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PARK GROVE Library Notes

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

Park Grove Library featured events for August Featured Events Open-Ended Art for Adults: Tempera Painting Tuesday, August 2 from 6 to 7:30 P.M. Adults are welcome to try their hands at painting with tempera paint. Individual stations with brushes, various paint colors, and special paper will be available. Registration is required. Register in person, online at WashCoLib.org/Events, or call 651-459-2040. Free Kid’s Lunch Wednesday, August 3 from 2 to 3 P.M.

Park Grove Library is offering cold lunch every Wednesday afternoon in partnership with Youthprise and the After School Snack Program. All children aged 0-18 are eligible. Lunch is served and must be eaten on site. Contraption Club Thursday, August 4 from 3 to 5 P.M. Learn how to use new technology to make almost anything! Participants will have access to 3D printing, laser cutting, coding robots, soldering, Cricut cutting machines, computerized embroidery, and more. For ages 9-12. This workshop is funded in part with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. Registration is not required.

Conversation Circles Thursday, August 4 from 6 to 7 P.M. Non-native English speakers, join us for tea and conversation at Park Grove Library! Practice your English, make new friends, and learn about all the library has to offer. Registration is not required. S is for Snake Thursday, August 4 from 1 to 2 P.M. From their forked tongues and sharp teeth to their strong coils and smooth scales, snakes are amazing creatures. Join a naturalist from Dodge Nature Center to meet some live snakes and better understand these wonderful animals. Registration is required. Register in person, online at Wash-CoLib.org/Events, or call 651-459-2040. Free Kid’s Lunch Wednesday, August 10 from 2 to 3 P.M.

Park Grove Library is offering cold lunch every Wednesday afternoon in partnership with Youthprise and the After School Snack Program. All children aged 0-18 are eligible. Lunch is served and must be eaten on site. Take and Make: Feel Good Crafts with Health Partners Wednesday, August 10 Pick up supplies from Park Grove Library to create a kindness rock and a peaceful paper lantern at home. Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration is not required. Contraption Club Thursday, August 11 from 3 to 5 P.M. Explore and learn how to use new technology to make almost anything. Participants will have access to 3D printing, laser cutting, coding robots, soldering, Cricut cutting machines, computerized embroidery, and more. For ages 9-12. This workshop is funded in part with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. Registration is not required.

Starting Your Writing Life at 55+ Tuesday, August 16 from 6 to 7:30 P.M.

Join us for a professional writing class with a LOFT instructor. With creative writing prompts and exercises, you’ll learn simple tips for starting, and staying with, your writing project. This class is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Registration is required. Register in person, online at WashCoLib. org/Events, or call 651-459-2040. Free Kid’s Lunch Wednesday, August 17 from 2 to 3 P.M.

Park Grove Library is offering cold lunch every Wednesday afternoon in partnership with Youthprise and the After School Snack Program. All children aged 0-18 are eligible. Lunch is served and must be eaten on site.

Let’s Make Stuff: Natural Dyes Wednesday, August 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M.

Tannins is a natural acid found in plants all over the world that is commonly used to dye cloth. Try your hand at dying your own bandana and watch your cloth turn from beige to a beautiful gray. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Registration is required. Register in person, online at WashCoLib.org/Events, or call 651-459-2040. Contraption Club Thursday, August 18 from 3 to 5 P.M.

Explore and learn how to use new technology to make almost anything. Participants will have access to 3D printing, laser cutting, coding robots, soldering, Cricut cutting machines, computerized embroidery, and more. For ages 9-12. This workshop is funded in part with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. Registration is not required.

Free Kid’s Lunch Wednesday, August 24 from 2 to 3 P.M.

Park Grove Library is offering cold lunch every Wednesday afternoon in partnership with Youthprise and the After School Snack Program. All children aged 0-18 are eligible. Lunch is served and must be eaten on site. Contraption Club Thursday, August 25 from 3 to 5 P.M. Explore and learn how to use new technology to make almost anything. Participants will have access to 3D printing, laser cutting, coding robots, soldering, Cricut cutting machines, computerized embroidery, and more. For ages 9-12. This workshop is funded in part with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. Registration is not required.

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

July 27, 2022