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Friends of Wentworth Library
Monday, May 25, 2015
6:30 PM
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Legos and Duplos at the Library
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
10:00 AM
Get your kids' imaginations working by exploring the many things they can create with Legos and Duplos. Ages: 2-12.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Wentworth Book Ends
Tuesday, May 26, 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)
Robert Trail Book Club
Tuesday, May 26, 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)
Storytime for All Ages
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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)
Legos and Duplos at the Library
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
6:00 PM
Get your kids' imaginations working by exploring the many things they can create with Legos and Duplos. Ages: 2-12.
Storytime Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Heritage Evening Book Group
Wednesday, May 27, 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)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Thursday, May 28, 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)
One-on-One Technology Help
Friday, May 29, 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)
Drop-In E-book Sessions
Saturday, May 30, 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, June 01, 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)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, June 01, 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)
Henna II
Monday, June 01, 2015
6:00 PM
Learn about the ancient art and beautiful designs of henna temporary tattoos from expert Victoria Welch and practice painting designs on yourself or a friend. This is a hands-on workshop building on skills taught in the Henna Body Art class. Prerequisite: Henna Body Art class or equivalent experience. Registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
Blue Thumb Gardening
Monday, June 01, 2015
6:00 PM
Get an introduction to creating beautiful gardens that keep our water clean and see inspirational and affordable garden designs. Presented by the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District. Registration required. Call 651-480-7777 or register online at www.dakotaswcd.org/bluethumb.html.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Pleasant Hill Book Group
Monday, June 01, 2015
6:30 PM
Held the first Monday of each month. Only held in June during Summer months. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/mk35wvf for this month's selection.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Inver Glen Book Club
Monday, June 01, 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 Heights (Inver Glen)
Drop-in E-Book Sessions
Tuesday, June 02, 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)
Clay Turtles with Abrakadoodle
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
10:30 AM
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.
South St. Paul Public Library
Storytime for Babies
Tuesday, June 02, 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, June 02, 2015
12:30 PM
Held the first Tuesday of each month. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/n7s7n35 for this month's book selection.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Friends Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
6:30 PM
Join us to celebrate the end of another school year with a fun ice cream social. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Library.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Wentworth Book Group
Tuesday, June 02, 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)
Celebrate Dads Storytime
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
10:30 AM
Invite dad to the library to enjoy stories about fabulous dads and to celebrate Father's Day a little early. Ages: 0-6.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Legal Assistance of Dakota County
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
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. 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)
Superhero Fans Unite
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
1:00 PM
Play a superhero sound game, create your own comic, race a superhero balloon, and try to Name That Superhero! Ages 7-14. Registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
Learn to Knit
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
1:30 PM
Enjoy an easy review of basic knitting, from casting on to cables. Get help with unfinished or well-intended ventures that have you stuck. Basic supplies provided for new knitters.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
iPad Basics
Thursday, June 04, 2015
10:15 AM
Use our iPads to learn about basic controls, settings, web browsing, apps and uses of this popular tablet. Registration required.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Books and Beyond: Discover an Author
Thursday, June 04, 2015
10:30 AM
Have fun with stories, activities& crafts related to a book author with ISD 192 ECFE. Ages 0-6.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Heritage Afternoon Book Group
Thursday, June 04, 2015
12:30 PM
Held the first Thursday of each month. Please refer to <a href="http://tinyurl.com/mtwopza">http://tinyurl.com/mtwopza</a> for this month's selection.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Free Divorce Clinic
Thursday, June 04, 2015
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)
Superhero Selfies
Thursday, June 04, 2015
2:00 PM
Create some superhero photo booth props, pose, and take as many Superhero Selfies or group shots as you want. Ages 12-18. Registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Thursday, June 04, 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)
Dyeing Hair Naturally
Thursday, June 04, 2015
6:30 PM
Discover how to naturally alter the color of hair - from brightening blonds and whites to covering gray with Victoria Welch. See a demonstration that shows how to mix the four main herbs used in natural dyes to achieve a wide range of colors and learn how they work and how they're applied.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
LeDuc History Book Group
Thursday, June 04, 2015
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 <a title="" href="http://tinyurl.com/kjqug98 ">http://tinyurl.com/kjqug98 </a>for this month's selection. Location Note: This group meets at the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings.
