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Read Down Your Fines

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Anoka County Library
October1 - October 31 for youth ages 17 and younger.  Did you know you can read your fines away just by reading? 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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Minecraft October

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.
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Early Reader Club

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Northtown Library
Northtown Meeting Room
Designed for very beginning readers to practice phonics and sight words in a fun, engaging environment.
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LEGO Challenge

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
St. Francis Library
Bring your imagination and have fun building with the library's LEGO collection.                        
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4-H Ag Explorations: All About Corn!

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)
Believe it or not, corn is everywhere, not just on your dinner plate! In this 4-H program, youth will learn the uses of corn outside of human consumption. Youth will even be able to create their own bio-plastic from corn to take home with them.   Open to grades K-5
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Maker Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)

Calling all tinkerers, creators and crafters!  Join us after school for STEAM related projects.  For grades K-5.  Registration not required.

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Early Literacy STEM

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Crooked Lake Library
Crooked Lake Library - Meeting Room
Come play with STEM kits. For children K-2.
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Lights On Afterschool - STEAMY afternoon

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
St. Francis Library

Try out different DIY, hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities!

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Snap Circuits

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)

Join this fun and exciting hands-on activity with 4-H and learn about Electricity using Snap Circuit kits!  Youth will use inquiry based learning to explore energy, different kinds of circuits and Physical Science.  Explore different circuit designs using Snap Circuits to sound an alarm, blow a fan, or light a light bulb.  For grades 3-8. Registration required.  

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Lights on Afterschool

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B
We're celebrating what libraries do afterschool; Participate in fun activities and crafts. We'll be joining more than 7,500 sites across the nation and Minnesota to share our passion for afterschool opportunities for kids. Registration required.
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Lights on Afterschool @ the library

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
North Central Library
We're celebrating what libraries do afterschool; drop in and make a fun project. We'll be joining more than 7,500 sites across the nation and Minnesota to share our passion for afterschool opportunities for kids.
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Space Shuttle: Explore Space through Art!

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Mississippi Library
Mississippi Library - Meeting Room 1 & 2
Do you love art and space? Don't miss out on this chance to create your own special space shuttle through a step-by-step method. This course will teach students about space with special paper, pencils and liquid watercolor paint. Your designs will be ready for blast off!  This program is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. This program celebrates what libraries do afterschool.
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Lights On Afterschool

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Crooked Lake Library
Crooked Lake Library - Meeting Room
Learn new skills at the library and celebrate the power of after school programming!  Join us for an afternoon of art, science, trivia and fun!
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Lights On Afterschool

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Centennial Library
Centennial Library - Meeting Room
We're celebrating what libraries do afterschool; drop in and make a fun project. We'll be joining more than 7,500 sites across the nation and Minnesota to share our passion for afterschool opportunities for kids.
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StemOps

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Northtown Library
Northtown Meeting Room
Hands-on Science Technology Engineering and Math activities for kids in grades 1-5. Celebrate Lights on Afterschool on October 26!
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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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Read to a Dog

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Johnsville Library
Johnsville Library - Meeting Room
Children are invited to practice their reading skills in 15 minute sessions with licensed, trained therapy dogs. Program geared towards grades K-3.  Registration is required. Call the  Library at 763-324-1550 to register.
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Stories Sing!

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Centennial Library
Centennial Library - Meeting Room
Watch as a professional opera singer gives a new perspective on reading as Minnesota Opera presents an innovative program bridging traditional storytelling and music. In this program, a Teaching Artist will use songs and tools from the stage to enhance, inspire and help children engage in reading. This program is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Minecraft October

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.
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Global Games

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Crooked Lake Library
Crooked Lake Library - Meeting Room
Program that teaches kids about world cultures through a variety of skill based toys from different countries. We demonstrate and teach the history behind each of the toys. Then everyone gets to try them out as we facilitate with hands-on instructions and group games. Finally, everyone gets a chance to show off what they’ve learned through mini performances of their own. This program is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Storytime Craft Extention

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Mississippi Library
Mississippi Library - Meeting Room 1 & 2
Stay for an additional 15-30 minutes after storytime for a craft activity related to that day's storytime theme!
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STEAM Club

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Crooked Lake Library
Crooked Lake Library - Meeting Room
Discover Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math at the library by joining the STEAM Club.  Each week will feature activities that challenge you to explore, collaborate, experiment, create and discover.  Open to kids in grades 4-7.  Register for the four week session.
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Childrens Stories from India

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B
Enter a world of imagination with Indian-born actor and storyteller Zaraawar Mistry, in his retelling of ancient stories and animal fables from India. These popular and entertaining stories encourage children to learn about Indian culture, wildlife, food and history. Greg Herriges plays live music on guitar and bouzouki. No registration required but seating is limited. This program is made possible by the Minnesota Art and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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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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Chinese Ribbon Wand Making and Dance

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Johnsville Library
Johnsville Library - Meeting Room
Learn how to make traditional Chinese ribbon wands and then join everyone in a fun and colorful ribbon dance! This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 
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