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Countdown Shape Safari at Victoria Library

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Victoria Library
Children's Area
Join us at the zoo for some wild animal fun at a special preschool STEM Storytime. As we journey through our stories we will discover some hidden animals. Each junior zookeeper will learn to count and make sure nothing is missing! All zookeepers will leave with their own special animal creation. This program is funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Toddler Storytime Chanhassen Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Chanhassen Library
Toddlers and their caregivers are welcome to join us for 20 minutes of action-packed fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and musical movement for this busy age group. Come shake your sillies out with us! Recommended for ages 18-36 months. No registration required.
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Lego Lab at Waconia Library Session 1

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Waconia Library
Children's Area
Join us for Lego building fun at the library! Bring your imagination, we supply the bricks.

Ages 7 and up; No registration required.
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Bruce the Bug Guy at Victoria Library

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Victoria Library
City Council Chambers

Dr. Bruce Giebink presents an up-close program about insects and related arthropods with LIVE critters!

 


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Android 102

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Chaska Library
Valley Room

​You already know all the basics of using your Android device. Now it’s time to go more in depth with its features. Learn ways to customize and optimize your device so you can get the most out of it. Please bring your own Android device.

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Lego Lab at Waconia Library Session 2

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Waconia Library
Children's Area
Join us for Lego building fun at the library! Bring your imagination, we supply the bricks. Ages 7 and up; No registration required.
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Tech Time Unplugged at Watertown Library

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Watertown Library
Children's Area

During this preschool STEM storytime robots, coding, and a variety of activities/games will make for a thrilling and fun introduction to technology! This program is funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

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Toddler Storytime Waconia Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Waconia Library
Children's Area
Toddlers and their caregivers are welcome to join us for 20 minutes of action-packed fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and musical movement for this busy age group. Come shake your sillies out with us!

Recommended for ages 18-36 months.  No registration required.
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Bruce the Bug Guy at Chanhassen Library Session 1

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chanhassen Library
Thornton Wilder Meeting Room

Dr. Bruce Giebink presents an up-close program about insects and related arthropods with LIVE critters!

 


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Tech Time Unplugged at Norwood Young America Library

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Norwood Young America Library
Middle of the Library

During this preschool STEM storytime robots, coding, and a variety of activities/games will make for a thrilling and fun introduction to technology! This program is funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

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Bruce the Bug Guy at Chanhassen Library Session 2

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Chanhassen Library
Thornton Wilder Meeting Room

Dr. Bruce Giebink presents an up-close program about insects and related arthropods with LIVE critters!

 


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Jumanji at Chaska Library

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Chaska Library
Fireplace Area
For Ages 6 and up. Registration required. We will design and create a handmade board game inspired by the book Jumanji. Using basic board games as inspiration, we will first design our game boards with markers and paper collage. Then we will sculpt the game pieces out of Model Magic. You can play your game with family and friends! This program is presented by Artistry of Bloomington Center for the Arts and funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Stories with the Master Gardeners at Waconia Library

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Waconia Library
Children's Area
Kids in the Garden for ages 5 and up. Join us for an interactive program where kids will learn what planting is all about. Funded by Friends of the Waconia Library.
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Intro to Rock Collecting at Norwood Young America Library

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Norwood Young America Library
Middle of the Library

For ages 6 and up. Join us for a hands on exploration of rocks and rock collecting.  Learn about different kinds of rocks, how to organize them, rock tumbling and polishing, and maybe even crack open a geode to see the treasure within.  Walk away with the beginning of your very own rock collection!


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Tails for Reading - Victoria Library

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Victoria Library
Children's Area
Preschool and elementary school age children are welcome to read books aloud to specially trained therapy dogs to encourage confidence in reading. Presented by North Star Therapy Animals.  Children read for a 15-minute session on a first come, first served basis. No registration required.
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Stuck on Science at Waconia Library

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Waconia Library
Children's Area

Join us for a special preschool STEM storytime!  After stories and songs, we are going to have fun with magnets!  Rotate to different stations to build with magnetic tiles, find a “stuck truck” to drive through town and more! This program is funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 


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Family Storytime- Chanhassen Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Chanhassen Library
Children's Area
Children, parents and caregivers are invited to come and share 30 minutes of stories, music and movement that encourages the development of early literacy skills.

For all ages, with a focus on children age 2 and up.  No registration required.

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Storytime Express at the Cologne Express Library

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cologne Express Library
Visit our Express Library and join us for a special storytime and craft in your community. For all ages, with a focus on children ages 2 and up. No registration required.
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Stuck on Science at Waconia Library

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Waconia Library
Children's Area

Join us for a special preschool STEM storytime!  After stories and songs, we are going to have fun with magnets!  Rotate to different stations to build with magnetic tiles, find a “stuck truck” to drive through town and more! This program is funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 


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Toddler Storytime Victoria Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Victoria Library
Children's Area
Toddlers and their caregivers are welcome to join us for 20 minutes of action-packed fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and musical movement for this busy age group. Come shake your sillies out with us! Recommended for ages 18-36 months. No registration required.

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Ross Sutter at Chaska Library Session 1

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chaska Library
Children's Area

Ross Sutter performs Scottish and Irish songs on guitar, dulcimer, accordion, Irish Goat-skin drum and the bones while children sing, play and dance along.

 

 

 

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Ross Sutter at Chaska Library Session 2

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Chaska Library
Children's Area

Ross Sutter performs Scottish and Irish songs on guitar, dulcimer, accordion, Irish Goat-skin drum and the bones while children sing, play and dance along.

 

 

 

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Intro to Rock Collecting at Watertown Library

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Watertown Library
Children's Area

For ages 6 and up. Join us for a hands on exploration of rocks and rock collecting.  Learn about different kinds of rocks, how to organize them, rock tumbling and polishing, and maybe even crack open a geode to see the treasure within.  Walk away with the beginning of your very own rock collection!


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Rock Games and Crafts at Waconia Library

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Waconia Library
Activity Room

For ages 6 and up. What did kids do before apps and video games? They played with things they could find!  Like rocks! Mancala is an ancient type of game from Africa now know in versions around the world! Join us with rock crafts and make your own Mancala game to take with you!

 


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Minecraft at Victoria Library

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Victoria Library
Explore, build together, or participate in a challenge on our MinecraftEdu server! Playing time is split into two 25 minute sessions and may vary based on the number of participants. Registration upon arrival; first come, first served. For ages 8 and up.
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