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News & Views of Phillips Since 1976
Thursday February 22nd 2024

Library News – Dec. ’23

By CARZ NELSON
All information listed here is accurate as of November 15, 2023. For the most recent information, check out the library website at www.hclib.org.

FRANKLIN LIBRARY HOURS
Monday 9 AM to 5 PM Tuesday 12 PM to 8 PM Wednesday 12 PM to 8 PM Thursday 12 PM to 8 PM Friday 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM

PAINT AND POETRY
For grades 1-6. Join Soomaal House of Art for an afternoon exploring watercolor and the magic of words. Participants will learn how to paint while using poetry to express their thoughts and questions. Materials provided.
Franklin Library
Saturday, December 9 at 1 to 3:30 PM

VOTING AND ELECTION RESOURCES
Stop by the Hennepin County Elections table to learn more about voting and elections including how to register to vote, finding new polling places, the primary election in March 2024, new election laws that are changing, and more!
Hosmer Library
Tuesday, December 12 at 3 to 5 PM

DRIVER’S LICENSES FOR ALL
Learn about the State of Minnesota’s new Driver’s Licenses for All law, which allows residents of Minnesota to apply for a driver’s license regardless of their current immigration status. Staff from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Driver and Vehicle Services division will answer questions about the law change. This program will be in English and Spanish. To register and receive the meeting link, please call the Ask Us Line at 651-503-8013.

Sesión informativa sobre licencias de conducir para todos. En este evento virtual aprenderemos sobre la nueva ley de licencias para todos en Minnesota que hizo que residentes del estado puedan solicitar una licencia de conducir sea cual sea su estatus migratorio actual. Oficiales de la división de Servicios de Conductores y Vehículos, parte del departamento de Seguridad Pública de Minnesota, darán una presentación interpretada en español, y después podrán contestar sus preguntas. Este programa será en inglés y español. Para registrarse y recibir el enlace a la reunión, llame a la Línea de Español al 651-503-8013.
Online
Tuesday, December 19 at 6 to 7:30 PM

MOVIE MATINEES
Franklin Library
Creed (PG-13)
Thursday, December 14 at 1 to 3:30 PM
The Woman King (PG-13)
Thursday, December 28 at 1 to 3:30 PM

VIDEOGAMES AND VR
Come hang out for an afternoon of Nintendo Switch and Virtual Reality. Whether you’re looking to place first in MarioKart or just hang out with friends, this is the place to be!
Franklin Library
Wednesdays 3-4:30 PM

PUZZLEMANIA!
Puzzles! Games! And tons of fun! Join us at Franklin Library for an afternoon full of games for youth and their families. Activities include puzzles, card games, and a variety of tabletop games.
Franklin Library
Thursdays 1:30-3:30 PM

TECHNOLOGY HOUR
One-on-one help with computers, smartphones, tablets, and e-readers. Library staff are available to assist you on your own devices and library computers.Franklin Library
Sundays and Tuesdays at 1 to 2 PM

URBAN 4-H
A youth leadership club that’s driven by curiosity. For adolescents.
Franklin Library
Tuesdays 4-5:30 PM

COFFEE & CONVERSATION
Join us for Coffee & Conversations.
Franklin Library
Second Friday of the month 10 AM to 12 Noon

WAY TO GROW
Way to Grow connects parents of kids ages 0-8 to a culture-to-culture family educator to help with resources and provide support and education.
Franklin Library
Tuesdays at 3 to 5 PM

STEAM WORKSHOP
The Franklin Library’s Teen Tech Squad leads education and entertainment for kids 8-plus on topics in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Franklin Library
Wednesdays at 5-6 PM

EMERGE
A Workforce Coach from EMERGE will be available to work with people aged 16-21.
Franklin Library
Tuesdays at 4 to 5:30 PM

ANIME CLUB
Anime Club for adolescents.
Franklin Library
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8 PM

CAREER AND JOB ASSISTANCE
Meet with a Minnesota Job Partners employment specialist at Franklin Library for job and career help. Stop by for individual assistance with job searching, resume writing, and more!
Franklin Library
Second Monday of the month 1 to 5 PM

HOMEWORK HELP
Both Franklin and Hosmer Libraries offer free one-on-one tutoring for K-12 students.
Franklin: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 to 7:30 PM, Saturdays at to 5 PM
Hosmer: Mondays and Wednesdays at 4 to 7:30, Sundays at 12 to 3 PM.

SMALL BUSINESS INFORMATION
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 businesses. Please feel free to drop in – no appointment needed.
Franklin Library
Second + fourth Tuesdays 12-2 PM

VETERAN RESOURCES
Senior Outreach Coordinator of MACV (Ending Veteran Homelessness), will be available to talk to veterans and connect to resources.
Franklin Library
Thursdays 12 to 1 PM

RESOURCES AND SUPPORT
The Bridge for Youth visits Franklin Library the fourth Wednesday of each month, 2 to 5 PM. 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 Avenues.
Franklin Library
Fourth Thursday of the month 2-5 PM

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.

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 kind of books you like, and what kind 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 maktabada 612-235-1339.

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

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