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Fundraiser - 80's night party

Totally 80s friends night out

Join the Friends of the Lodi Public Library for an 80's themed "friends night out" fundraising event on Saturday, February 10 at KD's Bar & Grill.

Drinks begin at 5 pm, with a themed murder-mystery at 6 pm, and the music and dancing last 'till the 80’s run out!

Ticket price includes: 80’s food buffet, a drink for each guest, door prize ticket, PRIZES for Best Dressed 80’s attire, and loads of fun! Ticket price is $40 each - but if you buy them BEFORE JAN 1 there's a special price $30 each. Tickets would make a great gift!

Buy tickets online today for the best price!

Donations program has begun!

2017 giving tree penguin sticker

We've kicked off the library's annual holiday donations program with a fantastic cart full of materials for all ages. Stop in to browse the cart, make your picks, and donate
the indicated amount:

  • We’ll add a personalized bookplate
  • You’ll get the honor of first checkout
  • In thanks, you get a penguin on our tree

Perhaps you’d like to use this opportunity to HONOR someone, to CELEBRATE a milestone, or MEMORIALIZE those who have passed

Give a gift the whole community can enjoy!

Artful Adults: rolled paper

rolled paper beads, Artful Adults workshops

For Artful Adults this month we'll do make rolled paper projects, starting at 6:30 pm Wednesday, January 10 in the library program room. Once you learn the technique, you can make beads for jewelry, embellish mirrors or picture frames and a lot more! It's the ultimate in upcycling - turning old magazines into something gorgeous.

Artful Adults Workshops is a free monthly class series (the second Wednesday at 6:30 pm) for adults who are interested in arts, crafts, and living a fanciful life full of creativity. Teens may participate if they are accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration will be required to ensure sufficient supplies.

Please pre-register for this workshop at the library by Tuesday, January 9. Phone 592-4130 or stop in to sign up!

Book discussion: Look At Me by Jennifer Egan

Look at Me by Jennifer Egan

The next book for discussion will be Look at Me by Jennifer Egan.

Join us for a pair of conversations on Monday, January 8
• 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 fashion model emerges from a car accident with her face so badly shattered it takes 80 titanium screws to reassemble it. She returns to New York still beautiful but oddly unrecognizable, a virtual stranger in the world she once effortlessly occupied. Egan threads this narrative with those of other casualties of our infatuation with the image: There’s a deceptively plain teenaged girl embarking on a dangerous secret life, an alcoholic private eye, and an enigmatic stranger who changes names and accents as he prepares an apocalyptic blow against American society.

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

End-of-year closings


Please note there are a few special closings at the library in this busy, end-of-the-year period. 

  • Friday, Dec. 22 - CLOSED
  • Saturday, Dec. 23 - CLOSED
  • Sunday, Dec. 24 - CLOSED
  • Monday, Dec. 25 - CLOSED
  • Tuesday, Dec. 26 - open 9 am to 8 pm
  • Wednesday, Dec. 27 - open 9 am to 8 pm
  • Thursday, Dec. 28 - open 9 am to 8 pm
  • Friday, Dec. 29 - open 9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday, Dec. 30 - open 9 am to 2 pm
  • Sunday, Dec. 31 - CLOSED
  • Monday, Jan. 1 - CLOSED
  • Tuesday, Jan. 2 - return to normal hours

Have a safe and happy holiday season, and happy new year!

Programs for our littlest patrons

owl wearing glasses and reading a book

The library offers several early literacy programs for pre-school children. Get all the details here and check the library calendar for dates and times.

Upcoming sessions include:

  • Family Storytime on Wednesdays
  • Shake Rattle and Roll, Baby! on Wednesdays
  • Tinker Tots on Friday, December 15

We've also got a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program to get kids started right before they go to school. 

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