January Events at Northeast Library
January 5 - February 18
Northeast Library, 2200 Central Ave. N.E., 612-543-6775 / www.hclib.org/northeast
HelpNow: Free online tutoring for all ages. Get help from a tutor in English or Spanish. Online every day, 1-11 pm. Available on computers in the library or at home with your Hennepin County Library card. Visit https://apps2.hclib.org/auth/BrainFuse
Ask Us Reference services are available by phone, email, or chat. Call 612-543-KNOW (5669) or visit https://www.hclib.org/contact/
Connect and Play: For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Connect with your child during this drop-in program exploring early literacy activities. Masks are required for all patrons older than 5. Room capacity is limited, drop-ins will be accommodated as space is available. Hosted by Minneapolis Central Library. Thursdays, Jan. 6 & 13, 10-11 am.
Virtual Hiring Event: Each employer will feature information about their organization, job openings, interview questions, and more. You will be able to chat with them all. Some employers may also offer virtual meetings or interviews. Hosted by Hennepin County and promoted by CareerForce. Online event. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 1-2 pm.
Vinyl Revival: Album Encounters: Discuss David Bowie’s “Berlin Trilogy”- a trio of albums that not only changed the trajectory of Bowie’s career but popular music across the globe. Selections from this musical triptych of Low, “Heroes”, and Lodger as well as the Iggy Pop albums Bowie collaborated on during this period will also be spun. It’ll be a virtual festival of sound and vision that you can join by either tapping your toe or sharing in the discussion. Online event. Registration required. Thursday, Jan. 6, 7-8:30 pm.
Queer Voices Writing Circles: Join Queer Voices curators Sherrie Fernandez-Williams and Lisa Marie Brimmer as they facilitate writing circles: collective space for community building, sharing, knowledge, and sharing work. This space is not about critique, but about the admiration of the sentences and more generative moments in the writing process. Come with your writing tools and something yummy to drink or eat. Spend two hours grounding in the archive, responding to writing prompts, and sharing back in community. This is a drop-in writing group. Online event. Link available on library website. Saturdays, Jan. 22 & Feb. 5, 10-12 pm.
Virtual Family Storytime: For children of all ages and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children, in a virtual setting. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Hosted by Lee from Eden Prairie Library. Online event. Registration required. Fridays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, Feb. 4, 11 & 18, 10-10:30 am.
Recordkeeping for Artists: Learn how to track revenues and expenses, make informed projections, and gain a clearer understanding of your artistic business finances. Collaborator: Springboard for the Arts. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Online event. Registration required. Saturday, Jan. 8 at 1-3:30 pm.
Criminal Expungement Information Session: Expungement is the process of going to court to ask a judge to seal a court record. People request an expungement when they have been denied a job, housing, or a professional license because of a criminal incident that shows up on a background check. Attend this virtual information session via Microsoft Teams to learn more about the expungement process and have general questions answered by attorneys. The session is free, but registration is required. Expungement court forms will be provided to all registrants. Presented by Central Minnesota Legal Services in partnership with Hennepin County Law Library. Funded by Friends of the Hennepin County Library. Thursday, Jan. 13, 1:30-2:30 pm.
Legal Considerations for Artists: Obtain general information about your intellectual property, contract basics and structuring your artistic business. Collaborator: Springboard for the Arts. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Online event. Registration required. Saturday, Jan. 15, 1-3:30 pm.
Book Club: “Winter Counts” by David Heska Wanbli: Hosted by Alexis and Esther from Minneapolis Central Library. The link to the live online discussion will be emailed to registrants in advance. Online event. Registration required. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 6:30-7:30 pm.