Halloween Party in a Bag

Come to the library on Friday, October 30 or Saturday, October 31 to get your party in a bag!  We’re sad that we won’t be able to offer our usual party, but instead, you can bring the fun home.  Packets will include coloring pages, activity sheets, a recipe, a craft, a prize or two and a bag of candy!  Choose pre-reader, reader or teen/tween.

Friday 1:00-6:00
Saturday 10:00-2:00

 

Vote for Lonsdale’s Favorite Candy

Your library staff loves Halloween!  This year, we can’t have our usual party, so we’re coming up with new kinds of fun.   One of those is a bracket for us to choose our favorite candy.  You can vote in the library or online here.   Vote once every week of October.  We will announce the winner on November 2nd.  Don’t let your favorite miss out!

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Virtual Oktoberfest

If this were a regular year, Oktoberfest would be finishing up soon in Munich and other cities around the globe that have chosen to adopt the festival for themselves.  Sadly, in this unusual year, those parties have been cancelled.  But you can enjoy some of the fun yourselves at home!

Oktoberfest Party Guide

FOOD

A good Oktoberfest must have authentic German food.  You might want to try one of these yummy-sounding recipes.  What’s your favorite?

Soft pretzels with honey mustard dipping sauce

Bratwurst with apples, onion and sauerkraut

German spaetzle dumplings

Oktoberfest red cabbage

Authentic German potato salad

Chocolate stout layer cake

BEER

There are many classic German beers to enjoy with your Oktoberfest.  Or if you want to mix it up, we’ve had a blossoming of local breweries in recent years.  Maybe now is a good time to check some out.  (Note the limitations of each establishment in the COVID era.)

Montgomery Brewing in Montgomery

Giesenbräu Bier Co. in New Prague

Chapel Brewing in Dundas

Tanzenwald Brewing Company in Northfield

Imminent Brewing in Northfield

MUSIC

Turn on some traditional German music to make your home festival complete.

Oktoberfest accordion music

Best Oktoberfest songs of all time

The beer tent songs you need to know

Book Chats

If you’ve been following us on Facebook or YouTube, hopefully you have seen that we are producing book chats of recommendations for what to read next.  All of the videos are available on this playlist on our YouTube channel.  New episodes are posted every Wednesday at 3:00 pm.  What kind of books do we discuss?  You name it, we will probably get around to it.  If you have suggestions, let us know.  The schedule so far is:

8/19:  psychological thrillers

8/26: read alouds for the whole family

9/2: science-fiction

9/9: hot dish cookbooks

9/16: early chapter books

9/23: overcoming adversity memoirs

9/30: favorite elderly protagonists