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Baby Storytime
Tuesdays, June 24–July 29, 9:30 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6050.
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
Wednesdays, June 25–July 30, 10 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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Write by Showing, not Telling
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 Friends of the Rogers Library.
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Girls Only Kids Book Club
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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Library Lab for Kids: Comic Book Diary
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6050.
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 Minnetonka Center for the Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Kids Jr. Book Club
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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Friends Meeting
Saturdays, June 14, July 12 & Aug. 9, 9 a.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. Board meeting.
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Library Lab for Kids: Science Experiments
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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Friends of the Rogers Library Adult Book Club
Wednesdays, June 11 Aug. 13, 10 a.m.
Join our discussion of new and interesting titles. Bring along your recommendations for future meetings. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Rogers Library.
What We're Reading:
June 11: Girl in translation, by Jean Kwok.
August 13: Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks.
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Friends of the Rogers Library Adult Book Club
Mondays, June 16, July 21 & Aug. 18, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Join our discussion of new and interesting titles. Bring along your recommendations for future meetings. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Rogers Library.
What We're Reading:
June 16: A Separate Peace, by John Knowles.
July 21: The Year We left Home, by Jean Thompson.
August 18: Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter.
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Genealogy Research: Explore Ancestry.com
Monday, Sept. 8, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 11. Register online or call 612-543-6050.
Use your library card to access Ancestry.com free. Learn basic search techniques, including how to find databases in geographic and other categories such as military records; how to find those elusive female ancestors under birth and married names from Mary Wickersham, co-president of Midwest Ancestor Research. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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