Cookie Decorating Class

Cookie Decorating Class
Thursday, December 9th, 6:00-7:00pm

Have you always wanted to make those beautiful decorations you see in the stores, but don’t know where to start?  Join Lois for a cookie decorating class.  You will learn several techniques that you can use on different types of desserts.  Plus, bring your product home!

Adults (or teens with a parent) only.  Class size is limited to 8.  Please pre-register by calling the library at 507-744-3977.

We wil provide materials, but if you have your own decorating bags and tips, feel free to bring them.  Masks are required to be worn.

Photo attribution: Jonathunder, GFDL 1.2 <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html>, via Wikimedia Commons

Thanksgiving

The library will be closed Thursday, November 25th for Thanksgiving.  Enjoy some turkey with your family.

If you’re looking for something to do on Friday, November 26th, we will have drop-in crafts at the library.  We will be open our regular hours, 10-6 and we will have storytime at 10:30 as usual.

Food for Fines

Held over for another week!  Bring in your donations through November 13th!

You can donate even if you don’t have library fines.

Food for Fines! | Lonsdale Public Library

Donate any unexpired non-perishable food, household item, or cash to the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf and we will waive up to $10 in late fees from our library.  Our Food for Fines program goes until Saturday, November 6, so hurry in to get those fines waived!

Halloween Party

WHEN:  Friday, October 29th, 4-6 pm
WHERE: Lonsdale Public Library
WHAT: Halloween Party!!!

Visit the mad scientist’s laboratory to see creepy experiments, examine terrifying specimens, and drink a potion, if you dare!

Enjoy our indoor amusement park where you can play mini-golf, toss a ball into a monster’s mouth, do some boo bowling or pin the alien in its spaceship!

And don’t forget the library, where we will have crafts for little and not-so-little kids, coloring and worksheets, a spooky photo backdrop, trivia for grown-ups and lots of yummy treats!

Because of the size of the crowd, we ask you to please wear your masks.  Thanks for helping us keep our community safe.

Our Food for Fines drive starts the day of the party and goes until Saturday, November 6th.  Donate any unexpired non-perishable food, household item, or cash to the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf and we will waive up to $10 in late fees from our library.

Pumpkin Art Contest

Pumpkin Art Contest

WHO:  Teens 13-19
WHEN: October 15-October 29
WHAT: Juried art show

If you are a teen and want to share your artistic talents, decorate a pumpkin in a non-invasive way (no carving, please) and bring it to the library.  We will put it on display and the library staff will choose a winner to be announced at our Halloween Party on Friday, October 29th.

Looking for inspiration?  Try the ideas in this Good Housekeeping article.

We’re batty for bats!

This week, our storytime focused on bats.   Did you know that many bats eat insects, including mosquitoes, up to 1200 per hour?  And many more are pollinators, helping grow many crops.  So, in their honor, we would like to share a couple of yummy recipes brought to you by bats.  You can download these and more in this recipe book from Batweek.org.

Bat trail mix

  • 1 1/2 cup mixed raw nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, pistachios, peanuts, etc.)
  • 1 cup raw seeds (sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.)
  • 1 cup unsweetened dried fruit (cherries, banana chips, cranberries, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup yummy chocolate (chocolate chips, M&Ms, etc.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and/or pinch of nutmeg (optional)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. immediately or store in a plastic sealing bag or mason jar.  (Will keep for 2-3 weeks.)

Fruit Bat Loves Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup papaya pieces
  • 1/2 cup mango pieces
  • 1/2  banana
  • 1/4 cup blueberries or blackberries
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup soy or almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon carob powder
  • juice of one large orange
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  1. If you are using frozen fruits, allow them to thaw slightly.
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a glass and serve.

Next week’s storytime theme is shapes with guest star Ms. Lois.  The week after will be apples.  If you have a pre-schooler and can make it Friday at 10:30, drop in and share some learning fun.

Book Donations Wanted

Do you have books that you’re looking to get rid of?  As long as they are in good condition and are not reference materials, consider donating them to us!  The books that don’t get added to our shelves may be sold at our book sale in February.  The funds from the sale will go towards programming for people of all ages.  Did I mention that your donation is tax-deductible?  To donate, simply bring in the books during our normal library hours.  (No after-hours drop offs, please)