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Northeast Library events
May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Online and in-person offerings at Northeast Library, 2200 Central Ave. NE, 612-543-6775 or www.hclib.org/northeast
HelpNow: Free online tutoring for all ages. Get help from a tutor in English or Spanish. Online every day from 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/
For children of all ages and their caregivers. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Room capacity is limited. Hosted by Katrina Dombrowsky at Northeast Public Library. May 3-31st at 10:30-11:00am.
Dial-a-Story for Adults: Call 612-543-8851 and listen to a recording of staff reading a short story on-demand. The story changes weekly. See the list of previous stories on the Dial-a-Story for Adults book list. Hosted by Minnetonka Library and Outreach staff, sponsored by Friends of the Hennepin County Library. Through Tuesday, May 31, all day. Online event.
Lao New Year: Water Festival 2022: Celebrate the Lao New Year, also known as Water Festival. Unique customs including Giving Alms, Baci-Ceremony, and the Scented Water tradition. Learn how to make traditional Lao bamboo stew, a symbol of fertility, strength, flexibility, and health. The varieties of vegetables and textures represent the diversity of ethnic groups that live in Laos. Through May 31, all day. Online event.
Writer to Writer: Ed Bok Lee and Kevin Yang: Join writers Ed Bok Lee and Kevin Yang in a conversation about their writing, lives and mutual admiration. Lee and Yang will reflect on their identities as Asian American artists living in Minnesota and creating art for themselves versus creating art for their communities. They will also explore writing in different languages. Collaborator: More Than a Single Story. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Wednesday, May 4, 7-8:15 pm.
Ready Go! Make Your Art Mobile: Learn about practical and conceptual strategies to translate your art into a mobile tool that can be used to engage community and prompt interaction. Collaborator: Springboard for the Arts. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Hosted by Springboard for the Arts on Zoom. The link to the live online discussion will be emailed to registrants in advance. Online event. Registration required. Saturday, May 7, 1-3:30 pm.
Virtual Citizenship Workshop: Online study sessions to practice for your citizenship interview. Work in small groups or individually with a volunteer from Literacy Minnesota. Study English vocabulary, reading, writing, and civics. Classes are held every Monday and Tuesday, 11 am-12:30 pm, through Tuesday, Sept. 6. Exceptions: Mondays, May 30, July 4, September 5. Online event. Register for each session you would like to attend.
Take a Meditation Vacation: Need to escape the stress and strains of life? Learn how to immerse yourself in peace, calm and joy. Join Arlene Samsel’s meditation presentation to learn techniques to revive yourself just like a relaxing vacation. A short “meditation sitting” follows the presentation. Hosted by Rogers Library. Online event. Registration required. Tuesday, May 10, 1-2 pm.
Theater Workshop: zAmJam!: Participants play games, learn skills, and generate content and ideas for performances. People who have experienced homelessness are especially encouraged to attend. Need a laptop, headphones, or internet access to participate? Do you have a disability and would like to join? Call or text Esther to discuss accessibility services: 651-760-4804 or email@example.com Funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Online event. Registration required. Tuesday, May 10 & 17, 2:30-4 pm.
Writing Great College Application Essays: Use basic creative writing craft elements such as strong characterization, compelling narrative structure, and an interesting premise to write great college application essays. Leave with ideas that will get you started on writing an essay to wow your readers. Collaborator: The Loft Literary Center. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. This program presented by the Loft Literary Center on Zoom. Online event. Registration required. Tuesday, May 10, 6:30-8 pm.
Criminal Expungement Information: 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 the 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. Online event. Registration required. Thursday, May 12, 1:30-2:30 pm.
Mary Ann Key Book Club – A Community Discussion of “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People”: Join columnist Myron Medcalf and moderator Ramona Kitto Stately in an online conversation with Native American community leaders Sharon Day, Marlena Myles, Dr. Katie Phillips and Pearl Walker-Swaney. Panelists will discuss “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People.” Collaborator: Star Tribune. Sponsor: Friends of the Hennepin County Library. Online event. Registration required. Thursday, May 12, 7-8:30 pm.
Artist Websites: Tips and Tricks: Get clarity on whether you need a website for your artistic practice, learn the basics of creating a website and gain tips to improve an existing one. Collaborator: Springboard for the Arts. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Online event. Registration required. Saturday, May 14, 1-3:30 pm.
Writing Scholarship Essays: Prepare to write your college scholarship essays by exploring your personal narrative and how to tell your story in a compelling way. Discover storytelling and persuasive strategies to showcase your experiences and describe your motivations, career aspirations and how you’ve overcome challenges. Collaborator: The Loft Literary Center. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Online event. Registration required. Tuesday, May 17, 6:30-8 pm.