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Summer Reading Program Presents: Bill the Juggler
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: St. Paul - Dayton's Bluff Library
Description: Join us for Bill's high energy, comedy juggling act with an emphasis on books and the library.
Age(s): Children
Angry Birds LIVE Drop-in Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Start Time: 3:30 PM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Can you knock the pig off his structure with our super-sized Angry Birds? Drop in and enjoy activities, crafts, and snacks based on the popular game!
Age(s): School Age
Fire Trucks at the Library!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Firefighters from our Oakdale Fire Department will give a brief presentation for families. Afterwards the children can explore the firetrucks up close! This is always one of our most popular summer ...
Age(s): Family
Pete the Cat Storytime!
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Kids of all ages are invited to join in a fun evening storytime. We'll read Pete the Cat books and then make some crafts based on that crazy cat and his friends.
Age(s): Family
Book Sale
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 25, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: Donate your gently used books, movies & music (please call for drop-off date(s), and then refresh your summer book collection by shopping this fantastic sale!
Age(s): All Ages, Children, Preschool
Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 25, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: Stories and rhymes with a different theme each week!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
A Touch of Magic : Snakes? No Thanks!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 25, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - New Brighton Library
Description: What is everyone laughing about? It's the Midwest's favorite kid's comedy duo, Mixed Nuts! Think of us as your old favorites Half-Pint & Oscar but without the face paint. Come experience Mixed Nuts' s...
Age(s): Children, School Age, Family
Garden Fun with Peter Rabbit- Chaska Library
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Friday, July 25, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Carver - Chaska Library Branch
Description: Hop into mischief with Peter Rabbit and Farmer McGregor!
Special Storytime.
Chaska Library 3 City Hall Plaza 952-448-3886
Age(s): Preschool, Toddler
Little Scientists: Sounds & Music
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 25, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Dakota - South St. Paul Public Library
Description: Explore the science of sounds and music through stories and hands-on activities. Ages 3-5. Registration Required.

Age(s): Preschool
Special Guest Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 25, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Elko New Market Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Summer of Learning Activities for Young Adults with Developmental Delays
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 25, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Central Library
Description: Did you know that you can earn badges and books by reading about and trying activities focused on your interests? If you are 12 years or older,come join us in the Bremer Community Room on the 1st floo...
Age(s): Teen, Adult
Ten Penny Tunes
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 25, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Rice Street Library
Description: Ten Penny Tunes performs a variety of folk music on an amusing collection of instruments. Audience participation is encouraged.
Age(s): Children
Bill the Juggler! Norwood Young America Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 25, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Carver - Norwood Young America Library Branch
Description: Enjoy our Summer Reading program with an amazing and fun performance by the astounding Bill the Juggler. Norwood Young America Library
314 Elm St. 952-467-2665
Age(s): Children, All Ages
Bill the Juggler! Watertown Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, July 25, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Carver - Watertown Library Branch
Description: Enjoy our Summer Reading program with an amazing and fun performance by the astounding Bill the Juggler. Watertown Library 309 Lewis
952-955-2939
Age(s): Children, All Ages
Read to a Rabbit
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Children are invited to read aloud to a rabbit. 15 minute sessions are available. Registration is required and begins June 28. Please call 763-576-4695 to register.
Age(s): Children
Journey to Japan: Textile Center of Minnesota
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Start Time: 12:00 PM
Library: St. Paul - Dayton's Bluff Library
Description: Learn to make Japanese kumihimo braids, a cool spiral pattern made from 8 strands of yarn. We will make our braids on a marudai loom we create in class and show you everything you need to know to make...
Age(s): Children
Bug-A-Wocky with Como Zoo
Event Type: Science/Nature
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: Bug-A-Wocky ventures into the amazing world of bugs. Children will be thrilled by a tale about a very tricky spider and a magical rock. Participants will learn the differences between insects and spid...
Age(s): Family
Small Plays
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Based on elements of Improv theater and flash writing, Small Plays will focus on self-created pieces, all under 5 minutes. Comedy sketches, physical pieces, tiny musicals: this fast moving class is li...
Age(s): School Age
Get A Move On: Upstream Arts
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: St. Paul - Central Library
Description: Join Upstream Arts for a chance for families and kids of all abilities including kids with disabilities to explore dance, movement, and theater activities led by Upstream Arts' local, professional art...
Age(s): Children
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Savage Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Schedule:
Mon July 21: Principal of MW Savage, Jeff Nepsund
Tues July 22: Jim Caauwe, Savage Police Department Crime Preven...
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Toddler Drive-In
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014
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, Preschool
Make & Take Mondays
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Start each week throughout the summer with a visit to the library!
Each Monday morning, the Children?s Department will have a specially featured art activity.
Make and take it home along wit...
Age(s): Children
Other: This is an informal, drop-in craft program with no registration required.
Touch-a-Truck
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014
Start Time: 12:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Anoka County has trucks--big trucks. Come visit a few of those big trucks, see the controls, and find out how they work.
Age(s): Family
River Weavings
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
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
Storywalk
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Enjoy the park trails while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop into the library afterwards to enjoy an activity related to the book! . Weather permitting.
This program wa...
Age(s): Family, Children
Waggin? Tales Drop-in Reading Time
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Scott - Prior Lake Library
Description: Read aloud to certified therapy dog Hailey! Mondays at 1:00-2:00pm, starting Monday, June 9.
Age(s): School Age
Kaleidoscopes with The Works - Registration Required
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Scott - Jordan Library
Description: Build your own unique and colorful kaleidoscope to take home! Have fun exploring reflection and symmetry with bendable mirrors with staff from the The Works Museum! Registration required and begins M...
Age(s): School Age
Maker Space Samplers - T-Shirt Creations
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Bring your own t-shirt with a logo, name or team number if at all possible. No registration necessary.

