August Events @ Williams Library!!



Adult Program


Crochet and Craft

First and Third Friday

August 3 and 17

Time: 10:00am


Want to learn how to crochet? Have a project you’re working on that you want to show off, need help with? Come to the library and learn or teach a handcraft (knitting, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch, macrame, origami, chainmail, whatever). Crafters of all ages and genders are welcome. Bring supplies and we’ll build the expertise together.


Scrabble Time

First and Third Tuesday

August 7 and 21

Time: 2:00pm

Description: Come over to Bertha Williams Library and play Scrabble with us. We have plenty of dictionaries for you to brush up on your vocabulary and the Jumble in the Montgomery Advertiser is helpful too! See how sharp your Scrabble skills are against the librarians or just play for fun!


Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

August 8

Time: 11:00am

Title: Turn of Mind

Author: Alice LaPlante

Description: When Dr. Jennifer White’s best friend, Amanda, is found dead with four of her fingers surgically removed, Dr. White is the prime suspect. But she herself doesn’t know whether she did it. Told in White’s own voice, fractured and eloquent, a picture emerges of the surprisingly intimate, complex alliance between these life-long friends—two proud, forceful women who were at times each other’s most formidable adversary. As the investigation into the murder deepens and White’s relationships with her live-in caretaker and two grown children intensify, a chilling question lingers: is White’s shattered memory preventing her from revealing the truth or helping her to hide it? ~Dust Jacket



Novel Colors

Last Wednesday

August 29

Time: 6:30pm

LOCATION: Books-a-Million in Eastchase

Really want to join a book club but don’t really like to read? Come join us at Books-a-million as we talk and color. Read the book, or don’t! Browse with a new friend. Just want to color and enjoy our company? You’re welcome! Bring your own supplies or use some of ours. Coloring sheets provided.

Title: I Kill Giants (Issues 1-7)

Authors/Illustrators: Joe Kelly, J.M. Ken Niimura

Available on Hoopla

Description: Barbara Thorson is your new hero: A quick-witted, sharp-tongued fifth grader who isn’t afraid of anything. Why would she be..? After all, she’s the only girl in school who carries a Norse war hammer in her purse and kills giants for a living… At least, that’s what she’ll tell you – but where does the fantasy end and reality begin in the heart of this troubled girl? And what if she’s telling the truth? ~Goodreads


Genealogy Sessions

Fridays (except holidays)

10:30-11:15 AND 2:30-3:15


Pre-registration IS required.

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.




All Ages

Mid-Afternoon Movie

Third Friday


Time: 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. Call to ask what movie we’re showing or to suggest a title.



Children’s Programs

Monday and Tuesday Story time will return in September


National Library Card Sign Up Month – The Incredibles are our Library Card Ambassadors. Come color an INCREDIBLE coloring sheet to display at our library and/or take one home for your own enjoyment. Get a library card while you’re here!


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?

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.

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.

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.


Hampstead Announces August Programs!!

August 2018 Hampstead Programs


Toddler Time

Every Monday @ 10:00

For Children 2 and Under


August 6 – Toddler Time is all about bed time with the book Good Dog, Good Night by Mary Lyn Ray.

August 13 – We’ll shout and celebrate with Hooray for Today! by Brian Won.

August 20 – What’s that noise? It’s the horse giving everyone a ride in Clip-Clop by Nicola Smee!

August 27 – We’re all about sheep today with some classic rhymes and a sheep adventure with Sheep on a Ship.


Story Time

Every Tuesday @ 10:30

For Children 3 and Up


August 7 – Bear just wants to go to sleep but his neighbor won’t let him in Goodnight Already by Jory John and we’ll have more restful fun by reading the Napping House by Audrey Wood.

Activity: Napping Puppets

August 14 – Papillion (by A.N. Kang) is a cat with a very odd problem and a baby slug just wants a hug from his mom in Slug Needs a Hug by Jeanne Willis.

Activity: Animal Dress-up

August 21 – Bruce is a grumpy bear who lives with four geese, and we’ll figure out why in Mother Bruce and what kind of trouble going south for the winter can cause in Hotel Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins

Activity: Process Bears

August 28 – We’re going on some adventures with troublesome sheep in Nancy E. Shaw’s books Sheep on a Ship and Sheep on a Hike.

Activity: Making Sheep