Education & Community

Just Talk About the Weather? A Climate Conversation with Buff Grace

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Monday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. for Climate Conversation with Buff Grace. We Minnesotans love to talk about the weather. But can we talk about the climate? And with the explosion of climate change crises happening around the world -- from wildfires and ocean rise to whole species death and superstorms -- why don't we discuss it more often? Buff is Senior Clergy Fellow with Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, a network of people across faiths taking practical action to respond to climate change.

Reading & Discussion of 'The Holly Tree'

Join us at the Octagon House Museum, 1004 3rd St, Hudson, WI, for a reading and discussion of “The Holly Tree” by Charles Dickens on Saturday, December 14 at 4:30 p.m. One of Dickens’s annual Christmas stories, “The Holly Tree” is a sweetly sentimental tale within a tale. Dickens relates in entertaining fashion his experiences at the Holly Tree Inn, where he was snowed up while on a melancholy errand.

Board member and guide, Burt Witthuhn will be reading excerpts from each of the “branches” of Dickens' holiday themed novella followed by a discussion.

Wild Things Masks! (K-6)

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, November 9 at 10:30 a.m. for Wild Things Masks! This class will use Maurice Sendak’s book Where the Wild Things Are as inspiration for making wearable 3-dimensional creature masks. Kids will learn how to realistically draw fur, feathers, scales and other textures to combine the features of various animals into one fantastic and terrifying Wild Thing! Recommended for students in grades K-6. 

Loft Class: Creative Writing Sampler

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, November 2 at 10:30 a.m. for Creative Writing Sampler. Not sure if you’re a poet, a novelist, or a memoirist? Come and sample poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by exploring craft techniques common to all three and experimenting with each through creative writing exercises. Presented by The Loft Literary Center. 

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

Celebrating Dia de Los Muertos-Wire and Clay Sculptures

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Friday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m. for Celebrating Dia de Los Muertos-Wire and Clay Sculptures. Learn about the cultural significance of Day of the Dead or All Souls Day. Work with an artist to create a colorful wire and clay skeleton, a reminder that the holiday is a time to recall special ancestors who have passed away.

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

Family Drop-in Play

Join families and meet new friends during Family Drop-in Play time at Stillwater Public Library on Wednesdays from 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.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. 

Baby Drop-in Play

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Tuesdays from 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for Baby Drop-in Play. Join other babies and caregivers to socialize and play with library provided and developmentally appropriate toys. 

Program is free and no registration required. 

Pajama Storytime

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Thursdays this month at 6:30 p.m. for Pajama Storytime. Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime in the evening featuring stories, songs, rhymes, movement, and other activities.

Program is free and no registration is necessary.

Bullet Journaling - Beginners Workshop for Teens

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, October 26 at 10:30 a.m. for Bullet Journaling - Beginners Workshop for TeensBullet Journaling - Beginners Workshop for Teens. What is bullet journaling anyway? Is it a journal or a to-do list? Learn the basics to Bullet journaling, the analog method for the digital age created by Ryder Carroll that will help you track the past, order the present, and design your future using both creativity and structure.

Victorian Superstitions & Ghost Tours

The St. Croix County Historical Society will delve into the supernatural with a candlelit tour of the Octagon House Museum with our Victorian Superstitions and Ghost Stories on Saturday, October 19th at 7 p.m.

This tour offers a glimpse into Victorian superstitions and customs surrounding death.

$15 per person, or $10 for Historical Society members. This tour is for adults (18+).

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