Events at Pierre Bottineau Library
Pierre Bottineau Library, 55 Broadway St. NE. All programs are free and open to the public. Registration may be required for some. 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.
Baby Storytime: Fridays, Dec. 6-20, and Jan. 10-Feb. 28, 9:30 am. For children birth-24 months and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format designed especially for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.
Family Storytime: Fridays, Dec. 6-20, and Jan. 10-Feb. 28, 10:30-11 am. Saturdays, Jan. 11, Jan. 25, and Feb. 22, 10:30-11 am. For children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.
LEGO Lab: Mondays, Dec. 2, Jan. 6, and Feb. 3, 6:30-7:30 pm. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2:30-3:30 pm. For children of all ages. Calling all future engineers and architects. They’ve got the bricks, but they need you to bring your imagination. They’ll also have DUPLOS®, so all ages are welcome. Sponsor: Friends of Pierre Bottineau Library, Friends of St. Anthony Library, and Friends of Northeast Library.
Senior Surf Day: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 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. Free; registration required.
Book, CD and DVD Sale: Start your holiday shopping early. Friends of the Pierre Bottineau Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 am-2 pm at the Pierre Bottineau Library. Thousands of adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction books in hardcover and paperback as well as CDs and DVDs. They will also have holiday gift baskets and blind date books for sale. Items for sale are withdrawn from the Hennepin County Library system or donated by the public. Funds raised will benefit the library. They’d love to have volunteers assist with the book sale or join the Friends group, contact Maryellen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artsy Playdate: Mondays, Dec. 16, Jan. 27, and Feb. 24, 6:30-7:30 pm for kids of all ages. Wednesdays, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, and Feb. 5, 10:30-11:30 am for toddler and pre-K. Create art projects together with the whole family. There will be developmentally appropriate projects for all ages. They’ll start out with a story, but feel free drop in at any time. Materials provided. Sponsor: Friends of the Pierre Bottineau Library.
STEM Stories: Wednesdays, Dec. 18, Jan. 22, and Feb. 19, 10:30-11:30 am. For toddlers and preschoolers. Join them for stories, followed by an exploration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) concepts through experiments, games or projects. Sponsor: Friends of Pierre Bottineau Library.
Coding Workshop: Friday, Jan. 3-Saturday, Jan. 4, 2:30-4 pm. Grades 3-6. Learn coding basics with Makey Makey and Scratch programming. Play music with fruit, create your own game and computer animations with code. Attendance is required for both days, as they will build upon the skills they learn to create more complicated projects. Registration required. Limit 8.
Basquiat Self-Portrait Art: Friday, Jan. 17-18, 2:30-4 pm. Grades 2-5. Share the book “Radiant Child: the Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat” by Javaka Steptoe and learn about the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Create your own self-portrait using Basquiat’s painting techniques. Materials provided. Collaborator: ANEW BAM. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Little Sweethearts Dance: Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 am-12 pm. Developed for families of toddlers and preschoolers, but all are welcome. Dance to kid-friendly love songs, make valentines, play games, or take a selfie in our DIY photo booth. Designed for kids ages 2-6, but all are welcome. Dressing up is fun, but totally optional.