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Art in Bloom: Artist Rules and Application

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Hardwood Creek Library

Local artists are invited to apply to have their artwork displayed at Hardwood Creek Library during the Art in Bloom Community Art Show, which runs from May 1 – June 30.

Participants must be 18 or older and live in the Hardwood Creek Library service area. All formats of art are welcome – paintings, photographs, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, and more (space permitting).

Rules and applications will be available online starting Thursday, March 22. The deadline for entries is Sunday, April 22. Applicants will be notified by Tuesday, April 25 whether or not their piece has been selected for display.

Please turn in your application at Hardwood Creek Library or e-mail Suzanne Yoch at Suzanne.Yoch@co.washington.mn.us.

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Art on Display: Birchwood Monday Painters

Monday, April 30, 2018
Wildwood Library
On display in April is a collection of paintings by The Birchwood Monday Painters. This local group paints every Monday morning at the Birchwood Village Hall. 
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Art in Bloom: Hardwood Creek Library Community Art Show

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Hardwood Creek Library
In-house Activity

Local artists are invited to display their artwork during the Art in Bloom Community Art Show at Hardwood Creek Library. Artwork will be on display from May 1 – June 30.

Participants must be 18 or older and live in the Hardwood Creek Library service area. All formats of art are welcome: paintings, photographs, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, and more (space permitting).

Rules and applications will be available online starting Thursday, March 22. The deadline for entries is Sunday, April 22.

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Friends Spring Book Sale

10:15 AM - 7:30 PM
FALL BOOK SALE
Stillwater Public Library
Margaret Rivers A & B

Book lovers and bargain hunters are in for a treat when the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library host their Annual Spring Used Book Sale on April 18 - 21, 2017.  The Book Sale is the Friends' most important fundraiser, and proceeds go to support the collections and programs at the library.

A preview sale will be offered to members of the Friends group only on Wednesday, April 18 from 5:00 pm– 7:30 pm.  Not a member?  Join at the door. 

The book sale will open to the public on Thursday, April 19 from 10:15 am–7:30 pm.  The sale continues on Friday, April 20 from 10:15 am–4:30 pm and on Saturday, April 21 from 10:15 am–4:30 pm.  Bag sale all day on Saturday, April 21!

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Baby Storytime: Bayport Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Bayport Public Library
Room C
Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by open playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome. Baby storytime will take place in Meeting Room C upstairs in the Library. 

Baby storytime is generously supported by the Foundation for Bayport Public Library.
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Family Storytime: Hardwood Creek Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Hardwood Creek Library
Childrens Area
Stories, songs, finger plays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. For all children and their families or caregivers.
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Preschool Storytime: R.H. Stafford Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
R.H. Stafford Library
Kid's Space
For children preschool through kindergarten age and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, & more encourage the development of early literacy skills. Siblings welcome.
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Computer Assistance

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
R.H. Stafford Library
Public Computers
Drop in or make an appointment to meet with our computer assistant. He will be able to help you with questions about your iPad, iPhone or laptop, set up an email account, create documents in Word or Excel and assist you in many other ways to learn how to use your electronic devices.
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Teen Thursdays @ Oakdale Library

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Oakdale Library
Meeting Room
Hey teens, come after school on Thursdays from 2:30-4 when you can take over Oakdale Library's meeting room. Wii games, projects, computer time, and more. Registration not required. For teens in 6th-12th grade.
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Earth Day Suncatcher Craft

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Park Grove Library
Large Meeting Room
Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to drop in any time between 3 and 5 p.m. for a special craft project. Celebrate Earth Day by creating a beautiful suncatcher with recycled materials. No registration necessary.
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BUILD IT! LEGO + More!

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Stillwater Public Library
Storytime Room
Join us for a self-paced exploration into building. There will be LEGO, DUPLO, and other building materials. Bring your imagination and test your engineering prowess. 5-12 years
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Painting Class for Kids

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Bayport Public Library
Room C

Join us for a class with an instructor from Paint, Sip, Nosh to create a fun scene in just one session!

