Date: 06/10/2013 - 07/31/2013
Look up! What do you see? What can’t you see? Bubbles, balloons, and moon boots! In the Air will explore form, function, and flight this summer at Anoka County Library.
Float into Summer Reading Bubble Festival
Join us to explore the Science of Bubbles! We'll create different shapes of bubbles using fun techniques and household items; you'll even get to stand inside of a giant bubble!
Monday, June 10, 2:30 p.m.
Johnsville Library, 12461 Oak Park Blvd, Blaine
In the Air: Hot Air Ballooning
Learn about various aspects of ballooning, including its historical link to Minnesota and the scientific principles involved. See a demonstration on how the balloon functions. If weather permits, the balloon envelope will be inflated its full height. While at the library, walk the Storywalk featuring The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot Air Balloon Ride.
Saturday, June 15, 10:00 a.m.
Rum River Library, 4201 6th Ave NW, Anoka
Let the scientist in you soar with this fun activity where art meets science. Using ozalid paper and natural materials, the sun helps you create unusual print designs in just a few minutes. Then you frame your favorite design. For kids in grades 1-5.
Saturday, June 15, 11:00 a.m. Call 763-706-3690 to register.
Columbia Heights Library, 820 40th Ave NE, Columbia Heights
My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas! *
We are here to investigate space (*including the planets + Pluto). Invent a planet and your own aliens. Moon boots and goggles strongly encouraged. For kids entering grades 1-5, register online or call the library.
Monday, June 17, 2:00 p.m.
Crooked Lake Library, 11440 Crooked Lake Blvd, Coon Rapids
Monday, July 22, 2:00 p.m.
Johnsville Branch 12461 Oak Park Blvd, Blaine
What do Leonardo da Vinci, Ben Franklin and Alexander Graham Bell have in common? A fascination with flying! Learn about air currents and updrafts as you design your own flying contraptions. For kids entering grades 1-5, register online or call the library.
Wednesday, July 24, 2:00 p.m.
Centennial Library, 100 Civic Heights Cir, Circle Pines
Wednesday, July 31, 2:00 p.m.
St. Francis Library, 3519 Bridge St NW, St Francis
"With so many great programs at Anoka County Libraries this summer visitors will never run out of things to explore and learn about," said Anoka County Board of Commissioners Chair Rhonda Sivarajah.
"In the Air offers kids a creative way to explore art and science,” said Library Board President Bob Thistle. “It taps into our natural curiosity of space and nature."
These free programs are sponsored by the Anoka County Library and funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Bookawocky Summer Reading Experience continues through August with opportunities for children and teens to express themselves creatively with special events and contests. Visit the Library’s website at anokacountlibrary.org/Bookawocky  for more information