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Brodini Comedy Magic Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Join us for an award-winning comedy magic show that's all about fun, energy, and audience participation. All ages.
Age(s): Children, All Ages
Other: This is a MELSA funded program.
DNR Storytime: Butterflies and Moths
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Suggested ages 3-8. Join a naturalist from the Minnesota DNR for an interactive storytime! Learn all about butterflies & moths and make a craft to take home. No registration required.
Age(s): Preschool, Children
Preschool Storytime:Stafford Library
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: For children preschool through kindergarten age & their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. Siblings welcome.
Age(s): Preschool, Children
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Enjoy the outdoors while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to find a great book. Weather permitting.

This program was funded with money fro...
Age(s): Family, Children
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Enjoy the outdoors while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to enjoy an activity related to the book! Weather permitting.

This program was fu...
Age(s): Children, Family
I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916!
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: I survived the shark attacks of 1916! Join us for an "survival" program based on book two from the popular Lauren Tarshis series. Ages 8-12. Registration required.
Age(s): Children
Recycled Art
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: What can you make with old materials? Bring your imagination and complete a variety of projects from recycled goods. For kids entering grades 1-6.
Age(s): Children, School Age
Songwriting Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Do you have a song hidden inside you? Join our musician-in-residence, James Hersch, for a 4-day collaborative songwriting workshop. As a group, you'll compose, arrange, and record original music. CDs...
Age(s): Children
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Hands-on Science Technology Engineering and Math activities for kids in grades 1-5.
Age(s): School Age, Children
Other: Activities take 15-20 minutes to complete. Drop in.
LEGO Challenge
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Complete the LEGO Challenge or build something of your own. We'll take a picture of you with your creation. LEGOs stay at the library.
Age(s): Children, School Age
Minecraft July
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Share strategies with other Minecrafters, explore new terrain, gather raw materials and create amazing structures. For kids age 7 and up. Register online or call the library.
Age(s): School Age
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
Description: Enjoy the outdoors while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to enjoy an activity related to the book! Weather permitting.

This program was fu...
Age(s): Children, Family
Schiffelly Puppets Visit Oz!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: A puppet parody of the L. Frank Baum classic tale entitled The Wonderfully Wacky, Completely Improbable and Simply Silly Wizard of Oz.

Program is free and open to the public. Seating is li...
Age(s): Children, Family
Weird Science - Teens Teach STEM to Kids!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Trained teen mentors will lead a STEM based activity for kids ages 6-9 years on the hour and repeat it on the half hour.

Watch this space for themes. No registration is necessary. If you a...
Age(s): School Age
Kid's Summer Book Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Start Time: 11:45 AM
Library: Washington - Bayport Public
Description: The Book Club will read "When Life Gives You OJ" by Erica Pearl. Kid's Book Club is for students going into grades 1-6. Kids will be assigned reading and then meet four times for discussion....
Age(s): School Age
Other: The Book Club will read "When Life Gives You OJ" by Erica Pearl.
Mad Science : The Mystery of Chemistry
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Roseville Library
Description: See a series of experiments that smoke, spurt and change shape! Watch liquid become a rainbow of colors. See how the mad scientist creates a smoking genie out of ooey gooey paste - in an ordinary wate...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: I survived the shark attacks of 1916! Join us for an active program based on book #2 from the popular ?I Survived? series by author Lauren Tarshis. We will learn about sharks and have fun figuring out...
Age(s): School Age
MadLab
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Design and create your own monster stuffed animal. Draw with dye transfer crayons and make your drawing into 3D by sewing, stuffing, and embellishing with many kinds of fibers.
Age(s): School Age
Other: Entering grades K-5.
Schiffelly Puppets visit Oz!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: A puppet parody of the L. Frank Baum classic tale entitled The Wonderfully Wacky, Completely Improbable and Simply Silly Wizard of Oz. Register online or call 763-571-1934.
Age(s): Children, Family
Songwriting Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Do you have a song hidden inside you? Join our musician-in-residence, James Hersch, for a 4-day collaborative songwriting workshop. As a group, you'll compose, arrange, and record original music. CDs...
Age(s): Children
STEAM: Beguiling Bubbles
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Mad Science wonders if you have you ever seen a square bubble or stood inside a giant bubble? Have you ever seen a soap-powered boat race? Do all this and much more. Preschool though grade 2 only. ...
Age(s): Children, Preschool
Teen Tuesday Drop In
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Looking for something to do? Want to have some say in what it will be? Come to the library on Tuesdays during the summer! Meet with your friends, express your opinion on activities the teens should...
Age(s): Teen
Bookawocky Tuesday: PUPPY PIRATES Party with author Erin Soderberg!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Suggested ages 6-9. Ahoy and avast ye pirates and pups! We be celebratin? the Puppy Pirates chapter book series with author Erin Soderberg. Enjoy an interactive presentation, do pirate activities, an...
Age(s): School Age, Family
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Enjoy the library grounds while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to do an art project or activity related to the book. Weather permitting.

