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Play, Baby, Play
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Saturday, July 02, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: For ages 0-3. Join us for a special morning full of play for the babies in your life. Babies can explore various materials to stimulate their senses and sense of wonder! No registration required.
Age(s): Baby, Toddler
Ten Pigs Week: Arts and Crafts
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Fun pig related crafts and activities all week.
Age(s): Children, All Ages
Weird Science - Teens Teach STEM to Kids!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 05, 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
A Touch of Magic Presents : Trouble in the Basement
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Roseville 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
Tinker Space: CD Weaving
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 05, 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.
Teen Tuesday Drop In
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 05, 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 Tuesdays!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Suggested ages 6-10. Come to the library every Tuesday night from June 14 - August 2 for games, activities, and other special Bookawocky programming. Friends and grown-ups are welcome, too. Some pro...
Age(s): School Age
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 06, 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
Ten Pigs Week: Arts and Crafts
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Fun pig related crafts and activities all week.
Age(s): Children, All Ages
Bill the Juggler
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - Mounds View 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
Half-Pint Horses
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - North Saint Paul Library
Description: Come to this program starring a miniature horse! We'll share horse stories, you'll learn a little bit about horses and will have the opportunity to meet a real live miniature horse up-close.
Appr...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Play, Baby, Play!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Join us for a special day full of play for the babies in your life. Babies, 0-2 years, can explore various materials to stimulate their senses and sense of wonder!
Age(s): Baby
Preschool Lab - STEM Storytime
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Wednesday, July 06, 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, July 06, 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, July 06, 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
Pop Up STEAM for Teens
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 06, 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 06, 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
Bill the Juggler
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Shoreview 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
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 06, 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
Wacky Wednesdays
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 06, 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
Hugo StoryStroll: Head to Toe by Eric Carle
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 07, 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.
Ten Pigs Week: Arts and Crafts
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 07, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Fun pig related crafts and activities all week.
Age(s): Children, All Ages
Storytime: A Drive in Tape Town!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 07, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: We will share stories about cars and trucks followed by playtime. Bring your own matchbox-size car to drive on the roads in our town taped to the floor. For children preschool through kindergarten ag...
Age(s): Preschool, Children
Blues for Kids
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 07, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 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
Bill the Juggler
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 07, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Maplewood 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
Terrific Tremendous Thursdays!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 07, 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.
Life-sized BananaGrans: play the classic word game in a life-sized version.

