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Adult Programs & Services

We support lifelong learning. Join in a book discussion, attend an art class, participate in a reading program, or build a new skill. Stay engaged, entertained, informed . . . and always learning.

Featured Adult Events

Adult Event Calendar

Featured Services

Book Clubs

Looking for a place to discuss books? The library encourages community engagement by hosting several book clubs.

Arts and Craft Classes

Stillwater Public Library features classes that help build skills session after session as part of our commitment to Lifelong Learning.

Technology and Job Search Classes

Build your resume and improve your technical skills with free classes and resources.

Reading Programs

Every year, the Adult program runs Winter Reads in January and February and a Summer Reading Program in June – August. Check back for more information.

Adult News

Winter Reads

Winter Reads

January - February 2024: Follow the call of the loon to the library and settle into winter with a good book! Participate in our adult winter reading program in January and February. From good reads to informative classes, we have a plan to keep you active and engaged...

Top 10 Books of 2023

Top 10 Books of 2023

Wondering what your neighbors have been reading? We've dug into the data and determined the top ten adult titles most checked out from Stillwater Public Library in 2023. These popular books range from gripping thrillers and mysteries to a historical drama and a...

We Are Water MN

We Are Water MN

  On view at Stillwater Public Library, October 12 - December 3, 2023 Exhibit We Are Water MN is an interactive traveling exhibit steeped in stories. Explore the science, history, culture, and relationships of water in Minnesota and the lower St. Croix River...

Magazine Exchange

Magazine Exchange

We are launching a new, free magazine exchange at the library! Donate current, undamaged magazines to the exchange, or pick up a magazine to take home. Here are the guidelines: Bring donations to Public Services desk for staff to review. We accept materials in good...

First Wednesdays: Free Coffee Break

First Wednesdays: Free Coffee Break

Stillwater Public Library Foundation shares free coffee and tea at the library on the first Wednesday of each month to thank library users and Foundation donors. Stop by from 10 AM to Noon. “I see books. I see coffee. I see a good day ahead.” - Unknown

NEA Big Read: Discuss the Inevitable

NEA Big Read: Discuss the Inevitable

April 2023: The NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley is a one book, one community program that brings together residents from throughout the St. Croix Valley around a common book. This year’s pick is Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by author and...

November at the Library

November at the Library

Just released: November's e-newsletter! Check out our picks for reads that honor Native American culture, explore locally published authors with eBooks Minnesota, and mark your calendars for upcoming November programs. One program that we are really excited about is...

October at the Library

October at the Library

Just released: October's e-newsletter! Check out what we've been reading, learn the latest on the library's roof construction project, be a family history detective, and register to attend library events. Get this library news directly in your inbox! Sign up for...

Just Released: DVD Players!

Just Released: DVD Players!

There's a new addition to our Library of Things! Stillwater Public Library now lends DVD players and DVD drives. Enjoy the library's vast collection of movies and television programs on DVD with a portable, multi-region DVD device. Borrow a player to watch shows on...

Make Book Clubs A Breeze

Make Book Clubs A Breeze

Have a book club? Want to start one? Check out a book club kit. Each kit, packed in a zippered canvas tote, contains 10 copies of one title along with a discussion guide. We have 79 kits to borrow, or you can place a hold on 161 additional kits through our association...