Join author Sarah Hanley at the Maple Grove Library for a discussion about her novel Matka. Based on the true story of Hanley’s grandmother during and after World War 2, Hanley will discuss how the book was developed and how her grandmother’s experiences have influenced today and the future. 612.543.6450 Read more about Author Talk with Sarah Hanley
Arts & Performance
For this annual open house, the American Swedish Institute opens its museum doors for free to the public. Whether you’re seeing the mansion for the first time or are a longstanding member of the museum, come to enjoy live entertainment, bonfires and holiday themed crafts. All ages. 612.871.4907 Read more about Neighborhood Open House: American Swedish Institute
Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Wednesdays through April from 10:15 - 10:50 a.m. for Preschool Storytime. Come to see the beloved puppet, Baby Bear, who always has a letter to help us figure out what our storytime is about that day. There will be singing, talking, reading, writing and playing at this storytime for preschoolers with their parents and caregivers. Read more about Preschool Storytime
Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 7:30 p.m. for Family 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. This self paced activity will be set up in the storytime room.
Program is free and no registration required. Read more about Family Art Cart
Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Tuesdays from 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. for Baby & Toddler Drop-in Play. Join other babies, toddlers and caregivers in the storytime room to socialize and play with library provided and developmentally appropriate toys.
Program is free and no registration required. Read more about Baby & Toddler Drop-in Play
Join Puppy Pete and his other puppet friends at Stillwater Public Library on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. for Baby & Toddler Storytime as we sing, play, read, write and talk during this inclusive storytime for families with babies and toddlers. Stay and play after storytime (until noon). Storytime is a great opportunity to meet new friends, socialize and strengthen early literacy skills! Read more about Baby & Toddler Storytime
Join us at Stillwater Public Library on the first Saturday of each month through May between 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. for Brick Party. For kids of all ages to use their imagination to create using bricks derived from a word meaning "play well". Bricks will be provided by the library, please leave your personal bricks at home. Come build your own design or complete a provided challenge idea. One creation per builder will be on display in the library all month.
Program is free and no registration required. Read more about Brick Party
Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, January 18 anytime between 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. for Post-It Note Art. Help transform the Teen Library Space from blah to WOW with some Post-It Note Art! You decide on the design (bring your own or use one we already have) to create and then, ready… set… post away! Ages 12-18.
Program is free and no registration necessary. Read more about Post-It Note Art
Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, January 11 at 1:00 p.m. for Polar Bears in Northern Lights. Winter is the perfect time to create some arctic artwork! We will learn to draw polar bears with simple shapes and lines, and then we will place them into a landscape of colorful Northern Lights. For kids in grades K-5. Read more about Polar Bears in Northern Lights - Art for Kids, K-5
Come home to One Voice and ignite your winter holidays! Guests include spoken word poet Ellis Perez and a string quartet from the Minnesota Philharmonic (LGBT) Orchestra. In addition to traditional holiday favorites, the concert includes music by current and former Minnesota composers including Abbie Betinis, Marisa Squadrito Geisler and Mari Esabel Valverde. Join us for beauty, levity, dancing sugar plum fairies and holiday sing-a-longs!
Info & Tickets: www.OneVoiceMN.org or 651-298-1954 Read more about One Voice Mixed Chorus presents: Singing Darkness to Light