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Escape Room

Thursday, January 31st
or
Friday, February 1st
6:30-8:00 pm

We are running two separate sessions to make sure everyone has a chance to participate.  Space is limited, so please call the library at 507-744-3977 to register.  Adults and teens age 12 and up.The Zyborg ships have arrived on Earth. Your Aunt Jane is the only one who can send them a message of peace, but she’s stuck on the International Space Station. You must solve the puzzles that she has left in her office so you can send the message and save the world!

Escape rooms are a fun challenge requiring you to work as a team and solve a variety of puzzles. Unlike most, ours is free! Don’t miss this opportunity!

Escape Room Flyer

Winter Reading Program

WINTER READING PROGRAM
January 14 – February 22

It’s time again for our annual reading (and other fun stuff) program for adults. It’s 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 grand prize drawing.

We are also retiring the Hot Reads for Cold Nights name, so we’re looking to you for a replacement.  Submit your recommendation to the library by Saturday, February 2nd.  The library staff will pick our favorites and let the public vote in person and online.  The winner will get a fabulous prize and the honor of knowing that next year their name will grace our winter reading program.  Enter as often as you like.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Learn Something Tuesday, Beginning Crochet – Tuesday, January 8th, 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.  Come on down!  We will provide snacks.

Friends of the Library — Thursday, January 17th, 6:30-7:30

Your library needs you!  The Friends of the Library is an independent group of volunteers who support the library through fundraising, advocacy and sponsoring programs.  Come to this informational meeting and consider getting involved.  Commit as many or as few hours as you like.

Social Hour – Tuesday, January 22nd, 6:30-8:00

Join us for a fun night out for grownups.  Bring your own craft project or enjoy some of our coloring pages.  It’s a chance to relax and chat with no kids allowed.  We will provide snacks.

Escape Room – Thursday, January 31st and Friday, February 1st, 6:30-8:00

The Earth is in danger of being invaded.  Only you can prevent it by solving a series of puzzles before time runs out.  Ages 12 and up.  Space is limited.  Please call the library to pre-register.

Learn Something Tuesday, Bad Art Night – Tuesday, February 12th, 6:30-8:00

Not everybody can be a great artist, but we can all create bad art.  Use our art supplies to create mixed-media disasterpieces, then vote for the worst of all.  We will provide snacks.

 

We’re hiring a shelver!

Have you always wanted to work at the library?  Here’s your chance!  We are looking for someone detail-oriented and responsible to join our team.

The Lonsdale Public Library Board is accepting applications for a part-time (8-12 hours per week) Library Shelver to shelve returned items, process new materials, help with programs & assist staff.  Minimum qualifications: High School diploma/GED or current high school student and familiarity with libraries. Availability during library hours required.

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, January 25, 2019.  Contact Lonsdale Public Library at 507-744-3977 or City Hall at 507-744-2327 for a job application or print from link below.

Application

 

 

Thank you, Snowizards!

Big thanks to the Lonsdale Snowizards Snowmobile Club for their generous donation to our children’s programming.  We will soon have a new kids’ size craft table and chairs to enhance our storytimes, hands-on science and other fun activities for young people.  Also, keep your eyes peeled for upcoming movie programs, since the Snowizards sponsored a public performance license, alllowing us to legally show all sorts of movies for kids and adults, alike!

Food for Fines

FOOD FOR FINES
DECEMBER 10-15, 2018

It’s that time of year again.  Share the holiday spirit by donating to the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf.  Bring in non-perishable, unexpired food, household or personal care items such a toilet paper or deoderant, or cash to the Lonsdale Public Library.  We will waive up to $10 in late fees from our library per card for any size donation.  Everybody wins!

Holiday Schedule

Can you believe it’s that time of year already?  Here is our winter holiday schedule for 2018-2019.

Thanksgiving Day:  CLOSED
Black Friday:  OPEN

 

In fact, not only will be open on Black Friday, but we’re going to have some fun.  If you can’t face the shopping hordes, come in to the library.  We will have Harry Potter themed crafts and treats all day!  Also, everything on our sales shelf will be only 25¢!  Had enough family togetherness?  Visit the library!

Christmas Eve: CLOSED 
Christmas Day: CLOSED

New Year’s Eve: CLOSED
New Year’s Day: CLOSED

Happy holidays to everyone!

Halloween Party

We broke our attendance record with this year’s Halloween Party.  Over 100 people dropped by to show off their awesome costumes, play some games, do some crafts, romp through an enchanted forest and eat some candy.  Thanks to everyone who helped make it a special day!