Event Calendar

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Stillwater Public Library Programs and Events

Upcoming events

When: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Read, play, sing, talk and write together with stories and activities to develop early literacy skills for preschoolers. Siblings welcome. For ages 3–6. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Storytimes generally last 30 minutes.
When: Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Join us for a storytime celebrating the kids who are about to start Kindergarten this fall. We'll share stories and talk about what happens in kindergarten, sing songs and share an activity or two after the group time. Get your cameras ready for a photo opportunity to remember this special time. No registration required.


When: Monday, August 21, 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: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Join us on Tuesdays at 10:30 am for Toddler Storytime! Stories, songs & finger-plays to encourage the development of early literacy skills for some of our youngest visitors. Format is geared toward children 18-36 months and their caregivers. Siblings welcome.
When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Read, play, sing, talk and write together with stories and activities to develop early literacy skills for preschoolers. Siblings welcome. For ages 3–6. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Storytimes generally last 30 minutes.
When: Wednesday, August 23, 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, August 24, 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: Monday, August 28, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Did you know the library is one place your new reader can build confidence reading to a furry friend. The Stillwater Library has visiting Registered Therapy animals and they love when kids read to them. Call 651-275-4338, ext. 111 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 5-12.
When: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Join us on Tuesdays at 10:30 am for Toddler Storytime! Stories, songs & finger-plays to encourage the development of early literacy skills for some of our youngest visitors. Format is geared toward children 18-36 months and their caregivers. Siblings welcome.
When: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Read, play, sing, talk and write together with stories and activities to develop early literacy skills for preschoolers. Siblings welcome. For ages 3–6. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Storytimes generally last 30 minutes.
When: Monday, September 04, 2017 12:00 AM
Where: All Branches

Washington County Library is closed in observance of Labor Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, September 5.
When: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Join us on Tuesdays at 10:30 am for Toddler Storytime! Stories, songs & finger-plays to encourage the development of early literacy skills for some of our youngest visitors. Format is geared toward children 18-36 months and their caregivers. Siblings welcome.
When: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Read, play, sing, talk and write together with stories and activities to develop early literacy skills for preschoolers. Siblings welcome. For ages 3–6. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Storytimes generally last 30 minutes.
When: Thursday, September 07, 2017 6:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Putting the Creative in Nonfiction
What is creative nonfiction and how do you write it? Those are the big questions you’ll explore in this three-evening class led by author and magazine writer Greg Breining. You will explore the forms of this wildly popular genre, from memoir to personal essay to travel writing and literary journalism. You’ll try writing with the literary “tools” that elevate creative nonfiction. Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to submit some of your own work for construction critique. 



Greg Breining writes about travel, science, and nature for The New York Times, National Wildlife, Audubon, Discover, and for clients such as the Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota. His books include the travel memoir Wild Shore: Exploring Lake Superior by Kayak, Super Volcano: The Ticking Time Bomb Beneath Yellowstone National Park, and Paddle North: Canoeing the Boundary Waters-Quetico. He teaches magazine writing at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. gregbreining.com<http://gregbreining.com>

When: Thursday, September 07, 2017 6:30 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Thursdays in September from 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for Pajama Storytime. Wear your pjs and bring a stuffed animal or blanket.
When: Friday, September 08, 2017 2:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B


Join Arvind Naik for this engaging  meditation workshop.  Discover excellent strategies to transform your life and help you to let go of anger, fear, worry and create more harmonious relationships, which in turn will give you a deeper sense of personal peace.  Arvind will share a simple, but powerful method of meditation that can transform your life in many ways.  The audience will have an opportunity to have a first-hand experience of this meditation practice which can be used daily to reduce stress and find inner fulfillment and bliss.
 
 

 
Arvind Naik  -Brief Bio
Arvind Naik, MBA in Global Business Management from NYIT, is educated as an Electronics Engineer and works as a Data Architect and Business Professional in Information Technology.

He has been giving lectures and workshops on the topic of meditation, where he discusses how incorporating meditation into our daily routine can be life changing. In his programs Arvind, explores how this practice can help each of us develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. Arvind led a meditation program at Target  and regularly speaks at local community centers.  Most recently he spoke at Boston Scientific to introduce meditation as a tool for stress reduction in the workplace and he was invited by the Columbia Heights Police Department to give talks on the many benefits of meditation and how it can help the Officers with their day to day stress.  Arvind lives in Minnesota and is married with two teenage sons.
 
When: Monday, September 11, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Did you know the library is one place your new reader can build confidence reading to a furry friend. The Stillwater Library has visiting Registered Therapy animals and they love when kids read to them. Call 651-275-4338, ext. 111 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 5-12.
When: Monday, September 11, 2017 5:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Conference 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, September 12, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Join us on Tuesdays at 10:30 am for Toddler Storytime! Stories, songs & finger-plays to encourage the development of early literacy skills for some of our youngest visitors. Format is geared toward children 18-36 months and their caregivers. Siblings welcome.
When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Read, play, sing, talk and write together with stories and activities to develop early literacy skills for preschoolers. Siblings welcome. For ages 3–6. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Storytimes generally last 30 minutes.
When: Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Putting the Creative in Nonfiction
What is creative nonfiction and how do you write it? Those are the big questions you’ll explore in this three-evening class led by author and magazine writer Greg Breining. You will explore the forms of this wildly popular genre, from memoir to personal essay to travel writing and literary journalism. You’ll try writing with the literary “tools” that elevate creative nonfiction. Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to submit some of your own work for construction critique. 



Greg Breining writes about travel, science, and nature for The New York Times, National Wildlife, Audubon, Discover, and for clients such as the Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota. His books include the travel memoir Wild Shore: Exploring Lake Superior by Kayak, Super Volcano: The Ticking Time Bomb Beneath Yellowstone National Park, and Paddle North: Canoeing the Boundary Waters-Quetico. He teaches magazine writing at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. gregbreining.com<http://gregbreining.com>

When: Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:30 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Thursdays in September from 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for Pajama Storytime. Wear your pjs and bring a stuffed animal or blanket.