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NEA Big Read: Discuss the Inevitable

April 2023: The NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley is a one book, one community program that brings together residents from throughout the St. Croix Valley around a common book. This year’s pick is Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by author and...

In the Gallery: Aging Adult Artists and Caregiving Adult Artists

March - April 2023: In March and April, the library's gallery features works by aging adults and caregiving artists in conjunction with the NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. The NEA Big Read features multi-disciplinary art events, including visual arts...

Norwegian Ski Club

From the library's John Runk Historical Collection, we found this photo of the Norwegian Ski Club of Stillwater, Minnesota, in 1889. Left to right, top row, Martin Olstad, Emil Grant, Pete Foss, John Johnson, Mikkal Thon, Nels Paulson, and Bert Johnson. Bottom row,...

Lake Elmo Sunken Boat Mystery

Recently, a patron requested information about a sunken boat rumored to lie at the bottom of Lake Elmo. This boat has reportedly been sighted by boaters above and even from the air. One of our knowledgeable volunteers as well as our genealogy and history librarian...

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Staff Picks

It’s Women’s History Month! Celebrate women’s contributions to history, culture, and society with these titles. 


A selected list of notable fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels for young adults about women’s history and experiences. Click on the link for more Teen Book Picks.

Books about strong and brave young women in celebration of Women’s History Month. Find more book lists on the Children’s Book Picks Page.