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May 22, 2015

Call for artists for Brooklyn Park Library public art

An open call for artists for the Brooklyn Park Library One Percent for Art public art project will run until July 7.

Category: Building projects

May 22, 2015

The Night Library at Northern Spark

Artists Julian McFaul and Mark Safford have designed an interactive, labyrinthian maze experience with HCL staff. Explore it yourself on June 13.

Category: Events

May 22, 2015

Get book recommendations on social media

Join HCL staff on social media for audiobook recommendations on Thursday, June 11 and children's and teen book recommendations on Tuesday, June 16.

Category: Events

May 8, 2015

New self checkout machines at all 41 libraries

Starting in May, all Hennepin County libraries have new self checkout machines that have more capabilities than the machines they have replaced.

Category: Services

May 6, 2015

Brooklyn Park Library groundbreaking photos

Brooklyn Park community members met at 8500 West Broadway Avenue on April 29 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new library building.

Category: Building projects

May 4, 2015

Pride Events at Hennepin County Libraries in June

During Pride month this June, eight Hennepin County libraries will offer free events for LGBTQA adults and families.

Category: Events

April 29, 2015

"How To" festival at Eden Prairie Library

Eden Prairie Library is hosting a “How To” festival on Saturday, May 9, noon-3 p.m. Come to your library and learn "How To" do something.

Category: Events

April 23, 2015

New Webber Park Library - April 21, 2015 community meeting notes

A community meeting for the new Webber Park Library was held on Tuesday evening, April 21 at the Webber Community Center in Minneapolis.

Category: Building projects

April 16, 2015

Spice & Slice of Asian America

Consider and celebrate Asian American heritage at 14 events this spring with cultural crafts and performances and more.

Category: Events

April 12, 2015

National Library Week is April 12-18

We celebrate National Library Week by inviting you to share with us and each other about your HCL experiences in buildings and online.

Category: Services

April 8, 2015

New Brooklyn Park Library groundbreaking April 29

The groundbreaking celebration for the new Brooklyn Park Library will be on April 29, 2015 at 10 a.m. at 8500 West Broadway, Brooklyn Park, MN.

Category: Building projects

April 7, 2015

New Webber Park Library community meeting

A community meeting with updated concept drawings of the new Webber Park Library will be held at Webber Community Center, April 21, 6-7:30 p.m.

Category: Building projects

April 1, 2015

Día de los niños/Children's Day

Join 12 libraries celebrating diverse books, languages and cultures with fun activities, art exhibits and more in English and Spanish.  

Category: Events

March 31, 2015

Call for artists for Walker Library public art

An open call for artists for the Walker Library One Percent for Art public art project will run from March 31 – May 1.

Category: Building projects

March 30, 2015

Hopkins Library to close temporarily for renovation

Hopkins Library will close for renovation Sunday, May 10, 5 p.m. The library is scheduled to re-open Saturday, June 27, 9 a.m.

Category: Building projects

March 30, 2015

Club Book With Sonia Nazario

On Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m., Southdale Library welcomes author Sonia Nazario for Club Book.

Category: Events

March 26, 2015

Lynda.com features business, technical and creative skills courses

Now available through Hennepin County Library, learning resource lynda.com offers over 3,000 interactive video courses taught by experts.

Category: Resources

March 16, 2015

County Board appoints new members to Library Board

New members Barb Fenton of Minneapolis and Adja Ann of Maple Grove will serve through Dec. 31, 2017, along with Sandy Johnson of St. Louis Park who was reappointed.

Category: People

March 10, 2015

Enjoy world music at Hosmer Library

The Hosmer World Music Concert Series features performances by local and national artists on Saturdays at 2 p.m. at Hosmer Library.

Category: Events

March 1, 2015

Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award

Until March 31, kids in grades 3-8 can vote for their favorite nominated titles at any Hennepin County library. Kids must read or listen to at least three nominated titles to be eligible to vote.

Category: Events

February 27, 2015

Fiction and nonfiction picks from library staff

Find Hennepin County Library staff picks on our What We're Reading webpage.

Category: Resources

February 26, 2015

New options in video from Hennepin County Library

Changes to OverDrive video collections and our TV show DVD purchasing practices have brought new watching options for you.

