Valley Library Happenings



February Library Events

Valley Library Events and Important Dates


The Library will be closed: Monday February 19th in observance of Presidents’ Day.                                                                       

Did you know one of the instant prizes for Winter Reads is an adorable red winter hat? Simply submit a review of ANY book, either in person or online, and win an instant prize for your first review. All reviews become entries for grand prizes awarded at the end of the Winter Reads program. For more information, including a link to the online review form, go to

The Valley Library Community Recipe Swap continues into February. The library will build the recipe swap through February 15th. The online recipe form can be found at; blank paper forms are available in the library. All submitted recipes are on display now to copy or photograph. The Recipe swap goes through February 29th. A huge thank you to those who have submitted recipes already! Keep them coming!

The annual Washington County Library Write in Our Midst author Series continues in February as well. Space is limited so the two remaining programs require registration:

Monday February 5th at 6:00 at the Oakdale Library meet author Emma Torzs who wrote the nationally celebrated book: Ink Blood Sister Scribe. Find registration information at

Monday February 12th at 6:30 at the Wildwood Library in Mahtomedi hear local reporter Lou Raguse discuss his book Vanished in Vermillion: The Real Story of South Dakota’s Most Infamous Cold Case. Register at

Washington County Library goes to the Movies!  Reel Talk Movie Series:

Saturday February 3rd 2:00-4:30pm watch Polite Society at the Oakdale Branch

Sunday February 18th 2:00-4:15pm watch Loving at the RH Stafford Woodbury Branch

For Adults:

The Valley Library Book Club meets 5:00-6:00pm on the 4th Thursday of every month. This book club meets in person in the Valley Library conference room but a Microsoft Teams link can be provided for those who wish to join virtually.

The title selection for the Thursday February 22nd meeting is “The Tall Pine Polka” by Lorna Landvik.

Friday February 9th 2:00-3:30 at the RH Stafford branch in Woodbury join a seminar on Smart Phone Security. Registration is required:

Friday February 16th 2:00-4:00 at the RH Stafford branch in Woodbury. Finding Your Ancestors: Internet Genealogy 101. Registration required:

For Kids:

Every Monday 10:30-11:00 am  Storytime

Join us at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays for Storytime at Valley Library. Each week we'll read stories and sing songs that focus on strengthening early literacy skills. Meet new friends and spend time together as we sing, talk, read, write, and play storytime! This storytime is for children of all ages and their caregivers.

Super Storytime on Monday, February 12th  10:30-11:30 – Storytime plus a fun craft activity. The theme for February is:  Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 8th 3:30-5:30  Brick Builder’s Club

Drop by to design, build and create with LEGO bricks. No registration required. This program is recommended for ages 5-12.

Ongoing: Scavenger Hunt –theme:  Famous Astronauts        Find 10 images throughout the library and win a prize.

The Valley Library Art Cart is available whenever the library is open. We provide the supplies and you provide the creativity! February’s special craft will be Paper Heart Butterflies