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!
Drop-in craft this week is an adorable 3D fish! They look pretty snazzy with those fantails. Stop by and make one while supplies last!
We will be sharing a drop-in craft every week in August. Come in Wednesday through Saturday and make one of your own. During this Olympic year, we’re seeing a lot of flags. What would your flag look like? Design your own!
For week five of summer reading program, every level (pre-reader, reader, and teen/tween) has a museum tour activity. If you can’t get to a physical museum, check out these suggestions.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art: Minnesota’s largest art museum has a large collection spanning the world and 5000 years of history. It’s open in person or visit online.
The Louvre: One of the most famous museums in the world, the Louvre is a former palace located in the heart of Paris. Some of its most famous works are Leonardo daVinci’s Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Met, as it’s called, is the largest art museum in the U.S. Located in New York, it contains a giant collection of art and artifacts from around the world and from ancient to modern. Don’t miss the mummies!
The Musée d’Orsay: Housed in a beautiful former train station in Paris, the Orsay houses a fine collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art. Monet! Van Gogh!
The British Museum: Located in London, the British Museum is a vast collection of human history, art and culture from around the world. Don’t miss the Rosetta Stone!
Frida Kahlo Museum: Kahlo was a Mexican painter known for her many self-portraits that incorporated Mexican culture and magical realism. Her Mexico City home is now a museum of her work.
There are lots more museums to explore, of course. Take a family trip to one in the area that’s open or search online.
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
Fridays at 10:30
In-person storytimes are back! They will be held outside on the library’s lawn all summer. (Cancelled in case of bad weather.)
The Jolly Pops!
Wednesday, June 23rd at 1:00 pm
We are Happy Dads, We are Jolly Pops!
The family music group The Jolly Pops (Chanhassen, MN) combine upbeat, original music with a host of children’s standards for a concert that is sure to please kids and adults alike. Take a fun ride with the Happy Dads and their puppet friends as they sing about alligator dancing, popsicles, trains, pet dinosaurs…and everything in between!
The target audience is 3 – 8 year olds, but all ages are welcome. If you would like a chair, please bring one from home. The concert will last approximately 45 minutes-an hour. You do not have to be signed up for the summer reading program to attend. No RSVP required.
Sticha Park on Google Maps
If you went to the program, please take a moment to fill out this brief survey.
Outdoor storytime for Friday, June 11th is cancelled due to extreme heat. Hope to see you at storytime another time soon!
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.