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Annual Teddy Bear Picnic with the Teddy Bear Band
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Scott - Prior Lake Library
Description: Kids and their families are invited to bring their teddy bears and a picnic lunch to the west lawn of the Prior Lake Library (inside the library if rainy). Enjoy the ever-popular Teddy Bear Band whil...
Age(s): All Ages, Children, Preschool
Book Sale
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Donate your gently used books, movies & music (please call for drop-off date(s), and then refresh your summer book collection by shopping this fantastic sale!
Age(s): All Ages, Children, Preschool
Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: Stories and rhymes with a different theme each week!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Learning with Horse Power
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Rice Street Library
Description: Learn about horses and meet a real miniature horse!
Age(s): Children
Special Guest Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Elko New Market Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Where's Spot? Storytime- Chaska Library
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Carver - Chaska Library Branch
Description: Celebrate Spot the Dog and other favorite pups from children's literature. Bring a favorite stuffed puppy along.
Chaska Library 3 City Hall Plaza 952-448-3886
Age(s): Preschool
Bruce the Bug Guy- NYA Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Carver - Norwood Young America Library Branch
Description: Displays of unusual and spectacular insects from around the world, combined with a variety of LIVE insects, spiders, scorpions and millipedes give participants a truly close-up and unique look at the ...
Age(s): All Ages, Family
Bruce the Bug Guy- Watertown Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Carver - Watertown Library Branch
Description: Displays of unusual and spectacular insects from around the world, combined with a variety of LIVE insects, spiders, scorpions and millipedes give participants a truly close-up and unique look at the ...
Age(s): All Ages, Family
Little Scientists: Simple Machines
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 PM
Library: Dakota - South St. Paul Public Library
Description: Explore the science of pulleys, levers, ramps, and other simple machines through stories and hands-on activities. Ages 3-5. Registration Required.

Age(s): Preschool
Book Sale
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 02, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Donate your gently used books, movies & music (please call for drop-off date(s), and then refresh your summer book collection by shopping this fantastic sale!
Age(s): All Ages, Children, Preschool
Steampunk Mystery Mayhem
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Saturday, August 02, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: The year is 1893 and the Tesla Hydroelectric Generator has been sabotaged! You will have to discover how it works and repair it before it blows - while trying to discover who's behind the dastardly d...
Age(s): School Age
Family Exploration Day
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 02, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: THE WORKS brings three different hands-on activities for children and families to explore: Circuit Play, Magnetic Bridges and Crazy Cars. Best for kids ages 6-12 and their parents. No registration. Pr...
Age(s): School Age
Tails for Reading- Norwood Young America Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 02, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Carver - Norwood Young America Library Branch
Description: School age children are welcome to read books aloud to therapy dogs to encourage confidence in reading. Children read for 15-minute session. Call to register. Norwood Young America Library 314 Elm St...
Age(s): School Age
Book Buzz Jr.
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Be ready to discover great books this summer! Each session will include activities, games and sharing of books by a different author.
For kids entering grades 2-3. Register online or call the li...
Age(s): School Age
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Savage Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Schedule:
Mon Aug 4: Preschool Storytime Peek with *Miss Julie*
Tues Aug 5: Preschool Storytime Peek with *Miss Julie*
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Musical ?Petting Zoo? Drop-in Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Drums, bell, keyboards, glocks, shakers, and sticks ? drop-in to ?pet? our cool musical instruments and explore the science of sound! All ages welcome.
Age(s): School Age, All Ages
Make & Take Mondays
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Start each week throughout the summer with a visit to the library!
Each Monday morning, the Children?s Department will have a specially featured art activity.
Make and take it home along wit...
Age(s): Children
Other: This is an informal, drop-in craft program with no registration required.
Storywalk
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Enjoy the park trails while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop into the library afterwards to enjoy an activity related to the book! . Weather permitting.
This program wa...
Age(s): Family, Children
Teens: Get it First!
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Get first pick of the newest teen lit and get a chance to talk about the books you love as part of this all-access group! We'll write reviews of favorite books and discuss what's new from your favorit...
Age(s): Teen
Waggin? Tales Drop-in Reading Time
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Scott - Prior Lake Library
Description: Read aloud to certified therapy dog Hailey! Mondays at 1:00-2:00pm, starting Monday, June 9.
Age(s): School Age
Maker Space Samplers - Create a Button
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Use magazines and other media to create your own button statement. No registration necessary.

NEW! We've lined up exciting opportunities to dip your feet into a new skill each week - we pr...
Age(s): Teen
Forests Fairies and Woodland Wizards: Bookmaking
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: Now you see it?now you don?t! Every wizard and fairy knows how important it is to keep your magical knowledge of the forest safe. Create a book with secret hidden pages that conceal your discoveries ...
Age(s): School Age
2nd-3rd Grade Book Club ? Registration Required
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Scott - Savage Library
Description: For kids ENTERING 2nd through 3rd grade. Registration is required and begins on June 2. Stop by the library or call 952-707-1770 to register or for more information. Book: ?Mercy Watson: Something W...
