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Hennepin County Library Family Fun through May 31

Hennepin County has a myriad of family and children's events happening all the time! Click here for more library system information.

Family Storytime  - For children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. 
Brooklyn Park Library, Tuesday, May 20–27, 10 a.m.; Wednesdays through 28, 10 a.m., register Online or call 612-543-6225
East Lake Library, Friday, May 16, 10:15 a.m.
Franklin Library, Wednesdays through May 28, 10:30 a.m.
Hosmer Library, Wednesdays May 21 & May 28, 10:30 a.m.
Linden Hills Library, Wednesdays through May 28, 10:30 a.m.; Fridays through May 30, 10:30 a.m.
Nokomis Library, Fridays, May 16, 10:30 a.m.; Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m.
Northeast Library, Tuesday, May 20, 10:30 a.m.
North Regional Library,  Wednesdays through May 28, 10:30 a.m.; Fridays through May 30, 10:30 a.m.
Oxboro Library, Monday, May 19, 10:30a.m.
Pierre Bottineau Library, Mondays, May 19, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, May 21, 10:30 a.m.

St. Anthony Library, Wednesdays through May 21, 11:30 a.m.
Southeast Library,  Saturday, May 31, 10:30 a.m.
Sumner Library, Wednesdays through May 28, 10:30 p.m.

Baby Storytime  - For children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format designed especially for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.
Brooklyn Park Library,  Monday, 19, 10:30 a.m., Register Online or call 612-543-6225.
East Lake Library,  Fridays, March 7–May 16, 11:15 a.m.

Hopkins Library,  Thursdays, May 22, 9:30 a.m., Register Online or call 612-543-6400.
Nokomis Library,  Tuesdays, May 13-20, 9:30 a.m.; Saturdays, May 17, 9:30
Northeast Library,  Monday, May 19, 10:30–11 a.m., Register Online or call 612-543-6775.

Roosevelt Library,  Saturdays, May 17, 9:30 a.m. 
St. Anthony Library,  Wednesdays, through May 21, 10:30 a.m.

Childcare Group Storytime -
Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for the children in your care. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. 
Nokomis Library,  Tuesday, May 27, 11a.m.
Sumner Library,  Fridays, through May 30, 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Chess Club  - For families. Chess it out! Have fun learning the basics of chess, improving your game, mastering strategies and meeting other chess fans. Walk-ins welcome.
Southdale Library,  Wednesday, May 21, 6:30–8 p.m.

Dance Together - For children 1 and up. Dance with your child to develop their physical, social and literacy skills. 
Edina Library, Saturday, May 17, 10:30–11:15 a.m., Register Online or call 612-543-6325
St. Louis Park Library, Tuesday, May 20 & 27, 6:30–7:15 p.m., Register Online or call 612-543-6125

Southdale Library,  Thursdays, 22, 6:30–7:15 p.m., Register Online or call 612-543-5900

Girls Only Jr. Book Club - Girls in grades 2-3. Join other girls to talk about a great book! 
Sumner Library,  Wednesdays, through May 28, 4 p.m.

Guys Read Jr. Book Club - Guys in grades 2-3. Join other guys to talk about a great book!
Sumner Library, Tuesdays, May 20- 27, 4 p.m.

LEGO® Lab -
For families. Calling all future engineers and architects! We've got the bricks, but we
need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. We'll have LEGOS and DUPLOS®, so all ages are welcome.
Roosevelt Library, Saturday, May 31, 2–4 p.m.

Learn Together: Storytime Activities  - For families. After storytime (10:30-11 a.m.), do a craft, learn a new poem or enjoy other activities and get tips on how to encourage and support reading and literacy at home.
North Regional Library, Fridays, through May 30, 11 a.m.

Library Lab for Kids: Discovery Days
- For families. Check out the Discovery Room where you'll have minds-on, hands-on fun, with new themed activities each week.
North Regional Library, Thursday, May 15, 3–5 p.m., Monday, May 19, 3–5 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, 3–5 p.m., Thursday, May 22, 3–5 p.m.

MacPhail Center for Music: Sing, Play, Learn!
For children 1 and up. 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!
Eden Prairie Library, Saturdays, May 17 & May 31, 10:30 –11:15 a.m., Register Online or call 612-543-6275.

Paint It Green: Inventor Workshop
- Grades 1-6. Learn about gravity, fulcrum and other scientific principles by experimenting with an invention you create. Materials provided.
Augsburg Park Library, Saturday, May 17, 1–2:30 p.m. Register Online or call 612-543-6200

Paint It Green: River Weaving - Create a river weaving inspired by the Mississippi using natural and found materials. Materials provided.
Rogers Library, Saturday, May 24, 1–2:30 p.m. , Register Online or call 612-543-6050., Grades 1-6.
St. Anthony Library, Saturday, May 17, 11:30a.m.–1 p.m. , Register Online or call 612-543-6075.m,
Southeast Library, Saturday, May 17, 10:30a.m.–noon , Register Online or call 612-543-6725.

Paws to Read With an Animal - For families. Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Brookdale Library,  Wednesday, May 21, 6–7:30 p.m.
Nokomis Library,  Saturday, May 17, 3–5 p.m.

Pierre Bottineau Library,  Saturday, May 17, 10–11:30 a.m.
Washburn Library,  Saturday, May 24, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Spice & Slice of Asian America: Origami Fun - All ages. Learn this nifty paper-folding art from local master Daniel Kluver. Leave with your pockets full of animals! Materials provided.
Penn Lake Library,  Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. , Register Online or call 612-543-5800.

Spice & Slice of Asian America: Iny Asian Dance Theater - For families. Celebrate Asian American heritage with Pan-Asian traditional dances and story theater.
North Regional Library,  Saturday, May 17, 2 p.m.

Spice & Slice of Asian America: Qeej Performers and Hmong Dance Troupe  - For families. Celebrate Hmong music and dance, and learn about Hmong culture.
Brookdale Library,  Saturday, May 24, 2 p.m.

Yoga and Stories
 - Preschoolers and their caregivers. Children's stories will provide a world where kids and their caregivers can practice yoga postures with imagination. Become stretching dogs and hopping frogs! Play, create
Wayzata Library, Tuesday, 20, 10:30–11:15 p.m., Register Online or call 612-543-6150.


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