August Fun @ Bertha Williams Library!!

August 2019


Adult Program


Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday

August 14

Time: 11:00am

Title: Countdown

Author: Iris Johansen


Orphaned at an early age, Jane grew up the hard way, but she was given a new life, a loving family, and a chance to pursue her interest in one of the greatest archaeological finds ever unearthed. Now someone was trying to destroy that new life before it could even get started. The past is returning with the kind of vengeance that knows no mercy. The countdown has already begun, and it’s approaching zero faster than anyone thinks. ~dust jacket


Novel Colors **NEW DAY**

Last Tuesday

August 27

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: Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince, Vol. 1

Writer/Artist: V. E. Schwab/Andrea Olimpieri, Enrica Eren Angiolini

Description: Two hundred years have passed since the Worlds were magically sealed off from one another.


Red London, the capital of Arnes, thrives under the rule of the Maresh Empire. But when King Nokil Maresh learns that his son, Prince Maxim, is fixated on other Londons instead of his own, he sends him on a dangerous military excursion in the hope of focusing the Prince’s attention.


Maxim’s destination? Verose – better known as the Blood Coast – a dangerous port city with a reputation for trouble. Within minutes of his arrival, he’s faced with crooks, thieves, con artists and brawlers… Worse, the infamous pirate queen Arisa, feared by outlaws and soldiers alike, has just pulled into port. ~Hoopla Digital




Genealogy Sessions

By appointment only


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

August 16

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.


Teen Programs


Big Mood

Join us every Thursday as we figure out how to cope with and navigate our moods, big and small, through a variety of tools and discussion. Get the support you need in figuring out everything going on and how to achieve your goals without letting your feelings get in the way.


Thursday @ 4pm

1 – journaling

8 – shared talents

15 – journaling

22 – breathing techniques

29 – no program, librarian on vacation


Children’s Programs

Story time!

Story time is taking a break for planning in August. Join us Mondays and Tuesdays @10am starting in September.


August Fun @ Hampstead Library!!

Hampstead Branch Library August Programs

The Hampstead Staff is taking a break from our regular programming this month to prepare for a brand new year of programing! To help keep you in the groove of visiting the library, we are offering several self-directed programs you can enjoy while we’re on break. All our regular programs will be back and better than ever in September.


Toddler Free Play

Mondays @ 9:30 – 10:45

Instead of Toddler Time, drop by for a Free Play with our toys any time between 9:30 and 10:30. We’ll wrap up with bubbles beginning at 10:30.


Adopt a Craft

Tuesdays all Day

Help us clean out our storage place by adopting a craft from one of our programs this year! You can do the craft in the library, or take it home in a bag to enjoy later.

Lowder Library Announces August Events!!

The Ladies of High Tea meets the Fourth Thursday of the Month at 3PM. In August A Red Herring without Mustard: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan C. Bradley will be discussed.  Join us at 3PM on Thursday, August 22, 2019.

In the hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey, the insidiously clever and unflappable eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce had asked a Gypsy woman to tell her fortune—never expecting to later stumble across the poor soul, bludgeoned almost to death in the wee hours in her own caravan. Was this an act of retribution by those convinced that the soothsayer abducted a local child years ago? Certainly Flavia understands the bliss of settling scores; revenge is a delightful pastime when one has two odious older sisters. But how could this crime be connected to the missing baby? As the red herrings pile up, Flavia must sort through clues fishy and foul to untangle dark deeds and dangerous secrets.


In September 2019 the Ladies of High Tea will read their annual classic. This year they embrace the grand dame of mystery – Agatha Christie.  The book they will be reading will be And Then There Were None. Join us at 3PM on Thursday, September 26, 2019.


Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U. N. Owen. Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret. That evening, former reckless driver Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide.

The tension escalates as the survivors realize the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again… and again…


Due to availability please note that schedules and selections are subject to change without notice.


The Young Classic Book Club meets from 4PM to 5PM on the third Thursday of the month. Thursday, August 15, 2019 the Young Classic Book Club will read Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.


Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school . . . again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.


Thursday, September 19, 2019 the Young Classic Book Club will read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.


The story is of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his new love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.


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

We will not be having our Young Adult Make “Your” Space in the month of August.

Super Saturday Story Time for this month will be August 10. Our theme will be Back to School.


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 as soon as we are notified of the cancellation.


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 first Wednesday of the month.  We will have a different theme every month—August’s theme will be school.  Join us Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 4PM-5PM.


Gamer’s Club is the second Wednesday afternoon of the month from 4PM-530PM. You must pre-register 24 hours in advance to play.  Parents must stay in the Main Area during play time.  You can even bring your own games (E, E10+, or T ONLY) and controllers if you want to play them on the big screen!  Join us Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 4PM.


Lowder Lego League is the third Wednesday afternoon of the month from 4PM-530PM. 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.  Registration is also required and complete rules are available at the Circulation Desk.  Come and sign up for Wednesday, August 21, 2019!


Connect with us the fourth Wednesday of every month from 4PM to 5PM for 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’ll be looking for you on Wednesday, August 28, 2019!


See you in September! There will be no Lap Sit or Story Time in August as the Children’s Librarians take a well-earned much needed vacation from programming.  But don’t worry they will be busy planning next year’s great programs!


Help Me! Computer Classes for Senior Adults during the month August will cover Databases. Please remember that you must pre-register at least 24 hours in advance of Tuesday, August 27, 2019.


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.