February offers free event at Maple Grove, Osseo libraries

The Maple Grove and Osseo Libraries will be offering several free events for teens and adults during the month of February.

Upcoming events at the Maple Grove Library, 8001 Main Street N., include the following:

“eBook Basics,” Thursday, Feb. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. — Register online or call the library. Learn how to search for, select, download and use eBooks from the HCL website on a personal eReader device or computer.

“Author Talk: Phyllis Louise Harris, Raghavan Iyer,” Saturday, Feb. 16, at 10:30 a.m. — Cookbook authors Harris and Iyer take participants on a flavorful journey beginning with chow mein, eggrolls and egg foo young, progressing to sushi, pad Thai, pho and curries – foods and spices of the Asia Pacific Rim found in Minneapolis. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Sponsored by Friends of the Maple Grove Library.

“Act Out for Adults: Be Heard!,” Monday, Feb. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. — Register online or call the library. Do you want to be heard? To be more easily understood? Learn tips, exercises and practical applications from an experienced Guthrie teaching artist on how to speak with a more motivating, inspiring and commanding voice. No experience necessary. 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 Guthrie Theater.

“Master Gardener: Annual Flowers for Minnesota,” Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. — Annuals fill the whole growing season with blooms — whether in pots or in lush waves of colorful gardens. Learn how to grow them from seed, how to buy plants from garden centers and what their common diseases are. Presented in collaboration with Hennepin County Master Gardeners, University of Minnesota Extension.


The Osseo Library, 415 Central Ave., will offer “Friends Meeting,” Monday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. — Join fellow library enthusiasts to hear what’s happening at Hennepin County Library. Help support the library by planning and volunteering at book sales, programs, and special events. The Friends look forward to meeting participants. General membership meeting.


To register or for more information, call the Maple Grove Library at 612-543-6450 or the Osseo Library at 612-543-5750.