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Best Book Ever! begins
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library
Description: Tell us about the book you read. Write about the book or draw a picture. Return your review to earn a free book to keep. One free book per reader per summer, while supplies last. Best Book
Ever i...
Age(s): Children, Family, School Age
Bookawocky online reading begins
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library
Description: Kids can connect online through bookawocky.org to create a personal booklist and find ideas for more great books to read. Online participants can earn virtual badges for reading, exploring, and connec...
Age(s): Children, Family, School Age
Read Down Your Fines begins
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library
Description: The Library Board wants to promote literacy and foster positive relationships between young readers and the library. To that end they have designated the months of June and July for Youth Read Down. ...
Age(s): Children, Family, School Age
Read It - Rate It begins
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library
Description: Rate your book and enter for a random chance to win tickets to fun events Sponsored by MELSA, Anoka County Parks' Bunker Beach, the Minnesota Twins, the Minnesota State Fair, and the Star Tribune.Sta...
Age(s): Children, Family, School Age
Concert with the Barley Jacks
Event Type: Special Events
Date: Thursday, June 02, 2016
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: "Allow us to introduce you to The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund. Technically under the bluegrass tab of country music, the Minneapolis band raise the notch by performing interactive bluegrass,...
Age(s): All Ages
Little Lotus Yoga I
Event Type: Health/Wellness
Date: Thursday, June 02, 2016
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Yoga comes to life in these fun and creative classes designed to stimulate a young child?s growing curiosity. Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props w...
Age(s): Preschool, School Age
Big Marine Park Reserve StoryStroll: One Dog Canoe
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, June 04, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Read a story, while taking a stroll with your kids! Guided stroll with a librarian at 9:30 AM, or visit before 7:30 PM for a self-guided stroll!
Story Strolls are FREE and brought to you on Explo...
Age(s): Family
Sidewalk Chalk!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, June 04, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: For all ages. Grab a piece of our chalk and leave a message, draw a picture, or play a game with friends! Ongoing all day at the Oakdale Library!
Age(s): All Ages
Bookawocky Summer Reading Kick-Off with The Splatter Sisters!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, June 04, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Join us in kicking off the 2016 Summer Reading Program with The Splatter Sisters! as they present "30 Books in 30 Minutes"-a very lively concert of classic kids songs with LOTS of audience p...
Age(s): All Ages, Children, Family
Other: This program is funded with money from Minnesota?s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.​
Bruce the Bug Guy - Bookawocky Kickoff @ Stillwater Library
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Saturday, June 04, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Join us to kickoff our summer reading program, Bookawocky, with Bruce the Bug Guy!

