Event Calendar

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Stillwater Public Library Programs and Events

Upcoming events

When: Monday, June 25, 2018 3:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Teen Program Room

EveryMonday this summer from 3-5 p.m. TEENS are invited to mess around with crafts and tech, hang out with friends, and geek out with their favorite books and games.

Get to know the tech offered at the Stillwater Public Library including...

sewing machine
vinyl cutter
typewriter
button maker
circuits
laptops
When: Monday, June 25, 2018 4:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Did you know the library is one place your child can build confidence reading to a furry friend. Bella, the Golden Retriever, is a Certified Therapy dog who visits certain Mondays and she loves when kids read to her.

Call 651-275-4338 or stop by the Public Services Desk next time you are in to register for a 15 minute time slot.

This program is geared toward kids ages 7-12.
When: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Baby and Me! Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.

Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregiver. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

This summer during storytime, we'll be sharing books, songs, rhymes and activities about some of the places reading can take you. Come sing, play, read, write, and talk at the library!

Themes may include:
zoo, farm, space, garden, beach

When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 3:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room


In addition to being fun, making things with your hands has many benefits to child development. Supplies and a sample will be available each week. This self paced activity for you to enjoy with your child will be set up in the storytime room with materials available from 3-6 p.m. each Wednesday.
When: Wednesday, June 27, 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. 
When: Thursday, June 28, 2018 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Each week, a short STEM activity will be led by trained teen volunteers that will be repeated at 11:00. Activities are best for ages 6-10. No late starts. Registration is not required but space is limited.
These programs are in partnership with Bayport Library where similar activities will be offered weekly on Wednesdays.


When: Thursday, June 28, 2018 6:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B




Dean Magraw’s life as a guitarist, composer, arranger, and producer reveals an artist uniquely consistent in his ability to rise to the highest level of musical expression in a dazzling array of contexts.

Dean’s passion transcends all perceived musical boundaries, yet the vital essence of his distinctive style is ever present, whether he’s performing and recording as a solo artist, leading his own ensembles such as the experimental jam band Eight Head, or collaborating with such notables as Japanese shamisen prodigy Nitta Masahiro, classical violinist Nigel Kennedy, South Indian vocalist and vina virtuoso Nirmala Rajasheker, epic songstress and storyteller Ruth MacKenzie, Irish supergroup Altan, radio and film celebrity Garrison Keillor, jazz bassist Anthony Cox, and countless others.

Once the listener gets beyond the history and into the mystery, Dean the musician takes over: with tone and taste, unveiling soulful melodic grooves intricately designed to heal the broken dancer, confuse the boldest mathematician, and eradicate ennui in our lifetime.

This program series is made possible through donations made to the Stillwater Public Library Foundation.

When: Friday, June 29, 2018 1:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Teen Program Room

This 2 day mini camp will present teens with the opportunity to create unique circuit crafts including a giant floor piano and stuffed plush toys. Registration required, attending both days is recommended.

This program series is made possible through donations made to the Stillwater Public Library Foundation.

When: Saturday, June 30, 2018 1:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Teen Program Room

This 2 day mini camp will present teens with the opportunity to create unique circuit crafts including a giant floor piano and stuffed plush toys. Registration required, attending both days is recommended.

This program series is made possible through donations made to the Stillwater Public Library Foundation.

When: Monday, July 02, 2018 3:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Teen Program Room

EveryMonday this summer from 3-5 p.m. TEENS are invited to mess around with crafts and tech, hang out with friends, and geek out with their favorite books and games.

Get to know the tech offered at the Stillwater Public Library including...

sewing machine
vinyl cutter
typewriter
button maker
circuits
laptops
When: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Baby and Me! Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.

Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregiver. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 12:00 AM
Where: All Branches

Washington County Library is closed in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours will resume Thursday, July 5. 
When: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 7:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Weddings/Events

When: Thursday, July 05, 2018 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Each week, a short STEM activity will be led by trained teen volunteers that will be repeated at 11:00. Activities are best for ages 6-10. No late starts. Registration is not required but space is limited.
These programs are in partnership with Bayport Library where similar activities will be offered weekly on Wednesdays.