Age(s): Teen
The Studio: Permamnent Marker Dyed T-shirts
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 07, 2016
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Channel your creativity and make stuff at the library.
Age(s): Teen
Teen Thursdays @Three
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 07, 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, July 07, 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, July 07, 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
Ten Pigs Week: Arts and Crafts
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 08, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Fun pig related crafts and activities all week.
Age(s): Children, All Ages
A Touch of Magic Presents : Trouble in the Basement
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 08, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - New Brighton 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
Play & Learn: The World of Eric Carle!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 08, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Explore the world of Eric Carle through crafts and activities related to some of his most popular books! For children ages 3-6 years old.
Age(s): Preschool
A Home for Fairies!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 08, 2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Where do the magical fairies and gnomes live? Create your own fairy or gnome and then build a cozy home for them. We will create a fairy and gnome village and then you will leave with your magical new...
Age(s): School Age, Children
Skateboard Art with Mark Rivard
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 09, 2016
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Combine your imagination with Sharpies and create a skateboard deck with the help of artist Mark Rivard. The best part is you get to take the deck and Sharpies home! Registration required.
Age(s): School Age
Other: This program is funded with money from Minnesota?s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.​
Read to a Dog
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 09, 2016
Start Time: 11:00 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.
Age(s): School Age
Make Your Own Sock Critter
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 09, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Make your socks come to life! Bring your old, zany, colorful, mismatched socks to create with. Little or no sewing skills and all ages are welcome, though an adult helper is recommended to attend with...
Age(s): School Age, All Ages
Brodini Comedy Magic Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 09, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Brodini challenges young audiences with his award winning magic. Scarves, coins, cards, balls, ropes, and ordinary items become animate objects of wonder and curiosity in Brodini's award-winning hands...
Age(s): All Ages
Other: This program is funded by MELSA & money from Minnesota?s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.​
Critter Camp Drop-Off
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 11, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: Bring your favorite stuffed-animal critter to the library for a week's stay. Your critter friend will have fun and may even get into a little mischief! Pick up your stuffed animal on Monday, July 18 a...
Age(s): Children, Family
Songwriting Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 11, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Library: Anoka - North Central 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
Play & Learn Storytime: Dino Dig - Oakdale Library
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Monday, July 11, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Suggested ages 3-7. Let?s go on a dinosaur fossil dig, make a stegosaurus, and hear dinosaur stories and songs. No registration required.
Age(s): Preschool, Children
Preschool Dance Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 11, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: During this music and movement storytime, children will dance, jump, sing and laugh to music old and new! We will use instruments, scarves and the parachute to delight kids and adults alike.
Age(s): Preschool, Toddler, Family
Preschool Storytime: A Drive in Tape Town!
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Monday, July 11, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: We will share stories about cars and trucks followed by play time. Bring your own matchbox-size car to drive on the roads in our town taped to the floor. For children preschool through kindergarten ag...
Age(s): Preschool, Children
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 11, 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
Lollipop Tree Whimsical Landscape - Mixed Media Art *registration req
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 11, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Grades 3-5
Monday, July 11, 1:00 pm
Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an Austrian artist who was passionate about ecology. He worked as an artist and architect and felt people were happiest w...
Age(s): School Age
Other: This program made possible by funds from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Amendment.
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 11, 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
Discover Faery Gardens for Teens
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 11, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: Work together to envision and create a faery garden at Mahtomedi?s Triangle Park ? just a short walk from the library. Learn landscape elements such as perspective, proportionality, rhythm and contras...
Age(s): Teen
Other: This program is presented in partnership with the Mahtomedi Garden Club.
Recycled Art
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 11, 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
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 11, 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.
Minecraft July
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 11, 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
Critter Camp Drop-off
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for a week of camping. Your critter friend will have fun and maybe get into a little mischief! Pick up your critter on Tuesday, July 19, at 2:00 pm an...
Age(s): Children, Family
Songwriting Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Library: Anoka - North Central 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
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 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
Heavy Metal and Hollow Trees!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: A performance focusing on metal instruments such as gongs and Himalayan singing bowls, and the Australian aboriginal instrument the didgeridoo. All the instruments produce unusual, amazing sounds that...
Age(s): Children, Family
Weird Science - Teens Teach STEM to Kids!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 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 12, 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.
Brodini
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Roseville 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
Camp Kapow!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: What do two very different book characters like Eugene McGillicudy and Princess Magnolia have in common? They both have super-hero alter-egos! At Camp Kapow, you too can craft your own superhero disg...
Age(s): School Age, Children
Didgeridoo: Music from Australia
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Explore the ancient Australian Aboriginal instrument and its relationship between the earth, trees, termites, and humans. It has a broad range of uses, including artistic, spiritual, storytelling, he...
Age(s): Children, Family
Heebie Jeebies Musical Comedy Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: Laugh, sing, and dance during this interactive all-ages event which will have the whole family laughing and singing along.

Register online or call 763-571-1934 for more information.
...
Age(s): Children, Family
Optical Ilusions
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Explore optical illusions such as the mirror mirage, twisting copper coils, and convex and concave mirrors that all demonstrate how physics can trick our eyes. Build your own periscope to take home.
Age(s): School Age
Other: Entering grades K-6.
STEAM: Elementary School Electricity
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Register for this two-week free program online or call 763-576-4695 for more information.
Age(s): Children, Family
Teen Tuesday Drop In
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 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: Fairy & Gnome Homes
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Suggested ages 7-10. Create your own fairy or gnome and a cozy home! Add them to our collaborative fairy and gnome town, and take them home afterward. Registration required.
Age(s): School Age
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 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
Songwriting Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Library: Anoka - North Central 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
Bill The Juggler
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Comedy Juggling with lots of audience participation and an emphasis on reading and books! Fun, fast and furiously funny!

