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Jumpstart Your Job Search: Job Search Over 40
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6125.
This program will address issues confronted by mature workers in continuing the next step of your career. Learn how to present your experience and savvy in an interview, address the age/wage barriers in job search, and explore how your values affect your choices. 
Presented in partnership with Employment Action Center.
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First Pages for Adults: Writing for Magazine Publications
Sunday, Sept. 14, 1–2:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6125.
Have you always had a secret desire to see your name in a magazine? Do you have a knack for writing, but just don't know how to get published? Learn tips that will get you on your way to writing for magazines. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.
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Crafty Minnesota: X Marks the Spot
Thursday, Sept. 18, 6–8 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6125.
For adults. Cross stitch never goes out of style. Learn the basics you need to create a tiny piece of embroidered art. Design your own snarky saying on a sampler or “8-bit” character for your favorite video game geek. Materials provided. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with Textile Center.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Sunday, Sept. 21, 1–2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 19, 1–2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 16, 1–2:30 p.m.

For families. Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. Time slots are 15 minutes.
Presented in collaboration with North Star Therapy Animals.
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First Pages for Teens: Read to Write
Thursday, Sept. 25, 3:30–5 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 28. Register online or call 612-543-6125.
Grades 7-12. Will reading "The Hunger Games" teach you to be a writer? You bet! Learn how Harry Potter can teach you about world-building, Neil Gaiman's characters can inspire creating memorable characters and how Veronica Roth's "Divergent" series can teach you about developing plots. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.
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Author Talk: Meryll Levine Page
Sunday, Sept. 28, 1 p.m.
Page will discuss "Jewish Luck: A True Story of Friendship, Deception and Risky Business" which recounts the intertwined stories of two women who fight to establish themselves in a time and place where women, Jews and capitalism were disparaged in the “New” Russia who succeed by creating their own luck. 
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Author Talk: Dan Munson
Saturday, Oct. 4, 1 p.m.
Munson will discuss "Malice Toward None," a book that tells the dramatic story of the four Kochendorfer children who survived the Sioux Uprising of 1862. Homes were found for them in the Twin Cities, and they thrived. Their descendants now number over 1,000. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
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Family Storytime
Tuesdays, October 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 18 & Nov. 25, 7:00 p.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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Family Storytime
Wednesdays, October 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Nov. 12, Nov. 19 & Nov. 26, 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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Jumpstart Your Job Search: Résumé, Prescreen and Interview Success
Friday, Oct. 10, 1–3 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 12. Register online or call 612-543-6125.
Do you want to find a new job, a better job or a whole new career? Learn which style of résumé best fits your job search, the importance of maintaining and updating a résumé, how the prescreen process works and interview tips. 
Presented in partnership with Employment Action Center.
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Baby Storytime
Mondays, October 13, Oct. 20, Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Nov. 17 & Nov. 24, 10:00 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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