January 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.  In the event that Chess Club is canceled, we will post a sign on the Meeting Room door.

 

NEW TIME!  Gamer’s Club is the second Wednesday afternoon of the month now meeting 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 playtime.  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, January 8th, 2020 at 430PM.

 

NEW TIME! Lego League is Wednesday, January 15, 2020 (Lowder Lego League meets every third Wednesday of the month) now meeting 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, at the Circulation Desk.  This month we will be building snowflakes of all shapes and sizes!

 

Homework Assistance at Lowder will be every Wednesday, 6PM-730PM, unless school is out. 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.  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.

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR A VERY SPECIAL STORY TIME!

Friday, January 10, 2020—10AM

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival will visit Lowder Regional Library to present Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss.  This presentation will involve everyone as we learn how to act in a dramatic play using our voices, our bodies, and our imaginations.  While ASF Education Coordinator Delaney Burlingame is targeting children ages 3-5 all ages are invited to attend this free workshop.

 

Super Saturday Story Time Saturdays at 10AM. Miss Mary will be doing Storytime on Saturday, January 18th and Saturday, January 25th, 2020.

 

Pajama Storytime is Monday, January 6th, 2020.  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.

 

Confucius Institute will continue Chinese Language Classes for Children and Adults every Saturday January 18-May 16, 2020 in the Chinese Corner of the Main Area.

 

Young Adult Programs:

Hang Out

Mondays, from 5PM to 7PM

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

Monday, January 6th: 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, January 13th: Our first Girls Who Code Club meeting! Come meet the rest of the club, get to know each other, and discuss what we’ll be focusing on.

Monday, January 20th: We’ll be closed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 27th: The second meeting of our Girls Who Code Club!

 

NEW TIME! 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, technology, 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 fake snow! Is it cold?  Can you make a snowball, or build a snow person?  Come and find out!  Join us Thursday, January 9th 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.  In the event that Chess Club is canceled, we will post a sign on the Meeting Room door.

 

NEW TIME!  Gamer’s Club is the second Wednesday afternoon of the month now meeting 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 playtime.  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, January 8th, 2020 at 430PM.

 

NEW TIME! Lego League is Wednesday, January 15, 2020 (Lowder Lego League meets every third Wednesday of the month) now meeting 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, at the Circulation Desk.  This month we will be building snowflakes of all shapes and sizes!

 

Homework Assistance at Lowder will be every Wednesday, 6PM-730PM, unless school is out. 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.

 

Scholarship Seminar is back! By appointment only, sign up at the front desk if you plan to attend, the third Saturday of the month at 10AM.  In January this will be Saturday, January 18, 2020.

 

NEW TIME!  Tai Chi at the Library!  Join us for Tai Chi presented by our friends at Confucius Institute.  Classes will be held every Thursday 3PM-4PM starting January 18, 2020 and lasting until May 14, 2020.  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.

 

 

Adult Programming:

 

NEW TIME!  The Ladies of High Tea will meet the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 1PM.  Our book for January 23rd, 2020 is:  Plaid and Plagiarism: The Highland Bookshop Mystery Series: Book 1 (The Highland Bookshop Mystery Series) by Molly MacRae.

 

Set in the weeks before the annual Inversgail Literature Festival in Scotland, Plaid and Plagiarism begins on a morning shortly after four women take possession of their bookshop in the Highlands. Unfortunately, the move to Inversgail has not gone as smoothly as they had planned.

First, Janet Marsh is told that she will have to wait before moving into her new home. Then she finds out the house has been vandalized. Again. The chief suspect? Una Graham, an advice columnist for the local paper—who is trying to make a name for herself as an investigative reporter. When Janet and her business partners go looking for clues at the house, they find a body—it is Una, in the garden shed, with a sickle in her neck. Janet never did like that garden shed.

Who wanted Una dead? After discovering a cache of nasty letters, Janet and her friends are beginning to wonder who did not, including Janet’s ex-husband. Surrounded by a cast of characters with whom readers will fall in love, the new owners of Yon Bonnie Books set out to solve Una’s murder so they can get back to business.
~~Amazon.com~~

 

The Ladies of High Tea will meet the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 1PM. Our book for February 27th, 2020 is:  Julie and Romeo Get Lucky by Jeanne Ray.