Program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Age(s): Children, Family
Magical Mia
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - North Saint Paul Library
Description: Magical Mia's unusual magic show incorporates ballet, modern and Japanese dance, music, and silk streamers into her treasure chest of tricks.
Appropriate for all ages.
Space may be limited o...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Preschool Lab - STEM Storytime
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 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
Schiffelly Puppets
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - Mounds View Library
Description: Comic situations, original puppet characters and morals are added to classic fairy tales creating an action-packed entertainment extravaganza!
Appropriate for all ages.
Space may be limited ...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Heebie Jeebies Musical Comedy Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Laugh, sing, and dance during this interactive all-ages event which will have the whole family laughing and singing along. @ Rum River North County Park, 23100 Rum River Blvd. NW in St. Francis. Cal...
Age(s): Children
Crafternoons at Stillwater Library for ages 6-10
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 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
Heebie Jeebies Musical Comedy Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Laugh, sing, and dance during this interactive all-ages event which will have the whole family laughing and singing along. This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage...
Age(s): Children, Family
Henna Designs: Teen Art Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Learn how to create traditional Indian designs and use henna for body decoration. Henna is a plant known for its reddish color and is used to decorate the body for special occasions such as Indian we...
Age(s): Teen
Pop Up STEAM for Teens
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 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 13, 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
Magical Mia
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Shoreview Library
Description: Magical Mia's unusual magic show incorporates ballet, modern and Japanese dance, music, and silk streamers into her treasure chest of tricks.
Appropriate for all ages.
Space may be limited o...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Bill The Juggler
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Comedy juggling with lots of audience participation and an emphasis on reading and books! Fun, fast and furiously funny!
Age(s): Children, Family, School Age
Global Games: Interactive History of Games
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
Description: Funtime Funktion?s first and most popular program that teaches kids about world cultures through a variety of skill based toys from different countries. We demonstrate and teach the history behind ea...
Age(s): Children, Family
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 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: Detective Science Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi 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
Wacky Wednesdays
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 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, July 13, 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
RAD Zoo
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: A fun, interactive presentation with turtles, lizards, snakes and a small alligator. All ages.
Age(s): Family, All Ages
Songwriting Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Library: Anoka - North Central 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
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 14, 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, July 14 anytime between 10 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. - ...
Age(s): Children
BUILD IT! - LEGO bricks + More
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 14, 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
Jack Pearson: Musician & Storyteller
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: An interactive musical story time with Jack Pearson with his guitar, banjo, jawharp and amplified toybox lid! Books take front and center stage as Jack shows how reading opens the doors of information...
Age(s): Children, Family
Discovery Book Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 14, 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
Jack Pearson: Musician & Storyteller
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: An interactive musical story time with Jack Pearson with his guitar, banjo, jawharp and amplified toybox lid! Books take front and center stage as Jack shows how reading opens the doors of information...
Age(s): Children, Family
Kitchen Science
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Join us for this special STEM program with local author and ?Kitchen Pantry Scientist? Liz Heinecke. In this session, we'll play with hands-on science experiments, think about what else we could try...
Age(s): Children, School Age
Month of Minecraft at the Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 14, 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
Dazzling Dave
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Maplewood Library
Description: Fantastic fun for the whole family! Come see yo-yo champion Dazzling Dave perform amazing tricks and learn a bit about how it's done.
Appropriate for all ages.
Space may be limited on a firs...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Henna Designs: Teen Art Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Learn how to create traditional Indian designs and use henna for body decoration. Henna is a plant known for its reddish color and is used to decorate the body for special occasions such as Indian we...
Age(s): Teen
Books and Bites
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Do you like to read? Find out about the best books you haven't read. We will chat about books, eat snacks, and play games. Bring a book you'd like to share.
Age(s): Teen
Other: No registration required. For Teens.
Terrific Tremendous Thursdays!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 14, 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.
Art Day! Come try out various techniques on different projects and go home with some cool stuff.

Age(s): Teen
Book Club Bash
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: No required reading for this book club! Prepare to discuss books you couldn't put down, books you couldn't finish, and everything in between. Grades 6-8, no registration required.
Age(s): Teen
Month of Minecraft at the Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 14, 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 14, 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
Farmer's Market Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 14, 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 14, 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.
Bruce the Bug Guy!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 15, 2016
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: A lively hands-on program about insects and related arthropods. LIVE critters and other fun props give you an opportunity to experience these fascinating creatures in a close-up, interactive manner. H...
Age(s): School Age, Children, All Ages
Other: This is a MELSA funded program.
Animal Anecdotes and Asanas
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 15, 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
Big Fun Show at Hugo's Hanifl Park!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 15, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Join us at HUGO's HANIFL PARK for the Big Fun Show & a StoryStroll of the popular (and funny!) children's book Moo! by David LaRochelle. The Big Fun show is a great big mini-circus! Comedy juggling an...
Age(s): Children
Other: The program is paid for with funds from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
Dazzling Dave
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 15, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - White Bear Lake Library
Description: Fantastic fun for the whole family! Come see yo-yo champion Dazzling Dave perform amazing tricks and learn a bit about how it's done.
Appropriate for all ages.
Space may be limited on a firs...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Splash Pad Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 15, 2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: The Park Grove Library and the Cottage Grove Recreation Department team up to bring this fun program to you. Join us at the Splash Pad at Highland Park for an interactive storytime and fun activities!
Age(s): Family
LEGO Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 15, 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
Skateboard Art with Mark Rivard
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: You bring the imagination, we'll bring the skateboard deck and sharpies! Ages 10-16. Registration required.

