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

April 2019

Baby/Toddler Storytime

April 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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Preschool Storytime (Evening)

April 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

April 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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La Leche League Monthly Meeting

April 24 @ 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 »

Preschool Storytime

April 25 @ 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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Crocheting for Absolute Beginners

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

Learn the essential stitches and how to read a pattern.  By the end of this 4-week class, you will be able to complete 1-3 basic projects.   Bring a G or H crochet hook.  All yarn and instructions are provided.

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Baby/Toddler Storytime

April 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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Design-A-Mug for Kids

April 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Use stencils and special paint markers to draw on a plain white mug. You’ll end up with a creative mug perfect for a gift or a drink of hot chocolate for yourself. All materials provided. This event is free for kids ages 6-12. Registration is required. Please call 320-762-3013.

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Design-A-Mug for Teens

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Use stencils and special paint markers to draw on a plain white mug. You’ll end up with a creative mug perfect for a gift or a hot cup of coffee for yourself. All materials provided. This event is free for teens ages 13-18. Registration is required. Please call 320-762-3013.

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Planting New Trees

April 29 @ 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 to get you off to a great gardening season. Join them for a series of informative gardening sessions offered April – 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! • Monday, April 29 – Planting New Trees by John…

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Design-a-Mug for Adults & Teens

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

Decorate a mug in your own unique style for yourself or for someone you love (Mother’s Day is right around the corner).   This event is completely free.   Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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May 2019

Handicraft Support Group & More!

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

Knitters, crocheters, & stitchers of all skill levels are welcome to bring their work, share ideas, & problem solve.   If you are interested in learning to knit or crochet, stop by for a one-on-one lesson.   The group also helps others as they are send completed projects to the Snuggles & Binky Patrol organizations. Stop by for details or to donate extra yarn.   Feel free to bring your lunch.

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Writers Group

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

Are you looking for a group to share the challenges, joys, and ideas for writing?  Whatever your style, genre, or interests, you are welcome at the Douglas County Library’s Writers Group which meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 6-7 pm from September to May. The group discusses the different challenges of writing and being a writer, partakes in free writing with writing prompts, and all writers are welcome to share their work with the group as they feel comfortable doing.

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Crocheting for Absolute Beginners

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

Learn the essential stitches and how to read a pattern.  By the end of this 4-week class, you will be able to complete 1-3 basic projects.   Bring a G or H crochet hook.  All yarn and instructions are provided.

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The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, & All Things Tolkien Celebration

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

Come celebrate all things Tolkien in honor of the upcoming biographical movie of the famous fantasy author. There will be a trivia contest, a costume contest, prizes, treats from Middle Earth, and all sorts of festive touches that would make a Hobbit proud. Prizes will include t-shirts, books, and movie posters. Costumes are optional, but having fun will not be. Don’t miss this one-time event.

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Mother’s Day Card Making Class

May 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

Create your own special card for your mom or any special someone.   Many paper and design options will be available.   This class is free and for all skill levels.  No experience required.   Class size is limited so pre-registration is required.

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Magazine Article Discussion Group

May 7 @ 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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Robots with Mechatronics 3313

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

Join the winning Alexandria Area High School’s Mechatronics 3313 team as they show off their robot and discuss with kids and teens the building process. This is a great STEM opportunity for kids of all ages!

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Daytime Book Group

May 8 @ 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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Climb Your Family Tree: An Introduction to MyHeritage genealogical resource

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

Are you a veteran genealogist or just getting into exploring your family tree?  No matter your expertise, all are welcome to come to learn about the library’s new family tree resource: MyHeritage-Library Edition.   If you have your own laptop, please bring it so you can personalize your learning.  Don’t forget your library card!   This class is free and open to all.

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Gardening Brown Bag Class: Pests

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

How can you win the fight against garden pests?  Come and learn how to maintain a healthy balance in your garden. Taught by Master Gardener, Joel Kanga. Calling all Gardeners!  University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County and the Douglas County Library are co-sponsoring a series of informative sessions on gardening topics sure to be of interest to every gardener. These lunchtime sessions are free of charge with no pre-registration and are led by Master Gardener volunteers.  Bring…

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Pests

May 14 @ 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 to get you off to a great 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, May 14 – Pests by Joel Kangas. How can…

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Handicraft Support Group & More!

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

Knitters, crocheters, & stitchers of all skill levels are welcome to bring their work, share ideas, & problem solve.   If you are interested in learning to knit or crochet, stop by for a one-on-one lesson.   The group also helps others as they are send completed projects to the Snuggles & Binky Patrol organizations. Stop by for details or to donate extra yarn.   Feel free to bring your lunch.

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Allan Eskens: Author Talk & Book Signing

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

Allen Eskens is the bestselling author of The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another, The Heavens May Fall, The Deep Dark Descending, and The Shadows We Hide. He is the recipient of the Barry Award, Minnesota Book Award, Rosebud Award (Left Coast Crime), and Silver Falchion Award and has been a finalist for the Edgar® Award, Thriller Award, Anthony Award, and Audie Award. His books have been translated into 21 languages and his novel, The Life We Bury is…

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Evening Book Group

May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

All are welcome to join this group!  Please contact or stop by the library to request a copy of the upcoming book. 2019 Reading List January       No meeting due to holiday February    No meeting due to holiday March 18    Macbeth by William Shakespeare April 15       Macbeth by Jo Nesbo May 20         Black Swan: impact of the highly improbable by Nassim Taleb (KIT) June 17        Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towle July 15         Americanah by Chimananda Ngozi Adichie August 19  …

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BYOB: Bring Your Own Book Book Club

May 20 @ 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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La Leche League Monthly Meeting

May 22 @ 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 »

