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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Dakota County Pleasant Hill Library Events

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> Story Time at the Library
> Children age birth to 6 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Wednesday, February 18 at 10:30 a.m. for a library story time. Children will hear a variety of stories and participate in craft activities. This program is ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families. The event is free, and no registration is required.
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> Children Invited to Make Pop Up Books at the Library
> Children age 8 to 12 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Thursday, February 26 at 4 p.m. for a program that will teach them how to create their own pop up book. This program will stretch children's ideas on what a book can be. They will use one sheet of paper and a little magic folding and cutting. This program is presented by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. The program is free, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library website at www.dakotacounty.us/library<http://www.dakotacounty.us/library>. Registration opens February 12.
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> Children Invited to the Library to Watch Movies
> Children age 2 to 6 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Wednesday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. to enjoy fun children's books in movie format. Movies include: The movies are: Hondo and Fabian, Mr. Wuffles, I Love You the Purplest, Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door. The event is free and no registration is required.
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> Adults Learn How to Crochet Flowers at the Library
> Area adults are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Monday, March 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to learn the basic stiches of crochet and make a handful of cherry flowers. People may stitch a pin to the back and wear your spring blossoms on the town. This class is presented by the Textile Center. This is a Minnesota Legacy Program. The class is free, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library website at www.dakotacounty.us/library<http://www.dakotacounty.us/library>. Registration opens February 23.
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> Free Microsoft Publisher Class at the Library
> Area adults are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Thursday, March 12 at 10:15 a.m. for a class that will explain Microsoft Publisher. Class members will create signs, business cards, greeting cards and more using the desktop publishing program. People should have a basic understanding of Microsoft Word. The class is free, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library website at www.dakotacounty.us/library<http://www.dakotacounty.us/library>. Registration opens February 26.
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> Free Resume Writing Class at the Library
> Area adults are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Friday, March 13 at 2 p.m. for a class that will explain how to write an effective resume. Writing a proper resume is more important than ever during tough economic times. People will learn how to use a resume to show a potential employer their value. Topics will include formatting, styles, common mistakes, dos and don'ts, and more. This class is taught by Dakota County Workforce Center. The class is free, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library website at www.dakotacounty.us/library<http://www.dakotacounty.us/library>. Registration opens February 27.
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> Hastings Reads Events

> Family Event at the YMCA
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> Area families are invited to the Hastings YMCA on Friday, February 20 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. featuring pizza, books and trains. This event is for families with children in elementary school. Pizza will be served from 6-6:30 p.m. and then we'll be entertained with local celebrity Choo Choo Bob, Eve Bunting's book Train to Somewhere, and train crafts. You do not need to be a member of the YMCA to attend, and no registration is required. This event will be held in the Multipurpose Room.
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> Author Christina Baker Kline Visits Hastings
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> Christina Baker Kline, author of the book Orphan Train, will speak on Tuesday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hastings Middle School Auditorium. People will learn about her inspiration and research for this gripping novel about upheaval, resilience, and unexpected friendship. Admission is free. Bring one or more of her books for an autograph.
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> Family History Program at the Library
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> People interested in learning more about their family history are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Wednesday, February 25 at 2 p.m. for a program called, "Finding Your Family History at the National Archives." People will take their searching to the next level, and find homestead and civil war records with certified genealogist Jay Fonkert. The program is free and no registration is required.

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