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Fish Fry Fundraiser
Join us for dinner Friday, March 7 starting at 5 pm until they run out (or 8 pm) at the Lodi Valley Masonic Lodge on First Street in Lodi for a bluegill dinner fundraiser. Dinner is $11 per person for bluegill, cheesy potatoes, coleslaw, roll, dessert and beverages - save $1 per meal by bringing 2 or more items for the Lodi Food Pantry. Carryouts are welcome. Funds raised will be used by the library toward our digital collection of ebooks and audiobooks for download; have you tried the OverDrive collection? Yes, you can borrow a download! Thank you to the Masons for this wonderful opportunity - last year they sold out by 6:30 pm, so plan ahead for early dinner.
Healthy Creeks, Lakes & Waterways Program
As part of the month-long "Lodi Reads Leopold" celebration, a program on the local issues of water quality and lake health will be hosted at 6:30 pm Thursday, March 13 at the Lodi Public Library. Steve Laubach of the UW Arboretum Earth Partnership will discuss the effects of runoff, along with Aldo Leopold's modern impact on water conservation. This event is presented by Friends of Scenic Lodi Valley's Lodi Reads Leopold team and the Lake Wisconsin Alliance.
Leopold Shack Tours
Learn more about Aldo Leopold and his local legacy with a day-trip to Baraboo. The Friends of Scenic Lodi Valley's Lodi Reads Leopold team is coordinating the bus tour from 9am to 1 pm on Saturday, March 15. The group will take a guided tour of Leopold's famous "shack" and farm, and take a tour of the Leopold Legacy Center's green building, home of the Aldo Leopold Foundation. Transportation and tour are free, but donations are accepted. The group is leaving from the Lodi Elementary School parking lot, and you may wish to pack a lunch or snack (no meal facilities will be available).
Pre-registration is required for the tour trip by March 10: contact Patti Herman at either email@example.com or 608-843-3924.
The next book for discussion at Lodi Public Library is Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout. We'll begin talking about it at 7 pm on Monday, March 24 in the library's program room. There are copies available in LINKcat - place a hold today to get reading, and join in the discussion fun! All are welcome - attend once or join in every month. The full schedule of discussion titles is available if you'd like to read ahead.
Stop in at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 8 to hear master herbalist and author Phyllis Heitkamp. She'll guide us on a walk through the world of herbs to discover natural antibiotics, antivirals, and much more. Heitkamp's books will be available for purchase and signing.
Barn Quilts Author Talk: Suzi Parron
You've seen barn quilts popping up all around the countryside, but do you know why? Or how it got started? We're happy to bring back our friend Suzi Parron, author of Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement, to tell us all about this fascinating, cross-country phenomenon. Suzi will speak at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 22. She's travelling while working on her second book and stopping in Lodi because we have such a great quilting community (she visited and spoke at our Lodi Ag Fair in 2012). Books will be available for purchase and signing. Thanks to the Lodi Valley Quilters' Guild for partnering with us on this event!
We have a new resource for those interested in computer classes: self-guided, learn-at-your-own-pace interactive tutorials for many popular software programs (Word, Excel, Photoshop, and more) are now available with just your library card through our Learning Express Library access.
Thanks to Wisconsin Library Services for this great resource purchased with a federal Library Services & Technology Act grant!
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