Age(s): Children, Family
Preschool Lab - STEM Storytime
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Join us each Wednesday this summer, June 8-August 3, for special Science, Technology, Engineering, Math themed storytimes followed by "lab" time where young scientists will explore a differe...
Age(s): Preschool
Roe Family Singers
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Get the whole family dancing with this award-winning homegrown band that plays good-time, old-time hillbilly music to entertain the entire family.

Program is free and open to the public. S...
Age(s): Children, Family
American Girl Tea Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: You?re invited to dress up and bring your American Girl doll (or any favorite doll) as we celebrate American Girl Julie Albright. Join us for tea, treats, and crafts. Registration for one time slot r...
Age(s): School Age
Other: Registration opens Wednesday, June 29 at 9 a.m.
Open Eye Theater: The Adventures of Katie Tomatie
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: School is out for summer and Katie wants to do nothing. While planting her favorite tomatoes, she digs too deep in her garden and is surprised by Mr. Boo Boo, a funny skeleton that is full of life and...
Age(s): Children, Family
Crafternoons at Stillwater Library for ages 6-10
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: See below for information about each week's craft. No late starts please, but we'll repeat the craft again at 1:30. Projects are geared toward ages 6-10 years.

June 8: Treasure Holders - Ma...
Age(s): School Age
Fairy/Gnome Homes
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Create your own fairy or gnome home and help us create a collaborative fairy and gnome town! Bring your structure home at the end of the program and use it as inspiration for your own magical village....
Age(s): School Age
Pop Up STEAM for Teens
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: A different Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math project every time. Geared to grades 6 and above. Project supplies available from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. First come, first served. Drop in and...
Age(s): Teen
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities geared for kids in grades 1-5.
Age(s): Children, School Age
Jason Huneke
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Shoreview Library
Description: Join a fun, fast-paced comedy and juggling show for kids of all ages. Attendees will be fully engaged throughout the entire show.
Appropriate for all ages.
Space may be limited on a first-co...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Blues for Kids with the Minnesota Blues Society
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: Listen to the blues and learn how to play the blues. Everyone will leave with a free harmonica! Ages 8-12. Registration required.

Age(s): Children, School Age
Other: This program is funded with money from Minnesota?s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.​
Open Eye Theater: The Adventures of Katie Tomatie
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: School is out for summer and Katie wants to do nothing. While planting her favorite tomatoes, she digs too deep in her garden and is surprised by Mr. Boo Boo, a funny skeleton that is full of life and...
Age(s): Children
Roe Family Singers
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
Description: Get the whole family dancing with this award-winning homegrown band that plays good-time, old-time hillbilly music to entertain the entire family. Register online or call 763-767-3853 for more informa...
Age(s): Children, Family
Shadow Box: Teen Art Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: Turn out the lights, flick on the flashlights, and bring your shadow productions to life! Register online or call 763-571-1934 for more information.

Age(s): Teen
Songwriting Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Do you have a song hidden inside you? Join our musician-in-residence, James Hersch, for a 4-day collaborative songwriting workshop. As a group, you'll compose, arrange, and record original music. CDs...
Age(s): Children
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - North Central Branch
Description: Hands-on Science Technology Engineering and Math activities for kids in grades 1-5.

