Library News for Adults
March 17, 2021

We've had some rain and thunder. The birds are beginning their dawn chorus. We've moved our clocks forward. Could it be...?

Yes! Spring begins this Saturday at 4:37a.m.
Adult Programs
Thursday, March 25th

Things have gotten kinda gnarly in our world, so let's do something really RAD and have a bodacious virtual trivia night on Zoom! It's just for fun dude, but it'll be killer! Registration for teams of 2-6 people, or register as an individual that we will pair with a teammate or two.

Thursday, April 1st

Julie Kastigar Boada of the Fond du Lac people introduces the art of beading. Learn how patterns and colors can reflect tribal and family affiliations, as you create your own beaded work of art. Registration required.

Wednesday, March 24th

Are you new to vegetable gardening, or just want to learn something new? This class will focus on the basics and some ways to cut down on the work of keeping up with the weeds. We will talk about compost, soil, water, hours of light for certain vegetables, pest management and getting started. Registration required.
Legal Clinics

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

Thursday, March 25th
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.). Advance registration required.
Job & Career Resources

Job Search Basics Using Virtual (Online) Tools - Monday, March 22nd, 9:00-10:00am - Have you noticed? Nearly overnight, job search has dramatically changed. Now there are virtual classes, virtual interviews, and even virtual job fairs! If you haven’t looked for a job in a while, you’ll quickly find that more and more job search activities are taking place online. There are also thousands of resources online. Wondering what some of the best sites are and how to use them? Register for this class and fast forward your search.

Creative Job Search: Job Search Over 50- Tuesday, March 23rd, 10:00-11:00am - This workshop focuses on practical, proven advice for workers over 50 looking to resume an established career or try something brand new! We’ll discuss how resumes and interviewing techniques have changed recently, mistakes that can trip up older workers and how recent global events have actually made mature workers highly valuable. Registration required.

Resume Writing Workshop - Wednesday, March 24th, 1:00-2:30pm - Through this workshop, we cover best practices for how to create a resume that meets the specific requirements of a position. We will also demonstrate the different types of resumes and when to use them, as well some common mistakes to avoid. Registration required.
This and That

50+ Adventures: Maple Syruping - Monday, March 29th, 9:30-11:30am, Cleary Lake Regional Park - Discover the art and science of maple syruping. Visit the sugarbush, tap a tree, collect sap, learn how it boils into syrup and taste this sweet start to spring. This program is entirely outdoors. Reservations required. 

Museum by Mail - from the Scott County Historical Society, May-October 2021 - Each month, subscribers will receive a memory packet with artifact highlights, stories, and newspaper clippings from that month in Scott County history throughout the decades. Great for history buffs, and a fun way to share history with children.

One Book | One Minnesota: Fourth Chapter - The featured book for spring 2021 is Slider by Pete Hautman. In this young adult title, David needs to win the Super Pigorino Bowl pizza-eating contest to pay off an accidental charge he made on his mom's credit card. As if training to be a competitive eater weren’t enough, he’s also got to keep an eye on his autistic little brother, Mal.
Weekly Trivia Challenge

This week's challenge: St. Patrick's Day May the luck o' the Irish be with you!

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with this themed Ireland trivia by Kyle in New Prague. The multiple choice challenge is timed, so the faster you respond, the more points you get! You have until Tuesday, March 23 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 "Famous Women in History" challenge. Very impressive Aquatic Eagle!

  1. Aquatic Eagle – the only 100%
  2. Lucky Possum
  3. Quick Swan
  4. Mystery Leopard
  5. Fuzzy Horse
Library Staff Recommends
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First Books of authors I follow on Social Media - recommended by Marietta, Library Associate at the Savage Library.

Mr. Churchill's Secretary: a Novel - Susan Elia MacNeal. 
Maggie Hope continues to surprise me, with new roles as WWII progresses.

A Beautiful Blue Death - Charles Finch. 
Charles Lenox mysteries are reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes, but with a love interest and deep family ties.

Monkeewrench – P.J. Tracy. 
A mother/daughter duo writing mysteries based in Minneapolis, using local landmarks that we all love.

Her Royal Spyness – Rhys Bowen. 
Lady Georgiana is related to the King of England, but is flat broke. How ever will she get by?

Because of Winn-Dixie – Kate DiCamillo. 
My absolute favorite author on Social Media. Kate posts delightful, hopeful things that make you appreciate the world around you. If you pick one author to follow, this is the one!

Harriet and Walt – Nancy L. Carlson. 
While she is a children's author, Nancy posts the most wonderful drawings almost every day. I have purchased several originals, and have them hanging on the walls of my house. Nancy's doodles bring peace to my heart.