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7900 HEMINGWAY AVE S • COTTAGE GROVE, MN 55016 651-459-2040

Park Grove Library featured events for January

All Washington County Library branches will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 1 for the New Year’s holiday. Branches will also be closed Monday, Jan. 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Featured Events Little Innovators: Chugga Chugga Choo Choo Saturday, January 8 Work cooperatively with your child to build a public transit system for your town. For ages 4-6. Registration is required for a one-hour time slot between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. You’ll have an hour to play together before it’s time to reset the space for the next group. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Register in person, online at WashCoLib.org/ events, or call 651-459-2040.

Take and Make with Shakun Maheshwari: Mandala Designs Wednesday, January 12 Pick up supplies to complete a Mandala outside the library and learn about Indian culture and celebrations. Mandala is a circular design representing the universe, the elements, and human connection. For ages 5-12. Registration is not required. This program is made possible by COMPAS and funding from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Virtual: Write in Our Midst Diane Wilson Thursday, January 13 from 7 to 8 P.M.

Join us for an evening with Diane Wilson, award winning author, speaker, and editor. Her newest novel, The Seed Keeper, follows Rosalie Iron Wing as she comes of age and faces multiple challenges to preserve her family’s Dakotah way of life. The author will give a short presentation on her work and answer questions from attendees. Registration is required. Register in person, online at WashCoLib. org/events, or call 651-459-2040. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Virtual: History’s Hangover Our Current Racial Reckoning (Part 1) Monday, January 17 from 6:30 to 8 P.M.

Join us for the first of a three-part online series with Dr. Jim Stewart, a professor emeritus of history at Macalester and a scholar of the Abolitionist Movement. Dr. Stewart will provide a frank examination of our nation and area’s past encounters with white supremacy. Register in person, online at WashCoLib.org/events, or call 651-459-2040. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Virtual: Write in Our Midst Sun Yung Shin Thursday, January 20 from 7 to 8 P.M.

Join us for an evening with Sun Yung Shin, author of What We Hunger For: Refugee and Immigrant Stories about Food and Family. The author will give a short presentation on her work and answer questions from attendees. Registration is required. Register in person, online at WashCoLib.org/events, or call 651-4592040. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Outdoor Family Storytime at Basil Loveland Park Monday, January 24 from 10 to 10:30 A.M.

Join us to sing, talk, read, write, and play at Basil Loveland Park in Newport. This storytime focuses on concepts such as life skills, counting, colors, emotions, patterns, and kindness. For ages 0-8 and their grown-ups. This storytime will be held outdoors so please dress for the weather. Registration is not required.

Virtual: History’s Hangover – Our Current Racial Reckoning (Part 2) Monday, January 24 from 6:30 to 8 P.M.

Join us for the second of a three-part online series with Dr. Jim Stewart, a professor emeritus of history at Macalester and a scholar of the Abolitionist Movement. Dr. Stewart will provide a frank examination of our nation and area’s past encounters with white supremacy. Register in person, online at WashCoLib.org/events, or call 651-459-2040. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Virtual: Write in Our Midst J. Ryan Stradel Thursday, January 27 from 7 to 8 P.M.

Join us for an evening with J. Ryan Stradal, author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest and The Lager Queen of Minnesota. His shorter writings have appeared in several media outlets and he has been involved in numerous television productions. The author will give a short presentation on his work and answer questions from attendees. Registration is required. Register in person, online at WashCoLib. org/events, or call 651-459-2040. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Virtual: History’s Hangover: Our Current Racial Reckoning (Part 3) Monday, January 31 from 6:30 to 8 P.M.

Join us for the third of a three-part online series with Dr. Jim Stewart, a professor emeritus of history at Macalester and a scholar of the Abolitionist Movement. Dr. Stewart will provide a frank examination of our nation and area’s past encounters with white supremacy. Register in person, online at WashCoLib.org/events, or call 651-459-2040. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more Washington County Library events or to register, visit WashCoLib.org/ Events

December 22, 2021