Champlin library events for October

Author and other literary programs, arts events, career and small business workshops, computer classes, multicultural programs, and many other events are presented free each month at Hennepin County’s 41 libraries.

Following are events scheduled in October at Hennepin County Library – Champlin location.  For Hennepin County Library’s complete program schedule, plus access to the catalog, online databases and other online resources, information about the Friends of the Hennepin County Library, and other library information, go towww.hclib.org

The Champlin Library is located at 12154 Ensign Ave. N., Champlin. More info: 612-543-6250

 

Toddler Storytime

Mondays, Oct. 1-Nov. 12, 10:30 a.m.

For children ages 2 and 3. Interact with your toddler to nurture a love of books. Learn letters, sounds, and new words. Be active with music and movement.

 

Marvelous Mondays

Mondays, Oct. 1 & 22, Nov. 5 & 19; 3-4:30 p.m.

K-grade 6. Mondays are marvelous at the library. Drop in to build LEGO® masterpieces or show off your skills on the PS2, Wii and Xbox Kinect.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Champlin Library.

 

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays, Oct. 2-Nov. 13, 10:30 a.m.

For children ages 4 to 6. Help your preschooler get ready to read. Enjoy stories together and build language skills.

 

Used Book Sale

Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Friends of the Library will hold a sale of hundreds of adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction books in hardcover and paperback. Most books, withdrawn from the Hennepin County Library system or donated by the public, will be priced $1 or less. Funds raised will benefit the library.

 

First Pages for Kids: Creating Magical Worlds

Monday, Oct. 8, 2-3:30 p.m.

Grades 1-3. Do you want to be a writer? Learn how to create magical, fictional worlds that capture the imagination of your readers and keep them glued to the pages of your stories! See related materials for further information. Find more by searching the library catalog or Ask Us.

This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.

 

Senior Tech Club: There’s an App for That!

Wednesdays, Oct. 10 & 24, Nov. 7; 3:30-5 p.m.

Does today’s plethora of technology leave you bewildered, overwhelmed and intrigued? Here’s your chance to learn from a young technology expert! Get explanations, demonstrations and hands-on experience on a variety of devices, including ones you bring along.

 

First Pages for Adults: Writing Your Life

Thursday, Oct. 11, 1:30-3 p.m.

Do you want to write down your memories for family members and friends, or hope to publish a book-length memoir? Try your hand at writing exercises that will spark your memory and tell your story. See related materials for further information. Find more by searching the library catalog or Ask Us.

This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.

 

Teen Read Month: Anime Music Videos

Thursdays, Oct. 11 & 18, 6-8 p.m.

Grades 6-12. You’ve seen them on YouTube, now make your own! Learn how to create basic anime music videos from organizing clips to synching with music at the first workshop and, at the second, you’ll create one. Bring your own CDs or MP3s for music. Video clips will be provided.

Sponsored by MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).

 

Paint It Green: Full Circle

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2-3 p.m.

Registration required; begins Sept. 19; limit 30. K-grade 6. Turn your school locker or refrigerator into art! Use discarded CDs, bottle caps, magnet strips, fun photos, beads or other objects to create a magnetic expression of who you are. Materials provided.

This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented in collaboration with ArtStart.

 

Saturday at the Movies

Saturdays, Oct. 20 & Nov. 3, 2-4 p.m.

Preschool-grade 6. Bring the whole family to watch a great movie on the big screen. There will be fun activities before the show. Call 612-543-6250 or stop by to find out what will be playing.

This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

Master Gardener: Best Plants for Tough Sites

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m.

Registration required; begins Sept. 25. Explore the best plants for 30 tough sites such as alkaline and clay soils. Also covers boulevard and rain gardens, shrubs for shade, deer-resistant plants and plants that will survive under a walnut tree.

Presented in collaboration with Hennepin County Master Gardeners, University of Minnesota Extension.

 

Teen Anime Club

Thursdays, Oct. 25 & Nov. 15, 6-7:30 p.m.

Grades 6-12. Can’t get enough anime? Join up to watch brand-new anime episodes and hang out with other anime fans.

 

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