Event Calendar

Stillwater Public Library Programs and Events

Upcoming events

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 6:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Gallery

The Stillwater Public Library Gallery will host a sampling of Tim Nyberg's bird paintings in March and April 2017.  The exhibition will feature both Tim’s trademark whimsical creations and more serious bird paintings incorporated into abstracts and Seuss-like vegetation. The paintings span over 15 years of Nyberg’s transition from commercial artist to fine (he prefers “fun”) artist

Tim will be on hand to talk about his art and answer questions at a public reception on March 30 from 6 - 8 pm. Refreshments will be served and free packs of bird seed will be available compliments of Stillwater Farm Store.

See more of Tim’s art online at FunArtStudio.com

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 6:30 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A

Writing workshop with Mary Jane Lavigne Please plan on attending both the March 30th and April 6th sessions. Jump-start your writing project in March with two information, and inspiration packed sessions. We’ll study writing samples from masters of the craft, and discuss nuts and bolts fixes for when we’re stumped. There’ll be pithy prompts to jolt our free writing, and a strong undercurrent of fun. All ability and commitment levels are welcome.
When: Saturday, April 01, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Parking Ramp

Donate your gently used books to the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library.  The Friends will collect books on Saturday, April 1 and Saturday, April 8 from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm in the library parking ramp on Third Street. 

None of the following items will be accepted: encyclopedias, magazines, Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, textbooks, religious materials, National Geographic, videos, cassettes, partially used puzzle books.

When: Monday, April 03, 2017 5:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Conference Room

"TAB" is open to teens in grades 7-12. If you want to impact teen services in your library, we want your input!  TAB Meetings are generally the first Monday of the month through the school year from 5-6 pm. Applications are generally accepted in September and October.
When: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Join us on Tuesdays in January and February at 10:30 am for Toddler Storytime! Stories, songs & fingerplays 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: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Join us for Club Book with Lily King on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Award-winning novelist Lily King is the author of Euphoria, one of 2014’s best reviewed books. King’s popular page-turner is inspired by and loosely based around the New Guinea fieldwork of famed cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead. The New York Times Book Review singled out Euphoria for a coveted spot on its annual “10 Best Books” list, praising King’s work as a “meticulously researched homage to Mead’s restless mind — and a considered portrait of Western anthropology in its primitivist heyday.” The book garnered the author a host of other honors, as well, including the first-ever Kirkus Prize for Fiction. Lily King has also published three additional novels, including The Pleasing Hour, a riveting debut honored with a Barnes & Noble Discover Award, and Father of the Rain, winner of the New England Book Award for Fiction.
When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Preschool Storytime followed by "Stay and Play" for children ages 3-6 & their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays and toys to encourage the development of emergent literacy skills and fine motor development.
When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. In addition to being fun, coloring has many benefits to child development. Coloring tools and coloring pages appropriate for children and their parents/caregivers provided. This self paced activity will be set up in the storytime room with materials available from 3-6 p.m. each Wednesday.
When: Thursday, April 06, 2017 6:30 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A

Writing workshop with Mary Jane Lavigne Please plan on attending both the March 30th and April 6th sessions. Jump-start your writing project in March with two information, and inspiration packed sessions. We’ll study writing samples from masters of the craft, and discuss nuts and bolts fixes for when we’re stumped. There’ll be pithy prompts to jolt our free writing, and a strong undercurrent of fun. All ability and commitment levels are welcome.
When: Friday, April 07, 2017 11:00 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Sandra Fjerkenstad-Budel first entered the Minnesota State Fair's Crop Art Exhibit in 2000. Crop (or seed) art is created by gluing seeds, stems, or panicles of grains to a board or other surface. 

In this class, we will learn how to use basic materials: seeds, boards and glue in order to make a picture. Start thinking about your deign. There is no limit as to what you can do, but a first try is best kept simple.
All supplies needed are provided.
When: Saturday, April 08, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Look around you! Birds are everywhere! Join Washington County 4-H to learn about birds, their migration, their habitats, and how you can help protect birds. This program is open to youth grades 3rd-6th and there is no cost. Registration required.
When: Saturday, April 08, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Parking Ramp

Donate your gently used books to the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library.  The Friends will collect books on Saturday, April 1 and Saturday, April 8 from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm in the library parking ramp on Third Street. 

None of the following items will be accepted: encyclopedias, magazines, Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, textbooks, religious materials, National Geographic, videos, cassettes, partially used puzzle books.