Category: Resources

February 25, 2015

New Urban Harvest event series starting this spring

Hennepin County libraries are offering events about local and sustainable food practices: mushroom hunting, seed saving and more.

Category: Events

February 24, 2015

Tuesdays With a Scholar and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Southdale Library

Attend "Tuesdays With a Scholar" and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) events at Southdale Library this spring.

Category: Events

February 20, 2015

Minnesota Opera residency at Hennepin County Library continues

Minnesota Opera artists return to seven Hennepin County libraries this winter and spring to present free Opera Viva! events for children and adults.

Category: Events

February 10, 2015

Lori Sturdevant on Rosalie Wahl, the first woman on the Minnesota Supreme Court

Author Lori Sturdevant will discuss new book about Rosalie Wahl, "Her Honor," on March 10 at Minneapolis Central Library.

Category: Events

February 4, 2015

New Webber Park Library community meeting

Please join Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins, Hennepin County staff and LSE Architects to see the initial concept drawings for a new Webber Park Library.

Category: Building projects

February 4, 2015

Best Buy Teen Tech Center annual showcase

The 2nd annual showcase event on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, 5:30-7:30 p.m., will feature youth members’ multimedia projects and creative works.

Category: Events

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.

Category: Events

January 22, 2015

Southeast Library report on public engagement is now available

The final report on library service for the Southeast neighborhoods entitled Envisioning a Crossroads Library: A Report on Public Engagement and the Future of the Southeast Library is now available.

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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.

Category: Events

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."

Category: 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.

Category: Events

December 31, 2014

Winter Jackets adult reading program

Get reading with book recommendations and reviews, social media events, book clubs and author talks Jan. 2-Feb 28, 2015.

Category: Events

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.

Category: Events

December 12, 2014

New Webber Park Library - December 6, 2014 meeting notes

A community meeting discussing the new Webber Park Library was held on December 6 at the Webber Community Center.

Category: Building projects

November 24, 2014

Share your ideas for library services in the Southeast community

Public meetings were held in the Cedar-Riverside, Como, Marcy-Holmes and Prospect Park neighborhoods during October to discuss the library, learning and information needs of the community.

Category: Building projects

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.

Category: People

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.

Category: Events

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.

Category: Events

November 7, 2014

Community meeting for the new Webber Park Library

The new Webber Park Library design team is eager to share the preliminary ideas that they have been developing this fall with the Northside community.

Category: Building projects

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. 

Category: Events

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.

Category: Events

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.

Category: Events, People

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.

Category: Events, Building projects

October 18, 2014

Washburn Library reopens after building upgrades

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

Category: Building projects

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.

Category: Events

October 15, 2014

RFI issued for land adjacent to the new Webber Park Library site

A Request for Interest to Purchase (RFI) was issued last week for the land adjacent to the new Webber Park Library site and near the historic Victory Memorial Drive.

Category: Building projects

October 13, 2014

New Webber Park Library site preparation begins

Preliminary site preparation work begins this fall on the new Webber Park Library site.

Category: Building projects

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!

Category: 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!

Category: Building projects

October 2, 2014

Photos of the project in progress

Take a look at what's happening at Washburn Library. You can see the various stages of the project on our Flickr page.

Category: Building projects

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.

Category: Services

September 25, 2014

Washburn Library closing for building upgrades

Hennepin County Library – Washburn will close for building upgrades Saturday, Sept. 6, 5 p.m. The library is scheduled to re-open Saturday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m.

Category: Building projects

September 8, 2014

New Webber Park Library - July 31 CAC meeting notes

The New Webber Park Library Community Advisory Committee (CAC) met project architects Mohammed Lawal and Jennifer Anderson-Tuttle from LSE Architects at the July 31st meeting.

Category: Building projects

September 8, 2014

New Excelsior Library opening

The new Excelsior Library opens Saturday, Sept. 13.

Category: Building projects

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.

Category: Events

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.

Category: Resources

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.

Category: Events

August 12, 2014

Southeast Library Services Steering Committee update

Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin and Hennepin County Library Director Lois Thompson welcomed members of the Southeast Library Services Steering Committee to the group’s first meeting on July 24, 2014.