Activities take 15-20 minutes to complete. Drop in.
Age(s): School Age, School Age
American Girl Tea Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: You?re invited to dress up and bring your American Girl doll (or any favorite doll) as we celebrate American Girl Julie Albright. Join us for tea, treats, and crafts. Registration for one time slot r...
Age(s): School Age
Other: Registration opens Wednesday, June 29 at 9 a.m.
Spy Training Day
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Kids can join this "special ops" training day to gain the skills and powers of a top secret spy. You're encouraged to come dressed in black and wearing sunglasses to hide your identity! You'...
Age(s): School Age, Children
Hugo StoryStroll: Ten Pigs an Epic Bath Adventure
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Read a story, while taking a stroll with your kids! Guided stroll & snacks with a librarian at 1:00 PM, or visit between 8:00 AM & 7:00 PM for a self guided stroll. At Hugo Heritage Ponds Park: 15541 ...
Age(s): Family
Other: At Hugo Heritage Ponds Park: 15541 Empress Avenue, Hugo MN.
Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade: A Rock Concert For Kids
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Start Time: 10:15 AM
Library: Anoka - North Central Branch
Description: The kid tested and parent approved family concerts of Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade create a fun atmosphere filled with plenty of audience participation, excitement and energy. Register online or c...
Age(s): Children, Family
Touch of Magic Comedy Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Touch a Magic presents Mixed Nuts, a delightful duo that have tickled funny bones throughout the area with their special blend of physical comedy, age-appropriate humor & hilarious hijinks, guaranteed...
Age(s): Children, Family
Outdoor Survival Challenge
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Ready to hack it at the Hunger Games? Think you could ace the apocalypse? Test your survival skills outside the library with a variety of outdoor activities. Grades 6-8, registration required.
Age(s): Teen
Discovery Book Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Based on the popular "Who Was" series, we'll learn about different scientist and their experiments in this fun and fast-paced book club.
Age(s): Children, School Age
Month of Minecraft at the Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
Description: Share strategies with other Minecrafters, explore new terrain, gather raw materials and create amazing structures. Register online or call the library.
Age(s): Teen
Touch of Magic Comedy Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Touch of Magic presents "Oscar's Big Break!" When it's time for this teenager's piano concert debut, our old friend Oscar the Clown decides to help! With a delightful blend of music, silline...
Age(s): Children, Family
Paper Boats with Paulino Brener
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Maplewood Library
Description: Make your own paper boat and join storyteller Paulino Brener in this entertaining, multicultural and multilingual storytelling fest!
Appropriate for all ages.
Space may be limited on a first...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade: A Rock Concert For Kids
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: The kid tested and parent approved family concerts of Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade create a fun atmosphere filled with plenty of audience participation, excitement and energy. Call 763-576-4695 fo...
Age(s): Children, Family
Book Works for Teens
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: Design your own book or journal using one of the techniques taught in class, then decorate it in your own unique style! Ages 12-16. Registration required.
Age(s): Teen
Other: This program is presented in partnership with Wildwood Artists.
Songwriting Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Do you have a song hidden inside you? Join our musician-in-residence, James Hersch, for a 4-day collaborative songwriting workshop. As a group, you'll compose, arrange, and record original music. CDs...
Age(s): Children
Blues for Kids
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Receive a free harmonica and learn to play the blues. For children 8-12, registration required.
Age(s): School Age
Manga Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Manga takes students beyond cartooning and illustration into the world of visual storytelling. Explore the Manga genre and how it has developed and learn about narrative structure and the various app...
Age(s): Teen
Other: Entering grades 6-12.
Terrific Tremendous Thursdays!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: For all in grades 5-12. Join us each week for a different activity.
Escape from the library! Follow a series of clues to solve a puzzle and escape Mr. Lemoncello's library.
Age(s): Teen
Month of Minecraft at the Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
Description: Share strategies with other Minecrafters, explore new terrain, gather raw materials and create amazing structures. Register online or call the library.
Age(s): Teen
Teen Thursdays @Three
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Teens and pre-teens, come to the Oakdale Library every Thursday at 3pm from June 9 through August 4 when the meeting room is open just for you! Celebrate summer with a new activity each week: tech pro...
Age(s): Teen
Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade: A Rock Concert For Kids
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: The kid tested and parent approved family concerts of Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade create a fun atmosphere filled with plenty of audience participation, excitement and energy. Call 763-576-4695 fo...
Age(s): Children, Family
Farmer's Market Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Join us at the Cottage Grove Farmer's Market at the United Church of Christ for special storytimes throughout the summer!
Age(s): Preschool, Toddler, School Age
4-H Tech Wizards
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Tech Wizards is a free program that engages youth in small group mentoring around technology and STEM concepts.
Age(s): Teen
Other: Entering grades 5-8. Registration form required.
STORYWALK® in the Park
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 29, 2016
Start Time: 9:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: Enjoy the park trails while following the pages of a story laid out before you at Kordiak County Park 1845 49th Avenue NE Columbia Heights, MN! The story will start at Picnic Pavilion. Stop back at th...
Age(s): Children, Family
Paper Boats with Paulino Brener
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 29, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - White Bear Lake Library
Description: Make your own paper boat and join storyteller Paulino Brener in this entertaining, multicultural and multilingual storytelling fest!
Appropriate for all ages.
Space may be limited on a first...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Song-Writing Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 29, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Create and perform songs with songwriter/singer James Hersch during this three day workshop. You'll end up with a CD of your songs at a release party in August. Free, registration required. You must a...
Age(s): School Age, Teen
Song-Writing Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Create and perform songs with songwriter/singer James Hersch during this three day workshop. You'll end up with a CD of your songs at a release party in August. Free, registration required. You must a...
Age(s): School Age, Teen
Harry Potter Birthday Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: For all ages. Calling all wizards, witches, and muggles! You are invited to the Oakdale School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to celebrate the birthday of the Chosen One himself, Harry Potter! Trivia, t...
Age(s): School Age, Teen
Last day for Read Down Your Fines
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library
Description: The Library Board wants to promote literacy and foster positive relationships between young readers and the library. To that end they have designated the months of June and July for Youth Read Down. ...
Age(s): Children, Family, School Age
Song-Writing Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Create and perform songs with songwriter/singer James Hersch during this three day workshop. You'll end up with a CD of your songs at a release party in August. Free, registration required. You must a...
Age(s): School Age, Teen
DNR Storytime: Those Slithering Snakes!
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Monday, August 01, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Suggested ages 3-8. Join a naturalist from the Minnesota DNR for an interactive storytime about snakes! Learn all about these cool creatures, make a craft to take home, AND meet Walter the hog-nosed ...
Age(s): Preschool, Children
Nursery Rhyme Olympics!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 01, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Nursery rhymes come to life with ?Olympic games? like Jack Be Nimble?s Hurdles, Jack and Jill Pail Toss, and the Humpty Dumpty Puzzle challenge. For ages 3-6.
Age(s): Preschool, School Age
Preschool Storytime: Play and Learn about Dinosaurs!
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Monday, August 01, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Calling all little paleontologists! Hear dinosaur stories and rhymes and then participate in STEM related activities such as a dinosaur dig, creating dinosaur fossils, and discover how long a dinosaur...
Age(s): Preschool, Children
Toddler Drive-In
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 01, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: "It's not a box, it's a car!" Join us for this special storytime where kids will decorate a box to look like a car and then watch a short children's movie. Preschool ages.
Age(s): Preschool, Toddler, Baby
Big Truck Day with a performance by the Teddy Bear Band
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 01, 2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Come see the real movers and shakers of our community. Anoka County will showcase big trucks that we see every day. Climb up into the cab and see what you can see from the seat of one of the big, big,...
Age(s): Children, School Age, Family
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 01, 2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Enjoy the outdoors while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to find a great book. Weather permitting.

