Events at Pierre Bottineau Library
Pierre Bottineau Library, 55 Broadway St. NE, in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, offers the following free upcoming events and activities. Info: 612-543-6850. If registration is required: hclib.bibliocommons.com/events. Some events require registration and are noted as such. All events take place at Pierre Bottineau Library unless specified elsewhere.
Senior Surf Day: Wednesdays, July 11, and August 8, 10 am-12 pm. Learn computer basics, how to navigate and search the Internet and how to access websites of interest to seniors. Get hands-on computer experience with help from representatives of the Senior LinkAge Line®. Collaborator: Minnesota Board on Aging and Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging. Registration is required.
Art Exhibit, Matryoshka Nesting Dolls: Through July, open during library hours. Matryoshka nesting dolls are on loan from The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA), America’s largest and representative collection of Russian nesting dolls. It originated from the gift of Bob Brokop and a donation from the family of Evelyn M. Ross.
Art Exhibit, Paintings by local artist Norma Peterson: Through July, open during library hours. “Like many others, I started painting after retirement. Many of my paintings are of familiar things, places in the neighborhood, pets and settings at the homes of family and friends,” said Norma Peterson.
Baby Storytime: Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format especially designed for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. No registration required. For children from birth to 24 months and their caregivers. Fridays, June 8-August 24, 9:30-10 am.
Family Storytime: Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. No registration required. For children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. Fridays, June 8-June 30, and July 14-August 24, 10:30-11 am.
Pride Storytime: Celebrate family and self-expression through books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Funds. Friday, July 6, and Saturday, July 7, 10:30-11:15 am.
STEM Storytime: Join us for stories, followed by an exploration of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts through experiments, games, or projects. For children of all ages.Sponsored by Friends of Hennepin County Library. Mondays, July 30, August 27, 6:30-7:30 pm.
Lego Lab: Calling all future engineers and architects! Bring your imagination. No experience necessary. They also have DUPLOS®, so all ages are welcome. Sponsors: Friends of the Pierre Bottineau, St. Anthony and Northeast libraries. Mondays, July 2 and August 6, 6:30-7:30 pm. Saturdays, June 30, July 28, and August 25, 3-4 pm.
Learn Together: Artsy Playdate: Create art projects together with the whole family. There will be developmentally appropriate projects for all ages. We’ll be starting with a story, but feel free to drop in at any time. Materials provided. Sponsor: Friends of the Hennepin County Library. Mondays, July 16 and August 20, 6:30-7:30 pm.
On Screen for Families (titles TBD): Enjoy this family-friendly movie on the big screen together. Stop in the library or call to find out what’s showing. Bring your own blankets and pillows. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Funds. Mondays, July 9 and August 13, 6-7:30 pm.
Somali Kebed Weaving: Learn about the rich history and rituals of the Indian folk art “mehendi” or henna hand painting. Create your own design on a friend’s or your own hand. Materials provided. Entering grades 7-12. Sponsors: Friends of the Hennepin County Library, MELSA (Metropolitan Library Services Agency). Collaborator: Katha Dance Theatre. Registration required. Wednesday, July 18, 3-4:30 pm.
Brodini Comedy Magic: Magician Graylyn Morris will raise spirits and test kids’ powers of concentration as he manipulates ropes, scarves, balls, and other magician’s props in a perplexing, “now you see it, now you don’t,” performance. Preschool-entering grade 6. Sponsor: Friends of the Pierre Bottineau Library. Wednesday, August 15, 10:30-11:30 am. Grain Belt Apartments, 1215 Marshall St. NE.
Raptors of Minnesota: Meet an owl, hawk, falcon and a very special guest, a bald eagle. Learn about the different types of raptors, their characteristics, identification, diets and habitats. Sponsors: Friends of the Hennepin County Library, MELSA (Metropolitan Library Services Agency). For children entering PreK-grade 6. Collaborator: University of Minnesota’s Gabbert Raptor Center. Saturday, July 21, 10:30-11:30 am.
Kids Book Club: Join other kids to talk about a great book. Giveaway copies provided. Children entering grades 3-6. Sponsored by Friends of Hennepin County Library. Registration required. Tuesday, July 17, 3-4 pm, (Real Friends by Shannon Hale). Tuesday, August 7, 3-4 pm, (Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin).