Maple Grove Library offers a spring warm up

The Maple Grove Library, 8001 Main St. N., offers area residents warm place to take part in some free events coming up in February and March.

In March is the “Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award.” From March 1 to 22, kids in grades three to eight can vote for their favorite book at the library. Kids must read at least three nominated titles to be eligible to vote. Sponsored by MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).

Other upcoming events include the following:

“Paws to Read With an Animal,” Thursday, March 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. — Registration required. Register online or call 612-543-6450. For kindergarten to grade two. Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. Presented in collaboration with North Star Therapy Animals.

“Baby Storytime,” Fridays, March 14 to April 25, from either 9:30 to 10 a.m. or from 10:30 to 11 a.m. — Registration required for either session. Register online or call 612-543-6450. For children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format designed especially for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.

“Work of Art: Time Management for Creative People,” Tuesday, March 18, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. — Registration required, begins Feb. 18. Register online or call 612-543-6450. Are you a right-brained person living in a left-brained world? Learn approaches for getting control of a day, creating work time and reaching artistic goals. Find related books and more at the Library. This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented in collaboration with Springboard for the Arts.

“Work of Art: Your Promotional Toolkit,” Tuesday, March 25, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. — Registration required, begins Feb. 25. Register online or call 612-543-6450. What should be in your portfolio? Learn about targeting a résumé, choosing a work sample, and composing the catalog page that accompanies it. Feel free to bring promotional materials along for review. Find related books and more at the Library. This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented in collaboration with Springboard for the Arts.

“Social Security Online Assistance,” Wednesday, March 26, from 1 to 1:30 p.m., from 1:30 to 2 p.m., from 2 to 2:30 p.m., from 2:30 to 3 p.m., from 3 to 3:30 p.m. or from 3:30 to 4 p.m. — Registration required, begins Feb. 26. Register online or call 612-543-6450. Get help from a Social Security representative in managing an online Social Security account and leave with new Internet skills that will save time. This one-on-one help is for claimants and potential beneficiaries. Limit two per session.

“Library Lab for Adults: Bike Maintenance,” Monday, March 31, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. — Registration required, begins March 3. Register online or call 612-543-6450. Do you know how to fix a flat tire? Remove a wheel? Lube the chain without covering yourself in oil? Learn the essentials of bike maintenance from Thad Cialek of Freewheel Bike. Presented in collaboration with Freewheel Bike.

“First Pages for Kids: Write Your Own Silly Story,” Monday, March 31, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. — Registration required, begins March 3. Register online or call 612-543-6450. For grades one to three. Don’t let a funny tale fade from memory. Silly stories are fun. Polish writing skills and capture those funny tales about school, friends or family experiences in writing. 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.

 

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

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