Special guests next week!

Don’t miss out on the following Legacy events, featuring author J.J. Austrian reading from his children’s picture book, Worm Loves Worm; Lalo’s Lunchbox Live! with sketch comedy and sing-alongs for the whole family; Henna Designs with teaching artist Shakun Maheshwari; and a Sock Animal Workshop with Jen Anfinson. Note: Some events do require registration.

J.J. Austrian author visit, North Branch Library

East Central Regional Library-North Branch welcomes children’s author J.J. Austrian for a special visit and reading from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, July 15. Austrian will read from his picture book, Worm Loves Worm. He also will talk about what it’s like to be an author, with time for questions and answers with the audience. All ages are welcome, and no registration is necessary.

Lalo’s Lunchbox Live!, Wyoming Library

This may sound cheesy, but this show’s too “Gouda” to pass up! Kids ages 3 and up are going to have a blast with Lalo’s Lunchbox Live!, a family-friendly sketch comedy act with sing-alongs and games, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 16 at East Central Regional Library-Wyoming.

Lalo is a fun-loving shopkeeper with a magic lunchbox. From handling food erupting from his lunchbox to teaching social skills to magical household items, this zany show teaches about healthy foods and the importance of doing good things for others.

No registration is necessary for this 40-minute program. It takes the place of preschool storytime, which will resume the following week.

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Minnesota Book Award authors to present at Mora Library

East Central Regional Library and The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, will present an author event as part of the Moving Words series, a tour of Minnesota Book Award winners across Minnesota.

Authors J. J. Austrian, Andrew DeYoung, Nicole Helget, and Kao Kalia Yang will come together for readings and discussion at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Mora Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. ASL interpretation will be provided.

Featuring multi-genre, Minnesota Book Award-winning authors, Moving Words is an opportunity for writers and readers to explore various themes together: the impact of literature in their lives, their connection as fellow Minnesotans, and the lens through which we read. (more…)