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K-2 Kids Book Club: "Stuart's Cape"
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Read "Stuart's Cape" by Sara Pennypacker before the book club meets. Come talk about the book with others and make a craft to take home.
Pick up a copy of the book at the Information De...
Age(s): School Age, Children
Brodini
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - North Saint Paul Library
Description: Come see scarves, coins, cards, balls, ropes and other ordinary items become animate objects of wonder in this high energy magic show starring Brodini!
Appropriate for all ages.
Seating is a...
Age(s): All Ages
Minnesota Percussion Trio: Around the World in 80 Beats
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Travel on a whirlwind tour of the musical traditions found on five of the seven continents of the world. The Trio begins their tour in Minnesota with a march composed by local musician David Eyler. Li...
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Britton Pankratz, Yo-Yo Master
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Enjoy amazing yo-yo tricks as Britton Pankratz shares a "modern twist" on an ?old-fashioned? toy. Britton Pankratz is a remarkable and award-winning yo-yo artist and showman. Britton demons...
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Minnesota Percussion Trio: Click, Clap and Klunk
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Music comes from the heart and then you find something to play it on! Using simple or found instruments such as 5-gallon buckets, claves, paper, tin cans and body percussion, the trio features the cre...
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
A Touch of Magic
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Shoreview Library
Description: A Touch of Magic presents "Snakes? No Thanks!" Think of us as your old favorites Half-Pint & Oscar but without the face paint. Come experience a special blend of hilarious hijinks and physic...
Age(s): All Ages
Britton Pankratz, Yo-Yo Master
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Enjoy amazing yo-yo tricks as Britton Pankratz shares a "modern twist" on an ?old-fashioned? toy. Britton Pankratz is a remarkable and award-winning yo-yo artist and showman. Britton demons...
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Wacky Wednesdays
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
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): All Ages, School Age
Weird Science Wednesdays
Event Type: Science/Nature
Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - North Central Branch
Description: Come to the library to do a science experiment, participate in a STEM activity, hear about natural resources for a local expert, or complete a project that you can take home. Check with the North Cen...
Age(s): School Age
Jason Huneke's Juggling Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Fun, fast paced comedy juggling show for kids of all ages. The show is packed with juggling, the Chinese diabalo, balancing, a top hat manipulation routine, unicycling and juggling on a 6 foot unicyc...
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Library Scientists: Book Club
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Discover great books and learn about the impact you have on your world! Each session will include activities, games and sharing of books as together we will be environmental scientists. For kids ent...
Age(s): School Age
Iny Asian Dance Theater
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Maplewood Library
Description: Experience the beauty of Asian dance with this Splendid Asia dance program from Iny Asian Dance! Chinese, Indian, Mongolian, Hmong and Thai dances will be featured with an opportunity to take part in ...
Age(s): School Age, Preschool, Family
Kitchen Science!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek 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
Wendy's Wiggle, Jiggle and Jam
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Have a blast with music and movement. Instruments, puppets, flags and more!

Program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Maker Space
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math at the library. For grades 6-12. Registration required.
Age(s): Teen
Wendy's Wiggle, Jiggle and Jam
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Have a blast with music and movement. Instruments, puppets, flags and more!

Program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
PJ Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Wear your PJs and enjoy this bedtime themed storytime. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more. For children preschool through kindergarten age; siblings are welcome.
Age(s): Children, Family, Preschool
Storywalk
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Friday, July 10, 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
A Touch of Magic
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - New Brighton Library
Description: A Touch of Magic presents "Snakes? No Thanks!" Think of us as your old favorites Half-Pint & Oscar but without the face paint. Come experience a special blend of hilarious hijinks and physic...
Age(s): All Ages
Como Zoo : A Journey Through Africa
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - White Bear Lake Library
Description: A journey through Africa takes children on a "tour" through the African desert, savanna and tropical rainforest. Meet live plants and animals from these area along the way! Learn to count in...
Age(s): All Ages
Baby & Me - Edible and Bubble Art
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Your Baby Picasso can create a work of art! Use homemade, non-toxic, edible paints to finger paint and create bubble art. Leave with a recipe and your own jar of paint! For caregivers and children up ...
