Maple Grove Library hosts March events

In March, the Maple Grove Library, 8001 Main St. N., will host several events for all members of the family.

Also during March at area libraries is the “Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award.” Between now and March 22 kids in grades third to eighth can vote for their favorite book between at the library. Kids must read at least three nominated titles to be eligible to vote. Sponsored by MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).

The following events are scheduled at the Maple Grove Library:

“Toddler Storytime,” Thursdays, March 7 to April 25, at 10:30 a.m. — For children ages 2 and 3. Interact with a toddler to nurture a love of books. Learn letters, sounds, and new words. Be active with music and movement.

“Used Book Sale,” Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Bargain hunters and book lovers take note: 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 Most books, withdrawn from the Hennepin County Library system or donated by the public, will be priced $1 or less.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. Book donations accepted at the library. Materials in good condition accepted.

“Teen Anime Club,” Saturday, March 9, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. — For teens. Watch anime, discuss manga, share artwork, work on cosplay and more. Something different every time, chosen by the club. Sponsored by Friends of the Maple Grove Library.

“Baby Storytime,” Fridays, March 15 to April 19, from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. or from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. — Register online. For children from birth to 24 months. Delight and stimulate a baby’s senses with books and music. Build brain power.

“First Pages for Teens: Novel Writing for Teens,” Tuesday, March 26, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. — Register. For grades seven to 12. Has someone always wanted to write the great American novel, but don’t know where to begin? Learn the core elements of the novel to help get started, then go home and begin a first draft. 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.

“Paint It Green: Japanese Chirimen Art,” Wednesday, March 27, from 2 to 3 p.m. — Register. For kindergarten to grade six. Chirimen is a traditional Japanese weaving technique developed during the Edo period. Learn about it and create a miniature animal. Materials provided. This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented in collaboration with ArtStart.


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