December 6, 2022

Educational and entertaining programs in support of lifelong learning and literacy are presented free each month at Hennepin County Library.  The following programs are scheduled in June at your local library.  For the complete program calendar, visit or call your library or go online towww.hclib.org
Hennepin County Library – Augsburg Park
7100 Nicollet Ave., Richfield, 952-847-5300
Teen Grab Bag
Thursdays, June 17 & July 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Augsburg Park Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Come see what cool things you can work on. Will it be paperback wallets, graphic stationery or something equally awesome?
Sponsored by the Friends of the Augsburg Park Library.
Teen Girls Only Book Club
Mondays, June 21 & July 12, 5:30 p.m. at Augsburg Park Library
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For girls entering grades 7-9. Get together to talk about great books with other girls! Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Augsburg Park Library.
Teen Guys Read Book Club
Tuesdays, June 22 & July 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Augsburg Park Library
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For guys entering grades 7-9. Get together to talk about great books with other guys! Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Augsburg Park Library. Guys Read is made possible by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County with generous support from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation and the Ann and Jack Cole Children’s Fund.
Hennepin County Library – Brookdale
6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Brooklyn Center, 952-847-5600
International Teen Club
Mondays, June 7 & 21, July 12 & 26, Aug. 9 & 23; 4-6 p.m. at Brookdale Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Explore your personality, improve leadership skills and increase community involvement. Learn something new and build friendships. “Hmonglish” is spoken during meetings!
Funding provided by a grant to the Library Foundation of Hennepin County from the Comcast Foundation.
Teen Guys Read Book Club
Saturdays, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14; 2-3 p.m. at Brookdale Library
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For guys entering grades 6-9. Get together to talk about great books with other guys! Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
Guys Read is made possible by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County with generous support from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation and the Ann and Jack Cole Children’s Fund.
Open Gaming and Tic-Tac-Tournament
Monday, June 14, 1-3 p.m. at Brookdale Library
For teens entering grades 6-8. Play new Wii and PS2 games on the big screen, or set up a board game. Then become an X or an O for the human tic-tac-tournament!
Presented in collaboration with Brooklyn Center Schools 21st Century Grant Program.
Otaku Central: Manga and More
Thursdays, June 17, July 15, Aug. 12; 2 p.m. at Brookdale Library
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For teens entering grade 6 and up. Read and discuss your favorite manga series and watch anime, plus special projects for fans of Japanese pop culture. Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
Presented in collaboration with Brooklyn Center Schools 21st Century Grant Program.
Duck, Duck, Duct Tape
Mondays, June 21 & 28, 1-3 p.m. at Brookdale Library
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For teens entering grades 6-8. Once you learn how to tear the stuff, duct tape is a fabulous material for designing one-of-a-kind accessories like hats, wallets, shoes, flowers, book bags, belts or whatever else you can dream up. Lots of great colors will be provided!
Presented in collaboration with Brooklyn Center Schools 21st Century Grant Program.
Teen Book Club
Tuesdays, June 22, July 20, Aug. 17; 2 p.m. at Brookdale Library
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For teens entering grade 7 and up. Get together to talk about great books with other teens! Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
Presented in collaboration with Brooklyn Center Schools 21st Century Grant Program.
Hennepin County Library – Brooklyn Park
8600 Zane Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, 952-847-5325
Anime Manga Club
Mondays, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2; 4:30-6 p.m. at Brooklyn Park Library
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For teens entering grade 7 and up. Whether you like shojo or shonen, or don’t know the difference yet, come discuss your favorite series and find new favorites here. Watch anime episodes after the book discussions.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Brooklyn Park Library.
Game On! Gaming Mondays
Mondays, June 14, July 12, Aug. 9; 4:30-6 p.m. at Brooklyn Park Library
For teens entering grade 7 and up. Play PS2 or Wii games at the library! Grab a friend, bring your favorite board or card game, or play ours!
Open Tech Lab
Saturdays, June 19, July 10, Aug. 21; 2-4 p.m.
Mondays, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16; 4-6 p.m. at Brooklyn Park Library
For teens entering grade 7 and up. Learn how to create video games or animation using a variety of software programs including Scratch, Audacity and ArtRage. Already know this stuff? Drop in and work independently. Taught by the library’s Teen Tech Squad.
Sponsored by the Best Buy Children’s Foundation.
