Did you miss our crochet classes earlier this year? Or did you love them so much you want another? We are scheduling another class for March 13th at 6:30 pm. We will provide the crochet hooks, some basic yarn and hot beverages for all.
January 9 — February 16, 2018
It’s time again for our annual reading (and other fun stuff) program for adults. Hot Reads for Cold Nights is 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 weekly prize drawings. You could win one of five weekly prizes of a Hot Reads magnet plus your choice of book or the grand prize of a Hot Reads tote bag filled with a magnet, mug, your choice of book and whatever other goodies we can dream up.
HOT READS EVENTS
Beginning crochet – Tuesday, January 9th, 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. Are you an experienced crocheter and just want to get out of the house? Come on down! We will provide snacks. We encourage you to pre-register by calling the library at 744-3977.
Coloring and mocktails – Thursday, January 18th, 6:30-8:00
Back by popular demand! Color your cares away at the library while experimenting with fun new mocktail recipes. We will provide coloring pages, markers, and pencils, plus snacks. You bring your friends and your spirit of fun.
Beginning crochet – Tuesday, January 23rd, 6:30-8:00
If you came to the first class, bring your project back. If you missed it and want to start from scratch, come on by. Everyone is welcome. We will provide snacks. We encourage you to pre-register by calling the library at 744-3977.
Coloring and mocktails – Tuesday, January 30th, 6:30-8:00
Because once is not enough! Color your cares away at the library while experimenting with fun new mocktail recipes. We will provide coloring pages, markers, and pencils, plus snacks. You bring your friends and your spirit of fun.
Woodwind quintet – Tuesday, February 13th, 6:30-7:30
Join us for an evening of chamber music with St. Olaf group Pure Quintuition. The members are: Lauren Flaten – Flute, Colin Lang – Oboe, Jackson Brown – Clarinet, Henry Johnson – Bassoon, and Delaney Breen – French Horn.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
March TBA: String quartet. A mix of classical, jazz, folk and rock to entertain all ages.
Thursday, April 12th at 7:00 pm: Peter Geye. Minnesota author Peter Geye will read from his award-winning book, Wintering.
Living the Dream: Historic Homes of Minnesota by Doug Ohman
Lonsdale Public Library meeting room
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Freelance photographer and public speaker Doug Ohman will be at Lonsdale Public Library on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 pm. Doug’s work has been widely published in magazines, calendars and books, and in the popular book series, Minnesota Byways.
Take a tour of Minnesota’s most elegant homes. Hear the stories and personalities that surround many of these historic treasures. You’ve heard the expression, “If walls could talk” and in this photo presentation, it’s as if they do! Doug will also tell his own story about how he took his passion for history and love of photography and combined them into a successful career.
The talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Doug will have copies of his books for sale at the event.
Doug has degrees in both Geography and History from the University of Minnesota. Before becoming a full time photographer, he was the Operations Manager at the Mall of America. He currently lives in New Hope, MN with his wife of over 30 years, Krin.
Taha Muhammad will talk about his book, We Survived Iraq and Turkey: Long Road to Freedom: A True Story of an Iraqi Kurdish Family’s Escape to America, and describe his Kurdish family’s escape from Saddam Hussein’s regime, and journey to the United States. After his family arrived, Taha was able to resume his teaching career, including as a substitute at Tri-City United, and served as a translator for four years, assisting U.S. troops in Iraq.
Books will be available for purchase.
The event will be free. Refreshments will be served.
The Lonsdale Public Library presents a 1940 Saturday Matinee experience. Go back in time with us and enjoy a cartoon, a newsreel and a feature film. Admission is free and so are the popcorn and lemonade. Period dress is optional!
TIME AND PLACE
Saturday, January 21st at 10:00 am
Cartoon: “Farm Frolics”
Newsreel: “How Motion Pictures Move and Talk”
Feature: “His Girl Friday”