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May 26, 2017

Asian Wedding Traditions

Learn about Japanese, Tibetan, Hmong, Korean and Chinese wedding traditions, costumes and music at five Hennepin County libraries this summer.

Category: Events

May 12, 2017

Pride events at Hennepin County libraries this June

During Pride month and beyond, Hennepin County libraries are offering free events for LGBTQIA adults, teens and families.

Category: Events

May 11, 2017

The Night Library at Northern Spark

Local artists and library staff invite patrons to help them “Save the Future!” and explore the role of libraries through immersive narrative, puzzles, games, and humor on Saturday, June 10.

Category: Events

May 5, 2017

Juneteenth at your library

Celebrate Juneteenth at family-friendly festivals at North Regional (June 11), Sumner (June 22) and Webber Park (June 24) libraries.

Category: Events

March 29, 2017

The Anatomy of a Hospital: The Buildings of St. Barnabas Hospital, The Swedish Hospital and Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC)

An exhibit at Minneapolis Central Library celebrates the history of Hennepin County Medical Center and the hospitals that preceded it, April 6-May 30.

Category: Events

March 3, 2017

Chris Santiago at Maple Grove Library on April 24

Join 2017 Minnesota Book Awards finalist Chris Santiago for a reading from his award-winning poetry collection “Tula” at Maple Grove Library on Monday, April 24, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Category: Events

March 1, 2017

Maud Hart Lovelace and Star of the North awards

In March, kids are invited to vote for two book awards at any Hennepin County library: Star of the North (preK-grade 8) and Maud Hart Lovelace (grades 3-8).

Category: Events

February 28, 2017

Families and Incarceration

It is estimated that at least 10,000 children in Minnesota have an incarcerated parent. We are offering several programs to bring light to this issue.

Category: Events

February 15, 2017

Days of Remembrance at Augsburg Park Library

Augsburg Park Library will be hosting a series of events for Holocaust Remembrance Day in April.

Category: Events

February 10, 2017

PlymouthREADS 2017

Join Plymouth Library for PlymouthREADS events in April around the book "The Life We Bury" by Allen Eskens.

Category: Events

January 27, 2017

February is Black History Month

Join us as we celebrate and honor Black History Month in February with events, displays and activities in libraries, and recommended online book lists.

Category: Events

January 25, 2017

Mazinaakizige: American Indian Teen Photography Exhibit

A photography exhibit by six young American Indian artists is in Cargill Hall at Minneapolis Central Library from Feb. 8 to March 28.

Category: Events

January 13, 2017

Viva City 2017

View a juried exhibit of extraordinary artwork by Minneapolis Public Schools high school students. Minneapolis Central Library, Dec. 21, 2016-Jan. 29, 2017.

Category: Events

December 12, 2016

Arctic Fever at Excelsior Library

Excelsior Library is participating in local winter festival Arctic Fever with a coloring contest and an event with Brodini Comedy Magic, Jan. 14, 10:30 a.m.

Category: Events

November 18, 2016

Your library, your resource for History Day 2017

Hennepin County Library offers a variety of resources and services to help students choose and research their History Day projects.

Category: Resources, Events

November 1, 2016

TransFabulous exhibit at Minneapolis Central Library

Join us to celebrate all gender identities and expressions through art created by transgender and gender non-conforming artists in our community, Nov. 1-Dec. 15.

Category: Events

October 20, 2016

Write your novel at a Hennepin County library

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Your library offers a variety of resources and events to inspire you.

Category: Events

September 16, 2016

Family History Fair 2016 at Minneapolis Central Library

Connect with expert genealogists and learn about family history research resources at Minneapolis Central Library, Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Category: Events

August 31, 2016

Northern Spark book clubs

Book clubs at Nokomis, Oxboro and Pierre Bottineau libraries are partnering with Northern Spark this fall to talk about catastrophic books.

Category: Events

August 24, 2016

Black Lives Matter event series at Hosmer Library

Join Macalester College professor Duchess Harris as she talks about the historical roots of the Black Lives Matter movement in this three-part series, Sundays, Sept. 11, 18 and 25, 2-3 p.m., at Hosmer Library.

Category: Events

August 24, 2016

Last Word Book Discussion Group meets the author at Southdale

This Southdale Library book group meets with authors on Mondays monthly from September to May, alternating between Southdale Library and Barnes and Noble, Galleria. No registration required.

Category: Events

August 11, 2016

Entrepreneur Expo: Essentials for Small Business Growth

On Thursday, Sept. 22 from 12:30-5 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library, learn the essentials for growing your small business.

Category: Events

August 10, 2016

Reflections on the Downtown 100 exhibit

An installation capturing stories and experiences of youth in downtown Minneapolis will be on display in Cargill Hall at Minneapolis Central Library through Monday, Oct. 24.

Category: Events

August 4, 2016

Tuesdays With a Scholar at Southdale Library

On Tuesdays Oct. 4-Oct. 25 at Southdale Library, experts and scholars will speak on a variety of topics from 10-11:30 a.m.

Category: Events

July 1, 2016

Somali Independence Day with your library

Celebrate Somali Independence Day on Saturday, July 9. Hennepin County Library is your everyday resource for Somali-language materials: books, music and more.

Category: Resources, Events

June 15, 2016

Join us for the new Brooklyn Park Library grand opening celebration on Saturday, June 25

The celebration continues with bookmaking, geocaching and more on Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Category: Building projects, Events

June 7, 2016

유대감 (Fellowship) exhibit at Cargill Hall

You are invited to view a free exhibit of images from early 20th century Korea on display at Minneapolis Central Library through Monday, Aug. 15.

Category: Events

May 18, 2016

Brooklyn Park Library to close for relocation Sunday, May 29, 5 p.m.

The new Brooklyn Park Library at 8500 W. Broadway Ave. will open Thursday, June 23, 5 p.m., with remarks and a ribbon-cutting. The library will host a community celebration and special events Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Category: Building projects, Events

March 24, 2016

Webber Park Library groundbreaking April 12

Celebrate construction beginning for the new Webber Park Library, Tuesday, April 12, 5 p.m., at 4440 Humboldt Ave. N., Minneapolis.

Category: Events, Building projects

January 15, 2016

Golden Valley Library reopens January 23 after renovation

Improvements include two new public meeting rooms, an expanded children’s area, more natural light and new Wi-Fi.

Category: Building projects, 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, Building projects