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Jigsaw Puzzle Day
Friday, July 03, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Show your skill at putting puzzles together with our selection of 24- and 100-piece and floor puzzles. Ages: 4-12.</div>
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
One-on-One Technology Help
Friday, July 03, 2015
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)
Holiday Closure - Library Closed
Saturday, July 04, 2015
12:00 AM
All Locations
Storytime for Babies
Monday, July 06, 2015
9:30 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)
iPad Basics
Monday, July 06, 2015
10:15 AM
Use our iPad to learn about basic controls, settings, web browsing, apps, and uses of this popular tablet. Registration required.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Movies for Kids
Monday, July 06, 2015
10:30 AM
Enjoy fun children's books in movie format. Ages: 2-6.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Storytime for Babies
Monday, July 06, 2015
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)
Superhero School: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Monday, July 06, 2015
1:00 PM
Practice your ninja skills inspired by everyone's favorite superhero turtles. Ages 6-12. Registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
Code Camp for Kids
Monday, July 06, 2015
1:00 PM
Learn how to create an application for Android hand-held devices by using App Inventor2 and basic programming concepts in this week-long camp led by information technology instructors from Dakota County Technical College. This is a multi-day event: registration for all sessions required. Ages: 9-12. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Galaxie Computer Lab
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Mrs. Siebenaler's Book Club
Monday, July 06, 2015
1:00 PM
<p><font size="2">Continue your reading through the summer. Come and spend time with friends, discussing Wonder by RJ Palacio and another book we will read for our summer book club. For kids exiting 6th grade this spring, entering 7th grade this fall.</font><br></p>
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Teen iPad Fun Lab: Hopscotch
Monday, July 06, 2015
1:30 PM
Use our iPad Lab to learn Hopscotch, a simple computer programming language similar to Scratch that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art. Registration required. Ages: 10-16. 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)
Young Writers Group
Monday, July 06, 2015
2:00 PM
Join other teen writers in being creative and having fun. Ages: 10-16.
Wescott Dakota Room (Main Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
City of Eagan Puppet Wagon
Monday, July 06, 2015
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)
Rock, Rattle, and Rhyme Storytime
Monday, July 06, 2015
6:15 PM
Enjoy rhymes, songs, sign language, books, and play time to learn early literacy and socialization skills. Ages 0-3. No registration necessary; come when you can!
South St. Paul Public Library
Inver Glen Book Club
Monday, July 06, 2015
7:00 PM
Held the first Monday of each month. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/lpamuyj for this month's selection.
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Drop-in E-Book Sessions
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
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, July 07, 2015
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)
Zoom! Zoom! Zoom!
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
10:30 AM
Start your engines and get ready to zoom. Hear stories and songs and get your first driving lesson in this highly interactive program from The Story Man from England. Ages: 2-8.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Bruce the Bug Guy
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
10:30 AM
Live critters and other fun props give the audience a unique opportunity to experience fascinating insects up-close. Ages: 2-12.
South St. Paul Public Library
Storytime for Babies
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
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)
Farmington Afternoon Book Group
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
12:30 PM
Held the first Tuesday of each month. <i>China Dolls</i> by Lisa See will be the focus of the July discussion.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Legos and Duplos at the Library
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
1:00 PM
<p>Get your kids' imaginations working by exploring the many things they can create with Legos and Duplos. Ages: 2-12.</p> <p>Open house program. </p>
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Code Camp for Kids
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
1:00 PM
Learn how to create an application for Android hand-held devices by using App Inventor2 and basic programming concepts in this week-long camp led by information technology instructors from Dakota County Technical College. This is a multi-day event: registration for all sessions required. Ages: 9-12. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Galaxie Computer Lab
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Tie Dye Party
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
1:30 PM
<div>Bring your own white T-shirt to tie dye in class and to wear all summer. Presented by Kidcreate Studio. Registration required. Ages: 4-9. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Library Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
1:30 PM
Think you know the Library? Follow the clues and test your knowledge at this scavenger hunt. Ages: 5-12.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
RAD Zoo
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Learn about the lives of frogs, turtles, lizards, snakes and a small alligator. Get up-close to pet some of these unique</div><div>creatures. This program will be outdoors. Ages:2-12.</div>
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Learn to Juggle
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
2:00 PM
Learn how to juggle scarves, balls and other items and practice to become a pro. Registration required. Ages: 9-16. 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
Chapters and a Craft: Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
2:00 PM
<p>Hear the classic tale and make a fun dog craft. Ages: 5-10.</p>
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Teen iPad Lab Fun: Digital Art
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
2:00 PM
Use our iPad Lab to draw, photo edit and paint using digital art apps. Registration required. Ages 10-16. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Wescott Dakota Room (Main Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Tangle the Day Away
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
6:00 PM
Use easy-to-learn Zentangle to create beautiful image patterns on tiles to create a mosaic. Presented by Victoria Welch. Registration required.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Friends of the Farmington Library
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
6:30 PM
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Wentworth Book Group
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
6:30 PM
Held the first Tuesday of each month. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/n4c5uhj for this month's book selection.
Wentworth Conference Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
The On-Time Circus
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
10:30 AM
Meet Ms. Tock - who's in love with seconds, minutes and hours - and be amazed as she and her animals create a silly and daring circus in this traveling puppet wagon show complete with songs, music and a clown.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Book Bingo
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
10:30 AM
Play bingo and win gently-used books. Ages 5-12.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
RAD Zoo
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Learn about the lives of frogs, turtles, lizards, snakes and a small alligator. Get up-close to pet some of these unique creatures. Ages: 2-12.</div>
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
E is for Emergency Storytime
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
10:30 AM
Hear stories about emergencies and the community helpers who keep us safe plus fingerplays and songs. Ages: 0-6.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Microsoft Word
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
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. <em>Prerequisite: Computer Basics class and/or ability to use the mouse.</em>
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Storytime for Babies
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
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)
Summer Playhouse
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
10:30 AM
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy free entertainment presented by the South St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department's Summer Playhouse. Actors, puppets, and interactive play are all a part of the Summer Playhouse entertainment. This year's show will feature Harold and the Purple Crayon. Don't miss the fun! All Ages. No registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
Code Camp for Kids
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
1:00 PM
Learn how to create an application for Android hand-held devices by using App Inventor2 and basic programming concepts in this week-long camp led by information technology instructors from Dakota County Technical College. This is a multi-day event: registration for all sessions required. Ages: 9-12. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Galaxie Computer Lab
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Pop-Up Books
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
1:30 PM
Explore three dimensional bookmaking by creating your own pop-up book with an instructor from Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Registration required. Ages: 9-15. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Open Knitting
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
1:30 PM
Join other knitters in a casual focus group. Learn new stitches, get help with unfinished projects, or just enjoy new friends while you knit. Other crafters are welcome too.
