Upcoming Events

February 2019

Thursday, February 14th, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

at Shoreview Library

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Join us for the exciting launch of this film series which is a grant-funded project of City Lore. Ramsey County Library is joining selected other libraries across the country in presenting this six-part, monthly series of films and facilitated discussions about the American immigration experience. It will be offered each month from November thru April.

The Library is partnering with Do Good Roseville, Shoreview Human Rights Commission, and the League of Women Voters Roseville Area. Additional funding for this program series is provided by the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries.   This is a project of City Lore in collaboration with the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the International Coalition of the Sites of Conscience. The project has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

Saturday, February 16 (9-11 or 12-2)

@ Bundles of Love

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To sign-up, please go to our Register page.

Bundles of Love is an all-volunteer non-profit that partners with community organizations to assist Minnesota families in need by providing handmade items for newborns.  Their vision is a world where every newborn has access to the basics.  They have work groups across the Twin Cities that sew, knit and crochet newborn baby clothes and put together bundles.  A bundle is a bag of about 30 items that a mother in need would need to take her baby home from the hospital. Most of the items are handmade but we also include diapers, baby wash and baby wipes.

This event will be two shifts:

9 to 11 am – 15 people to put bundles together

5 sewers (must provide your own sewing machine)

12 to 2 pm – 20 people to cut out items, pin diaper bags, cut ribbons, etc.

The age limit for children is 8 years old.  Younger kids are recommended for the first shift.

Bundles of love is located at 445 Old Highway 8 in New Brighton.  They are at the end of the little strip mall next to the Dairy Queen.  Volunteers should park either across the street or in the parking lot down below our building.  To get to that lot, you go down the hill between their building and the Dairy Queen.  The parking lot in front of their location has a few spots reserved for people who cannot physically walk across the street.

Thursday, February 21st,  6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

at Autumn Grove Park Bldg, 1395 Lydia Ave. W, Roseville

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Presenter will be Bill Doherty, Co-founder of Better Angels and University of Minnesota Professor

Much of today’s epidemic of toxic polarization is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side.  Too often we stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule our fellow citizens who support the other political party, its leaders, and its policies.  Political conflict and stereotyping have always been around but were less problematic when people interacted more outside their own silos. Nowadays, people on the other side have become not just strangers but enemies.  How we talk among ourselves about them fuels fires that threaten our democracy.

What if we learn the discipline of non-polarizing attitudes and words about the political “Other” with whom we share a national past and future?

This workshop will:

  • Help you become more aware of polarization inside us and between us
  • Teach you skills for being critical—even sharply critical—without demonizing, dismissing, and stereotyping
  • Help you learn how to intervene in a constructive way in social conversations that veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other political views.

Please register at:   http://tinyurl.com/yxmpwmaz or contact Kathy Ramundt at kramundt@hotmail.com or 651-488-5061.

Better Angels is a nonprofit with a mission to depolarize America. Its leadership is half “red” and half “blue.”  Learn more at www.better-angels.org.

March 2019

Tuesday, March 5th, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

at Roseville Library Library

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Civics affects us every day, but its mechanics is often ignored or forgotten.  Educating (or re-educating) yourself on the structure and rules of government gives you the ability to become part of the decision-making process and create a positive impact on your government. Please join us for this new 2-part series.  The first program will be:

City & County Government

 This session will cover the basic structure of our local city and county governments. Our presenters will cover the basic structure of our local government, who plays each role in the government and the duties and responsibilities of each.  The speakers will be Ramsye County Manager Ryan O’Connor, Roseville Mayor Dan Roe and Roseville City Manager pt Trudgeon.  Please come to find out how to give power to your voice and enrich our democracy.

Tuesday, March 9th,  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

(re-scheduled from February 12th due to snow)

at Roseville Library Library

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Are you looking for a way to connect with other people who want to discuss issues of social justice? Join your neighbors and fellow community members in reading, discussing and educating ourselves with our new Social Justice Book Club which will meet every other month. Selected readings will be kept short for busy schedules and will include essays, long-form articles and selections from books. There are no easy answers, and checking your privilege is a necessity, but we welcome anyone who wants to engage in challenging and thoughtful discussion. We are very excited that the book club will be led by Huda Yusef.

We will continue with the book : “A Good Time for the Truth” edited by Sun Yung Shin. We will cover a chapter at each meeting. The next chapter is: “Say What” by Carolyn Holbrook.