Julie Roseman and Romeo Cacciamani know a thing or two about good fortune. For generations, their families were rival florists and bitter enemies. Then Julie and Romeo met by chance, just as each became single again. Even more miraculous, they fell in love.
Three years later, Julie and Romeo are still blissfully happy. They don’t often get a quiet moment alone, and rarely manage a night — quiet or otherwise — in the same bed, but Julie feels blessed by what they do have: true love, wonderful jobs, and houses packed to the rafters with family. Romeo’s ninety-three-year-old mother, his son Alan, Alan’s wife and their three children live with him; Julie’s daughter Sandy and her family — including Sandy’s Willy Wonka-obsessed daughter, Sarah, and their cat — live with her. The odds of Julie and Romeo getting a few days of peace together seem about as likely as winning the lottery.
But their wish comes true — with a twist — when an injury puts Romeo flat on his back in Julie’s room. Spending days in bed may sound heavenly, but with Romeo on pain pills, initially as comatose as Juliet in her tomb, the reality is less romantic. Then Julie’s other daughter, Nora, drops her own crisis on her mother’s doorstep. Now Julie has to figure out how to run two flower shops, take care of an ever-expanding household, nurse her beloved Romeo back to health, tackle Sarah’s fixation with lottery tickets, and keep her daughters from regressing into full-scale teenage bickering. And Lady Luck has one more surprise in store….

 

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.  In the event that Chess Club is canceled, we will post a sign on the Meeting Room door.

 

The Great American Read Book Club will meet the second Wednesday of the month at 630PM. Join us in the reserved tables in the Main Area Wednesday, January 8th, 2020.  We will discuss the novel Rebecca by Daphane du Maurier.

The unassuming young heroine of Rebecca finds her life changed overnight when she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome and wealthy widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. Rescuing her from an overbearing employer, de Winter whisks her off to Manderley, his isolated estate on the windswept Cornish coast–but there things take a chilling turn. Max seems haunted by the memory of his glamorous first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy is lovingly tended by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers. As the second Mrs. de Winter finds herself increasingly burdened by the shadow of her mysterious predecessor, she becomes determined to uncover the dark secrets that threaten her happiness, no matter the cost.

~~Amazon.com~~

 

The Great American Read Book for February is The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy.  We will meet at 630PM on Wednesday evening, February 12, 2020.

Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is on—and there’s only one man who can find her…

Brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan has little interest in fieldwork, but when covert photographs of Red October land on his desk, Ryan soon finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek played by two world powers—a game that could end in all-out war.

~~Amazon.com~~

 

Free ELL (English Language Learners) 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 330PM-5PM (Weigh-Ins are 3PM-330PM).  Please see the flyer for more information.

 

Confucius Institute will continue Chinese Language Classes for Children and Adults every Saturday January 18-May 16, 2020 in the Chinese Corner of the Main Area.

 

NEW TIME AND DAY!  Confucius Institute will be visiting us from 11AM-12AM for our monthly Chinese Culture Class on Saturdays.  On Saturday, January 18, 2020, 11AM-12N, we will be conducting a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony in the Chinese Corner of the Main Area.

 

NEW TIME!  Tai Chi at the Library!  Join us for Tai Chi presented by our friends at Confucius Institute.  Classes will be held every Thursday 3PM-4PM starting January 23, 2020 and lasting until May 14, 2020.  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 in January will be Basic Internet.  These classes will be taught on an appointment basis throughout the month as time will allow.  To schedule your class for BASIC INTERNET please call 334-625-4844 and ask for Mary Kinney or Greg Loggins.

 

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.  In the event that Chess Club is canceled, we will post a sign on the Meeting Room door.

 

 

NEW TIME!  Tai Chi at the Library!  Join us for Tai Chi presented by our friends at Confucius Institute.  Classes will be held every Thursday 3PM-4PM starting January 18, 2020 and lasting until May 14, 2020.  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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