This program was funded with money fro...
Age(s): Family, Children
Mixed-Media Collage - *registration req
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 01, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Ages 13-16
Monday, August 1, 1:00 pm
Come explore the process of mixed-media collage by creating a piece on book-board which can be framed or used as a cover for an art journal. We will use...
Age(s): Teen
Other: This program made possible by funds from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Amendment.
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 01, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Enjoy the outdoors while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to enjoy an activity related to the book! Weather permitting.

This program was fu...
Age(s): Children, Family
Songwriting Workshop: Middle School Edition
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 01, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: Do you have a song hidden inside you? Join our musician-in-residence, James Hersch, for a 4-day collaborative songwriting workshop. As a group, you'll compose, arrange, and record original music. CDs...
Age(s): Teen
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 01, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Hands-on Science Technology Engineering and Math activities for kids in grades 1-5.
Age(s): School Age, Children
Other: Activities take 15-20 minutes to complete. Drop in.
Teen Volunteer Thank You Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 01, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Teen Volunteers are invited to our first annual "Thank You" party! Celebrate your hard work with games, snacks, and more. We couldn't have done it without you!
Age(s): Teen
Minecraft August
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 01, 2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Share strategies with other Minecrafters, explore new terrain, gather raw materials and create amazing structures. For kids age 7 and up. Register online or call the library.
Age(s): School Age
Big Marine Park Reserve StoryStroll: Ten Pigs!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Read a story, while taking a stroll with your kids! Guided stroll with a librarian at 9:00 AM, or visit anytime before park close for a self-guided stroll!
Story Strolls are FREE and brought to y...
Age(s): Family
STEAM Storytime: Make a Splash!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Join us as we learn about water science through stories, songs, and hands on activity stations! Geared toward ages 3 to 5. No registration.
Age(s): Preschool
Bill the Juggler
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Roseville Library
Description: Come join the fun with this show featuring comedy and juggling with lots of audience participation - with an emphasis on reading!
Appropriate for all ages.
Space may be limited on a first-co...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Songwriting Workshop: Middle School Edition
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: Do you have a song hidden inside you? Join our musician-in-residence, James Hersch, for a 4-day collaborative songwriting workshop. As a group, you'll compose, arrange, and record original music. CDs...
Age(s): Teen
STEAM: Detective Science Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Join Mad Science in the crime lab! Discover how science is used to solve crimes. Watch as the classroom is transformed into a crime lab for this exciting exploration of the fundamentals of forensics. ...
Age(s): Children, Family
Tinker Space: Drawing Machines
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Come ignite your curiosity, create, and explore at the library. Crafts, experiments, design challenges and more.
Age(s): School Age
Other: Entering grades K-5.
Bookawocky Tuesday: Bruce the Bug Guy Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: For all ages. A lively, hands-on program about insects and arthropod, includin. LIVE critters and fun props. Registration not required.
Age(s): School Age, All Ages
DIY Day at the Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Stop in anytime during the day to enjoy a fun, self-directed craft. August's activity: Make Your Own Bookmark. All supplies provided. Ages 7-17
Age(s): School Age, Teen
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Enjoy the library grounds while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to do an art project or activity related to the book. Weather permitting.

Age(s): Children, Family
Preschool Lab - STEM Storytime
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Join us each Wednesday this summer, June 8-August 3, for special Science, Technology, Engineering, Math themed storytimes followed by "lab" time where young scientists will explore a differe...
Age(s): Preschool
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Enjoy the park trails while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to do an art project or activity related to the book. Weather permitting.

T...
Age(s): Children, Family
Crafternoons at Stillwater Library for ages 6-10
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: See below for information about each week's craft. No late starts please, but we'll repeat the craft again at 1:30. Projects are geared toward ages 6-10 years.