Category: Building projects

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.

Category: People

July 11, 2014

Upcoming new Webber Park Library community meeting

Please join Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins and county staff from Hennepin County Library and Property Services on Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6 to 8 p.m. for the next New Webber Park Library Community Advisory Committee meeting.

Category: Building projects

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.

Category: Building projects

July 9, 2014

St. Louis Park Library to close temporarily for renovation

Hennepin County Library – St. Louis Park, 3240 Library Lane, will close for building upgrades on Sunday, July 27, at 5 p.m. and re-open on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 9 a.m.

Category: Building projects

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.

Category: Resources

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.

Category: Events

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.

Category: Building projects

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.

Category: Building projects

May 9, 2014

New Webber Park Library community meeting update

Meeting Update: The "Run Camden 5K Race" will close Dowling Avenue North on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from approximately 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

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May 6, 2014

Update on new Webber Park Library community meetings

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the new Webber Park Library met on April 15 at the Folwell Park Recreation Center.

Category: Building projects

May 1, 2014

The new Walker Library opens

The new Hennepin County Library - Walker at 2880 Hennepin Avenue South in Uptown Minneapolis opened on Saturday, April 26.

Category: Building projects

April 15, 2014

Hennepin County Library – Maple Plain to Close Temporarily for Renovations

Hennepin County Library – Maple Plain, 5184 Main St. E., will close for building upgrades Saturday, May 3, at 5 p.m. The library is scheduled to re-open Saturday, June 7, at 9 a.m.

Category: Building projects

April 9, 2014

Community meetings for new Webber Park Library

Join Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins and county staff Tuesday, April 15, 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, 9:30-11 a.m. at Folwell Park Recreation Center Gym.

Category: Building projects

March 28, 2014

Walker Library grand opening

The new Hennepin County Library – Walker at 2880 Hennepin Avenue South in Uptown Minneapolis will open with a celebration Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m.

Category: Building projects

March 26, 2014

HCL - Southeast Library facility assessment

The Hennepin County Library - Southeast Facility Assessment is available. Please see the attached document for more information.

Category: Building projects

March 21, 2014

Webber Park's next community meetings

Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins and Hennepin County staff will host a series of community meetings to plan for the new Webber Park Library to be built in the Webber-Camden neighborhood of North Minneapolis.

Category: Building projects

February 27, 2014

It's time to start planning our new library

Please join Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins and county staff from Hennepin County Library and Property Services on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Category: Building projects

January 9, 2014

Temporary library for Webber Park-area residents now open

Join us on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, from 1-3 p.m. at Camden Center, 4203 Webber Pkwy, Minneapolis, to celebrate the opening of this new temporary location for Webber Park Library.

Category: Building projects

December 11, 2013

Community meeting minutes 11-21-13

Minutes from the community meeting at Washburn Library on November 21, 2013.

Category: Building projects

November 26, 2013

Request for qualifications posted

A call for artists for Hennepin County Library - Excelsior has been posted.

Category: Building projects

November 20, 2013

Brooklyn Park Library schematic design approved

The Hennepin County Board approved schematic design to construct a new Brooklyn Park Library.

Category: Building projects

November 20, 2013

Temporary library for Webber Park

Following the July 2013 closure of the Webber Park Library, due to structural failure, the Hennepin County Board approved a lease for a temporary library facility for Webber Park area residents.

Category: Building projects

November 20, 2013

Washburn Library remodeling

Join your neighbors, Hennepin County Commissioner Gail Dorfman, Hennepin County Library staff and the Friends of the Washburn Library to learn about the Washburn Library remodeling project.

Category: Building projects

October 28, 2013

Construction photos

Construction on the new Walker Library is well underway.

Category: Building projects

September 26, 2013

Community meeting on Webber Park Library

Please join Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins and county staff from Hennepin County Library and Property Services on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Folwell Recreation Center.

Category: Building projects

July 11, 2013

Webber Park Library closed indefinitely

Hennepin County Library – Webber Park, 4310 Webber Pkwy., Minneapolis, is closed indefinitely for building assessment.

