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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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Opera Viva! Kick-Off Performance
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m. 
Register Online or call 612-543-8800.
Celebrate the kick-off to the Minnesota Opera's season-long residency by attending this concert of operatic proportions! Opera favorites will be performed by Minnesota Opera Artists and will be a feast for the eyes and ears! 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with Minnesota Opera.
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Baby Storytime
Wednesdays, Sept. 17–Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8800.
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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Baby Storytime
Wednesdays, Sept. 17–Nov. 5, 10:30 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8800.
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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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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20-Minute Résumé and Job Search Assistance
Thursday, Oct. 2, 10a.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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Socrates Café
Thursdays, Sept. 4–Nov. 20, 7 p.m.
Sit back and philosophize with your friends and neighbors. The topic is decided by popular vote at the beginning of the meeting. All welcomed; no experience necessary. The concept of Socrates Café is based on the book of the same name by Christopher Phillips. 
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Adult Book Club
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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Family Storytime
Thursdays, Sept. 18–Nov. 6, 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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eBook Basics
Friday, Oct. 3, 1–3 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8800.
Learn how to search for, select, download and use eBooks from the HCL website on your personal eReader device or computer. 
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Paint It Green: Build Small
Saturday, Oct. 4, 10:30a.m.–noon
Register Online or call 612-543-8800.
K-grade 6. Imagine if the world's tallest building were 3 inches high. What would that mean about the size of your family, friends and animals? Create your world in miniature using self-drying clay, paint and other materials. Materials provided. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with ArtStart.
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