NEW! We've lined up exciting opportunities to dip your feet into a new skill each week...
Age(s): Teen
Dog Gone Reading
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Children grades K-7 sign up to practice reading skills by reading with a certified therapy dog and its owner. Sign up at Info Desk or call (651)731-1320 for a 15-minute appointment.
Age(s): School Age
Evening Smokey the Bear Critter Campfire Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Scott - Jordan Library
Description: This storytime features a special Campfire Storytime and camp activities for you and your stuffed animal! All ages welcome.
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Musical ?Petting Zoo? Drop-in Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Library: Scott - Prior Lake Library
Description: Drums, bell, keyboards, glocks, shakers, and sticks ? drop-in to ?pet? our cool musical instruments and explore the science of sound! All ages welcome.
Age(s): School Age, All Ages
Bill the Juggler
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Riverview Library
Description: Come and enjoy Bill the Juggler's comedy juggling act. It's high energy fun with audience participation. An emphasis on books and libraries runs through the show.
Age(s): Children
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Jordan Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Savage Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Schedule:
Mon July 21: Principal of MW Savage, Jeff Nepsund
Tues July 22: Jim Caauwe, Savage Police Department Crime Preven...
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Chess Tournament - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: Test your chess skills! Tournament starts at 10:30am and runs until all games have been played. Registration is required; call or visit to sign up beginning Tuesday, 7/8.
Age(s): School Age
Discovery Club: Build it!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Dakota - South St. Paul Public Library
Description: From bridges to buildings and everything inside, engineering and construction projects make our lives easier in so many ways. Test your skills through some hands-on activities. Ages 6-12. Registration...
Age(s): School Age
Penguins on Parade: Artstart
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Merriam Park Library
Description: Learn about the many different species of penguins who live in
Antarctica and some of the challenges they face with melting of the icebergs. Then create your own penguin headpiece and footwear ou...
Age(s): Children
Splatter Sisters-Books and Beats/Summer Reading Program
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Saint Anthony Park Library
Description: Please join us for the Splatter Sisters. The Splatter Sisters are proud to present 30 Books in 30 Minutes! This fun-filled show will present 30 books to the audience in 30 minutes, through song, verse...
Age(s): Children
Summer Reading Program - Star Michaelina Magician
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Rondo Community Outreach Library
Description: This high energy show is filled with comedy magic. Many tricks are interactive, and books are highlighted throughout the show.
Age(s): Children
World War II Paper Airplanes and Code-Breaking, Scott County Historical Society
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Prior Lake Library
Description: Fly into action by making your own World War II paper airplane! Plus, learn about code-breaking during World War II and practice your own code-breaking skills! Presented by the Scott County Historica...
Age(s): School Age
Magical Mia - Chanhassen Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Carver - Chanhassen Library Branch
Description: Magical Mia
Delightful Music, Stories and Poetry
Unusual & Amazing Magic From Asia
Fascinating Mysteries for All Ages
A Fun & Unique & Cultural Presentation
DON'T BLINK YOUR...
Age(s): All Ages, Family
Pirate Sails & Mermaid Tales-NYA Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Carver - Norwood Young America Library Branch
Description: Ahoy! Come 'n gather for various activities including: Pirate flags, a Treasure Map scavenger Hunt and more! for ages 7-10.
Norwood Young America Library 314 Elm St. 952-467-2665
Age(s): School Age
Summer Book Club for Kids
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 11:45 AM
Library: Washington - Bayport Public
Description: Kids Book Club for students going into grades 1-6. Kids will be assigned reading and then come together for discussion. Limit of 20 children. Advanced registration required! Visit the library to sign ...
Age(s): School Age
Other: The Book Club will read "The Bread Winner" by Arvella Whitmore
and "Close to Famous" by Joan Bauer.
Lego Mania!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Join us for an open Lego build-a-thon. Who build the biggest tower? Who can make the fastest Lego vehicle? Best for kids 6 and up, but younger siblings welcome with a parent. Valley Creek A. No regist...
Age(s): School Age
Magical Mia - Chanhassen Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Carver - Chanhassen Library Branch
Description: Magical Mia
Delightful Music, Stories and Poetry
Unusual & Amazing Magic From Asia
Fascinating Mysteries for All Ages
A Fun & Unique & Cultural Presentation
DON'T BLINK YOUR...
Age(s): All Ages, Family
2nd-3rd Grade Book Club ? Registration Required
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Scott - Prior Lake Library
Description: For kids ENTERING 2nd through 3rd grade. Registration is required and begins on June 2. Stop by the library or call 952-447-3375 to register or for more information. Books: ?Hamster Magic? Tues. 6/2...
Age(s): School Age
Atomic Adventure History Mystery, Minnesota Historical Society Program
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Scott - Elko New Market Library
Description: Participants will play historic characters in a small Minnesota town during the Cold War, forced to make sense of the paranoia and suspicion surrounding their town, all while racing against the clock ...
Age(s): School Age, Teen
Bill the Juggler
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Roseville Library
Description: One of the Twin Cities best kid performers is back with comedy and juggling with lots of audience participation and an emphasis on reading!
Appropriate for all ages.
*Seating is available on...
Age(s): School Age, Children, Family
Crafty Summer Drop-in Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Scott - Savage Library
Description: Celebrate summer and the great outdoors at this drop-in program ?you?ll make and take a snack for your backyard birds, paint a leaf bug, weave a spider web, and more!
Age(s): School Age
World War II Paper Airplanes and Code-Breaking, Scott County Historical Society
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Scott - New Prague Library
Description: Fly into action by making your own World War II paper airplane! Plus, learn about code-breaking during World War II and practice your own code-breaking skills! Presented by the Scott County Historica...
Age(s): School Age
Fortunately, The Milk Bookopoly
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Advance around a life-sized game board as they toss large dice, answer trivia questions, and complete physical challenges based on the book "Fortunately, The Milk" by Neil Gaiman. You should...
Age(s): School Age, Children
LEGO Club
Event Type: Hobbies/Recreation
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Centennial Branch
