Thursday, May 9, 2013
Area families interested in learning more about the Eagan Funfest Ambassador Program will have a chance to hear more on May 15.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Eagan Funfest Ambassador Program. Want to learn about the Eagan July 4th Funfest Ambassador Candidate Program for 2013-2014? If you are a youth between the ages of 10-19 who has not graduated from high school who live, go to school or worship in Eagan, you and your family are invited to an Ambassador Information meeting. The one hour meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wescott Library located at 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan, MN 55123. You will learn about the Candidate program from Leaders and current Ambassadors. No registration is needed for this meeting. Just show up. More information about the Eagan Funfest Ambassador program can be found by clicking …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Raptor Center is visiting Wescott Library from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 13.
Learn about raptors—meat-eating birds with keen eyesight, talons and a hooked beak—on Monday, May 13, when The Raptor Center visits Wescott Library in Eagan. See raptors and an eagle up-close while learning about raptor/prey relationships, wildlife rehabilitation and issues facing wildlife today. The event, which will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the library's lower level, is part of the Homeschool Science Series and sponsored by the Friends of the Wescott Library.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Each Sunday, Eagan Patch takes a moment to look back at the headlines from the previous week.
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Saturday, April 27, 2013
The event, which started on Wednesday, April 24, runs through the end of the weekend.
Load up on books at Wescott Library's spring book sale this weekend. The event, which started on Wednesday, April 24, runs through the end of the weekend. The sale is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The event is held in the lower meeting room of the library, which is located at 1340 Wescott Road in Eagan. The sale is hosted by the Friends of the Library organization. The Friends of the Wescott Library is dedicated to the assistance of the Wescott Branch of the Dakota County Library System in its mission to support lifelong learning for county residents of all ages.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
For two years, Dewey's Café has added color and coffee to Wescott Library. At the end of April, the quirky coffee shop will be under new ownership.
Dewey's Café, the quirky, privately-operated coffee shop housed in Eagan's Wescott Library, will soon be under new ownership—thanks to a new partnership between the library and city officials. Last week, the Eagan City Council approved a joint agreement that will allow the city to operate the coffee shop/concessions business—which is currently owned and operated by entrepreneurs Tyler Liedman and Chris McLean. On Tuesday, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners also approved the agreement. Liedman and McLean opened the café two years ago as part of a public-private partnership with the library. Although the business built a loyal following during its tenure at the library, the pair was was unable to make it financially viable, McLean said…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The library is pairing up with ArtStart to host a workshop from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 26.
Unleash your inner inventor at a workshop led by ArtStart at Wescott Library in Eagan. Participants will create their own inventions using all sorts of fun and unusual scraps, discards, tape, glue and wire—then explain your creation to other inventors. Ages 9 to 15 welcome. The workshop is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 26 at the libary's lower level. Click here to register. Registration required.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Minnesota History Center is hosting a presentation on Harriet Bishop, St. Paul's first public school teacher, next week.
Learn about Harriet Bishop, St. Paul's first public school teacher, during a live performance hosted by the Minnesota History Center at Wescott Library in Eagan at 7 p.m. on March 19. During the presentation, attendees will learn about the role of women in American frontier education, Minnesota's territorial years and differences between school in the 19th and 21st centuries. The event is open to children ages 6-12. The event is free and open to the public. Check out the Dakota County Library system's monthly event calendar for more opportunities.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Bakken Museum will introduce children to a microscopic world during a class scheduled for March 11.
Get an introduction to a microscopic world during "Nano Nano: The Science of Small," a class for school-age children hosted at Wescott Library on March 11. Students will learn more about the world at the nanoscale, home to some of the most cutting-edge science of today. The class is well-suited for students developing their understanding of the scientific process. This is part of the Homeschool Science Series sponsored by the Friends of the Wescott Library. The class, taught by The Bakken Museum, runs from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on March 11 in the lower level of the library. Click here for more information. Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The two legislators will update constituents about the 2013 legislative session on Feb. 23 at Wescott Library.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us District 51 Sen. Jim Carlson (DFL) and District 51A Rep. Sandra Masin (DFL) will host a Town Hall at the Wescott Library in Eagan. Sen. Carlson and Rep. Masin will provide an update on the 2013 session and then constituents will have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
A short list of local holiday closures that may impact the Eagan community.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Presidents Day, celebrated the third Monday of February, has developed over time to honor both President George Washington (birthday Feb. 22) and Abraham Lincoln (birthday Feb. 16) in particular, and our country's presidents throughout history in general. Considered a traditional bank holiday, you will nevertheless find many banks and most retail stores open for business. However, here is a short list closings that may impact the local community. Know of other Presidents Day-related closures in Eagan? Let us know by posting a comment in our comments section below.