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!
Lonsdale Public Library
Thursday, April 12
Join us for an evening with award-winning Minnesota author Peter Geye. He will read from his most recent book , Wintering.
Peter Geye is the author of Safe from the Sea (Unbridled Books, 2010) which won the Indie Lit Award for fiction, The Lighthouse Road (Unbridled Books, 2012) which won the Northeast Minnesota Book Award for fiction and was also a World Book Night selection in 2014, and Wintering which won the Minnesota Book Award, the Northeast Minnesota Book Award, and the Midwest Bookseller Choice awards. He received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and his PhD from Western Michigan University, where he was editor of Third Coast. He was born and raised in Minneapolis where he still lives. He’s the proud parent of three great kids.
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.