For the Kids
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 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)
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)
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
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"
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. Read more about Snake Discovery
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 stillwaterlibrary.org to learn more about what critters might be coming to the library!
Program is free and no registration required.
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. Read more about Minnesota Reptile Show