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Storytime for Babies
Monday, August 01, 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. (Note: outer library lobby doors are unlocked early for access to this program.)
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Treasure beyond Measure with Capt'n Curley
Monday, August 01, 2016
10:30 AM
Join Capt'n Curley the pirate on an adventure filled with physical comedy, audience participation and insight into the greatest treasure of all. Presented by A Touch of Magic. Ages: 3-10.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, August 01, 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)
Cardboard Robots
Monday, August 01, 2016
1:30 PM
Build your own robots using cardboard, pipe cleaners, googly eyes and your imagination. Registration required. Ages: 6-12. 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)
Leatherwork - The Medicine Bag
Monday, August 01, 2016
6:00 PM
Learn the significance of medicine bags to indigenous cultures from artist Armando Gutierrez G.  Use soft leather, leather tools and beads to create your own.   Presented by ArtStart.. Registration required.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
City of Eagan Puppet Wagon
Monday, August 01, 2016
6:00 PM
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy outdoor singing, dancing and entertainment for the whole family. Bring pictures and mail for the puppets to share! Meet at our parking lot steps.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Inver Glen Book Club
Monday, August 01, 2016
7:00 PM
Held the first Monday of each month. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/lpamuyj for this month's selection.
Inver Glen Conference Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Minnesota Gold
Monday, August 01, 2016
7:00 PM
Hear author Patrick Mader discuss "Minnesota Gold," a celebration of the perseverance and triumphs of 57 diverse Minnesota athletes as they pursued their dreams to compete in the Olympics. Patrick will share the memorable conversations he had with these remarkable men and women who honored their sport, their state, and their country on the world stage over the past seven decades. All ages welcome.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Drop-in E-Book Sessions
Tuesday, August 02, 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, August 02, 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)
Mixed Nuts
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
10:30 AM
Physical comedy, age-appropriate humor and uproarious audience participation. Hilarity and belly-laughs for all. Ages: 2-10.
Atrium
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Robots in the Library
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
10:30 AM
Join the Story Man from England and the Breck School Robotics Team to hear robot stories and meet exciting robots. Ages: 2-8.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Meet the Instruments
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
10:30 AM
<div>Playing in a school band or a rock band, you have to start somewhere. &nbsp;Try a variety of musical instruments from Groth Music. &nbsp;Space is limited. Ages: 2-16.</div>
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Farmington Afternoon Book Group
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
12:30 PM
Held the first Tuesday of each month. In August, we will discuss <i>After You</i> by Jojo Moyes.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Game Day: Board Games
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
1:00 PM
Bring your own board games or play some of ours. Ages: 6-12.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Make & Take: Teen Craft Blowout
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
1:30 PM
<div>Create funky jewelry from hardware items, craft on a rainbow loom and press cool buttons using your photos or magazine cut outs. Ages 10-16.</div>
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Studio Ghibli-Inspired Art
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
1:30 PM
Create art inspired by the movies like "My Neighbor Totoro", "Spirited Away" and "Howl's Moving Castle". Make your own Soot Ball Sprites made with pom-poms, paper mache Princess Mononoke masks, clay Totoros, relief printed images and more. Registration Required. Ages 10-16.
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Watercolor Painting
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
6:00 PM
Discover basic watercolor painting techniques including layering, brush selection and mark making. Use these techniques to create art pieces from photographs, still life subjects or memory. Presented by Artistry. Registration Required.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Wentworth Book Group
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
6:30 PM
Join one of our monthly book discussion groups to delve into the details of a good book. Call your library or visit www.dakotacounty.us/library for monthly book discussion titles.
Wentworth Conference Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Rain and Shine Storytime
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
10:30 AM
Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes about rain, rainbows and all things sunny. Ages: 2-6.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Summer Playhouse
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
10:30 AM
South St. Paul Public Library
Storytime in the Park
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
10:30 AM
Join us for stories, games and crafts in the park. This program is presented in part by the City of Hastings Parks and Recreation&nbsp;Department. Ages: 0-10. Levee Park Rotary Pavilion, 20 Ramsey Street, Hastings, MN.