Age(s): Teen, Children
Other: This program is funded with money from Minnesota?s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.​
RAD Zoo (Reptile Amphibian Discovery)
Event Type: Science/Nature
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: Join us for a fun, interactive reptile program with the RAD Zoo! You will meet turtles, lizards, snakes and more.
Age(s): Children
Skateboard Art with Mark Rivard
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Combine your imagination with Sharpies and create a skateboard deck with the help of artist Mark Rivard. The best part is you get to take the deck and Sharpies home!
Age(s): Teen
Other: This program is funded with money from Minnesota?s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.​
Play & Learn: Tape Town
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 18, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Calling all Car & Truck lovers! Join us for this special playful learning party full of transportation filled activities and crafts. Bring your favorite small (matchbox car sized) car or truck to tak...
Age(s): Toddler, Preschool
Play & Learn: The World of Eric Carle
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 18, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: Explore the world of author Eric Carle through crafts and activities! Ages 3-6. Registration required.
Age(s): Toddler, Preschool, Children
Play and Learn Storytime: Nursery Rhyme Olympics - Oakdale Library
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Monday, July 18, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: For ages 3-8. Nursery rhymes come to life with ?Olympic games? like Jack Be Nimble?s Hurdles, Jack and Jill Pail Toss, and Humpty Dumpty Puzzle challenge. Registration required.
Age(s): Preschool, Toddler, Children
Preschool Storytime:Stafford Library
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Monday, July 18, 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
Play, Baby, Play!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 18, 2016
Start Time: 11:30 AM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Join us for this special program packed with play for the babies in your life. Babies can explore various materials to stimulate their senses and a sense of wonder! For ages birth to 3. Siblings alway...
Age(s): Baby, Toddler
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 18, 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
Make your first cross-stitch sampler
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 18, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Have you ever wondered how kids growing up like Laura and Mary Ingalls or Caddie Woodlawn passed their free time? Try the age-old handicraft of cross-stitch and practice your work in a cross-stitch s...
Age(s): School Age, Children
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 18, 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
Critter Camp Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 18, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: Join us for a special party with songs and games, and learn what your critter did at summer camp! Limited to Critter Owners who registered for "Critter Camp Drop Off."
Age(s): Children, Toddler, Preschool
Recycled Art
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 18, 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
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 18, 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.
Minecraft July
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 18, 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
Ten Penny Tunes
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Ten Penny Tunes performs a variety of folk music on an amusing collection of instruments.

Program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Age(s): Children, Family
Weird Science - Teens Teach STEM to Kids!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 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
Schiffelly Puppets
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Roseville Library
Description: Comic situations, original puppet characters and morals are added to classic fairy tales creating an action-packed entertainment extravaganza!
Appropriate for all ages.
Space may be limited ...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Ten Penny Tunes
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Anoka - North Central Branch
Description: Ten Penny Tunes performs a variety of folk music on an amusing collection of instruments.

Register online or call 763-571-1934 for more information.
Age(s): Children, Family
Critter Camp Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Pick up your critter after a week at Critter Camp! Join us for a special program of songs and games, then learn what your critter did throughout the week! Limited to Critter Owners who registered for ...
Age(s): Children
My Gnome: Textile Art Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Learn to decorate your own wooden forest creature out of felt and thread. Using funky colored fabrics, learn basic sewing techniques to style and create your gnome.

Register online or call...
Age(s): Children
STEAM: Elementary School Electricity
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Register for this two-week free program online or call 763-576-4695 for more information.
Age(s): Children, Family
STEAM: Rad Zoo
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: A fun, interactive presentation with turtles, lizards, snakes and a small alligator.

Register online or call 763-571-1934 for more information.
Age(s): Children, Family
Stormwater 101
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Learn how to care for water with simple actions that will keep our waters clean for all to enjoy!
Age(s): School Age
Other: Entering grades 3-5.
Teen Tuesday Drop In
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 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 Tuesdays!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Suggested ages 6-10. Come to the library every Tuesday night from June 14 - August 2 for games, activities, and other special Bookawocky programming. Friends and grown-ups are welcome, too. Some pro...
Age(s): School Age
DIY Day at the Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Stop in anytime during the day to enjoy a fun, self-directed craft. July's activity features duct tape art. For ages 7-17.
Age(s): School Age, Teen
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 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
It's a block party at the library!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Learn while you play! Come, play, build and learn together at a library block party.
Age(s): Toddler, Preschool, Baby
Preschool Lab - STEM Storytime
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 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
Star Michaelina: Comedy Magic
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Star has spent over 20 years performing comedy magic. She specializes in interactive magic that promotes books and reading. Kids help both on stage and from the audience keeping the entire audience en...
Age(s): Children, Family
STEAM: Frogs, Volts, and Vinegar
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: @ Rum River North County Park, 23100 Rum River Blvd. NW in St. Francis. Every device in your hand runs on a battery, but where did the battery came from? Join the Bakken Museum in a program that take...
Age(s): Children, Teen
Crafternoons at Stillwater Library for ages 6-10
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 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
Pop Up STEAM for Teens
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 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 20, 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
Star Michaelina: Comedy Magic
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Star has spent over 20 years performing comedy magic. She specializes in interactive magic that promotes books and reading. Kids help both on stage and from the audience keeping the entire audience en...
Age(s): Children, Family
Mad Science : The Mystery of Chemistry
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Shoreview 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
Manga Mania: Teen Art Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: Manga takes students beyond cartooning and illustration into the world of visual storytelling. Participants will explore the Manga genre and how it has developed. Register online or call 763-571-1934...
Age(s): Teen
Nature Weaving for Kids
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: Learn about nature weaving and create your own art work using natural materials. Ages 6-12. Registration required.