When: Monday, April 10, 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 kids who 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, April 11, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Join us on Tuesdays in January and February at 10:30 am for Toddler Storytime! Stories, songs & fingerplays 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, April 12, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Preschool Storytime followed by "Stay and Play" for children ages 3-6 & their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays and toys to encourage the development of emergent literacy skills and fine motor development.
When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. In addition to being fun, coloring has many benefits to child development. Coloring tools and coloring pages appropriate for children and their parents/caregivers provided. This self paced activity will be set up in the storytime room with materials available from 3-6 p.m. each Wednesday.
When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 5:00 PM
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 12 - 15, 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 12 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 13 from 10:15 am–7:30 pm. The sale continues on Friday, April 14 from 10:15 am–4:30 pm and on Saturday, April 15 from 10:15 am–4:30 pm. Fill a bag with books for $7 from 2:00 - 4:30 pm on Saturday.
When: Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:00 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 12 - 15, 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 12 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 13 from 10:15 am–7:30 pm. The sale continues on Friday, April 14 from 10:15 am–4:30 pm and on Saturday, April 15 from 10:15 am–4:30 pm. 
When: Thursday, April 13, 2017 1:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Join us for this special storytime to welcome Spring. We'll share stories, songs and rhymes followed by a craft led by ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education). This program will be in the storytime room and does not require registration.
When: Friday, April 14, 2017 12:00 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 12 - 15, 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 12 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 13 from 10:15 am–7:30 pm. The sale continues on Friday, April 14 from 10:15 am–4:30 pm and on Saturday, April 15 from 10:15 am–4:30 pm. 
When: Saturday, April 15, 2017 12:00 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 12 - 15, 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 12 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 13 from 10:15 am–7:30 pm. The sale continues on Friday, April 14 from 10:15 am–4:30 pm and on Saturday, April 15 from 10:15 am–4:30 pm. 
When: Sunday, April 16, 2017 12:00 AM
Where: All Branches

Washington County Library is closed in observance of Easter. Regular hours resume Monday, April 17.
When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Join us on Tuesdays in January and February at 10:30 am for Toddler Storytime! Stories, songs & fingerplays 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, April 19, 2017 12:00 AM
Where: All Branches

Washington County Library is closed for All Staff Training. Stillwater Public Library and Bayport Public Library will be open regular hours. 

Regular hours will resume for Washington County Library on Thursday, April 20.
When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Preschool Storytime followed by "Stay and Play" for children ages 3-6 & their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays and toys to encourage the development of emergent literacy skills and fine motor development.
When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Introduction to computer basics and Internet searching for seniors with little or no computer experience. Provided by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging
When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. In addition to being fun, coloring has many benefits to child development. Coloring tools and coloring pages appropriate for children and their parents/caregivers provided. This self paced activity will be set up in the storytime room with materials available from 3-6 p.m. each Wednesday.
When: Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Stillwater Public Library, in partnership with ArtReach St. Croix and the National Endowment for the Arts, is bringing NEA Big Read to Stillwater in April 2017. The featured title is a perennial favorite: Dashiell Hammett’s 1929 detective classic The Maltese Falcon. Hammet is considered the father of the “hard-boiled” style of detective writing, and The Maltese Falcon is undoubtedly his opus. In conjunction with NEA Big Read, Club Book is pleased to host a special event featuring Hammett granddaughter and noted scholar Julie Rivett. She has edited five books on her celebrated grandfather’s work, including: Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett (2001), Dashiell Hammett: A Daughter Remembers (2001), Return of the Thin Man (2012), The Hunter and Other Stories (2013), and The Continental Op: Case Files Complete (2016). Rivett is also a trustee of the Hammett estate, and delivers lectures around the world on Hammett and autobiographical Falcon protagonist Sam Spade.
When: Friday, April 21, 2017 11:00 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Sandra Fjerkenstad-Budel first entered the Minnesota State Fair's Crop Art Exhibit in 2000. Crop (or seed) art is created by gluing seeds, stems, or panicles of grains to a board or other surface. 

In this class, we will learn how to use basic materials: seeds, boards and glue in order to make a picture. Start thinking about your deign. There is no limit as to what you can do, but a first try is best kept simple.
All supplies needed are provided.
When: Monday, April 24, 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 kids who 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, April 25, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Join us on Tuesdays in January and February at 10:30 am for Toddler Storytime! Stories, songs & fingerplays 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, April 26, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Preschool Storytime followed by "Stay and Play" for children ages 3-6 & their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays and toys to encourage the development of emergent literacy skills and fine motor development.
When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. In addition to being fun, coloring has many benefits to child development. Coloring tools and coloring pages appropriate for children and their parents/caregivers provided. This self paced activity will be set up in the storytime room with materials available from 3-6 p.m. each Wednesday.