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Colorful Cows
Thursday, July 24, 2014
10:30 AM
Learn to use the drawster's technique with basic shapes to draw amazing cows. Finish with colorful chalk pastels. Presented by Abrakadoodle. Registration required. Ages: 6-12. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Schiffelly Puppets
Thursday, July 24, 2014
10:30 AM
Comic situations, puppet characters and morals are added to the story of Rapunzel to create an action-packed entertainment extravaganza. Ages: 2-10.
Atrium
Dakota County Library at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
The Royal Guard
Thursday, July 24, 2014
10:30 AM
Fully-costumed Renaissance characters teach about history through entertaining storytelling. Event location: Veterans Memorial Center, 8055 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights.
Dakota County Library at Inver Grove Heights (Inver Glen)
Ten Penny Tunes
Thursday, July 24, 2014
10:30 AM
The penny whistle, accordion, saxophone and clarinet are just some of the instruments used in folk music around the world. Join us for this introduction to traditional songs music.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Craft Fair
Thursday, July 24, 2014
11:00 AM
Sign your kids up to sell their handicrafts at the library. All items must be priced at $2 or less. Sellers must register in advance. Event is weather-dependent at some locations. Ages: 4-16.
Heritage Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Lakeville (Heritage)
Books 'n' Bagels
Thursday, July 24, 2014
1:00 PM
If you're reading a good book, join in to discuss your find and get ideas from other teens. Bagels provided. Ages: 11-16.
Galaxie Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Fascinating
Thursday, July 24, 2014
1:30 PM
Work with a Textile Center artist to make a headband or a fascinator hat like British royalty wears, and accessorize with feathers, netting or handmade fabric flowers. Registration required. Ages: 13-18. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Top Ten Social Media Sites
Thursday, July 24, 2014
2:00 PM
Discover what’s out there and whether any of the social media<br />tools are right for you and your small business or organization.<br />This session will cover Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest,<br />MySpace, Google+, DeviantArt, LiveJournal, Tagged and Orkut.<br />Bring your smart-phone, tablet or laptop if you have one. Prerequisite: Basic Internet knowledge. Presented by Twin Cities Media<br />Alliance.
Heritage Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Lakeville (Heritage)
Paperbacks and Popcorn
Thursday, July 24, 2014
2:00 PM
Join us for a chance to talk about what you're reading and learn about the great books others are reading. Ages: 11-14.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Only in America Trivia Contest
Thursday, July 24, 2014
2:00 PM
Test your knowledge of American history and people. Ages: 8-12.
Wentworth Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Robotics Demonstrations
Thursday, July 24, 2014
2:00 PM
Meet the Eagan High School and Pinewood Elementary robotics teams and check out their robots. Learn how to join or start your own team. Ages: 6-12.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
Dakota County Library at Eagan (Wescott)
Make & Take: Badges and Magnets
Thursday, July 24, 2014
2:30 PM
Express yourself with a pin-on badge or a magnet that you create. AGes: 11-16.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Drop-In E-book Sessions
Thursday, July 24, 2014
6:00 PM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library.
Computer Lab
Dakota County Library at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Traditional Japanese Book Binding
Thursday, July 24, 2014
6:00 PM
Learn traditional Eastern book binding and create your own journal by using beautiful Japanese chiyogami for covers andkozogami for pages. Presented by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Registration required. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
Dakota County Library at Eagan (Wescott)
Clay to Go
Friday, July 25, 2014
10:30 AM
Learn basic clay hand-building and glazing techniques with a professional instructor from the Northern Clay Center. Registration required. Ages: 8-14. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Galaxie Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Brodini Comedy Magic Show
Friday, July 25, 2014
10:30 AM
Magician Brodini makes you laugh as he amazes you with his magic skills.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
Dakota County Library at Eagan (Wescott)
Cover Letters and Thank You Notes
Friday, July 25, 2014
2:00 PM
Cover letters and thank you notes are important parts of the job<br />search puzzle. Learn what you really need to include to get the<br />employer’s attention, the difference between a mailed and an<br />emailed letter or note, when and how to follow-up, and proper<br />email etiquette to effectively communicate with employers. Taught<br />by Dakota County WorkForce Center staff.
Galaxie Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Dungeons & Dragons
Friday, July 25, 2014
2:00 PM
Join our dungeon master for two days of heroic Dungeons & Dragons game play through a world filled with magic and monsters. Registration for both days required. Ages: 10-16
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
Dakota County Library at Eagan (Wescott)
Drop-In E-book Sessions
Saturday, July 26, 2014
10:00 AM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library.
Wescott Computer Lab
Dakota County Library at Eagan (Wescott)
Mooncoin Ceili Dancers
Saturday, July 26, 2014
2:30 PM
Enjoy an Irish dance performance and join in to experience its graceful and complex movements. Presented by Mooncoin Ceili Dancers.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Meet the Instruments with Groth Music
Monday, July 28, 2014
10:30 AM
Playing in a school band or a rock band, you have to start somewhere. Try a variety of musical instruments from Groth Music. Ages: 2-12. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
Dakota County Library at Eagan (Wescott)
Game Day: Board Games
Monday, July 28, 2014
1:30 PM
Bring your own board games or play some of ours. Ages: 11-16.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Family History on the Internet
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:00 PM
Explore the world of Internet genealogy, discover some of the<br />best free genealogy websites and learn to use Ancestry Library<br />Edition free at the Library. Prerequisite: Basic Internet knowledge.