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Fun with Coloring
Friday, June 05, 2015
10:00 AM
Create your own masterpieces with crayons, colored pencils, markers and lots of coloring pages at this self-directed drop-in activity. Ages: 3-12.
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Computer Basics
Friday, June 05, 2015
10:15 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. Prerequisite: None. Registration required.
Burnhaven Computer Lab
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Inventors and Their Travels
Friday, June 05, 2015
10:30 AM
Travel underwater with Lodner Phillips' family in 1851 and cross the English Channel with Louis Bleriot in 1901. Discover how Thomas Edison changed our lives and invent your own paper airplane to enter into our paper airplane contest. Ages: 5-9.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Kitten Rescue
Friday, June 05, 2015
10:30 AM
Oh no! Lots of "kittens" have gotten lost in the library. Can you help to rescue them? Ages 2-5. No registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
Gardening Myths: Get the Facts!
Friday, June 05, 2015
10:30 AM
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Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
One-on-One Technology Help
Friday, June 05, 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)
Interviewing Skills
Friday, June 05, 2015
2:00 PM
Learn how to be more confident along with strategies to make you stand out from the crowd. Topics covered include types of interviews, common interview questions and major blunders to avoid. Taught by Dakota County Workforce Center staff.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Canine Agility Training Demonstration
Saturday, June 06, 2015
10:30 AM
Watch talented dogs show off their skills with weave sticks, tunnels, and jumps. Learn how dogs are trained to compete on agility courses. Outdoor program (will move inside in case of rain).
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Drop-in E-Book Sessions
Saturday, June 06, 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, June 06, 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)
Fabric Origami Butterflies
Saturday, June 06, 2015
2:30 PM
Origami is not just for paper anymore. Fold fabric to transform it into a beautiful butterfly that can be made into a pin. Presented by the Textile Center. Registration required.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, June 08, 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)
Make & Take: Bookmarks
Monday, June 08, 2015
10:00 AM
Come anytime and use our supplies to make a variety of bookmarks to meet your summer reading needs.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Wescott Nonfiction Book Club
Monday, June 08, 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)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, June 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.
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Mrs. Siebenaler's Book Club
Monday, June 08, 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)
Weaving Project
Monday, June 08, 2015
2:00 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.</div>
South St. Paul Public Library
Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
Monday, June 08, 2015
3:30 PM
<div>Celebrate the start of summer reading with ice cream and games. Bring your reading list and find great books to read this summer.Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Robert Trail Library. Ages: 0-12.</div>
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Friends Book Sale - Preview
Monday, June 08, 2015
5:30 PM
Monday evening preview sale is for Friends Members Only
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
City of Eagan Puppet Wagon
Monday, June 08, 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)
Teen-Led Book Group
Monday, June 08, 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
Legos & Duplos at the Library
Monday, June 08, 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, June 08, 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
Friends Book Sale
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
10:00 AM
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Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Drop-in E-Book Sessions
Tuesday, June 09, 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, June 09, 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)
Brodini Comedy Magic Show
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
10:30 AM
Magician Brodini makes you laugh as he amazes you with his magic skills. Ages: 2-12.
South St. Paul Public Library
Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
10:30 AM
Celebrate the start of summer reading with ice cream and games. Bring your reading list and find great books to read this summer. Program is co-sponsored by Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library. Ages: 0-12.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Storytime for Babies
Tuesday, June 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.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Waggin' Tales
Tuesday, June 09, 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, June 09, 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>Metropolis - a Silent Film</div>
Rambling River Center (Farmington)
Jigsaw Puzzle Day
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
1:30 PM
Show your skill at putting puzzles together with our selection of 24- and 100-piece and floor puzzles. Ages: 4-12.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Summer Great or Ghastly
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
2:00 PM
Hear <em>The Bathing costume OR the Worst Vacation of My Life</em> by Charlotte Moundlic and <em>A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever</em> by Marla Frazee and make yourself a summer journal to take home. Ages: 5-10.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Facebook Basics
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
2:30 PM
Learn about the online social network Facebook and start joining the conversation, sharing pictures and finding out what your friends and family are up to -- without compromising your privacy. <em>Prerequisite: Basic Internet knowledge.</em> Registration required.
