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Movies for Kids
Friday, May 06, 2016
10:30 AM
Enjoy fun children's books in movie format. Ages: 2-6.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Storytime for All Ages
Friday, May 06, 2016
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)
One-on-One E-book and Technology Help
Friday, May 06, 2016
10:30 AM
If you need extra help on the computer, setting up e-book apps, 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 Rosemount (Robert Trail)
My Garden
Friday, May 06, 2016
11:00 AM
Stories, songs, crafts and games especially for preschoolers based on the book My Garden by Kevin Henkes. Sponsored in part by ECFE.  Registration required. Ages 3-5.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Library Picnic and Storytime
Friday, May 06, 2016
12:00 PM
Bring a picnic lunch to eat and enjoy a fun storytime in the Library. Ages: 2-8.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Swingin' on a Star : the Voice of Van Heusen
Friday, May 06, 2016
1:00 PM
Let vocalist Vicky Mountain and her swinging band bring back memories with the musical compositions and collaborations of Jimmy Van Heusen, songwriter and Academy Award Winner of "Swinging on a Star," "All the Way" and "Call Me Irresponsible." Space is limited. Part of the Silver Teas series.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
One-on-One E-book and Technology Help
Friday, May 06, 2016
1:00 PM
<p>If you need extra help on the computer, setting up e-book apps, 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. </p>
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Swingin' on a Star: the Voice of Van Heusen
Friday, May 06, 2016
2:30 PM
Let vocalist Vicky Mountain and her swinging band bring back memories with the musical compositions and collaborations of Jimmy Van Heusen, songwriter and Academy Award Winner of "Swinging on a Star," "All the Way" and "Call Me Irresponsible." Space is limited. Part of the Silver Teas series.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Teen Game Day
Friday, May 06, 2016
3:30 PM
Play board games and Wii with your friends. Ages: 10-16.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Friday Fun for Teens
Friday, May 06, 2016
3:30 PM
Drop in for a variety of fun activities after a long week of school. Ages: 10-16.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 07, 2016
10:00 AM
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Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
McBroom Read-aloud
Saturday, May 07, 2016
10:30 AM
Laugh along to stories of the McBroom family's magical one-acre farm in these tales by Sid Fleischman. Ages: 5-10.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, May 07, 2016
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)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, May 09, 2016
9:30 AM
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.&nbsp; <em>(Note: outer library lobby doors are unlocked early for access to this program.)</em>
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Wescott Nonfiction Book Group
Monday, May 09, 2016
10:00 AM
Held on the second Monday of each month. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/lqvswh5 for this month's selection. Meets in the Lone Oak Room at Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan.
Eagan Community Center
Storytime for Babies
Monday, May 09, 2016
10:30 AM
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, May 09, 2016
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)
Little Learners App Discovery
Monday, May 09, 2016
1:00 PM
Discover fun and educational apps for your preschooler. Learn and play along with your little learner on our iPads. Ages: 3-5.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Teen Advisory Group
Monday, May 09, 2016
3:30 PM
Get involved. 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)
An Accordion Sampler
Monday, May 09, 2016
6:00 PM
Build your fundamental skills of bookmaking with a variety of techniques in one dynamite hard cover accordion book.&nbsp; Brought to you by the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts.&nbsp; Registration required.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Teen-led Book Group
Monday, May 09, 2016
6:00 PM
Join members of the Teen Advisory Group for a teen-led discussion of books and reading. Ages: 12-18.
DCL at Farmington
Legos & Duplos at the Library
Monday, May 09, 2016
6:30 PM
Get your kids' imaginations working by exploring the many things they can create with Legos and Duplos. Ages: 2-12.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Teen Advisory Group
Monday, May 09, 2016
7:00 PM
Get involved. Recommend books and music, help plan Library programs and participate in community events and service projects. Ages: 12-18.
DCL at Farmington
Drop-in E-Book Sessions
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
10:00 AM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library. No registration necessary.
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Storytime for Babies
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
10:15 AM
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Storytime for All Ages
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
10:15 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Storytime for Babies
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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)
Storytime for All Ages
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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 All Ages
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
11:00 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Books to Movies
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
12:30 PM
Watch favorite books transformed into movies. Rated PG-13. Today's selection is "The Monuments Men" (2014).