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, August 03, 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)
Craft Fair
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
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. Ages: 4-16.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Legal Assistance of Dakota County
Wednesday, August 03, 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, August 03, 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 work.&nbsp; Other crafters also welcome.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Kids' Summer Reading Club Party with Roe Family Singers
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
6:30 PM
Raise a ruckus with this good-time Hillbilly band that mixes original music and contemporary takes on old-time and traditional tunes featuring instruments like the banjo, guitar, fiddle, autoharp, jug, washboard, and more. Prize drawings to follow the entertainment. Event is held at the Dakota County Historical Museum (130 3rd Ave. N, South St. Paul) All ages. Sponsored by MELSA.<br>
South St. Paul Public Library
Star Michaelina
Thursday, August 04, 2016
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. Ages: 2-12.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Robotics --Meet Bee Bots
Thursday, August 04, 2016
10:30 AM
Have fun learning pre-coding skills by helping Bee Bots, programmable robot bees, navigate though mazes and obstacles during this drop-in program. Ages: 5-10.
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Crazy Harry Plays with Electricity
Thursday, August 04, 2016
10:30 AM
Learn about the discovery and harnessing of electricity through demonstrations and hands-on experiments. Ages: 8-12.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Wendy's Wiggle, Jiggle & Jam
Thursday, August 04, 2016
10:30 AM
<div>Take turns leading dances and songs with rhythm instruments, puppets and plush toys as Wendy sings and plays guitar. Ages: 2-10.</div>
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Health-powered Kids
Thursday, August 04, 2016
10:30 AM
Enjoy stories about healthy food, play active games and make a craft. Presented by Allina Wellness. Ages: 4-10.&nbsp;
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Storytime for Babies
Thursday, August 04, 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)
Heritage Afternoon Book Group
Thursday, August 04, 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, August 04, 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)
3D Modeling Lab
Thursday, August 04, 2016
2:00 PM
Learn the basics of 3D modeling using the free online tool Tinkercad, and make your own basic design. No experience necessary. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Registration required.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
One-on-One Ebook and Technology Help
Thursday, August 04, 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)
Activate!
Thursday, August 04, 2016
3:00 PM
In this group, teens will gain leadership and advocacy skills and strategies, work together to identify community needs, and learn how to transform a shared vision into actions that result in positive change. Ages 12-18.
South St. Paul Public Library
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Thursday, August 04, 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, August 04, 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)
Snap Circuits
Friday, August 05, 2016
10:30 AM
Build fans that whirl, lights that flash, and button-activated sirens with safe, snap-together parts and an easy-to-follow circuit project manual. Registration required. Ages: 10-16.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Storytime for All Ages
Friday, August 05, 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)
Craft Fair
Friday, August 05, 2016
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 --- and space is limited. Ages 4-16.
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Library Picnic and Storytime
Friday, August 05, 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)
One-on-One E-book and Technology Help
Friday, August 05, 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)
Book Bingo
Friday, August 05, 2016
1:30 PM
Play bingo for a chance to win gently-used books. Space is limited to 100. Ages: 6-12.
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Teen Anime Club
Friday, August 05, 2016
2:00 PM
Join other teen anime and manga fans for manga drawing, films, cosplay and conversation. Ages: 10-16.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Teen Game Day
Friday, August 05, 2016
3:30 PM
Play board games and Wii with your friends. Ages: 10-16.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Teen Summer Reading Club Party
Friday, August 05, 2016
6:30 PM
Bowling, food, prizes, and fun! Join us at Mattie's Lanes (365 Concord Exchange N, South St. Paul) for the free fun. Please arrange your own transportation to and from the event; library staff are unable to provide rides. Ages 12-18. Registration required.<br>
South St. Paul Public Library
Sidewalk Chalk Day
Saturday, August 06, 2016
10:30 AM
Show off your artistic talent and decorate the sidewalks outside the library. Chalk is provided. Program is weather-dependent. Ages 2-12.