Galaxie Computer Lab
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Plant Health Care Diagnostic Clinic
Tuesday, June 09, 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.
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Make the Most of Google Docs
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
6:15 PM
Learn about Google Docs suite - Google's version of documents, spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings. Learn how to create, manipulate, manage and collaborate using Google Docs. This hands-on class is designed for anyone seeking easy ways to collaborate digitally. Prerequisite: Basic Internet knowledge. Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance.
Burnhaven Computer Lab
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Robert Trail History Book Group
Tuesday, June 09, 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)
Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
6:30 PM
Celebrate the start of summer reading with ice cream and games. Bring your reading list and find great books to read this summer. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library. Ages: 0-12.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Wendy's Wiggle, Jiggle & Jam!
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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>
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Fun with Coloring
Wednesday, June 10, 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>
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
iPad Storytime
Wednesday, June 10, 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.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Clay Turtles
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
10:30 AM
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.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Storytime for Babies
Wednesday, June 10, 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, June 10, 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
South St. Paul Afternoon Book Club
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
1:00 PM
Join one of our monthly book discussion groups to delve into the details of a good book. This month's title:<em> </em>
South St. Paul Public Library
Learn to Knit
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
1:30 PM
Enjoy an easy review of basic knitting, from casting on to cables. Get help with unfinished or well-intended ventures that have you stuck. Basic supplies provided for new knitters.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
E-Books on the iPad
Wednesday, June 10, 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.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
An Accordion Sampler
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
2:00 PM
Build your bookmaking with decorative paper and book cloth tape. Create a hidden page, a pop-up, a pocket and a copier book to tuck in the pocket. Presented by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Registration required.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Origami
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Learn to read and follow origami patterns and practice the art of paperfolding cranes, frogs and more with instructor Dean McLaughlin. Registration required. Ages: 10-15. 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)
Get Connected Summer Kick-off
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
3:00 PM
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">See the Minnesota Zoo Zoomobile in action, do crafts and sign up for the Bookawocky Summer Reading Program while enjoying the great outdoors, rain or shine. Zoomobile seating is limited. Ages: 6-12.<o:p></o:p></p>
Lebanon Hills Regional Park Visitor Center
Pollinator Particulars
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
6:00 PM
Learn how to create a pollinator friendly garden with naturalist Larry Wade and work with artist Jeanette Dickinson to create beautiful garden art using a variety of media. Presented by ArtStart. Registration required.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Books and Beyond: Discover An Author
Thursday, June 11, 2015
10:00 AM
<p>Have fun with stories, activities, &amp; crafts related to a book author with ISD 192 ECFE. Ages: 0-6.</p>
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
"A Writer's Toolbox" Workshop for Teens
Thursday, June 11, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Hear author Mary Losure explain how to use <i>On Reading</i> by Stephen King to inspire your creative writing. Bring a favorite book or two to get you started. Registration required. Ages: 12-15. 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)
Roe Family Singers
Thursday, June 11, 2015
10:30 AM
Raise a ruckus with this "World's Best" 29th annual Battle of the Jug Bands hillbilly ensemble from the Mississippi headwaters. Hear selections featuring the banjo, guitar, fiddle, autoharp, jug, washboard and more.
