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Events for Jul 31, 2014

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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Fruitful and Multiplying: The Overpopulation Exhibit
Minneapolis Central Library
Cargill Hall
June 6–July 31
Will works of art spur discussion about the problems of overpopulation? Artists Mayumi Amada, Michael Kareken, Jim Proctor, John Schuerman and Karen Shragg present works that open awareness of the issues in ways that words alone cannot. 
Presented in collaboration with Bloomington Theatre and Art Center and curated by John Schuerman of Instinct Gallery.
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Camp Bookawocky
North Regional Library
Friday, July 25, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, July 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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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Family Storytime
Edina Library
Thursdays, July 10–31, 9:30 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
Eden Prairie Library
Thursdays, July 3–31, 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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Family Storytime
Minneapolis Central Library
Children's Library
Thursdays, July 17–Aug. 14, 9:30 a.m.
Location: Stories in the Park in Cancer Survivor's Park, corner of Nicollet Mall and Washington Ave. Storytimes held in library if raining.
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
Eden Prairie Library
Thursdays, July 3–31, 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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Library Lab for Kids: Camp Create
Ridgedale Library
Thursday, July 31, 10 a.m. – noon
For families. Entering K-grade 6. Create something new with us! Drop in or stay for the entire time. Materials provided. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Ridgedale Library.
July 3: Rainbow Looms - bring your own or use ours!
July 17: Legos!
July 31: Face painting and Model magic
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Learn Together: Dream Collage
Wayzata Library
Thursday, July 31, 10:30a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6150.
Entering grades 1-3. Create a colorful collage inspired by your dreams and Elly MacKay's book, “If You Hold a Seed.” 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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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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Baby Storytime
Penn Lake Library
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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Microsoft Windows Basics
North Regional Library
Thursday, July 31, 10–11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 26, noon–1:30 p.m.

Register Online or call 612-543-8450.
Hands on exploration of the Windows 7 operating system. Learn how to start programs, save and find files and folders, and switch between programs effectively. Mouse and keyboard use required. 
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Southdale Library
Thursday, July 31, 11–11:45 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5900.
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 Southdale Library.
What We're Reading:
June 19: The Real Boy, by Anne Ursu.
July 10: The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook, by Eleanor Davis.
July 31: Chasing Lincoln's Killer, by James L. Swanson.
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Job Search Assistance
Southdale 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, 1 – 3 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. Sign up on the day of the program in the Jobs and Small Business Center on the third floor.
Presented in partnership with Goodwill/Easter Seals.
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Edina Library
Thursday, July 31, 1–1:45 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6325.
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 Edina Library.
What We're Reading:
June 19: The Real Boy, by Anne Ursu.
July 10: The Secret Science Alliance and the copycat crook, by Eleanor Davis.
July 31: Chasing Lincoln's Killer, by James L. Swanson.
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Remember When? A Social Club for Adults 55+
Roosevelt Library
Thursday, July 31, 1–3 p.m. This session has been cancelled
Thursday, Aug. 7, 1–3 p.m. This session has been cancelled
Thursday, Aug. 14, 1–3 p.m. This session has been cancelled
Thursday, Aug. 21, 1–3 p.m. This session has been cancelled
Thursday, Aug. 28, 1–3 p.m. This session has been cancelled

Gather with others from the community to share stories, memories and good company. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Roosevelt Library; Presented in collaboration with Minneapolis Community Education.
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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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Read the Book, See the Movie Teen Club
Southdale Library
Thursdays, June 12, June 19, July 10, July 17, July 31 & Aug. 7, 1:00 p.m.
Location: June 19: AMC Southdale, 400 Southdale Center, Edina
Register Online or call 612-543-5900.
Entering grades 7-12. Join others to talk about a great book that's been turned into a movie, then watch the movie the following week. On June 19 we will meet at the AMC Southdale to see a great movie after our discussion on June 12. All other movies and discussions will occur at Southdale Library. Call the library for details. Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by Friends of the Southdale Library.
What We're Reading:
June 12: The Fault in our Stars, by John Green.
June 19: The Fault in our Stars, by John Green.
July 10: The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.
July 17: The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.
July 31: Divergent, by Veronica Roth.
August 7: Divergent, by Veronica Roth.
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Library Lab for Kids: Skyscrapers
Golden Valley Library
Thursday, July 31, 1–2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6375.
Entering grades 4-6. Use wood, a hand saw and glue to build a scale model of a famous skyscraper. Discover what architects and civil engineers do to build our world. 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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Camp Bookawocky
Franklin Library
Friday, July 25, 1–5 p.m.
Monday, July 28, 1–5 p.m.
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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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Excelsior Library
Thursday, July 31, 1–2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6350.
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 Excelsior Library.
What We're Reading:
June 19: The river , by Gary Paulsen.
July 10: Play ball!, by Christopher, Matt.
July 17: Play ball, by Christopher, Matt.
July 31: The hypnotists , by Gordon Korman.
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Job Search Assistance
North Regional Library
Thursdays, June 5–Aug. 28, 2:30–4:30 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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Skateboard Art
Brooklyn Park Library
Thursday, July 31, 2–4 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6225.
Entering grades 7-12. Using permanent markers and templates, create art on a skateboard deck. Materials provided. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Game On!
Plymouth Library
Thursday, July 31, 2–4 p.m.
For families. All ages. Come and enjoy your favorite board game, xBox Kinect and more. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Plymouth Library.
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Art Out of the Box: Eye Wonder
Southdale Library
Thursday, July 31, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5900.
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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New Yorker Discussion Group
Washburn Library
Thursdays, June 5–Aug. 28, 2–4 p.m.
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. Ask librarians to help you access The New Yorker magazine articles if needed.
Presented in collaboration with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
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Computer Skills Workshop
Eden Prairie Library
Monday, July 28, noon–1:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 31, 2:30–4 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 25, noon–1:30 p.m.

