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Kid’s Summer Stuff!

Kid’s Summer Stuff!

Fun Activities for Youth at Parks and Libraries in and around Phillips Neighborhood COMPILED By LINDSEY FENNER Minneapolis Parks (to register and find even more activities go to https:// apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/). Contact the park for sched- ule changes and availability. East Phillips Park, 2399 17th Avenue South. 612-370-4888 Jr. Naturalists: Drop-In Discovery, Tuesday 5-7PM, through August Join us for no-touch or easily sanitizable nature exploring ”” such as meeting live animals, dissecting an owl pellet, playing water quality mini-golf, planting seeds, and much more! No need to register, just stop on by for free family fun! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Land Back Mask Making: July 26-30, 2PM-5PM Free, ages 10-14, register online. The Artist in Residence (AiR) program will focus on Land Back Face Mask Making: An activity designed to educate and to gain the knowledge to care for Grandmother Earth. Sculpture by Dakota artist Graci Horne, who will be leading the mask making activities Phillips Park, 2324 11th Avenue South. 612-370-4946 Film Festival: Mondays through August 30, 6PM-8PM Each week Phillips Community Center will bring films to youth. We will showcase the creativity of film makers and facilitate discussion on cinema- tography. Youth will be a part of this program process and collaborate to pick films and topics to discuss! This activity is an ActivePass Program and a pass is required to participate. Please go to your neighborhood recreation center during business hours to sign up for a free ActivePass. Youth Adventures: Monday through Friday 1PM-6PM Free, ages 10-16, Youth Adventures at Phillips is the place to be! You can come get homework help, use the computer lab with our super fast WiFi from Comcast”™s LiftZone, play video/table games or join in on daily art/stem activi- ties! This activity is an ActivePass Program and a pass is required to participate. [...]

Library News

Library News

By CARZ NELSON "READING NEST" by Jessie Merriam We live in changing times. For updated information on Hennepin County Library services during the Coronavirus Pandemic, visit www.hclib.org. All information is accurate as of March 16, 2021.  LIBRARY UPDATES: HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY QUITS CHARGING FINES  The library has gone fine free. Patrons will no longer be charged for overdue material, but they will continue to be responsible for the replacement cost of unreturned or lost items. An item is considered unreturned 41 days after its due date.  To kick off the new policy, the county extended amnesty to residents with outstanding fines. On March 10, all Hennepin County Library cards were reset to a $0 balance. LABOR PROGRAMS LED BY UMN”™S LABOR EDUCATION SERVICE  We got a hot tip that HCLib is sponsoring programs that will be led by the University of Minnesota”™s Labor Education Service. Registration information for these events will be made available on the library website.  Thursday April 29th at 6:00 PM- Know Your Rights in the Workplace- Learn about your rights whether or not you”™re represented by a union. Learn about legislations and organizations that protect workers”™ rights.  Thursday May 6th at 6:30 PM-Celebrating May Day: Workers of the Twin Cities Labor Movement- Workers from Tattersall Distilling, Ausburg University, and the Awood Center talk about recent organizing campaigns in their workplaces.  East Lake Library Grab&Go  East Lake Library, located at 2727 E. Lake St., is open for Grab and Go service  Sunday 12-5 PM; Mon, Tues, Thurs 9 AM to 5 PM Wednesday 12-8 PM.  Franklin Library  1413 E Franklin Ave., is open for computer use only. Call (612) 543-6925 to make an appointment. The building will remain locked, but staff will let you in at your appointment time. Masks are required and will be provided if you do [...]

