Free library programs include workshops, author presentation and photo exhibit

In the coming weeks, the Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central is hosting an author presentation, a photography exhibit and workshops on grant foundation funding, genealogy research and presentation skills.

Resources for Foundation funding

Wednesday, July 11
10:30 a.m. - noon
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall

Want to sharpen your skills looking and writing for grant foundation monies? The session covers where you can find funding and information on how to write a proposal for the grant. This presentation will show you how to search for potential funders, print reference materials, online databases, websites and how to use them to maximize your possibilities. Call 612-542-8000 to register. (This program will be offered again on Aug. 8.)

Talk of the Stacks With Esmeralda Santiago

Thursday, July 12
7 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall

Santiago is author of the critically acclaimed books "When I Was Puerto Rican," "Almost a Woman," "The Turkish Lover," "América’s Dream" and others. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and House & Garden, and on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition.” She will discuss her writing and her newest novel, "Conquistadora," set in 1800s about two coming-of-age stories. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Genealogy Research: Get Started

Wednesday, July 18
10:30 a.m. - noon
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall

Learn how to access family history resources, including census and immigration records and the best of what's available at the library and the Web. Register online or by calling 612-543-8000.

Act Out for Adults: Be Heard!

Thursday, Aug. 9
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall

Do you want to be heard? To be more easily understood? You will learn tips, exercises and practical applications on how to speak with a more motivating, inspiring and commanding voice from an experienced Guthrie teaching artist. No experience necessary! Register online or by calling 612-543-8000.

Genealogy Research: Get Started

Wednesday, Aug. 15
10:30 a.m. - noon
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall

Learn how to access family history resources, including census and immigration records and the best of what's available at the library and the Web. Register online or by calling 612-543-8000.

Author, Author: Photography Exhibit

Through Aug. 18
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall

This exhibit is a stunning display of more than 50 intimate and original portraits of writers, screenwriters and playwrights by Michael Childers, who is one of the entertainment industry's most renowned and highly respected portrait and art photographers.

Additional programs and services

For a complete listing of other free learning opportunities sponsored by the Hennepin County Library, visit www.hclib.org.

Published Jul 5, 2012