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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Park Grove Library has featured events in October

Park Grove Library features events during October.

Featured Events

Virtual: SEO and Optimizing Your Website for Google, 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21: Search Engine Optimization connects your website to the World Wide Web and makes it searchable in Google. This class teaches you SEO principles so that your website can be found effectively. This online workshop, hosted by Washington County Library and funded by MELSA, will be presented by Keer Keer Creative. Registration is required. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-459-2040.

Virtual: Where History Meets Mystery, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23: Join us for an online panel to hear from authors and editors of the anthology "Dark Side of the Loon." Authors Michael Allan Mallory, Judy Kerr, Natalie Fowler, and Timya Owen will discuss how historical events have inspired their writing and the challenges of researching the past. Registration is required. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-459-2040.

Hybrid: Park Grove Library Book Club, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26: This month, the Park Grove Book Club is reading "Dear America: Notes from an Undocumented Citizen" by Jose Antonio Vargas. Everyone is welcome! Attend in person or remotely via Zoom. Registration is required. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-459-2040.

Virtual: How to Present Your Genealogical Research, 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26: Learn how to present your genealogical research at this online workshop. Eleanor Brinsko, MLIS, will address whether you have found all needed information, who is the intended audience, and what is the best format to preserve your research. Registration is required. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-459-2040. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Virtual Club Book: Kawai Strong Washburn, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27: Join Club Book and Washington County Library for a virtual evening with author Kawai Strong Washburn, who lives in Minnesota but hails proudly from the Big Island of Hawai’i. Strong Washburn’s upbringing on the magical Hāmākua Coast inspires and infuses his first fiction novel, "Sharks in the Time of Saviors." The book centers on the family of Nainoa Noa Flores, who is blessed with unique abilities by the Islands’ ancient gods. Noa’s powers cause friction within his family, even as this gift allows them to consider a future beyond their current lives. Sources as varied as The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, and former President Barack Obama have described "Sharks in the Time of Saviors" as one of the best reads of 2020.

This event will be held live on Facebook at facebook.com/clubbook/live. Registration is not required. For complete information on the fall Club Book series, see clubbook.org. This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Art and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

Let's Make Stuff: Felt Acorns, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27: Let's Make Stuff is a creative class for adults. Join us at Park Grove Library to learn the basic technique of wet felting and create felt acorns. They can be used as fall decorations by stringing them onto garland or displaying them in a decorative bowl. Registration is required. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-459-2040.

Everything is Awesome Brick Party, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27: Children and their grown-ups are invited to Park Grove Library on Wednesday afternoons for a brick party. Build your own design or complete a library challenge. For ages 5-12. Registration is required. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-459-2040.

Virtual: Managing Your WordPress Website or Blog, 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28: Learn skills to maintain your WordPress website and blog. Topics include creating website backups, software updates, WordPress Core, setting up a firewall, and configuring a security plugin. This workshop, hosted by Washington County Library and funded by MELSA, will be presented by Keer Keer Creative. Registration is required. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-459-2040.

Virtual: Pub(lic) Library Trivia, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28: Can’t go to the pub for trivia? We’re bringing it to you! Participants will need a device to see the questions and a separate device to answer them. Registration is required for all members of your team. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-459-2040.

 


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