Library News

By CARZ NELSON  For updated information on Hennepin County Library services during the Coronavirus Pandemic, visit www.hclib. org. All information is accurate as of October 15, 2020  Franklin Library at 1413 E Franklin Avenue is open for computer use. Call (612) 543-6925 to make an appointment. The building will remain locked, but staff will let you in at your appointment time. Masks are required and will be provided if you do not bring one. Because of social distancing, staff will be unable to offer computer assistance. You will have access to a desktop computer, Internet, and printing. You will need to bring your own headphones. At this time, Franklin Library is open for computer use ONLY. Other areas and services, including book/DVD checkout, are not available. They will be accept ing returns during staffed service hours.  Franklin Library Computer Hours  Tuesday & Wednesday ”“ 9 AM to 5 PM  Thursday ”“ Noon to 8 PM  Friday & Saturday ”“ 9 AM to 5 PM  Sunday & Monday ”“ Closed  Franklin Library meal pick-up for youth, Thursdays Noon - 2 PM  For ages 18 and under. Pick up a week worth of free meals. Caregivers can pick up meals for youth who are not present. Meals include sandwiches, milk, fruit, vegetable, and snack.  Connect with the library social worker outside Franklin Library, Wednesdays 9am- 5pm:  ”¢ Basic needs (clothing, food, meals, shelter)  ”¢ Chemical Health  ”¢ Disability Services  ”¢ Education & Employment  ”¢ Hennepin County Benefits  ”¢ Housing  ”¢ A listening ear  ”¢ Mental Health Resources  ”¢ Transportation  Grab and Go Library Service at Hosmer Library: Hosmer Library, 347 E 36th St., is open for retrieving holds, limited browsing of materials, checking out items, returning library materials, quick [...]

What”™s Up at Your Community Libraries

By LINDSEY FENNER Hennepin County Libraries are reopening with limited in-person services. For Updated information on Hennepin County Library (HCL) services during the Coronavirus Pandemic, visit www.hclib.org.   All information is accurate as of July 15, 2020 Library Updates:  As of Tuesday, July 14, Franklin Library is open for computer use! Call 612-543-6925 to make an appointment. The building will remain locked, but staff will let you in at your appointment time. Masks are required and will be provided if you don”™t bring one.  You will need to bring your own headphones. At this time, Franklin Library is open for computer use ONLY.  Other areas and services, including book/DVD check-out, are not available. They will be accepting returns during staffed service hours. Franklin Library Computer Hours   Tuesday & Wednesday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Thursday 12-7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday & Monday ”“ closed  Franklin Library meal pick-up for youth, Thursdays, Noon-2 p.m. For ages 18 and under. Pick up a week worth of free meals. Caregivers can pick up meals for youth who are not present.  Meals include: sandwiches, milk, fruit, vegetable, and snack. Curbside Pick Up Library Service at Hosmer Library: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  All East Lake Library patrons will have the default pickup location of their holds changed to Hosmer Library. Place an item on hold through the Library website, wait for notification that the item is ready, then call the Library when you are ready to come pick items up. Hosmer Library: 612-543-6900 Physical Materials: Due dates for physical materials continue to be automatically extended. You are not required to return materials at this time. Libraries are accepting returns during staffed service hours only. Items will be removed from your account after a three day quarantine. Grab and Go Library Service: [...]

What”'s Up at the Franklin Community Library

1314 E. Franklin Avenue 952-847-2925 ”¢ www.hclib.org  By Erin Thomasson Hours: Tues & Thurs: 12 ”“ 8 pm Wed, Fri & Sat: 10 am ”“ 6 pm Children”'s Programs   ECFE: Reading Fun Friday, June 1, 10:30”“11:30 a.m. Register Online or call 612-543-6925. Infants-Preschool. Parents, bring your infants and preschoolers! Come and enjoy Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) sessions to learn fun, interactive activities you can do at home with your child to build literacy skills.  Presented in partnership with Minneapolis Public Schools Early Childhood Education. Puzzlemania! Thursdays, June 14, 21 & 28, 2 ”“3 p.m. Entering K-grade 6. Enjoy a variety of educational and fun puzzles and games! Read the Book, See the Movie - for Kids Friday, June 15, 2”“4 p.m. Entering grades 3-6. So many books are being made into movies! Come watch the movie at the library and chat about the differences between the book and movie afterwards. Call to see what we'll be reading and watching! The Adventures of Juan Bobo Wednesday, June 20, 10:30a.m.”“noon Entering K-grade 6. Enjoy a colorful puppet show inspired by Puerto Rican folk character Juan Bobo, or “Foolish John,” who must set off to make things right again in a world turned upside-down. Performed in a combination of Spanish and English by Open Eye Figure Theater.  Funded by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library. Family Storytime Wednesdays, June 6, 13 & 20, 10:30”“11 a.m. For children age 2 and up. Share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement with your children. (more…)

The Alley Newspaper is Bound for The Future!

