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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Events at the Pleasant Hill Library

Children Invited to Register for Craft Fair at the Library

          Children age 4 to 16 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library to register to be a part of this summer's Pleasant Hill Library Craft Fair.  The craft fair will be held Tuesday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  All crafts must be hand made and p riced at $2 or less per item.  For more information about the craft fair, call the library 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, July 11 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.


 Local Author to Speak at the Library

     Area residents are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Monday, July 14 at 7 p.m. to listen to a presentation  by local novelist, playwright, poet and librettist Marisha Chamberlain.  Chamberlain is author of the book, The Rose Variations and the play Scheherazade. 

     Ms. Chamberlain's Bluegrass Mass, THE WORLD BELOVED, was just performed in early June at Carnegie Hall by two different choral organizations. She is writing an opera called Amoskeag, set in the fabric mills of New England, and is working  on her third novel, The Marriage Genius, which tells the story of a divorce mediator who finds herself plunged into the whirlpool of her own divorce.

     This event is sponsored by the Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council.  There is no charge for the event, and no registration is required. 


Children Make Their Own Marble Machine at the Library

     Children age 6 to 12 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Wednesday, July 16 at 2 p.m. to take part in a program whereby they will make their own marble machine.  The Rube Goldberg Marble Machine  uses a variety of tubes, paper, tape, glue, wire and other unusual scraps.  Children then add the marbles and watch them roll.  This is a Minnesota Legacy Program, 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

 

Families Invited to the Library to see Juggling Show

     Area families are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Monday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. to see a special performance of Jason Huneke's Juggling Show.  Jason was featured on America's Got Talent and nationally known for his Michael Jackson dance routine.  Huneke performs a comedy and juggling act that includes a 6-foot  unicycle, a Chinese diablo, a top hat and juggling knives.  There is no charge for the performance, and no registration is required. 

   

Hear Stories and Songs for the River Town at the Library

     Area families are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Thursday, July 17 at 6 p.m. to hear songs and stories about the earth from Douglas Wood, author of Old Turtle and When a Dad says I Love You.  Families will learn Native American legends and find out how we fit into the natural world around us.  This event is co-sponsored with the Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council.  There is no charge for the event, and no registration is required. 

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