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Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
11:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Rock, Rattle, and Rhyme
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
3:30 PM
For children up to 36 months and their caregivers. Enjoy rhymes, songs, sign language, book, and play time to learn early literacy and socialization skills. No registration necessary; come when you can! ECFE staff will be on hand to provide child development information as well as weigh your babies!
South St. Paul Public Library
Thanksgiving Day - Library Closed
Thursday, November 27, 2014
12:00 AM
All Locations
Clay Holiday Ornaments
Friday, November 28, 2014
10:30 AM
Roll balls, mix colors and use your imagination to create fabulous sculpted holiday decorations. Presented by Abrakadoodle.  Ages: 3-12. A Minnesota Legacy program. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
One-on-One Technology Help
Friday, November 28, 2014
1:00 PM
If you need extra help on the computer, have questions about surfing the Internet or setting up an e-mail account, or just need help working on a document, you can get one-to-one instruction at the Library. Drop in any time during our One-on-One Technology Help sessions — no registration required.
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Saturday, November 29, 2014
10:30 AM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Sing, Play, Learn with MacPhail
Monday, December 01, 2014
10:30 AM
Enjoy the magic of music and play with MacPhail Center for Music's early childhood music specialists. Experience music's impact on learning and reading readiness. Presented by MacPhail. Registration required. Ages: 0-5. A Minnesota Legacy program. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, December 01, 2014
10:45 AM
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Macrame Jewelry
Monday, December 01, 2014
2:00 PM
Macrame is all about knots. Learn basic knots to make bold, modern or retro jewelry from decorative cords and fibers. Presented by Textile Center. Registration required. Ages: 13-18. A Minnesota Legacy program.  Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Family History on the Internet
Monday, December 01, 2014
2:30 PM
Explore the world of Internet genealogy, discover some of the best free genealogy websites and learn to use Ancestry Library Edition free at the Library. Prerequisite: Basic Internet knowledge.  Registration required for each person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Rock, Rattle, and Rhyme
Monday, December 01, 2014
6:15 PM
For children up to 36 months and their caregivers. Enjoy rhymes, songs, sign language, books, and play time to learn early literacy and socialization skills. No registration necessary; come when you can! ECFE staff will be on hand to provide child development information as well as weigh your babies!
South St. Paul Public Library
Zinio Basics: Free Digital Magazines for Tablets and Smartphones
Monday, December 01, 2014
6:30 PM
<p>Learn how to download and read over 300 popular digital magazines free through the library&rsquo;s Zinio collection. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Requires a working email account. &nbsp;Registration required for each person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</p>
South St. Paul Public Library
Pleasant Hill Library Book Group
Monday, December 01, 2014
6:30 PM
Pleasant Hill Library Book Group. Please refer to <a href="http://tinyurl.com/mk35wvf">http://tinyurl.com/mk35wvf</a> for this month's selection.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Bones
Monday, December 01, 2014
7:00 PM
Bones do more than give you a shape. Learn about bones and what they tell us about the body around them. Presented by Dodge Nature Center.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Inver Glen Library Book Club
Monday, December 01, 2014
7:00 PM
Inver Glen Library Book Club. Please refer to <a href="http://tinyurl.com/lpamuyj">http://tinyurl.com/lpamuyj</a> for this month's selection.
DCL at Inver Grove Heights (Inver Glen)
Legos and Duplos at the Library
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
10:00 AM
Get your kids' imaginations working by exploring the many things they can create with Legos and Duplos. Ages: 2-12.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Family Storytime
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
10:15 AM
For families and daycares with young children, family storytime is a 30-minute program that includes books, music, rhymes, and more. Some storytimes may be followed by a short craft project (all supplies provided). Themes change from week to week; no registration necessary.
South St. Paul Public Library
Storytime for All Ages
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Storytime for Babies
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
11:30 AM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library.
