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Saturday, October 14, 2017
St. Francis Library

In honor of Teen Read Week, recommend a great book and add it to the display created for teens by teens

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Teen 4-H

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Mississippi Library
Mississippi Library - Meeting Room 1 & 2
Sample a taste of 4-H with fun STEM inspired activities. 
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Teen 4-H

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Mississippi Library
Mississippi Library - Meeting Room 1 & 2
Sample a taste of 4-H with fun STEM inspired activities. 
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4-H Tech Wizards

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)

Tech Wizards is a free program that engages youth in small group mentoring around technology and STEM concepts in partnership with Anoka County 4-H.  For grades 5-8.

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Craft Thursdays: Nail Art

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B
Learn simple tricks to make professional looking fingernail art!  Bring your favorite nail polish or use ours to try out the techniques.
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Crash Course in Crochet

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Crooked Lake Library
Crooked Lake Library - Meeting Room
Learn how to crochet by helping making squares that will be turned into blankets.  The blankets will be donated to a local organization.  If you know how to crochet or have a project you are working on, please join us for conversation. This program is open to teens and adults and was developed by summer VolunTeens. No registration required.
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Teen Advisory Board

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Craft Room (Room 136)

TAB is a group of teens who participate in the functioning of the library and is a forum to have your opinions heard. Membership is open to grades 6 through 12. See Bri, the children’s librarian for more information. The group meets on the third Saturday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m.

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4-H Tech Wizards

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)

Tech Wizards is a free program that engages youth in small group mentoring around technology and STEM concepts in partnership with Anoka County 4-H.  For grades 5-8.

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Teen Book Share

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Northtown Library
Northtown Meeting Room

Come hang out and talk about books, fandom, and whatever else you're into! We'll share some favorite titles, learn about new releases, explore new genres, and choose what we want to discuss. For teens going into grades 6 through 12. No registration required. Just drop in!

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4-H Tech Wizards

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)

Tech Wizards is a free program that engages youth in small group mentoring around technology and STEM concepts in partnership with Anoka County 4-H.  For grades 5-8.

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Local Author Keynote Address - Tom Rademacher

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Rum River Library

Tom Rademacher (Mr. Rad to his students) is an English teacher in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In May of 2014 he was named Minnesota Teacher of the Year. He teaches writing and writes about teaching on his blog Mr. Rad's Neighborhood. His book, published by University of Minnesota Press, is called “IT WON’T BE EASY: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching." Program is free but seating may be limited. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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The Alternate Universe: Creating Fictional Worlds For Teens! Presented by The Loft

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Johnsville Library
Johnsville Library - Meeting Room

How do you create fictional but vivid and detailed “other worlds” on the page? Learn how celebrated authors have mastered the art of creating these alternate worlds where anything is possible, and how you can too!

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A Place in Time (Creative Nonfiction):

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Kris Woll
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Computer Lab
Writers will craft a short piece of nonfiction focused on a place — real or imagined — that is significant in their lives. Using creative prompts to gather important details about that place, we will spend time writing, sharing, and responding to what we write.
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Teenclub

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Centennial Library
Centennial Library - Meeting Room
Do you love anime? Harry Potter? Gravity Falls? Something else entirely? Come geek out with fellow fans! Enjoy snacks games, and crafts. NO registration required, open to any teens
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4-H Tech Wizards

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)

Tech Wizards is a free program that engages youth in small group mentoring around technology and STEM concepts in partnership with Anoka County 4-H.  For grades 5-8.

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4-H Tech Wizards

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)

Tech Wizards is a free program that engages youth in small group mentoring around technology and STEM concepts in partnership with Anoka County 4-H.  For grades 5-8.

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Write, Draw, and Create for Teens! Presented by The Loft

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Crooked Lake Library
Crooked Lake Library - Meeting Room

This class is for multidisciplinary teen writers who are interested in learning more about creative writing and visual storytelling. Emphasizing both creative writing instruction as well as techniques in graphic novels and comic books, teens should come to class ready to write, draw, and create.




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Craft Thursdays: Ojibwe Dream Catchers

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B
Make your own dream catcher, and learn about the history of dream catchers.  Bring any beads or feathers you want to include, or use our supplies to add to your dream catcher.
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Escape Box

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Crooked Lake Library
Crooked Lake Library - Meeting Room
Come and put your brain to the test as you try to solve our puzzles in under 60 minutes.  Will you succeed and find the secret hiding in the Escape Box!  Program developed in partnership with the Anoka Ramsey Community College STEM Chicks.

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Kick off your NaNoWriMo Project: Teens! Presented by The Loft

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Northtown Library
Northtown Meeting Room
Are you eager to start your first (or next) novel and interested in inspiration, writing prompts, and ideas to jumpstart your project? Then this is the class for you!
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4-H Tech Wizards

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)

Tech Wizards is a free program that engages youth in small group mentoring around technology and STEM concepts in partnership with Anoka County 4-H.  For grades 5-8.

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Teen Book Share

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Northtown Library
Northtown Meeting Room

Come hang out and talk about books, fandom, and whatever else you're into! We'll share some favorite titles, learn about new releases, explore new genres, and choose what we want to discuss. For teens going into grades 6 through 12. No registration required. Just drop in!

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Escape the Library!

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)

New game coming filled with puzzles, riddles, and intrigue as you race to break out before your time is up. Stay tuned for details. For grades 6-12. 

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Art Around the World

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Mississippi Library
Mississippi Library - Meeting Room 1 & 2
Looking for something to do over MEA?  Look no further!  Learn about folk art and art movements from around the world, then make your own piece of art in that style!  On October 19th, we'll learn about the people of Mexico then make our very own Calaveras (Day of the Dead masks) in celebration of the upcoming holiday.
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Escape the Library

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Centennial Library
Centennial Library - Meeting Room

When the lights go out at night, things in the library tend to look…. different. Something’s coming for you, and you’re locked in!  Join us for this special event; a fun way to explore the library after hours. But be warned, the clock is ticking. See if you have what it takes to escape the library!

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