Thursday, June 11, 2015

Upcoming Events at Dakota County Pleasant Hill Library

A Scandinavian Midsummer
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Celebrate a family summer solstice with Scandinavian games, songs and traditions lead by Ross Sutter.   Free.  No registration.

Mix up Media
Thursday, June 18, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Create a one-of-a-kind work of art with paper, paint, reclaimed objects and other fun embellishments. Presented by Eagan Art House. Registration required.  Free.  Ages: 6–11. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.

Plant Health Care Diagnostic Clinic
Thursday, June 18, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bring your gardening questions or samples of weeds, fruits, vegetables, trees, shrubs, turf or insects to one of these diagnostic clinics and let a Dakota County Master Gardener provide identification and recommendations.  Free.  No registration required.

Terrarium DIY
Saturday, June 20, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Discover how to make a terrarium at this demonstration by Master Gardener Kathy Bonnett. Learn how to choose the right container, soils and plants and how to put it all together. Registration required.  Free.

Bill the Juggler
Monday, June 22, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Laughter abounds at this comedy juggling program filled with audience participation and an emphasis on reading. Ages: 2–12.  Free.  No registration.

Learn to Draw Dr. Suess Cat in the Hat
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hear The Cat in the Hat and learn basic drawing and chalk pastel techniques with an artist from Abrakadoodle. Free.  Registration required. Ages: 5–11. Registration required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.

Story time for Babies
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Stories, songs bounces and playtime make this story time perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers.  Free and no registration.

Teen Babysitter's Guide to Reading Aloud
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Engage your little charges by knowing how to add excitement and drama to your story times--a great way to boost your business.  Learn how to choose books and create voices and facial expressions and receive a book and completions certificate.  Free.  Registration is required.  Ages 12-18.

Story Time in the Park
Thursday, June 25, 2015
1:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.
Join us for stories, games, and crafts at Pioneer Park in Hastings.  Presented in part by Hastings Community Education.  Ages 2-10.   Free. No registration.

Robotics—Meet Sphero
Thursday, June 25, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sphero is a colorful ball with a tiny wireless robot inside. Meet Sphero robots and try your hand at racing them. Space is limited.  Free.  Ages: 10–16.

Goo Factory
Friday, June 26, 2015
10:30 a.m. -11:15 a.m.
Mix up a batch of finger paint, silly putty and other homemade concoctions with your child.  Come ready to get messy!  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.  This is presented by Kidcreate Studio.  Free.  Registration is required and opens June 12th.  Age 18 months to 6 years.

Ha Ha!  Tee Hee!  Chuckly Chuckle!
Monday, June 29, 2015
10:30 a.m. -11:15 a.m.
Laughter is great medicine and allows us to take ourselves little less seriously.  Come prepared to laugh--a lot.  This is presented by The Story Man from England.  Ages 0-6 years old.  Free and no registration required.

Evening Story time for all Ages
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Stories and activities ideal for kids and families.  Ages 0-6.  Free.  No registration.

Summer Book Discussion Group for Teens
Mrs. Siebenaler,  a  language art teacher from Hastings Middle School will be leading kids entering 7th grade in the fall in a weekly book discussion for four weeks in July.  Registration is required. Call the library for more information. The group will meet at the library on Monday afternoons at 1 p.m.  

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