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Japanese Art of Paper Folding at the Cambridge Public Library

Ages 12 through adult are encouraged to participate in Folders to Books: Japanese Paper Folding from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, June 29 at Cambridge Public Library. This kind of Japanese folder is a single piece of decorative paper folded several times to create multiple pockets. By itself it’s perfect for storing papers, cards and even CDs.

Registration is required. Sign up at the front desk, call and ask for the Cambridge Public Library at 763-689-7390 or send an email to cambridge@ecrlib.org. Space is limited.

Make a Tunnel Book at the Pine City Public Library 

Ages 12 through adult can count on the Pine City Public Library for an event that will challenge you to think creatively as you explore depth perspective with text and image.  Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 pm.   Registration is required and space is limited.  Sign up at the library or call 320-629-6403 and ask for the Pine City Public Library.

The workshops are funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Suminagashi Paper Marbling

Join us as staff from the MN Center for Book Arts teach you all about Suminagashi, a traditional form of paper marbling from Japan on Thursday, June 22 at 6:00 pm at the Pine City Public Library.   Learn how to create concentric rings of colors with a brush, other tools or even your breath!

This program is for only those ages 15 and up.  Space is limited and registration is required.  Stop at the library or call 320-629-6403 (ask for the Pine City Library) to register.  The program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

Learn About Raptors at the Pine City Public Library

Join us on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 at 10:30 am at the Pine City Public Library to explore the different raptors of Minnesota.  You will also learn about the Raptor Center, the important work they do, and what you can do to protect these animals and the environment we share.

The event is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

Minnesota Author of Sherlock Holmes Series to Visit Pine City Public Library

Pine City Public Library welcomes popular Minnesota author, Larry Millett as he leads a discussion of his Sherlock Holmes books, including the newest installment, “Strongwood,” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Mr. Millett is also the author of many non-fiction titles about Minnesota architecture, history and more. This author presentation is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

*An error was printed in the recently distributed e-Connect newsletter with the heading “Sherlock Holmes Writer to Visit Milaca”. This was INCORRECT. He will be appearing at the Pine City Public Library!

Paws to Read Events

More Paws to Read Summer Reading Program 
Upcoming Events – June 24 thru July 3
Minnesota Animal Tracks Program by St. John’s Arboretum

Tuesday, June 24 at 1:30 pm – Princeton Area Library
Tuesday, June 24 at 4:00 pm – Cambridge Public Library 
(must pre-register for Cambridge program by calling 763-689-7390)

Join us as we learn about animal tracks through storytelling, activities and create a field guide of Minnesota Animal Tracks to take home with you.  For ages 3-12.  


Hinckley Experiment with Nature Program

Use your sense of wonder to explore nature!  Read a story, ask questions and learn how to be a naturalist through hands-on-activities a the Hinckley Public Library on Wednesday, June 25 at 2:00 pm.  For ages 3-12.  Funded by the Hinckley Lions.  


Paws to Read Animal Sleepover at Milaca Community Library 

Chisago Lakes Reach Out ‘n’ Read Storytime with Pete the Cat
(Sherlock the Fox – ECRL’s Mascot will also appear)

“Bear” Necessessities Program at the Pine City Public Library 

Kids in grades K-6 are welcome to join us as the MN Department of Natural Resources teaches us all about bears.


Lake Superior Zoo – Animals in Action 
at Cambridge Public Library

Learn how animals move and groove and meet some animal ambassadors from the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth on Tuesday, July 1 at 1:00 pm at the Cambridge Public Library.  


Rush to Rescue Program at the Rush City Pubic Library 

Join us on Tuesday, July 1 at 3:30 pm as we learn about the Rescued Tails Animal Sanctuary and their work with pairing homeless dogs with prison inmates.  Meet one or more of the dogs being saved through this collaborative effort!

Curious Canines at the Hinckley Public Library

On Wednesday, July 2 at 2:00 pm a naturalist from the St. Croix State Park will teach us about Minnesota’s three wild dogs and we’ll make a canine mask to take home.

Vickie Sorn
Youth & Community Services Librarian