Bound for the Future had two meanings for The Alley Newspaper in 2010 and now into 2011. First, it means that the first 30 years of The Alley Newspaper”'s issues are now reprinted on good quality book paper instead of lower quality newsprint paper, and the over 4,000 pages are bound into two sets of 13, hardcover volumes. One set is available to the public at the Downtown Central Library on Hennepin Avenue and the other is available at the Franklin Library on Franklin Avenue. This making of The Alley”'s into hardcover volumes was initiated and paid for by the Hennepin County Library after an Alley volunteer spent hundreds of hours assembling a complete set of those many issues. The next tasks are: 1. Minnesota Historical Society to the complete 35 years of issues onto microfilm. 2. Digitizing of the 35 years of issue. 3. Produce an index for use with all of the reproductions. Secondly, “Bound for the Future” means that The Alley has survived for 35 years and is setting a course to continue publishing in 2011 this community-owned and governed newspaper. We hope it is also “bound for the future” while many small and large newspaper are ceasing production. This community-governed media vehicle continues to follow its mission to allow neighbors to talk to each other, “inform and engage” local residents and workers, advocate for causes of peace and justice, and invite everyone to tell a story. We”'re excited and cautious about this continuation. While there is great encouragement to continue publishing and to find the means to provide the financial support of this endeavor, it is a daunting task. We”'re strengthened to do the job knowing it is a valuable resource and that so many people read the paper and depend on it to be available to fulfill specific, respective purposes. We invite others to help continue in this task by doing jobs attractive and appropriate to them as we expand our [...]

January Programs at the Franklin Library

By Erin Thomasson Children”'s Programs Family Storytime Wed. Feb. 23, 10:30 ”“11 a.m. Age 2 & up. Share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement with your children. Waxbarasho iyo Ciyaar Caruureed Af-Soomaali ah/Somali Play and Learn Fri., thru Jan. 7 & 14, 10:30a.m.”“12:30 p.m. Preschool-grade 2. Dhammaan caruurta ka yar da”' dugsi. Ka soo qaybgal sheekooyin caruur, heeso iyo hawlo waxbarasho. Soo bandhigidda barnaamijkan waxaa lala kaashaday Join us for stories, songs and activities. * Sheeko Caruur Af-Soomaali ah/World Language Storytime: Somali Tues. thru Feb. 22, 6”“7 p.m. La wadaag bugagga, sheekoyinka, jaan-gooyada maansada iyo muusikada Soomaalida. Mashruucaan waxaa lagu maalgaliyey lacag ka timid tage Fund. Age 2 and up. Experience the world in other languages. ** Celebrate Winter Fri. Jan. 21, 4”“5 p.m. Grade 2 and up. Join us for winter-themed stories and crafts! Kids Book Club Fri., Jan. 28, 4”“5 p.m. Grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book! No pre-reading required. We will read a book and discuss. (more…)

November Programs at the Franklin Library

By Erin Thomasson Children”'s Programs Waxbarasho iyo Ciyaar Caruureed Af-Soomaali ah/Somali Play and Learn Fri. Nov. 5 & 19, 10:30 a.m. ”“ 12:30 p.m. Preschool-grade 2. Dhammaan caruurta ka yar da”' dugsi. Ka soo qaybgal sheekooyin caruur, heeso iyo hawlo waxbarasho. Join us for stories, songs and activities! Thanks for Thanksgiving Friday, Nov. 12, 4”“5 p.m. Grade 2 and up. Share stories and activities in celebration of this fun holiday. Sheeko Caruur Af-Soomaali ah/World Language Storytime: Somali Tues. thru Nov. 30, 6”“7 p.m. Registration required. Register online or call 952.847.2925. Is-qoristu waa shardi. La wadaag bugagga, sheekoyinka, jaan-gooyada maansada iyo muusikada Soomaalida. Fund. Age 2 and up. Experience the world in other languages. Preschool Storytime Wed thru Nov. 17, 10:30”“11 a.m. For children ages 4 to 6. Help your preschooler get ready to read. Enjoy stories together and build language skills. Kids Book Club Fri. Nov. 19, 4”“5 p.m. Grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book! No pre-reading required. We will share a story and discuss. (more…)

