Library News & Events - For Adults
                November 2017
Do you have a box of old photos, slides, letters or documents sitting in a closet?  Are you worried that the photos are fading and the letters are becoming brittle?  Fear not!  The Minitex "Scan for Keeps" scanning program is coming to Scott County Library!

Bring your favorite family photos or important documents to be scanned onto a flashdrive (provided by the library) that is yours to keep. You will receive both TIFF and JPG versions of your scanned items.  Please note that there is an initial limit of 5 scanned items per person, however, additional items may be scanned as time allows.

Scan for Keeps will take place at the following libraries and times:

New Prague Library - Nov. 30th, 3:00-7:30pm
Savage Library - Dec. 2nd, 11:00am -3:00pm
Elko New Market Library - Dec. 9th, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Belle Plaine Library - Dec. 13th, 4:00-7:00pm

Additional scanning will be scheduled at other libraries next spring.

For more information, click here.
Meet the Author!  Club Book presents Allen Eskens                                            
Minnesota lawyer-turned-novelist Allen Eskens burst onto the thrillers scene in 2014 with his "compulsively suspenseful" ( Bookpage) mystery The Life We Bury, about a struggling student's English assignment that turns into a mission to solve a 30-year-old murder. 

His newest book, The Deep Dark Descending, debuted in October, and centers around homicide detective Max Rupert, a veteran cop who struggles to balance his professional integrity with a desire for personal vengeance after the shocking revelation that the hit-and-run accident that killed his wife was no accident after all.

This FREE event will be held on Wednesday, November 8th, 7:00-8:00 pm at the Prior Lake Public Library/Club Prior, located at 16210 Eagle Creek Ave. in Prior Lake.  Seating is first-come first served, and doors will open 45 minutes before the program begins. Arrive early to guarantee your spot.  Books will be available for purchase, and the author will sign copies after the program.

Click here for more information.
Upcoming Events

November 8th, 2:00-3:30 pm
Shakopee Library

Russia's great folk tradition came to include such handmade crafts as toys, embroidery, woodcarving, and nesting dolls.  Matryoshka - the painted wooden nesting doll - is familiar to many as the quintessential Russian souvenir. Pulled apart, the Matryoshka spills out smaller figures, each one inside a larger doll, until the tiniest one is revealed.  This presentation gives helpful background to the holiday nesting dolls exhibit at The Museum of Russia Art, presented by Carol Rudie, the Education Outreach Coordinator.

November 14th, 6:00-9:00 pm
Prior Lake Library

Fan favorites Salsa del Soul return to perform various styles of dance music from the Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean. Rene is back as well to demonstrate those great Latin dance moves!  VIBE at the Club is a partnership of Scott County Library and the City of Prior Lake/Club Prior.

October 27th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Belle Plaine Library

The Scott County Library and Smalltown Eclectic present  Loud! at the Library -- an open mic and art night. Open Mic is open to ages 12-112, with 5 minutes allotted per act.  All genres are welcome. The Art Exhibit is also open to all ages. All mediums welcome. For more information, click  here.

For more information, or to register for these events, click on the blue program links above.
Computer & Technology Classes
(Advanced Registration Required)

November 3rd, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Prior Lake Library

Adults 55+ are invited to a free session to learn how to use a computer and surf the Internet! These classes are geared to older adults who have little or no experience with computers. Learn how to type in a web address and navigate between web pages, determine if a website is secure, conduct searches using common search engines, and access Internet sites that will assist you in finding information (including,, and more). Presented by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.

Click on the blue hyperlink title to register for each computer class.
Book Clubs

Want to talk with like-minded individuals about books, and socialize at the same time? Attend one of the monthly library-sponsored book clubs! 

This month's reading and discussions:

Prior Lake Library Book Club - will discuss The Nightingale  by Kristin Hannah.

New Prague Page Turners Book Club - will discuss The Nightingale    by Kristin Hannah.

Jordan Library Book Club - will discuss The Dog Says How  by Kevin Kling.   We are actively looking to add additional readers --  join us just this month or every month!

Savage Pagers Book Club  - will discuss The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Savage Book Club #2 - This newly-formed book group will discuss The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.  New members welcome!

Check all book club listings  here for dates, times, and other details.

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