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Obstacle Course
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
2:00 PM
Navigate tunnels and hoops, hop down a path and weave through cones in this full-body movement experience. Ages: 2-6.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Young Wentworth Poets
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
4:00 PM
Write and share poetry each month with fun and creative writing activities. Ages 9 - 12.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Friends of the Galaxie Library
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
6:30 PM
Join the Friends of the Galaxie Library organization to support your local library and meet new people.
Galaxie Conference Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Robert Trail History Book Group
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
6:30 PM
Held the second Tuesday of each month. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/lrvaf5j for this month's selection.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Evening Storytime for All Ages
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
6:30 PM
Stories and activities ideal for kids and families. Ages: 0-6.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
10:15 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Computer and Internet Basics
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
10:30 AM
Learn the parts and uses of a computer and how to use the mouse and keyboard, and familiarize yourself with computer terms and how to navigate the Internet. This class is for PC users. <i>Prerequisite: None. </i>Registration required.
Wentworth Computer Lab
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Dragonfly
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
10:30 AM
Listen&nbsp;or sing-along&nbsp;to traditional songs dating back to the Civil War--well-known and original melodies sung by Dragonfly, a group of south metro folk singers ages 59-89 who love to have fun!&nbsp; Join us for refreshments beginning at 10:30 a.m.; performance begins at 11 a.m. Part of the Silver Teas series.
Atrium
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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, May 11, 2016
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, May 11, 2016
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 Babies
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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)
South St. Paul Afternoon Book Club
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
1:00 PM
Join one of our monthly book discussion groups to delve into the details of a good book. This month's title: "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel
South St. Paul Public Library
Open Knitting
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
1:30 PM
Join other knitters in an informal setting. Learn new stitches, get help with unfinished projects or just enjoy new friends while you knit. Other crafters also welcome.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Evening Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
6:30 PM
Stories and activities ideal for kids and families. Ages: 0-6.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Storytime for Babies
Thursday, May 12, 2016
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)
Storytime for All Ages
Thursday, May 12, 2016
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 All Ages
Thursday, May 12, 2016
10:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6.
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Paul Imholte
Thursday, May 12, 2016
1:00 PM
Settle in to see and hear a great performance by Paul Imholte, the "musical stringman" and master of a variety of instruments including the hammered dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, viola, cello, harmonica, jaw harp, autoharp and spoons.&nbsp; Refreshments at 2:00 pm. Part of the Silver Teas series.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
La Familia Torres-Peña
Thursday, May 12, 2016
2:00 PM
Enjoy a lively performance by the&nbsp;Torres-Peña family, who are part of a full-scale mariachi band, as they talk about Mexican traditions, sing songs, and play the guitar, violin, vihuela and accordion. Part of the Silver Teas series.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
One-on-One Ebook and Technology Help
Thursday, May 12, 2016
2:00 PM
If you need extra help on the computer, setting up e-book apps, 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 Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Sphero Programming
Thursday, May 12, 2016
4:00 PM
<div>Take your Sphero skills to the next level and learn to program Sphero using the SPRK and Tickle apps. Try your program to compete for the best time on our Sphero race course. Ages: 10-16.</div>
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Thursday, May 12, 2016
6:00 PM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library. NO registration necessary.
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
T(w)een Reads
Thursday, May 12, 2016
7:00 PM
<p>Read and discuss teen bok choices. Registration required. Ages 10-14.</p><p>Choose from:</p><ul><li><em>Heat</em> by Mike Lupica</li><li><em>Being Sloane Jacobs</em> by Lauren Morrill</li><li><em>Roller Girl</em> by Victoria Jamieson</li></ul>
Wentworth Conference Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
South St. Paul Evening Book Club
Thursday, May 12, 2016
7:00 PM
Join one of our monthly book discussion groups to delve into the details of a good book. This month's title: "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel
South St. Paul Public Library
Galaxie Book Club
Thursday, May 12, 2016
7:00 PM
Join our monthly book discussion group to delve into the details of a good book. Call the Galaxie Library or visit http://www.dakotacounty.us/library, search "book discussion" for monthly book discussion titles. Second Thursday of the month, 7-8 pm.
