Friday, March 28, 2014

Events at the Pleasant Hill Library

Poetry Contest at Dakota County Libraries
Spring means poetry at the Library. Haiku, free verse, odes and sonnets—whatever your poetry style we invite you to enter our Poetry Contest to showcase your talents. Poets of all ages are encouraged to submit original poems from April 1–30. Complete an entry form online or pick one up any Dakota County Library location. Call the library for more information 651-438-0200 or stop by 1490 S. Frontage Road, Hastings.

Library Looking for Teen Volunteers
On Monday April 14th, from 3:30 to 4:30, the Pleasant Hill Teen Advisory Group will be meeting. Anyone between the ages of 12 and 18 is welcome to come check the group out. It is an opportunity for teens to volunteer at the library, give advice to the library on the teen area and teen purchases. There will be light refreshments served and prizes for any new members.

Learn Interviewing Skills at the Library
You've crafted the perfect resume and it's gotten you an interview. Now learn how to be more confident along with strategies to make you
stand out from the crowd. Topics covered include types of interviews, common interview questions and major blunders to avoid. Taught by Dakota County WorkForce Center staff, this class will be held on Friday, April 11th, 2:00-3:30pm, at the Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings. Please call the library at 651-438-0200 to register starting Friday, March 28th.

Watch a Real Magician at the Library
Families with children of all ages are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Saturday, April 5 at 1 p.m. to enjoy a show from a real magician. Jerry Frasier, a comic magician, will perform close-up miracles, stage illusions, and magical fun and laughs from a distinctive voice and comic energy that truly brings audience participation to a new level. There is no charge for the event, but seating will be limited. The event will be held in the Pleasant Hill Library Meeting Room.

Learn How to Make a Fairy Garden at the Library
Hastings area families are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Saturday, April 12 at 11 a.m. to learn what it takes to make a Fairy Garden. People will discover how to create their own magical fairy garden from a Dakota County Master Gardener. People will learn how to build and care for both indoor and outdoor Fairy Gardens, how to choose plants and containers, and where to find or make garden ornaments. Participants will have the chance to win the Fairy Garden that is created during the class. This event is free, and no registration is required.

Learn to Juggle at the Library
Kids age 8-15 are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Thursday, April 10 at 3:30 p.m. for an instruction on how to juggle. Kids will learn how to juggle like they do in the circus using scarves, balls or other materials. This program is presented by SteppingStone Theatre workshop. There is no charge for the program, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library website at

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