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Drop-In E-book Sessions
Saturday, August 02, 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)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, August 02, 2014
10:30 AM
Bring your kids into the library to read to certified therapy dogs. It's not only fun, it helps develop reading skills and fluency. Ages: 5-10.
Dakota County Library at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Rubber Band Bracelet
Monday, August 04, 2014
1:30 PM
Learn techniques for making fun rubber band bracelets without a loom from an Abrakadoodle artist. Registration required. Ages: 7-14. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Make & Take: Rainbow Loom Frenzy
Monday, August 04, 2014
2:00 PM
Learn basic Rainbow Loom techniques or share your looming tips. Registration required. Ages: 10-16.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
Dakota County Library at Eagan (Wescott)
Blues for Kids
Monday, August 04, 2014
2:00 PM
Get a free harmonica and learn to play the blues. Registration required. Ages: 8-14. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Teddy Bear Sleep Over
Monday, August 04, 2014
5:30 PM
Bring your teddy bear for a special story time, crafts and songs and tuck them in for a sleepover at the library. Pick them up the next afternoon and hear about their overnight adventures. Registration required. Ages: 4-10.
Dakota County Library at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Beauty of Japanese Art
Monday, August 04, 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.
South St. Paul Public Library
Messing with Monsters
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
10:30 AM
Erase the fear and highlight the fun of monsters at this interactive storytelling event presented by The Story Man from England. Ages: 2-8. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Wentworth Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Magic with Star Michaelina
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
10:30 AM
Comedy magician Star Michaelina excites kids about reading, motivates them to use their library and inspires them to reach for their dreams with books, music and magic.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Mr. Norm: The Reading Magic Show
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
10:30 AM
See the magical Mr. Norm perform mesmerizing tricks and teach tips for getting kids to read.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Drop-In E-book Sessions
Tuesday, August 05, 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)
Chapters
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
1:30 PM
Hear the story then make a book-themed craft. Ages: 5-10. Today's selection: "Penguin Problems" by Lauren Myracle.
Heritage Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Lakeville (Heritage)
Meet the Instruments with Groth Music
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
1:30 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.
Galaxie Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Microsoft PowerPoint
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
2:00 PM
Create a basic slide show using Microsoft PowerPoint. Learn how<br />to add text, graphics and simple animation. Prerequisite: Basic<br />knowledge of Microsoft Word or equivalent.
Wescott Computer Lab
Dakota County Library at Eagan (Wescott)
Collage Journals
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
2:00 PM
Decorate a journal for writing your personal stories, poetry and dreams. Presented by Eagan Art House. Registration required. Ages: 10-15. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Wentworth Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Beat Boxing
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
2:00 PM
Work with a professional beat box and hip hop artist to learn how to transform your voice into drums, trumpets, cymbals, and even violins. Then create your own unique composition as a class. Presented by Stepping Stone Theatre. Registration required. Ages: 10-16. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
Dakota County Library at Eagan (Wescott)
Google Tools
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
6:00 PM
Learn about the Google products and services that aid in collaboration, accessibility and business marketing including Gmail,<br />Gchat, Google Drive, Google+, Google Calendar, Google Maps, and how to make the best use of Google’s tools to achieve your personal and professional goals. Bring your tablet or laptop if you have one. Prerequisite: Basic Internet knowledge. Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance.
Galaxie Computer Lab
Dakota County Library at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Storytime Shivers and Monster Craft
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
10:30 AM
Have fun with slightly scary stories and rhymes and make an imaginary monster to take home. Ages: 3-10.
Heritage Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Lakeville (Heritage)
Jason Huneke’s Juggling Show
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
10:30 AM
Featured on "America's Got Talent" and nationally know for his Michael Jackson dance routine, Jason Huneke performs a comedy and juggling act that includes a 6-foot unicycle, a Chinese diabolo, a top hat and juggling knives.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Craft Fair
Wednesday, August 06, 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.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
Dakota County Library at Eagan (Wescott)
Spaghetti Architecture Contest
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
1:30 PM
What can you build with uncooked spaghetti and marshmallows? The whole family can plan and build in this fun activity. Prizes awarded for tallest and most durable structures. Registration required. Please register one person only for each team participating.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Small Business Counseling with SCORE
Wednesday, August 06, 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. Call 952-891-0360 to register.
Dakota County Library at Lakeville (Heritage)
Kids' Summer Reading Club Party with Schiffelly Puppets
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
6:30 PM
Comic situations, puppet characters and morals are added to the story of Rapunzel to create an action-packed entertainment extravaganza. Prize drawings to follow the entertainment. Event location: Dakota County Historical Society, 130 3rd Ave. N., South St. Paul.