A lively hands-on program about insects and related arthropods. LIVE critters and other fun props give yo...
Age(s): All Ages, Children
Dazzling Dave National Yo-Yo Master
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, June 04, 2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Join us for a kick-off to the 2016 Summer Reading Program with National Yo-Yo Master - DAZZLING DAVE! Prepare to be amazed by his whirling tricks and tips. Dave will demonstrate the beauty of the spor...
Age(s): All Ages, Family
Other: This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Lake Fest StoryStroll at Summerfield Park: Dog's Colorful Day
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, June 04, 2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Read a story while taking a stroll with your kids! Guided stroll of Dog?s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd with a librarian at 11 AM, or visit before 6:00 PM for a self-guided stroll!
Age(s): Family
Summer Reading Kick-Off with Jack Pearson
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, June 04, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Join us in kicking off the 2016 Summer Reading Program during this interactive musical story time with Jack Pearson with his guitar, banjo, jawharp and amplified toybox lid! Books take front and cente...
Age(s): All Ages
Other: This program is funded with money from Minnesota?s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.​
Summer Reading Kick-Off with Jason Huneke's Juggling Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, June 04, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Join the Oakdale Library for a fun, fast-paced comedy juggling show for kids of all ages! Jason Huneke's show is packed with juggling, the Chinese diabolo, balancing, top hat tricks, unicylcing, and ...
Age(s): All Ages, Family
Other: This program is funded with money from Minnesota?s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.​
Bookawocky Kick-Off Chalk Art & Choo Choo Bob's Engineer Paul
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, June 04, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Choo Choo!! Climb aboard the summer reading express and celebrate Bookawocky 2016 with Choo Choo Bob?s Engineer Paul and Friends! This fun and active family show featuring Engineer Paul will have you ...
Age(s): All Ages
Other: This program is funded with money from Minnesota?s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.​
Bookawocky Kickoff with the Snapdragon Seeds Concert @ Wildwood Library
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Saturday, June 04, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: Climb aboard the summer reading express and celebrate Bookawocky 2016 with a fun and upbeat performance by the Snapdragon Seeds! All ages. No registration.
Age(s): All Ages, Children
Other: This program is funded with money from Minnesota?s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.​
Preschool Storytime:Stafford Library
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Monday, June 06, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: For children preschool through kindergarten age & their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. Siblings welcome.
Age(s): Preschool, Children
Sing, Play, Learn with MacPhail: Animals Make Music
Event Type: Legacy Amendment
Date: Monday, June 06, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Join MacPhail Center for Music's early childhood music specialists as we explore the magic of music and play. Through hands-on musical play activities, families will experience music's impact on learn...
Age(s): Preschool, Toddler
Other: This program is funded with money from Minnesota?s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.​
Play, Baby, Play @ Wildwood Library
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Monday, June 06, 2016
Start Time: 11:15 AM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: Join us for a special day full of play for the babies in your life. Babies, ages 0-3, can explore various materials to stimulate their senses and sense of wonder!
Age(s): Baby, Toddler
Minecraft June
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, June 06, 2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Share strategies with other Minecrafters, explore new terrain, gather raw materials and create amazing structures. For kids age 7 and up. Register online or call the library.
Age(s): School Age
Pen Pals Program for Teens - Snail Mail Style!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, June 06, 2016
Start Time: 5:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: The Stillwater Library is partnering with the Beverly Public Library in Massachusetts to pair teens up for an old school style Pen Pal program. This session will be sponsored by the Teen Advisory Boar...
Age(s): Teen
Weird Science - Teens Teach STEM to Kids!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Trained teen mentors will lead a STEM based activity for kids ages 6-9 years. Program will begin at 10:30 am and will repeat at 11:00 am.

Watch this space for themes. No registration is nec...
Age(s): School Age
Dazzling Dave, National Yo-Yo Master
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Come for this intensely fun performance by Dazzling Dave and you might start believing his yo-yos are alive. Dave is one of only 16 Official Yo-Yo Masters worldwide. He will entertain all with his to...
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Other: This is a Melsa-funded program.
Preschool Lab - STEM Storytime
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Join us each Wednesday this summer, June 8-August 3, for special Science, Technology, Engineering, Math themed storytimes followed by "lab" time where young scientists will explore a differe...
Age(s): Preschool
Crafternoons at Stillwater Library for ages 6-10
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: See below for information about each week's craft. No late starts please, but we'll repeat the craft again at 1:30. Projects are geared toward ages 6-10 years.

