Upcoming Events

November 2018

Thursday, November 8th 6:30 to 8:30

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 first film is “The Century of Immigration”. Between 1820 and 1924, industrial expansion, the need for inexpensive labor, and mass migrations of peoples from around the world fueled unprecedented immigration of 40 million people to the United States that changed the country’s make-up, culture, and social institutions. This program includes screenings of New York: A Documentary Film (Episode 4, “The Power and the People”) and  he Jewish Americans, followed by discussion moderated by Professor Dina Gavrilos.  

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, November 11th 2:00 to 4:00

at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church

1465 Victoria Street N., St. Paul

Life According to Everybody

This is another opportunity to view this 90 minute film and have a discussion afterwards about the reality of race in our community. My Story, My Truth shows a dozen people of color who share about a story when they gained insight about race and racism and the impact on their lives.

Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 – 8:00

at Roseville Library

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Join us for the last installment of the popular Ask Series hosted by Nyia Harris! This panel will consist of several community members who will share their voices about their Native experiences. Some topics include Native Lives Matter, the Dakota Access Pipeline, Native Education and life on a reservation. Prior to program, all are welcome at smudging ceremony in Children’s Garden, 6-6:15pm.

By using personal stories on a diversity of life experiences, this series aims to create dialogue, promote understanding and forge a stronger community. Presented in partnership with Do Good Roseville & Ramsey County Library, funding for this series provided by Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries.

Thursday, November 14, Shoreview 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.

Saturday, November 17, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Roseville Library

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Interested in connecting with your Roseville neighbors to share resources, information and opportunities to make an impact on our community? Come to Roseville Community Connectors which meets every 2 months. Community Connectors is the community engagement branch of Do Good Roseville, and the purpose of this group is to raise awareness, promote belonging and provide connection.

Sunday, November 18, 2:00 – 3:3:30 pm

Roseville Library

Ted Talk Discussion Group 2

In November we will begin our 4th year of monthly TED Talk Discussion Groups. This started a year before Do Good Roseville!

This month because of Veterans Day we will meet the 3rd Sunday, but otherwise we meet on the second Sunday of every month. We begin by watching a TED Talk or TEDX talk, then discuss the topic. Join us this month when we will view and then discuss the video “How Trees Talk to Each Other”.

Not familiar with TED Talks? Prepare to be addicted! Go to TED.com.com.TED.com.