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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Newport Library Express lockers move to Transit Station

Library Express lockers are at the Newport Transit Station.

Washington County Library and the City of Newport announce the move of the Newport Library Express lockers and book return from Newport City Hall to the Newport Transit Station, 2222 Maxwell Ave., Newport.
When the Newport... Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2015

County offices, libraries closed July 3, 4

Washington County offices and libraries will be closed July 3 and July 4 for the Independence Day Holiday. They will reopen Monday, July 6.

Posted on: June 30, 2015

Washington County campfire programs continue with tropical rainforest, remarkable reptiles July 4

The Como Zoo will present a program on the tropical rainforest at the Campfire Program at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
Remarkable Reptiles will present a program on reptiles for the Campfire... Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2015

Guided morning bird hikes begin in Washington County parks, next hike July 4

Guided bird tour

A rotating schedule of bird hikes throughout the Washington County Parks system will feature the next hike Saturday, July 4, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
Learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home and... Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2015

Guided fitness hikes continue in Washington County parks, next ones July 7, July 16

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. July 16, at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve-Nordic Center, and continue through fall. A Free... Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

Ticket to Brasil: Journey through Afro-Brazilian Music at Oakdale Library July 9

Explore diverse Afro-Brazilian rhythms and their origins and get hands-on experience playing various traditional percussion instruments such as pandeiro, tamborim, cuica, caxixi, djembe, and more 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday,... Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

St. Croix River Association will discuss strategic plan for fighting invasive species July 9

The public is invited to provide comment on a strategic plan addressing aquatic invasive species (AIS) throughout the St. Croix River watershed at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the Washington County Government Center in Lower... Read on...

AIS strategic plan
Posted on: July 1, 2015

New way to report maltreatment of vulnerable adults rolled out in state

There is a new way to report maltreatment of a vulnerable adult in Minnesota, starting July 1. Reports will no longer go through county intake programs, but rather will go through a centralized state intake system, the... 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 15, 2015

Showcase your talent at Ice Cream Social, Amateur Talent Show at the Historic Courthouse

Auditions are set for the annual Amateur Talent Show at the 2015 Ice Cream Social presented by the Washington County Parks at the Historic Courthouse.
Interested participants can choose from two audition dates at the... Read on...

Posted on: June 18, 2015

Washington County chemical weed control program starts seasonal spraying

The annual chemical spraying of approximately 220 miles of rural Washington County roadsides is scheduled to begin on or about July 13 and continue for at least two weeks. The objective is to control noxious weeds and brush... Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2015

Vendor applications available for Victorian Christmas at Courthouse, deadline extended to July 17

Vendors of handmade arts, fine crafts, eco-sustainable goods, and take-away food items are invited to submit an application for the 23rd annual Victorian Christmas event Nov. 20, 21 and 22, at the Washington County Historic... 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 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: June 29, 2015

Washington County Libraries Closed July 3-4

Washington County Libraries Closed July 3-4. Washington County Library is closed Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Newport Library Express moved to Transit Station

The Newport Library Express lockers and book return have been moved from Newport City Hall, 596 Seventh Ave., to the Newport Transit Station, 250 Red Rock Crossing, Newport.

Those with questions may contact the Park Grove... Read on...

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

Baby & Me Art at Wildwood Library July 6

Join us from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, July 6, at Wildwood Library for this special “messy” art program for babies/toddlers and caregivers. Projects will include finger painting and bubble painting featuring edible... Read on...

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

Ticket to Brasil program at Oakdale Library July 9

Join us from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 9 at Oakdale Library to explore diverse Afro-Brazilian rhythms and their origins.Get hands-on experience playing various traditional percussion instruments such as pandeiro,... Read on...

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

PJ Storytime at Park Grove Library July 9

Join us from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, at Park Grove Library for this bedtime-themed storytime. Wear your PJs and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more. For children preschool through kindergarten age;... Read on...

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

Teen Lab at Park Grove Library July 10

Join us from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 10, at Park Grove Library to hang out in the quiet lab WITHOUT getting shushed. Teens 11-17 will have unlimited computer use, WII games and a weekly craft or activity.

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

Baby & Me Art at Valley Library July 10

Join us from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, July 10, at Valley Library, to create a work of art with your baby Picasso. Use homemade, non-toxic, edible paints to finger paint and create bubble art. Leave with a recipe and your... Read on...

