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720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
320-762-3014 http://www.douglascountylibrary.org

July 2019

Baby/Toddler Storytime

July 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

For children from birth to 36 months and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format perfect for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Baby/Toddler Storytime gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with little ones. No registration required.

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Movie: Smallfoot

July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Smallfoot is rated PG and runs for 96 minutes. Popcorn will be provided. Covered drinks are allowed.

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Houseplants

July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
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University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County want you to have a wonderful gardening season. Join them for a series of informative gardening sessions offered through August free of charge without pre-registration. These lunch-time sessions from noon to 1 p.m. are offered in conjunction with the Douglas County Library. Bring your lunch or snack to the Douglas County Library Meeting Room and explore Minnesota gardening! • Tuesday, July 23 – Houseplants by Robin Trott, Extension Educator. Don’t suffer…

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Preschool Storytime (Evening)

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Preschool storytime is for children ages 3-6. No registration required! Stories come alive with books, puppets, rhymes, and songs! This program is designed to support early literacy skills in preschoolers, while encouraging them to love books at an early age.

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Preschool Storytime

July 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Preschool storytime is for children ages 3-6. No registration required! Stories come alive with books, puppets, rhymes, and songs! This program is designed to support early literacy skills in preschoolers, while encouraging them to love books at an early age.

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Paper Plate Roller Coasters

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Come prepared to cut, glue, and think creatively to create your own roller coaster out of paper plates. Test it out with marbles to see how it works! For ages 7 and older.

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La Leche League Monthly Meeting

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
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Congratulations! Becoming a parent is life-changing, whether it is your first or tenth time. Breastfeeding comes with its own unique experiences, and that's where we come in! Join us every month to receive support, talk over triumphs and challenges, and make new friendships that will last a lifetime.

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The Bazillions

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

The Bazillions, a kid-friendly rock-and-roll band, will entertain with fun music! This program is perfect for all ages, even young kids.   This program is sponsored by the Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation.

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Baby/Toddler Storytime

July 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

For children from birth to 36 months and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format perfect for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Baby/Toddler Storytime gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with little ones. No registration required.

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Movie: The LEGO Movie 2

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

The LEGO Movie 2 is rated PG and runs for 107 minutes. Popcorn is provided. Covered drinks are allowed.

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Star Wars Painting with Art Bar 39

July 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Star Wars painting with Art Bar 39.   Registration is required as space is limited. Registration begins July 1.    Please call 320-762-3013. Ages 5 and older welcome.

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Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities

July 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
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The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study findings represent a paradigm shift in human understanding of the origins of physical, social, mental, and societal health and well-being. We now know that leading causes of disease and disability, learning and productivity problems, and early death have their roots in the cumulative neurodevelopmental impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities presentation provides information about the ACE study, along with neurobiology that explains why ACEs impact people’s lives, and…

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Preschool Storytime (Evening)

July 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Preschool storytime is for children ages 3-6. No registration required! Stories come alive with books, puppets, rhymes, and songs! This program is designed to support early literacy skills in preschoolers, while encouraging them to love books at an early age.

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Preschool Storytime

July 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Preschool storytime is for children ages 3-6. No registration required! Stories come alive with books, puppets, rhymes, and songs! This program is designed to support early literacy skills in preschoolers, while encouraging them to love books at an early age.

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Pirate’s Quest with Bricks 4 Kidz

July 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

LEGO® Bricks Pirate’s Quest: Shiver me timbers as we explore the popular culture behind the life of a pirate. Build a motorized pirate ship, a help and an anchor, as we baton down the hatches and prepare for mutiny. Protect the hands on deck as we build a catapult. Beware me mateys, if it is too late, you must abandon ship and build a rowboat to escape!   REGISTRATION REQUIRED as space is limited.   Registration begins July 1. Please…

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August 2019

Design a Pokéball

August 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Get creative and design your own Pokéballs. Make an original or make your favorite character. For ages 6 and older.

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Baby/Toddler Storytime

August 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

For children from birth to 36 months and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format perfect for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Baby/Toddler Storytime gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with little ones. No registration required.

