Monday, August 1, 2011

Events for the Pleasant Hill Library

Children Get Hand’s On Experience with Musical Instruments at the Library
Children of all ages are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Tuesday, August 2 at 10:30 a.m. for a special music filled morning. Representatives from Groth Music will be on hand to demonstrate a number of musical instruments to the children. Following the demonstration, children will be able to try out a few of their favorite instruments. This is a great way for children to learn about various instruments, and get a feel for which instrument may be right for them to pursue in a school band or the neighborhood band. There is no charge for the event, and no registration is required. This is a Minnesota Legacy program. For more information, call the library at 651-438-0200.

Children Invited to the Library to Make Gift Bags
Children of all ages are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Wednesday, August 3 at 10:30 a.m. for a morning of fun-filled crafts. Children will use craft materials to make gift bags for their friends and family. All materials will be provided by the library. There is no charge for the event, and no registration is required. For more information, call the library at 651-438-0200.

LeDuc Book Group Meets August 4
The LeDuc book group will hold their August meeting on Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the LeDuc Historic Estate. This month’s selection will be The Monster of Florence, by Douglas Preston. . This book tells about a captivating account of crime and punishment in the lush hills of Florence, Italy”. The LeDuc Historic Estate hosts such a group every first Thursday of the month with a book group that is a partnership between the Dakota County Historical Society and Dakota County’s Pleasant Hill Library. The LeDuc Book Group has been meeting for the past several years in the very library that General LeDuc met to discuss literature with his contemporaries. New members are always welcome. The historic home is located at 1629 Vermillion Street in Hastings. This book group is lead by Pleasant Hill Library Branch Manager Allan Cotter. People may check out the book at the Pleasant Hill Library. For more information regarding the LeDuc Book group, please call 651-438-0200. The selection for September is A Death in Belmont, by Sebastian Junger.

Baby Story Time at the Library
Babies age birth to 2 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Monday, August 8 at 10:15 a.m. for a morning story time filled with song, bouncing games, and a favorite tale or two. Baby story time is a great way for parents and caregivers to bond with their youngster and to create a love for books and reading from an early age. There is no charge for story time, and new babies are always welcome. For more information, call the library at 651-438-0200.

Make Your Own Botanical Bookmarks at The Library
Children age 8 and older are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Monday, August 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. for a unique craft making experience. Children and teens will use their creativity to design and make their own dried flower bookmarks. This event is presented in cooperation with ArtStart. Supplies for the bookmarks will be provided. Children may also bring a special bloom from home, if they wish. There is no charge for the event, however, because of limited space, registration is required. Registration opens July 25. This is a Minnesota Legacy program. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library website at www.dakotacounty.us/library

Mixed Nuts and Belly Laughs Abound at the Library
Children of all ages and adults who are young at heart are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Thursday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m. for a morning filled with physical comedy, age appropriate humor and uproarious audience participation. Come prepared to laugh until your belly aches. This is a program funded by MELSA. There is no charge for the event, and no registration is required. Due to limited space, free tickets for the event will be distributed, beginning when the library opens at 10a.m. For more information, call the library at 651-438-0200.

Free Adult Computer Class Offered at the Library
Area adults interested in learning more about the basic features of the word processing program called Microsoft Word are invited to a free class on Wednesday, August 17 at 2 p.m. This class will teach students how to create a document using many of the software features. Students will learn to format, set margins, and save documents. Students should have a basic understanding of computers before signing up for this class, as well as be proficient in using a mouse. Registration is required. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library website. Registration begins two weeks prior to the class, on August 3rd.

Teens Invited to Cascade Bay As Part of Summer Reading Program
Dakota County Teens who have registered for the 2011 Summer Reading Program
are invited to the Water Park in Eagan, called Cascade Bay on Thursday, August 11 at 6:45 p.m. More than 1500 teens from across the county have registered to participate in the Teen Summer Reading Program. All registered teens were given a free ticket earlier in the summer to the water park as a reward for signing up for the program. The night will feature music, giveaways and of course fun! Parent may accompany their teens to the water park, but all parents will be charged regular admission. For more information, call the library at 651-438-0200. This event is rescheduled from an earlier date.

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