Columbia Heights Library events
Columbia Heights Public Library, 3939 Central Ave. NE, offers the following upcoming events. Info: Brianna Belanger, Youth Services Librarian, 763-706-3683, email@example.com. Cortni O’Brien, Adult Services Librarian, 763-706-3690, 763-706-3681, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Summer Reading Kickoff: Wednesday, June 12, 1-3 pm. Celebrate the beginning of summer with an interactive juggling performance, crafts, and activities. Activities begin at 1 pm., performance starts at 2 pm. For families.
Encore at the Library: Improv 101: Thursday, June 13, 2-4 pm. Popularized by shows like “Whose Line is it Anyway,” improv is a skill every actor should have in their toolbox. This class will work on warm-ups, object work, storytelling, trusting your instincts, and being comfortable working on the fly. If you have never tried improv, or want to brush up your skills, this is the class for you. Entering grades 6 and up. Registration required.
Encore at the Library: Birding Day Camp: Grades K-2: Tuesday, June 18, 2-4 pm. Grades 3-5: Wednesday, June 19, 2-4 pm. Grades 6-8: Thursday, June 20, 2-4 pm. Learn about identifying birds that live in your own backyard then put your skills to use on a nature walk around Labelle Pond. Registration required.
Library Live: Schiffelly Puppets: Wednesday, June 26, 2-3 pm. Join them for “Rapunzel, Rapunzel Let Down Your Golden…Stair? Or This Isn’t a Mother Goose Tale Folks!” Enjoy this family friendly parody of the classic fairy tale filled with humor and plenty of audience participation. For families.
Printmaking for Apparel: Thursday, June 27, 2-3:30 pm. Fuse the world of fashion and art through this class, creating original t-shirt designs. This program is funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Entering grades six and up. Registration required.
Bike Fix-it Clinic: Saturday, June 1, 11 am-1 pm. Join bike hobbyist and enthusiast Keith Pearson for a Bike Fix-it Clinic at the library’s new bike fix-it station. Drop in anytime between 11 am and 1 pm for help with tune-ups, tire repair, changing tires, adjusting brakes and derailleurs, and any bike-related questions you might have in order to hit the roads and trails this summer. The new bike fix-it station was made possible by a partnership between Anoka County Libraries, Anoka County Parks, and the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership. It is located near the library’s parking lot entrance. This program is free and no registration is required.