Galaxie Conference Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Library Lego Club
Friday, May 13, 2016
10:30 AM
Build and create objects related to various themes using our Legos.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Storytime for All Ages
Friday, May 13, 2016
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
Friday, May 13, 2016
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)
One-on-One E-book and Technology Help
Friday, May 13, 2016
10:30 AM
If you need extra help on the computer, setting up e-book apps, 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 Rosemount (Robert Trail)
One-on-One E-book and Technology Help
Friday, May 13, 2016
1:00 PM
<p>If you need extra help on the computer, setting up e-book apps, 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. </p>
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Teen Game Day
Friday, May 13, 2016
3:30 PM
Play board games and Wii with your friends. Ages: 10-16.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Friday Fun for Teens
Friday, May 13, 2016
3:30 PM
Drop in for a variety of fun activities after a long week of school. Ages: 10-16.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, May 14, 2016
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 West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, May 14, 2016
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)
Northwoods Niche
Saturday, May 14, 2016
11:00 AM
Meet salamanders, snakes, porcupines and owls. Learn how they've adapted to their forest habitat and how they interact with the world around them. Presented by the Audubon Center of the North Woods. Ages: 8-15.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Mad Science- The Outdoor Edition
Saturday, May 14, 2016
11:00 AM
Mad Science is back and this time they are outdoors. Come to the Galaxie Library and see a science demonstration in our new outdoor plaza.&nbsp; Ages: 10 and up
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Library Chess Club
Saturday, May 14, 2016
11:00 AM
Let the games begin. Come to the Library to play this fun game of strategy with a friend or other chess fan. Open to all levels. Ages: 6-16.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Magic: the Gathering Booster Draft
Saturday, May 14, 2016
2:30 PM
Draft cards and play two rounds of Swiss draw. Prizes will be awarded based on standings. Cards and snacks provided. Registration required. Ages: 12-16. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, May 16, 2016
9:30 AM
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.&nbsp; <em>(Note: outer library lobby doors are unlocked early for access to this program.)</em>
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, May 16, 2016
10:30 AM
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Little Learners App Discovery
Monday, May 16, 2016
1:00 PM
Discover fun and educational apps for your preschooler. Learn and play along with your little learner on our iPads. Ages: 3-5.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Money Mondays - Annuities
Monday, May 16, 2016
6:30 PM
<p>Learn how to make informed, well-reasoned decisions regarding your investments and annuities.&nbsp; Presented by Round Bank.&nbsp; Registration Required.</p>
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Killer Thrillers
Monday, May 16, 2016
6:30 PM
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Classic and new mysteries and thrillers. Register at 651-403-8313. See www.dakotacounty.us/library, search <i>killer thrillers</i> for monthly titles.</p>
Wentworth Conference Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Little Learners App Discovery
Monday, May 16, 2016
7:00 PM
Discover fun and educational apps for your preschooler. Learn and play along with your little learner on our iPads with apps that are just right for your little one. Ages: 3-5.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Senior Surf Day
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
10:00 AM
Learn computer basics, how to navigate and search the Internet and how to access websites of interest to seniors. Get hands-on computer experience with help from Senior LinkAge Line® representatives. <em>Prerequisite: None.</em> Presented in partnership with Minnesota Board on Aging and Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging. Registration required.
Galaxie Computer Lab
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Drop-in E-Book Sessions
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
10:00 AM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library. No registration necessary.
