For the Kids

Storytime for Babies

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Tuesdays from 10:15 - 11:00 am for Storytime for Babies. Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregiver. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Program is free and no registration is necessary.

Pajama Storytime

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Thursdays in March and April from 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for Pajama Storytime. Wear your pjs and bring a stuffed animal or blanket. April 26 we will have a Family Fort Night!

Program is free and no registration is necessary. 

A Kid’s Guide to Writing Short Stories (Grades 4-7)

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, February 24 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM for A Kid’s Guide to Writing Short Stories. Are you the kind of person who can tell stories that keep your friends on the edge of their sleeping bags? Then join us and explore different ways to come up with story ideas, and then shape them into engaging, fun stories - complete with characters, plot, and setting - that you can share with all your friends! This class is for children in grades 4-7.

Santa and Albert's Holiday Play at Bachman's on Lyndale

Albert the Elf has been admiring the skills of his favorite superheroes and is eager to become one himself! But when Super Rudolph - a popular Christmas toy and Albert's desired sidekick - is in high demand and short supply, Albert's superhero dreams are at risk. Will our favorite elf get everything he wants this Christmas, or give up on his dream and turn in his cape? For more than 30 years, it has been a beloved Bachman's tradition to host an annual holiday play. 

Pajama Storytime

Join the Stillwater Public Library on Thursdays in September from 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for Pajama Storytime. Wear your pjs and bring a stuffed animal or blanket!

Program is free and no registration is necessary. 

BOOK LAUNCH: Giant Pumpkin Suite by Melanie Heuiser Hill

Join us on Saturday, October 14 at 2:00 pm at the Stillwater Public Library after you are done watching the pumpkins get weighed at Harvest Fest, to help us celebrate Giant Pumpkin Suite by Melanie Heuiser Hill.  This is a new book set in Stillwater during Harvest Fest! What do giant pumpkins, tap dancing, cellos, a table saw, Charlotte’s Web, and J.S. Bach have in common? Join us to make the connections! Author Melanie Heuiser Hill will welcome you with music, food, and readings ... the very best kind of book celebration!

Magician Michael Madden

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Thursday, June 15 from 10:30 - 11:00 am for Magician Michael Madden.  Get kids excited about reading. Abradadrabra! The Magic of Reading Magic Show is an interactive and engaging show featuring comedy and audience participation. Hear about the benefits of reading and using the library while being thoroughly amazed. This is one show that audiences of all ages will enjoy. Check out maddenmagic.com for more information. 

Program is free and no registration is necessary.  Program funded, in part, by MELSA.

Pumpkin Nights Comes to the Twin Cities

From the creators of The Color Run comes Pumpkin Nights, a one mile long walking path with 12 worlds of marvelous art and Halloween fun, lined with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins in larger than life displays. Launching in Twin Cities at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Friday, October 14, Pumpkin Nights will be open for 18 days until Halloween Day—Monday, October 31.

Hudson Working Sheepdog Competition

If you're an animal-lover, and enjoy competition as well, the Wisconsin Working Stock Dog Association's 31st Annual Labor Day Trials are something you'll want to see. Witness some of the best shepherds and sheepdogs in the country compete for the title of "Top Dog" in one of the most beautiful settings anywhere in Minnesota or Wisconsin. You will be amazed at what these dogs can do, how they work using their own talents and in partnership with their handlers to gather sheep and move them with care and precision over hills, around gates and obstacles and into pens. They don't make noise.

Caramelpalooza: A celebration of all things caramel!

It's the 6th annual Caramelpalooza festival! Event features free dessert sauce tastings, homemade caramel apples, caramel corn with bacon, 15 kinds of caramel confections, live music all day, appearance by CaramElvis, petting zoo, entertainment for kids, "Creepy Corners" where you can take selfies with costumed characters, hot chocolate and hot food on site. Presented by St. Croix Chocolate Company. Free to attend and park. 

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