Saturday Hours Changing June 1st

SATIn an effort to be more responsive to the needs of our community, we are changing our Saturday hours.  As of June 1, 2016, we will be open on Saturdays from 10:00-2:00.  So, sleep in, then come down to the library and check out some books and movies for the rest of your weekend!

Monday:         CLOSED
Tuesday:        NOON – 8pm
Wednesday:  NOON – 6pm
Thursday:      NOON – 6pm
Friday:            10am – 6pm
Saturday:       10am – 2pm
Sunday:         CLOSED


Allen Eskens author tour


LIFEWEBURYTensions, twists, and turns: The Life We Bury

Fans of mystery and suspense novels are in for a treat in April!  Author Allen Eskens will visit Lonsdale Public Library on April 21st to discuss his book The Life We Bury, a 2015 Minnesota Book Award finalist for Genre Fiction.

Where: Lonsdale Public Library
When: Thursday, April 21st at 7:00 pm
The event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.

Suspense Magazine says, “Set against the backdrop of a brutal Minnesota winter, The Life We Bury is much more than a satisfying, suspenseful novel. This story kept me turning the pages, and it touched my heart. The characters are as real as my next-door neighbors, the story compelling, and the writing superb.”

Allen Eskens is a criminal defense attorney from Minnesota who has turned his talent and attention to writing highly evocative and engaging fiction—mysteries with a literary edge. He published his award-winning debut novel The Life We Bury  in the fall of 2014 and his follow-up novel, The Guise of Another is now available. Mr. Eskens has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Minnesota, and a Juris Doctorate from Hamline University School of Law.

Come work with us!


The Lonsdale Public Library Board is accepting applications for a part-time (22 hours per week) Library Technician I to work the circulation desk, catalog materials, process inter-library loans, and perform various other library tasks.  Must be meticulous with good people skills and willingness to learn.  Flexible schedule a plus.  Minimum qualifications: High School diploma with two years of library or other applicable experience.  Desired:  Bachelors Degree with four years of library or other applicable experience.

Starting salary: $10-14/hour. Insurance benefits not included.

A completed job application, cover letter, and resume must be submitted to Marguerite Moran, Library Director, no later than 6 pm on Friday, March 11, 2016.  Drop by the library for an application or download below.


Hot Reads Craft Night

DIY anthropologie scarf 2As part of our ongoing celebration of Hot Reads for Cold Nights, we will be hosting a craft night Tuesday, February 16th at 7:00.  If you have a project you’re working on and want to show it off, or just enjoy some company, bring it along.  If you don’t have a project, we will have a few fun things to work on, like the scarf to the right.  Want to bring the kids?  We can find something fun for them to do, too.HRCN 2016 Web Graphic 2 (728x90)

Board Game Night Rescheduled

Now that the blizzard is behind us, let’s plan a new night for board games.

LiKd5AaRTHot Reads for Cold Nights
Board Game Night
Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm

Join us for Trivial Pursuit, Jenga, Scrabble and Yahtzee.  Don’t like those games?  Bring your own!  We will have hot beverages and sweet treats.  This is part of our adult reading program, but feel free to bring the whole family!HRCN 2016 Web Graphic 2 (728x90)

Library is closed!

Due to the blizzard conditions, the library will be closed today, Tuesday, February 1st. The board game event planned for tonight will be rescheduled. There will be no story time tonight or Friday of this week. Stay home and stay safe!

Board game night!

trivpurThe next fun event we have planned for our Hot Reads for Cold Nights program is a board game night, coming up this Tuesday, February 2nd at 7:00 pm.  We will have Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Jenga and many more fun games, plus some fun treats to nibble on.  Bring the entire family!  As always, everything is totally free!

Coloring for Grown-ups!

slide_418756_5336446_freeTuesday, Jan. 19 at 7:00 pm

Have you heard about the hottest new thing?  It’s adult coloring books!  That’s right, grown-ups are coloring beautiful, complex designs.  Join us to relieve some stress, meet your neighbors and take some time for yourself.

We will provide the pages, pencils and markers, plus hot beverages and treats.  You bring your creativity and sense of fun.