December Programs @ 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 430PM-530PM. It is preferred that everyone 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, December 11, 2019 at 430PM.

 

Lego League is Wednesday, December 18, 2019 (meets every third Wednesday of the month) from 430PM to 530PM. 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 preferred at least 24 hours in advance, and can be done at the Circulation Desk. To celebrate the Holiday Season we will be building our favorite Holiday Decorations.

 

Homework Assistance at Lowder will be every Wednesday, 6PM-730PM, unless school is out; accordingly we will not have Homework Assistance Wednesday, December 25 or Wednesday, January 1 due to the Holiday 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-1015AM the Librarians will read board books, nursery rhymes, and teach baby sign language.  From 1015AM-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 Saturdays at 10AM. Miss Mary will be doing Storytime on Saturday, December 21 and Saturday, December 28, 2019. We’ll be reading Snowman Stories.

 

Pajama Storytime is Monday, December 2, 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.

 

CS Education Week is December 9-15, 2019. The theme is Code Your Hero.  On Monday, December 9th we will be celebrating with a special workshop from 330PM to 430PM using the program SCRATCH.  We will design a game using the hero that you have created.

 

Young Adult Programs:

Hang Out

Mondays, from 5PM to 7PM

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

Monday, December 2nd: Pajama Storytime starts in the main area at 7PM, so come read a book, entertain some children, and score some volunteer hours!

Monday, December 9th: Casual hangout day.

Monday, December 16th: Acting workshop with Java Moody, co-founder of 321 Films! Join us for a fast-paced one hour training block designed for both the newcomer and experienced actor.  We will build upon foundational acting skills such as improve, focus, and listening.  Come laugh with us, have fun, and learn something new.  Registration forms may be picked up at the circulation desk after November 8th.

Monday, December 23rd: Casual hangout day.

Monday, December 30th: The holidays aren’t over yet!  We’re hanging onto the end of the season by showing one last holiday movie before the New Year.

 

Join us the 2nd Thursday of the month from 5PM to 530PM 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 making the Grinch’s heart grow! Just like the classic story, we’ll try to make the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes this day!  Join us Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 5PM!

 

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 430PM-530PM. It is preferred that everyone 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, December 11, 2019 at 430PM.

 

Lego League is Wednesday, December 18, 2019 (meets every third Wednesday of the month) from 430PM to 530PM. 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 preferred at least 24 hours in advance, and can be done at the Circulation Desk. To celebrate the Holiday Season we will be building our favorite Holiday Decorations.

 

Homework Assistance at Lowder will be every Wednesday, 6PM-730PM, unless school is out; accordingly we will not have Homework Assistance Wednesday, December 25 or Wednesday, January 1 due to the Holiday 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.

 

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:

 

The Ladies of High Tea currently meets the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM. However, due to changes beyond our control we are going to have to reschedule our regular time.  If you miss the November meeting please call Lowder in the beginning of the month of December for new day and time. Our book will be The Ghost of Christmas Past:   Molly Murphy Mystery by Rhys Bowen.

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 630PM.  Join us in the reserved tables in the Main Area Wednesday, December 11, 2019.  We will discuss the novel Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.

An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind’s most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them—for a price.

Until something goes wrong. . . .

~~Amazon.com~~

 

Free ESL classes are Tuesdays, 930AM-11AM. This is being taught weekly in the Meeting Room.  Adults only please, as child care will not be available at this time.

 

Weekly Diabetes Education Classes are being held in the Meeting Room 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.  Please see the flyer for more information.

 

Confucius Institute will be visiting us from 4PM to 5PM on Friday, December 13th for our monthly Chinese Culture Class.  This month we will be making Chinese New Year’s Decorations.  Join us to learn how to make some beautiful trimmings to ring in the New Year!

 

Tai Chi at the Library! Join us every Thursday afternoon, from November 21 to December 12, 2019, from 4pm to 5pm for four weeks of Tai Chi led by our friends at the Confucius Institute.  Tai Chi has been known to help participants to lose weight, build patience, balance the Ying and Yang, increase flexibility, build meditation, and relieve stress.

 

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, December 4, 2019 from 1PM to 2PM in the Meeting Room.

 

If you are unable to attend Wednesday afternoon December 4th, you will have two more chances to learn about the changes in Medicare.  Wednesday, December 11th, we will have two Medicare Workshops.  The first will be 930AM-1130AM and the second will be that evening 6PM-8PM.

 

Tai Chi at the Library! Join us every Thursday afternoon, from November 21 to December 12, 2019, from 4pm to 5pm for four weeks of Tai Chi led by our friends at the Confucius Institute.  Tai Chi has been known to help participants to lose weight, build patience, balance the Ying and Yang, increase flexibility, build meditation, and relieve stress.

 

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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