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, August 06, 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, August 08, 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. (Note: outer library lobby doors are unlocked early for access to this program.)
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
iPad Basics
Monday, August 08, 2016
10:00 AM
Use our iPads to learn about basic controls, settings, web browsing, apps and uses of this popular tablet. <em>Prerequisite: None.</em> Registration required.
Galaxie Computer Lab
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Bill the Juggler
Monday, August 08, 2016
10:30 AM
Laughter abounds at this comedy juggling program filled with audience participation and an emphasis on reading.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, August 08, 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, August 08, 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)
Kids Read!
Monday, August 08, 2016
1:00 PM
Join this summer book club for young readers. This month read "Breaking Stalin's Nose" by Eugene Yelchin and come prepared to talk about it and enjoy fun activities. Registration required. Ages 8-12. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Lego Robotics: Mindstorm Madness
Monday, August 08, 2016
2:00 PM
Work in teams of up to three to build a robot and then program it to perform tasks in this two-part workshop. Registration for both days required. Limit one registration per team. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot. Ages: 10-16.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Cosplay Masks
Monday, August 08, 2016
2:30 PM
<div>Create wearable masks and small costume accessories inspired by our favorite characters from manga and anime, comic books and cartoons, video games, and live-action films. Please bring images of your favorite characters to the class and any objects you wish to use as inspiration for designs. Ages: 10-16. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.&nbsp;<br></div><div><br></div>
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Spy Training for Kids
Monday, August 08, 2016
6:00 PM
Find out if you have the skills to be a spy.&nbsp; Can you decipher secret codes, operate spy gadgets and get through laser beams? Registration required.&nbsp;Ages: 3-8.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Teen Book Club
Monday, August 08, 2016
6:00 PM
Join other teens to talk about great books you've read or want to read this summer. This month's title is <i>In Real Life </i>by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang.&nbsp;Ages: 10-16.
DCL at Farmington
City of Eagan Puppet Wagon
Monday, August 08, 2016
6:00 PM
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy outdoor singing, dancing and entertainment for the whole family. Bring pictures and mail for the puppets to share! Meet at our parking lot steps.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Drop-in E-Book Sessions
Tuesday, August 09, 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)
Fun with Coloring
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
10:30 AM
Drop in anytime to create your own masterpieces with crayons, colored pencils, markers and lots of coloring pages at this self-directed activity.&nbsp; Ages:&nbsp;3 - 10.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Waggin' Tales
Tuesday, August 09, 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)
Robots in the Library
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
1:30 PM
Join the Story Man from England and the Breck School Robotics Team to hear robot stories and meet exciting robots. Space is limited to 100. Ages 2-8.
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Teen STEAM
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
1:30 PM
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Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Lego Robotics: Mindstorm Madness
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
2:00 PM
Work in teams of up to three to build a robot and then program it to perform tasks in this two-part workshop. Registration for both days required. Limit one registration per team. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot. Ages: 10-16.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Facebook 201 for Businesses and Organizations**
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
6:00 PM
Learn how to optimize your business Facebook page with this presentation on strategic marketing approaches based on audience and organizational goals, and through advertising and promoted posts. Bring your tablet or laptop if you have one. Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA. Registration required.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Friends of the Galaxie Library
Tuesday, August 09, 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, August 09, 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, August 09, 2016
6:30 PM
Stories and activities ideal for kids and families. Ages: 0-6.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Schiffelly Puppets
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
10:30 AM
<div>Join in on the fun and humor as we take a wild and crazy trip with Dorothy, Toto and all her friends into the world of L. Frank Baum's <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> Ages: 2-10.</div>
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Storytimes for Babies
Wednesday, August 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.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, August 10, 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)
Feature Film
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
1:30 PM
Watch a new film release, Big Hero 6,&nbsp;on the big screen. Ages: 5-10.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Open Knitting
Wednesday, August 10, 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
Sewing Style Battle
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
2:00 PM
Form a team and create a fashion line to show judges. Sewing machines and materials provided. Registration required. Ages: 10-16.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Microsoft Word
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
6:00 PM
Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word, a word processing program. Create a document using many of the software features. Learn to format, set margins and save your document. Prerequisite: Computer Basics class and/or ability to use the mouse. Registration required.