Teen Girls Only Book Club
Mondays, June 21, July 5 & 19, Aug. 2; 3-4 p.m. at Brooklyn Park Library
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For girls entering grades 7-9. Get together to talk about great books with other girls! Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
Teen Guys Read Book Club
Mondays, June 28, July 12 & 26, Aug. 9; 3-4 p.m. at Brooklyn Park Library
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For guys entering grades 7-9. Get together to talk about great books with other guys!
Guys Read is made possible by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County with generous support from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation and the Ann and Jack Cole Children’s Fund.
Hennepin County Library – Champlin
12154 Ensign Ave. N., Champlin, 952-847-5350
Teen Guys Read Book Club
Wednesdays, June 16, July 14, Aug. 11; 1-2 p.m. at Champlin Library
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For guys entering grade 7 and up. Get together to talk about great books with other guys! Pick up a copy of the first book at the service desk.
Guys Read is made possible by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County with generous support from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation and the Ann and Jack Cole Children’s Fund.
Teen Girls Only Book Club
Wednesdays, June 16, July 14, Aug. 11; 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Champlin Library
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For girls entering grade 7 and up. Get together to talk about great books with other girls! Pick up a copy of the first book at the service desk.
Teen Manga Book Club
Thursdays, June 17 & July 8, 6 p.m. at Champlin Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Whether you like shojo or shonen, or don’t know the difference yet, discuss your favorite series and find new favorites here. Titles for each session will be selected by club members at the previous month’s meeting.
Teen Anime Club
Thursdays, June 24 & July 15, 6-7:30 p.m. at Champlin Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Can’t get enough anime? Join up to watch and review brand-new anime episodes, share artwork and hang out with other anime fans.
Hennepin County Library – East Lake
2727 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 952-847-8425
Spanish-Language Book Club for Teens
Saturdays, June 5, July 3, Aug. 14; 11 a.m. at East Lake Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Read and discuss novels by Latino authors in Spanish.
Para adolescentes entrando al 6 to grado en adelante. Lee y discute novelas de autores latinos en español.
Teen Book Club
Saturdays, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14; 2 p.m. at East Lake Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Get together to talk about great books with other teens! Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
Teen Job Assistance
Thursdays, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19; 4-5 p.m. at East Lake Library
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For teens entering grade 8 and up. Get the help you need to land your next job! Minneapolis WorkForce Center staff will present tips and information on topics below, then provide one-on-one assistance with job searches, applications, résumés and interview preparation.
June 17: On-the-Job Skills
July 15: Job Searching
Aug. 19: Résumés
Presented in collaboration with South Minneapolis WorkForce Center’s The Zone for Teens.
First Pages: Write Out Loud
Tuesday, June 22, 1 p.m. at East Lake Library
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For teens entering grade 6 and up. Explore the art of spoken word poetry – a professional local writer will show you how to write and perform the things you’ve got to say out loud!
This program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserveMinnesota’s art and cultural heritage. Presented in collaboration with the Loft Literary Center.
Hennepin County Library – Eden Prairie
565 Prairie Center Dr., Eden Prairie, 952-847-5375
Summer Photo Essay Contest
Monday, June 14-Saturday, July 31 at Eden Prairie Library
For teens entering grade 7 and up. Win cash prizes and gift certificates! Essays will be judged in two categories: grades 7-8 and 9-12. Complete details available at the library and online at www.hclib.org/edenprairie. All participants will be recognized at the Tuesday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m. reception.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Eden Prairie Library.
YouTube Video Contest for Teens
Monday, June 14-Saturday, July 31 at Eden Prairie Library
For teens entering grade 7 and up. Win cash prizes! Submit a 1-5 minute video that features the Eden Prairie Library. Winning videos will be shown at the Recognition Reception on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m. For details, stop by the Information Desk, or visit www.hclib.org/edenprairie.
Teen Guys Read Book Club
Tuesdays, June 15-July 13, 2-2:45 p.m. at Eden Prairie Library
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For guys entering grades 7-9. Get together to talk about great books with other guys! Pick up a copy of the first week’s book at the Information Desk after May 25.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Eden Prairie Library. Guys Read is made possible by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County with generous support from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation and the Ann and Jack Cole Children’s Fund.
Teen Girls Only Book Club
Tuesdays, June 15-July 20, 3-3:45 p.m. at Eden Prairie Library
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For girls entering grades 7-9. Get together to talk about great books with other girls! Pick up a copy of the first week’s book at the Information Desk after May 25.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Eden Prairie Library.
