The Library is Turning 5!

5th_birthday_cake_0515-1101-0714-1517_SMUApril 10th is the 5th anniversary of the Lonsdale Public Library’s grand opening.  We want to share our birthday celebration with you!

Visitors any time during the day will have the chance to play games for fun prizes.  Library trivia for adults!  Library scavenger hunt for kids!  Every player wins!

birthday-balloons-and-cake-clip-artOur birthday party is 4-6 on Friday, April 10th.  We will have birthday cake, cookies and lemonade.  There will be a photo booth with fun props, plus board games and puzzles to play with, so plan on staying awhile!

We will be sharing a slideshow of library photos.  We would love to include your pictures.  You can bring them into the library or share on our Facebook page before April 10.

As another part of our celebration, during the entire week of April 7-11, we will be hosting another Food for Fines event.  Donate non-perishable food and personal care items for the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf.  For any size donation, the library will waive up to $10 in late fees (on Lonsdale materials) per card or $25 per family.

The library needs friends!  We are trying to revitalize our Friends of the Library group.  If you are interested, you can sign up at the library at our party or any time.

The Library is having a birthday!

We’re turning five!  There will be a celebration on April 10th.  (More details soon.)  Meanwhile…

We’re looking forbuilding your photos!  If you have any pictures of the library that we can add to our slide show, please share them.  You can share on our Facebook page or bring them into the library.  We are particularly interested in photos from the early days.

Thanks and we hope to see you soon!

Think spring!

It’s finally starting to feel like spring.  Hurrah!  To celebrate, why not check out some of these movies that feature fun spring scenes?


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Springtime with Roo
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
From Justin to Kelly
A League of Their Own
Mary Poppins
Back to the Future
42: The Jackie Robinson Story

Butterfly Garden Program POSTPONED

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the butterfly garden program scheduled for February 13th has been rescheduled for April 23rd.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Grow a Butterfly Garden

Date: Thursday,
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Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Lonsdale Public Library
Admission: freebutterfly

By Photo by and (c)2008 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) (Own work) [GFDL 1.2 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Do you love butterflies?  (And who doesn’t?)  Are you receiving seed catalogs and dreaming of spring?  Join us at the Lonsdale Public Library for a free program on how to plan a butterfly-friendly garden.  Master gardener Lisa Reuvers will provide advice on choosing plants that will make your yard a butterfly haven.drawings-of-butterflies-6


For more information:
Phone: 507-744-3977



Flashback Matinee 1945

The Lonsdale Public Library presents a flashback Saturday Matinee experience.  Go back in time with us and enjoy a newsreel, a Casper cartoon and feature film  “And Then There Were None.”  Admission is free and so are the popcorn and lemonade.  Period dress is optional!


Based on the Agatha Christie novel, “And Then There Were None” is the thrilling tale of eight strangers who receive mysterious invitations to an island staffed by two newly-hired servants.  When they sit down to dinner the first night, a recording of their absent host accuses all ten of them of murder and promises vengeance.  When the guests start to die, they don’t know who to trust.

Date:  Saturday, February 7
Time:  10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Place:  Lonsdale Public Library

Flashback Matinee 1936

The Lonsdale Public Library presents a flashback Saturday Matinee experience.  Go back in time with us and enjoy a newsreel of highlights from the 1936 Olympics, a Popeye cartoon and the feature film “My Man Godfrey.”  Admission is free and so are the popcorn and lemonade.  Period dress is optional!


A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler…but there’s more to Godfrey than meets the eye.  Starring William Powell and Carole Lombard , this screwball comedy guarantees the laughs

Date: Saturday, January 17
Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Place: Lonsdale Public Library meeting room

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

January 13-February 21, 2015

It’s timWeb Graphic 2 (300x600)e again for our annual reading program for adults!  Hot Reads for Cold Nights is open to anyone 18 or older in the Lonsdale area with a library card.  Don’t have a card?  We would be glad to sign you up for one.

We will be giving away five weekly prizes of a tote bag and two grand prizes of a tote bag filled with a tumbler, coasters and Book Lover’s Calendar.  You receive one entry for the prize drawings just for signing up.  You can earn more entries by playing book bingo.

We will also be offering a few special events:

Saturday, January 17, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm:  Flashback matinee 1936 including a Looney Tunes cartoon, authentic newsreels and feature film “My Man Godfrey”

Saturday, February 7, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm:  Flashback matinee 1945 including a Looney Tunes cartoon, authentic newsreels and feature “And Then There Were None”butterfly

Thursday February 19, 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Planning a Butterfly Garden program presented by master gardener Lisa Reuvers