July 5, 2022

Find time for personal growth, family connections, and relaxation during the busy holiday season – at your local Hennepin County library.  The following career and small business programs are scheduled free in December at Hennepin County libraries.  For Hennepin County Library’s complete program schedule, visit or call the library or go online to www.hclib.org
Hennepin County Library – Brookdale
6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Brooklyn Center, 952-847-5600
SCORE® Small Business Consultations
Thursdays, Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 17; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Brookdale Library
Bring your small business idea/problem and experienced SCORE counselors (retired members of the business community) will offer free, one-on-one confidential counseling on all aspects of small business start-up and management. Call 952.938.4570 to make an appointment. Walk-ins welcome.
Presented in partnership with SCORE.

Hennepin County Library – East Lake
2727 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 952-847-8425
SCORE® Small Business Consultations
Wednesdays, Dec. 1, Jan. 5, Feb. 2; 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at East Lake Library
Bring your small business idea/problem and experienced SCORE counselors (retired members of the business community) will offer free, one-on-one confidential counseling on all aspects of small business start-up and management. Call 952.938.4570 to make an appointment. Walk-ins welcome.
Presented in partnership with SCORE.


Online Job Search for Spanish-Speaking Adults
Saturdays, Dec. 4 & 18, 10 a.m.-noon at East Lake Library
Registration required; began Nov. 6; limit 5. Find out how to look for and apply for jobs online and create an effective résumé for Spanish-speakers. Assistance provided in Spanish. For more information, please call 952-847-8425.
Inscríbete a partir de noviembre 6; cupo limitado a 5. Aprenda a buscar y solicitar trabajo en línea y cree su résumé. Estos talleres son en español. Para más información llama 952-847-8425.


Job Search Assistance
Tuesdays, Dec. 7-Feb. 22 (except Dec. 21), 4-6 p.m. at East Lake Library
Are you seeking new employment or re-entering the workforce? Do you need help looking for a job, filling out applications or writing your résumé? Stop in for free one-to-one assistance with a job search representative.
Presented in partnership with Goodwill/Easter Seals.


Hennepin County Library – Hosmer
347 E. 36th St., Minneapolis, 952-847-2900


Online Job Search for Spanish-Speaking Adults
Saturdays, Dec. 4-18, 12:30-2 p.m. at Hosmer Library
Find out how to look for and apply for jobs online and create an effective résumé for Spanish-speakers. Assistance provided in Spanish.
Aprenda a buscar y solicitar trabajo en línea y cree su résumé. Estos talleres son en español. Para más información llama 952-847-8425.
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 952-847-8000

Job Search Assistance
Wednesdays, Dec. 1-Feb. 23 (except Dec. 22), 1-4:30 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Are you seeking new employment or re-entering the workforce? Do you need help looking for a job, filling out applications or writing your résumé? Stop in for free one-to-one assistance with a job search representative.
Presented in partnership with Goodwill/Easter Seals.

Small Business Start-up Guidelines
Saturdays, Dec. 11 & Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m.-noon at Minneapolis Central Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 13; limit 20. Find out what needs to be considered for a small business start-up and what resources are available to help you succeed. Focus: the business plan, its organization, issues and preparation techniques.
Presented in partnership with SCORE.

SCORE® Small Business Consultations
Tuesdays, Dec. 14 & 28, Jan. 11 & 25, Feb. 8 & 22; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Bring your small business idea/problem and experienced SCORE counselors (retired members of the business community) will offer free, one-on-one confidential counseling on all aspects of small business start-up and management.
Presented in partnership with SCORE.

Small Business Assistance Consultation From the City of Minneapolis
Tuesdays, Dec. 14 & 28, Jan. 11 & 25, Feb. 8 & 22; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Need assistance in business development? The city offers a wide range of resources and services: workforce, employment and training tools; business finance loans; business expansion; site-search assistance; and Minneapolis development review.
Presented in partnership with Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development.

Small Business Consultations With LegalCORPS
Tuesdays, Dec. 14 & 28, Jan. 11 & 25, Feb. 8 & 22; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Do you need brief advice on a legal issue? Stop by for free, confidential and sound legal advice provided by LegalCORPS volunteer attorneys. Sign up for your same-day appointment at the second-floor Information Desk.
Presented in partnership with LegalCORPS.

Hennepin County Library – North Regional
1315 Lowry Ave. N., Minneapolis, 952-847-8450

World of Work Orientation for Ex-Offenders
Tuesdays, Dec. 14 & 28, Jan. 11 & 25, Feb. 8 & 22; 4-6 p.m. at North Regional Library
This drop-in service is for men and women with a criminal background who need assistance with job applications, résumés, interview skills and support in overcoming that barrier to land their “dream job.”
Presented in partnership with Goodwill/Easter Seals.

Small Business Consultation With NEON (Northside Economic Opportunity Network)
Wednesdays, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16; 4-6 p.m. at North Regional Library
How do you turn your business ideas into business realities? Do you have questions about running your business? Stop in for a free consultation with Northside Residents Redevelopment Council and learn about resources, loans and training to help you be an effective business owner.
Presented in partnership with the Northside Economic Opportunity Network.


Hennepin County Library – Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, 952-847-8800

SCORE® Small Business Consultations
Tuesdays, Dec. 7, Jan. 4, Feb. 1; 1-4 p.m. at Ridgedale Library
Meet with a business counselor to develop your business plan, discuss a new idea or tackle a business problem. Consultations are free and confidential. Walk-ins welcome.
Presented in partnership with SCORE.

Hennepin County Library – Southdale
7001 York Ave. S., Edina, 952-847-5900

What are Your Job Search Challenges?
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1-3 p.m.
Tuesdays, Jan. 4 & Feb. 1, 1-3 p.m. at Southdale Library
Registration required; began Nov. 3; limit 45. Fast-track back into the job market! Ask your specific questions and learn from each other how to move past your challenges. Networking, cover letters, résumés, interviewing and interview follow-up issues will be addressed.
Presented in partnership with HIRED.

15-Minute Mock Interview
Thursday, Dec. 2, 1-3 p.m. at Southdale Library
Learn how to answer tough interview questions, present yourself professionally and with confidence to help you create a positive impression. Participate in a 15-minute mock interview with a trained career counselor. Register in person for your 15-minute appointment on the day of the program.
Presented in partnership with HIRED.

SCORE® Small Business Roundtables
Wednesdays, Dec. 8 & 22, Jan. 12 & 26, Feb. 9 & 23; 3:30-5 p.m. at Southdale Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 10; limit 45. Get feedback and advice, exchange ideas, experiences and solutions with other small business owners in a roundtable discussion led by SCORE counselors. Grow your business network by learning from the success of others. Call SCORE at 952.938.4570 to register. For further information go to www.score-minneapolis.org.
Presented in partnership with SCORE.

SCORE® Small Business Consultations
Mondays, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 14; 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Southdale Library
Meet with a business counselor to develop your business plan, discuss a new idea or tackle a business problem. The consultations are free and confidential. Walk-ins are welcome or call 952-938-4570 to make an appointment. For further information go to the SCORE website at www.scorempls.org.
Presented in partnership with SCORE.

Hennepin County Library – Webber Park
4310 Webber Pkwy., Minneapolis, 952-847-2750

Job Search Assistance
Thursdays, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10; 1-3 p.m. at Webber Park Library
Are you seeking new employment or re-entering the workforce? Do you need help looking for a job, filling out applications or writing your résumé? Stop in for free one-to-one assistance with a job search representative.
Presented in partnership with Goodwill/Easter Seals.
Hennepin County Library is nationally recognized as one of the top libraries in the United States. The 41-library system serves 1.2 million residents in Hennepin County and offers about 5 million books, CDs, DVDs, electronic resources, and other items in more than 40 languages, and 1,775 public computers.  Last year, there were an estimated 5.6 million in-person visits to Hennepin County libraries and an estimated 15.6 million visits to Hennepin County Library’s website, www.hclib.org Library customers checked out about 17 million items and asked more than 900,000 reference questions.  More than 2500 volunteers contributed more than 86,000 hours of service to Hennepin County Library in 2009.  The library is a service of Hennepin County.

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