Embroidered Lavender Sachets

Embroidered Lavender Sachets

Wednesday, December 9, 2020  6:00pm - 7:30pm Learn basic embroidery stitches and sew together a delightfully scented lavender sachet. Lavender will keep your clothes smelling wonderful as it naturally repels moths, keeping your clothes in pristine condition....

Wet Felted Coasters

Wet Felted Coasters

Thursday, October 22nd 6:00pm-7:30pm Using vibrant colors of loose wool, learn how to wet felt by using soapy water to compress the fibers into fabric. Create a mesmerizing design that will capture all the water droplets off of your ice-cold summer drinks. *Requires...

Fused Glass Sun Catchers

Fused Glass Sun Catchers

Tuesday, November 17, 2020  6:30pm - 8:30pm Glass has fascinated humans for millennia - this remarkable material is both beautiful and functional and can be manipulated in many different ways to create intriguing objects and works of art.  Let’s learn the basics of...

How to Raise a Shade Tree: From Nursery to Maturity

How to Raise a Shade Tree: From Nursery to Maturity

Thursday, October 8, 2020  6:00pm - 7:00pm Shade trees are not only beautiful, they can enhance our property, cool our homes, shelter birds and wildlife, and clean our environment. Join Taylor Stockert, Natural Resources Technician for the City of Stillwater for an...

Making Art for Social Change

Making Art for Social Change

Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm It takes all kinds to change the world for the better, and we’ve all got different skills to bring to table.  In this class we will look at different forms of art commonly used to get people to rally around a common cause:...

Resources during COVID

Resources during COVID

Have a question not answered here? Email splinfo@ci.stillwater.mn.us and staff will try to answer your question. Food Assistance Stillwater Area Public Schools are offering free lunch and breakfast to kids ages 1-18 while school is out. Find more information here....

Nonfiction Book Club

Nonfiction Book Club

Please stay tuned here for information about our NonFiction Book Club.  During this COVID time, we are obviously suspending our in-person meetings.  Since we were only in the organizing stages anyway, we will begin again to shape this when our building opens.  If we...

Upcoming Events

 

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Don Slinger
Location: Online
Library: Stillwater Public Library

Garlic is really easy to grow and if you plant it in mid October, the following year you’ll be rewarded with spring garlic scallions, garlic scapes,  and by late July, beautiful, tasty garlic bulbs. Better yet you can ensure that they are full of good nutrition because you will know what nutrients went into growing them. Come to this class to learn about soil preparation, garlic growing season, harvesting, curing, and storing garlic. You will also learn the difference between hardneck and softneck varieties. Presented by Don Slinger who has been growing garlic for many years and presently grows about 15 varieties.

Registration is required. An email will be sent after registration with the Zoom meeting details.  If you are new to Zoom, see these instructions on how to get started.

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Presenter: Artistry
Location: Online
Library: Stillwater Public Library

It takes all kinds to change the world for the better, and we’ve all got different skills to bring to table.  In this class we will look at different forms of art commonly used to get people to rally around a common cause: painting, printing, and text art.  Examples from history and contemporary movements will be shown to draw inspiration and illustrate techniques. Our teaching artists will discuss and demonstrate some basic elements of strong graphic design which help the legibility and volume of this kind of art.  We will cover ideas of shape, form, contrast, and voice as we chat and help each other create work which will help champion causes we feel passionate about.
Technical demonstrations will include:
-sign painting techniques
-basic drawing skills/ drawing transfer skills using a grid technique
-guerilla printmaking techniques which will allow us to create postcards in multiples so we can communicate about our messages with our friends and community leaders. 

Materials list (materials are not provided for this class, these are materials to gather at home prior to class):
    -  cardboard
    -  pencils
    -  cardstock/ heavy paper 
    -  Acrylic or tempera paint
    -  Paint Brushes
    -  A ruler

This is a virtual class which will be taught on Webex. 

Registration is required. An email will be sent after registration with the Webex meeting details.  If you are new to Webex, see these instructions on how to get started.

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Presenter: Taylor Stockert
Location: Online
Library: Stillwater Public Library

Shade trees are not only beautiful, they can enhance our property, cool our homes, shelter birds and wildlife, and clean our environment. Join Taylor Stockert, Natural Resources Technician for the City of Stillwater, for an online presentation discussing how to raise a shade tree from the nursery through maturity.  He will provide tips on tree selection and maintenance and current information on pest and disease management.

Registration is required. An email will be sent after registration with the Zoom meeting details.  If you are new to Zoom, see these instructions on how to get started.

Date: Monday, October 12, 2020
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Presenter: Sue Hedin, Karen Hannah
Location: Online
Library: Stillwater Public Library

We invite you to join us on the second Monday of each month to connect online and share what you're reading. Registration is required. An email will be sent after registration with the Zoom meeting details.  If you are new to Zoom, see these instructions on how to get started.

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Conference Room
Library: Stillwater Public Library

Stillwater Public Library is governed by a nine-person Board of Trustees appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The Board of Trustees is the policy-making body for the library. Board members may serve up to three terms of three years each. According to City ordinance, trustees must be residents of the City of Stillwater. Meetings are generally held on the second Tuesday of the month on the upper level of the library at 7:00 PM. The public is invited to attend. 

 

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All programs are free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated. For more information about library events contact the Information Center at 651-275-4338, ext. 4876 or email splinfo@ci.stillwater.mn.us. If you are interested in scheduling a private meeting, wedding, or special event at the Stillwater Public Library, please see Hold a Meeting at SPL or Hold a Wedding / Special Event at SPL.