Robert Trail Computer Lab
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
STEAM Fest
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
6:00 PM
Kids ages 6-12 and their parents can drop-in anytime to explore science, technology, engineering, art or math through new and different hands-on activities and demonstrations on circuitry, robotics and other topics.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Legos & Duplos at the Library
Thursday, August 11, 2016
10:30 AM
Get your kids' imaginations working by exploring the many things they can create with Legos and Duplos. Ages: 2-12.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Storytime for All Ages
Thursday, August 11, 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 Babies
Thursday, August 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.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Make & Take: Thank you Card Sets
Thursday, August 11, 2016
1:00 PM
Make your own personal set of thank you cards and be ready to thank someone. Space is limited. Ages: 10-16.
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Make & Take: Duct Tape Crafts
Thursday, August 11, 2016
1:30 PM
<div>It's amazing what you can create with duct tape - from wallets to cellphone cases. &nbsp;Explore the world of duct tape art. &nbsp;Space is limited. &nbsp;Ages: 10-16.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div>
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Book Bingo for Teens
Thursday, August 11, 2016
2:00 PM
Play Bingo with other teens for the chance to win gently-used books. Ages: 12-16.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
One-on-One Ebook and Technology Help
Thursday, August 11, 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, August 11, 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)
Galaxie Book Club
Thursday, August 11, 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)
Friends of the Farmington Library Book Sale
Friday, August 12, 2016
10:00 AM
Support your local library and discover great deals on gently used materials.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Bill the Juggler: Summer Reading Finale!
Friday, August 12, 2016
10:30 AM
Laughter abounds at this comedy juggling program filled with audience participation and an emphasis on reading. Program will be help outside--please bring a chair or something to sit on. Ages: 2-12.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Library Scavenger Hunt
Friday, August 12, 2016
10:30 AM
Think you know the Library? Follow the clues and test your knowledge at this scavenger hunt. Ages: 5-12.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Animal Storytime
Friday, August 12, 2016
10:30 AM
Join in interactive book readings, meet a live animal and make memories during a nature-themed craft time. Presented by Carpenter Nature Center. Registration required. Ages: 3-8. June 17 - Blanding's Turtles, July 8 - Rabbits, August 12 - Owls.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
One-on-One E-book and Technology Help
Friday, August 12, 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)
Coloring for Adults
Friday, August 12, 2016
2:00 PM
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore. Use coloring as a way to relax and unwind while listening to soothing background music.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Teen Game Day
Friday, August 12, 2016
3:30 PM
Play board games and Wii with your friends. Ages: 10-16.
DCL at Farmington
Friends of the Farmington Library Book Sale
Saturday, August 13, 2016
10:00 AM
Support your local library and discover great deals on gently used materials.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Legos & Duplos at the Library
Saturday, August 13, 2016
10:30 AM
Get your kids' imaginations working by exploring the many things they can create with Legos and Duplos. Ages: 2-12.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, August 13, 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)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, August 13, 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 Farmington
Library Chess Club
Saturday, August 13, 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.