Age(s): Baby, Toddler
Teen Lab
Event Type: Special Events
Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Teens 11-17, come hang out in the quiet lab WITHOUT getting shushed. Unlimited computer use, WII games and a weekly craft or activity.
Age(s): Teen
No Boys Allowed Book Club: Daring Tween Detectives
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Read the book: "The Westing Game" by Ellen Raskins. Check out one of our copies and talk about the book at book club. For "tween-age" girls.
Age(s): Teen
Seed CD Art
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - North Central Branch
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
LEGO/Block Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Join us for a block party! An open build for kids ages 0-12. Blocks of various sizes and materials will be available.
Age(s): Children, School Age, Preschool
Critter Camp Drop-off
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 13, 2015
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 20 a...
Age(s): Children, Family
The Roe Family Singers
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 13, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - Maplewood 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.
Seating is available ...
Age(s): Family
Pirates and Mermaids Art Camp with Kidcreate Studio - registration req
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Monday, July 13, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: A two day art camp for kids ages 3-6.
Ahoy mateys and magical mermaids! Let?s go on an underwater adventure! Join us as we make a pirate ship out of clay, dress up like pirates and mermaids (or ...
Age(s): Children
Storywalk
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 13, 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
Splatter Sisters: 30 Books in 30 Minutes
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 13, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: The Splatter Sisters present an exciting show filled with
music, dance and of course a bit of fun with some of
your favorite books. This show will get you moving and
grooving to songs t...
Age(s): Family, All Ages, Children
Book Buzz Jr.
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Monday, July 13, 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, July 13, 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, July 13, 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
Critter Camp Drop-off
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
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 21, at 2:00 pm an...
Age(s): Children, Family
Jerry Frasier
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Magic and comedy.
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Make & Take Crafts
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 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
Pirates and Mermaids Art Camp with Kidcreate Studio - registration req
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: A two day art camp for kids ages 3-6.
Ahoy mateys and magical mermaids! Let?s go on an underwater adventure! Join us as we make a pirate ship out of clay, dress up like pirates and mermaids (or ...
Age(s): Children
Magician Matt Dunn
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Roseville Library
Description: An action-packed comedy magic show for all ages! This fast-paced, funny and extremely visual show is sure to entertain. Kids even get to be a part of the show!
Appropriate for all ages.
Seat...
Age(s): All Ages
Jerry Frasier
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: Magic and comedy.
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Star Wars
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: May the force be with you as you join fellow fans to make accessories and participate in activities fit for the Star Wars universe and beyond. For grades K-8. Registration required.
Age(s): School Age
Kitchen Science!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale 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
A Touch of Magic
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - North Saint Paul Library
Description: A Touch of Magic presents "Snakes? No Thanks!" Think of us as your old favorites Half-Pint & Oscar but without the face paint. Come experience a special blend of hilarious hijinks and physic...
Age(s): All Ages
On-Time Circus
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - Mounds View Library
Description: The On-Time Circus is a puppet show performed out of a puppet wagon! Sure to delight the whole family, this show includes clowns, original music, animals and more.
Appropriate for all ages.
...
Age(s): All Ages
The Bazillions
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Enjoy a show with dangerously catchy tunes about macaroni and cheese, a messy room and other events in the daily life of a kid. The Bazillions bring songs to life through illustration, animation, acti...
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
The RAD Zoo: Reptile, Amphibian Discovery Zoo
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: See the RADZoo: an interactive informational program for all ages featuring reptiles and amphibians. A MELSA-supported program
Age(s): All Ages, Children
Sean Emery
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Professionally trained with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Sean Emery will wow you with his jaw-dropping juggling stunts and will have you asking yourself ?How does he do that?? Circus-y fun and ...
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Schiffelly Puppets
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Comic situations, original puppet characters and morals are added to classic fairy tales creating an action packed entertainment extravaganza!

Program is free and open to the public. Seati...
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Teens Talk Books (and have ice cream!) - Teen Book Club for 13-17
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Bring what you're reading! We'll snack and chat about books. There will be book giveaways. Future dates to be decided. Led by Angie, Youth Services Librarian.

(Sign up so we know how many ...
Age(s): Teen
Magician Matt Dunn
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Shoreview Library
Description: An action-packed comedy magic show for all ages! This fast-paced, funny and extremely visual show is sure to entertain. Kids even get to be a part of the show!
