Event Calendar

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Stillwater Public Library Programs and Events

Upcoming events

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Join us for an exploration in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for the preschool set. Children ages 3-5 are invited to participate in a variety of activities at their own pace. Each is meant to encourage curiosity. Each week in June will focus on a different theme. We hope you'll join us for this FREE, fun, family activity!
When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 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 29, 2017 2:00 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, June 29, 2017 6:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

When: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 12:00 AM
Where: All Branches

Washington County Library is closed in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours will resume Wednesday, July 5.
When: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Join us for an exploration in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for the preschool set. Children ages 3-5 are invited to participate in a variety of activities at their own pace. Each is meant to encourage curiosity. Each week in June will focus on a different theme. We hope you'll join us for this FREE, fun, family activity!
When: Saturday, July 08, 2017 10:00 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at 4th Street Lawn

You read that correctly! Your budding reader can practice with a registered miniature horse this summer. Young readers ages 7-12 build confidence in their reading by sharing stories with a non-judgmental listener. Pre-registration required as space is limited. Stop by the desk or call  651-275-4338, ext. 111 to arrange a 15 minute time slot. Due to the popularity of this program, time slots are limited to one per family.  
When: Saturday, July 08, 2017 1:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A

Many books are written about imaginary lands filled with mythical creatures.  We will learn to draw our own map of an imaginary land, adding cartography details with fine-point marker.  Color will be added to enhance the maps with both watercolor and colored pencil. Registration Required

Program is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Fund.
When: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 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: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Join us for an exploration in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for the preschool set. Children ages 3-5 are invited to participate in a variety of activities at their own pace. Each is meant to encourage curiosity. Each week in June will focus on a different theme. We hope you'll join us for this FREE, fun, family activity!
When: Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A

Eric Carle has illustrated numerous books in his distinctive paper collage style.  We will draw an animal, butterfly, or flower and layer tissue paper over the drawing.  We will add visual texture to the papers with crayons and create new colors by overlapping the transparent tissue paper.  Registration is required.

This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (Legacy).

When: Thursday, July 13, 2017 1:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A

Eric Carle has illustrated numerous books in his distinctive paper collage style.  We will draw an animal, butterfly, or flower and layer tissue paper over the drawing.  We will add visual texture to the papers with crayons and create new colors by overlapping the transparent tissue paper.  Registration is required.

This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (Legacy).

When: Thursday, July 13, 2017 6:30 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Johnson Terrace

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 music. The group is directed by James DeCaro and Kyle Manley.

Rain location: St. Croix Preparatory Academy. Enter through main doors to reach the Performing Arts Center. An announcement will be posted here if rain location will be used.

When: Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Learn basic embroidery stitches and sew together a delightfully scented lavender sachet. Lavender will keep your clothes smelling wonderful as it naturally repels moths, keeping your clothes in pristine condition.
When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 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: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Join us for an exploration in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for the preschool set. Children ages 3-5 are invited to participate in a variety of activities at their own pace. Each is meant to encourage curiosity. Each week in June will focus on a different theme. We hope you'll join us for this FREE, fun, family activity!
When: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

We are excited to announce the return of Bunny Story TAILS with a registered bunny who loves to be read to and cuddled. Young readers ages 5-12 build confidence in their reading by sharing stories with a non-judgmental listener. Pre-registration encouraged as space is limited. Stop by the desk or call 651-275-4338, ext. 111 to arrange a 15 minute time slot. 
When: Thursday, July 20, 2017 6:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Gallery

When: Friday, July 21, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Ditch the run-of-the-mill cards and wow your friends and family with unique stationary of your own creation. Using a needle and thread, create mesmerizing shapes and patterns; perfect for all of your special holidays. 
When: Saturday, July 22, 2017 1:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Group Study Room (Teen)


Come explore the book arts in this fun workshop. We will learn several mini-book forms which
can be altered and modified to make paper sculpture, cards, sketchbooks, scrapbooks, or
journals. You will leave class with several finished book forms. Step-by-step demos and written
instructions will be provided so you will be able to continue your book-making at home!

When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 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: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Join us for an exploration in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for the preschool set. Children ages 3-5 are invited to participate in a variety of activities at their own pace. Each is meant to encourage curiosity. Each week in June will focus on a different theme. We hope you'll join us for this FREE, fun, family activity!
When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 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, July 27, 2017 2:00 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, July 27, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Tucker's Robot is about a young boy who needs to go back in time to face a group of neighborhood bullies. How do you go back in time? With a time-traveling robot, of course! Together, Tucker and his robot discover the importance of friendship and the courage to face bullies. Full of surprises, a little danger and some really funny characters. Contains puppetry, live music, and fun for families and children up to age 12.
This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (Legacy).