Enjoy free, virtual programs right at home on the library's Facebook page or YouTube playlists. Registrants for live Zoom programs will be emailed an invitation link to join the event.
Book Discussion Groups
Gather online with others community members to discuss great books in one of our book discussion groups. Registration required for new members to receive access to these Zoom virtual events. Geared for adults.
Zoom virtual events
Find a book group and register
Indians in America: History, Culture and Life
Join us for a series of presentations from Eugene E. Fracek, K-12 and college educator, American Indian storyteller, and enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. Learn about a wide variety of topics, including what Indian Tribes are, their history, criteria for becoming an enrolled Tribal member, cultural traditions, stereotypes and appropriation, Tribal sovereignty, jurisdiction, funding and more. Registration required for each event. Geared for adults. A Minnesota Legacy series.
Zoom Virtual Events
Thursday, Nov. 19; 7–8 p.m.
Nov. 19: Tribal America: Hidden from View Register now.
Learn more about cultural appropriation as well as traditional Indian cultural celebrations. Hear about Tribal governments and the origin of funding for education, housing and health services. Learn about criminal and civil jurisdiction issues, tax revenue, land and resource management, and reservation poverty.
Creative Arts Workshops
Explore a variety of creative activities while gathering and interacting with others in a low-stress, online environment. A kit with materials needed for the workshop will be mailed to you prior to each event. These programs are limited to attendees with Minnesota addresses. Registration required for each event. Geared for adults. A Minnesota legacy series.
Zoom virtual events
Tuesdays, 2–3:45 p.m.
Dec. 8 & 15
Dec. 8: Surreal Collage Register now through Nov. 24.
Create your own unique collage by experimenting with magazine cutout materials and design elements inspired by the style of German dada artist Hannah Hoch. Presented by COMPAS Teaching Artist Katrina Knutson.
Dec. 15: Hand Sewing Projects Register now through Dec. 1.
Practice hand sewing and discover fun ways to turn plain fabric into functional and beautiful things in this stress-free workshop. Presented by COMPAS Teaching Artist Sarah Nassif.
Celebrating Somali Youth Voices
Celebrate Crossroads: An Anthology of Resilience and Hope by Young Somali Writers, a recently published book featuring original works written by Minnesota-based Somali teens and young adults. Meet and learn from creators' experiences and listen to live readings. Presented by the Minnesota Humanities Center. Geared for adults and teens ages 12 and older. Registration required.
Zoom virtual event
Thursday, Dec. 17, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Register now.
Career and Small Business Workshops
Join us for virtual workshops that support job seekers and small businesses. Develop useful skills, strategies, resources and learn how to adapt your job search or business practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. View upcoming workshops.
Small Business Counseling with SCORE
Get free, confidential counseling from Ron Seipp, an experienced SCORE counselor, who will help you navigate the planning or operating your small business.
To make a virtual appointment, email Seipp at firstname.lastname@example.org.