Category: Building projects

May 31, 2013

Roosevelt Library reopens

Hennepin County Library - Roosevelt will reopen on Saturday, June 1, 2013 after a 15-month renovation.

Category: Building projects

May 3, 2013

Temporary lane closure on Lagoon Avenue

Thanks to all Uptown residents' for their patience as the construction of the new Hennepin County Library - Walker continues.

Category: Building projects

April 25, 2013

Rescheduled Brooklyn Park Library CAC meeting

The canceled April 11 meeting of the Brooklyn Park Library Community Advisory Committee (CAC) has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 7 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Category: Building projects

April 23, 2013

Date set for Roosevelt Library grand opening

The renovated Roosevelt Library will reopen on Saturday, June 1, at 10 a.m. 

Category: Building projects

April 5, 2013

Brooklyn Park Library Community Advisory Committee meeting on April 11

The next meeting of the Community Advisory Committee for the new Brooklyn Park Library will be on Thursday, April 11 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Category: Building projects

February 20, 2013

New Brooklyn Park Library Community Advisory Committee meetings

The schematic design process for the new Hennepin County Library - Brooklyn Park is underway.

Category: Building projects

January 16, 2013

Roosevelt Library renovation update January 2013

The Roosevelt Library construction is well underway and the meeting room addition has been completed. 

Category: Building projects

December 28, 2012

Photos from the Walker construction site

Demolition of the old Walker Library building continues.  See Flickr for photos documenting the work to prepare the site for the new Walker Library.

Category: Building projects

December 14, 2012

Temporary lane closure on Lagoon Avenue

As demolition continues on the old Walker Library, there will be a temporary lane closure on Lagoon Avenue.

Category: Building projects

December 6, 2012

New Walker Library construction update

Demolition preparation has begun at the construction site of the new Walker Library.

Category: Building projects

December 4, 2012

New Brooklyn Park Library schematic design contract approved

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Hammel Green and Abrahamson, Inc. (HGA) for architectural and engineering schematic design services for a new Brooklyn Park Library on Tuesday, November 27.

Category: Building projects

November 20, 2012

Questions and answers from artists informational meeting

On November 14, an informational meeting was held for artists interested in developing proposals for the One Percent for Art initiative at the Roosevelt Library. 

Category: Building projects

November 16, 2012

Walker Library construction begins November 19

Construction for the new Hennepin County Library - Walker will begin on Monday, November 19.

Category: Building projects

November 1, 2012

Potential art locations for Roosevelt Library

Hennepin County is seeking an artist or artist team to create one or more original wall-mounted artworks for the interior of the renovated library.

Category: Building projects

November 1, 2012

Call for artists (RFQ) for Roosevelt Library

Hennepin County Library is seeking an artist or artist team to create one or more original wall-mounted artworks for the interior of the Roosevelt Library.

Category: Building projects

October 23, 2012

Walker Library construction update

The Walker Library closed on September 22 for reconstruction. Since that time, a great deal of work has been accomplished.

Category: Building projects

October 16, 2012

Schematic design approval

On Tuesday, October 16, the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners voted to approve the schematic design for the Excelsior Library.

Category: Building projects

October 8, 2012

Art selection committee meeting

The first meeting of the Art Selection Committee for the Roosevelt Library will be held on Wednesday, October 17, from 6-8 p.m. 

Category: Building projects

October 5, 2012

Schematic design approval process

The schematic design for the new Excelsior Library will be presented at the Hennepin County Board Committee Meeting of Libraries, Technology & General Government on Tuesday, October 9.

Category: Building projects

August 9, 2012

Excelsior Library site plan approval

On Monday, August 6, the Excelsior City Council approved the proposed site plan for a new Excelsior Library.

Category: Building projects

August 9, 2012

Walker Library update

The Walker Library will close on September 22 to prepare for the construction of the new library on the same site.

Category: Building projects

June 12, 2012

Excelsior Library schematic design city submittal

The schematic design process for the new Excelsior Library is underway. 

Category: Building projects

June 11, 2012

Summary from April 18 Excelsior Library advisory committee meeting

The summary from the April 18 Excelsior Library advisory committee meeting is available.

Category: Building projects

May 14, 2012

Project update and photos

An update on the Roosevelt Library renovation with photos. 

Category: Building projects

April 19, 2012

CAC meetings results

The Walker Library CAC and the Friends of the Walker Library met with Hennepin County staff and architectural consultants VJAA.

Category: Building projects

April 17, 2012

April 18 Excelsior Library advisory committee meeting agenda

Agenda for the April 18 Excelsior Library advisory committee. 

Category: Building projects

April 9, 2012

Summary from February 29 Excelsior Library advisory committee meeting

The meeting summary for the February 29 Excelsior Library advisory committee meeting is available. 

Category: Building projects

February 16, 2012

Excelsior Library advisory meeting February 29

The next Excelsior Library Advisory Committee meeting with be held on February 29.

Category: Building projects

February 16, 2012

Walker CAC meeting scheduled for March 29

The next Walker Library Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting will be Thursday, March 29 from 6:30 -8:00 p.m. in the Walker Library meeting room.

Category: Building projects

January 6, 2012

January meeting for Excelsior Library advisory committee

The next meeting of the Excelsior Library advisory committee will be held on January 25.

Category: Building projects

December 13, 2011

2011 update on the new Brooklyn Park Library project

Update on the new Brooklyn Park Library project for 2011.

Category: Building projects

December 9, 2011

Hennepin County Board approves schematic design for Roosevelt Library

The Hennepin County Board voted unanimously to accept the schematic design report for the renovated Roosevelt Library on November 29, 2011.

Category: Building projects

December 2, 2011

September 21 community meeting summary

The meeting summary, presentation and meeting schedule from the September 21 community meeting.

Category: Building projects

December 2, 2011

Schematic design report approved by County Board

The Hennepin County Board voted unanimously to accept the Schematic Design Report for the new Walker Library on November 29, 2011.

Category: Building projects

November 4, 2011

Roosevelt Library renovation design concepts

The Roosevelt Library renovation project team met with community members on Tuesday, November 1 to review design concepts. 

Category: Building projects

November 2, 2011

Park Board hearing on Mall concept design

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) public hearing on the concept design for the portion of the Mall that is adjacent to the new Walker Library site will be held on Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Category: Building projects

October 5, 2011

Walker Library and the Mall update community open house

Walker Library Community Advisory Committee (CAC) members joined the project design team on September 27 to host a Community Open House.

Category: Building projects

October 3, 2011

Roosevelt Library renovation community open house

Preview design concepts for the renovated Roosevelt Library at a community open house.

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September 22, 2011

October 5 meeting cancelled for Excelsior Library advisory committee

An updated schedule for the Excelsior Library advisory committee eliminates the meeting scheduled for October 5.

Category: Building projects

September 22, 2011

Community open house on September 17

Preview design concepts for the new Walker Library and adjoining Mall area.

Category: Building projects

September 9, 2011

The Mall and Walker library project - September 13 meeting

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Hennepin County are engaging the community in a process to study design options for a section of parkland just north of Walker Library.

Category: Building projects

September 5, 2011

Walker Library CAC meeting on September 8

The next Walker Library Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting  will be held on September 8 at the Walker Library from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Category: Building projects

September 3, 2011

Next advisory committee meeting for Excelsior Library

The next meeting of the Excelsior Library advisory committee will be held on Wednesday, September 21.

Category: Building projects

August 22, 2011

August 24 meeting agenda and July 27 meeting summary

The next Excelsior Library committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 24 at 7 p.m.

Category: Building projects

August 22, 2011

The Mall and Walker Library public meeting

Please see the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board announcement below.

Category: Building projects

July 29, 2011

Excelsior Library advisory committee meeting July 27 presentation

The Excelsior Library advisory committee met at the Southshore Center in Shorewood on July 27.

Category: Building projects

July 26, 2011

Excelsior Library advisory committee meeting July 27

The second community advisory committee meeting for the Excelsior Library will be held on Wednesday, July 27.

Category: Building projects

July 26, 2011

Walker Library Community Advisory Committee meeting on July 26

The Walker Library Community Advisory Committee (CAC) met on July 26 at the Walker Library.

Category: Building projects

July 25, 2011

Roosevelt Library renovation July 20 meeting summary

A summary of the July 20 community meeting about the Roosevelt Library renovation.