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Jason Hernandez
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
10:15 AM
Enjoy and sing along with Jason Hernandez, tenor and instrumentalist, as he performs beloved standards of the jazz age and Italian Romantic numbers reminiscent of Mario Lanza classics. Space is limited. Part of the Silver Teas series.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Storytime for Babies
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
10:15 AM
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Storytime for All Ages
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
10:15 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Storytime for All Ages
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
11:00 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Jason Hernandez
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
12:15 PM
Enjoy and sing along with Jason Hernandez, tenor and instrumentalist, as he performs beloved standards of the jazz age and Italian Romantic numbers reminiscent of Mario Lanza classics. Space is limited. Part of the Silver Teas series.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Discover Honeybees
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
2:00 PM
Research the critical role honey bees play as pollinators in our ecosystem and learn about their complex social structure. You'll also get a chance to bottle some honey. Ages:5-12. Presented by the Bell Museum of Natural History. A Homeschool Science Series sponsored by the Friends of the Wescott Library.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Legal Assistance of Dakota County
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
3:30 PM
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Receive a free 30 minute consultation from a volunteer attorney regarding Family Law matters, such as domestic abuse, custody, child support or visitation. Call 952-431-3200 for more information and to schedule an appointment.<o:p></o:p></p>
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Legal Assistance of Dakota County
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
3:30 PM
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Receive a free 30 minute consultation from a volunteer attorney regarding Family Law matters, such as domestic abuse, custody, child support or visitation. Call 952-431-3200 for more information and to schedule an appointment.<o:p></o:p></p>
Wentworth Conference Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Teen Tuesday @ the Library
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
3:30 PM
Drop in for a variety of fun activities. Ages: 10-16.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Small Business Counseling with SCORE
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
5:00 PM
Make an appointment for a free 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. Email Jim at jhoski700@lycos.com for an appointment.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Meet the Author: Jeff Burton
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
6:30 PM
Meet author Jeff Burton and hear him discuss his new mystery novel "The Lynchpin." Presented by the Rosemount Area Arts Council.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Burnhaven Book Group
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
7:00 PM
Held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/p5wuw3z for this month's book selection.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Farmington - Books & Brew Book Group
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
7:00 PM
Held the third Tuesday of each month. Join our monthly book discussion group to delve into the details of this month's selection, <i>A Sudden Light</i> by Garth Stein. We plan to visit with the author via Skype. In partnership with Dunn Brothers. Held at the Farmington Library at 508 Third St. in Farmington.
DCL at Farmington
Mendota Heights Book Club
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
10:00 AM
This is a partnership between the Wentworth Library and the City of Mendota Heights, ISD 197, and Tri-District Community Education. Meets the third Wednesday of every month at 10:00 am. Location note: This group meets at Mendota Elementary, 1979 Summit Lane, Mendota Heights, in the media center.
Mendota Elementary School
Yoga for Kids Storytime
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
10:15 AM
Yoga poses and relaxation techniques are mixed with stories and pretend play for this active storytime. Comfortable clothes are all you need. Ages: 0-5.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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, May 18, 2016
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 Babies
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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)
Open Knitting
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
1:30 PM
Join other knitters in an informal setting. Learn new stitches, get help with unfinished projects or just enjoy new friends while you knit. Other crafters also welcome.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
The Life of a Pond
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
4:00 PM
Put on&nbsp; your boots and get ready to learn about all the things living in the pond behind Wentworth Library.&nbsp; Presented by Dodge Nature Center.&nbsp; (outdoor program)
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Young Writers Group
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
4:00 PM
Join other teen writers in doing inspiring exercises, sharing feedback, being creative and having fun. Ages: 10-16.
Burnhaven Conference Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Evening Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
6:30 PM
Stories and activities ideal for kids and families. Ages: 0-6.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Sing, Play, Learn!
Thursday, May 19, 2016
10:30 AM
<div>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. Ages: 0-5. Wheels Make Music. Registration required. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Storytime for All Ages
Thursday, May 19, 2016
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)
One-on-One Ebook and Technology Help
Thursday, May 19, 2016
2:00 PM
If you need extra help on the computer, setting up e-book apps, 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 Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Thursday, May 19, 2016
6:00 PM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library. NO registration necessary.
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Wescott Third Thursday Book Group
Thursday, May 19, 2016
7:00 PM
Held on the third Thursday of each month. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/lskl6t3 for this month's selection.
Wescott Dakota Room (Main Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
One-on-One E-book and Technology Help
Friday, May 20, 2016
10:30 AM
If you need extra help on the computer, setting up e-book apps, 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 Rosemount (Robert Trail)
One-on-One E-book and Technology Help
Friday, May 20, 2016
1:00 PM
<p>If you need extra help on the computer, setting up e-book apps, 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. </p>
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Teen Game Day
Friday, May 20, 2016
3:30 PM
Play board games and Wii with your friends. Ages: 10-16.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Friday Fun for Teens
Friday, May 20, 2016
3:30 PM
Drop in for a variety of fun activities after a long week of school. Ages: 10-16.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Bike Rodeo
Saturday, May 21, 2016
10:30 AM
Bring your bike and helmet and navigate a fun obstacle course in the library parking lot. Learn the ABCs quick check for your bike and bike safety rules. Receive a free water bottle. Presented by Valley Bike and Ski Shop. Ages: 5-12.
