Washington County Library

Washington County Library
January Highlights


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Google CS First Coding Club

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

Lake Elmo Library

Lake Elmo Partnership Renewed

Lake Elmo Library joins the Washington County Library system on Jan. 1, 2018. The library will be closed until Saturday, Jan. 20 while work is performed to operate the library within the county‚Äôs library system. During this closure, Lake Elmo users can get a library card at any other Washington County Library location. Learn more about making the most of your Washington County Library connection.

Winter Reads 2018

Winter Reads 2018

Winter goes a whole lot faster with a book, or 10! Visit any Washington County Library and look for the Winter Reads display to enjoy this season's best reads. Pick up a list of librarian-recommended titles, read, and share a review. We've also got you covered with eBooks and audiobooks when sub-zero temps and piles of snow keep you at home. Learn more about Winter Reads 2018.

Let's Make Stuff

Let's Make Stuff!

From mini bird houses and four-strand braid-in rugs, to string art and clay bowls, there's something for everyone's DIY interests in our January Let's Make Stuff events. Join the fun at the Park Grove, R.H. Stafford, or Wildwood libraries this month and create something to take home. Learn more about this creative event series.

Sunday hours celebration at Oakdale Library

Oakdale Library Celebrates Sunday Hours

Join us to celebrate Oakdale Library's new Sunday schedule! Starting Jan. 7, 2018, Oakdale Library will be open on Sundays from 1-5 p.m.During our Sunday grand opening event, you can make a craft to decorate the library, have some cocoa and cookies, and enjoy a special storytime at 2 p.m. Learn more about this exciting event.


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Internet Genealogy Class

Learn about those who came before you by first learning how to find them. This class at Valley Library will focus on Ancestry Library Edition and feature a brief introduction to some other recommended genealogy websites. Strategies to get the most from your searches will be discussed. Registration is required. Sign up to hold your spot here.

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Digital Resource of the Month: Mobile Apps

If you received a new gadget recently, or just want some good apps for one you already own, browse our mobile apps page to find what you want. You can connect to different materials through a number of apps, including digital magazines, audiobooks, eBooks, and language learning lessons. Learn more about this digital resource.
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