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South Lake Minnetonka One Book, One Community: Author William Kent Krueger
Excelsior Library
Wednesday, July 30, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: SouthShore Community Center, 5735 Country Club Road, Shorewood
2014 Minnesota Book Award-finalist Krueger will discuss "Ordinary Grace." Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his 13th year, protagonist Frank Drum explores how secrets and betrayal shattered his family and their small 1961 Minnesota community. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Sponsored by Friends of the Excelsior Library; Presented in collaboration with SouthShore Community Center and Excelsior Bay Books.
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Camp Bookawocky
Franklin Library
Wednesday, July 30, 1–5 p.m.
Thursday, July 31, 1–5 p.m.

For families. 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 Minnesota Literacy Council and AmeriCorps VISTA.
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Learn Together: Trucks
Golden Valley Library
Wednesdays, July 9–30, 10:30 a.m.
For families. Learn about fire trucks, dump trucks and police cars through fun stories and songs. Vehicles on hand for inspection! 
July 9: Police car
July 16: Fire truck
July 23: Dump truck
July 30: Recycling truck
Presented in collaboration with City of Golden Valley.
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Súper Kínder: listos para el kínder/Súper Kínder: A School Readiness Program for Latinos
Nokomis Library
Wednesdays, June 18–Aug. 20, 10 a.m.–noon p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6800.
Entering kindergarten. Inscríbete a partir de mayo 21. ¡Aprenda como preparar a sus niños para entrar al kínder! La Biblioteca Nokomis ofrecerá una clase gratis en español para los niños que van a entrar al kínder en septiembre y sus padres o quien los cuida. Una vez a la semana le enseñaremos como preparar a su niño para entrar a la escuela con actividades divertidas que podrán hacer en casa. Este programa es gratis y está diseñado especialmente para familias que hablan español como primer idioma. Inscríbase directamente en la Biblioteca Nokomis o llame al 612-543-5648.
Patrocinado por los Friends of the Hennepin County Library y los Friends of the Nokomis Library.
Children ages 4-5 and their parents/caregivers will meet at Nokomis Library for 10 weeks to learn activities and skills that build early literacy and ensure school success. This program is for families who speak Spanish as their first language. Register directly at Nokomis Library or call 612-543-5648.  
Sponsored by Friends of the Hennepin County Library; Sponsored by the Friends of the Nokomis Library.
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Camp Bookawocky
North Regional Library
Wednesday, July 30, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 31, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For families. 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 Minnesota Literacy Council and AmeriCorps VISTA.
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Súper Kínder: listos para el kínder/Súper Kínder: A School Readiness Program for Latinos
Oxboro Library
Thursdays, June 19–Aug. 21, 10 a.m.–noon p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5775.
Entering kindergarten. Inscríbete a partir de mayo 22. ¡Aprenda como preparar a sus niños para entrar al kínder! La Biblioteca Oxboro ofrecerá una clase gratis en español para los niños que van a entrar al kínder en septiembre y sus padres o quien los cuida. Una vez a la semana le enseñaremos como preparar a su niño para entrar a la escuela con actividades divertidas que podrán hacer en casa. Este programa es gratis y está diseñado especialmente para familias que hablan español como primer idioma. Inscríbase directamente en la Biblioteca Oxboro o llame al 612-543-5648.
Patrocinado por los Friends of the Hennepin County Library y los Friends of the Oxboro Library.
Children ages 4-5 and their parents/caregivers will meet at Oxboro Library for 10 weeks to learn activities and skills that build early literacy and ensure school success. This program is for families who speak Spanish as their first language. Register directly at Oxboro Library or call 612-543-5648. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Hennepin County Library; Sponsored by the Friends of the Oxboro Library.
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Create a Bookmark Contest: Kids
Penn Lake Library
June 15–July 31
For families. 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 Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
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Create a Bookmark Contest: Teens
Penn Lake Library
June 15–July 31
For teens. 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 Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
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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 Friends of the Rogers Library.
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Adult Reading Circle
Sumner Library
Thursdays, June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, Aug. 7, Aug. 14, Aug. 21 & Aug. 28, 4:00 – 5 p.m.
Join adults who want to improve their reading skills. Have fun reading and sharing with others. 
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Writing Your Story
Sumner Library
Thursday, July 31, 4:30–6 p.m. This session has been cancelled
Thursday, Aug. 7, 4:30–6 p.m. This session has been cancelled
Thursday, Aug. 14, 4:30–6 p.m. This session has been cancelled
Thursday, Aug. 21, 4:30–6 p.m. This session has been cancelled
Thursday, Aug. 28, 4:30–6 p.m. This session has been cancelled

Trained volunteers will support writers of all levels - ordinary people with tales to tell. Explore different ways to unleash your story. Bring your favorite pen and paper. You may start at any session. 
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