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Download eBooks from the Library
eBooks are available to Hennepin County residents with a valid library card. The Library had an estimated 1.1 million downloads of eBooks and other digital content in 2013. Join your neighbors and download Library eBooks, from bestsellers to classics. More info.
Posted on Dec. 31, 2013
Best Books of 2013: Staff Picks
Best Books of 2013: Staff Picks We polled our Library staff about their favorite books of 2013. The Other Typist was voted “Most Impressive Debut” by many, while Eleanor & Park was a popular choice for "Best Teen Book." See the full list of staff picks.
Posted on Dec. 31, 2013
Find People and Businesses with ReferenceUSA
ReferenceUSA is a database with information similar to nationwide white and yellow pages. Access it with your Hennepin County Library card number to search for businesses and people without landlines. Business listings in the database are verified by RefererenceUSA.
Posted on Dec. 30, 2013
Call for Artists: Excelsior Library One Percent for Art Project
Experienced artists living in the seven-county metro area are invited to submit qualifications to create original interior art for the new Excelsior Library. Submit qualifications by Thursday, Jan. 9, 4 p.m. More info.
Posted on Dec. 29, 2013
Temporary Library for Webber Park Area
A temporary library is open for Webber Park-area residents in Camden Center at 4203 Webber Parkway, Minneapolis. The facility offers computer access and a browsing collection for children and adults. Open hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-8 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. More info.
Posted on Dec. 26, 2013
Thank You for an Excellent Year!
In 2013, Hennepin County Library had 1.1 million downloads of books, music and movies; 19.5 million visits to this website; and 5.6 million visits to our 41 library locations. The Library hosted 2.4 million computer sessions and gained over 1,500 followers on both Facebook and Twitter. We look forward to continuing to serve you in 2014.
Posted on Dec. 26, 2013
Library Board Openings
Library Board Openings The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants from the community to fill six vacancies on the Library Board. This 11-member advisory board meets monthly. Apply by Dec. 31, 2013. More info.
Posted on Dec. 26, 2013
Favorite Books of 2013: Patron Picks
We asked our Library followers on social media to share their favorite books of 2013. Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Kate Atkinson's Life after Life were among the favorites named. Here is the complete list of patron picks.
Posted on Dec. 23, 2013
Use Technology Together This Winter
The best technology experiences for children are shared with a parent or caregiver, are engaging, and let the child take the lead. The Library shares stories and games and other fun ways for parents and caregivers to use technology with children. More info.
Posted on Dec. 21, 2013
Support Your Library with a Year-End Donation
Consider making a tax-deductible gift by Dec. 31 to Friends of the Hennepin County Library. Your donation will provide critically needed funds for books, movies, music, programs and technology. Help the Library transform lives in 2014 and beyond. Donate today!
Posted on Dec. 17, 2013
New Library Hours Coming Soon
Hennepin County Library will add 249 open hours per week across our 41-library system effective Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. In total, the Library will be open more than 2,000 hours each week to serve patrons. More info.
Posted on Dec. 15, 2013
Art Databases Through the Library
Hennepin County Library has some great resources on art. For researchers looking for articles, we have Art Full Text and Art Retrospective. Oxford Art Online has articles as well as images, while CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) shares a wealth of art museum collections.
Posted on Dec. 14, 2013
Comfort Food Cookbooks
Comfort Food Cookbooks The winter season brings thoughts of comfort food. The Library started a list of our favorite comfort food cookbooks and asked Library patrons on social media to add their favorites. Here is our list of comfort food cookbooks.
Posted on Dec. 14, 2013
New Library Hours Coming Soon
New Library Hours Coming Soon Hennepin County Library will add 249 open hours per week across its 41-library system effective Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. In total, the Library will be open more than 2,000 hours each week to serve patrons. More info.
Posted on Dec. 13, 2013
Talk of the Stacks with Nikki Giovanni
Talk of the Stacks with Nikki Giovanni Giovanni's work has spurred social movements and informed generations. She will share her much-anticipated new poetry collection, “Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid.” Minneapolis Central Library, Thursday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m. More info.
Posted on Dec. 10, 2013
Consumer Information Resources
Before you buy, see our Consumer Information subject guide and review rankings and recommendations for electronics, appliances, vehicles and other merchandise, plus ratings of local services and stores. If you need assistance navigating these resources, Ask Us.
Posted on Dec. 8, 2013
Library Board Openings
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants from the community to fill six vacancies on the Library Board. This 11-member advisory board meets monthly. Apply by Dec. 31, 2013. More info.
Posted on Dec. 5, 2013
For Bargain Hunters and Book Lovers
This week our Friends are holding book sales at Eden Prairie, Northeast, Pierre Bottineau, Roosevelt, Washburn and Wayzata libraries. Most books are withdrawn from the Library system or donated by the public. Funds raised will benefit the libraries. More info.
Posted on Dec. 3, 2013
History Day Hullabaloos for Teens
Get personalized help narrowing your topic, developing your thesis, identifying primary resources and finding library materials. Brookdale Library, Saturday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Ridgedale, Minneapolis Central, and Eden Prairie libraries in January.
Posted on Dec. 3, 2013
Attend a Library Event in December
The December Library Events guide is now available at your Hennepin County library. Pick up a guide to browse event listings for adults, teens, kids and families, from anime and book clubs to computer classes and storytimes. Our calendar of events is also available online.
Posted on Dec. 2, 2013

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