Hennepin County Library – Edina
5280 Grandview Square, Edina, 952-847-5425
Teen Girls Only Book Club
Wednesdays, June 30-July 7, 4-5 p.m. at Edina Library
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For girls entering grades 7-8. Get together to talk about great books with other girls! Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
Hennepin County Library – Excelsior
343 Third St., Excelsior, 952-847-5450
Calligraphy for Teens
Thursday, June 17, 11 a.m.-noon at Excelsior Library
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For teens entering grade 6 and up. Learn basic italic calligraphy strokes and create a calligraphy bookmark. Materials provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Excelsior Library.
Hennepin County Library – Franklin
1314 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 952-847-2925
School’s Out! Summer Program Expo
Tuesdays, June 1 & 8, 4-5 p.m. at Franklin Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. School may be over, but summer days at the Franklin Teen Center are just beginning! Stop in to learn more about the summer schedule, meet Teen Center staff, ask questions and see previews/samples of upcoming projects!
Game On! Tournament
Tuesdays, June 1-July 20, 5-7 p.m. at Franklin Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Go head-to-head on Guitar Hero or Wii Sports! Whether beginner or master, come in and show off your skills on the big screen for a chance to win prizes.
Design Club
Wednesdays, June 2-Aug. 25 (except July 28), 4-6 p.m. at Franklin Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Get creative! Design and take home T-shirts, posters, jewelry, magnets and other creations. Check out the posters at Franklin Library to see what project is coming up!
Franklin’s Got Talent
Thursday, June 3, 4-8 p.m. at Franklin Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. A performance featuring the many talents of Franklin Teen Center participants. Everyone is welcome! Registration and run-through for performers from 4-6 p.m. Performance from 6-7:30 p.m.
Help Our Garden Grow
Wednesdays, June 9-Aug. 25, 3-4 p.m. at Franklin Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Help maintain Franklin Teen Center’s first on-site summer garden. Weed, water, prune and watch our garden grow each week!
Tronix Team Boombox
Thursdays, June 10-July 8, 4:30-6 p.m. at Franklin Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Learn basic circuitry as you modify a regular lunch box into a fully functional boombox with MP3 player. Learning never sounded so good!
Funded by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County.
Friday Field Trips
Fridays, June 11-Aug. 27, 3-5 p.m. at Franklin Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. This summer join off-site programs, which will include community service projects, outdoor physical activities, and visits to local neighborhood galleries, organizations and other destinations.
Robot Clocks That Rock!
Tuesday, June 15, 3-5 p.m. at Franklin Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Put all sorts of stuff together to build crazy robot clock sculptures – pop cans, forks, tin boxes, wooden knobs… you name it! The only part of this robot that is not recycled is the clock itself. Make them as big or small as you want.
Sponsored by MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
Bike Maintenance Workshop
Tuesdays, June 22 & 29, 3-5 p.m. at Franklin Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Like to ride your bike in the summer? Learn to change a flat tire, tighten your brakes, keep your chain in good condition and other basic maintenance skills. Bikes will be available for demonstration and practice.
Intermedia Arts: Capture The Power of the Public Service Announcement (PSA) Using Digital Media
Wednesday, June 23, 4-7 p.m. at Franklin Library
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For teens entering grade 7 and up. Explore the power of words to persuade. Create your own PSA to advocate for causes and events that are important to your community.
This program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserveMinnesota’s art and cultural heritage. Presented in collaboration with the Intermedia Arts.
Hennepin County Library – Golden Valley
830 Winnetka Ave. N., Golden Valley, 952-847-5475
Teen Book Club
Tuesdays, June 22, July 13, Aug. 17; 2 p.m. at Golden Valley Library
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For teens entering grade 6 and up. Get together to talk about great books with other teens!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Golden Valley Library.
Hennepin County Library – Hopkins
22 11th Ave. N., Hopkins, 952-847-5500
Intermedia Arts: Create Your Own Video Games
Wednesday, June 23, 1-4 p.m. at Hopkins Library
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For teens entering grade 7 and up. Create your own video game – explore character development, narrative and story structure. Learn technical skills necessary to create your own game from concept to “play again.”
This program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserveMinnesota’s art and cultural heritage. Presented in collaboration with the Intermedia Arts.
Hennepin County Library – Hosmer
347 E. 36th St., Minneapolis, 952-847-2900
Teen Computer Time
Wednesdays, June 2-Aug. 25, 4-5:30 p.m. at Hosmer Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Join your friends for computer games and other computer fun.
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 952-847-8000
Teen Job Assistance
Thursdays, June 3, July 1, Aug. 5; 4-5 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
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For teens entering grade 8 and up. Get the help you need to land your next job! Minneapolis WorkForce Center staff will present tips and information on topics below, then provide one-on-one assistance with job searches, applications, résumés and interview preparation.
