Columbia Heights Library events
Columbia Heights Public Library, 3939 Central Ave. NE, offers these 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: March 9-April 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.
Baby Read, Baby Grow: Thursdays, 10:30-11 am. For infants ages birth-24 months and their parents or caregivers. Join them at the library for read-aloud stories, sing-a-longs, activities and lots of fun. Free, and part of the early literacy collaboration between the library and the Columbia Heights School District’s Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE).
LEGO Challenge: Wednesdays, April 8, May 13, 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.
STEAM Saturdays: Food and Nutrition: Saturday, March 28, 11:30 am. Bring your favorite adult to this program and learn how to make healthy snacks together. For kids and their grownups grade K-5. Registration required.
Stenciling Tote Bags: Friday, March 27, 2-4 pm. Create professional-looking stencils on fabric using fun and simple techniques that you can easily recreate at home. Then print your favorite stencil on a tote bag, perfect for carrying library books or everyday items. For kids ages 10+. Registration required. This program is funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Graphic Novel Book Club @ Columbia Academy: Tuesday, March 17, April 21, and May 19, 3:30-5 pm. Love graphic novels? Want to learn how to create your own comic? Meet after school the third Tuesday of the month to discuss your favorite graphic novels, play games, and connect with other graphic novel lovers.
4-H Tech Wizards: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 4-6 pm. Tech Wizards is a free program that engages youth in small group mentoring around technology and STEM concepts in partnership with Anoka County 4-H. For grades 5-8.
Senior Surf Computer Class: March 4, 9:30-11:30 am. Computer and internet basics class for seniors, age 55+. Presented in collaboration with Senior Linkage Line and the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging. Registration required.
Needlecraft Drop-in Group: March 9, 3-5 pm. Bring your current needlecraft project to share, work on, or get help with issues. Take home new friends, new ideas, or the project of the month. Drop in for a few stitches, or stay for the whole time. No registration required.
Consult with the Law Librarian: March 11, 5-7 pm. The Anoka County Law Library director visits the Columbia Heights Public Library each month to answer legal reference questions, help locate legal forms, and provide referral services where possible. Please note that law library staff are not attorneys and cannot provide legal opinions, interpretations, or advice. No registration required.
Birdscaping in the Heights: March 18, 6 pm. This class will introduce the idea of “birdscaping,” landscaping that deliberately keeps birds in mind with plants, layouts and other features to attract birds. This program is offered in partnership with HeightsNEXT. Registration required.
Organize Your Closet: March 24, 2 pm. We are well into 2020, are your closets still holding you back from realizing your organizational goals? Get some ideas to help you overcome some common closet organization mistakes. The workshop will help you to organize your closets so that they stay that way. Registration required.
Bizarre History of Minnesota: Strange Stories from Our Past: March 30, 6 pm. Chad Lewis of Unexplained Research will showcase bizarre, historical newspaper stories from Minnesota. These unbelievable stories were not lost; they were simply hidden. This program provides a time portal back to the early days of the state when it was filled with strange deaths, ghosts, sea serpents, peculiar people, medical anomalies, oddities, psychic phenomena, and UFOs. This program is funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Registration appreciated.
Organizing Important Documents: March 31, 2 pm. From car insurance to credit cards, titles to tax returns, join local Toastmaster Steve Smith for a short course on organizing and indexing your important documents and passwords. Steve will share a list of important documents and offer tips on getting them organized once and for all. Registration required.