Age(s): School Age
2nd-3rd Grade Book Club ? Registration Required
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: For kids ENTERING 2nd through 3rd grade. Registration is required and begins on June 2. Stop by the library or call 952-233-9590 to register or for more information. Books: ?Attack of the Tyrannosau...
Age(s): School Age
Kid's Book Group- Chanhassen Library
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Carver - Chanhassen Library Branch
Description: Kids Book Group at Chanhassen Library
For ages 9-12.
Read some great books this summer and join a discussion followed with fun activities. Snacks provided, hosted by the Ch...
Age(s): School Age
Minecraft August
Event Type: Computers/Technology
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Share strategies with other Minecrafters and explore new terrain. Gather raw materials and create new structures. For kids entering grade 2 and up. Register online or call the library.
Age(s): School Age
Teen Craft Lab: Book String Art
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Library: Dakota - South St. Paul Public Library
Description: Create a fun work of art using thumb tacks, string, and recycled books. Ages 12-18. Registration Required.

Age(s): Teen
Dog Gone Reading
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Children grades K-7 sign up to practice reading skills by reading with a certified therapy dog and its owner. Sign up at Info Desk or call (651)731-1320 for a 15-minute appointment.
Age(s): School Age
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Jordan Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Savage Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Schedule:
Mon Aug 4: Preschool Storytime Peek with *Miss Julie*
Tues Aug 5: Preschool Storytime Peek with *Miss Julie*
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Como Park Zoo: A Journey Through Africa
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Riverview Library
Description: A Journey through Africa takes children on a tour through the African desert,savanna and tropical rainforest. Visitors will meet plants and animals from Africa, learn to count in Swahili, and explore ...
Age(s): Children
Crafty Summer Drop-in Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - New Prague Library
Description: Celebrate summer and the great outdoors at this drop-in program ?you?ll make and take a snack for your backyard birds, paint a leaf bug, weave a spider web, and more!
Age(s): School Age
Parachute Play
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Dakota - South St. Paul Public Library
Description: Enjoy 30 minutes of organized parachute activities. We?ll dance, shake, circle, and bounce our hearts out! Ages 2-4. Registration required.

Age(s): Toddler, Preschool
Snapdragon Seeds Music/Summer reading Program
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Saint Anthony Park Library
Description: Please join us for Snapdragon Seeds Music.
Music for creative growth! Snapdragon Seeds sings upbeat, original, educational songs about outer space, opposites, synonyms, past tense, being a kid a...
Age(s): Children
Summer Reading Program - Treasure Beyond Measure
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Rondo Community Outreach Library
Description: Join the silly pirate, Capt'n Curley, as he recruits rookie pirates and embarks on an adventure filled with physical comedy, funny magic and uproarious audience participation.
Age(s): Children
Musician & Storyteller- Jack Pearson- Chanhassen Library
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Carver - Chanhassen Library Branch
Description: Jack will provide a music/story experience of imagination, spirit, folklore and history on guitar, fiddle, 5-string banjo, mandolin, dobro and an assortment of small percussion instruments including t...
Age(s): All Ages
Scrapbooking with Jessica Workshop, for 4th grade and up
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 12:30 PM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: Kids 4th grade and up are invited to join Jessica for scrapbooking on Tuesday, August 5, Wednesday August 6, and Thursday August 7, 12:30-2:00pm.
Age(s): School Age
Musician & Storyteller- Jack Pearson- Chanhassen Library
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Carver - Chanhassen Library Branch
Description: Jack will provide a music/story experience of imagination, spirit, folklore and history on guitar, fiddle, 5-string banjo, mandolin, dobro and an assortment of small percussion instruments including t...
Age(s): All Ages
A Touch of Magic : Snakes? No Thanks!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Roseville Library
Description: What is everyone laughing about? It's the Midwest's favorite kid's comedy duo, Mixed Nuts! Think of us as your old favorites Half-Pint & Oscar but without the face paint. Come experience Mixed Nuts' s...
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Angry Birds LIVE Drop-in Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Scott - Savage Library
Description: Can you knock the pig off his structure with our super-sized Angry Birds? Drop in and enjoy activities, crafts, and snacks based on the popular game!
Age(s): School Age
World War II Paper Airplanes and Code-Breaking, Scott County Historical Society
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Scott - Elko New Market Library
Description: Fly into action by making your own World War II paper airplane! Plus, learn about code-breaking during World War II and practice your own code-breaking skills! Presented by the Scott County Historica...
Age(s): School Age
"Dragons" Clay Character Workshop - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: For teens ENTERING 7th grade and above. REGISTRATION REQUIRED and begins on June 3 - call or visit the Belle Plaine Library to register or for more information. Make & take your own polymer clay drago...
Age(s): Teen
It?s a Small World After All: 3D Photo Dioramas
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Honey, I shrunk the planet! Make your very own pockets sized 3D world inside of an Altoid tin. Using nature images, a photo of yourself and miniatures you?ll create the setting for a story about you ...