DCL at Farmington
RAD Zoo
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Learn about the lives of frogs, turtles, lizards, snakes and a small alligator. Get up-close to pet some of these unique creatures. Ages: 2-12.</div>
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Socktopus Craft and Bounce Test
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
2:00 PM
Create your own unique Socktopus from our socks, tennis balls, and other "stuff". Then head outdoors for the great Heritage Library Socktopus Bounce Test! Ages: 8-12.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Plant Health Care Diagnostic Clinic
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
3:30 PM
Bring your gardening questions or samples of weeds, fruits, vegetables, trees, shrubs, turf or insects to one of these diagnostic clinics and let a Dakota County Master Gardener provide identification and recommendations.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Legos and Duplos at the Library
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
6:00 PM
<p>Get your kids' imaginations working by exploring the many things they can create with Legos and Duplos. Ages: 2-12.</p> <p>Open house program. </p>
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Sing-Along with Carol & Donell
Thursday, July 09, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Sing and dance along with your favorite songs and Miss Carol and Miss Donell. Ages: 2-12.</div>
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
"Frozen"-inspired Snow Globe
Thursday, July 09, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Create a snow globe scene featuring your favorite snowman in this collage and chalk lesson presented by Abrakadoodle. Registration required. Ages: 5-12. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Readers Theater at the Library
Thursday, July 09, 2015
10:30 AM
Use a variety of dramatic scripts to have fun reading and performing. Program includes warm-ups, movement and exchanging roles with others. Registration required. Ages: 8-12. 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)
Storytime for Babies
Thursday, July 09, 2015
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)
Teens Read to Tots
Thursday, July 09, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Join our teen volunteers for a fun read of favorite children's books to kids and their caregivers. Ages: 2-6.</div>
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
U is for Umbrella
Thursday, July 09, 2015
11:00 AM
Stories, songs, crafts and games featuring umbrella weather, especially for preschoolers. Sponsored in part by ECFE. Registration required. Ages 3-5.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Bruce the Bug Guy
Thursday, July 09, 2015
1:00 PM
<div>Live critters and other fun props give the audience a unique opportunity to experience fascinating insects up-close. Ages: 2-12.</div>
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Code Camp for Kids
Thursday, July 09, 2015
1:00 PM
Learn how to create an application for Android hand-held devices by using App Inventor2 and basic programming concepts in this week-long camp led by information technology instructors from Dakota County Technical College. This is a multi-day event: registration for all sessions required. Ages: 9-12. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Galaxie Computer Lab
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Pop-Up Books
Thursday, July 09, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Explore three dimensional bookmaking by creating your own popup book with an instructor from Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Registration required. Ages: 9-15. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
South St. Paul Public Library
Stage Makeup
Thursday, July 09, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Work with a professional SteppingStone Theatre artist to learn the secrets of stage makeup including dramatic and special effects makeup and how to make fake blood. Registration required. Ages: 12-18. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Toy Theater
Thursday, July 09, 2015
6:00 PM
Write a simple story to celebrate an important moment in your life or to honor something or someone and create a miniature theater with paper puppets to bring the story to life. Presented by local artist Julie Boada. Registration required.
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Thursday, July 09, 2015
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)
Mockingbird Up Close
Thursday, July 09, 2015
7:00 PM
Loretta Ellsworth, author of several young adult novels including In Search of Mockingbird, will discuss the life of Harper Lee, how To Kill a Mockingbird came to be published, and the book's continuing impact.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Galaxie Book Club
Thursday, July 09, 2015
7:00 PM
Held the second Thursday of each month. Please refer to <a href="http://tinyurl.com/n6zunaz">http://tinyurl.com/n6zunaz</a> for this month's selection.
Galaxie Conference Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Computer Basics
Friday, July 10, 2015
10:00 AM
If you have little or no experience with computers, this class is for you. Learn the parts and uses of a home computer, how to use the mouse and keyboard, and become familiar with basic computer terminology. You will also be introduced to working with Windows and toolbar menus. This class is for PC Windows 7 users. <em>Prerequisite: None.</em> Registration required.
Galaxie Computer Lab
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Sidewalk Chalk Day
Friday, July 10, 2015
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)
Water Quality Exploration
Friday, July 10, 2015
10:30 AM
Explore the life of underwater aquatic invertebrates. Examine pond water and discover the tiny insects that live there. Presented by Dakota County Parks. Registration required. Ages: 9-12. 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)
Meet the Superhero Alphabet
Friday, July 10, 2015
10:30 AM
Every superhero needs a great sidekick! We'll explore Capital Letter Heroes and their lowercase sidekicks through story, song, art, and games. Ages 2-6. No registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
Storytime for All Ages
Friday, July 10, 2015
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 Technology Help
Friday, July 10, 2015
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)
Code Camp for Kids
Friday, July 10, 2015
1:00 PM
Learn how to create an application for Android hand-held devices by using App Inventor2 and basic programming concepts in this week-long camp led by information technology instructors from Dakota County Technical College. This is a multi-day event: registration for all sessions required. Ages: 9-12. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Galaxie Computer Lab
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Résumé Rescue
Friday, July 10, 2015
2:00 PM
Creating an effective résumé is more important than ever during tough economic times. Learn how to use a résumé to show a potential employer your value. Topics covered include formatting, styles, common mistakes, dos and don'ts, and more. Taught by Dakota County WorkForce Center staff.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, July 11, 2015
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)
Drop-in E-Book Sessions
Saturday, July 11, 2015
10:30 AM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library. No registration necessary.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, July 11, 2015
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)
Magic: the Gathering Booster Draft
Saturday, July 11, 2015
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. Registration required for each teen. 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, July 13, 2015
9:30 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)
Wescott Nonfiction Book Club
Monday, July 13, 2015
10:00 AM
Held on the second Monday of each month. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/lqvswh5 for this month's selection. Meets at the Eagan Community Center. Eagan Community Center 1501 Central Parkway Eagan
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Brodini Comedy Magic Show
Monday, July 13, 2015
10:30 AM
Magician Brodini makes you laugh as he amazes you with his magic skills. Ages: 2-12.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, July 13, 2015
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)
Code Camp for Teens
Monday, July 13, 2015
1:00 PM
<p class="MsoNormal">Join this week-long summer coding camp led by information technology instructors from Dakota County Technical College. Learn how to create an application for Android hand-held devices by using App Inventor2 and basic programming concepts. This is a multi-day event; registration for all days required. Ages: 12-16. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.<font face="Segoe UI, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;"><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
Galaxie Computer Lab
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Mrs. Siebenaler's Book Club
Monday, July 13, 2015
1:00 PM
<p><font size="2">Continue your reading through the summer. Come and spend time with friends, discussing Wonder by RJ Palacio and another book we will read for our summer book club. For kids exiting 6th grade this spring, entering 7th grade this fall.</font><br></p>
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Monday Movie Madness
Monday, July 13, 2015
1:30 PM
Wear your best movie-themed costume and head to the Library to see the movie and win prizes for best costume. Popcorn included.<div><br></div><div>Grease</div>
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
ScratchJr - Beginning Coding for Kids
Monday, July 13, 2015
1:30 PM
Use our iPads and your imaginations to learn beginner computer coding and creating with ScratchJr. Registration required. Ages: 5-9. 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)
Library Scavenger Hunt
Monday, July 13, 2015
2:00 PM
Think you know your library? Read the questions and test your knowledge at this scavenger hunt. Ages: 5-12. (Reading is required.)
