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New Yorker Discussion Group
Thursdays, March 6–May 29, 2–4 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8375.
The New Yorker magazine provides a unique mix of articles on current topics, literature and the arts. Join other New Yorker readers in discussing articles from the magazine. Participants are encouraged to take turns choosing articles and leading the discussions. 
Presented in collaboration with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
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Friends Meeting
Thursday, April 17, 6:30p.m.
Thursday, May 15, 6:30 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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Poetry Lovers Converge
Saturday, April 19, 3–4:30 p.m.
All ages. Share an original or a favorite poem or listen to your neighbors share theirs. Hosted by Doug Wilhide, Poet Laureate of Linden Hills and Southwest Journal poetry pages editor.
Sponsored by Friends of the Washburn Library.
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Great Decisions: Israel and the United States
Tuesday, April 22, 1–2:30 p.m.
Modern Israel's struggles with Palestinians have turned a safe haven for Jews into the center of a decades-long conflict. The U.S. stepped in as Israel's ally, providing years of military and diplomatic support. Now those 65-year-old “special relationship” ties are being tested. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Washburn Library; Presented in collaboration with Minneapolis Community Education.
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First Amendment Discussion
Wednesday, April 23, 1–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8375.
Join us for a viewing of PBS' "Constitution USA: It's a Free Country" followed by a discussion on the importance of the First Amendment in the 21st Century. 
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Family Storytime
Wednesdays, March 19–April 30, 10:15 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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Baby Storytime
Wednesdays, April 2–30, 11 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8375.
For children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format designed especially for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. 
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MacPhail Center for Music: Sing, Play, Learn!
Thursdays, April 24–May 15, 6:30–7:15 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8375.
For children 1 and up. Hands-on musical play activities led by early childhood music specialists will let your family experience music’s impact on learning and reading readiness. Together you will sing, rhyme, read, move and create! 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Sponsored by MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Celebremos El día de los niños/El día de los libros: baile, cuentos y exposición de arte/Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day: Dance, Stories, Art Display
Saturday, April 26, 10a.m.–1 p.m.
For families. Disfruta de un baile mexicano por estudiantes de Windom Dual Immersion School y Windom Enrichment Resource Center (WERC) y de cuentos en español por miembros de la escuela y la comunidad. Habrá una exhibición de arte por los estudiantes en abril.
Este proyecto ha sido financiado con dinero del Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presentado en colaboración con Windom Dual Immersion School y Windom Enrichment Resource Center (WERC).

Enjoy a Mexican dance presentation by students from Windom Dual Immersion School and Windom Enrichment Resource Center (WERC) and stories read in Spanish by members of the school community. Student artwork will be displayed during April.  
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with Windom Dual Immersion School and Windom Enrichment Resource Center (WERC).
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Saturday, April 26, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 24, 2:30–4:30 p.m.

For families. 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 Reading Education Assistance Dogs.
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Great Decisions: Islamic Awakening
Tuesday, April 29, 1–2:30 p.m.
The aftermath of the Arab Spring resulted in unforeseen changes in the political landscape in many countries, especially regarding the role of Islam and democracy. How have the countries where the Arab Spring began reacted? Is U.S. foreign policy adapting successfully to all of the changes in the region? 
Sponsored by Friends of the Washburn Library; Presented in collaboration with Minneapolis Community Education.
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