Age(s): Children, School Age
Other: This program is presented in partnership with Wildwood Artists.
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 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: Bruce the Bug Guy
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
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
Wacky Wednesdays
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 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, July 20, 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
The Royal Guard Presents: Knights & Dragons
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Knights have been the subject of stories and legends throughout history. Who were they and how did those pesky Dragons get mixed up with them? The Royal Guard will explain all: from their education, t...
Age(s): Children, Teen
Outdoor Survival Challenge
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 21, 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
Month of Minecraft at the Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 21, 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: Science of Art
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Make the connection between science and art. Mix colors, use science to separate colors, uncover how physics and chemistry are used to discover art forgeries and see how a distorted image can look nor...
Age(s): Children, Family
RAD Zoo
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Maplewood Library
Description: Rad Zoo will be on hand for a live reptile presentation. Animals may include turtles, lizards, snakes and an alligator. Come learn a bit about these creatures and see them up-close!
Appropriate f...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
The Royal Guard Presents: Knights & Dragons
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Knights have been the subject of stories and legends throughout history. Who were they and how did those pesky Dragons get mixed up with them? The Royal Guard will explain all: from their education, t...
Age(s): Children, Teen
Just Stop It! Stop Motion Crash Course for Teens
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: Learn how to make a stop motion video with Stop Motion Pro--and make one on the spot! Ages 12-16. Registration required.
Age(s): Teen
Fandom Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 21, 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.
I Survived...The Shark Attacks of 1916
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Are you afraid of the water? Read this book from the popular series by Lauren Tarshis and practice your "survival" skills with games like "Hit the Shark in the Eyes and Gills" or &...
Age(s): School Age, Children
Terrific Tremendous Thursdays!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 21, 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.
Stop-Motion video: learn how to make a stop motion video while filming a story you create.

Age(s): Teen
Month of Minecraft at the Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 21, 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 21, 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
The Royal Guard Presents: Knights & Dragons
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Knights have been the subject of stories and legends throughout history. Who were they and how did those pesky Dragons get mixed up with them? The Royal Guard will explain all: from their education, t...
Age(s): Children, Teen
4-H Tech Wizards
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 21, 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.
Snake Discovery
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 22, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - New Brighton Library
Description: Experience the fascinating world of amazing snakes and get an up-close look at some of nature's most misunderstood creatures.
Appropriate for all ages.
Space may be limited on a first-come/f...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Star Michaelina
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 22, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - White Bear Lake Library
Description: Come see a fantastic comedy-magic show featuring lots of audience participation and some of your favorite books!
Appropriate for all ages.
Space may be limited on a first-come/first-served b...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Enjoy the great outdoors while following the pages of a story laid out before you! Storywalks will be displayed on the lawn near the main entrance.

This program was funded with money from M...
Age(s): Children, Family
Read to a Mini Horse - ALL SLOTS ARE FULL
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: All summer slots are full. Check back in the fall to see if more dates are added.

Timber is a certified therapy miniature horse that loves to be read to! He'll be visiting on three dates th...
Age(s): School Age
Star Michaelina Returns to Stillwater! Note: Date Change to 7/23
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Star is back! On loan from Florida!

Help us celebrate Summer with a performance by comedy magician, Star Michaelina. Her eye popping magic, exhilarating energy and unique props make her on...
Age(s): Children, Family
Bruce the Bug Guy!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Dr. Bruce Giebink presents a lively, hands-on program about insects and related arthropods. LIVE critters and other fun props give you the chance to experience these fascinating creatures in a close-...
Age(s): School Age, All Ages
Other: Funded by MELSA & with money from Minnesota?s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.​
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
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
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


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