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Artful Adults - gift tag making

Artful Adults Workshops logo, striped gift tag

Liven up your gift wrapping tasks this winter with our December Artful Adults craft: gift tag decorating!  Join us at 6:30 pm Wednesday, December 14 for a hands-on workshop.

As always we'll have the supplies, you simply bring your enthusiasm and a 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. 

Advance registration required by Tuesday, December 13 to ensure ample supplies: phone 592-4130 to sign up.

Book discussion: That Old Cape Magic

That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo

This month we're hosting a pair of discussion on That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo.

Join us for a pair of conversations on Monday, December 12:

  • 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.

By turns hilarious, rueful, and uplifting, That Old Cape Magic is a profoundly involving novel about marriage, family, and all the other ties that bind.

The book's two-part structure is simple and elegant: two weddings, a year apart, the first on Cape Cod, the second in Maine. Russo's focus in both parts is on Jack Griffin, a 57-year-old English professor who's having a "middle-age meltdown." Even while the wedding march plays for members of the younger generation, he's busy fumbling his own 34-year marriage. His bigger problem, though, is that he still harbors enough "pathological resentment" toward his parents for a therapists' convention.   

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

Celebrating with the Giving Tree program

Giving Tree snowman face

From now until January 13, stop in the library to take part in our annual Giving Tree program. Browse our cart of pre-selected materials, 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 snowman ornament on our tree

We have materials for every reading level and interest - music CDs and movies, novels, chapter books, picture books and more!

Perhaps you’d like to use this opportunity to HONOR someone, CELEBRATE a milestone, or MEMORIALIZE those who have passed. It's the kind of holiday gift our entire community can enjoy! 

Book discussion: State of Wonder

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

We're starting off the year with a pair of discussion on Ann Patchett's novel State of Wonder. Join us for a pair of conversations on Monday, December 12:

  • 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 pharmaceutical  research scientist is sent to the Amazon to track down her former mentor, who seems to have all but disappeared in the while working on what is destined to be an extremely valuable new drug. 

Once found, Dr. Swenson remains as ruthless and uncompromising as she was in her earlier days at Johns Hopkins. With a combination of science and subterfuge, she dominates her research team and the natives she is studying with the force of an imperial ruler. But while she is as threatening as anything the jungle has to offer, the greatest sacrifices to be made are the ones she asks of herself and the woman who has come to find her.

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

Business vendors sought for spring garden show

The Friends of the Lodi Public Library is coordinating a Garden Expo for Saturday, May 20, 2017 and they're looking for local businesses interested in filling our vendor mall.

All types of vendors are welcome - garden ornaments, tools, plants, antiques, bakery, decorating, etc. For more information on vending, please visit the Garden Expo 2017 webpage.

We'll have information coming this spring for attendees, with ticketing cost, lecture details and more. We'll post it right here when it's finalized!

Shopping with a benefit!

AmazonSmile logo - you shop, Amazon gives

Before you start shopping, use AmazonSmile to make your purchases go further!

The Friends of the Lodi Public Library now is officially registered as a charitable organization; the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the sale price (excluding shipping, taxes, etc.) from your eligible purchases. To activate the donations, choose the Friends of the Lodi Public Library as your charity and make sure to shop through the smile.amazon.com site. There is no cost to you!

Every time you shop, make sure the black Amazon bar shows you are "Supporting: Friends of The Lodi Public Library" and thank you for your support!

Charitable giving to the library

you can help - donate

Considering your end-of-year charitable giving?

Don't forget to put Lodi Public Library on your list! Big or small, your gifts are appreciated and are used to further our mission in the Lodi and Lake Wisconsin community: 

  • To be a vital partner in the community’s quality of life and commitment to lifelong learning by providing free non-discriminatory access to diverse information, materials, services, and programs. 

There are a number of ways you can donate to the library, including long-term legacy gifts, bricks in our walk, and general donations. Click here to learn more.

THANK YOU for your generosity!

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End-of-year library schedule

festive wreath with a red bow

Please be advised of the library's schedule for the end of the year:

  • Thursday, Dec 22 ... 9 am to 8 pm
  • Friday, Dec 23 ... CLOSED
  • Saturday, Dec 24 ... CLOSED 
  • Sunday, Dec 25 ... CLOSED
  • Monday, Dec 26 ... CLOSED
  • Tuesday, Dec 27 ... 9 am to 8 pm
  • Wednesday, Dec 28 ... 9 am to 8 pm
  • Thursday, Dec 29 ... 9 am to 8 pm
  • Friday, Dec 30 ... 9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday, Dec 31 ... 9 am to 2 pm
  • Sunday, Jan 1 ... CLOSED
  • Monday, Jan 2 ... CLOSED
  • Tuesday, Jan 3 ... 9 am to 8 pm

Returns can be made anytime in the book and DVD drops in our entryway, and library fines are not assessed for days the library is closed.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

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