Age(s): School Age
Maker Space Samplers - T-shirt Necklaces/Headbands
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Scott - Savage Library
Description: For teens ENTERING 7th grade and above.
NEW! We've lined up exciting opportunities to dip your feet into a new skill each week - we provide the experts and all the tools & supplies, and you take...
Age(s): Teen
Snapdragon Seeds
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: Sit on the lawn of the library and listen to Snapdragon Seeds. A kid friendly concert.
Age(s): Children, Family
Family Storytime- Chanhassen
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Carver - Chanhassen Library Branch
Description: Family Storytimes
For all ages, with a focus on children age 2 and up. Children, parents and caregivers are invited to come and share 30 minutes of stories, music and movement that encourage...
Age(s): Preschool, Family
Summer Reading Program - Roe Family Singers
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - George Latimer Central Library
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. How often to you get to bounce to the rhythms of banj...
Age(s): Children
The Royal Guard
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - Mounds View Library
Description: The Royal Guard Presents: Knights & Dragons Knights--those dashing men in shining armor. They have been the subject of stories and legends throughout history. Who were they...and how did those pesky D...
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Magician Star Michaelina! - Chaska Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Carver - Chaska Library Branch
Description: Minnesota magician Star Michaelina has been presenting her comedy
magic for 15 years. Her eye popping magic, exhilarating energy
and unique props make her one of the country's top family ...
Age(s): All Ages
Magician Star Michaelina! - Chaska Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Start Time: 12:30 PM
Library: Carver - Chaska Library Branch
Description: Minnesota magician Star Michaelina has been presenting her comedy
magic for 15 years. Her eye popping magic, exhilarating energy
and unique props make her one of the country's top family ...
Age(s): All Ages
Scrapbooking with Jessica Workshop, for 4th grade and up
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Start Time: 12:30 PM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: Kids 4th grade and up are invited to join Jessica for scrapbooking on Tuesday, August 5, Wednesday August 6, and Thursday August 7, 12:30-2:00pm.
Age(s): School Age
Brodini
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Shoreview Library
Description: High energy magic with lots of audience participation. Scarves, coins, cards, balls, ropes and ordinary items become animate objects of wonder with your help!
Appropriate for all ages.
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Magic: Steppingstone Theatre
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: St. Paul - Saint Anthony Park Library
Description: Work with a professional Magician to learn how to perform amazing tricks with everyday objects. Sure to wow your family and friends.

This program is designed for children kindergarten throu...
Age(s): Children
Wendy's Wiggle Jiggle Jam
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Have a blast with music and movement. Instruments, puppets, flags and more! For all ages, no registration. A MELSA-sponsored program.
Age(s): Children
Craft Wednesdays
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Drop in and make a different craft each week! Wednesdays at 2:00-3:00pm, June 11-August 6.
Age(s): School Age
Midsummer Magic
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Midsummer is another name for the first day of summer. Not only is this the longest day of light, but some think it is a magical time when fairies and elves come out to play. Join an artist and create...
Age(s): School Age, Children
Dr. Seuss Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: Enjoy Seussian activities, snacks and crafts based on the always-popular books! All ages welcome.
Age(s): All Ages, Children, Preschool
2nd-3rd Grade Book Club ? Registration Required
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Start Time: 5:00 PM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: For kids ENTERING 2nd through 3rd grade. Registration is required and begins on June 3. Stop by the library or call 952-873-6767 to register or for more information. Books: ?Lulu's Hat? Wed. 6/25; ...
Age(s): School Age
Family Game Night
Event Type: Games/Gaming
Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Join us each Wednesday for an unplugged Family Game Night at the Library! Bring a game of your own or play one of ours! All ages welcome.
Age(s): Family, All Ages, Children
Backyard Birdfeeders
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Anoka - North Central Branch
Description: The backyard is a busy place for all our winged friends in summer. Create an easy birdfeeder and decorate it. Make sure to hang your birdfeeder from a tree or bush in your backyard for birds to stop b...
Age(s): School Age
Final Day for Bookawocky at the Jordan Library!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Scott - Jordan Library
Description: Remember to redeem your Bookawocky ?badges? for prizes and prize drawings by the end of the day today!
Age(s): School Age, Teen, Preschool
Bill the Juggler
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Arlington Hills Library
Description: Bill presents a high energy, comedy juggling act with an emphasis on books and the library.
Age(s): Children
Bruce the Bug Guy--A Summer Reading
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Hayden Heights Library
Description: Join Bruce the Bug Guy for a lively, hands-on programs about insects and related arthropods.
Age(s): Children
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - New Prague Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Prior Lake Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
6/12: Jim & Therapy Dog Hailey, Therapy Dogs International
6/19: Jenni Krosnowski, Twisted Loop Yarn Shop
6/26: Colleen O...