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Farmington Library Afternoon Book Group
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
12:30 PM
Farmington Library Afternoon Book Group.<br />December's discussion: <em>Snow Child</em> by Eowin Ivey
DCL at Farmington
iPad Basics
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
2:00 PM
Use our iPad to learn about basic controls, settings, web browsing, apps and uses of this popular tablet.&nbsp; Registration required for each person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Craft Group
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
2:00 PM
For men and women at all skill levels. Make new friends while creating your own handmade masterpieces through knitting, crochet or any other type of craft! Drop in, or stay the whole time. Bring your own supplies, please.
South St. Paul Public Library
Microsoft Publisher
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
2:30 PM
Create signs, business cards, greeting cards and more using the desktop publishing program Microsoft Publisher. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word or equivalent.&nbsp; Registration required for each person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Clay Holiday Ornaments
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
3:30 PM
Roll balls, mix colors and use your imagination to create fabulous sculpted holiday decorations. Presented by Abrakadoodle. Registration required. Ages: 3-12. A Minnesota Legacy program.&nbsp; Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Teen Writing Club
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
3:30 PM
Join this group for a chance to practice your creative writing skills, learn new techniques, read what other teen writers are working on, and hear helpful comments about your own writing. No need to register-- bring a friend! Ages 12-18.
South St. Paul Public Library
Zentangle for Beginners*
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
6:00 PM
Draw structured patterns to create beautiful images through easy-to-learn Zentangle techniques taught by Victoria Welch. Registration required.
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
MNsure
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
6:00 PM
Meet with a Certified Application Counselor to help you set up an account with MNsure &mdash; the one-stop health insurance marketplace where Minnesotans can compare plans and choose from a variety of health insurance options. Registration required&nbsp;for each person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Book Page Ornaments
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
6:30 PM
Use pages from old books, a little glue and paint or glitter to create simple, elegant holiday ornaments. Registration required for each person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Wentworth Friends' Book Group
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
6:30 PM
Wentworth Friends of the Library Book Club. All are welcome; you do not have to be a "Friend" to attend. See<strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://tinyurl.com/mpt7vj5">http://tinyurl.com/mpt7vj5</a>&nbsp;</strong>for book choices.
Wentworth Conference Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Little Learners: Winter Drive-In
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
10:30 AM
Little Learners is a club for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. Register to reserve your parking spot at the SSP Library Drive-In. We'll create one-of-a-kind cars with some winter flair and then pull up to watch a pair of short, animated picture book movies.
South St. Paul Public Library
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Storytime for Babies
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
11:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Microsoft Excel
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
2:00 PM
This class covers the basics of using Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software through the example of a family budget. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word or equivalent.&nbsp; Registration required for each person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Make & Take: Greeting Cards
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
3:00 PM
Make all-occasion greeting cards for family and friends. Ages: 10-16.
DCL at Inver Grove Heights (Inver Glen)
Rock, Rattle, and Rhyme
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
3:30 PM
For children up to 36 months and their caregivers. Enjoy rhymes, songs, sign language, book, and play time to learn early literacy and socialization skills. No registration necessary; come when you can! ECFE staff will be on hand to provide child development information as well as weigh your babies!
South St. Paul Public Library
Small Business Counseling with SCORE
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
5:00 PM
Stop in for confidential counseling from SCORE, a non-profit business counseling and mentoring organization. An experienced SCORE counselor will help you navigate all aspects of planning or operating your small business.
Heritage Conference Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Legos and Duplos at the Library
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
6:00 PM
Get your kids' imaginations working by exploring the many things they can create with Legos and Duplos. Ages: 2-12.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Heritage Evening Book Group
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
7:00 PM
Heritage Evening Book Group. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/nx2rv2b for this month's selection.
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Clay Holiday Ornaments
Thursday, December 04, 2014
10:30 AM
Roll balls, mix colors and use your imagination to create fabulous sculpted holiday decorations. Presented by Abrakadoodle. Registration required for&nbsp;each child.&nbsp; Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.&nbsp;&nbsp;Ages: 3-12. A Minnesota Legacy program.<br /><br />
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Storytime for All Ages
Thursday, December 04, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
DCL at Inver Grove Heights (Inver Glen)
Storytime for All Ages
Thursday, December 04, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Storytime for Babies
Thursday, December 04, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Heritage Library Afternoon Book Group
Thursday, December 04, 2014
12:30 PM
Heritage Library Afternoon Book Group. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/mtwopza for this month's selection.
