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Posted on: September 3, 2018

Smart Travel series kicks off Sept. 12

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Washington County Library's Smart Travel series features knowledgeable presenters who will share their tips, tricks, and tidbits about a variety of travel topics: home security, Disney trip planning, exploring Italy, and journeying as a Road Scholar. Smart Travel presentations will take place at each of our branch locations starting in September and running through December. Most presentations last about an hour. To see the complete series list on the WashCoLib calendar visit WashCoLib.Link/SmartTravel.


Home Safe Home, presented by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office

R.H. Stafford Library, Woodbury - Sept. 12, 1 -2 p.m.

Park Grove Library, Cottage Grove - Oct. 29, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Wildwood Library, Mahtomedi - Nov. 3, 2 – 3 p.m.

Hardwood Creek Library, Forest Lake - TBD

Valley Library, Lakeland - TBD

Learn about making your home less of a target for burglars, the pros and cons of different alarm systems, requesting vacation checks from local law enforcement, and making a plan to deal with snow at your home while you’re gone.


Disney with Families

Hardwood Creek Library, Forest Lake – Nov. 3, 3 – 4 p.m.

Park Grove Library, Cottage Grove – Nov. 6, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Oakdale Library, Dec. 2, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Planning a trip to the happiest place on Earth can cause a little stress because there’s so much to see and do, and a fair amount of pressure to make it the most magical experience ever. Join Gina Gamnis to learn her travel tips and tricks for families planning trip to Disney. Gina is a Washington County Library board member.


So Much More than Learning and Traveling with Road Scholar

R.H. Stafford, Woodbury - Sept. 26, 1 – 2 p.m.

Lake Elmo Library  Lake Elmo - Oct. 16, 6 – 7 p.m.

Oakdale Library, Oakdale - Oct. 25, 6 - 8 p.m.

Hear from an active Road Scholar traveler with more than a decade of adventures under her belt about adventuring with the not-for-profit organization. Road Scholar’s mission is to inspire adults to learn, discover, and travel. The learning adventures engage expert instructors, provide extraordinary access, and connect people who love to learn.


Impressions of Northern Italy

Hardwood Creek Library, Forest Lake – Oct. 23, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Learn about exploring the gastronomical wonders of the Piemonte region, discovering charming villages and trails in Cinque Terre, wondering at the scenery of Tuscany, and meeting up with the locals in the Piazza del Campo. This travel talk includes ideas for lodging, money, driving, tour guides in the Dolomites, and Internet service while abroad.

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