St. Anthony Library Events
Saint Anthony Library, 2941 Pentagon Dr. NE. Info: 612-543-6075, hclib.org/stanthony. Librarian: Ehsan Alam.
Baby Storytime: Wednesdays, Sept. 18-Nov. 27, 9:30 am. Saturdays, Sept. 21-Nov. 30, 9:30 am. For children from birth-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: Wednesdays, Sept. 18-Nov. 27, 10:30 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.
Stem Labs: Saturdays, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, 2:30-4 pm. Explore different science stations. These drop-in events are for everyone to explore something new. Stay as little or as long as you like. Sponsor: Friends of the St. Anthony Library. Oct. 5: Dinosaurs. Nov. 2: Animals
Lego Lab: Tuesdays, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, 4:30-6:30 pm. Calling all future engineers and architects. They’ve got the bricks, but they need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary.
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club: Saturdays, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, 12:30-1:30 pm. Join their discussion of new and interesting sci-fi and fantasy titles. Bring along your recommendations for future meetings. Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting. Teens 16 years or older welcome. Sponsor: Friends of the St. Anthony Library. Sept. 21: “Empress of Forever,” by Max Gladstone. Oct. 19: “The Bird King,” by G. Willow Wilson. Nov. 16: “A Memory Called Empire,” by Arkady Martine.
Crafternoon: Wednesdays, Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 27, 3:30-4:30 pm. Enjoy an afternoon of being creative. Explore the supplies we provide, or bring a project of your own. Books will be available to get ideas or just let your creativity flow and share in the joy of making cool things. Recycled paper, coloring materials, and stickers will be available. Drop in or stay the entire time. Sponsor: Friends of the St. Anthony Library. Sept. 25: Coloring as Meditation. Oct. 23: Spooky Crafts. Nov. 27: Kumihimo and Friendship Bracelets.
History Discussion: Thursdays, Oct. 24, Nov. 21, 3:45-5 pm. Join your neighbors and friends to discuss a historical topic. First topic (Oct 24) will be “Pre-Columbian America” with discussions of native peoples and early explorers. Reading materials available at the library. Subsequent topics to be chosen by attendees. High school students welcome. Sponsor: Friends of the St. Anthony Library. Collaborators: St. Anthony Village Historical Society, Nativity Lutheran Church.
Author Talk: Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA: Monday, Oct. 21, 6:15-8 pm. This program takes place at The Legacy of St. Anthony, 2540 Kenzie Terrace, St. Anthony. Duchess Harris, co-author of “Hidden Human Computers, The Black Women of NASA,” will discuss her research and the history behind her book, along with the movie, “Hidden Figures.” Harris’ book looks at the dozens of African American women who worked for NASA as expert mathematicians from the 1940s to the 1960s. She will include personal stories about NASA and Miriam Mann, her grandmother and one of these pioneering mathematicians. Harris is a professor at Macalester College in St Paul. Sponsor: Friends of the St Anthony Library.
Monster Finger Puppets: Saturday, Oct. 26, 1:30-3:30 pm. Register online. Make your own spooky monster finger puppets with the MN Textile Center. Materials will be provided, just bring your imagination. Program is for children 5 years or older. Parents helping their children do not count as a participant. Sponsored by: The Kiwanis and Friends of the St. Anthony Library.
Mobile Mending: Saturday, Nov. 9, 1-3 pm. Bring your clean jeans, shirts and jackets that need mending and repair. Get buttons added, patches added, hems adjusted, and items shortened at no cost. Services will be provided by Mobile Menders, a volunteer group that provides free clothing repair to those in need. Collaborator: Mobile Menders.