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Escape Room

 

Thursday, January 31st
or
Friday, February 1st
6:30-8:00 pm

We are running two separate sessions to make sure everyone has a chance to participate.  Space is limited, so please call the library at 507-744-3977 to register.  Ages 12 and up.The Zyborg ships have arrived on Earth. Your Aunt Jane is the only one who can send them a message of peace, but she’s stuck on the International Space Station. You must solve the puzzles that she has left in her office so you can send the message and save the world!

Escape rooms are a fun challenge requiring you to work as a team and solve a variety of puzzles. Unlike most, ours is free! Don’t miss this opportunity!

Winter Reading Program

WINTER READING PROGRAM
January 14 – February 22

It’s time again for our annual reading (and other fun stuff) program for adults. It’s 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 grand prize drawing.

We are also retiring the Hot Reads for Cold Nights name, so we’re looking to you for a replacement.  Submit your recommendation to the library by Saturday, February 2nd.  The library staff will pick our favorites and let the public vote in person and online.  The winner will get a fabulous prize and the honor of knowing that next year their name will grace our winter reading program.  Enter as often as you like.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Learn Something Tuesday, Beginning Crochet – Tuesday, January 8th, 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.  Come on down!  We will provide snacks.

Friends of the Library — Thursday, January 17th, 6:30-7:30

Your library needs you!  The Friends of the Library is an independent group of volunteers who support the library through fundraising, advocacy and sponsoring programs.  Come to this informational meeting and consider getting involved.  Commit as many or as few hours as you like.

Social Hour – Tuesday, January 22nd, 6:30-8:00

Join us for a fun night out for grownups.  Bring your own craft project or enjoy some of our coloring pages.  It’s a chance to relax and chat with no kids allowed.  We will provide snacks.

Escape Room – Thursday, January 31st and Friday, February 1st, 6:30-8:00

The Earth is in danger of being invaded.  Only you can prevent it by solving a series of puzzles before time runs out.  Ages 12 and up.  Space is limited.  Please call the library to pre-register.

Learn Something Tuesday, Bad Art Night – Tuesday, February 12th, 6:30-8:00

Not everybody can be a great artist, but we can all create bad art.  Use our art supplies to create mixed-media disasterpieces, then vote for the worst of all.  We will provide snacks.

 

Czech Genealogy Program

Czeching Out the Czechs
by George Mikiska
Lonsdale Public Library
Tuesday, October 9th, 7:00 pm
Sponsored by the Czech Heritage Club

George Mikiska will lead a program about genealogy.  Topics will include how to start your family tree; where to look for information locally, nationally and worldwide; important Czech words used in genealogy, and helpful websites. Bring your questions and he can help you get started.  Find more information on the Czech Heritage club on their website.

Book Group

Did you know that we have a book group at the library?  We meet once a month on a Wednesday at 1:00 pm.  We read a wide variety of books, fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, etc.  You can order the books through the library, so there’s no cost, and we take turns bringing snacks!  Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 24th.  We will be discussing Bossypants by Tina Fey.  Come join us!

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is September 23-29.  It’s the time every year when libraries and other book lovers celebrate our right to read!

Books are still being banned and challenged today. A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials.

While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

Lonsdale Public Library is celebrating by inviting you to a blind date with a banned book.  Check out your book, unwrap it, and enjoy reading!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hands-On Science!

Parents of pre-schoolers, don’t forget that we have Hands-On Science the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 am.  Kids can play, explore and not even realize that they’re learning along the way.  September 5th will be a cooking theme and October 3rd we will learn about fall.

Libraries Rock Week Six

This is it!  The last week of summer reading program 2018 is here!  Get your reading logs in by 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 21st to claim your prizes!

Monday, July 9, 3:00-3:30: Make, Listen & Move

We will make our own harmonicas and then learn to dance the electric slide.  Best suited for ages 6-10.

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:00 & Fridays, 10:30-11:00: Storytimes

Don’t forget our twice-weekly pre-school storytimes with books and crafts.  Best suited for ages 3-6.

Thursdays, 3:00-3:45: Thursday Teens & Tweens

Our final craft will be scarves and/or bracelets from old t-shirts.  We have some t-shirts, but if you have an old shirt to cut up, feel free to bring it.  Best suited for ages 11-15.

Saturday, 11:00-12:00: Ice Cream Social

Enjoy free ice cream and music from local musician Ron Kadrlik!  And if we get 100 kids to finish the summer reading program you can bring your water pistols and soak the library’s staff.

Drop-in Craft

Drop by whenever the library is open and make punk rocks .  Best suited for ages 4-12.

Handouts

Every week we will have new take-home worksheets for all age groups.