Library News for Adults - Special Edition
August 26, 2020

It's been three months since George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police officers. For many, his death drove home the point that racism is still alive and well in this country, despite perceived gains. 

If you are still trying to understand the depth of the problem, and what you can do to be a part of the solution, we hope that the following resources will assist you.
  • Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - Sit down with Emmanuel Acho as he  has a series of "uncomfortable conversations" on a variety of topics, with the intent to educate white America about African Americans and race.
  • TED Talks to Help You Understand Racism in America - From passionate pleas for reform to poetic turns of phrase, these talks take an honest look at everyday realities of Black Americans and illuminate the way forward.
  • Anti-Racist Books for Adults - A list of materials from the library's collection that includes memoirs, novels, historical materials, and book club kits about race.

Upcoming Legal Clinic

Legal Advice Clinic, August 27th - Schedule a 30-minute consultation with a volunteer attorney for all areas of civil law.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 952-496-8713.  An appointment is required for these free legal clinics.
Weekly Trivia

Here are the top five finishers from last week's "Remembering John Lewis" challenge. Congratulations to the Mighty Macaw on your perfect score! 
  1. Quick Gazelle
  2. Awesome Dolphin
  3. Decisive Lion
  4. Kind Impala
  5. Magic Zebra
Here's this week's challenge. Good luck!

 Trivia Challenge: The Great Outdoors

Is Bear Grylls your idol? Think you could survive on your own in the wild? Prefer camping to a luxury hotel? Then this is the quiz for you, courtesy of Paula, Adult Services Coordinator. The multiple choice challenge is timed, so the faster you respond, the more points you get! You have until Tuesday, September 1 at noon to take the challenge.

We've built our trivia challenge in Kahoot!, but there's no need for you to create an account. Just click the link, spin for a randomly-generated player name, and play! The top five winners will be revealed in next Wednesday's newsletter, so be sure to remember your player name!
Library Staff Recommends

All titles are available (or will soon be available) in print, on Cloud Library eBooks or eAudiobooks, or RBDigital eAudiobooks.

Books that celebrate Friendship and Family. Recommended by Katy, Library Associate at the Prior Lake Library.
"You may be looking for some reasons to be hopeful right now.  Here are some books that have given me hope!" - from Amy T., Library Associate at the Savage Library.

- Here If You Need Me by Kate Braestrup

For Every One by Jason Reynolds (on order)

- Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration edited by Rose Brock (on order)

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