Tag Archives: teens

Gao Hong and Issam Rafea Concert

Gao Hong and Issam Rafea

Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm
Lonsdale Public Library

Blending music and hearts from Syria and China, the Gao Hong and Issam Rafea Duo brings together two master world musicians who explore the common bond between their two instruments and creative visions. Issam’s instrument, the Arabic lute called the oud, and Gao Hong’s instrument, the Chinese four-stringed lute called the pipa, originated from the same ancient instrument – the Persian barbat.

Since they only improvise live compositions, no two performances from the duo are ever exactly the same. In concerts, they ask for titles from audience members and then create instantaneous site-and audience-specific pieces based on the suggested titles.

In their presentation they will introduce their instruments and discuss their unique approach to performance. Both artists are wonderful composers, and this helps each anticipate what the other will do in their improvisations. Since nothing is discussed or prepared for in advance, the audience experiences one-of-a-kind musical experiences that will never be repeated.

Summer Reading Program recap

It’s hard to believe that it’s over, but summer reading 2019 is in the books.  Let’s take a look back.

Total kids registered: 309!
Number who finished: 109!

Pizza Party and astronaut training

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks, Lonsdale Lions, volunteers and Mackenthun’s!  And thanks to the 133 of you who came and made it so much fun.

STARLAB Planetarium

Thanks TCU Community Ed!  And to the 142 kids of all ages who learned about the universe.

Space Pirate Encounter Escape Room

 

Thanks volunteer Sara Richter!  And to the 18 brave teens and tweens who saved their spaceship from disaster by using their wits and teamwork.

Remarkable Reptiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to the 100 excited kids and brave parents who enjoyed learning about these cool animals.

Ice Cream Social

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to our fabulous volunteers and to the 76 of you who braved the insane heat for the sweet finish to our summer reading program.

We also had Maker Mondays, family movie Tuesdays and Teens ‘n Tweens Thursdays.  Oh, and drop-in crafts and worksheets.  In short, it was a whirlwind!  Thanks again to everyone who participated.  See you next year.

Summer Reading Program update

We are approaching the halfway point in our Universe of Stories summer reading program.  We have 284 kids registered, but our goal is 325 so tell your friends!

Let’s take a look back and then a look forward.

June 7th: Pizza Party kickoff

We welcomed 133 people.  Kids signed up for the summer reading program and trained like an astronaut.  Everyone enjoyed pizza cooked and served by the Lonsdale Lions.  Thanks, Lions!  And thanks to the anonymous donor who provided the pizzas!  And thanks to Mackenthun’s for helping us out with drinks and ice!

June 20th: Eagle Bluff Starlab Planetarium

An amazing 142 people visited the planetarium to learn about the universe.

June 25th and 26th: Escape room

A space pirate escape room for kids 10 and up attracted 18 kids to five separate sessions.  They all escaped!

Weekly events

Maker Mondays encourage school-age kids to explore their creativity.

Tuesday evening family movies are fun for all ages.

Teens ‘n Tweens do crafts and activities just for them.

Coming soon

Wednesday, July 10, 1:00 pm: Remarkable Reptiles

Your friend and mine, Jim Gerholdt, will be back with his snakes, lizards and turtles.

Friday, July 19, 1:00 pm: Ice Cream Social

We will close the program again with ice cream and good company.

Weekly events will continue every week through the end of the program on July 19th.

We’ve given out 167 prizes, but we have LOTS more, so keep reading!  Thanks to Subway and Casey’s for our delicious third prizes!

 

Eagle Bluff Starlab Planetarium

Starlab Portable Planetarium

45-60 minutes

Where: TCU Lonsdale Elementary School
1000 Idaho St SW, Lonsdale, MN 55046

When: 1:00, 2:15 or 3:30

How to register: Go to https://www.tcu2905.us/page/4231 and register online.  Be sure to choose Lonsdale as your location and take note of the session time you choose.

The event is free.  All ages are welcome!

The STARLAB program features an inflatable planetarium to showcase 3,000 stars of different colors and sizes, as well as the constellations. Whether it’s telling the stories behind the stars or focusing on the stars of the seasons, this program is great for all ages and addresses Minnesota K-8 academic standards.

 

SUMMER READING 2019 TEENS ‘N TWEENS SCHEDULE

What: Special activities for teens and tweens (recommended ages 11-15) 

When: Every Thursday at 1:00 pm (with two exceptions)

Projects:

June 13: Build a space colony

Friday, June 21: Candy constellation game

June 27: galaxy slime

Friday, July 5: Guess who

July 11: tassel keychains

July 18: solar system necklaces

And did we mention the free snacks?  Free snacks!

Summer Reading Grand Prizes

Remember, young people, if you finish all four levels of the summer reading program by July 19th, you can choose a book to keep and enter into a drawing for the grand prize basket of your choice.  Here are this year’s grand prizes.  Pick out your favorite!

BABY PLAY
Duck in space bath book
Frog bath toys
Dinosaur teether set
Stacker cups
Nibbler beanie baby

TODDLER TIME
Minnie bowling set
Chunky space puzzle
Colors and shapes memory cards
Avengers bubbles
Daisy cow beanie baby

AT THE BEACH
Rideable inflatable duck
Sand pail with shovel
Package of dive squid
Splash catchers game
Hulk bubbles

TRANSPORTATION FUN
Paw Patrol track toy
Paw Patrol stationery set
Little space puzzle
Miles from Tomorrowland activity book
Blue space frisbee

GIRL POWER
Super hero girls stationery set
Vampirina velvet art poster
Red butterfly Frisbee
Jump rope set
Mum beanie baby

RAINBOW MAGIC
My Little Pony doodle book kit
Emoji cinch sack
Shopkins stationery set
Chinese jump rope
Rainbow bear beanie baby

SPACE ADVENTURE
A Universe of Stories puzzle
Cosmic magnetic sculpture
Incredibles stationery set
Pocket secret mission kit
Niteglo stars

OUTDOOR PLAY
Badminton set
Jump rope set
Chinese jump rope
Yellow bee frisbee
Pirate goggles

TEEN CREATIVITY
Color with music mandalas
Paint by sticker birds book
Extreme dot-to-dot book
A Universe of Stories water bottle
Pens

Movies at the Library

We have recently attained a license to show movies at the library thanks to a donation from the Lonsdale SnoWizards!  We are making the most of it by creating three monthly movie events to appeal to everyone.  We may add more events as we go along.  If you have ideas of what you would like to see, please let us know!

MONTHLY EVENTS

Family Matinee Saturday
Films for kids and parents to enjoy, G- or PG-rated
Third Saturday at 11:00 am

Classic Movie Afternoon
Movies from Hollywood’s golden age
First Monday at 1:00 pm

Teen Movie Club
Fun films just for teens, PG-13 rated
Third Thursday at 4:00 pm

Note date change!

t

Teen Movie Club

Come to the library in the afternoon on the third Thursday of every month for a movie selected just for teens.  We will have a free film and free snacks.  Bring your friends!

MOVIE SCHEDULE

Please note date change!

February 21 @ 4:00 PM
Everything, Everything

March 21 @ 4:00 PM
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

April 18 @ 4:00 PM
Mean Girls

All movies are rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Lonsdale SnoWizards

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.  Adults and teens age 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!

Escape Room Flyer