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Heights (Inver Glen)
Cow Storytime
Thursday, June 11, 2015
10:30 AM
Hear fun cow stories read by a local farmer and learn about the workings of a real dairy farm. Ages: 2-8.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Brodini Comedy Magic Show
Thursday, June 11, 2015
10:30 AM
Magician Brodini makes you laugh as he amazes you with his magic skills. Ages:2-12.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Storytime for Babies
Thursday, June 11, 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)
Ice Cream Social and Summer Kick Off with the Friends of the Inver Glen Library
Thursday, June 11, 2015
11:30 AM
After the Roe Family Singers stay for an ice cream social put on by the Friends of the Inver Glen Library, sign up for the Summer Reading Experience "Bookawocky' and pick up some books to start your summer off to a good start.
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Heights (Inver Glen)
Teen Anime Club
Thursday, June 11, 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)
Action Figure Mash-Up
Thursday, June 11, 2015
2:30 PM
Select parts from broken action figures and piece them back together to create the ultimate mash-up. Ages 12-18. Registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
Facebook 201 for Businesses and Organizations
Thursday, June 11, 2015
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.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Thursday, June 11, 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)
Galaxie Book Club
Thursday, June 11, 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)
South St. Paul Evening Book Club
Thursday, June 11, 2015
7:00 PM
Join one of our monthly book discussion groups to delve into the details of a good book. This month's title:<em> </em>
South St. Paul Public Library
Jason Huneke's Juggling Show
Friday, June 12, 2015
10:30 AM
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.
Atrium
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Bookart: Fold a Hedgehog
Friday, June 12, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Reuse or recycle a paperback book to create your own hedgehog to take home. Ages: 7-12.</div>
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Storytime for All Ages
Friday, June 12, 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)
Heroes of History: Arthurian Knights
Friday, June 12, 2015
1:00 PM
Knights in the time of King Arthur can seem like superheroes in some of the stories and tales about them. Learn about fencing, listen to a tale of knightly bravery, and create your own hand shield and sword. Ages 6-12. Registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
One-on-One Technology Help
Friday, June 12, 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)
Microsoft Word
Friday, June 12, 2015
2:30 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.
Robert Trail Computer Lab
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, June 13, 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, June 13, 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)
Crafternoon
Saturday, June 13, 2015
2:00 PM
Come anytime to share ideas and techniques for creating your own handmade masterpieces from yarn, fabric, paper or other materials. For men and women at all skill levels. Bring your own supplies.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, June 15, 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, June 15, 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)
Airplane Science
Monday, June 15, 2015
10:30 AM
Learn about aerodynamics by making and testing your own paper airplanes using different methods. Registration required. Ages: 6-12. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Storytime with SSP Queen Candidates
Monday, June 15, 2015
10:30 AM
Join in some Kaposia Days fun! Candidates will be reading stories, teaching rhymes, and sharing songs for all ages. An optional craft will follow storytime. Presented in partnership with SSP Royalty. Ages 3-8. No registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
Storytime for Babies
Monday, June 15, 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)
How to Train Service Dogs
Monday, June 15, 2015
11:00 AM
Meet a trainer and discover the special skills dogs need to be a service dog. Watch a service dog perform basic training exercises and complete specialized work tasks and learn how to become a service dog trainer. Ages: 12-15.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Chess and Board Games
Monday, June 15, 2015
1:30 PM
Bring your friends to play Chess and other board games at the Library. Bring your own or play some of ours. Ages: 9-15.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Animals Trivia Contest
Monday, June 15, 2015
2:00 PM
What do you know about the creatures - both tame and wild - who share our planet? Ages: 8-12.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Young Writers Group
Monday, June 15, 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)
Crochet Quest
Monday, June 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.
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Heights (Inver Glen)
iPad Basics
Monday, June 15, 2015
6:00 PM
This class is designed for new iPad users who need help learning the basics of using the iPad. Topics covered in the class include: navigation, all about apps and basic troubleshooting. Attendees should bring their own iPad. Registration required for each person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
South St. Paul Public Library
Blue Thumb Gardening
Monday, June 15, 2015
6:00 PM
Get an introduction to creating beautiful gardens that keep our water clean and see inspirational and affordable garden designs. Presented by the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District. Registration required. Call 651-480-7777 or register online at www.dakotaswcd.org/bluethumb.html.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Killer Thrillers Book Club
Monday, June 15, 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)
Drop-in E-Book Sessions
Tuesday, June 16, 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, June 16, 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)
Storytime in the Park
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
10:30 AM
Join the Inver Glen Library and Inver Grove Parks and Rec for a outdoor storytime at South Valley Park, 2810 70th St, between Blaine and Cahill. In the event of bad weather the storytime will be at the Inver Glen Library. Ages: 0-10.
