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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.

 

Win a Mackenthun’s gift card!

We are doing some strategic planning to make sure we continue to meet community needs.  To that end, we have a brief survey we would like you to fill out.  Please contribute if you use the library or if you don’t use the library.   We are interested in hearing from all adults in Lonsdale and the surrounding area.  Tell your friends!

We wouldn’t ask you to do this for free.  We will be having a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Mackenthun’s Fine Foods.

TAKE THE SURVEY

If you prefer a physical survey, you can pick one up at the library or City Hall.  Please complete or return by August 3rd.

 

Join the library board!

Be a part of our board!

The Lonsdale Public Library Board is looking for a member starting in May.  It’s a great way to get involved in your community!

What are the responsibilities?

  • Attend a monthly board meeting every month on the third Wednesday at 6:30 pm
  • Guide the goals and strategies of the library

What are the qualifications?

  • Live in Lonsdale or Erin, Forest, Webster or Wheatland Townships
  • Care about the library and the community

You can download the application HERE or pick one up at the library or City Hall.  Thanks for being part of our team!

Beanie Babies!

You know you can check out books at the library.  You know you can check out movies at the library.  You know you can check out magazines at the library.  You know you can check out e-books at the library.  But now you can also check out Beanie Babies at the library!  They were so excited that they ran all over the library having fun.

Celebrating our birthday!

Coloring!

Doing a puzzle!

Reading a book together!

They can’t wait to visit your house and see what kind of adventures you can have together.  Stop by and check one out!

Bouncing egg experiment

Do you think an egg can bounce?  Your library staff investigated a book called How To Make a Bouncing Egg by Jennifer L. Marks.  It says that if you leave an egg in vinegar for three days, the shell will dissolve but the membrane will thicken enough that the egg will bounce if dropped from an inch or two high.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, the shell does dissolve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And by day three and four, the egg does become rubbery.

For the video with results, you will have to check out our Facebook page.