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Posted on: May 1, 2021

Library features online programs in May

Washington County Library offers 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 Facebook page every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Featured Events

Virtual: Teen Gaming, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. Hey teens, let's get together and play online games like Jackbox, Board Game Arena, and Among Us. Players will need a computer or other device with an internet connection and Zoom. For ages 10-18. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-275-8500.

Virtual Family Trivia Night: Star Wars, 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 6. Join a virtual trivia night all about Star Wars. Participants will need a device to see the questions, and a second device to answer them. Registration is required. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-275-8500.

Virtual Teen D&D Club, 3 to 5:15 p.m. Friday, May 14. Teens, join virtually to play Dungeons and Dragons. Participants need a full set of D&D dice, a copy of the 5th Edition player’s handbook, and a third-level character. Registration is required. Register online at WashCoLib.org/Events, or by calling your local Washington County Library at 651-275-8500.

Virtual: Author Visit with Kao Kalia Yang, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 15. Welcome author Kao Kalia Yang for a virtual read aloud of her new children's book, Yang Warriors. There will be time for a Q&A after the reading. Kao Kalia Yang is the author of A Map into the World and winner of the 2020 Minnesota Book Award in Children’s Literature. She writes books for children and adults. Register for this event online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-275-8500. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

 Virtual BINGO! 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15. Play BINGO via Zoom. The stakes will be low (hey, we're a library) 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.

Teen Make and Take: Endless Cubes, Monday, May 17. Create an endless cube to dazzle your friends and family. Pick up a kit from a Washington County Library branch and complete the project at home. For ages 11-18. Kits are available while supplies last. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-275-8500. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Kids Lab Kit: Sprout a Seed, Thursday, May 20. Pick up a kit from Hardwood Creek Library and sprout a seed at home. Observe changes to the seed and track its progress. Once the sprout is big enough, plant it in a pot or in the garden and watch it grow. This event is for ages 6-12. Kits are available while supplies last starting on May 20. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-275-8500.

Virtual: Reading Buddies, 4 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20. Practice reading with the help of a 4-H reading buddy. Children ages 5-12 can gain confidence in their reading with help from a volunteer. Registration is required. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-275-8500.

Virtual: Teen Gaming, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 26. Hey teens, get together and play online games like Jackbox, Board Game Arena, and Among Us. Players will need a computer or other device with an internet connection and Zoom. For ages 10-18. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-275-8500.