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Posted on 26 June 2017 by calvin

EAST LAKE LIBRARY
The East Lake Library, 2727 E. Lake St., plans a series of events for the coming month. Any questions should be directed to the library at 612-543-8425.

Small Group Computer Help is being offered Wed., July 5, 9:30-11am. Get help using computers to explore the Internet, set up an email account, type a document, and more. Next meeting of this group is Aug. 2.

Childcare Group Storytime meets Wed., July 5, 10:15-10:45am, for babies, preschoolers, and toddlers. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for the children in your care. Share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement.

TransFabulous: Creating Comics for teens is scheduled for Wednesdays, July 5, 12 19, 26 and Aug. 2, 1-3pm. Explore with artist Anna Bongiovanni how comics are created, from character design to storytelling to publication. Use your personal story and voice to create many short comics and produce a final mini-comic. Partner: Transforming Families. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Teen Fandom Club for teens meets Thur., July 6, 6-8pm. Do you love Doctor Who, Sherlock, Harry Potter, Supernatural or other fictional worlds? Celebrate your fandom! We’ll have games, art and creative projects, videos, special events, cosplay and more. All fandoms are welcome.

Family Storytime meets on Fridays, July 7, 14, 21, and 28, 10:15-10:45am. 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.

Baby Storytime is for children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format specially designed for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. That group meets on Fridays, July 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 11:15-11:45am.

Stories Together: Pride will be held Sat., July 8, 10:15-10:45am. Suitable for kids and preschoolers celebrate family and self-expression through books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement as part of Pride events.

A Self-Publishing Workshop for adults is scheduled Sun., July 9, 2-4pm. Learn how to self-publish with a local writer! This program is offered in conjunction with the upcoming Longfellow Authors’ Fair, happening this fall on Sun., Nov. 12th from 2-4pm at East Lake Library. Details about the Author’s Fair will be available later this summer.

The Quick Reads Book Club (adults) will get together Mon., July 10, 6:30-7:30pm to discuss “Persepolis,” by Marjane Satrapi.

Nonfiction Book Club (adults) meets Tues., July 11, 6-7pm to discuss “Notorious RBG” by Irin Carmon. The All-Genres Book Club meets Fri., July 14, 10:30-11:30am. Join the discussion of new titles from all genres.

The Teen LGBTQ+ Club meets Fri., July 14, 3:30-4:30pm. Hang out, play games, make art and meet friends in a welcoming space for teens of all identities.

Studio Ghibli-Inspired Art (entering grades 7-12) is scheduled for Sat., July 15, 1-2:30pm. Create art inspired by the popular Studio Ghibli movies! Make fan pieces from your favorite movies including Soot Ball Sprites made with pom-poms, paper mache Princess Mononoke masks, clay Totoros, relief printed images, and more. Materials provided. Sponsor: MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency). Collaborator: Artistry at Bloomington Center for the Arts.

East Lake Poetry Night (adults) is planned for Tues., July 18, 6:30-8pm. Bring your own poems and favorite poems to share. New and interesting poetry books from the library collection will be available to check out.

LEGO® Lab (kids and preschoolers) happens Thur., July 20, 3-5pm. Calling all future engineers and architects! We’ve got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. We’ll also have DUPLOS®, so all ages are welcome.

Practice Writing (adults) meets Sun., July 23, 2-3:30pm. Practice writing in a supportive community setting. Participants are provided a writing prompt, develop a response during the session, and share their completed responses with the group.

Curious Community: Belle’s Toolbox (suitable for all ages) is scheduled for Mon., July 24, 6:30-8pm. Lucy Elliot of South Minneapolis’ Belle’s Toolbox will share the story of her unique project space for young learners. Second of a three-part series encouraging participants to get curious about the places, faces, and spaces of their community. Collaborator: Belle’s Toolbox.
The Nonfiction Book Club (adults) is planned for Tues., Aug. 1, 6-7pm, to discuss “Gateway to Freedom” by Eric Foner.

NOKOMIS LIBRARY
Nokomis Library, 5100 S. 34th Ave.., plans a series of events for the coming month. Any questions should be directed to the library at 612-543-6800.

LEGO® Lab (kids and preschoolers) happens Sat., July 1, 3-5pm. Calling all future engineers and architects! We’ve got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. We’ll also have DUPLOS®, so all ages are welcome.

Chess Club (all ages) meets Mondays, July 3 and 17, 4:30-6pm. Have fun learning the basics of chess, improving your game, mastering strategies and meeting other chess fans. Walk-ins welcome.

The Nokomis Library Writing Group (adults) meets Mon., July 3, 6:30-7:30pm. Join fellow writers for encouragement, feedback, and to help each other take writing to the next level. Bring works in progress, paper and pen. You will explore different ways to think about writing.