June 8: Treasure Holders - Ma...
Age(s): School Age
Nursery Rhyme Olympics
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Nursery rhymes come to life with "Olympic-style games" like Jack Be Nimble Hurdles, the Jack and Jill Pail Toss and the Humpty Dumpty Puzzle Challenge. Come and participate in the competitio...
Age(s): Preschool, Children, School Age
BUILD IT! - LEGO bricks + More
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 09, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Join us for an exploration into building. There will be LEGO, DUPLO, and Picasso Tiles, but also other building materials (think tooth picks and marshmallows). Bring your imagination and test your eng...
Age(s): Children, School Age, Preschool
Terrific Tremendous Thursdays!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 09, 2016
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: For all in grades 5-12. Join us each week for a different activity.
Photo books: Bring a few favorite photos on printer paper and we'll make books to show them off.
Age(s): Teen
Teen Thursdays @Three
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 09, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Teens and pre-teens, come to the Oakdale Library every Thursday at 3pm from June 9 through August 4 when the meeting room is open just for you! Celebrate summer with a new activity each week: tech pro...
Age(s): Teen
LEGO Mania!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, June 10, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Join us for an open Lego build-a-thon and get creative! You are only limited by your imagination. Stop in any time from 10:00 to 2:00. Best for ages 6+, but younger siblings are welcome with a parent.
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Super Readers / Superhero Day
Event Type: Special Events
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Kick off Summer Reading with super fun activities and celebrate Superhero day.
Age(s): Children, Family, School Age
Read to a Dog
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Children are invited to practice their reading skills in 15 minute sessions with licensed therapy dogs. Call the Children's Desk at the Rum River library (763) 576-4695 ext. 5226 to register.
Age(s): School Age
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Enjoy the great outdoors while following the pages of a story laid out before you! Storywalks will be displayed on the lawn near the main entrance.

This program was funded with money from M...
Age(s): Children, Family
Read to a Mini Horse
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Timber is a certified therapy miniature horse that loves to be read to! He'll be visiting on three dates this summer and kids can sign up to read to him on the 4th St lawn. Each time slot will last fo...
Age(s): School Age
LEGOS in the Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: For all ages. Bring your friends, parents, and siblings to play with LEGOS in the library! Our huge collection of LEGOS will be available for drop-in fun between 2:30-4:30 PM. No registration required...
Age(s): Children
DNR Storytime: Let?s Go Batty! - Oakdale Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Suggested ages 3-8. Join a naturalist from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for an interactive storytime all about bats! Learn about these cool creatures and make a bat craft to take hom...
Age(s): Preschool
Preschool Storytime Play and Learn: Eric Carle
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Come to this special storytime with activities based on favorite books by Eric Carle. For children preschool through Kindergarten age & their caregivers. Siblings welcome.
Age(s): Preschool, Children
Toddler Drive-In
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016
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 decorate our custom cars and then climb in for a short movie. Space is limited to 20. Siblings are welcome but will not...
Age(s): Toddler
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Enjoy the outdoors while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to enjoy an activity related to the book! Weather permitting.

This program was fu...
Age(s): Children, Family
Creating Zentangle inspired art
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Kids will learn and practice 5 basic steps to correctly create a Zentangle-inspired design. They will make their own Zentangle image to take home. For kids ages 8-12
Age(s): School Age, Children
Enchanted Fairy Gardens (Part 1)
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: Learn about fairy gardens and how to make them. Then, get your hands dirty by planting seeds and plants to be used in your very own garden to take home! Ages 6-12. Registration required.
Age(s): School Age, Children
Other: This program is presented in partnership with the Mahtomedi Garden Club.
Minecraft June
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Share strategies with other Minecrafters, explore new terrain, gather raw materials and create amazing structures. For kids age 7 and up. Register online or call the library.
Age(s): School Age
Summer Reading Kick Off
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Join us outside for sidewalk chalk, hula-hoops, a storywalk, games and more. While visiting the library, learn more about the summer reading program!
Age(s): Children, Family, Teen
Dazzling Dave: National Yo-Yo Master
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Dazzling Dave Schulte is a professional yo-yo performer and highly acclaimed champion who has circled the globe storming audiences everywhere with his freakish tornado of whirling tricks and tips, all...
Age(s): Children, Family
Weird Science - Teens Teach STEM to Kids!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Trained teen mentors will lead a STEM based activity for kids ages 6-9 years on the hour and repeat it on the half hour.

