Events at Pierre Bottineau Library
Pierre Bottineau Library, Hennepin County, 55 Broadway St. NE, has scheduled the following upcoming events. All programs are free and open to the public. Registration may be required for some events. Info: Svetlana Pavlova, Adult Services Librarian, 612-543-6859, firstname.lastname@example.org; Angel Gardner-Kocher, Youth Services Librarian, 612-543-6860, email@example.com; General and registration info: hclib.org, 612-543-6850, 612-543-KNOW (5669), hclib.org/about/locations/pierre-bottineau.
Artist Talk: Holly Day and Sherman Wick: Thursday, Feb. 28, 6-7:30 pm. Local authors Day and Wick will talk about the process of writing “Walking Twin Cities,” from the initial choosing of potential hiking sites to researching the history of landmarks featured in each walk. A special focus will be given to Northeast Minneapolis and the Bottineau neighborhood. Time for Q&A. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration required.
Game Night: Thursdays, March 7, April 4, and May 2, 6-8 pm. Invite your friends and play some of the library’s games or bring a favorite from home. Sponsored by the Friends of the Pierre Bottineau Library. Free, no registration required.
Artist Talk: Loretta Bebeau: Saturday, March 23, 2-4 pm. Local artist Bebeau will display paintings influenced by the people in the neighborhood. Hand outlines were traced during Open Streets Northeast and languages were gathered by interview. Her exhibit is on display February through March at Pierre Bottineau Library. Paintings will be available for purchase and prints can be ordered. Free, no registration required.
Introduction to Genealogy: Thursday, April 11, 6-8 pm. Learn the basic elements, forms and steps to start genealogy research from professional genealogist Shirleen Hoffman. Discover how to identify objectives, understand basic records and organize research. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Free, registration required.
Poetry Reading: Coming of Age: Thursday, April 25, 6:30-7:30 pm. Scott Vetsch, a poet and a member of Bosso Poetry Company, will read narrative poems about growing up in Minnesota in the 60s and 70s. Free, registration required.
Artist Talk: Michael Melman: Saturday, May 18, 2-4 pm. Local artist Melman will speak about the subject of his art: the remains of Minnesota’s pre-WWII industrial era architecture and a passing era of an American Golden Age which gave way to today’s modern cities. His exhibit is on display April through May at Pierre Bottineau Library. Museum-quality digital reproductions of his work will be available for purchase and signing. Free, no registration required.
Baby Storytime: Fridays through Feb. 22, 9:30-10 am. For children from birth to 24 months and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format especially designed for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.
Family Storytime: Fridays through Feb. 22, 10:30-11 am and Saturday Feb. 23, 10:30-11 am. For children of all ages and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.
3D Pen Art: Saturday, Feb. 23, 3-4 pm. For kids grades 3-6. Trace a stencil or free-draw shapes using 3D pens and colorful plastic filament to create your own unique designs. No experience necessary. Materials provided. Registration required. To register, visit hcl.org/events.