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December Highlights


Health Care Directives

Health Care Directives

Leaving instructions about your health care choices helps ensure decisions are made that are based on your values and preferences, even if you are unable to make your wishes known. This presentation at Wildwood Library will discuss what advance care planning is and what health care directives can do. Learn who can be a health care agent and the responsibilities of that role. This session is taught by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging. Learn more about this presentation

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A Novel Idea

Have you always wanted to write a novel, but don't know where to begin? Learn the core elements of crafting a novel to help you get started when you attend this class at Hardwood Creek Library. This class is presented by The Loft and funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Class size is limited and registration is required. Learn more about this helpful class.

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Let's Make Stuff: Hand-Lettered Wood Sign 

Join us for an evening of fun, relaxation, and crafts at the Oakdale Library. Paint a professional-looking wood sign by learning a simple method to transfer words onto wood. Take home your creation. Perfect for gifts or home decor. All supplies provided; registration is required. Learn more about this creative event

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Google CS First Coding Club

Join the Washington County Library Google CS First Coding Club to learn how to use the technology that powers your favorite apps, websites, video games, robots, and more. The coding club will use Google CS First lessons to teach "Storytelling with Scratch." Clubs will be offered beginning in January at three library locations: Hardwood Creek, Oakdale, and Park Grove. Registration is required. Learn more about joining coding club.  

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History Day Hullaballoo

Students, join us for a free National History Day Research Open House and get extra help on your History Day project! Get research help from librarians at R. H. Stafford Library and discover new primary and secondary sources. Learn more about History Day at a mini-lesson, or receive one-on-one help from a History Day staff member or mentor. Learn more about this hullaballoo event

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Virtual Reality Demonstration 

Step outside your day-to-day routine and step into the future with Washington County Library's virtual reality demonstration. Participants will use the library‚Äôs new virtual reality equipment to explore underwater sea scenes or paint 3-dimensional objects. Demonstrations will be offered at Hardwood Creek, Oakdale, Park Grove, Valley, and Wildwood libraries. Learn more about this futuristic event.


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Digital Resource of the Month: Minnesota Reflections

This database allows users to browse more than 55,000 items from 191 historical societies, libraries, archives, and cultural organizations from across Minnesota. Take a trip down memory lane with the click of a mouse using Minnesota Reflections. Learn more about this digital resource.
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