Event Calendar

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Stillwater Public Library Programs and Events

Upcoming events

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Book lovers and bargain hunters are in for a treat when the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library host their Annual Spring Used Book Sale on April 18 - 21, 2017.  The Book Sale is the Friends' most important fundraiser, and proceeds go to support the collections and programs at the library.

A preview sale will be offered to members of the Friends group only on Wednesday, April 18 from 5:00 pm– 7:30 pm.  Not a member?  Join at the door. 

The book sale will open to the public on Thursday, April 19 from 10:15 am–7:30 pm.  The sale continues on Friday, April 20 from 10:15 am–4:30 pm and on Saturday, April 21 from 10:15 am–4:30 pm.  

Bag sale all day on Saturday, April 21!

When: Monday, April 23, 2018 4:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Teen Library

Hang out in the teen room. Mess around with crafts & tech provided by the library. Geek out with your favorite books & games.

Each week we’ll have a new tinker-based craft that in out for you to try. From video game design to light-up sewing projects, we provide the space, the stuff, and the guidance - you make it happen. 

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

When: Monday, April 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.
When: Monday, April 23, 2018 7:45 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Join us at the library for an evening of astronomy and stargazing with meteorologist Mike Lynch. The night will begin at 7:45 PM with an indoor orientation of the night sky with maps and constellation diagrams provided. Then we will go outside onto the terrace and take in the big celestial show overhead. Enjoy a constellation tour and share some of the lore of Big Bear, Little Bear, Cassiopeia, and many more. You’ll also use large telescopes to take a closer view of the beauty in the night sky. Your universe is waiting!

Mike Lynch, a broadcast meteorologist at WCCO Radio has been teaching astronomy classes to the general public through community education and nature centers in Minnesota and western Wisconsin since 1973. It’s a great introduction to the world of stargazing and you will learn a lot! Mike’s easy-going manner and sense of humor also makes the class a lot of fun.

Please note: Event will occur rain or shine. Entrances to the library will lock promptly at 8:00 PM as the library closes for regular use.  Please arrive by 7:45 PM to enjoy this program.  


When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Baby and Me! Tuesdays at 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.

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Storytime for Ages 2s – 6s

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.

When: Wednesday, April 25, 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, April 25, 2018 6:30 PM
Where: All Branches

Twin Cities Public Television, Washington County Library and Washington County Veterans Services invite you to a community conversation to explore the Vietnam War, and its legacy, from several points of view. Drawing upon speakers with very different experiences, the conversation will expand on the recent Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Vietnam War documentary. Related videos and books will be highlighted. This conversation is part of TPT’s on-going Minnesota Remembers Vietnam initiative (mnvietnam.org).

This program will be held at the Bayport Legion in Bayport, Minnesota.

When: Wednesday, April 25, 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, April 26, 2018 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Come play, build, and learn together at a block party - library style! We’ll have a construction-themed storytime followed by open play with a variety of blocks. Ages 0-6. No registration required.
When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 6:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers B

 Mobile devices are a serious investment as well as a storehouse of personal data and online activity, so they’ve become an essential part of our lives, but also targets of hackers and thieves. You have options for providing better smartphone security. Learn which basic security settings are right for you and how to configure them. Topics include PINs and password managers, apps and backups, WiFi and VPNs, remote wipe, encryption, and smartphone scams.  Whether you use an iPhone or Android, make sure your smartphone is safe. Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.
When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 6:30 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Create your own fort out of tables, chairs and sheets, and settle in to read a book by flashlight in your new digs. Fun, free, family time at the library!  Bring a book or enjoy one that's available (We have plenty!).
When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Dear muggles at Stillwater Public Library ages 11 to 14,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Escape Room located in the Stillwater Public Library.

Saturday, April 28th, with various 30 minute times slots available between 10:30am and 3:00pm

Please arrive 15 minutes before your start time to get started on the activity. 

There will also be crafts available directly after your escape!

