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Adult Book Club
Thursday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m.

Join our discussion of new and interesting titles. Bring along your recommendations for future meetings. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Ridgedale Library.
What We're Reading:
September 4: A Town Like Alice, by Nevil Shute.
October 2: The Orphan Master's Son, by Adam Johnson.
November 6: My Reading Life, by Pat Conroy.
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Nature, Novels and Nonfiction
Monday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m.
Location: Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd.
Register Online or call 612-543-8800.
Read an adventure-related book and do the activity you read about. Meet at the Minnetonka Community Center on the second Monday of the month to discuss the book. On the third Monday of the month, do the activity with Three Rivers Park District. Lending copies may be picked up at the Ridgedale Library Information Desk three weeks prior to the discussion. Get details about each month's activity and sign up for it at the discussion. 
Presented in collaboration with Three Rivers Park District; Presented in collaboration with Minnetonka Senior Services.
What We're Reading:
September 8: Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Strayed, Cheryl.
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Crafty Minnesota: X Marks the Spot
Monday, Sept. 8, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8800.
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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Jumpstart Your Job Search: Who am I, Where am I Going?
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8800.
Get a better understanding of your current employability skill set. What are transferable skills and how can they improve your employability? Learn career assessment techniques and how the results can improve your job search options. 
Presented in collaboration with Employment Action Center.
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Excel Basics for Building Job Skills
Thursday, Sept. 11, 6–8 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8800.
Excel is used in the workplace for accounting, tracking inventory and organizing data. Learn how to work with spreadsheets, create formulas and build a budget.
Presented by Science Museum of Minnesota - Computer Education
Sponsored by MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency) 
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20-Minute Résumé and Job Search Assistance
Thursday, Sept. 11, 10a.m.–noon
Thursday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. – noon
Thursday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. – noon

In your 20-minute appointment, a certified professional résumé writer will work with you to make your résumé the best it can be. The appointment will also include job search advice and an overview of interview questions. Sign up at the library when you arrive and bring your résumé. 
Presented in collaboration with Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis.
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Online Language Learning
Monday, Sept. 15, 1 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8800.
Get a quick orientation to two superior online language-learning tools available free through the Library's website: Tell Me More (Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Latin American Spanish or Spanish) and Transparent Language Online (70 languages). 
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Family Storytime
Mondays, Sept. 15–Nov. 3, 10 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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Family Storytime
Tuesdays, Sept. 16–Nov. 4, 10 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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Email Basics for Building Job Skills
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6–8 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8800.
Email has become the typical method for business communication. Learn how to set up a free email account, send and receive messages, and add attachments.
Presented by Science Museum of Minnesota - Computer Education
Sponsored by MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency) 
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Books You Don't Have Time to Read
Wednesdays, Sept. 17–Nov. 5, 12:30–2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8800.
Each week, hear a U of M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute member present a book that tackles a challenging subject of the day. Then discuss the issues involved. 
Presented in collaboration with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
What We're Reading:
September 17: An Idea Whose Time Has Come, by Todd S. Purdom.
September 24: The Devil's Highway, by Luis Alberto Urrea.
October 1: The Innovator's Prescription , by Clayton M. Christensen et al.
October 8: Uncertain Justice, by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz.
October 15: The Loudest Voice in the Room , by Gabriel Sherman.
October 22: Hard Choices, by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
October 29: Freedom's Daughters, by Lynne Olson.
November 5: How the West Was Won, by Rodney Stark.
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