Heritage Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Lakeville (Heritage)
Beauty of Japanese Art
Monday, July 28, 2014
6:00 PM
Fold it, cut it and paste it. Learn three simple Japanese paper art<br />techniques to create greeting cards and bookmarks. Presented<br />by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Registration required. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
City of Eagan’s Puppet Wagon
Monday, July 28, 2014
6:00 PM
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy outdoor singing, dancing, fun and entertainment for the whole family. Meet at our parking lot steps. Ages: 2-10.
Dakota County Library at Eagan (Wescott)
Clay Owl
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
10:30 AM
Learn to roll balls and mix colors, and create texture to create the look of feathers. Presented by Abrakadoodle. Registration required. Ages: 3-12. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Farmington City Hall
Dinosaurs Galore
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
10:30 AM
Explore the fantasy and reality, fiction and non-fiction of dinosaurs through interactive poetry, props and puppets with The Story Man from England. Ages: 2-8. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Dakota County Library at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Mixed Nuts
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
10:30 AM
Physical comedy, age-appropriate humor and uproarious audience participation. Hilarity and belly-laughs for all. Ages: 2-10
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
Dakota County Library at Eagan (Wescott)
The Big Fun Show
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
10:30 AM
Bring the entire family to see this one-man wacky and creative circus of comedy juggling and magic. Presented by Dave Walbridge.
Atrium
Dakota County Library at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Craft Fair
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
11:00 AM
Sign your kids up to sell their handicrafts at the library. All items must be priced at $2 or less. Sellers must register in advance. Event is weather-dependent at some locations. Ages: 4-16.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Drop-In E-book Sessions
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
11:30 AM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library.
Burnhaven Computer Lab
Dakota County Library at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Milagros: the Art of Metal Tooling
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 PM
Work with an ArtStart artist to make your own relief designs using gold, silver and copper heavy foil and practice the art of metal tooling. Registration required. Ages: 6-12. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Heritage Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Lakeville (Heritage)
Meet the Instruments with Groth Music
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 PM
Playing in a school band or a rock band, you have to start somewhere. Try a variety of musical instruments from Groth Music. Ages: 2-12. A Minnesota Legacy program. Event location: Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights.
Dakota County Library at Inver Grove Heights (Inver Glen)
Chemistry and Other Science From Your Cupboards
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
2:00 PM
Create amazing chemical reactions, as well as other science phenomenon. using things you find in your house and make slime to take home. Ages: 8-15.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
Dakota County Library at Eagan (Wescott)
Raptors
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
4:00 PM
Learn about pellet dissection, biofacts and raptor life cycles with a Dakota County Parks naturalist. Registration required. Ages: 9-15.
Heritage Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Lakeville (Heritage)
Small Business Counseling with SCORE
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
5:00 PM
Stop in for free confidential counseling from SCORE, a nonprofit<br />business counseling and mentoring organization. An experienced SCORE counselor will help you navigate all aspects of planning or operating your small business.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
Dakota County Library at Eagan (Wescott)
Heart Restart
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
6:30 PM
Learn to save a life through the Heart Restart program and help<br />increase the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest victims. The<br />classes do not fulfill certification requirements. Compression only<br />CPR. Presented by the Burnsville Fire Department. Registration<br />required.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
This Little Piggy Storytime
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories, songs and rhymes about pigs and their antics. Ages: 2-6.
Heritage Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Lakeville (Heritage)
Rainy Day Games
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
10:30 AM
Play rainy day fun games inside the library. Ages: 4-15.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
A Dr. Seuss Party
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
10:30 AM
Celebrate your love of Dr. Seuss with games, physical challenges, crafts, stories and music for the whole family. Ages: 4-10.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Gourd Art
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
1:00 PM
Work with an artist from ArtStart to create your very own decorative gourd shaker - inspired by those found in Mexico and Latin America - using paint, markers and other materials. Registration required. Ages: 10-16. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Galaxie Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Brodini Comedy Magic Show
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
1:30 PM
Magician Brodini makes you laugh as he amazes you with his magic skills.
Heritage Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Lakeville (Heritage)
Garden Glitter
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
2:00 PM
Use discarded CDs, sparkling Mylar and other shiny objects to create a shimmering mobile for the garden. Presented by ArtStart. Registration required. Ages: 6-12. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Wentworth Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
European Dance Adventure
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
2:00 PM
Discover Europe through dance. Learn both country dances and dances of the royal court from Switzerland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia and Austria. Presented by ArtStart. Registration required. Ages: 10-16. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
Dakota County Library at Eagan (Wescott)
Game Day: Betrayal at the House on the Hill
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
2:30 PM
Play an exciting game of Betrayal at House on the Hill. Players explore a haunted mansion and encounter spirits and frightening omens. Ages: 11-16.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Rosemount (Robert Trail)

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