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Book discussion: The Star Side of Bird Hill

The Star Side of Bird Hill cover

Our next book for discussion will be a family drama - The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson. Join us for a pair of conversations on Monday, January 30:

  • 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.

This lyrical novel of community, betrayal, and love centers on an unforgettable matriarchal family in Barbados. Two sisters are sent for the summer of 1989 to live with their grandmother. Dionne, age 16, spends the summer in search of love, testing her grandmother’s limits, and wanting to go home. Phaedra, age 10, explores Bird Hill, where her family has lived for generations, accompanies her grandmother in her role as a midwife, and investigates their mother’s mysterious life.

This tautly-paced coming of age story builds to a crisis when the father they barely know comes to Bird Hill to reclaim his daughters, and both Phaedra and Dionne must choose between the Brooklyn they once knew and loved or the Barbados of their family.

We brought in books for IMMEDIATE CHECKOUT, but there are limited quantities - stop in to check one out and take it home today! 

Fairy Tale Ball

fairy tale castle

We're having a Fairy Tale Ball on Saturday, February 4 from 10 am until 1 pm at the library. Fun for the whole family!

Meet Belle from Beauty & the Beast in person! Our dance party starts at 10 am, and at 11 am we'll start a children's movie. All day we'll have activities like costume creations, a coloring mural, photo booth, and story breaks.

Feel free to dress in costume - your best and shiniest are appropriate attire! But don't forget princesses aren't the only fairy tale creatures - consider dressing as a troll, a frog prince, the three little pigs, or Thumbelina.

This FREE event for "Take Your Child To The Library Day" is sponsored by the Friends of the Lodi Public Library. 

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Artful Adults - valentine hugs & kisses

Artful Adults workshops logo, pom-pom creatures

Join us for Artful Adults this month to make a special little something for your Valentine. We'll begin at 6:30 pm Wednesday, February 8 for a hands-on workshop making pom-pom creatures - let's call them pocket-sized hugs & kisses, or maybe love monsters?!

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, February 7 to ensure ample supplies: phone 592-4130 to sign up.

Business vendors sought for spring garden show

The Friends of the Lodi Public Library is coordinating a Garden Expo for Saturday, May 20, 2017 and they're looking for local businesses interested in filling our vendor mall.

All types of vendors are welcome - garden ornaments, tools, plants, antiques, bakery, decorating, etc. For more information on vending, please visit the Garden Expo 2017 webpage.

We'll have information coming this spring for attendees, with ticketing cost, lecture details and more. We'll post it right here when it's finalized!

Shopping with a benefit!

AmazonSmile logo - you shop, Amazon gives

Before you start shopping, use AmazonSmile to make your purchases go further!

The Friends of the Lodi Public Library now is officially registered as a charitable organization; the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the sale price (excluding shipping, taxes, etc.) from your eligible purchases. To activate the donations, choose the Friends of the Lodi Public Library as your charity and make sure to shop through the smile.amazon.com site. There is no cost to you!

Every time you shop, make sure the black Amazon bar shows you are "Supporting: Friends of The Lodi Public Library" and thank you for your support!

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