Fun for kids
We’ve got some new activities in our window. You can do them without coming into the library. Just follow the arrows!
Jazz up your walk with this Lonsdale scavenger hunt. You can pick up a physical copy in the library if you prefer.
Fun for grown-ups
Your library staff loves recommending books. We do it in person when we can, but since we’re seeing fewer of you and spending less time together when we do, we’ve decided to go digital. We will take a few minutes to share a few titles that we love and why we recommend them. The videos will be available on our YouTube channel and our Facebook page. Up first, Marguerite talks psychological thrillers.
Because we can’t travel abroad, check out Get Your Guide for virtual tours and experiences. There’s never been a better time to be an armchair traveler.
Did you know there’s a drive-in theater just up the road in Elko New Market? Check out the details on their website.
Take the kids camping in your backyard. Make s’mores, tell ghost stories, listen to the birds. You can even break out some scouting-style crafts like whittling, making lanyards, or making leaf rubbings. (Of course, not all activities are suitable for all ages.)
Want more ideas? The Mayo Clinic has a list of safe outdoor activities.
Our family matinee is fun for the whole family the third Saturday of every month at 11:00. For no money at all, you can come into the library and watch a G or PG movie on our big screen. We will even throw in some free popcorn! Everyone is welcome, no pre-registration required.
March 21: Frozen II (PG) EVENT CANCELLED
Your favorite characters from Frozen are back! When she hears a mysterious voice calling to her Queen Elsa embarks on a journey to the Enchanted Forest to discover the source of her magical powers and save the kingdom of Arendelle. And, of course she couldn’t undertake the journey without the help of her sister Anna and their friends ice harvester Kristoff, snowman Olaf and reindeer Sven.
April 18: The Princess Diaries (G)
Mia is a regular, somewhat awkward high school student living with her mother in San Francisco when she gets the shocking news that she’s the heir to the throne of the European country of Genovia. Her newly-discovered grandmother Clarisse gives Mia a makeover and etiquette lessons designed to turn her into someone new. Can Mia become a princess while still remaining true to herself?
May 16: Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)
Based on the popular video game character, Sonic is an alien blue hedgehog who can run at supersonic speeds. He comes to Earth to hide out from the bad guys, but when he causes an accident he draws dangerous attention. He must escape Doctor Robotnik with the help of his new friend, Sheriff Tom Wachowski.
Did you know that we show a classic movie on the first Monday of every month? If you’re hanging around the house looking for something fun to do, come on down. We will even have free popcorn!
What: Classic Movie Monday
When: Monday at 1:00 pm
Where: Lonsdale Public Library meeting room
March 2: Harvey
James Stewart stars as Elwood P. Dowd, a mild-mannered man who just happens to have a six-foot tall invisible rabbit as his best friend. (1950, 1 hour and 44 minutes)
April 6: Easter Parade
Fred Astaire and Judy Garland star in this charming musical with music by Irving Berlin. (1948, 1 hour and 43 minutes)
May 4: You Can’t Take It With You
Have a laugh with this Frank Capra classic. A wealthy young man gets engaged to a woman with a decidedly eccentric family. (1938, 2 hours and 6 minutes)
Saturday, February 15
Our family matinee this month is The Addams Family! Bring the whole family to the library for a free movie with a side of free popcorn!