FREE MUSIC NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
Join us for another evening of free music at the library. We are welcoming The Blue Chameleon Quartet from St. Olaf.
Join us for an evening of chamber music with St. Olaf group Pure Quintuition. The members are: Lauren Flaten – Flute, Colin Lang – Oboe, Jackson Brown – Clarinet, Henry Johnson – Bassoon, and Delaney Breen – French Horn. Suitable for all ages. The event is free and so are the refreshments.
It’s time again for our annual reading (and other fun stuff) 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 playing book bingo: Collect fun giveaways like tea or mini candy bars for every bingo. Plus, each bingo gets you another entry in our weekly prize drawings. You could win one of five weekly prizes of a Hot Reads magnet plus your choice of book or the grand prize of a Hot Reads tote bag filled with a magnet, mug, your choice of book and whatever other goodies we can dream up.
HOT READS EVENTS
Beginning crochet – Tuesday, January 9th, 6:30-8:00
Have you ever wanted to learn to crochet but were intimidated? Sign up for our free, no-stress introduction. The library will lend out crochet hooks and provide a limited selection of yarn. You are free to bring your own if you prefer. Are you an experienced crocheter and just want to get out of the house? Come on down! We will provide snacks. We encourage you to pre-register by calling the library at 744-3977.
Coloring and mocktails – Thursday, January 18th, 6:30-8:00
Back by popular demand! Color your cares away at the library while experimenting with fun new mocktail recipes. We will provide coloring pages, markers, and pencils, plus snacks. You bring your friends and your spirit of fun.
Beginning crochet – Tuesday, January 23rd, 6:30-8:00
If you came to the first class, bring your project back. If you missed it and want to start from scratch, come on by. Everyone is welcome. We will provide snacks. We encourage you to pre-register by calling the library at 744-3977.
Coloring and mocktails – Tuesday, January 30th, 6:30-8:00
Because once is not enough! Color your cares away at the library while experimenting with fun new mocktail recipes. We will provide coloring pages, markers, and pencils, plus snacks. You bring your friends and your spirit of fun.
Woodwind quintet – Tuesday, February 13th, 6:30-7:30
Join us for an evening of chamber music with St. Olaf group Pure Quintuition. The members are: Lauren Flaten – Flute, Colin Lang – Oboe, Jackson Brown – Clarinet, Henry Johnson – Bassoon, and Delaney Breen – French Horn.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
March TBA: String quartet. A mix of classical, jazz, folk and rock to entertain all ages.
Thursday, April 12th at 7:00 pm: Peter Geye. Minnesota author Peter Geye will read from his award-winning book, Wintering.
Halloween is just around the corner. Join us on Friday, October 27th at the library for our annual spooky celebration.
We will be making crafts and playing games from 4:00-6:00. All ages are welcome. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory.
We will also have some fun activities and giveaways going on all day, so drop by anytime. And don’t forget our spooky(-ish) storytime at 10:30.
Your librarian, Marguerite, is going to be on Jeopardy! Join us Wednesday, October 4th at 4:30 to watch the episode live. Stick around afterward to ask Marguerite questions about the experience or bring a trivia question to stump her! We will have free popcorn and pop for all.
Here we are halfway through summer reading 2017. We have 269 young people signed up from ages less than 1 to 17. We’ve already given away more that 200 prizes and had 8 enterprising young readers who have finished all five levels!
We learned traditional Czech and Slovak dances from the Domácí Czech Folk Dancers.
We painted with marbles.
We met Harper, a service dog in training.
We made robots out of boxes and tinfoil.
We learned about all kinds of reptiles…
…and made friends with a boa constrictor.
We built marble mazes out of cardboard and drinking straws.
And that’s only the first half. We’ve got lots more to come.
Wednesday, July 5th at 2:00 pm: Crafts including catapults and spectroscopes
Friday, July 7th at 1:00 pm: Mad Science MN presents Phantastic Physics
Wednesday, July 12th at 2:00 pm: Crafts including necklaces and race cars
Wednesday, July 19th at 1:00 pm: You Can Build It fair
Wednesday, July 19th at 2:00 pm: Crafts including painting with nuts and bolts
A perennial favorite, local reptile expert Jim Gerholdt, will be back to visit with some of his friends. And his friends are snakes, lizards and turtles! Kids will learn about these fascinating creatures, and maybe even get to pet a boa constrictor! All ages are welcome.
And you may want to stick around afterwards, because we’re making crafts at 2:00.
We are delighted to welcome back the Domáci Czech Folk Dancers, a local group of young people who interpret traditional Czech dances, complete with authentic music and costumes. Kids who attend may even get a chance to learn a dance of their own. All ages are welcome, even grown-ups!
Also, feel free to stick around and join us for the first of our weekly summer reading craft sessions at 2:00. Our theme for the first week is art, so plan on making mosaics and painting with marbles. All events and supplies are free. Projects designed for ages 5-10, but everyone is welcome.