On Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day), Hennepin County libraries are closed.
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Learn about Japanese, Tibetan, Hmong, Korean and Chinese wedding traditions, costumes and music at five Hennepin County libraries this summer.
During Pride month and beyond, Hennepin County libraries are offering free events for LGBTQIA adults, teens and families.
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.
Celebrate Juneteenth at family-friendly festivals at North Regional (June 11), Sumner (June 22) and Webber Park (June 24) libraries.
An exhibit at Minneapolis Central Library celebrates the history of Hennepin County Medical Center and the hospitals that preceded it, April 6-May 30.
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.
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).
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.
Augsburg Park Library will be hosting a series of events for Holocaust Remembrance Day in April.
Join Plymouth Library for PlymouthREADS events in April around the book "The Life We Bury" by Allen Eskens.
Join us as we celebrate and honor Black History Month in February with events, displays and activities in libraries, and recommended online book lists.
A photography exhibit by six young American Indian artists is in Cargill Hall at Minneapolis Central Library from Feb. 8 to March 28.
View a juried exhibit of extraordinary artwork by Minneapolis Public Schools high school students. Minneapolis Central Library, Dec. 21, 2016-Jan. 29, 2017.
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.
Hennepin County Library offers a variety of resources and services to help students choose and research their History Day projects.
Category: Resources, Events
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Your library offers a variety of resources and events to inspire you.
Connect with expert genealogists and learn about family history research resources at Minneapolis Central Library, Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Book clubs at Nokomis, Oxboro and Pierre Bottineau libraries are partnering with Northern Spark this fall to talk about catastrophic books.
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.
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.
On Thursday, Sept. 22 from 12:30-5 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library, learn the essentials for growing your small business.
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.
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.
Celebrate Somali Independence Day on Saturday, July 9. Hennepin County Library is your everyday resource for Somali-language materials: books, music and more.
The celebration continues with bookmaking, geocaching and more on Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Category: Building projects, Events
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.
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.
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
Improvements include two new public meeting rooms, an expanded children’s area, more natural light and new Wi-Fi.
View the new fine art murals, hear from elected and library officials, and watch the artist finish the final mural on-site.