News from Hamline Midway Library Dec. 2018


The Hamline Midway Library, 1558 West Minnehaha Ave., is your neighborhood gathering spot, where you can enjoy great programs and Internet access and access portable WiFi hotspots, books, CDs, DVDs and more, all free with your library card. Here’s what is happening in the coming weeks.

For families and kids

Preschool Storytimes in English will happen Fri., Dec. 7 from 10:30-11am, take a holiday break on Fri., Dec. 21 and 28, and then be back again on Jan. 4 and 11. Storytimes feature stories, songs, puppets, and more. They’re a great way for caregivers to bond with children and build social skills, listening comprehension, and letter and number recognition while creating a solid foundation for lifelong learning. Children of all activity levels are welcome!

The Show and Tell Book Club for grades 1-4 meets on Sat., Dec. 15, 1:30-2:15pm, to share books and do fun literacy activities together.

On Sat., Dec. 29, 3-4pm, school-aged children can enjoy a Maker Break with the Mobile Comedy Suitcase. In this program aimed at ages 7-11, kids will learn several different artistic techniques for making people laugh and observe and pull humor from their everyday lives. The workshop will cover joke writing and telling, improvisation, puns, comic timing, and more.

Opportunities for adults

The Saints and Sinners Mystery Book Club meets on Sat., Jan. 5, 1-2pm, to discuss good mystery novels. Contact volunteer G. Balter for book list or more information at or 651-224-5570.

Relax and stretch at Chair Yoga with Nancy Giguere of the Hamline Midway Elders Association on Thur., Dec. 13 and Jan. 10, 10:30-11:30am. All movement is done while seated or standing using a chair for balance.

Holiday closures

The library will be closed all day on Dec. 24, 25, and Jan. 1 and will close at 5:30pm on Dec.31.


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