July 7, 2022

Find time for personal growth, family connections, and relaxation during the busy holiday season – at your local Hennepin County library.  The following multicultural 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 – Augsburg Park
7100 Nicollet Ave., Richfield, 952-847-5300
Winter Holidays Around the World
Saturday, Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m. at Augsburg Park Library
Kindergarten and up. Stories, songs and origami art demonstrate how holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, St. Lucia Day and St. Nicholas Day are celebrated.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Augsburg Park Library.
Hennepin County Library – Brookdale
6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Brooklyn Center, 952-847-5600

International Teen Club
Mondays, Dec. 6 & 20, Jan. 10 & 24, Feb. 7 & 21; 4-6 p.m. at Brookdale Library
Grade 6 and up. Explore your personality, improve leadership skills and increase community involvement. Learn something new and build friendships. “Hmonglish” is spoken during meetings!
Funding provided by a grant to the Library Foundation of Hennepin County from the Comcast Foundation.
Hmong Cultural Celebration
Saturday, Dec. 18, 1 p.m. at Brookdale Library
Celebrate the Hmong culture, which dates back centuries and has many rich traditions, with music and dance. Hosted by the Brookdale Library International Teen Club and Hmong Youth Circle.
This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented in collaboration with the Hmong Cultural Center and Southeast Asian Council.
Hmoob kev noj tshiab peb caug twb tshwm sim ntau ntau txhiab xyoo los lawm thiab muaj nuj nqis heev rau peb Hmoob. Thov caw nej txhua leej txhua tus tuaj koom peb Hmoob lub koob tsheej nthuav txog peb Hmoob txuj ci nrog rau lub suab paj nruag thiab ntau hom yeeb yam kev lomzem. Lub koom tsheej no yog ua dawb xwb thiab qhib rau pej xeem sawv daws.
Qhov program no yog txhawb nqa los ntawm pob nyiaj xeev Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund thiab koom tes nrog koom haum Hmong Culture Center thiab Southeast Asian Council.
Hennepin County Library – Brooklyn Park
8600 Zane Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, 952-847-5325

Hmong Cultural Celebration
Saturday, Dec. 4, 1 p.m. at Brooklyn Park Library
Celebrate the Hmong culture, which dates back centuries and has many rich traditions, with music and dance. Hosted by the Brookdale Library International Teen Club and Hmong Youth Circle.
This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented in collaboration with the Hmong Cultural Center and Southeast Asian Council.
Hmoob kev noj tshiab peb caug twb tshwm sim ntau ntau txhiab xyoo los lawm thiab muaj nuj nqis heev rau peb Hmoob. Thov caw nej txhua leej txhua tus tuaj koom peb Hmoob lub koob tsheej nthuav txog peb Hmoob txuj ci nrog rau lub suab paj nruag thiab ntau hom yeeb yam kev lomzem. Lub koom tsheej no yog ua dawb xwb thiab qhib rau pej xeem sawv daws.
Qhov program no yog txhawb nqa los ntawm pob nyiaj xeev Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund thiab koom tes nrog koom haum Hmong Culture Center thiab Southeast Asian Council.

Hennepin County Library – East Lake
2727 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 952-847-8425

World Language Storytime: Somali

Thursdays, Dec. 2-Feb. 24, 6-7 p.m. at East Lake Library
For children age 2 and up. Experience the world in other languages.
This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
La wadaag bugagga, sheekoyinka, jaan-gooyada maansada iyo muusikada Soomaalida.
Mashruucaan waxaa lagu maalgaliyey lacag ka timid Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Online Job Search for Spanish-Speaking Adults
Saturdays, Dec. 4 & 18, 10 a.m.-noon at East Lake Library
Registration required; begins 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.
World Language Storytime: Spanish
Tuesdays, Dec. 7-Feb. 22, 6 p.m. at East Lake Library
For children age 2 and up. Share books, stories, rhymes and music in Spanish.
This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Para niños de 2 años en adelante. Comparta y disfrute con sus niños libros, cuentos, rimas y música en español.
Este proyecto ha sido financiado con dinero del Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Hennepin County Library – Franklin
1314 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 952-847-2925

