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Spring break kids movies @ the library!

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Don't be bored during Spring Break - come to the library to watch a new movie!

We'll be showing Sing starting at 2 pm Monday, March 27. Theater-owning koala Buster Moon decides to host a singing competition - but his elderly assistant mistakenly adds two zeroes, and the promotional fliers show a $100,000 prize.

We'll be showing Moana starting at 2 pm Thursday, March 30. The daughter of a Polynesian tribal chief is chosen to find a precious artifact that could save her people. She teams with demigod Maui to locate a legendary island, and together the pair encounter incredible adventure.

TEEN movie screening

We aren't leaving out the TEENS - we're showing a PG-13 movie during Spring Break too!

We'll be showing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them beginning at 1 pm Friday, March 31. Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beast.

Think spring with a Garden Expo!

The Friends of the Lodi Public Library is coordinating a Garden Expo for Saturday, May 20, 2017, and registration is open now!

Registration is $12 per person for five classes that day. Click the link to see your choices! An optional box lunch can be added for $10.

Vendors are still being sought for the market place, open all day. See the website for vendor details.

Help wanted: library page

Lodi Public Library is seeking detail-oriented applicants (students welcome) for evenings and Saturdays. Estimated 5-10 hours per week, mainly reshelving materials.

To apply, please compose a letter of application due 4/14/17, attention co-directors.

Note: a library skills test will be issued to all applicants interviewed. 

Artful Adults: shrink plastic coloring

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Remember Shrinky Dinks from the 80s? They're just as fun today, even as a grown up!

For Artful Adults this month we'll play with shrink plastic (grown-up coloring!) and make some fun charms starting at 6:30 pm Wednesday, April 12 in the library program room. We'll provide supplies and inspiration, you bring the enthusiasm. 

Artful Adults Workshops is a monthly class series (the second Wednesday at 6:30 pm) for adults who are interested in arts, crafts, and living a fanciful life full of creativity. Teens may participate if they are accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration will be required to ensure sufficient supplies.

Please pre-register for this workshop at the library by Tuesday, April 11. Phone 592-4130 or stop in to sign up!

Book discussion: Middlesex

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Our next book for discussion will be the much-vaunted novel Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. Join us for a pair of conversations Monday, April 10:

• 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.

Spanning eight decades, this Pulitzer Prize winner is a grand fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire. In the spring of 1974, Calliope finds herself drawn to a classmate, and the passion that furtively develops between them  - along with Callie's failure to develop -  leads Callie to suspect she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.

The explanation for this shocking state of affairs takes us out of suburbia, back to 1922 when the Turks sacked Smyrna and Callie's grandparents fled for their lives. Back to a tiny village in Asia Minor where two lovers and one rare genetic mutation set in motion a metamorphosis.

We brought in books for IMMEDIATE CHECKOUT - stop in to check one out and take it home today! 

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!

This week's fun library puzzle

Art by Colin Thompson (you can buy this as a jigsaw puzzle!)

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