DCL at Inver Grove Heights (Inver Glen)
Storytime for Babies
Tuesday, June 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.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Colorful Folk Art Birds
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
1:30 PM
Learn about folk art and draw birds to paint with oil pastels. Presented by Abrakadoodle. Registration required. Ages: 5-14. 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)
Rock Art
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
1:30 PM
Use your imagination and our wave-smoothed lake rocks to create a unique art piece or pet rock. Registration required. Ages: 8 - 15. 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)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Tournament
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
2:00 PM
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.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Chapters
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
2:00 PM
Hear the exciting story <i>The Lion Who Stole My Arm</i> by Nicola Davies and create your own lion mask to keep. Ages: 5-10.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Stage Makeup
Tuesday, June 16, 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>
South St. Paul Public Library
Sound Design
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
2:00 PM
BOOM! Creeeeeeek... Work with a SteppingStone Theatre artist to create noises, sounds and music to make your story into a dramatic scene. Registration required. Ages: 9-16. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Legal Assistance of Dakota County
Tuesday, June 16, 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)
Protect Your Privacy Online
Tuesday, June 16, 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.
Robert Trail Computer Lab
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Burnhaven Book Group
Tuesday, June 16, 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, June 16, 2015
7:00 PM
Held the third Tuesday of each month. Please refer to <a href="http://tinyurl.com/omr9q8o">http://tinyurl.com/omr9q8o</a> for this month's book selection. In partnership with Dunn Brothers. <br><br>Dunn Brothers <br>20700 Chippendale Ave. W <br>Farmington, MN
DCL at Farmington
Wendy's Wiggle, Jiggle & Jam!
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
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>
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
A Scandinavian Midsummer
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
10:30 AM
Celebrate a family summer solstice with Scandinavian games, songs and traditions lead by Ross Sutter.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Swamp Critters Storytime
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
10:30 AM
Hear some exciting stories about creatures that live in swamps, join in on fingerplays and songs, too. Ages: 0-6.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Storytimes in the Park
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
10:30 AM
<p>Meadowview Park</p> <p>5550 197th Street West</p> <p>Farmington</p> <p>Join us for stories, games and crafts in the park. Presented in part with the city of Farmington Parks &amp; Recreation agencies. Ages: 0-10.</p>
DCL at Farmington
Summer Playhouse
Wednesday, June 17, 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
Robotics - Meet Sphero!
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
1:00 PM
<div><font color="#1f497d">Sphero is a colorful ball with a </font><span style="color: rgb(31, 73, 125);">tiny wireless robot inside. Meet </span><span style="color: rgb(31, 73, 125);">Sphero robots and try your hand </span><span style="color: rgb(31, 73, 125);">at racing them. Space is limited. </span><span style="color: rgb(31, 73, 125);">Ages: 10-16.</span></div>
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Make and Take: Duct Tape Crafts
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
1:30 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.
