Hardwood Creek Library will have featured events during October.
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 651-275-7300.
Building with Bricks, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23: Come create with Hardwood Creek Library's Lego collection! Build your own invention, dream house, or a rocket to the moon. Legos will be available for children aged 4 to 12 years old. Registration recommended. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-275-7300.
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 our past. Registration is required. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-275-7300.
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 651-275-7300. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Let's Make Stuff: Teacup Gardens, 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27: Make a mini artificial garden in a teacup at Hardwood Creek Library. All basic supplies are provided, but feel free to bring a favorite cup and saucer, a beloved figurine, or some other special thing to incorporate into your garden. Let's Make Stuff is a creative class for adults. Registration is required. Register online at WashCoLib.org or call 651-275-7300.
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 was funded with money from Minnesota’s Art and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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 your firewall, and configuring your 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 651-275-7300.
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 651-275-7300.