Register Online or call 612-543-6275.
Work on projects and practice skills from using the mouse and keyboarding to using email and Microsoft Office with our software instructors and volunteer assistants. 
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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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LEGO® Lab
Augsburg Park Library
Thursday, July 31, 2–3:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6200.
Entering grades 1-3. Calling all future engineers and architects! We've got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Southdale Library; Sponsored by the Friends of the Edina Library; Sponsored by the Friends of the Eden Prairie Library.
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3-D Printing
Maple Grove Library
Thursday, July 31, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2–4 p.m.

Register Online or call 612-543-6450.
Entering grades 6-12. Learn the basics of 3-D design using Google SketchUp and print your creation. Materials provided. 
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Kids Book Club
Sumner Library
Thursdays, June 12–Aug. 21, 3–4 p.m.
Entering grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book! 
Sponsored by Friends of the Sumner Library.
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Franklin Teen Center: O.P.E.N. Time
Franklin Library
Thursdays, June 5–Aug. 28, 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: Young Achievers
Franklin Library
Thursdays, June 5–Aug. 28, 3–4:30 p.m.
For teens. Do you want to be involved in your community? Then bring your friends and come for poetry, arts, games and more! 
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Conversation Circles
Minneapolis Central Library
4th Floor
Sunday, July 27, 1–3 p.m.
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: Movies for Teens
Franklin Library
Thursdays, June 5–Aug. 28, 4 p.m.
For teens. Movie titles are chosen by teens to ensure your viewing pleasure. We have comfy couches and chairs - all we need is you! 
Made possible by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library through a grant from Youthprise.
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Game On! Gaming Thursdays
Nokomis Library
Thursdays, June 5, June 12, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 24, July 31, Aug. 7, Aug. 14 & Aug. 28, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
For teens. Play Xbox 360 or Magic: The Gathering games at the library! Materials provided. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Nokomis Library.
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Adult Homework Help
Sumner Library
Friday, July 25, 10a.m.–noon
Monday, July 28, 4–7:45 p.m.
Thursday, July 31, 4–7:45 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m. – noon
Monday, Aug. 4, 4–7:45 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 4–7:45 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m. – noon
Monday, Aug. 11, 4–7:45 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 14, 4–7:45 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. – noon
Monday, Aug. 18, 4–7:45 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 21, 4–7:45 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. – noon
Monday, Aug. 25, 4–7:45 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 28, 4–7:45 p.m.

Trained volunteer tutors will help adults with college homework assignments in any subject. Also open to adults working to improve their English, prepare for the GED, occupational, citizenship and driver’s exams. 
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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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Work of Art +: Build Your Own Website
Pierre Bottineau Library
Thursdays, July 17–31, 5:30–8 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6850.
Get an introduction to portfolio-style websites and how to build and manage a WordPress© site.  Register only if you can attend all three workshops.
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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Game On!
Roosevelt Library
Thursday, July 31, 6:30p.m.
For families. It's your turn! Drop in for a variety of lawn games, both old and new. In case of rain, this event will be cancelled.
Sponsored by Friends of the Roosevelt Library.
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Socrates Café
Ridgedale Library
Thursdays, June 5–Aug. 28, 7 p.m.
Sit back and philosophize with your friends and neighbors. The topic is decided by popular vote at the beginning of the meeting. All welcomed; no experience necessary. The concept of Socrates Café is based on the book of the same name by Christopher Phillips. 
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Computer Skills Workshop
North Regional Library
Monday, July 28, noon–1:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 31, noon–1:30 p.m.

Register Online or call 612-543-8450.
Work on projects and practice skills from using the mouse and keyboarding to using email and Microsoft Office with our software instructors and volunteer assistants. 
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