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Girls Only Kids Book Club
Tuesday, July 22, 2–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6400.
Girls entering grades 4-6. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
What We're Reading:
June 24: 11 Birthdays, by Wendy Mass.
July 8: A Crooked Kind of Perfect, by Linda Urban.
July 22: Inside Out & Back Again, by Thanhha Lai.
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Act Out for Adults: Be Heard!
Tuesday, July 22, 6:30–8 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6400.
Do you want to be heard? To be more easily understood? Learn tips, exercises and practical applications from an experienced Guthrie teaching artist on how to speak with a more motivating, inspiring and commanding voice. No experience necessary! See related materials for further information. Find more by searching the library catalog or Ask Us
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with Guthrie Theater.
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Library Lab for Kids: Catapults
Wednesday, July 23, 2–4 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6400.
Entering grades 4-6. Use real tools – hammers, drills and saws – to build your own catapult. Find out how far you can fling a projectile and take your catapult home for more experimentation. Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with The Works; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Kids Jr. Book Club
Thursday, July 24, 1:30–2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6400.
Entering grades 2-3. Join other kids to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
What We're Reading:
June 26: Magician's Boy, by Susan Cooper.
July 10: White Fur Flying, by Patricia MacLachlan.
July 24: Judy Moody & Stink : the mad, mad, mad, mad treasure hunt, by Megan McDonald.
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Guys Read Kids Book Club
Thursday, July 24, 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6400.
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
What We're Reading:
June 26: My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George.
July 10: One Dog and His Boy, by Eva Ibbotson.
July 24: The Paradise Trap, by Catherine Jinks.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Saturday, July 26, 2–3:30 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. Arrive between 2-3 p.m. to sign up for a time slot.
Presented in collaboration with North Star Therapy Animals.
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Library Lab for Kids: Kaleidoscopes
Wednesday, July 30, 2–2:45 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6400.
Entering grades 1-6. Build a unique and colorful kaleidoscope to take home. Have fun exploring reflection and symmetry with bendable mirrors. Materials provided. 
Presented in collaboration with The Works; Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
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Jumpstart Your Job Search: Drop-in Day
Friday, Aug. 8, 1–3 p.m.
Stop in for free, 15-minute, one-to-one job search assistance. Services may include résumé development, résumé review, career assessment, transferable skills assessment, job training options and career counseling. 
Presented in partnership with Employment Action Center.
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Baby Storytime
Thursdays, Sept. 4–25, 9:30 a.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 7. Register online or call 612-543-6400.
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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K-12 Homework Help
Monday, Sept. 8, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 15, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 22, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 29, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 6, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 13, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 20, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 27, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 10, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 17, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 24, 3:30–7:30 p.m.

Free in-person tutoring for K-12 students. No advance sign-up needed. 
Funded by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
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Jumpstart Your Job Search: Drop-in Day
Friday, Sept. 12, 1–3 p.m.
Stop in for free, 15-minute, one-to-one job search assistance. Services may include résumé development, résumé review, career assessment, transferable skills assessment, job training options and career counseling. 
Presented in partnership with Employment Action Center.
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