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!
One-on-one computer tutoring will now be available on an appointment basis. If you have a computer issue you would like help with, you can email Marguerite or call the library at 507-744-3977 to schedule a time. Tutoring is always free.
There will be no storytime on Friday, October 26th because we will be getting ready for our spectacular annual Halloween party.
Friday, October 26, 4-6pm
There will be games, crafts, coloring, costumes, candy, trivia, prizes and fun for all ages! Everything is free! Feel free to drop in any time from 4-6 and stay as long as you like.
Our monthly computer tutoring will be moved to Wednesday, October 24th from 3:00-6:00. Don’t forget, if you have questions about your mobile device or need help with a computer program, drop by for one-on-one assistance!
Thursday, October 18
For the first time, the Lonsdale Public Library is participating in the Lonsdale Crawl! That means we are staying open two extra hours until 8:00! Stop by to enjoy a fun activity and a hot beverage.
For more details about the Lonsdale Crawl, visit their website: The Lonsdale Crawl.
Czeching Out the Czechs
by George Mikiska
Lonsdale Public Library
Tuesday, October 9th, 7:00 pm
Sponsored by the Czech Heritage Club
George Mikiska will lead a program about genealogy. Topics will include how to start your family tree; where to look for information locally, nationally and worldwide; important Czech words used in genealogy, and helpful websites. Bring your questions and he can help you get started. Find more information on the Czech Heritage club on their website.
Did you know that we have a book group at the library? We meet once a month on a Wednesday at 1:00 pm. We read a wide variety of books, fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, etc. You can order the books through the library, so there’s no cost, and we take turns bringing snacks! Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 24th. We will be discussing Bossypants by Tina Fey. Come join us!
Banned Books Week is September 23-29. It’s the time every year when libraries and other book lovers celebrate our right to read!
Books are still being banned and challenged today. A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials.
While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.
Lonsdale Public Library is celebrating by inviting you to a blind date with a banned book. Check out your book, unwrap it, and enjoy reading!
Parents of pre-schoolers, don’t forget that we have Hands-On Science the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 am. Kids can play, explore and not even realize that they’re learning along the way. September 5th will be a cooking theme and October 3rd we will learn about fall.
We will be suspending our bedtime storytime (Tuesdays at 6:30 pm) until May. Friday morning storytimes (10:30 am) will continue year-round!
Stay tuned for ongoing information about new programs for all ages!