National Night Out 2023
Tuesday, August 1, 5:30-8PM
Lions Club Hot Dog Meal – Free Will Donation
Special Performance: TaikoArts Midwest at 6PM
St. Charles Public Library (Rain Location: St. Charles Community Center)
Tuesday, August 1 is National Night Out and the St. Charles Public Library will be throwing a party to celebrate from 5:30-8PM. The evening will feature a 6PM performance from TaikoArts Midwest, a Twin Cities-based drumming group. The St. Charles Police Department, the St. Charles Fire Department, and the Winona County Sheriff’s Office will drop by for a visit. Also, the St. Charles Lions Club will provide hot dog meals for a free will donation. In case of rain, the program will move from the library to the St. Charles Community Center.
Founded in 1984, National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Across the country, approximately seventeen thousand communities participate in National Night Out. In Minnesota, parties are registered in 242 different cities and towns, of which St. Charles is one. Communities and neighborhoods celebrate the evening through block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts, safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.
The St. Charles Public Library is excited to host TaikoArts Midwest as the special performers for National Night Out 2023. Join us for a movement infused, heart-pounding, dynamic group drumming performance by the Enso Daiko ensemble from TaikoArts Midwest. Taiko is the Japanese word for drum and refers to the modern style of playing these drums by combining music, dance, culture, and pure athleticism.
TaikoArts Midwest’s visit to the St. Charles Public Library is possible due to a Library Legacy Grant, and is free and open to the public.