What’s Happening at Dayton’s Bluff Library? – April 2023

Talk to a social worker at the library. Every 4th Friday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Carolyn Hockey will be available for appointments and drop-ins, as time allows. Carolyn can provide one-to-one assistance and referrals for shelter and housing options, mental health and short-term counseling, food and SNAP benefits, government resources, community resources, and legal resources. You can request an appointment at https://sppl.org/social-worker/ or by phone at 651-280-2190 or email at Carolyn.Hockey@wilder.org.

Help us celebrate National Poetry Month. Starting April 1, Poetry Trading Cards will be available and free to take. Take the first card that catches your eye or collect all 27. From the Sufi poets of the 13th century to contemporary Twin Cities writers, Poetry Trading Cards were designed for readers of all ages and preferences to see something familiar and find something new.

Join us for Pokémon Camp, on April 1 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. where kids can show their creativity with several Pokémon-themed crafting stations. This is a free event for kids ages 7-12, no registration required. Events are free, but space is limited, so come early to enjoy the fun! This program is made possible by Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Funds.

Spring Break at your library: Fun and learning for ages 7-12 from April 1-8.

Storytime is back! Join us every Wednesday from 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. where we will read a picture book and sing together. This storytime is planned with preschool age children in mind, but children of all ages are welcome to join us.

Teen Tuesdays @Dayton’s Bluff library: Join us every Tuesday evening from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. for a safe and fun space to hang out, eat snacks, and meet new people. Stop in for Dungeons and Dragons on April 4 and 18, Teens Know Best Book Club on April 11, and Teen Writers' Guild on April 25.

Teen Writers’ Guild (TWG) is a group for teens to encourage each other in their writing, edit and critique one another’s work, and grow as writers. Meetings will include 30 minutes of learning the craft of writing. Then we will spend time sharing and critiquing. TWG will meet once a month on the 4th Tuesday at Dayton’s Bluff Library from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. Meetings are safe spaces.

Dayton’s Bluff Library Hours

Mondays & Wednesdays 12:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Current hours are available online at https://sppl.org/locations/DB/ or call 651-793-1699.

Dayton's Bluff Library, 645 East 7th Street, is a public library branch located inside the Metro State University Library and Learning Center. We are open six days a week offering books, movies, music, internet stations, programs and services for all ages. The outdoor book drop is always open.

Kids' Corner

Did you know April is Autism Acceptance Month? According to the Autism Society of Minnesota, one in 36 people in Minnesota are on the autism spectrum. At the library this month, we’ll be sharing resources to learn more about autism for folks of all ages. Here are a few picture books that feature characters who are autistic or who have sensory processing disorders, a condition that commonly co-occurs with autism.

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Stop by the library to check out these books and to get more information on autism and sensory processing disorders in children and adults!