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Heights (Inver Glen)
Learn to Knit
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
1:30 PM
Enjoy an easy review of basic knitting, from casting on to cables. Get help with unfinished or well-intended ventures that have you stuck. Basic supplies provided for new knitters.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Paint on Canvas: Arlo Needs Glasses
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
2:00 PM
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.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Spelling Bees for Kids
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
2:00 PM
Children who have completed grades 2 &amp; 3 will compete in a traditional spelling bee followed by a bee for children who have completed grades 4 &amp; 5. Prizes will be awarded to all competitors. Ages: 7-11.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Make & Take: Glass Bubble Magnets and Button Making
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
3:00 PM
Create wonderful locker or refrigerator magnets and buttons to wear or decorate your bag with craft kits from the Library. Keep for yourself or give them as gifts. Ages: 10-16.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Blue Thumb Gardening
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
6:00 PM
Get an introduction to creating beautiful gardens that keep our water clean and see inspirational and affordable garden designs. Presented by the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District. Registration required. Call 651-480-7777 or register online at www.dakotaswcd.org/bluethumb.html.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Books and Beyond: Discover An Author
Thursday, June 18, 2015
10:00 AM
Have fun with stories, activities&amp; crafts related to a book author with ISD 192 ECFE. Ages 0-6.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Mother Goose and Julie the Facepainter
Thursday, June 18, 2015
10:30 AM
Meet costumed character, Mother Goose, and share her favorite nursery rhymes, songs and activities. Ages: 2-9.
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Heights (Inver Glen)
Dazzling Dave
Thursday, June 18, 2015
10:30 AM
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. Ages: 2-12.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
iPad Basics
Thursday, June 18, 2015
10:30 AM
Use our iPads to learn about basic controls, settings, web browsing, apps and uses of this popular tablet. Prerequisite: None.
Wentworth Computer Lab
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Superhero School: Power-Up!
Thursday, June 18, 2015
10:30 AM
Learn your superhero name, test your strength, balance, and mental strength, and create a superhero medal. Ages 6-12. Registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
Storytime for Babies
Thursday, June 18, 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)
Pattern Darning Bookmarks
Thursday, June 18, 2015
1:00 PM
Learn pattern darning techniques from members of the St. Paul Needleworkers Guild to make a cool bookmark. 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)
Legos and Duplos at the Library
Thursday, June 18, 2015
1:00 PM
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)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest
Thursday, June 18, 2015
2:00 PM
Think your cookies have what it takes to win? Enter your best chocolate chip cookies and see. Pick up a registration form at the Farmington Library.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Mix Up Media
Thursday, June 18, 2015
2:00 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>
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Frankentoys
Thursday, June 18, 2015
2:00 PM
Take toys apart and put the parts back together Franken-style to create freaky creations. Supplies provided. Ages: 10-16.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Beyond Computer Basics
Thursday, June 18, 2015
2:30 PM
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.
Robert Trail Computer Lab
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Marshmallow Bridges: a STEAM program
Thursday, June 18, 2015
6:00 PM
How much weight will your Marshmallow Bridge hold? Kids ages 8-14 and their parents will partner to build a bridge that<div>spans at least 12 inches using toothpicks and marshmallows and compete to see whose bridge can hold the most weight. Registration required for child only. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
Galaxie Meeting Room (L139)
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Plant Health Care Diagnostic Clinic
Thursday, June 18, 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)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Thursday, June 18, 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, June 18, 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)
Meet-up with RAD Zoo
Friday, June 19, 2015
10:30 AM
Stop in anytime to meet frogs, turtles, lizards, snakes and a small alligator during this visit by the RAD Zoo.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Ten Penny Tunes
Friday, June 19, 2015
10:30 AM
Join us for an introduction to traditional folk music from around the world using the penny whistle, accordion, saxophone and clarinet.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Schiffelly Puppets present Peter Pan
Friday, June 19, 2015
10:30 AM
Join in on the fun and humor as we take a wild and crazy trip into Neverland with this action-packed take on J.M. Barrie's classic <i>Peter Pan.</i> Ages: 2-10.
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Craft Fair
Friday, June 19, 2015
10:30 AM
Sign your kids up to sell their handicrafts at the library. All items must be priced at $2 or less. Sellers must register in advance. Event is weather-dependent at some locations. Ages: 4-16.
DCL at Farmington
Teens Read!
Friday, June 19, 2015
1:00 PM
Discuss <i>Life as we Knew It</i> by Susan Beth Pfeffer: where Miranda and her family try to survive when the world goes crazy after a meteor hits the moon. Registration required. Ages: 12-15.
