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Learn Together: Reptiles and Amphibians
Hosmer Library
Saturday, July 26, 10:30 a.m.
Meet a variety of reptile and amphibian ambassadors as you discover some of the amazing adaptations these scaly and slimy animals possess. Learn why amphibians are called "environmental indicators" and how fingernails and snake scales are related! 
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Southdale Library
Saturday, July 26, 10:30a.m. – noon
Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Pierre Bottineau Library
Saturday, July 26, 11a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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LEGO® Lab
Rockford Road Library
Saturday, July 26, 1–4 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 4, 6–7:30 p.m.

Calling all future engineers and architects! We've got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Rockford Road Library.
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LEGO® Lab
Oxboro Library
Saturday, July 26, 2–4 p.m.
Calling all future engineers and architects! We've got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. 
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Washburn Library
Saturday, July 26, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2:30–4:30 p.m.

Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Hopkins Library
Saturday, July 26, 2–3:30 p.m.
Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. Arrive between 2-3 p.m. to sign up for a time slot.
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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Camp Bookawocky
North Regional Library
Monday, July 28, 9a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 29, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 31, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Entering grades 1-4. Keep up with your reading over the summer at Camp Bookawocky. Drop in for one-on-one reading tutoring or creative games and projects. Look for our Camp Bookawocky Book Club and join other kids to talk about a great book!
Presented in partnership with the Minnesota Literacy Council and AmeriCorps VISTA.
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Camp Bookawocky
Franklin Library
Monday, July 28, 1–5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 29, 1–5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 1–5 p.m.
Thursday, July 31, 1–5 p.m.

Entering grades 1-4. Keep up with your reading over the summer at Camp Bookawocky. Drop in for one-on-one reading tutoring or creative games and projects. 
Presented in partnership with the Minnesota Literacy Council and AmeriCorps VISTA.
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Creating Comics
Golden Valley Library
Monday, July 28, 1 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6375.
Entering grades 4-6. Create your own comic book character in this cartooning workshop. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Golden Valley Library
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Library Lab for Kids: Illustrate a Myth
Walker Library
Monday, July 28, 1–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8400.
Entering grades 4-6. Draw characters and creatures inspired by fantasies, myths, legends and sci-fi. Perfect for Percy Jackson fans! Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the Minnetonka Center for the Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Learn Together: Music With Paul Spring
Osseo Library
Monday, July 28, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5750.
All ages. Folksinger Paul Spring will share his original songs about characters from children's literature. Join us for this participatory, literary, musical escapade! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Movie Matinee Mondays
Penn Lake Library
Monday, July 28, 2p.m.
Enjoy family-friendly movies for all ages. Movies are projected on the wall for big-screen viewing. Bring your own blankets and pillows for snuggling! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
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Kids Fantasy Book Club
Southdale Library
Monday, July 28, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 29, 2 p.m.

Held at Tuesday, July 29: Augsburg Park Library, 7100 Nicollet Ave. S., Richfield
Register Online or call 612-543-5914.
Entering grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great fantasy book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting. Tuesday, July 29: Meet at Augsburg Park Library to meet author Anne Ursu who will discuss her book, "Breadcrumbs."
Sponsored by the Friends of the Southdale Library.
What We're Reading:
July 28: Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu.
July 29: Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu.
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Art Out of the Box: Eye Wonder
East Lake Library
Monday, July 28, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8425.
Entering grades 2-5. Discover artists' secrets and uncover illusions meant to trick the eye by looking closely at art from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (http://new.artsmia.org/). Museum-trained teens will help you make art to hide your own secret messages. Materials provided.  
Presented in partnership with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
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Kids Book Club
Pierre Bottineau Library
Monday, July 28, 3–4:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6850.
Entering grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
What We're Reading:
July 28: Everything on a waffle, by Horvath, Polly.
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Girls Only Kids Book Club
Southdale Library
Mondays, June 16, July 7 & July 28, 5:00 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5914.
Girls entering grades 4-6. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Southdale Library.
What We're Reading:
June 16: Countdown, by Deborah Wiles.
July 7: Lions of Little Rock, by Kristin Levine.
July 28: Three times lucky, by Sheila Turnage.
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Movie Mondays
Rockford Road Library
Monday, July 28, 6p.m.
Join us for blockbuster family films shown on the big screen. Bring your own blankets and pillows for snuggling! 
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Learn Together: Trucks
Wayzata Library
Tuesday, July 29, 10:30a.m. – noon
Held at Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice St.
Haul on over and load up on truck stories and fun with a special appearance by a big yellow backhoe, a fire truck and a police squad car! 
Presented in collaboration with the City of Wayzata Police, Fire and Public Works Departments.
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Girls Only Kids Book Club
Excelsior Library
Tuesday, July 29, 1–2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6350.
Girls entering grades 4-6. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the service desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Excelsior Library.
What We're Reading:
June 17: A crooked kind of perfect , by Urban, Linda.
July 8: A tangle of knots , by Lisa Graff.
July 29: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library , by Chris Grabenstein.
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Kids Jr. Book Club
Champlin Library
Tuesdays, July 1 July 29, 1 – 2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6250.
Entering grades 2-3. Join other kids to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
What We're Reading:
July 1: Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot, by Anna Branford.
July 29: Hello, Nebulon! (Galaxy Zack, Book 1), by Ray O'Ryan.
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Kids Jr. Book Club
Champlin Library
Tuesdays, July 1 July 29, 2:30 –3:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6250.
Entering grades 2-3. Join other kids to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
What We're Reading:
July 1: Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot, by Anna Branford.
July 29: Hello, Nebulon! (Galaxy Zack, Book 1), by Ray O'Ryan.
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Kids Fantasy Book Club
Augsburg Park Library
Tuesday, July 29, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6200.
Entering grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great fantasy book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting. Author Anne Ursu will attend the July 29 meeting to discuss her book, "Breadcrumbs."
Sponsored by the Friends of the Augsburg Park Library.
What We're Reading:
June 24: The City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau.
July 8: Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher, by Bruce Coville.
July 29: Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu.
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Art Out of the Box: Eye Wonder
Maple Grove Library
Tuesday, July 29, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6450.
Entering grades 2-5. Discover artists' secrets and uncover illusions meant to trick the eye by looking closely at art from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (http://new.artsmia.org/). Museum-trained teens will help you make art to hide your own secret messages. Materials provided.  
Presented in partnership with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
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Learn Together: Music With Paul Spring
Southeast Library
Tuesday, July 29, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6725.
All ages. Folksinger Paul Spring will share his original songs about characters from children's literature. Join us for this participatory, literary, musical escapade! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Act Out for Kids: Creative Movement
Webber Park Library
Tuesday, July 29, 2–3:30 p.m.
Held at Webber Park Community Building, 4400 Dupont Ave. N., Minneapolis
Register Online or call 612-543-6750.
Entering grades 1-2. Learn how to walk like a bear, creep like a tiger or be like a tiny fly! An experienced Guthrie teaching artist will show you fun and creative ways to use imaginative movement. See related materials for further information. Find more by searching the library catalog or Ask Us
Presented in collaboration with the Guthrie Theater.
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Learn Together: Storybook Theater
Roosevelt Library
Tuesdays, June 24–July 29, 2–3:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6700.
Entering K-grade 3. Actor, musician and theater arts educator Edward Paul will teach this six-week workshop where participants choose a picture book to adapt into a play. Write, direct and act out parts in a special performance on the last day! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Roosevelt Library.
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Live Show! Eric the Juggling Magician
St. Anthony Library
Tuesday, July 29, 2 p.m.
Enjoy a fast-paced show with magic and juggling. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the St. Anthony Library.
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Library Lab for Kids: Comic Book Diary
North Regional Library
Tuesday, July 29, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8450.
Entering grades 4-6. Learn how to make a comic inspired by “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” Develop characters and a storyline about your life or from your imagination! Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the Minnetonka Center for the Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Club de libros para niños en español/Kids Jr. Spanish-Language Book Club
Penn Lake Library
Tuesday, July 29, 2p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5800.
Entering grades 2-3. Inscríbete a partir de junio 10; cupo limitado a 15 personas. Para niños entrando a los grados 2-3. ¡Únete a otros niños para hablar acerca de libros fenomenales en español! Puedes recoger una copia del libro en el escritorio de información para leerlo antes de la reunión.
Patrocinado por los Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
Join other kids to talk about a great Spanish-language book! Lending copies may be picked up at the service desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
What We're Reading:
July 8: lLa Verdadera historica de los tres cerditos!, by Scieszka, Jon.
July 15: Family Pictures = Cuadros y familia, by Garza, Carmen Lomas.
July 29: Reader's Choice
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Live Show! Schiffelly Puppets
Excelsior Library
Wednesday, July 30, 10:30 a.m.
Held at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 301 County Road 19, Excelsior
The classic fairy tale of the girl with the long hair gets an updated twist in this parody “Rupunzel, Rupunzel, Let Down Your Golden… Stair? Or This Isn’t a Mother Goose Tale Folks!” 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Excelsior Library.
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Learn Together: Reading With Horse Power!
Rockford Road Library
Wednesday, July 30, 10–11 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5875.
All ages. Learn all about horses through stories. At the end of the event, you will be able to pet and interact with a live miniature horse. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Girls Only Kids Book Club
Edina Library
Wednesday, July 30, 11–11:45 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6325.
Girls entering grades 4-6. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Edina Library.
What We're Reading:
June 18: Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu.
July 16: To dance: a memoir, by Siena Cherson Siegel.
July 30: The Penderwicks, by Jeanne Birdsall.
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Game On! Puzzlemania
Franklin Library
Wednesdays, June 11, June 18, June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, Aug. 13 & Aug. 20, 2 p.m.
Enjoy a variety of fun and challenging puzzles and games! Something different every week. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
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Art Out of the Box: Eye Wonder
Brooklyn Park Library
Wednesday, July 30, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6225.
Entering grades 2-5. Discover artists' secrets and uncover illusions meant to trick the eye by looking closely at art from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (http://new.artsmia.org/). Museum-trained teens will help you make art to hide your own secret messages. Materials provided.  
Presented in partnership with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
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Library Lab for Kids: Discovery Days
North Regional Library
Wednesday, July 30, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, July 31, 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2–4 p.m.

