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Skateboard Art
Thursday, July 24, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6775.
Entering grades 7-12. Using permanent markers and templates, create art on a skateboard deck. Materials provided. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Friends Meeting
Thursday, July 24, 6:30–8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 28, 6:30–8 p.m.

Join fellow library enthusiasts to hear what's happening at Hennepin County Library. Help support your local library by planning and volunteering at book sales, programs, and special events. The Friends look forward to meeting you. 
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Family Storytime
Tuesday, July 29, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 10:30 a.m.

For children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. 
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Art Out of the Box: Eye Wonder
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 Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
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Teen Try-It Tuesdays
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1–2:30 p.m.
For teens. Are you creative? Do you like to try new things? Bring a friend to have fun and learn a new skill: duct tape creation, origami, fun with fleece or magnet magic. You won't know until you show! Materials provided. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Northeast Library.
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Senior Surf Day
Monday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. – noon
Register Online or call 612-543-6775.
Learn computer basics, how to navigate and search the Internet and how to access websites of interest to seniors. Get hands-on computer experience with help from representatives of the Senior LinkAge Line®
Presented in collaboration with Minnesota Board on Aging and Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.
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K-12 Homework Help
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 4, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 6, 1–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 11, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 1–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20, 1–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 1–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 2, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 1–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11, 1–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 23, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 25, 1–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 30, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 1–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 6, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8, 1–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 13, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15, 1–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 20, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 22, 1–4 p.m.

Free in-person tutoring for K-12 students. No advance sign-up needed. 
Funded by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
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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Library Lab for Kids: Chemistry
Saturday, Sept. 13, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
For families. 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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Master Gardener: Putting Your Yard and Garden to Bed
Saturday, Sept. 13, 10–11:30 a.m.
It's late fall and time to prepare your yard and garden for winter. Learn proper techniques of composting, pruning, protecting shrubs, winterizing roses and covering perennials. We'll also discuss landscape plants, which are admired for their beauty in winter. 
Presented in collaboration with Hennepin County Master Gardeners, University of Minnesota Extension.
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Senior Surf Day
Monday, Sept. 15, 10a.m.–noon
Monday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. – noon

Registration required, begins Aug 18. Register online or call 612-543-6775.
Learn computer basics, how to navigate and search the Internet and how to access websites of interest to seniors. Get hands-on computer experience with help from representatives of the Senior LinkAge Line®
Presented in collaboration with Minnesota Board on Aging and Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.
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