DCL at Farmington
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, May 21, 2016
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.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, May 21, 2016
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)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, May 21, 2016
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 Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Discover Honeybees
Saturday, May 21, 2016
2:00 PM
Research the critical role honey bees play as pollinators in our ecosystem and learn about their complex social structure. You'll also get a chance to bottle some honey. Ages: 5-12. Presented by the Bell Museum of Natural History. A STEAM on Saturdays sponsored by the Friends of the Wescott Library.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Creating Happily Ever After: Story Fest
Saturday, May 21, 2016
2:00 PM
Pam Schweitzer and Kathleen Johnson celebrate friendship, resiliency, gratitude, and kindness through the art of storytelling. Story Fest is a sneak peek at some of the themes and performance skills children will have the opportunity to develop in the Creating Happily Ever After storytelling workshop series this summer. All ages. A MN Legacy program.<br>
South St. Paul Public Library
Storytime for Babies
Monday, May 23, 2016
9:30 AM
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.&nbsp; <em>(Note: outer library lobby doors are unlocked early for access to this program.)</em>
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, May 23, 2016
10:30 AM
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Music Together©
Monday, May 23, 2016
10:30 AM
Enjoy lively music and movement with Music Together© instructor Cheryl Hornstein. Registration required. Ages: 0-4.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Gao Hong
Monday, May 23, 2016
1:00 PM
Enjoy the traditional Chinese music of Gao Hong, a virtuosic player of the pipa, a four-stringed instrument introduced into China 2000 years ago. Gao serves as a pipa ambassador, telling audiences about the instrument, and dazzling them with her impeccable technique. Part of the Silver Teas series.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
String Art Stationery
Monday, May 23, 2016
6:00 PM
Ditch the run-of-the-mill cards and wow your friends and family with unique stationery of your own creation.&nbsp; Presented by the Textile Center.&nbsp; Registration required. Ages: 16+
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
iPad Basics
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
10:00 AM
This class is designed for new iPad users who need help learning the basics of using the iPad. Topics covered in the class include: navigation, all about apps and basic troubleshooting. Attendees should bring their own iPad along with their Apple ID and password. Registration required for each person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
South St. Paul Public Library
Drop-in E-Book Sessions
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
10:00 AM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library. No registration necessary.
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Wentworth Book Ends
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
10:15 AM
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Join one of our monthly book discussion groups to delve into the details of a good book. Call Wentworth Library or visit www.dakotacounty.us/library, search <i>book discussion</i> for monthly book discussion titles.<o:p></o:p></p>
Wentworth Conference Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Storytime for All Ages
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
10:15 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Storytime for All Ages
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
11:00 AM
Stories and activities ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. Ages: 0-6.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Books to Movies
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
12:30 PM
Watch favorite books transformed into movies. Rated PG-13. Today's selection is "The Hundred-Foot Journey" (2014).
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Little Hands: Box Puppets
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
10:30 AM
Create a moveable box puppet from cardboard box and other materials and show your puppet off to other creators before taking it home. Presented by Artistry. Registration required. Ages: 2-6.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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)
Open Knitting
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
1:30 PM
Join other knitters in an informal setting. Learn new stitches, get help with unfinished projects or just enjoy new friends while you knit. Other crafters also welcome.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Young Writers Group
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
4:00 PM
Join other teen writers in doing inspiring exercises, sharing feedback, being creative and having fun. Ages: 10-16.
Wescott Dakota Room (Main Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Making Books with Repurposed Paper
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
6:00 PM
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Create your own book from a random assortment of recycled materials such as expired calendars, envelopes, newspapers and old scrapbook pages.&nbsp; Presented by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Registration required.<o:p></o:p></p>
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Evening Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
6:30 PM
Stories and activities ideal for kids and families. Ages: 0-6.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Heritage Evening Book Group
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
7:00 PM
Held the last Wednesday of each month. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/nx2rv2b for this month's selection.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Lila Ammons
Thursday, May 26, 2016
1:30 PM
Lila is known to jazz audiences in Europe and the United States as a vocalist who spans the history of jazz stylistically. This afternoon of music will feature songs from bebop, swing, Brazilian Bossa Nova and classic blues.Part of the Silver Teas series.
South St. Paul Public Library
One-on-One Ebook and Technology Help
Thursday, May 26, 2016
2:00 PM
If you need extra help on the computer, setting up e-book apps, 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 Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Robotics--Meet Ozobot
Thursday, May 26, 2016
4:00 PM
Play games with Ozobots and learn how to code them using different colors, patterns and iPad apps during this drop-in program. Ages: 5-10.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Thursday, May 26, 2016
6:00 PM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library. NO registration necessary.