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
World War II Paper Airplanes and Code-Breaking, Scott County Historical Society
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Fly into action by making your own World War II paper airplane! Plus, learn about code-breaking during World War II and practice your own code-breaking skills! Presented by the Scott County Historica...
Age(s): School Age
Scrapbooking with Jessica Workshop, for 4th grade and up
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 12:30 PM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: Kids 4th grade and up are invited to join Jessica for scrapbooking on Tuesday, August 5, Wednesday August 6, and Thursday August 7, 12:30-2:00pm.
Age(s): School Age
Storywalk
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Enjoy the park trails while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop at the pavillion afterwards to enjoy an activity related to the book! Weather permitting.
This program was ...
Age(s): Family, Children
StoryClay Teller
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Scott - Savage Library
Description: Help local artist and storyteller Maureen Carlson create an original story and a clay character that is the star of that story! All ages welcome.
Age(s): All Ages, School Age, Preschool
The Maplewood K-9 Department
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Maplewood Library
Description: The City of Maplewood's K-9 Department will be on hand for a demonstration of what police and guard dogs do, how they are trained, and how the city was able to add them to their police department. Com...
Age(s): Children, School Age, Family
World War II Paper Airplanes and Code-Breaking, Scott County Historical Society
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Scott - Jordan Library
Description: Fly into action by making your own World War II paper airplane! Plus, learn about code-breaking during World War II and practice your own code-breaking skills! Presented by the Scott County Historica...
Age(s): School Age
Maker Space Samplers - Button up!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Scott - Prior Lake Library
Description: Use magazines, comics and other media to create your own button statements. For teens ENTERING 7th grade and above.

We've lined up many new opportunities to dip your feet into a new skill ...
Age(s): Teen
4th-6th Grade ?Taking Flight? Book Club ? Registration Required
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: For kids ENTERING 4th through 6th grade. Registration is required and begins on June 2. Stop by the library or call 952-233-9590 to register or for more information. Books: ?Hoot? Thur. 6/19; ?The W...
Age(s): School Age
Brush with Art: Make and Take Art Projects
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Bring your imagination! A different media will be featured each week. Geared for school age children.
Age(s): School Age, Teen
Summer Reading Program Presents: Magical Mia
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: St. Paul - Dayton's Bluff Library
Description: Join us for Magical Mia's presentation of unusual and amazing magic from Asia.
Age(s): Children
4th-6th Grade Book Club ? Registration Required
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 5:00 PM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: For kids ENTERING 4th through 6th grade. Registration is required and begins on June 3. Stop by the library or call 952-873-6767 to register or for more information. Books: ?Because of Winn Dixie? ...
Age(s): School Age
Toddler Drive-In
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: A special "drive-in" movie just for toddlers age 2-3 and their grown-ups! We'll start by decorating our custom cars and then climb in for a short movie. Space is limited to 20 toddlers; baby...
Age(s): Toddler
Wendy's Wiggle, Jiggle, and Jam
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: a highly interactive musical show that gives everyone a chance to be a star on stage. Original music, colorful and engaging props, and high energy keeps the audience participating throughout the progr...
Age(s): Children
Final Day for Bookawocky at Belle Plaine & Elko New Market Libraries!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: Remember to redeem your Bookawocky ?badges? for prizes and prize drawings by the end of the day today!
Age(s): School Age, Teen, Preschool
Final Day for Bookawocky at Belle Plaine & Elko New Market Libraries!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Scott - Elko New Market Library
Description: Remember to redeem your Bookawocky ?badges? for prizes and prize drawings by the end of the day today!
Age(s): School Age, Teen, Preschool
StoryWalk- Chanhassen City Center Park
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Carver - Chanhassen Library Branch
Description: Enjoy StoryWalks with your family this summer. Pages from the book featured at each StoryWalk will be located along the path and lead you to the end of the walking path as it leads you on to the end ...
Age(s): Family, All Ages
Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: Stories and rhymes with a different theme each week!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Mixed Nuts
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Rice Street Library
Description: Join us for physical comedy, age-appropriate humor, and uproarious audience participation!
Age(s): Adult
Special Guest Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Elko New Market Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Summer of Learning Activities for Young Adults with Developmental Delays
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - George Latimer Central Library
Description: Did you know that you can earn badges and books by reading about and trying activities focused on your interests? If you are 12 years or older,come join us in the Bremer Community Room on the 1st floo...
Age(s): Teen, Adult
Magician Star Michaelina! - NYA Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Carver - Norwood Young America Library Branch
Description: Minnesota magician Star Michaelina has been presenting her comedy
magic for 15 years. Her eye popping magic, exhilarating energy
and unique props make her one of the country's top family ...
Age(s): All Ages
YO! Walk the walk with Zach- Chanhassen Library
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Carver - Chanhassen Library Branch
Description: For ages 8 and up. Stop in and watch competitive yo-yo master Zach Gustafson entertain and amaze you. Forget about walking the dog. Zach's skills are powerful enough to split atoms and whirl up tsunam...
