August Events @ Lowder Library!!

August 2018 at Lowder Regional Library

 

The Children’s Librarians will be taking August off to prepare for the 2018-2019 programming so we will not have Gamer’s Club, Lego League. Check back with us at the end of August to see what we have planned in September and beyond!

 

In August the Young Classic Book Club will be reading Stuart Little by

  1. B. White. Please join us on Thursday, August 2, 2018.

Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he’s shy and thoughtful, he’s also a true lover of adventure.

Stuart’s greatest adventure comes when his best friend, a beautiful little bird named Margalo, disappears from her nest. Determined to track her down, Stuart ventures away from home for the very first time in his life. He finds adventure aplenty. But will he find his friend?

~~Amazon.com~~

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

 

Adult Summer Reading

The Ladies of High Tea meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 3PM. On August 23, the Ladies will be reading Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini.

In a life that spanned nearly a century and witnessed some of the most momentous events in American history, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born a slave. A gifted seamstress, she earned her freedom by the skill of her needle, and won the friendship of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln by her devotion.  A sweeping historical novel, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker illuminates the extraordinary relationship the two women shared, beginning in the hallowed halls of the White House during the trials of the Civil War and enduring almost, but not quite, to the end of Mrs. Lincoln’s days.

~~Amazon.com~~

In September (September 27, 2018) the Ladies will be reading Go Set a Watchman by Alabama’s own Harper Lee.

Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—“Scout”—returns home to Maycomb, Alabama from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past—a journey that can only be guided by one’s own conscience.

~~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 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.

 

 

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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July Fun @ MCCPL!!

Montgomery City-County Public Library

July 2018

 

Governor’s Square Branch Library

Summer Reading Programs

Mondays @ 10:00 a.m.

Grades K-5th

July 2: Movie Day, Brave

July 10: Awards Party

Preschool Summer Reading

Tuesdays @10:00 a.m.

Ages 3-5

July 3: Sara Kunau and Callie Patterson,  Alabama Department of Archives and History, will present “Alabama Music’, describing music and artists from the past.

Adult Summer Reading Programs

Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesdays @ 2:00 p.m.

July 11: “Hank Rocks”

Members are to have read Hank Hung the Moon and Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts. Then special guest           Terry Faust,  Hank Williams, Sr. Museum, will speak about Hank Williams, Sr. and comment on the  Book.

 

Pintlala Branch Library

Tuesday, July 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00: MOVIE, TBA

 

Thursday, July 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00: MYSTERY, MYSTERY, MYSTERY – It’s Thursday, let’s explore “Rocking and Reading!!!

 

Friday, July 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00: Summer Reading Program Finale

 

Hampstead Branch Library

Toddler Time

Monday, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 10:00am (Ages 1-3)

Toddler Time includes song, rhymes, some short books and ends with a free play. Toddler Time is held on the following days this month.

 

Story Time

Tuesdays @ 10:30am & 4:30pm

July 3 – Libraries rock, and digging holes is a great way to find cool rocks and other things. Bring your favorite rocks and help us dig into these books about epic digging adventures!

Books: Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Marc Barnett and Rosalyn Rutabaga digs the Biggest Hole on Earth by Marie-Louise Gay

Activity: Sediments Layers

 

July 10 – 10:30 Only: The Alabama Department of Archives Presents: Alabama Musicians

“Alabama has a rich musical history made up of gospel, soul, the blues, country, and rock and roll. The people of Alabama have made great contributions to all of these genres and more—people like Hank Williams, Sr., W.C. Handy, Nat King Cole, Candi Staton, Dinah Washington, and Lionel Richie. We will pay homage to the native Alabamian musicians of yesterday and to the many great artists who came here to record music in iconic studios like Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and FAME Studios. During the program children will dress up like famous musicians, make a craft, read a book, and play several games dealing with music.” ~ Description provided by the Alabama Department of Archives and History

 

July 10– 4:30 Only The Summer Reading Program is ending, so join us for a special story time with silly rhymes and singing with books about a silly goose and some musical farm animals. Books: Silly Tilly by Jerry Spinelli, and Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin.

