Services at Dakota County libraries, including Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings, are almost completely back to normal. Some services that were implemented due to the pandemic will also remain in place, such as curbside pickup and virtual programming. File photo

Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings has plenty of programs, events and classes lined up for next month.

Tjärnblom performance

When: Saturday, Nov. 6 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Hear acoustic traditional music from Sweden, Finland and Minnesota played on nyckelharpas, mandolins and a harmonium.

Music is performed by Tjärnblom. The performance is geared towards adults.

Bridge in a bag

When: Saturday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This kids demonstration and activity teaches how bridges are important structures for traveling above obstacles. 

Aimed for ages eight to 12, kids will construct their own bridge to put it to the test.

Presented by Minnesota Department of Transportation. Registration required. 

Mandala design workshop

When: Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Learn about Indian culture and history while creating mandalas -- circular designs that represent the elements, the universe and human connections.

The class is presented by COMPAS Teaching Artist Shakun Maheshwari. Registration is required.  

Financial Aid 101

When: Saturday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dakota County Technical College will be available to teach students the basics of how to pay for college and apply for financial aid.

Waggin' Tales

When: Saturday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Children can come read to a trained therapy dog in a supportive environment to help build literacy skills and confidence in reading out loud. Event will be held in the Children's Area. Registration is required.

Pokémon virtual trivia

When: Monday, Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Celebrate Pokémon and test your knowledge about the Pokémon Universe by playing Kahoot! trivia with other participants, in person or from your home. 

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Sophia Voight is a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette. She is from Oshkosh, WI and graduated from the UW Oshkosh with a bachelor's degree in Multimedia Journalism in 2021. She can be reached with any news tips at svoight@orourkemediagroup.com


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