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Atwater Public Library Walkabout

For Atwater Public Library’s monthly 3rd SAT 10:30 AM Family Program (a walkabout this Saturday AUG 21) we’ll meet at the Centennial Park Pavilion to embark on a 45 minute walk around the park and town. 

Halfway through our walk we’ll stop to stand/sit so we can listen to the sounds around us and each draw a sound map. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCc33T1mMwA

 Some of you may want to add the app iNaturalist to your smart phone to aid in identifying plants, insects and animals! https://www.inaturalist.org/  iNaturalist is a joint initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society. 

All ages welcome. Wear your walking shoes and bring some water!

 Questions? Call Margaret Weigelt at the library 320-974-3363 

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Atwater Library Outdoor Program

Atwater Library Teen/Tween Outdoors Program

FRI AUG 13 from 5-6:30 pm. 

Meet at the Centennial Park Pavilion 5:00 PM. 

We’ll be working to dome, cast, embed or mold with RESIN.  

Bring a small object (1-2″), picture from a magazine, photo, stone or treasure you wish to preserve in resin! Mold a jewel.

Cast a button with your favorite saying.

We’ll help you create it! All resin materials supplied. 

For ages 11 – 18. Light snack provided. 

Questions or special requests? Call Margaret at 320-974-3363.   


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Atwater Splash Pad Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Your patience has finally paid off and the day we have all been waiting for has arrived!  We passed our final inspection and the Splash Pad is ready for you to make a splash. We are thrilled to share in the excitement with you and hope that you can join us on Sunday, August 8th at 7 pm for a Ribbon Cutting and to look back on how far we’ve come and all the people and businesses that have helped along the way.  We couldn’t have done this without all of YOU!

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Culpepper & Merriweather Circus Coming to Town

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StoryWalk Installation

This week (July 26 – Aug 1) Atwater Public Library invites you to visit our StoryWalk™ ‘THE BAD MOOD AND THE STICK’ BY LEMONY SNICKET in Centennial Park.

Installation was done Monday morning (right after it down-poured) with the gracious help of some very dedicated patrons. Thank you, John & Laura!

Look for the start of the story near the park exit road. Pages are attached to trees along the exit road and north of the park pavilion.


During this week’s TEEN/TWEEN Program on Friday, participants will attempt a bit of improvisational reader’s theater based on the story pages. Ages 11+ welcome. Teen/Tween Program is Friday, July 30 – 5:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition (VBPC) and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

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The Lorax Puppet Show

Summer Greetings from the Atwater Public Library! 

Summer Reading Program Event! 
FREE – For All Ages

A special performance by the staff at Prairie Woods Environmental Center! 

When: MON JUL 12 – 10:30 AM 
Where: Centennial Park Pavilion
Sixth & Washington Ave W, Atwater, MN
(near baseball fields & Tadd Lake)

(If rained-out, back-up date will be MON AUG 2, Centennial Park Pavilion, 10:30 AM) 
Questions? Call Margaret at the Atwater Public Library: 320-974-3363 
This project is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

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Atwater Public Library Summer Program July 9th Event

This week’s Atwater Public Library Summer Program:

This program is FREE and OPEN to anyone age 11-18.

No need to register – just show up.

Summer Programs for teens/tweens happen each Friday evening, 5 PM.

Friday JULY 16 program in Centennial Park is a ‘Walk About’ with the aid of the iNaturalist app and ‘Sound Mapping’. 

Questions? Call Margaret at the library: 320-974-3363 

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Happy Fourth of July

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Escape Room Adventure!

Your friendly neighborhood library is hosting the first in a series of FREE Saturday morning events especially designed for Families! (Our Saturday events are for anyone of any age. No worries if you’re just bringing yourself.) 


‘Three Little Pigs & The Somewhat Bad Wolf’ 

Saturday June 19th, at 10:30 AM 

Centennial Park Pavilion

Washington Ave W

Atwater, MN  

Hosted by:

Atwater Public Library


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Grilled Pork Chop Dinner