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Zaraawar Mistry
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - Mounds View Library
Description: Local storyteller Zaraawar Mistry is sure to delight and entertain listeners of all ages with his tales from India.
Appropriate for all ages.
Seating is available on a first-come/first-serve...
Age(s): Preschool, Family
Bruce the Bug Guy
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Shoreview Library
Description: A lively hands-on program with live creatures and other fun props. Learn about insects and arthropods (spiders, scorpions, millipedes) and get an up-close look at these sometimes misunderstood creatur...
Age(s): All Ages
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Science/Nature
Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activity geared for kids in grades 1-5.
Age(s): School Age
Painting 3D Seascapes
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Paint, rip, glue, decoupage, and origami are techniques that go into these fun-to-make sea scapes. For grades 3 and up. No registration required.
Age(s): School Age
Bill the Juggler
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Maplewood Library
Description: Comedy and juggling with lots of audience participation and an emphasis on reading! Join Bill the Juggler, a summer favorite, for a fun show. Appropriate for all ages.
Seating is available on a f...
Age(s): All Ages
Storywalk
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Start Time: 10:00 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 enjoy an activity related to the book! . Weather permitting.
This program was fu...
Age(s): Family, Children
Baby & Me Art: Edible and Bubble Art
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Bring your little Picasso to the library for this special ?messy? art program for babies/toddlers and caregivers. Projects will include finger painting and bubble painting featuring edible paint! This...
Age(s): Baby, Toddler
Brodini Comedy Magic Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Wrap up your Summer Library Experience with the Brodini Comedy Magic Show! Brodini challenges young audiences with his award-winning magic. His show is all about audience participation! For all ages
Age(s): All Ages, Children
Other: This program is funded by MELSA.
Ross Sutter
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - White Bear Lake Library
Description: Folk Musician Ross Sutter presents "The Cow Says Moo!" : a perfect library program that introduces children to fun and lively animal songs and song games, including plenty of audience partic...
Age(s): All Ages
Eco-Bookbinding with Artist Erica Rasmussen
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 08, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: In this free workshop young artists learn to bind a simple book using paper made from Minnesotan plants. After we make ink from walnuts and design our own stamps, we?ll illustrate facts about Minnesot...
Age(s): Children, School Age
Other: www.ericaspitzerrasmussen.com/
Star Wars Jedi Academy
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 08, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Get your Star Wars mojo on with lightsaber practice, Laser Blaster Target Practice, and Stormtrooper bowling. Bring your friends for some fun and intergalactic games. For ages 6-12. Registration re...
Age(s): School Age
Book Buzz
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Discover great books this summer! Enjoy activities, games and sharing of readings from the American Girl books.
For kids entering grades 1-5. Register online or call the library.
Program is...
Age(s): Children, School Age
Storywalk
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Enjoy the park trails 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 wa...
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Book Buzz Jr.
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 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
Book Buzz Jr.
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Start Time: 6:00 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
Family Game Night
Event Type: Games/Gaming
Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Join us each Monday 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
Make & Take Crafts
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Stop by the library to make an art project! This is an informal, drop-in craft program that will take place immediately after storytime. Registration not required.
Age(s): All Ages
RadZoo
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Roseville Library
Description: RadZoo (The Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo) will be on hand for a live presentation! Animals may include turtles, lizards, snakes and an alligator. Come learn a bit about these creatures and see ...
Age(s): All Ages
Paul Spring
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - Mounds View Library
Description: Bring children's books to life with live folk music! Paul presents an interactive and upbeat performance which includes original songs about storybook characters.
Appropriate for all ages.
S...
Age(s): All Ages
African Drumming
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Work with master drummer, Ghana Mbaye from Senegal, and learn how to drum on authentic African drums, including the djembe. Practice basic rhythmic patterns that have been passed on for generations. ...
Age(s): School Age, Children
Other: Folkart
Jason Huneke
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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.
Seating is available on a first-co...
Age(s): All Ages
Teen Book Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Discover great books this summer! Each session will include activities, games and discussion of a new book. Pick up the list of books at the Crooked Lake Library to get started.

For teens e...
Age(s): Teen
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Science/Nature
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activity geared for kids in grades 1-5.
Age(s): School Age
RadZoo
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Maplewood Library
Description: RadZoo (The Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo) will be on hand for a live presentation! Animals may include turtles, lizards, snakes and an alligator. Come learn a bit about these creatures and see ...
Age(s): School Age, Preschool, Family
Storywalk
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Friday, August 14, 2015
Start Time: 10:00 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 enjoy an activity related to the book! . Weather permitting.
This program was fu...
Age(s): Family, Children
Family Storytime - White Bear Lake
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Friday, August 14, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - White Bear Lake Library
Description: Start your day with stories, songs and fingerplays designed to enhance your child's early literacy skills!
Appropriate for ages 2-5.
Age(s): All Ages
Songwriting Workshop for Kids
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Monday, August 17, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
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, School Age
Storywalk
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 17, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Enjoy the park trails 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 wa...
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Family Game Night
Event Type: Games/Gaming
Date: Monday, August 17, 2015
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Join us each Monday 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
Make & Take Crafts
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Stop by the library to make an art project! This is an informal, drop-in craft program that will take place immediately after storytime. Registration not required.
Age(s): All Ages
Songwriting Workshop for Kids
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
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, School Age
Of Bees and Butterflies
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Work with naturalist Larry Wade to learn about pollinator friendly gardens. Then work with artist Jeanette Dickinson to create a "bee"-utiful garden container for pollinator plants that wil...
Age(s): School Age, Children
Other: Bugs
Seed CD Art
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Combine natural materials and reuse. Using a variety of seeds from brown and white bean to yellow lentils to green peas, participants will create a seed mosaic pattern or image in its own ready-made ...
Age(s): School Age, Children
Songwriting Workshop for Kids
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
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, School Age
Teen Book Club at Stillwater Library
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: The book selection for August 19th is the 2014 Printz Award Winner, "Midwinterblood" by Marcus Sedgwick.

No registration is necessary.
Age(s): Teen
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Science/Nature
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activity geared for kids in grades 1-5.
Age(s): School Age
Songwriting Workshop for Kids
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
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, School Age
Family Storytime - White Bear Lake
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Friday, August 21, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - White Bear Lake Library
Description: Start your day with stories, songs and fingerplays designed to enhance your child's early literacy skills!
Appropriate for ages 2-5.
Age(s): All Ages
Read to a Rabbit
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Children are invited to read aloud to a rabbit. 15 minute sessions are available. Registration is required and begins July 25. Please call the Children's Department at 763-576-4695 to register.

Age(s): Children
Other: Space is limited. Registration is required.
Make & Take Crafts
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Stop by the library to make an art project! This is an informal, drop-in craft program that will take place immediately after storytime. Registration not required.
Age(s): All Ages
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Science/Nature
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activity geared for kids in grades 1-5.
Age(s): School Age
Family Storytime - White Bear Lake
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - White Bear Lake Library
Description: Start your day with stories, songs and fingerplays designed to enhance your child's early literacy skills!
Appropriate for ages 2-5.
Age(s): All Ages
Kindergarten Here We Come!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Are you getting ready to start kindergarten in the fall? Then come join us for stories, songs and crafts about the adventures of starting school.
Age(s): Preschool
Other: No registration required. Siblings always welcome.


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