DCL at Farmington
Collectible Card Games
Saturday, August 13, 2016
3:00 PM
Bring your favorite decks of Magic: the Gathering, Star Wars, Yu-Gi-Oh, and other collectible card games to play with other teens. Ages: 10-16.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Friends of the Farmington Library Book Sale
Monday, August 15, 2016
10:00 AM
Support your local library and discover great deals on gently used materials.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Zentangle
Monday, August 15, 2016
6:00 PM
Draw structured patterns to create beautiful images through easy-to-learn Zentangle techniques by Victoria Welch. Registration required.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
City of Eagan Puppet Wagon
Monday, August 15, 2016
6:00 PM
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy outdoor singing, dancing and entertainment for the whole family. Bring pictures and mail for the puppets to share! Meet at our parking lot steps.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Killer Thriller Book Club
Monday, August 15, 2016
6:30 PM
<div>Classic and new mysteries and thrillers. Register at 651-403-8313. Visit www.dakotacounty.us/library, search <i>killer thrillers</i> for monthly titles.</div>
Wentworth Conference Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Drop-in E-Book Sessions
Tuesday, August 16, 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, August 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.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Make and Take: Summer Craft Fun
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
2:00 PM
Make your own masterpieces using a wide variety of craft supplies. Make as many projects as you can complete in an hour. Ages: 3-10. Supplies limited.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Magnets Meet Electricity
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
2:00 PM
Discover, experiment and play in the sometimes-shocking, always-exciting world where magnets and electricity meet. Presented by The Bakken Museum and the GSK Science in the Summer Program<sup>tm</sup>. Registration for both days required. Ages: 8-12.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Legal Assistance of Dakota County
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
3:30 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)
Legal Assistance of Dakota County
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
3:30 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 Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Small Business Counseling with SCORE
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
5:00 PM
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. Appointment required. Email Jim at jhoski700@lycos.com.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Tablet Basics
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
6:00 PM
Learn the basics of your Android, iPad, Kindle Fire or Nook tablet as well as ways to customize your device and install apps. Bring your tablet. Prerequisite: None. Registration required.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Computer and Internet Basics
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
6:00 PM
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. Prerequisite: None. Registration required.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Burnhaven Book Group
Tuesday, August 16, 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, August 16, 2016
7:00 PM
Held the third Tuesday of each month. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/omr9q8o for this month's selection.
DCL at Farmington
Mendota Heights Book Club
Wednesday, August 17, 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
Microsoft Word
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
10:30 AM
Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word, a word processing program. Create a document using many of the software features. Learn to format, set margins and save your document. Prerequisite: Computer Basics class and/or ability to use the mouse. Registration required.
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
iPad Basics
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
10:30 AM
Use our iPads to learn about basic controls, settings, web browsing, apps and uses of this popular tablet. <em>Prerequisite: None.</em> Registration required.
Wentworth Computer Lab
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Open Knitting
Wednesday, August 17, 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
Magnets Meet Electricity
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
2:00 PM
Discover, experiment and play in the sometimes-shocking, always-exciting world where magnets and electricity meet. Presented by The Bakken Museum and the GSK Science in the Summer Program<sup>tm</sup>. Registration for both days required. Ages: 8-12.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Family History on the Internet
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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.
