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Events for Thursday, July 31

LEGO® Lab
Augsburg Park Library
Thursday, July 31, 2–3:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6200.
Entering grades 1-3. Calling all future engineers and architects! We've got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Southdale Library; Sponsored by the Friends of the Edina Library; Sponsored by the Friends of the Eden Prairie Library.
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Edina Library
Thursday, July 31, 1–1:45 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6325.
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Edina Library.
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Excelsior Library
Thursday, July 31, 1–2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6350.
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the service desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Excelsior Library.
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Library Lab for Kids: Skyscrapers
Golden Valley Library
Thursday, July 31, 1–2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6375.
Entering grades 4-6. Use wood, a hand saw and glue to build a scale model of a famous skyscraper. Discover what architects and civil engineers do to build our world. Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the The Works; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Create a Bookmark Contest: Kids
Penn Lake Library
June 15–July 31
Create a bookmark for the Penn Lake Library and you might be a winner! Entry forms and details are available at the library. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
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Game On!
Plymouth Library
Thursday, July 31, 2–4 p.m.
All ages. Come and enjoy your favorite board game, xBox Kinect and more. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Plymouth Library.
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Library Lab for Kids: Camp Create
Ridgedale Library
Thursday, July 31, 10a.m.–noon
Entering K-grade 6. Create something new with us! Drop in or stay for the entire time. Materials provided. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgedale Library.
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Write by Showing, not Telling
Rogers Library
Thursday, July 31, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6050.
Entering grades 1-6. Join Ron Gamer, author of the outdoor adventure Chance Series, as he demonstrates how to craft emotion- and image-centered writing passages. Practice by rewriting several sample paragraphs to hook the reader and move the storyline forward.  
Sponsored by the Friends of the Rogers Library.
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Art Out of the Box: Eye Wonder
Southdale Library
Thursday, July 31, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5914.
Entering grades 2-5. Discover artists' secrets and uncover illusions meant to trick the eye by looking closely at art from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (http://new.artsmia.org/). Museum-trained teens will help you make art to hide your own secret messages. Materials provided.  
Presented in partnership with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Southdale Library
Thursday, July 31, 11–11:45 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5914.
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Southdale Library.
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Learn Together: Dream Collage
Wayzata Library
Thursday, July 31, 10:30a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6150.
Entering grades 1-3. Create a colorful collage inspired by your dreams and Elly MacKay's book, “If You Hold a Seed.” Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with the Minnetonka Center for the Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Camp Bookawocky
Franklin Library
Wednesday, July 30, 1–5 p.m.
Thursday, July 31, 1–5 p.m.

Entering grades 1-4. Keep up with your reading over the summer at Camp Bookawocky. Drop in for one-on-one reading tutoring or creative games and projects. 
Presented in partnership with the Minnesota Literacy Council and AmeriCorps VISTA.
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Library Lab for Kids: Discovery Days
North Regional Library
Wednesday, July 30, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, July 31, 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2–4 p.m.

Check out the Discovery Room where you'll have minds-on, hands-on fun, with new themed activities each week. 
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Camp Bookawocky
North Regional Library
Wednesday, July 30, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 31, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Entering grades 1-4. Keep up with your reading over the summer at Camp Bookawocky. Drop in for one-on-one reading tutoring or creative games and projects. Look for our Camp Bookawocky Book Club and join other kids to talk about a great book!
Presented in partnership with the Minnesota Literacy Council and AmeriCorps VISTA.
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Game On!
Roosevelt Library
Thursday, July 31, 6:30 p.m.
It's your turn! Drop in for a variety of lawn games, both old and new. In case of rain, this event will be cancelled.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Roosevelt Library.
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Kids Book Club
Sumner Library
Thursdays, June 12–Aug. 21, 3–4 p.m.
Entering grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sumner Library.
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