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Artist Spotlight! Pop-In Painting with Lynette, all ages

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
close-up photograph of child painting
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
Drop by to experiment and create a small painting with materials like tempera paints, dry watercolors, and water-based markers with Spotlight artist Lynette LaRue.

Lynette La Rue is a freelance artist working in a variety of mediums and arenas, including puppetry and theater. Lynette was a colorist for Discovery Comics and is the illustrator of A Bug's Gift, which is listed in the American Comic Book Collection. 

Funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Amendment.
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Minecraft Party Pop-in Party

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jordan Library
Jordan - Meeting Room
Best for 6-11. Indulge your mania for Minecraft at this Minecraft-themed party! Master the crafting challenge, defeat the Ender Tower, recharge at the Hunger Bar, and explore other activities based on the popular computer game. 
NOTE: you will be celebrating/talking about/challenged on your knowledge of/enjoying Minecraft, but not actually playing the game.
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Artist Spotlight! Pop-In Pewter Casting with Jessica, all ages

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large Meeting Room
Drop by to cast your own small lead-free pewter piece with Spotlight artist Jessica Bergman Tank of Pedal to the Metal Foundry! Please allow up to 30 minutes before your piece can be taken home. Open to all ages, but young children need to be supervised by a responsible caregiver.

Jessica Bergman Tank is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She believes art is for everyone and uses artistic processes to empower, engage, and deepen connections within communities.

Funded by Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Amendment.


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First Step STEM Mini Pop-in

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
First Step STEM logo
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large Meeting Room
Pop-in to learn about a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math concept then continue the fun at home activity ideas. Best for ages 3-6 and a parent or caregiver.

These events are free and open to the public; registration is not required. 

First Step STEM events are funded in part with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 45.310 – Library Services and Technology Act, Grants to States Program (LS-00-17-0024-17).
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Arty-Smarty Pop-in Event

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
Best for ages 6-11. Explore and make different art every week at this pop-in event - you'll learn to make origami, mosaics, wire sculpture, and more!
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Arty-Smarty Pop-in Event

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Elko New Market Library
Best for ages 6-11. Explore and make different art every week at this pop-in event - you'll learn to make origami, mosaics, wire sculpture, and more!
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Arty-Smarty Pop-in Event

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
New Prague Library
New Prague - Large Meeting Room
Best for ages 6-11. Explore and make different art every week at this pop-in event - you'll learn to make origami, mosaics, wire sculpture, and more!
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Arty-Smarty Pop-in Event

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Shakopee Library
In the Library
Best for ages 6-11. Explore and make different art every week at this pop-in event - you'll learn to make origami, mosaics, wire sculpture, and more!  Learn more about kinetics.
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Arty-Smarty Pop-in Event

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Savage Library

Best for ages 6-11. Explore and make different art every week at this pop-in event - you'll learn to make origami, mosaics, wire sculpture, and more!

6/13 - Abstract

6/20 - Origami

6/27 - Pop Art

7/11 - Illumination

7/18 - Weaving

7/25 - Cubism

8/1 - Mosaic

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Arty-Smarty Pop-in Event

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Prior Lake Library
In the Library
Best for ages 6-11. Explore and make different art every week at this pop-in event - you'll learn to make origami, mosaics, wire sculpture, and more!
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Arty-Smarty Pop-in Event

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jordan Library
Jordan - Group Study Room
Best for ages 6-11. Explore and make different art every week at this pop-in event - you'll learn to make origami, mosaics, wire sculpture, and more!
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Ruh Roh! Scooby Doo Pop-in Mystery Party

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
pile of dog snacks
Savage Library
Savage - Large Meeting Room
Best for ages 5-8. The search for Scooby is on as you solve mysteries and enjoy activities, games, & snacks based on the adventures of Scooby-Doo! Sponsored and presented by the Scott County Library Teen Advisory Board.
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Ruh Roh! Scooby Doo Pop-in Mystery Party

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
pile of dog snacks
Shakopee Library
Shakopee - Large Meeting Room
Best for ages 5-8. The search for Scooby is on as you solve mysteries and enjoy activities, games, & snacks based on the adventures of Scooby-Doo! Sponsored and presented by the Scott County Library Teen Advisory Board.
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First Step STEM Mini Pop-in

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
First Step STEM logo
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
Pop-in to learn about a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math concept then continue the fun at home activity ideas. Best for ages 3-6 and a parent or caregiver.

