Good news! We were able to reschedule the event cancelled by the spring blizzard.
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
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.
Thursday, March 21
Join us for an evening of music provided by a woodwind quintet from St. Olaf College. They are: Madison Maynard on flute, Kristen Diederichs on oboe, Aaron Linde on clarinet, William Beimers on french horn, and Jonah Schmitz on bassoon. The event is free and suitable for all ages.
It is no secret, pollinators are in trouble. How can we address the pollinator crisis in our own yards? It can be as simple as planting the right flowers. Come and join Lisa Reuvers, University of Minnesota Master Gardener as she presents “Flowers for Pollinators” put together by the University extension to help combat dwindling habitat and provide nourishing food.
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It’s cold outside, the nights are long, let’s have some fun!
BAD ART NIGHT
Tuesday, February 12th, 6:30-8:00 pm
We may not all be Rembrandt, but anyone can make bad art. Bring your sweetie or your pals to the library. We will have a wide variety of materials for making art, plus free snacks. Once everyone has a chance to create, we will have a little art show, where everyone can vote for their favorite work. The “winner” will get a delightful booby prize. Grownups only, please.
This is clearly a portrait of Lucille Ball.
We have recently attained a license to show movies at the library thanks to a donation from the Lonsdale SnoWizards! We are making the most of it by creating three monthly movie events to appeal to everyone. We may add more events as we go along. If you have ideas of what you would like to see, please let us know!
Family Matinee Saturday
Films for kids and parents to enjoy, G- or PG-rated
Third Saturday at 11:00 am
Classic Movie Afternoon
Movies from Hollywood’s golden age
First Monday at 1:00 pm
Teen Movie Club
Fun films just for teens, PG-13 rated
Third Thursday at 4:00 pm
Note date change!
Revisit those classic movies you love or discover ones you haven’t seen. Drop by the library at 1:00 pm on the first Monday of each month for a free golden-age film and some free snacks. Bring your friends!
Please not date change!
March 4 @ 1:00 PM
April 1 @ 1:00 PM
Arsenic and Old Lace
May 6 @ 1:00 PM
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Sponsored by the Lonsdale SnoWizards
Thursday, January 31st
Friday, February 1st
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!
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.
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.
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.