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Library News July ’22

Library News

Carz Nelson

All information listed here is accurate as of June 15, 2022. For the most recent information, check out the library website at www.hclib.org.

FRANKLIN LIBRARY HOURS

Monday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Wednesday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

FRANKLIN OPEN STREETS

Franklin Library is hosting special events for Franklin Open Streets. Outside on the lawn, as well as inside the library, there will be a wide variety of exhibits, performances, presentations, and activities.

Sunday, July 10, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ADVICE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

The City of Minneapolis Small Business Team is holding public office hours at Franklin Library. This is a great opportunity for people with questions about starting, maintaining, or expanding their business. Please feel free to drop in – no appointment needed.

Tuesdays, July 12 and 26, 12 – 2 p.m.

COFFEE & CONVERSATIONS

Join us at Franklin Library for Coffee & Conversations!

Friday, July 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

FAIR FINANCIAL VISITS FRANKLIN LIBRARY

Community Ambassadors for FAIR, a program through Prepare & Prosper, will answer questions and sign people up for this financial service.

Friday, July 29.

RESOURCES AND SUPPORT

The Bridge for Youth visits Franklin Library the fourth Wednesday of each month, 2 – 5 p.m. They connect people with resources and provide hygiene items and other supplies. Look for them in their outreach van on the corner of 14th and Franklin Avenue.

FREE FOOD

Franklin and Hosmer Libraries are collaborating with Every Meal to distribute free meal bags. Bags are free for anyone to take, while supplies last.

HOMEWORK HELP

Homework Help is back to its normal schedule. Both Franklin and Hosmer Libraries offer free one-on-one tutoring for K-12 students.

Franklin: Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Hosmer: Mondays 4 – 7:30 p.m., Saturdays 1 – 4 p.m.

READING SUGGESTIONS

Looking for a good book to read? You could ask a librarian. At hclib.org, towards the bottom of the page, you’ll find the link, Ask us for reading suggestions. This leads to a form you fill out about what sorts of books you like, and what sorts you don’t like. Fill in the form and you will get an email with reading recommendations. If you don’t want to fill out a form, you can always ask librarians for recommendations in person, over the phone, or via chat.

AT HOME SERVICE

At Home service is provided free of charge to Hennepin County residents who can’t get to a library due to illness, disability, or visual impairment. To apply for At Home service, submit an online application or apply by phone at 612-543-8850.

ASK THE LIBRARY

Have a reference or library account question? You can chat, email, text, or call the library. Chat or email at www.hclib.org/contact, text to 612-400-7722, or call 612-543-KNOW (5669) to reach library staff by phone.

Español/Spanish: Llame o envíe un texto al 651-503-8013 para recibir ayuda en español.

Hmoob/Hmong: Hu losis text rau lub tsev nyeem ntawv ntawm 612-385-0886 txais kev pab hais lus Hmoob.

Soomaali/Somali: Caawimaad Soomaali ah, soo wac ama qoraal (text) usoo dir maktabada612-235-1339.

Carz is a Phillips resident and an enthusiastic patron of Hennepin County Library.

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