The members of the book group have chosen as our next read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. Our next meeting will be Thursday, February 3rd at 6:00 pm at the library. Everyone is welcome!
Get a Clue Escape Room
Lonsdale Public Library Story Room
Thursday, Jan. 20-Saturday, Jan. 22
Oh no, Mr. Boddy has been murdered! You just came for a party, but now YOU are the main suspect. The police will be here in 45 minutes. If you can’t prove who the real killer is, then it’s off to prison with you.
The popular event for teens and adults returns! Unlike other escape rooms, ours is completely free! Use your wits to solve a series of puzzles as a team. We will register up to 5 people per session. Please call the library at 507-744-3977 to pre-register. Suggested for ages 12 and up.
Friday, January 21
Saturday, January 22
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Tuesday, December 28-Wednesday, December 29
Join us Tuesday at 6:30 for a special bedtime storytime with your stuffed animal or doll friend. Then leave the stuffed friends with us for a library sleepover. The animals will have adventures and then be ready to be picked up Wednesday morning complete with a report of what they got up to. We’ll even have some breakfast treats while they last.
Have you always wanted to make those beautiful decorations you see in the stores, but don’t know where to start? Join Lois for a cookie decorating class. You will learn several techniques that you can use on different types of desserts. Plus, bring your product home!
Adults (or teens with a parent) only. Class size is limited to 8. Please pre-register by calling the library at 507-744-3977.
We wil provide materials, but if you have your own decorating bags and tips, feel free to bring them. Masks are required to be worn.
Photo attribution: Jonathunder, GFDL 1.2 <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html>, via Wikimedia Commons
Enjoy our indoor amusement park where you can play mini-golf, toss a ball into a monster’s mouth, do some boo bowling or pin the alien in its spaceship!
And don’t forget the library, where we will have crafts for little and not-so-little kids, coloring and worksheets, a spooky photo backdrop, trivia for grown-ups and lots of yummy treats!
Our Food for Fines drive starts the day of the party and goes until Saturday, November 6th. Donate any unexpired non-perishable food, household item, or cash to the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf and we will waive up to $10 in late fees from our library.
This week, our storytime focused on bats. Did you know that many bats eat insects, including mosquitoes, up to 1200 per hour? And many more are pollinators, helping grow many crops. So, in their honor, we would like to share a couple of yummy recipes brought to you by bats. You can download these and more in this recipe book from Batweek.org.
- 1 1/2 cup mixed raw nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, pistachios, peanuts, etc.)
- 1 cup raw seeds (sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.)
- 1 cup unsweetened dried fruit (cherries, banana chips, cranberries, etc.)
- 1/2 cup yummy chocolate (chocolate chips, M&Ms, etc.)
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and/or pinch of nutmeg (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
- immediately or store in a plastic sealing bag or mason jar. (Will keep for 2-3 weeks.)
Fruit Bat Loves Smoothie
- 1/2 cup papaya pieces
- 1/2 cup mango pieces
- 1/2 banana
- 1/4 cup blueberries or blackberries
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup soy or almond milk
- 1 tablespoon carob powder
- juice of one large orange
- juice of 1/2 lime
- If you are using frozen fruits, allow them to thaw slightly.
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and serve.
Next week’s storytime theme is shapes with guest star Ms. Lois. The week after will be apples. If you have a pre-schooler and can make it Friday at 10:30, drop in and share some learning fun.
WHAT’S NEW IN SEPTEMBER
Our prize this month is Ocean Prey by John Sandford. This 2021 novel mixes the long-running Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers series. When three members of the Coast Guard are murdered, it will take all the skills of these two investigators to find justice.
Pre-school Storytime: Friday at 10:30
Beginning September 10th, storytimes will be held in the large meeting room. They are a great opportunity for pre-readers to enjoy a story or two, share songs or finger plays, do cool crafts and develop those pre-literacy skills. Not to mention a place for parents to relax and meet.
We’re back online recommending books for all ages and interests. We will post a new video to our Facebook and YouTube pages the first and third Wednesdays of the month. If you have a few related books to recommend, we welcome guest stars!
It’s time to get the gang back together! We are currently selecting a day and time for our book group for grown-ups, so if you’re interested, please let us know when would work for you. We pick our next book as a group and tend to read widely, so get ready for a fun adventure.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
MEA drop-in crafts coming October 21-22
Halloween party coming October 29, 4-6 pm
A mad scientist lab, games, crafts, treats and more. Fun for the whole family!
Food for Fines coming October 29-November 6
Donate any unexpired food item(s) to the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf and we will waive up to $10 in late fees from our library per card.
We are accepting donations of good-quality recent books now. We need volunteers to plan, sort and to assist on the sale day. If you can do any of these, please talk to us.
Escape room coming this fall
Teens and adults will need to solve the murder of Mr. Boddy!
The Jolly Pops!
Wednesday, June 23rd at 1:00 pm
We are Happy Dads, We are Jolly Pops!
The family music group The Jolly Pops (Chanhassen, MN) combine upbeat, original music with a host of children’s standards for a concert that is sure to please kids and adults alike. Take a fun ride with the Happy Dads and their puppet friends as they sing about alligator dancing, popsicles, trains, pet dinosaurs…and everything in between!
The target audience is 3 – 8 year olds, but all ages are welcome. If you would like a chair, please bring one from home. The concert will last approximately 45 minutes-an hour. You do not have to be signed up for the summer reading program to attend. No RSVP required.
If you went to the program, please take a moment to fill out this brief survey.