Appropriate for all ages.
Seat...
Age(s): All Ages
Sean Emery
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Professionally trained with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Sean Emery will wow you with his jaw-dropping juggling stunts and will have you asking yourself ?How does he do that?? Circus-y fun and ...
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Wacky Wednesdays
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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): All Ages, School Age
Weird Science Wednesdays
Event Type: Science/Nature
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - North Central Branch
Description: Come to the library to do a science experiment, participate in a STEM activity, hear about natural resources for a local expert, or complete a project that you can take home. Check with the North Cen...
Age(s): School Age
Play and Learn: Car & Truck Tape Town
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: A program for little car and truck enthusiasts! Join us for stories, songs, rhymes about cars and trucks followed by driving in a giant "Tape Town". Bring your own matchbox size car or truc...
Age(s): Preschool, Toddler
Knitting
Event Type: Hobbies/Recreation
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Thursdays, July 16, July 23, and July 30, at 10:30 a.m.
For kids 9 years and up. Join Aimee Pelletier from Stillwater's "Darn Knit Anyway" store for 60 minutes of knitting. Beginners we...
Age(s): Children, Teen
Minnesota Percussion Trio: Around the World in 80 Beats
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Travel on a whirlwind tour of the musical traditions found on five of the seven continents of the world. The Trio begins their tour in Minnesota with a march composed by local musician David Eyler. Li...
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Kitchen Science!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
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
Dazzling Dave
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
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.
Seating is available on a firs...
Age(s): School Age, Preschool, Family
Heebie Jeebies
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Laugh, sing, and dance with the Heebie Jeebies Musical Comedy Show! This interactive all-ages event will have the whole family laughing and singing along.

Program is free and open to the pu...
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
LEGO Mania!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Bring your imagination to the library and use our LEGO bricks to build whatever you desire! Who will build the biggest tower? Who can make the fastest LEGO vehicle? Best for ages 6 and up, but younger...
Age(s): Children, School Age, Family
Heebie Jeebies
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Laugh, sing, and dance with the Heebie Jeebies Musical Comedy Show! This interactive all-ages event will have the whole family laughing and singing along.

Program is free and open to the pu...
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Hunger Games Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Do you have what it takes to survive in the arena? Enter if you dare for Hunger Games-style snacks, crafts, and challenges. For grades 6-12. Registration required.
Age(s): Teen
Star Wars Jedi Academy
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: May the force be with you! A program for our young Star Wars fans featuring related activities, games and crafts. Test your lightsaber skill, make an origami Yoda and much more. Come dressed as your f...
Age(s): School Age
Storywalk
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Friday, July 17, 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
World Language Sing, Play, Learn with MacPhail : ¡Los Animales y La Música
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 17, 2015
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Developed from the idea that children learn best in their native tongue, the World Language Sing, Play Learn programs were created by MacPhail early childhood music specialists in partnership with ear...
Age(s): Preschool, Toddler, Baby
Juggler Alan Johnson
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 17, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - White Bear Lake Library
Description: A unique blend of comedy and juggling with a lot of audience participation! Alan takes the audience on a tour of circus skills and educates as he entertains. Laughter abounds in a show that's perfect ...
Age(s): All Ages
Paper Boats with Paulino Brener
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 17, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - New Brighton Library
Description: Make your own paper boat and join storyteller Paulino Brenner in this entertaining, multicultural and multilingual storytelling fest!
Appropriate for all ages.
Seating is available on a firs...
Age(s): All Ages
Shaving Cream Painting
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Have you ever painted with shaving cream? There is something very satisfying about this relaxing, sensory experience! Special bonus: The newly crowned Oakdale Royalty princesses will be here to paint...
Age(s): Children
Jason Huneke?s Juggling Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Jason Huneke's Juggling Show is a fun, fast paced comedy juggling show for kids of all ages.

Age(s): All Ages, Children, Family
River Weavings
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: As the Mississippi River weaves southward from its source in northern Minnesota, river currents carry bits and pieces from the land. Create river weavings using natural materials, yarns, and other fou...
Age(s): School Age, Children
Superhero Training Academy!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Kids of all ages can join this special super hero training academy to gain the skills, strength, and powers of their favorite superheroes. Costumes encouraged! Activities include: feats of strength, ...