Swedish Stories
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 10:30-11 a.m. at Franklin Library
Preschool. Learn about Swedish holidays and traditions.
Presented in collaboration with the American Swedish Institute.
Somali Play and Learn
Fridays, Dec. 3 & 17, Jan. 7 & 21, Feb. 4 & 18; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Franklin Library
Preschool-grade 2. Join us for stories, songs and activities.
Presented in collaboration with Resources for Child Caring.
Dhammaan caruurta ka yar da’ dugsi. Ka soo qaybgal sheekooyin caruur, heeso iyo hawlo waxbarasho.
Soo bandhigidda barnaamijkan waxaa lala kaashaday Resources for Child Caring.
World Language Storytime: Somali
Tuesdays, Dec. 7-Feb. 22, 6-7 p.m. at Franklin Library
For children age 2 and up. Experience the world in other languages.
This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
La wadaag bugagga, sheekoyinka, jaan-gooyada maansada iyo muusikada Soomaalida.
Mashruucaan waxaa lagu maalgaliyey lacag ka timid Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Hennepin County Library – Hosmer
347 E. 36th St., Minneapolis, 952-847-2900

Computer Class in Spanish
Saturdays, Dec. 4-Feb. 26 (except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1), 10 a.m. at Hosmer Library
Learn the basics about computers; how to use Microsoft Word, the Internet, e-mail, the library catalog and databases. Classes for beginners, taught in Spanish, are free. For details, call 952-847-5648.
Funding provided by a grant from the Library Foundation of Hennepin County from the Digital Inclusion Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation.
Aprenda computación básica; cómo usar Microsoft Word, el Internet, el correo electrónico, el catálogo de la biblioteca y las bases de datos. Las clases son en español y gratis, para estudiantes de nivel básico a intermedio. Llame 952-847-5648 para más información.
Financiamiento proveído por una subvención del Digital Inclusion Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation para la Library Foundation of Hennepin County.
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.
Conversation Circles
Saturdays, Dec. 4-18, Jan. 8-Feb. 26, noon-2 p.m. at Hosmer Library
Non-native English speakers: practice your English and make new friends in an informal, volunteer-led setting, and learn about the library, too. Call 952.847.5669 for more information in English or, in Hmong, 952.847.8845; in Somali, 952.847.8756; in Spanish, 952.847.8510.

World Language Storytime: Spanish
Tuesdays, Dec. 7-Feb. 22, 6 p.m. at Hosmer Library
For children age 2 and up. Share books, stories, rhymes and music in Spanish.
This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Para niños de 2 años en adelante. Comparta y disfrute con sus niños libros, cuentos, rimas y música en español.
Este proyecto ha sido financiado con dinero del Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 952.847.8000
Faces of New America
Wednesday, Dec. 1-Sunday, Jan. 30 at Minneapolis Central Library
This exhibit is a collection of formal studio portraits of youth from immigrant families by Jila Nikpay. These portraits provide a window through which we might examine the changing face of America at a crucial crossroad in our history.
Presented in collaboration with the MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
Conversation Circles
Wednesdays, Dec. 1-Feb. 23, 4-6 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Non-native English speakers: practice your English and make new friends in an informal, volunteer-led setting, and learn about the library, too. Call 952.847.5669 for more information in English or, in Hmong, 952.847.8845; in Somali, 952.847.8756; in Spanish, 952.847.8510.
Conversation Circles
Thursdays, Dec. 2-Feb. 24, 4-6 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Non-native English speakers: practice your English and make new friends in an informal, volunteer-led setting, and learn about the library, too. Call 952.847.5669 for more information in English or, in Hmong, 952.847.8845; in Somali, 952.847.8756; in Spanish, 952.847.8510.
Computer Class in Spanish
Saturdays, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18, Jan. 8, Jan. 15, Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12, Feb. 19, Feb. 26, 10 a.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Learn the basics about computers; how to use Microsoft Word, the Internet, e-mail, the library catalog and databases. Classes for beginners, taught in Spanish, are free. For details, call 952.847.5648.
Funding provided by a grant from the Library Foundation of Hennepin County from the Digital Inclusion Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation.
Aprenda computación básica; cómo usar Microsoft Word, el Internet, el correo electrónico, el catálogo de la biblioteca y las bases de datos. Las clases son en español y gratis, para estudiantes de nivel básico a intermedio. Llame 952.847.5648 para más información.
Financiamiento proveído por una subvención del Digital Inclusion Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation para la Library Foundation of Hennepin County.
Conversation Circles
Saturdays, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18, Jan. 8, Jan. 15, Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12, Feb. 19, Feb. 26, 3-5 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Non-native English speakers: practice your English and make new friends in an informal, volunteer-led setting, and learn about the library, too. Call 952.847.5669 for more information in English or, in Hmong, 952.847.8845; in Somali, 952.847.8756; in Spanish, 952.847.8510.
Conversation Circles
Sundays, Dec. 5-Feb. 27, 1-3 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Non-native English speakers: practice your English and make new friends in an informal, volunteer-led setting, and learn about the library, too. Call 952.847.5669 for more information in English or, in Hmong, 952.847.8845; in Somali, 952.847.8756; in Spanish, 952.847.8510.
Conversation Circles
Tuesdays, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, Dec. 21, Dec. 28, Jan. 4, Jan. 11, Jan. 18, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, 4-6 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Non-native English speakers: practice your English and make new friends in an informal, volunteer-led setting, and learn about the library, too. Call 952.847.5669 for more information in English or, in Hmong, 952.847.8845; in Somali, 952.847.8756; in Spanish, 952.847.8510.
The Faces of New America: Our Evolving Identity
Thursday, Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Explore the issues of identity, citizenship and how we relate to others. Photographer Jila Nikpay will discuss her portrait project of immigrant youth. Moderator Marlina Gonzalez will lead a discussion with adolescents whose portraits are in the exhibit about their immigration journeys and the struggle for acceptance in America.
This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with the MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).
Discovery Trunk: Festivals of Light
Tuesday, Dec. 28, Wednesday, Dec. 29, Thursday, Dec. 30, 1-4 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Kindergarten-grade 4. Explore the traditions that are part of festivals of light: Indian Diwali, Jewish Hanukkah, African American Kwanzaa and Swedish Lucia Day. Trunks provided by the Minnesota Children’s Museum.
Funded by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County.
Hennepin County Library – North Regional
1315 Lowry Ave. N., Minneapolis, 952-847-8450

