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Bruce the Bug Guy

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
St. Francis Library
Rum River North Park Shelter
Event held at Rum River North County Park Shelter Building, 23100 Rum River Blvd. NW St Francis 55070. A lively, hands-on programs about insects (Hissing roaches, Giant Silk moths) and related arthropods (spiders, scorpions, millipedes). LIVE critters and other fun props give the audience a unique opportunity to experience these fascinating creatures in a close-up, interactive manner.  No registration, but seating is limited.
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Early Reader Club

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Crooked Lake Library
Crooked Lake Library - Meeting Room
Designed for very beginning readers to practice phonics and sight words in a fun, engaging environment. Grades K-2. Registration required.
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Wiggle Jiggle and Jam! Family Concert

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Bunker Hills Activity Center (550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW Andover, MN 55304)
Put the move in the music with a Wiggle, Jiggle and Jam! family concert. Every child gets a turn to star on stage and have a blast. No registration, but space is limited.
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Lunch at the Library

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)
Join us at the library for lunch every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday then stay for the day's program!
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Growing Green Hearts:Plantable Paper-Making

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Growing Green Hearts
Crooked Lake Library
Crooked Lake Library - Meeting Room

How will you engineer a system to make paper? In the Growing Green Hearts:Plantable Paper-MakingÔ program get a little messy as we work out the chemistry of fibers, parts working together, seed-saving, recycling, and sustainability.   Creative cultural stories and artisan paper-making will get kids playing with eSTEM while designing, experimenting, and thinking critically.



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Nature Night Lights? Illuminate me

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)
Bioluminescence is what we will explore in this program. Come learn how and why some things in nature shine their own light and with no batteries needed! Work with an artist to make your own glow-in-the-dark creature to take home. This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Special Ops: STEM

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
St. Francis Library
Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities geared for kids in grades 1-5.
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Growing Green Hearts:Knot Me

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Growing Green Hearts
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B

Clothing is taking up landfill space.  What can we do to help solve this problem?  In the program Growing Green Hearts:Knot MeÔ  explore wants vs. needs, cultural uses of fabrics, fibers from the biosphere and geosphere. Then play with knots and weaving tools and materials to create environmentally friendly solutions.



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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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Lunch at the Library

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)
Join us at the library for lunch every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday then stay for the day's program!
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Growing Green Hearts: Seeds for the Season

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Growing Green Hearts
Johnsville Library
Johnsville Library - Meeting Room

Is a seed alive or not?  What are the needs of living things?  Where can we grow seeds, plants, and food for us and the animals that live in this place?  In the program Growing Green Hearts: Seeds for the SeasonÔ learn how and where to best plant, grow, and save prairie seeds.  Design a garden that creates habitat for butterflies and pollinators.


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Draw Soho Fashions - Manga Style!

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Crooked Lake Library
Crooked Lake Library - Meeting Room
Even though comic arts are inspired by imagination, they need to be rooted in reality. This class will teach you drawing fundamentals with a focus on how to draw realistic figures in different situations (standing, sitting, turning, and running), and how to stylize body-types, clothing, hairdos, and other effects to give your characters engaging and believable personalities. This class will take your manga technique to a whole new level of detail!
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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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Wacky Wednesday: One Flea Circus Puppet Show

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.  For families.  Watch a puppet show with marionettes and music.
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Growing Green Hearts:Geochemistry for Minnesota

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Growing Green Hearts
Centennial Library
Centennial Library - Meeting Room

Seashells and volcanoes break down into some pretty cool chemistry and rock talk!  In the program Growing Green Hearts:GeochemistryÔ for Minnesota, go back in time in MN to better understand why the land here looks like it does today.  Solve a sandy mystery, get a little messy with “lava” and a bit crazy with calcium carbonate!


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The Bazillions

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Melsa Summer at Your Library
North Central Library

Enjoy a high energy performance by The Bazillions, an exciting show filled with music and fun for the whole family.  Celebrate summer reading and the opening day of the Ham Lake Farmer’s Market.  The location for the show is still being determined.  Contact the North Central Library for location information, 763-324-1570.  This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Magical Mia Magic Show

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Blaine High School (12555 University Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55434)
Wonder-filled magic that will arouse your curiosity and amaze your brain!  No registration, but space is limited.
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STEM Storytime Extension

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Northtown Library
Northtown Meeting Room
Stay an additional 30 minutes after storytime for a STEM activity related to that day's storytime theme! STEM promotes early math and science skills for school readiness.
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Lunch at the Library

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)
Join us at the library for lunch every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday then stay for the day's program!
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Growing Green Hearts:Stories in Rocks

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Growing Green Hearts
Northtown Library
Northtown Meeting Room

Just like every person is special, every rock holds a unique story. In the program Growing Green Hearts:Stories in RocksÔ you will better understand how the scenery in Minnesota has changed over time as we dig into, act out, and snack on ideas about gems, rocks, volcanoes, mining, and climate.


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Discovery Bookclub

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Centennial Library
Centennial Library - Meeting Room

Explore history and science in a fun way as group! We'll be exploring different topics from the popular Who Was book series. No registration necessary, call or stop at the desk for more information.

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Special Ops: STEM

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

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Columbia Heights Public Library
Community Room (Room 100)
In these fun and active classes students will explore traditional yoga poses, breathing techniques and relaxation through literature, music and more! We will build strength, self-awareness, balance and concentration through movement. Entering grades 5-12. Registration required.
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Growing Green Hearts:Interstellar Water Quest

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Growing Green Hearts
Mississippi Library
Mississippi Library - Meeting Room 1 & 2

Get your ticket and come aboard the spacecraft in the program Growing Green Hearts:Interstellar Water QuestÔ. Students are crew members that experience the story of earth’s systems, explore water chemistry through experiments, and practice deductive reasoning to save the spaceship.


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