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Free Divorce Clinic
Thursday, December 04, 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 Minnesota Justice Foundation, and volunteer attorneys and law students. Registration required. Call 952-431-3200.
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Snow and Ice
Thursday, December 04, 2014
4:00 PM
Explore the winter world of snow and ice with a Dakota County Parks naturalist. Learn what makes snow and ice different with fun, hands-on activities. Registration required. Ages: 8-12.&nbsp; Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Embroidered Snowflakes*
Thursday, December 04, 2014
6:00 PM
Learn the &ldquo;lazy daisy&rdquo; and other simple embroidery stitches to create your own one-of-a-kind snowflakes. Stitch on wool felt to make a sparkly ornament or gift tag. Presented by The Textile Center. Registration required for each person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Holiday Sewing Creations with Christopher Straub
Thursday, December 04, 2014
6:00 PM
Make holiday gifts with local fashion star and Project Runway contestant Christopher Straub. Bring your sewing machine with zig-zag stitch function and your parent, grandparent or other family member. We'll provide the rest. Registration required. Ages: 10-16.&nbsp; Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Thursday, December 04, 2014
6:00 PM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library.
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
LeDuc Book Group
Thursday, December 04, 2014
6:30 PM
A book group for local history lovers. Meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings. This is a partnership between the Pleasant Hill Library and Dakota County Historical Society. For more information please call 651-438-0200. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/kjqug98 for this month's selection.
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Winter Interludes
Thursday, December 04, 2014
7:00 PM
Celebrate winter at the library with music provided by librarians Amy Commers (flute) and Kathy Halgren (Celtic harp) by the fireplace. Selections range from Gaelic to classical to holiday tunes. Please consider bringing a toy or non-perishable food item to donate to Neighbors, Inc. Refreshments will be served.
South St. Paul Public Library
Staff Day - Library Closed
Friday, December 05, 2014
12:00 AM
Staff Day
All Locations
Gift-making
Saturday, December 06, 2014
10:30 AM
Use our supplies to create a gift for someone special at this self-directed activity.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Saturday, December 06, 2014
10:30 AM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, December 06, 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.
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
I Love to Read with Jack Pearson
Saturday, December 06, 2014
11:00 AM
Join musician and storyteller Jack Pearson for a foot-stomping good time with stories and songs. The sheer joy of settling down with a good book shines through Jack&rsquo;s very special assembly of tunes and tales.&nbsp;
DCL at Inver Grove Heights (Inver Glen)
Engineering a Bridge
Saturday, December 06, 2014
1:30 PM
Design and build a bridge out of Popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, glue and push pins. Registration required. Ages: 9-15.&nbsp; Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
STEAM on Saturdays: Incredible Invertebrates
Saturday, December 06, 2014
2:00 PM
Observe samplings of the largest class of organisms on the planet and explore their unique characteristics, life cycles and diversity. Presented by Bell Museum. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wescott Library. Ages: 3-12.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Harpistry with Andrea Stern
Sunday, December 07, 2014
2:00 PM
Hear a variety of classical and cultural pieces performed on concert and Celtic harps by international artist Andrea Stern. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Wescott Nonfiction Book Group
Monday, December 08, 2014
10:00 AM
Wescott Nonfiction Book Group. Meets at the Eagan Community Center. Please refer to <a href="http://tinyurl.com/lqvswh5">http://tinyurl.com/lqvswh5</a> for this month's selection.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, December 08, 2014
10:45 AM
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Teen Advisory Group
Monday, December 08, 2014
3:30 PM
Get involved. TAGs recommend books and music, help plan Library programs and participate in community events and service projects. Ages: 12-18.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Painted Holiday Trees
Monday, December 08, 2014
4:30 PM
Come to the library to paint a holiday tree to take home. Learn how to mix secondary colors and do resistance painting to make the tree look three` dimensional. Presented by Abrakadoodle. Registration required. Ages: 5-14. A Minnesota Legacy program.&nbsp; Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Make & Take: Gingerbread Houses
Monday, December 08, 2014
4:30 PM
Decorate a gingerbread house to display during the holiday season. Registration required. Ages: 2-12.&nbsp; Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
DCL at Inver Grove Heights (Inver Glen)
Lego Quest
Monday, December 08, 2014
6:00 PM
Use Legos to make a unique creation and complete a specific quest in this non-competitive building challenge. Ages: 6-15.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Teen Advisory Group
Monday, December 08, 2014
6:00 PM
Get involved. TAGs recommend books and music, help plan Library programs and participate in community events and service projects. Ages: 12-18.
