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Genealogy Research at the Library
Fall genealogy classes at Hennepin County libraries cover how to use church, cemetery, and census records; searching popular online resources including Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org; and more. Get started or move forward on your family history project with expert help. More info.
Posted on Aug. 27, 2013
History of Labor in America
History of Labor in America Learn more as Labor Day approaches: U.S. History In Context shares primary sources; American Periodicals Series Online, 1740-1941 includes articles from "The American Laborer" and "The Workingman's Advocate."
Posted on Aug. 27, 2013
Homework Help Tutors Needed
Hennepin County Library is looking for volunteers to offer K-12 homework help at various library locations. Volunteers work as tutors once a week for at least one semester and must have experience working with K-12 youth. Training is provided. More info.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2013
Read & Ride Day at the Minnesota State Fair
Wednesday, August 28, is Read & Ride Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Bring your library card and present it at the gate for discounted admission. Stop by Carousel Park throughout the day for fun, free activities and performances. More info.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2013
Download Music From Freegal
Use your Hennepin County Library card to download up to three songs a week from Freegal, which offers hundreds of thousands of songs in more than 100 genres of music. The songs you download are yours to keep. Download and enjoy your music anywhere using Freegal's mobile app for iOS and Android.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2013
Support for Adult Learners
Support for Adult Learners At Franklin Learning Center, instructors and volunteer tutors assist adults who are studying English, math, science, social studies, technology and life skills, and preparing for the GED and U.S. citizenship exams. More info.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2013
Talk of the Stacks Reading Series
Talk of the Stacks Reading Series This Friends of the Hennepin County Library series kicks off Sept. 12, 7 p.m., at Minneapolis Central Library with Larry Watson and Jon Pineda. Next up: Dessa, Oct. 25; Amy Tan, Nov. 13; and Nikki Giovanni, Dec. 12.
Posted on Aug. 13, 2013
Watch Video From the Library
Explore streaming video and video available for download with your Hennepin County Library card. Browse the latest DVDs ordered by the Library for adults, teens and children, and watch Library instructional videos on YouTube and Vimeo.
Posted on Aug. 13, 2013
Classic Reads for Teens
We are hearing some high school students still have reading assignments to complete this summer. To help, here are some classic reads: Modern titles are classic works published after 1960; Traditional titles are classic works published before 1960; Teen classics are teen books that stand the test of time; and Classics revamped are classic books with new twists.
Posted on Aug. 13, 2013
Library Card = School Supply
A library card is the most important school supply of all, even for kids as young as kindergarten. Students can use their card to access homework help and other learning resources, and check out their own materials. Stop by your local library or apply online to get your child a library card today.
Posted on Aug. 13, 2013
Technology Resources for Children
Using websites and apps with young children can be a fun and interactive way to spend time together and develop early literacy skills. The Hennepin County Library Birth To Six website has great tips on using Tech Together as well as resources for finding reviews of technology for children.
Posted on Aug. 6, 2013
Intern at Your Library This Fall
The library has a variety of fall internships available. They offer valuable professional experience in a large public library setting. Internships generally involve a minimum commitment of 120 hours over a 12-14 week period for approximately 10 hours each week. Schedules are usually flexible. Apply by August 16. More info.
Posted on Aug. 6, 2013
Squeeze In Your Final Summer Reads
It's hard to believe, but summer reading season is almost over! There's still time for kids and teens to earn summer reading badges by writing blog posts, participating in online book clubs, and making book lists. More info. Adults can find their final summer reads on BookSpace.
Posted on Aug. 6, 2013
New Excelsior Library Groundbreaking
New Excelsior Library Groundbreaking The groundbreaking will be Monday, August 12, 2 p.m., at 337 Water Street, Excelsior. The new library will nearly double the public space and include a multi-purpose room, a refreshed collection, and spaces for all. More info.
Posted on Aug. 6, 2013

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