Much to do at Maple Grove Library this May

The Maple Grove Library, 8001 Main St. N., will host a variety of free events this May. Some of the events include reading with animals, Work of Art programs and a Social Security assistance class. The following are upcoming events at the Maple Grove Library.

“Murder on Main Street Author Talk: Mary Logue,” Monday, May 5, at 7 p.m. — Logue is a popular and beloved Minnesota author whose books include the mystery, “Killer Librarian,” written under the pen name of Mary Lou Kirwin. It’s part of her new series featuring librarian and amateur sleuth Karen Nash. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Sponsored by Friends of the Maple Grove Library.

“Work of Art: Pricing Your Work,” Tuesday, May 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. — Register online or call 612-543-6450. How can someone ensure that they are compensated fairly for the art they create? Learn what to consider when setting a price for work or the services providee. 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, May 7, 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. — 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.

“Friends Meeting,” Wednesday, May 7, at 7 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.

“Paws to Read With an Animal,” Thursday, May 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. — Register online or call 612-543-6450. 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 people can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. Presented in collaboration with North Star Therapy Animals.

“Work of Art: Funding Your Work,” Tuesday, May 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. — Register online or call 612-543-6450. Learn how to generate income. Topics discussed: the value of multiple income streams; research and application preparation techniques for grants, fellowships and scholarships; residency programs available to individual artists; and the importance of community partners as a strategy for expanding an audience and appealing to potential funders. 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: Social Media for Artists,” Tuesday, May 20, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. — Registration is required, and can be done online or by calling 612-543-6450. Social media is everywhere these days. How and which online tools are worth the time and energy, and can help people market their work, stay abreast of a field, and connect with clients and colleagues? 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.

“Art for Life: Doodle Dreaming,” Thursday, May 22, from 10:30 a.m. to noon — Registration required; do so online or call 612-543-6450. For adults 55+. Doodle stress away by learning fun new designs that anyone can sketch. A small sketchbook for participants to keep and other materials provided. This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented in collaboration with ArtsySmartsy.

 

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

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