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Movie Matinee Mondays
Monday, July 28, 2 p.m.
For families. Enjoy family-friendly movies for all ages. Movies are projected on the wall for big-screen viewing. Bring your own blankets and pillows for snuggling! 
Sponsored by Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
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Club de libros para niños en español/Kids Jr. Spanish-Language Book Club
Tuesday, July 29, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5800.
Entering grades 2-3. Inscríbete a partir de junio 10; cupo limitado a 15 personas. Para niños entrando a los grados 2-3. ¡Únete a otros niños para hablar acerca de libros fenomenales en español! Puedes recoger una copia del libro en el escritorio de información para leerlo antes de la reunión.
Patrocinado por los Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
Join other kids to talk about a great Spanish-language book! Lending copies may be picked up at the service desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
What We're Reading:
July 8: lLa Verdadera historica de los tres cerditos!, by Scieszka, Jon.
July 15: Family Pictures = Cuadros y familia, by Garza, Carmen Lomas.
July 29: Reader's Choice
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Family Storytime
Tuesdays, June 10–Aug. 12, 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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Duct Tape Wallets and Phone Covers
Wednesday, July 30, 2–4 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5800.
Entering grades 7-12. Create funky, fun and functional wallets and cell phone covers. Learn how to create a pattern and construct the basic form. Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with Bloomington Theatre and Art Center; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Baby Storytime
Thursdays, June 12–Aug. 14, 10:30 a.m.
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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Kids Jr. Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2 p.m. 
Register Online or call 612-543-5800.
Entering grades 2-3. Join other kids to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the service desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
What We're Reading:
June 25: Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends, by Buckley, Carol.
July 16: A Pizza the Size of the Sun: Poems, by Prelutsky, Jack.
August 6: The Field Guide, by DiTerlizzi, Tony.
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Child-Parent Book Club
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5800.
Entering grades 4-6 and a parent or other adult. Join others to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the service desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
What We're Reading:
June 26: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Lin, Grace.
July 17: To be determined.
August 7: To be determined.
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Monday, Aug. 11, 1 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5800.
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 Penn Lake Library.
What We're Reading:
June 23: Ragweed, by Avi.
July 7: Mistakes Were Made, by Pastis, Stephan.
July 21: I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916, by Tarshis, Lauren.
July 21: I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906, by Tarshis, Lauren.
August 11: Something Big Has Been Here: Poems, by Prelutsky, Jack.
August 11: A Pizza the Size of the Sun: Poems, by Jack Prelutsky.
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Girls Only Kids Book Club
Monday, Aug. 11, 3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5800.
Girls entering grades 4-6. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the service desk prior to meeting.
Sponsored by Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
What We're Reading:
June 23: Wonderstruck, by Selznick, Brian.
July 7: Janitor's Boy, by Clements, Andrew.
July 21: A Crooked Kind of Perfect, by Tarshis, Lauren.
August 11: Something Big Has Been Here: Poems, by Prelutsky, Jack.
August 11: A Pizza the Size of the Sun: Poems, by Jack Prelutsky.
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Learn Together: Snapdragon Seeds Music
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5800.
All ages. Join us for an upbeat, fun and educational music performance that teaches rhymes, patterns, synonyms, sentence structure, songwriting, movement and the intellectual power of asking questions. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Teen Anime Club
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 3:30–5 p.m.
For teens. Watch anime, discuss manga and share artwork. Something different every time! 
Sponsored by Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
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