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WASHINGTON COUNTY LIBRARY CLOSED (Stillwater open Friday)

Friday, November 23, 2018
All Branches
Washington County Library is closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, Nov. 24. Stillwater Public Library will be closed for Thanksgiving Day only. Regular hours in Stillwater will resume on Friday, Nov. 23. 
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LIBRARY CLOSED - Christmas

Tuesday, December 25, 2018
All Branches
Washington County Library is closed in observance of Christmas. Regular hours will resume Wednesday, Dec. 26. 
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Let's Make Stuff! Felt Trees

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Hardwood Creek Library
Conference Room L14
Make an adorable felt tree for yourself or as a gift! We'll create trees decorated with buttons and trim, then sew them together and stuff them. Let's Make Stuff is a creative class for adults. Join us every third Friday of the month at Hardwood Creek Library to get crafty and learn something new. Each month we will feature a different project. All materials will be provided. Class size is limited. Please register online, at the Information Desk, or call 651-275-7300.
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Seasonal Saturday Storytime: Hardwood Creek

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Hardwood Creek Library
Meeting Room 1203 & 1204
A seasonally appropriate craft or other activity expands regular storytime into Seasonal Storytime at Hardwood Creek Library! Stories, songs, finger plays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. For children preschool through kindergarten age and caregivers. Siblings are always welcome! Please feel free to come in costume, the librarian will be! 
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D&D Club

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hardwood Creek Library
Conference Room L14
Teens, interested in playing Dungeons and Dragons? Come play with a friendly group at Hardwood Creek Library! All levels are welcome, and players are encouraged to come every week. Dungeon Master, dice, and character sheets are provided. Help with creating a character is also provided.
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STEM Saturdays: BeeBots

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Hardwood Creek Library
Learn sequencing (an important part of coding) while teaching Bee-Bots (robotic bees!) to run obstacle courses designed by you! For children in grades 2-5 at Hardwood Creek Library in Forest Lake. Registration required.
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Life Reinvented, Part I & II

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Hardwood Creek Library
Computer Lab

Are you considering changing careers? Career assessments can identify a career that's right for you and what you need to do to break into the field of your choice. This workshop is taught by Job Service at held at Hardwood Creek Library. Part I will take place in a classroom setting. Part II will take place in the Hardwood Creek Library Computer Lab. To register, go to: https://bit.ly/2QPgOJ5.

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Sing Play Learn with Macphail

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Hardwood Creek Library
Meeting Room 1203 & 1204
Join MacPhail Center for Music’s early childhood music specialists as we explore the magic of music and play at Hardwood Creek Library in Forest Lake. Through hands-on musical play activities families will experience music’s impact on learning and reading readiness. Together we will sing, rhyme, read, move and create! This program is designed for ages 0 to five (plus caregivers). Registration required. 
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Knits and Knots: A Fiber Arts Club

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hardwood Creek Library
Please join us the first and third Monday of every month for a fiber arts meet-up at Hardwood Creek Library! Bring your current project to work on, ask questions about next steps, share your expertise with others, or simply come to get inspired and converse with this growing group of fiber artists. Please bring your own project supplies. Crafting supply donations are always welcome. No registration necessary. Drop-in whenever you can! 
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Super Storytime: Hardwood Creek Library

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Hardwood Creek Library
Read Aloud Room
A craft or other activity expands preschool storytime into Super Storytime at Hardwood Creek Library! Stories, songs, finger plays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. For children preschool through kindergarten age and caregivers. Siblings are always welcome!
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Teen Coloring Club

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Hardwood Creek Library
Teen Space
Need something to do? Need to de-stress after school? Coloring will be available every Tuesday in the Teen Area of Hardwood Creek Library. Colored pencils and coloring pages will be provided.
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Third Tuesday Night Adult Book Club

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Ninth Hour
Hardwood Creek Library
Reading Loft
No advance signup necessary. Just read the book, come and discuss! Titles selected for discussion on this date and for other Library book clubs can be found on the library website:  https://www.washcolib.org/224/Book-Clubs
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Baby Storytime: Hardwood Creek Library

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Hardwood Creek Library
Meeting Room 1203 & 1204
For children up to 24 months and their caregivers. Enjoy rhymes, songs, toys, and books.
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Toddler 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 toddler age children with caregivers. Siblings are always welcome!
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Teen Hang Out

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Hardwood Creek Library
Reading Loft
Teens, come hang out in the Reading Loft at Hardwood Creek Library and make a craft! Occasionally there will be video games or other activities, and there will almost always be snacks. Teens are always welcome to come up and do homework too. 
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D&D Club

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hardwood Creek Library
Conference Room L13
Teens, interested in playing Dungeons and Dragons? Come play with a friendly group at Hardwood Creek Library! All levels are welcome, and players are encouraged to come every week. Dungeon Master, dice, and character sheets are provided. Help with creating a character is also provided.
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Middle School Book Club

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hardwood Creek Library
Reading Loft
Come join us for fun, discussion, friendship and laughs at Hardwood Creek Library in Forest Lake. We'll talk creatively about a book while doing an activity and having a snack. Stop at the library to pick up a copy of the book or request it yourself through our catalog! No registration required. 
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Super Storytime: Hardwood Creek Library

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Hardwood Creek Library
Read Aloud Room
A craft or other activity expands preschool storytime into Super Storytime at Hardwood Creek Library! Stories, songs, finger plays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. For children preschool through kindergarten age and caregivers. Siblings are always welcome!
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Teen Coloring Club

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Hardwood Creek Library
Teen Space
Need something to do? Need to de-stress after school? Coloring will be available every Tuesday in the Teen Area of Hardwood Creek Library. Colored pencils and coloring pages will be provided.
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Join the waiting list — Register at the library

Gadget Guru

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Hardwood Creek Library
Conference Room L12
Do you have a gadget or gizmo that you just can't grasp? Let the Gadget Guru help you out! We can help you with your smartphone, e-book reader, or tablet. Sign up for a session by stopping into Hardwood Creek Library or by calling 651-275-7300.  
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Baby Storytime: Hardwood Creek Library

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Hardwood Creek Library
Meeting Room 1203 & 1204
For children up to 24 months and their caregivers. Enjoy rhymes, songs, toys, and books.
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Toddler 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 toddler age children with caregivers. Siblings are always welcome!
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Minnesota Book Club

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Minnesota
Hardwood Creek Library
Reading Loft
This monthly book club reads and discusses books set in Minnesota or books written by Minnesota authors. No registration required. We meet in the reading loft of the Hardwood Creek Library in Forest Lake on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Newcomers welcome!

Find the book club selections for 2018 on WashCoLib.org
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Teen Hang Out

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Hardwood Creek Library
Reading Loft
Teens, come hang out in the Reading Loft at Hardwood Creek Library and make a craft! Occasionally there will be video games or other activities, and there will almost always be snacks. Teens are always welcome to come up and do homework too. 
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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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