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Monday, October 20, 2014

Hastings Community Blood Drive Nov 10 & 11

The next Hastings Community Blood Drive will be Monday November 10th-11:30am-5:30pm and Tuesday November 11th-1pm-7pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 400 West 9th St.
 
If you'd like to make an appointment, please call Gail Carstensen 651 248 1173.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Dakota County Library Calendar Events for October 27 - November 1

> Friday, October 31
> Halloween Storytime
> Wear your Halloween costume and join us for a not-so-spooky Halloween program.
> Ages: 0-6.
> 10:30-11:00 a.m.
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> The Farmington Library is back in its newly remodeled location 508 Third St. in downtown Farmington. For more information, visit www.dakotacounty.us.library<http://www.dakotacounty.us.library>. Our winter hours are now in effect: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Noon-8:30, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00-5:30 pm.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Programs and Events from the Pleasant Hill Library

Learn E-book Basics at the Library
     Love reading books on your smart phone, tablet or e-reader, but not so crazy about paying for the convenience? Come to the E-book Basics class at the Pleasant Hill Library on Thursday, October 23rd  and bring your device or try one of ours. You'll learn how to check out and download free e-books from the Dakota County Library. Bring your iPad or other tablet at 10:15am, your Kindle e-reader at 11am or your Nook e-reader at 11:45am and your Dakota County library card. The class is free, but space is limited, so call to register at 651-438-0200 or register online at www.dakotacounty.us/library.  Registration opens October 9th

Learn Interviewing Skills at the Library
Area residents are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Friday, October 24 at 2 p.m. for a class that will teach interviewing skills.  People will learn  how to be more confident along with strategies to make one stand out from the crowd.  Topics covered include types of interviews, common interview questions and major blunders to avoid.  This class is taught by the Dakota County WorkForce Center staff.  The class is free, but space is limited so call 651-438-0200 or register online atwww.dakotacounty.us/library.  Registration opens October 10.
 
Learn About Paranormal Activities at the Library
     Area teens and adults interested in learning more about paranormal sightings are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Saturday, October 25 at 11 a.m to hear a presentation by a professional paranormal team, called the Dakota County Paranormal Society.  The team will share photos and sound recordings of some of their most exciting investigations.  There is no charge for the event, and no registration is required. 
 
Kids Invited to Read to a Dog at the Library
Children age 5-10 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Saturday, October 25, at 11 a.m. to read to Kippy, the Dachshund. Kippy is a certified therapy dog. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids to this program, called Waggin Tales, not only because it is fun, but because it helps develop reading skills and fluency. Children may bring a book from home, or choose one from the library collection.
 
Come to the Library to Hear Ghost Strories
     Area residents are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Monday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. to listen to a presentation by authour Michael Norman.  Norman will share spine-tingling ghost strories to get people ready for Halloween night.  There is no charge for the program, and no registration is required. 

Children's Movies at the Library
     Children age 2 to 6 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Wednesday, October 29 at 10:30 a.m. for a fun-filled morning of slightly scary movies.  Children will see the following movies...What's Under my Bed?, Hallowen Treats, Those Darn Squirrels, and Bats at the Library.  There is no charge for the program, and no registration is required. 
 
Learn PowerPoint at the Library
     Area adults are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Wednesday, October 29 at 6 p.m. for a class called PowerPoint for Job Skills.  PowerPoint creates dynamic slideshows that communicate information to an audience. Learn how to format slide text, add images and select transitions for your presentation. Class members should have the ability to use the keyboard and mouse. This class is presented by the Science Museum of Minnesota Computer Education Center.  There is no charge for the event, but space is limited so call 651-438-0200 or register online at www.dakotacounty.us/library
 
Create Skeleton Art at the Library
    Teens age 12 to 18 are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Thursday, October 30 at 3:30 p.m. for a program called Skeletons in the Closet.  Teens will create a "Nicho Box"—a day of the dead shadow box.  Nicho boxes are a way of remembering or honoring someone deceased.  Teens are encouraged to bring a memento or photograph of someone they want to remember and they can incorporate it into the box. This class is presented by ArtStart. This is a Minnesota Legacy program. There is no charge for the event, but space is limited so call 651-438-0200 or register online atwww.dakotacounty.us/library.
 
Preschool Program at the Library
     Children age 3 to 5 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Friday, October 31 at 11 a.m.for a special program called P is for Pumpkin.  Children will enjoy pumpkin stories, songs, crafts and games.  This program is sponsored in part by ECFE. There is no charge for the event, but space is limited so call 651-438-0200 or register online at www.dakotacounty.us/library.