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 Events and Classes

For a complete list of Carver County Library events and classes,
see our CALENDAR. 
View metro library events on dateBOOK.
Book Sale at the Chaska Library
Friday Feb. 12  from 10-5 
and Sat. Feb. 13   from 10-3
The Chaska Friends of the Library use money raised from book sales to support library programming, like summer reading program events for children and the Lucky Day extra copies of bestsellers. Book donations are tax deductible and can be brought in any time. 

The Chanhassen Friends of the Library will be holding a book sale in late April- early May in the Wilder room at the Chanhassen Library. (April 28-May 1)
Watertown Friends of the Library Book Sale: Saturday, March 5 from  9 am to Noon.
 tax help

TAX HELP 2016- at five locations. 
We have volunteers to help with taxes for low to moderate income, older texpayers, and those with limited English proficiency. Do not contact sites; no appointments- first come, first served; e-filing at all locations. 
Tuesdays from 9 am to 1 pm at the Chanhassen Library from Feb. 16 to April 12.
Mondays from 9 am to 12:30 pm at the Chaska Moravian Church 115 4th St. East  from Feb. 15 to April 11.
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GREAT DECISIONS DISCUSSIONS at the Chanhassen Library 
The Friends of the Chanhassen Library are again sponsoring the Great Decisions Discussions, organized nationally by the Foreign Policy Association and locally by the Minnesota International Center. 
The first discussion this spring is: “Middle East Alliances”   
Saturday, March 5   1 pm   From a proxy war in Yemen to an ongoing civil war in Syria, a number of ongoing conflicts have shaken the traditional alliances in the Middle East to their core. As alliances between state and non-state actors in the region are constantly shifting, the U.S. has found itself between a rock and a hard place. In a series of conflicts that are far from being black-and-white, what can the U.S. do to secure its interests in the region without causing further damage and disruption? Speaker: Mary Curtin

Master Gardeners at the Library
Early next Spring we will have a series of classes again, at the Chanhassen, Chaska and Waconia Libraries.
2016 Classes at the Chanhassen Library: Knowledgeable Carver Scott Master Gardeners will fill us on a variety of garden topics for the 2016 growing season:       
Thursday, Feb. 25  6:30 pm     Vegetable Gardening
Thursday, March 3  6:30 pm    Small Space Vegetable Gardening
Thursday, March 10  6:30 pm  Managing Pests in the Vegetable Garden
Thursday, March 17  6:30 pm  Gardens for Butterflies, Bees and other Pollinators
Thursday, March 24  6:30 pm  Container Gardening
Thursday, March 31  6:30 pm   Native Alternatives for Popular Plants
Thursday, April 7  6:30 pm- SPECIAL TOPIC: Emerald Ash Borer
Free and open to the public- no registration required.
Computer Classes at the Carver County Libraries
These vary from Senior Surf Day at the Chanhassen Library (offered monthly, taught by volunteers from the Senior Linkage Line, MN Board on Aging and Minnesota SMP), to a series of three beginner classes taught by volunteers and offered at the Chaska Library: Computer Basics, Internet Basics, and eMail Basics.  
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iPad 101
Classes taught by library technology staff - Bring your iPad and questions! 
Call to register, class size is limited. 
Waconia Library  952-442-4714     Saturday,  Feb. 20  10 am to noon
Chaska Library  952-448-3886   Saturday, Feb. 27  10 am to Noon  
Chanhassen Library 952-227-1500  Saturday, March 12  10 am to Noon

Occasionally we have terrific free classes and demonstrations taught by the Science Museum of Minnesota or Twin Cities Media Alliance, with classes on Word, Excel or Powerpoint; Social Media, Google docs or Google tools; Creating a website, etc. These classes are funded by MELSA.  Registration is required- class size is limited.       
More classes will be offered in the winter of 2016.   Winter 2016 Computer classes brochure.
All computer classes require registration. Check out our online calendar or call your local library for more information.
For Writers:
 Waconia Library Writers Workshop Meets at 10:30 am the first Saturday of every month in the Waconia Library fireplace area. Drop in on this informal group as often as you like. Call 952-442-4714 for more information.

Chanhassen Library Writers Group  Meets the third Saturday of every month from 10-Noon. This group of aspiring writers meets monthly for inspiration and support.
 Authors Collective  Meets at the Chanhassen Library monthly - Usually the 4th Saturday of every month at 1 pm.
 This group provides an opportunity for authors to gather and share a wealth of knowledge. Each meeting discusses a topic related to publishing and provides time for discussion. For more information, contact Dan O'Brien at
Poetry Writers Group Meeting Wednesday, Jan. 27 11 am-12:30 pm at the Chanhassen Libary  "Finding Your voice through poetry" and on Wednesday, April 27 11 am-12:30 pm  "Walt Whitman's 'Song of Myself'"  Chanhassen Library