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Lodi Reads Leopold 2015: Avian Aldo

Aldo Leopold

This year Lodi Reads Leopold is focusing on birds and their imporance in the work of Aldo Leopold. There will be several free events held at the library as part of this year's series.

• Build a birdhouse: 10 am to noon Saturday, March 7 you can stop in to build a wren house for your yard. All ages are invited (children please bring an adult).

• Birds of Lake Wisconsin speaker: 6:30 pm Monday, March 9 join us for a presentation with Mike Mossman, Forest Community Ecologist with the Bureau Science Services of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource. He'll talk about the birds found in the Lake Wisconsin watershed and how to apply Leopold's Land Ethic to sustain and enhance their existence. This is a partnership program of Lodi Reads Leopold and the Lake Wisconsin Alliance.

• Bird art display: The library's program room will be home to a collection of bird-themed art by Lodi area residents from February 21 through March 28. Stop in anytime to enjoy these local talents!

Lodi Reads Leopold is a team within the Friends of Scenic Lodi Valley and plans events in March of each year to heighten awareness of Aldo Leopold and his ideas. Lodi Public Library is proud to annually serve as home to these events.

Bluegill dinner fundraiser

fish fry art

Have a Friday night out, and help the library too!

The Lodi Valley Masonic Lodge is holding a bluegill dinner fundraiser for the library on Friday, March 13 from 5 pm to 8 pm (or earlier if we sell out).

For just $11 per dinner, you get bluegills, cheesy potatoes, coleslaw, roll, dessert, and beverage. Carryout will be available. Save $1 per dinner if you bring 2 items for the food pantry donation. 

A huge THANK YOU to the Masons for their hard work and generosity in making this an annual event.

March book discussion

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

This month's book discussion will begin at 7 pm on Monday, March 23 about the contemporary novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. In this British fiction book, a recently retired man spontaneously decides to walk 600 miles to see a former coworker in hospice rather than mail the letter he was walking to the postbox. 

If you enjoy the book, you also may want to place a hold for the author's stand-alone companion novel, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, new out March 3.

All are welcome to join the conversation - try it once, or join in every month!

Author Melissa Falcon Field

author Melissa Falcon Field

Join us for an author talk at La Grotta Wine Bar!

Wisconsin contemporary novelist Melissa Falcon Field will speak at 7 pm on Thursday, April 16 at La Grotta in this event sponsored by the library.

Her debut novel, What Burns Away, was released in January. In the book, new mother Claire reconnects with her long-lost high school boyfriend, Dean, who offers an intoxicating, reckless escape. But Dean's reappearance is not a coincidence. He wants something from Claire - and she soon finds that the cost of repaying an old favor may lead to the destruction of her entire life.

Books will be available for purchase.

Quilt preservation program

Join us at the library beginning at 6:30 pm Tuesday, April 21 for a special presentation by curators from the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

There are priceless treasures entrusted to the quilt museum - how do they take care of them? And how can you preserve and protect your own quilts for future generations?

Learn more about this fascinating museum in Cedarburg, WI and it's collection of Wisconsin textiles.

Author Marie Bostwick

Marie Bostwick

Mark your calendar now, and get reading on the titles list ... because New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick will be in Lodi on Wednesday, July 8 and we could NOT be more excited!

We'll have more details closer to that date. Yippee!!

This amazing event is co-sponsored by the Lodi Valley Quilters Guild

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