Library News for Adults - Special Edition
December 23, 2020
All Scott County Library locations will be closed on Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 25th in observance of the Christmas holiday. Libraries will be open during their regular business hours on Saturday, December 26th.
Holiday Cookie Decoration Contest Winners!

The library judges have decided, and it was NOT an easy decision. Thanks to all of you who worked so hard on your creations! Your creativity and sense of fun really showed through. (If you would like to see a slideshow of all of the entries, it can be found here.)

And the winners are...

Kids & Families:
Teens & Adults:
Upcoming Adult Programs

Cozy Up! Winter Activities for Adults
January - mid-March

Is winter looking a little dreary? Well, don't miss out on this free program (beginning in January) that will deliver activities, contests, creative projects, and more right to your mailbox. Sign up to receive:

  • an initial mailing containing a 16-page booklet and additional activities in early January
  • a mid-winter mailing of a unique creative project
  • a final mailing with a special surprise gift

Supplies are limited, so request your packet now. Complete the online form at
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.).
Weekly Trivia Challenge

This week's challenge: Winter Holidays Good luck!

Think you know your winter holidays? Try this trivia, by Kyle in New Prague, 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, December 29 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 "Do You Know Your Holiday Movies?" challenge. All six got every question right!

  1. Great Urchin
  2. Silver Gator
  3. Elated Octopus
  4. Bronze Zebra
  5. Nimble Sloth
  6. Classy Boa
This and That

  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - Children have delighted in the telling of Clement Moore's classic A Visit From St. Nicholas. Join the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra for a special version of the beloved tale with timeless classical music that's just right for a cozy story time - with illustrations by Nancy Carlson. 
  • Games to Play on Zoom - If you can't be with friends and family over the holidays this year, you can still get together virtually to play board games. Most of the games are free, and some are great to play with kids, while others are will appeal more to adults.
  • Lake Minnetonka Holiday Lights - Looking to see some bright light displays for free? Bundle up, put some holiday music on the radio, and take a drive around Lake Minnetonka. This area has some of the best lights on the biggest houses.