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

LEGO Block Party at Park Grove Library July 11

Join us from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, at Park Grove Library for a block party! An open build for kids ages 0-12. Blocks of various sizes and materials will be available.

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

Minnesota DNR Fish and Fishing Storytime at Oakdale Library July 13

Join us from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, July 13, at Oakdale Library, for a storytime special: MN DNR, “What’s Biting? Fish and Fishing!” Through story and fun, hands-on activities, park naturalists will tell us all about... Read on...

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

30 Books in 30 Minutes at Hardwood Creek Library July 13

Join us from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. on Monday, July 13, at Hardwood Creek Library for an exciting show with the Splatter Sisters - filled with music, dance and of course a bit of fun with some of your favorite books. This show... Read on...

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

Critter Camp Drop-Off at Wildwood Library July 13

Come to Wildwood Library any time from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 13, to drop off your favorite stuffed-animal critter for a week's stay. Your critter friend will have fun and may even get into a little mischief.... Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

Critter Camp Drop-Off at Hardwood Creek Library July 14

Come to Hardwood Creek Library any time between 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14 to drop off your favorite stuffed animal for a week of camping. Your critter friend will have fun and maybe get into a little mischief!... Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

Live@the Library Concert at Wildwood Library July 14

Join us from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14 at Wildwood Library for a concert by bluegrass band Switched at Birth, featuring the singing of KFAI’s Pam Kolapailo, and the broadest repertoire of any bluegrass band in... Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

Bruce the Bug Guy at Valley Library July 14

Join us from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, at Valley Library for a lively hands-on program about insects and related arthropods. Live critters and other fun props give you an opportunity to experience these fascinating... Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

Kitchen Science program at Oakdale Library July 14

Join us from 3 to 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14 at Oakdale Library for this special STEM program with local author and “Kitchen Pantry Scientist” Liz Heinecke. In this session, we'll play with hands-on science experiments... Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

The RAD Zoo at R.H. Stafford Library July 15

Join us from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, at R.H. Stafford Library for an interactive, informational program for all ages featuring reptiles and amphibians. Come and see the RADZoo.

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

Car & Truck Tape Town at R.H. Stafford Library July 15

Join us from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, at R.H. Stafford Library for a program just for little car and truck enthusiasts! We'll have stories, songs, and rhymes about cars and trucks, followed by driving in a giant... Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

Paint the Windows at Hardwood Creek Library July 15

Join us from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, at Hardwood Creek Library to make 3-D pictures and paint the windows in the teen area - part of the Weekly Wednesdays series.

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

Star Wars Jedi Academy at Valley Library July 16

Join us from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, at Valley Library to test your lightsaber skill, make an origami Yoda and much more. This is a program for our young Star Wars fans featuring related activities, games and... Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

Jason Huneke’s Juggling Show at Park Grove Library July 18

Join us from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, at Park Grove Library for a fun, fast paced comedy juggling show for kids of all ages.

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

Shaving Cream Painting at Oakdale Library July 18

Join us from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 18, at Oakdale Library to paint with shaving cream and meet the newly crowned Oakdale Royalty princesses. Have you ever painted with shaving cream? There is something very... Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

Superhero Training Academy at Hardwood Creek Library July 18

Join us from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, at Hardwood Creek Library for this special training academy to gain the skills, strength, and powers of your favorite superheroes. Costumes encouraged! Activities include:... Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Books Without Borders Multilingual Storytelling at R.H. Stafford Library July 20

Join us from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 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 1, 2015

Critter Camp Party at Wildwood Library July 20

Join us from 2 to 2:45 p.m., on Monday, July 20, at Wildwood Library to pick up your critter, enjoy a special party with songs and games and learn what your critter did at summer camp! Limited to Critter Owners who... Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Fractured Fairy Tales with Steppingstone Theater at Wildwood Library July 21

Join us from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, at Wildwood Library to create your own fractured fairy tale in this class led by teaching artists from SteppingStone Theater. Little Miss Muffet sat in her convertible? This... Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Critter Camp Party at Hardwood Creek Library July 21

Join us from 2 to 2:45 p.m., on Tuesday, July 21, at Hardwood Creek Library to pick up your critter, enjoy a special program of songs and games and learn what your critter did at summer camp! Limited to Critter Owners who... Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Kitchen Science program at Valley Library July 21

