Pierre Bottineau Library, Hennepin County, 55 Broadway St. NE, has scheduled the following upcoming events. All programs are free and open to the public. Registration may be required for some. Info: Svetlana Pavlova, Adult Services Librarian, 612-543-6859, firstname.lastname@example.org; Angel Gardner-Kocher, Youth Services Librarian, 612-543-6860, email@example.com; General and registration info: hclib.org, 612-543-6850, 612-543-KNOW (5669), hclib.org/about/locations/pierre-bottineau.
Baby Storytime: Fridays, June 7-Aug. 23, 9:30-10 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: Fridays, June 7-Aug. 23, 10:30-11 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.
LEGO® Lab: Monday, July 1 and Aug. 5, 6:30-7:30 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 Art Night with Mia: Mondays, July 15 and Aug. 19, 6-7:30 pm. Create art projects with the whole family in workshops led by guest artists from North and Northeast Minneapolis. Drop in at anytime. Materials provided. Sponsor: Friends of Hennepin County Library, Collaborator: Minneapolis Institute of Art. Monday, July 15: Origami by Jade Huynh. Learn about creases, folds and points and turn two dimensions into three. Monday, Aug. 19: Make art together with Graci Horne, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate/Standing Rock Oyate and Northeast Minneapolis artist.
Family Dance Party: Saturdays, July 6 and Aug. 3, 10:30-11:15 am. Get ready to move and shake. Music and action-oriented stories will have your whole family dancing. Sponsored by Friends of the Pierre Bottineau Library.
STEM Stories: STEM Stories for Kids, Mondays, June 24, July 22, and Aug. 26, 6:30-7:30 pm. Join them for stories, followed by an exploration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts through experiments, games or projects. Sponsored by Friends of the Pierre Bottineau Library.
On Screen for Families: Monday, July 8, 6-8 pm, The Lego Movie 2. Monday, Aug. 12, 6-8 pm, Wonder Park. Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen together. Bring your own blankets and pillows. Call the library to see what they’re showing. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Game On!: Monday, July 29, 6:30-7:30 pm. Challenge your family and friends to board games such as Jenga, Candy Land, Connect 4 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.
Pride Storytime: Saturday, June 29, 10:30-11:30 am. For children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. Celebrate family, LGBTQIA+ community, and self-expression through books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Anansi, Br’er Rabbit, and Other Smart Characters: Saturday, July 20, 10:30-11:15 am. For children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. Learn about colorful characters from African and African-American folktales in this lively performance by Master Storyteller Nothando Zulu. Sponsor: Friends of Hennepin County Library. Collaborator: Black Storyteller’s Alliance.
Readers’ Theatre: Session 1: Wednesdays, June 19 and 26; July 10 and 17, 3-4 pm. Session 2: Wednesday, July 24 and 31; August 7 and 14, 3-4 pm. For kids entering grades 2-5. Bring stories to life by reading aloud scripts inspired by picture books. No acting experience or memorization required. Build confidence in your acting and reading skills. They will perform for friends and family on the last date of each session. Registration required. Sponsors: Friends of Pierre Bottineau Library and Friends of Hennepin County Library.