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Food pantry donations accepted

During the week of Thanksgiving, you are welcome to drop off donations for the Lodi Food Pantry - help to restock their shelves after the holiday rush. The library will be collecting non-perishable food donations 11/20 through 11/22.

Yoga nidra session

the word "relax" written in the sand on a beach

Join us Wednesday, November 22 at noon for a free yoga nidra session with instructor Carla Wiessing.

Find your inner peace before diving into the holiday bustle! Yoga nidra is a practice in relaxation - there is very little movement in this type of guided stillness. Bring along a yoga mat or towel to lie on.

Thanksgiving hours

Happy Thanksgiving!

Please note the library's special hours over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

  • Wednesday, November 22 - closing early: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Thursday, November 23 - CLOSED
  • Friday, November 24 - CLOSED
  • Saturday, November 25 - regular hours: 9 am to 2 pm

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Programs for our littlest patrons

owl wearing glasses and reading a book

The library offers several early literacy programs for pre-school children. Get all the details here and check the library calendar for dates and times.

Upcoming sessions include:

  • Family Storytime on Wednesdays
  • Shake Rattle and Roll, Baby! on Wednesdays
  • First Art on Fridays, December 1
  • Tinker Tots on Fridays, November 17 and December 15

We've also got a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program to get kids started right before they go to school. 

Fundraiser: crafts and cocktails

wine glasses painted with "naughty" and "nice", Friends of the Lodi Public Library

Join the Friends of the Lodi Public Library for a fun two-hour crafting session, beginning at 6 pm on Wednesday, November 29 at KD's Bar & Grill. The project is holiday wine glass painting, with instruction by Lodi high school teacher Whitney Robarge.

Tickets for this fundraiser are available on Eventbrite or at the Lodi American Family office. Price is $35 per person for FOLP members (includes all art supplies, one drink, and a door prize ticket) or non-members can join for $40 (includes all art supplies). All skill levels are encouraged to join - it's just for fun!

Consider going early or staying late to grab a bite - KD's is donating a percentage of all participants' food and drink sales that night! Additionally, donations of new or gently used books are always appreciated.

Origami paper wreaths

folded paper wreaths, Artful Adults workshops

For Artful Adults this month we'll do make folded paper wreaths, starting at 6:30 pm Wednesday, December 13 in the library program room. Use them as holiday decorations, ornaments, or embellishments for cards - it all depends on the paper size you started with.

Artful Adults Workshops is a free monthly class series (the second Wednesday at 6:30 pm) for adults who are interested in arts, crafts, and living a fanciful life full of creativity. Teens may participate if they are accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration will be required to ensure sufficient supplies.

Please pre-register for this workshop at the library by Tuesday, December 12. Phone 592-4130 or stop in to sign up!

Book discussion: Tenth of December

Tenth of December by George Saunders

The next book for discussion will be Tenth of December by George Saunders.

Join us for a pair of conversations on Monday, December 11
• at NOON where you're invited to bring along a sack lunch for a daytime conversation, 
• and again at 7 pm for those who prefer an after-work or post-dinner evening conversation. 

George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story. Writing brilliantly and profoundly about class, sex, love, loss, work, despair, and war, Saunders cuts to the core of the contemporary experience. These stories take on the big questions and explore the fault lines of our own morality, delving into the questions of what makes us good and what makes us human.

We brought in books for IMMEDIATE CHECKOUT - stop in to check one out and take it home today!  

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