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'Pen Pals' - Arthur Phillips
A Minneapolis native, this New York writer is author of five critically-acclaimed novels. His work is also being adapted to stage, screen, and television. Hear Phillips speak on May 10 and 11 to benefit the Friends. Ticket information.
Posted on Apr. 24, 2012
If You Liked 'The Hunger Games'
For the many adult and teen fans of “The Hunger Games,” our new If You Liked The Hunger Games book list has reading ideas for similar titles.  For younger readers, KidLinks also provides some great suggestions.
Posted on Apr. 24, 2012
Financial Literacy for Teens
The Jobs & Money topic on TeenLinks has online resources for teens to play and learn about managing money, find jobs more easily, figure out how to save and invest, or start a business.
Posted on Apr. 24, 2012
Home Improvement
Home Improvement Are there home improvement projects on your to-do list? You’ll find ideas — from decoration and simple projects to remodeling, additions, landscaping, and more — in the catalog and in the Home & Garden subject guide.
Posted on Apr. 24, 2012
Personal Finance
We can help you find books and information about investments, consumer protection, and more, as well as online tools for managing your finances. See the Personal Finance Subject Guide or Ask Us in person, by phone, and online by email, IM chat, and text.
Posted on Apr. 17, 2012
Local Historian: Beth Johanneck
Learn about the early history and notorious characters of organized crime in Minneapolis when Beth Johanneck, author of “Twin Cities Prohibition,” speaks on April 28 at Minneapolis Central Library.
Posted on Apr. 17, 2012
'DNA Day' Events
How can genetics and knowledge of your family’s health history help you better understand your health risks? Find out at this series presented in partnership with the Minnesota Genetic Counselors Association.
Posted on Apr. 17, 2012
National Volunteer Week (April 15-21)
National Volunteer Week (April 15-21) “We greatly appreciate the time and skills our volunteers offer to help Hennepin County Library ensure that every county resident has the opportunity and resources to read, graduate, engage, work, and learn.” ~ Director Lois Langer Thompson
Posted on Apr. 17, 2012
Minnesota Book Awards
2012 winners include Richard A. Thompson (“Big Wheat”),Gregory Blake Smith (“The Law of Miracles”), Nancy Paddock (“A Song at Twilight”). Read more about the 2012 Minnesota Book Awards. See a selection of recent winners for adults, teens, kids.
Posted on Apr. 16, 2012
April Author Events
Meet children’s writer Kate DiCamillo, journalist Richard Louv, cookbook author Carmela Hobbins, and more than a dozen other Minnesota or national authors this month as they talk about their books and answer your questions. See all author events.
Posted on Apr. 11, 2012
Children's Day/Book Day Events
Children and families of all cultures are invited to celebrate books, reading, and the importance of literacy at free Día de los niños/Día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) programs at eight Hennepin County libraries in April and May.
Posted on Apr. 10, 2012
Free Computer Classes
Hennepin County Library offers free technology classes for adults.   Learn skills ranging from mouse and keyboard basics to online services such as email and social networking, basic and intermediate skills in Microsoft Office, and more. All classes require advance registration.
Posted on Apr. 10, 2012
National Library Week
This year’s national theme is “You Belong @ Your Library.”  Hennepin County Library offers books, CDs, DVDs, downloadables, classes, programs, computers, gathering space, and more!  Please tell us why the library is important to you.  Comment form. See what others are saying.
Posted on Apr. 10, 2012
Tax Forms
Most tax forms and instructions are available online 24/7 through the Minnesota Department of Revenue and the IRS. For more information on tax forms, taxpayer assistance, and additional resources, see our Taxes Subject Guide.
Posted on Apr. 3, 2012
'Pen Pals' - Dr. Brian Greene
One of the world’s leading theoretical physicists, Dr. Greene is an award-winning author of the national bestsellers, “The Elegant Universe” and "The Hidden Reality,” an Emmy Award nominee for a “NOVA” special, and author of a children’s story adapted to symphony. Ticket information.
Posted on Apr. 3, 2012
Author Victor Villasenor
This bestselling, award-winning writer who overcame language barriers, discrimination, and disabilities in his journey to success will speak on the topic, “One Race: The Human Race,” on April 11 at Southdale Library. Lecture in Spanish. English interpretation available through headphones. More information.
Posted on Apr. 3, 2012

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