Age(s): School Age
Beat Boxing: Steppingstone Theatre
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: St. Paul - Arlington Hills Library
Description: Work with a professional beat box and hip hop artist to learn how to transform your voice into drums, trumpets, cymbals, and even violins. Then create your own unique composition as a class.

Age(s): Children
Magician Star Michaelina! - Watertown Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Carver - Watertown Library Branch
Description: Minnesota magician Star Michaelina has been presenting her comedy
magic for 15 years. Her eye popping magic, exhilarating energy
and unique props make her one of the country's top family ...
Age(s): All Ages
Games Day
Event Type: Games/Gaming
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Join us at the library for an afternoon of games and fun! Play a variety of board games, lawn games and games on the Wii with your friends or meet new friends over a game challenge! We'll provide the ...
Age(s): Family, School Age, Teen
Sundae and a Movie Night
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Scott - Jordan Library
Description: For teens ENTERING 7th grade and above. Enjoy a free sundae bar and a new release movie! Registration is recommended and appreciated. Stop by or call the library to register or for more information.
Age(s): Teen
Teen Summer Reading Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Dakota - South St. Paul Public Library
Description: Come on down to Mattie's Lanes (365 Concord Exchange N) for bowling, games, food, prizes, and fun! Free event, but teens must provide their own transportation to and from the bowling alley. Ages 12-18...
Age(s): Teen
Final Day for Bookawocky at New Prague, Prior Lake, Savage & Shakopee Libraries!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 09, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Remember to redeem your Bookawocky ?badges? for prizes and prize drawings by the end of the day today!
Age(s): School Age, Teen, Preschool
Final Day for Bookawocky at New Prague, Prior Lake, Savage & Shakopee Libraries!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 09, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Scott - New Prague Library
Description: Remember to redeem your Bookawocky ?badges? for prizes and prize drawings by the end of the day today!
Age(s): School Age, Teen, Preschool
Final Day for Bookawocky at New Prague, Prior Lake, Savage & Shakopee Libraries!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 09, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Scott - Prior Lake Library
Description: Remember to redeem your Bookawocky ?badges? for prizes and prize drawings by the end of the day today!
Age(s): School Age, Teen, Preschool
Final Day for Bookawocky at New Prague, Prior Lake, Savage & Shakopee Libraries!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 09, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Scott - Savage Library
Description: Remember to redeem your Bookawocky ?badges? for prizes and prize drawings by the end of the day today!
Age(s): School Age, Teen, Preschool
Read, Write, Repeat - A to Z Poetry for Teens
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 09, 2014
Start Time: 10:15 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Writer, Anne Schwab, from White Bear Center for the Arts returns!
Jam packed with fun poems and exciting writing activities, this class will have your pen sizzling and your imagination soaring! A...
Age(s): Teen
Midsummer Magic
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Saturday, August 09, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Midsummer is another name for the first day of summer. Not only is this the longest day of light, but some think it is a magical time when fairies and elves come out to play. Join an artist and create...
Age(s): School Age, Children
Where's Waldo Book Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 09, 2014
Start Time: 11:15 AM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: See if you can find Waldo in the library. This drop-in party includes a scavenger hunt, photo booth and DIY Waldo magnets. For all ages, no registration.
Age(s): Children, All Ages
The Storyman from England: Trees Trees Trees
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 09, 2014
Start Time: 11:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: Join us in exploring the growth and structure of trees and trees as wild habitat. Very physically active program despite the subject matter!
This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Ar...
Age(s): Children, Family
LEGO Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 09, 2014
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 kids entering grades K-5.
Age(s): School Age
Magic for Beginners
Event Type: Hobbies/Recreation
Date: Saturday, August 09, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Have you ever wondered how magicians do their tricks? Maybe you?d like to get up on stage yourself. We?ll learn about famous magicians, see a magic show, and learn some magic tricks to amaze your fri...
Age(s): Children
Book Buzz
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Monday, August 11, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Be ready to discover great books this summer! Each session will include activities, games and sharing of books by a different author.
For kids entering grades 4-6. Register online or call the li...
Age(s): School Age
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 11, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Savage Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Schedule:
Mon Aug 4: Preschool Storytime Peek with *Miss Julie*
Tues Aug 5: Preschool Storytime Peek with *Miss Julie*
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Make & Take Mondays
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Monday, August 11, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Start each week throughout the summer with a visit to the library!
Each Monday morning, the Children?s Department will have a specially featured art activity.
Make and take it home along wit...
Age(s): Children
Other: This is an informal, drop-in craft program with no registration required.
Storywalk
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Monday, August 11, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Enjoy the park trails while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop into the library afterwards to enjoy an activity related to the book! . Weather permitting.
This program wa...
Age(s): Family, Children
Waggin? Tales Drop-in Reading Time
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 11, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Scott - Prior Lake Library
Description: Read aloud to certified therapy dog Hailey! Mondays at 1:00-2:00pm, starting Monday, June 9.
