Event Calendar

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Stillwater Public Library Programs and Events

Upcoming events

When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers B

Tuesday, September 19, 7:00 p.m.

Only a handful of romance writers can boast a career as long or prolific as Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Over the past three decades, she has published nearly thirty books. Moreover, that corpus including five novels singled out as Favorite Book of the Year by the Romance Writers of America (RWA) – a distinction achieved by no other author to date. RWA inducted Phillips into its Romance Writers Hall of Fame in 2001, and she received the organization’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. Phillips is perhaps best known to readers for her New York Times bestselling Chicago Stars series – a string of nine beloved books that, in the words of fellow writer Kristin Hannah, solidify her reputation as “the absolute queen of contemporary romance.” Her latest installment, #1 New York Times bestseller First Star I See Tonight, will be reissued in paperback in June. In it, dogged, novice detective Piper Dove is assigned to tail a star quarterback, and quickly finds the case to be anything but routine.

Over the past three decades, Susan Elizabeth Phillips has published nearly thirty books, including an unparalleled five titles honored as RWA ‘Favorite Book of the Year’. She is best known for the #1 New York Times bestselling Chicago Stars series. The ninth and latest installment, First Star I See Tonight, was rereleased in paperback in June.

susanelizabethphillips.com

When: Wednesday, September 20, 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, September 20, 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, September 21, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Hear stories read and sung by trained opera singers! Teaching artist and Minnesota Opera member Alisa Magallón will lead a lively and interactive opera storytime for preschool age children. Ideal for children 3-6. 

This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
When: Thursday, September 21, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Group Study Room (Teen)

Create with the Stillwater Public Library every Thursday in our teen space! Each week we’ll have a new tinker-based experiment that focuses on STEAM learning. From video game design to light-up sewing projects, we provide the space, the stuff, and the guidance - you make it happen. Take your creations with you and drop-in for more each week. No registration needed. Stop by between 4-5 pm and see what's happening!

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

When: Thursday, September 21, 2017 4:00 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, September 21, 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 21, 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 22, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Weddings/Events

Mark your calendar for Destination Library on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM.

Join the Stillwater Public Library Foundation for a unique and delightful evening in the stacks as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary!
 Sample beverages and delectable food creations stationed throughout the building as you explore special features and activities, celebrate with music and entertainment, and participate in the exciting future of the Stillwater Public Library.

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2017 at www.stillwaterlibraryfoundation.org. For more information, visit www.stillwaterlibraryfoundation.org or contact Keri at keri@stillwaterlibraryfoundation.org or at 651.275.4338 x117.
When: Monday, September 25, 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, September 26, 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 27, 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, September 27, 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, September 27, 2017 6:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Gallery

In September and October, the Stillwater Public Library Gallery will host Digital Vision Quests - Alternative Paths in Search of Light and Digital Images, a group photography show by members of the Western Wisconsin Photo Club of Hudson, WI. 

The Western Wisconsin Photography Club is a group of photography enthusiasts of all ages, interests, and abilities and is a member of the Twin Cities Area Council of Camera Clubs and the North Central Camera Club Council. Meetings are both social and educational and are held on the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30 pm, at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin.  Additional special meetings are also scheduled to accommodate speakers and hands-on workshops and group shooting opportunities.  The public is welcome to attend meetings or to become a member.  For further information please visit the club's web site at www.wiphotoclub.com.

The photographers will be on hand to talk about their work and answer questions at a public reception Wednesday, September 27 beginning at 6:00 pm. 

When: Wednesday, September 27, 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, September 28, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Group Study Room (Teen)

Create with the Stillwater Public Library every Thursday in our teen space! Each week we’ll have a new tinker-based experiment that focuses on STEAM learning. From video game design to light-up sewing projects, we provide the space, the stuff, and the guidance - you make it happen. Take your creations with you and drop-in for more each week. No registration needed. Stop by between 4-5 pm and see what's happening!

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

When: Thursday, September 28, 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: Monday, October 02, 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, October 03, 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, October 04, 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, October 04, 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, October 05, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Group Study Room (Teen)

Create with the Stillwater Public Library every Thursday in our teen space! Each week we’ll have a new tinker-based experiment that focuses on STEAM learning. From video game design to light-up sewing projects, we provide the space, the stuff, and the guidance - you make it happen. Take your creations with you and drop-in for more each week. No registration needed. Stop by between 4-5 pm and see what's happening!

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

When: Monday, October 09, 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, October 09, 2017 6:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers B

Hold for an program co-sponsored by the Stillwater Public Library and the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
When: Tuesday, October 10, 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, October 11, 2017 8:00 AM
Where: All Branches

Washington County Library is closed from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for staff training. Stillwater Public Library and Bayport Public Library are open regular hours. 

Regular hours resume for Washington County Library at 1:30 p.m.
When: Wednesday, October 11, 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, October 11, 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, October 11, 2017 6:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Every business and organization needs a brand to successfully communicate with current and prospective customers, members, or donors. Your brand is more than just a logo; it’s your story. Who are you, what do you do, and why? You’ll leave this course with an action plan for successfully developing and implementing your organization’s brand across a website, in social media, and in print.


Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Group Study Room (Teen)

Create with the Stillwater Public Library every Thursday in our teen space! Each week we’ll have a new tinker-based experiment that focuses on STEAM learning. From video game design to light-up sewing projects, we provide the space, the stuff, and the guidance - you make it happen. Take your creations with you and drop-in for more each week. No registration needed. Stop by between 4-5 pm and see what's happening!

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

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

A great promise of the online world is access to knowledge. As top universities like MIT and Harvard offer popular courses online at no cost, and websites like Code Academy, Khan Academy, and Coursera have built solid reputations, education online is more dynamic than ever before. Some platforms offer the opportunity to earn certificates of completion, and there are even ways to translate your learning to college credit. What does it mean to learn in the virtual world? Where do you begin? Is this just for fun or are there more tangible benefits? This workshop will provide participants with an overview of popular, free, online learning platforms and help the curious and the motivated to start exploring the endless opportunities for online learning. Presented by 

Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

When: Friday, October 13, 2017 6:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Group Study Room (Teen)

You read that correctly!  Teens will take over the library for fun after hours activities, games, movies and snacks, of course! This program is limited to the first 25 teens ages 13-17 years. Register today to hold your spot.

Hosted by the Teen Advisory Board

This program is made possible by support from the Stillwater Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017 2:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

**Special Second Saturday Family Event**
After you are done watching the pumpkins get weighed at Harvest Fest, come on up the hill to the library to help us celebrate a new book set in Stillwater during Harvest Fest!  "Giant Pumpkin Suite" by Melanie Heuiser Hill is about twelve-year-old twins, Rose and Thomas. Rose, a gifted cellist, is focused on the Back Cello Suites competition while Thomas is engrossed in growing a giant pumpkin. When an unthinkable accident changes their summer plans, how will Rose and Thomas-and their family and community-come together to help each other?

Valley Bookseller will be selling books that you can have signed by the author. This is a wonderful middle grade book.


When: Tuesday, October 17, 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, October 18, 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, October 18, 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, October 19, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Group Study Room (Teen)

Create with the Stillwater Public Library every Thursday in our teen space! Each week we’ll have a new tinker-based experiment that focuses on STEAM learning. From video game design to light-up sewing projects, we provide the space, the stuff, and the guidance - you make it happen. Take your creations with you and drop-in for more each week. No registration needed. Stop by between 4-5 pm and see what's happening!

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

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:00 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