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  • Download music, ebooks & audiobooks in OverDrive.
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  • Streaming video now available in OverDrive too.

Spring break fun breaks!

spring break

Join us for daily fun at the library March 30 to April 3 while Lodi schools are on break:

  • Monday 1 pm • Movie matinee: INTO THE WOODS We’ll be watching a newly released movie and the rainbow looms will be out for crafting
  • Tuesday 1 pm •  Prank preparation program (for kids K-5): Since April Fool’s Day is tomorrow, get ready with some great ideas and preparations for fun, harmless pranks 
  • Wednesday • Lego Day: Stop in any time all day, all ages, for free-form building fun!
  • Thursday • Tabletop gaming: Stop in any time all day, all ages, for board games and card games
  • Friday 2 pm • TEENS: Wreck this book: Fully engage in the creative process by destruction as part of construction!

Identity theft program

identity theft fingerprint
Join us at 3 pm on Wednesday, April 1 for an important program on personal protection. 
Identity theft continues to be the fastest-growing crime in the United States. The more you learn about it, the less vulnerable you are. 
The Wisconsin Office of Privacy Protection will be explaining the different types of identity theft, how to recognize it and how to prevent it – including information about fraud alerts and security freezes. They'll provide tips for safeguarding personal information, how to spot the red flags of a scam and learn the steps to take if you become a victim.

OverDrive Big Library Read title available

Shakespeare Saved My Life cover

From now through Wednesday, April 1 you can download the nonfiction ebook Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates with no holds and no waiting as part of OverDrive's international book club program Big Library Read. 

This title is immediately available for all patrons and the title will expire at the end of the lending period with no overdue fees.

About the book: Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all ... until she decided to teach Shakespeare in supermax solitary confinement. Larry Newton was the worst of the worst: a convicted murderer with several escape attempts under his belt and a brilliantly agile mind on his shoulders. Larry was trying to break out of prison at the same time Laura was fighting to get her program started. Thus begins the most unlikely of friendships that, in the end, would save more than one life.

Lodi Reads Leopold 2015: Avian Aldo

Aldo Leopold

This year Lodi Reads Leopold is focusing on birds and their importance in the work of Aldo Leopold. 

• Bird art display: The library's program room is home to a collection of bird-themed art by Lodi area residents 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.

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.

April book discussion

A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren

April's book discussion will be about A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren. In this passionate nonfiction book, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts illustrates why she has become a hero to those who believe America’s government can and must do better for working families. The discussion will begin at 7 pm on April 27.

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

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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