The Night Library at Northern Spark

Hennepin County Library is once again participating in the Northern Spark Festival on Saturday, June 11.

Go to The Night Library event on Facebook and the project page on the Northern Spark website for more details.

Library staff have been working alongside talented local artists to create The Night Library, a large-scale, interactive and collaborative installation exploring the role of information and the library in society.

Visitors will experience a library that has been rebuilt following a climate change disaster, encountering strange characters, stories, puzzles, and wildlife along the way.

Northern Spark is a free, dusk-to-dawn, multidisciplinary arts festival that takes place each year on the second Saturday of June.

The theme for 2016-2017 is "Climate Chaos, Climate Rising."

At dusk, the festival will open at the Minneapolis Convention Center with the unveiling of the newest winner of the Creative City Challenge.

The festival will continue all night long in Minneapolis's Mill District as audiences explore climate topics through giant video projections, performances, and installations in the streets and in green spaces and under bridges along the waterfront.