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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dakota County Farmington Library Calendar Events for August 4 - August 9

Tuesday, August 5
Farmington Library Afternoon Book Group
Join our monthly book discussion group to delve into the details of this month's book selections, The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich or The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Farmington Dunn Brothers 20700 Chippendale Ave. W. Farmington

Thursday, August 7
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Tournament
Learn to play Yu-Gi-Oh!, a battle-based trading card game. Geared for beginners. Starter deck supplied. Registration required. Ages: 9-16.
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

The Farmington Library is currently located at 430 Third St. in downtown Farmington on the second floor of City Hall. For more information, visit

Friday, July 25, 2014

Dakota County, South St. Paul plan open house to share details of Southview Boulevard and 3rd Avenue Improvement Project

As planning begins for the Southview Boulevard and 3rd Avenue Improvement Project, the city of South St. Paul and Dakota County are hosting a public open house to share the project schedule and process, identify opportunities for public and stakeholder involvement, and gather public input on traffic concerns, transit facilities, pedestrian accessibility and more.


The public is invited to stop by the open house anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, in the City Council Chambers at South St. Paul City Hall, 125 Third Ave. N.


The project includes Southview Boulevard between 20th Avenue and 3rd Avenue, and 3rd Avenue between Southview Boulevard and Marie Avenue. The purpose of the project is to address aging infrastructure, pedestrian/bicycle and transit accommodations, streetscape elements, traffic operational and safety needs, and business accommodations.


For more information, visit

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Events at the library

Free Adult Computer Class at the Library

If you know nothing about computers but would like to learn, if only to keep up with the kids and grandkids, the Pleasant Hill Library is holding a Computer Basics class on Wednesday, August 13th from 2 to 4pm. You'll learn the parts of the computer, how to use a mouse, and the many fun and increasingly useful things you can do with a computer. Space is limited to ten people. Call the library to register at 651-438-0200.

Kids Invited to Read to a Dog at the Library
Children age 5-10 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Friday, August 1, 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.

Kids Learn to Play the Blues at the Library
Area children age 8 to 14 are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Monday August 4 at 2 pm for a class that will teach them how to play the blues on the harmonica. Kids will receive their own free harmonica to take home. There is no charge for this event, however, registration is required. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200[X] or visit the library website at<>. This is a Minnesota Legacy Program.

Teddy Bear Sleepover at the Library
School age children, age 4 to 10, are invited to bring their favorite teddy bear to the Pleasant Hill Library on Monday, August 4 at 5:30 p.m. for a special Teddy Bear Sleepover Party. Teddy bears and their kids will celebrate with a story time, crafts, and songs. At the end of the program, children will tuck their Teddy bears in for a sleepover at the library. Children may pick their Teddy bear up the following afternoon, and hear about the bear's overnight adventures. There is no charge for the event, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library website at<>.

Magic Show at the Library
Area families are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Tuesday, August 5, at 10:30 a.m. for a magic show featuring Mr. Norm. Mr. Norm will present his Reading Magic Show. During the show, Mr. Norm will perform mesmerizing tricks and teach tips for getting kids to read. There is no charge for the event, and no registration is required.