Age(s): All Ages
Wendy's Wiggle, Jiggle & Jam
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 20, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - Shoreview Library
Description: Wendy presents a show featuring original music with colorful and engaging props that will keep the audience participating throughout the show!
Appropriate for all ages.
Age(s): Preschool, Family
Songwriting Workshop for Kids
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Monday, July 20, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis 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, School Age
Storywalk
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 20, 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
Critter Camp Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 20, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: Pick up your critter, 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
Family Game Night
Event Type: Games/Gaming
Date: Monday, July 20, 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
The Storyman from England
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - Roseville Library
Description: Join Brian, the Storyman from England, in this special program bound to bring giggles to audiences of all ages!
Appropriate for all ages.
Age(s): Preschool, Toddler, Family
Make & Take Crafts
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 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
Kid's Summer Book Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Start Time: 11:45 AM
Library: Washington - Bayport Public
Description: Kid's Book Club for students going into grades 1-6. Kids will be assigned reading and then meet four times for discussion. Limit of 20 children. Advanced registration required! Visit the library to si...
Age(s): School Age
Other: The Book Club will read "The Magician's Elephant" by Kate DiCamillo.
Kids Explore the Art of Zentangle
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: This program will explore an art form known as Zentangle. Children will understand and discover its unique artistic properties such as its meditative and calming nature. We will be doing Zentangle art...
Age(s): School Age, Children
Songwriting Workshop for Kids
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis 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, School Age
Dazzling Dave
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Roseville 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.
Seating is available on a firs...
Age(s): All Ages
Kitchen Science!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford 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
Critter Camp Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Pick up your critter, join us for a special program of 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
Kitchen Science!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Start Time: 3:30 PM
Library: Washington - Valley 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
Como Zoo: Banana-Wocky
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description:
Go bananas while we explore the fascinating life cycle of ?nature?s perfect fruit? with a special banana story, plants, and a live banana-eating animal from the Como Zoo. No registration. For ...
Age(s): All Ages
Fractured Fairytales with SteppingStone Theater
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: Little Miss Muffet Sat in her convertible? This theme is dedicated to
learning and exploring fairy tales and turning them completely upside
down! What if the Wolf was really a nice guy? What...
Age(s): Children, School Age
Paul Spring
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - North Saint Paul 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
Songwriting Workshop for Kids
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis 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, School Age
Bill the Juggler
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Shoreview 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
Teen Book Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 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
Wacky Wednesdays
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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): All Ages, School Age
Weird Science Wednesdays
Event Type: Science/Nature
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - North Central Branch
Description: Come to the library to do a science experiment, participate in a STEM activity, hear about natural resources for a local expert, or complete a project that you can take home. Check with the North Cen...
Age(s): School Age
Knitting
Event Type: Hobbies/Recreation
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Thursdays, July 16, July 23, and July 30, at 10:30 a.m.
For kids 9 years and up. Join Aimee Pelletier from Stillwater's "Darn Knit Anyway" store for 60 minutes of knitting. Beginners we...
Age(s): Children, Teen
Songwriting Workshop for Kids
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis 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, School Age
Brodini
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Maplewood Library
Description: Come see scarves, coins, cards, balls, ropes and other ordinary items become animate objects of wonder in this high energy magic show starring Brodini!
Appropriate for all ages.
Seating is a...
Age(s): School Age, Preschool, Family
Anime and Manga Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Calling all anime and manga fans! Join us to read manga, watch anime, do crafts, and eat snacks. For grades 6-12. No registration required.
Age(s): Teen
Play and Learn: Dinosaurs!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: We will go on our own dinosaur fossil dig, make a stegosaurus, and hear a story. For Ages 3-7. Registration required.
Age(s): School Age
Storywalk
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Friday, July 24, 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, July 24, 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
Magic Tree House Book Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 24, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: If you love the Magic Tree House Series, join us at our party inspired by the time-warping chapter books. We will navigate through dangerous obstacles, create a journal to document our adventures, and...
Age(s): Children, School Age
Beat Boxing with SteppingStone Theater
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 24, 2015
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
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.
Age(s): Teen, Children
Legos Open House
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2015
Start Time: All Day
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Come and play with our LEGOS! Our huge collection of LEGOS will be available all day. Bring your friends, and drop in any time today!
