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  Library News & Events - For Adults
                              June 2018

The warm, lazy days of June may be a slower time for most people, but library staff are busy with the Summer Spotlight.  Summer Spotlight is the annual summer reading program aimed at school age kids from 6-18 to prevent the "summer slide" -- the 3-month loss of learning that can occur during the summer months. Kids and teens who engage in learning activities during the summer start their next school year ready to learn. 

In addition to encouraging kids to read, the library offers a wide variety of programs and events designed to engage kids in learning -- everything from arts & crafts, live animal and nature programs, coding and tai-chi classes, to Minecraft parties, Smash Brothers tournaments, and Escape Rooms.  Younger children ages 0-5 can participate in  baby play pop-in parties, and special celebrity and pajama storytimes, as well as play labs where preschoolers can explore and experiment through different kinds of play.  

And there's a little something extra even for "kids" over 18.  All ages can participate in the Great Summer Readown this year!  For every 20 minutes you read at the library, we'll reduce your fines by $2.00.

For more information on Summer Spotlight, including registering for programs, participating online, and the Great Summer Readown, visit the Scott County Library website at www.scottlib.org, or visit your local library.

Wash & Learn

Because everyone has to do their laundry, and everyone has questions, the library is partnering with Libraries Without Borders (LWB) and Giant Wash Coin Laundry to provide limited reference service to laundromat customers in Shakopee.  A reference librarian is onsite every Monday evening, from 6:00 to 8:00pm.   LWB has installed laptops and WiFi hotspots at the laundromat, alongside bookshelves with materials customers can read on site or take home.

The program's intent is to assist adults with finding information critical to their daily lives, on topics such as how to handle a dispute with their landlord, find a (better) job, and eat a healthier diet.  However, library staff will assist customers with any question, and will also show people how to use the computer or suggest a good book to read.  Both adults and kids can also browse the shelf of free books to find something to read while they're waiting for their laundry.

Need to do some laundry?  Visit us at the Giant Wash located at 401 1st Ave. W. in Shakopee.
Upcoming Events

Monday, June 11th, 4:00-6:00pm
Law Library

The Scott County Law Library is offering a FREE 30-minute consultation with a volunteer family law attorney. This clinic  is only for people with family law issues. These issues include divorce, custody, child support and parenting time. This clinic is NOT for persons currently represented by an attorney. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Monday, June 25th, 6:00-8:00pm
Belle Plaine Library

Join Scott County Library and Smalltown Eclectic as they present the Loud! at the Library open mic and art night. Discover hidden talent, in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.

Ongoing Programs  

Every 2nd Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm 
Savage Library

The South Metro Chapter of SCORE presents FREE, confidential small business counseling, coaching and mentoring once a month. 

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

Smartphone Basics & Security
June 28th, 6:00-8:00pm
New Prague Library

Mobile devices are a serious investment, as well as a storehouse of personal data and online activity, so they've become an essential part of our lives, but also targets of hackers and thieves. Learn which basic security settings are right for you and how to configure them. Topics include PINs and password managers, apps and backups, WiFi and VPNs, remote wipe, encryption, and smartphone scams.  Whether you use an iPhone or Android, make sure your smartphone is safe.   Please bring your smartphone to class!

To register for any class, click on the blue hyperlinked title or contact your local Scott County Library branch.

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  Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

New Prague Page Turners Book Club - will discuss Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple.

Jordan Library Book Club - will discuss Ruby by Cynthia Bond.

Savage Pagers Book Club  - will discuss The History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund.

Between the Covers Book Group - This newly-formed book group in Savage will discuss The Last Bus to Wisdom  by Ivan Doig. New members welcome!

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

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