South St. Paul Public Library
Mixed Nuts
Thursday, August 07, 2014
10:30 AM
Physical comedy, age-appropriate humor and uproarious audience participation. Hilarity and belly-laughs for all. Ages: 2-10
Atrium
Dakota County Library at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Be an Animal
Thursday, August 07, 2014
10:30 AM
Perform. learn and have fun with animal masks, movement, pretend play and storytelling in this program presented by Community Programs in the Arts. Registration required. Ages: 5-8.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Free Divorce Clinic
Thursday, August 07, 2014
1:00 PM
Get help with divorce paperwork using Minnesota I-Can! Presented by the Dakota County Law Library, Legal Assistance of Dakota County, the<br />Minnesota Justice Foundation, and volunteer attorneys and law<br />students. Registration required. Call 952-431-3200.
Galaxie Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Craft Fair
Thursday, August 07, 2014
1:30 PM
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.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Spook Detectives: Truth or Fiction
Thursday, August 07, 2014
2:00 PM
Spooky stories aren't just for Halloween. Experience thrills and chills and become detectives who analyze stories for elements of truth or fiction with the Story Man from England. Ages: 10-15. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Heritage Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Lakeville (Heritage)
Crazy games
Thursday, August 07, 2014
2:00 PM
Play pop bottle bowling, balloon ping-pong and more silly games. Ages: 6-12.
Wentworth Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Predator and Prey
Thursday, August 07, 2014
2:00 PM
Some animals are predators and others are prey. Learn about the relationships between Minnesota's large predators and their prey through games and activities. Presented by Dakota County Parks. Ages: 6-12.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
Dakota County Library at Eagan (Wescott)
Game Day: Board Games
Thursday, August 07, 2014
2:30 PM
Bring your own board games or play some of ours. Ages: 11-16.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Tournament
Thursday, August 07, 2014
3:00 PM
Learn to play Yu-Gi-Oh!, a battle-based trading card game. Geared for beginners. Starter deck supplied. Registration required. Ages: 9-16.
Farmington City Hall
Drop-In E-book Sessions
Thursday, August 07, 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)
Not Just Knots*
Thursday, August 07, 2014
6:00 PM
Macrame is not just about owls and plant hangers. Make unique<br />jewelry and accessories with just a few simple kinds of knots and<br />some luxurious fibers. Presented by The Textile Center. Registration<br />required. A Minnesota Legacy program.<br />
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
Dakota County Library at Eagan (Wescott)
E-book Q&A
Thursday, August 07, 2014
6:30 PM
Try a Nook, Kindle and iPad and get your questions answered<br />about borrowing e-books from Dakota County Library.<br />Prerequisite: Computer Basics or equivalent experience.
Robert Trail Computer Lab
Dakota County Library at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Amazing Ocean Animal Survival Stories
Friday, August 08, 2014
10:30 AM
Join us for a survival-themed storytime about dolphins, whales and manatees. Ages: 4-10.
Heritage Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Lakeville (Heritage)
Legos and Duplos at the Library
Friday, August 08, 2014
10:30 AM
Get your imagination working by exploring the many things you can create with Legos and Duplos at this self-directed activity. Ages:2-12.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Not Your Average Scrapbook
Friday, August 08, 2014
1:00 PM
Learn how to make beautiful fusion papers from the scraps of handmade paper and fibers that are lying around and use traditional sewing techniques and fusible web to create unique, versatile and mixed media papers to bind into a simple book. Presented by the<br />Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Registration required. A Minnesota Legacy Program.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Technology Spotlight: Popcorn Maker
Friday, August 08, 2014
1:00 PM
Increase your digital literacy and have fun at the same time with Popcorn Maker. Learn how to easily remix web video, audio and images into cool mashups that you can embed on other websites. Registration required. Ages: 12-16.
Galaxie Meeting Room
Dakota County Library at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Interviewing Skills
Friday, August 08, 2014
2:00 PM
Learn how to be more confident along with strategies to make you<br />stand out from the crowd. Topics covered include types of interviews,<br />common interview questions and major blunders to avoid.<br />Taught by Dakota County WorkForce Center staff.
Dakota County Library at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Anime Club
Friday, August 08, 2014
2:00 PM
Join us once a month this summer to talk about, watch and draw manga and anime. Ages: 10-16.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
Dakota County Library at Eagan (Wescott)

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