Butterfly Garden Program

Monarch_Butterfly_Danaus_plexippus_on_Milkweed_Hybrid_2800px (1)Do you love butterflies?  (And who doesn’t?)  Are you planning your dream garden?  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.

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Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Lonsdale Public Library
Admission: free

Our birthday party

Our 5th birthday party was a big success!  Thanks to everyone who came yesterday and to everyone who has supported the library over the last five years.  Creating a new library in the twenty-first century is no small undertaking, and it has been the work of many hands–library staff, the library board, volunteers, the city of Lonsdale, local businesses and the broader community have all contributed to making this a place to learn and grow, meet and play.  We hope to continue to thrive and grow.

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Food for Fines!  April 7-11

Food for fines is back!

fiber-clipart-McLLLxjKiAs part of our birthday celebration, the Lonsdale Public Library is offering a week-long “Food for Fines” event.  During the week of April 7-11 support the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf by donating items or money at the library and have your fines forgiven.  Non-perishable foods and personal care items welcomed, only non-expired items please.  For any size donation, the library will waive up to $10 in late fees per card or $25 per family.  Please note that we can only waive late fees, not lost item fees, and Lonsdale Food Shelfonly for fines imposed by Lonsdale Public Library.  Any size donation is welcome and will help your friends and neighbors!

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 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html)], 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
E-mail: mmoran@selco.info



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