Columbia Heights Library Events
Info: Farrah Briest, Library Aide, 3939 Central Ave. NE, 763-706-3690, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay at Home Storytime: Mondays, Jan. 11- Feb. 22, 10:30 am, online. Join them virtually as they share books, songs, and rhymes at this storytime designed to promote school readiness in 2- to 5-year olds. Librarians, caregivers, and children will sing, talk, read, write and play together to build early literacy skills. Stay tuned each week for an activity idea that will extend the day’s learning.
Story Strolls: The Library is teaming up with Parks and Recreation to bring stories outdoors this winter. Large story pages will be placed throughout featured parks. Gather your family to explore city parks, and read a story together as you walk along the park trails. Jan. 12-13, Sullivan Park; Feb. 16-17, LaBelle Park.
Virtual LEGO Challenge: Wednesday’s, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10. Check in online to get the monthly challenge. Share your creations @ColumbiaHeightsPublicLibrary on Facebook. Tag them with #LEGOCHPL and they’ll see it.
Chilly Clay Animals: Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1-2:30 pm, online. Sculpt animals from the chilly areas of the Arctic and South Pole. Using oven-safe clay, learn how to prep your materials, shape and form different styles of animals, add expressive details, and receive instructions on how to bake your animals at home. Use your animals for play or learn how to attach an eye-pin to create a charm. Ages 6+. Registration required. Registrants will need to pick up their clay kits at Columbia Heights Public Library before the program starts. Kits should be available for pickup 1-2 weeks before the program date. For questions, call the library at 763-706-3690. This program will be presented virtually via Zoom, and an email invitation link will be sent prior to the start of class. This program is funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
*Grab and Go Discovery Kits: Jan. and Feb. Want a break from screen time? Pick up a monthly activity kit at the library filled with a variety of age-appropriate projects and activities for your child. Register for your kit today. Available for Birth to K, 1-5, or 6 and up. Pick up instructions sent via email.
Neon Felted Rainbows: Friday, Jan. 29, 1-2:30 pm, online. Using neon hues of loose wool roving and a special needle, learn how to compress fibers to create a fabric rainbow. Then attach a pin to embellish your favorite bag or outfit! Ages 10+. Registration required. Please note that this program uses a sharp needle. Registrants will need to pick up their project kits at Columbia Heights Public Library before the program starts. Kits should be available for pickup 1-2 weeks before the program date. For questions, call the library at 763-706-3690. This program will be presented virtually via Zoom, and an email invitation link will be sent prior to the start of class. This program is funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
*Tween Book Club: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 3:30-4:30 pm, online. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 3:30-4:30 pm, online. Pick up your book and supplies at the library and then join them for their once a month virtual meeting where they’ll discuss the book, play games, and create. For grades 4-6. Registration required at anokacounty.libcal.com/event/7325237.
*This program is partially funded with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.287, Every Student Succeeds Act, Title IV B-21 Century Community Learning Centers. The content of this program does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the Minnesota Department of Education.