Library News for Adults
January 6, 2021
Happy New Year!

Looking for something new this year?

  • Maybe a new job or career? Check out the Jobs & Careers page on our website.

  • Learning a new language? Try Mango or Transparent Language here.
Adult Programs
Winter Reads

Join other participants in reading or listening to as many books as you can handle (one to one hundred!) during January and February, and do all or some of the following:

  • Enter our monthly prize drawings - details here

The Winter Reads Question of the Week

Let's start with the basics... What is your favorite book, and why is it your favorite?

You can respond to the question on our Facebook and twitter pages, and see how others respond. We will also feature a few of the answers in next week's newsletter.
Legal Clinics

To schedule an appointment to participate in any of these clinics, please call the Law Library at (952) 496-8713.

Monday, January 11th
All Day

A volunteer attorney will call you at your pre-determined appointment time to discuss family law issues. This may include divorce, post-divorce issues, custody and parenting time, child support, and more.

Thursday, January 14th
All Day

Meet with a volunteer attorney for 30 mins to discuss a civil legal issue (this can include family law, conciliation/civil court, protective orders, simple probate/estate questions, etc.).
Job & Career Resources

Explore Careers in Health Care - presented by MN CareerForce
Each Tuesday, we will discuss topics such as transferable skills, educational opportunities, apprenticeships, and career pathways within the industry. Guests from around the state will attend, providing a range of perspectives. Register now for one session – or all. Next week:
Education and Training Opportunities, Tuesday, January 12th, 2:30-3:30pm - Understand the broad range of education and training opportunities for all career changers, including online, onsite, youth and young adult, as well as regional programs.

Resume Writing Advanced Workshop Wednesday, January 13th, 2:00-3:00pm - Got the basics down? Let’s dig deeper and help ensure your resume gets you into the interview. A good resume is one that gets through the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and is pleasing to the reader. Using key words and calling out your specific related skills will improve targeting. A standout resume also includes accomplishment statements. Help to ensure your resume is doing its job. Presented by MN CareerForce.

This session offers some practical suggestions of what you can do before, during, and after the interview. It covers such issues as: research, listening, asking appropriate questions, attitude and follow up. The aim is to help master some elements of presenting your best self that could lead to a successful interview. Presented by MN CareerForce.
Weekly Trivia Challenge

This week's challenge: Famous Landmarks Good luck!

Think you know famous landmarks around the world? Try this trivia, by the Scott County Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB), and see how many you can identify. The multiple choice challenge is timed, so the faster you respond, the more points you get! You have until Tuesday, January 12 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!

Here are the top finishers from last week's "Books Into Movies" challenge. This was surprisingly difficult, but there's always this week's challenge!

  1. Dynamic Unicorn
  2. Arctic Rooster
  3. Glad Finch
  4. Hero Giraffe
  5. Epic Owl
Library Staff Recommends
All titles are available (or will soon be available) in print, on Cloud Library eBooks or eAudiobooks, or Libby eAudiobooks.
Prior Lake Library Staff's Favorite Reads of 2020

In the spirit of looking back at 2020 to find something good, here are some titles that Prior Lake library staffed enjoyed last year.
From Mo:
From Melissa:
From Brenna:

From Amy:

From Hilary:

From Katy:

And from Library Associate, Betsy: