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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
Artists Julian McFaul and Mark Safford have designed an interactive, labyrinthian maze experience with HCL staff. Explore it yourself on June 13.
Join HCL staff on social media for audiobook recommendations on Thursday, June 11 and children's and teen book recommendations on Tuesday, June 16.
Starting in May, all Hennepin County libraries have new self checkout machines that have more capabilities than the machines they have replaced.
Brooklyn Park community members met at 8500 West Broadway Avenue on April 29 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new library building.
During Pride month this June, eight Hennepin County libraries will offer free events for LGBTQA adults and families.
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.
A community meeting for the new Webber Park Library was held on Tuesday evening, April 21 at the Webber Community Center in Minneapolis.
Consider and celebrate Asian American heritage at 14 events this spring with cultural crafts and performances and more.
We celebrate National Library Week by inviting you to share with us and each other about your HCL experiences in buildings and online.
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.
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.
Join 12 libraries celebrating diverse books, languages and cultures with fun activities, art exhibits and more in English and Spanish.
An open call for artists for the Walker Library One Percent for Art public art project will run from March 31 – May 1.
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.
On Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m., Southdale Library welcomes author Sonia Nazario for Club Book.
Now available through Hennepin County Library, learning resource lynda.com offers over 3,000 interactive video courses taught by experts.
The Hosmer World Music Concert Series features performances by local and national artists on Saturdays at 2 p.m. at Hosmer Library.
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.
Find Hennepin County Library staff picks on our What We're Reading webpage.
Changes to OverDrive video collections and our TV show DVD purchasing practices have brought new watching options for you.
Hennepin County libraries are offering events about local and sustainable food practices: mushroom hunting, seed saving and more.
Attend "Tuesdays With a Scholar" and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) events at Southdale Library this spring.
Minnesota Opera artists return to seven Hennepin County libraries this winter and spring to present free Opera Viva! events for children and adults.
Author Lori Sturdevant will discuss new book about Rosalie Wahl, "Her Honor," on March 10 at Minneapolis Central Library.
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.
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.
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.
PlymouthREADs, the Plymouth area community read, will explore Sarah Stonich’s “Vacationland” for its sixth year, March through April.
Find your first eBooks, audiobooks and more from the Library in 2015 by browsing "Downloads" under "Online resources."
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.
Get reading with book recommendations and reviews, social media events, book clubs and author talks Jan. 2-Feb 28, 2015.
Walker Library has formed nonfiction and fiction book clubs for adults. The book clubs began meeting in Fall 2014. Learn more.
A community meeting discussing the new Webber Park Library was held on December 6 at the Webber Community Center.
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.
Residents are invited to apply to fill two vacancies on the Library Board. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, Dec. 31.
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.
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.
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.
See artworks and poems on the issues of homelessness, affordable housing or the meaning of home in Cargill Hall Gallery.
The Native American author will discuss her body of work, including her most recent book.
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
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
Improvements include expanded early literacy and teen areas, and new furniture, shelving and casual seating.
Connect with leading genealogists and local experts, and learn how to start or expand your own family history project using exceptional resources.
Preliminary site preparation work begins this fall on the new Webber Park Library site.
It's mobile-friendly with new ways to search and discover the library resources you love. Take a moment to explore!
Help us imagine the community library of the future at four public meetings. Join the community discussion!
Take a look at what's happening at Washburn Library. You can see the various stages of the project on our Flickr page.
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.
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.
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.
The new Excelsior Library opens Saturday, Sept. 13.
Minnesota Opera artists are presenting free Opera Viva! performances and educational events at Hennepin County libraries this fall.
Hennepin County Library readers now have access to more new and popular adult, teen and children's eBooks through the 3M Cloud Library.
View botanical paintings of native plants from the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden by Minnesota School of Botanical Art students.
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.
The Hennepin County Law Library Board of Trustees appointed Lois Langer Thompson, HCL Director, as Acting Hennepin County Law Library Director.
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.
At 7,200 square feet, the new library will have nearly double the public space, a refreshed collection, comfortable reading spaces and more.
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.
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.
There are an abundance of summer learning opportunities for youth at libraries this summer.
Maple Plain Library, 5184 Main St. E., reopens Saturday, June 7, at 9 a.m. after being closed for five weeks of building upgrades.
