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May Author Events
Meet Joe and John Gindele ("The Yorkville Twins"), historian Stephen Chicoine, historian John Anfinson with photographer Chris Faust ("Revisiting Twain's Mississippi" exhibit), Civil War historian Wayne Jorgenson, author Finn Enke ("Storytelling From a Transgender Perspective"), fiction writer Kelly Barnhill and award-winning novelist Benjamin Percy.
Posted on Apr. 30, 2013
At Home Service in Action
Patrons who are unable to visit the library due to illness or disability can receive library materials by mail or delivered by a volunteer. To learn more, see this video. For additional information or to apply, click here.
Posted on Apr. 30, 2013
Updated 'Birth to Six' Web Pages
Updated 'Birth to Six' Web Pages Our updated Birth to Six web pages make it easier to discover how to talk, sing, read, write and play together with your children to help them get ready to read. Also new: a Tech Together page and an updated Stories & Games page.
Posted on Apr. 29, 2013
Small Business Resources
Thinking about starting your own business? Attend free events to find out what's needed, learn about the patent process, and get a free consultation with experts from LegalCORPS. Visit our Jobs and Small Business Centers. Find more helpful info in our Small Business subject guide.
Posted on Apr. 24, 2013
Energy Meters for Check Out
You can measure your appliances' energy use and determine energy costs with easy-to-use Power Check energy meters from Xcel Energy, available for check out from the Library. The meters also identify "energy vampires" -- appliances that use energy although switched off.
Posted on Apr. 23, 2013
'Spice & Slice of Asian America' Events
What does it mean to be Asian American? Do generational differences exist? Don't miss exciting taiko drumming and theatrical performances by Mu Performing Arts that explore stereotypes plus offer insight into personal issues and the experience of being Asian American. More info.
Posted on Apr. 23, 2013
Plymouth Friends Will Help on World Book Night
Some 25,000 volunteers across the country will give away a half million free books on April 23, World Book Night US. This year, for the first time, the Friends of the Plymouth Library will help distribute the books. More info.
Posted on Apr. 21, 2013
National Volunteer Recognition Week Is April 21-27
National Volunteer Recognition Week Is April 21-27 Always quick to lend a hand and offer a smile, over 2,000 adult and teen volunteers contributed 100,000 hours of service in 2012 -- as computer tutors, assisting at Homework Hub, facilitating "Conversation Circles," maintaining library materials and doing many other tasks. Thank you!
Posted on Apr. 21, 2013
Photographer of Nobel Peace Prize Winners
Minneapolis photographer Doug Knutson's beautiful black-and-white photos of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates are on display through May 15 at Washburn Library. On April 23, hear him talk about his experiences working with some of the world's most accomplished people. More info.
Posted on Apr. 20, 2013
Master Wood Engraver and Printer Gaylord Schanilec
Schanilec's books are recognized as fine art and sought around the world. He will share images from and discuss the process of creating his forthcoming book, "Lac des Pleurs," on April 20 at Minneapolis Central Library. More info.
Posted on Apr. 16, 2013
Children's Day/Book Day Events
Early literacy for children of all cultures is cause for celebration! We're collaborating with community partners on events at eight libraries to raise awareness of the importance of children's reading. ¡Fiesta! More info.
Posted on Apr. 16, 2013
'Club Book' With Brenda Langton
Meet the award-winning chef, namesake of Cafe Brenda, owner of Spoonriver, and early devotee of organic and locally-sourced food. Langton's latest book, "The Spoonriver Cookbook," is for cooks of all abilities and a feast for the eyes. Event info.
Posted on Apr. 16, 2013
National Library Week Is April 14-20
National Library Week Is April 14-20 Public libraries are vibrant learning and social centers -- the heart of their communities. This year's National Library Week theme is "Communities Matter @ Your Library!" Please join us in celebrating libraries everywhere and share your thoughts about your library on this comment form.
Posted on Apr. 14, 2013
New Location for Teachers' Toolbox
The toolbox is now located in Library Services and the Education & Libraries subject guide. This handy resource for teachers tells how to set up class visits, get a library card, subscribe to our newsletters, get homework help and find continuing education resources.
Posted on Apr. 9, 2013
Patents & Trademarks Assistance
The Minnesota Inventors Congress, the nation's oldest inventors group, is holding its annual Invention & Idea Show on April 19 and 20. If you have patent and trademark questions, see our Patents & Trademarks subject guide, or see staff in the Business/Science/Government Documents area of Minneapolis Central Library.
Posted on Apr. 9, 2013
tpt Rebroadcasts Library Programs
You can learn about public art in our libraries, the unique resources of James K. Hosmer Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library, and investing for retirement when tpt rebroadcasts "Stop, Look, Art"; "Treasures Collected, Treasures Shared"; and "How Can I Afford Retirement?" Broadcast schedule.
Posted on Apr. 9, 2013
Visit tumblr on hclib.org
Visit tumblr on hclib.org tumblr.com is a blogging site for sharing photos and other content. Special Collections staff posts unique and historic resources used by our patrons. Access tumblr by clicking on the "t" icon at the bottom of our home page or follow via RSS feed.
Posted on Apr. 9, 2013
'Pen Pals' With Author Dennis Lehane
Three of this Boston writer's bestselling novels have been adapted to film: "Mystic River" (Academy Award-winner, directed by Clint Eastwood), "Gone, Baby, Gone" (directed by Ben Affleck) and "Shutter Island" (directed by Martin Scorsese). Hear him speak on April 11. Ticket info.
Posted on Apr. 6, 2013
'Plymouth Reads' Book Discussion & Author Talk
You're invited to a lively discussion of "Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past" by Diane Wilson on April 7, then meet the author on April 14 and hear her talk about her book and personal identity. More info.
Posted on Apr. 2, 2013
Tax Forms and Instructions Are Online
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, contact information, taxpayer assistance and additional resources, see the Taxes link in our Government Information subject guide.
Posted on Apr. 2, 2013
Library Board Appointments
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners has reappointed Caitlin Cahill of Maple Plain and Gary Thaden of Minneapolis. New appointees are Doris Rubenstein of Richfield and Wynfred Russell of Brooklyn Park. More info.
Posted on Apr. 1, 2013
Three Poets Laureate, National Poetry Month
Three Poets Laureate, National Poetry Month Join Minnesota Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen, St. Paul Poet Laureate Carol Connolly, and Linden Hills Poet Laureate Doug Wilhide for gatherings of live poetry. Also this month: slams, contests, spoken word and poetry recitations, a poetry-writing workshop, poetry films and poetry fun for kids. More info.
Posted on Apr. 1, 2013

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