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Labor Day Weekend

Monday, September 03, 2018
Anoka County Library
All Anoka County libraries will be closed.
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Read Down Your Fines

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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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Teen Read Month

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Columbia Heights Public Library
Read all of John Green’s books? Think the book is better than the movie? Know Harry Potter by heart? Stop by the library this month and put your YA book knowledge to the test! There will be new trivia each week. Enter all month long for a chance to win a book lover’s grab bag! For teens.
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Thanksgiving

Friday, November 23, 2018
Anoka County Library
All Anoka County libraries will be closed.
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Christmas

Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Anoka County Library
All Anoka County libraries will be closed.
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Toddler Obstacle Course

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Northtown Library
Northtown Meeting Room
Play on our obstacle course specially designed for little ones! Toddlers can explore gross motor skills obstacles including a tunnel, fishing pond, and balance beam, as well as other fun challenges.
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Dementia Dialogue

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B
A book and film discussion group that explores dementia through stories, both real and fictional.  Presented in coordination with the Anoka County Family Caregiver Connection and ACT on Alzheimer's Anoka. This month, the chosen book is Four Things That Matter Most: A Book About Living by Ira Byock.  

Call the library to request your copy of the title that will be discussed. 
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Scrabble Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)
Exercise your brain and challenge others to a friendly game of scrabble. Scrabble Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. Everyone is welcome! Hosted by the Friends of Columbia Heights Library. Free and open to the public. 
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Senior Surf Computer Class (55+)

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Boardroom
A computer class just for seniors (aged 55+). Get hands-on computer experience with help from representatives of the Senior LinkAge Line. Learn computer basics, how to navigate and search the Internet, and how to access websites of interest to seniors. Register online for any session or call 763-706-3690.
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Teen Game Club

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B
Have fun and play the library's video and board games, or bring your own to share with other gamers.
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Consult with the Law Library Director

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Law Library
Crooked Lake Library
Crooked Lake Library - Meeting Room
Each month the Anoka County Law Library Director will be at different library locations to answer legal reference questions, help locate legal forms, and provide referral services where possible. Please note that law library staff are not attorneys and cannot provide legal opinions, interpretations, or advice.
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Habla con el Director de la Biblioteca de Derecho del Condado de Anoka

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Law Library
Crooked Lake Library
Tienes alguna pregunta sobre leyes? Ven y habla con el Director de la Biblioteca de Derecho del Condado de Anoka. Cada mes, el Director de la Biblioteca de Derecho del Condado de Anoka estara en diferentes Bibliotecas para contestar tus dudas legales, ayudar a localizar formularios legales y proporcionar servicios de referencias cuando sea posible.

Por favor, ten en cuenta que el personal de la Biblioteca de Derecho no son abogados y no pueden proporcionar una opinior juridica, interpretacion or asesoria.
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Book Puzzler

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
North Central Library

A combination book discussion and puzzle solving event.  Discuss a book while putting together jigsaw puzzles or solving crossword, Suduko, or other types of puzzles. Contact the North Central Library for the book choices at 763-324-1570.  Registration is required.


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Conversation Circle

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Meeting Room (Room 132)
Want to practice your English speaking skills? Conversation Circles is an informal gathering of English-language adult learners who meet on Thursdays at the library to practice their speaking skills in a group-setting with help from an English-speaking volunteer. No need to register; just come when you can.
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SCORE Business Counseling

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Score
Northtown Library
Northtown Study Room 108
Meet with a business counselor to develop your business plan, discuss a new idea, or tackle a business problem. Consultations are free, private and confidential. 45-minute sessions are offered on the first Thursday of the month starting at 2:00 p.m. Registration is required. Please call 763-324-1510 to register or complete the registration form below. Staff will call you to confirm and assign a time for your session a few days before your appointment. Appointment times are 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 pm. Presented in collaboration with SCORE Minneapolis.
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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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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)

Share books, songs, and rhymes with your children at this storytime designed to promote school readiness in 2 to 5 year olds. Librarians, caregivers, and children will sing, talk, read, write and play together to build early literacy skills. Siblings are also welcome!

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Family Storytime

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Northtown Library
Northtown Children's Storytime Room
Share books, songs, and rhymes with your children at this storytime designed to promote school readiness in 2 to 5 year olds. Librarians, caregivers, and children will sing, talk, read, write, and play together to build early literacy skills. Siblings are also welcome!
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Minecraft September

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Minecraft
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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Family Storytime

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Share books, songs, and rhymes with your children at this storytime designed to promote school readiness in 2 to 5 year olds. Librarians, caregivers, and children will sing,talk, read, write and play together to build early literacy skills. Siblings are also welcome!
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Baby Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Johnsville Library
Johnsville Library - Meeting Room
Share books, stories, songs, rhymes and playtime with your baby at this storytime designed by librarians for the youngest learner. For babies 0-24 months and a caregiver.
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Family Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Rum River Library
Rum River Children's Storytime Room
Share books, songs, and rhymes with your children at this storytime designed to promote school readiness in 2 to 5 year olds. Librarians, caregivers, and children will sing, talk, read, write and play together to build early literacy skills. Siblings are also welcome!
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Family Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
North Central Library
Share books, songs, and rhymes with your children at this storytime designed to promote school readiness in 2 to 5 year olds. Librarians, caregivers, and children will sing, talk, read, write and play together to build early literacy skills. Siblings are also welcome!
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Family Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Northtown Library
Northtown Children's Storytime Room
Share books, songs, and rhymes with your children at this storytime designed to promote school readiness in 2 to 5 year olds. Librarians, caregivers, and children will sing, talk, read, write, and play together to build early literacy skills. Siblings are also welcome!
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Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Circle Pines City Hall (200 Civic Heights Circle Circle Pines, MN 55014)
Share books, songs, and rhymes with your toddler at this storytime designed for active 2 and 3 year olds. Librarians, caregivers, and children will sing, talk, read, write and play together to build early literacy practices. Siblings are also welcome.
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