At Home Library Events

 The library is working to offer free, virtual programs to the public to enjoy at home. All available virtual programs will be listed on this page as they become available.

Family and Youth Programming
Adult Programming

​smARTpass Reimagined



Join us here September 13-19 and October 11-17 for video programs as a part of smArtpass Reimagined. For more information and links to see ALL of the videos from the eight partners, visit www.melsa.org. smARTpass Reimagined is funded by Minnesota's Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund and coordinated by MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency) and your metro public libraries.

​Virtual Sagas, Stories,and Slöjd with ASI, 9/13-9/19

It's a virtual play day with the American Swedish Institute (ASI)! Join us for story time, music, and a special Scandinavian heart ornament craft. ASI will guide you through each step to create a festive and fun heart ornament. We invite you to make one ornament (template attached below) to decorate your home and mail us one ornament we can hang in our lobby during our holiday exhibition! Recommended for families with children 3-6 years old.

Video premieres Sunday, September 13th. 



Heart Template

Kids and Family Trivia          Kids and Family Trivia will resume soon! Check back for details
Adult Trivia 2020 Emmy Awards

​Fall Early Literacy Practices


Learn more about how you can support your child's early learning so they'll be ready to read (2 minutes).

​Littlest Learners



Best for parents and caregivers of children ages 0-24months.  Join us each week for videos featuring our rhyme, song, baby sign, and activities for you and your baby to do together. New videos post Mondays.



Mini Early Literacy Classes


Best for families with children ages 2-5 years old.  Join us each week for videos featuring a story, rhyme, song, and activities. New video premieres Monday and are available for 1 week. 
  1. Family Fun Breaks
  2. Scavenger Hunts
Visit here each week for a new Family Fun Break!
September 17-20: Superhero Matchup
September 10-13: Create Your Own Flag
September 5-7: You Are Awesome Postcard

One Book | One Minnesota

One Book | One Minnesota is a new statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss. Stay tuned for information about the next book to be announced later this fall.

Locate a Copy:

Join the Discussion

Visit the One Book | One Minnesota website for reading guides, online book discussion, author videos, and more. 

Staff Recommendations

You can find copies of our recommended titles in a variety of formats. Search the library catalog or explore our eBook collections to find titles recommended by our staff. 

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