Hmong Cultural Celebration
Saturday, Dec. 11, 1 p.m. at North Regional Library
Celebrate the Hmong culture, which dates back centuries and has many rich traditions, with music and dance. Hosted by the Brookdale Library International Teen Club and Hmong Youth Circle.
This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented in collaboration with the Hmong Cultural Center and Southeast Asian Council.
Thov caw nej txhua leej txhua tus tuaj koom peb Hmoob lub koob tsheej nthuav txog peb Hmoob txuj ci nrog rau lub suab paj nruag thiab ntau hom yeeb yam kev lomzem.
Hennepin County Library – Pierre Bottineau
55 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis, 952-847-2850

World Language Storytime: Spanish
Tuesdays, Dec. 7-Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. at Pierre Bottineau Library
For children age 2 and up. Share books, stories, rhymes and music in Spanish.
This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Para niños de 2 años en adelante. Comparta y disfrute con sus niños libros, cuentos, rimas y música en español.
Este proyecto ha sido financiado con dinero del Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Spanish-Language Book Club for Adults
Saturdays, Dec. 18, Jan. 15, Feb. 19; 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Pierre Bottineau Library
Participants will read and discuss the greatest Latin American novels written by Latinos. For more information, call 952-847-5648.
Participa en el círculo de lectores para leer con nosotros las mejores novelas Latinoamericanas por escritores Latinos. Para más información llama 952-847-5648.
Hennepin County Library – St. Louis Park
3240 Library Lane, St. Louis Park, 952-847-6125

Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa Stories and Fun
Saturday, Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Park Library
Preschool-grade 5. Enjoy stories, songs and dances of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. Arrive early to play with dreidels. Face painting will follow the program.
Sponsored by the Friends of the St. Louis Park Library.
Hennepin County Library – Southdale
7001 York Ave. S., Edina, 952-847-5900

December Stories: Sharing Cultural Celebrations
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 10:30 a.m. at Southdale Library
Kindergarten and up. Master storyteller Auntie Beverly shares traditions of December holidays celebrated around the world and tells stories associated with them.
Sponsored by the Fuchs Family.
Hennepin County Library – Sumner
611 Van White Mem. Blvd., Minneapolis, 952-847-2875

World Language Storytime: Somali
Thursdays, Dec. 2-Feb. 24, 5-6 p.m. at Sumner Library
For children age 2 and up. Experience the world in other languages.
This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
La wadaag bugagga, sheekoyinka, jaan-gooyada maansada iyo muusikada Soomaalida.
Mashruucaan waxaa lagu maalgaliyey lacag ka timid Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Hmong New Year: Celebrate!
Saturday, Dec. 11, 2-3 p.m. at Sumner Library
Kindergarten-grade 5. Celebrate the Hmong New Year by creating some traditional arts and crafts.
This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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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