Gardening Brown Bag: Monarchs

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

Help maintain the diminishing monarch population by hearing how you can help them with habitat and food.   Learn about the different types of milkweed and how to protect the monarch’s eggs and caterpillars. Taught by Master Gardener, Daisy Stahlberg. Calling all Gardeners!  University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County and the Douglas County Library are co-sponsoring a series of informative sessions on gardening topics sure to be of interest to every gardener. These lunchtime sessions are free of…

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June 2019

Design a Mug for Adults & Teen

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

Decorate a mug in your own unique style for yourself or for someone you love (Father’s Day is right around the corner).   This event is completely free.   Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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Magazine Article Discussion Group

June 4 @ 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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Preschool Storytime (Evening)

June 11 @ 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

June 12 @ 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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Amazing Animals with Bricks 4 Kidz

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

LEGO® Bricks Amazing Animals: One of the wonderful parts about childhood is discovering all the AMAZING animals that live on this awesome planet. We will learn about animals and their habitat through building models of cool creatures with LEGO® Bricks, while learning about what makes these animals special and unique. (Sponsored by Bricks 4 Kidz.)   REGISTRATION REQUIRED as space is limited.   Registration begins May 28. Please call 320-762-3013. Ages 6 and older.

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Daytime Book Group

June 12 @ 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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Pallet Board Painting for Kids & Teens

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Pallet Board Painting—Join Backyard Creations to create a fun sign to hang in your bedroom! Ages 3-17.   Registration is required as space is limited. Must visit the library and select a design. Phone registration not accepted.   Registration begins May 28 for this event. 

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Baby/Toddler Storytime

June 14 @ 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: Sherlock Gnomes

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Sherlock Gnomes is rated PG and runs for 86 minutes.   Popcorn is provided. Covered drinks are allowed.

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Evening Book Group

June 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

All are welcome to join this group!  Please contact or stop by the library to request a copy of the upcoming book. 2019 Reading List January       No meeting due to holiday February    No meeting due to holiday March 18    Macbeth by William Shakespeare April 15       Macbeth by Jo Nesbo May 20         Black Swan: impact of the highly improbable by Nassim Taleb (KIT) June 17        Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towle July 15         Americanah by Chimananda Ngozi Adichie August 19  …

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BYOB: Bring Your Own Book Book Club

June 17 @ 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.  

Find out more »

Preschool Storytime (Evening)

June 18 @ 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

June 19 @ 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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Friendship Bracelets

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

This event will focus on creating one simple friendship bracelet. All materials will be precut and provided. Ages 7 and older.

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Magician Matt Dunn

June 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Matt Dunn may be a name you know from his 16 year career entertaining as a comedy magician. He has been performing magic full time all over Minnesota and the midwest since he was six, having performed over 4,000 shows!. You may recognize him from his countless appearances on Kare11, KSTP, Twin Cities Live, as well as magazine covers, and billboards around the cities. He has been featured as a top Twin Cities performer and recognized for his entrepreneurship in…

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Baby/Toddler Storytime

June 21 @ 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 House with a Clock in its Walls

June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

The House with a Clock in its Walls is rated PG and runs for 104 minutes.   Popcorn provided. Covered drinks allowed.

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In Capable Hands

June 24 @ 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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Community Read “Shelterbelts”

June 25 @ 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 to get you off to a great 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, June 25 – Community Read “Shelterbelts” by Robin Trott…

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Preschool Storytime (Evening)

June 25 @ 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

June 26 @ 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 »

La Leche League Monthly Meeting

June 26 @ 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
+ Google Map

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 »

Kenny Ahern, Physical Comic

June 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Kenny Ahern’s shows are filled with AMAZING comedy antics, HILARIOUS physical comedy and FUN audience play! Kenny has toured the planet, building a stellar reputation as a world-class family entertainer. He creates a comic world filled with spectacular artistry and heartwarming charm.   No matter the age. No matter the stage. Kenny’s family stage show To Laugh is to Live! is a delightful escapade for all ages! This performance has been presented to wonderful reviews on variety stages and in…

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Baby/Toddler Storytime

June 28 @ 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: Beauty and the Beast (Live Version)

June 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Beauty and the Beast is rated PG and runs 129 minutes.   Popcorn provided. Covered drinks allowed.

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July 2019

Dog Man Fun!

July 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Have some fun with Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man characters with crafts and games. Ages 7 and older.

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Magazine Article Discussion Group

July 2 @ 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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Preschool Storytime (Evening)

July 2 @ 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

July 3 @ 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

July 5 @ 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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Lilies

July 9 @ 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 to help you 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 9 – Lilies by Kathy Janke. Do you love…

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Preschool Storytime (Evening)

July 9 @ 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

July 10 @ 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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Button-Making

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Spend some time designing your own buttons to give as gifts or keep for yourself. For kids and teens ages 6-17.

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Daytime Book Group

July 10 @ 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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The Big Fun Show with Dave Walbridge

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

The Big Fun Show with Dave Walbridge will be visiting the library!   This show is a comedy juggling, magic, modern vaudeville, one-man circus event.   Recommended for ages 4 and older.   This program is sponsored by Douglas County Library and Viking Library System. This project was funded in part or in whole with monies from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

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Baby/Toddler Storytime

July 12 @ 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: Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost

July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost is not rated and runs 72 minutes.   Popcorn provided. Covered drinks allowed.

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BYOB: Bring Your Own Book Book Club

July 15 @ 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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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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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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August 2019

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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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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La Leche League Monthly Meeting

August 28 @ 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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September 2019

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

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
+ Google Map

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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November 2019

La Leche League Monthly Meeting

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST
|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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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
+ Google Map

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
|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
+ Google Map

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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