Arts & Performance

Aliens Attack! Ages 8-12

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Wednesday, March 13 at 1:00 PM for Aliens Attack! Attention, Earthlings! Aliens have invaded the library and you are invited to join the fun. Make your own alien spaceship, learn how to navigate an asteroid field, make some alien slime, and participate in other games and activities that are out of this world! This activity is for kids ages 8-12. 

Program is free, but requires registration. To register, call 651-275-4338, stop by the Public Services Desk, or visit our website at stillwaterlibrary.org.

Torn Paper Lions - Collage Art for Kids

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, March 9 at 1:00 PM for Torn Paper Lions - Collage Art for Kids. "March comes in like a LION..." so why not make a lion drawing and collage with recycled paper? Learn to draw a lion face then color it with bold neon oil pastels. Cut out the face and set aside while you tear lots of colorful magazine pages into long strips for a beautiful mane! This art workshop is for children in grades K-5.

Stillwater Second Saturday - Family Storytime

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library the second Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. to start your day off with Second Saturday - Family Storytime. We'll share stories, songs, movement, and more all designed to enhance your child's literacy skills. These are geared toward families with young children of all ages.

Program is free and no registration is necessary.

Art Cart

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Wednesdays from 3:00-7:30 p.m. for Art Cart. In addition to being fun, making things with your hands benefits child development, especially fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Each week, we'll provide supplies and a suggested project that you can make with your child. There will also be coloring sheets. This self paced activity for you to enjoy with your child(ren) will be set up in the storytime room.

Program is free and no registration required.

Mystery Book Club

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM in February - November for our popular mystery readers club, the Mystery Book Club. 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. 

Program is free and no registration is necessary. 

Honky Tonk Laundry

Move over, Thelma and Louise! When Lana Mae Hopkins, owner and proprietress of the Wishy Washy Washateria, hires Katie to help out in the laundromat, they soon find themselves up to their elbows in soap, suds, and cheatin’ hearts. Take a ride to Nashville heaven in this musical from Roger Bean featuring the music of Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Dolly Parton and more. Tickets include a meal, tip, tax & handling fee. Children ages 6 and older welcome, but no child’s price.

Potted Potter

This New York hit condenses all seven Harry Potter books into 70 minutes of pure fun, with all your favorite characters, dragons, songs and, of course, magic. Ages 6+. Prices vary. Times vary. Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.; 612.455.9500;

Periphery – The Student Sit-ins of 1960

The Youth Performance Company acts out the story of four young African-Americans in North Carolina in 1960. It’s well known that lunch counters are for white people only, but these four decide to sit there and start a movement that changes history. Recommended for 4th grade and up. $7-$15. Times vary. Howard Conn Performing Arts Center, 612.623.9080.

Flowers for the Room

This new musical based on the book by Jessica Lind Peterson follows the story of Allison and Jake: newlyweds whose lives are torn apart by a tragic accident. It’s a story of the uncertainty of life, human resilience and the power of choice. Recommended for adults. $23-$27. Times vary. Yellow Tree Theatre, 763.493.8733

Work of Art: Recordkeeping for Artists

This program teaches you how to track revenues and expenses, make projections and more to help you make your artistic ventures financially successful ones. This event is put on in collaboration with Springboard for the Arts and Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Adults. Free. 2-4:30 p.m. 612.543.5669

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