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Book discussion: Gilead

cover of Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, logo of PBS series The Great American Read

Our next book discussion title will be Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. The library will host discussions on this title on Monday, October 22 - join us at NOON or 7 pm.

2005 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction: As the Reverend John Ames approaches the hour of his own death, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable family secrets.

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

Coding fun for kids

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, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. This 5-week session’s theme is Tech & Coding. Animation, binary, robots and more - lots of high-tech and low-tech fun that's all tied in with coding skills!

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 series will be announced for November - watch for details!

Lodi Photo Club

Lodi Photo Club logo

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

We have a new club at Lodi Public Library, meeting on the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. Upcoming dates: October 25, (no November & December meetings), January 24.

Digital, film, or phone photographers welcome, and all ages are invited to participate. Each month there will be a new challenge or theme announced.

Mondrian art night

Mondrian's Ohne Titel (3 works), Atful Adults workshops logo

For Artful Adults this month we'll work on a Piet Mondrian themed project starting at 6:30 pm Wednesday, November 14 in the library program room. We'll make a letter-based framework that spells a name or mantra, then fill them in with gridwork and color in Mondrian's signature style.

Artful Adults Workshops is a free 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.

Please pre-register for this workshop to ensure adequate supplies. Phone 592-4130 or stop in to sign up today!

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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: November 9. 

• 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!

Stories with Susie at Kobussen

Susie the duck

This month, Susie the Duck hosts storytime starting at 4:30 pm on Thursday, November 1 at Kobussen Buses Ltd. 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.

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: October 17, November 21, 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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