Galaxie Computer Lab
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Coloring for Adults
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
6:00 PM
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore. Use coloring as a way to relax and unwind while listening to soothing background music.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Flower Arranging
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
7:00 PM
Learn to arrange flowers in attractive displays for fun or profit. &nbsp;Bring your own vase and real or artificial flowers, if&nbsp;you'd like, or use ours.&nbsp; Presented by Jeannie Weiers.&nbsp; Registration required.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
One-on-One Ebook and Technology Help
Thursday, August 18, 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)
Toys and Inventions
Thursday, August 18, 2016
2:30 PM
Use various materials to design and build your own unique toys, games and inventions. Brainstorm, thumbnail sketch, revise and build a prototype. Presented by Artistry. Registration Required. Ages: 6-12. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Painting on Glass
Thursday, August 18, 2016
6:00 PM
<div>Use centuries-old techniques brought to the Americas by Spaniards and other Europeans to create a work of art on Plexiglas or other translucent material that sparkles in the light. Presented by ArtStart. Registration required.</div>
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Thursday, August 18, 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, August 18, 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)
Accessibility options on the iPad
Friday, August 19, 2016
10:15 AM
Learn about some of the accessibility options built into the iPad as well as a few free or inexpensive apps. iPads will be available to use during class. Registration required.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Storytime for Babies
Friday, August 19, 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, August 19, 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 Anime Club
Friday, August 19, 2016
2:00 PM
Join other teen anime and manga fans for manga drawing, films, cosplay and conversation. Ages: 10-16.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Teen Game Day
Friday, August 19, 2016
3:30 PM
Play board games and Wii with your friends. Ages: 10-16.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, August 20, 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, August 20, 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)
Flower Bulbs and Their Care
Saturday, August 20, 2016
11:00 AM
Learn about the different type of flower bulbs and how to care for, store and force them.&nbsp; Presented by the Dakota County Master Gardeners.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Parent-Child Book Group
Monday, August 22, 2016
4:00 PM
Read <i>The Westing Game</i> by Ellen Raskin. Read the book and join us for a rousing discussion and fun activities. Sponsored and presented by the Friends of the Wescott Library. Registration is required, please only register child for the group. Ages: 11-15. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Coloring for Adults
Monday, August 22, 2016
6:00 PM
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore. Use coloring as a way to relax and unwind while listening to soothing background music.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
"Normando The Great" Magical Comedy
Monday, August 22, 2016
6:30 PM
<p>Laugh along as "Normando The Great"&nbsp;performs magic tricks and see why he won first place at the Las Vegas Funniest Magician contest.</p>
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Senior Surf Day
Tuesday, August 23, 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, August 23, 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)
Book Ends Book Group
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
10:15 AM
Join one of our monthly book discussion groups to delve into the details of a good book. Call your library or visit www.dakotacounty.us/library for monthly book discussion titles.
Wentworth Conference Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Storytime for Babies
Tuesday, August 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.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Kindergarten Here I Come Storytime
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
10:30 AM
Get ready for Kindergarten with just-right stories, music and activities. Ages: 3-6.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Open Knitting
Wednesday, August 24, 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
Ten Pigs Traveling Trunk Show
Thursday, August 25, 2016
10:30 AM
Join Derek Anderson author and illustrator of <i>Ten Pigs: an Epic Bath Adventure</i> for a one-of-a-kind show! Derek will talk about "The Greatest Job in the World," get everyone dancing to original music composed by Tom Lieberman and laughing with goofy props and drawing together.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
One-on-One Ebook and Technology Help
Thursday, August 25, 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)
Ten Pigs Traveling Trunk Show
Thursday, August 25, 2016
2:30 PM
Join author and illustrator Derek Anderson for a one-of-a-kind show! Derek will talk about "The Greatest Job in the World," get everyone dancing to original music composed by Tom Lieberman and laughing with goofy props, and conclude with a group drawing activity. Ages: All Ages.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Gee's Bend Quilters
Thursday, August 25, 2016
6:00 PM
<div>Combine papers, fabric and paint to design and create your own mini-quilt inspired by the brilliant, bold and dynamic quilts made by women who live in the isolated African-American town of Gee's Bend, Alabama. Presented by ArtStart. Registration required.</div>
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Thursday, August 25, 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)
One-on-One E-book and Technology Help
Friday, August 26, 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)
Minecraft
Friday, August 26, 2016
3:00 PM
Play Minecraft on our private survival-mode server. Bring your Minecraft account log in information. Registration required. Ages: 8-14.
Robert Trail Computer Lab
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Teen Game Day
Friday, August 26, 2016
3:30 PM
Play board games and Wii with your friends. Ages: 10-16.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, August 27, 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.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Drop-in E-Book Sessions
Tuesday, August 30, 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, August 30, 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)
Robert Trail Book Club
Tuesday, August 30, 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)

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