June 8: Treasure Holders - Ma...
Age(s): School Age
Minnesota History in Motion
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Take a whirlwind tour of Minnesota history with dancer Christopher Yaeger! Learn the dances of the French Voyageurs and immigrant communities from Sweden to Puerto Rico - all contributors to the rich ...
Age(s): Children, Family
Bruce the Bug Guy
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Shoreview Library
Description: A lively hands-on program with live creatures and other fun props about insects and arthropods.
Appropriate for all ages.
Space may be limited on a first-come/first-served basis.
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
3D Pens: Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activity. 3D Pens STEM is geared for patrons in grades 3-12.
Age(s): Children, School Age, Teen
Other: Project takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete.
Japanese Junction: Teen Textile Art Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Explore the world of Japanese style, fabrics and culture by making your own Kokeshi doll. Kokeshi dolls are wooden stylized dolls, perfect to add to your collection or to give to a friend. Register on...
Age(s): Teen
Songwriting Workshop: Middle School Edition
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: Do you have a song hidden inside you? Join our musician-in-residence, James Hersch, for a 4-day collaborative songwriting workshop. As a group, you'll compose, arrange, and record original music. CDs...
Age(s): Teen
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - North Central Branch
Description: Hands-on Science Technology Engineering and Math activities for kids in grades 1-5.

Activities take 15-20 minutes to complete. Drop in.
Age(s): School Age, School Age
Teen Cartooning Class
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
Description: We'll look at originals of Warner Brothers and Disney animation art as well as examples of original comic strips/comic books and discuss how they were created. Register online or call 763-767-3853 fo...
Age(s): Teen
Wacky Wednesdays
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Come to the library each Wednesday at 2 p.m. for a free, live performance. Programs are open to all, but geared towards children grades K-6. Come early as shows begin promptly at 2.
Age(s): Family, Children, School Age
Summer Book Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Please join us for a fun-filled book club experience at the Crooked Lake Library. We will be reading, talking about our favorite books, crafting, and just plain having fun! For grades 3-5.

Age(s): Children, School Age
Teen Tech Wizards
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: This event is in collaboration with Anoka County 4H. Tech Wizards is a technology based mentorship program for youth 5th through 8th grade who are interested in learning more about leadership, life sk...
Age(s): Teen
Game Night!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Start Time: 5:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Celebrate the summer and play games at the Library! Enjoy Wii, Board games, giant Jenga, and many more. Everyone plays at the library!
Age(s): All Ages
Preschool Storytime: Play and Learn about Dinosaurs!
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Thursday, August 04, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Calling all little paleontologists! Hear dinosaur stories and rhymes and then participate in STEM related activities such as a dinosaur dig, creating dinosaur fossils, and discover how long a dinosaur...
Age(s): Preschool, Children
Month of Minecraft at the Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 04, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
Description: Share strategies with other Minecrafters, explore new terrain, gather raw materials and create amazing structures. Register online or call the library.
Age(s): Teen
STEAM: Finding Frankenstein
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 04, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Who would Mary Shelley be if she were alive today? What led the mother of science fiction to write the novel Frankenstein at the age of 18? Find answers to these questions and learn about the scienc...
Age(s): Teen
Brodini
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 04, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Maplewood Library
Description: Scarves, coins, cards, balls, ropes and ordinary items become animate objects of wonder and curiosity in this comedy magic show!
Appropriate for all ages.
Space may be limited on a first-com...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
STEAM: Rad Zoo
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 04, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: A fun, interactive presentation with turtles, lizards, snakes and a small alligator. Call 763-576-4695 for more information.
Age(s): Children, Family
Songwriting Workshop: Middle School Edition
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 04, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: Do you have a song hidden inside you? Join our musician-in-residence, James Hersch, for a 4-day collaborative songwriting workshop. As a group, you'll compose, arrange, and record original music. CDs...
Age(s): Teen
Fandom Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 04, 2016
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Do you love anime? Doctor Who? Divergent? Something else entirely? Come geek out with fellow fans! Enjoy trivia, games, and crafts.
Age(s): Teen
Other: No registration required. For teens.
Terrific Tremendous Thursdays!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 04, 2016
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: For all in grades 5-12. Join us each week for a different activity.
Play with the laws: Experiment with the laws of physics while building catapults and cars!

