Book Sale


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 has been extended to two days this year! You’ll have even more opportunity to browse and find some great reads. The first day of the sale will be Friday, May 31st, and the second day will be Saturday, June 1st. The book sale is open from 10 am to 4 pm on both days.


family fun

Teatro del Pueblo will be presenting The Adventures of Juan at 11 am and 3 pm in the garden on the Como Avenue side of the children's wing of the library.

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“This puppet show tells the story of a young boy who is ashamed of his Chicano heritage. One day, while watching over his grandmother’s corn, he embarks on a journey to save the garden with mythical figures from North and Central America, like Paul Bunyan and Quetzalcoatl. With the help of these figures, he learns a greater appreciation for his culture.”

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For all ages -- make some street art with chalk artist Jessica Barnd!

Check in at the Chalk Art activity booth on the west end of Carter Avenue.


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.  The Children's Art Tent is at the east end of Carter Avenue.





Get a henna tattoo and a poem written just for you on the Como boulevard by the Library!


Join St. Anthony Park Branch Library's Alisa Mee for storytime in the garden on the Como Avenue side of the children's wing, from 10 am to 10:30 am. 

There will be stories, songs, rhymes, puppets, and interactive activities.  Best for children aged birth to five and their caregivers.  In the case of rain, storytime will be cancelled.

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The Library will also be hosting a story walk on the eastern side of Carter, beside and behind the Finnish Bistro. Follow the footsteps to read the story of “I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More”.


Garden Club Plant Sale


The St. Anthony Park Garden Club will be holding its annual plant sale inside the Lutheran Church, at 2323 Como Ave, from 9 am to 2 pm.  Enter through the door on Luther Place.  This is a great opportunity to buy plants grown by local gardeners.



Stop by to visit and catch up with local non-profits on the Como Avenue side of the library.