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Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, March 1 - 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
Wednesdays, Jan. 9–Feb. 27, March 20 - April 24, 10:15 a.m.
Thursdays, Feb. 7 - 28, 7 p.m.
For children age 2 and up. Share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement with your children.

Baby Storytime

Wednesdays, Feb. 6–27, April 3 - 24, 11 a.m.
Thursdays, April 4–25, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8375.
For children from birth to 24 months. Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books and music. Build brain power.

Topical Fairy Tales
Friday, March 8, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8375.
Grade 4 and up. Boyd the shepherd couldn't help shouting "Wolf!" Join local youth actors from Fidgety Fairy Tales for modern retellings of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” and other tales that address common children's mental health issues such as ADHD, autism and Tourette Syndrome.

LEGO® Mania!

Saturday, March 16, 10a.m.–2 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For families. Take the LEGO challenge! Get together with your friends and build wild creations beyond the imagination!

Global Folk: Bluegrass

Saturday, April 13, 2–3 p.m.
Registration required, begins Mar 16. Register online or call 612-543-8375.
All ages. Local music veterans Ivory Bridge share their contemporary bluegrass stylings.

Paint It Green: Frame Ups
Saturday, April 27, 2–3 p.m.
Registration required, begins Mar 30. Register online or call 612-543-8375.
Grades K-6. Create a fun picture frame using discarded mat board and a variety of materials such as seashells and beads. Materials provided.

MacPhail Center for Music: Sing, Play, Learn!
Wednesdays, May 1–29, 11–11:45 a.m.
Registration required, begins Apr 3. Register online or call 612-543-8375.
Birth-preschool. Hands-on musical play activities led by early childhood music specialists will let your family experience music’s impact on learning and reading readiness. Together you will sing, rhyme, read, move and create!

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