When: Saturday, July 07, 2018 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers B

Using vibrant colors of loose wool, learn how to wet felt by using soapy water to compress the fibers into fabric. Create a mesmerizing design that will capture all the water droplets off of your ice-cold summer drinks.

This program series is made possible through donations made to the Stillwater Public Library Foundation.
When: Monday, July 09, 2018 1:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room


Learn to make a soft sculpture from everyday objects and textile materials. We will make an owl  sculpture from colorful socks, then add details with felt, buttons, and hair clips! Our owls will perch on a tree branch hanger for display. Kids in grades K-5 who are able to work independently (or with an older sibling) are welcome to participate. Registration is required.

The Stillwater Public Library collaboration on this program is supported by a grant from the Minnesota Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


When: Monday, July 09, 2018 3:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Teen Program Room

EveryMonday this summer from 3-5 p.m. TEENS are invited to mess around with crafts and tech, hang out with friends, and geek out with their favorite books and games.

Get to know the tech offered at the Stillwater Public Library including...

sewing machine
vinyl cutter
typewriter
button maker
circuits
laptops
When: Monday, July 09, 2018 4:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Did you know the library is one place your child can build confidence reading to a furry friend. Bella, the Golden Retriever, is a Certified Therapy dog who visits certain Mondays and she loves when kids read to her.

Call 651-275-4338 or stop by the Public Services Desk next time you are in to register for a 15 minute time slot.

This program is geared toward kids ages 7-12.
When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Baby and Me! Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.

Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregiver. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 7:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A

Stillwater Public Library is governed by a nine-person Board of Trustees appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The Board of Trustees is the policy making body for the library. Board members may serve up to three terms of three years each. According to City ordinance, trustees must be residents of the City of Stillwater. Meetings are generally held on the second Tuesday of the month, in Margaret Rivers A at the library, at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

This summer during storytime, we'll be sharing books, songs, rhymes and activities about some of the places reading can take you. Come sing, play, read, write, and talk at the library!

Themes may include:
zoo, farm, space, garden, beach

When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room


In addition to being fun, making things with your hands has many benefits to child development. Supplies and a sample will be available each week. This self paced activity for you to enjoy with your child will be set up in the storytime room with materials available from 3-6 p.m. each Wednesday.
When: Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Each week, a short STEM activity will be led by trained teen volunteers that will be repeated at 11:00. Activities are best for ages 6-10. No late starts. Registration is not required but space is limited.
These programs are in partnership with Bayport Library where similar activities will be offered weekly on Wednesdays.


When: Thursday, July 12, 2018 6:30 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Join us for the Summer Reading Program - Summer of Learning performance with Brodini's Comedy Magic Show. Scarves, coins, cards, balls, ropes, and ordinary items become animate objects of wonder and curiosity in Brodini's hands, but never without some help from children and adults in the audience.

Program is funded by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA)

When: Friday, July 13, 2018 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A

Marvelous Mandalas - Rocks come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, colors, and textures. Choose your favorite river rock and using metallic colored paint pens create your own a beautiful miniature mandala on a rock that can be used as a paper weight, in the garden, or a thing of beauty.

This program series is made possible through donations made to the Stillwater Public Library Foundation.
When: Friday, July 13, 2018 1:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers B

Cool off this summer at the library with popcorn & a movie! We will be showing 2 movies this summer. Marvel’s Black Panther (PG-13, 2h 14m) will show Friday, June 8th at 1pm and Madeleine L'Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time (PG 1h 49m) will show Friday July 13th at 1pm. No registration required.

 

When: Saturday, July 14, 2018 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Start your day off with this "Second Saturday" family storytime. We'll share stories, songs and rhymes designed to enhance your child's literacy skills! 
When: Monday, July 16, 2018 1:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers B

Join acclaimed songwriter, singer and guitarist James Hersch as he leads a four-day songwriting camp for kids ages 8-11. It's a mix of brainstorming, storytelling, music composing, singing and technology. Young songwriters will make a song each day for three days, and have a recording session on the fourth day. Each participant will go home with a CD of the completed songs. At a TBD date, there will be a little CD release party/concert! Read more about the amazing work that James has done in schools and libraries all over! http://www.reachwithme.com/

**Please only sign up your child if they are able to attend all 4 days.

The Stillwater Public Library collaboration on this program is supported by a grant from the Minnesota Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

When: Monday, July 16, 2018 3:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Teen Program Room

EveryMonday this summer from 3-5 p.m. TEENS are invited to mess around with crafts and tech, hang out with friends, and geek out with their favorite books and games.