DCL at Farmington
Get in Control of Your Money
Monday, December 08, 2014
6:30 PM
Learn tips and techniques to help you manage your cash flow and get control of your finances. Get practical advice for creating a spending plan and making budgeting a snap. Presented by the Neighborhood Development Alliance. Registration required.
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
iPad Storytime
Monday, December 08, 2014
7:00 PM
Boost your child's early literacy skills by discovering books, apps and more on the iPad. A limited number of iPads will be available. Ages: 3-6.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Make & Take: Winter Crafts
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
10:00 AM
Show off your creativity with a variety of winter-inspired crafts. Ages: 2-12.
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Storytime for All Ages
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Storytime for Babies
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
11:30 AM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library.
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
App Tuesday
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
3:30 PM
Bring your device to the Library and explore a new free app every month. This month's app will be Hakitzu. Ages: 10-16.
DCL at Farmington
Name Tag*
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
6:00 PM
Forget the &ldquo;Hello my name is&hellip;&rdquo; sticker. If you need a name tag for work, your volunteer gig or just for fun, create one that has your personality all over it. Use simple design techniques and fun tools to make something you can use and love. Presented by The Textile Center. Registration required for each person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Make and Take: Gingerbread Houses
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
6:30 PM
Build and decorate your own gingerbread house to display during the holiday season. This is just like the annual kids&rsquo; program &mdash; but for adults. Registration required for each person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
DCL at Inver Grove Heights (Inver Glen)
Robert Trail History Book Group
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
6:30 PM
Robert Trail History Book Group. Please refer to <a href="http://tinyurl.com/lrvaf5j">http://tinyurl.com/lrvaf5j</a> for this month's selection.
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Nefarious Crimes and Criminals in Dakota County
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
7:00 PM
Discover the history of organized crime and notorious criminals in the County from experts at the Dakota County Historical Society and the Sheriff&rsquo;s Office.
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Winter Movies
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
10:15 AM
Enjoy fun winter-themed children's books in movie format. Ages: 2-6.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Storytime for Babies
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
11:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Monthly Book Discussions - South St. Paul
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
1:00 PM
Join one of our monthly book discussion groups to delve into the details of a good book. This month's title: <em>The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry</em> by Gabrielle Zevin.
South St. Paul Public Library
MNsure
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
6:00 PM
Meet with a Certified Application Counselor to help you set up an account with MNsure &mdash; the one-stop health insurance marketplace where Minnesotans can compare plans and choose from a variety of health insurance options. Registration required for each person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Storytime for All Ages
Thursday, December 11, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
DCL at Inver Grove Heights (Inver Glen)
Storytime for All Ages
Thursday, December 11, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Storytime for Babies
Thursday, December 11, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Pinterest
Thursday, December 11, 2014
1:30 PM
Discover Pinterest &mdash; a simple, online way to organize images, projects, ideas and favorites. Open an account, create boards and begin pinning. Learn to install the &ldquo;Pin It&rdquo; button and how to find pins in specific categories or follow other pinners. Prerequisite: Basic Internet knowledge.&nbsp; Registration required for each person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Robert Trail Computer Lab
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Thursday, December 11, 2014
6:00 PM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library.
