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January 28, 2015

2015 Wayzata Reads

P.S. Duffy’s "The Cartographer of No Man's Land" is the 2015 Wayzata Reads selection. Read the book and then meet the author on February 26.

January 21, 2015

Participate in PlymouthREADS 2015

PlymouthREADs, the Plymouth area community read, will explore Sarah Stonich’s “Vacationland” for its sixth year, March through April.

January 9, 2015

Library exceeds 1 million digital checkouts in 2014

Find your first eBooks, audiobooks and more from the Library in 2015 by browsing "Downloads" under "Online resources."

January 9, 2015

Library Snapshot Day at Plymouth Library

Plymouth Library will host its first Library Snapshot Day on Saturday, Jan. 17. Staff will take photos throughout the library and share them on Flickr.

January 7, 2015

Experience opera at Hennepin County libraries

Minnesota Opera artists are presenting free Opera Viva! events at Brookdale, Edina, Minneapolis Central and Southdale libraries this winter.

January 6, 2015

'Tuesdays with a Scholar' at Southdale Library

Join local scholars on Tuesdays at Southdale Library for weekly lectures and discussions about timely and fascinating topics.

December 31, 2014

Winter Jackets adult reading program

Get reading this month with book recommendations and reviews, social media events, book clubs and author talks.

December 17, 2014

Walker Library adult book clubs

Walker Library has formed nonfiction and fiction book clubs for adults. The book clubs began meeting in Fall 2014. Learn more.

November 17, 2014

Apply to be on the Hennepin County Library Board

Residents are invited to apply to fill two vacancies on the Library Board. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, Dec. 31.

November 14, 2014

#ReadThisNext social media event

Join us on social media from 6-8:45 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, to interact with library staff about favorite books and get some new suggestions.

November 10, 2014

America Invents Act (AIA) 2014 Roadshow

The America Invents Act Roadshow, which is focused on patent legal issues, will be at Minneapolis Central Library from 1-4 p.m., November 17.

November 6, 2014

Home Sweet Home exhibit open through January 13 at Minneapolis Central Library

See artworks and poems on the issues of homelessness, affordable housing or the meaning of home in Cargill Hall Gallery. 

October 30, 2014

Author Susan Power at East Lake Library on November 13

The Native American author will discuss her body of work, including her most recent book.

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

The children's author and illustrator will discuss her library experience at an author talk Thursday, Nov. 6, 7-8 p.m. at Ridgedale Library.

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.

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 Minneapolis Central Library

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

Maple Plain Library 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 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.