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Make & Take: Duct Tape Crafts
Monday, July 13, 2015
2:00 PM
It's amazing what you can create with duct tape - from wallets to cellphone cases. Explore the world of duct tape art. Space is limited. Ages: 10-16.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Teen-Led Book Group
Monday, July 13, 2015
6:00 PM
<div>Join members of the Teen Advisory Group for a teen-led discussion of books and reading. Ages: 12-18.</div>
DCL at Farmington
Rock, Rattle, and Rhyme Storytime
Monday, July 13, 2015
6:15 PM
Enjoy rhymes, songs, sign language, books, and play time to learn early literacy and socialization skills. Ages 0-3. No registration necessary; come when you can!
South St. Paul Public Library
Legos and Duplos at the Library
Monday, July 13, 2015
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, July 13, 2015
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, July 14, 2015
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, July 14, 2015
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)
The On-Time Circus
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Meet Ms. Tock - who's in love with seconds, minutes and hours - and be amazed as she and her animals create a silly and daring circus in this traveling puppet wagon show complete with songs, music and a clown.</div>
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Paul Spring
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Listen and sing along to playful folk and funk songs with popular singer-songwriter, Paul Spring.</div>
Atrium
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Storytime for All Ages
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
10:30 AM
Stories and activities ideal for children of all ages and their caregivers. Ages: 0-6.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Storytime in the Park- Let's Move & Sound Like Animals
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
10:30 AM
Come to South Valley Park, 2810 70th St, between Blaine and Cahill, to explore how and why animals move and communicate in different ways in this active program presented by The Story Man from England. If rain, program will move to the Inver Glen Library. Ages: 2-8.
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Yoga for Kids Storytime
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>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.</div>
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Waggin' Tales
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
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)
Classic Movies
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
12:30 PM
Watch an award-winning, classic movie from each decade beginning with a 1920s silent film and ending with a 1970s hipster. Popcorn included.<div><br></div><div>Citizen Kane</div>
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Code Camp for Teens
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
1:00 PM
<p class="MsoNormal">Join this week-long summer coding camp led by information technology instructors from Dakota County Technical College. Learn how to create an application for Android hand-held devices by using App Inventor2 and basic programming concepts. This is a multi-day event; registration for all days required. Ages: 12-16. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.<font face="Segoe UI, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;"><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
Galaxie Computer Lab
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Dungeons & Dragons
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
1:00 PM
<div>Join our dungeon master for two days of heroic Dungeons &amp; Dragons game play through a world filled with magic and monsters. Registration for both days required. Ages: 10-16. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Collage Journals with Eagan Art House
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
1:30 PM
<div>Decorate a journal for writing your personal stories, poetry and dreams. Presented by Eagan Art House. Registration required. Ages: 12-18. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
South St. Paul Public Library
Teen iPad Fun Lab: Digital Art
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
1:30 PM
Use our iPad Lab to draw, photo edit and paint using digital art apps. Registration required. Ages: 10-16. 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)
Book Bingo
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Play bingo for a chance to win gently-used books. Space is limited. Ages: 6-12.</div>
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Author Lauraine Snelling
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
2:00 PM
Meet and talk with Lauraine Snelling, popular award-winning author of more than fifty fiction and nonfiction books with sales of 2 million copies and counting. Hear her talk about the inspiration for her newly published book, Someday Home.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Social Media in a Flash
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
6:00 PM
Discover what's out there and get introduced to the top social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, Reddit, Snapchat and Instagram. Then decide for yourself which social media tools are right for you. Bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop if you have one. Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA. Registration required.
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Charlie Maguire
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
6:30 PM
Meet and hear Charlie Maguire, one of "Minnesota's finest" folk singers and songwriters of tunes about Minnesota. Enjoy songs from his eight albums including a recent release celebrating the 100th birthday of American singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
STEAM Fest
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
6:30 PM
<div>Kids ages 6-12 and their parents will explore science, technology, engineering, art and math through hands-on activities and demonstrations on circuitry, robotics and other topics. </div>
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Robert Trail History Book Group
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
6:30 PM
Held the second Tuesday of each month. Please refer to <a href="http://tinyurl.com/lrvaf5j">http://tinyurl.com/lrvaf5j</a> for this month's selection.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Internet Basics
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
10:00 AM
Gain a basic understanding of the Internet. You'll learn about web browsers and how to navigate one. Locate things on the Internet using a search engine, a website URL address and the toolbar. <em>Prerequisite: Computer Basics class and/or ability to use the mouse. </em>Registration required.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Trucks at Work Storytime
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
10:30 AM
Enjoy stories about trucks and all the noisy jobs they do all day and all night. Ages: 0-6.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Storytime in the Park
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
10:30 AM
<p>Farmington Preserve Park </p> <p>19975 Embers Avenue</p> <p>Farmington</p> Join us for stories, games and crafts in the park. Presented in part by the city of Farmington Parks &amp; Recreation. Ages: 0-10.
