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Summer Reading Program 2019

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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.

Thursday, June 20, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30: STARLAB Planetarium

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.

WEEKLY EVENTS:

Maker Monday, 2:00 pm

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.

Friday Storytime, 10:30 am

Don’t forget our weekly storytime for pre-schoolers.  Enjoy a few books and a craft.  Best for ages 3-6.

Drop-In Craft

A new craft will be available all week on a self-serve basis.

Handouts

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.

Andrea Een, violin and Hardanger fiddle

Andrea Een

Recipient of the Ole Bull Award from the Ole Bull Folk Academy in Voss, Norway, and the St. Olaf Medal from the government of Norway for her work promoting Norwegian culture in the United States. She will perform on the Hardanger fiddle, (the nine-stringed folk fiddle from Norway) and the violin.

Lonsdale Public Library
Thursday, April 25
6:30 p.m.

A Nancy Dice Memorial Concert presented by International Friendship Through the Performing Arts.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 

Woodwind Quintet

Woodwind Quintet
Thursday, March 21
6:30-7:30 pm

Join us for an evening of music provided by a woodwind quintet from St. Olaf College.  They are: Madison Maynard on flute, Kristen Diederichs on oboe, Aaron Linde on clarinet, William Beimers on french horn, and Jonah Schmitz on bassoon.  The event is free and suitable for all ages.

 

Flowers for Pollinators

Tuesday, March 12
6:30-7:30

It is no secret, pollinators are in trouble. How can we address the pollinator crisis in our own yards? It can be as simple as planting the right flowers. Come and join Lisa Reuvers, University of Minnesota Master Gardener as she presents “Flowers for Pollinators” put together by the University extension to help combat dwindling habitat and provide nourishing food.

PumpkinSky [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

 

Bad Art Night

It’s cold outside, the nights are long, let’s have some fun!

BAD ART NIGHT
Tuesday, February 12th, 6:30-8:00 pm

We may not all be Rembrandt, but anyone can make bad art.  Bring your sweetie or your pals to the library.  We will have a wide variety of materials for making art, plus free snacks.  Once everyone has a chance to create, we will have a little art show, where everyone can vote for their favorite work.  The “winner” will get a delightful booby prize.  Grownups only, please.

 

This is clearly a portrait of Lucille Ball.

Movies at the Library

We have recently attained a license to show movies at the library thanks to a donation from the Lonsdale SnoWizards!  We are making the most of it by creating three monthly movie events to appeal to everyone.  We may add more events as we go along.  If you have ideas of what you would like to see, please let us know!

MONTHLY EVENTS

Family Matinee Saturday
Films for kids and parents to enjoy, G- or PG-rated
Third Saturday at 11:00 am

Classic Movie Afternoon
Movies from Hollywood’s golden age
First Monday at 1:00 pm

Teen Movie Club
Fun films just for teens, PG-13 rated
Third Thursday at 4:00 pm

Note date change!

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Teen Movie Club

Come to the library in the afternoon on the third Thursday of every month for a movie selected just for teens.  We will have a free film and free snacks.  Bring your friends!

MOVIE SCHEDULE

Please note date change!

February 21 @ 4:00 PM
Everything, Everything

March 21 @ 4:00 PM
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

April 18 @ 4:00 PM
Mean Girls

All movies are rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Lonsdale SnoWizards

Family Matinee Movies

Join us on the third Saturday each month for a movie that families can enjoy together.  We will have a free movie and free snacks.  Bring your family and your friends!

MOVIE SCHEDULE

February 16 @ 11:00 AM
Wall-E (G)

March 16 @ 11:00 AM
Incredibles 2 (PG)

April 20 @ 11:00 AM
Kung Fu Panda (PG)

Sponsored by the Lonsdale SnoWizards