Biggest Tree in Stillwater Contest (thru May 15)

Biggest Tree in Stillwater Contest (thru May 15)

Can you find the biggest tree in Stillwater? Explore your back yard and public areas of Stillwater -- following social distancing guidelines at all times, of course -- in search of the biggest tree.  Do have a tree in your backyard that is not that big?  Go ahead and...

Curbside Pick-up Suspended

Curbside Pick-up Suspended

In response to Minnesota's Stay at Home Order by Governor Walz, curbside pick-ups have been suspended. We are hoping to resume pick-up service when the order expires. While holds may continue to be placed in the catalog, Stillwater is not available as a pick-up...

Nonfiction Book Club

Nonfiction Book Club

Please join us in launching a brand new book club. Interested readers will discuss nonfiction titles four times during the year. Twice a year we will discuss one title as a group. The other two meetings we will read on a theme with a few ideas provided but no required...

Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club

Our popular mystery readers club meets monthly at the library, the fourth 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

 

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Conference Room
Library: Stillwater Public Library

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. Meetings are generally held on the second Tuesday of the month. As the library is closed due to COVID-19, the public is invited to attend the meeting by logging into zoom.us/join or by calling 1-312-626-6799 and entering the meeting ID number: 335 549 051. 

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Presenter: Jodi Kaericher, Hailey Sauer, Louisa Bradtmiller
Library: Stillwater Public Library

Join Laurie Hertzel, Star Tribune book editor, Louisa Bradtmiller, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies at Macalester College and Hailey Sauer, U of MN PhD student and researcher at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station in Marine,  for an online discussion of the ArtReach NEA Big Read book of the year, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Please register to participate in the program held online through Zoom. Zoom login information will be sent to registrants. 

Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility and passion that drive every scientist. In these pages, Hope takes us back to her Minnesota childhood, where she spent hours in unfettered play in her father’s college laboratory. She tells us how she found a sanctuary in science, learning to perform lab work “with both the heart and the hands.” She introduces us to Bill, her brilliant, eccentric lab manager. And she extends the mantle of scientist to each one of her readers, inviting us to join her in observing and protecting our environment. Warm, luminous, compulsively readable, Lab Girl vividly demonstrates the mountains that we can move when love and work come together. 

The discussion is offered as part of April's NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley, a one book, one community program that brings together residents from throughout the St. Croix Valley around a common book. For more Big Read events in the valley, go to https://www.artreachstcroix.org/bigread/.

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Conference Room
Library: Stillwater Public Library

Join Star Tribune theater and book critic Chris Hewitt and author and essayist Laurie Allmann for a discussion of last year's ArtReach NEA Big Read book, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Chris and Laurie will be joined by Stillwater native and filmmaker Scott Steindorff, who is currently in production with a HBO Max series based on the book. Please register to participate in this online discussion through Zoom. Zoom meeting information will be sent to registrants. 

Station Eleven tells the story of a small band of actors and musicians 20 years after a flu pandemic has wiped out 99% of the Earth's population. While the tale highlights the fragility of our existence, our violent nature, and our capacity to survive despite the inevitable hardships of starvation, loneliness, and chaos, the story Emily St. John Mandel chooses to tell is not one of horror and mayhem that would befall the survivors. Station Eleven describes a world of hope, of people coping with nostalgia and loss, both in the present and the future, of the power of art and relationships to fulfill us, sustain us, and nurture us back to our best selves. (excerpt of summary from Arts Midwest)

The discussion is offered as part of April's NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley, a one book, one community program that brings together residents from throughout the St. Croix Valley around a common book. For more Big Read events in the valley, go to https://www.artreachstcroix.org/bigread/.

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Conference Room
Library: Stillwater Public Library

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 on the upper level of the library at 7:00 PM. The public is invited to attend. 

Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Conference Room
Library: Stillwater Public Library

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 on the upper level of the library at 7:00 PM. The public is invited to attend. 

 

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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.