DCL at Farmington
Make & Take: Stamp Bookmarks
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
10:30 AM
<p>Create a bookmark or picture using a variety of cool rubber stamps. Ages: 2-10.</p>
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Northwoods Animal Tales
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Minnesota storyteller and children's author, Kevin Strauss uses kid-friendly biology and ecology to tell stories of how the bear lost his tail and why rabbits have long ears. Ages: 2-12.</div>
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Summer Playhouse
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
10:30 AM
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy free entertainment presented by the South St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department's Summer Playhouse. Actors, puppets, and interactive play are all a part of the Summer Playhouse entertainment. This year's show will feature Harold and the Purple Crayon. Don't miss the fun! All Ages. No registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
Teen Book Club
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
1:00 PM
Join others to talk about great books you've read or want to read this summer. Ages 11-17.
Inver Glen Conference Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Code Camp for Teens
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
1:00 PM
<p class="MsoNormal">Join this week-long summer coding camp led by information technology instructors from Dakota County Technical College. Learn how to create an application for Android hand-held devices by using App Inventor2 and basic programming concepts. This is a multi-day event; registration for all days required. Ages: 12-16. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.<font face="Segoe UI, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;"><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
Galaxie Computer Lab
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Dungeons & Dragons
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
1:00 PM
<div>Join our dungeon master for two days of heroic Dungeons &amp; Dragons game play through a world filled with magic and monsters. Registration for both days required. Ages: 10-16. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Open Knitting
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
1:30 PM
Join other knitters in a casual focus group. Learn new stitches, get help with unfinished projects, or just enjoy new friends while you knit. Other crafters are welcome too.
DCL at Farmington
Dazzling Dave
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
2:00 PM
Dazzling Dave uses hi-tech yo-yos and amazing tricks to teach about one of the world's oldest and coolest toys--the yo-yo.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Make & Take Duct Tape Crafts
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
2:00 PM
<p>It's amazing what you can create with duct tape - from wallets to cellphone cases. Explore the world of duct tape art. Space is limitted. Ages: 9-14</p> <p> </p>
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Treasure beyond Measure with Capt'n Curley
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>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. </div>
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Pop-Up Books
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Explore three dimensional bookmaking by creating your own pop-up book with an instructor from Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Registration required. Ages: 9-15. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Crochet Quest
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
6:00 PM
Learn basic crochet stitches and create a flower or other item to make into a pin to wear on the town. Presented by the Textile Center. Registration required.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
RAD Zoo
Thursday, July 16, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Learn about the lives of frogs, turtles, lizards, snakes and a small alligator. Get up-close to pet some of these unique creatures. Ages: 2-12.</div>
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Ahoy Matey Art Class
Thursday, July 16, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>"Shiver me timbers" and "me hearty" are just a few phrases you'll master while making clay pirate ships. Decorate the ships with jewels and doodads and use bubble paint to create an ocean to sail. Presented by Kidcreate Studio. Registration required. Ages: 3-6. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Beyond Compuer Basics
Thursday, July 16, 2015
10:30 AM
This class continues where Computer Basics left off. Learn what's on your computer, how to work with files and folders, printing, and computer maintenance. This class is for PC Windows 7 users. Prerequisite: Computer Basics class and/or ability to use the mouse. Registration required.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Superhero School: Flying Lessons
Thursday, July 16, 2015
10:30 AM
Create a superhero cape, race against other teams in a Quick Change contest, launch a Power Plane, and test your web slinging skills. Ages 6-12. Registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
Storytime for Babies
Thursday, July 16, 2015
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)
Code Camp for Teens
Thursday, July 16, 2015
1:00 PM
<p class="MsoNormal">Join this week-long summer coding camp led by information technology instructors from Dakota County Technical College. Learn how to create an application for Android hand-held devices by using App Inventor2 and basic programming concepts. This is a multi-day event; registration for all days required. Ages: 12-16. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.<font face="Segoe UI, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;"><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
Galaxie Computer Lab
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Tournament
Thursday, July 16, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Learn to play Yu-Gi-Oh! and play in a tournament with other fans. Starter deck supplied for new players. Registration required. Ages: 9-16. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Teen Anime Club
Thursday, July 16, 2015
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)
Competitive Lego Building
Thursday, July 16, 2015
6:00 PM
<div>Kids ages 8-14 and their parents partner to create their best vehicle, spaceship and building to see how it rates next to creations by fellow Lego creators at this friendly competition. A prize is awarded to the best in each category along with the Lego Building Champion title.</div>
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Plant Health Care Diagnostic Clinic
Thursday, July 16, 2015
6:00 PM
Bring your gardening questions or samples of weeds, fruits, vegetables, trees, shrubs, turf or insects to one of these diagnostic clinics and let a Dakota County Master Gardener provide identification and recommendations.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird
Thursday, July 16, 2015
6:00 PM
Celebrate the release of Harper Lee's novel <em>Go Set a Watchman</em> by watching and discussing the movie version of Lee's first novel.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Thursday, July 16, 2015
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, July 16, 2015
7:00 PM
Held on the third Thursday of each month. 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)
Board Game Fun
Friday, July 17, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Have fun playing games old and new at the library. Choose from Tapple, Crossways, Greatest Day Ever, Twister, Connect Four, Square Shooter, Rodeo Rummy, Topple, Cootie and more. Ages: 6-12.</div>
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Teens Read!
