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Crime Victim Walk-In Clinic

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Legal
Scott County Law Library
In the Library
This free walk-in clinic offered by Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) offers crime victims the opportunity to meet with a lawyer and ask questions about legal issues related to their victimization.
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Readmobile Visit - CAP Agency

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Readmobile Logo
Off-site Library Sponsored Event
Join the Readmobile at CAP Agency for songs, stories, and activities for you and your little ones to share. Then, borrow books to continue the fun at home. Each week is a party with a new fun theme!

Week 1 — Robot Party
Week 2 — Storm STEM Party 
Week 3 — Storm Party (Cont.)
Week 4 — Music Party
Week 5 — Me Party
Week 6 — Sports Party
Week 7 — Dinosaur Party
Week 8 — Animal Party
Week 9 — Yum Party
Week 10 — Building Party
Week 11 — Art Party

CAP Agency  is located 712 Canterbury Rd. S in Shakopee, MN. 


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Spotlight Storytime - Hola! Learn Spanish with Miss Jessy

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Savage Library
Savage - Large Meeting Room
All ages welcome. Join local notables for stories and fun for kids and families.
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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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Listen & Doodle

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Doodle
Shakopee Library
Children's 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. Thursdays June 14-August 9

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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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SUPERHERO OLYMPICS

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
SuperHero Olympics
New Prague Library
New Prague - Large 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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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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Tween/Teen Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament REGISTRATION REQ, STARTS 05/15 at 10 am

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
GamerCon
Jordan Library
Jordan - Meeting Room
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 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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Volunteer Computer Aide

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Computers/Technology
Shakopee Library
Computer Area
The aide will be able to help you with questions about navigating the web, printing, documents, email, formatting a resume and more.
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Smalltown Eclectic "Loud! at the Library"

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Music
Belle Plaine Library
Belle Plaine - Meeting Room

Scott County Library and Smalltown Eclectic present, Loud! at the Library open mic and art night. *Open Mic for ages 12-112 *5 minutes per act *All genres welcome. Please show up at 6 pm sharp to sign up. Piano, acoustic guitar, and bongos will be available for use. *Art Exhibit for all ages *All mediums. Please contact us in advance at smalltownbpmn@gmail.com to reserve a spot to display your art and receive instructions regarding setup. This project was funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Fund.

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Volunteer Computer Aide

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Computers/Technology
Savage Library
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A volunteer computer aide will be able to help you with questions about navigating the web, printing, email, eBooks, formatting a resume and more.
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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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Make a Treasure Map with Scott County Historical Society Program

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
treasure map
New Prague Library
New Prague - Large Meeting Room
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
Shakopee Library
Shakopee - Large Meeting Room
All ages welcome. Join local notables for stories and fun for kids and families
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Spotlight Storytime - Fire Safety with Chief Joel McColl

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Savage Library
Savage - Large Meeting Room
All ages welcome. Join local notables for stories and fun for kids and families.
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Spotlight Storytime: Jordan Police Department

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

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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Teen Tuesday Improv 101, REG. REQUIRED, STARTS 5/15 at 10:00am

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Shakopee Library
Shakopee - Large Meeting Room
Join members of the Shakopee High School Improv Group for fun and games. Learn some basic improvisation techniques and gain confidence in your presentation skills. 
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Volunteer Computer Aide

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Computers/Technology
Shakopee Library
Computer Area
The aide will be able to help you with questions about navigating the web, printing documents, email, formatting a resume and more.
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