Friday, February 14, 2014

Events from the Pleasant Hill Library

Learn about MNsure at the Library
Come to the Pleasant Hill Library on February 20th, 6-8pm, to meet with a Certified Application Counselor to help set up an account with MNsure, the new one-stop health insurance marketplace where Minnesotans can get help, compare plans, and choose from a variety of health insurance companies. Attendees should bring names, dates of birth, incomes and Social Security numbers of anyone in the household applying for health care coverage. This event is free, but space is limited, so please call the library to register at 651-438-0200.

Read to a Dog at the Library—Waggin Tales
Children age 5 to 10 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Saturday, February 22 from 11 a.m. to Noon to read to a certified therapy dog. These special dogs help children develop reading skills and fluency. Children may bring a book from home, or choose material from the library. There is no charge for this program, and no registration is required.

Microsoft Excel Basics Part 2 at the Library
Learn more about working with multiple worksheets, formulas, mouse pointers and charting basics. Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel Basics for Building Job Skills Part 1. This class is presented by the Science Museum of Minnesota Computer Education Center, and offered at no charge. The class will be on Saturday, February 22nd from 10:15am-12:15pm. Please call the library at 651-438-0200 to register starting February 8th.

Hastings Reads Events and Programs
More information about Hastings Reads 2014 can be found at<>.

Hastings Family Event at the YMCA
On Friday, February 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., area families are invited to a Hastings Reads Family event at the YMCA. This event is for families with children in elementary school. Bring your young ones to the YMCA for pizza, books and wild hair. Pizza will be served from 6-6:30 p.m., and then we'll explore activities related to Barney Saltzberg's book, Crazy Hair Day. You will leave with homemade bouncy balls and wild hair (courtesy of the Hastings Beauty School). You do not need to be a member of the Y to attend, and no registration is required.

Join Hastings Reads Keynote Speaker John O'Leary Feb. 24
The Hastings community is invited to the Hastings Middle School Auditorium on Monday, Feb 24 at 6:30 p.m. to hear speaker John O'Leary discuss his message of triumph over tragedy. O'Leary 's life is proof of the power of the human spirit. As a nine-year-old boy, he was burned on 100 percent of his body and given less than one percent chance of survival. He endured months in the hospital, years in therapy, dozens of surgeries, and lost all of his fingers to amputation. As an international speaker, John's message spans all walks of life and has an incredible impact on his audience. Says O'Leary, "You can't always choose the path you walk in life, but you can always choose the manner in which you walk it." There is no registration required for the presentation.

The Fault in Our Stars Book Discussion at the Library
Adults and teens are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Tuesday, February 25 at 6 p.m. to discuss John Green's novel, The Fault in Our Stars.
The book craves to be read, discussed and reread! In addition to being a #1 New York Times Bestseller, a #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller, and a #1 Indiebound Bestseller, this novel is being made into a blockbuster movie. Refreshments and cookies will be served. Students should check with their teachers to see if they are offering extra credit.

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