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Read Down Your Fines

Monday, July 31, 2017
Anoka County Library
June 1 - July 31 for youth ages 17 and younger.  Did you know you can read your fines away just by reading over the summer? Yes, it's true!   For every 15 minutes read in the library, $1 will be taken off of fines or fees will be removed. For more information, visit the library and ask a librarian.  Some restrictions apply.
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Read It! Rate It!

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Anoka County Library

For every book read over the summer, enter for a chance to earn rewards like a family four-pack of passes to Bunker Beach Water Park, Minnesota Twins tickets, Crayola Experience, and State Fair passes

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Read Write Draw

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Anoka County Library

So simple!

1. Read a book

2 Write or draw a review and receive a book that you can keep! Limited supply, 1 book per youth

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Early Reader Club

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Crooked Lake Library
Crooked Lake Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a one hour session designed for very beginning readers (4-6 years old) to practice phonics and sight words in a fun, engaging environment. Registration required.
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Blues for Kids

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)
Learn about blues history and how to play the harmonica from a professional blues musician.  Each child will receive a real Hohner harmonica! Ages 7-12.
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A God's Eye

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B
A traditional Native American weaving and spiritual object dating back centuries. To the people of Mexico, the practice of creating a God's Eye, or "Ojos de Dios", in Spanish, symbolizes the balance between nature and Creator. In this workshop, students will learn about the history of this fascinating and ancient art form and each will make their own to take home! All materials will be provided. This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented by Funtime Funktions. Registration required.
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Japanese Folders to Books

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Crooked Lake Library
Crooked Lake Library - Meeting Room
This Japanese folder is a single piece of decorative paper folded several times to create multiple pockets. by itself it is perfect to hold papers or cards. Add sewn pages to create a softcover book. Utilize the many pockets for a great research journal. This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
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Special Ops: STEM

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
St. Francis Library
Hands-on Science Technology Engineering and Math activities for kids in grades 1-5.
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STORYWALK®

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Crooked Lake Library
Enjoy the outdoors while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to find a great book and complete a craft. Weather permitting. This program was funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Dinosaurs: Mad Science!

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Johnsville Library
Johnsville Library - Meeting Room
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. Take part in a simulated dinosaur dig; can you figure out how to put the skeleton together? Take home your own fossils and a T-Rex tooth cast.
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Glow Show: Mad Science!

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mississippi Library
Mississippi Library - Meeting Room 1 & 2
Probe the properties of light and explore applications of glow-in-the-dark technology! Discover amazing things that glow brightly in the dark and watch chemiluminescence as two liquids mix to create light! Have at-home fun in the dark with your Glow Sheet Card!
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Wacky Wednesday: Bakken Museum

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)
Come to the library each Wednesday at 2 p.m. for a free, live performance.
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NASA Workshop Planets & Moons: Mad Science

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B
Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar eclipse in this “mad” planetary tour! Learn about the planets and how they stack up. Learn how scientists use gravity to slingshot space probes deep into outer space with your take home project the Gravity Assisted Launcher. 
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Art Around the World

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mississippi Library
Mississippi Library - Meeting Room 1 & 2
Learn about folk art and art movements from around the world, then make your own piece of art in that style! Participants will have the option to display their art at the Mississippi Library during the summer. June 15th - Panamanian molas June 29th - Ghanaian kente cloth July 13th - Aboriginal dot painting July 27th - Cubism portraits
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STEM Geodesic Dome

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B
Build your own Geodesic Dome utilizing newspaper. Then test the strength of your structure! For children going into 3 - 8 grade. 
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Read to a Dog

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Crooked Lake Library
Crooked Lake Library - Meeting Room
Children are invited to practice their reading skills in 15 minute sessions with licensed therapy dogs. Program geared towards grades K-3. Register in person or by phone only. Call the Crooked Lake Library at 763-324-1530.
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Special Ops: STEM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Crooked Lake Library
Hands-on Science Technology Engineering and Math activities for kids in grades 1-5.
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Minecraft July

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Computer Lab
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 763-576-4695 for more information.
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STORYWALK®

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Crooked Lake Library
Enjoy the outdoors while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to find a great book and complete a craft. Weather permitting. This program was funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Special Ops: STEM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
North Central Library
Hands-on Science Technology Engineering and Math activities for kids in grades 1-5. Activities take 15-20 minutes to complete. Drop in.
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Special Ops: STEM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mississippi Library
Mississippi Library - Meeting Room 1 & 2
Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities geared for kids in grades 1-5.
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Van Gogh, You Go!

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
North Central Library
Van Gogh painted a famous starry sky. Take a trip through the stars with your imagination and some help from our artist and naturalist. The sky’s the limit as you create your own night skies with new paint and resist techniques. Presented by Silverwood Park. This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Pokemon Party

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)
Play games, deck yourself out in DIY Pokémon gear, and surround yourself with other Pokemaniacs!  Entering grades 4-12. 
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Special Opps: STEM

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Johnsville Library
Johnsville Library - Meeting Room
Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities geared for kids in grades 1-5.
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STORYWALK®

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Centennial Library
Centennial Library - Meeting Room
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 funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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