Concert on the Terrace- Roe Singers

Thursday, July 19, 6:00 PM Pinecastle Records recording artists the Roe Family Singers are a Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly band from the tiny community of Kirkwood Hollow, MN. Led by wife & husband Kim Roe (Best Female Vocalist, City Pages/Village Voice) and...

Suminagashi

Friday, July 20, 10:30 AM Register here The Ancient Art of Paper Marbling - Suminagashi means Kloating ink in Japanese, in this class we will cover everything from the ancient technique of grinding ink using an ink stone to creating decorated paper by Kloating ink on...

Valley Concert Winds

Thursday, August 16, 6:30 PM Enjoy a summer evening on the Terrace with the Valley Concert Winds! The Valley Concert Winds, a community band based in Stillwater, provides opportunity for life-long musical participation while promoting a love of music, especially band...

Moving Target Mystery Book Club

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 PM Our popular mystery readers club meets monthly at the library. Group members read individual titles of their choice based on the theme, setting, or topic selected by the group at the end of each meeting. All mystery enthusiasts are welcome.

Summer Reading Celebration is in full swing!

Enjoy a revised, simplified summer reading club for kids and teens this summer. Pick up an activity card for your child's age group, birth through 12 years. Return the completed form to the library for an entry into drawings for tickets to the MN State Fair, MN Twins...

Moving Target Mystery Book Club

Our popular mystery readers club meets monthly at the library, the last Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM. Group members read individual titles of their choice based on the theme, setting, or topic selected by the group at the end of each meeting. All mystery...

Upcoming Events

 

When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:30 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Wednesday, July 18th for "The Road to Stardom: Southern Minnesota's Highway 14 and Three Great Children's Book Creators who Grew Up Along It." 

Maud Hart Lovelace, who immortalized her hometown, Mankato, in her beloved Betsy-Tacy series, based on her own life, New Ulm's Wanda Gag, creator of Millions of Cats,  the oldest American picture book still in print, as well as several other classics, and the literary rock star Laura Ingalls Wilder, who lived in Walnut Grove and wrote On the Banks of Plum Creek about her time there, have one thing in common--Highway 14 (which has signs on it calling it the Laura Ingalls Wilder Highway) , where all of these towns were located. 

Kathleen Baxter, a native of Walnut Grove,  is a huge fan of all three, and thinks they are not getting as much attention as they deserve. 

In this fun and fast-paced talk, filled with photos and information about these three great writers, she shares her excitement about three fine book creators! 

 Kathleen Baxter has given talks in 46 states, as well as seven in Canada and two in Cancun.  She was on the National Geographic Children's Publishing Advisory Board for three years, has written seven books that recommend books to get interested in reading, wrote a column for School Library Journal magazine for many years and has been in love with books for children all of her life.

When: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Pinecastle Records recording artists the Roe Family Singers are a Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly band from the tiny community of Kirkwood Hollow, MN. Led by wife & husband Kim Roe (Best Female Vocalist, City Pages/Village Voice) and Quillan Roe (Accident Clearinghouse), the band marries old-time sounds from barn-dances, fiddle pulls, and county fairs with the rock & roll passion of youth.

 Featuring banjo, Autoharp, guitar, and Appalachian clogging, the band and family of fans have been regularly filling Minneapolis’ 331 Club every Monday night since 2005. They’ve shared the stage with Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley, Mike Seeger, Del McCoury, the Grascals, and Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur. In 2011 the band was awarded the prestigious McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians; they won the title of “World’s Best Jug Band” twice, in 2010 & 2012 at the annual Battle of the Jug Bands; in 2012, won the Minnesota Duet Contest at the MN State Fair; in 2016 won the title of Entertainers of the Year from BMAI; and, in 2017, Kim won the clogging competition at the Old-Time Music & Ozark Heritage Festival held in West Plains, MO.
The Roe Family Singers mix original music and contemporary takes on old-time, traditional, and gospel tunes into one roiling & rollicking river of fresh yet familiar American music. Every performance raises a ruckus.

This program series is made possible through donations made to the Stillwater Public Library Foundation.
When: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Gallery

The Stillwater Public Library is pleased to present “Jamais vu: To See Anew”, an exhibit by Stillwater artist Charlotte Schuld. Schuld’s work is a constant notice and appreciation of landlines, textures, and the natural patterns and colors of earth, water and sky. The exhibit will be on display in the gallery during July and August. An artist reception is scheduled for Thursday, July 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Schuld’s early works were predominantly watercolors which evolved into a mixed media approach that now includes color pencils, gouache, inks and pastels with many different techniques -- whatever is needed to capture each different scene.

More recently Schuld has spent the majority of time painting with acrylic on canvas.  The image is started with pastel to lay down the design foundation and completed with many layers of washes and glazes. Her work has been described as “walking a fine line between Realism and Impressionism” and she finds that she likes and agrees with that. The fun is deciding what to leave as just an impression or hint and where to tighten into realistic detailed work.

The Stillwater Public Library Gallery is free and open to the public during regular library hours. For information about hours, library programs and more, visit www.stillwaterlibrary.org or call 651.275.4338.


When: Friday, July 20, 2018 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A

The Ancient Art of Paper Marbling - Suminagashi means Floating ink in Japanese, in this class we will cover everything from the ancient technique of grinding ink using an ink stone to creating decorated paper by Kloating ink on water and send you off with a bunch of ideas on how to use your beautifully decorated papers. 

This program series is made possible through donations made to the Stillwater Public Library Foundation.
When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 6:30 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Conference Room

Our popular mystery readers club meets monthly at the library. Group members read individual titles of their choice based on the theme, setting, or topic selected by the group at the end of each meeting. All mystery enthusiasts are welcome. 

 

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All programs are free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated. For more information about library events contact the Information Center at 651-275-4338, ext. 4876 or email splinfo@ci.stillwater.mn.us. If you are interested in scheduling a private meeting, wedding, or special event at the Stillwater Public Library, please see Hold a Meeting at SPL or Hold a Wedding / Special Event at SPL.