The Jolly Pops

The Jolly Pops perform on Facebook June 22-28 for the Carver County Library.

While all events in libraries are canceled in June, the Carver County Library system is hosting several virtual events.

Virtual Storytimes: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., then again on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

LEGO Challenge: Thursday, June 18 through Monday, June 22. Join us for a week’s worth of LEGO Challenges. Check the Facebook event at for the challenge themes.

Summer Art Challenge for Teens: Thursday, June 18 through Tuesday, June 23. One of the best things you can do to hone your artistic skills is to practice, practice, practice. Visit for the challenge theme.

Brodini Comedy Magic: Thursday, June 18 through Sunday, June 21. Magician Brodini will raise spirits and test kids’ powers of concentration as he manipulates ropes, scarves, balls and other magician’s props in a perplexing “now you see it, now you don’t.” Check the Facebook event at for more information.

Artistry Online: Sketch and Draw Your Pet: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20.Usually when we teach pet portrait classes we work from photos, but since we’re all spending a bit more time with our best (creature) friends these days, why don’t we learn to draw them live? Join us virtually as we go through some simple gesture drawing techniques designed to help you capture your pet’s personality either still or in motion.

Music with the Jolly Pops: Monday, June 22 through Sunday, June 28. Join us for a show from local family-friendly rockers, The Jolly Pops. They’re known all over for their fun, energetic shows that use humor, movement, and song to promote music appreciation among kids of all ages. Check the Facebook event at for more information.

Knight Training — “Take and Make”: Tuesday, June 23 through Friday, June 26. For ages 5+ years. Calling forth all those interested in becoming knights of the library. We will train and equip you with a shield and catapult and give you the tools to create your own heraldic crest. Kits that include everything you need to make this ‘Take and Make’ craft will be available Tuesday through Friday at all library locations while supplies last.

Family Stories into Memoir: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 24. Registration required. Whether you want to write down your memories for family members and friends or hope to publish a book-length memoir, come try your hand at writing exercises to spark your memory and tell your (hi)story! Learn from a Loft Literary Center Instructor and learn some of the tools writers employ in developing their craft. This is a two-part course series with the second course on Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. Participants will be given a writing assignment to have ready for the second course. Presented by The Loft Literary Center.

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