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Baby Storytime
Thursdays, June 12–Aug. 14, 10:30 a.m.
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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Family Storytime
Tuesdays, June 10–Aug. 12, 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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Kids Jr. Book Club
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 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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Child-Parent Book Club
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2 p.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 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
Monday, Aug. 11, 1 p.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 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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Girls Only Kids Book Club
Monday, Aug. 11, 3 p.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 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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Learn Together: Snapdragon Seeds Music
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 Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Teen Anime Club
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 3:30–5 p.m.
For teens. Watch anime, discuss manga and share artwork. Something different every time! 
Sponsored by Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
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Friends of the Penn Lake Library Adult Book Club
Thursday, Aug. 14, 1 p.m.
Join our discussion of new and interesting titles. Bring along your recommendations for future meetings. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
What We're Reading:
June 12: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith.
July 10: The Last Picture Show, by Larry McMurtry.
August 14: Night of the Radishes, by Sandra Benitez.
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Friends of the Penn Lake Library Mystery Adult Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 6:30–8 p.m.
Join our discussion of new and interesting mystery titles. Bring along your recommendations for future meetings. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
What We're Reading:
June 18: Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery, by Larry Millett.
July 16: One Came Home, by Amy Timberlake.
August 20: To be determined.
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Mystery Book Store Owner Gary Schulze
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 6:30–8 p.m.
Winner of Mystery Writers of America's Raven Award and owner of Once Upon a Crime Books, Schulze will discuss his experiences, including hosting hundreds of mystery authors from Minnesota and beyond. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
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