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Retirement planning classes

There are a series of retirement planning classes on the calendar at the library:

  • Planning for Nursing Care and Final Expenses - 4:30 pm Monday, September 26
  • Strategies for Social Security & Retirement Income - 6:30 pm Monday, September 26
  • Getting to Know Medicare - 4:30 pm Tuesday, October 4
  • Strategies for Social Security & Retirement Income - 6 pm Tuesday, October 4

These free classes are provided by the Retirement Classroom, an organization of financial and insurance professionals committed to preparing today’s retirees to be confident and well-informed in the planning and implementation of their retirement strategies.

Future planning community forums

The Lodi Public Library's Board of Trustees is reviewing the strategic plan and invites your participation by attending a forum.

There will be two opportunities Thursday, October 13 for the general public to participate, in forums beginning at 10 am or 1:30 pm. (Community leaders have been invited to a similar meeting later in the month.) 

Please make it a date to attend - the board very much would like to hear your thoughts, ideas, suggestions, and views about the future of our community’s library. 

Book discussion: The Lowland

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

For October we're hosting a pair of discussion on the highly acclaimed novel The Lowlands by Jhumpa Lahiri. Join us on Monday, October 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.

The Lowland is an extraordinary novel, set in both India and America, that expands the scope and range of one of our most dazzling storytellers: a tale of two brothers bound by tragedy, a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past, a country torn by revolution, and a love that lasts long past death. Masterly suspenseful, sweeping, piercingly intimate, The Lowland is a work of great beauty and complex emotion; an engrossing family saga and a story steeped in history that spans generations and geographies with seamless authenticity.

We brought in books for IMMEDIATE CHECKOUT -  stop in today to check one out and start reading!

Early literacy classes

With the big kids back in school, there's time for the little kids to learn, too!

Our children's librarian organizes a fantastic series of early literacy offerings for the youngest library patrons. Learning starts at birth, and literacy starts way before children are ready to read.

  • Shake, Rattle & Roll Baby! - baby music classes, 9:30 am Wednesdays
  • Family Storytime - preschool story lessons for kids walking and talking but not yet in school, held 10 am Wednesdays
  • Tinker Tots - early STEM skills for 4-5 year old thinkers, Fridays
  • First Art - exploring messy creativity, Fridays

Check the library calendar for upcoming dates. More information here, too

After school club is back!

Now that the kids are back in school, Miss Kristine also has brought back Tuesday afternoon's After School Club.

Kids can stop into the library after school for a quick, fun project. You never know what our librarians will have for you: It might be art, science, reading, technology, whole body movement, engineering, math, or something else entirely. Programs last up to one hour.

Adult coloring night

coloring markers, Artful Adults workshops

Back by popular demand - we're hosting an adult coloring night this month for Artful Adults.

Join us at 6:30 pm Wednesday, October 12 at the library for bookmark coloring fun and a giant collaborative mandala. As always, all materials are provided - just bring your enthusiasm and a sense of adventure! 

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 is suggested: phone 592-4130 or stop at the library desk to sign up. 

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