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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Washington County Library features events for April

All Washington County Library branches will be closed on Wednesday, April 21, for an all-staff training. Hours will resume Thursday, April 22.

Washington County Library is offering a variety of online programs for residents to enjoy at home. Registration is required so that participants receive the link to join virtually. In addition to featured events, book clubs have transitioned to virtual meetings and storytimes premiere on the Library's Facebook page every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. 

 Story Stroll at the Oakdale Discovery Center, Thursday, April 1 – Thursday, April 15. Visit the Oakdale Discovery Center, 4444 Hadley Ave. N., Oakdale, for a Story Stroll.  The title this month is Head to Toe by Eric Carle. Walk and read along to complete the story. All ages are welcome. No registration required.

Virtual Reading Buddies, 4 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15. Practice reading with the help of a 4-H reading buddy. Children ages 5-12 can gain confidence in their reading with the help of an interactive volunteer. Registration is required. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-275-8500.

Virtual BINGO!, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17. Have fun playing BINGO via Zoom. The stakes will be low, but the fun will be high. Print your bingo cards or pick them up at your local Washington County Library branch, then log on to play. Small prizes will be awarded to winners. Adults of all ages are welcome. Registration is required. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-275-8500.

Virtual: Social Media Strategy, Content and Conversation, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22. Do you know why your organization uses (or should use) social media? In this seminar, explore what tools to consider, when and how often to post, which content to share, and how to analyze results. This virtual workshop will be presented by The Loft. Registration is required. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-275-8500.

Virtual Club Book: Michelle Zauner, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. Join Club Book and Washington County Library for a virtual evening with Michelle Zauner. Michelle Zauner’s unflinching memoir, Crying in H Mart, hits shelves on April 20. Zauner is a darling of the modern indie music scene, better known by fans under her solo project alias Japanese Breakfast. Zauner’s family moved to the United States from South Korea when she was just months old. She spent her formative years as one of only a handful of Asian American students in her Eugene, Ore., neighborhood. The young songwriter continued her journey of self-discovery while attending college and finding her footing in the East Coast music scene. 

This event will be live on Facebook. No registration is required. For more information on the Club Book series, see clubbook.org. This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Art and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

Virtual Reading Buddies, 4 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29. Practice reading with the help of a 4-H reading buddy. Children ages 5-12 can gain confidence in their reading with the help of an interactive volunteer. Registration is required. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-275-8500.

Virtual: Learn to Code Python, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29. Python is a powerful, general purpose programming language that’s easy to learn and fun to use. This class with Coder Dojo will start with using Blocks, then have a visual introduction to coding by creating animated projects using Python’s turtle module. No previous coding experience needed! This program is for ages 11-18. Registration is required. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-275-8500.

 For a full list of events, see WashCoLib.org/Events.