What’s Happening at the Library this month

Storytimes – 

  • Monday evenings at 5:30 pm
  • Wednesdays at 10:00 am 
  • Saturdays at 11 am in English and 11:30 in Spanish


Are you interested in learning a new game to play with family and friends? Every Friday at 1 pm we will get together for a fun game of Mahjong here at the library. Learn the rules of this traditional Chinese game and play some Mahjong.  No experience necessary. For adults only.

Movie Time

On Thursday, January 25th at 4pm, come to the library and enjoy a movie and free popcorn!

After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtles set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. But they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.

Teen Club

Are you in middle or high school?  On Wednesday, January 31st at 4 pm, come hang out with your friends to do crafts, watch anime, and decompress from the stresses of life.

Game Day

On Friday, February 2nd starting at 4 pm, join us to play video games, board games and card games. This event is open to all ages, bring a friend or family member to try out a new game!

Mardi Gras Bunco

On Friday, February 9th at noon, come to our Mardi Gras themed Bunco Party!

We will have masks, beads and prizes! Seating is limited. (Snacks will be served)

Library and Lunch

On Wednesday, February 14th​ at Noon, our book club will meet to discuss “The Lonely Hearts Book Club” by Lucy Gilmore. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

Valentine’s Day Inspired Book Display

With Valentine’s day coming soon, we’ve put together a Valentine’s day inspired book display. Here are a few of the romance novels on display.

Say You’ll Be Mine
by Naina Kumar

Meghna Raman defied her parents’ wishes and followed her life’s passion, becoming a theater teacher and aspiring playwright. When she discovers that her beloved writing partner, best friend, and secret crush, Seth, is engaged she realizes he’s about to become the one-that-got-away. Determined to try and move on, Meghna agrees to let her parents introduce her to a potential match. Maybe she could marry the engineer that her parents still wish she’d become.

Grumpy engineer Karthik Murthy has agreed to his mother’s matchmaking attempts to make her happy, never dreaming he would meet someone as vibrant as Meghna. A fake engagement could help Meghna soothe the sting of planning Seth’s wedding festivities and help Karthik avoid the absurd number of set-ups his mother has planned for him.

As the two find common ground and start for each other, an undeniable chemistry emerges. But soon, their insecurities threaten something that’s become a lot more real than they’d planned.

Raiders of the Lost Heart
by Jo Segura

Archaeologist Dr. Socorro “Corrie” Mejía has a bone to pick. Literally. It’s been Corrie’s life goal to lead an expedition deep into the Mexican jungle in search of the long-lost remains of her ancestor, Chimalli, an ancient warrior of the Aztec empire. But when she is invited to join an all-expenses-paid dig to do just that, Corrie is sure it’s too good to be true…and she’s right.

As the world-renowned expert on Chimalli, by rights Corrie should be leading the expedition, not sharing the glory with her disgustingly handsome nemesis. But Dr. Ford Matthews has been finding new ways to best her since they were in grad school. Ford certainly isn’t thrilled either—with his life in shambles, the last thing he needs is a reminder of their rocky past.

But as the dig begins, it becomes clear they’ll need to work together when they realize a thief is lurking around their campsite, forcing the pair to keep their discoveries—and lingering attraction—under wraps. With money-hungry artifact smugglers, the Mexican authorities, and the lies between them closing in, there’s only one way this all ends—explosively.

by Lauren Forsythe

Coder Marina Spicer has no time to waste when it comes to love. Frustrated by the online dating world, she created Dealbreakers, an anonymous app where women review how men stack up to their internet profiles. Her high standards have served her well at work, so why not in love?

Enter Lucas Kennedy. A charming Irish content writer, he’s the only one standing between Marina and her long-deserved promotion. Much to Marina’s chagrin, the two are paired on a project to test out dating ideas. Looking him up in Dealbreakers hoping to learn some dirt about her rival, she finds he’s the worst-rated man on the entire app.

As Lucas and Marina argue their way through mixing cocktails, salsa dancing, and throwing axes, Marina finds herself having more fun than she’s had in years. So when temptation becomes too strong to resist, Marina allows herself to break some of her own rules. After all, if the Dealbreakers say he’s Mr. Wrong, he can’t possibly be Mr. Right . . . can he?

