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Posted on: July 30, 2015

Licensing information for potential adult foster care providers in county available Aug. 3

Foster care in Washington County offers one the opportunity to make a difference in someone's life. People have busy schedules, concerns about compensation, and/or the desire to work with a certain age group – that's... Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2015

Washington County recognized for programs by National Association of Counties

Washington County received two National Association of Counties (NACo) awards, and was recognized for its programs at the organization’s national convention in Mecklenburg County, N.C., in early July.
The awards honor... Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2015

Washington County WIC celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

The Washington County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1-7.
The 2015 World Breastfeeding Week theme, “Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make It Work,” focuses on the... Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2015

Buster Phelan Band plays at Park Grove Library Aug. 5

Buster Phelan Band will play at the Park Grove Library 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 5.
Come for rock and roll, jazz, and cover songs. Bring a lawn chair for the outdoor concert. In case of rain, it will be in the library. No registration required.

Posted on: March 24, 2015

Guided morning bird hikes begin in Washington County parks, next hike Aug. 8

Guided bird tour

A rotating schedule of bird hikes throughout the Washington County Parks system will feature the next hike Saturday, Aug. 8, in Pine Point Park.
Learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home and... Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2015

Washington County Library seeks Maker Fest participants, due August 3

Washington County Library is seeking makers to participate in its Maker Fest 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 24, at Woodbury Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place.
Maker Fest is a community event where people embracing... Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2015

Guided fitness hikes continue in Washington County parks, next ones Aug. 11, Aug. 13

Hike on! A rotating schedule of guided fitness hikes throughout the Washington County Parks trail system will next be 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Aug. 13 at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve-Nordic Center, and continue through fall. A Free... Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2015

Standup paddleboarding continues this summer in Washington County Parks

Washington County Parks has teamed up with Brown Dog Paddleboard Co. and Prescott Paddle to offer standup paddleboarding (SUP) at Square Lake and Point Douglas parks.
Square Lake Park SUP programs will include:• SUP Yoga:... Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2015

New legal assistance clinics at the Washington County Law Library

This summer, Tubman will have an advocate available to help people fill out Order for Protection (OFP) Papers at the Washington County Law Library, 14949 62nd St. N., in Stillwater.
This clinic occurs on Monday afternoons... Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2015

Park Grove Library hosts series on older adult caregiving starting June 16

The Park Grove branch of Washington County Library will host a series of programs in June, July, and August on older adult caregiving. The programs are:
• “When to Worry: Understand Changes in the Aging Process” 6:30 to 7... Read on...


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Posted on: July 23, 2015

Minnesota Percussion Trio at Hardwood Creek Library Aug. 2

Join us from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2, at Hardwood Creek Library for a whirlwind tour of the musical traditions found on five continents of the world. The Trio begins their tour in Minnesota with a march composed by... Read on...

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Posted on: July 23, 2015

Hardwood Creek Library presents R.A.D. Zoo Aug. 3

Join us from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3 at Hardwood Creek Library to meet and learn about new creatures at the Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo! The R.A.D. Zoo will bring at least 10 animals to explore at the... Read on...

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Posted on: July 23, 2015

Minnesota DNR presents Creepy Crawly Critters storytime at Oakdale Library Aug. 3

Join us from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, at Oakdale Library to explore the world of bugs through stories and activities with park naturalists from William O'Brien State Park. Discover why insects are great to have... Read on...

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Posted on: July 23, 2015

Car and Truck Party at Valley Library Aug. 3

Join us from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. on Monday, August 3, at Valley Library for this program for all little car and truck enthusiasts. We'll kick off with stories and songs about vehicles and then take a drive through the... Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2015

Park Grove Library hosts final program in summer series on older adult caregiving Aug. 4

The Park Grove branch of Washington County Library will host a series of programs this summer on older adult caregiving.

The remaining program is:

• “Communicating Effectively with Health Care Providers”
From 6:30 to... Read on...

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Posted on: July 23, 2015

Wildwood Library hosts Musician and Storyteller Jack Pearson Aug. 4

Join us 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Wildwood Library for a one-of-a-kind musical storytelling program with Jack Pearson. Jack shares his love of music and reading with his guitar, banjo, jawharp, spoons and the... Read on...