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Galaxie Library Book Club
Thursday, December 11, 2014
7:00 PM
Galaxie Library Book Club. Please refer to <a href="http://tinyurl.com/n6zunaz">http://tinyurl.com/n6zunaz</a> for this month's selection.
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Monthly Book Discussions - South St. Paul
Thursday, December 11, 2014
7:00 PM
Join one of our monthly book discussion groups to delve into the details of a good book. This month's title: <em>The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry</em> by Gabrielle Zevin.
South St. Paul Public Library
Make & Take: Gingerbread Houses
Friday, December 12, 2014
10:30 AM
Decorate a gingerbread house to display during the holiday season. Registration required. Ages: 2-12.&nbsp; Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Make & Take: Pony Bead Decorations
Friday, December 12, 2014
10:30 AM
Use pony beads and pipe cleaners to make a holiday decoration. Ages: 2-6.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
One-on-One Technology Help
Friday, December 12, 2014
1:00 PM
If you need extra help on the computer, have questions about surfing the Internet or setting up an e-mail account, or just need help working on a document, you can get one-to-one instruction at the Library. Drop in any time during our One-on-One Technology Help sessions &mdash; no registration required.
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Interviewing Skills
Friday, December 12, 2014
2:00 PM
Learn how to be more confident along with strategies to make you stand out from the crowd. Topics covered include types of interviews, common interview questions and major blunders to avoid. Taught by Dakota County WorkForce Center staff.&nbsp; Registration required for each person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Saturday, December 13, 2014
10:30 AM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, December 13, 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.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Winter Wonderland: Frozen edition
Saturday, December 13, 2014
11:00 AM
Calling all fans of Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf! Celebrate winter and all things&nbsp;<em>Frozen</em>&nbsp;through some creative activities and games. All ages. No registration necessary.
South St. Paul Public Library
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, December 13, 2014
11:00 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.
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Make & Take: Hardware Jewelry and Wearable Washers
Saturday, December 13, 2014
1:00 PM
Create funky jewelry from hardware items for yourself or to give as gifts. Ages: 10-16.
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, December 15, 2014
10:45 AM
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Sing! Zing! A Musical Storytime
Monday, December 15, 2014
7:00 PM
Wear your dancing shoes at this program full of music, movement, singing, instruments and a craft. Ages: 0-6.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Winter Movies
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
10:15 AM
Enjoy fun winter-themed children's books in movie format. Ages: 2-6.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Music Together
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
10:30 AM
Enjoy lively music and movement with Music Together instructor Cheryl Hornstein. Registration required for each child.&nbsp; Ages: 0-4.&nbsp; Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Winter Movies
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
11:00 AM
Enjoy fun winter-themed children's books in movie format. Ages: 2-6.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
11:30 AM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library.
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Cold-blooded: Reptiles and Amphibians
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
2:00 PM
Observe salamanders, snakes and turtles and discover the extraordinary ways each animal has changed over time to live in extreme environments on land and in water. Presented by Bell Museum. A Homeschool Science Series program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wescott Library. Ages: 5-12.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Make & Take: Gingerbread Houses
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
4:30 PM
Decorate a gingerbread house to display during the holiday season. Registration required. Ages: 2-12.&nbsp; Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Small Business Counseling with SCORE
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
5:00 PM
Stop in for confidential counseling from SCORE, a non-profit business counseling and mentoring organization. An experienced SCORE counselor will help you navigate all aspects of planning or operating your small business.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Club Carbone's
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
6:30 PM
Join us to discuss books, movies, TV shows, music, video games,&nbsp;concerts and other attractions&nbsp;in the media.<br /><br />Carbone&rsquo;s Pizzeria<br />55 E Wentworth Ave.<br />West St. Paul
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Robert Trail Library Book Club
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
7:00 PM
Robert Trail Library Book Club. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/k53pq7a for this month's selection.
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Burnhaven Book Group
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
7:00 PM
Burnhaven Book Group. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/mrmf82w for this month's book selection.
