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Friday, January 17, 2014

Events from the Pleasant Hill Library

Learn about the Internet at the Library

     Area adults are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Thursday, January 16 at 2 p.m. for a class that explains the basics of the Internet.  Students will gain a basic understanding of the Internet and learn about web browsers and how to navigate on the net.  People will learn to locate sites on the Internet using a search engine, a website URL address and the toolbar.  People should have a basic understanding of computers and be able to use the mouse.  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 www.dakotacounty.us/library.  

                                                                                             

Learn to Write Cover Letters and Thank you notes at the Library

     Area adults are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Friday, January 24 at 2 p.m. for a class that will teach the ins and outs of writing a proper cover letter and creating an effective thank you note.  Cover letters and thank you notes are important parts of the job search puzzle.  Learn what you really need to include to get the employer's attention, the difference between a mailed and an emailed letter or note, when and how to follow-up, and proper email etiquette to effectively communicate with employers.  This calls is taught by Dakota County Workforce Center staff. 

To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library website at www.dakotacounty.us/library.  

 

Read to a Dog at the Library—Waggin' Tales

     Children age 5 to 10 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Saturday, January 25,  anytime between 11 a.m. and Noon to read to a certified therapy dog.  These special dogs help children develop reading skills and fluency.  Children may bring a book from home, or choose material from the library.  There is no charge for this program, and no registration is required. 

                                                                                        

Children Invited to Explore the Magic of Music at the Library

     Children ages 0 – 5 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Wednesday, January 29 at 10:30 a.m. for a morning program filled with music.  Children will explore the magic of music and play with MacPhaill  Center for Music's early childhood music specialists.  They will experience music's impact on learning and reading readiness.  There is no charge for the program, but registration is required.  To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library's website at www.dakotacounty.us/library.  

 

Hastings Reads Events and Programs

More information about Hastings Reads 2014 can be found at www.hastingsreads.com.

 

Hastings Reads Kicks off with Inspirational Speaker Tasha Schuh

     Area residents are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Saturday, February 1 at 2 p.m. to learn about the Hastings Reads 2014 theme of resilience from Tasha Schuh, a young woman who is a model of resilience. Although Tasha's story of becoming paralyzed from the chest down is sad, her presentation will not be. Tasha inspires and uplifts all who meet her with a message of hope; in fact, Tasha's perseverant spirit helped her win the title of Ms. Wheelchair USA. In addition to being encouraged by Tasha's story, you can pick up materials on upcoming Hastings Reads events throughout the month of February and check out or purchase the Hastings Reads book selections.

                                        

Submit a Poem About Resilience During Hastings Reads 2014

     It's your turn to write! Write a poem related to the theme of resilience, and submit it via email to hastingsreads@hotmail.com

 

History Movie Night at Hastings Middle School

     Middle school students are invited to the Hastings Middle School on Tuesday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m. for movie depicting the theme of resilience.  The movie is a true story about a newly integrated football team in the 1970s.  Students, check with your teacher to see if they are offering extra credit. 

 

Crazy Hair Day in Hastings

     Just like the characters in Crazy Hair Day, all Hastings residents are encouraged to go wild with their hairstyles on Wednesday, February 5th

                                                                 

Children Invited to the Library to Learn the Art of Felting

     Children age 11 to 16 are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Friday, February 7 at 4 p.m. for a special class that will teach the art of felting.  This is part of the Hastings Reads Program of Events.  Children will create an array of colorful felted hearts and other items.  Don't be sheepish, and share this heart-felt gift with a friend, just in time for Valentine's Day.  This program is presented by Artstart.  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 www.dakotacounty.us/library.  

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