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Chapter a week book club

chapter a week: The Bad Guys for after school club

Looking for some fun after school? Kids from kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to participate Tuesdays at 3:15 pm in the library's Afterschool Club.

Our October series will be held Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20, and 27. This 4-week session’s theme is reading a chapter a week. Together, we'll read Aaron Blabey's The Bad Guys

New this year: pre-registration will be REQUIRED - register now online or at the desk to participate in this fun afterschool club series. You can register for one session, a few, or all!

Can't participate this month? A new themed miniseries will be announced for December - watch for details!

Book discussion: Hitchhiker's Guide

cover of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, logo for PBS series The Great American Read

Our next book discussion title will be The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. The library will host discussions on this title on Monday, November 19 - join us at NOON or 7 pm.

Seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway (and also, just before his house too is to be demolished for a road), a put-out and befuddled Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet. Thus begins an amazing journey through space that has become one of the most-beloved novels of the 20th Century.

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

We're selecting discussion books from the PBS series The Great American Read. See the list of 100 titles


National Novel Writing Month logo

Are you a creative writer (or writer wannabe) celebrating National Novel Writing Month? It's an initiative that challenges writers to reach a goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by November's end. The library has tools to help!

Pressbooks is free online software to create and design print-ready and ebook files. Use it for your book, newsletter, poetry and more.

Once you have your grand opus finished, you can submit it to the Wisconsin Author Project in April 2019. This contest helps writers expose their work to a broader audience - and win a little money and acclaim!

Story time with Susie and Kindermusik

Susie the duck

This month, Susie the Duck hosts storytime starting at 4:30 pm on Thursday, December 6 at Musik Matters LLC, 113 S Main Street, Suite 102 in Lodi

This joint project brings fun for kids and parents when a member of Lodi & Lake Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce reads a great story while your little one and Susie listen on. Miss Kristine adds her special early literacy flair.

Fundraiser: wine cheese chocolate

Join the Friends of the Lodi Public Library for a fun evening of tasteful pairings: wines from Lodi (California) in red and white, Carr Valley cheese, and Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier.

Tickets are on sale now for this Wednesday, November 28 tasting, to be held from 6-9 pm at LaGrotta Wine Bar in Lodi. Price is $35 per person, with a special discount for members of the friends.

Fundraiser: jewelry sale, bake sale and barbeques

The Lodi American Legion Auxiliary and the Lodi Woman's Club are hosting a joint fundraiser at the legion hall Saturday, November 17 from 9 am to 2 pm.

The Woman's Club is coordinating a new and used jewelry sale, with funds raised given to the Lodi Public Library and a high school scholarship. The Legion Auxiliary is coordinating a bake sale and barbeque lunch, with funds used for auxiliary projects.

Thanksgiving holiday hours

Happy Thanksgiving card with pumpkins and a basket of squash

Please note a few changes in hours at the Lodi Public Library for Thanksgiving:

  • Wednesday, November 21 - open 9 am to 6 pm (closing early)
  • Thursday, November 22 - closed
  • Friday, November 23 - closed
  • Saturday, November 24 - open regular hours: 9 am to 2 pm

Returns may be made in the entryway drops at any time, and no fines are assessed for days the library is closed.

THANK YOU and have a safe holiday weekend.

Friday preschool learning

three bright, happy robots

Miss Kristine is starting a new fall session of the library's learning classes for preschoolers. These sessions are all on select Fridays at 10 am.

• First Art is our art-based creative learning experience. It's about the fun process, not the product! Upcoming date: (will begin again in January). 

• Tinker Tots is our science and technology based learning experience. Early STEM skills for 4 to 5 year old thinkers, with hands-on experiments for little fingers. Upcoming date: November 30.

No registration required - simply show up to join the fun!

Knit crochet club

knit crochet club logo

Do you have an interest in knitting or crocheting? Whether you’re a novice or an expert, meet others with the same interest!

We're starting a new club at Lodi Public Library, meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 4 pm. Upcoming dates: (no meeting in November), December 19. 

All skill levels, all ages, any gender welcome. Bring your own materials and a love of creativity and fun. Meet others who love yarn to share tips & tricks and learn from one another.

Wednesday is for early literacy

cartoon owl standing on books

Join in the fun with Miss Kristine every Wednesday morning with library programming for our youngest patrons!

At 9:30 am there's Shake, Rattle & Roll, Baby! These baby music classes provide the skills needed for eventual reading success. Designed especially for babies and their caregivers.

Then at 10 am it's Family Story Time, with books and song for all pre-school youngsters. Make friends, sing, play, write, read, and interact with books.


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