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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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Artist Spotlight! Animal Portraits with Lynette, ages 6-11 REGISTRATION REQ, STARTS 5/15 AT 10AM

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
cat painting
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
Come and experiment with different kinds of acrylic painting techniques to make a unique, colorful and fun portrait of your favorite pet or animal with Spotlight artist Lynette LaRue.

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

Space is limited, and registration is required – register online or by calling the library beginning 05/15 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! People Portraits with Lynette, ages 12-18 REGISTRATION REQ, STARTS 5/15 AT 10AM

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
sample painted portrait
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
The human face can be an intimidating thing to paint, but Spotlight artist Lynette LaRue will introduce techniques for painting realistic portraits and using different kinds of acrylic painting techniques including texturing, blending, layering and shading to create realistic portrait paintings.

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

Space is limited, and registration is required – register online or by calling the library beginning 05/15 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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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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Make a Treasure Map with Scott County Historical Society Program

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
treasure map
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
Best for ages 6-11. “X” may or may not mark-the-spot. In this program you will learn about map making and create your own “treasure” map to take home!
Funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Amendment.


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Spotlight Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
All ages welcome. Join local notables for stories and fun for kids and families
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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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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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Spotlight Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
All ages welcome. Join local notables for stories and fun for kids and families
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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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Tween/Teen Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament REGISTRATION REQ, STARTS 6/12 at 10am

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
GamerCon
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
Best for ages 10-14. Fight your way to the top for free prizes & snacks!  Battle other tweens & teens in our free single-player Super Smash Bros tournament held on our big screen, match wits with some board games, and more gaming fun! (Super Smash Bros Brawl rated T for cartoon violence and crude humor). Funded by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA).

Space is limited, and registration is required – register online or by calling the library beginning 6/12 at 10:00am. 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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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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Call of the Wild with 4-H Pop-In Event

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
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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Teen Feed Me More, REG. REQUIRED, Starts 6/12 at 10:00AM

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
For ages 12 and up. New culinary techniques and recipes are available for you to learn (and still sample!) in this simple summer food class. Plus, get a free journal/pen set to keep recipes in! Space is limited, and registration is required – register online or by calling the library beginning 6/12 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

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
All ages welcome. Join local notables for stories and fun for kids and families
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Listen & Doodle

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Doodle
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
Best for ages 6-11.Doodle while you listen to a reader reading aloud from a fun chapter book! Don’t worry – if you miss a session, we’ll get you caught up on what happened in the book. Registration is not required.

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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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Library Explorers Play Lab

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Picture of Building Blocks
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
Best for ages 2-6. Play Lab is a one hour open session where preschoolers can explore and experiment through different kinds of PLAY. Play Lab participants will be provided with opportunities that encourage curiosity, open, and interactive exploration through sensory and early STEM learning.
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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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Professor Prchal Science and Engineering Extravaganza

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
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 the 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

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
All ages welcome. Join local notables for stories and fun for kids and families
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Crafty Science Pop-in Palooza

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
Best for ages 6-11. Explore fun science concepts at this pop-in event with a variety of make and take activities! 
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Baby Play Pop-in Party

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
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
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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Teen Escape the Upside Down - REGISTRATION REQ., STARTS 6/12 at 10am

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Escape the Upside Down graphic
Elko New Market Library
Elko New Market - Community Area
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 6/12 at 10:00am.

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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