APRIL EVENTS AT HARDWOOD CREEK LIBRARY

The library will be closed until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, for an all-staff meeting. 

Super Story Time

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts for children preschool through kindergarten age; siblings welcome.

Baby Story Time

Wednesdays, 9:45 a.m., April 9, 16, 23, 30

Rhymes, songs, toys, and books for kids up to 24 months and their caregivers; siblings welcome.

Family Story Time

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., April 5, 12, 19, 26

A time for preschool and kindergarten children to enjoy stories with their families.

Preschool Story Time

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. 

April 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30

Stories, songs and finger plays for children preschool through kindergarten; siblings welcome.

Dog Gone Reading

Thursday, April 17, 4 to 6 p.m.

Children in kindergarten to seventh grade read aloud to a specially trained dog and its owner. Sign up for a 15-minute slot at the children’s desk or call 651-275-7300.

Writer’s workshop for adults

Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m.

Not sure if you’re a poet, novelist or memoirist? Explore techniques common to all three through creative writing exercises. Register at 651-275-7300. Paid for by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Geneology 101

Sunday, April 6, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Learn about family history resources available at Washington County Library: print resources, free Internet websites and subscription databases such as Ancestry Library Edition. For beginning genealogy researchers. Register at 651-275-7300.

Essential computer skills

Wednesday, April 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

A free PC class for Windows users to better understand the computer, develop skills used daily in the workplace and learn tips and shortcuts to increase efficiency. Register at 651-275-7300.

Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Thursdays, April 10, 17 and 24, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Three free computer classes for teens and adults teach parts of a spreadsheet, data entry, saving, formatting, sorting, creating charts and graphs, entering text, formulas and functions. Limited to 12 participants. Register at 651-275-7300.

Writer’s workshop for teens

Saturday, April 12, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Can reading “The Hunger Games” teach you to be a writer? It can! Learn from the Harry Potter series about world building, from Neil Gaiman about creating memorable characters, from “Divergent” about plot. Register at 651-275-7300. Paid for by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Click, clap and clunk

Saturday, April 26, 1 p.m.

Join the Minnesota Percussion Trio in a fascinating “found percussion” program using a five-gallon bucket, old tin cans, spoons and sheets of paper. Free for all ages. Paid for by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Writer’s workshop for grades 1 to 4

Saturday, April 26, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Develop your skills by crafting some silly stories based on school, friend, and family experiences. Register at 651-275-7300. Paid for by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Third Tuesday Book Club

Tuesday, April 15, 6:30 p.m.

“Memory of Trees: A Daughter’s Story of a Family Farm” by Gayla Marty.

Third Thursday Book Club

Thursday, April 17, 6:30 p.m.

“The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great” by Eva Stachniak.

Preschool story time at Hugo City Hall

14669 Fitzgerald Ave. N, Hugo

Thursday, April 10, 10:30 a.m. 

Stories, songs and finger plays for children preschool through kindergarten; siblings welcome.

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