The Cambridge and North Branch branches of the East Central Regional Libraries have come up with some activities for people needing to break out of the January “blahs.”

Book Spine Art at the Cambridge

Learn how to customize the spines on old books for adding décor and flair to a bookshelf during a special program at the Cambridge Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 8, at 10:30 a.m. Prints and trinkets will be provided, but feel free to bring your own items.

This program is recommended for ages 13 and up. Registration is required on the events calendar at

 Teen Fun Night at the Cambridge 

The Cambridge Public Library is hosting a teen fun night featuring the game “Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18. You’ll have to think fast and talk fast to beat this fun, cooperative video game. And there will be snacks!

This program is recommended for ages 12-19. No registration necessary. 

The Cambridge Public Library, a branch of the East Central Regional Library system, is located at 111 Dellwood St. N., Cambridge, and can be reached at 763-689-7390.

 Preschool Storytime at the North Branch

Join the North Branch Area Library for preschool storytime with Miss Amelia. Together we will have fun, sing songs, read books, and learn! This 30-minute program will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 12 through May 11, in the library’s community room. Take-and-make crafts will be available after the program.

Preschool Storytime is designed for children ages 3-5, and siblings are always welcome. No registration necessary.

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