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Tour Minneapolis Central Library & Special Collections
Room Location: Welcome Station
Saturdays, June 7, June 21, July 19, Aug. 2 & Aug. 16, 11:00 a.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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Genealogy Research: Assistance
Room Location: 4th Floor
Saturday, Aug. 2, 1–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 5–8 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 14, 5–8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16, 1–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 5–8 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 5–8 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 28, 5–8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 30, 1–4 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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Conversation Circles
Room Location: 4th Floor
Saturday, Aug. 2, 1–3 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 3, 1–3 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 4–6 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 4–6 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 4–6 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 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
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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Job Search Assistance
Room Location: N-207
Wednesdays, June 4–Aug. 27, 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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Game On!
Room Location: Children's Library
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2 p.m.
For families. Join us for an afternoon of gaming. Play a classic board game, try out new board games from around the world or play Wii. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Minneapolis Central Library.
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Patent Workshop for Inventors, Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
Room Location: Best Buy Learning Lab
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 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. Library staff will cover intellectual property basics, the patent process and how to do a preliminary patent search.  
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Open Computer Lab
Room Location: Best Buy Learning Lab
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 9 a.m. – noon
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m. – noon
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. – noon

Open computer skills assistance with library software instructors and volunteers. No registration required. Walk-Ins welcome! 
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Family Storytime
Room Location: Children's Library
Thursdays, July 17–Aug. 14, 9:30 a.m.
Location: Stories in the Park in Cancer Survivor's Park, corner of Nicollet Mall and Washington Ave. Storytimes held in library if raining.
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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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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Talk of the Stacks With J.A. Jance
Room Location: Pohlad Hall
Monday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m. 
Jance is a New York Times bestselling author and prolific writer of mysteries and thrillers, including the J.P. Beaumont, Ali Reynolds and Walker Family series. Jance will share her most recent release from the popular Joanna Brady series, "Remains of Innocence." Books will be available for purchase and signing. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
A program of the Friends of the Hennepin County Library. Funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Art Work grant. Sponsors: MinnPost and Magers and Quinn Booksellers.
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