Event Calendar

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Stillwater Public Library Programs and Events

Upcoming events

When: Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:30 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at 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
When: Friday, January 19, 2018 6:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Library After Dark: IRL Clue Mystery
 
SPL Presents another Library After Dark mystery. Once the library is closed we re-open our doors at 6pm for teens for food, intrigue and fun. Put on your detective hat and solve this clue inspired puzzle or just hang out and have some pizza.
 
This is a teen only event. Register today to hold your place and so we know how many to expect.

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


 
When: Saturday, January 20, 2018 10:00 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Come and create a colorful winter tree landscape using a variety of art materials and
techniques. We will draw, paint, cut, assemble and add some glitter while creating a peaceful
warm and cool colored winter landscape.

This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Fund
When: Saturday, January 20, 2018 11:00 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

In this busy, fast-paced world, peace seems like an elusive commodity.  Please join Arvind Naik, a longtime meditator, for this engaging workshop.  He has been giving programs on meditation in various parts of the country for many years.  Arvind will offer effective, techniques that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation,  promote inner growth and improve our physical mental and spiritual health.  He will also include a short meditation sitting.  Begin the New Year with meditation and join Arvind as he invites you on this journey.
When: Sunday, January 21, 2018 2:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Gallery

The Stillwater Public Library  is pleased to present an exhibit featuring a sampling of styles and projects from St. Croix Valley area rug hookers.

A craft born of necessity, hooked rugs originally provided warmth on the floor and kept drafts from doorways.  Today, rug hooking has evolved from its humble origin to an art form in its own right.  While many contemporary rug hookers keep alive the tradition of primitive motifs, others approach the craft with complete freedom of imagination in design and materials. Hooked pieces have moved up off the floor to become wall hangings, chair pads, pillows, bed rugs, pins, tea cozies, table mats and runners, footstool covers, purses and bags, and whimsical three-dimensional creations.

The show will be in the gallery in January and February 2018.  The artists’ reception will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 2-4 pm.  

The Stillwater Public Library Gallery is free and open to the public during regular library hours. 

When: Monday, January 22, 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 651-430-4876 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: Monday, January 22, 2018 4:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Teen Library

Create with the Stillwater Public Library every Monday in our teen space! Each week we’ll have a new project that focuses on STEAM learning. The first Monday of each month will be focused on exploring and creating Zines! - you make it happen. Take your creations with you and drop-in for more each week. No registration needed. Stop by between 4-5 pm and see what's happening!

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

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

NEW Storytime for BABIES - Baby and Me! Tuesdays at 10:15-11:00 a.m. - note the earlier start time of 10:15

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. Storytimes generally last 20 minutes with time after for open play.

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Storytime for Ages 2–6 (Wednesdays at 10:15-11:00)

Read, play, sing, talk and write together with stories and activities to develop early literacy skills for toddlers and preschoolers. Siblings welcome. For ages 2–6. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Storytimes generally last 45 minutes to allow for open socializing.

When: Wednesday, January 24, 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, January 24, 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: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 7:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at UL East Fireplace

Explore the meaning of peace one story at a time!

On Wednesday evening, January 17 and 24, the library will stay open late for a PEACE Party.  Book clubs, youth groups and community organizations are encouraged to interact with the exhibit, A Peace of My Mind, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. and meet with their group from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. to discuss the impact and implications of the exhibit. A PEACE party exhibit guide book will be available to help facilitate tours and discussions. 

The interactive art exhibit, A Peace of  My Mind, will be displayed throughout the Stillwater Public Library from January 8 - February 6, 2018. A Peace of My Mind explores the simple (or not so simple) question -What does peace mean to you? This thought-provoking exhibit features a stunning collection of 52 portraits and personal stories of diverse Minnesotans. 

For more information about the exhibit and related events, go to www.stillwaterlibrary.org. 

This exhibit is brought to the library and community by a grant from the Stillwater Public Library Foundation.
When: Saturday, January 27, 2018 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers B

Planets & Moons – NASA Workshop presented by Mad Science of Minnesota

Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar eclipse in this “mad” planetary tour! Learn about the planets and how they stack up. Learn how scientists use gravity to slingshot space probes deep into outer space
with your take home project the Gravity Assisted Launcher.

This program is made possible by donations made to the Stillwater Public Library Foundation.
When: Monday, January 29, 2018 4:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Teen Library

Create with the Stillwater Public Library every Monday in our teen space! Each week we’ll have a new project that focuses on STEAM learning. The first Monday of each month will be focused on exploring and creating Zines! - you make it happen. Take your creations with you and drop-in for more each week. No registration needed. Stop by between 4-5 pm and see what's happening!

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

When: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

NEW Storytime for BABIES - Baby and Me! Tuesdays at 10:15-11:00 a.m. - note the earlier start time of 10:15

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. Storytimes generally last 20 minutes with time after for open play.

