Arts & Performance

Stillwater Library Talent Show! (Ages 5-12)

Stillwater has talent! Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, August 17 at 10:30 a.m. to share your special talent during the Children's Department's talent show. Children ages 5-12 can pick up a form at the library beginning July 15. Forms must be turned in by a parent or guardian no later than Monday, August 12. You can perform alone or as an act. Singing, dancing, jokes, musical numbers, juggling, and more are all welcome. Everyone who participates will receive a small prize. Family and friends are welcome to be part of the audience.

Artist Reception: Bruce and Tamy Leventhal

The Stillwater Public Library is pleased to present an exhibit of Bruce and Tamy Leventhal's nature photography. The show will be in the gallery in July and August. Meet Bruce and Tamy at the artist reception, on Thursday, August 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Australian Animal Drawings (Grades K-6)

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Monday, August 5 at 1:00 p.m. for Australian Animal Drawings. The native people of Australia created detailed drawings of local animals as a means of story telling. We will draw simple animal outlines then fill them with line patterns in an x-ray style. We will paint around the animals with dotted lines to mimic the style of Aboriginal dot painting. For children in grades K-6. 

The U-2 Incident: A Son's Search for the Truth

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Monday, July 22 at 6:00 p.m. for The U-2 Incident: A Son's Search for the Truth. One of the most talked-about events of the Cold War was the downing of the American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960. The event was depicted in the Steven Spielberg movie Bridge of Spies. Hear Francis Gary Powers, Jr. discuss Spielberg’s movie, the controversy surrounding the U-2 incident, and his recently published account of his father’s life, Spy Pilot.

Potterheads Unite! (Adults)

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Wednesday, July 31 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for Potterheads Unite! It's Harry Potter's and J.K. Rowling's birthdays! Bring your wand and Nimbus 2000 and join us for an adults-only Potter event at the library. Ready for a Wizard's Duel of trivia? Interested in trying Harry Potter yoga and the Whomping Willow pose? Start perfecting your polyjuice potion so you can transform into your favorite character for the costume contest!

Free and open to the public. 

Harry Potter's Birthday Celebration

Come to the Stillwater Library on Wednesday, July 31 to celebrate the Harry Potter book series. Activities for youth will take place through out the library from 1:30-5:00 p.m. The Ministry of Magic strongly encourages your presence at this celebration of the Boy Who Lived. Watch for more details but there will be photo-ops, costume contests, crafts, sorting house activities, trivia, butterbeer tasting, HP board games, displays, and a mandrake scavenger hunt.

Everything is free and open to the public. 

Snake Discovery

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. for Snake Discovery. Slither into the world of reptiles by meeting several species that call Minnesota home! From diet to habitat and behavior, with plenty of fun facts in-between, attendees will learn what makes our cold-blooded friends so unique in this engaging program. Kids and adults are welcome to touch (and even hold) the ambassador animals for a truly hands-on experience!

Program is free and no registration required.

Critter Storytime with Carpenter Nature Center

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Monday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m. for Critter Storytime with Carpenter Nature Center. Visit our website at stillwaterlibrary.org to learn more about what critters might be coming to the library!

Program is free and no registration required. 

 

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