Friday, July 17, 2015
1:00 PM
Discuss <i>Will Grayson, WIill Grayson</i> by John Green and David Levithan: Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, cross paths and suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions. Registration required. Ages: 12-16. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Galaxie Conference Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
One-on-One Technology Help
Friday, July 17, 2015
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)
Code Camp for Teens
Friday, July 17, 2015
1:00 PM
<p class="MsoNormal">Join this week-long summer coding camp led by information technology instructors from Dakota County Technical College. Learn how to create an application for Android hand-held devices by using App Inventor2 and basic programming concepts. This is a multi-day event; registration for all days required. Ages: 12-16. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.<font face="Segoe UI, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;"><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
Galaxie Computer Lab
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
How to Draw a Horse
Friday, July 17, 2015
1:30 PM
<p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Learn to draw a horse using a </span></font><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">simple step-by-step process </span><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">and paint the final project on a </span><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">real canvas board. Presented by </span><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Kidcreate Studio. Registration </span><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">required. Ages: 5-12. </span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</span></font></p> <font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman"> </font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt;"><font color="#000000"><!--?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--><o:p></o:p></font></span> </p> <font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman"> </font>
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Make & Take: TGIF Teen Crafternoon
Friday, July 17, 2015
3:00 PM
<p>Join your fellow teens for a fun-filled afternoon of crafting. Supplies will be provided. Ages: 10-16.</p>
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods Trivia
Friday, July 17, 2015
3:00 PM
Test your knowledge of all five of the Percy Jackson books, as well as Percy Jackson's Greek Gods. Ages 7-14. Registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, July 18, 2015
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)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, July 18, 2015
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)
Drop-in E-Book Sessions
Saturday, July 18, 2015
10:30 AM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library. No registration necessary.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, July 18, 2015
11:00 AM
Bring your kids into te Library to read to certified therapy dogs. It's not only fun, it helps develop reading skills and fluency.
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, July 20, 2015
9:30 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)
iPad Basics
Monday, July 20, 2015
10:15 AM
Use our iPads to learn about basic controls, settings, web browsing, apps and uses of this popular tablet. Prerequisite: None. Registration required.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Musician Storyteller Jack Pearson
Monday, July 20, 2015
10:30 AM
Celebrate books, reading and your imagination through songs, stories and music on the guitar, 5-string banjo, fiddle, jawharp and limberjack, and even an amplified toybox lid.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, July 20, 2015
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)
Kids Read!
Monday, July 20, 2015
1:00 PM
<p>Join this summer book club for young readers. This month read <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory </i>by Roald Dahl and come prepared to talk about it and enjoy fun actvities. Registration required. Ages: 8-12. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</p>
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Paint on Canvas: Arlo Needs Glasses
Monday, July 20, 2015
1:00 PM
<div>Draw and paint a fabulous composition on canvas inspired by <i>Arlo Needs Glasses</i> by Barney Saltzberg. Presented by Abrakadoodle. Registration required. Ages: 8-14. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
South St. Paul Public Library
Maze Maker
Monday, July 20, 2015
1:30 PM
<div>Design a maze using popsicle sticks, chenille stems and other craft materials and compete to be the fastest to go through the maze. Registration required. Ages: 9-15. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Mad Art for Teens
Monday, July 20, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Create a different and unusual work of art using fun fur, socks and even bananas at each of these summer craft programs. Ages: 10-16.</div>
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Young Writers Group
Monday, July 20, 2015
2:00 PM
Join other teen writers in being creative and having fun. Ages: 10-16.
Wescott Dakota Room (Main Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
3D Printing
Monday, July 20, 2015
6:00 PM
Learn the basics of 3D printing and the software that makes it happen. Make a small design and print it using a MakerBot Replicator 2. Prerequisite: Computer Basics class and/or ability to use the mouse. Registration required.<div><br><div>Monday's program is for adults only. Tuesday's program is for teens ages 14-18 only.</div></div>
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Family History on the Internet
Monday, July 20, 2015
6:00 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. <i>Prerequisite: Basic Internet Knowledge.</i> Registration required.
Burnhaven Computer Lab
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Protect Your Privacy Online
Monday, July 20, 2015
6:00 PM
From social media to search engines and e-mail to online purchasing - modern life leaves digital footprints everywhere we go. Discover the tools and techniques you can use to protect your privacy, browse anonymously and encrypt information. Prerequisite: none. Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
City of Eagan Puppet Wagon
Monday, July 20, 2015
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)
Rock, Rattle, and Rhyme Storytime
Monday, July 20, 2015
6:15 PM
Enjoy rhymes, songs, sign language, books, and play time to learn early literacy and socialization skills. Ages 0-3. No registration necessary; come when you can!
South St. Paul Public Library
Patterns of Life-Native American Bead Arts
Monday, July 20, 2015
6:30 PM
Get an introduction to the art of beading with Julie Boada of the Fond du Lac Nation and create your own beaded bookmark or pouch using patterns and colors that reflect tribal and family affiliations. Presented by ArtStart. Registration required.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Killer Thrillers Book Club
Monday, July 20, 2015
6:30 PM
Classic and new mysteries and thrillers. Register at 651-403-8313. Visit www.dakotacounty.us/library, search <i>killer thrillers</i> for monthly titles.
Wentworth Conference Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
An Irish Story Time
Monday, July 20, 2015
7:00 PM
Hear Irish tales, learn a wee jig and make a craft to celebrate Leprechaun Days in Rosemount. Ages: 0-5.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Senior Surf Day
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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, July 21, 2015
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, July 21, 2015
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)
Treasure beyond Measure with Capt'n Curley
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>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.</div>
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Superhero School: Protecting Against Evil
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
10:30 AM
Emboss a Super Shield, work together to keep a balloon afloat, and create a speed racer. Ages 6-12. Registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
Storytime for Babies
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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)
Zentangles
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
1:00 PM
<div>Learn to create beautiful patterns using pen and ink. Embellish with watercolor or brightly colored pens. Each creation is one-of-a-kind. Presented by Eagan Art House. Registration required. Ages: 8-12. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Meet the Instruments with Groth Music
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
1:30 PM
Playing in a school band or a rock band, you have to start somewhere. Try a variety of musical instruments from Groth Music. Space is limited. Ages 2-16.
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Weaving Project
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
1:30 PM
<div>Create a loom from a paper plate and learn how to weave, warp and weft cool creations with colorful yarn. Presented by Abrakadoodle. Registration required. Ages: 7-14. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Feature Film: Guardians of the Galaxy
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
1:30 PM
A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. Rated PG-13. Ages: 8-16.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Teens Read!