Description: Attention Lego Lovers! Show off your building skills! We'll have the Legos and books, you provide the imagination. Come meet with other Lego builders and have some fun! For kids entering grades K-5.
Age(s): School Age
Splatter Sisters-Books and Beats/Summer Reading Program
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: St. Paul - Saint Anthony Park Library
Description: Please join us for the Splatter Sisters. The Splatter Sisters are proud to present 30 Books in 30 Minutes! This fun-filled show will present 30 books to the audience in 30 minutes, through song, verse...
Age(s): Children
Maker Space Samplers - Button Making
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Scott - Savage Library
Description: Button, button, who's got a button? Use magazines, comics and other media to create your own cool button with our nifty button-making machine! For teens ENTERING 7th grade and above.
NEW! We've...
Age(s): Teen
Elephant and Piggie and Pigeon, Oh My! Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Don?t let the Pigeon go to a party with Elephant and Piggie?! Enjoy activities, snacks and crafts based on the popular Mo Willems series.
Age(s): School Age, All Ages
Flat Stanley Party!!!!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: Celebrate Flat Stanley's 50th Birthday by reading the book and making a Flat Stanley of your own! Craft activity and games. Ages 6-11. No registration required.
Age(s): School Age
Family Storytime- Chanhassen
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Carver - Chanhassen Library Branch
Description: Family Storytimes
For all ages, with a focus on children age 2 and up. Children, parents and caregivers are invited to come and share 30 minutes of stories, music and movement that encourage...
Age(s): Preschool, Family
Garden Fun with Peter Rabbit- Chanhassen Library
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Carver - Chanhassen Library Branch
Description: Hop into mischief with Peter Rabbit and Farmer McGregor!
Special Storytime.
Chanhassen Library 7711 Kerber Blvd. 952-227-1500
Age(s): Preschool, Toddler
Monster Wrangle: Textile Center of MN
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Merriam Park Library
Description: Design and sew your own stuffed monster, creature or make-believe animal. Whether he has snaggly teeth and striped horns or she looks sweet and wacky, we will have a menagerie of unique beasts by the ...
Age(s): Children
Summer Playhouse
Event Type: Special Events
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Dakota - South St. Paul Public Library
Description: Everyone is invited to come and enjoy free entertainment presented by the SSP Parks and Recretation Department's Summer Playhouse. Actors, puppets, and interactive play are all a part of the Summer Pl...
Age(s): Children, School Age
Summer Reading Program - Brodini Comedy Magic Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Central Library
Description: Scarves, coins, cards, balls, ropes, and ordinary items become animate objects of wonder and curiosity in Brodini's hands, but never without some help from children and adults in the audience.
Age(s): Children
Josefina?s American Girl Tea Party
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Josefina Montoya. Join us for tea, cake, and crafts.
Age(s): Children, School Age
Other: Open to grades K-5. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration starts June 1. Call 763-706-3690 or visit the library to register.
Musician & Storyteller- Jack Pearson- Chaska Library
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Carver - Chaska Library Branch
Description: Jack will provide a music/story experience of imagination, spirit, folklore and history on guitar, fiddle, 5-string banjo, mandolin, dobro and an assortment of small percussion instruments including t...
Age(s): All Ages
Musician & Storyteller- Jack Pearson- Chaska Library
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Start Time: 12:30 PM
Library: Carver - Chaska Library Branch
Description: Jack will provide a music/story experience of imagination, spirit, folklore and history on guitar, fiddle, 5-string banjo, mandolin, dobro and an assortment of small percussion instruments including t...
Age(s): All Ages
-Ology Workshops
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Be ready to discover great books this summer! Each session will include activities, games and sharing of books related to the Ologies series--a different title featured each time! Together, we'll be i...
Age(s): School Age
Snapdragon Seeds
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Shoreview Library
Description: Music for creative growth! Snapdragon Seeds sings upbeat, original, educational songs about outer space, opposites, synonyms, past tense, being a kid, and the intellectual power of asking questions....
Age(s): Children, School Age, Family
4th-6th Grade ?Comedy Club? Book Club ? Registration Required
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Scott - Prior Lake Library
Description: For kids ENTERING 4th through 6th grade. Registration is required and begins on June 2. Stop by the library or call 952-447-3375 to register or for more information. Books: ?No More Dead Dogs? Wed. ...
Age(s): School Age
Craft Wednesdays
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Drop in and make a different craft each week! Wednesdays at 2:00-3:00pm, June 11-August 6.
Age(s): School Age
Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Scott - Savage Library
Description: For upper elementary and teens ENTERING 5th grade and above. Fight your way to the top for free prizes and snacks!
Age(s): Teen
Josefina?s American Girl Tea Party
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Josefina Montoya. Join us for tea, cake, and crafts.
Age(s): Children, School Age
Other: Open to grades K-5. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration starts June 1. Call 763-706-3690 or visit the library to register.
Family Game Night
Event Type: Games/Gaming
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Join us each Wednesday for an unplugged Family Game Night at the Library! Bring a game of your own or play one of ours! All ages welcome.
Age(s): Family, All Ages, Children
Summer Family Fun Night
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Johnsville Branch
Description: Spend an evening with the family, cool off and enjoy a fun, animated film! Seating is limited.
This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Age(s): Family, All Ages, School Age
Pizza & a Movie Night
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: Eat free pizza and watch the movie "Saving Mr. Banks!" Registration is recommended and appreciated. Stop by or call the library to register or for more information.
Age(s): Teen
Book Sale
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Donate your gently used books, movies & music (please call for drop-off date(s), and then refresh your summer book collection by shopping this fantastic sale!
Age(s): All Ages, Children, Preschool
Chalk the Square
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Dakota - South St. Paul Public Library
Description: Join the Mayor?s Youth Task Force at the Central Square Amphitheater (100 7th Ave N) and create your own colorful masterpiece. Practice holding a writing utensil and forming shapes. Water will be prov...
Age(s): All Ages
Bill the Juggler--A Summer Reading Program
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Hayden Heights Library
Description: Bill presents a high energy, comedy juggling act with an emphasis on books and the library.

