How to Trace Your Family Tree on FamilySearch.org
Tuesday, October 29 at 6:00 pm
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.
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.
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!
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.
Come to the library to enjoy a classic movie and some free popcorn. This month we will enjoy the delightful comedy It Happened One Night. Starring Claudette Colbert as a pampered socialite who falls for a roguish reporter played by Clark Gable, it swept the major category Oscars in 1934.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! We are celebrating all month long. Sign up for a new card and you can spin our wheel for a small prize!
Already have a card? Great! We will be offering a special patron appreciation week, including a fine amnesty. Bring your card in to the library (Yes, you must bring your card!) during the week of September 9th through September 14th and we will forgive your late fees from our library. We are not able to forgive fines from other libraries or lost item fees.