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Baby Storytime
Room Location: Children's Library
Fridays, June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug. 1, Aug. 8 & Aug. 15, 9:30 a.m.
For children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format designed especially for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. 
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Adult Homework Help
Room Location: 4th Floor
Saturday, July 12, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, July 13, 1–3 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, July 20, 1–3 p.m.
Saturday, July 26, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, July 27, 1–3 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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Conversation Circles
Room Location: 4th Floor
Saturday, July 12, 1–3 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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Conversation Circles
Room Location: 4th Floor
Sunday, July 13, 1–3 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15, 4–6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16, 4–6 p.m.
Thursday, July 17, 4–6 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, 1–3 p.m.
Sunday, July 20, 1–3 p.m.
Tuesday, July 22, 4–6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 23, 4–6 p.m.
Thursday, July 24, 4–6 p.m.
Saturday, July 26, 1–3 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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Tour Minneapolis Central Library
Room Location: Welcome Station
Mondays, June 9, June 23, July 14, July 28, Aug. 11 & Aug. 25, 1:00 p.m.
Tour this stunning Cesar Pelli-designed library with a green roof, four fireplaces, an art gallery, a piano room, four-story atrium and 2.4 million items in the collection -- including government documents and much more! Families welcome. Groups of 15 or more, or with mobility issues, contact: Rochelle, 612-543-8120, rhenry@hclib.org 
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Microsoft Excel: Basics
Room Location: Best Buy Learning Lab
Monday, July 14, 4:30–6 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8000.
Learn the basics of working with an Excel spreadsheet: navigation, entering data and using formulas. Handout 
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Microsoft Excel: Charts and Graphs
Room Location: Best Buy Learning Lab
Monday, July 14, 6:30–8 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8000.
Learn to create and integrate graphs and charts into your Excel spreadsheets. Handout 
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Computer Class for Complete Beginners
Room Location: Best Buy Learning Lab
Tuesday, July 15, noon–1:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8000.
Learn the difference between hardware and software, practice using a mouse and keyboard. Find out more about computer training resources at the library. For students with little or no experience using a computer. 
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Microsoft Windows Basics
Room Location: Best Buy Learning Lab
Tuesday, July 15, 2–3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 12, noon–1:30 p.m.

Register Online or call 612-543-8000.
Hands on exploration of the Windows 7 operating system. Learn how to start programs, save and find files and folders, and switch between programs effectively. Mouse and keyboard use required. 
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Genealogy Research: Assistance
Room Location: 4th Floor
Tuesday, July 15, 5–8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, 1–4 p.m.
Tuesday, July 22, 5–8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 23, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, July 24, 5–8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 29, 5–8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

A genealogy volunteer will help you get started or offer suggestions on where to find more useful genealogy information. No appointment necessary. 
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Tour Minneapolis Central Library
Room Location: Welcome Station
Tuesdays, June 3, June 17, July 15, Aug. 5 & Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Tour this stunning Cesar Pelli-designed library with a green roof, four fireplaces, an art gallery, a piano room, four-story atrium and 2.4 million items in the collection -- including government documents and much more! Families welcome. Groups of 15 or more, or with mobility issues, contact: Rochelle, 612-543-8120, rhenry@hclib.org 
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