It’s the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Remember, there’s no planet B so we had better protect the one we have. Here are some great resources for celebrating the planet today and every day.
Earth Day has gone digital. View events all day.
This NASA article reminds us of how lucky we are to live on this planet.
Also from NASA, Earth As Art, a breathtaking free e-book of photos.
One of the actions you can take is supporting our bees and other pollinators. The University of Minnesota Extension offers help with making your garden pollinator friendly.
The Green Education Foundation has 10 steps to make the world a better place.
Test your knowledge of environmental issues with these quizzes from earthday.org.
FUN FOR KIDS
Explore the EPA’s Recycle City.
Coloring and activities help kids learn to be an energy star.
Learn about the Amazon the fun way with the Wild Kratts Amazin’ Amazon Adventure game.
UPDATE: It looks like there were a few glitches in the initial release. I apologize if you were marked wrong for a question you got right. It should be fixed now.
It’s our birthday week here at the library. We’re 10!
We would like to be celebrating in person, but it’s more important to keep our neighbors safe. Still, we can have some fun together. How about a TV trivia quiz? We have questions by decade, so there should be something for everyone. Be sure to visit us on Facebook to brag about your score!
TV Trivia: The 1960s
TV Trivia: The 1970s
TV Trivia: The 1980s
TV Trivia: The 1990s
TV Trivia: The 2000s
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: The Lonsdale Public Library will remain open for our regular business hours for the time being. However, all library events including story time are cancelled until March 28 and the story room and meeting room will be closed to outside events. As you know, the situation is constantly changing, so check back regularly for updates.
Our family matinee is fun for the whole family the third Saturday of every month at 11:00. For no money at all, you can come into the library and watch a G or PG movie on our big screen. We will even throw in some free popcorn! Everyone is welcome, no pre-registration required.
March 21: Frozen II (PG) EVENT CANCELLED
Your favorite characters from Frozen are back! When she hears a mysterious voice calling to her Queen Elsa embarks on a journey to the Enchanted Forest to discover the source of her magical powers and save the kingdom of Arendelle. And, of course she couldn’t undertake the journey without the help of her sister Anna and their friends ice harvester Kristoff, snowman Olaf and reindeer Sven.
April 18: The Princess Diaries (G)
Mia is a regular, somewhat awkward high school student living with her mother in San Francisco when she gets the shocking news that she’s the heir to the throne of the European country of Genovia. Her newly-discovered grandmother Clarisse gives Mia a makeover and etiquette lessons designed to turn her into someone new. Can Mia become a princess while still remaining true to herself?
May 16: Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)
Based on the popular video game character, Sonic is an alien blue hedgehog who can run at supersonic speeds. He comes to Earth to hide out from the bad guys, but when he causes an accident he draws dangerous attention. He must escape Doctor Robotnik with the help of his new friend, Sheriff Tom Wachowski.
Did you know that we show a classic movie on the first Monday of every month? If you’re hanging around the house looking for something fun to do, come on down. We will even have free popcorn!
What: Classic Movie Monday
When: Monday at 1:00 pm
Where: Lonsdale Public Library meeting room
March 2: Harvey
James Stewart stars as Elwood P. Dowd, a mild-mannered man who just happens to have a six-foot tall invisible rabbit as his best friend. (1950, 1 hour and 44 minutes)
April 6: Easter Parade
Fred Astaire and Judy Garland star in this charming musical with music by Irving Berlin. (1948, 1 hour and 43 minutes)
May 4: You Can’t Take It With You
Have a laugh with this Frank Capra classic. A wealthy young man gets engaged to a woman with a decidedly eccentric family. (1938, 2 hours and 6 minutes)
The next book group book is The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland. Our next meeting will be March 18th.
The public book group meets every month on the third Wednesday at 1:00 pm. Everyone is always welcome! (And we have treats.)
Tuesday, February 18
3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 or 7:00
Our escape room is suitable for adults and teens. It’s free and fun for the whole family. It will take about 40 minutes for each session. Please call the library at 507-744-3977 to pre-register for a time slot.
Saturday, February 15
Our family matinee this month is The Addams Family! Bring the whole family to the library for a free movie with a side of free popcorn!
Tuesday, February 11
Join us for an evening of chocolate tasting as part of our adult reading program, Chill Out with a Hot Book. We will do a blind taste test of six different types of milk chocolate. Are expensive brands better than the cheap stuff? Let’s find out! We will also sample some exotic flavors…
TV Trivia: The Decades, 1960s-2000s
Tuesday, January 28th, 6:00-7:30
Our trivia night will feature 10 questions per decade about the iconic shows that have made us laugh, cry and think. It’s the perfect activity to share across generations. Put together your own team of up to five or come alone and we’ll hook you up. Every member of the winning team will get to choose a prize from our fabulous selection. You do not have to be registered for the winter reading program or even 18 to play.