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Events for Jul 30, 2014

Baby Storytime
Washburn Library
Wednesdays, July 2–30, 9:15 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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Baby Storytime
Eden Prairie Library
Wednesdays, July 2–30, 9:30 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6275.
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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Open Computer Lab
Minneapolis Central Library
Best Buy Learning Lab
Wednesday, July 30, 9 a.m. – noon
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 9 a.m. – noon
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m. – noon
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. – noon

Open computer skills assistance with library software instructors and volunteers. No registration required. Walk-Ins welcome! 
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Camp Bookawocky
North Regional Library
Tuesday, July 29, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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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Baby Storytime
Eden Prairie Library
Wednesdays, July 2–30, 10:30 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6275.
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
Pierre Bottineau Library
Wednesday, July 30, 10:30 a.m. 
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 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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Family Storytime
Brooklyn Park Library
Wednesdays, June 11–Aug. 20, 10 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6225.
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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Genealogy Research: Assistance
Minneapolis Central Library
4th Floor
Tuesday, July 29, 5–8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

A genealogy volunteer will help you get started or offer suggestions on where to find more useful genealogy information. No appointment necessary.  
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Family Storytime
Hosmer Library
Wednesdays, June 4–Aug. 27, 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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Baby Storytime
St. Anthony Library
Wednesdays, June 11–Aug. 27, 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
North Regional Library
Wednesdays, June 4, June 11, July 30, Aug. 6, Aug. 13, Aug. 20 & Aug. 27, 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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Family Storytime
Linden Hills Library
Wednesdays, June 4–Aug. 27, 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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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: 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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Teen-Parent Book Club
Edina Library
Wednesday, July 30, 10–10:45 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6325.
Entering grades 7-9. Join others to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by Friends of the Edina Library.
What We're Reading:
June 18: Horse camp, by Nicole Helget and Nate LeBoutillier.
July 16: The house of the scorpion, by Nancy Farmer.
July 30: How they croaked: the awful ends of the awfully famous, by Georgia Bragg.
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Family Storytime
Sumner Library
Wednesdays, June 4–Aug. 27, 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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Learn Together: Water
Brookdale Library
Wednesday, July 30, 10:30 a.m. 
For families. Enjoy stories, songs and activities about water! 
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Family Storytime
Franklin Library
Wednesdays, June 4–Aug. 13, 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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Family Storytime
Rogers Library
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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Learn Together: Reading With Horse Power!
Rockford Road Library
Wednesday, July 30, 10–11 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5875.
All ages. Learn all about horses through stories. At the end of the event, you will be able to pet and interact with a live miniature horse. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Family Storytime
Southdale Library
Wednesdays, July 9–30, 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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Live Show! Schiffelly Puppets
Excelsior Library
Wednesday, July 30, 10:30 a.m. 
Location: Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 301 County Road 19, Excelsior
For families. The classic fairy tale of the girl with the long hair gets an updated twist in this parody “Rupunzel, Rupunzel, Let Down Your Golden… Stair? Or This Isn’t a Mother Goose Tale Folks!” 
Sponsored by Friends of the Excelsior Library.
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Family Storytime
Augsburg Park Library
Wednesdays, July 2–30, 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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Family Storytime
Washburn Library
Wednesdays, June 18–July 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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Girls Only Kids Book Club
Edina Library
Wednesday, July 30, 11–11:45 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6325.
Girls entering grades 4-6. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by Friends of the Edina Library.
What We're Reading:
June 18: Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu.
July 16: To dance: a memoir, by Siena Cherson Siegel.
July 30: The Penderwicks, by Jeanne Birdsall.
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Family Storytime
St. Anthony Library
Wednesdays, June 11–Aug. 27, 11:30 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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Job Search Assistance
Minneapolis Central Library
Room N-207
Wednesdays, June 4–Aug. 27, 1–4:30 p.m.
Are you seeking new employment or re-entering the workforce? Do you need help looking for a job, filling out applications or writing your résumé? Stop in for free one-to-one assistance with a job search representative. 
Presented in partnership with Goodwill/Easter Seals.
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Camp Bookawocky
Franklin Library
Tuesday, July 29, 1–5 p.m.
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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Open Computer Lab
Hosmer Library
Wednesday, July 30, 1–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1–4 p.m.

Open computer skills assistance with library software instructors and volunteers. No registration required. Walk-Ins welcome! 
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Social Security Online Assistance
Maple Grove Library
Wednesday, July 30, 1–1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 1:30–2 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 2–2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 2:30–3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 3–3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 3:30–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1–1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1:30–2 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2–2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2:30–3 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 3–3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 3:30–4 p.m.

