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Waggin’ Tales Drop-In Reading Time

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Waggin Tales
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large Meeting Room

Best for ages 6-11.

Drop-in to read to a certified therapy dog!  Kids can spend time practicing reading to a trained therapy dog with a good ear for stories.

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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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Artist Spotlight! Pewter Casting Workshop with Jessica, ages 10-14 - REGISTRATION REQ, STARTS 5/15 at 10am

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large Meeting Room
For ages 10-14. Create and cast your own small lead-free pewter piece with Spotlight artist Jessica Bergman Tank of Pedal to the Metal Foundry! 

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.

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

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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Spotlight Storytime with Hailey and Danielle, Waggin' Tales therapy dog!

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large Meeting Room

All ages welcome. Join our guest reader for stories and fun for kids and families!

Upcoming guest readers include:

6/14  Prior Lake's Mayor Briggs

6/21 - Ms. Kay--Shepherd's Flock Preschool

6/28 - Hailey & Danielle, Waggin' Tales

7/5 -TBD

7/12 - Ally & the Readmobile

7/19 - Teen Volunteers

7/26 - Karen, learn about horses

8/2 - See Trucks from Scott County Transportation

8/9 -Rob and his fire truck





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Reading Buddies

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Prior Lake Library
In the Library
All ages welcome. Sit down to read to or with one of our volunteer Reading Buddies for some great one-on-one reading time! 
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Registration is open

Teen Feed Me More, REG. REQUIRED, Starts 5/15 at 10:00 AM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large Meeting Room
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 5/15 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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Let's Code with Luna! for ages 6-8, REGISTRATION REQ, NOW OPEN

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
photo of robot mouse and maze
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large Meeting Room
2ND SESSION ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND!  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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Let's Code with Luna! for ages 6-8, REGISTRATION REQ, STARTS 6/12 AT 10AM

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
photo of robot mouse and maze
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large 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

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
photograph of HTML code
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large 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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Waggin’ Tales Drop-In Reading Time

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Waggin Tales
Prior Lake Library
In the Library

Best for ages 6-11.

Drop-in to read to a certified therapy dog!  Kids can spend time practicing reading to a trained therapy dog with a good ear for stories.

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Registration is open

Coding Mini-Camp with Luna for ages 9-11, REGISTRATION REQ, NOW OPEN

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
photograph of HTML code
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large Meeting Room
2ND SESSION ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND! 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.

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 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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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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Spotlight Storytime with to be decided!

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large Meeting Room

All ages welcome. Join our guest reader for stories and fun for kids and families!

Upcoming guest readers include:

6/14  Prior Lake's Mayor Briggs

6/21 - Ms. Kay--Shepherd's Flock Preschool

6/28 - Hailey & Danielle, Waggin' Tales

7/5 -TBD

7/12 - Ally & the Readmobile

7/19 - Teen Volunteers

7/26 - Karen, learn about horses

8/2 - See Trucks from Scott County Transportation

8/9 -Rob and his fire truck





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Reading Buddies

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Prior Lake Library
In the Library
All ages welcome. Sit down to read to or with one of our volunteer Reading Buddies for some great one-on-one reading time! 
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Teen Thursday - Make a Secret Hiding Place Book , REG. REQUIRED, STARTS 6/12 at 10:00am

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large Meeting Room
For ages 12-18. Decorate a book creepy or cute with a 3D cover and optional secret hiding place! Registration is required as space is limited. 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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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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Waggin’ Tales Drop-In Reading Time

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Waggin Tales
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large Meeting Room

Best for ages 6-11.

Drop-in to read to a certified therapy dog!  Kids can spend time practicing reading to a trained therapy dog with a good ear for stories.

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First Step STEM Pop-in Event for Preschoolers

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
First Step STEM logo
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large 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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Girls Code with Luna! for ages 10-14, REGISTRATION REQ, STARTS 6/12 AT 10AM

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
photograph of HTML code
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large 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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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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Spotlight Storytime with Ally, preschool STEM! Come explore!

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Prior Lake Library
Prior Lake - Large Meeting Room

All ages welcome. Join our guest reader for stories and fun for kids and families!

Upcoming guest readers include:

6/14  Prior Lake's Mayor Briggs

6/21 - Ms. Kay--Shepherd's Flock Preschool

6/28 - Hailey & Danielle, Waggin' Tales

7/5 -TBD

7/12 - Ally & the Readmobile

7/19 - Teen Volunteers

7/26 - Karen, learn about horses

8/2 - See Trucks from Scott County Transportation

8/9 -Rob and his fire truck





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Reading Buddies

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Prior Lake Library
In the Library
All ages welcome. Sit down to read to or with one of our volunteer Reading Buddies for some great one-on-one reading time! 
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