Watch this space for themes. No registration is necessary. If you a...
Age(s): School Age
Kid's Summer Book Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Start Time: 11:45 AM
Library: Washington - Bayport Public
Description: The Book Club will read "When Life Gives You OJ" by Erica Pearl. Kid's Book Club is for students going into grades 1-6. Kids will be assigned reading and then meet four times for discussion....
Age(s): School Age
Other: The Book Club will read "When Life Gives You OJ" by Erica Pearl.
Kerbol Space Camp
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
Description: Blast off into space with this fun program where you take control of your own space agency. Using library laptops create rockets, chart your course, and execute your mission into space. The goal is to...
Age(s): Teen, School Age
Dazzling Dave: National Yo-Yo Master
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Dazzling Dave Schulte is a professional yo-yo performer and highly acclaimed champion who has circled the globe storming audiences everywhere with his freakish tornado of whirling tricks and tips, all...
Age(s): Children, Family
Fairy Town & Gnome Home
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Create your own fairy or gnome & a cozy home! We will create a collaborative fairy and gnome town, and then you will leave with your new magical friend and their home at the end of the program. Use i...
Age(s): School Age
Open Eye Theater: The Adventures of Juan Bobo
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: The world is upside down in The Adventures of Juan Bobo?and he is going to do something to turn it right side up! Inspired by Puerto Rican folk stories, the show combines puppetry, music, Spanish and ...
Age(s): Children, Family
Sew BANANA! Sew Minions!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Bello! Have you ever wanted to have a few minions of your own? If you have, sign up and sew some silly minion finger puppets! For ages 6-12.
Age(s): School Age, Children
I survived the Shark Attacks of 1916!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: I survived the shark attacks of 1916! Join us for an active program based on book #2 from the popular ?I survived? series by author Lauren Tarshis. We will talk all about sharks and play games to pra...
Age(s): School Age
Ponies on the Patio!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Meet Topper and Major, two real live ponies on the patio at the library! Listen to a story about ponies. Bring your camera to get your photo taken with these friendly therapy horses from Sweet Manes i...
Age(s): All Ages, Children, Family
Bookawocky Tuesdays!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Suggested ages 6-10. Come to the library every Tuesday night from June 14 - August 2 for games, activities, and other special Bookawocky programming. Friends and grown-ups are welcome, too. This wee...
Age(s): School Age
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Enjoy the library grounds while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to do an art project or activity related to the book. Weather permitting.

Age(s): Children, Family
Alan Johnson: Comedy Juggler Extraordinaire!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: A unique blend of comedy and juggling with a lot of audience participation. Alan takes the audience on a fun-filled tour of a variety of circus skills and educates as he entertains. Laughter abounds i...
Age(s): Children, Family
Learn to Knit - A two-day workshop *registration required
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Learn to knit a beginner's project with an instructor from Darn It Anyway! Needles and yarn are provided. Learn to knit in a relaxed setting at the library. Bring a friend! This project takes two date...
Age(s): Teen
Nursery Rhyme Olympics
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Nursery rhymes come to life with games and ?Olympic games? like Jack Be Nimble?s Hurdles, Jack and Jill Pail Toss, and Humpty Dumpty Puzzle challenge. For children ages 3-6, registration required.
Age(s): Preschool, Toddler
Preschool Lab - STEM Storytime
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Join us each Wednesday this summer, June 8-August 3, for special Science, Technology, Engineering, Math themed storytimes followed by "lab" time where young scientists will explore a differe...
Age(s): Preschool
Jack Pearson: Musician & Storyteller
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: An interactive musical story time with Jack Pearson with his guitar, banjo, jawharp and amplified toybox lid! Books take front and center stage as Jack shows how reading opens the doors of information...
Age(s): Children, Family
Crafternoons at Stillwater Library for ages 6-10
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: See below for information about each week's craft. No late starts please, but we'll repeat the craft again at 1:30. Projects are geared toward ages 6-10 years.

June 8: Treasure Holders - Ma...
Age(s): School Age
Global Games: Interactive History of Games
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Funtime Funktion?s first and most popular program that teaches kids about world cultures through a variety of skill based toys from different countries. We demonstrate and teach the history behind ea...
Age(s): Children, Family
Manga Mania: Teen Art Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Manga takes students beyond cartooning and illustration into the world of visual storytelling. Participants will explore the Manga genre and how it has developed.

