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Holiday hours

4th of July

The library will be CLOSED Saturday, July 4 through Monday, July 6 for the Independence Day holiday. We will open again at 9 am on Tuesday, July 7.

You are invited to use the drop boxes in our entryway for returns anytime, and no fines are assessed for days the library is closed.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Author Marie Bostwick - here in Lodi!

Marie Bostwick

Mark your calendar now, and get reading on the titles list ... because New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick will be at our Lodi Public Library Wednesday, July 8 for a program to begin at 7 pm, and we could NOT be more excited! She'll talk about her latest book, The Second Sister, answer questions, and autograph books. We're hoping for a crowd - invite all your friends and neighbors for this rare Lodi event!

This amazing event is co-sponsored by the Lodi Valley Quilters Guild

Summer library program begins NOW!

Bam! Pow! READ!

We've been busy planning and building a FANTASTIC summer-long library program for Lodi's youth which has begun.

This year's theme is BAM! POW! READ! and will feature heroes of all types: superheroes, community heroes, animal heroes, scientist, inventors, and much more.

We've got the calendar jam-packed with crafts, books, and other fun events.

Dine out to support the library

discount card

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

The card may be used once at each restaurant (they'll punch it) before May 15, 2016. Local establishments participating are: Dale's Place, 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 Library group.

TEEN Mindstorm mini-camp

In this special, two-day TEEN event, the library will have LEGO Mindstorm kits on hand.

  •  1-3 pm Thursday, July 16 - you’ll build your robot
  •  1-3 pm Friday, July 17 - you'll program them to move!

We're bringing these complex kits in for these 2 days for you to do some fun, advanced robot building.

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Sync audiobook downloads for YA summer listening

Love listening to books? AudioFile and OverDrive have paired up for SYNC, a free summer audiobook program for teens (but adults can participate too!).

Now through August 13 SYNC is giving 2 FREE unabridged audiobook title downloads each week - a current young adult title paired with a thematically similar classic/required reading title.

These downloaded files will not expire like library checkout downloads and will be yours to keep as long as they are stored on your electronic device.

Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download.

Library run walk

run walk 26

Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 8 and brush the dust off your running shoes - the library's 26th annual run and walk is coming up!

Brochures will be out soon, but if you want a head start you can take a look at the run walk web page and browse the details.

And don't forget: there are special prizes available for those who go the extra mile by gathering pledges for their efforts. This year's top prize is an iPad!

July book discussion

We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates

The July title for our group book discussion is the 1996 fiction novel We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates. The Mulvaneys are a large and fortunate clan, blessed with good looks, abundant charisma and boundless promise. But over the 25-year span of this book they slide from the pinnacle of happiness, transformed into a scattered collection of lost and lonely souls. What happened?

The discussion will be at 7 pm on Monday, July 27. All are welcome to join the conversation - try it once, or join in every month!

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