News

Keep up with the latest news about Hennepin County Library buildings, events, people, services and resources. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

October 23, 2014

Excelsior Library public art celebration October 25

View the new fine art murals, hear from elected and library officials, and watch the artist finish the final mural on-site.

October 23, 2014

Stephanie Watson in residence at Ridgedale Library

This children's author and illustrator will collaborate with the materials and resources available in the library to create new work.

October 16, 2014

Washburn Library reopens after building upgrades

Improvements include expanded early literacy and teen areas, and new furniture, shelving and casual seating.

October 15, 2014

Family History Fair is November 1 at Minneapolis Central Library

Connect with leading genealogists and local experts, and learn how to start or expand your own family history project using exceptional resources.

October 3, 2014

Southeast Library community meetings in October

Help us imagine the community library of the future at four public meetings. Join the community discussion!

October 3, 2014

Welcome to the Library's new website

It's mobile-friendly with new ways to search and discover the library resources you love. Take a moment to explore!

October 1, 2014

October is Teen Read Month

Teens in grades 6-12 can have up to $10 in fines and fees taken off their library card in October at Hennepin County libraries.

September 24, 2014

3rd Annual Minnesota Archives Symposium

The Minnesota Archives Symposium will meet at Minneapolis Central Library on Oct. 24 and will explore building digital access and connections.

September 20, 2014

Fall teen events at Eden Prairie Library

Eden Prairie Library is offering a variety of events for teens this fall, including a book club and a chess club.

August 26, 2014

Minnesota Opera residency at Hennepin County Library kicks off with September performances

Minnesota Opera artists are presenting free Opera Viva! performances and educational events at Hennepin County libraries this fall.

August 21, 2014

3M Cloud Library eBooks available

Hennepin County Library readers now have access to more new and popular adult, teen and children's eBooks through the 3M Cloud Library.

August 14, 2014

Eloise Butler Wildflower Florilegium Exhibit opens August 14 at Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central

View botanical paintings of native plants from the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden by Minnesota School of Botanical Art students.

August 11, 2014

Thompson appointed Acting Hennepin County Law Library Director

The Hennepin County Law Library Board of Trustees appointed Lois Langer Thompson, HCL Director, as Acting Hennepin County Law Library Director.

July 10, 2014

New Excelsior Library opening September 13, current library closing August 16

At 7,200 square feet, the new library will have nearly double the public space, a refreshed collection, comfortable reading spaces and more.

July 10, 2014

St. Louis Park Library to close temporarily for building upgrades

St. Louis Park Library will close for building upgrades on Sunday, July 27. The library is scheduled to re-open on Saturday, Aug. 30.

July 2, 2014

iPads available for checkout at 10 Hennepin County libraries

In addition to checking out books, movies and music, you can now check out iPads for up to two hours of in-library use at 10 locations.

June 7, 2014

Summer learning is in full swing at Hennepin County libraries

There are an abundance of summer learning opportunities for youth at libraries this summer.

June 2, 2014

Hennepin County Library – Maple Plain reopens after building upgrades

Maple Plain Library, 5184 Main St. E., reopens Saturday, June 7, at 9 a.m. after being closed for five weeks of building upgrades.

May 22, 2014

Preservation award for Roosevelt Library

Hennepin County Library and Hennepin County Property Services received a Heritage Preservation Award for reinventing the historic Roosevelt Library.

May 14, 2014

Writer in Residence at Northeast Library

Andy Sturdevant is the Writer in Residence at Northeast Library this April and May.

May 6, 2014

Public art celebration at Northeast Library May 10

Celebrate the installation of Northeast Library’s photographic frieze on Saturday, May 10, 1 p.m., at Northeast Library.

May 5, 2014

Brookdale Library welcomes Elmo and families affected by incarceration May 8

Families affected by incarceration are invited to Brookdale Library Thursday, May 8, for a fun family program.

May 2, 2014

Your #myHCL responses in buildings and online

During National Library Week, we asked you to tell us what library collections, services, spaces and staff matter to you. Your responses made us smile.

May 2, 2014

Celebrate Asian cultures at Hennepin County libraries in May

"Spice and Slice of Asian America" events celebrate Indian, Chinese, Mongolian, Hmong, Japanese and Pan-Asian cultures.

April 29, 2014

New Walker Library now open

The new Walker Library opened on April 26, 2014, in Uptown Minneapolis.

April 25, 2014

New Hennepin County Library Board officers elected April 23

Gary Thaden of Minneapolis: president; Chris Damsgard of Brooklyn Park: vice president; and Sandy Johnson of St. Louis Park: secretary.

March 13, 2014

Five reappointed to Hennepin County Library Board, Blauvelt is new appointee

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners has reappointed five members of the Library Board and appointed one new member, Katherine Blauvelt, to serve through 2016.

January 3, 2014

Temporary library location for Webber Park

Join us on Jan. 11 at 4203 Webber Pkwy., Minneapolis, to celebrate the opening of the new temporary location for Webber Park Library.

January 2, 2014

New Hennepin County Library hours start this Sunday, Jan. 5

We've added 249 open hours per week throughout our 41-library system. Check the new hours at your library.