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
2:00 PM
Discuss <em>El Deafo, </em> a graphic novel by author/illustrator Cece Bell. The author writes about her hearing loss at a young age and her experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful--and very awkward--hearing aid, which gives her the ability to hear--sometimes things she shouldn't. Registration required. Ages: 12-15. 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)
Explore 3D Printing
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Learn the basics of 3D printing and the software that makes it happen. Create a small design to print using a MakerBot Replicator 2 during Farmington Library's Tech Week. Registration required. Registration required. Ages: 10-16. Monday's program is for adults only. Tuesday's program is for teens ages 10-16 only.</div>
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Legal Assistance of Dakota County
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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. There are no restrictions on income to use this free service, but you must schedule an appointment by phone. Please call 952-431-3200 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Wentworth Conference Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Zentangles
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
4:00 PM
<div>Learn to create beautiful patterns using pen and ink. Embellish with watercolor or brightly colored pens. Each creation is one-of-a-kind. Presented by Eagan Art House. Registration required. Ages: 13-16. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Beauty of Japanese Paper Art
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
6:00 PM
Fold it, cut it and paste it. Learn three simple Japanese paper art techniques to create greeting cards and bookmarks. Presented by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Registration required.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Evening Storytime for All Ages
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
6:30 PM
Stories and activities ideal for kids and families. Ages 0-6.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Burnhaven Book Group
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
7:00 PM
Held the third Tuesday of each month. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/mrmf82w for this month's book selection.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Farmington - Books and Brew
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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>The Disappearing Spoon</i> by Sam Kean. In partnership with Dunn Brothers.<br><br>Dunn Brothers <br>20700 Chippendale Ave. W <br>Farmington, MN
DCL at Farmington
RAD Zoo
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Learn about the lives of frogs, turtles, lizards, snakes and a small alligator. Get up-close to pet some of these unique creatures. Ages: 2-12.</div>
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Smokey Bear Storytime
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
10:30 AM
Hear the story of Smokey Bear and learn how you can help prevent wild fires. Ages: 0 - 6.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
iPad Storytime
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
10:30 AM
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.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Summer Playhouse
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
10:30 AM
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy free entertainment presented by the South St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department's Summer Playhouse. Actors, puppets, and interactive play are all a part of the Summer Playhouse entertainment. This year's show will feature Harold and the Purple Crayon. Don't miss the fun! All Ages. No registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
Storytime for Babies
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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)
Make & Take: Glass Bubble Magnets & Button Making
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
1:00 PM
Use magazines and comics to make glass bubble magnets and your own buttons. Ages: 10-16.<br><br><br>
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Clay to Go
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
1:00 PM
<div>Learn basic clay hand-building techniques with a professional instructor from the Northern Clay Center. Registration required. Ages: 10-16. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Teen iPad Lab Fun: Book Trailer Session One
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
1:00 PM
<div>It's like a movie trailer - for a book. Use our iPads to film and edit a trailer for your favorite book - act out scenes, show who your characters are or just explain the plot. Show why everyone should read your book without giving away the ending. Registration for both days required. Ages: 10-16.Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Open Knitting
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
1:30 PM
Join other knitters in a casual focus group. Learn new stitches, get help with unfinished projects, or just enjoy new friends while you knit. Other crafters are welcome too.
DCL at Farmington
Make & Take: LED Throwies
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Combine an LED, a coin battery and a magnet to make a small magnetic light called an LED Throwie. Learn why it works and create a group light display before taking your throwie home. Registration required. Ages: 9-14. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Clay Turtles
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Sculpt cool turtles using your imagination to roll, shape and add texture to clay. Presented by Abrakadoodle. Registration required. Ages: 5-12. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Scratch Programming
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Learn Scratch, a simple computer programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art. Share your creations on the web. Registration for both days required. Ages: 12-16. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Parent-Child Book Group
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
4:45 PM
Join us for a rousing discussion and activities surrounding <u>Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja </u>by Marcus Emerson. <br>
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Storytime for Babies
Thursday, July 23, 2015
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)
Teens Read to Tots
Thursday, July 23, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Join our teen volunteers for a fun read of favorite children's books to kids and their caregivers. Ages: 2-6.</div>
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Craft Fair
Thursday, July 23, 2015
11:00 AM
<div>Sign your kids up to sell their handicrafts at the library. All items must be priced at $2 or less. Sellers must register in advance. Event is weather-dependent at some locations. Ages: 4-16.</div>
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Storytime in the Park
Thursday, July 23, 2015
1:30 PM
<p>Join us at Lions Park in Hastings for stories, games and crafts in the park. Presented in part by Hastings Community Education. Ages: 0-10.</p>
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Exploring Augmented Reality
Thursday, July 23, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Use augmented reality apps to pose for a photo with a dinosaur, throw a virtual basketball, make a drawing come to life and more. Registration required. Ages: 6-12. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Card Party
Thursday, July 23, 2015
2:00 PM
<p>Bring your friends or come on your own to have fun playing a variety of card games including War, Rummy, Old Maid, Hearts, Crazy Eights, Go Fish, Concentration, Slap Jack, I Doubt It and Spoons. Ages: 9-15. </p>
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Write to Your Favorite Author
Thursday, July 23, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Get help writing a letter to your favorite author - ask questions about what inspired them, get advice on writing your own story or just say thank you. Ages: 6-12.</div>
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Science of Superheroes
Thursday, July 23, 2015
2:00 PM
Explore flight, static electricity, magnetism, gravity, and robotics through some of your favorite superheroes. Ages 7-14. Registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
Scratch Programming
Thursday, July 23, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Learn Scratch, a simple computer programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art. Share your creations on the web. Registration for both days required. Ages: 12-16. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Mix Up Media
Thursday, July 23, 2015
2:30 PM
Create a one-of-a-kind work of art with paper, paint, reclaimed objects and other fun embellishments. Presented by Eagan Art House. Registration required. Ages: 12-16. 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)
Oaxacan Animal Sculpture
Thursday, July 23, 2015
6:00 PM
Use cardboard, newspaper and paper mache to create a whimsical animal sculpture inspired by Oaxaca Mexican artists. Presented by local artist Julie Boada. Registration required
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Thursday, July 23, 2015
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)
Summer Craft Extravaganza: Nature & Birds
Friday, July 24, 2015
10:00 AM
<p>Bring your imagination to this drop-in program and use our supplies to make crafts related to nature and birds. Ages: 4-12.</p>
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Real Life Heroes
Friday, July 24, 2015
10:30 AM
Join us for a special storytime featuring some guest readers: real life heroes! Ages 2-6. No registration necessary.
