2017 Family Fun

We're very excited to have the Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts mobile glassblowing studio join us this year!  There will be glassblowing demonstrations throughout the day.  

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

And, by the generous support of the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation.



Try your hand at Water Wars and see who triumphs in a water balloon battle!


If you're a gardener, check out the plant sale put on by the St. Anthony Park Garden Club.  The sale is inside the St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church at the corner of Como Avenue and Luther Place, and hours are from 9 am to 2 pm.


Boy Scout Troop 17 and Cub Scout Pack 22 will have fun activities for kids from 10 am to 3 pm on the lawn by the St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church at the corner of Como Avenue and Luther Place.  Go for a climb on a tower and if the weather is good, take a pinewood derby car for a spin!


Stop by the community booths on the Como side of the library and find out what's happening with some of the local non-profit organizations.


The St. Anthony Park Garden Club is hosting Pollinate Minnesota at the Arts Festival from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm in the patio garden area by the children's addition on the Como side of the library. Pollinate Minnesota will bring a fully enclosed bee hive (the bees cannot escape the hive) to teach gardeners of all ages how bees make their home and honey. Youth size bee keeper outfits will be available for visitors to try on. In addition, educational activities for youth will be directed and tours of the library pollinator gardens will be offered. For more information on Pollinate Minnesota, visit this web site: www.pollinatemn.org

Come photograph your children and grandchildren in beekeeper outfits and help them find the queen bee!


The Artist in You

We're honoring the Centennial of the library with a community art activity.  Artist Emily Gray Koehler will be creating woodblocks of special places at the library that you'll be able to make a rubbing from.  You can take your rubbing home with you, or let us keep it and exhibit it as part of a collection in the library Auditorium throughout the summer!


The Children's Art Tent offers an opportunity to participate in weaving on a really large loom, and to make some fun crafts to take home.




Your Literary Side

In the basement of the library is the best used book sale in the Twin Cities.  There are thousands of books to choose from, with something to interest everyone!  The book sale is open from 10 am to 4:30 pm.