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2016 Library Run Walk

2016 run walk tshirt

Register right away to ensure you get this limited-edition 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 NOW to ensure you get a t-shirt - if you register after July 20 there's no guarantee 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!

Memory game

brain full of numbers and letters
How well can you remember?
Put on your thinking cap before you join us for this week's Wednesday WOWZERS, starting at 3 pm Wednesday, July 27. We're using picture book images for a version of "memory." How well do you remember what you've seen?

TEENS: optical illusions

cat hologram
You can't always believe your eyes!
We're hosting a TEEN program about optical illusions starting at 2 pm Thursday, July 28 in the library's program room.
We've got some eye-popping crafts and projects - build a hologram projector for your smartphone, and more!
This event will be for middle-school and high-school students only. No younger children. 

Harry Potter party

Harry Potter logo

Obsessed with Harry Potter? So are we!

We're hosting a Harry Potter party at 10 am Friday, July 29 in the library program room.

Bring the whole family for a supernatural morning of crafts, trivia, and the science of spells. Dress in costume if you’d like! ALL AGES - adults too!


Book discussion: Just Mercy

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Join us Monday, August 8 for a pair of book discussion on the acclaimed nonfiction book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, co-founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.

We're hosting two discussion sessions: 
• at NOON where you're invited to bring along a sack lunch for a daytime conversation,
• again at 7 pm for those who prefer an after-work or post-dinner evening conversation.

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice. Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the far reaches of our criminal justice system. JUST MERCY is an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a window into the lives of those he defends, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice.

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

Artful Adults Workshop - scratch art

Adults - join us at 6:30 pm Wednesday, August 10 for a hands-on project workshop doing scratch art on old CDs. 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, August 9 to ensure ample supplies: phone 592-4130 to sign up.

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!

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