Age(s): Children
Brodini Comedy Magic Show
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Arlington Hills Library
Description: Join us for this kid-friendly, comedy magic show. Audience members may be asked to participate!
Age(s): Children
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - New Prague Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Prior Lake Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
6/12: Jim & Therapy Dog Hailey, Therapy Dogs International
6/19: Jenni Krosnowski, Twisted Loop Yarn Shop
6/26: Colleen O...
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
World War II Paper Airplanes and Code-Breaking, Scott County Historical Society
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Savage Library
Description: Fly into action by making your own World War II paper airplane! Plus, learn about code-breaking during World War II and practice your own code-breaking skills! Presented by the Scott County Historica...
Age(s): School Age
Stories of Ezra Jack Keats- Watertown Library
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Carver - Watertown Library Branch
Description: Find out what Peter does when it is not a snowy day! Join Peter, his dog Willie, and the whole neighborhood for fun.
Watertown Library 309 Lewis Ave. 952-955-2939
Age(s): Preschool
Ten Penny Tunes- Waconia Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Carver - Waconia Library Branch
Description: Ten Penny Tunes
Come and be delighted by the musical stylings of Ten Penny Tunes!
Waconia Library 217 S. Vine St. 952-442-4714
Age(s): All Ages, Family
Book Buzz Jr.
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake 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
Puppetry: Steppingstone Theatre
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: St. Paul - Riverview Library
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.

