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Baby Storytime
Room Location: Children's Library
Fridays, Sept. 19–Nov. 21, 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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Childish Films
Room Location: Pohlad Hall
Saturday, Sept. 20, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

For families. A program of children's cinema and arts, featuring unique films, hands-on arts activities, live entertainment and educational introductions for children's film fans. For more information, visit: www.supporthclib.org. 
A program of the Friends of the Hennepin County Library. Sponsors: Lerner Publishing, Pamela Ploetz, Patricia Ploetz, HealthPartners, Whole Foods Market, Weston Woods Studio and CRASH+SUES.
September 20: New York International Children’s Film Fest: Madison’s Duke Otherwise will perform songs from his debut children’s album Creepy Crawly Love before a show of selected shorts from the New York International Children’s Film Festival.
October 18: Fall Frolics: Come in costume, have a treat from Whole Foods, and enjoy a program of vintage films honoring Fall’s seasonal traditions. A costume parade will take place before the show.
November 15: African Stories: Celebrate the art of African storytelling with Jerry Blue followed by animated versions of award-winning picture books from the 1970s that colorfully illustrate traditional African folktales about people, animals, the earth, and sky.
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Adult Homework Help
Room Location: 4th Floor
Saturday, Sept. 20, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 21, 1–3 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 28, 1–3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 5, 1–3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 12, 1–3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 19, 1–3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 26, 1–3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 2, 1–3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 9, 1–3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 16, 1–3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 22, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 23, 1–3 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: 4th Floor
Saturday, Sept. 20, 1–3 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 21, 1–3 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 4–6 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 4–6 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 4–6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 1–3 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 28, 1–3 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 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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Genealogy Research: Assistance
Room Location: 4th Floor
Saturday, Sept. 20, 1–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 5–8 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 5–8 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 5–8 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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Work of Art: Your Promotional Toolkit
Room Location: RKMC Meeting Room
Sunday, Sept. 21, 1–3:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8000.
What should be in your portfolio? Learn about targeting your résumé, choosing a work sample, and composing the catalog page that accompanies it. Feel free to bring promotional materials along for review. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with Springboard for the Arts.
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Writing and Filing a Provisional Patent Application
Room Location: Pohlad Hall
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 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. Prerequisite class: Patent Workshop for Inventors, Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners, Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Minneapolis Central.
Presented in partnership with LegalCORPS.
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LegalCORPS Small Business Consultations
Room Location: N-202
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 10a.m.–1 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. – 1 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, Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 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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Job Search Assistance
Room Location: Business, Science, Government Docs
Wednesdays, Sept. 3–Nov. 26, 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, September 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Oct. 9, Oct. 23, Nov. 6, Nov. 13 & Nov. 20, 9:30 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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