Category: Building projects

July 20, 2011

Walker Library CAC meeting on July 26

The next Walker Library Community Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Walker Library meeting room.

Category: Building projects

July 18, 2011

Change of location for July 20 Roosevelt Library community meeting

Due to excessive temperatures that will continue throughout the week, we have relocated the community meeting on Wednesday, July 20.

Category: Building projects

July 13, 2011

July 20 Roosevelt Library community meeting

A reminder about the July 20 community meeting to discuss renovation of the Roosevelt Library. 

Category: Building projects

July 7, 2011

Excelsior Library advisory committee meeting July 6 summary

A summary and documents from the advisory committee meeting on July 6.

Category: Building projects

June 30, 2011

Hennepin County Board approves VJAA contract for schematic design

On June 28th the Hennepin County Board approved a contract with Vincent James Associates Architects to begin architectural/engineering schematic design services for the new Walker Library project.

Category: Building projects

June 28, 2011

Excelsior Library advisory committee meeting July 6

The first Hennepin County-Excelsior Library Advisory Committee Meeting will be 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 6.

Category: Building projects

June 22, 2011

Walker Library project update

On June 15, 2011 the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board approved two resolutions that relate to the new Walker Library project.

Category: Building projects

June 20, 2011

June 14 community meeting summary and next meeting date

A summary of the June 14 community meeting about the Roosevelt Library renovation.

Category: Building projects

June 15, 2011

Roosevelt Library renovation community discussion questions

View the questions that were discussed at the community meeting on June 14 at the Sibley Park Recreation Center and provide additional input.

Category: Building projects

June 3, 2011

Roosevelt Library renovation community meeting reminder

On Tuesday, June 14 there will be a community meeting to discuss the renovation of the Roosevelt Library.

Category: Building projects

May 12, 2011

Roosevelt Library renovation community meeting

Community members of all ages are invited to learn about plans to renovate the Hennepin County Library – Roosevelt at a community meeting on Tuesday, June 14.

Category: Building projects

March 23, 2011

Excelsior Library capital project update

Hennepin County submitted a proposal to the City of Excelsior for a new Library on Water St. In order to respond to the feedback received to date, the county has decided to withdraw the current proposal.

Category: Building projects

March 21, 2011

City of Excelsior meeting schedule for new library review

See the tentative schedule for the Historic Planning Commission, Planning Commission and City Council meetings to discuss the new Excelsior Library.

Category: Building projects

March 1, 2011

Walker Community Advisory Committee meeting: March 1

The Walker Library Community Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 1 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Walker Library meeting room.

Category: Building projects

February 22, 2011

Brooklyn Park Library Community Advisory Committee meeting

The next meeting for the Brooklyn Park Library Community Advisory Committee will be held Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Park Library.

Category: Building projects

February 2, 2011

Brooklyn Park Library CAC meeting agenda for 2/3/2011

The next meeting for the Brooklyn Park Library Community Advisory Committee is tomorrow, February 3 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Category: Building projects

December 15, 2010

Rescheduling the first Brooklyn Park Library CAC meeting

The first meeting of the Brooklyn Park Library’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is rescheduled for Thursday, January 13 at the Brooklyn Park Library from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Category: Building projects

December 10, 2010

First Brooklyn Park Library Community Advisory Committee meeting

The first meeting of the Brooklyn Park Library Community Advisory Committee will be held on Saturday, December 11 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in  the Brooklyn Park Library meeting room.

Category: Building projects

December 9, 2010

Excelsior Library CAC meeting December 2

The final meeting of the community advisory committee for a new Excelsior Library was held on Tuesday, December 2 at the Southshore Center.

Category: Building projects

October 27, 2010

Seeking members for the Brooklyn Park Library Community Advisory Committee

We are looking for community residents to join the Community Advisory Committee for the new Brooklyn Park Library. 

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October 27, 2010

Excelsior Library CAC October 21 meeting summary

View documents with information presented at October 21st meeting of the Excelsior Community Advisory Committee.

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October 27, 2010

The next Walker CAC meeting

The Walker Library Community Advisory Committee (CAC) will meet on Thursday, November 18 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  in the Walker Library meeting room.