Hennepin County Library and Hennepin County Property Services received a Heritage Preservation Award for reinventing the historic Roosevelt Library.
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.
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the new Webber Park Library met on April 15 at the Folwell Park Recreation Center.
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.
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.
The Hennepin County Library - Southeast Facility Assessment is available. Please see the attached document for more information.
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.
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.
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.
Minutes from the community meeting at Washburn Library on November 21, 2013.
A call for artists for Hennepin County Library - Excelsior has been posted.
The Hennepin County Board approved schematic design to construct a new Brooklyn Park Library.
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.
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.
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.
Hennepin County Library – Webber Park, 4310 Webber Pkwy., Minneapolis, is closed indefinitely for building assessment.
Hennepin County Library - Roosevelt will reopen on Saturday, June 1, 2013 after a 15-month renovation.
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.
The renovated Roosevelt Library will reopen on Saturday, June 1, at 10 a.m.
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.
The schematic design process for the new Hennepin County Library - Brooklyn Park is underway.
The Roosevelt Library construction is well underway and the meeting room addition has been completed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Tuesday, October 16, the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners voted to approve the schematic design for the Excelsior Library.
The first meeting of the Art Selection Committee for the Roosevelt Library will be held on Wednesday, October 17, from 6-8 p.m.
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.
On Monday, August 6, the Excelsior City Council approved the proposed site plan for a new Excelsior Library.
The schematic design process for the new Excelsior Library is underway.
The summary from the April 18 Excelsior Library advisory committee meeting is available.
An update on the Roosevelt Library renovation with photos.
Agenda for the April 18 Excelsior Library advisory committee.
The meeting summary for the February 29 Excelsior Library advisory committee meeting is available.
The next Excelsior Library Advisory Committee meeting with be held on February 29.
The next meeting of the Excelsior Library advisory committee will be held on January 25.
Update on the new Brooklyn Park Library project for 2011.
The Hennepin County Board voted unanimously to accept the schematic design report for the renovated Roosevelt Library on November 29, 2011.
The meeting summary, presentation and meeting schedule from the September 21 community meeting.
The Roosevelt Library renovation project team met with community members on Tuesday, November 1 to review design concepts.
Preview design concepts for the renovated Roosevelt Library at a community open house.
An updated schedule for the Excelsior Library advisory committee eliminates the meeting scheduled for October 5.
The next meeting of the Excelsior Library advisory committee will be held on Wednesday, September 21.
The next Excelsior Library committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 24 at 7 p.m.
The Excelsior Library advisory committee met at the Southshore Center in Shorewood on July 27.
The second community advisory committee meeting for the Excelsior Library will be held on Wednesday, July 27.
A summary of the July 20 community meeting about the Roosevelt Library renovation.
Due to excessive temperatures that will continue throughout the week, we have relocated the community meeting on Wednesday, July 20.
A reminder about the July 20 community meeting to discuss renovation of the Roosevelt Library.
A summary and documents from the advisory committee meeting on July 6.
The first Hennepin County-Excelsior Library Advisory Committee Meeting will be 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 6.
On Tuesday, June 14 there will be a community meeting to discuss the renovation of the Roosevelt Library.
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.
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.
See the tentative schedule for the Historic Planning Commission, Planning Commission and City Council meetings to discuss the new Excelsior Library.
The next meeting for the Brooklyn Park Library Community Advisory Committee is tomorrow, February 3 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
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.
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.
The final meeting of the community advisory committee for a new Excelsior Library was held on Tuesday, December 2 at the Southshore Center.
We are looking for community residents to join the Community Advisory Committee for the new Brooklyn Park Library.
The final meeting of the Excelsior Community Advisory Committee will be held from 6:30-8:00 pm on Thursday, December 2.
The first meeting of the Excelsior Library Community Advisory Committee will be held on October 21.
Join your neighbors, Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat (1st District), Brooklyn Park Mayor Steve Lampi and Hennepin County staff.
On November 9, we held the second Community Advisory Committee for a new Excelsior Library with a focus on review of potential floor plans.
We are looking for community residents to join the Community Advisory Committee for the 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.
View the Brooklyn Park Library Task Force report.