Black History Month at the Library


  • Storytimes We have Storytime sessions on Wednesdays at 10 am, Monday evenings at 5:30 pm, and now we have brand new Saturday Storytime sessions at 11 am for Storytime in English and 11:30 for Storytime in Spanish.
Saturday Storytime

  • Facebook Storytimes – Tuesdays at 11 am for Storytime in Spanish and Thursdays at 11 am for Storytime in English.

    Visit the library’s Facebook page every week for a new Storytime recording.  https://www.facebook.com/lmlibrary

  • Closed for Presidents’ Day – The Library will be closed on Monday, February 21st for Presidents’ Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday for our regular hours.

  • Mardi Gras Bunco – Thursday, February 24th at 2 pm

    Adults, come to our Mardi Gras themed Bunco Party! We will have masks, beads and prizes! Seating is limited. Sign up on our website or call 626-0180. (Snacks will be served)
2022 Mardi Gras Bunco

  • Encanto Party – Feb. 24th at 4 pm

    On Thursday, Feb. 24th at 4 pm, come to the library and celebrate with the Family Madrigal! We will have Encanto themed photo ops, a craft, popcorn, and lemonade while we watch the movie.

  • Pokemon Day – Monday, Feb. 28th

    Stop by for a Pokémon themed grab and go activity pack and join in on a Pokémon scavenger hunt to be entered to win a prize!

    Packs will be available at the library starting Friday, Feb. 25th. The scavenger hunt must be returned to the library by 8 pm Monday, Feb. 28th to be eligible for the prize drawing. All ages are welcome to participate!
Pokemon Day 2022

Black History Month Display

2022 Black History Alcove

Come in to see the Black History Month alcove display put together by one of our library patrons. While you’re here, stop by our display of books by African American Authors. Here are just a few:

You can also find these books listed on our catalog http://catalog.lmlibrary.org

Black Bottom Saints

Black Bottom Saints: A Novel
by Alice Randall

For decades, Joseph “Ziggy” Johnson, the founder and dean of the Ziggy Johnson School of the Theatre, has been the pulse of Detroit’s famous Black Bottom. A celebrated gossip columnist for the city’s African-American newspaper, the Michigan Chronicle, he is also the emcee of one of the hottest night clubs, where he’s rubbed elbows with the legendary black artists of the era, including Della Reese,  Billy Eckstein, and Nat “King” Cole. 

As he lays dying, Ziggy reflects on his life, the community that was the center of his world, and the remarkable people who helped shape it.

Inspired by the Catholic Saints Day Books, Ziggy curates his own list of Black Bottom’s venerable “Saints.” 

Accompanying these “tributes” are thoughtfully paired cocktails that capture the essence of each of Ziggy’s saints―libations as strong and satisfying as Alice Randall’s wholly original view of a place and time unlike any other.

And Sometimes I Wonder About You

And Sometimes I Wonder About You 

by Walter Mosley

In the fifth Leonid McGill novel, Leonid finds himself in an unusual pickle of trying to balance his cases with his chaotic personal life. Leonid’s father is still out there somewhere, and his wife is in an uptown sanitarium. 

Meanwhile, Leonid is approached by an unemployed office manager named Hiram Stent to track down the whereabouts of his cousin, Celia, who is about to inherit millions of dollars from her father’s side of the family. Leonid declines the case, but after his office is broken into and Hiram is found dead, he gets reeled into the underbelly of Celia’s wealthy old-money family. It’s up to Leonid to save who he can and incriminate the guilty.

Black Deutschland

Black Deutschland: A Novel
by Darryl Pinckney

Jed―young, gay, black, out of rehab and out of prospects in his hometown of Chicago―flees to the city of his fantasies, a museum of modernism and decadence: Berlin. The paradise that tyranny created, is where he’s chosen to become the figure that he so admires, the black American expatriate. Newly sober Jed arrives to chase boys and to escape from what it means to be a black male in America.

But history, both personal and political, can’t be avoided with time or distance. Whether it’s the judgment of the cousin he grew up with and her husband’s bourgeois German family, the lure of white wine in a down-and-out bar, a gang of racists looking for a brawl, the past never stays past even in faraway Berlin. In the age of Reagan and AIDS in a city on the verge of tearing down its walls, he clambers toward some semblance of adulthood amid the outcasts and expats, intellectuals and artists, queers and misfits.