For kids in grades K-6. Space ...
Age(s): Children
Storywalk
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Description: Enjoy the park trails while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop at the pavillion afterwards to enjoy an activity related to the book! Weather permitting.
This program was ...
Age(s): Family, Children
Ten Penny Tunes- Waconia Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Carver - Waconia Library Branch
Description: Ten Penny Tunes
Come and be delighted by the musical stylings of Ten Penny Tunes!
Waconia Library 217 S. Vine St. 952-442-4714
Age(s): All Ages, Family
Brodini
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Ramsey - Maplewood Library
Description: High energy magic with lots of audience participation. Scarves, coins, cards, balls, ropes and ordinary items become animate objects of wonder with your help!
Appropriate for all ages.
Age(s): Children, School Age, Family
World War II Paper Airplanes and Code-Breaking, Scott County Historical Society
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: Fly into action by making your own World War II paper airplane! Plus, learn about code-breaking during World War II and practice your own code-breaking skills! Presented by the Scott County Historica...
Age(s): School Age
Anime and Manga Club
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 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. Grades 6-12.
Age(s): Teen
Other: Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. This is a casual, open-house style program, geared towards teens. No registration required.
Maker Space Samplers - Cupcake Wars
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Scott - Jordan Library
Description: Cupcake Wars: Team competition ? design a cupcake based on your favorite book.For teens ENTERING 7th grade and above.
NEW! We've lined up exciting opportunities to dip your feet into a new skill...
Age(s): Teen
Maker Space Samplers - Intro to Yoga for Teens
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Scott - Prior Lake Library
Description: Local yoga instructor Leah will lead you through some yoga basics. Dress comfortably for movement. For teens ENTERING 7th grade and above.

