Oops!
Start Date is not before End Date

Filter Events by



Tails for Reading - Victoria Library

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Victoria Library
Children's Area
Preschool and elementary school age children are welcome to read books aloud to specially trained therapy dogs to encourage confidence in reading. Presented by North Star Therapy Animals.  Children read for a 15-minute session on a first come, first served basis. No registration required.
View More

Tails for Reading - Waconia Library

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Waconia Library
Activity Room
 Preschool and elementary school age children are welcome to read books aloud to specially trained therapy dogs to encourage confidence in reading. Children read for a 15-minute session on a first come, first served basis. Presented by North Star Therapy Animals.  No registration required.
Waconia Library 217 S. Vine St.
View More

Adult Book Club

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Watertown Library
The Watertown Library Book Club for adults meets the 4th Wednesday of every month at 6 pm. All are welcome! Books are selected at the previous month’s meeting, and will be posted around the library. Call the library at 952-955-2939 for more information and the current title.

View More

Chanhassen Library Carver Scott Master Gardener Help Desk

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Chanhassen Library
Inside the Library
Bring your plant samples and insect disease questions to any of the Yard & Garden Help Desks. Carver/Scott Master Gardeners will help you diagnose problems and answer your yard and garden questions.  Help will be at the Chanhassen, Chaska and Waconia Libraries on Saturdays from May 5-August 25.  For more information on Carver/Scott Master Gardeners, see http://www.carverscottmastergardeners.org.
View More

Chaska Library Carver Scott Master Gardener Help Desk

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Chaska Library
Lobby
Bring your plant samples and insect disease questions to any of the Yard & Garden Help Desks. Carver/Scott Master Gardeners will help you diagnose problems and answer your yard and garden questions.  Help will be at the Chanhassen, Chaska and Waconia Libraries on Saturdays from May 5-August 25.  For more information on Carver/Scott Master Gardeners, see http://www.carverscottmastergardeners.org.
View More

Waconia Library Carver Scott Master Gardener Help Desk

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Waconia Library
Inside the Library
Bring your plant samples and insect disease questions to any of the Yard & Garden Help Desks. Carver/Scott Master Gardeners will help you diagnose problems and answer your yard and garden questions.  Help will be at the Chanhassen, Chaska and Waconia Libraries on Saturdays from May 5-August 25.  For more information on Carver/Scott Master Gardeners, see http://www.carverscottmastergardeners.org.
View More

Authors Collective

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Chanhassen Library
Longfellow Board Room
A group of authors and writers at all stages of putting a work into book form learn together, publish, and market as professionals. Contact Dan O'Brien for more information: dobrienmn@yahoo.com.
View More

Adult Special Services Story Hour

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Chaska Library
Valley Room
Enjoy music, age-appropriate picture books, discussion and more.  Please contact Angela Hunt at 952-448-3886 if you plan to bring a group for the first time.  Held in the Valley Room.
View More

Book Discussion Group

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Waconia Library
Fireplace Area
The Waconia book club/discussion group for adults meets the last Monday of most months at 1 pm at the Waconia Library.  If you would like more information about the discussion group please leave a message for Karla Businaro via the Waconia Library.  Meetings are held in the fireplace area.

August 2018 title: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance


View More
Registration is closed

3D Design and Print for Kids at Victoria Library

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Victoria Library

Learn about 3D printing and how it could shape the future. Try your hand at 3D modeling and computer-aided design (CAD) to create a personalized project and print on our 3D printer.  Projects will be ready for pickup approximately two weeks after each session.

For ages 9-12.

View More

Chanhassen Library Book Club

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Chanhassen Library
Longfellow Board Room

Join this long-standing book club for a great discussion- the club is open to the public.   It meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, December meetings are not at the library.  Please contact the Chanhassen Library for more information.