Activity: 2D Obstacle course

 

July 17 – It’s time to stretch our minds with the adventures of Beekle, the unimaginary friend looking for a friend and a girl named   Melody who has plenty of friends in her dreams but not as many in real life. Books: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat and Dream Friends by You Byun

Activity: Make your own imaginary friend!

 

July 24 – Problems and balloons are everywhere in today’s stories about a porcupine who loves balloons and a sheep with a BIG imagination. Books: Mathilda and the Orange Balloon by Randall de Seve and Perfectly Percy by Paul Schmid

Activity: Balloon popping

 

July 30 – Everyone is unique, and sometimes we show that in what we wear—or don’t wear. We’ll talk more about this in our two books this week about a tiger who goes wild and a naked mole rat who gets dressed. Books: Naked Mole Rat Get Dressed by Mo Willems and Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

Activity: Process Art

 

 

Wiggle Worms

Friday, July 6 @ 10:00

Suggested for Ages 5+

Join us for a movement and music based program for kids. We will read a short story, stretch, dance, and play a few games to get our bodies and minds moving.

 

 

Friday, July 13 and 27 @ 3:00

Challenge Accepted

Ages 10+

Our program of challenges will keep you sharp this summer starting with your music knowledge. The next week’s challenge will be determined at the end of each meeting, so don’t miss out. We’ll also enjoy a light snack.

 

Coliseum Branch Library

Elementary Summer Program

Tuesdays & Fridays

(Ages 5 and up)

 

Tuesday, July 3     Libraries Rock with Color Coders @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Join us as we color music themed coloring sheets. A variety of coloring sheets will be available for you to choose from.

 

Friday, July 6     Libraries Rock the Brain

Stop Summer Brain Drain @ 10:00 am

Learn new things, have fun with friends, and win prizes at the same time. This will be a fun-filled morning full of activities.

 

Tuesday, July 10   Libraries Rock with Legos @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Today we will design a music store with Legos.

 

Friday, July 13   Libraries Rock with Gary Ledbetter, Magician

Program Finale @ 10:00 am

Join us as Gary Ledbetter, Magician, amazes us with his magical performance.

 

“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids

Wednesday, July 11, 18 @  4:00 – 5:00 pm

Proper & Poise Etiquette School ~ This class is geared toward 8 to 12 year old children. Registration required 271-7005

 

Tuesday, July 17 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm ~ The Tinkering Table

Today we will be using our math skills. We will make a game and then use math as we play the game. This is a lot of fun and great for remembering your multiplication tables.

 

Parent Pre-School Activity Center

The table changes twice a month. We will have a new activity to enhance the five senses and

further develop your child’s thought processes. This is an activity where parent and child explore together.

 

Summer Program for Teens ~ Libraries Rock

 

Tuesday, July 3     Libraries Rock with Color Coders @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Join us as we color musical themed coloring sheets. A variety of coloring sheets will be available for you to choose from.

 

Friday, July 13   Libraries Rock with Gary Ledbetter, Magician @ 10:00 am

Join us as Gary Ledbetter, Magician, amazes us with his magical performance.

 

Summer Story Time

Thursdays @ 10:00 am

July 12 Are your parents like these?

What Dads Can’t Do by Douglas Wood

There are some things Dads can’t do; or can they?

The Funny Dream by Kaethe Zemack-Bersin

A child has a dream in which she grows big, her parents become small, and she must get them ready for school.

Craft – Dinosaur mask

 

*Friday, July 13 Summer Reading Finale

Join us as Gary Ledbetter, Magician, amazes us with his magical performance.

 

July 19 I love my parents!

How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

Sometimes children test the patience of their parents, but they also show them how much they love them.

Alphabet Mystery by Audrey Wood

The alphabet sets off on an adventure to find out what has happened to little x.

