December 2017 at Lowder Regional Library
The Ladies of High Tea meet the First Tuesday of the Month at 3PM—Join us Tuesday, December 5th to discuss Christmas Caramel Murder by JoAnne Fluke.
The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her good pal Lisa have agreed to provide all the goodies for the town’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. But before anyone can say “Bah, humbug!” a Santa-sized sackful of trouble ensues. Like the fact that Lisa’s husband will be playing Mr. Claus to his ex-girlfriend Phyllis Bates’ Mrs. Claus. Or that before the curtains even go up Phyllis is found dead in the snow—wearing a costume that the real Mrs. Claus would put on the naughty list. Soon after, the suspects pile up faster than snowdrifts in a blizzard, while a merry murderer remains on the loose. With clues even harder to find, it might take a visit from ghosts of Christmas past to wrap up this mystery in time for the holidays . . .
On January 2nd, 2018 the Ladies will read Sweet Tea Revenge by Laura Childs.
Theodosia Browning’s dear friend Delaine Dish has asked her to be a bridesmaid for her wedding. But when the big day arrives, everything seems to be going wrong. First, a massive storm is brewing over Charleston. A bad omen? Second, Delaine’s sister is late for the ceremony. And finally, the groom not only has cold feet—his whole body is cold. A murderer has crashed the wedding. As Theodosia comforts a devastated Delaine, she needs to sort out the suspects on the groom’s side from the suspects on the bride’s side. One thing soon becomes apparent—revenge won’t be the only dish served cold at this wedding. And if Theodosia doesn’t watch her step, a cold-blooded killer may have a rude reception in store for her…
Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice.
On December 7th the Young Classic Book Club will meet from 4PM to 5PM to discuss A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The Young Classic Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month from 4PM to 5PM.
Ebenezer Scrooge has no time for the poor or the wretched. And it’s “Bah, humbug!” to anyone who wishes him a Merry Christmas. But when he turns in for the night one cold, fateful Christmas Eve, his past, present, and future converge. Three haunting guests are about to show him that the time has come to change his miserly ways—before it’s too late.
On Thursday, January 4th, 2018 the Young Classic Book Club will discuss The Bridge to Terabethia by Katherine Paterson.
Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces him. The two become fast friends and spend most days in the woods behind Leslie’s house, where they invent an enchanted land called Terabithia. One morning, Leslie goes to Terabithia without Jess and a tragedy occurs. It will take the love of his family and the strength that Leslie has given him for Jess to be able to deal with his grief.
Selections are taken from Required Reading Lists and please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without prior 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.
Gamer’s Club meets the second Friday afternoon of the month. You must pre-register to play either a 330PM to 430PM slot or 430PM to 530PM slot. Parents must stay in the Main Area during play time. Join us Friday, December 8th, 2017!
Registration is also required for the Lowder Lego League on the third Friday afternoon of the month 4PM-5PM. 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 adult may wait in the Main Area of the library. Complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk. Come and sign up for Friday, December 8th, 2017!
Open Mic night is back! Join us the third Monday of the month at 6PM to “show your stuff!” If you can sing or dance, if you write poetry, or if you like to make people laugh sign up by 5PM the day of the program and show us what you can do! As always this is a family oriented program so nothing offensive to little (or big) ears and we never ever criticize. Join us Monday, December 18th, 2017.
Come be a part of DEACT! And just what is DEACTMAL? Drop Everything And Color (in the Main Area of Lowder)! All ages are invited to come and spend the hour coloring the second Thursday of the month. Monthly we will have a different theme and in Join us Thursday, December 14th, 2017 from 4PM-5PM. Since Alabama became the 22nd state to join the Union on December 14th, 1819 we will celebrate our state’s 198th birthday as this month’s theme!
Homework Help at Lowder is every Wednesday, 6PM-730PM– unless school is out. Everyone must fill out a new registration each 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. We are also taking applications at the Circulation Desk for Homework Helpers at this time.
We are pleased to announce a new Lap Sit Time! It is for ages 0 to 1 year every Thursday 10am to 1015m for a Librarian led Lap Sit time and then from 1015am to 1030am the parent will read board books to their children. There is no craft associated with this program.
Our regular Preschool Story Time is Fridays at 1015am. 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.
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 are excited to announce that we are going to be offering Help Me! Computer Classes for senior adults the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 930am to 1030am. In December we will have classes Tuesday, December 12th and Tuesday, December 19th. Please remember that pre-registration is required no later than 24 hours in advance of the class.
Our annual Christmas Open House will be Thursday, December 14th starting at 10AM. We will have a visit from the Jolly Old Elf Himself from 1030AM to 12N and everyone is invited to come tell Santa what they want for Christmas!