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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Hardwood Creek Library featured programs in August

Hardwood Creek Library in Forest Lake will have featured programs in August.

The library is at 19955 Forest Road N., Forest Lake; the telephone is 651-275-7300.

Let's Make Stuff: Yarn on a Stick, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3: Use yarn, beads, and other accoutrements to create a beautiful yarn hanging for your home. Let's Make Stuff is a creative class for adults. Registration is required. Register in-person, online at, or call 651-275-7300.

Wind-Down Storytime, 6:30 tp 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9: This storytime is for children ages 3-8. Combine movement and breathing exercises with stories and songs for a calming experience that encourages mindfulness. Registration is not required.

Take and Make:  Feel Good Crafts with Health Partners, Wednesday, Aug. 10: Pick up supplies from Hardwood Creek Library to create a kindness rock and a peaceful paper lantern at home. Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration is not required.

Children's Author Visit: Allison Wood, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11: Join the group  for a special storytime with local author Allison Wood. Wood will read from her new picture book Sprinkles and take questions about her life as a writer. This program is open to children of all ages but is particularly recommended ages 0-6 and their caregivers. No registration required.

Building with Bricks, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13: Come create with the library's Lego collection. Build your own invention, dream house, or a rocket to the moon. For ages 4-12. No registration required.

Midwest Lumberjack Legends and Lore with Chad Lewis, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13: Celebrate our lumberjack history with storyteller Chad Lewis. From Paul Bunyan to the Hodag, this program is filled with lumberjack traditions, superstitions, and legends. Hear tall tales of mysterious creatures lurking in the woods, boasts of supernatural feats, and every yarn told in-between. No registration required.

Sing it! Say it! Play it! In Cherokee, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18: Learn the Cherokee language with catchy songs and fun storytelling. Recommended for children age 3 and older and their caregivers. Registration is required. Register in person, online at, or call 651-275-7300. This program is possible thanks to funding from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Criminal Expungement Legal Clinic, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24: Join a Law Library volunteer criminal attorney to walk through the process of sealing records. Come prepared with forms and any case records that you will need. Registration is not required. 

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