What”'s Up at the Franklin Library-March 2010

By Erin Thomasson Children”'s Programs Sheeko Caruur Af-Soomaali ah/World Language Storytime: Somali. Tues. March 2”“May 25, 6”“7 p.m. La wadaag bugagga, sheekoyinka, jaan-gooyada maansada iyo muusikada Soomaalida. Ages 2 and up. Experience the world in other languages. Cuentos y Canciones/World Language Storytime: Spanish Thur., March 4”“May 27, 6 p.m. Para niños de 2 años en adelante. Comparta y disfrute con sus niños libros, cuentos, rimas y música en español. Ages 2 and up. Share books, stories, rhymes and music in Spanish. Waxbarasho iyo Ciyaar Caruureed Af-Soomaali ah/Somali Play and Learn Fri., March 5 & 19, 10:30 a.m. Dhammaan caruurta ka yar da”' dugsi. Ka soo qaybgal sheekooyin caruur, heeso iyo hawlo waxbarasho. Join us for stories, songs and activities! Hip Hop Hippety Hop Fri., March 12, 4 p.m. K and up. Hop on over to learn about rabbits through fun activities. Kids Book Club Fri., March 26, 4 p.m. G 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book! No pre-reading required! We will share a story and discuss. Preschool Storytime Wed., 10:30-11 a.m. 4 to 6. Help your preschooler get ready to read. Enjoy stories together and build language skills. Teen Programs O.P.E.N. Time Tue., March 2”“May 25, 4”“5 p.m. G 6 and up. Options for Play and Enrichment Now Time provides just that: options. Come downstairs to the Teen Center and choose from computers, magazines, board games, video games, brain teasers, conversation with friends and more! Group Games Tue., March 2”“May 25, 5”“6 p.m. G 6 and up. No consoles needed! Learn social games designed for large groups of all ages: Charades, Wink, Mafia, Whiz Bam, Thumper, Taboo and others. Sure to make you laugh! Teens Talk Tue., March 2”“May 25, 6”“8 p.m. G 6 and up. Take time to enjoy old friends and make new ones at the Teen Center with something simple: talking. [...]

What”'s Up at the Franklin Library-February 2010

By Erin Thomasson All Ages Make a Valentine Fri., Feb. 12, 3:30 p.m. All ages. Create shimmery, glittery valentines for family and friends! All the shine and glimmer will be provided. We will also be sharing Valentine”'s Day stories. Children”'s Programs Cuentos y Canciones/World Language Storytime: Spanish Thur., Feb. 4”“Feb. 25, 6 p.m. Para niños de 2 años en adelante. Comparta y disfrute con sus niños libros, cuentos, rimas y música en español. * For children ages 2 & up. Share books, stories, rhymes and music in Spanish. Waxbarasho iyo Ciyaar Caruureed Af-Soomaali ah/Somali Play and Learn Fri., Feb. 5, 10:30 a.m. Kids through preschool. Dhammaan caruurta ka yar da”' dugsi. Ka soo qaybgal sheekooyin caruur, heeso iyo hawlo waxbarasho. Join us for stories, songs and activities! ****** What Can You Do With Money? Fri., Feb. 5, 4 p.m. Grades 4-5. Want to buy that new video game or doll? Or would you like to save, invest or share it with those less fortunate than you? Develop a financial plan and learn how best to use your money to reach that goal. ** Kids Book Club Fri., Feb. 26, 4 p.m. Grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book! No pre-reading required! We will share a story and discuss. (more…)

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