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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Books to Celebrate Pride Month!

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June is Pride Month, an annual celebration of LGBTQ+ Americans. Pride Month is celebrated each June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, and has grown to include celebrations across the country – including here in the Twin Cities.&...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Let's Make Stuff at Home!

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Get crafty and learn something new! Join staff from Washington County Library for Let's Make Stuff! at home. Each video has a list of supplies and instructions to complete a fun project. 

Be sure to share your completed craft with us &...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Summer at Your Library begins June 1!

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Our annual summer programs are back, with activities,events, and prizes to help you make the most of your summer!

From June 1 - August 31, grab a game card to participate in one of our programs for kids, teens, and adults. You can pick up a game card at yo...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Minnesota Author Project contest open for entries

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Entries are open for this year's Minnesota Author Project contest for independently-published young adult and adult fiction. The contest is also accepting entries for the Communities Create category, which seeks written work by Minnesota organiza...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Jazz and Friends National Day of Community Readings

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On Thursday, February 25, communities across the United States join The Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Welcoming Schools program for Jazz & Friends National Day of School and Community Readings in support of transgender and non-binary you...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Celebrate Black History this month and all year long!

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Are you looking for ways for your family to celebrate Black History Month? Our librarians have compiled three lists of exceptional books for you: 

There are also a variety of online resources that might hel...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Our top checkouts and best loved books of 2020

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The end of 2020 is near, and with it comes the change to reflect back on a year of reading. We've tallied the checkouts and gathered our staff favorites to present some of our best reads of the year. You can browse popular and recommended tiles f...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

Creative connections: Art and books we want to re-read

Creativity in the arts opens doors to a different world outlook. We seek other’s ideas, especially at a time when we are focused inward due to COVID-19. Amy Zeuli, Andrea Garvey, and Sylvia Roman tell us what books they were inspired to read or ...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Creative connections: Art and children's books

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Art, both in paintings and writing, speaks to the community in different voices. Yet both explore and light up the world through imagination, giving us the opportunity to examine ideas through a different perspective.

Kate Buechler, youth services libraria...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

NorthStar Watermedia art exhibition at Wildwood Library

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From October 3 to November 13, stop by Wildwood Library in Mahtomedi to see paintings on display with the NorthStar Watermedia Society's 6th annual National Juried Art Exhibition. 

Artists from 18 states will be represented in the exhibit...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Resources for your career and job search

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Washington County Library is ready to help you conquer your job search, whether you’ve just started looking, are rethinking your career, or need help prepping for the interview. No matter your age or level of experience, we have something that c...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

New databases offered through eLibrary of Minnesota

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Beginning this month, Washington County Library is offering an updated selection of online tools through Minitex and the eLibrary of Minnesota (ELM). 

This update includes two exciting new online tools for kids from Capstone, a trusted children&am...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Get library materials using curbside pickup!

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Beginning Monday, June 29, Washington County Library branches will be open with limited capacity and reduced hours. Visitors can come to our buildings to pick up holds, browse materials, and use computers without an appointment. Learn more.  

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Get more for free with your library card!

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When you think about using your library card, it's natural to think about what you can check out by coming into the library – books, magazines, video games, and more. But your library card also grants you access to digital tools and col...

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