Event Calendar

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Stillwater Public Library Programs and Events

Upcoming events

When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Each week, a short STEM activity will be led by trained teen volunteers that will be repeated at 11:00. Activities are best for ages 6-10. No late starts. Registration is not required but space is limited.
These programs are in partnership with Bayport Library where similar activities will be offered weekly on Wednesdays.


When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Join us for an exploration in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for the preschool set. Children ages 3-5 are invited to participate in a variety of activities at their own pace. Each is meant to encourage curiosity. Each week in June will focus on a different theme. We hope you'll join us for this FREE, fun, family activity!
When: Wednesday, July 26, 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, July 27, 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. The suggested theme will be bridges to celebrate the new St. Croix Bridge opening on August 3.

Bring your imagination and test your engineering prowess. 5-12 years
When: Thursday, July 27, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Tucker's Robot is about a young boy who needs to go back in time to face a group of neighborhood bullies. How do you go back in time? With a time-traveling robot, of course! Together, Tucker and his robot discover the importance of friendship and the courage to face bullies. Full of surprises, a little danger and some really funny characters. Contains puppetry, live music, and fun for families and children up to age 12.
This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (Legacy).

When: Friday, July 28, 2017 1:00 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Group Study Room (Teen)

This is a three session workshop for youth aged 11-17 who have never picked up a pair of needles or have some experience knitting but would like to advance their skills.  Participants will have a finished project to be proud of at the end of the 3 weeks.  Workshop will be held in the Teen Library.  Attendance at all 3 sessions is STRONGLY  recommended.  Registration is required, but the workshop is free.  
When: Friday, July 28, 2017 11:00 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Come to the Library for a Percy Jackson party! Find out which Olympian claims you and join your cabin-mates in tests of skills and quick thinking. Locate clues to find a safe path through danger. Practice archery so you will be prepared to defend yourself. Learn Greek letters so you can send secret messages. These and other activities will be waiting for you. Join us, bring a friend and be prepared for an afternoon of adventure. Registration recommended.  

When: Tuesday, August 01, 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 02, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Ready for a Drive-In Movie?  Bring a box that your child can sit in. We will have craft supplies on hand to rev-up your child’s “car”!  We will have a small supply of boxes on hand so don't let not having one stop you from joining us. We will enjoy popcorn and a video of Mo Willem’s “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!”.  Get in gear and drive on over! Ages 2-5 and registration is encouraged to hold a “parking space”!!
When: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 1:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Get a Clue! Writing Mysteries for ages 8 to 12!

Set up a crime scene!  Discover clues! In this writing workshop, you'll learn about mystery writing while using props to inspire you to write your own story! Beware! Along the way, you're sure to find evidence that proves mystery writing is fun! Registration is required.

*This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Fund

Trisha Speed Shaskan has written over forty books, including the graphic novel, Q & Ray: Case #1: The Missing Mola Lisa about a hedgehog and rat who solve crimes, and the picture books Punk Skunks and Honestly Red Riding Hood was Rotten! The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as told by the Wolf. Trisha has an MFA in creative writing and has taught the subject for twenty years. Trisha and her husband, Stephen Shaskan, a children’s book author and illustrator, live in Minneapolis, Minnesota with their cat, Eartha and their dog, Beatrix.

When: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 6:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Author Carolyn Porter will discuss her newly released book "Marcel's Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man's Fate" at the Stillwater Public Library on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. 

Seeking inspiration for a new font design in an antique store in small-town Stillwater, Minnesota, graphic designer Carolyn Porter stumbled across some old letters and was immediately drawn to the beautifully expressive pen-and-ink handwriting. She could not read the letters—they were in French—but she noticed they had been signed by a man named Marcel and mailed from Berlin to France during the middle of World War II.

Marcel’s Letters is the incredible story of Carolyn’s search to find answers to the mystery of one man’s fate, answers that would come from Germany, France, and the United States. Simultaneously, she would continue to work on what would become the acclaimed P22 Marcel Script font, immortalizing the man and his letters that waited years to be reunited with his family.
When: Friday, August 04, 2017 1:00 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Group Study Room (Teen)

This is a three session workshop for youth aged 11-17 who have never picked up a pair of needles or have some experience knitting but would like to advance their skills.  Participants will have a finished project to be proud of at the end of the 3 weeks.  Workshop will be held in the Teen Library.  Attendance at all 3 sessions is STRONGLY  recommended.  Registration is required, but the workshop is free.  
When: Tuesday, August 08, 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 09, 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 09, 2017 6:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

When: Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:30 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Margaret Rivers A & B

Let’s get groovy with a play & learn storytime all about Pete the Cat! Hear stories, songs, and rhymes, followed by crafts and activities. Ages 2-6. No registration required.
When: Saturday, August 12, 2017 10:00 AM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at 4th Street Lawn

You read that correctly! Your budding reader can practice with a registered miniature horse this summer. Young readers ages 7-12 build confidence in their reading by sharing stories with a non-judgmental listener. Pre-registration required as space is limited. Stop by the desk or call  651-275-4338, ext. 111 to arrange a 15 minute time slot. Due to the popularity of this program, time slots are limited to one per family.  
When: Saturday, August 12, 2017 1:00 PM
Where: Stillwater Public Library at Storytime Room

Lois Ehlert has illustrated many books which focus on the science of our natural world.  We will focus our artwork on her book Fish Eyes which has crisp, colorful cut-paper collage illustrations of fish.  We will explore how layers of different shapes and colors of paper can create beautiful, bright fish art!


*Registration is required
*This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Fund
When: Tuesday, August 15, 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: 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.