Lodi Public Library

Special hours in February:

CLOSING EARLY:   February 27. Hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  CLOSED:    February 29th, Special Event: Trivia Night at the Library.

PLEASE NOTE: Homework Help will be closed from March 9th through March 20th. We will be back on March 23rd.

March Programs and Events

Master Gardener/ Master Preserver

Master GardenerSummer vegetable garden planning/planting. March 9, 10:00-11:30am. For more information please call San Joaquin UCCE at 209-953-6100

Second Sunday Movie Feature

Frozen 2 Movie Poster"Frozen 2" Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa’s powers in order to save their kingdom. Rated PG. Sunday, March 8, 2:00pm. Treats provided. Kids, stay for a craft after the movie.

Star Wars Storigami Time

Darth Vader OrigamiAges 7 and older can join us for a Star Wars Storytime, followed by a Star Wars origami workshop. March 11, 3:30-5:00pm.

Bhangra! Folk Dance

Bhangra DancersLearn a traditional folk dance from Punjab, India. Ages 10+. Wear comfortable clothing. We will be doing dancing moves. March 15, 11:00 am-12 noon.

Rock Painting-Kindness Rocks

Rock GardenJoin our next rock painting program.  This is part of the KINDNESS ROCKS for the Community Garden program. This is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  All ages are welcome but children must have an adult present. Supplies are provided or you can bring your own rocks to paint.  Space is limited. Please register by email at kindnessrockslodi@gmail.com. March 17, 6:00-7:00pm.

African Village Celebration

African Village DrumsJoin master drummer Onye Onyemaechi as he uses rhythm, music, and instruments to explore the beauty and soul of th drum in African Village life. Ages 3 and up with a caregiver. March 19, 3:00pm.

Children’s Fairy Garden

Garden in a BowlChildren, ages 6 and older, please join us in making Fairy Gardens. All supplies will be provided. March 21, 11:00 am-1:00pm.

New and Old Ongoing Programs for Kids and Adults


Chess @201  Beat the Monday blues and join us for beginning instruction as well as free Chess play. All levels welcome. Every Monday at 3:00-7:30 pm.

Monday and Wednesday

Paws to Read  Kids, come and read to our certified therapy dogs. They love to listen to stories. Every Monday and Wednesday at 5:00.

Monday through Thursday

Homework Help  Does your child need support with math, English language arts, or social studies? Background checked and cleared volunteer tutors are ready to help! The program operates Monday through Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m.


Prenatal Classes-with Kim Stalians, Certified Birth Doula. Birth Plans, Comfort Measures, Birthing Positions, Evidence Based Care, Communicating with care providers, Informed Consent,  and so much more.  Limited seating, reserve at https://kimyourdotingdoula.wixsite.com/birthEvery Second & Fourth Tuesday at 6:00 pm. 

Storytelling in Greek  Classes start March 3rd and run through the end of May. Come and learn Greek through storytelling of Greek myths and history. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more info text Nick Zois at 209-406-0890. Every Tuesday at 4:00 pm.

Wednesday and Thursday

Preschool and Toddler Storytime  Stories, songs, fingerplays for children up to 5 years of age. Every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00 am.


Storytime for Grown-ups  Why should kids have all the fun? Bring your lunch or have a snack. Sit back, relax and enjoy. Snacks and water will be provided. Every Thursday at 12 noon.

After School Funtime  A different activity every week. Grades K-8. Legos, read-alouds, games, and arts and crafts. Every Thursday at 4:00 pm.

Open Mic Poetry Night  A night to share original work or beloved poems in a relaxed atmosphere. All ages welcome. Every third Thursday at 7:00 pm.


Spanish Game Hour  Children, grades K-8. Make friends, play, learn, and have fun in Spanish. Every Saturday at 11:00 am.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! for TRIVA NIGHT AT THE LIBRARYPictures illustrating the theme of Wine, women, and song.

The Friends of the Lodi Public Library are hosting an event to raise money for the purchase of more children’s books and media.  The library has recently withdrawn a large number of out-dated and worn books and A-V materials, so now there is a great need to buy new items for the children’s collection.  Wine, Women and Song is the theme:  Wine, in Lodi is obvious; Women, as 2020 is the 100th anniversary of women’s voting rights; and Song…..because it goes with wine and women! For more information see our flyer HERE and to download an application HERE

Printable Calendars

Activity Calendar (PDF):     February 2020  March 2020

Library Events Booklet (PDF):    February 2020 March 2020

Computer Classes Calendar (PDF):    February 2020  March 2020

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