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Upcoming Programs

John Warner: A Watercolor Experience [Art Exhibit] @ Laura’s @ Laura's Library
May 18 – Aug 8 all-day


Join us at Laura’s Library this summer for an art exhibit featuring the beautiful watercolor landscapes of John Warner.

John Warner holds a PhD in Physics and Astronomy. His career included teaching and research at the University of Minnesota, working at NASA, serving as a scientific representative to a U.S. Senator, and founding two companies that helped to develop laser technologies for treating human eyes and whitening teeth.

His interest in watercolor started when he was 16 and took a class from an artist in his neighborhood. He went on to take more courses in this medium over the next 50 years. Now retired, John teaches watercolor to the residents of Belmont Village. His style is what he calls “loose” watercolor. He enjoys letting the paint show the unique characteristics that only watercolors can create.

All proceeds from the sale of John’s work will be donated to the library. He can be reached by email.


Are you an artist interested in exhibiting your work at the library? Visit our Art at Laura’s page to find out more, see past shows, and submit your samples.



Summer Opening Weekend @ Laura’s
Jun 1 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Kick off a summer of fun at the library!

Saturday, 10am-1pm @ Laura’s
10am to noon: Mini Horses
10am to 1pm: Silly Sparkles balloon twisting
10am to 1pm: Lady B face painting
10:30am: Joe McDermott music
Trianon Coffee will be available for purchase.

Summer Opening Weekend @ Westbank
Jun 2 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Kick off a summer of fun at the library!

Sunday, 11am-1pm @ Westbank
11am to 1pm: Lady B face painting
11am to 1pm: Kona Ice snow cones
11:30am: Staci Gray music

Daytime Book Group @ Laura’s
Jun 2 @ 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Daytime Book Group comes together once a month at Laura’s Library to discuss books that explore life from many angles – from the author’s viewpoint, from the characters’ experiences, and from the group members’ personal perspectives. The group reads both fiction and non-fiction, and participants engage in lively discussions on the topic.

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Infant Storytime @Westbank
Jun 3 @ 10:30 AM

YMondays, Infant Storytime, Westbank, 10:30am, for 0-12 monthsou’re never too young for storytime! Our littlest book lovers stroll in to Infant Storytime to hear fun songs, stories, and fingerplays, followed by open free play with other wee ones. Designed for children from 0 to 12 months old.   

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