Library News for Adults
June 9, 2021
Can the World Be Your Oyster Again?

As countries begin lifting restrictions brought on by COVID-19, people who have been cooped up for more than a year are starting to get the urge to do a little sightseeing. Here are some resources for those of you who are contemplating a trip outside of the U.S.

CDC's Travel Recommendations by Destination - shows risk assessment level by country, and requirements for masks while traveling, as well as testing required prior to re-entry to the U.S.

Passport Renewal and How to Apply for a (U.S.) Passport - from the U.S. Department of State

World Weather Information Service - get weather current observations and forecasts for hundreds of cities around the world

Learning & Languages - SCL's research subject page where you can find the Transparent Language and Mango Languages learning databases (you'll need your library card number and PIN to access remotely)

SCL Catalog - type in the name of the country you're visiting, and the word "travel" to get a list of books - if you prefer eBooks, use the dropdown menu to change "Physical Items" to Digital Catalog" or use the Libby app
Adult Programs
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.

Wednesday, June 16th, 1:00-2:00pm

Learn how to register your new business with the State of Minnesota and pick out a corresponding domain name from a domain name provider. We will discuss blog/website hosting options and then learn the necessary steps to setup the blog/website.

Wednesday, June 23rd, 1:00-2:00pm

This virtual class will teach you how to start off by crafting a site map to plan the structure of your website. You will then be taken through the steps of creating site users, your Home Page and internal pages, as well as building a menu.

All workshops will take place on Zoom, and require advance registration.

Book Clubs are Back!

We are starting up slowly, but we have three library-sponsored book clubs that will be meeting in-person in June.

Wednesday, June 9th, 7:00-8:00pm
Savage Library
June selection: The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

Tuesday, June 22nd, 6:00-7:15pm
Prior Lake Library
June selection: A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Between the Covers
Wednesday, June 23rd, 6:30pm
Savage Library
June selection: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

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, June 14th
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 10th & 24th
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.
Job & Career Resources

All events listed below are presented by CareerForce, and require advance registration.

Creative Job Search Over 50, Tuesday, June 15th, 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.

Explore Careers: The Security Industry, Tuesday, June 15th, 2:30-3:30pm - Hear how jobs in the security industry combine experience in customer service and law enforcement with employers from around the state. You will be provided a range of perspectives on what it takes to work in the security industry, and what employers look for in a resume.

LGBTQ Career Fair, Tuesday, June 24th, 10:00am-3:00pm - The Mossier network is designed with equitable employment at the core, a place where networking and support happen in real-time. June's career fair is 100% online. Job seekers are able to create a profile, upload a resumé, and connect to employers via an online video call.
Weekly Trivia Challenge

This week's challenge: Pride History Good luck!

Celebrate Pride Month 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, June 22 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 All About Science trivia two weeks ago, here are the final standings:

  • Green Crab
  • Wonder Dove
  • Green Dog
  • Smooth Iguana
  • Tropical Quail
No one got them all right. It was a tough challenge!
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.
Paris (or France) Without a Passport - Recommended by Marietta

Travel to Paris (or France) with this assortment of titles and avoid finding your passport, a very long plane ride and converting money to Euros. Plus, all of the books are in English!

French Like Moi: A Midwesterner in Paris by Scott Dominic Carpenter

All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny
The Grace Kelly Dress by Brenda Janowitz

The Girl Who Reads on the Métro by Christine Féret-Fleury

The Second-Worst Restaurant in France by Alexander McCall Smith

The Paris Librarian by Mark Pryor