Age(s): School Age
Minecraft August
Event Type: Computers/Technology
Date: Monday, August 11, 2014
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Share strategies with other Minecrafters and explore new terrain. Gather raw materials and create new structures. For kids entering grade 2 and up. Register online or call the library.
Age(s): School Age
Wii Dance Party
Event Type: Games/Gaming
Date: Monday, August 11, 2014
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Join us for an all-ages Wii dance party!
Age(s): Family, Children
Dog Gone Reading
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 11, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Children grades K-7 sign up to practice reading skills by reading with a certified therapy dog and its owner. Sign up at Info Desk or call (651)731-1320 for a 15-minute appointment.
Age(s): School Age
Mermaid Evening Storytime - Registration Recommended
Event Type: Special Events
Date: Monday, August 11, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Scott - Jordan Library
Description: Come see mermaids read stories, lead songs and more! If you're a fan of mermaids in movies, books and legend - this is the event for you!
Age(s): School Age, Preschool, Family
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Jordan Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Savage Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Schedule:
Mon Aug 4: Preschool Storytime Peek with *Miss Julie*
Tues Aug 5: Preschool Storytime Peek with *Miss Julie*
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Jason Huneke?s Juggling Show/Summer Reading Program
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Saint Anthony Park Library
Description: Please join us for the Jason Huneke?s Juggling Show. Jason's show is a fun, fast paced comedy juggling show for kids of all, packed with juggling, the Chinese diabalo, and much more!
Presented b...
Age(s): Children
Summer Reading Program - Schiffelly Puppets
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Rondo Community Outreach Library
Description: Schiffelly Puppets' Entertainment Programs bring the art of puppetry in comic situations, original puppet characters, and morals added to classic fairy tales creating an action packed entertainment ex...
Age(s): Children
Treasure Beyond Measure
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Riverview Library
Description: When the greedy Captain Curley inherits his father's pirate ship, he seeks to locate the world's greatest treasure! Join this silly pirate as he recruits rookie pirates and embarks on an adventure fil...
Age(s): Children
The Big Fun Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Roseville Library
Description: Join us for a great big mini-circus! Comedy juggling and magic show with helpers from the audience; lots of laughter and a very gentle message about the FUN of reading.
Appropriate for all ages.<...
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Schiffelly Puppets
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Join us for some great storytelling, audience participation and the mystery of what Rapunzel does with all that hair! Open to all ages.
Age(s): Children
Other: No registration required.
Summer Reading Program - Bill the Juggler
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - George Latimer Central Library
Description: Library favorite, Bill the Juggler, returns to Central Library with his one of a kind juggling show.
Age(s): Children
Treasure Beyond Measure
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Shoreview Library
Description: When the greedy Capt?n Curley inherits his father?s pirate ship, he seeks to locate the world?s greatest treasure! Join this silly pirate as he embarks on an adventure filled with physical comedy, fun...
Age(s): Children, School Age, Family
Craft Wednesdays
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Drop in and make a different craft each week! Wednesdays at 2:00-3:00pm, June 11-August 6.
Age(s): School Age
Solar Prints
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Let the scientist in you soar with this fun activity where art meets science. Using ozalid paper and natural materials, the sun helps you create unusual print designs in just a few minutes. Then you f...
Age(s): School Age, Children
Manga Club- Chaska Library
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Start Time: 4:30 PM
Library: Carver - Chaska Library Branch
Description: Manga/Anime Club
Join us for an awesome time to discuss Manga book titles and Anime films. Open to all teens in Carver County, this group will focus on both individual titles and series. Chaska...
Age(s): Teen
Family Game Night
Event Type: Games/Gaming
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Join us each Wednesday for an unplugged Family Game Night at the Library! Bring a game of your own or play one of ours! All ages welcome.
Age(s): Family, All Ages, Children
Summer Family Fun Night
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
Description: Spend an evening with the family, cool off and enjoy a fun night of Bingo! All ages welcome. Prizes will be awarded. Seating is limited.
Age(s): Family, All Ages, School Age
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - New Prague Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Prior Lake Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
6/12: Jim & Therapy Dog Hailey, Therapy Dogs International
6/19: Jenni Krosnowski, Twisted Loop Yarn Shop
6/26: Colleen O...
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Magical Mia--A Summer Reading Program
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Hayden Heights Library
Description: Magical Mia presents unusual and amazing magic from Asia.

Age(s): Children
Magician Matt Dunn
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Arlington Hills Library
Description: Matt Dunn presents an action packed, fast paced, interactive comedy magic show.
Age(s): Children
Chaska-Tails for Reading
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Carver - Chaska Library Branch
Description: Tails for Reading at the Chaska Library
Elementary school age children are welcome to read books aloud to specially trained therapy dogs to encourage confidence in reading. Children read for a 1...
Age(s): School Age
Como Zoo- Waconia Library
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Carver - Waconia Library Branch
Description: Como Park Zoo will be visiting us and will bring some animals!
