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Posted on: February 27, 2023

Great books to celebrate Women's History Month

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Every March we recognize Women's History Month, an annual event that celebrates "the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields...

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Posted on: March 14, 2023

Help your money make cents with financial literacy classes

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Make sense of your money with our spring financial literacy series! Each event has a different area of focus to help get your financial life in order: 

Virtual: Teaching Kids About Money

  • Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Find Legal Help at the Law Library

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Did you know Washington County has a Law Library?

Located conveniently in the Washington County Courthouse in Stillwater, the Law Library offers various services for residents and attorneys. Law librarians can help provide legal information and reference, ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Great books to celebrate Black History Month

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While it’s great to read diversely throughout the year, Black History Month is a particularly excellent time to pick up about Black history, experiences, and culture.

Black History Month was officially recognized beginning in 1976, but version ha...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Create Something New in the New Year!

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Did you know that January is considered International Creativity Month? The beginning of the year is a great time to dive deeper into an existing hobby or try something totally new.

Your local library has a ton of great books and ebooks to help you on your...

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Posted on: December 28, 2022

Meet Local Authors this Winter

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Write in our Midst is back! This annual series is part of our Winter Reads program for adults. Join Washington County Library for a series of virtual and in-person events to meet and hear from local Minnesota authors. Learn more about each event below, an...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Our Top Checkouts of 2022!

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Curious what books were most popular at Washington County Library this year? Wonder what your friends and neighbors are reading? Take a peek at our top checkouts from the year to see if your favorites made the list!

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

Road to Decode Books for your Early Reader

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Road to Decode books are now available at all Washington County Library branches! If you have an emerging reader or a child with a learning difference, the Road to Decode Collection may be a great resource. See what titles are available or visit your loca...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Meet Young Adult Authors with Teen Lit Takeover

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Join popular authors like Neal Shusterman, Nic Stone, Ruta Sepetys, Adam Slivera, Cassandra Clare, and more during Teen Lit Takeover! Here are all the exciting events you can find at WashCoLib over the next 40 days: 

Virtual Author Visits

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Prepare for Back to School with Tools from Your Library!

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Check out library materials, access research databases, and browse online tools to assist with class assignments in any subject.

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

September is Library Card Sign-up Month!


This month we’re excited to celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month, an annual event where we join with the American Library Association to promote the benefits of a library card for students, families, and learners of all ages.

The theme this year is “Find y...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Change the world with our Teen Social Activism series

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What comes to mind when you think of activism and activists? For many, the idea of activist brings to mind leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, and Banksy. 

However, there's a growing movement of teen activists &nd...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

It's Time for Summer at Your Library!


Our summer programs for kids, teens, and adults begin Wednesday, June 1 and continue through Saturday, August 20!  

Through the Summer Adventure program, kids ages 0-11 can read, learn, listen, and explore with an alien friend, Zorb. This flexible...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Ways to Celebrate National Library Week!

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We’re excited to celebrate National Library Week, April 3 to April 9! This annual event is a chance to recognize the important role libraries play in their communities.

This year’s theme is Connect with Your Library. In the words of thi...

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