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Supporting LGBTQ Youth to Thrive: The Role of Schools and Communities

Tuesday, October 18, 6:30pm Stillwater Public Library


Speaker: Amy Gower, PhD

It has been well-documented that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth experience higher rates of multiple health risks. However, despite that risk, most LGBTQ youth are doing well. Understanding the strengths, supports, and resources that promote thriving among LGBTQ youth is critical. This talk will discuss new research from Project RESPEQT focused on the the aspects of schools and communities that LGBTQ youth find most supportive and welcoming. Participants will have an opportunity to identify local resources and areas for growth/new services. Continue Reading →

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‘Meet the Instruments’ at the Stillwater Public Library on Dec. 3

Come and meet the instruments with Groth Music! Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 10:30 am for a “musical show and tell.”

Musicians from Groth Music will introduce young children to a variety of musical instruments during this special program designed for preschool age children. Program is free and no registration is needed. Continue Reading →

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“Gnip Gnopera” – The Power of Playfulness at Stillwater Public Library

Thursday, June 18 at 6:30 pm

Z Puppets are coming! Opera meets cartoon loonyness in this glow-in-the-dark tale of ordinary ping-pong balls that bounce into the extraordinary world of opera. A black light puppetry spectacular with a live viola score. Recommended for ages 4 and up. There will also be a puppetry workshop for kids ages 7-16 this Saturday. Continue Reading →

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Rich Sommer, of ‘Mad Men,’ to Headline Two Events for the Stillwater Public Library Foundation

Rich Sommer, who plays Harry Crane on AMC’s “Mad Men,” will headline two fundraising events for the Stillwater Public Library Foundation on May 9 at the Lowell Inn in Stillwater. The TV drama series, which concludes its award-winning seven-season run on May 17, has been widely publicized as the end of an era for viewers and the experience of a lifetime for its cast and crew. Friends and fans will Mix & Mingle with Rich Sommer on May 9 in the Matterhorn Room from 5-7 p.m. and/or enjoy dinner and program Starring Rich Sommer from 7-10 p.m. in the Banquet Center. The Mix & Mingle cocktail party will welcome guests into the 60s with cheese fondue and canapés. ‘60s attire is encouraged. Continue Reading →

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Stillwater Public Library to Host International TableTop Day Gaming Event

The Stillwater Public Library will host one of thousands of events worldwide on Saturday to celebrate tabletop gaming. International TableTop Day began three years ago as a way to bring the world together for one day to celebrate tabletop gaming together. Last year, TableTop Day was celebrated in 80 countries across all 7 continents and had more than 3,000 events in all. The Stillwater Public Library will host a family-friendly board game event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 11. Whether you bring a group or go alone, there will be many games on hand and people willing to teach you how to play. You are welcome to bring your own games, too. Continue Reading →

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Bubble Wonders at the Stillwater Library

Saturday, March 28th at 4:00 pm

“Bubbleologist” Geoff Akins takes us on a bubble wonders adventure! With ordinary soap bubbles, he creates amazing bubble tricks including the bubble caterpillar, bubble volcano, the dancing bubble, and a bubble merry–go-round. Kids ages 0-100 will laugh as they learn about the art & science of bubbles.Don’t miss this bubble-tastic show in celebration of National Bubbles Week

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Friends of the Stillwater Library Spring Book Sale

Friends of the Stillwater Public Library Spring Book Sale

“Members Only” Preview on Wednesday, April 22 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 23 10:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 24 10:15 to 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 25 10:15 to 3:00 p.m.

There will be a nonrefundable charge of $35 for anyone wishing to use their scanner. Donate your books!! 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following Saturdays:

April 11

April 18

in the Library Parking Ramp off North Third Street. No encyclopedias, magazines, Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, textbooks, religious materials, National Geographic, videos, cassettes. Only clean, current books in good condition will be accepted. Continue Reading →

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Beer for Books Fundraiser is Tuesday at Lift Bridge Brewing Co.

The second annual Beer for Books fundraiser benefitting the Stillwater Public Library Foundation is happening Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Lift Bridge Brewing Company. The fundraiser is happening from 6-9 p.m. in the Lift Bridge taproom. The library foundation receives $1 for every pint sold during the evening. Last year’s event was a huge success, and the folks at Lift Bridge said it was one of — if not the — most popular event in their Townie Tuesday fundraising series, said Mike Keliher, president of the Stillwater Public Library Board o Trustees. There will be music by Thrift Store Sonata, as well as some giveaways. Continue Reading →

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Kids Chess Club Meets Select Wednesdays at Stillwater Public Library

Chess Club will meet at the Stillwater Library this summer on select Wednesdays, from 1-2 p.m.

Age guideline is 10-17 years but, interested youth 6-9 years are welcome. No experience necessary. Boards and instruction provided. Local competitive chess player who is also on the teen advisory board will lead the club meetings. Dates: July 2, July 16, August 6, August 20 Continue Reading →

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Youth Services Supervisor

Chess Club for Teens

Chess club will meet Thursday May 1 and May 15 from 4:15-5:15 p.m. in the Teen Library. Each meeting will begin with some instruction. All skill levels are welcome. Recommended for kids aged 10-17, but younger kids who are interested are welcome to come and check it out! Registration is required; through the events calendar or by calling the Information Center at 651-275-4338, ext. Continue Reading →

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Townie Tuesday: Beer for Books at Lift Bridge Brewery


This week’s Townie Tuesday event at the Lift Bridge brewery will benefit the Stillwater Public Library Foundation. For every drink purchased at the brewery from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, $1 will go to the Stillwater Public Library Foundation, which directly supports the Stillwater Public Library with money to buy more materials, provide more services and host more programming. Thrift Store Sonata is playing, and there will be food by QuickFire Pizza and Noodles & Company. 

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Preserving Stillwater History in Images: A Send and Win Postcard Contest to Celebrate National Library Week

Help the Stillwater Public Library celebrate National Library Week. Send the library a postcard with a scene of Stillwater or donate a vintage Stillwater postcard. There will be a drawing for a prize! Cards must be postmarked on or before Saturday, April 19, 2014 or dropped off at the Information Center before that date. Please include your name and phone number or email with the card. Continue Reading →

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St. Croix River Crossing: South Frontage Road Closes Monday, Highway 36 Switches to Single-Lane on Tuesday


Work on the St. Croix River Crossing Project will start to impact travel in the Stillwater area beginning Monday morning. The South Frontage Road between Osgood Avenue and Club Tara will close to through from Monday, March 31 through early-July while crews complete utility work and reconstruct the road. //

Post by St. Croix Crossing. Continue Reading →

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