The Afton Strawberry Festival & Marketplace 2020 will be celebrated in the historic village of Afton, MN. The festival honors the long & rich heritage of strawberry crops grown in the area since the 1800s. This FREE 2 day outdoor celebration will feature a blend of 80+ artists showcasing & selling their good sand a business expo. Great food, live music, & fun activities for the entire family. Read more about Afton Strawberry Festival & Marketplace
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Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Wednesday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. for our Armchair Travel Book Talk. Our theme for 2020 Adult Winter Reads is Armchair Travel: Reading Around the World. This includes both nonfiction books, including travel books, memoirs and historical exploration, and fiction books set in locations around the world. Bring your favorite travel title to talk about and share with the group. You may discover new locations to venture to - by plane or by book!
Program is free and no registration required. Read more about Armchair Travel Book Talk
Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, February 8 at 1:00 p.m. for Over & Under the Snow Illustrations - Art for Kids. What do animals do in the winter? We will read a book that helps us see what is happening in the northland both OVER and UNDER the snow. We will illustrate our own winter landscapes, color them in, and then paint over them with a watercolor wash to make the colors POP! For kids in grades K-5. Read more about Over & Under the Snow Illustrations - Art for Kids, K-5
Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, February 8 at 11:00 a.m. for Snake, Rattle and Roll with 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! Read more about Snake, Rattle and Roll with Snake Discovery
Join us at Stillwater Public Library on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM in February through November for our popular mystery readers club, the Mystery Book Club. (Note: January's meeting is on the 5th Wednesday.) 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. Read more about Mystery Book Club
Teens, drop in for some DIY fun at Stillwater Public Library on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays every month between 4:30 and 6:00 PM. There will be supplies available for you to create a fun craft! Teens ages 12-18 are welcome. Our DIY projects for the winter and spring are:
January 28 - Stained Glass Jars
February 11 - Pom-poms
February 25 - Fuse Beads
March 10 - Rubber Band Shooter
March 24 - Buttons
April 14 - Pom-pom Coaster or Braided Sprial Coaster
April 28 - Watercoloring
May 12 - Scrunchies
May 26 - Popsockets Read more about Teen Drop-in DIY
Join us at Stillwater Public Library the second Saturday of each month from 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. to start your day off with Saturday Family Storytime. We'll share stories, songs, puppets and more designed to enhance your child's literacy skills!
Program is free and no registration is necessary. Read more about Second Saturday Storytime
Join us at Stillwater Public Library on the 2nd Thursday of each month through May at 4:30 p.m. to be the first to read the newest titles as a participant of the new Beta Books - Tween ARC Book Group! Want the scoop on new releases and upcoming books? Choose from a selection of Middle Reader ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies), read your book, then come back each month to discuss and share it in a no-pressure environment! Everyone will get a chance to talk about what they enjoyed (or didn’t!) from our ARC collection. Read more about Beta Books - Tween ARC Book Group
Join families and meet new friends during Preschool Drop-in Playtime at Stillwater Public Library on Wednesdays from 10:50 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy this dedicated time and space to play alongside your young child in an inclusive and welcoming environment.
Program is free and no registration required. Read more about Preschool Drop-in Play
Stillwater Public Library is pleased to present the St. Croix Valley Rug Hookers showing in the gallery in January and February. The reception will be on Sunday, January 12, from 2:00- 4:00 PM.
The Stillwater Public Library Gallery is free and open to the public during regular library hours. Read more about Gallery Reception: St. Croix Valley Rug Hookers