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Introducing: 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!

Kicking off on Wednesday, September 19, we're starting a new club at Lodi Public Library, meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 4 pm. Upcoming dates: September 19, 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.

New: we're on Instagram

Are you on Instagram? So is the library!

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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 dates are October 12, and 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 dates are September 28, October 19, and November 30.

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

Kandinsky-inspired circle collage

detail of Kandinsky's painting, Artful Adults workshops logo

For Artful Adults this month we'll work on a Wassily Kandinsky themed project starting at 6:30 pm Wednesday, October 10 in the library program room. We'll be using papercraft for a project inspired by his 1913 masterpiece “Squares with Concentric Circles.”

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!

Book discussion: Lonesome Dove

cover of Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, logo of PBS series The Great American Read

Our next book discussion title will be Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. The library will host discussions on this title on Monday, October 1 - join us at NOON or 7 pm.

A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, this Pulitzer Prize winning classic is a grand novel about the last, defiant American wilderness. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers.

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

New: afterschool club program series

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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 first series of the schoolyear will be Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 25. This 3-week session’s theme is Messy Arts. Slime, sidewalk chalk, glitter and more … we’re doing all the messy art projects parent’s don’t want to clean!

New this year: pre-registration will be REQUIRED - register now online or at the desk to participate in this fun afterschool club series.

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

Stories with Susie at Treinen Farm

Susie the duck

This month, Susie the Duck hosts storytime starting at 4:30 pm on Thursday, October 4 at Treinen Farm corn maze and pumpkin patch outside 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.

Escape room event

Can you escape the Red Death? Find out in this special EVENING WEEKEND escape room event at the library coming up in October.

Friday, October 5 from 12 to 6 pm, Saturday, October 6 from 4 to 10 pm and by appointment. Limited space available - registration is required!

This is a TEEN EVENT - middle schoolers may register with an adult team member for supervision. Adult groups will be allowed on a space-available basis.

Utilize problem-solving and the scientific method. Based on Edgar Allen Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death," participants work their way through a series of puzzles and clues in search of the antidote for Red Death. But time is limited and Red Death waits just outside the door! Do you have the skills to hypothesize your way to the antidote before time runs out?

Gather a team and reserve your timeslot. Register today online or at the library circulation desk.

Introducing: 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're starting a new club at Lodi Public Library, meeting on the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. Upcoming dates: September 27, 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.

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