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In Capable Hands

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

In Capable Hands is a husband and wife comedy juggling duo. Steve Russell and Kobi Shaw began their careers separately and joined forces in 1996. They are both trained by Ringling Brothers Circus and have appeared at such venues as cruise ships worldwide, Atlantic City, and Disney theme parks.   Ages 4 and older recommended.   This event is sponsored by the Douglas County Friends and Foundation.

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Seed Collecting

August 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
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University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County want you to have a wonderful gardening season. Join them for a series of informative gardening sessions offered through August free of charge without pre-registration. These lunch-time sessions from noon to 1 p.m. are offered in conjunction with the Douglas County Library. Bring your lunch or snack to the Douglas County Library Meeting Room and explore Minnesota gardening! • Tuesday, August 6 – Seed Collecting by Shauna Loxtercamp and Daisy Stahlberg.…

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Seed Collecting: Gardening Brown Bag series

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

It’s easy to save seeds and save $$$$. In the fall when seed heads dry you can harvest seeds from many flowers, herbs and vegetables like pumpkins, beans, etc.  to use next spring.  Just be sure the seeds are not from hybrid plants.   Instructors: Shauna Loxtercamp & Daisy Stahlberg, Douglas County Master Gardeners

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Preschool Storytime (Evening)

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Preschool storytime is for children ages 3-6. No registration required! Stories come alive with books, puppets, rhymes, and songs! This program is designed to support early literacy skills in preschoolers, while encouraging them to love books at an early age.

Find out more »

Preschool Storytime

August 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Preschool storytime is for children ages 3-6. No registration required! Stories come alive with books, puppets, rhymes, and songs! This program is designed to support early literacy skills in preschoolers, while encouraging them to love books at an early age.

Find out more »

Baby/Toddler Storytime

August 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

For children from birth to 36 months and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format perfect for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Baby/Toddler Storytime gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with little ones. No registration required.

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Book Folding Customized Edition

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Unlike the first two book-folding classes, for this one, you get to choose your word for this piece of art! Stop by the library to register. Words need to be 3-6 letters.  

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Daytime Book Group

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

The Daytime Book Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 2 pm to 3 pm. We read a wide variety of titles, and all are welcome to join us at the Douglas County Library to discuss every month. Daytime Book Selections 2019 (January-June) 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm in Large Meeting Room January             Beartown – Fredrik Backman February          Medea – Euripides (play) March                Heartland: a memoir…

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BYOB: Bring Your Own Book Book Club

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

A new kind of book group comes to the Douglas County Library. Bring a book to share with the group and maybe discover new authors and titles to try.  

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Sauerkraut

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
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Join University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners for their last informative gardening session of this series free of charge without pre-registration. This lunch-time session from noon to 1 p.m. is offered in conjunction with the Douglas County Library. Bring your lunch or snack to the Douglas County Library Meeting Room and explore Minnesota gardening! • Tuesday, August 20 – Sauerkraut by Lowell Anderson. Come and hear about the benefits and fun of making sauerkraut at home. We will talk about…

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Sauerkraut: Gardening Brown Bag Series

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Come and hear about the benefits and fun of making sauerkraut at home.  We will talk about the old-fashioned way of making your own sauerkraut, a healthy food, full of probiotics.   Instructor: Lowell Anderson, Douglas County Master Gardener

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LEGO® Bricks Reduce, Reuse and Recycle with Bricks 4 Kidz

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

LEGO® Bricks Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: Learn to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in a fun way with LEGO® Bricks!   REGISTRATION REQUIRED as space is limited.   Registration begins August 1. Please call 320-762-3013. Ages 6 and older.

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Carnegie Book Auction

August 24 @ 10:00 am - August 31 @ 3:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

The Douglas County Library and the Friends of the Library are auctioning off many of the Carnegie books that the library has in storage. Here is your opportunity to purchase a truly one of a kind book. The auction will run beginning Saturday, August 24 at 10:00AM through Saturday, August 31 at 3:00PM. It will take place in the library’s big meeting room. The auction will run during the library’s open hours. Prior to bidding on a book, please register…

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La Leche League Monthly Meeting

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
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Congratulations! Becoming a parent is life-changing, whether it is your first or tenth time. Breastfeeding comes with its own unique experiences, and that's where we come in! Join us every month to receive support, talk over triumphs and challenges, and make new friendships that will last a lifetime.

