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PARK GROVE Library Notes

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

All Washington County Library branches will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 19 for a staff training. Regular hours will resume on Thursday, Oct. 20.

Featured Events Caring for the Caregiver Monday, October 3 from 6 to 7:15 P.M. Join author Stuart Pimsler for this healing workshop for caregivers. Through movement and storytelling, participants will give creative expression to their stories and connect with others. 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.

Open-Ended Art for Adults: Watercolor Painting Tuesday, October 4 from 6 to 7:30 P.M. Join us for an art experience just for adults and paint with watercolors. Paints, brushes, and watercolor paper will be provided. No instruction is provided. Get together with friends or meet someone new! Register in person, online at WashCoLib.org/Events, or call 651-459-2040.

Great Communication Writing Skills Wednesday, October 5 from 6 to 7:30 P.M.

Hone your persuasive and descriptive writing skills using proven tips and tricks from the world of print advertising with a Loft instructor. Learn how to self-edit and craft sentences that inspire your reader. Contraption Club Thursday, October 6 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.

Let’s Make Stuff: Mini Spooky Gnome Home Wednesday, October 12 from 6 to 7:30 P.M.

In this creative class for adults, transform a small mint tin into a spooky (or not-sospooky) miniature gnome home. Registration is required. Register in person, online at WashCoLib.org/Events, or call 651-4592040. Take and Make: Make Your Own Fossil Wednesday, October 12

Celebrate National Fossil Day by making your own fossil out of sticks, leaves, and other things you find outside. Recommended for ages 6-12. Supplies will be provided for you to complete outside the library. Registration is not required.

Contraption Club Thursday, October 13 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. Contraption Club Thursday, October 20 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. TaikoArts Midwest Thursday, October 20 from 1 to 2 P.M. Join TaikoArts Midwest for a loud, energetic performance that combines music, dance, culture, and pure athleticism. Taiko is the Japanese word for drum and refers to the modern style of playing these instruments. Audience members will learn the history and cultural context of taiko drumming and participate in interactive activities. Children, adults, and families are all welcome! This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Take and Make: All About Carrots with HealthPartners Saturday, October 22 Celebrate all things carrots! Pick up a kit from the library and complete the activities at home. Each kit contains a Health Partners PowerUp Family magazine, carrot pen, recipe cards, and materials for a craft. Recommended for ages 4-8. Registration is not required. Teen Craft: Altered Books with Artistry Saturday, October 22 Learn how to repurpose old books and turn them into new works of art. Explore techniques like black-out poetry, paper folding, paper cutting, painting, drawing, and more. We will supply books or feel free to bring your own. For ages 12-17. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Food Waste Reduction and Recycling Wednesday, October 26 from 6 to 7 P.M.

If you find yourself cleaning out your fridge often and throwing food away, this talk will help you reduce food waste and save money. We will also learn about local options for food recycling. Registration is not required. Contraption Club Thursday, October 27 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.

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

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September 21, 2022