Craft – Dinosaur craft

 

July 26 I love dogs!

Harry by the Sea by Gene Zion

Harry the dog gets covered with seaweed and everyone thinks he is a sea monster.

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

Harry is a very friendly dog who likes everything except getting a bath.

Craft – Dog mask

 

Adult Programs – Libraries Rock 

Tuesday, July 3       Libraries Rock with Color Coders @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Join us as we color music themed coloring sheets. A variety of coloring sheets will be available for you to choose from.

 

Tuesday, July 3, 10, 17, 24     Computer Class for Seniors @ 10:00 am

Today we will be discovering MCCPL’s Digital Collection. Please call to register 271-7005

 

Thursday, July 12   Southern Charms Book Club @ 3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing Carnegie’s Maid, by Marie Benedict. This is a story of a young girl who becomes a lady’s maid in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households, Andrew Carnegie’s, under false pretenses and of her future relationship with this philanthropist.

 

Wednesday, July 18     Libraries Rock with a Montgomery Author @ 10:00 am

Barbara Wesley Hill will be presenting her book, Only a Breeze.   She will be available after her program for questions and book signings.

 

Thursday, July 19 Crochet Class @ 4:00 pm                                                                                                           Today we will continue learning to crochet.

 

Thursday, July 26   Curious Genre Book Club @ 3:00 pm

The Whole Town’s Talking, by Fannie Flagg

Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it’s called, is anything but still. Original, profound, The Whole Town’s Talking, a novel in the tradition of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and Flagg’s own Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven, tells the story of Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride, Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live, love, die, and carry on in mysterious and surprising ways.                                                                        http://fannieflaggbooks.com/books/the- whole-towns-talking-tr/the-whole-towns-talking-h

 

 

EL Lowder Regional Library

 

Children’s Summer Reading (Grades K-6)

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Libraries Rock the Environment

Tuesday, July 3 @ 10am

Professor Environmental will be here to talk to the children about how to take care of the environment. Since this is the day before Independence Holiday she will be talking about picking up after you use fireworks.  Fireworks are beautiful, but remember to stay safe, because they can be dangerous.

 

Libraries Rock with Zoo Animals

Tuesday, July 10 @ 10am

Everyone who signed up will receive a certificate. As a reward for continuing to read over the summer the Montgomery Zoo will be here for a special event.

 

Summer Lap Sit Time

Thursdays @ 10:00am

Birth to Age 2

Join us every Thursday for Lap-Sit Rocks at Lowder

July 5:                        Books:   Ladybug, Ladybug by Karla Amos

rest by:  Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis

July 12:                      Book:   Cock-a-Moo-Moo by: Juliet Dallas-Conte’

July 19:                      Book:   A Cat and a Dog by Claire Masurel

July 26:                      Book:   Peep! by Maria Van Lieshout

 

Summer Preschool Storytimes

Fridays @ 10:15am

Pre-School (Story Time) Ages 3-5

Join us every Friday at 10:15am for Story Time Rocks at Lowder

 

July 6:            Books:   Listen to My Trumpet! by Mo Willems

                                       Squeak, Rumble, WHOMP! WHOMP! WHOMP!

by Wynston Marsalis

July 13:          Books:    Bats in the Band by Brian Lies

                                       Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss

July 20:          Books:    Ant and Grasshopper by Luli Gray

                                       Banjo Granny by Sarah Martin Busse and Jacqueline Briggs Martin

July 27:          Books:   The Ear Book by Al Perkins

                                       Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin

 

Young Adult Summer Reading (Age 13-19)

 

Libraries Rock Reading

Thursday, July 5 @ 4pm – 5pm

Young Classic Book Club will choose a required reading book and share it with the group. (In August Young Classic Book Club will read Stuart Little by E. B. White)

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

 

Libraries Rock College Style Mixer

Wednesday, July 10 @ 6pm – 7:30pm

This is the final Young Adult Summer Reading Event for this year. What happens on a college campus besides classes and football games?   They have mixers.  What is a college mixer?  It’s not a drink, join the librarians and learn all about college mixers.  Certificates will be awarded at this “mixer.”