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Storytime for Ages 2–6 (Wednesdays at 10:15-11:00)

Read, play, sing, talk and write together with stories and activities to develop early literacy skills for toddlers and preschoolers. Siblings welcome. For ages 2–6. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Storytimes generally last 45 minutes to allow for open socializing.

When: Wednesday, January 31, 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, February 01, 2018 6:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers B

 A $10,000 video editing suite can do a lot for your videos, but you don't need that much investment to boost the look and appeal of your videos. We will take a look at some cheap or free apps that will help you edit and deliver good video on a low budget. Please bring a device with a video camera. Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA. 
When: Monday, February 05, 2018 4:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Teen Library

Create with the Stillwater Public Library every Monday in our teen space! Each week we’ll have a new project that focuses on STEAM learning. The first Monday of each month will be focused on exploring and creating Zines! - you make it happen. Take your creations with you and drop-in for more each week. No registration needed. Stop by between 4-5 pm and see what's happening!

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

When: Monday, February 05, 2018 5:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Teen Program Room

"TAB" is open to teens in grades 7-12. If you know what you want to see in the library, have suggestions for titles to order or programming you want to help plan, put in an application today. Applications can be found in the teen library. TAB Meetings are generally the first Monday of the month through the school year from 5-6 pm.

There are many different ways you can be involved so give it a try! Examples of things the TAB has been involved with include helping kids with crafts or games at library events, decorating a bulletin board or creating art for the newly redesigned Teen Library, writing book reviews, talking about popular new books (and received ARC's!), and sponsoring teen programming like October Read Month, Teen Tech Week. etc.
When: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

NEW Storytime for BABIES - Baby and Me! Tuesdays at 10:15-11:00 a.m. - note the earlier start time of 10:15

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. Storytimes generally last 20 minutes with time after for open play.

When: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 6:30 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Explore the meaning of peace one story at a time!

Join us on February 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm for a special 40-minute multi-media presentation followed by Q&A by artist John Noltner. 

John will discuss his exhibit, A Peace of  My Mind, displayed throughout the Stillwater Public Library from January 8 - February 6, 2018. A Peace of My Mind explores the simple (or not so simple) question -What does peace mean to you? This thought-provoking exhibit features a stunning collection of 52 portraits and personal stories of diverse Minnesotans. 

For more information about the exhibit and related events, go to www.stillwaterlibrary.org. 

This exhibit is brought to the library and community by a grant from the Stillwater Public Library Foundation.

When: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Storytime for Ages 2–6 (Wednesdays at 10:15-11:00)

Read, play, sing, talk and write together with stories and activities to develop early literacy skills for toddlers and preschoolers. Siblings welcome. For ages 2–6. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Storytimes generally last 45 minutes to allow for open socializing.

When: Wednesday, February 07, 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: Saturday, February 10, 2018 10:00 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library

A special day to celebrate families and libraries!  We'll have performers and activities including The Storyman from England presenting Dinos!Dinos! Dinos!, Snake Discovery, Face Painting, and more! 

Program is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Fund and through donations made to the Stillwater Public Library Foundation.

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

Combines fantasy and reality, fiction and non-fiction books around the theme of dinosaurs. Highly active and interactive program utilizing poetry, props, and puppets.

Program is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Fund.

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 11:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers B

Slither into the world of reptiles by touching, holding, and even feeding some scaly critters at this fun program! Learn what makes reptiles unique and get an up-close look at some of nature’s most misunderstood creatures.


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

When: Monday, February 12, 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 651-430-4876 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: Monday, February 12, 2018 4:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Teen Library

Create with the Stillwater Public Library every Monday in our teen space! Each week we’ll have a new project that focuses on STEAM learning. The first Monday of each month will be focused on exploring and creating Zines! - you make it happen. Take your creations with you and drop-in for more each week. No registration needed. Stop by between 4-5 pm and see what's happening!

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

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

NEW Storytime for BABIES - Baby and Me! Tuesdays at 10:15-11:00 a.m. - note the earlier start time of 10:15

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. Storytimes generally last 20 minutes with time after for open play.

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Join us on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 for “Interactions About Race."

This presentation and discussion, led by the Science Museum of Minnesota, will focus on white privilege — what is it, how to recognize it, how to address it.  The presentation will include a thought-provoking skit followed by an opportunity for group reflection and discussion.

 

Program co-sponsored by Stillwater Public Library and American Association of University Women (AAUW).

 

 


When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Storytime for Ages 2–6 (Wednesdays at 10:15-11:00)

Read, play, sing, talk and write together with stories and activities to develop early literacy skills for toddlers and preschoolers. Siblings welcome. For ages 2–6. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Storytimes generally last 45 minutes to allow for open socializing.

When: Wednesday, February 14, 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, February 15, 2018 4:30 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at 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
When: Thursday, February 15, 2018 6:30 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Come to this introductory screenwriting class to learn about dialogue, scene, and rising action. Learn about script styles, craft elements, and jumpstart your script. 

Program presented by the Loft Literary Center