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Eden Prairie Library Events

Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, March 1–March 22
Kids in grades 3-8 can vote for their favorite book between March 1 and March 22 at the library. You must read at least three nominated titles to be eligible to vote!

Family Storytime
Tuesdays, Feb. 5–26, March 5 - 26, 7 p.m.
Fridays, Feb. 1–22, March 1 - 29, 10:30 a.m.
For children age 2 and up. Share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement with your children.

Baby Storytime
Wednesdays, Feb. 6–27, Mar 6 - 27, 9:30 a.m, Register Online or call 612-543-6275
Wednesdays, Mar 6 - 27, 10:30 a.m., Register Online or call 612-543-6275.
Thursdays, Feb. 7–28, March 7 -28, 9:30 a.m., Register Online or call 612-543-6275
For children from birth to 24 months. Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books and music. Build brain power.
 
First Pages for Teens: Elements of Fiction
Saturday, March 2, 1–2:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6275.
Grades 7-12. You’ve got your story or novel idea down, maybe even a first draft. Now learn the ins and outs of creating memorable settings, developing an exciting plot, and writing believable characters with depth and complexity. See related materials for further information. Find more by searching the library catalog or Ask Us.
 
Nicolas Flamel & The Undercover Agents Teen Book Club
Monday, March 4, 3:30–4:45 p.m.
Monday, April 8, 3:30–4:45 p.m.
Monday, May 6, 3:30–4:45 p.m.

Register Online or call 612-543-6275.
Grades 7-10. Join us for a fun time discussing books, playing games and activities related to what we are reading.
What We're Reading:
March 4: Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld.
April 8: Maze Runner, by James Dashner.
May 6: The Alchemyst, by Michael Scott.

First Pages for Teens: Creating Fictional Worlds
Saturday, March 16, 1–2:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6275.
Grades 7-12. How do you create fictional, but vivid and detailed “other worlds” in fiction? Learn how celebrated authors have mastered the art of creating these alternate worlds where anything is possible, and how you can too! See related materials for further information. Find more by searching the library catalog or Ask Us.
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.

Teen Anime Manga Club
Tuesday, March 19, 3:30–5 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16, 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21, 3:30–5 p.m.

Registration required, begins Feb 19. Register online or call 612-543-6275.
Grades 7-12. Watch and review brand-new anime episodes, discuss manga, share artwork, work on cosplay and more. Something different every time, chosen by the club! On April 16, you can refine your anime and manga drawing skills with comic artist Adam Sward.
April 16: Make This: Anime Manga Drawing Workshop

Make This: Fashion Design
Saturday, March 23, 1–3 p.m.
Registration required, begins Feb 23. Register online or call 612-543-6275.
Grades 7-12. Deconstruct, up-cycle and modify old clothing. Basic sewing, appliqué and surface design techniques that push the limits of ordinary fashion will be demonstrated. Bring along a few pieces of clothing that you aren’t afraid to cut-up, color or fray.
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Make This: Anime and Manga Drawings

Tuesday, April 16, 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Mar 19. Register online or call 612-543-6275.
Grades 7-12. Work with comic artist Adam Sward on developing and refining your anime drawing skills. Practice character and concept development, composition, drawing, inking and coloring. No previous drawing experience necessary.
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Used Book Sale
Thursday, May 9, 4–8 p.m.
Friday, May 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bargain hunters and book lovers take note: the Friends of the Library will hold a sale of hundreds of adult and children's fiction and nonfiction books in hardcover and paperback. Most books, withdrawn from the Hennepin County Library system or donated by the public, will be priced $1 or less. Funds raised will benefit the library.  
Wednesday, May 8, 4-8 p.m. Eden Prairie Friends members only. Join at the door!
Saturday, May 11, noon-3 p.m. Bag Sale

Book donations accepted at the library beginning Aug. 21.   

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