Turn forgotten books into handmade decorations

Teens can create handmade decorations using old, forgotten books at a special program beginning at 2 p.m. Monday, June 18 at the North Branch Area Library. During this book ornament workshop, participants (ages 12-17) will learn different paper folding techniques, creating ornaments and 3D art.

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This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Libraries welcome KARE 11 Meteorologist Belinda Jensen

Belinda Jensen, chief meteorologist for KARE 11 News, is coming to the Mora Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 14.

Belinda enjoys sharing her passion and enthusiasm for weather-related topics through presentations that show school age students the science behind weather. She also helps kids understand the mystery of weather with her series of children’s books featuring the character “Bel the Weather Girl,” who is already fascinated with the weather as an 8-year-old.

Belinda also will make appearances at the Aitkin Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, and the Cambridge Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12.

This program is recommended for ages 7 and up along with their families. It is presented by East Central Regional Library and funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Unleash your wild side with Lake Superior Zoomobile

The Lake Superior Zoomobile of Duluth is coming to all East Central Regional Library Outreach stops to open the 2018 summer reading program, Reading Takes You Everywhere. Experience fun and close-up interactions with a variety of live animals and learn about wildlife and the preservation of animals native to Minnesota. Here’s the schedule for the program, which is free and open to the public of all ages:

Monday, June 4

10 a.m.—Rolf Olsen Community Center, Onamia

1:30 p.m.—Zion Holden Lutheran Church, McGrath

Tuesday, June 5

10:30 a.m.—Jacobson Community Center

1 p.m.—Hill City Community Room

Monday, June 11

10 a.m.—Duquette Town Hall

1 p.m.—Wagner Town Hall, Giese

Tuesday, June 12

10:30 a.m.—Braham Event Center

2:30 p.m.—Isanti Community Center

This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.