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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, 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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Teenclub

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Centennial Library
Centennial Library - Meeting Room
Do you love anime? Harry Potter? Divergent? Something else entirely? Come geek out with fellow fans! Enjoy trivia, games, and crafts. NO registration required, open to any teens.
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Teen Club

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Johnsville Library
Johnsville Library - Meeting Room
Do you love anime? Harry Potter? Divergent? Something else entirely? Come geek out with fellow fans! Enjoy trivia, games, and crafts. No registration required, open to any teens.
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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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Book Speed Dating

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B
Need just the right book to take with you on vacation? Just got over a rough break-up with your last favorite series? Try Book Speed Dating! Spend just a few minutes each with a bunch of different books, and see if you find your perfect match! We dare you to take the plunge. Register to reserve a space, but walk-ins are welcome as space allows.
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Secret Science of Ice Cream

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)
Get the scoop on ice cream science!  How does it float in an ice cream soda?  Why are some types creamier than others? Discover answers to these questions and more while you make your own ice cream.  Entering grades 4-12.
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Teens Create

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
St. Francis Library
With a library full of inspiration and a table full of supplied materials, teens can let their creativity shine.
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Studio Ghibli-Inspired Art

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Northtown Library
Northtown Meeting Room
Students will create art inspired by the popular Studio Ghibli movies. We’ll make some fan pieces from our favorite movies like My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle. Soot Ball Sprites made with pom-poms, paper mache Princess Mononoke masks, clay Totoros, relief printed images and more. This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented by Artistry.
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Teen Advisory Board

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Craft Room (Room 136)
See the Ask Me desk for more information.  The group meets on the third Monday of each month to plan library programs, work on displays, and take leadership in library events and activities. 
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Tonks & the Aurors in Concert

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B
Teens geek out to the world's best wizard rock band featuring music about Harry Potter. This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. No registration required, but seating is limited.
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Nerd-igami: Harry Potter Origami

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B
Fans of origami and Harry Potter rejoice! Put your paper folding skills to work creating some fantastic beasts of your own. Join us to make your very own origami Howler, Golden Snitch, or pet owl. No need to toss these folded papers into a goblet of fire! All skill levels welcome. Register to reserve a space, but walk-ins are welcome as space allows.
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Escape the Library

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)
Working together, participants "locked" in a room at the library will work with hidden clues to solve puzzles.  The goal is to find the key and escape the library within an hour. Entering grades 6-12.
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STEM 3D Pens

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B
STEM activity for grades 7-10. Registration required. 4 openings. Two teens will spend 1 hour with one 3D Pen to create their own pieces to bring home. Come with an idea ready or experiment when you show up. 
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STEM 3D Pens

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B
STEM activity for grades 7 - 10. Registration required. 4 openings. Teens will spend 1 hour with one 3D Pen to create their own pieces to bring home. Come with an idea ready or experiment when you show up. Register online or call 763-576-4695 for more information.
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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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Teen Book club

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)

Pick a book within the theme of the meeting date, read it, and come ready to talk about books, eat snacks, and do fun activities.  Need help picking a book?  Find a list of suggestions at the library!  Entering grades 6-12.

June 29: Horror, Suspense, Mystery

July 13:  Books made into movies

July 27: First book in a series

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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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Teen Club

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Johnsville Library
Johnsville Library - Meeting Room
Do you love anime? Harry Potter? Divergent? Something else entirely? Come geek out with fellow fans! Enjoy trivia, games, and crafts. No registration required, open to any teens.
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Registration is open

Anime & Manga Comics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Centennial Library
Centennial Library - Meeting Room
Students will view, discuss, and practice various Anime and Manga drawing styles. Classroom projects and teacher demonstrations will focus on refining and developing drawing techniques, incorporating foundational elements into our work, and developing our own comic characters and compositions. This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented by Artistry.
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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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Teen Book club

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)

Pick a book within the theme of the meeting date, read it, and come ready to talk about books, eat snacks, and do fun activities.  Need help picking a book?  Find a list of suggestions at the library!  Entering grades 6-12.

June 29: Horror, Suspense, Mystery

July 13:  Books made into movies

July 27: First book in a series

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Teen Advisory Board

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Craft Room (Room 136)
See the Ask Me desk for more information.  The group meets on the third Monday of each month to plan library programs, work on displays, and take leadership in library events and activities. 
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Registration is open

Dr. Who Sonic Screwdriver

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Crooked Lake Library
Crooked Lake Library - Meeting Room
Learn how to make a sonic screwdriver pen using plastic pens, polymer clay, marbles, basic sculpting techniques and some imagination. This is a fun project and a great conversation piece for you and your friends. This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented by Artistry.
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Nerd-igami: Star Wars Origami

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B
In a galaxy not so far away, become one with paper you must. Fold your own Star Wars vehicles, Origami Yoda, and more. Show off your origami mastery! All skill levels welcome. Register to reserve a space, but walk-ins are welcome as space allows.
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