What’s up in November

The holidays are fast approaching and so is the snow.  We may settle in for the season, but we’re still keeping busy.  Here are the events at your library this month.

Monday, November 4th at 1:00 pm:  Classic Movie Matinee
Ninotchka starring Greta Garbo
This delightful comedy satirized the Soviet Union, with Garbo playing a no-nonsense official who finds herself seduced by Paris and by one Count in particular.

Wednesday, November 6th at 10:30: Hands-On Science
The theme this month is food!  We will try our hands at making butter along with some other edible experiments.  Best for ages 18 months-5 years.

Friday, November 8th at 10:30: Storytime
The theme of the week is Minnesota animals in winter.

Monday, November 11th: Closed for Veterans’ Day

Wednesday, November 13th at 11:00: Coffee and Conversation
Get to know your neighbors over a hot beverage.

Friday, November 15th at 10:30: Storytime
The theme of the week is Where the Wild Things Are!

Saturday, November 16th at 11:00: Family Matinee
The Secret Life of Pets 2
Max the terrier encounters canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey when he visits the countryside. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses.  Free and fun for the whole family.  Free popcorn!

Wednesday, November 20th at 1:00: Book Group
Our book group for adults will discuss Persepolis, a graphic novel memoir of life in revolutionary Iran.  Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, November 20th at 6:30: Library Board Meeting
If you’re curious about how the library runs or interested in joining the board, you can join us any month at our meeting.

Thursday, November 21st at 6:00: Writing Group
We have a small, but enthusiastic group of writers who share our work.  It is a non-judgmental space.  Writers of any genre or experience level are welcome.

Friday, November 22nd at 10:30: Storytime
The theme of the week is Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 27th at 11:00: Coffee and Conversation
Bring your friends or make new ones over a hot beverage.

Thursday, November 28th: closed for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 29th all day: Drop-in crafts
Skipping the shopping hordes?  Need to get the kids out of the house?  Come to the library and make some crafts.

Friday, November 29th at 10:30: Storytime
The theme of the week is courage.

Genealogy Program

Rick Crume
How to Trace Your Family Tree on FamilySearch.org
Tuesday, October 29 at 6:00 pm

Crume family photo taken at the Glyndon Congregational UCC for a church directory

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to research your family history. FamilySearch.org, a free site, has a large, growing collection of historic records, books, photos and family trees. In this class, you’ll learn how to search the databases on FamilySearch and how to share and preserve your own family’s photographs and historic records on the website.

Gao Hong and Issam Rafea Concert

Gao Hong and Issam Rafea

Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm
Lonsdale Public Library

Blending music and hearts from Syria and China, the Gao Hong and Issam Rafea Duo brings together two master world musicians who explore the common bond between their two instruments and creative visions. Issam’s instrument, the Arabic lute called the oud, and Gao Hong’s instrument, the Chinese four-stringed lute called the pipa, originated from the same ancient instrument – the Persian barbat.

Since they only improvise live compositions, no two performances from the duo are ever exactly the same. In concerts, they ask for titles from audience members and then create instantaneous site-and audience-specific pieces based on the suggested titles.

In their presentation they will introduce their instruments and discuss their unique approach to performance. Both artists are wonderful composers, and this helps each anticipate what the other will do in their improvisations. Since nothing is discussed or prepared for in advance, the audience experiences one-of-a-kind musical experiences that will never be repeated.

Hands-On Science

What:  Hands-On Science
When: Wednesday, October 2 at 10:30
Who: Best for ages 2-4, but everyone is welcome

Hands-On Science for pre-schoolers is going to be lots of fun this week.  We are playing with colors.  We will do some bubbly science and some sorting.  Lots to keep little hands happy!


Family Matinee

Saturday, September 21
11:00 am

Our family matinee this week is Freaky Friday. Dr. Tess Coleman (the hilarious Jamie Lee Curtis) and her teenage daughter Anna (rockin’ Lindsay Lohan) have one thing in common — they don’t relate to each other on anything. Not clothes or men or Anna’s passion to be in a rock band. Nothing. Then one night a little mystic mayhem changes their lives and they wake up to the biggest freak-out ever. Tess and Anna are trapped inside each other’s body!

 

The movie is free and so are the popcorn and lemonade!  Bring the whole family!

Fine Forgiveness Week

Fine Forgiveness Week
September 9-14

 

Bring in your library card all week and we will forgive all of your late fees from our library.  We cannot forgive fines from other libraries or the cost of lost items.

Have books you’re embarassed to bring back because they’re SO late?  Now’s the time to return them!

 

 

 

 

 

Gentle Reminder

We love that our story room gets used by kids and families.  We love that all the toys and games we stock are fun for you to play with.   Thank you to the many, many people that use the room conscientiously.

But someone left this mess for us to clean up.  That’s not nice.  So here’s a reminder to please think of others and try to leave the room as you found it.

Also, please be sure that you’re not accidentally taking home anything that belongs to the library.  We’ve recently lost a Kermit the Frog and some dinosaur figurines, for example.  If you find them among your toys, please send them home.  We promise to ask no questions.