Age(s): Teen
Month of Minecraft at the Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 04, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
Description: Share strategies with other Minecrafters, explore new terrain, gather raw materials and create amazing structures. Register online or call the library.
Age(s): Teen
STEAM: Rad Zoo
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 04, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: A fun, interactive presentation with turtles, lizards, snakes and a small alligator. Call 763-576-4695 for more information.
Age(s): Children, Family
Teen Thursdays @Three
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 04, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Teens and pre-teens, come to the Oakdale Library every Thursday at 3pm from June 9 through August 4 when the meeting room is open just for you! Celebrate summer with a new activity each week: tech pro...
Age(s): Teen
4-H Tech Wizards
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 04, 2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Tech Wizards is a free program that engages youth in small group mentoring around technology and STEM concepts.
Age(s): Teen
Other: Entering grades 5-8. Registration form required.
Little Lotus Yoga I
Event Type: Health/Wellness
Date: Thursday, August 04, 2016
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Yoga comes to life in these fun and creative classes designed to stimulate a young child?s growing curiosity. Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props w...
Age(s): Preschool, School Age
Block Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 05, 2016
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Learn while you play! Playing with blocks provides opportunities to learn about math, science, pre-reading skills,as well as, social and physical skills. Come to a block party - "library style&qu...
Age(s): Preschool, Toddler, Toddler
Play, Baby, Play!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 05, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Join us for a special day full of play for the babies in your life. Babies, ages 0-3, can explore various materials to stimulate their senses and sense of wonder!
Age(s): Baby, Toddler
Teen Tech Friday
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 05, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Hands-on STEM activities for Teens. Supplies are limited. Registration is required.
Age(s): Teen
Blues for Kids with the Minnesota Blues Society
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 06, 2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Listen to the blues and learn how to play the blues. Every participant gets a free harmonica. For ages 8-12
Age(s): Children, School Age
Other: This program is funded with money from Minnesota?s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (Legacy).
Blues for Kids
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 06, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: For ages 8-12. Receive a free harmonica and learn to play the blues with the Minnesota Blues Society! Registration required.
Age(s): School Age
Preschool Storytime:Stafford Library
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Monday, August 08, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: For children preschool through kindergarten age & their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. Siblings welcome.
Age(s): Preschool, Children
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 08, 2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Enjoy the outdoors while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to find a great book. Weather permitting.

This program was funded with money fro...
Age(s): Family, Children
Songwriting Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 08, 2016
Start Time: 12:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Do you have a song hidden inside you? Join our musician-in-residence, James Hersch, for a 4-day collaborative songwriting workshop. As a group, you'll compose, arrange, and record original music. CDs...
Age(s): Children
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 08, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Enjoy the outdoors while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to enjoy an activity related to the book! Weather permitting.

This program was fu...
Age(s): Children, Family
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 08, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Hands-on Science Technology Engineering and Math activities for kids in grades 1-5.
Age(s): School Age, Children
Other: Activities take 15-20 minutes to complete. Drop in.
Lego Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 08, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Come and show off your building skills! We provide the Legos, you bring your imagination. Register online or call the library at 763-717-3267 for more information.

Age(s): Children, Family
Minecraft August
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 08, 2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Share strategies with other Minecrafters, explore new terrain, gather raw materials and create amazing structures. For kids age 7 and up. Register online or call the library.
Age(s): School Age
Songwriting Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Start Time: 12:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Do you have a song hidden inside you? Join our musician-in-residence, James Hersch, for a 4-day collaborative songwriting workshop. As a group, you'll compose, arrange, and record original music. CDs...
Age(s): Children
Bruce the Bug Guy
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Roseville Library
Description: A lively hands-on program with live creatures and other fun props about insects and arthropods.
Appropriate for all ages.
Space may be limited on a first-come/first-served basis.
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Hands-on Science Technology Engineering and Math activities for kids in grades 1-5.
Age(s): School Age, Children
Other: Activities take 15-20 minutes to complete. Drop in.
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Enjoy the library grounds while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to do an art project or activity related to the book. Weather permitting.

Age(s): Children, Family
Learn to Knit - A two-day workshop *registration required
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Learn to knit a beginner's project with an instructor from Darn It Anyway! Needles and yarn are provided. Learn to knit in a relaxed setting at the library. Bring a friend! This project takes two date...
Age(s): Teen
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Enjoy the park trails while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to do an art project or activity related to the book. Weather permitting.

T...
Age(s): Children, Family
Treasure Beyond Measure
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - Mounds View Library
Description: Join silly pirate Capt'n Curley as he recruits rookie pirates and embarks on an adventure filled with physical comedy, funny magic, uproarious audience participation and an insight into the greatest t...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities geared for kids in grades 1-5
Age(s): School Age, Family
Songwriting Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Start Time: 12:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Do you have a song hidden inside you? Join our musician-in-residence, James Hersch, for a 4-day collaborative songwriting workshop. As a group, you'll compose, arrange, and record original music. CDs...
Age(s): Children
STEAM: Egyptology
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Write a message with hieroglyphics to take home with the scarab you paint. Use the right tools and participate in an archaeological dig for Egyptian artifacts right in the classroom. Enjoy the story b...
Age(s): Children, Family
A Touch of Magic Presents : Trouble in the Basement
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Shoreview Library
Description: This comedy show, starring Half-Pint & Oscar, is full of age-appropriate humor, audience participation and belly-laughs for all!
Appropriate for families with children of all ages.
Space may...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Jason Huneke Juggling Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
Description: Fun, fast paced comedy juggling show for kids of all ages. The show is packed with juggling, the Chinese diabalo, balancing, a top hat manipulation routine, unicycling and juggling on a 6 foot unicyc...
Age(s): Children, Family
Makey Makey: Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activity. Makey Makey STEM is geared for patrons in grades 3-12.
Age(s): Children, School Age, Teen
Other: Project takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete.
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - North Central Branch
Description: Hands-on Science Technology Engineering and Math activities for kids in grades 1-5.

