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Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer at the Library—Don’t Miss Out!

Summer is a great time to visit your local library! Saint Paul has 13 library locations plus a Bookmobile, so we are right in your neighborhood.

The Bookawocky Summer Reading Program

Our Summer Reading Program for kids and teens kicked off June 1 and will run through August 30 with chances to win Red Balloon Book Store gift certificates, State Fair tickets, museum passes, and custom-designed Converse shoes (for the teens.) We are hosting more than 100 events and activities, including live animal visits, musicians, puppeteers, magicians, jugglers and much more. Join the fun and sign up to read and earn free books.
Maker Fair

Join us at the Maker Fair  on Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave, 55119.

Meet local makers in a showcase of Minnesota creativity! Artists, crafters, technologists, and tinkerers will be sharing their creations at this all-ages gathering. Weather permitting, the fair will be outside. Expect hands-on activities, exciting demonstrations, and fun.

A bounce castle and climbing wall will be available for the kids, and Wok on Wheels and Café Racer food trucks will be onsite.

Click here  for a listing of participants. Co-sponsored by Saint Paul Parks and Recreation.

Jazz Fest

For several years Saint Paul Public Library has partnered with the Twin Cities Jazz Fest to offer additional free performances at the library in the weeks leading up to the grand festival in Mears Park.

This year we are proud to host the Sidewalk Café performing gypsy jazz at Central Library on Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m.; the George Maurer Trio performing the legacy of American jazz at Merriam Park Library on Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m.; and Salsabrosa performing Afro-Cuban Latin Music and Dance at Riverview Library on Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Click here for program descriptions and location information.

About the Saint Paul Public Library

For 131 years, the Saint Paul Public Library has enriched the quality of life in the community by anticipating and responding to the community’s need for information and offering free access to technology, books, movies, music, programs and classes for people of all ages.

Discover the many free classes, workshops, and events  we offer for all ages.

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