Get to know the tech offered at the Stillwater Public Library including...

sewing machine
vinyl cutter
typewriter
button maker
circuits
laptops
When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Baby and Me! Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.

Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregiver. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers B

Join acclaimed songwriter, singer and guitarist James Hersch as he leads a four-day songwriting camp for kids ages 8-11. It's a mix of brainstorming, storytelling, music composing, singing and technology. Young songwriters will make a song each day for three days, and have a recording session on the fourth day. Each participant will go home with a CD of the completed songs. At a TBD date, there will be a little CD release party/concert! Read more about the amazing work that James has done in schools and libraries all over! http://www.reachwithme.com/

**Please only sign up your child if they are able to attend all 4 days.

The Stillwater Public Library collaboration on this program is supported by a grant from the Minnesota Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

This summer during storytime, we'll be sharing books, songs, rhymes and activities about some of the places reading can take you. Come sing, play, read, write, and talk at the library!

Themes may include:
zoo, farm, space, garden, beach

When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers B

Join acclaimed songwriter, singer and guitarist James Hersch as he leads a four-day songwriting camp for kids ages 8-11. It's a mix of brainstorming, storytelling, music composing, singing and technology. Young songwriters will make a song each day for three days, and have a recording session on the fourth day. Each participant will go home with a CD of the completed songs. At a TBD date, there will be a little CD release party/concert! Read more about the amazing work that James has done in schools and libraries all over! http://www.reachwithme.com/

**Please only sign up your child if they are able to attend all 4 days.

The Stillwater Public Library collaboration on this program is supported by a grant from the Minnesota Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room


In addition to being fun, making things with your hands has many benefits to child development. Supplies and a sample will be available each week. This self paced activity for you to enjoy with your child will be set up in the storytime room with materials available from 3-6 p.m. each Wednesday.
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 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Each week, a short STEM activity will be led by trained teen volunteers that will be repeated at 11:00. Activities are best for ages 6-10. No late starts. Registration is not required but space is limited.
These programs are in partnership with Bayport Library where similar activities will be offered weekly on Wednesdays.


When: Thursday, July 19, 2018 1:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers B

Join acclaimed songwriter, singer and guitarist James Hersch as he leads a four-day songwriting camp for kids ages 8-11. It's a mix of brainstorming, storytelling, music composing, singing and technology. Young songwriters will make a song each day for three days, and have a recording session on the fourth day. Each participant will go home with a CD of the completed songs. At a TBD date, there will be a little CD release party/concert! Read more about the amazing work that James has done in schools and libraries all over! http://www.reachwithme.com/

**Please only sign up your child if they are able to attend all 4 days.

The Stillwater Public Library collaboration on this program is supported by a grant from the Minnesota Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

When: Thursday, July 19, 2018 1:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Grab a friend and head over to the summer LEGO Club on the third Thursday of every month from 1-2 p.m. Build your own design, collaborate with a team or complete a new challenge each month. No registration required.
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 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 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: Monday, July 23, 2018 1:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

During this 3 day mini camp (July 23, 25, and 27) we will discuss the graphic novel "Mighty Jack" and create nifty crafts. Activities will include book blogs, terrarium jar, seed bombs, and how-to plant a magical bean stalk!

Pick up your copy of the book at the Stillwater Public Library starting June 1st.

This program series is made possible through donations made to the Stillwater Public Library Foundation.

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 3:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Teen Program Room

EveryMonday this summer from 3-5 p.m. TEENS are invited to mess around with crafts and tech, hang out with friends, and geek out with their favorite books and games.

Get to know the tech offered at the Stillwater Public Library including...

sewing machine
vinyl cutter
typewriter
button maker
circuits
laptops
When: Monday, July 23, 2018 4:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Did you know the library is one place your child can build confidence reading to a furry friend. Bella, the Golden Retriever, is a Certified Therapy dog who visits certain Mondays and she loves when kids read to her.

Call 651-275-4338 or stop by the Public Services Desk next time you are in to register for a 15 minute time slot.

This program is geared toward kids ages 7-12.