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 11:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Dear muggles at Stillwater Public Library ages 11 to 14,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Escape Room located in the Stillwater Public Library.

Saturday, April 28th, with various 30 minute times slots available between 10:30am and 3:00pm

Please arrive 15 minutes before your start time to get started on the activity. 

There will also be crafts available directly after your escape!

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 12:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Dear muggles at Stillwater Public Library ages 11 to 14,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Escape Room located in the Stillwater Public Library.

Saturday, April 28th, with various 30 minute times slots available between 10:30am and 3:00pm

Please arrive 15 minutes before your start time to get started on the activity. 

There will also be crafts available directly after your escape!

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 12:45 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Dear muggles at Stillwater Public Library ages 11 to 14,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Escape Room located in the Stillwater Public Library.

Saturday, April 28th, with various 30 minute times slots available between 10:30am and 3:00pm

Please arrive 15 minutes before your start time to get started on the activity. 

There will also be crafts available directly after your escape!

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 1:30 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Dear muggles at Stillwater Public Library ages 11 to 18,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Escape Room located in the Stillwater Public Library.

Saturday, April 28th, with various 30 minute times slots available between 10:30am and 3:00pm

Please arrive 15 minutes before your start time to get started on the activity. 

There will also be crafts available directly after your escape!

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 2:15 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Dear muggles at Stillwater Public Library ages 11 to 18,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Escape Room located in the Stillwater Public Library.

Saturday, April 28th, with various 30 minute times slots available between 10:30am and 3:00pm

Please arrive 15 minutes before your start time to get started on the activity. 

There will also be crafts available directly after your escape!

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 3:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Dear muggles at Stillwater Public Library ages 11 and up,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Escape Room located in the Stillwater Public Library.

Saturday, April 28th, with various 30 minute times slots available between 10:30am and 3:00pm

Please arrive 15 minutes before your start time to get started on the activity. 

There will also be crafts available directly after your escape!

When: Monday, April 30, 2018 4:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Teen Library

Hang out in the teen room. Mess around with crafts & tech provided by the library. Geek out with your favorite books & games.

Each week we’ll have a new tinker-based craft that in out for you to try. From video game design to light-up sewing projects, we provide the space, the stuff, and the guidance - you make it happen. 

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

When: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Baby and Me! Tuesdays at 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.

When: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Storytime for Ages 2s – 6s

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.

When: Wednesday, May 02, 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: Sunday, May 06, 2018 1:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Gallery

Join us for a reception in the Gallery featuring artist Jennifer Davenport on Sunday, May 6th.  More details and the exact time of the reception (either 1-3 or 2-4) coming soon.
When: Monday, May 07, 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, May 08, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Baby and Me! Tuesdays at 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.

When: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 6:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers B

"We live in a fast paced world, filled with challenges and constant demands made on our precious time. Wouldn't it be nice if we could step back, take a little vacation from all the tension and find a place filled with joy, bliss and peace?"

When we learn how to meditate, we find such a place within our very selves. The practice of meditation contributes to a more positive, healthy lifestyle. It is an invaluable tool helping people reduce stress, gain a deeper sense of fulfillment in life as well as foster greater physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Join Arvind Naik, long time meditator  as he connects meditation and spiritual development to important aspects of our lives. He will offer a practical technique of meditation that can positively impact your life. Through first hand demonstrations of this simple yet highly effective method you will discover the key to deeper concentration, relaxation and profound personal growth. The presentation will also allow time for you to ask any questions you may have.
When: Tuesday, May 08, 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, May 09, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Storytime for Ages 2s – 6s

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.

*This session of storytime includes an appearance by Chomp, the Power Up Mascot (a person in a carrot costume) to help promote healthy eating. 

When: Wednesday, May 09, 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, May 12, 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, May 14, 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, May 15, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Baby and Me! Tuesdays at 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.

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:15 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Storytime for Ages 2s – 6s

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.

When: Wednesday, May 16, 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.