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
For the Kids
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 Thursday, January 16 at 6:00 p.m. for Family Board Game Night. Play some board games at the library! A variety of games for all ages will be available to play in the teen space. Try out Code Names, Candyland, Ticket to Ride, Battleship, Twister and more. Open to families.
Program is free and no registration required. Read more about Family Board Game Night
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
Minnesota’s premier family-friendly winter resort, Afton Alps, is opening for the much-anticipated ski and snowboard season on Friday, November 22 at 3:30 p.m. To celebrate, Afton Alps will offer s’mores and hot cocoa, food trucks, live music, hat-making and much more until the resort closes at 8 p.m. Opening day rates will be $39, or $34 with the Preferred Program. The resort’s hours for the rest of opening weekend will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. Read more about Afton Alps Opening Day
Meet a snake and salamander, and learn where Minnesota’s wild reptiles and amphibians go in the winter. You can share your stories about real wild animal encounters, if you choose! Try a wild animal craft to take home too! ALL AGES. Read more about Meet the Animals
Snowshoe (need 6 inches) or hike along our luminary trail. If the weather conditions allow; we’ll check out some holes in the ice, and try your hand at making a new one. Win an Ice Globe luminary kit to take home! ADULTS, FAMILIES, MIN. AGE 5. Read more about Luminary Hike
Come join us for a fun day creating winter ice or other luminaries to light up the dark winter evenings! Make an extra for our Luminary Hike program (see below) and waive your Luminary Hike registration fee! ADULTS, CHILDREN AGE 8 AND UP WITH AN ADULT. Read more about Luminary Workshop
Crafts! Science! Nature! Cut and create beautiful snowflakes for your windows, and other snowflake crafts from simple to highly complex. Learn how snowflakes are formed in the sky, and peer at beautiful preserved snowflake crystals up close on the microcam. Make a snowflake catcher to take home so you can identify different kinds of snowflakes all winter! ALL AGES. Read more about Snowflake Wonders