In-person storytime returns to Chanhassen, Chaska, and Victoria libraries beginning Monday, Sept. 13 with a special outdoor storytime at the Victoria Library at 10:30 a.m. Victoria also presents storytimes on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. starting with dance party on Sept. 15.

Chanhassen storytime takes place Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 10:30, and on Sundays at 3:30 p.m. Monday storytime at Chanhassen is dedicated to stories and songs just for toddlers.

Chaska’s storytime is Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Youth librarians for all three libraries will contribute to the online only Monday Fundays at 6:30 p.m. which will feature storytimes, puppet shows, and other early literacy activities presented on the library’s Facebook Live page.


Visit Chanhassen Library in September and October for an art display by James Flynn. Flynn is a photographer specializing in both urban scenes and natural landscapes, the latter concentrating most recently on riverbank environs.

Over the course of his involvement with photography, Flynn has explored the power of light to profoundly transform a scene, to give it the dramatic impact necessary to make it a compelling artistic expression. Photographic subjects ranging from architecture to a woodland landscape are fundamentally transformed by the nearly infinite variations of light inherent in time of day, patterns of cloud cover and the individual character of the seasons.


Artistry: Drawing Manga & Comics: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 11. Registration required. Comics and magna are a powerful form of visual storytelling. Come share your own story as we learn how to plan out and draw comic pages for ourselves. Projects and teacher demonstrations will focus on developing and refining anime and manga techniques.

Virtual Book Buddies: 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16. Registration required. Join us on Zoom for a virtual book club. Listen to part of a story, discuss a book, play a game and enjoy reading this fall. You get keep your book to add to your bookshelf. Pick up your book at the library and get ready to read. You must sign up for one session each month to receive a book. Ages 7-10.

Patrick Jones is branch manager for the Chanhassen and Victoria libraries. For questions about services, contact staff at or reach out to Jones directly at 952-227-1504 or For more info, visit