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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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Conversation Circles
Room Location: N-402
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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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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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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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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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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Small Business Start-up Guidelines
Room Location: RKMC Meeting Room
Saturday, May 3, 10:30a.m. – noon
Register Online or call 612-543-8000.
Find out what needs to be considered for a small business start-up and what resources are available to help you succeed. Focus: the business plan, its organization, issues and preparation techniques. 
Presented in partnership with SCORE.
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Tour Minneapolis Central Library & Special Collections
Room Location: Welcome Station
Saturdays, March 1, March 15, April 5, April 19, May 3 & May 17, 11:00 a.m. – noon p.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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Tour Minneapolis Central Library
Room Location: Welcome Station
Tuesdays, March 4, March 18, April 1, April 15, May 6 & May 20, 6:30 – 7:30 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.
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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