Register online or call ...
Age(s): Teen
Pop Up STEAM for Teens
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: A different Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math project every time. Geared to grades 6 and above. Project supplies available from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. First come, first served. Drop in and...
Age(s): Teen
Alan Johnson: Comedy Juggler Extraordinaire!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: A unique blend of comedy and juggling with a lot of audience participation. Alan takes the audience on a fun filled tour of a variety of circus skills and educated as he entertains. Laughter abounds i...
Age(s): Children, Family, School Age
Jack Pearson: Musician & Storyteller
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
Description: An interactive musical story time with Jack Pearson with his guitar, banjo, jawharp and amplified toybox lid! Books take front and center stage as Jack shows how reading opens the doors of information...
Age(s): Children, Family
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: STEM and/or maker kit programming, to be led by Special Ops volunteens
Age(s): Children, School Age
Brodini Comedy Magic Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: A comedy magic show which will dazzle and amaze. Fun for the whole family!

Program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Age(s): Children
Preschool Storytime Play and Learn: Eric Carle
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Come to this special storytime with activities based on favorite books by Eric Carle. For children preschool through kindergarten age & their caregivers. Siblings welcome.
Age(s): Preschool, Children
STEAM: Dinosaurs
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Dinosaurs are extinct - or are they? Put your paleontology hat on and explore the world of these prehistoric beasts. Compare your footprints with a Triceratops, and your jawbones with a Camptosaurus. ...
Age(s): Children, Family
A Journey through Africa with Como Zoo Park and Conservatory
Event Type: Science/Nature
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: Join us for a 'tour' through the African desert, savanna and tropical rainforest, meeting live plants and animals along the way. Plus, learn to count in Swahili and explore a great African folktale. N...
Age(s): Children
Sean Emery
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
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): Children, Family
Brodini Comedy Magic Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: A comedy magic show which will dazzle and amaze. Fun for the whole family! Register for this free program online or call 763-571-1934 for more information.
Age(s): Children, Family
Terrific Tremendous Thursdays!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: For all in grades 5-12. Join us each week for a different activity.
Lego Day! Join us for some fun and creative challenges, as well as free time to build whatever you like.

Age(s): Teen
Bananagrams+ for Teens
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: Show-off your word-iness in our LIFE-SIZED version of Bananagrams, the classic word game with a twist! Ages 12-16. Registration required.
Age(s): Teen
Sean Emery
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
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): Children, Family
Teen Makerspace
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Drop by anytime between 3-4:30 to build, invent, and experiment with LittleBits and LED Throwies. Grades 6-8, no registration required.
Age(s): Teen
Teen Thursdays @Three
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Teens and pre-teens, come to the Oakdale Library every Thursday at 3pm from June 9 through August 4 when the meeting room is open just for you! Celebrate summer with a new activity each week: tech pro...
Age(s): Teen
Farmer's Market Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Join us at the Cottage Grove Farmer's Market at the United Church of Christ for special storytimes throughout the summer!
Age(s): Preschool, Toddler, School Age
Farmer's Market Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Join us at the Cottage Grove Farmer's Market at the United Church of Christ for special storytimes throughout the summer!
Age(s): Preschool, Toddler, School Age
LEGO Club
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, June 17, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Attention Lego Lovers! Show off your building skills! We'll have the Legos and books, you provide the imagination. Come meet with other Lego builders and have some fun! For all ages.
Age(s): Children, All Ages
Big Truck Day at Hardwood Creek Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Visit and view a collection of large vehicles, including an ice cream truck and a fire truck! Entertainment will be provided by the Teddy Bear Band in the parking lot to the east of the library (Trans...
Age(s): All Ages
Other: Live music is paid for with money from Minnesota?s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Sing,Play,Learn: Animals Make Music
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Join MacPhail Center for Music's early childhood music specialists as we explore the magic of music and play. Through hands-on musical play activities, families will experience music's impact on learn...
Age(s): Preschool, Toddler, Baby
Other: This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
The Royal Guard Presents: Knights & Dragons
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Suggested ages 6-12. With historic props and costumes, The Royal Guard from the Minnesota Renaissance Festival will share stories of real knights, not-so real dragons, and other interactive adventures...
Age(s): School Age
Strawberry Fest StoryStroll
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Join the Park Grove Library at Kingston Park in Cottage Grove for a special self-guided StoryStroll! Families will enjoy strolling through Strawberry Fest while reading a picture book displayed on pos...
Age(s): Family
Play & Learn: Dinosaurs
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Calling all little paleontologists! Hear dinosaur stories and rhymes and then participate in STEM related activities such as a dinosaur dig, creating dinosaur fossils, and discover how long a dinosaur...
Age(s): Toddler, Preschool
Play and Learn Storytime: The World of Eric Carle - Oakdale Library
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: For ages 3-6. An Eric Carle storytime followed by crafts featuring favorite characters like Very Hungry Caterpillar and more. No registration required.
Age(s): Preschool
Preschool Storytime:Stafford Library
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: For children preschool through kindergarten age & their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. Siblings welcome.
Age(s): Preschool, Children
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Enjoy the outdoors while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to find a great book. Weather permitting.

