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Job Search Assistance
Room Location: Business, Science, Government Docs
Wednesdays, March 5–May 28, 1–4:30 p.m.
Are you seeking new employment or re-entering the workforce? Do you need help looking for a job, filling out applications or writing your résumé? Stop in for free one-to-one assistance with a job search representative. 
Presented in partnership with Goodwill/Easter Seals.
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Dance Together
Room Location: Children's Library
Wednesdays, April 2–16, 6:30–7:15 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8000.
For children 1 and up. Dance with your child to develop their physical, social and literacy skills. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with Young Dance.
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Patent Workshop for Inventors, Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
Room Location: Best Buy Learning Lab
Wednesday, April 16, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 7, 4:30–5:30 p.m.

Register Online or call 612-543-8000.
Hennepin County Library’s Patent & Trademark Resource Center at Minneapolis Central serves all of Minnesota from its location. Library staff will cover intellectual property basics, the patent process and how to do a preliminary patent search. 
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Genealogy Research: Get Started
Room Location: Best Buy Learning Lab
Wednesday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. – noon
Wednesday, May 21, 10:30 a.m. – noon

Register Online or call 612-543-8000.
Learn how to access family history resources, including census and immigration records and the best of what's available at the library and the Web. See related materials for further information. Find more by searching the library catalog or Ask Us
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Conversation Circles
Room Location: N-402
Wednesday, April 16, 4–6 p.m.
Thursday, April 17, 4–6 p.m.
Saturday, April 19, 1–3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 22, 4–6 p.m.
Wednesday, April 23, 4–6 p.m.
Thursday, April 24, 4–6 p.m.
Saturday, April 26, 1–3 p.m.
Sunday, April 27, 1–3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 29, 4–6 p.m.
Wednesday, April 30, 4–6 p.m.

Non-native English speakers: practice your English and make new friends in an informal, volunteer-led setting, and learn about the library, too. Call 612-543-5669 for more information in English or, in Hmong, 612-543-8845; in Somali, 612-543-8756; in Spanish, 612-543-8510. 
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Family Storytime
Room Location: Children's Library
Thursdays, April 10–May 15, 10:30 a.m.
For children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. 
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Public Tour of Minneapolis Central Library & Special Collections
Room Location: Welcome Station
Saturdays, March 1, March 15, April 5, April 19, May 3 & May 17, 11:00 a.m. – noon p.m.
Tour the James K. Hosmer Special Collections and other highlights including architectural design elements, the Cargill Art Gallery, an overview of services and of the collection of more than 2.4 million items housed on location. Families welcome. Groups of 15 or more, or with mobility issues, contact: Rochelle, 612-543-8120, rhenry@hclib.org.
Researchers: This is a tour only. Contact Special Collections at least one full business day in advance to schedule a research visit: 612-543-8200, specialcoll@hclib.org. 
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Adult Homework Help
Room Location: 4th Floor
Saturday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 26, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, April 27, 1–3 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 4, 1–3 p.m.
Saturday, May 10, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 11, 1–3 p.m.
Saturday, May 17, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 1–3 p.m.
Saturday, May 31, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Trained volunteer tutors will help adults with college homework assignments in any subject. Also open to adults working to improve their English, prepare for the GED, occupational, citizenship and driver’s exams. 
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Childish Films
Room Location: Pohlad Hall
Saturday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. – noon
For families. A program of children's cinema and arts, featuring unique films, hands-on arts activities, live entertainment and educational introductions for children's film fans. For more information, visit: www.supporthclib.org. 
A program of the Friends of the Hennepin County Library. Sponsors: Patricia Ploetz, Pamela Ploetz, Lerner Publishing, HealthPartners, Whole Foods Market and CRASH+SUES.
March 15: Cartoons in Dreamland: Enjoy vintage cartoons set in dreamland and a pre-show storytelling by Hennepin Theatre Trust.
April 19: Childish Film Festival Shorts: Enjoy a performance by String Circus and celebrate the season finale of Childish Films with a selected program of the best short films for ages 3+ from the Minneapolis- St. Paul International Film Festival.
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SCORE® Small Business Consultations
Room Location: N-201
Tuesday, April 22, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 13, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 27, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Bring your small business idea/problem and experienced SCORE counselors (retired members of the business community) will offer free, one-on-one confidential counseling on all aspects of small business start-up and management. 
Presented in partnership with SCORE.
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LegalCORPS Small Business Consultations
Room Location: N-202
Tuesday, April 22, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 13, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 27, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Do you need brief advice on a legal issue? Stop by for free, confidential and sound legal advice provided by LegalCORPS volunteer attorneys. Sign up for your same-day appointment at the second-floor information desk. 
Presented in partnership with LegalCORPS.
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