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Columbia Heights child and teen library programs
Columbia Heights Public Library, 3939 Central Ave. NE, is offering a variety of upcoming programs for children and teens. Info: 763-706-3690 or anokacounty.us/2619/Columbia-Heights-Public-Library. Programs include:
Stay at Home Storytime: Mondays through Nov. 16, 10:30 am, virtually share books, songs, and rhymes at this storytime designed to promote school readiness in 2 to 5-year-olds.
Story Strolls: The library teams up with Parks and Recreation to bring stories outdoors this fall. Large story pages will be placed throughout featured parks. Read a story as you walk along the park trails. Strolls will be up at 10 am the first day and taken down at 4 pm the following day. Upcoming: Nov. 17-18 at Prestemon.
Virtual LEGO Challenge: Wednesday, Nov. 11, check in online to get the monthly challenge. Share your creations at @ColumbiaHeightsPublicLibrary on Facebook. Tag the library at #LEGOCHPL.
Family Discovery: The library and Parks and Recreation have teamed up to offer socially-distanced outdoor performances for families in the parks. Registration required. Upcoming: Geocaching, Saturday, Nov. 14, at 10:30 am and 11:30 am, at Silverwood Park.
Encore in the Parks: Minnesota Geochemistry, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2 pm, at Huset Park East. Go back in time in Minnesota to better understand why the land here looks like it does today. Solve a sandy mystery and get a little messy with “lava” and a bit crazy with calcium carbonate. For grades 3-6. Registration required.
Mica Lee Anders: Story Quilts: Friday, Nov. 13, at 11 am, inspired by African American quilting traditions and styles–such as scrap quilts and story quilts–students will combine painting, fabric, and visual storytelling to create pieces of art that share personal stories, biographies, or stories written in preparation for the residency. Participants will learn about famous quilters and see some of their work. This program will premiere on the library Facebook page and be available for viewing for two weeks.
Tween Book Club: Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 3 pm, pick up your book and supplies at the library and then join the monthly virtual meeting to discuss the book, play games, and create. For grades 4-6. Registration required.
Grab and Go Discovery Kits: pick up a monthly activity kit at the library filled with a variety of age-appropriate projects and activities. Available for birth-K, 1-5, or 6 and up. Registration required.