No registration required.
Age(s): All Ages
Super Hero Training Academy
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Kids of all ages can join this special training academy to gain the skills, strength, and powers of their favorite superheroes. Costumes encouraged! Activities include: feats of strength, an obstacle ...
Age(s): Children, School Age, Preschool
Creative Dramatics: Dr. Seuss and Mother Goose
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Jack and Jill went up the hill to eat Green Eggs ham? "I
do not like them Sam I am! I do not like Green Eggs and
Ham!" Go with the Cat in the Hat to Little Miss Muffet's
Tuffe...
Age(s): Children
Toddler Drive-In
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 27, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: A special 'drive-in' movie just for toddlers ages 2-4 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 siblings...
Age(s): Toddler
Zaraawar Mistry
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 27, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - Shoreview 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.
Age(s): Preschool, Family
Preschool Dance Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 27, 2015
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: During this music and movement program, 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. Also, make ...
Age(s): Preschool, Toddler
Other: No registration required
Songwriting Workshop for Kids
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Monday, July 27, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial 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, School Age
Family Game Night
Event Type: Games/Gaming
Date: Monday, July 27, 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
Book Buzz
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Discover great books this summer! Enjoy activities, games and readings from Almost Zero by Nikki Grimes.
For kids entering grades 2-4. Register online or call the library. Program is being held a...
Age(s): Children, School Age
Make & Take Crafts
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 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
Decorative Birdhouse painting
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Kids in grades 3-5 will paint mini decorative birdhouses. Perfect alone or as an addition to your fairy garden.

Space is limited, registration is required. Wear clothes that you can be mes...
Age(s): School Age, Children
Songwriting Workshop for Kids
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial 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, School Age
Hmong Tiger Tales
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Roseville Library
Description: Mu Performing Arts presents four fun, short plays based on Hmong folk stories about tigers and their significance to the Hmong culture.
Appropriate for all ages.
Seating is available on a fi...
Age(s): All Ages
Kitchen Science!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood 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
Japanese Folkart Traditions
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Get ready for a travel adventure to Japan lead by artist Linda Hashimoto! As you explore the customs and traditions of Japanese culture, you learn how to make origami, create your own Japanese lantern...
Age(s): School Age, Children
Star Wars Jedi Academy
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: May the force be with you! A program for our young Star Wars fans featuring activities, games and crafts. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character (optional). Registration required.
Age(s): School Age, Children
Fire Trucks at the Library!!!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Have you ever sat in a real fire truck? Well you can now! Those brave heroes from the Oakdale Fire Department will give safety tips, demonstrate equipment, and bring the fire trucks for us to explore...
Age(s): All Ages
Paper Boats with Paulino Brener
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - Mounds View Library
Description: Make your own paper boat and join storyteller Paulino Brenner in this entertaining, multicultural and multilingual storytelling fest!
Appropriate for all ages.
Seating is available on a firs...
Age(s): All Ages
American Girl Tea Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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 Kit Kittredge. Join us for tea, treats, and crafts. Registration for one time slot re...
Age(s): School Age
Songwriting Workshop for Kids
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial 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, School Age
RadZoo
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Shoreview 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
Puppetry Workshop with SteppingStone Theater
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Shadow puppets, rod puppets, found-object puppets,
marionettes and more. Learn about the different varieties
of puppets and then create one of your very own.
Age(s): Children, School Age
Weird Science Wednesdays
Event Type: Science/Nature
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - North Central Branch
Description: Come to the library to do a science experiment, participate in a STEM activity, hear about natural resources for a local expert, or complete a project that you can take home. Check with the North Cen...
Age(s): School Age
American Girl Tea Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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 Kit Kittredge. Join us for tea, treats, and crafts. Registration for one time slot re...
Age(s): School Age
Magic Treehouse Party!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Start Time: 5:00 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Everyone loves the Magic Treehouse! Just like Jack and Annie, we will have our own missions to complete at this party. Crafts and games inspired by the books. For children, grades 1-5. Registration ...
Age(s): School Age
Knitting
Event Type: Hobbies/Recreation
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Thursdays, July 16, July 23, and July 30, at 10:30 a.m.
