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Memorial Day hours

Happy memorial day!

Please note our library hours during the Memorial Day weekend:

  • Open regular hours of 9 am to 5 pm on Friday, May 27
  • Open regular hours of 9 am to 2 pm Saturday, May 28
  • CLOSED Sunday, May 29
  • CLOSED Monday, May 30

The library will open again at 9 am Tuesday, May 31. You may use the return boxes in the library entryway 24 hours a day, and no fines are assessed for days the library is closed. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Paint night fundraiser - Friends of the Lodi Public Library

sunset on water painting, Friends of the Lodi Public Library logo

The Friends of the Lodi Public Library are hosting a Paint Night fundraiser beginning at 6 pm Wednesday, June 22 at Lucky's On the Lake.

Weather permitting, the painting fun will be outside on the lower level patio, and the $35 ticket includes all art materials as well as one drink. Painting instruction by Lodi HS teacher Whitney Robarge. All skill levels encouraged - it's just for fun! The evening's painting instruction will be a sunset on the water.

Additionally, come early or stay late to grab a bite to eat at Lucky's - because that night 10% of participants' food and drink sales also will be donated to the Friends of the Lodi Public Library!

As always, bring along a new or gently used book to donate and you'll be entered to win a special prize.

Tickets are available at the Lodi American Family Insurance office.

Marbled clay pendants

Where did you get that lovely necklace? Why, you can make it yourself at Artful Adults this month!
Join us at 6:30 pm Wednesday, June 8 for a hands-on project workshop. We'll have the fimo clay and jewelry supplies, you simply bring your creativity and sense of fun.
Artful Adults is a monthly workshop (second Wednesday) for adults who are interested in arts, crafts, and living a fanciful life full of creativity. Teens may participate only if they are accompanied by an adult.
Advance registration required by Tuesday, June 7 to ensure the materials availability: phone 592-4130 to sign up

Adult readers needed!

The Lodi Public Library needs your help, and all we’re asking is for you to READ!! 

As you know the Lodi Public Library encourages families to visit our library together and work to inspire families to read together. Last year during the summer library program we illustrated just how much Lodi enjoys reading: By summer’s end, Lodi citizens of all ages had read a WHOPPING 13,000 hours total!

It was so much fun, we’re doing it again (with a few minor changes). Click here to read all about it.

Help us show kids that librarians are not the ONLY great adult readers in town!

Book discussion: The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train cover

Join us Monday, June 6 for a pair of book discussion on Paula Hawkins' spell-binding debut thriller, The Girl on the Train. We're hosting two discussion sessions: 

  • 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.

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night; every day it stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple on their deck. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

Have you read it yet? We have books available for IMMEDIATE CHECKOUT - just stop in and take home a copy!

2016 summer library program

ready - set - read!

We're kicking off a season of fun for this summer's library program, starting June 1!

Details and program brochures now are available for all ages, including adult participation again this year.

How much do you think you can read during June, July and August this year? What's your personal goal? Let's get reading!

All-ages coloring club

coloring club

Join us Fridays at the library for all-ages free-form Coloring Club. Stop in either after lunch at 1 pm or after school at 3:30 pm.

We'll provide some coloring pages and our stash of art supplies - you bring a great attitude and come hang out for a while.

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The Lodi Public Library has a Facebook page - are you a friend?

In addition to listing events there, we sometimes add pictures from our programs and fun links to booklists in LINKcat. Stop by and give us a "like" right now!

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