Tag Archives: adults

Relaxation Resources

These can be stressful times.  Maybe it’s a good time to take up meditating or just get a little help with letting go of your worries for a little while.  Here are some recommendations of free apps that could help.  Be aware that some of them do have ads.  Read any reviews available. They are all quite easy to install and uninstall so I would suggest trying several out.
Meditation Music has about 20 choices such as ‘Music for Stress Relief,’ ‘Bamboo Flute,’ etc.
Sound Heal has several frequencies from which to choose–174 Hz  to 963 Hz. There is sound scientific evidence showing that these frequencies work with your brain waves to calm, heal, even reduce pain.
Buddhist Meditation Music allows you to set a timer to designate a time for relaxation.
To search for more like these in your play store,  just type in words like ‘heal,’ ‘meditation,’ ‘sound,’ and be sure to include the word ‘free’ if that is what you are looking for.

TV Trivia

UPDATE:  It looks like there were a few glitches in the initial release.  I apologize if you were marked wrong for a question you got right.  It should be fixed now.

Hello friends,

It’s our birthday week here at the library.  We’re 10!

We would like to be celebrating in person, but it’s more important to keep our neighbors safe. Still, we can have some fun together.  How about a TV trivia quiz?  We have questions by decade, so there should be something for everyone.  Be sure to visit us on Facebook to brag about your score!

 

TV Trivia: The 1960s

TV Trivia: The 1970s

TV Trivia: The 1980s

TV Trivia: The 1990s

TV Trivia: The 2000s

Virtual Book Group

As you may know, our library has a book group for grownups.  We usually meet on the third Wednesday of each month.  Since that’s not possible right now, let’s meet online!  You don’t have to already be a member to join in.

Since we can’t order copies of the book while libraries are closed, we will read something available online for free.  Let’s lighten our mood with the classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.  You can download a copy for free from Project Gutenberg.  https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/844

Get a start reading and we’ll post discussion questions soon.  Take care, friends.

 

What to do when you’re stuck at home

Hello friends,

I hope you’re all staying safe during these tough times.  I expect a lot of you are stuck at home, with or without kids.  What can you do to keep entertained and enlightened?  Here are some resources that may help.

Read ebooks:

As I hope you already know, you can use your library card to check out ebooks and e-audiobooks from our collection.  Use the free Libby app to download.  Want to get started with electronic content?  Check out this user guide that will talk you through the process on your type of device.

You can find more free content on Ebooks Minnesota, a collection of books from Minnesota’s independent publishers.  Get started by browsing by category.

Classics are available to download or read online from Project Gutenberg.

Desperate for wifi?  Our network is still up and available.  You should be able to pull up your vehicle and use it from the parking lot.

Physical books and more:

We have carts in the entryway of the library loaded with books, puzzles and activity sheets.  They are all free for the taking.  There is also a little free library downtown by the Veterans’ Memorial.

Online learning and entertainment for kids and adults:

Scholastic Learn At Home has lots of free projects by grade level.

Junior Library Guild has opened access to their ebooks for kids and young adults.

Educational publisher Abdo has provided free access to all of their ebooks and databases through June to keep kids reading.  Find books for PreK-8 and 5-12.  Also, check out the Zoom research database for beginning readers.

Nickelodeon has a site with activities including Spongebob’s handwashing lesson.

Why not take a virtual tour of the world’s great museums?

If you’re feeling ambitious, you can start a free online course from an Ivy League University.

Lots of streaming services are offering special content.    Amazon Prime is offering free kids content even to non-subscribers.  Other services are extending their free trials to 30 days.  Explore this list from Slate.

This NPR article lists more, including theater, learning and workout sites.

Classic Movie Afternoon

Did you know that we show a classic movie on the first Monday of every month?  If you’re hanging around the house looking for something fun to do, come on down.  We will even have free popcorn!

What: Classic Movie Monday
When: Monday at 1:00 pm
Where: Lonsdale Public Library meeting room

March 2: Harvey

James Stewart stars as Elwood P. Dowd, a mild-mannered man who just happens to have a six-foot tall invisible rabbit as his best friend.   (1950, 1 hour and 44 minutes)

 

 

 

 

 

April 6: Easter Parade   

Fred Astaire and Judy Garland star in this charming musical with music by Irving Berlin.  (1948, 1 hour and 43 minutes)

 

May 4: You Can’t Take It With You

Have a laugh with this Frank Capra classic.  A wealthy young man gets engaged to a woman with a decidedly eccentric family.  (1938, 2 hours and 6 minutes)

 

 

 

Book Group

The next book group book is The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland.  Our next meeting will be March 18th.

The public book group meets every month on the third Wednesday at 1:00 pm.  Everyone is  always welcome!  (And we have treats.)

Chocolate Tasting

Chocolate Tasting
Tuesday, February 11
6:00 PM

Join us for an evening of chocolate tasting as part of our adult reading program, Chill Out with a Hot Book.  We will do a blind taste test of six different types of milk chocolate.  Are expensive brands better than the cheap stuff?  Let’s find out!  We will also sample some exotic flavors…

TV Trivia Night

TV Trivia: The Decades, 1960s-2000s
Tuesday, January 28th, 6:00-7:30

Our trivia night will feature 10 questions per decade about the iconic shows that have made us laugh, cry and think.  It’s the perfect activity to share across generations.  Put together your own team of up to five or come alone and we’ll hook you up.  Every member of the winning team will get to choose a prize from our fabulous selection.  You do not have to be registered for the winter reading program or even 18 to play.