For kids 9 years and up. Join Aimee Pelletier from Stillwater's "Darn Knit Anyway" store for 60 minutes of knitting. Beginners we...
Age(s): Children, Teen
Japanese Folkart Traditions
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Get ready for a travel adventure to Japan lead by artist Linda Hashimoto! As you explore the customs and traditions of Japanese culture, you learn how to make origami, create your own Japanese lantern...
Age(s): School Age, Children
Library Scientists: Book Club
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Discover great books and learn about the impact you have on your world! Each session will include activities, games and sharing of books as together we will be environmental scientists. For kids ent...
Age(s): School Age
Songwriting Workshop for Kids
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial 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, School Age
Snake Discovery
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Maplewood 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.
Seating is available on a first-come/f...
Age(s): School Age, Preschool, Family
Of Bees and Butterflies
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville 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
Super Hero Training Academy
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Kids of all ages can join this special training academy to gain the skills, strength and powers of their favorite superheroes. Costumes encouraged! Activities include: feats of strength, an obstacle c...
Age(s): School Age, Preschool
Other: Children from preschool to age 12. No registration required.
Bubble Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Song, rhymes, books and bubbles are combined to create this Bubble Party. Children will participate in various games centered around bubbles and will end the bubble party with a craft using bubbles!
Age(s): Children, Preschool, Toddler
Storywalk
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Friday, July 31, 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
Schiffelly Puppets
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 31, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - White Bear Lake 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.
Seating is available ...
Age(s): All Ages
Critter Camp
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 01, 2015
Start Time: All Day
Library: Washington - Oakdale 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 Saturday Aug 8, receive a photo...
Age(s): Children
Eco-Papermaking with Artist Erica Rasmussen
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 01, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: In this free workshop young artists learn to make paper with cotton pulp and native plants. Once the basics of pulling and pressing sheets are established, students will make their own paper stencils ...
Age(s): Children, School Age
Other: www.ericaspitzerrasmussen.com/
Japanese Folkart Traditions
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Saturday, August 01, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
Description: Get ready for a travel adventure to Japan lead by artist Linda Hashimoto! As you explore the customs and traditions of Japanese culture, you learn how to make origami, create your own Japanese lantern...
Age(s): School Age, Children
Play and Learn: Car and Truck Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Vroom-vroom...Race over to this program for all little car and truck enthusiasts! We'll kick off with stories and songs about vehicles and then take a drive through the giant "Tape Town" lai...
Age(s): Preschool, Toddler
Other: Ages one to six. No registration required.
The Storyman from England
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - Shoreview Library
Description: Join Brian, the Storyman from England, in this special program bound to bring giggles to audiences of all ages!
Appropriate for all ages.
Age(s): Preschool, Toddler, Family
R.A.D. Zoo!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Meet and learn about new creatures at the Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo! The R.A.D. Zoo will bring at least 10 animals to explore at the Hardwood Creek Library, including turtles, lizards, snake...
Age(s): Family, Children
Family Game Night
Event Type: Games/Gaming
Date: Monday, August 03, 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 04, 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
Superhero Training Academy!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Join this special training academy to gain the skills, strength, and powers of their favorite superheroes. Costumes encouraged! Activities include: feats of strength, an obstacle course, a photo boot...
Age(s): Children, School Age
A Touch of Magic
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Roseville Library
Description: A Touch of Magic presents "Birthday Surprise!" Think of us as your old favorites Half-Pint & Oscar but without the face paint. Come experience a special blend of hilarious hijinks and physic...
Age(s): All Ages
Folkarts of India
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
Description: What better time than Summer to take a whirlwind tour of India with artist Shakun Maheshwari. You explore the customs and traditions of Indian culture, look at clothing, and learn words and phrases in...
Age(s): School Age, Children
Rabbit Gets Creative
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Presented by naturalists from Como Park Zoo and Conservatory this program will mesmerize children with a wise (and creative) rabbit story. Children will learn the parts of a plant and also "meet&...
Age(s): Family
Other: A MELSA program. No registration required.
Musician & Storyteller Jack Pearson
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: Jack Pearson will delight the whole family with his one-of-a-kind musical storytelling! Jack shares his love of music and reading with his guitar, banjo, jawharp, spoons and the unique amplified toy b...
Age(s): All Ages, Children
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
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


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