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Help construct the Hamline Midway Library mosaic!

Posted on 08 March 2018 by Calvin

News from Hamline Midway Library By CARRIE POMEROY

The Hamline Midway Library, 1558 W. Minnehaha Ave., is your neighborhood spot to connect with your community, enjoy great programs, access the Internet, and stock up on books, CDs, and DVDs, all free with your library card.

Local mosaic Artist Lori Greene will be designing a community mosaic for the Hamline Midway Library. Community members are invited to participate in the construction of the mosaic on the following dates: Mar. 22, 3-7pm, Mar. 23, 1-4pm, and Mar. 24, 12-3pm. Come make a lasting impact on our library with art that patrons will enjoy for years!

Preschool Storytimes in English happen Fridays, 10:30-11am, with upcoming events on Mar. 9 and 30 and Apr. 6, 13, and 20. Storytimes feature stories, songs, puppets, and more.

They’re a great way for caregivers to bond with children and build social skills, listening comprehension, and letter and number recognition while creating a solid foundation for lifelong learning. Children of all activity levels are welcome!

Starting on Apr. 3, the library is also offering Evening Storytimes on Tuesdays from 6-6:30pm, with additional storytimes on Apr. 10, 17, and 24.

On Sat., Mar. 10, 1:30-3pm, the library presents the popular Science Saturdays program, where school-aged participants and their families can enjoy fun, hands-on science and art activities. No pre-registration necessary—just come by when you can. The theme will be Wind and Air Experiments. On Sat., Apr. 14, 1:30-3pm, the Science Saturdays theme will be Optical Illusions.

Word and Sound Lab continues at the library on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30-6pm, with upcoming sessions on Mar. 13, 20, and 27. Poet Becca Barniskis and musician Nick Jaffe are offering this open studio workshop for youth grades 5-8. Explore the intersection of poetry, sound, and video, and experiment with making your own creations on iPads and other tech, to be provided. Participants can also bring their own phone, laptop, tablet, or notebook. This activity, provided by a grant from the State Arts Board, is free and does not require advance registration—just show up!

The Start a Series Book Club will meet on Mon., Mar. 19, 4-5pm, to discuss “Lumberjanes, Volume 1: Beware the Kitten Holy” by Noelle Stevenson (photo left). This book club is recommended for grades 5 and up, and each month the group will focus on discussing the first book in a series.

The Show and Tell Book Club for grades 1-3 meets on Sat., Mar. 24, from 1:30-2:15pm.

The Novels at Night Book Club meets on Thur., Mar. 29, 6:30-7:30pm. This book club aimed at adult fiction enthusiasts will discuss “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini.

On Wed., Mar. 28, 1-3pm, Jody’s Documentary Film Series will feature “Swim Team,” directed by Lara Stolen. Meet Mikey, Robert, and Kelvin, three exceptional swimmers on the same competitive team who are all on the autism spectrum—and no one, but no one, is going to tell them what they can and can’t do. Enjoy the free film and snacks and stay for the post-film discussion facilitated by Jody. This program is a collaboration of the award-winning POV documentary series and the Hamline Midway Elders Association.

Also on Wed., Mar. 28, 6:30pm, the library presents Poetry in the Neighborhood, a poetry workshop with poet and teaching artist Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria. Participants can play with different poetic forms and generate ideas about the Hamline-Midway community while creating a neighborhood poem. This event is a presentation of the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library.

On Fri., Mar. 30, 2pm, enjoy a family-friendly silent comedy matinee featuring Harold Lloyd’s breathtaking 1923 daredevil comedy “Safety Last!” You may have seen the movie’s famous image of a bespectacled man hanging from a clock face high above a city street (photo right)—now you can see the legendary comedy behind the image. This event features free hot popcorn and cider.

On Sat., Apr. 7, 1-2pm, the Saints and Sinners Book Club meets to discuss good mysteries. Contact volunteer G. Balter for book lists and more information at gerribalter@gmail.com or 651-224-5570.

You can get a head start on your gardening plans on Tues., Apr. 10, 6:30pm, with Native Plants for the Garden.

Mark your calendar for Math and Science Day at the Library on Sat., Apr. 14, 11:30am-5pm, when the focus will be fun math and science activities for school-aged children and their families.

On Thur., Apr. 19, 6:30-7:45pm, Metropolitan State University professor Matt Filner and Gil Gustafson of the non-partisan group Clean Elections Minnesota will present Elections and the State of our Democracy, a look at how gerrymandering, dark money, and the erosion of voting rights for some citizens is impacting our country.

All libraries will be closed on Sun., Apr. 1 for Easter.

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