Join us from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, at Valley Library for this special STEM program with local author and “Kitchen Pantry Scientist” Liz Heinecke. In this session, we'll play with hands-on science... Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Como Zoo: Banana-Wocky at Oakdale Library July 21

Join us from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, at Oakdale Library to go bananas while we explore the fascinating life cycle of “nature’s perfect fruit” with a special banana story, plants, and a live banana-eating... Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Play & Learn Dinosaur program at Oakdale Library July 23

Join us 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, at Oakdale Library as we go on our own dinosaur fossil dig, make a stegosaurus, and hear a dinosaur story. For Ages 3-7.

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Tropics Steel Drum Band will perform at Park Grove Library July 23

Join us from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, at Park Grove Library for a performance by Tropics Steel Drum Band playing authentic Caribbean music, including reggae, calypso, soca, ska, and many more styles.... Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Magic Tree House Book Party at Hardwood Creek Library July 24

Join us from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 24, at Hardwood Creek Library for our party inspired by the time-warping chapter books. We will navigate through dangerous obstacles, create a journal to document our adventures... Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Beat Boxing with Steppingstone Theater at Park Grove Library July 24

Join us from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 24, at Park Grove Library for a workshop with a professional beat box and hip hop artist, and learn how to transform your voice into drums, trumpets,
cymbals, and even violins.

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Super Hero Training Academy at Park Grove Library July 25

Join us from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at Park Grove Library for this special training academy to gain the skills, strength, and powers of your favorite superheroes. Costumes encouraged! Activities include: feats of... Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Creative Dramatics: Dr. Seuss and Mother Goose program at Hardwood Creek Library July 25

Join us from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at Hardwood Creek Library to explore the famous rhymes of Dr. Seuss and Mother Goose! Presented by a teaching artist from Steppingstone Theater. Go with Jack and Jill up... Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

LEGO Open House at Oakdale Library July 25

Join us any time between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 at Oakdale Library to play with our LEGOS! Our huge collection of LEGOS will be available all day. Bring your friends, and drop in any time today!

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Preschool Dance Party at Valley Library July 27

Join us from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Monday, July 27 at Valley Library to dance, jump, sing and laugh to music old and new! During this music and movement program, children will use instruments, scarves and the parachute to... Read on...

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

Toddler Drive-In at Wildwood Library July 27

Join us from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 27 for a special 'drive-in' movie just for toddlers ages 2-4 and their grown-ups! We'll start by decorating our custom cars and then climb in for a short movie. Space... Read on...

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

Fun with Duct Tape for Teens at Wildwood Library July 27

Join us from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 27 at Wildwood Library to go wild with duct tape projects. Choose one of several projects.

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

Kitchen Science program at Wildwood Library July 28

Join us from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, at Wildwood Library for this special STEM program with local author and “Kitchen Pantry Scientist” Liz Heinecke. In this session, we'll play with hands-on science... Read on...

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

Explore Fire Trucks at Oakdale Library July 28

Join us from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, at Oakdale Library to explore fire trucks and see a presentation by Oakdale Firefighters. Have you ever sat in a real fire truck? Well you can now! Those brave heroes from... Read on...

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

Life-Sized Video Game program at Hardwood Creek Library July 29

Join us from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, at Hardwood Creek Library for a life-sized Pacman video game program. Come play the classic video game. Be Pacman or be a ghost in this life sized version of the game.

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

Magic Tree House Party at Oakdale Library July 29

Join us from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, at Oakdale Library for a Magic Tree House party with crafts and games inspired by the books. Everyone loves the Magic Treehouse! Just like Jack and Annie, we will have our... Read on...

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

Super Hero Training Academy at Valley Library July 30

Join us from 3 to 4 p.m., on Thursday, July 30, at Valley Library for this special training academy to gain the skills, strength and powers of your favorite superheroes. Costumes encouraged! Activities include: feats of... Read on...

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

Park Grove Library hosts Bubble Party on July 30

Join us from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, at Park Grove Library to participate in a bubble party along with various games and crafts centered around bubbles. Song, rhymes, books and bubbles are combined to create... Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2015

Park Grove Library hosts series on older adult caregiving this summer

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

The remaining programs are:

• “Being a Working Caregiver”
From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July... 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