2018 Titles

  • January 23: Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell
  • February 27: Rosemary, the Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson   
  • March 27: Little Women by Louis May Alcott* 
  • April 24: Good Night Mr. Wodehouse by Faith Sullivan 
  • May 22: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty*
  • June 26:  First Frost by Sara Addison Allen*
  • July 24: The Mothers by Brit Bennett 
  • August 28: Once in a Blue Moon Lodge by Lorna Landvik
  • September 25: An American Family by Khizr Khan
  • October 23: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • November 27: Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

2019 Titles

  • January 22, 2019: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson* 
  • February 26, 2019: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

*Book Club in a Bag kit titles

View More

Caps for Sale StoryWalk at Waconia Library (City Square Park)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Waconia Library
City Square Park

Enjoy a self- guided StoryWalk® with your family this summer and take a stroll to read a story.  Pages from a picture book are posted along a walking path! Rep. Jim Nash will be our special guest at this event. Please note: StoryWalk® events will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

 


View More

Sing, Dance, Play, Learn! Music Together

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Waconia Library
Children's Area
The Music Together approach develops every child's birthright of basic music competence by encouraging the actual experiencing of music rather than the learning of concepts or information about music. Come try out a demo class during Family Storytime. All children are musical and can learn to participate in the  music of their culture with ease and joy. Let’s make some music together!

For ages birth-5.

View More

Wednesday Whimsy Waconia Library

11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Waconia Library
Activity Room
Come play with us!  Help Waconia Library launch our new multi-purpose activity room with a variety of self-directed crafts and activities.  All ages are welcome and all supplies are provided.
Waconia Library, 217 S. Vine St.


View More
Registration is open

Carver County Cares: Know the 10 Signs

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Chaska Library
Valley Room
The presenter will identify memory or behavioral changes that could signal an onset of Alzheimer's Disease, facts about the disease, and options.  

Presented by the Alzheimer's Association.
View More

ECFE on Wheels Chaska Library

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Chaska Library
Children's Area
For ages birth to 5.  No registration required.  Parent/guardian needs to stay with children.
Parent education staff provides a free ECFE experience for families, caregivers and children ages birth to 5 to share together.  There will be circle time, songs an art activity and literacy take home project. 
No program 10/4, 10/18, 11/22
Chaska Library, 3 City Hall Plaza
View More

Back to School Storytime Waconia Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Waconia Library
Children's Area
Recommended for ages PreK-1st grade. Are you new to school? Just beginning kindergarten or starting a new school?  Join us in a fun back-to-school storytime!  We will share books about going to school, buses, and all kinds of fun things to look forward to this school year!  No registration required.
View More
Registration is open

Pastel Landscapes with Artistry

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Chanhassen Library
Thornton Wilder Meeting Room
Pastel is a wondrous medium that offers up the best of drawing and painting! It's a forgiving media with which you can achieve quick and satisfying results. Students will be introduced to various techniques that will get you comfortable with using the materials and gain confidence as you experiment with mark-making, color use, blending, and texture through teacher-directed skills projects.
View More

Tails for Reading - Chaska Library

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Chaska Library
Children's Area
Preschool and elementary school age children are welcome to read books aloud to specially trained therapy dogs to encourage confidence in reading. Presented by North Star Therapy Animals.  Children read for a 15 minute session on a first come, first served basis. No registration required.
Chaska Library 3 City Hall Plaza 952-448-3886
View More

Waconia Writers Group

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Waconia Library
Activity Room
Meet aspiring writers for advice and support.  Held in the Library Activity Room or fireplace area of the Waconia Library (217 S. Vine St.). Most meetings are the first Saturday of the month. More information, including any schedule changes, is at at https://waconiawriters.wordpress.com.
View More

Family Storytime Victoria Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Victoria Library
Children's Area
Children, parents and their caregivers are invited to come and share 30 minutes of stories, music and movement that encourage the development of early literacy skills. No registration required.

For all ages, with a focus on children age 2 and up.
View More

Toddler Storytime Chanhassen Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Chanhassen Library
Children's Area
Recommended for ages 18-36 months.  No registration required.
Toddlers and their caregivers are welcome to join us for 20 minutes of action-packed fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and musical movement for this busy age group. Come shake your sillies out with us!
View More

Tails for Reading - Norwood Young America Library

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Norwood Young America Library
Children's Area
Preschool and elementary school age children are welcome to read books aloud to specially trained therapy dogs to encourage confidence in reading. Presented by North Star Therapy Animals.  Children read for a 15 minute session on a first come, first served basis. No registration required.
Norwood Young America Library 314 Elm St W
View More

Lego Lab at Waconia Library

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Waconia Library
Activity Room
Join us for Lego building fun at the library! Bring your imagination, we supply the bricks.

Ages 7 and up; No registration required.
View More