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Men's Book Group
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
7:00 PM
Farmington Library Books and Brew book group. Meeting at Dunn Brothers, 20700 Chippendale Ave. W, Farmington, MN. Join our monthly book discussion group to delve into the details of this month's selection, <em>The Last Kind Words Saloon&nbsp;</em>by Larry McMurtry.
DCL at Farmington
Toddler Drive-In Movie
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
10:15 AM
Take your toddler to a drive-in movie at the Library. Bring a box big enough for your tot; use our supplies to add wheels, headlights and more; and drive around to pull in for a movie. Ages: 2-4.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Movies for Kids
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
10:30 AM
Enjoy fun children's books in movie format. Ages: 2-6.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Storytime for Babies
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
11:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Beyond Computer Basics
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
1:30 PM
This class continues where Computer Basics left off. Learn what&rsquo;s on your computer, how to work with files and folders, printing and computer maintenance. This class is for PC users. Prerequisite: Computer Basics class and/or ability to use the mouse.&nbsp; Registration required for each person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Embroidered Snowflakes*
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
6:00 PM
Learn the &ldquo;lazy daisy&rdquo; and other simple embroidery stitches to create your own one-of-a-kind snowflakes. Stitch on wool felt to make a sparkly ornament or gift tag. Presented by The Textile Center. Registration required for each person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
MNsure
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
6:00 PM
Meet with a Certified Application Counselor to help you set up an account with MNsure &mdash; the one-stop health insurance marketplace where Minnesotans can compare plans and choose from a variety of health insurance options. Registration required for each person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Buying a Home
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
6:00 PM
Learn the basics of home buying in Minnesota from start to finish including information on first-time homebuyer mortgage loans and down payment assistance. The Neighborhood Development Alliance will help you get the information you need before you buy.
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Very Special Holiday Storytime
Thursday, December 18, 2014
10:30 AM
Celebrate the holiday season with stories, songs and crafts. Ages: 0-6.
DCL at Inver Grove Heights (Inver Glen)
Storytime for All Ages
Thursday, December 18, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Thursday, December 18, 2014
6:00 PM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library.
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Wescott Book Club
Thursday, December 18, 2014
7:00 PM
Wescott Book Club. Please refer to <a href="http://tinyurl.com/lskl6t3">http://tinyurl.com/lskl6t3</a> for this month's selection.
Wescott Dakota Room (Main Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Happy Holidays Art Attack
Friday, December 19, 2014
10:00 AM
Use our supplies to make crafts and decorations for the holidays in this self-directed program. Ages: 4-12.
DCL at Inver Grove Heights (Inver Glen)
Make & Take: Gingerbread Houses
Friday, December 19, 2014
10:30 AM
Please register <strong>each</strong> child. &nbsp;Decorate a gingerbread house to display during the holiday season.&nbsp;&nbsp;Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot. Ages: 2-12.
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Storytime for Babies
Friday, December 19, 2014
10:30 AM
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Q is for Quiet
Friday, December 19, 2014
11:00 AM
Stories, songs, crafts and games that are quiet (and loud), especially for preschoolers. Sponsored in part by ECFE. Registration required. Ages: 3-5.&nbsp; Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
One-on-One Technology Help
Friday, December 19, 2014
1:00 PM
If you need extra help on the computer, have questions about surfing the Internet or setting up an e-mail account, or just need help working on a document, you can get one-to-one instruction at the Library. Drop in any time during our One-on-One Technology Help sessions &mdash; no registration required.
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Saturday, December 20, 2014
10:30 AM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, December 20, 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.
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Christmas Storytime
Monday, December 22, 2014
10:30 AM
Make a holiday memory through Christmas stories, songs and rhymes. Ages: 0-6.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Wentworth "Book Ends"
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
10:15 AM
Wentworth "Book Ends" book group. Please refer to <a href="http://tinyurl.com/l2weasl">http://tinyurl.com/l2weasl</a> for this month's selection.
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
11:30 AM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library.
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Christmas Eve Day - Library Closed
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
12:00 AM
All Locations
Christmas Day - Library Closed
Thursday, December 25, 2014
12:00 AM
All Locations
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Saturday, December 27, 2014
10:30 AM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)

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