This program was funded with money fro...
Age(s): Family, Children
Kitchen Science
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Start Time: 12:30 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
Blues for Kids with the Minnesota Blues Society
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Listen to the blues and learn how to play the blues. Everyone will leave with a free harmonica!
Age(s): School Age
Other: This program is funded with money from Minnesota?s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (Legacy).
Sew BANANA! Sew Minions!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Bello! Have you ever wanted to have a few minions of your own? If you have, sign up and sew some silly minion finger puppets! For ages 7-11.
Age(s): School Age, Children
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Enjoy the outdoors while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to enjoy an activity related to the book! Weather permitting.

This program was fu...
Age(s): Children, Family
Tiger in a Tropical Forest - Mixed Media Art *registration req
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Grades K-2
Monday, June 20, 1:00 pm
Henri Rousseau was a French artist who did not become an artist until middle age. He was mocked for his flat style of painting but through perseverance h...
Age(s): Children
Other: This program made possible by funds from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Amendment.
Songwriting Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
Description: Do you have a song hidden inside you? Join our musician-in-residence, James Hersch, for a 4-day collaborative songwriting workshop. As a group, you'll compose, arrange, and record original music. CDs...
Age(s): Children
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Hands-on Science Technology Engineering and Math activities for kids in grades 1-5.
Age(s): School Age, Children
Other: Activities take 15-20 minutes to complete. Drop in.
Minecraft June
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Share strategies with other Minecrafters, explore new terrain, gather raw materials and create amazing structures. For kids age 7 and up. Register online or call the library.
Age(s): School Age
Ross Sutter
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: A fun program of songs and song games about pigs and other animals and the crazy things that they do.

Program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Age(s): Children, Family
Weird Science - Teens Teach STEM to Kids!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Trained teen mentors will lead a STEM based activity for kids ages 6-9 years on the hour and repeat it on the half hour.

Watch this space for themes. No registration is necessary. If you a...
Age(s): School Age
Kitchen Lab Science with Liz Heinecke
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 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 and talk about science blunders tha...
Age(s): School Age, Children
Other: Funded by MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency)
RAD Zoo
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Roseville Library
Description: Rad Zoo will be on hand for a live reptile presentation. Animals may include turtles, lizards, snakes and an alligator. Come learn a bit about these creatures and see them up-close!
Appropriate f...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Around the World Through Music
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Take a whirlwind musical journey around the world. Experience the sights and sounds of many different musical instruments from the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia.
Age(s): School Age
Other: For kids entering grades 1-6.
Brodini Comedy Magic Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: A comedy magic show which will dazzle and amaze. Fun for the whole family!

