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Trips to the library can help cure the winter blues!

Posted on 06 February 2017 by Calvin

May2014LibraryPhoto_2Feeling the winter blues? Cabin fever have you antsy? Come to the Hamline Midway Library, 1558 W. Minnehaha Ave., to find books, DVDs, CDs, free computer and Internet access, and lots of great programs for every age.

The library hosts Chair Yoga with Nancy Giguere on Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am. Upcoming events are on Feb. 9, 16, and 23 and Mar. 2. These events are co-sponsored by the Hamline Midway Elders.

Also on Thursdays are the library’s BYO Craft @ Hamline meet-ups, 6-7:30pm on Feb. 9, 16, and 23. Bring knitting, crocheting, or other handmade projects to work on and enjoy community while you craft!

The library features Preschool Storytimes in English on Fridays, 10:30-11am. Upcoming storytimes are on Feb. 10, 17, and 24 and Mar. 3, 10, and 17. The storytimes include puppets, songs, fingerplays, and great stories and are open to children of all activity levels.

There is an Evening/Pajama Storytime in English on Tues., Feb. 14, 6:30-7pm. Pajamas, stuffed animals, and blankets are all welcome! There are no evening storytimes scheduled for Fe. 23 or in March.

Sat., Feb. 11 from 11:30am-5pm is Math and Science Day at the library. This family-friendly event will include fun games, crafts, and activities featuring math and science. Use math to make art, do an experiment, hunt for math symbols and more.

As part of the Math and Science Day, Saturday Science meets Sat., Feb. 11, 1:30-3pm to explore 2D and 3D dimensional geometry with a Valentine’s theme. Mark your calendars for the March Science Saturday on Mar. 11, 1:30-3pm. The theme that day is wind energy. Science Saturdays are best for ages 6 and up.

The Fireside Reading Series presented by the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library continues through February. On Wed., Feb. 15, 7pm, Fred Amram reads from “We’re in America Now: A Survivor’s Stories,” a riveting memoir of a family’s escape from Nazi Germany to Holland and America. On Wed., Feb. 22, 7pm, Larry Millett reads from his book, “Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma.” Each event features cookies and coffee.

The Teen Book Club meets on Sat., Feb. 18, 3-4pm, to discuss teen books, from graphic novels to Read Brave and more! For grades 9 and up.

All libraries will be closed on Mon., Feb. 20 for Presidents’ Day.

On Wed., Feb. 22, 1-3pm, Jody’s Documentary Film Series will show “Where Soldiers Come From,” directed by Heather Courtney. This PBS POV documentary follows three lifelong friends as they sign up for the National Guard and journey together from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Afghanistan and home again. This event is a collaboration with the Hamline Midway Elders.

On Sat., Feb. 25, 1:30-2:15pm, kids in grades 1-3 are invited to join librarian Shelly for the Show and Tell Book Club. Share books, do fun activities, and eat snacks!

On Fri., Mar. 3, elementary-age children are invited to Fun with Mice! from 11am-12pm. Join the fun as we explore mice stories and create mice crafts and comics!

The Saints and Sinners Book Club meets Sat., Mar. 4, 1-2pm. Contact volunteer G. Balter for a book list or more information at gerribalter@gmail.com or 651-224-5570.