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Children’s Programming

We will be making some changes to our programming for younger children starting in March. 

MONTHLY SCHEDULE

Week 1: Preschool Storytime on Friday at 10:30

Week 2: Hands-on Science on Wednesday at 10:30

Week 3: Preschool Storytime on Friday at 10:30

Week 4: Toddler Storytime on Wednesday at 10:30

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Preschool Storytime is our classic storytime designed for ages 3-6.  We will read one or more books, share songs and fingerplays, and do an age-appropriate craft.

Hands-On Science is a chance for ages 2-4 to explore and learn.  We will have science-themed activities for young hands.

Toddler Storytime is designed for ages 18 months-3.  We will share one or more age-appropriate books, share songs and other fun experiences.

If you have any questions, give the library a call at 507-744-3977.

Sherlock Holmes Escape Room

Sherlock Holmes Escape Room

 

January 19-21, 2023

Are you good at puzzles?  Are you a team player?  Do you like free fun events?  Come to our escape room at the library!  No experience necessary.

The villain Moriarty has kidnapped Sherlock Holmes and demanded a ransom in jewels.  Can you and your team solve a series of puzzles in time to save him?

This popular event is free and suitable for ages 14 and up.  We will register up to six people per session.  Please call the library at 507-744-3977 to pre-register.

Session Times:

Thursday, January 19th
2:30-3:30
4:00-5:00
5:30-6:30
7:00-8:00

Friday, January 20th
2:30-3:30
4:00-5:00
5:30-6:30
7:00-8:00

Saturday, January 21st
10:30-11:30
12:00-1:00
1:30-2:30

Aromatherapy for Beginners Cancelled

This class has been cancelled due to lack of response.  We may reschedule at a later date.

Fundamentals of Aromatherapy
for Beginners & Dabblers

An introduction to  the history of essential oils, tools used, and the power of smell.

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Place: Lonsdale Public Library
Age: 16+

Aromatherapy, as an art and a science, uses essential oils to balance, harmonize, and promote the health of mind, body, and spirit. Join us in blending your own personal scent in the form of a room/linen spray to keep or to give. Along the way we will train our noses to recognize & identify scents and learn what we like!

Please call 507.744.3977 to register. Limit 6

 

Reduce Your Stress

Reduce Your Stress Workshop

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Time: 6:30-7:30
Place: Lonsdale Library meeting room

Susan Watts, MA
–Trained in stress management techniques and strategies
–19 years experience helping people to feel better quickly and stay that way

will lead you in:

  • Understanding the two types of stress
  • Acknowledging causes of your stress (living with pressures)
  • Recognizing the effects of stress
  • Practicing techniques to manage stress
  • Visualization
  • Action plan!

Limit 12
Ages 18+

Please call 507-744-3977 to register.

Summer Reading Week Five

There’s still lots of fun to be had with the summer reading program as we enter our next-to-last week!

Maker Monday

 

We will make fun clothespin dragonflies, match animal tracks and make yummy rainbow sprinkle pretzels.

National Eagle Center Event

Join us Tuesday at 11:00 am at the TCU Lonsdale Elementary School for a presentation with a live eagle.

Teens & Tweens Thursday

We will make a god’s eye craft.

Coding Club

Learn coding for ages 8-12 and 13+.  Please bring your own device if you have one.

Pre-school Storytime

Enjoy stories and other fun for ages 3-6 with a cowboy theme.

Drop-in Crafts

Make a eagle puppet and a loon collage.

Toddler Storytime

 

Introducing Toddler Storytime!

You know our preschool storytime every Friday morning.  But lately we’ve been seeing more toddlers, so we wanted to create something new just for you!

Designed for ages 18 months-3 years, Toddler Storytime will feature more interactive music and movement to keep young participants engaged.

We will start with one a month and consider expanding if there is interest.  So, mark your calendars for our premiere…

Wednesday, March 30 at 10:30 am
Jungle Animals Toddler Storytime

FAQ:

Q: So, what age is your Friday storytime designed for?
A: Friday storytimes are designed for preschoolers aged 3-5.  (That said, we understand that caregivers often bring the whole family and do our best to accomodate everyone.)

Q: Do we need to pre-register?
A: No, just come on Wednesday, March 30th with your toddler in tow.

Q: What is the value of storytimes?
A: Long before they begin to read, young children can learn how sounds make words and how stories work.  Building these early literacy skills will help them grow and learn.  Also, it’s both fun and good for your toddlers to explore and play with you and their peers.

Book sale results!

Our book sale was a big hit!  We attracted lots of customers and raised over $800!  Keep your eye on this space for improvements to our small family fun room as we spend those dollars.

Big thanks to our volunteers who helped make this possible!  It was a great event and we couldn’t have done it without you.