 

Adult Summer Reading Program

 

July 26: Our final Adult Summer Reading Program will be another Libraries Rock with Book Clubs with the Ladies of High Tea Book Club reading and discussing Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein.  (Note: On August 23, Ladies of High Tea will read Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini)

Other Happenings @ Lowder in July 

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, July 11!

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, July 18!

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, July 12 from 4PM to 5PM.  June’s theme will be Brides and (since it is National Iced Tea Month) Iced Tea! July’s theme is Red, White, Blue and Picnics too!

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!

Children’s Activities are suspended in August so that the Children’s Librarians may prepare for the upcoming year’s programming. We hope to see you all again in September.  Everyone have a wonderful Summer and the Lowder Staff thanks you for your patronage.

 

Pike Road Branch Library

Summer Activities

Summer Events for age 5 and up – Tuesdays at 3 p.m.

 

July 10 – The Auburn University Southeastern Raptor Center will introduce us to some of the magnificent birds in their care. The Raptor Center appears courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library.

 

July 17 – We will bring our Tuesday events to an end with The DIY Magician. He uses upcycled props to make magic and music! We will also announce the top readers in each of our summer reading challenge categories. Plus, the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library will provide       refreshments.

 

LEGO™ and Mega Bloks™ Time –

Wednesdays @ 3 p.m.

Each week, builders (age 5 and up) will face a new challenge and create something awesome using the library’s collection of LEGO™ bricks. Meanwhile, our younger builders will create using the library’s Mega Blok™ collection. The dates will be: July 11, 18, 25

 

 

Toddler Time – for age one through three

Wednesday, July 11, 18, 25 @ 10 a.m.

At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week.

 

Storybook Time – for age three and up

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft. We will read the same books at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Here is what we have planned for this month:

 

July 2 – Independence Day is almost here! We’ll prepare for the day by reading Red, White and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw and Huy Voun Lee and by making a red, white and blue craft.

 

July 9 – Baby comes from a musical family and just because he’s a baby doesn’t mean he can’t make his own music. We’ll snap, clap and toot-toot-toot along with Baby’s family in Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler and R. Gregory Christie.

 

July 16 – A little girl and her family are all very sleepy, but then her uncle picks up his fiddle and suddenly everyone is playing and dancing. We’ll tappity-tap and clappity-clap like we’re part of the family when we read When Uncle Took Up the Fiddle by Libba Moore Gray and Lloyd Bloom.

 

July 23 – Violet has been looking for kindred music-making spirits since she was a baby in the nursery. Will she ever find someone who marches to the same beat? We’ll find out when we read Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson and Laura Huliska-Beith.

 

July 30 – Baby Owen loves bluegrass music and his granny plays a mean banjo. The only problem is they live far apart. We’ll see how far granny will go to watch Owen wiggle, giggle and jiggle for her bluegrass tunes in Banjo Granny by Sarah Martin Busse, Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Barry Root.

 

Book Clubs

 

Book Maniacs – for children in third grade and up –On Thursday, July 12 at 4:15 p.m., the Maniacs will discuss Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner.

Publisher’s Summary – Welcome to the tyrannical city of Jewel, where impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime. Goldie Roth has lived in Jewel all her life. Like every child in the city, she wears a silver guardchain and is forced to obey the dreaded Blessed Guardians. She has never done anything by herself and won’t be allowed out on the streets unchained until Separation Day. When Separation Day is canceled, Goldie, who has always been both impatient and bold, runs away, risking not only her own life but also the lives of those she has left behind. In the chaos that follows, she is lured to the mysterious Museum of Dunt, where she meets the boy Toadspit and discovers terrible secrets. Only the cunning mind of a thief can understand the museum’s strange, shifting rooms. Fortunately, Goldie has a talent for thieving. Which is just as well, because the leader of the Blessed Guardians has his own plans for the museum—plans that threaten the lives of everyone Goldie loves. And it will take a daring thief to stop him. . . .

