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Friday, February 20, 2015

Programs and events from the Pleasant Hill Library

March is Tangram Month at the Library
Area residents are invited to stop by the library any time during the month of March to try a variety of tangram puzzles.  A tangram is a flat puzzle with seven pieces that can be moved and rotated to create pictures.  Tangrams are a fun way for all ages and abilities to challenge their problem solving and visual spatial skills.  Work on tangram puzzles at the library or take home a worksheet to make your own.

Baby Story Time at the Library
Children age birth to 2 years old, along with their caregivers,  are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Monday, March 2, at 10:45 a.m. for a baby story time.  Children will sing songs, hear stories, and enjoy playtime activities.  The event is free and no registration is required.

Story Time at the Library
Children age birth to 6 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Wednesday, March 4, 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. 

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 atwww.dakotacounty.us/library.  Registration opens February 12. 

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:   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. 

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 cheery 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.  Registration opens February 23.   

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. Publisher is a powerful program that can be used to create signs, business cards, greeting cards and more.  People should have a basic understanding of Microsoft Word.  The class is free, but registration is required.  To register, call the library at651-438-0200 or visit the library website at www.dakotacounty.us/library.  Registration opens February 26.   

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.  Registration opens February 27.   
Family History Program at the Library

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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