The Fearless and Friendly Knitting Group is scheduled for Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26, and Aug. 2, at 10am-12pm. For men and women at all skill levels. Make new friends while creating handmade masterpieces! Drop in or stay the entire time. Learn how to knit or practice new techniques. Bring your own needles and yarn, please. Other needlecrafts welcome!

Game On! Gaming Club (kids and teens) meets Thur., July 6, 4:30-6pm. Are you a fan of Magic the Gathering or Pokémon? Join other gamers for trading, playing and other card gaming fun! Other games available as desired: Dungeons and Dragons, playing cards and more!

The Sci-fi Book Club (adults) meets Thur., July 6, 6:30-7:30pm. Join the discussion of sci-fi titles. Bring along your recommendations for future meetings. Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk before the meeting.

Baby Storytime (babies and toddlers) is planned for Fridays, July 7, 14, 21, and 28, 9:30-10am. For children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format specially designed for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Also scheduled for Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25, and Aug. 1, at 10-10:30am.

Family Storytime (babies, preschoolers, and toddlers) is scheduled for Fridays, July 7, 14, 21, and 28, 11-11:30am. 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.

The Mystery/Thriller Book Club gathers on Mon., July 10, 6:30-7:30pm.
Origami Jewelry (teens) is slated Thur., July 13, 2-4:30pm. Fold origami pieces, then string them together to create a unique origami bracelet. Materials provided.

The Graphic Novel Book Club (adults) gathers Thur., July 13, 6:30-7:30pm.

A Downloadables Drop-In Clinic (adults and seniors) is slated for Sat., July 15, 2-4pm. Do library downloads have you stumped? Drop in for one-on-one help to learn how to download eBooks, magazines, audiobooks, music and more from the library. Bring your device, and we’ll provide the experts.

Read With an Animal (kids) happens on Sat., July 15, 2:30-4:30pm. 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. Collaborator: Reading Education Assistance Dogs.

The Kids Jr. Fantasy Book Club (entering grades 2-3) meets Wed., July 19, 1:30-2:30pm, to discuss “The Night Fairy” by Laura Amy Schlitz.

The Kids Jr. Book Club (entering grades 2-3) gathers Thur., July 20, 3-4pm, to discuss “Anna Hibiscus” by Atinuke OR “The No. 1 Car Spotter” by Atinuke.

Kids Book Club (entering grades 4-6) meets Thur., July 20, 4:30-5:30pm to discuss “Zita the Spacegirl” by Ben Hatke.

Stories Together: Pride will be held Sat., July 22, 10:30-11:30am. Suitable for kids and preschoolers, celebrate family and self-expression through books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement as part of Pride events.

Insects and Pollinators Pop-Up Museum is slated for Wed., July 26, 2-5pm. Learn about the relationship between pollinators—some of which are not insects!—and our food, and some of the curious behaviors and adaptations of pollinators and other insects. This interactive exhibit from the Bell Museum will have touchable objects, specimens, and activities. Drop-ins welcome. Sponsor: MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency). Collaborator: The Bell Museum of Natural History.

The All-Genres Book Club (adults) meets Thur., July 27, 6:30-7:30pm.

ROOSEVELT LIBRARY
Roosevelt Library, 4026 S. 28th Ave., plans a series of events for the coming month. Any questions should be directed to the library at 612-543-6700.

Baby Storytime is planned for Saturdays, July 1, 8, 15, 23, and 30, 10:30-11am. For children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format especially designed for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement.

Poetry and Spoken Word Showcase (teens and adults) happens Sat., July 8, 2:30-4:30pm. Listen to a showcase of local poets and spoken word artists. Eric Tu and other artists will share their latest or favorite work in this energetic program showcasing local poetry and spoken word talent.

Be Heard! (adults and seniors) is scheduled for Thur., July 13, 6-7:30pm. Do you want to be heard? To be more easily understood? Learn tips, exercises and practical applications from an experienced Guthrie teaching artist on how to speak with a more motivating, inspiring and commanding voice. No experience necessary! Collaborator: Guthrie Theater. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Mystery/Thriller Book Club (adults) will meet Sat., July 15, 1-2pm, to discuss “Murphy’s Law,” by Rhys Bowen.

Mu Daiko Drumming is scheduled Thur., July 20, 2-2:45pm. Experience driving rhythms and movements inspired by martial arts. Taiko (“big drum” in Japanese) is a joyful and expressive way to experience Japanese American culture, move your body, and have a great time! Volunteers will also get a chance to play the drums. Sponsor: MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency). Collaborator: Mu Performing Arts.

Peaceful Preschooler Yoga (adults with children ages 2-4) is planned for Tues., July 25, 10:30-11:15am. Families will be guided through a calming, fun yoga practice that includes movement, songs, and listening games. At the end of class, children will have story time while adults relax in a restorative yoga posture. Please register for the child only; adults are expected to accompany the child.

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