Register Online or call 612-543-6450.
Get help from a Social Security representative in managing your online Social Security account and leave with new Internet skills that will save you time. This one-on-one help is for claimants and potential beneficiaries. Limit 2 per session.
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Art Out of the Box: Eye Wonder
Brooklyn Park Library
Wednesday, July 30, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6225.
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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Library Lab for Kids: Discovery Days
North Regional Library
Wednesday, July 30, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, July 31, 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2–4 p.m.

For families. Check out the Discovery Room where you'll have minds-on, hands-on fun, with new themed activities each week. 
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Library Lab for Kids: Kaleidoscopes
Hopkins Library
Wednesday, July 30, 2–2:45 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6400.
Entering grades 1-6. Build a unique and colorful kaleidoscope to take home. Have fun exploring reflection and symmetry with bendable mirrors. Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with The Works; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Duct Tape Wallets and Phone Covers
Penn Lake Library
Wednesday, July 30, 2–4 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5800.
Entering grades 7-12. Create funky, fun and functional wallets and cell phone covers. Learn how to create a pattern and construct the basic form. Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with Bloomington Theatre and Art Center; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Kids Jr. Book Club
Sumner Library
Wednesdays, June 11–Aug. 27, 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Entering grades 2-3. Join other kids to talk about a great book! 
Sponsored by Friends of the Sumner Library.
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Teen Book Club
Minnetonka Library
Wednesday, July 30, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5725.
Entering grades 7-9. Join other teens to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the service desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by Friends of the Minnetonka Library.
What We're Reading:
July 16: The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman.
July 30: The Juvie Three, by Gordon Korman.
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Game On! Puzzlemania
Franklin Library
Wednesdays, June 11, June 18, June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, Aug. 13 & Aug. 20, 2 p.m.
For families. Enjoy a variety of fun and challenging puzzles and games! Something different every week. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
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Live Show! Bill the Juggler
Oxboro Library
Wednesday, July 30, 2 p.m.
For families. Bill the Juggler will amaze and delight audiences by juggling things that just shouldn't be juggled, such as bowling balls, rubber chickens and other odd objects. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Oxboro Library.
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Game On!
Brookdale Library
Wednesday, July 30, 3–5 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 3–5 p.m.

For families. Play a variety of Wii and PS2 games at the library, all on the big screen! 
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Franklin Teen Center: O.P.E.N. Time
Franklin Library
Wednesdays, June 4–Aug. 27, 3–4 p.m.
For teens. Options for Play and Enrichment Now (O.P.E.N.) Time provides just that: options. Join us in the Teen Center and choose from computers, magazines, board games, video games, special activities, conversation and more! 
Made possible by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library through a grant from Youthprise.
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Franklin Teen Center: Game Time
Franklin Library
Wednesdays, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30, Aug. 6 & Aug. 20, 4 –6 p.m.
For teens. Each week we will hook up a new or retro gaming system for some teen tournament action. See how you compare with peers when you're playing 8-bit style! 
Made possible by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library through a grant from Youthprise.
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Conversation Circles
Minneapolis Central Library
4th Floor
Tuesday, July 29, 4–6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 4–6 p.m.
Thursday, July 31, 4–6 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 2, 1–3 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 3, 1–3 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 4–6 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 4–6 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 4–6 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 1–3 p.m.

Non-native English speakers: practice your English and make new friends in an informal, volunteer-led setting, and learn about the library, too. Call 612-543-5669 for more information in English or, in Hmong, 612-543-8845; in Somali, 612-543-8756; in Spanish, 612-543-8510. 
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Franklin Teen Center: O.P.E.N. Time
Franklin Library
Wednesdays, June 4–Aug. 27, 6–7 p.m.
For teens. Options for Play and Enrichment Now (O.P.E.N.) Time provides just that: options. Join us in the Teen Center and choose from computers, magazines, board games, video games, special activities, conversation and more! 
Made possible by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library through a grant from Youthprise.
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Maple Grove Library
Wednesday, July 30, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6450.
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by Friends of the Maple Grove Library.
What We're Reading:
June 25: No Talking, by Clements, Andrew.
July 9: Iron Thunder, by Avi.
July 30: The City of Ember, by DuPrau, Jeanne.
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Work of Art: Funding Your Work
Eden Prairie Library
Wednesday, July 30, 6–8:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6275.
Learn how to generate income. Topics discussed: the value of multiple income streams; research and application preparation techniques for grants, fellowships and scholarships; residency programs available to individual artists; and the importance of community partners as a strategy for expanding your audience and appealing to potential funders.  
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with Springboard for the Arts.
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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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