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Eagle Bluff Starlab Planetarium

Starlab Portable Planetarium

45-60 minutes

Where: TCU Lonsdale Elementary School
1000 Idaho St SW, Lonsdale, MN 55046

When: 1:00, 2:15 or 3:30

How to register: Go to https://www.tcu2905.us/page/4231 and register online.  Be sure to choose Lonsdale as your location and take note of the session time you choose.

The event is free.  All ages are welcome!

The STARLAB program features an inflatable planetarium to showcase 3,000 stars of different colors and sizes, as well as the constellations. Whether it’s telling the stories behind the stars or focusing on the stars of the seasons, this program is great for all ages and addresses Minnesota K-8 academic standards.

 

SUMMER READING 2019 TEENS ‘N TWEENS SCHEDULE

What: Special activities for teens and tweens (recommended ages 11-15) 

When: Every Thursday at 1:00 pm (with two exceptions)

Projects:

June 13: Build a space colony

Friday, June 21: Candy constellation game

June 27: galaxy slime

Friday, July 5: Guess who

July 11: tassel keychains

July 18: solar system necklaces

And did we mention the free snacks?  Free snacks!

Summer Reading Grand Prizes

Remember, young people, if you finish all four levels of the summer reading program by July 19th, you can choose a book to keep and enter into a drawing for the grand prize basket of your choice.  Here are this year’s grand prizes.  Pick out your favorite!

BABY PLAY
Duck in space bath book
Frog bath toys
Dinosaur teether set
Stacker cups
Nibbler beanie baby

TODDLER TIME
Minnie bowling set
Chunky space puzzle
Colors and shapes memory cards
Avengers bubbles
Daisy cow beanie baby

AT THE BEACH
Rideable inflatable duck
Sand pail with shovel
Package of dive squid
Splash catchers game
Hulk bubbles

TRANSPORTATION FUN
Paw Patrol track toy
Paw Patrol stationery set
Little space puzzle
Miles from Tomorrowland activity book
Blue space frisbee

GIRL POWER
Super hero girls stationery set
Vampirina velvet art poster
Red butterfly Frisbee
Jump rope set
Mum beanie baby

RAINBOW MAGIC
My Little Pony doodle book kit
Emoji cinch sack
Shopkins stationery set
Chinese jump rope
Rainbow bear beanie baby

SPACE ADVENTURE
A Universe of Stories puzzle
Cosmic magnetic sculpture
Incredibles stationery set
Pocket secret mission kit
Niteglo stars

OUTDOOR PLAY
Badminton set
Jump rope set
Chinese jump rope
Yellow bee frisbee
Pirate goggles

TEEN CREATIVITY
Color with music mandalas
Paint by sticker birds book
Extreme dot-to-dot book
A Universe of Stories water bottle
Pens

Family matinee Saturday

Saturday, May 18th, 11:00 am

INSIDE OUT

Bring the whole family for this Disney-Pixar story that shows what’s happening inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind.  Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness keep Riley operating is the movie Richard Roeper called “an instant classic.”  Rated PG.

The movie and the snacks are free!  Bring your friends and family!

Summer Reading Program 2019

SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2019

Friday, June 7 – Friday, July 19

Our annual reading program for ages 0-18 is back!  There are a lot of good, responsible reasons to keep reading during the summer.¹  But the important part is that reading is fun, and it’s even more fun to get rewards and participate in awesome activities at the same time!

How it works:  Starting June 7th, you can register and pick up a reading log.  We have special logs for readers, pre-readers and teens. Complete the tasks on your reading log. For every ten tasks you earn a prize.  You can collect four prizes total, plus finish all the levels to enter a drawing for your choice of our awesome grand prize baskets.  All book logs must be returned by 6 pm on July 19 in order to enter drawing.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Friday, June 7, 10:30/11:00: Pizza Party

Come at 10:30 for a special outdoor story time, then enjoy free pizza and lemonade starting at 11:00.  We will also have activities going on inside and out, so plan to stick around for a while.  All ages.

Thursday, June 20, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30: STARLAB Planetarium

Experience a real inflatable planetarium to learn about stars and constellations.  Because space is limited, there will be three sessions.  NOTE: This program will take place at Lonsdale Elementary School.  There is no charge, but you must pre-register at: https://www.tcu2905.us/page/4231.  Be sure to select Lonsdale and take note of your session time.  All ages.

Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00: Escape Room

You must solve puzzles to escape and save the day in this space-themed adventure.  Pre-registration strongly recommended.  Best for ages 10-14.

Wednesday, July 10, 1:00 pm: Remarkable Reptiles

Your friend and mine, Jim Gerholdt, will be back with his snakes, lizards and turtles.  All ages.

Friday, July 19, 1:00 pm: Ice Cream Social

We will close the program again with ice cream and good company.  All ages.

WEEKLY EVENTS:

Maker Monday, 2:00 pm

Dive in to creation!  We will provide the supplies and a challenge; you bring the imagination.  Best for ages 6-10.

Family Movie Tuesday, 6:30 pm

We will show a family-friendly movie with a space theme.  Free snacks included.  All ages.

Teens ‘n Tweens Thursday, 1:00 pm

A special activity just for teens and tweens.  Free snacks included.  Best for ages 11-15.

Friday Storytime, 10:30 am

Don’t forget our weekly storytime for pre-schoolers.  Enjoy a few books and a craft.  Best for ages 3-6.

Drop-In Craft

A new craft will be available all week on a self-serve basis.

Handouts

We will also offer take-home activities for different age groups, new every week.

¹ Serious facts for grown-ups: Multiple studies show that children who read regularly over the summer break experience less of a “summer slide,” and are better prepared to keep up to grade level in all subjects.  This effect is cumulative and even stronger in disadvantaged children.  For more, visit http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/research.htm.

Classic Movie Afternoon

Monday, May 6
1:00 PM

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

James Stewart and Doris Day give magnificent performances in this Hitchcock classic as Ben and Jo McKenna, an American couple vacationing in Morocco, whose son is kidnapped and taken to England. Caught up in international espionage, the McKennas’ lives hang in the balance as they race to save their son in the chilling, climactic showdown in London’s famous Royal Albert Hall.

The movie is free and so are the snacks.  Everyone is welcome!

Andrea Een, violin and Hardanger fiddle

Andrea Een

Recipient of the Ole Bull Award from the Ole Bull Folk Academy in Voss, Norway, and the St. Olaf Medal from the government of Norway for her work promoting Norwegian culture in the United States. She will perform on the Hardanger fiddle, (the nine-stringed folk fiddle from Norway) and the violin.

Lonsdale Public Library
Thursday, April 25
6:30 p.m.

A Nancy Dice Memorial Concert presented by International Friendship Through the Performing Arts.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.