Monday, March 25, 2013
Dakota County Library is holding a celebration in April in honor of El Día de los Niños (The Day of the Child).
The following is a press release from Dakota County Library Dakota County Library will join libraries across the country this April for the annual celebration of El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros, otherwise known as The Day of the Child/The Day of the Book. Wentworth Library, 199 E. Wentworth Ave., West St. Paul, will host a free celebration from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27. The event will feature a book giveaway, family activities, dance troupe Los Alegres Bailladores, Rosie the Clown, refreshments, a piñata and informational displays from community agencies, including Dakota County Public Health and Dodge Nature Center. The event is free and open to all ages. For more information, call 651-450-2900 or visit www.…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The Bakken Museum will introduce children to a microscopic world during a class scheduled for March 11 at the Wescott Library.
Get an introduction to a microscopic world during "Nano Nano: The Science of Small," a class for school-age children hosted at Wescott Library on March 11. Students will learn more about the world at the nanoscale, home to some of the most cutting-edge science of today. The class is well-suited for students developing their understanding of the scientific process. This is part of the Homeschool Science Series sponsored by the Friends of the Wescott Library. The class, taught by The Bakken Museum, runs from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on March 11 in the lower level of the library. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Chinese families and other local residents gathered at Eagan's Wescott Library on Sunday to mark the first day of the two-week "Year of the Little Dragon" celebration.
The "Year of the Little Dragon" took the Wescott Library in Eagan by storm on Sunday afternoon, as local Chinese residents and other community members gathered for calligraphy demonstrations, Chinese dance performances and even chopstick contests. Sunday, Feb. 10, marked the first day of the Chinese New Year festivities, a two-week long celebration that traditionally ends with the Lantern Festival. The coming year is designated as the "Year of the Little Dragon". Eagan's festival was organized by community members and the Building Bridges Cultural Exchange, a nonprofit cultural immersion program founded by Eagan resident Yanmei Jiang.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The library will host an evening of poetry and music Tuesday.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Zac Farber
Saturday, February 2
The Dakota County Library is bringing the award winning musicians Anita Ruth and T. Mychael Rambo to Wentworth Library this Tuesday. The pair were named artists of the year in 2006 by Young Audiences of Minnesota and will be perform poetry and music from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. From the library's description: Beginning with songs of freedom, discover not only the beauty of the compositions, but also the power of language in communicating ideas, experiences and emotions. The performance is part of the Dakota County Library's Black History Month programming. On Feb. 2, libraries across the country will mark the second annual "Take Your Child to the Library Day"—and Wescott Library in Eagan has a few special activities in store. Local …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
A number of local libraries are holding Black History Month events, including poetry and music explorations and a gospel choir performance.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Dakota County Library system. Take a journey through history at the library this February. Delve into African-American history, music and poetry and celebrate the diversity that helped shape our country. Programs are open to all ages. Drum Fun and Vocals, Too Leonard King, Jr. highlights the chronology of rhythm development commonly referred to as jazz, blues, R&B, and gospel. 10:30–11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville. Tracks of New Thinking Experience the legacy of African-American poetry and song through the talents of Anita Ruth and T. Mychael Rambo. 7–8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Wentworth Library, 199 E. Wentworth Avenue, West …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
What's a newcomer like Martha Levinson (Shirley MacLaine) to do when faced with a battery of strange forks during a Downton Abbey dinner? To find out, I went to a special etiquette class.
Editor's note: This story was originally published on June 25, 2012. We're re-running it in honor of the season kick-off of Downton Abbey, Season Three. PBS has announced that renowned actress Shirley MacLaine would join the Emmy-nominated cast of "Downton Abbey" in Season 3 as upstart American matriarch Martha Levinson, a character who will almost certainly seem scandalously uncouth to the Dowager Countess of Grantham. So, what's an unschooled Yank to do when confronted with an elaborate table setting? Here are a few tips, from a Downton-style etiquette class recently held at the Burnhaven Library. • Don't talk to the help—and that precludes a please or thank you. It may seem impossibly rude to us in 2012, but during the Victorian and …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Dakota County Library’s annual Teen Short Story Contest runs Oct. 1–31 and is open to teens 12–18 who live or attend school in Dakota County.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Dakota County Library system. A picture is worth a thousand words. Teens can showcase their writing skills by viewing a picture and writing a short story—1,000 words or less—about what’s going on in the picture to win prizes. Dakota County Library’s annual Teen Short Story Contest runs Oct. 1–31 and is open to teens 12–18 who live or attend school in Dakota County. The photo can be found in the library’s Fall Teen Program Guide or online at www.dakotacounty.us/library, search short story. Contest rules and an entry form are available online or at any library branch. Entries can be submitted to any Dakota County Library by Wednesday, Oct. 31. All entries will be published online on …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The weather forecast for today and Tuesday has raised fire dangers.
Today’s warm and breezy weather conditions might seem ideal for a stroll in the park, but they have public safety officials worried. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a Red Flag Warning for much of Minnesota. Also, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has classified Dakota County with a “high” fire danger rating. Inver Grove Fire Marshal Jeff Schadegg explains the situation in IGH: "The main question we are receiving now is: 'Can I light a fire under my permit today?' Here in IGH we allow both open burning and recreational fires by permit. Before you have a fire allowed by your permit, it is your responsibility to check the Minnesota DNR website to see what the current fire danger rating is," Schadegg …
The Dakota County Library system is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a number of local events.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- David Henke
Monday, September 10, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Dakota County Library system. Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15–Oct. 15, celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Dakota County Library pays tribute to this heritage with free programs suitable for all ages.