Check out the Discovery Room where you'll have minds-on, hands-on fun, with new themed activities each week. 
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Library Lab for Kids: Kaleidoscopes
Hopkins Library
Wednesday, July 30, 2–2:45 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6400.
Entering grades 1-6. Build a unique and colorful kaleidoscope to take home. Have fun exploring reflection and symmetry with bendable mirrors. Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the The Works; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Live Show! Bill the Juggler
Oxboro Library
Wednesday, July 30, 2 p.m.
Bill the Juggler will amaze and delight audiences by juggling things that just shouldn't be juggled, such as bowling balls, rubber chickens and other odd objects. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Oxboro Library.
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Kids Jr. Book Club
Sumner Library
Wednesdays, June 11–Aug. 27, 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Entering grades 2-3. Join other kids to talk about a great book! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sumner Library.
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Game On!
Brookdale Library
Wednesday, July 30, 3–5 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 3–5 p.m.

Play a variety of Wii and PS2 games at the library, all on the big screen! 
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Maple Grove Library
Wednesday, July 30, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6450.
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Maple Grove Library.
What We're Reading:
June 25: No Talking, by Clements, Andrew.
July 9: Iron Thunder, by Avi.
July 30: The City of Ember, by DuPrau, Jeanne.
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Create a Bookmark Contest: Kids
Penn Lake Library
June 15–July 31
Create a bookmark for the Penn Lake Library and you might be a winner! Entry forms and details are available at the library. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
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Library Lab for Kids: Camp Create
Ridgedale Library
Thursday, July 31, 10 a.m. – noon
Entering K-grade 6. Create something new with us! Drop in or stay for the entire time. Materials provided. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgedale Library.
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Learn Together: Dream Collage
Wayzata Library
Thursday, July 31, 10:30a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6150.
Entering grades 1-3. Create a colorful collage inspired by your dreams and Elly MacKay's book, “If You Hold a Seed.” Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the Minnetonka Center for the Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Southdale Library
Thursday, July 31, 11–11:45 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5914.
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Southdale Library.
What We're Reading:
June 19: The Real Boy, by Anne Ursu.
July 10: The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook, by Eleanor Davis.
July 31: Chasing Lincoln's Killer, by James L. Swanson.
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Write by Showing, not Telling
Rogers Library
Thursday, July 31, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6050.
Entering grades 1-6. Join Ron Gamer, author of the outdoor adventure Chance Series, as he demonstrates how to craft emotion- and image-centered writing passages. Practice by rewriting several sample paragraphs to hook the reader and move the storyline forward.  
Sponsored by the Friends of the Rogers Library.
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Excelsior Library
Thursday, July 31, 1–2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6350.
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the service desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Excelsior Library.
What We're Reading:
June 19: The river , by Gary Paulsen.
July 10: Play ball!, by Christopher, Matt.
July 17: Play ball, by Christopher, Matt.
July 31: The hypnotists , by Gordon Korman.
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Library Lab for Kids: Skyscrapers
Golden Valley Library
Thursday, July 31, 1–2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6375.
Entering grades 4-6. Use wood, a hand saw and glue to build a scale model of a famous skyscraper. Discover what architects and civil engineers do to build our world. Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the The Works; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Edina Library
Thursday, July 31, 1–1:45 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6325.
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Edina Library.
What We're Reading:
June 19: The Real Boy, by Anne Ursu.
July 10: The Secret Science Alliance and the copycat crook, by Eleanor Davis.
July 31: Chasing Lincoln's Killer, by James L. Swanson.
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LEGO® Lab
Augsburg Park Library
Thursday, July 31, 2–3:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6200.
Entering grades 1-3. Calling all future engineers and architects! We've got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Southdale Library; Sponsored by the Friends of the Edina Library; Sponsored by the Friends of the Eden Prairie Library.
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Game On!
Plymouth Library
Thursday, July 31, 2–4 p.m.
All ages. Come and enjoy your favorite board game, xBox Kinect and more. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Plymouth Library.
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Art Out of the Box: Eye Wonder
Southdale Library
Thursday, July 31, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5914.
Entering grades 2-5. Discover artists' secrets and uncover illusions meant to trick the eye by looking closely at art from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (http://new.artsmia.org/). Museum-trained teens will help you make art to hide your own secret messages. Materials provided.  
Presented in partnership with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
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Kids Book Club
Sumner Library
Thursdays, June 12–Aug. 21, 3–4 p.m.
Entering grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sumner Library.
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Game On!
Roosevelt Library
Thursday, July 31, 6:30p.m.
It's your turn! Drop in for a variety of lawn games, both old and new. In case of rain, this event will be cancelled.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Roosevelt Library.
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Library Lab for Kids: Super Circuits
Franklin Library
Friday, Aug. 1, 10–11 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6925.
Entering grades 1-6. Build a motor-powered fan. Investigate the components of circuits and wire up some circuits of your own. Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the The Works; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Learn Together: Storytime Activities
North Regional Library
Fridays, June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug. 1, Aug. 8, Aug. 15, Aug. 22 & Aug. 29, 11:00 a.m.
After storytime (10:30-11 a.m.), do a craft, learn a new poem or enjoy other activities and get tips on how to encourage and support reading and literacy at home. 
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YNK (You Never Know)
Brooklyn Park Library
Fridays, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug. 1, Aug. 8, Aug. 15 & Aug. 22, 1:00 –3 p.m.
You never know what kind of projects we'll be working on or what supplies we'll be using – feathers, clay, paint, glitter. You never know – but it will be fun! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Brooklyn Park Library.
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Live Show! Brodini
Minneapolis Central Library
Pohlad Hall
Friday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m.
Magician Graylyn Morris will raise spirits and test kids' powers of concentration as he manipulates ropes, scarves, balls and other magician's props in a perplexing "now-you-see-it, now-you-don't" performance! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Minneapolis Central Library.
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Library Lab for Kids: Raptors
Hosmer Library
Saturday, Aug. 2, 10:30a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 2, 1 p.m.

