Spring Events at Pierre Bottineau Library
Pierre Bottineau Library, 55 Broadway St. NE, 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.
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, March 2-May 25, 10:30 am; Saturdays, March 10, March 24, April 14, April 28, May 12, 10:30 am.
Baby 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 from birth-24 months and their parent or caregiver. Fridays, March 2-May 25, 9:30 am.
Lego Lab: 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. For children of all ages. Mondays, March 5, April 2, May 7, 6:30-7:30 pm; Saturdays, March 31, April 28, 3-4 pm.
Game On! Challenge your family and friends to board games such as Scrabble, Jenga, Candy Land, Connect 4, and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Pierre Bottineau Library. For children of all ages. Monday, March 26, April 23, 6:30-7:30 pm.
Family Dance Party: Get ready to move and shake. They’ll be sharing music and action-oriented stories that will have your whole family dancing. Keep active this winter and join them for their monthly Family Dance Party. Developed for families of toddlers and preschoolers, but all are welcome. Saturdays, March 3, April 7, May 5, 10:30-11 am.
Science of Art: Rock Your Art: Saturday, March 10, 2-3:30 pm. Join an artist naturalist to create a bowl out of marbling clay while being inspired by patterns found in nature. Explore the patterns, shapes and colors found in rocks and agates and use them to inspire your art. Materials provided. Presented in collaboration with Three Rivers Park District and funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For children in grades 1-6. Registration Required: hclib.bibliocommons.com/events.
Learn Together: Artsy Playdate: 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 to drop in at any time. Materials provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Pierre Bottineau Library. Mondays, March 19, April 16, May 21, 6:30-7:30 pm.
On Screen For Families: Coco: Join them for a family-friendly movie on the big screen together. Bring your own blankets, pillows, and snacks. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Monday, April 30, 6-7:45 pm.
Stories Together: Pride: Celebrate family and self-expression through books, stories, rhymes, music and movement that reflect the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, 10:30 am.
Story Stroll: Planting a Rainbow: Stroll and read along the trail as you “step” into the pages of “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert. Complete the trail and complete the story. A craft inspired by the story will be available for kids to make after they read the story. Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, 9 am-4 pm.
Artsy Playdate: Planting a Rainbow: Create art projects together with the whole family. There will be developmentally appropriate projects for all ages. Drop in anytime between 3-4 pm to do art projects using various mediums, inspired by the artwork in “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert. Materials provided. Saturday, May. 19, 3-4 pm.
Genealogy Research: Finding Your French-Speaking Ancestors: Learn how to begin researching your French and French-Canadian roots from members of the French-American Heritage Foundation of Minnesota. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Saturday, April 21, 10-11 am. Registration required: hclib.bibliocommons.com/events.
Author Talk: History of the Grain Belt Brewery: Author Jeff R. Lonto will present a history of the Grain Belt Brewery in Northeast Minneapolis, from its 19th-century origins to the present. There will be a PowerPoint presentation with historic pictures and memorabilia. If you bring your own copy of Lonto’s book, “The Legend of the Brewery,” he will sign it. Saturday, April 14, 3-4 pm. Grain Belt Apartments event space, 1215 Marshall St. NE.
Senior Surf Day: 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 required: hclib.bibliocommons.com/events. Wednesdays, March 21, April 18, May 16, 10 am-12 pm.