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October 23, 2010

Meeting reminder December 2 Excelsior Library CAC

The final meeting of the Excelsior Community Advisory Committee will be held from 6:30-8:00 pm on Thursday, December 2.

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October 15, 2010

Excelsior Library CAC meeting October 21

The first meeting of the Excelsior Library Community Advisory Committee will be held on October 21.

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October 12, 2010

Community meeting about a new Brooklyn Park Library

Join your neighbors, Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat (1st District), Brooklyn Park Mayor Steve Lampi and Hennepin County staff.

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October 12, 2010

Summary of November 9 Excelsior Library CAC meeting

On November 9, we held the second Community Advisory Committee for a new Excelsior Library with a focus on review of potential floor plans. 

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October 1, 2010

Seeking members for Excelsior Library community advisory committee

We are looking for community residents to join the Community Advisory Committee for the new Excelsior Library. 

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September 21, 2010

Hennepin County Board approves Walker Library architect

The Hennepin County Board approved VJAA (Vincent James Associates Architects) to be the architectural/engineering consultant for the new Walker Library today.

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September 15, 2010

Designer Selection Committee recommendation

The Hennepin County Designer Selection Committee (DSC) recommended VJAA (Vincent James Associates Architects) to be the architectural/engineering consultant.

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September 2, 2010

Community meeting about a new Excelsior Library

Join your neighbors, Hennepin County Commissioner Jan Callison (6th District), Excelsior Mayor Nick Ruehl and Hennepin County staff to share your thoughts on a new library.

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August 1, 2010

Brooklyn Park Task Force report

View the Brooklyn Park Library Task Force report.

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June 17, 2010

Request for proposal (RFP) responses sent to the DSC

Twenty-one architectural and design firms have responded to the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the new Walker Library issued by Hennepin County on May 10.

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May 19, 2010

RFP issued for the new Hennepin County Library - Walker

The Request for Proposal (RFP) for the new Walker Library was issued last week.

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April 27, 2010

CAC presents vision statement to Designer Selection Committee

The Walker Library Community Advisory Committee's (CAC) representatives did a great job presenting the "CAC Vision for a New Hennepin County Library - Walker" to the Designer Selection Committee (DSC).

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March 24, 2010

CAC vision statement and meeting minutes

The final version of the Walker Library Community Advisory Committee Vision Statement, along with the minutes from the sixth meeting are attached.

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February 16, 2010

Next community advisory meeting date, agenda and vision statement

The next Walker Library Community Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, February 18, at 6:00 p.m. in the Walker Library meeting room.

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February 16, 2010

Walker Library staff focus group

Attached are the key points from the staff focus group discussion held February 11 on the priorities for the new Walker Library.

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February 4, 2010

Next advisory committee meeting date and meeting minutes

The next meeting of the Walker Library Community Advisory Committee will take place February 18, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Walker Library meeting room.

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January 15, 2010

Meeting five for the Walker Library community advisory team

The Walker Library Community Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, January 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Walker Library meeting room.

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December 29, 2009

We want to hear from you!

The next Walker Library Community Advisory Team meeting will be January 21, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.

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December 18, 2009

Visioning exercise survey

The Walker Library Community Advisory Committee participated in a library visioning exercise at its fourth meeting on Dec. 17, 2009.

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December 11, 2009

Next CAC meeting date and agenda

The next meeting of the Walker Library Community Advisory Committee will take place Thursday, Dec. 17, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Walker Library meeting room.

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December 11, 2009

Walker Library Community Advisory Committee meeting, November 19

Walker Library Community Advisory Commitee, Meeting 3, November 19

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November 16, 2009

Library exteriors presentation

A powerpoint presentation with images of library exteriors can be found here.

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November 4, 2009

Walker Library Community Advisory Committee meeting, October 28

Hennepin County Library's Capital Project's staff led the second committee meeting which included an exercise to prioritize the community's brainstorming ideas from previous meetings.

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November 3, 2009

Walker Library Community Advisory Committee meeting, October 1

On October 1 Commissioner Gail Dorfman led the first meeting of the Walker Library Community Advisory Committee at the Walker Library.

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