Northeast Library events
May 19 @ 8:00 am - July 7 @ 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/
Family Storytime: 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. Tuesdays through May 31, 10:30-11 am.
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.
Business Consultations with City of Minneapolis: A representative from the City of Minneapolis will meet with business owners and entrepreneurs to share resources (financing, city regulations, and business technical assistance) and assist those who want to start, maintain, or expand a business in the City of Minneapolis. No appointment necessary. In English and Spanish. Collaborator: City of Minneapolis Small Business Team. 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 1:30-4:30 pm.
Creative Writing Workshop: A 5-week creative writing workshop for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This class is open to anyone who uses words in any way. This program allows students to express themselves through their own words and provide an opportunity for others to read creative works from their unique perspective. Traditional reading and writing ability is not required.! Students will also have the opportunity to publish and share their work at the end of the session. Collaborator: Cow Tipping Press. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Thursdays, June 9–July 7, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Virtual Citizenship Workshop: Drop-in to 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, September 6. Exceptions: Mondays, May 30, July 4, September 5. Online event. Register for each session you would like to attend.
Author Talk: Paula Yoo: This year marks the 40th anniversary of the murder of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American whose death galvanized the Asian American movement and has remarkable parallels to today’s anti-Asian violence. Paula Yoo’s From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry details Chin’s life, family, and brutal murder, as well as the subsequent trial that failed to bring his killers to justice. Join an online talk with Yoo, who will discuss her writing journey and share exclusive photographs from her research. A limited number of giveaway copies of the book will be provided to attendees of the event. Thursday, May 19, 7-8 pm. Online event.
e-Commerce Basics for Artists: Learn how to maximize your online sales with Big Cartel, Etsy, Shopify, Squarespace and other platforms. Discuss how to accept payments and package and ship your work. Collaborator: Springboard for the Arts. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Online event. Registration required. Saturday, May 21, 1-3:30 pm.
Our Stories, Ourselves: Conversations with Community – Home and Exile: Immigrants and refugees often come to the United States because they were traumatized in their homeland, and many end up in Minnesota. How do they make new lives for themselves in this new land? Though they are able to make homes out of necessity, do they ever really find home? In this More Than a Single Story conversation, Carolyn Holbrook will engage with Somali author Ayann Adan, Uruguayan author Tessa Bridal, genderqueer Afghani writer and professor of global studies Ahmad Qais Munhazim, and Hmong community leader Terri Thao in a discussion on what home and exile mean to them. Collaborator: More Than a Single Story. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Online event. Registration required. Sunday, May 22, 2-3:30 pm.
Social Security Disability Benefit 101: Social Security Disability provides a source of income to those who are unable to work due to severe disability. Learn about the basic requirements for Social Security Disability programs, and if this may be an option for you. The presentation will cover two of the basic programs – Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – and will include information on work requirements for eligibility, income limitations for programs, information Social Security will review when considering a claim, plus options if you are denied Social Security Disability. The session is free, but registration is required. Presented by Central Minnesota Legal Services in partnership with Hennepin County Law Library. Funded by Friends of the Hennepin County Library. Online event. Thursday, May 26, 3-4 pm.
Vinyl Revival: Album Encounters – Kraftwerk: Join Vinyl Revival for a discussion of Kraftwerk’s pioneering career in electronic music. Listen to songs spun from their most innovative albums including Autobahn, Trans-Europe Express, and the Man-Machine; learn how their experimental “robot pop” style combined pop melodies, repetitive rhythms, and matching suits; and discuss how these 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees influenced modern music genres from post-punk to ambient to techno. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Online event. Registration required. Thursday, May 19, 7-8:30 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 24, 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 24, 6:30-8 pm.