St. Anthony Library Events
Saint Anthony Library, 2941 Pentagon Dr. NE. Info: 612-543-6075, hclib.org/stanthony. Librarian: Ehsan Alam.
Baby Storytime: Wednesdays, June 19-Aug. 21, 9:30 am. Saturdays, June 22-Aug. 24, 9:30 am. For children 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, June 19-Aug. 21, 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, July 6, Aug. 3, 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. July 6: Construction and Engineering. Aug. 3: Flight, Flying and Gliding.
Lego Lab: Tuesdays, June 18, July 16, and Aug. 20, 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.
Kids Horror Book Club: Thursdays, June 20, July 18, and Aug. 15, 3-4 pm. Register online or call 612-543-6075. Entering grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great and scary book. Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting. June 20: “The House with a Clock in its Walls,” by John Bellairs. July 18: “Spirit Hunters,” by Ellen Oh. Aug. 15: “Skeleton Man,” by Joseph Bruchac. Register online or call 612-543-6075.
Crafternoon: Wednesdays, June 26, July 24, and Aug. 28, 3:30-4:30 pm. Enjoy an afternoon of being creative. Explore the supplies they 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. June 26: Boxes, Bags, and Jars: Upcycle used jars, boxes, or create a bag with their materials. July 24: Fabric Markers: Bring in fabric to color, or color some of theirs. Aug. 28: Recycle Crafts: A smorgasbord of crafts. See if you can turn trash into treasure.
Sci-fi/fantasy book club: Saturdays, June 15, July 20, and Aug. 17, 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 17 years or older welcome. Sponsor: Friends of the St. Anthony Library. June 15: “Starless,” by Jacqueline Carey. July 20: “The Gone World,” by Tom Sweterlitsch. Aug. 17: “The Black God’s Drums,” by P.Djèlí Clark.
Scholarship Application Meeting: Fridays, June 26 and Aug. 16, 1-2:30 pm. Learn about scholarships and other availablefinancial aid. Laptops, books, and handouts will be available for college-bound people to research and apply for scholarships. Drop-in event; work in a quiet environment at your own pace. No meeting on August 2.
Mobile Mending: Saturday, June 8, 11:30 am-1:30 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.
Slime Table Fun: Saturday, June 22, 2-3 pm. In this drop-in workshop, learn about chemistry while making your own container of slime to take home. Materials provided. Sponsor: MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency). Collaborator: America’s Fun Science.
Live Show: Snake Discovery: Wednesday, June 26, 1:30-2:30 pm, Wilshire Park Elementary School, 3600 Highcrest Rd. Slither into the world of reptiles by touching, holding and even feeding some scaly critters. Learn what makes reptiles unique and get up-close.
Henna Designs: Saturday, June 29, 3-4:30 pm. Register online or call 612-543-6075. Entering grades 3-6. Learn how to create traditional Indian henna designs. Henna is a plant known for its reddish color and is used to decorate the body for special occasions such as Indian weddings and celebrations. An impermanent art, creating the art is more important than the art itself. Materials provided. Sponsor: MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency). Collaborator: COMPAS.