June 3: Job Searching
July 1: Job Application Basics
Aug. 5: Interview Skills
Presented in collaboration with South Minneapolis WorkForce Center’s The Zone for Teens.
Game On! Gamers’ Army
Tuesdays, June 22-Aug. 24, 2-5 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Get your gaming fix… 3 hours, 5 consoles, 15 video games, 8 laptops, 6 board games! Bring your friends, meet other gamers, or see if you can beat the librarian at Guitar Hero!
Sponsored by the Best Buy Children’s Foundation.
Open Tech Lab
Fridays, June 25, July 9 & 23, Aug. 13 & 27; noon-3 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Learn how to create video games or animation using a variety of software programs including Scratch, Audacity and ArtRage. Already know this stuff? Drop in and work independently. Taught by the library’s Teen Tech Squad.
Sponsored by the Best Buy Children’s Foundation.
Hennepin County Library – Minnetonka
17524 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka, 952-847-5725
Teen Girls Only Book Club
Thursdays, June 17-July 22, 1 p.m. at Minnetonka Library
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For girls entering grades 7-9. Get together to talk about great books with other girls! Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Minnetonka Library.
Teen Girls Only Book Club
Thursdays, June 17-July 22, 2 p.m. at Minnetonka Library
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For girls entering grades 7-9. Get together to talk about great books with other girls! Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Minnetonka Library.
Hennepin County Library – North Regional
1315 Lowry Ave. N., Minneapolis, 952-847-8450
Hmong Youth Circle
Tuesdays, June 1-Aug. 31, 4-6 p.m. at North Regional Library
For teens entering grade 7 and up. Read novels, watch movies, bead jewelry, plus a few surprises! All teens are welcome; most conversation will be in Hmong. For more information, call Cha at 952-847-8845.
Funding provided by a grant to the Library Foundation of Hennepin County from the Comcast Foundation.
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Game On! Gaming Fridays
Fridays, June 4-Aug. 27, 3-5 p.m. at North Regional Library
For teens entering grade 7 and up. Play PS2 or Wii games at the library! Grab a friend, bring your favorite board or card game, or play ours!
Open Tech Lab
Saturdays, June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, Aug. 7 & 21; 2-4 p.m. at North Regional Library att342A.gif or call 952-847-8450.
For teens entering grade 7 and up. Learn how to create video games or animation using a variety of software programs including Scratch, Audacity and ArtRage. Already know this stuff? Drop in and work independently. Taught by the library’s Teen Tech Squad.
Sponsored by the Best Buy Children’s Foundation.
FIT Force
Tuesdays, June 15-Aug. 17, 3-4 p.m. at North Regional Library
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For teens entering grade 7 and up. Explore and discuss the media impact on your food choices and be more active this summer. Have fun with dance, outdoor activities like dodgeball and more. Prizes at every class.
Girls’ Club
Tuesdays, June 15-Aug. 3, 3-4:30 p.m. at North Regional Library
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For girls entering grade 6 and up. Beat the heat and the summer doldrums! Join Girls’ Club for lots of girls-only fun, crafts, games and activities. Bring your creative spirit to the library and energize your summer!
Sponsored by The McKnight Foundation.
Hennepin County Library – Oxboro
8801 Portland Ave. S., Bloomington, 952-847-5775
Learn to Play Bridge
Thursdays, June 17-Aug. 19 (except July 1), 2 p.m. at Oxboro Library
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For teens entering grade 6 and up. Are you ready for some competition and a lot of fun? Learn to play contract bridge, which promotes math ability, reasoning and problem-solving skills, cooperation and social skills.
Sponsored by the American Contract Bridge League.
Read and Rant: High School Book Club
Mondays, June 21, July 12 & 26, Aug. 9; 2 p.m. at Oxboro Library
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For teens entering grade 9 and up. Speak your mind and share your ideas with other teens, or just listen in at these casual book discussions. Like the book? Hate it? Tell us what you think! Pick up a copy of the first book at the Information Desk.
Hennepin County Library – Penn Lake
8800 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington, 952-847-5800
Teen Anime Club
Wednesdays, June 9 & 23, July 14 & 28, Aug. 11 & 25; 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Penn Lake Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Can’t get enough anime? Join up to watch and review brand-new anime episodes, share artwork and hang out with other anime fans.
