The next Pierre Bottineau Library book sale will be Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the library, 55 Broadway Ave. NE. This is an opportunity to get holiday book gifts.
The next meeting of Friends of Pierre Bottineau Library will be Thursday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., at the Pierre Bottineau Library, 55 Broadway St NE.
Share the magic of books with a child who might not otherwise receive a book during the holidays. Columbia Heights Library will be accepting books as part of Anoka County’s Project Bookshelf during the month of November. Donated books are distributed to children and young adults in need through the SACA Food Shelf. To participate, bring new, unwrapped books for children and young adults to Columbia Heights Library, 3939 Central Ave. NE, through Dec. 10. This project is co-sponsored by the Friends of Columbia Heights Library.
The next meeting of the Pierre Bottineau Library Friends will be Thursday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m., at Pierre Bottineau Library, 55 Broadway NE, Mpls. Everyone is invited to bring their ideas for how we can support the library.
Columbia Heights Library Fall Events, 3939 Central Ave. NE, Columbia Heights; more info at 763-706-3690, www.columbiaheightsmn.gov.
4-H Tech Wizards: Tuesdays: Sept. 13-Nov. 29, 4-6 p.m. Tech Wizards is a free program that engages youth in small group mentoring around technology and STEM concepts. Grades 5-8. Registration required.
Teen Read Week: Oct. 9-15, stop by the library for the daily trivia challenge and enter to win.
LEGO Club: Second Thursday of each month, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Oct. 13-Nov. 10, Join them after school at the library for a LEGO building program. They’ll provide the LEGO bricks, you bring the imagination. For grades K-6. Registration not required.
Japanese Junction Friday: Oct. 14, 2-4 p.m. Explore the world of Japanese style, fabrics and culture by making your own Kokeshi doll. Kokeshi dolls are wooden stylized dolls, perfect to add to your collection or to give to a friend. Design your doll and adorn it with unique Japanese fabrics. Grades 6-12. Registration is required.
Teen Advisory Board (TAB): TAB is a group of teens who participate in the functioning of the library and is a forum to have your opinions heard. Membership is open to grades 6-12. See Children’s Librarian Bri for more information. The group meets on the third Saturday of each month from 2-3 p.m., Oct. 15-Nov. 19.
Fandom Club: Third Tuesday of each month, 4-5:30 p.m.,Oct. 18-Nov. 22. Do you love anime? Doctor Who? Divergent? Something else entirely? Come geek out with other fans and wear your fandom like a badge. Enjoy trivia, games, and crafts. Grades 6-12. No registration required.
Paper Boats: Thursday: Oct. 20, 2-3 p.m. Make your own paper boat and join storyteller Paulino Brener in this entertaining, multicultural and multilingual storytelling fest! For families. No registration required.
Frogs, Volts and Vinegar Friday: Oct. 21, 2-3 p.m. Every device in your hand runs on a battery, but where did the battery come from? Join the Bakken Museum in a program that takes you through the engaging story and experiments involved in one of the most vital engineering feats in history, the battery! For grades 2-6. Registration required.
Maker Club: Last Wednesday of each month, 3:30-4:30, Oct. 26-Nov. 30, calling all tinkerers, creators and crafters! Join them after school for STEAM related projects. For grades K-5. Registration not required.
Pierre Bottineau Library, 55 Broadway St. NE, holds its fall book sale Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Columbia Heights Public Library, 3939 Central Ave. NE, will offer the following children and teen programs this fall. Storytime, Sept. 12 to Nov. 15. Join them for songs, books, rhymes and fun. No registration required. Toddler storytime (geared toward ages 18 months to 3 years) Mondays, 10:30-10:50 a.m. Preschool storytime (Geared toward ages 3 to 5) Tuesdays, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Baby Read, Baby Grow, Thursdays, Sept. 15-Nov. 17, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Baby Read, Baby Grow is a program for infants ages birth to 24 months and their parents and caregivers.
LEGO Club, second Thursday of each month, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Do you love all things LEGO? Come to the library after school for a LEGO building program. They will provide the LEGO bricks, you bring the imagination. For grades K-6. Registration not required.
Maker Club, last Wednesday of each month, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Calling all tinkerers, creators and crafters! Join the library after school for STEAM related projects. For grades K-5. Registration not required.
Fandom Club, third Tuesday of each month, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 22. 4:00-5:30 p.m. Do you love anime? Doctor Who? Divergent? Something else entirely? Come geek out with other fans and wear your fandom like a badge. Enjoy trivia, games, and crafts. Grades 6-12. No registration required.
4-H Tech Wizards, Tuesdays, Sept. 13-Nov. 29, 4-6 p.m. Tech Wizards is a free program that engages youth in small group mentoring around technology and STEM concepts. Grades 5-8. Registration required. For more information visit, http://www.ci.columbia-heights.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=127.
Columbia Heights Public Library, 3939 Central Ave NE Columbia Heights, will be having various events throughout July for children and teens. Toddler Storytime: Mondays, 10:30-11 a.m. Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays, 10:30-11 a.m. Mad Lab: Tuesday, July 26, 2-4 p.m. Entering grades K-5, registration required. American Girl Tea Party: Wednesday, July 27 at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Registration for one time slot required. Manga Workshop: Thursday, July 28, 2:30 p.m. Entering grades 6-12, registration required. Teen Advisory Board: The group meets on the first Monday of each month from 4-5 p.m. The next meeting will be Aug. 1.