South-West Bulletin Board January 14, 2019

Rock, Rattle and 

Rhyme Storytime

Through the use of books, music, and movement, children learn social skills, listening comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, rhyming, and vocabulary. For children up to 3 and their caregivers, this will run from 6:15 to 7 p.m., Jan. 14 at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N.


Bridging the Political Divide

Learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground and affirm the importance of maintaining relationships with those on the other side of the political divide. Practice conversation skills in pairs with someone of your same political persuasion.  Registration is required. Presented by the Better Angels Alliance of Eagan, this will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Jan. 15, at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E. Call 651-554-6840 for more information. 


History storytime

Join the Dakota County Historical Society and the South St. Paul Library Jan. 15 from 10 to 11 a.m., for this history read aloud. Open to kids up to age 5, older children are welcome to attend with their siblings, friends and guardians. This week’s theme will explore winter weather. The children’s librarian will read aloud the books chosen for this week. Afterward, children will see pictures, newspapers articles and artifacts from Dakota County’s history that relate to the book’s theme. Children will also participate in hands-on activity related to the book’s theme. This will take place at the
Lawshe Memorial Museum, 130 Third Ave. N.


Dakota Gardner’s 


Dakota Gardener’s meeting will feature Cindy Tong, a professor of Horticulture at the U. of M.  She will speak on “Creeping Charlie Management in Lawns” at 7 p.m., on Jan. 16 at the South St. Paul High School, 700 Second St. N. The public is welcome to join. For more information visit or call 651-455-2889.


Dodge Nature Center: Hawks, Hunters from Above

Join a Dodge Nature Center naturalist to explore and get hands-on experience with a different nature topic or animal each month. January’s session will take place on Jan. 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E.


Books From Our Shelves

Join the Dakota County Historical Society for its new quarterly book club, “Books From Our Shelves.” Each book selected relates to an aspect of Minnesota history and comes from the shelves of the gift shop. January’s book is “The Crusade For Forgotten Souls,” by Susan Foote. The first session will be Jan. 17 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Dakota County Historical Society, 130 Third Ave. N., South St. Paul. Copies of the selected books can be purchased in the gift shop or via online gift shop. 


Old sweaters to new mittens

Create your own warm mittens from old sweaters. Take home a completed pair of mittens and a pattern to make more. Presented by the Friends of the Inver Glen Library, registration is required. Geared for adults and youth ages 12 and older, this will run from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 19 at the library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E. Call 651-554-6840 for more information. 


Paint the Seasons

From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., learn watercolor tips and techniques from artist and instructor Georgia Kandiko to make your own watercolor journal Jan. 19. Hike snowy trails with a Dodge naturalist to find the right winter landscape to be your inspiration. Just bring yourself and a lunch; all materials are included to make and bring home your own nature journal. No experience is necessary, and pre-registration is required. This will cost $80 and take place at Dodge Nature Center’s Farm Education Entrance 3, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul. Call 651-455-4531 or visit for more information. 


Snowy Penguin Scene

Learn how to draw a penguin and finish your snowy scene with chalk pastels. Presented by Abrakadoodle, this will run from 2 to 3 p.m., Jan. 19. Registration is required, and this is open to ages 6 to 14. Taking place at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E., call 651-554-6800 for more information. 

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