Lonsdale Public Library
Summer Reading Program 2017
Friday, June 9 – Saturday, July 22
All ages (0-18) can register at the library for our summer reading program. For every 15 minutes that you read or are read to, mark your reading log. For every 10 circles, get a prize! (Special teen prizes available.) All kids and teens who finish all five prize levels will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. All book logs must be returned by 2:00 pm on July 22nd in order to enter drawing.
The theme this year is Reading by Design, so we wil be doing all kinds of fun activities, crafts, programs and story times about building, creating, science, art and design.
Friday, June 9, 11:00-12:30:
Wednesday, June 14, 1:00-2:00:
Domáci Czech Dancers
Wednesday, June 28, 1:00-2:00: Remarkable Reptiles
Friday, July 7: 1:00-1:45:
Mad Science MN
Wednesday, July 19: 1:00-2:00 pm:
You Can Build It
Craft sessions every Wednesday at 2:00
Special thanks to the American Legion Auxiliary for their donation, which helped to fund all of these awesome activities!
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Let’s get together for adult coloring and mocktails one more time before we all get busy playing outside.
Tuesday, April 4
Bring your own projects or use ours. We will provide a mocktail bar and snacks. Bring your friends!
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.
Social Hour: Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30 pm
Back by popular demand! We will again have adult coloring pages, a mocktail bar and yummy snacks. We had a great time at the last event and should do so again. So bring your friends!
Tuesday, February 7th
Taha Muhammad will talk about his book, We Survived Iraq and Turkey: Long Road to Freedom: A True Story of an Iraqi Kurdish Family’s Escape to America, and describe his Kurdish family’s escape from Saddam Hussein’s regime, and journey to the United States. After his family arrived, Taha was able to resume his teaching career, including as a substitute at Tri-City United, and served as a translator for four years, assisting U.S. troops in Iraq.
Books will be available for purchase.
The event will be free. Refreshments will be served.
Join us Tuesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm for a fun evening of adult coloring. We will also be mixing up mocktails and enjoying salty snacks. We will even have drawings to win a coloring book and “cocktail” ring. Escape the cold and boredom and have a fun night out with your friends at the library!
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”
January 10-February 18, 2017
It’s time again for our annual reading program for adults! Hot Reads for Cold Nights is open to anyone 18 or older in the Lonsdale area with a library card. Don’t have a card? We would be glad to sign you up for one.
We will be giving away five weekly prizes of a Hot Reads mug plus your choice of book and one grand prize of a Hot Reads tote bag filled with a magnet, mug, book lover’s calendar and your choice of book. You receive one entry for the prize drawings just for signing up. You can earn more entries by playing book bingo.
Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00 pm: Adventures Down Under. Your librarian Marguerite Moran shares pictures and facts about her vist to Australia and New Zealand. There will be coffee and treats.
Saturday, January 21st at 10:00 am: Flashback Matinee. Enjoy a 1940 moviegoing experience complete with cartoon, newsreel and His Girl Friday, starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. There will be popcorn and lemonade.
Tuesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm: Social Hour. We will have coloring for grown-ups, snacks and a mocktail bar. Leave your worries at home and relax with friends.
Tuesday, February 7th at 7:00 pm: Local author Taha M. Muhammad will share his book We Survived Iraq and Turkey: Long Road to Freedom. He will have copies of the book for sale.
For more information, follow us on Facebook, see our website: lonsdale.lib.mn.us, or contact the library at 507-744-3977.
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!
Wednesday, July 20 at 1:30 pm
Skeeter the Clown will be visiting the library to get us all into the circus mood.
After you enjoy her 20-minute program, stick around the library to join us for some crafts!