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.
Thursday, January 19th
Friday, January 20th
Saturday, January 21st
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Chione Quintet Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon storytime has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 16th at 11:30 am. We hope to see you then! Thank you for your understanding.
Our first official Toddler Storytime was a hit! Ms. Penny and the kids had a great time.
Join us again on Wednesday, May 25th!
Join us this spring for three (!) free great talks by Minnesota authors! Mark your calendars now.
WHEN: Friday, October 29th, 4-6 pm
WHERE: Lonsdale Public Library
WHAT: Halloween Party!!!
Visit the mad scientist’s laboratory to see creepy experiments, examine terrifying specimens, and drink a potion, if you dare!
Enjoy our indoor amusement park where you can play mini-golf, toss a ball into a monster’s mouth, do some boo bowling or pin the alien in its spaceship!
And don’t forget the library, where we will have crafts for little and not-so-little kids, coloring and worksheets, a spooky photo backdrop, trivia for grown-ups and lots of yummy treats!
Because of the size of the crowd, we ask you to please wear your masks. Thanks for helping us keep our community safe.
Our Food for Fines drive starts the day of the party and goes until Saturday, November 6th. Donate any unexpired non-perishable food, household item, or cash to the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf and we will waive up to $10 in late fees from our library.
WHAT’S NEW IN SEPTEMBER
For adults, we will be giving away a book every month. All you have to do is comment on our question of the month and you’ll be entered into the drawing.
Our prize this month is Ocean Prey by John Sandford. This 2021 novel mixes the long-running Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers series. When three members of the Coast Guard are murdered, it will take all the skills of these two investigators to find justice.
Pre-school Storytime: Friday at 10:30
Beginning September 10th, storytimes will be held in the large meeting room. They are a great opportunity for pre-readers to enjoy a story or two, share songs or finger plays, do cool crafts and develop those pre-literacy skills. Not to mention a place for parents to relax and meet.
We’re back online recommending books for all ages and interests. We will post a new video to our Facebook and YouTube pages the first and third Wednesdays of the month. If you have a few related books to recommend, we welcome guest stars!
It’s time to get the gang back together! We are currently selecting a day and time for our book group for grown-ups, so if you’re interested, please let us know when would work for you. We pick our next book as a group and tend to read widely, so get ready for a fun adventure.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
MEA drop-in crafts coming October 21-22
Halloween party coming October 29, 4-6 pm
A mad scientist lab, games, crafts, treats and more. Fun for the whole family!
Food for Fines coming October 29-November 6
Donate any unexpired food item(s) to the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf and we will waive up to $10 in late fees from our library per card.
Book sale coming in February, 2022
We are accepting donations of good-quality recent books now. We need volunteers to plan, sort and to assist on the sale day. If you can do any of these, please talk to us.
Escape room coming this fall
Teens and adults will need to solve the murder of Mr. Boddy!
Wednesday, June 30th at 12:00 and 1:15
Lonsdale Elementary School
Our favorite reptile expert, Jim Gerholdt, is back with his turtle, lizard and snake friends. You may even get to pet a boa constrictor!
There will be two shows, 12:00 and 1:15 at Lonsdale Elementary School. You need to pre-register here for one session with Tri-City United Community Ed. There is no charge. You do not need to be signed up for the summer reading program. (But you should definitely come in and sign up to get more fun stuff.)
Lonsdale Elementary School on Google Maps
Our summer reading program kickoff cookout was a hit! Lots of families came by to enjoy free hot dogs, chips and lemonade and to sign up for summer reading. Big thanks to all our volunteers!
Don’t forget, you can still sign up at the library or online.
Thanks to Mackenthun’s for helping us out with the food!
Enjoying a free lunch.
Another volunteer cooking.
Hot dogs are awesome, just like reading!
Picking up those week one packets.