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Creating Comics
Monday, July 28, 1 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6375.
Entering grades 4-6. Create your own comic book character in this cartooning workshop. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Golden Valley Library.
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Learn Together: Trucks
Wednesdays, July 9–30, 10:30 a.m.
For families. Learn about fire trucks, dump trucks and police cars through fun stories and songs. Vehicles on hand for inspection! 
July 9: Police car
July 16: Fire truck
July 23: Dump truck
July 30: Recycling truck
Presented in collaboration with City of Golden Valley.
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Library Lab for Kids: Skyscrapers
Thursday, July 31, 1–2 p.m.
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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 Works; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Global Folk: Celtic Music
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2–3 p.m.
For families. All ages. Music group Willow Brae, composed of Andrea Stern on harp and Laura MacKenzie, shares its love for traditional Irish and Scottish music.  
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Kids Comic Book Club
Monday, Aug. 4, 2p.m.
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Entering grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great comic or graphic novel! 
Sponsored by Friends of the Golden Valley Library.
What We're Reading:
June 23: Giants Beware, by Aguirre, Jorge.
July 14: Rapunzel's Revenge, by Hale, Shannon.
August 4: Reader's Choice
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Teen Book Club
Monday, Aug. 4, 1 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6375.
Entering grades 7-9. Join other teens to talk about a great book! 
Sponsored by Friends of the Golden Valley Library.
What We're Reading:
June 23: Leviathan, by Westerfeld, Scott.
July 14: Anya's Ghost, by Brosgol, Vera.
August 4: Reader's Choice
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Kids Book Club
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6375.
Entering grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book! 
Sponsored by Friends of the Golden Valley Library.
What We're Reading:
June 24: Westing Game, by Raskin, Ellen.
July 15: City of Ember, by DuPrau, Jeanne.
August 5: Reader's Choice
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Poetry Lovers Converge
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 6:30–8 p.m.
All ages. Share an original or a favorite poem or listen to your neighbors share theirs. 
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Library Lab for Kids: Yoga
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6375.
Entering grades 2-6. Relax and pose like a warrior, downward dog or cobra by learning basic yoga moves. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Golden Valley Library.
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Art Out of the Box: Eye Wonder
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6375.
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 Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
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Poetry Lovers Converge
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 6:30–8 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 6:30–8 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 6:30–8 p.m.

All ages. Share an original or a favorite poem or listen to your neighbors share theirs. 
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