St. Anthony Library Events
Saint Anthony Library, 2941 Pentagon Dr. NE. Info: 612-543-6075, hclib.org/stanthony. Librarian: Ehsan Alam.
Baby Storytime: Wednesdays, through May 29, 9:30-10 am; Saturdays, through May 25, 9:30-10 am.
Family Storytime: Wednesdays, through May 29, 10:30-11 am.
Crafternoon: Wednesdays, April 24 and May 22, 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. April 24: Cards. Use paper stock, stamps and other materials to make beautiful cards, such as birthday, Mother’s Day or “just because” cards. May 22: Jewelry. Use beads, tools, kumihimo looms and more to make your own jewelry.
Stem Labs: Saturday, May 4, 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. May 4: Star Wars® investigation.
Lego Lab: Tuesday, May 21, 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. Sponsor: Friends of the St. Anthony Library.
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club: Saturdays, April 20 and May 18, 12:30-1:30 pm. Join in a 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.
Author Talk: Monday, April 22, 6:30-7:45 pm. Author Gail D. Olson’s “Hit the Deck and Pray,” is a collection of stories about the devastating F-3 tornado that struck St. Anthony Village on April 26, 1984. The book, commissioned by the St. Anthony Historical Society, includes photos and compelling firsthand recollections of that terrifying night, as well as remarkable stories of compassion and generosity as relief groups and volunteers worked day and night to help the village recover from the disaster. Sponsor: Friends of the St. Anthony Library.
Spines for the Times: A Social Justice Book Club: Monday, May 6, 6:30-7:45 pm. Register online at hclib.org or call 612-543-6075. Come discuss “White Kids: Growing Up With Privilege in a Racially Divided America,” by Margaret Hagerman. Hagerman’s book relies on interviews, factual data and the correlation of other researchers to present insights and discoveries essential to understanding how white communities aid in preserving and perpetuating racial divides. Collaborators: St. Anthony Villagers for Community Action, Dare 2 Be Real (a racial equity and leadership group at St. Anthony High School).
Mobile Mending: Saturday, May 11, 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Bring your clean jeans, shirts and jackets that need mending and repair. Get buttons and 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.