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

May 2019

Saturday Morning Gardening: MISSION: Emerald Ash Borer: the Basics for Everyone

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

Emerald Ash Borer is coming to Douglas County.  Learn what you can do to help prevent infestation and the destruction of many beautiful trees that make the lakes area a joy to visit, live in, and explore. Attendees will learn: How to identify an ash tree How to identify the emerald ash borer How to recognize the signs & symptoms of the emerald ash borer infestation. Free & open to all. Refreshments provided by the UM Extension Office. Co-sponsored by…

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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
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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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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

Book Folding Class

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

Create your own book masterpiece at this absolutely FREE class!   All your materials are supplied.   This class is open to all adults and teens.  No experience needed in book folding.  If you can measure with a ruler and fold paper, you can create an amazing work of art.  Several designs will be available on the day of the class.   Please register at the Circulation Desk.

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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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Community Read Author Event: Candace Simar

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

Join the kick-off for the 2019 Community Read events with an evening with the author of Shelterbelts, Candace Simar.

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Design a Mug for Adults & Teen

June 10 @ 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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Community Read Film Viewing & Discussion: Sweet Land

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

Join the viewing and discussion for the companion movie to the 2019 Community Read selection, Shelterbelts.   This 2005 film, which was made in Minnesota, Sweet Land, will be shown in the Library’s Large Meeting Room.   Synopsis: In 1920, Inge, a German national, travels from Norway to rural Minnesota for her arranged marriage to Olaf, a Norwegian farmer; bureaucracy and prejudice cause major complications.   A second viewing and discussion will be held at Grand Arbor on Monday, June…

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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.

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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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Birdscaping: Native Plants & Bird Friendly Gardens

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

Learn how to use native plants to make your garden more bird friendly.   Led by Robin Trott, UM Extension Educator   This class is free and open to the public.  Tell your gardening friends!

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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.  

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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.

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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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Community Read: Book Discussion of “Shelterbelts”

June 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
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Free

Join the Douglas County Library, Friends of the Library, Alexandria Community Education and the Legacy of the Lakes Museum for fun activities celebrating our community-wide reading of "Shelterbelts." Limited copies of the book will be available at the Friends of the Library Bookstore beginning April 1. Shelterbelts chronicles the life of a rural Minnesota community struggling to return to normal after World War II, true to history of those difficult times while rich in the complications of the human spirit.

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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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Gardening Brown Bag / Community Read Event: Shelterbelts

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

UM Horticulture Extension Educator, Robin Trott, will speak about Victory Gardens and Master Garder Pat Jepsen will speak on the history of shelterbelts.

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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.

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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.

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Scams & Fraud Seminar

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

Learn how to protect yourself from scams and identity theft.   Presented by Detective Tony Golden, Alexandria Police Department.   This program is free & open to the public.

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La Leche League Monthly Meeting

June 26 @ 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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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.

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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.

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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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Travel Around the World Without Leaving Home: an Introduction to Getting Started in PostCrossing

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Postcrossing is a low commitment revolving penpal.  A great activity for introverts, armchair travelers, and those who are unable to see the world in person at this time.   What is Postcrossing?  A great hobby to introduce kids and adults to the world, for shy or introverted people to connect to others, see the world from your mailbox, practice penmanship, it’s a more meaningful way to connect with others, it feels like receiving gifts in the mail, learn others’ perspectives,…

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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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Lilies: Gardening Brown Bag series

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Do you love lilies? Have you wondered how to plant and care for them? What arieties will grow in our area?  Learn the answers to these questions and more.   Taught by Kathy Janke, Douglas County Master Gardener.

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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.

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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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Saturday Morning Gardening? What’s Wrong with My Plant?

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Pests? Disease? Environmental? External? Me?   Come learn how to figure out what is wrong with your plants.   Instructor: Robin Trott, UM Extension Educator, Horticulture    

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Crafts for the Un-Crafty: Christmas in July

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Crafts for the Un-Crafty is back to celebrate Christmas in July.   Come try your hand at making ornaments, garland, wreaths, and other holiday treasures you can save to use as gifts for others or your own enjoyment.   Pre-registration is required.  Please call the library 320-762-6014 or stop by the library to register.    

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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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Preschool Storytime (Evening)

July 16 @ 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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Minnesota Zoomobile

July 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

The Minnesota Zoomobile is visiting with some animal friends. Ages 4 and older recommended.   This event is sponsored by the Douglas County Friends and Foundation.

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Preschool Storytime

July 17 @ 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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Nail Polish Gems

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Create sparkly, colorful gems that can be used as decorations or magnets. For kids ages 8—17.

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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
|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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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.

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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.

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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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Paper Dragons for Kids

August 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

For children ages 8-12. Come and create a moveable 3-dimensional paper dragon using paper folding, collage, mixed-media and sculpting techniques.  The teacher will take you through the steps of designing and constructing your dragon’s head and moveable body, and then give you options on how to decorate them with colorful papers and markers. This program is sponsored by the Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation and will be led by Artistry. Registration opens August 1. Space is limited. Please call…

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The Avengers Comic Styles

August 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Learn how to draw Iron Man, Spiderman, the Hulk and other Marvel Comic characters. Using basic art elements of line, shape and shading students will learn how to break each character down to its basic parts. How to “ink” a comic and add details for 3-dimensional effects will also be covered. This program is for kids ages 8-13. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration opens August 1. Please call 320-762-3013. This program is sponsored by the Douglas County…

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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: 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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Me & My DNA: Genetic Heritage for Beginners

August 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

The Douglas County Library & the Douglas County Historical Society jointly present this series of three class on you and your DNA: Class 1 – Aug. 22nd at 3:30 pm:  Before you Spit, Know your Kit! What DNA kit is right for me? Ancestry? 23 and Me? MyHeritage? What can I expect from my results? Which website will fit my needs? What is a centiMorgan anyway? Learn about what your results will look like, how private they will be, and how…

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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
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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

Knitting for Absolute Beginners

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

This four-part class will cover the basics of knitting. Space is very limited so please register early. The instructor is Wanda Cooley.

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Canvas painting for adults

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

Enjoy a free canvas painting event at the library! Class size is limited so please pre-register by calling 320-762-3014.

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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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Knitting for Absolute Beginners

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

This four-part class will cover the basics of knitting. Space is very limited so please register early. The instructor is Wanda Cooley.

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Preschool Storytime (Evening)

September 17 @ 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

September 18 @ 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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Canvas painting for kids

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
free

This program is for kids ages 5-12 interested in creating a unique canvas painting. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. All materials are provided the program is free. Registration opens Tuesday, September 3. Please call 320-762-3013.

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Preschool Storytime

September 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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