Education & Community

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. 

Snake Discovery

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. for 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!

Program is free and no registration required.

Critter Storytime with Carpenter Nature Center

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Monday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m. for Critter Storytime with Carpenter Nature Center. Visit our website at to learn more about what critters might be coming to the library!

Program is free and no registration required. 


Maple Grove Days Library Book Sale

With a variety of literature ranging from fiction to nonfiction, children and adults alike can get their hands on a diverse selection of books at a fair price. Sponsored by Friends of the Maple Grove Library, all proceeds will be donated to the library collection and its programs.

Minnesota Reptile Show

Unleash your cold blooded side and marvel at reptiles such as snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, chameleons, geckos, dragons and more. Gawk at small exotic mammals, such as sugar gliders, and hedgehogs or browse through various animal vendors for the latest food, cages and toys for your next pet.

Lumberjack Days

Providing an engaging and educational event for 85 years, Lumberjack Days welcomes all community members to gather at the heart of Minnesota’s birthplace. Learn about our state’s cultural heritage, marvel at Stillwater’s historic charm and see all the local talent that this river town has to offer.

Aquatennial Celebrations

Kick off the week of celebrations with Minnesota’s largest nighttime parade along Hennepin Avenue, marvel at the Twin Cities River Rats as they perform entertaining tricks on the water, up your fitness game and partake in the Torchlight 5k or sit back and watch in awe at one of the top five annual firework displays in the nation on Saturday evening. With a wide range of events, there is something fit for all shapes and sizes.

Movie Day: Viewer's Choice

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Thursday, July 11 at 3:00 p.m. for Movie Day!  Beat the heat and enjoy the a/c at the library where we'll be showing a yet-to-be-determined movie. We'll collect votes for which movie is shown: "The Book of Life" vs. "Because of Winn-Dixie". Voting begins in June.

Movie is free and no registration required.

Woven Paper Kente Cloth (art for K-6)

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Monday, July 15 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. for Woven Paper Kente Cloth (art for K-6). Inspired by colorful textiles from the country of Ghana in Africa we will weave many bright-colored papers into a black paper “loom”. We will then draw fun designs inspired by Kente cloth onto the colorful squares creating our own beautiful patterned placemat. This workshop is for children in K-6th grade.

"I Survived the Shark Attacks" Book Party

Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Thursday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. for a fun, activity filled hour based on the book, "I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916" by Lauren Tarshis. This program is best enjoyed by those familiar with the book. More details to be announced! Geared toward kids ages 7-10 years old.

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


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