Washington County Library

Washington County Library
July Highlights

Washington County Libraries closed July 4

All Washington County Library locations will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours will resume on Thursday, July 5. 

Spotlight On... STEM

The answers to meaningful questions about the world around us can often be found using science, technology, engineering, or mathematics – simply known as STEM. Using methods from these disciplines, people of all ages can ask “why?” and work to find the answer. Washington County Library supports this inspired curiosity with tools, resources, and programs that make it exciting to apply science to everyday life. Learn more about our Spotlight On… STEM.

Family holding hands

Memory Café hosted by FamilyMeans

Memory Café is a welcoming place for those with memory loss, such as Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, and their caregivers. Cafés occur on the second Tuesday of each month at R.H. Stafford Library, providing those in the community with support and opportunities to connect with others facing similar challenges. Learn more about registering for this program.

man wearing vr goggles

Explore virtual reality

Step into another world without ever leaving the library with virtual reality technology. Take a journey through a cell, work together to diffuse a bomb, or dive into the ocean's depths and go eye-to-eye with a whale. Participants ages 11 through 17 are invited to explore virtual reality at Park Grove Library. Learn more about virtual reality at Washington County Library


Author talks

Join Minnesota author Frederick Johnson at Oakdale Library to hear more about his book The Sea Wing Disaster: Tragedy on Lake Pepin. Or hear from thriller authors Kimberly Belle, Randalls Silvis, Carter Wilson, Jenny Milchman, and Sandra Block when they visit Lake Elmo Library this month. Learn more about these author talks

stuffed animals

Critter Camp

Bring your favorite stuffed-animal critter to Hardwood Creek Library for a week's stay. Your critter friend will have fun and may even get into a little mischief. Pick up your stuffed animal at the week's end and join us for Critter Camp Party and find out what your critter did at summer camp. Learn more about sending your favorite fluffy friend off to camp
writer's notebook

Write your life 

Whether you want to write down your memories for family members and friends or hope to publish a book-length memoir, come to Valley Library and try your hand at writing exercises to spark your memory and tell your (hi)story! Learn more about turning your stories into a memoir you'll cherish in the years to come.

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