South St. Paul Public Library
Storytime for Babies
Friday, July 24, 2015
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)
Storytime for All Ages
Friday, July 24, 2015
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 Technology Help
Friday, July 24, 2015
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)
Wild & Wooly Felting
Friday, July 24, 2015
1:30 PM
Transform fluffy wool fibers into felt fabric using soap and water. Use your felt to make a tiny wool picture to use as a coaster or art piece. Presented by the Textile Center. Registration required.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Cover Letters and Thank You Notes
Friday, July 24, 2015
2:00 PM
Cover letters and thank you notes are important parts of the job search puzzle. Learn what you really need to include to get the employer's attention, the difference between a mailed and an emailed letter or note, when and how to follow-up, and proper email etiquette to effectively communicate with employers. Taught by Dakota County WorkForce Center staff. Registration required.
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Robotics - Sphero Programming
Friday, July 24, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Take your Sphero skills to the next level and learn to program Sphero using the MacroLab app. Try your program to compete for the best time on our Sphero race course. Ages: 10-16.</div>
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
E-book Basics
Friday, July 24, 2015
2:30 PM
This class will give you a basic understanding of the materials for electronic book readers available from Dakota County Library. You'll receive instruction on searching and downloading from OverDrive as well as basic information on transferring e-books to hand-held reading devices. Prerequisite: Computer Basics or equivalent experience. Registration required.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Drop-in E-Book Sessions
Saturday, July 25, 2015
10:30 AM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library. No registration necessary.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, July 27, 2015
9:30 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)
Legos and Duplos at the Library
Monday, July 27, 2015
10:30 AM
Get your kids' imaginations working by exploring the many things they can create with Legos and Duplos. Ages: 2-12.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, July 27, 2015
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)
Craft Fair
Monday, July 27, 2015
11:00 AM
Children and teens set up tables to sell their handmade crafts on the lawn adjacent to the Heritage Library. All items will be $2.00 or less. Sellers must register at the library in advance. Browsers and buyers of all ages welcome. Ages: 5 - 15.
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Superhero Music Class
Monday, July 27, 2015
11:00 AM
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...your Super Kid! Boogie to the beat, and learn some new songs with a superhero theme. Ages 2-6. Registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
Mrs. Siebenaler's Book Club
Monday, July 27, 2015
1:00 PM
<p><font size="2">Continue your reading through the summer. Come and spend time with friends, discussing Wonder by RJ Palacio and another book we will read for our summer book club. For kids exiting 6th grade this spring, entering 7th grade this fall.</font><br></p>
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Monday Movie Madness
Monday, July 27, 2015
1:30 PM
Wear your best movie-themed costume and head to the Library to see the movie and win prizes for best costume. Popcorn included.<div><br></div><div>Star Wars: A New Hope</div>
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?
Monday, July 27, 2015
1:30 PM
Do you love the movie Frozen? We do too! Join us for Frozen stories and crafts! Ages: 2-8.<br>
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Acrylic Painting Sampler
Monday, July 27, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Learn about color mixing, design and composition as you create your own work of art on canvas. Presented by the Eagan Art House. Registration required. Ages: 10-16. <span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt;">Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</span></div>
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Pop-up Books
Monday, July 27, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Explore three dimensional bookmaking by creating your own pop-up book with an instructor from Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Registration required. Ages: 9-15. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Tiny Coiled Baskets
Monday, July 27, 2015
6:00 PM
Learn to make tiny coiled baskets using yarn and cord. Use colors, patterns and shapes to make your baskets unique. Presented by the Textile Center. Registration required.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Rock, Rattle, and Rhyme Storytime
Monday, July 27, 2015
6:15 PM
Enjoy rhymes, songs, sign language, books, and play time to learn early literacy and socialization skills. Ages 0-3. No registration necessary; come when you can!
South St. Paul Public Library
Friends of Wentworth Library
Monday, July 27, 2015
6:30 PM
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Make a Snake Craft
Monday, July 27, 2015
7:00 PM
Learn the best techniques to create a brightly colored snake using synthetic clay. 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)
Evening Storytime for All Ages
Monday, July 27, 2015
7:00 PM
Stories and activities ideal for kids and families. Ages: 0-6.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Drop-in E-Book Sessions
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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, July 28, 2015
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)
Wentworth Book Ends Book Group
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
10:15 AM
Held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/l2weasl for this month's selection.
Wentworth Conference Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Movies for Kids
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
10:30 AM
Enjoy fun kids books in movie format. Today's selections: Kate DiCamillo: Bink &amp; Gollie; Bink &amp; Gollie Two for One; Louise the Adventures of a Chicken. Ages: 2-6.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Covering the Classics
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Sing along with fun classic kid's songs with local musician Snapdragon Seeds. Ages: 2-12.</div>
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Classic Movies
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
12:30 PM
Watch an award-winning, classic movie from each decade beginning with a 1920s silent film and ending with a 1970s hipster. Popcorn included.<div><br></div><div>Vertigo</div>
Rambling River Center (Farmington)
Mix Up Media
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
1:30 PM
<div>Create a one-of-a-kind work of art with paper, paint, reclaimed objects and other fun embellishments. Presented by Eagan Art House. Registration required. Ages: 6-11. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Chapters and a Craft: Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
2:00 PM
<p>Listen to the book and make a fun craft project. Ages: 5 -10.</p>
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
E-Books on the iPad
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
2:00 PM
Learn how to download OverDrive, 3M and OneClick Digital apps and check out Library e-books for free using an iPad. Bring your library card and PIN number and your Apple ID to download the apps. Bring your own iPad or use one of ours. Prerequisite: iPad Basics and/or equivalent experience. Registration required.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Henna with Victoria Welch
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Explore the ancient art and beautiful design of temporary tattoos with henna artist Victoria Welch. Registration required. Ages: 12-18. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
South St. Paul Public Library
Robotics Demonstration
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Discover cool robotics developed by local Eagan schools. Test drive a few with the help of the team and ask as many questions as you like. Ages: 8-12.</div>
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Backyard Bird Feeders
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Build and decorate an easy birdfeeder. Bird seed included. Presented by ArtStart. Registration required. Ages: 6-12. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Microsoft PowerPoint
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
6:00 PM
Create a basic slide show using Microsoft PowerPoint. Learn how to add text, graphics and simple animation. <em>Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word or equivalent.</em> Registration required.