Register for this free program online or call 763-576-5972 for more information.
Age(s): Children, Family
Ross Sutter
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: A fun program of songs and song games about pigs and other animals and the crazy things that they do.

Register online or call 763-571-1934 for more information.
Age(s): Children, Family
Songwriting Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville 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
Teen Tuesday Drop In
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Looking for something to do? Want to have some say in what it will be? Come to the library on Tuesdays during the summer! Meet with your friends, express your opinion on activities the teens should...
Age(s): Teen
Bookawocky Tuesday: Fire Trucks at the Library!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: For all ages. Have you ever sat in a real fire truck? Well, for this Bookawocky Tuesday, you can! The brave firefighters from the Oakdale Fire Department will give safety tips, demonstrate equipment, ...
Age(s): All Ages
STORYWALK®
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Start Time: All Day
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Enjoy the library grounds while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to do an art project or activity related to the book. Weather permitting.

Age(s): Children, Family
Blues for Kids with the Minnesota Blues Society
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Listen to the blues and learn how to play the blues. Everyone will leave with a free harmonica!
Age(s): School Age, Children
Other: This program is funded with money from Minnesota?s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (Legacy).
Brodini
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - Mounds View Library
Description: Scarves, coins, cards, balls, ropes and ordinary items become animate objects of wonder and curiosity in this comedy magic show!
Appropriate for all ages.
Space may be limited on a first-com...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Learn to Knit - A two-day workshop *registration required
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Learn to knit a beginner's project with an instructor from Darn It Anyway! Needles and yarn are provided. Learn to knit in a relaxed setting at the library. Bring a friend! This project takes two date...
Age(s): Teen
Preschool Lab - STEM Storytime
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Join us each Wednesday this summer, June 8-August 3, for special Science, Technology, Engineering, Math themed storytimes followed by "lab" time where young scientists will explore a differe...
Age(s): Preschool
The Bazillions
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: The Bazillions have grown into a robust, growing children?s education and entertainment brand, including a busy schedule of high-energy live performances, three award-winning albums featuring an ever-...
Age(s): Children, Family
Treasure Beyond Measure
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - North Saint Paul Library
Description: Join silly pirate Capt'n Curley as he recruits rookie pirates and embarks on an adventure filled with physical comedy, funny magic, uproarious audience participation and an insight into the greatest t...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
STEAM: Bruce the Bug Guy
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: LIVE critters, close-up images and other fun props give the audience a unique opportunity to experience and learn about these mysterious and often misunderstood creatures in a close-up, yet safe and i...
Age(s): Children
Around the World Through Music
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Take a whirlwind musical journey around the world with Tim O?Keefe and professional musicians of Music Mundial. Experience the sights and sounds many different musical instruments from the Americas, E...
Age(s): Children, Family
Crafternoons at Stillwater Library for ages 6-10
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: See below for information about each week's craft. No late starts please, but we'll repeat the craft again at 1:30. Projects are geared toward ages 6-10 years.

