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Celebrating Asian Cultures
Celebrating Asian Cultures Enjoy free interactive events celebrating the cultures of Asia. Indian arts and crafts, Chinese acrobats, Hmong music and dance, Japanese art prints and much more. For kids and families at various libraries in May. More info.
Posted on Apr. 30, 2014
The New Walker Library Is Open!
Here are photos of Saturday's opening event, which included remarks, a ribbon-cutting and music. On opening day, patrons checked out 2,856 items, 84 new library cards were issued, and computer sessions totaled 205. The library's new hours: Mon., Wed. 12-8 p.m.; Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. More info.
Posted on Apr. 29, 2014
Resources for ACT and SAT Prep
Hennepin County Library has resources to help students planning to take or retake the ACT or SAT. LearningExpressLibrary offers online practice tests. Practice test books for the ACT and SAT can be found at your local library.
Posted on Apr. 26, 2014
Discover Somali Children's Books
The Library has a growing collection of materials in Somali. The collection contains children's books by local authors: "Wiil Waal" by Kathleen Moriarty; "The Lion's Share" by Said Salah Ahmed; and "The Travels of Igal Shidad" by Kelly Dupre. More children's books in Somali.
Posted on Apr. 26, 2014
New Library Board Officers Elected
The Hennepin County Library Board unanimously elected a new slate of officers at their annual meeting on April 23. Gary Thaden of Minneapolis is now president; Chris Damsgard of Brooklyn Park is vice president; and Sandy Johnson of St. Louis Park is secretary. All officers are elected to a one-year term.
Posted on Apr. 25, 2014
New Walker Library Now Open
The new library at 2880 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis opened with a celebration on Saturday, April 26. Remarks at 9 a.m., ribbon-cutting at 9:30 a.m., music from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and activities throughout the day. Expanded hours will be: Mon., Wed. 12-8 p.m.; Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. More info.
Posted on Apr. 24, 2014
Brooklyn Park Library Open House
Brooklyn Park Library Open House Join County Commissioner Mike Opat, Library Director Lois Thompson and your neighbors at Brooklyn Park Library tonight, April 30, 7-8 p.m., for a look at images of the city's new library opening in 2016. More info.
Posted on Apr. 23, 2014
Make Use of "My Account"
In "My Account," see the library items you have checked out and requested, and those that are ready for pickup. Review any fines and fees. Make lists of items to check out later, sign up for notifications, update your personal information and more.
Posted on Apr. 22, 2014
New Walker Library Opens April 26
New Walker Library Opens April 26 The new library at 2880 Hennepin Avenue in Uptown Minneapolis will open with a celebration Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. It has a strong street-level presence, flexible spaces and increased access to technology. More info.
Posted on Apr. 20, 2014
Medical History Exhibit at Minneapolis Central Library
Hennepin Medical History Center tells the story of 20 patients, nurses, doctors and other staff by examining the contents of their bags in "Unpacked: Suitcases, Briefcases and Bags From Hennepin County Hospital." Open now through June 3 at Cargill Hall Gallery. More info.
Posted on Apr. 19, 2014
8th Annual Teen Job Fair Is Today
Teens can connect with businesses and organizations for information about jobs, employment training, internships and volunteer opportunities Saturday, April 26, noon-3 p.m., at Minneapolis Central Library. Teens grade 8 and up are encouraged to attend. Parents and guardians are also welcome. More info.
Posted on Apr. 15, 2014
Raising Awareness: Children's Mental Health
"Fidgety Fairy Tales – The Mental Health Musical" is a fun, family-friendly show that reduces fear and misunderstanding around common mental health disorders. Talented young actors use music and gentle humor in re-imagined tales addressing depression, autism and brain damage. Presented at various libraries this spring.
Posted on Apr. 13, 2014
It's National Library Week!
It's National Library Week! Celebrate with us by spotlighting the library services, spaces and staff that matter to you. We’ll ask you a question daily. Answer it at your library or using the hashtag #myHCL on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Google+.
Posted on Apr. 13, 2014
April Is National Poetry Month
There are lots of ways to celebrate National Poetry Month with the Library. Find a good poetry book on BookSpace or a poem with Columbia Granger's World of Poetry. Make your own #spinepoetry and share it on Instagram or attend an Edina Reads event on poetry.
Posted on Apr. 12, 2014
"Home Street Home" Performance at Minneapolis Central
This play about having a home and experiencing homelessness will be performed Saturday, April 12, 1 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library. The play was created by its actors, most of whom have faced homelessness. The Library received a grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation to enhance services to homeless individuals.
Posted on Apr. 8, 2014
Tax Forms and Instructions
On March 21, 2014, the Minnesota Legislature passed a bill with changes that will affect the 2013 tax year. Updated Minnesota forms are available online. For more information on tax forms and taxpayer assistance, go to Taxes in our Government Information subject guide.
Posted on Apr. 8, 2014
Community Meetings for New Webber Park Library
Join Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins and county staff Tuesday, April 15, 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, 9:30-11 a.m. at Folwell Park Recreation Center Gym, 1615 Dowling Ave. N., Minneapolis. Learn about the planning process and share your ideas for the new library. Can’t make it to a meeting? Take this quick online survey. More info.
Posted on Apr. 7, 2014
It's National Volunteer Week
It's National Volunteer Week We're celebrating the service of 2,170 Library volunteers who contributed nearly 93,000 hours of service in 2013 to help HCL fulfill our mission to nourish minds, transform lives and build community together.
Posted on Apr. 6, 2014
Try TrueFlix and FreedomFlix
Homework resources TrueFlix and FreedomFlix let students watch videos, read books and articles online, visit recommended websites, do a project, and answer questions about history, science, nature and more.
Posted on Apr. 4, 2014
Paws to Read With an Animal
Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs; you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. More info.
Posted on Apr. 1, 2014

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