Waconia LIbrary 217 S. Vine St. 952-442-4714
Age(s): All Ages
Como Zoo- Waconia Library
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Carver - Waconia Library Branch
Description: Como Park Zoo will be visiting us and will bring some animals!
Waconia LIbrary 217 S. Vine St. 952-442-4714
Age(s): All Ages
Storywalk
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Enjoy the park trails while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop at the pavillion afterwards to enjoy an activity related to the book! Weather permitting.
This program was ...
Age(s): Family, Children
The Minnesota Zoomobile
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Maplewood Library
Description: The Minnesota Zoomobile will be on hand with various animals. Come learn a bit about some interesting and exotic creatures and get an up-close look at what the zoo has to offer!
Appropriate for a...
Age(s): Children, School Age, Family
Brush with Art: Make and Take Art Projects
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Bring your imagination! A different media will be featured each week. Geared for school age children.
Age(s): School Age, Teen
Summer Reading Program Presents: Reading with Horse Power
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: St. Paul - Dayton's Bluff Library
Description: Join us to learn about horses and meet a real miniature horse!
Age(s): Children
Magical Mia
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 15, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Rice Street Library
Description: Magical Mia presents unusual and amazing magic from Asia.
Age(s): Children
Special Guest Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 15, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Elko New Market Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Teen Book Club- NYA Library
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Start Time: 3:30 PM
Library: Carver - Norwood Young America Library Branch
Description: Meet other teens who like to talk about books. Beverages and snacks provided. Please contact the library to register and for the current book selection.
Norwood Young America Library 314 Elm St....
Age(s): Teen
Book Buzz Teen
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Monday, August 18, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Be ready to discover great books this summer! Each session will include activities, games and sharing of books by a different author.
For teens entering grades 7+. Register online or call the lib...
Age(s): Teen
Make & Take Mondays
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Monday, August 18, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Start each week throughout the summer with a visit to the library!
Each Monday morning, the Children?s Department will have a specially featured art activity.
Make and take it home along wit...
Age(s): Children
Other: This is an informal, drop-in craft program with no registration required.
Waggin? Tales Drop-in Reading Time
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 18, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Scott - Prior Lake Library
Description: Read aloud to certified therapy dog Hailey! Mondays at 1:00-2:00pm, starting Monday, June 9.
Age(s): School Age
Book Buzz Jr.
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Monday, August 18, 2014
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Library: Anoka - North Central Branch
Description: Be ready to discover great books this summer! Each session will include activities, games and sharing books. For kids entering grades 1-3. Register online or call the library.

Age(s): School Age
The Storyman from England: Trees Trees Trees
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 18, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Join us in exploring the growth and structure of trees and trees as wild habitat. Very physically active program despite the subject matter!
This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Ar...
Age(s): Children, Family
Minecraft August
Event Type: Computers/Technology
Date: Monday, August 18, 2014
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Share strategies with other Minecrafters and explore new terrain. Gather raw materials and create new structures. For kids entering grade 2 and up. Register online or call the library.
Age(s): School Age
Back to School Pajama Storytime with Miss Jordan Royalty!!!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 18, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Scott - Jordan Library
Description: Wear your pajamas or come as you are. The Miss Jordan Royalty will join us for back to school stories and a preview of this year's Heimatfest activities. All ages welcome.
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Book Buzz Jr.
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Monday, August 18, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Anoka - North Central Branch
Description: Be ready to discover great books this summer! Each session will include activities, games and sharing books. For kids entering grades 1-3. Register online or call the library.

Age(s): School Age
Dog Gone Reading
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 18, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Children grades K-7 sign up to practice reading skills by reading with a certified therapy dog and its owner. Sign up at Info Desk or call (651)731-1320 for a 15-minute appointment.
Age(s): School Age
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Jordan Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Dazzling Dave, Yo Yo Master/Summer Reading Program
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Saint Anthony Park Library
Description: Please join us for Dazzling Dave, Yo Yo master.
Dazzling Dave is a professional yo-yo performer and highly acclaimed champion who has circled the globe storming audiences everywhere with his fre...
Age(s): Children
Music with Paul Spring
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Riverview Library
Description: Join folk song writer and performer Paul Spring for a fun time of Interactive family music that inspires literacy.
Age(s): Children
Summer Reading Program - Brodini Comedy Magic Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Rondo Community Outreach Library
Description: Scarves, coins, cards, balls, ropes, and ordinary items become animate objects of wonder and curiosity in Brodini's hands, but never without some help from children and adults in the audience.
Age(s): Children
The Raptor Center- Waconia Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Carver - Waconia Library Branch
Description: Summer Reading Program- Special Birthday celebration for the Waconua Library
TRC raptors and staff travel around Minnesota and the United States, providing a unique educational experience. Our h...
Age(s): All Ages
The Raptor Center- Waconia Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Carver - Waconia Library Branch
Description: Summer Reading Program- Special Birthday celebration for the Waconua Library
TRC raptors and staff travel around Minnesota and the United States, providing a unique educational experience. Our h...
