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Memoir Writing Group
Franklin Library
Thursday, Aug. 21, 1–3 p.m.
Would you like to create a record of your personal history? Bring what you have written and are willing to read to the group for helpful comments and suggestions. 
Presented in collaboration with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
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Súper Kínder: listos para el kínder/Súper Kínder: A School Readiness Program for Latinos
Oxboro Library
Thursdays, June 19–Aug. 21, 10 a.m.–noon p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5775.
Entering kindergarten. Inscríbete a partir de mayo 22. ¡Aprenda como preparar a sus niños para entrar al kínder! La Biblioteca Oxboro ofrecerá una clase gratis en español para los niños que van a entrar al kínder en septiembre y sus padres o quien los cuida. Una vez a la semana le enseñaremos como preparar a su niño para entrar a la escuela con actividades divertidas que podrán hacer en casa. Este programa es gratis y está diseñado especialmente para familias que hablan español como primer idioma. Inscríbase directamente en la Biblioteca Oxboro o llame al 612-543-5648.
Patrocinado por los Friends of the Hennepin County Library y los Friends of the Oxboro Library.
Children ages 4-5 and their parents/caregivers will meet at Oxboro Library for 10 weeks to learn activities and skills that build early literacy and ensure school success. This program is for families who speak Spanish as their first language. Register directly at Oxboro Library or call 612-543-5648. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Hennepin County Library; Sponsored by the Friends of the Oxboro Library.
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Writing Your Story
Sumner Library
Thursday, Aug. 21, 4:30–6 p.m. This session has been cancelled
Thursday, Aug. 28, 4:30–6 p.m. This session has been cancelled

Trained volunteers will support writers of all levels - ordinary people with tales to tell. Explore different ways to unleash your story. Bring your favorite pen and paper. You may start at any session. 
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Adult Reading Circle
Sumner Library
Thursdays, June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, Aug. 7, Aug. 14, Aug. 21 & Aug. 28, 4:00 – 5 p.m.
Join adults who want to improve their reading skills. Have fun reading and sharing with others. 
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New Yorker Discussion Group
Washburn Library
Thursdays, June 5–Aug. 28, 2–4 p.m.
The New Yorker magazine provides a unique mix of articles on current topics, literature and the arts. Join other New Yorker readers in discussing articles from the magazine. Participants are encouraged to take turns choosing articles and leading the discussions. Ask librarians to help you access The New Yorker magazine articles if needed.
Presented in collaboration with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
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Learn Together: Storytime Activities
North Regional Library
Fridays, June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug. 1, Aug. 8, Aug. 15, Aug. 22 & Aug. 29, 11:00 a.m.
For families. After storytime (10:30-11 a.m.), do a craft, learn a new poem or enjoy other activities and get tips on how to encourage and support reading and literacy at home. 
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Washburn Library
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
For families. Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with North Star Therapy Animals.
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Teens' Top Ten Books
Excelsior Library
June 2–August 31
For teens. Help create a nationwide list of “best reads” chosen for teens by teens! Pick up a book list at Excelsior Library or view the list online at www.ala.org/teenstopten. Check out and read the books. Vote for your favorites Aug. 15-Oct. 18 online at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens/. Winning titles will be announced the week after Teen Read Week, Oct. 12-18. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Excelsior Library; Presented in collaboration with Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), division of American Library Association (ALA).
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Poetry Lovers Converge
Golden Valley Library
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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Socrates Café
Rockford Road Library
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m.

Sit back and philosophize with your friends and neighbors. The topic is decided by popular vote at the beginning of the meeting. All welcomed; no experience necessary. The concept of Socrates Café is based on the book of the same name by Christopher Phillips. 
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First Pages for Adults: Turn Grief Into Poetry
Roosevelt Library
Thursday, Sept. 4, 6–7:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6700.
Work through your feelings from a loss or grief by writing poetry. Learn writing prompts and exercises. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.
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