Galaxie Conference Room
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
One-on-One Technology Help
Friday, June 19, 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)
Online Job Applications
Friday, June 19, 2015
2:00 PM
A behind-the-scenes look at online job applications, including answers to frequently asked questions and how to successfully complete a job application online. Taught by Dakota County WorkForce Center staff. Registration required.
Galaxie Computer Lab
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, June 20, 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)
Sing, Play, Learn with MacPhail
Saturday, June 20, 2015
10:30 AM
Enjoy the magic of music and play with MacPhail Center for Music's early childhood music specialists. Experience music's impact on learning and reading readiness. Presented by MacPhail. Registration required. Ages: 0-5.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, June 20, 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, June 20, 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)
Bike Rodeo
Saturday, June 20, 2015
11:00 AM
<div>Learn bike safety and have fun on a bike obstacle course with the West St. Paul Police. Registration required. Ages: 6-12. Rain date: Sat, June 27, 11 am-noon. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.</div>
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Waggin' Tales
Saturday, June 20, 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 Heights (Inver Glen)
Terrarium DIY
Saturday, June 20, 2015
1:00 PM
Discover how to make a terrarium at this demonstration by Master Gardener Kathy Bonnett. Learn how to choose the right container, soils and plants and how to put it all together. Registration required.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, June 22, 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)
Bill the Juggler
Monday, June 22, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Laughter abounds at this comedy juggling program filled with audience participation and an emphasis on reading. Ages: 2-12.</div>
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Monday Movie Madness
Monday, June 22, 2015
10:30 AM
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>Frozen</div>
Inver Glen Meeting Room
DCL at Inver Grove Heights (Inver Glen)
Storytime for Babies
Monday, June 22, 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)
Girls Code!
Monday, June 22, 2015
1:00 PM
Join this summer coding camp for girls led by Eagan High School computer science students. Learn basic programming concepts and complete a variety of fun coding activities in this all girls environment. Registration for all sessions required. Ages: 9-14. 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, June 22, 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)
Sketchbook/Journal
Monday, June 22, 2015
1:30 PM
<div>Get an introduction to Western bookbinding techniques and create a blank book that's perfect for writing or drawing. Presented by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. 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>
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Monday, June 22, 2015
2:00 PM
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library. NO registration necessary.
Heritage Conference Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Solar Prints
Monday, June 22, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Let the artist and scientist in you soar. Use ozalid paper, natural materials and the sun to create unusual print designs in just a few minutes. Presented by ArtStart. 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>
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Mad Art for Teens
Monday, June 22, 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)
Epic Cosplay Day
Monday, June 22, 2015
2:00 PM
Visit several work stations to make some simple DIY props to inspire and incorporate into your own cosplay ideas. Ages 12-18. No registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
Family History on the Internet
Monday, June 22, 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. <em>Prerequisite: Basic Internet knowledge.</em> Registration required.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
City of Eagan Puppet Wagon
Monday, June 22, 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)
Drop-in E-Book Sessions
Tuesday, June 23, 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, June 23, 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, June 23, 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)
Reading with Horsepower
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Enjoy a fun horse story and pet a live miniature horse at this outdoor program. If rain, program will move inside. Presented by Half-Pint Horse Foundation. Ages: 2-9.</div>
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
Magician Matt Dunn
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
10:30 AM
Be amazed with this dry-witted comedy magic show with a live rabbit, audience participation, out-of-this world magic and fun for the entire family.
Atrium
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Schiffelly Puppets present Peter Pan
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Join in on the fun and humor as we take a wild and crazy trip into Neverland with this action-packed take on J.M. Barrie's classic <i>Peter Pan.</i> Ages: 2-10.</div>
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Meet the Instruments with Groth Music
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
10:30 AM
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 2-12.
Robert Trail Meeting Room
DCL at Rosemount (Robert Trail)
Classic Movies
Tuesday, June 23, 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>Modern Times - a Silent Film</div>
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Girls Code!
