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LAST DAY to turn in reading for team challenges

Any reading turned in before 5 pm on Friday, July 28 will be counted toward the team tallies. Turn in your time here.


Book discussion: Daughter of Fortune

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

The next book for discussion will be Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende. Join us for a pair of conversations on Monday, July 24:

  • 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.

An orphan raised in Valparaiso, Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her brother, vivacious young Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the 1849 Gold Rush. 

Entering a rough-and-tumble world of new arrivals driven mad by gold fever, Eliza moves in a society of single men and prostitutes with the help of her good friend and savior, the Chinese doctor Tao Chi'en. California opens the door to a new life of freedom and independence, and the search for her elusive lover gradually turns into a different journey.

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

Fundraising Garden Walk

trees and a garden planter with yellow and red flowers blooming, Friends of the Lodi Public Library

The Friends of the Lodi Public Library is sponsoring a fundraising Garden Walk on Saturday, August 5 with eight sites around Lodi.

Tickets are $10 each and proceeds support the library.  Register now online or pick up a ticket at the library prior to and day of the event.

Sites included are Lodi Public Library, Bill Welch & Patti Herman, Tom & Nancy Long, Lorraine Cline, Letha Kelsey & Luke Kloberdanz, Sue & Bill Pfeil, Aldo Leopold Community Garden, and Pureline Seeds 

Form a team for the run walk!

Endangered resources: bees, water, LIBRARIES

This annual fundraiser by the Friends of the Lodi Public Library and Activate Lodi begins at 8 am Saturday, August 12 at the Lodi Elementary School. 

Register on the Friends of the Lodi Library website or pick up a brochure at the library.

NEW THIS YEAR: gather your friends, coworkers, community organization, and family and FORM A TEAM! Let's make this a fun way to spend time with friends and make a difference in our community. Special prizes for largest team, best show of spirit, and more.

This run walk is not only a long-standing Lodi tradition, it's also a much-needed fundraiser for our Lodi Public Library. The truth is, libraries need your help more than ever. (Please see the run walk brochure for more information)

Wednesday Wonders: Robots!

three Sphero robots lined up

It's all about robots - beginning at 3 pm Wednesday, July 26 at the library. 

Do you know what a Sphero is? How about a wiggle-bot? Whether you build a small robot, or learn to program one with simple computer codes, you'll have a ball! 

We'll do some experimentation and a lot of creating.


TEENS: Sphero fun

three Sphero balls sitting in a row

Teens - join us at 2 pm Friday, July 28 to try out coding with the Sphero robots. Set a path, steer them, light them up, and more!


FREE audiobook downloads for TEENS

Have you tried an audiobook? Because it's a fun way to do some required read while you're also exercising, crafting, cleaning, and more. Give it a try and enhance your summer by participating in SYNC - a teen audiobook campaign that features title pairs of high-interest books based on a weekly theme.

Aimed at teens age 13 and older, SYNC 2017 is giving away 32 titles — two paired audiobook downloads each week, ending August 16th. Check out the calendar of releases and the complete list of exciting audiobook titles from award-winning authors such as Daniel José Older, M.T. Anderson, Franz Kafka, Ruta Sepetys, and Nikki Grimes. There's no wait list - titles are available for immediate download and the files never expire. 

To get notice each time new titles are available, sign up for email or text alerts by visiting www.audiobooksync.com. The SYNC program is a project of AudioFile Magazine in partnership with OverDrive and audiobook publishers.

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