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Game-Day Food Ideas
If you are in charge of Super Bowl snacks or planning a full party menu for the big game, we have suggestions. Appetizer cookbooks in the Library's collection cover everything from nachos to tapas. We even offer cookbooks for tailgate parties, should you be that brave.
Posted on Jan. 28, 2014
2014 Youth Media Award Winners Announced
The American Library Association announced winners of the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King and Printz awards for outstanding children's and young adult books and other media. See the list and other award-winning books for kids and teens.
Posted on Jan. 28, 2014
LEGO Lab for Kids and Families
LEGO Lab for Kids and Families Calling all future engineers and architects! We have the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. Offered at various Hennepin County libraries this winter. More info.
Posted on Jan. 28, 2014
Help for People Experiencing Homelessness
Hennepin County Library is expanding its outreach services for people who want help preventing and getting out of homelessness, thanks to a health equity grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation. More info.
Posted on Jan. 27, 2014
Talk of the Stacks: New Season!
This celebrated reading series from the Friends of the Hennepin County Library returns on Tuesday, Feb. 18, with Jennifer Senior. Future events include Lorrie Moore (March 7), Ron Padgett (April 3) and Francine Prose (May 12). Events start at 7 p.m., Minneapolis Central Library. More info.
Posted on Jan. 25, 2014
Teen Anime Club
Watch anime, discuss manga and share artwork. It's something different every time! Teen Anime gatherings are upcoming at these libraries: Brookdale, Champlin, East Lake, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Penn Lake, Plymouth, Ridgedale and Wayzata. More info.
Posted on Jan. 22, 2014
Beer and Brewing in the Land of Sky Blue Waters
Our state has a rich history with beer starting in 1849. Explore the history of the local beer scene, the innovators and home brewers that spurred a new generation of brews and breweries, and the basics of brewing. Events at various libraries this winter. More info and to register.
Posted on Jan. 20, 2014
History Day Hullabaloo! for Teens
History Day Hullabaloo! for Teens Get help narrowing your topic, developing your thesis, identifying primary resources and finding library materials. Ridgedale, January 21; Minneapolis Central, January 25 and Eden Prairie, January 30. More info.
Posted on Jan. 19, 2014
"Act Out" Classes for All Ages
Hennepin County libraries have interactive theater classes for kids, teens and adults. Guthrie Theater teaching artists cover costume design basics, physical comedy, playmaking, the history of theater, and musical theater. More info.
Posted on Jan. 18, 2014
Wayzata Reads Selection
Wayzata Reads Selection The 2014 Wayzata community read is "The Lighthouse Road" by Peter Geye. Geye brings to life the wilderness of northern Minnesota in a lumberjack camp, a small town and the waves of Lake Superior. Join the discussion.
Posted on Jan. 15, 2014
Urban Archaeology: Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis made a major upgrade to Nicollet Avenue between Lake Street and 40th Street starting in 2012. Local resident Dave Romm photographed the old streetcar rails and other aspects of the project. Learn more and see photos Saturday, Jan. 18, 2-3 p.m., Minneapolis Central Library. More info.
Posted on Jan. 14, 2014
Global Folk for Kids and Families
Experience music from around the world at the library. Upcoming Global Folk events include Bohemian Polka, Irish Accordion Music and Songs from Ireland. Some events require prior registration. More info.
Posted on Jan. 13, 2014
Adult Homework Help at the Library
Adult Homework Help is now available at Brooklyn Park Library as well as Minneapolis Central and Sumner libraries. See schedule. Trained volunteer tutors help adults with homework, language learning, test prep and more. Volunteer tutors are needed.
Posted on Jan. 11, 2014
Winter Jackets Reading Program
Winter Jackets Reading Program It's winter reading for adults! Check out new (book) jackets and share what you're reading with other book lovers at Hennepin County libraries or online this January and February. Attend Winter Jackets events at various locations.
Posted on Jan. 11, 2014
Celebrate Asian New Year With Us!
Asian New Year events at various Hennepin County libraries will highlight the cultures of Vietnam, India, China and Thailand, and include dancing, music, arts, storytelling and more. Events start in January and run through April. Families are welcome to attend in traditional clothing. More info.
Posted on Jan. 8, 2014
"Work of Art" Business Classes for Artists
This winter, we're offering sessions on career planning, time management, marketing, pricing, social media and more at East Lake Library in collaboration with Springboard for the Arts. Learn more and register. Find related books.
Posted on Jan. 6, 2014
"Crafty Minnesota" Art Workshops for Adults
Make bracelets using kumihimo, a Japanese 8-stranded braid, or paper using suminagashi, a Japanese marbling technique, with the Textile Center at various library locations. Learn more and register. Find related books.
Posted on Jan. 6, 2014
Now Open More Hours to Serve You!
We've added 249 open hours per week throughout our 41-library system. Check new hours at your library. All Hennepin County libraries now open at 9 a.m. or noon, and close at 5 p.m., 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. New library hours are based on patron use trends, as well as feedback from patrons, staff and other Library stakeholders. More info.
Posted on Jan. 5, 2014
Job Search Help at the Library
Are you seeking new employment or re-entering the workforce? Do you need help looking for a job, filling out applications or writing your résumé? Stop in for free one-to-one assistance with a job search representative. More info.
Posted on Jan. 4, 2014
Temporary Library for Webber Park
Temporary Library for Webber Park Join us on Saturday, Jan. 11, 1-3 p.m., at Camden Center, 4203 Webber Pkwy., Minneapolis, to celebrate the opening of this new temporary location for Webber Park Library. Remarks, music and refreshments. See more photos.
Posted on Jan. 3, 2014
January/February Library Events Guide
It's in libraries now! Pick up your copy of this seasonal guide to what's happening at Hennepin County libraries, from eBook Basics classes and Act Out workshops, to Global Folk performances. Or, search for upcoming library events online.
Posted on Jan. 2, 2014

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