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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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Poke Ball Terrariums, Ages 10 and up, REG. REQUIRED, STARTS 05/15 at 10:00 am

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pokeball Terrarium
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
Calling all Pokemon fans! Come design and make your very own Poke Ball terrarium. We provide the supplies; you bring the creativity!
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Teen Escape the Upside Down - REGISTRATION REQ., STARTS 05/15 at 10 am

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Escape the Upside Down graphic
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
Ages 12 & up. Somehow you've become trapped in a mysterious place called the Upsidedown. Search for secret compartments, find hidden clues, and leverage your skills with your teammates to escape before the demogorgon discovers you. The clock is ticking and you only have ONE HOUR, so teamwork is essential! (Inspired by Stranger Things, but you don't have to be familiar with the show to succeed.)

NOTE: Please arrive on time for this program – latecomers may not be admitted.

Registration is required as space is limited. Register online or by calling the library beginning 05/15 at 10:00 am.

Fine Print – PLEASE READ:

  • This event has limited space – please be sure you can attend this event before registering.
  • If you register and can no longer attend the event, you must cancel by calling the library at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Include an email address or textable phone number in your registration to have a reminder sent to you prior to the event.


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Spotlight Storytime w/ Joe Ploetz

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
All ages welcome. Join local notables for stories and fun for kids and families!
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Let's Code with Luna! for ages 6-8, REGISTRATION REQ, STARTS 6/12 AT 10AM

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
photo of robot mouse and maze
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
For ages 6-8. Join Luna for a hands-on interactive introduction to coding using the Robot Mouse maze and Tynker apps! You'll take turns programming robot mice to go through a maze and block code mini programs with Tynker to learn important basics of coding like sequencing and looping. Space is limited, and registration is required – register online or by calling the library beginning 6/12 at 10:00am.

Funded by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA).

Fine Print – PLEASE READ:
  • This event has limited space – please be sure you can attend this event before registering.
  • If you register and can no longer attend the event, you must cancel by calling the library at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Include an email address or textable phone number in your registration to have a reminder sent to you prior to the event. 
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Coding Mini-Camp with Luna for ages 9-11, REGISTRATION REQ, STARTS 6/12 AT 10AM

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
photograph of HTML code
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
For ages 9-11. Even beginners can learn to create basic web pages in HTML with Thimble! Join Luna to learn the basics of HTML coding and how to use the free program Thimble, then start to create! Space is limited, and registration is required – register online or by calling the library beginning 6/12 at 10:00am.

Funded by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA).

Fine Print – PLEASE READ:
  • This event has limited space – please be sure you can attend this event before registering.
  • If you register and can no longer attend the event, you must cancel by calling the library at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Include an email address or textable phone number in your registration to have a reminder sent to you prior to the event. 
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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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Escape from Pompeii, REGISTRATION REQ., BEGINS 06/12 AT 10:00 AM

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
photo of erupting volcano
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
Best for ages 9-11. Enter the city of Pompeii in AD 79, Mount Vesuvius begins to rumble and the race to escape begins! You must search for secret compartments, find hidden clues, and solve puzzles to plot your escape before the lava flow takes over. The clock is ticking and time is limited, so teamwork is essential!
 
NOTE: Please arrive on time – latecomers may not be admitted. The event is based on the book “I survived the destruction of Pompeii, AD 79” by Lauren Tarshis, but you don't need to have read the book to enjoy this challenge. Space is limited, and registration is required – register online or by calling the library beginning 06/12 at 10:00 am.

Fine Print – PLEASE READ:
  • This event has limited space – please be sure you can attend this event before registering.
  • If you register and can no longer attend the event, you must cancel by calling the library at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Include an email address or textable phone number in your registration to have a reminder sent to you prior to the event.

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Spotlight Storytime: Lederhosen/Germany

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
All ages welcome. Join local notables for stories and fun for kids and families!
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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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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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Artist Spotlight! Pop-In Block Printing with Bob, all ages

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Block prints of sun and tree
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
Drop by and make fun prints with some of local artist Bob Pollard's favorite blocks, and watch while he carves a new block from linoleum.

Block printing is a form of relief printing, one of the easiest and most direct of all the print-making methods. Reverse images are carved into wood, linoleum, or other materials and then inked and pressed onto paper or other surface.

