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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Dakota County to host open house reviewing Minnesota Zoo segment of North Creek Regional Greenway

Dakota County will hold an open house from 5–7 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley, to review the proposed North Creek Regional Greenway — Minnesota Zoo segment. The greenway is a nine-mile corridor that links Eagan, Apple Valley, Lakeville and Farmington.
The purpose of the project is to improve recreational and transportation connectivity, provide safe pedestrian and bicycle connections to and within the Minnesota Zoo, and more.
The open house will provide the public with an opportunity to review updated plans and concept drawings for the trail, the pedestrian bridge crossing over McAndrews Road, and amenities such as drinking fountains and viewing platforms. Staff from Dakota County, the City of Apple Valley and the Minnesota Zoo will be available to discuss the project.
For more information, visit and search North Creek.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Free adult computer classes at Pleasat Hill Library

iPad Basics

Thursday, June 04, 2015  Registration required.  Registration opens May 21.  Call the library for details. 651-438-0200
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Use our iPads to learn about basic controls, settings, web browsing, apps and uses of this popular tablet. Registration required.

Interviewing Skills

Friday, June 05, 2015

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Registration required.  Registration opens May 22.  Call the library for details. 651-438-0200

Learn how to be more confident along with strategies to make you stand out from the crowd. Topics covered include types of interviews, common interview questions and major blunders to avoid. Taught by Dakota County Workforce Center staff.

DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill) - Pleasant Hill Meeting Room

E-Books on the iPad

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM  Registration required.  Registration opens May 27  Call the library for details. 651-438-0200

Learn how to download OverDrive, 3M and OneClick Digital apps and check out Library e-books for free using an iPad. Bring your library card and PIN number and your Apple ID to download the apps. Bring your own iPad or use one of ours. Prerequisite: iPad Basics and/or equivalent experience.

DCL at Hastings (Pleasant Hill) - Pleasant Hill Meeting Room

Facebook 201 for Businesses and Organizations

Thursday, June 11, 2015  Registration required.  Registration opens May 28  Call the library for details. 651-438-0200

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Learn how to optimize your business Facebook page with this presentation on strategic marketing approaches based on audience and organizational goals, and through advertising and promoted posts. Bring your tablet or laptop if you have one. Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA. Registration required.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Dakota County Library Calendar Events for May 25 - June 6

Monday, June 1
Blue Thumb Gardening
Get an introduction to creating beautiful gardens that keep our water clean and see inspirational and affordable garden designs. Presented by the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District. Registration required. Call 651-480-7777 or register online at
6:00-8:00 pm

Tuesday, June 2
Farmington Afternoon Book Group
Held the first Tuesday of each month. Please refer to for this month's book selection.
12:30-1:30 pm

Friends Ice Cream Social
Join us to celebrate the end of another school year with a fun ice cream social. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Library.
6:30-7:30 pm

Wednesday, June 3
Learn to Knit
Enjoy an easy review of basic knitting, from casting on to cables. Get help with unfinished or well-intended ventures that have you stuck. Basic supplies provided for new knitters.
1:30-2:30 pm

Thursday, June 4
Books and Beyond: Discover an Author
Have fun with stories, activities& crafts related to a book author with ISD 192 ECFE. Ages 0-6.
10:30-11:30 am

The Friends of the Farmington Library are now collecting gently used, recently published books for their first book sale. Donations can be dropped off at the library during normal business hours. The book sale will be held June 9th, 12:00 - 8:30 pm. Members Only preview night is Monday, June 8, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

The Farmington Library is located at 508 Third St. in downtown Farmington. For more information, visit Summer Hours begin on May 23: Monday, Tuesday, 10:00 am - 8:30 pm; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Dakota County Farmington Library
508 Third St
Farmington MN 55024