On Thur., Aug. 28, 10:30-11:30am, Summer Power at the Hamline Midway Library features Vetnita Anderson of the Geek Partnership Society sponsoring a visit from live Como Zoo bats. Anderson will talk with kids about bats and careers working with animals. Pre-registration is encouraged for this event, as well.
The Hamline Midway Library is offering a host of great activities for all ages in Aug. and Sept.
For some of the youngest library patrons, the librarians offer an interactive toddler storytime Fridays at 10:30am, with stories, songs, and finger plays. Upcoming dates are Aug. 15, 22, 29, and Sept. 5 and 12.
Summer Power is the Hamline Midway Library Association’s new series of kids’ programs in Aug. On Thur., Aug. 21, 10:30am, the program features Garden Songs and Stories with author and musician Katy Tessman Stanoch. A children’s Music Together teacher, Stanoch will lead sing-alongs, stories, and crafts around a garden theme. Program is appropriate for ages 2-10. Pre-registration is encouraged by calling the library at 651-642-0293 or signing up on the library website www.sppl.org.
On Thur., Aug. 28, 10:30-11:30am, Summer Power features Vetnita Anderson of the Geek Partnership Society sponsoring a visit from live Como Zoo bats. Anderson will talk with kids about bats and careers working with animals. Pre-registration is encouraged for this event, as well.
All St. Paul libraries will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Sat., Aug. 30, Sun., Aug. 31, and Mon., Sept. 1.
Sat., Sept. 6, the Saints and Sinners Mystery Book Club meets at 1pm to discuss good mysteries. The title under discussion in Sept. is “Homicide in Hardcover” by Kate Carlisle. Contact Geraldine Balter at email@example.com or phone 651-224-5570.
The Kids’ Book Club meets Sat., Sept. 6, 1:30-2:30pm. Book lovers ages 8-12 can meet to enjoy treats and talk about books. This month, the group will be discussing the Maud Hart Lovelace Award nominees. The Teen Book Club for ages 12-18 meets 2:30-3:30pm on Sept. 6, and they’ll be discussing “The Hobbit.”
Readers ages 6-12 can also participate in Paw Pals on Sat., Sept. 6, from 1:30-3pm. Toby and Marsha are a dog and human team trained to encourage young readers. Advance registration is required; please sign up by calling the library at 651-642-0293, registering on the library website, stopping at the library in person.
The library features computer classes for adults in Sept., as well. On Tues., Sept. 9, Sept. 16, or Sept. 23 at 1-3pm, the library is offering Beginning Email. Participants will learn how to create an email account, send email, attach documents, and open email sent to them. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.
Librarian Sam Ryan is also offering a Beginning Computer class on Thur., Sept. 11, 18, and 25, 1-3pm to teach basic computer skills. Again, space is limited and pre-registration required.
Finally, be sure and save the date for the Hamline Midway Library Association’s Third Annual Library Love 3K Fun Run/Walk/ Stroll on Sat., Sept 27. You can pre-register for the 3K at http://librarylove3k.wordpress.com. Same-day registration begins at 8am, and the starting whistle blows at 9am sharp! Funds raised go toward future 3Ks and year-round family-friendly programming at the library.