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.
This is it! Vote by Halloween to determine once and for all what is Lonsdale’s favorite candy. Vote here.
The library is closing at 5:00 pm on October 20 due to bad weather. Stay safe.
We’re down to the top four, all chocolate candy bars. It’s clear what the people like! Vote here.
You and your friend are done trick or treating; should you go into that supposedly haunted house? You decide! The adventure is waiting and how it turns out is completely up to you.
Recommended for ages 10 and up because of some scary content and mature issues. There are more than 20 possible outcomes, so don’t be afraid to try again.
In busy voting week one, all of the high seeds came through. The biggest blowout was Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups over candy corn 58 to 9. The closest contest was Tootsie Rolls edging out Jolly Ranchers 33 to 24. The top eight remain for you to choose from. Vote for your favorites here.
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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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
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
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
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
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
9/9: hot dish cookbooks
9/16: early chapter books
9/23: overcoming adversity memoirs
9/30: favorite elderly protagonists
The library will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.