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Library Chess Club
Friday, May 27, 2016
10:30 AM
Let the games begin. Come to the Library to play this fun game of strategy with a friend or other chess fan. Open to all levels. Ages: 6-16.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
One-on-One E-book and Technology Help
Friday, May 27, 2016
10:30 AM
If you need extra help on the computer, setting up e-book apps, 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 Rosemount (Robert Trail)
One-on-One E-book and Technology Help
Friday, May 27, 2016
1:00 PM
<p>If you need extra help on the computer, setting up e-book apps, 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. </p>
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Teen Maker Day
Friday, May 27, 2016
3:30 PM
Explore a different technology project each month. Share your own projects with other makers. Ages: 10-16.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Friday Fun for Teens
Friday, May 27, 2016
3:30 PM
Drop in for a variety of fun activities after a long week of school. Ages: 10-16.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Memorial Day - Library Closed
Monday, May 30, 2016
12:00 AM
All Locations
Drop-in E-Book Sessions
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
10:00 AM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library. No registration necessary.
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Legos & Duplos at the Library
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
10:00 AM
Get your kids' imaginations working by exploring the many things they can create with Legos and Duplos at this self-directed activity. Ages: 2-12.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Landscaping for Clean Water Workshop
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
6:15 PM
Discover how low-maintenance native gardens, rain gardens and native shoreline stabilization projects help keep our waters clean. See dozens of affordable designs that can transform conventional urban yards into beautiful and beneficial landscapes and learn what financial incentives are available for your own project. Sign up for an advanced workshop to get help creating a plan for your property. Presented by the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District. Registration Required.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Robert Trail Book Club
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
7:00 PM
Held the last Tuesday of each month. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/k53pq7a for this month's selection.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
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)
Legal Assistance of Dakota County
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
12:30 PM
Receive a free 30 minute consultation from a volunteer attorney regarding Family Law matters, such as domestic abuse, custody, child support or visitation. Call 952-431-3200 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Wentworth Conference Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Open Knitting
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
1:30 PM
Join other knitters in an informal setting.&nbsp; Learn new stitches, get help with unfinished projects or just enjoy new friends while you knit.&nbsp; Other crafters also welcome.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Legos & Duplos at the Library
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
6:00 PM
Get your kids' imaginations working by exploring the many things they can create with Legos and Duplos at this self-directed activity.&nbsp; Ages: 2-12.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Computer and Internet Basics
Thursday, June 02, 2016
10:00 AM
Learn the parts and uses of a computer, how to use the mouse and keyboard, familiarize yourself with computer terms, and learn how to navigate the Internet with basic computer technology. This class is for PC users. Prerequisite: None. Registration required.<br>
Robert Trail Computer Lab
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Movies for Kids
Thursday, June 02, 2016
10:30 AM
Enjoy fun children's books in movie format. Ages: 2-6.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Heritage Afternoon Book Group
Thursday, June 02, 2016
12:30 PM
Held the first Thursday of each month. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/nx2rv2b for this month's selection.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Free Divorce Clinic
Thursday, June 02, 2016
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.
Galaxie Computer Lab
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
One-on-One Ebook and Technology Help
Thursday, June 02, 2016
2:00 PM
If you need extra help on the computer, setting up e-book apps, 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 Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Author Tim McDonnell
Thursday, June 02, 2016
6:00 PM
Hear local author Tim McDonnell introduce his new title, <i>The Contemplative Paddler's Fireside Companion</i>, and discuss his childhood growing up at his parents' Gunflint Trail resort north of Grand Marais. McDonnell will sell and sign his books.&nbsp;
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Thursday, June 02, 2016
6:00 PM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library. NO registration necessary.
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
LeDuc History Book Group
Thursday, June 02, 2016
6:30 PM
A book group for history lovers. Meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. 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. Location Note: This group meets at the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings.
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
One-on-One E-book and Technology Help
Friday, June 03, 2016
1:00 PM
<p>If you need extra help on the computer, setting up e-book apps, 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. </p>
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Teen Game Day
Friday, June 03, 2016
3:30 PM
Play board games and Wii with your friends. Ages: 10-16.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, June 04, 2016
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)

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