Age(s): All Ages
Teen Book Club- Waconia Library
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Carver - Waconia Library Branch
Description: Meet other teens who like to talk about books. Beverages and snacks provided. Call the library for the current book selection and to register. Waconia Library 217 S. Vine St. 952-442-4714
Age(s): Teen
Summer Reading Program - RADZOO
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - George Latimer Central Library
Description: Learn about fascinating reptiles and amphibians, including frogs, a salamander, turtles, lizards, and snakes with this live animal presentation.
Age(s): Children
Backyard Birdfeeders
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: The backyard is a busy place for all our winged friends in summer. Create an easy birdfeeder and decorate it. Make sure to hang your birdfeeder from a tree or bush in your backyard for birds to stop b...
Age(s): School Age
Family Game Night
Event Type: Games/Gaming
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Join us each Wednesday for an unplugged Family Game Night at the Library! Bring a game of your own or play one of ours! All ages welcome.
Age(s): Family, All Ages, Children
Big Fun Show--A Summer Reading Program
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Hayden Heights Library
Description: Join us for Big Fun Show--a great big mini-circus! Comedy juggling and magic show with helpers from the audience.
Age(s): Children
Brush with Art: Make and Take Art Projects
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Bring your imagination! A different media will be featured each week. Geared for school age children.
Age(s): School Age, Teen
PIE Club - Teens Talk Books
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: ?Pie Club? - Teens Talk Books
* Talk about your favorite books.
* Recommend books to each other.
* Learn about new titles.
* Enjoy pie and good discussion!

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Age(s): Teen
Summer Reading Program Presents: Ross Sutter: Songs, Games and Instruments
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: St. Paul - Dayton's Bluff Library
Description: Ross sings old and new songs from Northern Europe and America and leads the audience in singing, dancing and instrument playing.
Age(s): Children
Bill the Juggler
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Rice Street Library
Description: Bill presents a high energy, comedy juggling act with an emphasis on books and the library.
Age(s): Children
Special Guest Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Elko New Market Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Jewelry from Junk: Artstart
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Start Time: 12:00 PM
Library: St. Paul - Dayton's Bluff Library
Description: Make jewelry with recycled materials! Create a pin, a necklace, or a bracelet and jazz up your wardrobe.

For ages 6-10. Space is limited - if you'd like to reserve a spot, you can register ...
Age(s): Children
Make & Take Mondays
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Monday, August 25, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Start each week throughout the summer with a visit to the library!
Each Monday morning, the Children?s Department will have a specially featured art activity.
Make and take it home along wit...
Age(s): Children
Other: This is an informal, drop-in craft program with no registration required.
Teens: Get it First!
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Monday, August 25, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Get first pick of the newest teen lit and get a chance to talk about the books you love as part of this all-access group! We'll write reviews of favorite books and discuss what's new from your favorit...
Age(s): Teen
Minecraft August
Event Type: Computers/Technology
Date: Monday, August 25, 2014
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Share strategies with other Minecrafters and explore new terrain. Gather raw materials and create new structures. For kids entering grade 2 and up. Register online or call the library.
Age(s): School Age
Dog Gone Reading
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 25, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Children grades K-7 sign up to practice reading skills by reading with a certified therapy dog and its owner. Sign up at Info Desk or call (651)731-1320 for a 15-minute appointment.
Age(s): School Age
Silly Miss Tilly
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Riverview Library
Description: Join Silly Miss Tilly for fun stories, puppetry and balloon animals.
Age(s): Children
LEGO Club
Event Type: Hobbies/Recreation
Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
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 kids entering grades K-5.
Age(s): School Age
LEGOŽ Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Join us for LEGO Club for children up to 6th grade. Kids under the age of 5 years need to be accompanied by an adult in the programming room at all times. Come for part or stay the whole 90 minutes.Th...
Age(s): Children
Family Game Night
Event Type: Games/Gaming
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Join us each Wednesday for an unplugged Family Game Night at the Library! Bring a game of your own or play one of ours! All ages welcome.
Age(s): Family, All Ages, Children
Chaska-Tails for Reading
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Carver - Chaska Library Branch
Description: Tails for Reading at the Chaska Library
Elementary school age children are welcome to read books aloud to specially trained therapy dogs to encourage confidence in reading. Children read for a 1...
Age(s): School Age
Brush with Art: Make and Take Art Projects
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Bring your imagination! A different media will be featured each week. Geared for school age children.
Age(s): School Age, Teen
Summer Reading Program Presents: Como Park Zooe - Splashy, Flashy Frogs
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: St. Paul - Dayton's Bluff Library
Description: Join us as we trek through the swamp and participate in a frog ?chorus.? Live animal visitors will help children learn the difference between frogs and toads.
Age(s): Children
Waggin' Tales
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Read aloud to certified therapy dog.
Age(s): School Age


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