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Summer Reading Program 2017

Lonsdale Public Library
Summer Reading Program 2017
Friday, June 9 – Saturday, July 22

All ages (0-18) can register at the library for our summer reading program.  For every 15 minutes that you read or are read to, mark your reading log.  For every 10 circles, get a prize! (Special teen prizes available.) All kids and teens who finish all five prize levels will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. All book logs must be returned by 2:00 pm on July 22nd in order to enter drawing.

The theme this year is Reading by Design, so we wil be doing all kinds of fun activities, crafts, programs and story times about building, creating, science, art and design.


Friday, June 9, 11:00-12:30:
Pizza party
Wednesday, June 14, 1:00-2:00:
Domáci Czech Dancers
Wednesday, June 28, 1:00-2:00: Remarkable Reptiles
Friday, July 7: 1:00-1:45:
Mad Science MN
Wednesday, July 19: 1:00-2:00 pm:
You Can Build It
Craft sessions every Wednesday at 2:00 

Special thanks to the American Legion Auxiliary for their donation, which helped to fund all of these awesome activities!

Follow us at our website and on Facebook for more information and any schedule changes or additions.


Happy birthday to us!

We are celebrating our seventh birthday!  That’s right, the Lonsdale Public Library had its grand opening on April 10, 2010.


We had special story times with cupcakes. Yum!











But we saved the best gift for you.  During the entire week of April 11-15, just bring in any donation for the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf (of unexpired non-perishable food, personal care items, and/or money) and we will forgive up to $10 per person of late fees from our library! Everybody wins!


Food for Fines

Food for Fines
April 11-15

It’s our birthday!  That’s right, your library is turning 7 years old.

We have decided to celebrate with a week-long Food for Fines event.  Just bring in any donation for the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf (of unexpired non-perishable food, personal care items, and/or money) and we will forgive up to $10 per person of late fees from our library! Everybody wins!


Historic Homes of Minnesota talk

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.


Local Author Taha Muhammad

Tuesday, February 7th
7:00 pm

Taha Muhammad will talk about his book, We Survived Iraq and Turkey: Long Road to Freedom: A True Story of an Iraqi Kurdish Family’s Escape to America, and describe his Kurdish family’s escape from Saddam Hussein’s regime, and journey to the United States.  After his family  arrived, Taha was able to resume his teaching career, including as a substitute at Tri-City United, and served as a translator for four years, assisting U.S. troops in Iraq.

Books will be available for purchase.

The event will be free.  Refreshments will be served.


Flashback Matinee 1940

The Lonsdale Public Library presents a 1940 Saturday Matinee experience.  Go back in time with us and enjoy a cartoon, a newsreel and a feature film.  Admission is free and so are the popcorn and lemonade.  Period dress is optional!

Saturday, January 21st at 10:00 am

Cartoon:  “Farm Frolics”
Newsreel:  “How Motion Pictures Move and Talk”
Feature:  “His Girl Friday”