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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        
  Tuesday, May 19    6:30 pm
Victoria Library
 Tuesday, May 5   
       10 am to Noon
 Register online using our calendar, or call the library, 952-227-1500.

tornado 1965 strib.jpgTIMELINE: MAY 6, 1965  with tornado expert Dr. Mark Seeley
Norwood Young America Library 
Wednesday, May 6   7 pm
Join Dr. Mark Seeley and learn about tornadoes, and the conditions necessary to produce them. He will focus on the deadly outbreak 50 years ago on May 6. Following Dr. Seeley's talk there will be an open mike session where audience members can share their stories and memories. The Wilkommen Heritage center will have a display of photos and storyboards. Dr. Seeley will sell and sign his book.
Funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 
Norwood Young America Library - City Council Chambers
314 Elm St. 952-467-2665 
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Friends of the Chanhassen Library Book Sale   May 14-17   
Thursday, May 14 4-8 pm Preview Party - 5$ admission charge.
Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 10 am - 5 pm; and
Sunday, May 17 1-5 pm     Last day specials!




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.

Special Gardening Program at the Waconia Library:
Frugal Gardening  with Marty Bergland on Tuesday, April 28 at 6 pm
Honoring the 150th anniversary of the assasination of President Abraham Lincoln & the Civil War:
 The Battle of Gettysburg—John Cox  The battle, the two sides fighting there, and Gettysburg’s significance to the final outcome of the war. Chaska Library     Saturday, April 25    1:30 pm

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Registration required, class size is limited.                           
Funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 
Hanging Glass Orb Terrarium  
with Dawn Kroonblawd from Watertown Floral  Wednesday, June 10   6 pm Chanhassen Library
Come and create a hanging glass orb terrarium, filling it with fresh miniature plants.


Bmosaic tile class 1cr web.jpgeginning Mosaic Tile  with Joan Wilson  Chanhassen Library  Thursday, June 4    1-4 pm

Taught by Joan Wilson
In this beginning mosaic tile class, participants will learn the basics of mosaic tiling: materials, preparation, design, and application. You will create your own project by gluing tiles on a wooden surface. There will be a demonstration on grouting and the finishing process.  Register

StitchShiboricrop2.jpg Shibori Silk Scarf Chanhassen Library  Monday, June 15 5:30-8 pm  
Come and make a shibori silk scarf with experts from the Minnesota Textile Center      
Shibori is an ancient Japanese textile art of tying and then dyeing fabrics to create interesting patterns on fabric. Learn the history of shibori and the technique of stitched shibori. With some hand stitching on a silk scarf and exploration with colorful dyes, participants will create a unique shibori scarf that will liven up any spring wardrobe. Register     

Digital Photography with renowned photographer Doug Ohman Sunday, April 26 2-4 pm  at the Chanhassen Library          As photographers our perspective view of the world around us can be developed and improved upon with a little practice and passion. Bring some of your favorite images (on a flash drive) and share your approach with other class members. This class will also include time to photograph some local architectural landscapes and subjects.    Register​ 

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. The last class this spring is: Excel 2 at the Victoria Library Monday, June 8    6-8 pm.    Call 952-442-3050 to register. 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
 A Poetry Writer's group is meeting quarterly at the Chaska Library. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 11-12:30; at the Anderson Horticultural Library at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Contact Angela Hunt for more information: