Columbia Heights Library events
Columbia Heights Public Library, 3939 Central Ave. NE, offers the following upcoming events. Info: Brianna Belanger, Children’s Librarian, 763-706-3683, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Storytime @ the Library: Through July 23.
Family Storytime: Mondays, 10:30-11 am. Share books, songs, and rhymes with your children 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. Siblings are also welcome.
Wacky Wednesdays: Through July 18. Come to the library each Wednesday at 2 pm for a free, live performance for families. June 27: Madden Magic, July 11: One Flea Circus Puppet Show, July 18: The Bazillions.
4-H STEM: Rube Goldberg Machines: Tuesday, July 17, 2 pm. Test your engineering design skills by playing with and learning about Rube Goldberg Machines. These wacky contraptions are made up of everyday items set in an overly complex series of chain reactions to complete a simple task. Come to this event and encourage critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and problem solving in your child. Machines don’t just employ physics and engineering, but humor and storytelling. Entering grades 3-8. Registration required.
Get Your Head Out of the Clouds: Tuesday, July 24, 2-3:30 pm. Join Silverwood Park naturalists at the library and learn how to identify cloud types and what each type tells us about the atmosphere. Make a hot-air balloon art project to fly to the clouds in your imagination. Entering grades 1-6. Registration required.
Storybook Tea Party: Wednesday, July 25, 2-3:30 pm. You’re invited to dress up as your favorite storybook character and help celebrate summer reading at the library. Join them for tea, treats, and crafts. Entering grades K-6. Registration required.
Parachute Party: Monday, July 30 at 10:30 am. Parachute play encourages gross motor development, listening skills, and cooperative play. Geared toward ages 2 to 5. Registration required.
Escape Room: Back to Reality: Tuesday, July 31, 2 pm. You’ve become trapped in the 8-bit world of Minecraft and the only way back to reality is through the locked boxes that you see before you. Make sure you read the clues carefully and pay attention to everything you see in order to figure out the combinations, open the locks and break into the box. Entering grades 3-6. Registration required.
Teen Yoga: Thursday, July 12, 2 pm. In these fun and active classes students will explore traditional yoga poses, breathing techniques and relaxation through literature, music and more. Build strength, self-awareness, balance and concentration through movement. Entering grades 5-12. Registration required.
Escape Room: Thursday, July 19, 2 pm. A new game is coming. Test your wit with a game that requires you to solve riddles and puzzles in order to break out. Entering grades 6-12.
String Art: Thursday, July 26, 2 pm. Using small nails, colorful yarn, and embroidery thread, participants create images and shapes on cork board by “stringing.” Create a new piece of art for your room or dorm. Entering grades 6-12. Registration required.
Solar Oven S’mores: Thursday, August 2, 2 pm. Build your own solar oven and use it to bake a tasty snack. Entering grades 5-12.