Meet an owl, hawk, falcon and very special guest - a bald eagle - from the University of Minnesota's Raptor Center. Learn about the different types of raptors, their characteristics, identification, diets and habitats. 
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Augsburg Park Library
Saturday, Aug. 2, 1:30–3 p.m.
Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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Global Folk: Celtic Music
Golden Valley Library
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2–3 p.m.
All ages. Music group Willow Brae, composed of Andrea Stern on harp and Laura MacKenzie, shares its love for traditional Irish and Scottish music.  
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LEGO® Lab
Nokomis Library
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2–4 p.m.
Calling all future engineers and architects! We've got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. We'll also have DUPLOS®, so all ages are welcome.
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Kids Book Club Online
Online Library
August 4–August 8
Register Online or call 612-543-8529.
Entering grades 4-6. Join other kids (guys and girls) to talk about a great book! Participate in the book discussion online through www.hclib.org/summerreading, Monday-Friday, any time of day. We will have a daily discussion question, opinion polls and trivia. You must have a current email address (may use family email) and Internet access (you can use a computer at the library, at home or a mobile device) to participate. 
What We're Reading:
August 4: Wildfire Run, by Dee Garretson.
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Girls Only Kids Book Club
Plymouth Library
Monday, Aug. 4, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5825.
Girls entering grades 4-6. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the customer service desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Plymouth Library.
What We're Reading:
July 14: So B. It, by Sarah Weeks.
August 4: The Mysterious Howling, by Maryrose Wood.
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Girls Only Kids Book Club
Westonka Library
Monday, Aug. 4, 1–2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6175.
Girls entering grades 4-6. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Westonka Library.
What We're Reading:
June 16: Storyteller, by Giff, Patricia Reilly.
July 14: Everything on a waffle, by Horvath, Polly .
August 4: Poppy and Ereth, by Avi.
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Girls Only Kids Book Club
Nokomis Library
Monday, Aug. 4, 1–2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6800.
Girls entering grades 4-6. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Nokomis Library.
What We're Reading:
June 23: The Templeton Twins Have an Idea, by Ellis Weiner.
July 14: Among the Hidden, by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
August 4: Olive's Ocean, by Kevin Henkes.
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Library Lab for Kids: MaKey MaKey
Franklin Library
Monday, Aug. 4, 1–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6925.
Entering grades 4-6. Turn fruit, dough and even your friends into game controllers using a laptop and a device called MaKey MaKey. Led by the library's Teen Tech Squad. 
Sponsored by the Made possible by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library through a grant from Youthprise.
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Kids Comic Book Club
Golden Valley Library
Monday, Aug. 4, 2p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6375.
Entering grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great comic or graphic novel! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Golden Valley Library.
What We're Reading:
June 23: Giants Beware, by Aguirre, Jorge.
July 14: Rapunzel's Revenge, by Hale, Shannon.
August 4: Reader's Choice
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Art Out of the Box: Eye Wonder
Osseo Library
Monday, Aug. 4, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5750.
Entering grades 2-5. Discover artists' secrets and uncover illusions meant to trick the eye by looking closely at art from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (http://new.artsmia.org/). Museum-trained teens will help you make art to hide your own secret messages. Materials provided.  
Presented in partnership with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
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Girls Only Kids Book Club
Rogers Library
Monday, Aug. 4, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6050.
Girls entering grades 4-6. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk or reserve your own copy online prior to meeting.
What We're Reading:
June 23: Ten ways to make my sister disappear, by Mazer, Norma Fox.
July 14: May B., by Rose, Caroline Starr.
August 4: The ghost of Fossil Glen, by DeFelice, Cynthia.
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Guys Read Jr. Book Club
Plymouth Library
Monday, Aug. 4, 3–4 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5825.
Guys entering grades 2-3. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the customer service desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Plymouth Library.
What We're Reading:
July 14: The Trouble With Chickens, by Doreen Cronin.
August 4: Bookmarks are People Too!, by Henry Winkler.
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Back-to-School Celebration and School Bus Safety
Augsburg Park Library
Monday, Aug. 4, 5–7 p.m.
Get ready for fall with local schools. Enjoy folksinger Paul Spring's music, fun activities and also learn about school bus safety. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Augsburg Park Library; Presented in collaboration with the Richfield Public Schools; Presented in collaboration with the Richfield R.E.A.D.Y. and Richfield Community Education.
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Kids Jr. Book Club
Westonka Library
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 10–11 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6175.
Entering grades 2-3. Join other kids to talk about a great book! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Westonka Library.
What We're Reading:
June 17: Magic at the bed and biscuit, by Joan Davenport Carris.
July 17: Waiting for the magic , by Patricia MacLachlan.
August 5: Danger in the dust, by Sally Grindley.
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Westonka Library
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m. – noon
Register Online or call 612-543-6175.
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Westonka Library.
What We're Reading:
June 17: A dog on his own, by Mary Jane Auch.
July 17: NERDS: National espionage, rescue, and defense society, by Michael Buckley.
August 5: Moose tracks, by Mary Casanova.
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Library Lab for Kids: Make a Mess
Wayzata Library
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1–2:30 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Garden and explore all things messy: bubbles, science experiments, art projects and more! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Wayzata Library; Presented in collaboration with the City of Wayzata.
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Girls Only Kids Book Club
Rockford Road Library
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1–2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5875.
Girls entering grades 4-6. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
What We're Reading:
June 24: The Penderwicks, by Jeanne Birdsall.
July 15: When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead.
August 5: Homework Machine, by Dan Gutman.
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Library Lab for Kids: Comic Book Diary
Rogers Library
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1–3 p.m.
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Entering grades 4-6. Learn how to make a comic inspired by “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” Develop characters and a storyline about your life or from your imagination! Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the Minnetonka Center for the Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Girls Only Kids Book Club
Champlin Library
Tuesdays, June 24, July 15 & Aug. 5, 1 –2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6250.
Girls entering grades 4-6. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
What We're Reading:
June 24: Chi's Sweet Home, vol. 1, by Konami Kanata.
July 15: The Princess Curse, by Merrie Haskell.
August 5: Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff, by Robert Paul Weston.
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Kids Book Club
Golden Valley Library
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6375.
Entering grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Golden Valley Library.
What We're Reading:
June 24: Westing Game, by Raskin, Ellen.
July 15: City of Ember, by DuPrau, Jeanne.
August 5: Reader's Choice
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Library Lab for Kids: Energy
Edina Library
