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.
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!
TIME AND PLACE
Saturday, January 21st at 10:00 am
Cartoon: “Farm Frolics”
Newsreel: “How Motion Pictures Move and Talk”
Feature: “His Girl Friday”
Food for Fines! December 6-10, 2016
Want to wipe away your library fines while also doing a good deed? The Lonsdale Public Library is again offering our semi-annual week-long “Food for Fines” event. During the week of December 6-10 support the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf by donating items or money at the library and have your fines forgiven up to $10 per card. Non-perishable foods and personal care items welcomed, only non-expired items please. Think about making someone’s day by donating store-bought holiday treats such as nuts, candy or cookies! Please note that we can only waive late fees, not lost item fees, and only for fines imposed by Lonsdale Public Library. Any size donation is welcome and will help your friends and neighbors!
Read for the Win is finished. It’s sad to see it go, but we all have lots to be proud of. We had 311 kids sign up and 92 finish all five levels. That’s thousands of reading hours! We offered 12 events that were attended by 592 people. Thanks again to all of the kids and young adults who participated, the parents and caregivers, and particularly the volunteers!
Opening day pizza party and field games
Domácí Czech Folk Dancers
Tori’s Precious Pets (photo courtesy of Lori Nickel and the Lonsdale Area News-Review)
Mad Science MN
Kids also made lots of crafts like Olympic ring collages and megaphones!
Wednesday, June 29 at 1:00 pm
They’re back! All your favorite snakes, turtles and reptiles are visiting us again.
Get to know all about these cool animals, and then join us at 2:00 pm in the library for a craft session.
Wednesday, June 22nd at 1:00 pm
Next up for our summer reading fun is a visit by Tori’s Precious Pets. Meet all sorts of new animal friends, some fuzzy, some rough and some prickly!
Stick around the library after the show for our 2:00 pm craft time.
Wednesday, June 15th at 1:00 pm
Next up on our summer reading adventure is a return visit by the Domácí Czech Folk Dancers! This local group of young dancers will demonstrate some traditional dances and maybe even teach one to the kids. All ages are welcome!
Our first craft session will follow at 2:00 pm.
Our summer reading program got off to a fun start with almost 150 people enjoying free pizza and games. Big thanks to the Lions and our other volunteers for making it a special day! And to all of you for coming out on a steamy day to keep kids reading!
Check out more photos on our Facebook page!
Friday, June 10th
10:30 am: special outdoor story time
11:00 am: pizza party / games / registration
- Free pizza and lemonade for all in the library’s large meeting room
- Outdoor games including an obstacle course, beanbag toss and ring toss
- Indoor games including real life I spy, puzzles, coloring and board games
- Register for summer reading program
Now that the blizzard is behind us, let’s plan a new night for board games.
Hot Reads for Cold Nights
Board Game Night
Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm
Join us for Trivial Pursuit, Jenga, Scrabble and Yahtzee. Don’t like those games? Bring your own! We will have hot beverages and sweet treats. This is part of our adult reading program, but feel free to bring the whole family!