Create a Bookmark Contest: Teens
Tuesday, June 15-Saturday, July 31 at Penn Lake Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Create a bookmark for the Friends of the Penn Lake Library and you might be a winner! Entry forms and details are available at the library.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Penn Lake Library.
First Pages: Write Out Loud
Thursday, June 17, 1 p.m. at Penn Lake Library
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For teens entering grade 6 and up. Explore the art of spoken word poetry – a professional local writer will show you how to write and perform the things you’ve got to say out loud!
This program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage. Presented in collaboration with the Loft Literary Center.
Teen Girls Only Book Club
Thursdays, June 24, July 15, Aug. 5; 2 p.m. at Penn Lake Library
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For girls entering grade 6 and up. Get together to talk about great books with other girls! Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
Hennepin County Library – Plymouth
15700 36th Ave. N., Plymouth, 952-847-5825
Teen Book Club
Wednesdays, June 30, July 21, Aug. 4; 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Plymouth Library
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For teens entering grades 6-9. Get together to talk about great books with other teens! Register to attend any or all of the three sessions. Pick up a copy of the selected books at the service desk two weeks before each session.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Plymouth Library.
Hennepin County Library – Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, 952-847-8800
Teen Anime Club
Mondays, June 21, July 5 & 19, Aug. 2; 3-5 p.m. at Ridgedale Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Can’t get enough anime? Join up to watch and review brand-new anime episodes, share artwork and hang out with other anime fans.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgedale Library.
Teen Girls Only Book Club (high school)
Tuesdays, June 22, July 6 & 27; 3 p.m. at Ridgedale Library
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For girls entering grade 9 and up. Get together to talk about great books with other girls! Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgedale Library.
Teen Guys Read Book Club
Thursdays, June 24, July 8 & 29; 3 p.m. at Ridgedale Library
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For guys entering grade 7 and up. Get together to talk about great books with other guys!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgedale Library. Guys Read is made possible by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County with generous support from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation and the Ann and Jack Cole Children’s Fund.
Intro to Comic Concepts and Comic Arts
Wednesday, June 30, 2-4 p.m. at Ridgedale Library
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For teens entering grade 6 and up. Learn about the basic concepts of creating a comic through panel progression, page composition, character and story development and pacing. You will look at comic strips and multiple page comics. No previous experience necessary.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgedale Library.
Hennepin County Library – Rockford Road
6401 42nd Ave. N., Crystal, 952-847-5875
Teen Book Club
Mondays, June 14, July 5 & 26, Aug. 16; 2-3 p.m. at Rockford Road Library
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For teens entering grade 7 and up. Get together to talk about great books with other teens! Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Rockford Road Library.
Gaming for All!
Saturdays, June 19-Aug. 21, 2-4 p.m. at Rockford Road Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Teens, kids and families, join us this summer to play Wii and board games! Alternate between the screen and the dice!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Rockford Road Library.
Intermedia Arts: B-Girl Be Presents Hip Hop History, Culture and Creation
Tuesday, June 29, 1 p.m. at Rockford Road Library
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For teens entering grade 7 and up. For guys and girls: discover the power of authentic hip-hop! Learn the history of hip-hop as a form of social commentary, community engagement and protest, learn to analyze lyrics, form and content, and create your own work.
This program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserveMinnesota’s art and cultural heritage. Presented in collaboration with the Intermedia Arts.
Hennepin County Library – Rogers
21300 John Milless Dr., Rogers, 952-847-6050
Teen Book Club
Wednesdays, June 16, July 14, Aug. 11; 1 p.m. at Rogers Library
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For teens entering grade 6 and up. Get together to talk about great books with other teens! Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
Hennepin County Library – St. Louis Park
3240 Library Lane, St. Louis Park, 952-847-6125
Teen Girls Only Book Club
Tuesdays, June 15, 22 & 29, July 13, 20 & 27; 2-2:45 p.m. at St. Louis Park Library
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For girls entering grades 7-9. Get together to talk about great books with other girls! Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the St. Louis Park Library.
Teen Movie Night: New Moon
Tuesday, June 15, 6-8:30 p.m. at St. Louis Park Library
For teens entering grade 7 and up. Gather with other “Twilight” fans to watch the continuing adventures of Bella, Edward and Jacob. Limited to the first 50 fans.
Sponsored by the Friends of the St. Louis Park Library.
Teen Guys Read Book Club
Wednesdays, June 16, 23 & 30, July 14, 21 & 28; 3-3:45 p.m. at St. Louis Park Library
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For guys entering grades 7-9. Get together to talk about great books with other guys! Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
Guys Read is made possible by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County with generous support from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation and the Ann and Jack Cole Children’s Fund.