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
1:00 PM
Join this summer coding camp for girls led by Eagan High School computer science students. Learn basic programming concepts and complete a variety of fun coding activities in this all girls environment. Registration for all sessions required. Ages: 9-14. 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)
Make & Take: Rainbow Loom Frenzy
Tuesday, June 23, 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>
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Learn to Draw Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
2:00 PM
Hear <i>The Cat in the Hat</i> and learn basic drawing and chalk pastel techniques with an artist from Abrakadoodle. Registration required. Ages: 5-11. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Teens Read
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
2:00 PM
Discuss <em>My Life As A Book</em> by Janet Tashjian where Derek spends his summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list. 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)
Superhero Artists
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
2:00 PM
Roy Lichtenstein is famous for his comic-book inspired artwork. We'll briefly study his style, and apply the technique to create original Pop Art creations. Ages 7-14. Registration required.
South St. Paul Public Library
LinkedIn for Job Seekers
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
6:00 PM
Learn how to set up a LinkedIn account, create a complete profile, and use LinkedIn for finding jobs. Prerequisite: Computer Basics class and/or ability to use the mouse. Presented by the Science Museum of Minnesota Computer Education Center.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Healthy Brain Aging
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
6:30 PM
Discover lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our brain health and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline.
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Paper Boats
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Join Paulino Brener in this entertaining, multicultural and multilingual storytelling feast about Paulino's travels around the world on paper boats. Make a paper boat to take home. Ages: 2-12.</div>
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
iPad Storytime
Wednesday, June 24, 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.
Wentworth Meeting Room
DCL at West St. Paul (Wentworth)
A Journey through Africa with Como Zoo
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
10:30 AM
<div>Take your child on an African safari to discover the continent's vast diversity. Meet African plants and animals, learn to count in Swahili, make a mask and hear the story of <i>Greedy Zebra </i>by Mwenye Hadithi. Space is limited. Ages: 2-12.</div>
Heritage Meeting Room
DCL at Lakeville (Heritage)
Summer Playhouse
Wednesday, June 24, 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, June 24, 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)
Teen Book Club
Wednesday, June 24, 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 Heights (Inver Glen)
Girls Code!
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
1:00 PM
Join this summer coding camp for girls led by Eagan High School computer science students. Learn basic programming concepts and complete a variety of fun coding activities in this all girls environment. Registration for all sessions required. Ages: 9-14. 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)
Learn to Knit
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
1:30 PM
Enjoy an easy review of basic knitting, from casting on to cables. Get help with unfinished or well-intended ventures that have you stuck. Basic supplies provided for new knitters.
Farmington Meeting Room
DCL at Farmington
Teen Babysitter's Guide to Reading Aloud
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
2:00 PM
<div>Engage your little charges by knowing how to add excitement and drama to your storytimes - a great way to boost your business. Learn how to choose books and create voices and facial expressions, and receive a book and completion certificate. 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>
Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Teen Book Bingo
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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)
Microsoft Publisher
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
2:00 PM
Create signs, business cards, greeting cards and more using the desktop publishing program Microsoft Publisher. Prerequisite: Basic internet knowledge of Microsoft Word or equivalent.
Wescott Computer Lab
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Parent-Child Book Group
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
4:45 PM
Join us for a rousing discussion and fun activities surrounding <u>The Case of the Buried Treasure </u>by James Preller. <br>
Wescott Meeting Room (Lower Level)
DCL at Eagan (Wescott)
Antique Appraisal
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
5:00 PM
Antiques expert Mark Moran will be on hand to evaluate and appraise old toys, clocks, costume jewelry, artwork, vintage photographs, glassware and more. Participant registration required for appraisal. Limit one item per person. Spectators welcome.
Burnhaven Meeting Room
DCL at Burnsville (Burnhaven)
Tablet Basics
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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 if you have one or use a library iPad. <em>Prerequisite: None.</em> Registration required.
Galaxie Computer Lab
DCL at Apple Valley (Galaxie)
Heritage Evening Book Group
Wednesday, June 24, 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)

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