The book is available at the library.

Sunday, March 10th, 2:00 pm – 3:3:30 pm

Roseville Library

Ted Talk Discussion Group 2

Beginning in October 2015, Kathy Ramundt and Eleni Skevas have hosted a TED Talk Discussion Group the 2nd Sunday of each month.    We begin each discussion by watching a TED Talk or TEDX talk, then discuss the topic.  March’s talk will be “How the Blockchain is Changing Money and Business” by Don Tapscott.   Not familiar with TED Talks? Prepare to be addicted! Go to TED.com.

This program is hosted by the Roseville Area Senior Program and the Ramsey County Library.

Thursday, March 14th, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

at Shoreview Library

becoming american logo

Join us for the exciting launch of this film series which is a grant-funded project of City Lore. Ramsey County Library is joining selected other libraries across the country in presenting this six-part, monthly series of films and facilitated discussions about the American immigration experience. It will be offered each month from November thru April.

The Library is partnering with Do Good Roseville, Shoreview Human Rights Commission, and the League of Women Voters Roseville Area. Additional funding for this program series is provided by the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries.   This is a project of City Lore in collaboration with the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the International Coalition of the Sites of Conscience. The project has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

Saturday, March 30th 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

at Roseville Area High School

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Refer to our Poverty Simulation page for more details.

April 2019

Tuesday, April 2nd, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

at Roseville Library Library

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Civics affects us every day, but its mechanics is often ignored or forgotten.  Educating (or re-educating) yourself on the structure and rules of government gives you the ability to become part of the decision-making process and create a positive impact on your government. Please join us for this new 2-part series.  The second program will be:

State Government

This session will cover our government at the state level.  Nick Harper, Civic Engagement Director of the League of Women Voters of Minnesota will help discuss the structure and roles which determine the rules and regulations for how our state is governed. With an understanding of how it all works, you will understand how you can impact how things can be changed, debated, and put into action.

Tuesday, April 9th, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

at Roseville Library Library

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Are you looking for a way to connect with other people who want to discuss issues of social justice? Join your neighbors and fellow community members in reading, discussing and educating ourselves with our new Social Justice Book Club which will meet every other month. Selected readings will be kept short for busy schedules and will include essays, long-form articles and selections from books. There are no easy answers, and checking your privilege is a necessity, but we welcome anyone who wants to engage in challenging and thoughtful discussion. We are very excited that the book club will be led by Huda Yusef.

We will continue with the book : “A Good Time for the Truth” edited by Sun Yung Shin. We will cover a chapter at each meeting. The next chapter is: “Red, White, and Blank” by Heid E. Erdrich.

The book is available at the library.

Thursday, April 11th 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

at Shoreview Library

becoming american logo

Join us for the exciting launch of this film series which is a grant-funded project of City Lore. Ramsey County Library is joining selected other libraries across the country in presenting this six-part, monthly series of films and facilitated discussions about the American immigration experience. It will be offered each month from November thru April.

The Library is partnering with Do Good Roseville, Shoreview Human Rights Commission, and the League of Women Voters Roseville Area. Additional funding for this program series is provided by the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries.   This is a project of City Lore in collaboration with the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the International Coalition of the Sites of Conscience. The project has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

Sunday, April 14th, 2:00 pm – 3:3:30 pm

Roseville Library

Ted Talk Discussion Group 2

Beginning in October 2015, Kathy Ramundt and Eleni Skevas have hosted a TED Talk Discussion Group the 2nd Sunday of each month.    We begin each discussion by watching a TED Talk or TEDX talk, then discuss the topic.  Not familiar with TED Talks? Prepare to be addicted! Go to TED.com.

This program is hosted by the Roseville Area Senior Program and the Ramsey County Library.

May 2019

Sunday, May 12th, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Roseville Library

Ted Talk Discussion Group 2

Beginning in October 2015, Kathy Ramundt and Eleni Skevas have hosted a TED Talk Discussion Group the 2nd Sunday of each month.    We begin each discussion by watching a TED Talk or TEDX talk, then discuss the topic.  May’s talk will be “Feeding the World by Reducing Food Waste”  by Elena Matsui.

This program is hosted by the Roseville Area Senior Program and the Ramsey County Library.Not familiar with TED Talks? Prepare to be addicted! Go to TED.com.

