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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

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 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

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 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

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, Buildings

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 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 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 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

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 19, 2014

Washburn Library to close temporarily for building upgrades

Washburn Library 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: Buildings

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 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 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: Buildings

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

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.

Category: Events

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.

Category: Events

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.

Category: Events

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.

Category: People