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Book discussion: The Lowland

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

For October we're hosting a pair of discussion on the highly acclaimed novel The Lowland 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!

Give your input

The Lodi Public Library's Board of Trustees is reviewing the strategic plan and invites your participation using this online form.

The board very much would like to hear your thoughts, ideas, suggestions, and views about the future of our community’s library. We value your input, and thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.

Help wanted - custodian

Lodi Public Library looking for a self-motivated, independent custodian to clean 10-15 hour per week mainly when the library is closed - either at night or early mornings.

Duties include: cleaning restrooms, mopping, vacuuming, emptying trash and recycling.

Apply by submitting a letter of interest to Attn: co-directors by 5 pm Monday, October 24.

Artful Adults - fall vase decorations


Just in time for family get-togethers, this month for Artful Adults we're making fall-themed decorations for vases. Join us at 6:30 pm Wednesday, November 9 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, August 9 to ensure ample supplies: phone 592-4130 to sign up.

Barn-board painting fundraiser

FOLPL logo, fall signs you can make!

Join the Friends of Lodi Public Library for a fun 2-hour crafting session and help raise funds for our community library. You'll get to make your choice of wooden sign styles, each with fall flair.

The fun begins at 6 pm Wednesday, October 26 at Lucky's on the Lake. The ticket price of $40 per person includes a drink and all art materials. Craft instruction by Lodi HS teacher Whitney Robarge. All skill levels encouraged - it's just for fun!

Tickets must be purchased in advance - order online or pick them up in person at the American Family Insurance office in Lodi.

Please come early or stay late to grab a bite to eat: Lucky's is generously donating 10% of all participants' food and drink sales that night! Additionally, bring a new or gently used book to donate and be entered to win a special raffle prize.


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.

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