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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Library features online programs in January

All Washington County Library branches will be closed Friday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day. Regular modified hours will resume Saturday, Jan. 2. Libraries will also be closed Monday, Jan. 18, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Washington County Library is offering online programs for residents to enjoy at home. Registration is required so that participants receive the link to join virtually. In addition to featured events, book clubs have transitioned to virtual meetings and storytimes premiere on the Library Facebook page every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. 

Featured Events

Family Legal Advice Clinic, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 

The Washington County Law Library provides monthly Family Legal Advice Clinics. Get a free-half hour consultation with a local volunteer attorney covering a range of topics, such as marriage dissolution, child support, domestic abuse, paternity issues, child custody, visitation, spousal maintenance, name change, etc. All Legal Advice Clinics are held over the phone. Call 651-430-6330 or email LawLibrary@co.washington.mn.us to schedule an appointment.

Virtual Minnesota Author Series: Kao Kalia Yang, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 

This is part of the Minnesota author series, Write in Our Midst, with author Kao Kalia Yang. She is the author of four books for adults and four books for children, and is a three-time Minnesota Book Award winner. Her most recent title, A Map into the World, is a children’s book about discovery and loss. Yang will discuss her work and answer audience questions. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Criminal Legal Advice Clinic, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 20 

The Washington County Law Library provides weekly Criminal Legal Advice Clinics. Get a free half-hour consultation with a local volunteer attorney covering a range of topics from traffic tickets, criminal process, criminal expungement, to DANCO orders. All Legal Advice Clinics are held over the phone. Call 651-430-6330 or email LawLibrary@co.washington.mn.us to schedule an appointment.

Virtual: Teen Gaming, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 

Hey teens, let's get together and play online games like Jackbox, Board Game Arena, and Among Us. Players will need a computer or other device with an internet connection and Zoom. For ages 11-17. Registration is required. 

Virtual: Downsizing and Decluttering, 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 

Participate in Downsizing and Decluttering, a free, virtual program with AARP Minnesota. Having too much stuff can impede people from relocating or getting health care in their homes. This engaging presentation explores why stuff is so important for some people and teaches practical, easy-to-follow tips on downsizing and decluttering. Registration is required.

Virtual: FamilyMeans Memory Café,  2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21

FamilyMeans Virtual Memory Café is a welcoming place for those with memory loss and their caregivers. Meet new people, connect with others for support and laughter, and learn about community resources. Contact Jenny West, Community Educator, at 651-789-403 or email jwest@familymeans.org for a link and instructions to participate.

Civil Legal Advice Clinic,  1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25

The Washington County Law Library provides monthly Civil Legal Advice Clinics. Get a free half-hour consultation with a local volunteer attorney covering a range of topics, such as default judgment, housing/eviction, consumer issues, conciliation court, and automobile title transfers. All Legal Advice Clinics are over the phone. Call 651-430-6330 or email LawLibrary@co.washington.mn.us to schedule an appointment.

Virtual: Strategies for Job Searching, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 

Discover ways to stay focused, organized, and realistic when seeking new employment. Learn practical tips for resume writing, networking, managing online profiles, interviewing, and more. This virtual workshop will be presented by executive recruiter Rob Lovinger of Calliope Search and Consulting. Registration is required.

Virtual Minnesota Author Series: Marcie Rendon, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 

Participate in the Minnesota author series, Write in Our Midst, with author Marcie Rendon. Rendon is an author, playwright, poet, and enrolled member of the White Earth Nation. In addition to her work as a writer, she is also a community arts activist. Rendon will discuss her work and answer audience questions. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Criminal Legal Advice Clinic, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 27 

The Washington County Law Library provides weekly Criminal Legal Advice Clinics. Get a free half-hour consultation with a local volunteer attorney covering a range of topics from traffic tickets, criminal process, criminal expungement, to DANCO orders. All Legal Advice Clinics are over the phone. Call 651-430-6330 or email LawLibrary@co.washington.mn.us to schedule an appointment.

Virtual: FamilyMeans Memory Café, 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 

FamilyMeans Virtual Memory Café is a welcoming place for those with memory loss and their caregivers. Meet new people, connect with others for support and laughter, and learn about community resources. Contact Jenny West, Community Educator, at 651-789-403 or email jwest@familymeans.org for a link and instructions to participate.

 For a full list of events, see WashCoLib.org/Events.

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