Game On! Gaming Mondays
Mondays, June 21 & 28, July 12 & 19; 3-4:30 p.m. at St. Louis Park Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Play PS2 or Wii games at the library! Grab a friend, bring your favorite board or card game, or play ours! Featuring “Rock Band” on June 21 and July 12.
Teen Anime Club
Tuesdays, June 29, July 13 & 27; 4-5:30 p.m. at St. Louis Park Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Can’t get enough anime? Join up to watch and review brand-new anime episodes, share artwork and hang out with other anime fans.
Hennepin County Library – Southdale
7001 York Ave. S., Edina, 952-847-5900
Teen Anime Club
Wednesdays, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4; 7-9 p.m. at Southdale Library
For teens entering grade 7 and up. Can’t get enough anime? Join up to watch and review brand-new anime episodes, share artwork and hang out with other anime fans.
Teen Daughter-Mother Book Club
Tuesdays, June 15, July 13, Aug. 10; 7-8 p.m. at Southdale Library
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For girls entering grades 7-9 and their mothers or other female adult. Get together with others to talk about great books! Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk on the second floor.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Southdale Library.
Teen Guys Read Book Club
Thursdays, June 17, July 15 & 29; 11-11:45 a.m. at Southdale Library
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For guys entering grades 7-9. Get together to talk about great books with other guys! Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
Guys Read is made possible by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County with generous support from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation and the Ann and Jack Cole Children’s Fund.
Hennepin County Library – Walker
2880 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 952-847-8400
Intermedia Arts: Create Your Own Video Games
Saturday, June 26, 2-5 p.m. at Walker Library
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For teens entering grade 7 and up. Create your own video game – explore character development, narrative and story structure. Learn technical skills necessary to create your own game from concept to “play again.”
This program is funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserveMinnesota’s art and cultural heritage. Presented in collaboration with the Intermedia Arts.
Hennepin County Library – Washburn
5244 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 952-847-8375
Re-deux, Do
Saturday, June 26, 3-5 p.m. at Washburn Library
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For teens entering grade 6 and up. Take a creative approach to recycle plastic, aluminum, bottle caps and T-shirts. Build, weave and braid. Give a soda can wings to fly. Make bottle caps do the cha cha. Braid old T-shirts into crazy rugs.
Funded by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County.
Hennepin County Library – Wayzata
620 Rice St., Wayzata, 952-847-6150
Game On!
Thursdays, June 17 & July 15, 1-3 p.m. at Wayzata Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Play a variety of Wii and PS2 games at the library, all on the big screen!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Wayzata Library.
Hennepin County Library – Westonka
2079 Commerce Blvd., Mound, 952-847-6175
Teen Anime Club
Tuesdays, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3; 3-5 p.m. at Westonka Library
For teens entering grade 7 and up. Can’t get enough anime? Join up to watch and review brand-new anime episodes, share artwork and hang out with other anime fans.
Summer Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday, June 2, 3:30 p.m. at Westonka Library
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For teens entering grade 7 and up. Do you like working with kids, computers, games and books? Attend this orientation to find out what’s happening at Westonka Library this summer and sign up for summer volunteer positions.
Game On! Gaming Fridays
Fridays, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13; 3-5 p.m. at Westonka Library
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Play PS2 or Wii games at the library! Grab a friend, bring your favorite board or card game, or play ours!
Hennepin County Library – Online
Best Book Ever for Teens
Monday, June 14-Saturday, Aug. 21
For teens entering grade 6 and up. Have you read the best book ever? Tell others about it by submitting a review at your local library or online atwww.teenlinks.org. Each review earns you a chance to win a handy gift card. Your reviews will help other teens find great books!
HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY:
NOURISHING MINDS, TRANSFORMING LIVES, BUILDING COMMUNITY TOGETHER
Hennepin County Library is nationally recognized as one of the top libraries in the United States. The 41-library system serves 1.2 million residents in Hennepin County and offers about 5 million books, CDs, DVDs, electronic resources, and other items in more than 40 languages, and 1,775 public computers.  Last year, there were an estimated 5.6 million in-person visits to Hennepin County libraries and an estimated 15.6 million visits to Hennepin County Library’s website, www.hclib.org Library customers checked out about 17 million items and asked more than 900,000 reference questions.  More than 2500 volunteers contributed more than 86,000 hours of service to Hennepin County Library in 2009.  The library is a service of Hennepin County.

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