These events are free and open to the public; registration is not required. 

First Step STEM events are funded in part with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 45.310 – Library Services and Technology Act, Grants to States Program (LS-00-17-0024-17).
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First Step STEM Mini Pop-in

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
First Step STEM logo
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large Meeting Room
Pop-in to learn about a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math concept then continue the fun at home activity ideas. Best for ages 3-6 and a parent or caregiver.

These events are free and open to the public; registration is not required. 

First Step STEM events are funded in part with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 45.310 – Library Services and Technology Act, Grants to States Program (LS-00-17-0024-17).
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Arty-Smarty Pop-in Event

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
Best for ages 6-11. Explore and make different art every week at this pop-in event - you'll learn to make origami, mosaics, wire sculpture, and more!
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Arty-Smarty Pop-in Event

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
Best for ages 6-11. Explore and make different art every week at this pop-in event - you'll learn to make origami, mosaics, wire sculpture, and more!
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Ruh Roh! Scooby Doo Pop-in Mystery Party

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
pile of dog snacks
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large Meeting Room
Best for ages 5-8. The search for Scooby is on as you solve mysteries and enjoy activities, games, & snacks based on the adventures of Scooby-Doo! Sponsored and presented by the Scott County Library Teen Advisory Board.
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Arty-Smarty Pop-in Event

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jordan Library
Jordan - Group Study Room
Best for ages 6-11. Explore and make different art every week at this pop-in event - you'll learn to make origami, mosaics, wire sculpture, and more!
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Call of the Wild with 4-H Pop-In Event

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large Meeting Room
Best for ages 5-11. Do you like to explore Minnesota’s outdoors?  Do you want to learn more about the animals that you might find on your adventure? Learn more about the 4-H Wildlife project at these pop-in events open to school age youth and their families. Youth will rotate through stations to explore Minnesota wildlife through track printing, animal ID, pelts, animal scat, wildlife craft, interactive game and test your knowledge with our 4-H Knowledge Bowl. 
Funded by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA).
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Minecraft Party Pop-in Party

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
Best for 6-11. Indulge your mania for Minecraft at this Minecraft-themed party! Master the crafting challenge, defeat the Ender Tower, recharge at the Hunger Bar, and explore other activities based on the popular computer game. 
NOTE: you will be celebrating/talking about/challenged on your knowledge of/enjoying Minecraft, but not actually playing the game.
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Baby Play Pop-in Party

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Savage Library
Savage - Large Meeting Room
Best for ages 0-18 months. Pop-in for fun activities for you and your little one to do together that you can easily recreate at home. 
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Artist Spotlight! StoryClay Teller and Pop-In Clay Character make & take with Maureen, all ages

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Maureen Carlson of WeeFolk Creations as the StoryClay Teller
New Prague Library
New Prague - Large Meeting Room
Join Spotlight artist Maureen Carlson of WeeFolk Creations for a fun morning playing with polymer clay:
10:30-11:00 - StoryClay session: help Maureen create a story as she builds a clay character
11:00-12:30 - drop by to make and take a small clay character

Funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Amendment.
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Baby Play Pop-in Party

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
Best for ages 0-18 months. Pop-in for fun activities for you and your little one to do together that you can easily recreate at home. 
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Call of the Wild with 4-H Pop-In Event

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Shakopee Library
Shakopee - Large Meeting Room
Best for ages 5-11. Do you like to explore Minnesota’s outdoors?  Do you want to learn more about the animals that you might find on your adventure? Learn more about the 4-H Wildlife project at these pop-in events open to school age youth and their families. Youth will rotate through stations to explore Minnesota wildlife through track printing, animal ID, pelts, animal scat, wildlife craft, interactive game and test your knowledge with our 4-H Knowledge Bowl. 
Funded by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA).
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