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6325.
Entering grades 3-6. Learn how energy can be used to generate electricity, the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy and how to think like an engineer to create new tools through hands-on demonstrations. 
Presented in collaboration with the Bakken Museum; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Champlin Library
Tuesdays, June 24, July 15 & Aug. 5, 2:30 –3:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6250.
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Champlin Library.
What We're Reading:
June 24: Jedi Academy, by Jeffrey Brown.
July 15: The Puzzling World of Winston Breen, by Eric Berlin.
August 5: Horton Halfpott, or the Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor, or the Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset, by Tom Angleberger.
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Art Out of the Box: Eye Wonder
Northeast Library
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6775.
Entering grades 2-5. Discover artists' secrets and uncover illusions meant to trick the eye by looking closely at art from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (http://new.artsmia.org/). Museum-trained teens will help you make art to hide your own secret messages. Materials provided.  
Presented in partnership with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
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Girls Only Kids Book Club
Maple Grove Library
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6450.
Girls entering grades 4-6. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Maple Grove Library.
What We're Reading:
June 24: May B., by Rose, Caroline Starr.
July 15: Rapunzel's Revenge, by Hale, Shannon.
August 5: The Old Willis Place: A Ghost Story, by Hahn, Mary Downing.
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Kids Jr. Book Club
Nokomis Library
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6800.
Entering grades 2-3. Join other kids to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Nokomis Library.
What We're Reading:
June 24: Esio Trot, by Roald Dahl.
July 15: Lulu and the Brontosaurus, by Judith Viorst.
August 5: My Father's Dragon, by Ruth Gannett.
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Augsburg Park Library
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 5–6 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6200.
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting. Author Will Alexander will attend the June 17 meeting to discuss his book, "Goblin Secrets."
Sponsored by the Friends of the Augsburg Park Library.
What We're Reading:
June 17: Goblin Secrets, by William Alexander.
July 15: Go Big or Go Home , by Will Hobbs.
August 5: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angleberger.
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Child-Parent Book Club
Edina Library
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 10–11 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6325.
Entering grades 2-3 and a parent or other adult. Join others to talk about a great book! No pre-reading required! We will share a book and discuss.
Presented in partnership with the Big Hearted Families.
What We're Reading:
June 11: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge , by Mem Fox.
July 9: The great kapok tree, by Lynne Cherry.
August 6: Somebody loves you, Mr. Hatch , by Eileen Spinelli.
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Live Show! Brodini
Excelsior Library
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m.
Held at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 301 County Road 19, Excelsior
Magician Graylyn Morris will raise spirits and test kids' powers of concentration as he manipulates ropes, scarves, balls and other magician's props in a perplexing "now-you-see-it, now-you-don't" performance! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Excelsior Library.
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Girls Only Jr. Book Club
Plymouth Library
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5825.
Girls entering grades 2-3. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the customer service desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Plymouth Library.
What We're Reading:
July 23: The World According to Humphrey, by Betty G. Birney.
August 6: Please Write in this Book, by Mary Amato.
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Kids Jr. Book Club
Rogers Library
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1–2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6050.
Entering grades 2-3. Join other kids to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
What We're Reading:
June 25: Lulu and the Brontosaurus , by Judith Viorst.
July 16: Friends: True Stories of Extraordinary Animal Friendships, by Catherine Thimmesh.
August 6: The Sasquatch Escape, by Suzanne Selfors.
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Rockford Road Library
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1–1:45 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5875.
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the service desk starting two weeks prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Rockford Road Library.
What We're Reading:
June 25: Liar & spy , by Rebecca Stead.
July 16: How Angel Peterson got his name : and other outrageous tales about extreme sports , by Gary Paulsen.
August 6: Snow Treasure, by Marie McSwigan.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Long Lake Library
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1–2:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6425.
Entering K-grade 4. Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Nokomis Library
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6800.
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Nokomis Library.
What We're Reading:
June 25: A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle.
July 16: The Ruins of Gorlan, by John Flanagan.
August 6: Kenny and the Dragon, by Tony diTerlizzi.
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Library Lab for Kids: Harry Potter Diorama
Maple Grove Library
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2–3:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6450.
Entering K-grade 6. Love the world of Harry Potter? Join us to create your own 3-D miniature scene with castles, wizards and mythical creatures from the series. Materials provided. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Maple Grove Library.
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Game On!
Minneapolis Central Library
Children's Library
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of gaming. Play a classic board game, try out new board games from around the world or play Wii. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Minneapolis Central Library.
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Guys Read Jr. Book Club
Rockford Road Library
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2–2:45 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5875.
Guys entering grades 2-3. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the service desk starting two weeks prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Rockford Road Library.
What We're Reading:
June 25: The case of the lost boy, by Dori Hillestad Butler.
July 16: The stories Huey tells , by Ann Cameron.
August 6: Zachary Zormer : shape transformer : a math adventure , by Joanne Reisberg.
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Live Show! Schiffelly Puppets
Oxboro Library
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2 p.m.
The classic fairy tale of the girl with the long hair gets an updated twist in this parody “Rupunzel, Rupunzel, Let Down Your Golden… Stair? Or This Isn’t a Mother Goose Tale Folks!” 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Oxboro Library.
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Kids Jr. Book Club
Penn Lake Library
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5800.
Entering grades 2-3. Join other kids to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the service desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
What We're Reading:
June 25: Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends, by Buckley, Carol.
July 16: A Pizza the Size of the Sun: Poems, by Prelutsky, Jack.
August 6: The Field Guide, by DiTerlizzi, Tony.
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Art Out of the Box: Eye Wonder
Walker Library
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8400.
Entering grades 2-5. Discover artists' secrets and uncover illusions meant to trick the eye by looking closely at art from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (http://new.artsmia.org/). Museum-trained teens will help you make art to hide your own secret messages. Materials provided. 
Presented in partnership with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
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Chess Club
Southdale Library
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 6:30–8 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 6:30–8 p.m.