We've lined up many new opportunities to dip your...
Age(s): Teen
Pete the Cat Book Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Washington - Hardwood Creek Branch
Description: Join everyone's favorite groovy cat for games and activities that show "It's all good." For kids age 3-6 and a parent or caregiver. Registration required.
Age(s): Preschool, Children, Children
Summer Reading Program Presents: Bruce the Bug Guy
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: St. Paul - Dayton's Bluff Library
Description: Join us for a lively, hands-on program about insects and related arthropods (spiders, scorpions, millipedes). LIVE critters and other fun props give the audience a unique opportunity to experience the...
Age(s): Children
?Pie Club? Teen Guys & Girls Book Club ? Registration Required
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Scott - Savage Library
Description: For teens ENTERING 7th grade and above. Mix it up with pies and our newest books! Registration is required and begins on June 2. Stop by or call the library to register or for more information.
Age(s): Teen
Reptile & Amphibian Discovery (RAD) Zoo
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: Marvel at these amazing cold-blooded creatures with this hands-on, entertaining presentation featuring live reptiles & amphibians! Sponsored by MELSA.
Age(s): School Age
Annual Teddy Bear Picnic with the Teddy Bear Band
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Scott - Prior Lake Library
Description: Kids and their families are invited to bring their teddy bears and a picnic lunch to the west lawn of the Prior Lake Library (inside the library if rainy). Enjoy the ever-popular Teddy Bear Band whil...
Age(s): All Ages, Children, Preschool
Book Sale
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Donate your gently used books, movies & music (please call for drop-off date(s), and then refresh your summer book collection by shopping this fantastic sale!
Age(s): All Ages, Children, Preschool
Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: Stories and rhymes with a different theme each week!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Brodini
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Ramsey - New Brighton Library
Description: High energy magic with lots of audience participation. Scarves, coins, cards, balls, ropes and ordinary items become animate objects of wonder with your help!
Appropriate for all ages.
Age(s): School Age, Preschool, Family
Learning with Horse Power
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Rice Street Library
Description: Learn about horses and meet a real miniature horse!
Age(s): Children
Special Guest Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Elko New Market Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Where's Spot? Storytime- Chaska Library
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Carver - Chaska Library Branch
Description: Celebrate Spot the Dog and other favorite pups from children's literature. Bring a favorite stuffed puppy along.
Chaska Library 3 City Hall Plaza 952-448-3886
Age(s): Preschool
Bruce the Bug Guy- NYA Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Carver - Norwood Young America Library Branch
Description: Displays of unusual and spectacular insects from around the world, combined with a variety of LIVE insects, spiders, scorpions and millipedes give participants a truly close-up and unique look at the ...
Age(s): All Ages, Family
Bruce the Bug Guy- Watertown Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Carver - Watertown Library Branch
Description: Displays of unusual and spectacular insects from around the world, combined with a variety of LIVE insects, spiders, scorpions and millipedes give participants a truly close-up and unique look at the ...
Age(s): All Ages, Family
Little Scientists: Simple Machines
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 PM
Library: Dakota - South St. Paul Public Library
Description: Explore the science of pulleys, levers, ramps, and other simple machines through stories and hands-on activities. Ages 3-5. Registration Required.

