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  • Download MUSIC, EBOOKS, AND AUDIOBOOKS in OverDrive.
  • Read a digital MAGAZINE: on your computer or iPad with Flipster, or in the free Nook app through Overdrive
  • Streaming VIDEO now available in OverDrive too.

Artful adults: money origami

butterfly made from a dollar bill,
Just in time for graduation and wedding gifts - we'll introduce a fun way to give money gifts that is anything but boring! Join us at 6:30 pm Wednesday, May 11 for a hands-on project workshop. We'll supply the first crisp $1 bill, but you are welcome to bring more to work with, too!
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, May 10 to ensure the materials availability: phone 592-4130 to sign up

Book discussion: Zeitoun

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Join us Monday,  May 16 for a pair of book discussion on Dave Egger's award-winning narrative nonfiction book Zeitoun. 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.

The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approached, Kathy Zeitoun evacuated with their four young children, leaving husband Abdulrahman to watch over their New Orleans house-painting business. In the days following the storm Zeitoun travelled the city by canoe, feeding abandoned animals and helping elderly neighbors. Then, police officers armed with M-16s arrested Zeitoun in his home.

Have you read it yet? Place a hold - there are plenty available - or we have books available for IMMEDIATE CHECKOUT - just stop in and take home a copy!

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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Mexican folk dancing lessons

photo by Gary N-ski

Learn the basics of Mexican folk dance in a series of FREE lessons at the library!

Learn from Ballet Folklorico Mexicano Zihua, featuring Lodian Catherine Mellender. Lessons start at noon on Saturdays - join in any week, and check the library calendar for specific dates.

Children over the age of 7 through adults are invited to participate.

Restaurant discount cards available

discount card

Price reduced! Now just $5, and still plenty of time to use through mid-May!

Support our library by purchasing a discount card good for 10% off at many local restaurants.

The card may be used once at each restaurant (they'll punch it) before May 15, 2016. Local establishments participating are: Downtown Coffee Grounds, Fitz's on the Lake, KD's Bar and GrillLos Hernandez Mexican Restaurant, Lucky's Bar & Grille on the Lake, Lucy's Family Restaurant, Peg & Doc's Sports Bar & Grill, Semo's Chicago Style Beef & Hot Dogs, and Subway.

Cards can be purchased at the library or at the Lodi American Family Insurance office. This fundraiser has been organized by the new Friends of the Lodi Public Library group.

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