 

Bookies – The Pike Road Bookies meet on the third Thursday of each month, except December.                             On Thursday, July 19 at 11:15 a.m., they will discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Lisa See.

Publisher’s Summary – Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is               Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

9585 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL 36064 – Phone: 244-8679 facebook.com/pikeroadbranchlibrary

 

Bertha Pleasant Williams Library

Summer Reading Programs

Wednesdays @10 am

 

July 4 – Holiday – Get Caught reading! (All MCCPL Locations Closed)

 

July 11 – The library rocks with Tracy Sue Walker! Tracy Sue Walker is a professional storyteller who brings a unique blend of words, rhythm, song, and movement to story audiences.  Her words paint pictures as her stories come to life. 

 

Summer Storytime

Tuesdays @ 10am

All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!

 

July 3: It’s time to get moving and grooving with some Bearobics (Parker). Then we’ll make some whacky noises with a Squeak, Bumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! (Marsalis).

 

July 10: Violet’s Music (Johnson) just doesn’t stop, but can she find a band to play with? More importantly how does The Deaf Musician (Seeger) still make music?

 

July 17: Ben’s Trumpet (Isadora) is all in his head, until he meets a musician who sees his talent. Piggie tells Gerald Listen to My Trumpet! (Willems) What should Gerald do if he doesn’t like the music?

 

July 24: If You’re a Monster and You Know It (Emberley) come to story time! We’ll also read Dooby Dooby Moo (Cronin) and see who wins the talent show.

 

July 31: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (Carle) Help make the sounds that polar bear hears at the zoo! Sometimes animals don’t make the sounds you expect, sort of like The Cow Who Clucked (Fleming).

 

Adult Programs

 

Genealogy Sessions

Every Friday (except holidays) @ 10:30-11:15 AND 2:30-3:15

Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.

Pre-registration IS required. Contact 334-240-4979 or acampbell@mccpl.lib.al.us

 

Scrabble Time

Tuesday, July 3 & 17 @ 2:00pm

 

Crochet and Craft

Friday, July 6 & 20 @ 10:00am

 

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Wednesday, July 11 @ 11:00am

Blue by Danielle Steel

Description: Ginny Carter was once a rising star in TV news, married to a top anchorman, with a three-year-old son and a full and happy life in Beverly Hills—until her whole world dissolved in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas. In the aftermath, she pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker in the worst areas around the globe. Then, on the anniversary of the fateful accident—and wrestling with the lure of death herself—she meets a boy who will cause her life to change forever yet again. Thirteen-year-old Blue Williams has been living on the streets, abandoned by his family, rarely attending school, and utterly alone. Following her instincts, Ginny reaches out to him. Leery of everyone, he runs from her again and again. But he always returns, and each time, their friendship grows. ~Dust Jacket

 

Novel Colors

Wednesday, July 25 @ 6:30pm

LOCATION: Books-a-Million in Eastchase

Title: Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Rise Of Alpha Flight (2016)

Authors/Illustrators: Tara Butter, Michelle Fazekis, and Kris Anka (Available on Hoopla)

Description: Carol Danvers soars higher than ever with her greatest mission yet – leading Earth’s first line of defense, the all-new Alpha Flight space program! And some alums of the old-school Flight are along for the ride: Puck, Aurora and Sasquatch! It’s a bold new frontier for Captain Marvel, but can she handle being a       diplomat first and a soldier second? She’ll face negotiations with alien delegates, passive-aggressive power struggles with Flight Commander Abigail Brand, an insatiable itch to be out on the front lines and the mystery of a ghost ship bearing the Star of Hala – the very symbol she wears on her chest! Plus: Carol’s powers are on the fritz, and all evidence says Alpha Flight has a traitor in its midst. 