Thursday, April 19 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This class is designed for kids in third grade through sixth grade.  Preregistration is required and space is limited.
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Dog Gone Reading with Phoebe or Charlotte

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wildwood Library
Meeting Room
Children grades K-7 are invited to practice their reading skills by reading with a certified therapy dog and its trainer. Sign up at the Information Desk or call 651-426-2042 for a 15 minute appointment. 
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Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (PART TWO OF THREE)

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
laptop computer
Hardwood Creek Library
Computer Lab
Volunteer instructor, Ken Noyes, is offering a three-part course on the basics of Microsoft Office Excel 2010. Please register for ALL THREE sessions. (Thursdays, April 12, 19 and 26)
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Game On!: A Game Night for Adults

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Oakdale Library
Meeting Room
Come play table top games with fellow game enthusiasts! The library will provide games ranging from Uno and Connect Four to Splendor and Carcassonne, or you can bring your own to share. 
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Knit Night at Lake Elmo Library

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lake Elmo Library
Front Gathering Room
Come one, come all! No experience required, we will teach you how to knit. We have all the materials you need, so join us on Thursdays to learn a new skill, improve on an old skill and enjoy the camaraderie! We look forward to seeing you! 
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Movie Night "Lady Bird"

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lake Elmo Library
Meeting Room
Christine "Lady Bird" MacPherson is a high school senior from the "wrong side of the tracks." She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. Lady Bird follows the title character's senior year in high school, including her first romance, her participation in the school play, and most importantly, her applying for college.
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Let's Make Stuff: Wood Bead Keychain

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
wooden beads
Park Grove Library
Large Meeting Room

Fabric dye isn't just for fabric! Join us this month to hand-dye wood beads, then string them onto a key chain for a fun pop of color.

Let's Make Stuff is a creative class for adults. Join us every third Thursday of the month at Park Grove Library to get crafty and learn something new. All materials will be provided. Class size is limited. Please register online at WashCoLib.org, in-person at the Information Desk, or call 651-459-2040.

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Pajama Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
pajama storytime
Stillwater Public Library
Storytime Room
Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Thursdays in March and April from 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for Pajama Storytime. Wear your pjs and bring a stuffed animal or blanket. April 26 we will have a Family Fort Night!
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Third Thursday Night Adult Book Club

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Hardwood Creek Library
Reading Loft
No advance signup necessary. Just read the book, come and discuss! The title selected for discussion on this date can be found on the library's Book Club webpage under the "Third Thursday Book Club" heading under the Hardwood Creek tab.
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Computer Assistance

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
R.H. Stafford Library
Public Computers
Drop in or make an appointment to meet with our computer assistant. She will be able to help you with questions about your iPad, iPhone or laptop, set up an email account, create documents in Word or Excel and assist you in many other ways to learn how to use your electronic devices.
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Friends Spring Book Sale

10:15 AM - 4:30 PM
FALL BOOK SALE
Stillwater Public Library
Margaret Rivers A & B

Book lovers and bargain hunters are in for a treat when the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library host their Annual Spring Used Book Sale on April 18 - 21, 2017.  The Book Sale is the Friends' most important fundraiser, and proceeds go to support the collections and programs at the library.

A preview sale will be offered to members of the Friends group only on Wednesday, April 18 from 5:00 pm– 7:30 pm.  Not a member?  Join at the door. 

The book sale will open to the public on Thursday, April 19 from 10:15 am–7:30 pm.  The sale continues on Friday, April 20 from 10:15 am–4:30 pm and on Saturday, April 21 from 10:15 am–4:30 pm.  Bag sale all day on Saturday, April 21!

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Preschool Storytime: Lake Elmo Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Lake Elmo Library
Children's room
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. For children age birth-5 and their families. No registration required. 
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Teen Lab

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Park Grove Library
Small Meeting Room
Teens, 11-17, will work on a fun craft and/or art project. Laptops, Nintendo Wii and an iPad will also be available.
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STEM Saturdays at Valley

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Valley Library
Branch
Explore STEM through hands-on activities and creative projects! Each month the library will have an activity focused on science, technology, engineering, and/or math. Registration not required.
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