FREE MUSIC PERFORMANCE

 

 

FREE MUSIC NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
6:30-7:30 PM

Join us for an evening of chamber music with St. Olaf group Pure Quintuition. The members are: Lauren Flaten – Flute, Colin Lang – Oboe, Jackson Brown – Clarinet, Henry Johnson – Bassoon, and Delaney Breen – French Horn.  Suitable for all ages.  The event is free and so are the refreshments.

We’re hiring a substitute library technician

With our tiny staff, sometimes we library workers would like to have a substitute to call on to cover vacations and maybe even sick days.  Are you looking for a substitute position?  Do you love the library?  Then, apply!

LONSDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY

PERMANENT SUBSTITUTE LIBRARY TECH OPENING

The Lonsdale Public Library Board is accepting applications for a Substitute (0-28 hours per week as needed) Library Technician to work the circulation desk, process inter-library loans, and perform other library tasks.  There is no guarantee of a set number of hours. 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.

Starting salary: $12-14/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, February 17th.  Contact Lonsdale Public Library at 507-744-3977 or City Hall at 507-744-2327 for a job application & description, or visit the Library’s web site at lonsdale.lib.mn.us.  Faxed applications not accepted.

MONDAY, MONDAY, MONDAY!

NEW HOURS

Starting February 5th we will be open on Mondays from 12-6.

That’s right, your library will be open six days a week!  What does this mean for you?  More hours to check out books, more hours to use our computers and wireless, more hours to ask questions, more programs, more cool stuff of all sorts!

 

 

NEW HOURS
Monday:         12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday:        12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday : 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Thursday:       12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Friday:             10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday:       10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday:          CLOSED

 

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

January 9 — February 16, 2018

It’s time again for our annual reading (and other fun stuff) program for adults. Hot Reads for Cold Nights is open to anyone 18 or older in the Lonsdale area with a library card.  Don’t have a card?  We would be glad to sign you up for one.

We will be playing book bingo: Collect fun giveaways like tea or mini candy bars for every bingo. Plus, each bingo gets you another entry in our weekly prize drawings. You could win one of five weekly prizes of a Hot Reads magnet plus your choice of book or the grand prize of a Hot Reads tote bag filled with a magnet, mug, your choice of book and whatever other goodies we can dream up.

HOT READS EVENTS

Beginning crochet – Tuesday, January 9th, 6:30-8:00
Have you ever wanted to learn to crochet but were intimidated?  Sign up for our free, no-stress introduction.  The library will lend out crochet hooks and provide a limited selection of yarn.  You are free to bring your own if you prefer.  Are you an experienced crocheter and just want to get out of the house? Come on down!  We will provide snacks.  We encourage you to pre-register by calling the library at 744-3977.

Coloring and mocktails – Thursday, January 18th, 6:30-8:00
Back by popular demand!  Color your cares away at the library while experimenting with fun new mocktail recipes.  We will provide coloring pages, markers, and pencils, plus snacks.  You bring your friends and your spirit of fun.

Beginning crochet – Tuesday, January 23rd, 6:30-8:00
If you came to the first class, bring your project back.  If you missed it and want to start from scratch, come on by.  Everyone is welcome.  We will provide snacks.  We encourage you to pre-register by calling the library at 744-3977.

Coloring and mocktails – Tuesday, January 30th, 6:30-8:00
Because once is not enough!  Color your cares away at the library while experimenting with fun new mocktail recipes.  We will provide coloring pages, markers, and pencils, plus snacks.  You bring your friends and your spirit of fun.

Woodwind quintet – Tuesday, February 13th, 6:30-7:30
Join us for an evening of chamber music with St. Olaf group Pure Quintuition. The members are: Lauren Flaten – Flute, Colin Lang – Oboe, Jackson Brown – Clarinet, Henry Johnson – Bassoon, and Delaney Breen – French Horn.

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
March TBA: String quartet. A mix of classical, jazz, folk and rock to entertain all ages.

Thursday, April 12th at 7:00 pm: Peter Geye. Minnesota author Peter Geye will read from his award-winning book, Wintering.

For more information, follow us on Facebook or contact the library at 507-744-3977.

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Hours

The library will be CLOSED Thursday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving.
We will be OPEN Friday, November 24th and Saturday, November 25th for our regular hours.  Skip black Friday and make it library Friday!

Computer tutoring at the library

Computer tutoring at the library

Join us for one-on-one computer instruction.  If you need help getting started with computers in general or need to learn about a particular program, we would be glad to help you.  You name the topic, and we’ll work together on one of our computers.

Our volunteer tutor is available on the third Wednesday of the month from 3-6 pm.  An appointment is strongly suggested.  Please contact the library at 507-744-3977 or email Marguerite Moran to schedule your session.

Some topics that we can help with:

  • Computer basics: What’s this mouse thing for again?
  • e-mail basics
  • Microsoft Word
  • Excel (spreadsheets)
  • Internet search strategies
  • Getting started with Overdrive (e-books)

Are you a computer whiz who would like to help teach others?  We could always use more volunteers.

Food for Fines

FOOD FOR FINES
HELD OVER FOR A SECOND WEEK!
November 28 – December 9

It’s time once again for that magical week when your fines can be forgiven at the same time as you do a good deed.  The Lonsdale Public Library is again offering our semi-annual week-long “Food for Fines” event.  During the week of November 28 – December 2 support the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf by donating items or money at the library and have your fines forgiven up to $10 per card.  Non-perishable foods and personal care items welcomed, only non-expired items please.

Please note that we can only waive late fees, not lost item fees, and only for fines imposed by Lonsdale Public Library.  Any size donation is welcome and will help your friends and neighbors!

New DVD policies

Free the DVDs!  We have some new policies that you may enjoy.  We have lifted the three item limit, so you can check as many DVDs as you think you can watch in three weeks.  You can also now return DVDs in the book drop.  Get ready to binge!