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Forensic Science with the Lodi Police Department

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Don't you just LOVE crime shows?

How do the police find bad guys?

The Lodi Police Department will be stopping by at 6 pm on Tuesday, July 22 to give a program about the science used in actual police investigations.

Bring the whole family for this ALL AGES PROGRAM and learn what’s real and what's fiction on your favorite TV shows.


Frankenstein trivia/movie event

is Frankenstein a zombie? sorta?
Teens! Join us Wednesday, July 23 beginning at 1 pm when we’ll screen a new modern movie adaptation of the familiar Frankenstein story, along with trivia covering the multitude of versions throughout time.
Come in costume if you’d like!
(warning: the movie we're showing is rated PG-13)

Book discussion: July

On the Map by Simon Garfield

This month's book discussion title is On the Map: A Mind-expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield. This entertaining nonfiction book looks at the history of cartography, the evolution of science and tradition in mapping, and into our world of GPS and Goodle Maps.

The discussion begins at 7 pm on Monday, July 28 at the library. All are welcome to join the conversation - attend once or join in every month. The full schedule of discussion titles is available if you'd like to read ahead.

Author Patricia Skalka

author Patricia Skalka, Death Stalks Door County

Join us for a visit with mystery novelist Patricia Skalka beginning at 6:30 pm on Thursday, August 7 at the library. 

After a successful career in nonfiction writing, Skalka has just introduced her first fiction novel, Death Stalks Door CountyThis is the first in a series she has planned for her Door County Wisconsin detective, Dave Cubiak. 

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Library Run & Walk

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It's the SILVER ANNIVERSARY for our Library Run & Walk - this is the 25th annual event! Plan to join us on August 9th for this extra-special fundraising event.

Check out the run walk webpage for registration information and event details. 

And remember, those who go the extra mile by gathering pledges for their effort are eligible for additional prizes: the top pledge-earner this year wins an Apple iPad.

Book discussion: August

The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

The August book discussion title is The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. 

At the turn of the 20th century in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a gentle solitary orchardist tends his crops until two pregnant girls and armed gunmen set him on an irrevocable course not only to save and protect but to reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past.

The discussion begins at 7 pm on Monday, August 25 at the library. All are welcome to join the conversation - attend once or join in every month. The full schedule of discussion titles is available if you'd like to read ahead.

Fizz, Boom, READ!

It's not too late to join the fun on our Summer Library Program page (you can also find it on the top banner under Kids). Complete the online registration, then stop in the library to pick up your packets with prizes, a reading record, and your library BINGO card. And then ... get reading!

Plus, check out all the great activities planned - there's something almost every day. No excuse to be bored when you're tuned into the Lodi Public Library summer library program! Fizz, Boom, READ!

Click this picture to try a quick jigsaw puzzle to get you in the mood:

Click to Mix and Solve


Free YA audiobook downloads

Sync YA literature downloads

Audiobook reading is still reading! And there's a great free summer program that provides access to teen books you'll want to read.

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Between May 15 to August 13, SYNC gives away 2 audiobook downloads each week – a current young adult title along with a thematically paired classic/required reading title.

These downloads are delivered through the library's OverDrive downloadable system. Titles are only available for one week, but once they are downloaded they are yours to keep (the don't expire, like our checkout titles). Which means you have to check in each week to download the new books. 

Learn more and sign up for email or text alerts at www.audiobooksync.com. When new titles are made available, you'll be notified so you don't miss out!

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