Sunday, March 17, 2013
Winners will have their poems published on the Dakota County Library website and will be recognized at a series of events this spring.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Dakota County. Dakota County Library’s annual poetry contest will celebrate all kinds of poetry—from haiku to free verse and odes to sonnets. Poets of all ages are invited to obtain an entry form online and submit an original poem to any of the Dakota County Library locations during the month of April. First-, second- and third-place winners will be awarded in five different age groups: children 6–8, children 9–11, teens 12–14, teens 15–18 and adults. Winners will have their poems published on the Dakota County Library website, and will be recognized at the following events: Children’s Poetry Night Open Mic Rewards will be given to children who read one of their favorite poems or an …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
A number of local libraries are holding Black History Month events, including poetry and music explorations and a gospel choir performance.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Dakota County Library system. Take a journey through history at the library this February. Delve into African-American history, music and poetry and celebrate the diversity that helped shape our country. Programs are open to all ages. Drum Fun and Vocals, Too Leonard King, Jr. highlights the chronology of rhythm development commonly referred to as jazz, blues, R&B, and gospel. 10:30–11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville. Tracks of New Thinking Experience the legacy of African-American poetry and song through the talents of Anita Ruth and…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Known as the "Walter Cronkite of the Midwest," Don Shelby will discuss his news career and his current projects.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Meet the award-winning news anchor and former I-Team investigative reporter, Don Shelby. Known as the "Walter Cronkite of the Midwest," Don will discuss his news career and his current projects including his new book, "The Season Never Ends." The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Galaxie Library in Apple Valley. The library is located at 14955 Galaxie Avenue in Apple Valley. That event is followed by another local author appearance on Nov. 8. Annie Wilder will discuss her most recent book, "Spirits Out of Time," where she reveals true family ghost stories. The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Whether you are looking to give back to an organization that has helped you or make a difference to someone who may have less than you, now is the time of the year to share your good fortune with others.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us As we gather together with family and friends this holiday season to give thanks, share memories and create priceless memories, it is also a great reminder of how much we have. And the perfect opportunity to give back. Whether you are looking to give back to an organization that has helped you or make a difference to someone who may have less than you, now is the time of the year to take a step back and reflect on the ways you can share your good fortune with others. Take a look around you at the organizations that are near and dear to your heart and help out. Give Blood According to the American Red Cross, the need for blood is constant. …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Kara Jorges, author of Nights in Cuzco, will talk at the Wescott Library on June 13 as part of the Dakota County Library's summer romance series.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Dakota County Library system. Romance novel fans can meet four local authors and hear them talk about their work at the library's summer romance series. If romantic films are more your thing, the Burnhaven Library is where you’ll want to be spend your afternoons. Julie Klassen, award-winning romance and fiction author of "The Silent Governess" and "The Girl in the Gatehouse", will speak on Tuesday, June 12, 7–8 p.m., Farmington Library, 508 Third Street, Farmington. Kara Jorges, author of "Nights in Cuzco", will talk about how she creates her characters on Wednesday, June 13, 7–8 p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. New York Times best-selling author Connie Brockway will…
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The park will host a teen poetry workshop and reading on Sunday, May 13.
Ready for some slam poetry? To mark National Poetry Month, Caponi Art Park, in collaboration with the School of Environmental Studies and the Dakota County Library system will host a poetry workshop and spoken word poetry reading on Sunday, May 13. As part of the poetry program, Caponi Art Park and the Dakota County Library will combine their teen poetry slams into one event at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 13 in Caponi Art Park’s Theater in the Woods outdoor amphitheater. "Poets in the Park Teen Poetry Slam" will feature a spoken-word poetry competition emceed by slam master Cynthia French, break dancing by Minneapolis-based New Heist Crew and an awards ceremony for Dakota County Library’s written poetry competition. All are welcome to watch the …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Want to learn how to write a business plan, finance a business or find lender support?
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Dakota County Libraries system. Learn what it takes to launch and grow a small business with free classes offered by WomenVenture and Dakota County Library. “How to Write a Business Plan” will provide tips on planning a practical business model that will help your business stand out in a positive, concise and persuasive way. The classes will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, and Tuesday, March 13 at the Burnhaven Library in Burnsville. “How to Finance Your Business” will teach strategies for getting money from the right sources including banks, non-profit lenders, grants and more. Those classes are scheduled from 1:30-3 p.m. on Monday, April 2, and Monday, April 9 at …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Dakota County Libraries are sponsoring free author talks over the coldest months of the year.
Dakota County Libraries recently announced the kickoff of their 11th annual reading program for adults, Winter Jackets, a collaborative effort with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA). The program will run from Jan. 17 to Feb. 29 at all branches. As part of the program, adults are encouraged to pick up a good book, write reviews and attend author appearances. For every book read and reviewed, participants are entered into a weekly prize drawing. There is no cost to participate or attend programs. Here is a schedule of author appearances: If you would like to meet these writers and participate in the author discussion groups please pick up a title and go to the Winter Jackets web page to view discussion questions in advance.
Monday, January 31, 2011
After years of planning, Dewey's Cafe is now open in Eagan's Wescott Library.
On Jan. 29, quiet "library" voices were replaced by cheers and applause during the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open Dewey's Cafe in the Wescott Library. Dewey's first opened for business on Jan. 18. Owners Chris McLean and Tyler Liedman said they have been pleased with the amount of traffic the cafe has already generated. According to Liedman, business has been "pretty good and has been gradually building up every day." McLean explained that some customers indicated that they purposely chose to go to the Wescott Library because of the cafe. Liedman said their main goal for the first couple of weeks, as they get their feet wet, is "to be really friendly and make the best drinks we can." McLean and Liedman are committed to …