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Ebook "Big Library Read"

Overdrive's "Big Library Read"

Through Thursday, July 7, our Wisconsin Digital Library is offering the novel Murder in Time by Julie McElwain in ebook format immediately to all readers - no holds, and no wait lists. This special promotion is part of Overdrive's "Big Library Read" program, a sort of global ebook club.

Beautiful and brilliant, Kendra Donovan is a rising star at the FBI. Yet her path to professional success hits a speed bump during a disastrous raid where half her team is murdered, a mole in the FBI is uncovered and she herself is severely wounded. As soon as she recovers, she goes rogue and travels to England to assassinate the man responsible for the deaths of her teammates. While fleeing from an unexpected assassin herself, Kendra escapes into a stairwell that promises sanctuary but when she stumbles out again, she is in the same place - Aldrich Castle - but in a different time: 1815, to be exact.

2016 summer library program

ready - set - read!


The summer's library program started June 1! Details and program brochures now are available for all ages, including adult participation again this year.

How much do you think you can read during June, July and August this year? Let's get reading!

running woman with teetering pile of books


The Lodi Public Library needs your help, and all we’re asking is for you to READ!! Click here to read all about it.

As you know the Lodi Public Library encourages families to visit our library together and work to inspire families to read together.

Last year during the summer library program we illustrated just how much Lodi enjoys reading: By summer’s end, Lodi citizens of all ages had read a WHOPPING 13,000 hours total!

It was so much fun, we’re doing it again (with a few minor changes). Help us show kids that librarians are not the ONLY great adult readers in town!

Book discussion: All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

This month we'll be discussing a book everybody's been talking about - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Join us for a pair of conversations on Monday, July 18:

  • 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.

A beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. This book won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

We have books available for IMMEDIATE CHECKOUT - just stop in and take home a copy!

2016 Library Run Walk

2016 run walk tshirt

We're super-excited for a new era of the Library Run Walk - now coordinated by the Friends of Lodi Public Library and Activate Lodi!

The event will be Saturday, August 13 and the race starts at 8 am. Register early to ensure you get a t-shirt - there are no guarantees if you register after July 20 that you'll get one (and they're super cool - see the actual color and design in the picture). We've also added online registration!

After the race, stay for door prizes, then scoot downtown for the epic Rotary parade which starts at a new, earlier time - 10:30 am - because it's also Susie the Duck Day in Lodi!

Runners and walkers who make the extra effort to gather pledges are eligible for special prizes - this year there's an Apple iPad and a Fitbit Flex. Hope to see you there!

Stop-motion films

Remember the California Raisins, Davey & Goliath, Gumby, and Frosty the Snowman? Those stories were all brought to life using stop-motion film - something we're going to try this month in Artful Adults! 
Join us at 6:30 pm Wednesday, July 13 for a hands-on project workshop making mini-movies with the iPads and tabletop studios. The kids have been having a blast with this process, and now it’s the adults’ time to try it out! As always, we’ll have the supplies, you simply bring your creativity and a sense of fun.
Artful Adults is a monthly workshop (second Wednesday) for adults who are interested in arts, crafts, and living a fanciful life full of creativity. Advance registration required by Tuesday, July 12 to ensure ample supplies: phone 592-4130 to sign up.

Super silent reading

Laurel & Hardy being very quiet
How long can you read without a word? Prove it!

Drop in any time from 3 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday, July 6 to read for 30 minutes and earn a book you can keep.
This event is open to ALL AGES (teens and adults too) and this time counts on your reading log, too!

Stop-action animation

looking through a finger viewfinder

Make your own short movie in a special session for school-aged kids, starting at 3 pm Wednesday, July 13.

We're bringing in the stop-motion animation lab with lots of equipment to use. In just a couple hours you can bring your ideas to life!

This event will be for kindergarten through 5th grade. No younger children, please. 

South Pole science program

south pole explorer
Are you as fascinated as we are with the news about the South Pole rescue mission? Let's learn more about why the South Pole is such a scientific fascination - and why it's such a geographic and meteorological challenge. 
Join us for a program from the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) at 3 pm Wednesday, July 20. These South Pole explorers will talk about the physics and astronomy work being done in Antarctica, we'll see a video about the science, and you can try on polar explorers' gear and attempt a few experiments.
This program is intended for school-aged children, teens and adults. 
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