Chess it out! Have fun learning the basics of chess, improving your game, mastering strategies and meeting other chess fans. Walk-ins welcome. 
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Champlin Library
Thursdays, June 26, July 17 & Aug. 7, 1 – 2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6250.
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Champlin Library.
What We're Reading:
June 26: Jedi Academy, by Jeffrey Brown.
July 17: The Puzzling World of Winston Breen, by Eric Berlin.
August 7: Horton Halfpott, or the Fiendish Mystery of Smigwick Manor, or the Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset, by Tom Angleberger.
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Library Lab for Kids: Yoga
Golden Valley Library
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6375.
Entering grades 2-6. Relax and pose like a warrior, downward dog or cobra by learning basic yoga moves. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Golden Valley Library.
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Girls Only Kids Book Club
Champlin Library
Thursdays, June 26, July 17 & Aug. 7, 2:30 –3:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6250.
Girls entering grades 4-6. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
What We're Reading:
June 26: Chi's Sweet Home, vol. 1, by Konami Kanata.
July 17: The Princess Curse, by Merrie Haskell.
August 7: Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff, by Robert Paul Weston.
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Learn Together: Bird-A-Wocky
Southeast Library
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6725.
All ages. What makes a bird a bird? Flock to this fun event to learn how birds fly, how they feed their young and defend themselves. 
Presented in collaboration with the Como Zoo; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Learn Together: How Tall is Your Tale?
Walker Library
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2–4 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8400.
Entering grades 1-3. Inspired by “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” illustrate a tall tale you've heard or read, or made up yourself! Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the Minnetonka Center for the Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Library Lab for Kids: Super Circuits
Plymouth Library
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5825.
Entering grades 1-6. Build a motor-powered fan. Investigate the components of circuits and wire up some circuits of your own. Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the The Works; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Child-Parent Book Club
Penn Lake Library
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5800.
Entering grades 4-6 and a parent or other adult. Join others to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the service desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
What We're Reading:
June 26: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Lin, Grace.
July 17: To be determined.
August 7: To be determined.
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Oxboro Library
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5775.
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
What We're Reading:
July 10: The strange case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angleberger.
July 24: Secret science alliance and the copycat crook, by Eleanor Davis.
August 7: The mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg, by Rodman Philbrick.
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Art Out of the Box: Eye Wonder
Roosevelt Library
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6700.
Entering grades 2-5. Discover artists' secrets and uncover illusions meant to trick the eye by looking closely at art from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (http://new.artsmia.org/). Museum-trained teens will help you make art to hide your own secret messages. Materials provided.  
Presented in partnership with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
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Library Lab for Kids: Lake Critters
Wayzata Library
Friday, Aug. 8, 10a.m.–noon
Have an up-close encounter with the tiny critters that call Lake Minnetonka home. Use spoons and magnifiers to examine and learn about these interesting animals living right in Wayzata Bay. Drop in anytime between 10 a.m.-noon.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Wayzata Library; Presented in collaboration with the Three Rivers Park District.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Ridgedale Library
Friday, Aug. 8, 10–11:30 a.m.
Entering grades 1 and up. Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. Sign up for a time slot at the children's information desk on the day of the event.
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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Library Lab for Kids: Science Experiments
Hosmer Library
Saturday, Aug. 9, 9a.m. – noon
Held at Farmer’s Market in the library parking lot
Join the Kitchen Pantry Scientist to learn fun science experiments you can recreate at home. 
Presented in partnership with the Bryant Neighborhood Organization.
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Library Lab for Kids: Science Experiments
Rogers Library
Saturday, Aug. 9, 1 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6050.
Entering K-grade 6. Join the Kitchen Pantry Scientist to learn fun science experiments you can recreate at home. 
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Global Folk: Carnival!
Sumner Library
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6875.
All ages. Local group Tres Mundos will get you moving with Cuban rumba, Latin jazz and more. 
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Showcase Your Talent
Hosmer Library
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m.
Celebrity Fancy Ray McCloney will host the 16th Annual Hosmer Library Talent Show. Bring your talent or just come and enjoy. All ages and all talents are encouraged to participate. To register, call Hosmer Library at 612-543-6900. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hosmer Library; Presented in partnership with the This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Bryant Neighborhood Organization.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Roosevelt Library
Saturday, Aug. 9, 3–5 p.m.
Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with the Reading Education Assistance Dogs.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Pierre Bottineau Library
Saturday, Aug. 9, 11a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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Live Show! Korean Drum and Dance
Plymouth Library
Sunday, Aug. 10, 2–2:45 p.m.
After a traditional samulnori percussive concert featuring a janggo, buk, jing and kkwenggwari (drums and gongs), South Korea's "B-boy" dance team Gambler will show off winning moves. Presented by the Korean American Association of Minnesota. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Plymouth Library.
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Library Lab for Kids: Illustrate a Myth
Champlin Library
Monday, Aug. 11, 11a.m.–1 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6250.
Entering grades 4-6. Draw characters and creatures inspired by fantasies, myths, legends and sci-fi. Perfect for Percy Jackson fans! Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the Minnetonka Center for the Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Penn Lake Library
Monday, Aug. 11, 1p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5800.
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the service desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
What We're Reading:
June 23: Ragweed, by Avi.
July 7: Mistakes Were Made, by Pastis, Stephan.
July 21: I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916, by Tarshis, Lauren.
July 21: I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906, by Tarshis, Lauren.
August 11: Something Big Has Been Here: Poems, by Prelutsky, Jack.
August 11: A Pizza the Size of the Sun: Poems, by Jack Prelutsky.
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Library Lab for Kids: Comic Book Diary
Osseo Library
Monday, Aug. 11, 2–4 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5750.
Entering grades 4-6. Learn how to make a comic inspired by “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” Develop characters and a storyline about your life or from your imagination! Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the Minnetonka Center for the Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Girls Only Kids Book Club
Penn Lake Library
Monday, Aug. 11, 3p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5800.
Girls entering grades 4-6. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the service desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
What We're Reading:
June 23: Wonderstruck, by Selznick, Brian.
July 7: Janitor's Boy, by Clements, Andrew.
July 21: A Crooked Kind of Perfect, by Tarshis, Lauren.
August 11: Something Big Has Been Here: Poems, by Prelutsky, Jack.
August 11: A Pizza the Size of the Sun: Poems, by Jack Prelutsky.
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Plymouth Library
Monday, Aug. 11, 3–4 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5825.
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the customer service desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Plymouth Library.
What We're Reading:
July 21: The Puzzling World of Winston Breen, by Eric Berlin.
August 11: Iron Thunder: The Battle Between the Monitor and the Merrimac, by Avi.
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LEGO® Lab
Wayzata Library
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1–2:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6150.
Entering K-grade 5. Calling all future engineers and architects! We've got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Wayzata Library; Sponsored by the Friends of the Plymouth Library; Sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgedale Library.
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Learn Together: Snapdragon Seeds Music
Penn Lake Library
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5800.
