodreads.com~~

 

Selections are taken from Required Reading Lists and please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without prior notice.

 

 

Adult Programming:

 

In November 2019 the Ladies will read The Giving Quilt: An Elm Creek Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini.  Join us at 3PM on Thursday, November 21, 2019.  Please note that due to the Thanksgiving Holiday falling on the fourth Thursday we will be meeting a week earlier.

 

At Elm Creek Manor, the week after Thanksgiving is “Quiltsgiving,” a time to commence a season of generosity. From near and far, quilters and aspiring quilters—a librarian, a teacher, a college student, and a quilt-shop clerk among them—gather for a special winter session of quilt camp, to make quilts for Project Linus. (In real life, Chiaverini has long been active in this charitable organization, dedicated to providing handmade quilts and blankets to children in need.)

Each quilter, ever mindful that many of her neighbors, friends, and family members are struggling through difficult times, uses her creative gifts to alleviate their collective burden. As the week unfolds, the quilters respond to Sylvia’s provocative question in ways as varied as the life experiences that drew them to Elm Creek Manor. Love and comfort are sewn into the warm, bright, beautiful quilts they stitch, and their stories collectively consider the strength of human connection and its rich rewards.

Featuring not only well-loved characters but also intriguing newcomers, The Giving Quilt will remind us all: Giving from the heart blesses the giver as much as the recipient, and while giving may not always be easy, it is always worthwhile.

~~Amazon.com~~

 

The Ladies of High Tea meets the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM. In December 2019 the Ladies will read The Ghost of Christmas Past:   Molly Murphy Mystery by Rhys Bowen.  Join us at 3PM on Thursday, December 17, 2019.  As with November is meeting, due to the holiday, we will meet one week earlier than usual.

Semi-retired private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan is suffering from depression after a miscarriage following her adventure in San Francisco during the earthquake of 1906. She and her husband, Daniel, are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the Hudson, and they gratefully accept, expecting a peaceful and relaxing holiday season.

Not long after they arrive, however, they start to feel the tension in the house’s atmosphere. Then they learn that the host couple’s young daughter wandered out into the snow ten years ago and was never seen again. Molly can identify with the mother’s pain at never knowing what happened to her child and wants to help, but there is so little to go on. No ransom note. No body ever found. But Molly slowly begins to suspect that the occupants of the house know more than they are letting on.

Then, on Christmas Eve, there is a knock at the door and a young girl stands there. “I’m Charlotte,” she says. “I’ve come home.”

~~Amazon.com~~

 

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

 

Lowder Regional Library is happy to announce that we are beginning a new Book Club—The Great American Read Book Club! We will meet the second Wednesday of the month at 6PM.  Join us in the reserved tables in the Main Area Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 630pm.  We will discuss the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelly.

 

We will also be offering a free ESL class Tuesdays, 930am-11am. This will be taught in the Meeting Room.  Adults only please, as child care will not be available at this time.

 

Starting November 7, 2019 we will begin weekly Diabetes Education Classes by the Southeast Diabetes Faith Initiative/The Balm in Gilead, Inc. These classes are for those 18 years or older who have prediabetes or are at a high risk for prediabetes.  They are free and will be held every Tuesday afternoon 130PM-230PM.  We will need at least 12 people to continue the classes for the next year.  Please see the flyer for more information.

 

Especially for Senior Adults:

 

Our Help Me! Computer Classes for Senior Adults will not meet in November and December.  Join us again in January.

 

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, November 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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