What’s New at the Library

Events This Week

Mardi Gras Bunco
  • Monday – The Library will be closed on Monday, February 17th for presidents’ Day. We will reopen on Tuesday for our regular hours.
  • Tuesday at 11 am Preschool Storytime – We’ll have stories, songs, crafts, and more! Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.
  • Wednesday at 11 am Lapsit Storytime – Storytimes for newborns to 2 year olds. Come listen to stories, sing songs, and develop key literacy skills. Also, every child gets a free book to take home!
  • Wednesday at 2 pm Spinning Yarns group – Hang out with other adults who share your interest in crochet, knitting, or other needlework. Bring your own materials. All are welcome.
  • Thursday at Noon Mardi Gras Bunco – We’re having a Mardi Gras themed Bunco Party! We will have masks, beads and prizes! The signup sheet is full, but there is a waiting list in case of last minute dropouts. (Snacks will be served)  Signup online or at the Circulation Desk.
  • Thursday at 5:30 pm Storytime – Evening Storytime is open to all ages. We’ll have stories, songs, crafts, and more! Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.
chocolate with candy hearts
  • Saturday at 1 pm Chocolate Party – Kids, have an afternoon filled with chocolate themed crafts and watch a movie. Charlie finds a golden ticket and wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by Willy Wonka, the world’s most unusual candy maker. We will have popcorn, lemonade, and of course, chocolate.

More Events

March Book Madness

March Book Madness 2020 banner

We are getting ready for March Book Madness here at the library. The Sweet Sixteen books have been chosen from the most checked out books of the last two years. Voting is open for the Elite Eight and bracket forms are available for predicting the winning book.

Vote for your favorite books each week during March. At the end of March, the book with the most votes will win. If you correctly predict the winning book and turn in your pick by Friday, March 6th by 4:30 p.m., you will win a March Book Madness trophy. Plus, every time you vote, you will be entered into a prize drawing. We will draw names for fun prizes every Friday in March. Vote every week to increase your chances of winning.

There will be a separate contest for Adult books, Teen books, and Kid’s books. If you participate in all three contests, you will increase your odds of winning!

Recipe Swap

Recipe Swap - Fat Tuesday

On Tuesday, February 25th, join us for Recipe Swap and share your favorite recipe with fellow patrons who share your passion — cooking! Every month is a different theme! This month’s theme is “Fat Tuesday”. New Orleans inspired recipes.

Pokémon Day

On Thursday, Feb. 27th at 4 pm, celebrate Pokémon day with us by creating your own fakémon (fake Pokémon), going on a scavenger hunt to find lost Pokémon, and creating your own Pokéball!

Beginner’s 3D Printing Workshop

Do you have questions about 3D printing? Come to our beginner’s workshop to learn how to use the library’s 3D printer.

On Monday, March 2nd at 6 p.m., we will walk through the process of finding a print-ready file online that you can print as is or alter to fit your needs. The workshop is held every 1st Monday of the month at 6 p.m. All ages welcome. Signup online (http://lmlibrary.org) or at the front desk.

Spinning Yarns

On Wednesday, March 4th from 2 to 4 pm – join our Spinning Yarns group and spend time with other adults who share your interest in crochet, knitting, or other needlework! Bring your own materials and work on your ongoing projects. Beginners to experts, are all welcome.

For those of you who can’t make to the daytime group, we will have an evening version of Spinning Yarns on Thursday, March 12th and again on the 26th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Library and Lunch book discussion

In March we will discuss “An American marriage” by Tayari Jones. We’ll meet on Tuesday, March 10th at 12 p.m.

Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

Teen Otaku Club

anime and manga

Love anime and manga? On March 15th at 1 pm, our Otaku club is focusing on the Slice of Life genre vs the Adventure genre.

We will vote between two shows in each category and watch the winner. Afterwards we’ll vote again to decide which show to watch for the rest of the meeting.

We will have a craft and discussion along with each show. Feel free to bring your own refreshments!

Teens only please, 11 – 18 year olds (or middle and high school students).