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Spring 'Make This' and 'First Pages' Workshops for Teens
Teens who like being creative or want to improve their creative writing skills are invited to more than 20 free "Make This" workshops and "First Pages for Teens" writing classes March-mid-May. More info.
Posted on Feb. 26, 2013
Spring Events Guide and HCL eNews
Our spring events guide is now available at libraries -- get your copy of this jam-packed calendar of free things to do and learn. And watch your email on March 1 for the latest issue of HCL’s eNews for more news and event highlights. Not signed up yet? Subscribe.
Posted on Feb. 26, 2013
'Talk of the Stacks' With Deb Perelman
'Talk of the Stacks' With Deb Perelman This self-taught cook, creator of SmittenKitchen.com and author of the New York Times bestseller, "The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook," speaks on March 5 at Minneapolis Central Library. More info.
Posted on Feb. 26, 2013
'Genealogy Connect' Database
Researching your family tree? This database offers access to authoritative genealogy resources, including records of Native American tribes, colonial period and American immigration works, and royal and noble ancestry. Access it via our Genealogy subject guide and A-Z Databases list.
Posted on Feb. 26, 2013
Staff 'Winter Jackets' Recommendations
This month's plentiful snowfall created perfect conditions for leisure reading! See what staff at our libraries have checked out as the metro-wide "Winter Jackets" adult reading program wraps up on Feb. 28. Brookdale. Maple Grove. Minnetonka.
Posted on Feb. 23, 2013
'Plymouth Reads' Events at Plymouth Library
Join the community conversation about Diane Wilson’s autobiography, Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past. Events include an exhibit and lecture on the Dakota War of 1862, a documentary film, a book discussion and a talk by the author. More info.
Posted on Feb. 19, 2013
Adult Basic Education
Need help with GED or citizenship exam preparation, college homework or other adult education? The Library offers assistance, including in-person and online tutoring, computer classes and English "Conversation Circles." More info.
Posted on Feb. 19, 2013
Homework Hub Volunteers Needed
Homework Hub Volunteers Needed Are you a current or retired teacher, or a community volunteer who enjoys helping students? Volunteers are needed to tutor students in reading, writing and homework projects at several libraries. More info.
Posted on Feb. 19, 2013
National Geographic Magazine
You now have online access to the complete archive (1888-current) of National Geographic Magazine, along with a collection of books, maps, images and videos. Access it on KidLinks Homework Help and our Databases A-Z list.
Posted on Feb. 19, 2013
More Homework Resources
Students can learn about history, people, places, science and nature from FreedomFlix andf Trueflix, two new databases. Watch videos, read books and other materials online, see recommended websites and more. Find them in KidLinks Homework Help and the Databases A-Z list.
Posted on Feb. 17, 2013
Job and Career Events
Looking to boost your career? Job search assistance, job counseling, computer skills classes, tips on networking and salary negotiations and other career events are scheduled in the weeks ahead. More info.
Posted on Feb. 12, 2013
Service to Corrections Facilities
Service to Corrections Facilities Hennepin County Library Outreach provides library service to Adult Corrections, County Home School, Juvenile Detention, and Public Safety facilities. Read about it in the national publication, Library Journal.
Posted on Feb. 12, 2013
'History Day Hullabaloo' at Minneapolis Central Library
Students: need assistance with your History Day projects? Receive expert help finding the best resources on Feb. 16 at Minneapolis Central Library. More info.
Posted on Feb. 12, 2013
New Homework eResource: America the Beautiful
This new database for elementary and middle school students offers state history and current events, and includes images, maps, a timeline, quizzes and games. Find it in KidLinks Homework Help and our Databases A-Z list.
Posted on Feb. 12, 2013
Academy of Voice Performance
Hear this young adult chamber choir directed by Samuel Kjellberg perform on Feb. 12 in the atrium of Minneapolis Central Library. Their eclectic repertoire spans music from the 12th to the 21st century. More info.
Posted on Feb. 9, 2013
Chinese New Year Events
Did you know that many Chinese people do not sweep floors or wash their hair during the Chinese New Year to avoid sweeping out or washing away good luck? Learn more about the Chinese New Year on Feb. 9 at Plymouth Library.
Posted on Feb. 7, 2013
New Kids' and Teen Books
Selected lists of new books for children and teens are posted on our website every few months. See the recently updated lists and discover some fun, quirky and gripping new titles! Picture books. Children's fiction and nonfiction. Teen fiction and nonfiction.
Posted on Feb. 6, 2013
Businesses and Organizations: Sign Up Now for Teen Job Fair
Businesses and organizations can sign up now to participate in the 7th annual Teen Job Fair scheduled March 23 at Minneapolis Central Library. This is a great opportunity to recruit teen employees or volunteers and build community awareness of your business or organization. More info.
Posted on Feb. 5, 2013
Rebroadcast of 'How Can I Afford Retirement?' Series
This four-part series produced by tpt in collaboration with Hennepin County Library offers expert guidance on setting retirement goals and financing them with investment strategies. Broadcast schedule.
Posted on Feb. 5, 2013
'Winter Jackets' Adult Reading Program
'Winter Jackets' Adult Reading Program Readers age 17 and up: read to your heart's content in February (I Love to Read Month), then share your thoughts on BookSpace or book review forms at your local library. At Home Service patrons: find review forms in your At Home Reader. More info.
Posted on Feb. 5, 2013
More 'Global Folk' Programs In February and March
The winter "Global Folk" series wraps up in February with "Scandinavian Dance Music" (Feb. 5) and "Irish Songs From the Lumber Camps" (Feb. 23 and 24). Watch for a new spring series beginning in March. More info.
Posted on Feb. 4, 2013
February Author Events
This month, meet "Minnesota Book of Skills" author Chris Niskanen, poet Wendy Brown-Baez, mystery writer and architecture historian Larry Millett, and cookbook authors Phyllis Louise Harris and Raghavan Iyer.
Posted on Feb. 1, 2013

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