Age(s): Preschool
Book Sale
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 02, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Donate your gently used books, movies & music (please call for drop-off date(s), and then refresh your summer book collection by shopping this fantastic sale!
Age(s): All Ages, Children, Preschool
Steampunk Mystery Mayhem
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Saturday, August 02, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: The year is 1893 and the Tesla Hydroelectric Generator has been sabotaged! You will have to discover how it works and repair it before it blows - while trying to discover who's behind the dastardly d...
Age(s): School Age
Family Exploration Day
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 02, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: THE WORKS brings three different hands-on activities for children and families to explore: Circuit Play, Magnetic Bridges and Crazy Cars. Best for kids ages 6-12 and their parents. No registration. Pr...
Age(s): School Age
Tails for Reading
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Saturday, August 02, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Carver - Norwood Young America Library Branch
Description: cancelled for August 2nd
Age(s): School Age
Book Buzz Jr.
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Be ready to discover great books this summer! Each session will include activities, games and sharing of books by a different author.
For kids entering grades 2-3. Register online or call the li...
Age(s): School Age
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Savage Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Schedule:
Mon July 21: Principal of MW Savage, Jeff Nepsund
Tues July 22: Jim Caauwe, Savage Police Department Crime Preven...
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Musical ?Petting Zoo? Drop-in Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Drums, bell, keyboards, glocks, shakers, and sticks ? drop-in to ?pet? our cool musical instruments and explore the science of sound! All ages welcome.
Age(s): School Age, All Ages
Make & Take Mondays
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Anoka - Columbia Heights Public Library
Description: Start each week throughout the summer with a visit to the library!
Each Monday morning, the Children?s Department will have a specially featured art activity.
Make and take it home along wit...
Age(s): Children
Other: This is an informal, drop-in craft program with no registration required.
Storywalk
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - St. Francis Branch
Description: Enjoy the park trails while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop into the library afterwards to enjoy an activity related to the book! . Weather permitting.
This program wa...
Age(s): Family, Children
Teens: Get it First!
Event Type: Books/Authors
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Crooked Lake Branch
Description: Get first pick of the newest teen lit and get a chance to talk about the books you love as part of this all-access group! We'll write reviews of favorite books and discuss what's new from your favorit...
Age(s): Teen
Waggin? Tales Drop-in Reading Time
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Scott - Prior Lake Library
Description: Read aloud to certified therapy dog Hailey! Mondays at 1:00-2:00pm, starting Monday, June 9.
Age(s): School Age
Maker Space Samplers - Create a Button
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Use magazines and other media to create your own button statement. No registration necessary.

