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Book discussion: All American Boys

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

The next book for ALL AGES discussion will be All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.

Join us for a pair of conversations on Monday, January 29
• 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. 

In this New York Times bestselling novel, two teens—one black, one white—grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension. Written in tandem by two award-winning authors, this four-starred reviewed tour de force shares the alternating perspectives of Rashad and Quinn. 

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

The Lodi High School book club also is reading this title - and they'd love to interact with you via comments on school librarian Paula Tonn's blog. Post comments on her post and read comments left by others. 

Programs for youngsters

baby owl enjoys stories!

Bring the babies, toddlers and preschoolers to the library for special, creatively inspired early literacy fun in any of these upcoming programs:

  • Shake, Rattle & Roll, Baby!: 9:30 am on Wednesdays
  • Family Storytime: 10 am on Wednesdays
  • First Art: once a month at 10 am on Fridays (February, 2, March 2)
  • Tinker Tots: once a month at 10 am on Fridays (January 26, February 23, March 23)

Click here to learm more about all of the library's early literacy programming!

Glow-in-the-dark party!

Glow in the dark party

We're celebrating "take your child to the library day" with a super fun FREE glow-in-the-dark party day at the library Saturday, February 3. Pop in any time to join the fun, and here's an itinerary of special events:

  • Until noon - All ages: glow-in-the-dark crafts
  • 9 am - Stories in the dark (flashlights + glow stories!)
  • 10 am - Glow-in-the-dark YOGA
  • 10:30 am - Glow-in-the-dark YOGA
  • 11:15 am - Dance party (age 8 and under)
  • 12 pm - Paper circuits (age 9 and up)
  • 12:30 pm - Dance party (age 9 and up)

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Lodi Public Library.

Fundraiser: string art

state of Wisconsin string art, Friends of the Lodi Public Library logo

The Friends of the Lodi Public Library is hosting a fundraising craft night beginning at 6 pm Wednesday, January 31 at KD's Bar & Grill. The evening's project will be a string art Wisconsin project.

Cost is $35 per person which includes art materials, one drink, and door prize entry. Non-members of the FOLPL pay $40 for art supplies only. Tickets must be purchased in advance through the Friends website or in person at American Family Insurance, 154 S Main St. 

Come early or stay late to grab a bite - KD's is generously donating a percentage of your food and drink sales that night!

Artful Adults: paper hyacinth flowers

paper hyacinth craft, Artful Adults workshops

For Artful Adults this month we'll make paper hyacinth flowers, starting at 6:30 pm Wednesday, February 14 in the library program room.

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, February 13. Phone 592-4130 or stop in to sign up!

80s mystery night fundraiser

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 - buy tickets online today!

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