June 2019

Sunday, June 9th, 2:00 pm – 3:3:30 pm

Roseville Library

Ted Talk Discussion Group 2

Beginning in October 2015, Kathy Ramundt and Eleni Skevas have hosted a TED Talk Discussion Group the 2nd Sunday of each month.    We begin each discussion by watching a TED Talk or TEDX talk, then discuss the topic.  Not familiar with TED Talks? Prepare to be addicted! Go to TED.com.

This program is hosted by the Roseville Area Senior Program and the Ramsey County Library.

July 2019

Tuesday, July 9th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

at Roseville Library

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Sunday, July 14th, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Roseville Library

Ted Talk Discussion Group 2

Beginning in October 2015, Kathy Ramundt and Eleni Skevas have hosted a TED Talk Discussion Group the 2nd Sunday of each month.    We begin each discussion by watching a TED Talk or TEDX talk, then discuss the topic.  Not familiar with TED Talks? Prepare to be addicted! Go to TED.com.

This program is hosted by the Roseville Area Senior Program and the Ramsey County Library.

August 2019

Sunday, August 11th, 2:00 pm – 3:3:30 pm

Roseville Library

Ted Talk Discussion Group 2

Beginning in October 2015, Kathy Ramundt and Eleni Skevas have hosted a TED Talk Discussion Group the 2nd Sunday of each month.    We begin each discussion by watching a TED Talk or TEDX talk, then discuss the topic.  Not familiar with TED Talks? Prepare to be addicted! Go to TED.com.

This program is hosted by the Roseville Area Senior Program and the Ramsey County Library.

September 2019

Sunday, September 8th, 2:00 – 3:3:30 pm

Roseville Library

Ted Talk Discussion Group 2

Beginning in October 2015, Kathy Ramundt and Eleni Skevas have hosted a TED Talk Discussion Group the 2nd Sunday of each month.    We begin each discussion by watching a TED Talk or TEDX talk, then discuss the topic.  Not familiar with TED Talks? Prepare to be addicted! Go to TED.com.

This program is hosted by the Roseville Area Senior Program and the Ramsey County Library.

Tuesday, September 10th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

at Roseville Library

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October 2019

Saturday, October 5, 2019

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Sunday, October 14th, 2:00 pm – 3:3:30 pm

Roseville Library

Ted Talk Discussion Group 2

Beginning in October 2015, Kathy Ramundt and Eleni Skevas have hosted a TED Talk Discussion Group the 2nd Sunday of each month.    We begin each discussion by watching a TED Talk or TEDX talk, then discuss the topic.  Not familiar with TED Talks? Prepare to be addicted! Go to TED.com.

This program is hosted by the Roseville Area Senior Program and the Ramsey County Library.

 

November 2019

Sunday, November 10th, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Roseville Library

Ted Talk Discussion Group 2

Beginning in October 2015, Kathy Ramundt and Eleni Skevas have hosted a TED Talk Discussion Group the 2nd Sunday of each month.    We begin each discussion by watching a TED Talk or TEDX talk, then discuss the topic.  Not familiar with TED Talks? Prepare to be addicted! Go to TED.com.

This program is hosted by the Roseville Area Senior Program and the Ramsey County Library.

Tuesday, November 12th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

at Roseville Library

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December 2019

Sunday, December 8th, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Roseville Library

Ted Talk Discussion Group 2

Beginning in October 2015, Kathy Ramundt and Eleni Skevas have hosted a TED Talk Discussion Group the 2nd Sunday of each month.    We begin each discussion by watching a TED Talk or TEDX talk, then discuss the topic.  Not familiar with TED Talks? Prepare to be addicted! Go to TED.com.

This program is hosted by the Roseville Area Senior Program and the Ramsey County Library.

Thursday, November 28, Roseville Library

7:00 to 8:00 pm

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Laura Gilbert, author of The Stories We Leave Behind, provides a creative, personal approach to dealing with the stuff you may have acquired that the next generation does not want. Rather than asking what you can live without, you will ask “How do I want to be remembered?” and then consider what tells those stories. In the process, you will learn core concepts and techniques to preserve your best stories and avoid a messy cleanup for loved ones. We will discuss how we got here, why dealing with our stuff is so hard, common roadblocks to action, and suggestions to work through them. Learn to apply new techniques to your own situation so you can embrace your space for the life you want now.

Presented in partnership with Ramsey County Library. Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries.