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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.
Library advice for your device
Covers: library e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and also library databases.  Bring your tablets, smart phones, ipads, laptops, etc. and your questions will be answered. Small classes with lots of one-on-one help!
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Chanhassen Library        
Saturday, August 8 10 am - Noon
Victoria Library
Friday, August 7  10 am to Noon

Register online using our calendar, or call the library, 952-227-1500.

Friends of the Chanhassen Library Book Sale   October 1-4  CH RCD 250 web.JPG

Thursday, October 1   4-8 pm
Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3 10 am - 5 pm; and
Sunday, Oct. 4     1-5 pm     Last day specials!
The May Friends of the Chanhassen Library Book Sale was the BEST ever! Thanks to all the volunteers who worked on the sale, and those who donated books and of course all those who came and bought books!
Chaska Friends of the Library Book Sale- During River City Days on the Plaza outside the Library. July 23-25.
Thursday, July 23  3-8 pm
Friday, July 24    9 am - 8 pm
Saturday, July 25 9 am-3 pm
MUSIC on July 23! Join the Motivated by Midnight jazz band for a  special performance on Thursday, July 23    6:30-8 pm
Watertown Friends of the Library Book Sale during Rails to Trails festival- Friday, July 17 1-5 pm and Saturday, July 18 9 am Noon.

For writers this summer:

Words Into Art Presented by Gail Speckmann Tuesday, August 18 6 pm  Chaska Library
Learn to translate words into art. Artist Gail Speckmann will demonstrate watercolor painting insprired from poetry. 
Call 952-448-3886 to register or register here.

Calling all Poets and Artists Special collaborative display this fall at the Chaska Library: "Carver County: Its Buildings, People, Landscapes and History"   POETS: submit poems up top 200 words by August 3. 
ARTISTS:  Register to participate by August 10. Artists will be illustrating a poem written by a local poet. Art works need to be turned in by Oct. 20.  Display at the Chaska Library begins on November 7.  For more information


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. There will be four more talks in the fall.
Schedule of fall 2015 discussions.

Master Gardeners at the Library
Summer Master Gardener Help Desks at the Carver County Libraries!
Chanhassen Library: Every Saturday in May, June, July and August from 10-1
Chaska and Waconia Libraries: Every Saturday in June, July & August from 10-1
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 and Waconia Libraries :  Computer Basics, Internet Basics, and eMail Basics.
The Chaska Library is planning a series of three basic computer classes held in both English and Spanish:
 Llame 952-448-3886 para registrar.   Computer Basics – Computación Básica;  Internet Basics- Internet Básico                   Email Basics- Correo Electrónico Básico.   

The Waconia Library has a monthly drop-in Computer Help Desk, the first Monday of the month starting at 6 pm.  

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; 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 fall.
All computer classes require registration, except for the Waconia Library Computer Help Desk. Check out our online calendar or call your local library for more information.
For Writers:
 Waconia Library Writer's 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 Writer's Group  Meets the third Saturday of every month from 10-Noon. This group of aspiring writers meets monthly for inspiration and support.
 Author's Collective  Meets at the Chanhassen Library monthly - Usually the 4th Saturday of every month at 1 pm.
 This group provides an opportunity 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