Galaxie Computer Lab
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
So You Want to Get a Dog ...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
6:30 PM
<div>Learn about pet training and the responsibilities of ownership and meet a registered therapy dog - the perfect introduction for any child who wants a dog. Ages: 4-12.</div>
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Robert Trail Book Club
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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)
Adventures of Juan Bobo
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
10:00 AM
<div>Enjoy The Adventures of Juan Bobo, a show inspired by Puerto Rican folk stories that includes puppetry, music and Spanish and English in a delightful tale of riddles, silly devils, a missing pig and a village in need of a hero. Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre. </div>
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Rosie the Clown
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
10:30 AM
Share stories, jokes and tricks with Rosie the Clown, the most lovable clown in the world.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Covering the Classics
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Sing along with fun classic kid's songs with local musician Snapdragon Seeds. Ages: 2-12.</div>
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Fun with Coloring
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Create your own masterpieces with crayons, colored pencils, markers and lots of coloring pages at this self-directed, drop-in activity. Ages: 3-12.</div>
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Summer Playhouse
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
10:30 AM
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy free entertainment presented by the South St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department's Summer Playhouse. Actors, puppets, and interactive play are all a part of the Summer Playhouse entertainment. This year's show will feature Harold and the Purple Crayon. Don't miss the fun! All Ages. No registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
Teen iPad Fun Lab: Hopscotch
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
1:00 PM
Use our iPad to learn Hopscotch, a simple computer programming language similar to Scratch that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art in our mobile iPad lab. Registration required. Ages: 10-16. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Teen iPad Lab Fun: Book Trailer Session Two
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
1:00 PM
Learn how to use an iPad to make a book trailer! Share it with friends!
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Make & Take: Rainbow Loom Frenzy
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
1:30 PM
<div>Learn basic Rainbow Loom techniques and share your looming tips. Registration required. Ages: 10-16. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Open Knitting
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
1:30 PM
Join other knitters in a casual focus group. Learn new stitches, get help with unfinished projects, or just enjoy new friends while you knit. Other crafters are welcome too.
DCL at Farmington
Paint on Canvas: Colorful Kites
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Draw and use bright colors to paint a marvelous composition inspired by summer skies. Presented by Abrakadoodle. Registration required. Ages: 8-14. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Zentangles
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Learn to create beautiful patterns using pen and ink. Embellish with watercolor or brightly colored pens. Each creation is one-of-a-kind. Presented by Eagan Art House. Registration required. Ages: 8-12. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Jason Huneke's Juggling Show
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
6:30 PM
Celebrate summer reading at the Dakota County Historical Museum (130 3rd Ave N)! <div><br>Featured on "America's Got Talent" and nationally known for his Michael Jackson dance routine, Jason Huneke performs a comedy and juggling act that includes a 6-foot unicycle, a Chinese diabolo, a top hat and juggling knives. After the show, we'll do door prize and grand prize drawings.</div>
South St. Paul Public Library
Heritage Evening Book Group
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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)
Outdoor Game Day
Thursday, July 30, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Join us on the lawn for fun games and activities that will get kids moving. Hosted by Friends of Inver Glen Library. If rain, program will move inside. Ages: 3-12.</div>
DCL at Inver Grove Hgts (Inver Glen)
Frog-A-Wocky
Thursday, July 30, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Dive into the fabulous world of frogs. Trek through a virtual swamp in search of the noisy peepers and join a frog chorus. Meet live animals and learn the difference between frogs and toads. Presented by Como Park Zoo. Ages: 4-10.</div>
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
The Cow Says Moo
Thursday, July 30, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Join in the fun as Ross Sutter entertains with lively songs and games based on <i>The Cow Says Moo</i> by Vicky McErlean and Madelyn Bythell. Ages: 2-12.</div>
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Raising Capital for Small Businesses
Thursday, July 30, 2015
10:30 AM
Representatives from local banks, savings and loans, and the Small Business Administration will present lending opportunities for small businesses followed by a question and answer and consultation period. Sponsored in part by South Metro SCORE. Registration required.
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Storytime for Babies
Thursday, July 30, 2015
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)
Craft Fair
Thursday, July 30, 2015
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. Ages 4-16.
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Robotics - Meet Sphero!
Thursday, July 30, 2015
2:00 PM
Sphero is a colorful ball with a tiny wireless robot inside. Meet Sphero robots and try your hand at racing them. Space is limited. Ages: 10-16.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
iPad Digital Art
Thursday, July 30, 2015
2:00 PM
Use our iPad lab to draw, edit photos, and paint using digital art apps. Prerequisite: None. Registration required.
Wescott Dakota Room (Main Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Teen Anime Club
Thursday, July 30, 2015
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)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Thursday, July 30, 2015
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)
Nature Detectives
Friday, July 31, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Be a nature detective by exploring the outdoors and discovering the fascinating clues that animals leave behind. Presented by Dakota County Parks. If rain, program will stay inside. Registration required. Ages: 5-8. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Meet the Instruments with Groth Music
Friday, July 31, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Playing in a school band or a rock band, you have to start somewhere. Try a variety of musical instruments from Groth Music. Space is limited. Ages: 2-16.</div>
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
One-on-One Technology Help
Friday, July 31, 2015
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)
Book Bingo
Friday, July 31, 2015
1:30 PM
Play bingo for a chance to win gently-used books. Space is limited to 100 people. Ages: 6-12.
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Make your own LEGO® Movie
Friday, July 31, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Make your own stop animation Lego movie using our iPads and Legos. Come alone or grab a friend and work in teams. Registration required. Limit 1 registration per team. Ages: 7-13. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Teen Summer Reading Party
Friday, July 31, 2015
6:30 PM
Bowl two games at Mattie's Lanes (<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: 16.1200008392334px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">365 Concord Exchange N) for FREE! We'll also have snacks and prize drawings after everyone is done bowling. Please arrange transportation to and from Mattie's Lanes. Library staff cannot transport program attendees. Ages 12-18. Registration required.</span>
South St. Paul Public Library
Drop-in E-Book Sessions
Saturday, August 01, 2015
10:30 AM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library. No registration necessary.
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, August 01, 2015
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)
Creative Cookies
Saturday, August 01, 2015
2:00 PM
Creative artist Victoria Welch will show how to make amazing cookie designs using the right tools and best frosting. Registration required.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)

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