Wednesday, July 13, 2011
There are several options under consideration, including closing the Woodbury library on Sundays and Mondays.
Pat Conley was clear: hours will be cut next year at Washington County libraries. “It is unfortunate,” she said. Exactly how those hours will be cut—and where—is still to be decided, said Conley, director of the Washington County library system. The Washington County Board on Tuesday saw eight options for trimming hours at the nine libraries. (The Stillwater and Bayport libraries primarily operate independently of the county system.) The move is necessary because of a shrinking budget and staff that is stretched thin at the current levels, according to a county memo. Among the eight metro area library systems, Washington County’s ranks fifth among number of open hours and sixth in number of employees. Taken together, county libraries are …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Woodbury’s weekend entertainment guide to live music, beer and Russia.
Thursday, the one day Woodbury Patch loves telling you what to do. Live Music on the Patio When: Friday, June 24 from 8-10 p.m. Where: Lakes Tavern and Grill Why Go: Enjoy a live performance by Mark Stary. Price: No cover charge Russian Stories and Crafts When: Saturday, June 25 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Where: R.H. Stafford Branch Library Why Go: Kids will be entertained with Russian children’s stories and craft their own Russian yarn doll. Price: Free Community Blood Drive When: Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Lake Elmo Fire Hall (3510 Laverne Avenue N, Lake Elmo) Why Go: Help save lives by making a blood donation. Price: One pint of blood Mundelein Concert When: Saturday, June 25 at 1 p.m. Where: Central Park Why Go: Enjoy…
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Chad Lubbers, manager of the Woodbury library, says library got more than 4,700 hours of work from volunteers in 2010, which translates to more than $100,000 in value.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Washington County Library volunteers were honored May 21 with a lunch and certificates of appreciation at an event at the R.H. Stafford Branch Library. Those who were honored at the event were Sandy Wahlberg, Carolyn Bradley, Theresa Vasquez, Beth Fretland, Krista Martin, Joan Nicolai, Judy Koster, Bernie Wilke, Sue Bauer, Luba Khazanovich, Russ Wivell, Phyllis Anderson, Aretta Rice, Erin Sanislo, Lori Rosemark, Pam Bailey, Abi Phillips, Clare Nelson, Vicky Woodward, Mikayla Dalton, Christina Berg, Stephanie Jones, Carol Pribnow and MacKinzy Thomas. A special guest at the event was Jade, a therapy dog who is part of the "Read to A Dog" program that allows children to read to a dog, which can help improve their reading skills. In April, …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The facility will be closed May 30, July 4, July 5 and Sept. 5.
Woodbury officials recently announced that summer hours for Central Park will begin June 1. The facility will be open from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1-5:30 p.m. on Sunday. That schedule runs through Sept. 3. Also, the facility will be closed May 30, July 4, July 5 and Sept. 5. Though Central Park will close at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, groups renting the facility will be allowed access until midnight on those evenings. The R.H. Stafford Library hours are as follows: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. For more info on hours at the complex, click here.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Woodbury’s weekend entertainment guide to public policy, music, soup and cars.
It’s Thursday, and it is time to finally unwind for the weekend. Woodbury Patch has found some relaxing options. RAVINE REGIONAL PARK BOUNDARY CHANGE MEETING Where/When: Washington County Service Center (13000 Ravine Parkway South, Cottage Grove) from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 Why Go: Interested Washington County residents are welcome to learn about the new potential 9.5 acre addition to the Ravine Regional Park. Price: Free SPRING LISTENING SESSION Where/When: R.H. Stafford Branch Library from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 12 Why Go: As a 56B resident, now is your chance to express any concerns or ask questions of Rep. Andrea Kieffer. Price: Free CENTURY COLLEGE JAZZ BAND Where/When: Central Park at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 13 …
Friday, March 4, 2011
The Bazillions performed Thursday night at Central Park in Woodbury.
Children and their parents enjoyed a free performance by The Bazillions at Woodbury's Central Park on Thursday night.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
R. H. Stafford and other libraries gear up for six months of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the regiment's involvement in the Civil War.
Seven score and 10 years ago—or as we would say today, 150 years ago—the Civil War broke out in the not-so-United States. Though the major battles and skirmishes of the war were fought hundreds of miles away, Minnesota played an important part for the Union. “Stillwater and Washington County were the first spots of European settlement in Minnesota,“ said Joseph Manion, Public Services Division manager for the Washington County Library. “Governor Ramsey happened to be in Washington, D.C., when President Lincoln put out the call for volunteers, and Ramsey volunteered Minnesota.” Washington County’s forefathers enlisted in the first state volunteer regiment for the Union Army, the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. The regiment is known for …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Data from the Minnesota Student Survey provides a snapshot of trends in health, safety and academic connectedness in Washington County youth.
Every three years, the Minnesota Student Survey (MSS) is given to students in the sixth, ninth and 12th grades. Students answer survey questions anonymously, and the results can be a real eye-opener for parents. For instance, 33 percent of ninth-graders and 60 percent of 12th graders in Washington County have used alcohol one or more times in the past year. Think your senior in high school isn’t sexually active? Think again. About 50 percent of the 12th graders reported having sexual intercourse. The survey results were outlined at a presentation Tuesday at the R.H. Stafford Branch Library in Woodbury. What do these statistics mean for parents? According to Vanessa Schulte, Community Justice Program coordinator of the Youth Service Bureau…
Thursday, February 3, 2011
The R.H. Stafford Branch Library held story time for youngsters on Thursday.
The R.H. Stafford Branch Library in Woodbury held story time for area youngsters Thursday morning.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
The holiday rush is over... now what? Here is Woodbury Patch's list of family-friendly ideas to keep everyone busy and happy during school vacation.
With a post-Christmas lull hanging over many households in Woodbury, we went out looking for fun things to do with the family during the holiday break from school. From outdoor adventures to events at the local library, there's plenty to do in Woodbury during the coming weeks. Time to Tube If you want to pull your kids away from the tube in the family room, suggest an excursion to Afton Alps for snow tubing fun for all ages. Six tubing chutes are located in the Meadows Area tubing center, all with "wonder carpet" conveyors that will bring the gang back up to the top to start all over again. Snow tubing hours are 4:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. (On New Year's Eve, …