 

All Ages

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Friday, July 20 @ 3:00pm

Joins us for a mid afternoon movie after work or school. Bring snacks, suggest titles for future viewings, talk with friends or make new ones. Movies will be PG-13 rating or lower, but parents are responsible for researching movie before allowing children to view.

Movie: Sing (2016)

Run time: 1h 54min

 

Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library

Wednesdays @ 10:00 am

 

July 4 : No Program, Happy Independence Day!

 

July 11: End of the Summer Program featuring Gary Ledbetter The Magician

 

Young Adult Programs (YA)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Thursday, July 12 @ 10:00 am

End of Summer Reading Program Featuring Tracy Sue Walker Professional Storyteller

 

Adult Programs

 

After 5 Book Club

Monday, July 2 @ 6:00 P.M.

Title: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Summary: An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing journeys through Mississippi’s past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story, power and-limitations of family bonds. ~Editor

 

Computer Class

Thursday, July 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 11:00 A.M.

Description: All levels of experience are welcome in this low stress, community approach to computer literacy.

Instructors: Library Staff

 

Scrapbooking @ 12 Noon

Thursday, July 5, 12, 19, 26

Mrs. Alberta Riley, Retired Educator, Presenter

Description: Learn the techniques of telling stories of your memories through the art of scrapbooking using words, paper, glue, photos, etc. Attendees are encouraged to provide materials for this program.  Please contact staff @ (334)240-4848 for a list of recommended materials.

 

Saturday Morning Chess @ The Library

Saturday, July 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Presenter: Friends and Family Chess Club

Description: Learn to play Chess. All ages and levels of players are welcome.

 

Reducing The Risks of Falls

Tuesday July 10 @10:00 A. M.

Mrs. Danielle Rudolph, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Presenter

Description: Learn why older people fall and how to reduce falls.

 

Yoga @ the Library 6:00 P.M.                               

Tuesday, July 10 & 24

Mrs. Susan Enzweiler, Registered Yoga Teacher, Instructor

Description: This course is an introduction to the ancient practice of Yoga. Through a series of gentle Yoga Poses, participants will experience a sense of well-being and relaxation.  Comfortable, form-fitting, but stretchy clothing is recommended.  Participants of all levels of health, mobility, and flexibility are encouraged to attend as Yoga Poses can be adapted for comfort.

 

Free Legal Clinic 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M

Wednesday, July 11

Presenter: Montgomery County Bar Foundation, Volunteer Lawyers Program

Description: Do you need to ask a lawyer a question?  Volunteer attorneys will answer questions regarding civil matters including the following areas of concern:  foreclosure, bankruptcy, consumer debt, contracts, warranties, divorce, home ownership/landlord/tenant

Attorneys are unable to help with criminal matters or traffic tickets

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

Story Times

Thursday at 10:30 am

(For All Ages)

 

July 5: Movie Day

Stop by or call the library the week before the movie day to see which one.

Movie for all Ages

 

 

Teen Programs

Wednesday at 1:30

Ages 11-up

July11: Storytelling with Tracy Sue Walker

Tracy Sue Walker brings a unique blend of words, rhythm, song, and movement to story audiences. Her words paint pictures better than any illustrator.

 

Dads And Daughters Saturday

Every 2nd Saturday

Time: 11 a.m. – 12 noon

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

245 High Street

334-240-4999

 

Back to School Boot Camp 2018

Morgan Library

July 9-13

Middle/High School

July 16-20

3rd -5th Graders

July 23-27

K-2nd Graders

 

 

Ramer Branch Library

Summer Reading Program

Wednesdays at 10:30 am

 

July 11: Alabama Department of Archives and History Awards Ceremony

Join the Alabama Department of Archives and History as they teach us about the story and history of Alabama including famous Alabamians. There will be hands on activities and much more. We will also have an awards ceremony for all who participated and also something special for the individual

Fun with Lego

Monday, July 2 & July 9

Time 2:00—4:00 p.m.

Movie Days

July 5 & 12 @ 2pm

Snacks Provided

Ramer Summer Adult Programs

Ramer Readin’ Right Book Club

Wednesdays @ 11:00

July 25

August 22

 

June Events @ Lowder Library!!

June 2018 at Lowder Regional Library

 

This Year Summer Reading proves it   —– LIBRARIES ROCK!

 

Everyone is invited to Read for Summer Reading. We have a special Post-It Note art project planned.  For every five books read you may put a Post-It note on the wall.  We will post pictures on FaceBook at the beginning of each week as our picture grows and grows so you can try and figure out what it is!  Sign up today and the join us as Libraries Rock and we Read!

 

Lap-Sit Birth to Age 2

Join us every Thursday at 10AM for Lap-Sit Rocks at Lowder.

June 7              Book: The Maestro Plays by Bill Martin, Jr.

June 12            Book: Hush Little Baby by Marla Frazee

June 19            Book: Ten in the Bed by Penny Dale

June 26           Book: Cock-a-doodle-do by Emma Harding

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.

 

Pre-School (Story Time) Ages 3-5

Join us every Friday at 1015AM for Story Time Rocks at Lowder.

June 1              Books:       Splat the Cat Sings Flat by Chris Strathearn

Song of Middle C by Alison McGhee

June 8              Books:        M is for Music by Kathleen Krull

                         Snake Alley Band by Elizabeth Nygaard

June 15            Books:        Oh, Daddy! by Bob Shea

                         Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer

June 22           Books: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring by Kin Eagle

Musicians of the Sun by Gerald McDermott

June 29           Books:       Old MacDonald Had a Workshop

by Lisa Shulman

Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Coronin

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.

 

Children Grades K-6

Join us every Tuesday in June at 10AM for a rocking great program at Lowder.

June 5              Libraries Rock with History

The Alabama Department of Archives and History

June 12            Libraries Rock Through STEM Learning

Sylvian Learning Center

June 19            Libraries Rock Through Movies

Come and Sing Along!

June 26           Libraries Rock Through Musical Instruments

Dr. Stephen Foster, Director of Bands,

Assistant Professor of Music, Faulkner University

 

Young Adult Ages 13-19

June 7    4PM-5PM    Libraries Rock Reading

The Young Classic Book Club will be reading:

Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

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.

~~Goodreads~~

 

June 13   6PM-730PM   Libraries Rock TaiChi

June 27  6PM-730PM   Libraries Rock Cooking Dorm Style

 

In July the Young Classic Book Club will be doing something different. Choose a required reading book that you enjoyed and bring it to share with the group!

 

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

 

Adult Summer Reading

June 6, 2018  6PM-7PM  Libraries Rock Away Frauds and Scams

Special Program by District Attorney Daryl D. Bailey

June 20, 2018  6PM-730PM  Libraries Rock in Cooking

June 28, 2018 3PM-5PM  Libraries Rock with Book Clubs

Join the Ladies of High Tea as they read

Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews

 

The Ladies of High Tea will meet the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM — Join us on Thursday, June 28th, 2018. Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews.

 

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.

~~Amazon.com~~

 

In July, the Ladies will read Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein.

When Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper is summoned to Tina Barr’s apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, she finds a neighbor convinced that the young woman was assaulted. But the terrified victim, a conservator of rare books and maps, refuses to cooperate with investigators. Then another woman is found murdered in that same apartment with an extremely valuable book, believed to have been stolen. As Alex pursues the murderer, she is drawn into the strange and privileged world of the Hunt family, major benefactors of the New York Public Library and passionate rare book collectors who may be willing to kill for their treasures.

~~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 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, June 13, 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, June 20, 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 14, 2018 from 4PM to 5PM. June’s theme will be Brides and (since it is National Iced Tea Month) Iced Tea!

 

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 will not be offering our Help Me! Computer classes until later in the Fall due to Children’s Programming for the Summer.

 

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.