Find out more »

September 2019

Daytime Book Group

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

The Daytime Book Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 2 pm to 3 pm. We read a wide variety of titles, and all are welcome to join us at the Douglas County Library to discuss every month. Daytime Book Selections 2019 (January-June) 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm in Large Meeting Room January             Beartown – Fredrik Backman February          Medea – Euripides (play) March                Heartland: a memoir…

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Maria Nhambu: Author Talk & Book Signing

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Her memoir, Africa’s Child, tells her dramatic story from birth to her departure from her homeland. Drum Beats, Heart Beats is the final book of the Dancing Soul Trilogy. In it, the mysteries of Nhambu’s origins are unraveled as she continues sharing her powerful story.   Her books are available for check out at the Douglas County Library.   Come hear her inspirational story!

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La Leche League Monthly Meeting

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
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Congratulations! Becoming a parent is life-changing, whether it is your first or tenth time. Breastfeeding comes with its own unique experiences, and that's where we come in! Join us every month to receive support, talk over triumphs and challenges, and make new friendships that will last a lifetime.

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October 2019

Magazine Article Discussion Group

October 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Each month a new set of magazine articles are discussed. Articles can be found in the magazine area of the library.   All are welcome to join this discussion group.

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Daytime Book Group

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

The Daytime Book Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 2 pm to 3 pm. We read a wide variety of titles, and all are welcome to join us at the Douglas County Library to discuss every month. Daytime Book Selections 2019 (January-June) 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm in Large Meeting Room January             Beartown – Fredrik Backman February          Medea – Euripides (play) March                Heartland: a memoir…

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La Leche League Monthly Meeting

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
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Congratulations! Becoming a parent is life-changing, whether it is your first or tenth time. Breastfeeding comes with its own unique experiences, and that's where we come in! Join us every month to receive support, talk over triumphs and challenges, and make new friendships that will last a lifetime.

Find out more »

November 2019

La Leche League Monthly Meeting

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
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Congratulations! Becoming a parent is life-changing, whether it is your first or tenth time. Breastfeeding comes with its own unique experiences, and that's where we come in! Join us every month to receive support, talk over triumphs and challenges, and make new friendships that will last a lifetime.

Find out more »

December 2019

La Leche League Monthly Meeting

December 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
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Congratulations! Becoming a parent is life-changing, whether it is your first or tenth time. Breastfeeding comes with its own unique experiences, and that's where we come in! Join us every month to receive support, talk over triumphs and challenges, and make new friendships that will last a lifetime.

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January 2020

La Leche League Monthly Meeting

January 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
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Congratulations! Becoming a parent is life-changing, whether it is your first or tenth time. Breastfeeding comes with its own unique experiences, and that's where we come in! Join us every month to receive support, talk over triumphs and challenges, and make new friendships that will last a lifetime.

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February 2020

La Leche League Monthly Meeting

February 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
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Congratulations! Becoming a parent is life-changing, whether it is your first or tenth time. Breastfeeding comes with its own unique experiences, and that's where we come in! Join us every month to receive support, talk over triumphs and challenges, and make new friendships that will last a lifetime.

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March 2020

La Leche League Monthly Meeting

March 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
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Congratulations! Becoming a parent is life-changing, whether it is your first or tenth time. Breastfeeding comes with its own unique experiences, and that's where we come in! Join us every month to receive support, talk over triumphs and challenges, and make new friendships that will last a lifetime.

Find out more »

April 2020

La Leche League Monthly Meeting

April 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
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Congratulations! Becoming a parent is life-changing, whether it is your first or tenth time. Breastfeeding comes with its own unique experiences, and that's where we come in! Join us every month to receive support, talk over triumphs and challenges, and make new friendships that will last a lifetime.

Find out more »

May 2020

La Leche League Monthly Meeting

May 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
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Congratulations! Becoming a parent is life-changing, whether it is your first or tenth time. Breastfeeding comes with its own unique experiences, and that's where we come in! Join us every month to receive support, talk over triumphs and challenges, and make new friendships that will last a lifetime.

Find out more »

June 2020

La Leche League Monthly Meeting

June 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
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Congratulations! Becoming a parent is life-changing, whether it is your first or tenth time. Breastfeeding comes with its own unique experiences, and that's where we come in! Join us every month to receive support, talk over triumphs and challenges, and make new friendships that will last a lifetime.

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