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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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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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Writing and Filing a Provisional Patent Application
Room Location: Doty Board Room
Tuesday, April 22, 5:30–8 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8000.
Learn how to write and file a provisional patent application (PPA). Patent attorneys will be available for one-on-one PPA coaching sessions. Note: To participate in the one-on-one coaching sessions after the presentation, you must have attended one of the Patent Workshops for Inventors, Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners (March 5 or April 16). For more information about the coaching sessions, contact Janet at LegalCORPS: 612-278-6348.
Presented in partnership with LegalCORPS.
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Conversation Circles
Room Location: N-402
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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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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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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Tour Minneapolis Central Library
Room Location: Welcome Station
Thursdays, March 13, March 27, April 10, April 24, May 8 & May 22, 1:00 – 2 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.
School (PreK-12), ABE or ELL groups: Please check our "Teachers' Toolbox" for school visit information and tour contacts. Note: Two-week advance notice is required for school group tours/visits.
 
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Basic Steps to Starting a Small Business
Room Location: N-202
Thursday, April 24, 3–4 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8000.
A representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will discuss SBA loan programs, procurement and exporting, business plans and mentoring. Time for Q&A. 
Presented in partnership with U.S. Small Business Administration.
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Teen Job Fair
Room Location: Pohlad Hall
Saturday, April 26, noon–3 p.m.
For teens. Meet employers; attend workshops; collect information about jobs, internships, and volunteering and training opportunities. For more information, call 612-543-8049 or go to www.hclib.org/teenjobfair
Presented in partnership with AchieveMpls, City of Minneapolis, Community Planning and Economic Development, Mall of America, Minneapolis WorkForce Centers, Minneapolis Youth Congress and Rock Your Block.
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Adult Homework Help
Room Location: 4th Floor
Saturday, April 26, 10:30a.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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Conversation Circles
Room Location: N-402
Thursday, May 1, 4–6 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 1–3 p.m.
Sunday, May 4, 1–3 p.m.
Tuesday, May 6, 4–6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 7, 4–6 p.m.
Thursday, May 8, 4–6 p.m.
Saturday, May 10, 1–3 p.m.
Sunday, May 11, 1–3 p.m.
Tuesday, May 13, 4–6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 14, 4–6 p.m.
Thursday, May 15, 4–6 p.m.
Saturday, May 17, 1–3 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 1–3 p.m.
Tuesday, May 20, 4–6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 21, 4–6 p.m.
Thursday, May 22, 4–6 p.m.
Saturday, May 24, 1–3 p.m.
Sunday, May 25, 1–3 p.m.
Tuesday, May 27, 4–6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 28, 4–6 p.m.
Thursday, May 29, 4–6 p.m.
Saturday, May 31, 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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