Our book group will be reading Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by John Krakauer as our next book. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, February 19th at 1:00 at the library. Everyone is welcome!
Our book group is a lot of fun. We meet on the third Thursday every month. For December we are reading Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts. Plan to join us on December 18th at 1:00 pm.
The holidays are fast approaching and so is the snow. We may settle in for the season, but we’re still keeping busy. Here are the events at your library this month.
Monday, November 4th at 1:00 pm: Classic Movie Matinee
Ninotchka starring Greta Garbo
This delightful comedy satirized the Soviet Union, with Garbo playing a no-nonsense official who finds herself seduced by Paris and by one Count in particular.
Wednesday, November 6th at 10:30: Hands-On Science
The theme this month is food! We will try our hands at making butter along with some other edible experiments. Best for ages 18 months-5 years.
Friday, November 8th at 10:30: Storytime
The theme of the week is Minnesota animals in winter.
Wednesday, November 13th at 11:00: Coffee and Conversation
Get to know your neighbors over a hot beverage.
Friday, November 15th at 10:30: Storytime
The theme of the week is Where the Wild Things Are!
Saturday, November 16th at 11:00: Family Matinee
The Secret Life of Pets 2
Max the terrier encounters canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey when he visits the countryside. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses. Free and fun for the whole family. Free popcorn!
Wednesday, November 20th at 1:00: Book Group
Our book group for adults will discuss Persepolis, a graphic novel memoir of life in revolutionary Iran. Everyone is welcome.
Wednesday, November 20th at 6:30: Library Board Meeting
If you’re curious about how the library runs or interested in joining the board, you can join us any month at our meeting.
Thursday, November 21st at 6:00: Writing Group
We have a small, but enthusiastic group of writers who share our work. It is a non-judgmental space. Writers of any genre or experience level are welcome.
Friday, November 22nd at 10:30: Storytime
The theme of the week is Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 27th at 11:00: Coffee and Conversation
Bring your friends or make new ones over a hot beverage.
Friday, November 29th all day: Drop-in crafts
Skipping the shopping hordes? Need to get the kids out of the house? Come to the library and make some crafts.
Friday, November 29th at 10:30: Storytime
The theme of the week is courage.
Fine Forgiveness Week
Bring in your library card all week and we will forgive all of your late fees from our library. We cannot forgive fines from other libraries or the cost of lost items.
Have books you’re embarassed to bring back because they’re SO late? Now’s the time to return them!
Our fall newsletter is here! What programs are coming up? What new books do we have? Read it and find out!
Want a copy of your own? Pick up a print copy at the library or ask to be put on our email list.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2019
Friday, June 7 – Friday, July 19
Our annual reading program for ages 0-18 is back! There are a lot of good, responsible reasons to keep reading during the summer.¹ But the important part is that reading is fun, and it’s even more fun to get rewards and participate in awesome activities at the same time!
How it works: Starting June 7th, you can register and pick up a reading log. We have special logs for readers, pre-readers and teens. Complete the tasks on your reading log. For every ten tasks you earn a prize. You can collect four prizes total, plus finish all the levels to enter a drawing for your choice of our awesome grand prize baskets. All book logs must be returned by 6 pm on July 19 in order to enter drawing.
Friday, June 7, 10:30/11:00: Pizza Party
Come at 10:30 for a special outdoor story time, then enjoy free pizza and lemonade starting at 11:00. We will also have activities going on inside and out, so plan to stick around for a while. All ages.
Experience a real inflatable planetarium to learn about stars and constellations. Because space is limited, there will be three sessions. NOTE: This program will take place at Lonsdale Elementary School. There is no charge, but you must pre-register at: https://www.tcu2905.us/page/4231. Be sure to select Lonsdale and take note of your session time. All ages.
Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00: Escape Room
You must solve puzzles to escape and save the day in this space-themed adventure. Pre-registration strongly recommended. Best for ages 10-14.
Wednesday, July 10, 1:00 pm: Remarkable Reptiles
Your friend and mine, Jim Gerholdt, will be back with his snakes, lizards and turtles. All ages.
Friday, July 19, 1:00 pm: Ice Cream Social
We will close the program again with ice cream and good company. All ages.
Dive in to creation! We will provide the supplies and a challenge; you bring the imagination. Best for ages 6-10.
Family Movie Tuesday, 6:30 pm
We will show a family-friendly movie with a space theme. Free snacks included. All ages.
Teens ‘n Tweens Thursday, 1:00 pm
A special activity just for teens and tweens. Free snacks included. Best for ages 11-15.
Don’t forget our weekly storytime for pre-schoolers. Enjoy a few books and a craft. Best for ages 3-6.
A new craft will be available all week on a self-serve basis.
We will also offer take-home activities for different age groups, new every week.
¹ Serious facts for grown-ups: Multiple studies show that children who read regularly over the summer break experience less of a “summer slide,” and are better prepared to keep up to grade level in all subjects. This effect is cumulative and even stronger in disadvantaged children. For more, visit http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/research.htm.
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!
Banned Books Week is September 23-29. It’s the time every year when libraries and other book lovers celebrate our right to read!
Books are still being banned and challenged today. A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials.
While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.