Monday, March 28, 2011

Press Releases from the Pleasant Hill Library

Children Invited to the Library for a Series of Story times

     Children of all ages are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library for a series of story times geared for specific age groups.  Parents are encouraged to bring children to the library during their early years in order to help build literacy and encourage their child's love of books.  There is no charge for any of the story times hosted by the library and no registration is required.  New children are always welcome to attend story time. 

     On Monday, April 4, babies age birth to 24 months are invited to the library for stories, songs, bounces and playtime.  The theme for this story time is farm animals. Story Time for babies begins at 10:15.

     On Tuesday, April 5, toddlers age 2 to 3 years old may come to the library for their own story time.  There will be plenty of stories, rhymes, songs and activities selected to entertain and develop early literacy skills.  The theme for this story time is colors. Story Time for toddlers begins at 10:30 a.m.

     On Wednesday, April 6, preschoolers age 4 to 6 years old are invited to the library for a morning filled with books, music and movement to help build language and listening skills.  This story time will also feature colors.  There will be time during this story time for a special theme-related craft.  Story Time for preschoolers begins at 10:30 a.m.

Le Duc Book Group Meets April 7

     The Le Duc Book Group will meet Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Le Duc Estate to discuss the book The Professor and the Madman: a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary, by Simon Winchester.  The discussion is lead by Pleasant Hill Branch Manager Allan Cotter.  This is a partnership between the Dakota County Library and the Dakota County Historical Society.  New members are always welcome.  Books are available at the front desk of the library. 

     In May, the group will discuss the book Thunderstruck, by Eric Larson.  This meeting will be held on May 5, also at the Le Duc Historic Estate.

Author and Local Media Personality Cathy Wurzer Visits the Pleasant Hill Library

    Cathy Wurzer, host of Minnesota Public Radio's Morning Edition and co-host of TPT's Almanac  will speak at the Pleasant Hill Library on Monday, April 11 from 7 to 8 p.m.  Wurzer is the author of Tales of the Road: Highway 61.  People are invited to come hear the author as she travels down the road and into the past, spotlighting famous and fascinating locations highlighted in her book.  She is currently working on a sequel to the Tales of the Road Book. 

     There is no charge for the event, and no registration is required.  For more information, call the Pleasant Hill Library at 651-438-0200.  This is a Minnesota Legacy Program. 

Hop on Over the Library for a Morning of Springtime Fun Activities

     Children age three to five years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Friday, April 15 for a morning filled with spring-related stories, activities, games and crafts.  The activities will be held in the library meeting room and starts at 10:15 a.m.  This event is co-sponsored by the Hastings Early Childhood Family Education department.  There is no charge for the event, but registration is required.  To register, stop in the library and speak to someone at the front desk, or visit the library website at www.dakota.us/library.  Registration begins April 1.  For more information, call the library at 651-438-0200.                                                   

The Loft Literary Center presents: Writing on the Road with Frank Bures
Event Type: Minnesota Mosaic
Date:
 3/31/2011, 4/7/2011, 4/14/2011
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 Have you ever had the urge to write about the African rain forest, the Mongolian steppe or the woods of Minnesota? This three-part class will give you the basics of how to get started in travel writing, including the difference between service and narrative travel writing, how to get your stories published, and the essence of a great travel story. Attendance at all three sessions preferred but not required. Registration required. A Minnesota Legacy program.
Library: Dakota County Library at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Location: Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
Status: Openings (14)

 

Guthrie Theater presents Acting Games for Beginners
Event Type: Legacy Amendment 
Date: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 
Start Time: 4:00 PM 
Library: Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Description:
Learn what methods and tricks of the trade actors and ensembles use to rev up their creative juices, tune up their spontaneity and stay in the moment. Registration required. A Minnesota Legacy program...
Age(s): Children 
Status: Openings(14)
 
Maintain Your Brain
 
Event Type: Health/Wellness/Recreation
Date: 4/6/2011
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Description:
 Learn how our brains work and change with age, how the heart and brain are connected, and how social and emotional health affect your brain. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association.
Library: Dakota County Library at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Location: Pleasant Hill Meeting Room

 

MS Word 2007
Event Type: Computers/Technology
Date: 4/7/2011
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Description:
 Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word, a word processing program. Create a document using many of the software's features. Learn to format, set margins and save your document. Prerequisite: Computer Basics class and/or ability to use the mouse.
Library: Dakota County Library at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Location: Pleasant Hill Meeting Room
Status: Openings (10)

 

Waggin' Tales
Event Type: Special Events
Date: 4/9/2011
Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
Description:
 There aren't many things that beat reading to man's best friend. Bring your kids into the library to read to certified therapy dogs. It's not only fun, but it also helps develop reading skills and fluency. Ages: 5-10
Library: Dakota County Library at Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
Location: Pleasant Hill Meeting Ro

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