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

Age(s): Teen
Dog Gone Reading
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - R. H. Stafford Branch
Description: Children grades K-7 sign up to practice reading skills by reading with a certified therapy dog and its owner. Sign up at Info Desk or call (651)731-1320 for a 15-minute appointment.
Age(s): School Age
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Jordan Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Savage Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Schedule:
Mon July 21: Principal of MW Savage, Jeff Nepsund
Tues July 22: Jim Caauwe, Savage Police Department Crime Preven...
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Celebrity Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Como Park Zoo: A Journey Through Africa
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Riverview Library
Description: A Journey through Africa takes children on a tour through the African desert,savanna and tropical rainforest. Visitors will meet plants and animals from Africa, learn to count in Swahili, and explore ...
Age(s): Children
Crafty Summer Drop-in Party
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - New Prague Library
Description: Celebrate summer and the great outdoors at this drop-in program ?you?ll make and take a snack for your backyard birds, paint a leaf bug, weave a spider web, and more!
Age(s): School Age
Parachute Play
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Dakota - South St. Paul Public Library
Description: Enjoy 30 minutes of organized parachute activities. We?ll dance, shake, circle, and bounce our hearts out! Ages 2-4. Registration required.

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

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

We've lined up many new opportunities to dip your feet into a new skill ...
Age(s): Teen
Maker Space Samplers - Finale!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Scott - Jordan Library
Description: For teens ENTERING 7th grade and above.
NEW! We've lined up exciting opportunities to dip your feet into a new skill each week - we provide the experts and all the tools & supplies, and you take...
Age(s): Teen
4th-6th Grade ?Taking Flight? Book Club ? Registration Required
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Scott - Shakopee Library
Description: For kids ENTERING 4th through 6th grade. Registration is required and begins on June 2. Stop by the library or call 952-233-9590 to register or for more information. Books: ?Hoot? Thur. 6/19; ?The W...
Age(s): School Age
Brush with Art: Make and Take Art Projects
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: Anoka - Rum River Library
Description: Bring your imagination! A different media will be featured each week. Geared for school age children.
Age(s): School Age, Teen
Summer Reading Program Presents: Magical Mia
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: St. Paul - Dayton's Bluff Library
Description: Join us for Magical Mia's presentation of unusual and amazing magic from Asia.
Age(s): Children
4th-6th Grade Book Club ? Registration Required
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 5:00 PM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: For kids ENTERING 4th through 6th grade. Registration is required and begins on June 3. Stop by the library or call 952-873-6767 to register or for more information. Books: ?Because of Winn Dixie? ...
Age(s): School Age
Toddler Drive-In
Event Type: Storytimes
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Park Grove Branch
Description: A special "drive-in" movie just for toddlers age 2-3 and their grown-ups! We'll start by decorating our custom cars and then climb in for a short movie. Space is limited to 20 toddlers; baby...
Age(s): Toddler
Wendy's Wiggle, Jiggle, and Jam
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Washington - Oakdale Branch
Description: a highly interactive musical show that gives everyone a chance to be a star on stage. Original music, colorful and engaging props, and high energy keeps the audience participating throughout the progr...
Age(s): Children
Final Day for Bookawocky at Belle Plaine & Elko New Market Libraries!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: Remember to redeem your Bookawocky ?badges? for prizes and prize drawings by the end of the day today!
Age(s): School Age, Teen, Preschool
Final Day for Bookawocky at Belle Plaine & Elko New Market Libraries!
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Scott - Elko New Market Library
Description: Remember to redeem your Bookawocky ?badges? for prizes and prize drawings by the end of the day today!
Age(s): School Age, Teen, Preschool
StoryWalk- Chanhassen City Center Park
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Library: Carver - Chanhassen Library Branch
Description: Enjoy StoryWalks with your family this summer. Pages from the book featured at each StoryWalk will be located along the path and lead you to the end of the walking path as it leads you on to the end ...
Age(s): Family, All Ages
Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Belle Plaine Library
Description: Stories and rhymes with a different theme each week!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Mixed Nuts
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Rice Street Library
Description: Join us for physical comedy, age-appropriate humor, and uproarious audience participation!
Age(s): Adult
Special Guest Storytime
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Scott - Elko New Market Library
Description: Join local notables for stories and fun for kids of all ages!
Age(s): All Ages, Family, Preschool
Summer of Learning Activities for Young Adults with Developmental Delays
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Central Library
Description: Did you know that you can earn badges and books by reading about and trying activities focused on your interests? If you are 12 years or older,come join us in the Bremer Community Room on the 1st floo...
Age(s): Teen, Adult
Magician Star Michaelina! - NYA Library
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Carver - Norwood Young America Library Branch
Description: Minnesota magician Star Michaelina has been presenting her comedy
magic for 15 years. Her eye popping magic, exhilarating energy
and unique props make her one of the country's top family ...
Age(s): All Ages
YO! Walk the walk with Zach- Chanhassen Library
Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Carver - Chanhassen Library Branch
Description: For ages 8 and up. Stop in and watch competitive yo-yo master Zach Gustafson entertain and amaze you. Forget about walking the dog. Zach's skills are powerful enough to split atoms and whirl up tsunam...
Age(s): School Age
Beat Boxing: Steppingstone Theatre
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Library: St. Paul - Arlington Hills Library
Description: Work with a professional beat box and hip hop artist to learn how to transform your voice into drums, trumpets, cymbals, and even violins. Then create your own unique composition as a class.

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

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

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

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

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Age(s): Teen
Summer Reading Program Presents: Ross Sutter: Songs, Games and Instruments
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Library: St. Paul - Dayton's Bluff Library
Description: Ross sings old and new songs from Northern Europe and America and leads the audience in singing, dancing and instrument playing.
Age(s): Children
Bill the Juggler
Event Type: Summer Reading
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: St. Paul - Rice Street Library
Description: Bill presents a high energy, comedy juggling act with an emphasis on books and the library.
Age(s): Children


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