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Posted on: July 23, 2015

Como Park Zoo presents Rabbit Gets Creative at Valley Library Aug. 4

Join us from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Valley Library for a presentation by naturalists from Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. This program will mesmerize children with a wise (and creative) rabbit story. Children... Read on...

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Posted on: July 23, 2015

Act Up at Oakdale Library Aug. 4

Join us from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at Oakdale Library to use a wide range of theatre exercises while learning the basic tools of an actor: body, voice and imagination. Students will learn how to use themselves as... Read on...

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Superhero Training Academy at Hardwood Creek Library Aug. 5

Join us from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Hardwood Creek Library to learn how to be a superhero! The name says it all - join us for this Weekly Wednesday event.

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Buster Phelan Band at Park Grove Library Aug. 5

Join us from 6:30 to 7:30 on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Park Grove Library for a concert featuring rock & roll, jazz, and cover songs for a rocking good time. Bring your lawn chair for this outdoor concert - indoors in case of... Read on...

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Painting 3D Seascapes at Oakdale Library Aug. 5

Join us from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Oakdale Library to learn techniques for creating fun-to-make sea scapes. Art techniques include painting, ripping, gluing, decoupage, and origami. For grades 3 and up.

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Baby & Me Art at Hardwood Creek Library Aug. 7

Join us from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, at Hardwood Creek Library for this special “messy” art program for babies/toddlers and caregivers. Bring your little Picasso to the library for finger painting and bubble... Read on...

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Teen Lab at Park Grove Library Aug. 7

Join us from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, at Park Grove Library to hang out in the quiet lab WITHOUT getting shushed! Activities include unlimited computer use, WII games and a weekly craft or game.

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

R.H. Stafford Library hosts Brodini Comedy Magic Show Aug. 7

Join us from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, at R. H. Stafford Library for an award-winning, comedy and magic show. Wrap up your Summer Library Experience with the Brodini Comedy Magic Show! Brodini challenges young... Read on...

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Eco-Bookbinding at Wildwood Library Aug. 8

Join us from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Wildwood Library for a free workshop for young artists to learn how to bind a simple book using paper made from Minnesotan plants. After we make ink from walnuts and design... Read on...

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Oakdale Library presents Star Wars Jedi Academy Aug. 8

Join us from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Oakdale Library for lightsaber practice, laser blaster target practice, and stormtrooper bowling. Get your Star Wars mojo on and bring your friends for some fun,... Read on...

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Posted on: May 22, 2015

Watch our Bookawocky video for summer reading program information

Washington County Library kicks off “Bookawocky,” its summer reading program for children, teens, and adults, on Saturday, June 6. The program runs through Saturday, August 8. Watch our Bookawocky video for more information.

Bookawocky video
Posted on: July 24, 2015

August-Anime Adventures at Wildwood Library Aug. 10

Join us from 2 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, at Wildwood Library to create anime drawings, trade or learn techniques, draft story board ideas and talk manga (bring your favorite books).

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Books without Borders: Multilingual Storytelling at R.H. Stafford Library Aug. 10

Join us from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, at R. H. Stafford Library for Books Without Borders: a special multilingual storytelling program for preschool-aged children. This program is hosted in conjunction with... Read on...

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Law Library presents Rights of Unmarried Fathers at Wildwood Library Aug. 11

Join us from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Wildwood Library for a workshop for unmarried fathers to learn about their rights and responsibilities, and how to enforce them. Local attorney Steven Coodin will answer... Read on...

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Live@the Library: Sheltered Reality at Oakdale Library Aug. 13

Join us from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, at Oakdale Library for an outdoor drum concert featuring youth members of Sheltered Reality who engage and then motivate audiences to realize that any person, at any age... Read on...

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Back to School storytime at Oakdale Library Aug. 18

Join us from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Oakdale Library for a special storytime for children starting a new school year and their families. Especially designed for beginning Kindergarteners but appropriate for... Read on...

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Get Reading for Kindergarten storytime at R.H. Stafford Library Aug. 19

Join us from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at R. H. Stafford Library for a storytime about kindergarten. For children entering kindergarten and their parents.

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Valley Library presents Kindergarten Here We Come Aug. 28

Join us from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, at Valley Library for stories, songs and crafts about the adventures of starting school. Are you getting ready to start kindergarten in the fall? Then come join us for this... Read on...

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