Events abound at the library

Carver County Libraries are hosting a number of events in December. Below are the events, dates and times at the NYA Library. More dates and times are available at other library branches.

Green Christmas
For children ages 7 and up. Learn tips for having a greener Christmas with the Green Gift Gala Listen to the story “When Santa Turned Green,” and then enjoy craft time to make Christmas gifts, ornaments and wrapping paper from recycled materials at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17. Program presented by the Carver County Historical Society. Please call to register.

Criminal Expungement Clinic
Expungement is the process of going to court to ask a judge to seal a court record. People request an expungement when they have been denied a job, housing, or a professional license because of a criminal incident that shows up on a background check.

Attend an informational session and meet individually with an attorney regarding whether this is a realistic option for your situation and receive assistance with filling out the court documents at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. No pre-registration is necessary. The Clinic will be held in the EOC Training Room, Lower Level, Carver County Government Center, 604 E. 4th St., Chaska (across the hall from the Law Library).

Author’s Collective
December Topic (1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22 at the Chanhassen Library only): Marketing with a focus on setting goals. Future meetings will address editing, legal issues, and search engine optimization.

Author’s Collective Mission Statement: “A Community of Authors collaborating to mutually enhance and nurture writing that is stimulating, creative, and informative.” The Author’s Collective provides an opportunity to gather and share a wealth of knowledge.

Each gathering discusses a topic related to publishing and provides a time for Q & A. Join local authors to share common experiences and publishing concerns in an informal setting. The group is open to and made up of authors representing various genres.
For more information, contact: Dan O’Brien at: [email protected] or Laurel Means at: [email protected]

Storytimes Resume!
Tuesdays, Jan. 15 to March 26 — Family storytime for all ages, with a focus on children age 2 and up at 11 a.m. at the Norwood Young America Library (314 Elm Street 467-2665).

Children, parents and their caregivers are invited to come and share 30 minutes of stories, music and movement that encourages the development of early literacy skills. No registration required.

Special Yoga Storytime!
Join Annalisa for some yoga storytime fun-stretching up to the sky and curling up like a flower bud pm Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. at the NYA Library. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Please call to register, 467-2665.