Activities take 15-20 minutes to complete. Drop in.
Age(s): School Age, School Age
STEAM: Nano Science
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: The nanoscale describes things in our universe that are very small, but just how small are we talking? And if these things are so small, why do we concern ourselves with them? Register for this free p...
Age(s): Children, Family
Summer Book Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Please join us for a fun-filled book club experience at the Crooked Lake Library. We will be reading, talking about our favorite books, crafting, and just plain having fun! For grades 3-5.

Age(s): Children, School Age
Teen Tech Wizards
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: This event is in collaboration with Anoka County 4H. Tech Wizards is a technology based mentorship program for youth 5th through 8th grade who are interested in learning more about leadership, life sk...
Age(s): Teen
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Your stuffed animal will see what happens when the library is closed. They will play, meet new friends, and maybe even sleep. Drop off anytime Thursday, August 11th. Pick up your friend and make a cra...
Age(s): Children
BUILD IT! - LEGO bricks + More
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Join us for an exploration into building. There will be LEGO, DUPLO, and Picasso Tiles, but also other building materials (think tooth picks and marshmallows). Bring your imagination and test your eng...
Age(s): Children, School Age, Preschool
Songwriting Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Start Time: 12:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Do you have a song hidden inside you? Join our musician-in-residence, James Hersch, for a 4-day collaborative songwriting workshop. As a group, you'll compose, arrange, and record original music. CDs...
Age(s): Children
Jack Pearson
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Maplewood Library
Description: Jack will sing songs, tell stories and play his guitar, 5-string banjo, fiddle, jawharp, limberjack and amplified toybox lid.
Appropriate for all ages.
Space may be limited on a first-come/f...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Mad Lab
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: He?s alive! Design and create your own monster stuffed animal. Draw with dye transfer crayons and make your drawing into 3D by sewing, stuffing and embellishing with many kind of fibers. Presented by ...
Age(s): Children, Family
Farmer's Market Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Join us at the Cottage Grove Farmer's Market at the United Church of Christ for special storytimes throughout the summer!
Age(s): Preschool, Toddler, School Age
Mad Lab
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: He?s alive! Design and create your own monster stuffed animal. Draw with dye transfer crayons and make your drawing into 3D by sewing, stuffing and embellishing with many kind of fibers. Presented by ...
Age(s): Children, Family
Animal Anecdotes and Asanas
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 12, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: Held at Terrace Park at 6735 7th St NE in Fridley. Learn fun tidbits about animals while practicing animal-related yoga poses. Practicing yoga increases a child?s concentration, focus, and attention...
Age(s): Children, Family
Paul Spring
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 12, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - New Brighton Library
Description: Bring children's books to life with live folk music! Paul presents an interactive and upbeat performance which includes original songs about storybook characters.
Appropriate for all ages.
S...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Teen Tech Friday
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 12, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Hands-on STEM activities for Teens. Supplies are limited. Registration is required.
Age(s): Teen
Read to a Dog
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Children are invited to practice their reading skills in 15 minute sessions with licensed therapy dogs. Call the Children's Desk at the Rum River library (763) 576-4695 ext. 5226 to register. Registra...
Age(s): School Age
Brodini Magic Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Come and be wowed by the Brodini Magic Show. Magic and audience participation makes for a wonderful program geared towards children of all ages.
Age(s): Family
Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Craft
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Pick up your friend and make a craft
Age(s): Children
Read to a Mini Horse
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Timber is a certified therapy miniature horse that loves to be read to! He'll be visiting on three dates this summer and kids can sign up to read to him on the 4th St lawn. Each time slot will last fo...
Age(s): School Age
Preschool Storytime:Stafford Library
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: For children preschool through kindergarten age & their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. Siblings welcome.
Age(s): Preschool, Children
Kindergarten Here I Come!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Start Time: 11:30 AM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Are you getting ready to start Kindergarten in the fall? Then come join us for stories, songs and crafts about the adventures of starting school. No registration. Siblings always welcome.
Age(s): Preschool, School Age, Children
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Enjoy the outdoors while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to find a great book. Weather permitting.

This program was funded with money fro...
Age(s): Family, Children
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Enjoy the outdoors while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to enjoy an activity related to the book! Weather permitting.

This program was fu...
Age(s): Children, Family
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Hands-on Science Technology Engineering and Math activities for kids in grades 1-5.
Age(s): School Age, Children
Other: Activities take 15-20 minutes to complete. Drop in.
Lego Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Come and show off your building skills! We provide the Legos, you bring your imagination. Register online or call the library at 763-717-3267 for more information.

Age(s): Children, Family
Minecraft August
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Share strategies with other Minecrafters, explore new terrain, gather raw materials and create amazing structures. For kids age 7 and up. Register online or call the library.
Age(s): School Age
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Hands-on Science Technology Engineering and Math activities for kids in grades 1-5.
Age(s): School Age, Children
Other: Activities take 15-20 minutes to complete. Drop in.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Start Time: 5:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
Description: What happens when the lights go out at the library? Your favorite stuffed animal is about to find out. Bring them to the Johnsville Library at 5pm on Tuesday, August 16 for a special bedtime storytime...
Age(s): Preschool, School Age, Toddler
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Enjoy the library grounds while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to do an art project or activity related to the book. Weather permitting.

Age(s): Children, Family
Learn to Knit - A two-day workshop *registration required
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Learn to knit a beginner's project with an instructor from Darn It Anyway! Needles and yarn are provided. Learn to knit in a relaxed setting at the library. Bring a friend! This project takes two date...
Age(s): Teen
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities geared for kids in grades 1-5
Age(s): School Age, Family
STEAM: Bruce the Bug Guy
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: LIVE critters, close-up images and other fun props give the audience a unique opportunity to experience and learn about these mysterious and often misunderstood creatures in a close-up, yet safe and i...
Age(s): Children, Family
Motion Picture: Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activity. Motion Picture STEM is geared for patrons in grades 1-6.
Age(s): Children, School Age, Teen
Other: Project takes approximately 20 min. Drop in.
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: STEM and/or maker kit programming, to be led by Special Ops volunteens
Age(s): Children, School Age
STEAM: Radical Robots
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
Description: Operate different robots that use a variety of sensory devices, such as infrared, sound or light detection. Operate a robot with six legs or one with wheels and command a robot to play soccer. Try out...
Age(s): Children, Family
Teen Tech Wizards
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: This event is in collaboration with Anoka County 4H. Tech Wizards is a technology based mentorship program for youth 5th through 8th grade who are interested in learning more about leadership, life sk...
Age(s): Teen
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Event Type: Special Events
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: What happens when the lights go out at the library? Your favorite stuffed animal is about to find out. Bring them to the Rum River library on Thursday, August 18 anytime between 10 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ...
Age(s): Children
Toddler Obstacle Course
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Come play on our obstacle course specially designed for little ones! Toddlers can explore large motor obstacles including a tunnel, fishing pond, balance beam, and other fun challenges.
Age(s): Toddler, Family
STEAM with Horse Power
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Did you ever wonder how the cowboys did it? How did they care for so many horses and still have time for cowboy business? They learned to engineer things to make their lives easier. Meet a live miniat...
Age(s): Children, Family
STEAM with Horse Power
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Did you ever wonder how the cowboys did it? How did they care for so many horses and still have time for cowboy business? They learned to engineer things to make their lives easier. Meet a live miniat...
Age(s): Children, Family
Bookawocky online reading ends
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 19, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library
Description: Kids can connect online through bookawocky.org to create a personal booklist and find ideas for more great books to read. Online participants can earn virtual badges for reading, exploring, and connec...
Age(s): Children, Family, School Age
Last day for Best Book Ever!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 19, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library
Description: Tell us about the book you read. Write about the book or draw a picture. Return your review to earn a free book to keep. One free book per reader per summer, while supplies last. Best Book
Ever i...
Age(s): Children, Family, School Age
Last day for Read It - Rate It
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 19, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library
Description: Rate your book and enter for a random chance to win tickets to fun events Sponsored by MELSA, Anoka County Parks' Bunker Beach, the Minnesota Twins, the Minnesota State Fair, and the Star Tribune.Sta...
Age(s): Children, Family, School Age
Teen Tech Friday
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 19, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Hands-on STEM activities for Teens. Supplies are limited. Registration is required.
Age(s): Teen
LEGO Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 19, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Attention Lego Lovers! Show off your building skills! We'll have the Legos and books, you provide the imagination. Come meet with other Lego builders and have some fun! For all ages.
Age(s): Children, All Ages
Read to a Rabbit
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Children are invited to read aloud to a rabbit. 15 minute sessions are available.

Registration is required and begins July 23. Please call the Children's Department at 763-576-4695 to regi...
Age(s): Children
Other: Space is limited. Registration is required.
Skateboard Art with Mark Rivard
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: For ages 11-14. Create your own original artwork on a wooden skateboard deck using Sharpie markers. Participants will be able to take the skateboard and set of Sharpies home with them so they can cont...
Age(s): School Age, Teen
Skateboard Art with Mark Rivard
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Skateboard Art with Mark Rivard : Create your own original artwork on a wooden skateboard deck using Sharpie markers.
Age(s): Teen
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 22, 2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Enjoy the outdoors while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to find a great book. Weather permitting.

This program was funded with money fro...
Age(s): Family, Children
LEGO Challenge
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 22, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Complete the LEGO Challenge or build something of your own. We'll take a picture of you with your creation. LEGOs stay at the library.
Age(s): Children, School Age
Lego Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 22, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Come and show off your building skills! We provide the Legos, you bring your imagination. Register online or call the library at 763-717-3267 for more information.

Age(s): Children, Family
Minecraft August
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 22, 2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Share strategies with other Minecrafters, explore new terrain, gather raw materials and create amazing structures. For kids age 7 and up. Register online or call the library.
Age(s): School Age


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