Having been a printer for many years, Bob does a lot of work with linoleum and wood block printing, both in his home studio and studio/gallery space in the Northrup King Building. Bob believes that art is an adventure and strives to inspire other artists, beginners to veterans, to approach it boldly and never be afraid to try something new or unusual.
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Artist Spotlight! Block Printing with Bob, ages 6-11 - REGISTRATION REQ., STARTS 6/12 at 10am

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Block prints of sun and tree
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
Ages 6-11, but under 8 needs to by accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Create your own design on foam, carve it with a pencil, then make prints with local artist Bob Pollard! Block printing is a form of relief printing, one of the easiest and most direct of all the print-making methods. 
Having been a printer for many years, Bob does a lot of work with linoleum and wood block printing, both in his home studio and studio/gallery space in the Northrup King Building. Bob believes that art is an adventure and strives to inspire other artists, beginners to veterans, to approach it boldly and never be afraid to try something new or unusual.

Space is limited, and registration is required – register online or by calling the library beginning 6/12 at 10:00 am. Funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Amendment.

Fine Print – PLEASE READ:
  • This event has limited space – please be sure you can attend this event before registering.
  • If you register and can no longer attend the event, you must cancel by calling the library at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Include an email address or textable phone number in your registration to have a reminder sent to you prior to the event.
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Artist Spotlight! Teen Name Block Carving & Printing with Bob, ages 12-18 - REGISTRATION REQ., STARTS 6/12 at 10am

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
Create a design with your name on a silicone block, carve it, then make prints with local artist Bob Pollard! Block printing is a form of relief printing, one of the easiest and most direct of all the print-making methods. 
Having been a printer for many years, Bob does a lot of work with linoleum and wood block printing, both in his home studio and studio/gallery space in the Northrup King Building. Bob believes that art is an adventure and strives to inspire other artists, beginners to veterans, to approach it boldly and never be afraid to try something new or unusual.

Space is limited, and registration is required – register online or by calling the library beginning 6/12 at 10:00 am. Funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Amendment.

Fine Print – PLEASE READ:
  • This event has limited space – please be sure you can attend this event before registering.
  • If you register and can no longer attend the event, you must cancel by calling the library at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Include an email address or textable phone number in your registration to have a reminder sent to you prior to the event.
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Spotlight Storytime with Luna

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
All ages welcome. Join local notables for stories and fun for kids and families!
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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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Tween/Teen Make a Mega Poster, REG. REQUIRED, STARTS 06/12 at 10:00 am

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
Best for ages 10-18. You too can learn the ancient art of creating a mega poster to decorate your space using the power of your imagination, scissors, tape, and the Internets! Space is limited, and registration is required – register online or by calling the library beginning 06/12 at 10:00 am.

Fine Print – PLEASE READ:
This event has limited space – please be sure you can attend this event before registering.
  • If you register and can no longer attend the event, you must cancel by calling the library at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Include an email address or textable phone number in your registration to have a reminder sent to you prior to the event.

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Superhero Olympics Pop-in Party

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SuperHero Olympics
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
Best for ages 6-11. Calling all superheroes! Leap tall buildings, “battle” villains, and explore other superheroic activities, snacks and crafts based on popular superheroes.
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Girls Code with Luna! for ages 10-14, REGISTRATION REQ, STARTS 6/12 AT 10AM

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
photograph of HTML code
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
For girls* ages 10-14. Whether you are a beginner or experienced coder, join Luna for a fun hour to learn the basics of HTML coding with the free Thimble website, then brainstorm and collaborate on a website design challenge! Space is limited, and registration is required – register online or by calling the library beginning 6/12 at 10:00am.

*Why is this girls only? There's a gender gap in technology fields, and creating more opportunities for girls to engage in fun technology opportunities can help close that gap.

Funded by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA).

Fine Print – PLEASE READ:
  • This event has limited space – please be sure you can attend this event before registering.
  • If you register and can no longer attend the event, you must cancel by calling the library at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Include an email address or textable phone number in your registration to have a reminder sent to you prior to the event. 
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First Step STEM Pop-in Event for Preschoolers

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
First Step STEM logo
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
Engage your child's natural curiosity at the library with exciting pop-in events featuring preschool-friendly Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities! Rotate between self-directed activity stations for playful learning with STEM toys, tools, books, and at-home learning suggestions. 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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Tori's Precious Pets

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
All ages welcome. Meet Tori and her precious pets! You will have a chance to meet a variety of pets including; a rabbit, a hedgehog, a bunny, a guinea pig and more! Learn about these animals and interact with them!
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Arty-Smarty Pop-in Event

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Belle Plaine 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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Ruh Roh! Scooby Doo Pop-in Mystery Party

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
pile of dog snacks
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - 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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Professor Prchal Science and Engineering Extravaganza

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
Best for ages 6-11. The Professor Prchal Show is back with Professor Anna wowing and dazzling you with science and engineering tricks and activities. You will wonder, "hmmm...how does that work?" And she will let you in on the science behind the trick so you can re-create the fun at home! Funded by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA).
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Spotlight Storytime: Three Rivers

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room
All ages welcome. Join local notables for stories and fun for kids and families!
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