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Extended hours at Hayden Heights and Merriam Park end August 29.

Saint Paul Public Library Hosting Steampunk Series

Date: Sep 17th, 2012

Steampunk is a fiction genre that incorporates elements of alternate history, science fiction, and fantasy. The genre often features technologies and fashion as Victorians may have imagined as futuristic. Steampunk fiction has informed a sub-culture of individuals inspired by its aesthetics.

The Steampunk program schedule is below:

Steampunk Interactive Mystery
Saturday, Oct. 6, 12-4:30 p.m., Saint Anthony Park Library
The Red Ribbon Society presents an interactive steampunk mystery. Players will read the daily paper for information, move through sets, gather clues, and interview characters to solve the mystery. Players are welcome to come in costume, as a character, or as themselves.

Steampunk Art Workshops
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Rondo Library
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2-4 p.m., Hayden Heights Library
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2-4 p.m., Merriam Park Library

Get creative with Leonardo's Basement. We'll create unique steampunk jewelry, sculptures, and objects.

Making Tiny Top Hats
Thursday, Oct. 18, 6-7:30 p.m., Highland Park Library
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2-3:30 p.m., Dayton's Bluff Library

Design and decorate your own steampunk tiny top hat! Materials will be provided.

Bad September
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2-3 p.m., Central Library
Enjoy an afternoon of retro-futurist art rock with local steampunk band Bad September.

This series is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Visit sppl.org/teens/steampunk.