2020 Events

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Collage Portraits

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
6 - 8 pm
Dakota County Pleasant Hill Library

Make a portrait using collage techniques. Presented by Artistry. Registration with the library required. Ages: 11–18.



LeDuc Book Club Discussion

Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:30 - 7:30 pm
LeDuc Historic Estate

Join the LeDuc History Book Group for a lively discussion of Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson.



ECFE Event

Friday, February 7, 2020
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Tilden Community Center

As part of the popular Little Raider Winter Jam, we will have a reading of Say Something! by Peter H. Reynolds as well as related activities. Join in the fun!



Kick-off Event: Spoken-Word Poetry
            

Saturday, February 8, 2020
12 - 1 pm
Dakota County Pleasant Hill Library

Kevin Yang, spoken-word poet, will explore the history of spoken word, explain how poetry helped him fi nd his voice, and share several of his poems. (Students, check with your teachers to see if they are off ering extra credit).


Paint Chip Projects                         

Monday, February 10, 2020
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Dakota County Pleasant Hill Library

Create colorful, pigment-rich collage pieces using paint chips from your home supply or hardware store. Learn how to add pops of color, interesting texture variances and unique color combinations. Presented by Artistry. Registration with the library required.


Popcorn and a Movie
                       

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
1 pm
Tilden Senior Center

Enjoy a drama based on the true story of the Wiley College Debate Team in the Jim Crow South.  Rated PG-13.



Open-Mic Night                   

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
7 - 8 pm
Hastings Arts Center

Hastings community members and students from HHS and HMS are invited to participate in an open-mic night co-hosted by the HHS Art Club. Click on this link to sign up to perform! You can also sign-up on Facebook!   (Students, check with your teachers to see if they are offering extra credit).  Don't forget to sign up to perform! 


THRIVE Thursday                 

Thursday, February 20, 2020
6:30 pm
Hastings YMCA

THRIVE in Hastings hosts community conversations once a month about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Join us for a conversation about the Hastings Reads theme, "Speaking, Listening, and the Space In Between", and learn about the Hasting Reads 2020 book selections! 



Book Discussions of Piecing Me Together                  

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
High School Media Center

High school students are invited to enjoy refreshments while discussing Watson’s novel in preparation for her visit to HHS. (Students, check with your teachers to see if they are off ering extra credit). 



Family Event: "The World Needs Your Voice!"                       

Friday, February 28, 2020
6 - 7:30 pm
Hastings YMCA

This event is for families with children in elementary school. Bring your young ones to the YMCA for pizza, books, and fun! Pizza will be served from 6-6:30, and then we’ll complete servicelearning projects related to Say Something! by Peter H. Reynolds. You do not need to be a member of the YMCA, and no registration is required. 


Bridging the Political Divide: Listening and Understanding
                           

Saturday, March 7, 2020
9:30 - 12:30  am
Dakota County Pleasant Hill Library

Focus on listening and refl ecting during this structured conversation between a balanced group of Republican and Democratic leaning community members. The conversation is designed to increase understanding of the experiences and beliefs of those on the other side of the political divide. Presented by the Better Angels Alliance of Eagan. Registration with the library required. 


Bridging the Political Divide: Conversational Skills                          

Tuesday,  March 10, 2020
5 - 7:30 pm
Dakota County Pleasant Hill Library

Learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify diff erences, search for common ground, and affi  rm the importance of maintaining relationships with those on the other side of the political divide. Practice conversation skills in pairs with someone of your same political persuasion. Presented by the Better Angels Alliance of Eagan. Registration with the library required.




Author Visit: Renee Watson
                        

Monday, March 30, 2019
In-school at HHS and HMS
6:30 - 8 pm
Hastings Art Center

Renée Watson, New York Times bestselling author of the Piecing Me Together and Some Places More Than Others is coming to Hastings! Her books center on the lived experiences of black girls and women and explores themes of home, identity, and the intersections of race, class, and gender. During the day, she will visit with students at HHS and each lunch with the writing club at HMS. In the evening, she will join community members downtown to discuss her books and her work as an author, educator, and activist. Watson will sign books, and copies of her books will be available for purchase. (Students, ask your teachers about extra credit). 



Book Discussions of Some Place More Than Others

(for HMS Students and SEAS Students)   


HMS students are invited to a book discussion hosted by the writing club. Your teachers will give you information on how to attend. 

SEAS students in grades 6-8 are invited to a book discussion during lunch.  Your teachers will give you information on how to attend.



Book club kits for Piecing Me Together are available through the library.

Books are available for purchase at the YMCA, the Tilden Community Center  and at most events.

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Hastings Reads,
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