Library News for Adults
June 23, 2021
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Adult Programs
Marketing Your Business Online

Small businesses are springing up everywhere, but none more so than online. Now that COVID related restrictions are being eased, maybe you're thinking about starting your own small If you have an interest in finding out the "how-to's" of getting started, take a look at this series of live online workshops that are being offered by the library and presented by Keer Keer Creative in June.

Thursday, July 1st, 2:00-4:00pm

What is a marketing plan and why do I need one? You will leave this class with a template for creating a marketing plan for your business or organization. Set goals and achieve them over the next 12 months.

Thursday, July 8th, 2:00-3:00pm

Learn the ins and outs of using social media apps and why having social media accounts boosts SEO.

Thursday, July 22nd, 2:00-3:15pm

Join Ben Theis of Skol Marketing and discover how to get found and attract customers online! Learn the anatomy of a search engine and how Google, Yahoo, and Bing are actually analyzing your website and online presence; plus tips and tools you can use to enhance your online presence.

All workshops will take place on Zoom, and require advance registration.
Thursday, July 15th, 6:00-8:00pm
Giesenbrau Bier Co., New Prague

Celebrate our return to live, in-person trivia at Giesenbrau Bier Co - our first since COVID hit! Register your team, then brush up on your knowledge of all things Minnesota to go for the win.
Book Clubs

All library-facilitated book clubs are now meeting in-person at the library.

Second Wednesday, 7:00-8:00pm
Savage Library

Fourth Tuesday, 6:00-7:15pm
Prior Lake Library

Fourth Wednesday, 6:30-7:30pm
Savage Library

Keep an eye on the Library Events Calendar to see when other book clubs return, or new ones are formed. To find book clubs more easily, use the Category menu and choose "Books/Authors".
Legal Clinics

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

Monday, July 12th
All Day

Discuss family law issues with a volunteer attorney. This may include divorce, post-divorce issues, custody and parenting time, child support and more. Advance registration required.

Legal Advice Clinics
Thursdays, June 24th & July 8th
All Day

Meet by phone 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.
Weekly Trivia Challenge

This week's challenge: Juneteenth History Good luck!

Learn more about Juneteenth with this special trivia, created 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, July 6 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!

For those of you who remember your "name" in the Pride History trivia two weeks ago, here are the final standings:

  • Noble Rhino – the only 100%
  • Blue Yak
  • Super Unicorn
  • Rapid Iguana
  • Royal Lobster
Library Staff Recommends
All titles are available (or will soon be available) in print at the library, and in eBook and eAudiobook form on Libby.
Read with Pride - Recommended by Casey, Library Associate at the Jordan Library

Hi, I’m Casey, and June is Pride month. Here are my Read with Pride selections that are suited for a variety of ages.  
Robin Stevenson’s Pride Colors. This board book utilizes fun and easy rhymes with vibrant colors to celebrate the unconditional love that parents have for their children. While relaying the message that you are loved just as you are, Stevenson goes further to explain what each color in the Pride flag means. 

J.J Austrian’s Worm Loves Worm. This easy book follows two worms who get married. It’s a clever take on marriage equality 

Dana Alison Levy’s The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher is a funny take on a modern family. The tale of two fathers—Jason and Tom--with their four adopted boys and several pets will keep you laughing and reads similarly to Beverly Cleary. 
Leah Johnson’s You Should See Me in a Crown. This book follows high school senior Liz Lighty as she hesitantly agrees to compete for Prom Queen in order to win an academic scholarship. Liz fears the spotlight that comes with competing, but the new girl in her class helps her to feel more at ease. Mack is an outcast like Liz and they develop an almost instantaneous bond. 
Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt. This book follows Therese, a lonely youthful woman who is eager to make it into the theatre scene as a set designer. Therese is dating a man she’s not in love with and feeling stuck in a retail job she’s not fond of. During one of her shifts she takes an interest in a customer, Carole, who is shopping during the Christmas season. Carole has some items sent to her address and, on a whim, Therese decides to send her a Christmas card. Carole, going through a difficult and lonely divorce, responds. 
Arabelle Sicardi’s Queer Heroes. This colorful book with its fantastic illustrations provides an accessible look at the achievements and celebrations of LGBTQ+ people throughout history.