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Adult programs at Columbia Heights Library
June 15 @ 8:00 am - June 27 @ 5:00 pm
For more information, call the Columbia Heights Library, 3939 Central Ave. NE, 763-706-3690, or visit www.anokacountylibrary.org.
Library Book Club: Wednesday, June 15, 10 am. “Dark Matter” by Blake Crouch. No registration required.
Author Talk: Kristal Leebrick: Wednesday, June 15, 5:30 pm. Kristal Leebrick, author of “Thank You for Shopping – The Golden Age of Minnesota Department Stores,” will present the history behind Dayton’s, Donaldson’s, Powers, and Young-Quinlan, which were once the social centers of the Twin Cities. Books will be available for purchase. Brought to you by the Friends of Columbia Heights Public Library. Registration required.
Poems in the Park: Sullivan Park: Friday, June 17, 10 am-3 pm. The Library and Recreation departments bringing poetry to Sullivan Park. Large signboards featuring nature-inspired poetry will be placed along the walking trail. Explore a city park and ponder a classic poem.
Watercolor and Pen: Floral Arrangement: Monday, June 20, 5:30 pm. Add some color to your home with a floral arrangement art piece created with watercolor and pen. Learn about watercolor materials, techniques, and drawing tricks to create a beautiful artwork of your own. Funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Registration required.
Android Smartphone Workshop: Tuesday, June 21 or July 12, 2 pm. Whether you use—or want to use—your Android smartphone to stay connected to family and friends, engage on social media, or simply need to optimize it to best accommodate your needs, this workshop can help. You can learn how to use your smartphone to make life easier and stay connected. Bring your own Android smartphone (fully charged) to this workshop to participate. Registration required.
Tree Identification Workshop at Sullivan Park (Offsite Program): Monday, June 27, 5:30 pm, Sullivan Park Shelter: 721 51st Ave NE. Presented by Liam Genter, Columbia Heights’ Urban Forestry Specialist. Learn about some of the common tree species found in Columbia Heights and the basics for how to tell them apart. The workshop will cover what to look for in leaves, bark, buds, or other hints that will help you to hone your tree identifying skills. Registration required.
Conversation Circle: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm and Thursdays (beginning June 16), 2-3 pm. Conversation Circle is a casual gathering of English-language adult learners who meet at the library to practice their speaking skills in a group setting with help from an English-speaking volunteer. No need to register; just come when you can.