Events at Pierre Bottineau Library
All programs are free to the public and registration is required unless specified otherwise and take place at 55 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis. Info: Svetlana Pavlova, Librarian, Pierre Bottineau Library, Hennepin County Library. 612-543-6859, Fax: 612-466-6833, email@example.com. Questions: 612-543-6850 or 612-543-KNOW (5669).
Game Night: Thursdays, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, and Nov. 26, 6-8 pm. Invite your friends and play some of the library’s games or bring a favorite from home. Various games will be played. Sponsored by the Friends of the Pierre Bottineau Library. Registration not required.
Senior Surf Day: Tuesdays, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, and Nov. 20, 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.
Master Gardener, Care of Houseplants: Thursday, Oct. 25, 6-7:30 pm. Learn the basics of lighting, temperature, humidity and regular maintenance for keeping indoor plants healthy for many years. Discover the different needs and problems common to houseplants. Collaborator: Hennepin County Master Gardeners, University of Minnesota Extension.
NaNoWriMo, Brain Science to Keep You Writing: Thursday, Nov. 1, 6-7 pm. Discover why you procrastinate, distract yourself and find it so hard to write at times. Harness the power of brain science to show up, sit down and write, no matter what. Taught by writing and creativity instructor and author Rosanne Bane. (Stay to write, share ideas and connect with fellow Wrimos.) Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Baby Storytime, Fridays through Nov. 16, 9:30 am, children from birth to 24 months and their caregivers can talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format especially designed for babies.
Family Storytime, Fridays through Nov. 16, and Saturdays, Sept. 15 and 29, at 10:30 am, children of all ages and their caregivers can talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children.
Learn Together: Story Yoga: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 10:30-11:15 am. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10:30-11:15 am. For children ages 2-6 and a favorite adult. Experience yoga through stories and songs, and discover new ways to move and play together. Registration required. Sponsor: Friends of the Pierre Bottineau Library. Collaborator: Learning Tree Yoga.
Pierre Bottineau Library at the Farmers Market, Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 am-noon, library representatives will be in the Children’s Tent at the Northeast Farmers Market, 629 Second St. NE, offering activities, information about the library, and a special storytime at 10:30 am.
Science of Art: Small Flying Beasts, Fantastic Insects, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2:30-4 pm, children in grades 1-6 can explore, create, and learn about dragonflies, butterflies, caddisflies, and other flying insects using fun and fantastical science and provided art materials.
Game On!: Monday, Sept. 24, 6:30-7:30 pm. Monday, Oct. 22, 6:30-7:30 pm. For families. Challenge your family and friends to board games such as Jenga, Connect 4, Candyland, and more. Learn to play new games and meet new friends at the same time. Use their games or bring your own. They’ll have games for ages three and up, so bring the whole family. Sponsor: Friends of the Pierre Bottineau Library.
LEGO® Lab: Saturday, Sept. 29, 3-4 pm. Monday, Oct. 1, 6:30-7:30 pm. Saturday, Oct. 27, 3-4 pm. Calling all future engineers and architects. They’ve got the bricks, but they need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. They’ll also have DUPLOS®, so all ages are welcome. Sponsors: Friends of the Pierre Bottineau, St. Anthony and Northeast libraries.
Family Dance Party: Saturday, Oct. 6, 10:30-11 am. Developed for families of toddlers and preschoolers, but all are welcome. Get ready to move and shake. They’ll be sharing music and action-oriented stories that will have your whole family dancing.
Stories Together with Drag Performers: Saturday, Oct. 13, 3-3:30 pm. For children of all ages and their caregivers. Celebrate self-expression, dress up, and gender fluidity through stories, rhymes, music, and movement with drag performers from our community.
Learn Together: Artsy Playdate: Monday, Oct. 15, 6:30-7:30 pm. Create art projects together with the whole family. There will be developmentally appropriate projects for all ages. They’ll be starting with a story, but feel free to drop in at any time. Materials provided. Sponsor: Friends of the Pierre Bottineau Library.
Learn Together: Fall Story Stroll: Fri. Oct. 19 and Sat. Oct. 20, 9 am-4 pm. Stroll and read along the trail as you “step” into the pages of “Fall is Not Easy” by Marty Kelley. The library will have activities inspired by the story available for kids to explore after they walk the story stroll.
STEM Stories: Engineering Challenges: Monday, Oct. 29, 6:30-7:30 pm. For the whole family. Join us for books about dinosaurs followed by an exploration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) concepts through experiments, games or projects. Sponsor: Friends of the Pierre Bottineau Library.