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  • Download MUSIC, EBOOKS, AND AUDIOBOOKS in OverDrive.
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  • Streaming VIDEO now available in OverDrive too.

Help wanted - library page

Are you the smiling face for whom we're looking?

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Lodi Public Library is seeking detail-oriented applicants (students welcome to apply) for the job-share position of Library Page.

This is a predominantly evenings and Saturdays job with up to 5-10 hours per week, mainly reshelving materials.

To apply, please compose a letter of application, attention co-directors, due to the library by Saturday, February 20

Book discussion: Station Eleven

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Join us at the library Monday, February 29 for a pair of discussions on the acclaimed novel by Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven. We're hosting two discussion sessions: 

  • 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.

This book was feted on lots of “best of 2014” lists. Mandel’s fourth novel is about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North America. It's also about friendship, memory, love, celebrity, our obsession with objects, oppressive dinner parties, comic books, and knife-throwing. The author says it’s NOT sci-fi — she says it’s literary fiction. Let’s discuss!

Have you read it yet? Place a hold - there are plenty available - or we have books available for IMMEDIATE CHECKOUT - just stop in and take home a copy! 

Author event: Mary Grace Foxwell

The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey

Join us for an author reading and book signing with Mary Grace Foxwell, co-author of "The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey" beginning at 6:30 pm Thursday, March 3

“The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey” is a collection of personal memories written over the past two decades as part of Alan Guebert’s nationally syndicated “Farm and Food File” column, which runs weekly in 70 newspapers. Each column recalls and reflects on the people, food, and values he learned on the 720-acre, 100-cow “southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth” in the 1960s.

Guebert’s co-author and daughter, Mary Grace Foxwell, conceptualized, compiled, and edited the book. She also wrote the epilogue which details her own memories of her father and lessons gleaned from her grandparents’ farm.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Restaurant discount cards available

discount card

Price reduced! Now just $5, and still plenty of time to use through mid-May!

Support our library by purchasing a discount card good for 10% off at 10 local restaurants.

The card may be used once at each restaurant (they'll punch it) before May 15, 2016. Local establishments participating are: Downtown Coffee Grounds, Fitz's on the Lake, KD's Bar and GrillLos Hernandez Mexican Restaurant, Lucky's Bar & Grille on the Lake, Lucy's Family Restaurant, Peg & Doc's Sports Bar & Grill, Semo's Chicago Style Beef & Hot Dogs, and Subway.

Cards can be purchased at the library or at the Lodi American Family Insurance office. This fundraiser has been organized by the new Friends of the Lodi Public Library group.

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