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Live Show! Schiffelly Puppets
Wednesday, July 30, 10:30 a.m.
Location: Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 301 County Road 19, Excelsior
For families. The classic fairy tale of the girl with the long hair gets an updated twist in this parody “Rupunzel, Rupunzel, Let Down Your Golden… Stair? Or This Isn’t a Mother Goose Tale Folks!” 
Sponsored by Friends of the Excelsior Library.
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South Lake Minnetonka One Book, One Community: Author William Kent Krueger
Wednesday, July 30, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: SouthShore Community Center, 5735 Country Club Road, Shorewood
2014 Minnesota Book Award-finalist Krueger will discuss "Ordinary Grace." Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his 13th year, protagonist Frank Drum explores how secrets and betrayal shattered his family and their small 1961 Minnesota community. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Sponsored by Friends of the Excelsior Library; Presented in collaboration with SouthShore Community Center and Excelsior Bay Books.
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
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 Friends of the Excelsior Library.
What We're Reading:
June 19: The river , by Gary Paulsen.
July 10: Play ball!, by Christopher, Matt.
July 17: Play ball, by Christopher, Matt.
July 31: The hypnotists , by Gordon Korman.
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Live Show! Brodini
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m.
Location: Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 301 County Road 19, Excelsior
For families. Magician Graylyn Morris will raise spirits and test kids' powers of concentration as he manipulates ropes, scarves, balls and other magician's props in a perplexing "now-you-see-it, now-you-don't" performance! 
Sponsored by Friends of the Excelsior Library.
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Friends Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Join fellow library enthusiasts to hear what's happening at Hennepin County Library. Help support your local library by planning and volunteering at book sales, programs, and special events. The Friends look forward to meeting you. Board meeting.
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Learn Together: Llama Stories
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 10:30 a.m.
Location: Manor Park, 20630 Manor Road, Shorewood
For families. Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays, and a chance to get up close and personal with live llamas. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Excelsior Library; Presented in collaboration with City of Shorewood.
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Friends Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Location: Sept. meeting location TBA
Join fellow library enthusiasts to hear what's happening at Hennepin County Library. Help support your local library by planning and volunteering at book sales, programs, and special events. The Friends look forward to meeting you. Board meeting.
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Family Storytime
Wednesdays, Oct. 1–Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m.
For children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. 
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Baby Storytime
Mondays, Oct. 6–Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 8. Register online or call 612-543-6350.
For children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format designed especially for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. 
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Author Talk: Wendy Webb
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6:30–8 p.m.
Minnesota Book Award-winner Webb, a gothic suspense author, will discuss her newest book, "The Vanishing," set in a haunted estate in Minnesota's north shore wilderness. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Friends of the Excelsior Library will hold their annual meeting at 5:30 p.m., followed by the 6:30 p.m. author event.
Sponsored by Friends of the Excelsior Library.
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Friends Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 5:30–6 p.m.
Join fellow library enthusiasts to hear what's happening at Hennepin County Library. Help support your local library by planning and volunteering at book sales, programs, and special events. The Friends look forward to meeting you. Annual meeting including election of officers followed by Wendy Webb author event at 6:30 p.m.
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