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.
Storytime @ the Library: Through April 22.
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.
Baby Read, Baby Grow: Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 am and 10:30-11 am. For infants ages birth to 24 months and their parents and caregivers. Join them at the library for read-aloud stories, sing-a-longs, activities and lots of fun. Baby Read, Baby Grow is free and is part of the early literacy collaboration between the library and the Columbia Heights School District’s Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE).
STEAM Saturdays: Mycology: Saturday, April 27, 11:30 am. Students learn about the life cycle of fungi and their ecological importance, then culture their own fungi to take home. For grades K and up. Registration required.
Canta y Baila Conmigo: Mondays, May 6 and 13, 10:30 am. Join them for an innovative music and movement class in Spanish. Classes promote cognitive, language, motor, and social skills. Designed for beginners and native speakers alike. For children 0-5 and their caregivers. Registration required.
LEGO Challenge: Wednesday, May 8, 4-5 pm. Do you love all things LEGO? They’ll provide the LEGOs, you bring the imagination. For grades K-6. No registration required.
Composting 101: Monday, April 22, 4 pm. Curious about composting, or ready to take the plunge? Jesse Davies, from the City of Columbia Heights Refuse and Recycling Program, will give an overview of the benefits of composting and share information about the City’s new curbside collection program for organics and yard waste. Attendees receive a free kitchen compost kit. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Intro to Genealogy Research: Wednesday, April 24, 6 pm. Begin your family history journey. Learn about basic genealogy forms and research software, including Ancestry.com, which is free with your library card. They will discuss what types of information to gather and where you might find it. This program is presented by Northstar Genealogy. No registration required.
Deeper into Meditation: May is National Meditation Month. If you want to meditate, or would like to do more meditation, this is the month to start. The Columbia Heights Public Library presents a free workshop, “Deeper into Meditation,” Wednesday, May 8, 6 pm. For people familiar with meditation, but eager to take the next steps. Join long-time meditator, local Arvind Naik, for this educational workshop. There will be a short meditation sitting. This program is free and open to the public. No registration required.