All ages. Join us for an upbeat, fun and educational music performance that teaches rhymes, patterns, synonyms, sentence structure, songwriting, movement and the intellectual power of asking questions. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Girls Only Kids Book Club
Oxboro Library
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5775.
Girls entering grades 4-6. Join other girls to talk about a great book! 
What We're Reading:
June 24: Night Fairy, by Schlitz, Laura Amy.
July 22: Klipfish Code, by Casanova, Mary.
August 12: Out of my Mind, by Draper, Susan M. .
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Library Lab for Kids: Bruce the Bug Guy
St. Anthony Library
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2 p.m.
Professional entomologist Bruce Giebink will present a lively, entertaining, hands-on program featuring insects and arthropods (creepy crawlies!). 
Sponsored by the Friends of the St. Anthony Library.
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Kids Book Club
Minneapolis Central Library
Star Tribune Imagination Activity Room
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8000.
Entering grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book! Giveaway copies may be picked up at the children's information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Minneapolis Central Library.
What We're Reading:
June 17: Liar and Spy, by Rebecca Stead.
July 15: A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle.
August 12: No Talking, by Andrew Clements.
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Art Out of the Box: Eye Wonder
Golden Valley Library
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6375.
Entering grades 2-5. Discover artists' secrets and uncover illusions meant to trick the eye by looking closely at art from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (http://new.artsmia.org/). Museum-trained teens will help you make art to hide your own secret messages. Materials provided.  
Presented in partnership with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
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TC Bear: Story and Photo Op
Brookdale Library
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 3 p.m.
Help Twins mascot TC Bear tell his story of how he became a great ballplayer and have your photo taken with him after the presentation. 
Sponsored by the MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Learn Together: Llama Stories
Excelsior Library
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 10:30 a.m.
Held at Manor Park, 20630 Manor Road, Shorewood
Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays, and a chance to get up close and personal with live llamas. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Excelsior Library; Presented in collaboration with the City of Shorewood.
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Virtual Field Trip! Slime Time
Ridgedale Library
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8847.
Entering grades 1-5. Explore three states of matter by making two types of slime! Behave like molecules in solids, liquids and gases virtually with the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. 
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Live Show! Magical Mia
Oxboro Library
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2 p.m.
Don't blink or you'll miss one of Mia's amazing illusions involving flowers, umbrellas, scarves, gems, pearls, butterflies and more! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Oxboro Library.
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
St. Anthony Library
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6075.
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! 
What We're Reading:
August 13: Frindle, by Andrew Clements.
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Learn Together: Reading With Horse Power!
Nokomis Library
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 3–4 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6800.
All ages. Learn all about horses through stories. At the end of the event, you will be able to pet and interact with a live miniature horse. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Library Lab for Kids: Comic Book Diary
Brookdale Library
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 3–5 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5600.
Entering grades 4-6. Learn how to make a comic inspired by “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” Develop characters and a storyline about your life or from your imagination! Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the Minnetonka Center for the Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Live Show! Brodini
Pierre Bottineau Library
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 3 p.m.
Magician Graylyn Morris will raise spirits and test kids' powers of concentration as he manipulates ropes, scarves, balls and other magician's props in a perplexing "now-you-see-it, now-you-don't" performance! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Pierre Bottineau Library.
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Library Lab for Kids: Camp Create
Plymouth Library
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2–4 p.m.
Create something new with us! Drop in or stay for the entire time. Materials provided. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Plymouth Library.
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Kids Jr. Book Club
Roosevelt Library
Thursday, Aug. 14, 4–5 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6700.
Entering grades 2-3. Join other kids to talk about a great book! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Roosevelt Library.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Sumner Library
Thursday, Aug. 14, 5:30–7 p.m.
Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Maple Grove Library
Thursday, Aug. 14, 6:30–8 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6450.
Entering K-grade 2. Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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LEGO® Lab
Washburn Library
Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Calling all future engineers and architects! We've got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. 
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Nokomis Library
Saturday, Aug. 16, 3–5 p.m.
Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with the Reading Education Assistance Dogs.
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Live Show! Star Michaelina Magician
St. Anthony Library
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2 p.m.
Magic, comedy and books make this show a hilarious and educational experience. Star Michaelina builds in plenty of off-the-wall audience participation. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the St. Anthony Library.
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Daughter-Mother Maud Hart Lovelace Book Club
Linden Hills Library
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m. – noon
Register Online or call 612-543-6825.
Girls entering grades 4-6 and their mother or other female adult. Join others to talk about three books in the Betsy-Tacy series! 
What We're Reading:
June 25: Betsy-Tacy, by Lovelace, Maud Hart.
July 23: Betsy, Tacy and Tib, by Lovelace, Maud Hart.
August 20: Heaven to Betsy, by Lovelace, Maud Hart.
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LEGO® Lab
Linden Hills Library
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1–4 p.m.
Calling all future engineers and architects! We've got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. 
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Learn Together: African Animals
St. Anthony Library
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2 p.m.
Discover the vast diversity of Africa, its plants and animals. Learn to count in Swahili and explore African folktales. Chance to meet reptiles, amphibians, small mammals or bugs! Presented by Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the St. Anthony Library.
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Library Lab for Kids: Discovery Days
North Regional Library
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 3–5 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 3–5 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 4, 3–5 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 3–5 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 3–5 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 11, 3–5 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 3–5 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 3–5 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 3–5 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 3–5 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 3–5 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 3–5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 3–5 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 2, 3–5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 3–5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 3–5 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 3–5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 3–5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 3–5 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 16, 3–5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 3–5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 3–5 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 23, 3–5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 3–5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 3–5 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 30, 3–5 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 3–5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 3–5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 6, 3–5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 3–5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 13, 3–5 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 3–5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 3–5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 20, 3–5 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 3–5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 3–5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 17, 3–5 p.m.

