Northeast Library Events, 2200 Central Ave. NE., 612-543-6775, hclib.org/northeast.
Afternoon Snack Program: Northeast Library will have daily snacks available for youth ages 18 and under. Every Tuesday through Saturday, 2-3 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. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Thursdays through Aug. 5, 10-10:30 am. (No storytime on July 8). Register online. Hosted by St. Anthony Library.
Summer Learning On-demand Virtual Programs: On-demand virtual programs from local organizations and presenters are available all summer. Program topics include storytelling, dance, performances, a magic performance, music for families and more. ASL (American Sign Language) included for all videos. Presented by MELSA (Metropolitan Area Library Service Agency). Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Recorded programs are available through Hennepin County Library’s YouTube page through Aug. 31.
Youth Programming: Check out hclib.org/events for all virtual summer programs. Libraries will give away books and take-home activities for kids, while supplies last. Keep your eye out for pop-up outdoor play opportunities and story strolls.
Wizarding Escape Rooms: Attention witches and wizards: find a weekly escape room based on everyone’s favorite magical novels. One room will be released each week, based on each Harry Potter novel, in order. Hosted by Southdale Library. Online event. Registration Required. Wednesday, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, and Aug. 4.
Teen Yoga: Entering grades 6-12. You are invited to write, stretch and connect through guided writing exercises and movement lead by certified yoga instructor Kjirsten Fogelson, founder of Colorful Movement. Hosted by Eden Prairie Library. Online event. Registration required. Wednesday, June 30, July 14, July 21, 12-1 pm.
Anime and Fandom Trivia: Entering grades 6-12. Hang out, geek out and test your trivia skills against other anime, fandom and gaming stans. Join the Brookdale Library Teen Geekery Club for a Jeopardy!-style trivia game and door prize drawings. Sponsors: Friends of the Hennepin County Library and Anime Twin Cities. Hosted by Brookdale Library. Online event. Registration required. Friday, July 2, 3-5 pm.
Haitian Dance with Afoutayi: Dance the story of The Mermaid and the Whale with COMPAS Teaching Artist Djenane Saint Juste. Learn the Creole and French words that are part of their story. This performance is filled with Haitian dance, music, drumming storytelling and history and culture. ASL included. Presented by MELSA. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. All-day online event. Sunday, July 18-Saturday July 24.
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 apps2.hclib.org/auth/BrainFuse. Ask Us Reference services are available by phone, email, or chat. Call 612-543-KNOW (5669) or visit hclib.org/contact/.
Empowering You: The Power of Saying ‘No’ & How to Say It: In this 90-minute webinar, Brenisen Wheeler from Women’s Advocates will lead a discussion on the following topics: What are our associations with the word ‘no’ and what stands in our way of saying it more? What is the value of saying ‘no’? How can saying ‘no’ help us reclaim agency of our own lives? How do we say no, mean it and feel good about it at work, in our personal lives and beyond? Hosted by Minneapolis Central Library. Collaborator: Women’s Advocates. Funding provided in part by Friends of the Minneapolis Central Library. Online event. Registration required. Wednesday, June 30, 7-8:30 pm.
TransFabulous Workshop: Gender Affirming Wardrobe 101: Instructor Mason Persons will share how he has been able to build his wardrobe to fit his needs alongside his gender journey. With his help, you will gain resources and tips on how to feel more euphoric in your clothing. Be prepared to show your favorite clothes and accessories with the group. Persons is excited to hold this space and hear how everyone relates their gender expression to their gender identity. All are welcome to this trans-centered space. Hosted by Minneapolis Central Library. Funded in part by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Online event. Registration required. Wednesday, June 30, 7-8:30 pm.
Google Suite 5: Forms: Interested in creating your own surveys and questionnaires? This workshop is all about Google Forms and how to build your own custom online form and send it to others. An advantage of using this service is that when someone completes your form, the responses can be stored in a Google Sheets spreadsheet with the click of a button to make for easy data collection and analysis. Online event. Registration required. Tuesday, July 6, 3-4:30 pm.
Budgeting Basics: Money Management: In this webinar-style class, they will talk all about the basic building blocks of starting a budget, managing your budget and sticking to it, and finding ways to create more savings or cut spending month to month. Q&A session wraps it up at the end. Receive a free budget spreadsheet after class. Online event hosted by Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County. Registration required. Wednesday, July 7, 6-8:30 pm.
Indigi-Nerd Monthly Meet-up: A facilitated one-hour conversation will be held each month relating to Indigenous Comics. Feel free to join anytime. It will be open-ended discussion. Link to join in description at hclib.org/events, Wednesday, July 7, 7-8 pm.
Using Census Records for Genealogy: U.S. Census records can offer evidence about your ancestors as well as clues about new relatives to add to your family tree. Learn how census records can help reconstruct your family history. Hosted by Southdale Library. Online event. Registration required. Saturday, July 10, 10-11:30 am and Wednesday July 14, 1-2:30 pm.
emPowerU: Home Buying 101: From finding a realtor to closing on your dream home, learn the ins and outs of buying a home. Learn about the key players in purchasing a home, mortgage loan options, and the steps you can start taking to make homeownership a reality. Plus, address your questions to a certified mortgage loan expert. Hosted by Minneapolis Central Library. Collaborator: Dress for Success Twin Cities, City & County Credit Union. Saturday, July 10, 10-11 am.
Debt Management Skills: During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have faced unexpected crises and may be struggling to keep up with their bills or find themselves deeper in debt. Learn different strategies for managing debt in crisis and unexpected circumstances, and discuss types of debt management, including student debt, medical debt and high-cost debt. Q&A session wraps it up at the end. Hosted by Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County. Online event. Registration required. Tuesday, July 13, 6-8:30 pm.
emPowerU: Investment 101 for Women: Is the jargon used in investment conversations confusing? Does it sound like a foreign language? It might seem easier to just leave your money in a savings account than try to understand all there is know about investing. But it is an incredibly powerful tool that can help you grow your money over time. Financial empowerment expert Jayne Ellegard invites you into a conversation and explains these concepts in ways that will make sense to you. Hosted by Minneapolis Central Library. Collaborator: Dress for Success Twin Cities. Online event. Registration required. Thursday, July 15, 12-1 pm.
You Can Bank on it and Money Management: In this webinar style class, learn about the services offered at financial institutions (banks and credit unions), how to set up and manage your own checking and savings accounts and use a basic budget. A Q&A session wraps it up at the end. Hosted by Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County. Online event. Registration required. Tuesday, July 20, 6-8:30 pm.
Virtual Tenant Rights Forum/Foro Virtual Sobre Derechos de Inquilinos: Listen to a brief update on the current state of Minnesota Landlord/Tenant Law during the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, there will be time for your questions. HOME Line Managing Attorney Michael Vraa will present. Vraa has worked exclusively in landlord/tenant law in Minnesota since 1996 and has given more than 1,300 speeches on the rights of renters and landlords. Live Spanish translation will also be available, featuring Amarilis Carrion, another HOME Line’s housing attorney. Online event. Registration required. Thursday, July 22, 6:30-7:30 pm.