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Minnesota State Fair

Keep it classic this year and start your morning off with Tom Thumb donuts or shake it up with all new DIY donut flights from the Hangar. Whether you’re visiting the award-winning livestock barns or taking a turn on the giant slide, be sure to keep sunscreen applied and one hand free at all times for that next new confection on-a-stick.  Read more about Minnesota State Fair

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. Read more about Stillwater Library Talent Show! (Ages 5-12)

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.  Read more about Australian Animal Drawings (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. Read more about The U-2 Incident: A Son's Search for the Truth

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.  Read more about Potterheads Unite! (Adults)

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.  Read more about Harry Potter's Birthday Celebration

Mad Science presents Che-Mystery aka "Harry Potter science class"

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Wednesday, July 31 at 1:00 p.m. for "Che-Mystery" with Mad Science of MN. Eliminate the mystery in chemistry! Learn the difference between physical and chemical reactions. Watch chemicals react to make colors appear and disappear. Learn how crystals grow. See Styrofoam sizzle away in seconds! Take the lab home with your own Dynamic Dish.  Ages 6-12.  Read more about Mad Science presents Che-Mystery aka "Harry Potter science class"

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