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"If they can reach up to the height of the table, they're okay."

The Chemists in the Library program of the Minnesota ACS section visits a different community library in Saint Paul or Hennepin County once a month to perform free hands-on activities with kids of all ages. Most events are on Saturday afternoons, which makes them easy to attend for the volunteers, who are chemists from the University of Minnesota, local colleges, and industry. This results not only in great outreach but also excellent networking opportunities for the volunteers. Each event lasts for 2 hours (volunteers are asked to come to the event 30 minutes in advance to help set up things). Please contact Phil Buhlmann by email if you plan to volunteer, or if you have any questions. (click on "Contact Us" link for contact info).

2023 Events

March 4th, 1:30 PM: Hosmer Library, Minneapolis

April 15th, 1:30 PM: Webber Park Library, Minneapolis

May 20th, 1:30PM: Franklin Library, Minneapolis

June 17th, 1:30PM: North Regional Library, Minneapolis

July 22nd, 1:30PM: East Lake Library, Minneapolis

August 19th, 1:30PM: Brookdale Library, Brooklyn Center

September 16th, 1:30PM: Brooklyn Park Library, Brooklyn Park

October 21st, 1:30PM: Minneapolis Central Library, Minneapolis

November 18th, 1:30PM: Oxboro Library, Bloomington

December 9th, 1:30PM: Roseville Library, Roseville

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