June 8: Treasure Holders - Ma...
Age(s): School Age
Pop Up STEAM for Teens
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: A different Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math project every time. Geared to grades 6 and above. Project supplies available from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. First come, first served. Drop in and...
Age(s): Teen
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities geared for kids in grades 1-5.
Age(s): Children, School Age
RAD Zoo
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Shoreview Library
Description: Rad Zoo will be on hand for a live reptile presentation. Animals may include turtles, lizards, snakes and an alligator. Come learn a bit about these creatures and see them up-close!
Appropriate f...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Doodle Art for Teens
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Wildwood Branch
Description: Create your own doodle art work, perfect for decorating any space with style. Learn a variety of patterns--and design your own! Ages 12-16. Registration required.
Age(s): Teen
Other: This program is presented in partnership with Wildwood Artists.
Songwriting Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
Description: Do you have a song hidden inside you? Join our musician-in-residence, James Hersch, for a 4-day collaborative songwriting workshop. As a group, you'll compose, arrange, and record original music. CDs...
Age(s): Children
Special Ops: STEM
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Mississippi Branch
Description: STEM and/or maker kit programming, to be led by Special Ops volunteens
Age(s): Children, School Age
The Bazillions
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: The Bazillions have grown into a robust, growing children?s education and entertainment brand, including a busy schedule of high-energy live performances, three award-winning albums featuring an ever-...
Age(s): Children, Family, School Age
Wacky Wednesdays
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Come to the library each Wednesday at 2 p.m. for a free, live performance. Programs are open to all, but geared towards children grades K-6. Come early as shows begin promptly at 2.
Age(s): Family, Children, School Age
STEAM: Optical Illusions
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Start Time: 10:15 AM
Library: Anoka - North Central Branch
Description: Seeing is not always believing! Explore optical illusions such as the mirror mirage, twisting copper coils, and convex and concave mirrors that all demonstrate how physics can trick our eyes. Manipula...
Age(s): Children, Family
Spy Training Day
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Washington - Stillwater Public
Description: Kids can join this special ops training day to gain the skills and powers of a top secret spy. Come dressed in black and wearing black sunglasses to hide your identity! You?ll be assigned a secret ide...
Age(s): School Age
Wendy's Wiggle, Jiggle and Jam!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Tons of fun! Wendy's original music highlights what kids like to do. Dancing and turns with fun props keeps everyone engaged and participating.

Program is free and open to the public. Seat...
Age(s): Children
Kitchen Lab Science with Liz Heinecke
Event Type: Science/Nature
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 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 and talk about science blunders that ...
Age(s): Children
LEGOmania!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Join us for an open Lego build-a-thon. Who can build the biggest tower? Who can make the fastest Lego car? Best for kids 6 and up, but younger, adult-supervised children are welcome too. No registrati...
Age(s): School Age
Manga Mania: Teen Art Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Northtown Library
Description: Manga takes students beyond cartooning and illustration into the world of visual storytelling. Participants will explore the Manga genre and how it has developed.

Register online or call ...
Age(s): Teen
Ten Penny Tunes
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Maplewood Library
Description: Ten Penny Tunes performs a variety of folk music on an amusing collection of instruments such as the bagpipes. Audience participation is encouraged!
Appropriate for all ages.
Space may be li...
Age(s): Children, Family, All Ages
Wendy's Wiggle, Jiggle and Jam!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Tons of fun! Wendy's original music highlights what kids like to do. Dancing and turns with fun props keeps everyone engaged and participating.

Register online or call 763-576-4695 for mor...
Age(s): Children, Family
Songwriting Workshop
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville 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
Terrific Tremendous Thursdays!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: For all in grades 5-12. Join us each week for a different activity.
Destroy and create with old books. Make something new out of something old.

Age(s): Teen
Teen Thursdays @Three
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Teens and pre-teens, come to the Oakdale Library every Thursday at 3pm from June 9 through August 4 when the meeting room is open just for you! Celebrate summer with a new activity each week: tech pro...
Age(s): Teen
Wendy's Wiggle, Jiggle and Jam!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Tons of fun! Wendy's original music highlights what kids like to do. Dancing and turns with fun props keeps everyone engaged and participating.

Register online or call 763-576-4695 for mor...
Age(s): Children, Family
4-H Tech Wizards
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Tech Wizards is a free program that engages youth in small group mentoring around technology and STEM concepts.
Age(s): Teen
Other: Entering grades 5-8. Registration form required.
The World of Eric Carle
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, June 24, 2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Washington - Valley Branch
Description: Join us for a journey into the world of renowned children's author and illustrator, Eric Carle. We will share stories, paint, create, plant a seed and make your own "very hungry caterpillar"...
Age(s): Preschool, Children, School Age


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