Check out the Discovery Room where you'll have minds-on, hands-on fun, with new themed activities each week. 
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Northeast Library
Saturday, Sept. 6, 1:30–3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11, 1:30–3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 1:30–3 p.m.

Registration required, begins Aug 9. Register online or call 612-543-6775.
K-grade 4. Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
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LEGO® Lab
Nokomis Library
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2–4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2–4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2–4 p.m.

Calling all future engineers and architects! We've got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Nokomis Library.
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Paint It Green: See-D Mosaic
Augsburg Park Library
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2–3:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 9. Register online or call 612-543-6200.
K-grade 6. Create a mosaic from a variety of seeds from beans to lentils. Bring your seed art home in its own ready-made frame using an old CD case. Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the ArtStart.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Maple Grove Library
Thursday, Sept. 11, 6:30–8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 13, 6:30–8 p.m.

Registration required, begins Aug 14. Register online or call 612-543-6450.
K-grade 2. Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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STEM Exploration Day
Brooklyn Park Library
Saturday, Sept. 13, 10:30a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 16. Register online or call 612-543-6225.
Grade 1 and up with a caregiver. Learn together by creating a sound sandwich, experimenting with rainbow glasses and building a bridge. 
Presented in collaboration with the The Works; Sponsored by the MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Eden Prairie Library
Saturday, Sept. 13, 10–11:30 a.m.
Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. K-grade 5. To register, call 612-543-6275 beginning Sept. 2. Registration for 20-minute time slots is done in person or over the phone only.
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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Library Lab for Kids: Duct Tape
Linden Hills Library
Saturday, Sept. 13, 1–2 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 16. Register online or call 612-543-6825.
Grades 1-6. Play with duct tape! Learn the basics of creating fun stuff (bookmarks, wallets and more) with duct tape. Materials provided.  
Sponsored by the Friends of the Linden Hills Library.
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Library Lab for Kids: Chemistry
Northeast Library
Saturday, Sept. 13, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
K-grade 6. Learn about the wonders and excitement of chemistry with easy-to-do activities led by this volunteer group of chemistry students, teachers and professionals eager to share the science with all ages. 
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Global Folk: Flamenco
Edina Library
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2–3 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 16. Register online or call 612-543-6325.
All ages. Flamenco guitar master Michael Hauser will get you moving with this intrinsically Spanish folk music. 
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Saturday at the Movies
Champlin Library
Saturdays, September 13, Oct. 11 & Nov. 8, 2 –4 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 16. Register online or call 612-543-6250.
K-grade 6. Bring the whole family to watch a great movie on the big screen. There will be fun activities before the show. Call 612-543-6250 or stop by to find out what will be playing. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Champlin Library.
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Paint It Green: See-D Mosaic
East Lake Library
Saturday, Sept. 13, 3–4:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 16. Register online or call 612-543-8425.
K-grade 6. Create a mosaic from a variety of seeds from beans to lentils. Bring your seed art home in its own ready-made frame using an old CD case. Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the ArtStart.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Roosevelt Library
Saturday, Sept. 13, 3–5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11, 3–5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8, 3–5 p.m.

Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with the Reading Education Assistance Dogs.
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STEM Exploration Day
Hosmer Library
Sunday, Sept. 14, 2–4 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 17. Register online or call 612-543-6900.
Grade 1 and up with a caregiver. Learn together by creating a sound sandwich, experimenting with rainbow glasses and building a bridge. 
Presented in collaboration with the The Works; Sponsored by the MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Sumner Library
Thursday, Sept. 18, 5:30–7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 16, 5:30–7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 13, 5:30–7 p.m.

Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Brookdale Library
Thursday, Sept. 18, 6–7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 5, 1–2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 9, 1–2:30 p.m.

Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. Time slots are 15 minutes.
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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Library Lab for Kids: Origami
Penn Lake Library
Saturday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 23. Register online or call 612-543-5800.
All ages. Celebrate autumn and create cool paper art with a local origami master. Materials provided. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
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STEM Exploration Day
North Regional Library
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2–4 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 23. Register online or call 612-543-8450.
Grade 1 and up with a caregiver. Learn together by creating a sound sandwich, experimenting with rainbow glasses and building a bridge. 
Presented in collaboration with the The Works; Sponsored by the MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Nokomis Library
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2:30–4:30 p.m.

Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with the Reading Education Assistance Dogs.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
St. Louis Park Library
Sunday, Sept. 21, 1–2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 19, 1–2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 16, 1–2:30 p.m.

Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. Time slots are 15 minutes.
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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Girls Only Kids Book Club
Augsburg Park Library
Monday, Sept. 22, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 25. Register online or call 612-543-6200.
Girls in grades 4-6. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Augsburg Park Library.
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Augsburg Park Library
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 26. Register online or call 612-543-6200.
Guys in grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Augsburg Park Library.
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LEGO® Lab
Southdale Library
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 3:30–5 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 26. Register online or call 612-543-5914.
K-grade 5. Calling all future engineers and architects! We've got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Southdale Library; Sponsored by the Friends of the Edina Library; Sponsored by the Friends of the Eden Prairie Library.
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STEM Exploration Day
Eden Prairie Library
Saturday, Sept. 27, 10:30a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 30. Register online or call 612-543-6275.
Grade 1 and up with a caregiver. Learn together by creating a sound sandwich, experimenting with rainbow glasses and building a bridge. 
Presented in collaboration with the The Works; Sponsored by the MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Southdale Library
Saturdays, September 27 Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m.–noon p.m.
Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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LEGO® Lab
Linden Hills Library
Saturday, Sept. 27, 1–4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Calling all future engineers and architects! We've got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. 
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Global Folk: Flamenco
Rockford Road Library
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2–3 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 30. Register online or call 612-543-5875.
All ages. Flamenco guitar master Michael Hauser will get you moving with this intrinsically Spanish folk music. 
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Paint It Green: See-D Mosaic
St. Anthony Library
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2–3:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 30. Register online or call 612-543-6075.
K-grade 6. Create a mosaic from a variety of seeds from beans to lentils. Bring your seed art home in its own ready-made frame using an old CD case. Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the ArtStart.
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STEM Exploration Day
Ridgedale Library
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2–4 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 31. Register online or call 612-543-8847.
Grade 1 and up with a caregiver. Learn together by creating a sound sandwich, experimenting with rainbow glasses and building a bridge. 
Presented in collaboration with the The Works; Sponsored by the MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Golden Valley Library
Sunday, Sept. 28, 12:30–2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 2, 12:30–2 p.m.

Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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Paint It Green: Build Small
Ridgedale Library
Saturday, Oct. 4, 10:30a.m. – noon
Registration required, begins Sep 6. Register online or call 612-543-8847.
K-grade 6. Imagine if the world's tallest building were 3 inches high. What would that mean about the size of your family, friends and animals? Create your world in miniature using self-drying clay, paint and other materials. Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the ArtStart.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Pierre Bottineau Library
Saturday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Augsburg Park Library
Saturday, Oct. 4, 1:30–3 p.m.
Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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Family Code Day
Northeast Library
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2–3 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 6. Register online or call 612-543-6775.
Grade 3 and up with a caregiver. Learn computer coding together. An IT specialist will introduce basic computer programming concepts. Learn about websites so you can continue learning code. Computers provided and you can bring your own laptop with Wi-Fi from home. 
Sponsored by the MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Paint It Green: Build Small
Pierre Bottineau Library
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2–3:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 6. Register online or call 612-543-6850.
K-grade 6. Imagine if the world's tallest building were 3 inches high. What would that mean about the size of your family, friends and animals? Create your world in miniature using self-drying clay, paint and other materials. Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the ArtStart.
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Library Lab for Kids: Art
Roosevelt Library
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2–4 p.m.
Art projects. Materials provided. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Roosevelt Library.
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Paint It Green: Rube Goldberg Marble Machine
Maple Grove Library
Monday, Oct. 6, 2–3:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 8. Register online or call 612-543-6450.
K-grade 6. Design and make your own marble machine using a variety of tubes, papers, unusual scraps, tape, glue and wire. Then add a few marbles and watch the good times roll! Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the ArtStart.
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STEM Exploration Day
Minneapolis Central Library
Children's Library
Saturday, Oct. 11, 10:30a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 13. Register online or call 612-543-8000.
Grade 1 and up with a caregiver. Learn together by creating a sound sandwich, experimenting with rainbow glasses and building a bridge. 
Sponsored by the MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency); Presented in collaboration with the The Works.
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Paint It Green: Rube Goldberg Marble Machine
Eden Prairie Library
Saturday, Oct. 11, 10–11:30 a.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 13. Register online or call 612-543-6275.
K-grade 6. Design and make your own marble machine using a variety of tubes, papers, unusual scraps, tape, glue and wire. Then add a few marbles and watch the good times roll! Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the ArtStart.
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Global Folk: Music of the Andes Mountains
Brooklyn Park Library
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2–3 p.m.
Held at Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave. N.
Registration required, begins Sep 13. Register online or call 612-543-6225.
All ages. Enjoy cumbia, salsa and merengue music styles from Alma Andina Trio, local musicians who fuse contemporary electronic rhythms and textures with traditional South American folk instruments such as the quena (flute), zampoñas (panpipes) and charango (lute). 
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Paint It Green: Junk Paleontology
Champlin Library
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2–3:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 17. Register online or call 612-543-6250.
K-grade 6. Fossilized bones of a new dinosaur – the Junkosaurus – have just been discovered in landfills around the world! Work with an artist to create your own version of this reptile using a lot of imagination and junk. Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the ArtStart.
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Game On!
Minneapolis Central Library
Children's Library
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2–3:30 p.m.
It's your turn! Drop in for board games, card games and more. 
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Library Lab for Kids: Raptors
Minneapolis Central Library
Pohlad Hall
Thursday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m.
Meet an owl, hawk, falcon and very special guest - a bald eagle - from the University of Minnesota's Raptor Center. Learn about the different types of raptors, their characteristics, identification, diets and habitats. 
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Paint It Green: Junk Paleontology
Brooklyn Park Library
Thursday, Oct. 16, 10:30a.m.–noon
Registration required, begins Sep 18. Register online or call 612-543-6225.
K-grade 6. Fossilized bones of a new dinosaur – the Junkosaurus – have just been discovered in landfills around the world! Work with an artist to create your own version of this reptile using a lot of imagination and junk. Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the ArtStart.
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First Pages for Kids: Let Your Imagination Soar
Rogers Library
Thursday, Oct. 16, 1–2:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 18. Register online or call 612-543-6050.
Grades 4-6. Do you like to write stories about magical, mythical beings? Unleash your imagination here! Invent your own creature and create a story about its mythology. 
Presented in collaboration with the The Loft Literary Center.
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Paint It Green: Rube Goldberg Marble Machine
St. Louis Park Library
Thursday, Oct. 16, 1–2:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 18. Register online or call 612-543-6125.
K-grade 6. Design and make your own marble machine using a variety of tubes, papers, unusual scraps, tape, glue and wire. Then add a few marbles and watch the good times roll! Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the ArtStart.
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LEGO® Lab
Penn Lake Library
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2–3:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 18. Register online or call 612-543-5800.
K-grade 5. Calling all future engineers and architects! We've got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. If space permits, younger children will be admitted with an adult.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
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First Pages for Kids: Writing Short Stories
Sumner Library
Thursday, Oct. 16, 4–5:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 18. Register online or call 612-543-6875.
Grades 4-6.
Can you tell stories that keep your friends on the edge of their sleeping bags? Explore different ways to come up with story ideas, and then shape them into engaging, fun stories – complete with characters, plot and setting – that you can share with all your friends! 
Presented in collaboration with the The Loft Literary Center.
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Paint It Green: Junk Paleontology
Rogers Library
Friday, Oct. 17, 10:30a.m.–noon
Registration required, begins Sep 19. Register online or call 612-543-6050.
K-grade 6. Fossilized bones of a new dinosaur – the Junkosaurus – have just been discovered in landfills around the world! Work with an artist to create your own version of this reptile using a lot of imagination and junk. Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the ArtStart.
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LEGO® Lab
Wayzata Library
Friday, Oct. 17, 1–2:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 19. Register online or call 612-543-6150.
K-grade 5. Calling all future engineers and architects! We've got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Wayzata Library; Sponsored by the Friends of the Plymouth Library; Sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgedale Library.
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Paint It Green: See-D Mosaic
Linden Hills Library
Saturday, Oct. 18, 11a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 20. Register online or call 612-543-6825.
K-grade 6. Create a mosaic from a variety of seeds from beans to lentils. Bring your seed art home in its own ready-made frame using an old CD case. Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the ArtStart.
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STEM Exploration Day
Franklin Library
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2–4 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 20. Register online or call 612-543-6925.
Grade 1 and up with a caregiver. Learn together by creating a sound sandwich, experimenting with rainbow glasses and building a bridge. 
Presented in collaboration with the The Works; Sponsored by the MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Global Folk: Music of the Andes Mountains
Walker Library
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2–3 p.m.
All ages. Enjoy cumbia, salsa and merengue music styles from Alma Andina Trio, local musicians who fuse contemporary electronic rhythms and textures with traditional South American folk instruments such as the quena (flute), zampoñas (panpipes) and charango (lute). 
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LEGO® Lab
Plymouth Library
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2–3:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 20. Register online or call 612-543-5825.
K-grade 5. Calling all future engineers and architects! We've got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Plymouth Library.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
North Regional Library
Saturday, Oct. 18, noon–1:30 p.m.
Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with the North Star Therapy Animals.
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