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Virtual Oktoberfest

If this were a regular year, Oktoberfest would be finishing up soon in Munich and other cities around the globe that have chosen to adopt the festival for themselves.  Sadly, in this unusual year, those parties have been cancelled.  But you can enjoy some of the fun yourselves at home!

Oktoberfest Party Guide

FOOD

A good Oktoberfest must have authentic German food.  You might want to try one of these yummy-sounding recipes.  What’s your favorite?

Soft pretzels with honey mustard dipping sauce

Bratwurst with apples, onion and sauerkraut

German spaetzle dumplings

Oktoberfest red cabbage

Authentic German potato salad

Chocolate stout layer cake

BEER

There are many classic German beers to enjoy with your Oktoberfest.  Or if you want to mix it up, we’ve had a blossoming of local breweries in recent years.  Maybe now is a good time to check some out.  (Note the limitations of each establishment in the COVID era.)

Montgomery Brewing in Montgomery

Giesenbräu Bier Co. in New Prague

Chapel Brewing in Dundas

Tanzenwald Brewing Company in Northfield

Imminent Brewing in Northfield

MUSIC

Turn on some traditional German music to make your home festival complete.

Oktoberfest accordion music

Best Oktoberfest songs of all time

The beer tent songs you need to know

Chocolate Tasting

Chocolate Tasting
Tuesday, February 11
6:00 PM

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…

Chill Out with a Hot Book

Chill Out with a Hot Book

January 13 — February 22

It’s time again for our annual reading program for adults, Chill Out with a Hot Book.  The program is open to anyone 18 or older in the greater Lonsdale area with a library card.  Don’t have a card?  We would be glad to sign you up for one.

We will be playing book bingo: Read books in the right categories, cross them off, finish a bingo, and collect a fun giveaway like tea or a mini candy bar. Plus, each bingo gets you another entry in our grand prize drawing. At the end of the program, one participant will win a gift basket full of cool bookish stuff!

We’ll also be offering fun events to fill those long winter evenings.  Everything is always free!

SPECIAL EVENTS
Every Tuesday at 6:00 pm

You do not have to be registered for the winter reading program to participate in events.

January 14: Bingo: Join us for some classic bingo with fun prizes.

January 21: Craft:  Guest artist Terinee Stangler will help you create your own beaded bracelet.  All supplies provided; donations welcome.  Recommended for ages 13+. (8-12 okay with parent.)  Limit of 20 participants.  Please pre-register; just call the library.

January 28: TV Trivia: The Decades:  Create a team or come alone and join one.  We will cover the 1960s through the 2000s, so bring the whole family!  Fun prizes!  Pre-registration encouraged.

February 4: Adult Coloring: We will provide some cool coloring sheets, markers and colored pencils and free refreshments.  Bring your friends for a nice, relaxing night.

February 11: Chocolate Tasting: Expand your palate with a blind tasting of a variety of chocolate treats.

February 18: Harry Potter Escape Room: Try out an escape room without paying big bucks.  This room, set in the Harry Potter universe, will be suitable for teens through adults. We will run multiple sessions at 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.  Pre-registration required.  Maximum of six people per session.

 

 

 

Food for Fines

Food for Fines
December 9-14

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 9-14 support the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf by donating  non-perishable foods and personal care items.  Only non-expired items please.  We will waive your late fees from our library.  Please note that we can only waive late fees, not lost item fees, and only for fines imposed by Lonsdale Public Library.

Think about making someone’s day by donating store-bought holiday treats such as nuts, candy or cookies! Any size donation is welcome and will help your friends and neighbors!

 

 

What’s up in November

The holidays are fast approaching and so is the snow.  We may settle in for the season, but we’re still keeping busy.  Here are the events at your library this month.

Monday, November 4th at 1:00 pm:  Classic Movie Matinee
Ninotchka starring Greta Garbo
This delightful comedy satirized the Soviet Union, with Garbo playing a no-nonsense official who finds herself seduced by Paris and by one Count in particular.

Wednesday, November 6th at 10:30: Hands-On Science
The theme this month is food!  We will try our hands at making butter along with some other edible experiments.  Best for ages 18 months-5 years.

Friday, November 8th at 10:30: Storytime
The theme of the week is Minnesota animals in winter.

Monday, November 11th: Closed for Veterans’ Day

Wednesday, November 13th at 11:00: Coffee and Conversation
Get to know your neighbors over a hot beverage.

Friday, November 15th at 10:30: Storytime
The theme of the week is Where the Wild Things Are!

Saturday, November 16th at 11:00: Family Matinee
The Secret Life of Pets 2
Max the terrier encounters canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey when he visits the countryside. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses.  Free and fun for the whole family.  Free popcorn!

Wednesday, November 20th at 1:00: Book Group
Our book group for adults will discuss Persepolis, a graphic novel memoir of life in revolutionary Iran.  Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, November 20th at 6:30: Library Board Meeting
If you’re curious about how the library runs or interested in joining the board, you can join us any month at our meeting.

Thursday, November 21st at 6:00: Writing Group
We have a small, but enthusiastic group of writers who share our work.  It is a non-judgmental space.  Writers of any genre or experience level are welcome.

Friday, November 22nd at 10:30: Storytime
The theme of the week is Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 27th at 11:00: Coffee and Conversation
Bring your friends or make new ones over a hot beverage.

Thursday, November 28th: closed for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 29th all day: Drop-in crafts
Skipping the shopping hordes?  Need to get the kids out of the house?  Come to the library and make some crafts.

Friday, November 29th at 10:30: Storytime
The theme of the week is courage.

Family Matinee

Saturday, September 21
11:00 am

Our family matinee this week is Freaky Friday. Dr. Tess Coleman (the hilarious Jamie Lee Curtis) and her teenage daughter Anna (rockin’ Lindsay Lohan) have one thing in common — they don’t relate to each other on anything. Not clothes or men or Anna’s passion to be in a rock band. Nothing. Then one night a little mystic mayhem changes their lives and they wake up to the biggest freak-out ever. Tess and Anna are trapped inside each other’s body!

 

The movie is free and so are the popcorn and lemonade!  Bring the whole family!

Ice Cream Social

Can you believe that summer reading program is almost over?  Good times really fly!  We will celebrate everyone’s accomplishments with an ice cream social.  We will have ice cream for all ages on the front lawn of the library.  (Library meeting room in case of bad weather.)  

WHAT: Free ice cream and games for all!
DATE: Friday, July 19th
TIME: 1:00 pm