Friday, October 10, 2014

Programs and Events from the Pleasant Hill Library

Children's Story Times Scheduled at the Library

The Pleasant Hill Library will host a series of children's story times mid-October. 
 
Babies age newborn to 24 months and their caregivers are invited to the library on Monday, October 20 at 10:45 a.m. for a story time featuring stories, songs, bounces and playtime. 
 
Children of all ages and their families are invited to an evening story time on Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. for a story time filled with favorite stories and craft activities. 
 
Children age birth to six years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Wednesday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m. for a fun-filled morning of stories and craft activities. This event is ideal for mixed-ages audiences such as child care groups and families.
 
There is no charge for any of the story times, and no registration is required.
 
Create a Fun Scarecrow Shaker at the Library
Children age 6 to 15 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Wednesday, October 15th from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM to create a fun scarecrow shaker to shake off the ghouls and goblins of the Halloween season. Children may add it to their Halloween decorations or carry it with them on Halloween night. This event is presented by ArtStart. There is no charge for the event, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library website atwww.dakotacounty.us/library. This is a Minnesota Legacy program. Registration opens October 1.

Story Time with Stacy at the Library
     Children age 2 to 10 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Thursday, October 16 at 10:30 a.m. to meet author Stacy Waibel. Stacy is the author of the picture books about Rudy, the cute poodle.  Stacy will read from a selection of her books.  There is no charge for the program, and no registration is required. 

Create Marshmallow and Spaghetti Sculptures at the Library
     Children age 4 to 15 are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Friday, October 17 at 11 a.m. for a marshmallow and spaghetti sculpture creating program.  Children will build cool structures using toothpicks, noodles and mini marshmallows.  There is no charge for the program, and no registration is required. 
 
Learn E-book Basics at the Library
     Love reading books on your smart phone, tablet or e-reader, but not so crazy about paying for the convenience? Come to the E-book Basics class at the Pleasant Hill Library on Thursday, October 23rd  and bring your device or try one of ours. You'll learn how to check out and download free e-books from the Dakota County Library. Bring your iPad or Android device at 10:15am, your Kindle e-reader at 11am or your Nook e-reader at 11:45am and your Dakota County library card. The class is free, but space is limited, so call to register at 651-438-0200 or register online at www.dakotacounty.us/library.  Registration opens October 9th
 
Learn Interviewing Skills at the Library
Area residents are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Friday, October 24 at 2 p.m. for a class that will teach interviewing skills.  People will learn  how to be more confident along with strategies to make one stand out from the crowd.  Topics covered include types of interviews, common interview questions and major blunders to avoid.  This class is taught by the Dakota County WorkForce Center staff.  The class is free, but space is limited so call 651-438-0200 or register online atwww.dakotacounty.us/library.  Registration opens October 10.

Learn About Your Credit Score at the Library
Area adults are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Monday, October 20 at 1 p.m. for a presentation outlining ways to improve your credit, called Credit 411.  Participants will learn how to separate credit report and credit score fact from fiction.  They will also hear straight forward advice on ways to boost a credit score and improve credit health.  Free credit reports will be available for those who are interested.  This program is presented by the Neighborhood Development Alliance.  The program is free, but space is limited so call 651-438-0200 or register online at www.dakotacounty.us/library.  Registration opens October 6th

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